Academic and Career Counselor, Child Welfare Team


January 15, 2023

Position Title: Academic and Career Counselor
Department: Child Welfare Team

Position Summary

There are 11 schools and 4500 students under JAAGO Foundation, including 6 Digital Schools. Every year, many students enter higher education or higher secondary section. JAAGO Foundation caters the senior students even after their secondary education. We are looking for a person who will take care of the smooth operation of their financial aid, scholarships, and admission to different educational institutions. Academic and Career Counselor must also maintain smooth communication with partner organizations, students and their parents. This position reports to and works most closely with the Team Leader.

Job Responsibilities

  • Counsel the senior students to help them to understand the best possible option for higher education.
  • Assist the senior students to apply in different colleges, universities and educational institutions.
  • Maintain smooth communication with the senior students to allocate their financial support from JAAGO.
  • Maintain smooth communication with colleges, universities and other educational institutions for regular updates and additional related information.
  • Maintain the monthly financial support expense log for the senior students.
  • Prepare plans, budgets, training, sessions and other related things for any kind of scholarship/exchange program etc., for the senior students.
  • Assist individual students in preparing and completing different application/registration forms for various programs.
  • Coordinate and maintain communication with potential organizations and students for internship and job placement.
  • Prepare plan, budget and execute any event related to senior students and associated with different educational institutions.
  • Guide students in determining their interests and abilities using a wide range of methods, such as aptitude assessments, interviews and planning materials and help them to overcome challenges, obstacles and develop necessary skills.
  • Counsel individual learners, working with them to aid in developing hard and soft skills.
  • Conduct group workshops on various topics, including writing resumes and cover letters, successful job interviewing, using university employment databases and career development resources, researching graduate programs, learning how to job hunt and more.
  • Work with students to overcome issues that could undermine their academic or career success as well as crafting a long term plan for reaching their career objectives.
  • Connect learners to additional resources such as financial aid, vocational training, extensive counseling and therapy services, medical care providers, or other state and local assistance as needed.
  • Plan and publicize the career services center’s programs and events, such as workshops, job fairs, and orientation sessions.
  • Collaborate with faculty, staff and other student services divisions to help achieve university-wide goals and contribute to its long-range planning.
  • Complete any other task assigned by the supervisor.


Not Specified

Date Posted

July 18, 2022

Employment Status



JAAGO Foundation HQ, Banani, Dhaka

Offered Salary

BDT 20,000 - 25,000



Educational Qualification

Bachelor’s/Master’s in Education, Development Studies, Social Science, IR, Psychology, English or any other discipline.


  • Must have idea/experience to counsel with students, parents or any other stakeholders.
  • Must have a basic idea regarding higher education institutions and systems such as
  • colleges, diploma institutions, universities, and training providers.
  • Candidate should have excellent communication skills both in English & Bangla.
  • Must have good knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Suit.
  • Ability to work under pressure.


As per Organization Policy

Office Hour

9 am to 5 pm, 5 Days Week

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Qualified female candidates are strongly encouraged to apply. We encourage diversity and disability inclusion in our team.

JAAGO Foundation has a non-negotiable policy of ZERO TOLERANCE towards Safeguarding. All employees are expected to abide by the Code of Conduct, Prevention from Sexual Exploitation and Abuse (PSEA) of the JAAGO Foundation.

Brief description of JAAGO Foundation

JAAGO Foundation is a civil society organization (CSO) working towards the education and social mobilization of the underprivileged masses of Bangladesh. With its mission to fight poverty, JAAGO pioneered a Free-of-Cost International Standard School for underprivileged children in remote areas of Bangladesh. JAAGO’s Youth Development Program focuses on national development via the reallocation of skills and resources to foster self–reliance and growth in every young citizen.

JAAGO Foundation is an equal employment and affirmative action employer whereby we do not engage in practices that discriminate against any person employed or seeking employment based on race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, marital status, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other status or characteristic protected under applicable law.

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