University Counselor

Haven of Peace Academy

School Info:

Name:Haven of Peace Academy


Job Title: University Counselor

School Background

HOPAC celebrated 25 years in 2020. God has been faithful to grow our school from 47 students in 1994 to a diverse group of 342 students in 2020/21. The community at HOPAC is supportive and welcoming. We value service, leadership and stewardship. Each year students from over 25 countries enroll at HOPAC. Our teachers work with these students to grow into the people God has created them to be. Teachers at HOPAC are focused on developing a Biblical Worldview for each student they interact with. Our hope is those students learn to use that Worldview to be a positive influence to their peers, family and around the world. We would love for you to join us in the Mission and Ministry God is doing here.

Job Summary

The University Counselor (or Academic Counselor) reports to the Senior School Principal. The University Counselor plays a key role in the transition processes for students, from the time they start entering senior school until the time they leave HOPAC for further education.

General Responsibilities

Responsibilities include:

University Admissions

Assist students in the university application process, including: identifying further education programs to apply to applying to those programs navigating the testing requirements considering financial aid processes and options supporting the final decision process

Network with universities and admissions representatives to establish relationships between HOPAC and those schools

Facilitate opportunities for students to meet university representatives, including: welcoming representatives for on-site visits and hosting university fairs

Coordinate the administration of the ACT exam at HOPAC Support and train teachers in writing letters of recommendation

Student Transitions and Admissions

Assist in planning orientation days for new students, including Grade 9 and Grade 11 “bonding” experiences

Prepare students for after-HOPAC education experiences, including discussion on cultural expectations, educational differences, leaving HOPAC/Tanzania well, and living apart from family and friends

Provide career guidance, especially in Grades 10 and 11, by: participating in beginning-of-year discussions with senior school students about course selection options and providing career interest inventories and opportunities to explore possible career options

Assist in planning new student assessment days, specifically including the admissions process for Grades 9 and 11

Participate in the merit scholarship decision process for new Grade 11 students

Life Skills Development

Coordinate and oversee the life skills program for Grades 11 and 12

Train students in practical skills needed for entering and being successful in university or other after-HOPAC programs

Administer the campus service program to provide job-like experiences on campus while also promoting opportunities for students to grow in service and leadership

Perform other duties as assigned by the Senior School Principal and/or Director

Grade Levels

Working with High School students for university preparations

Extra Curricular Responsibilities

Mentor Group 

Service Learning


Minimum of an undergraduate degree 

Experience Teaching in an international or cross-cultural environment 

Committed evangelical Christian 

Minimum of three years of work experience

Experience in connecting students to International Universities

Specific Skills

Self Motivated

Team Player


Willing to learn

Well organised


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