go back
Job Post Banner College Counsellor

College Counsellor

Rafa Nadal International School
Manacor, Spain, Europe
Accommodation for the first month will be provided.
Full airfare reimbursement of economy class ticket and pick up at airport.
Start date
Start April 2024
  • Middle School, High School
  • University Graduate, Licensed Teacher
  • Bachelor
  • 3 years of teaching experience
  • Teaching Credential/License
    TESL/TEFL Certificate over 100 hours


  • Education Required: Bachelor
  • Minimum Teaching/Counseling Experience: 3 years of teaching experience
  • Required Certificates:
    • Teaching Credential/License
    • TESL/TEFL Certificate over 100 hours
  • USA Certification
  • Five or more years of teaching experience.
  • Experience in differentiating instruction and supporting students with learning challenges.
  • Knowledge of the American style of education and standards.
  • Experience in leading teams and instruction in a secondary school setting.
  • Flexibility and a team-spirit work ethic.
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills.

Additional School Requirements:

  • Bachelor's degree in counseling, education, or a related field; master’s degree preferred.
  • Previous experience in university counseling, particularly with sports recruitment and NCAA compliance.
  • Strong knowledge of the American educational system, including university admissions processes and standardized testing requirements.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to engage effectively with students, parents, and university representatives.
  • Organizational skills with the ability to manage multiple tasks and deadlines efficiently.
  • Flexibility and adaptability to accommodate the diverse needs of students and families.
  • Proficiency in educational platforms and tools such as the Common Application, Studielink, and others.
  • Willingness to travel for university fairs, conferences, and tours, as required.
  • Commitment to providing inclusive and equitable support to all students, regardless of background or ability.

Required qualifications and skills:

  • Having a thorough understanding of the university application process and the importance of “best fit” for each student. This should be supported by an in-depth knowledge of universities around the world along with an awareness of the needs of our international and local students and parents while guiding them through the application process.
  • A strong knowledge of college and university admissions abroad, including academic preparation and testing, particularly in North America, the UK, and Europe
  • Creating and maintaining relationships with multiple stakeholders including admission and college counseling colleagues
  • The ability to understand, connect, and communicate with all levels and members of our community is essential to the success of this position.
  • Excellent written, communication, and interpersonal skills in English. Spanish will be appreciated.
  • Support and advice on finding accommodation. We will provide relocation assistance by paying travel costs and in addition, we will also offer paid accommodation for the 1st month. 
  • Administrative support with legal documentation such as paperwork related to the VISA process and becoming a resident in Spain, registering with a doctor, opening a bank account, etc.
  • In terms of health insurance, in Spain everyone is covered by social security which is considered one of the best in the world.
  • Holidays are in line with other international schools in Spain and then adapted to the local bank holidays.
  • The salaries at school all follow the Spanish pay scales. The pay increases when there is an increase announced across Spain.


Our School Day

We run two shifts. Teachers start at 8:00 and finish at 16:00 or start at 10:00 and finish at 18:00. Teachers are expected to attend the weekly staff meeting (timetable permitting).

RNIS is based in the city of Manacor on the beautiful island of Mallorca here in Spain. RNIS is managed by The Academy International School. We are committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children. Applicants must be prepared to have child protection screening, including references and checks with current/past employers, and provide an enhanced DBS certificate.

Rafa Nadal School is seeking a dedicated and experienced College Counsellor to join our team. The ideal candidate will play a vital role in guiding our high school students through the college application process, with a particular focus on sports recruitment, especially for tennis elite athletes. The counselor will provide individualized guidance to students and families, assist with NCAA compliance for athletes, and facilitate university admissions processes.


