Careers & University Guidance Counseling Fellow

LEAF Academy is an international boarding high school located in Bratislava, Slovakia. The Academy opened its doors in 2016. The school currently serves 110 students and has over 40 full-time staffulty (staff and faculty) with plans to grow enrollment every year.
leaf academy
career counseling
counseling for students
unique learning opportunity
Start date
15 August 2022
Type of job offer
Part-time employment
Monthly salary
This is a part time role for 50% (student) or 3 days a week. It can be upgraded to a full time role when taking over other responsibilities within LEAF Academy. Compensation for the role is starting from 1380 euro base for a full time, depending on the qualification and track record of final candidate.
from 1380 €

Job description

Are you interested in career & academic counseling and helping students to choose their future career?

This is a unique opportunity for a recent university graduate, or a final year university student, to join us and be mentored by an experienced member of our Life after LEAF Academy team, enabling the right candidate to gradually assume the main duties and responsibilities of the Careers & University Guidance Counselor position.

Main tasks include, but are not limited to:

  • Help develop and implement a comprehensive careers & university guidance program

  • Provide career counseling to Year 2 and incoming Year 3 students

  • Create and conduct informative careers sessions/workshops for Year 2 & 3 students

  • Manage and track the progress of career planning made by the assigned group of students

  • Draft counselor letters/references for the assigned group of Year 4 students (max 5 students)

  • Assist with organization of university visits and fairs

  • Work with the assigned mentor on acquiring the right set of skills and knowledge needed to complete independently the tasks associated with the role of Careers & University Guidance Counselor

Besides of the above listed tasks, you will be expected to assume some of the following responsibilities:

  • advisory (part of the full-time contract): a person is responsible for a small group of students, and she/he is providing support to students when necessary

  • residential duties (expected): regular weekday and weekend (every 4-5 weeks per semester) duties in the dormitory 

  • club or committee (expected): act as member of at least 1 extra-curricular club or educational committee at the academy

Who are we looking for

  • Fluent English speaker (Fluency in Slovak or Czech is highly desirable)

  • Ability to engage with young people and build rapport easily

  • Willingness to learn/acquire new skills and knowledge relevant to the position

  • Trustworthy, reliable, able to maintain confidentiality and integrity

  • Ability to communicate effectively and clearly, both verbally and in writing, adapting style to suit the audience

  • Strong presentation, research, and problem-solving skills

  • Ability to work to a high level of accuracy and with an eye for detail

  • Willingness to work occasional evenings and weekends

  • Proven experience of working with young people, preferably in an educational setting as a counselor or advisor/mentor

  • Some knowledge of the international university admissions processes and/or careers guidance is an advantage

  • Experience of studying or working abroad is an advantage

Why should you choose us

If you are looking for an opportunity to follow your personal mission and contribute with your unique talent to a better life in Slovakia, LEAF Academy may be the right place for you.

We can offer you:

  • Dynamic international environment: You will become part of a diverse international team that strives to be at the forefront of 21st century education.

  • Meaningful impact: We aspire to support the development of talented young people who have the potential to be change-makers in society by building a boarding school, literally from the ground up!

  • Learning opportunities: On-the-job learning and fast personal development here is inevitable. You will have a chance to dive into career & university guidance counseling, develop mentoring skills, and learn about the newest trends in higher education and careers guidance.

Language proficiency

  • - English - C1 - advanced

Additional information

The selection process will include interviews with various team members and an assignment. We take hiring very seriously and want to make as sure as possible that new members of our team will not only be excellent at what they do, but also passionate for both the role and LEAF Academy mission and thriving in our culture - the side effect being that hiring process can take longer in some cases.


  • University student
  • A recent college graduate
Humanities and social sciences
Master´s Degree
31. May 2022

About organization

LEAF Academy je medzinárodná rezidenčná (internátna) stredná škola pre akčných študentov so sídlom v Bratislave. Je to inovatívna škola, ktorá ťa pripraví nielen akademicky na ďalšie štúdium, ale aj n..