  • Provide personalized counseling to high school students from 9th to 12th grade regarding academic planning, university selection, and career exploration.
  • Assist student-athletes, particularly tennis players, in navigating the NCAA eligibility process, including maintaining an NCAA account and ensuring compliance with recruitment rules.
  • Assist in developing and implementing educational programs in line with the US curriculum standards.
  • Provide leadership in curriculum development, teacher training, and student assessment methods.
  • Collaborate with the faculty to promote continuous improvement in instructional practices.
  • Conduct conferences with parents and students to discuss academic progress, university options, and future goals.
  • Collaborate with students to develop academic plans tailored to their country of choice and university aspirations.
  • Organize and host university fairs on campus, inviting representatives from various institutions to provide information and guidance to students.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with university representatives, attending university fly-in conferences, and coordinating visits from university admissions officers.
  • Plan and lead university tours to the USA, providing students with firsthand exposure to different campuses and environments.
  • Coordinate SAT preparation courses, liaising with online and testing coordinators to ensure effective instruction and support.
  • Evaluate incoming students' transcripts to verify credit transferability and alignment with NCAA requirements or graduation standards.
  • Stay updated on educational platforms such as the Common Application, Studielink, UCAS, and others, to assist students in navigating the application process effectively.
  • Maintain a flexible schedule to accommodate student and family needs, including availability for evening and weekend meetings or events.
  • Oversee student discipline and welfare, ensuring a safe and nurturing school environment.
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Welcome to the Rafa Nadal International School (RNS) found within the grounds of the Rafa Nadal Academy. RNS is a vibrant Anglo-American co-educational school focused on bringing out the best of each other, with the school’s philosophy based on the term “education” in the widest possible sense. We create a happy working atmosphere, where each child can feel a sense of belonging and where every individual is a very important part of the whole.

The teachers all look for the positive attributes of each child and encourage these while discovering any weaknesses and helping in every way. We follow a student-centered approach as it is very important for us that each child is happy in school, thus developing a love of learning, and gaining confidence and security within himself/herself, which will continue for the rest of his/her life.

We provide a high-quality Anglo-American international education for boys and girls from across the world aged 3 to 18 years. The British Primary school, Nursery through to Year 6, and American middle and high school, Grade 6 through to Grade 12.  All classes are delivered in English by experienced native teachers. The breadth and diversity of our school community make for a happy, warm, and supportive learning environment. We offer a differentiated program that prepares our students to lead rewarding lives both on a personal and professional level with the intellectual, emotional, and social qualities needed to impact positively their respective communities.

As part of the Rafa Nadal Academy, RNS strives to effect the same values in our students which have guided Rafa Nadal to such personal and professional success. Values such as Teamwork, Humility, Effort, Responsibility, Integrity, Patience, Tolerance, Commitment, Ability to Overcome Obstacles, Respect, Discipline, and Order.

This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job

Experience the excitement of Madrid, the beauty of Barcelona, or the Islamic influences in Andalusia. Known for its relaxed lifestyle and friendly residents, Spain is a highly sought-after destination for many teachers who want to teach abroad in Europe.

46.7 million
Euro (EUR)
This is a Direct to School Job
This is a Direct to School Job
Please note that Teach Away provides information on behalf of schools and cannot accept liability for information provided or policies schools may adopt. Be sure to verify all details that apply to you, and check for the latest visa and work permit requirements. For any questions regarding job postings, please contact the school directly. Teach Away believes in diversity and inclusivity, and that everyone deserves to be treated with respect and be considered fairly and equally for employment. We ensure all schools we work with adhere to our pledge to promote inclusivity and diversity in education and recruitment practices.

Similar Jobs

RVF International Various Locations, Spain, Europe
Start in October, 2025
Aquinas American School / Atlas American School of Málaga / TBSON Madrid, Spain, Europe
Aquinas American School / Atlas American School of Málaga / TBSON Estepona (Málaga), Spain, Europe
Aquinas American School / Atlas American School of Málaga / TBSON Madrid, Spain, Europe License required
Start in August, 2024
Aquinas American School / Atlas American School of Málaga / TBSON Madrid, Spain, Europe