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Recruitment to teach English Abroad: Sales / Admissions Advisor (FT)

International TEFL Academy
Chicago, Illinois
Closing date
May 17, 2022

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Do you love to travel and want to help others explore the world?

Have you taught abroad or lived abroad before?

Do you want to help others get TEFL certified so they can have a fantastic experience teaching abroad or teaching online?

Are you or do you want to be a professional salesperson?

- Yes? Great! Apply to be an ITA Admissions Advisor!

Note # 1: Every staff member has lived abroad extensively and will only consider candidates who have lived abroad continuously for at least 6 months, do not apply if you have not.

Note # 2: We do not accept applications through Linkedin.

You must apply for this position through the International TEFL Academy website using the link and attach a cover letter.

Your Location: This position is remote or you can work in our office in Chicago if you prefer an office environment. Working remotely allows you to work from anywhere in the USA. You must be legally authorized to work in the USA. Our office is one block from the Diversey Brown Line CTA stop in Lincoln Park.

Work Hours: 40 hours a week

Monday - Friday: 10am -7pm CST or 9am-6pm CST


International TEFL Academy (ITA) is one of the world's largest TEFL training schools and has been in business since 2010. We have consistently been ranked as the best TEFL certification school for both online and in-person classes for the past 4 years in a row and In 2021, ITA won the prestigious GoAbroad People's Choice Award for our honoring the top international education organization as selected by study abroad professionals and students. This is the second time in four years that ITA has been honored with this award. ITA is on the Inc. 5000 list of top growth companies for four years in a row from 2018 - to 2021. Read more about ITA's recognition and awards here.

We train & certify over 6,000 students a year to Teach English as a Foreign Language (TEFL). We believe top-level TEFL training builds a realistic pathway for our students to achieve their dreams and success as professional English language teachers, domestically or abroad. Our alumni teach at schools in 80+ countries abroad, teach online from the comfort of their homes, and live as global nomads teaching online from around the world.

As the worldwide leader in the field of TEFL, we provide:

Pre-enrollment information and personalized guidance from expert advisors,

• The Gold Standard in TEFL training and certification,

• Lifetime job search guidance - online and worldwide,

• Alumni community & peer engagement,

• Our staff with a safe, inclusive, supportive workplace/culture/job/career to grow and learn.


You are registering people into our school to take professional TEFL Certification classes either online or in-person and/or our continuing education classes from inquiries through our website created by our marketing team and referrals.

The majority of our students become TEFL Certified to be able to teach English in foreign countries. This position is a sales-oriented commission job, but you are also an advisor and, in some ways, even a life coach.

You won't be selling widgets, copy machines, or cell phones. You will be selling the life-changing adventure of living abroad and the top-quality training that enables people to achieve their goal of living and traveling abroad as an English teacher.

You will also be selling the security of gaining a life-long certification and job search support that enables people from all walks of life to teach English abroad and online.

Educating Your Students. You will work with prospective TEFL class students who have contacted us regarding their interest in teaching English abroad. Your primary job will be to educate them on the market for teaching English online and abroad, their options for places to teach based on their personal qualifications, and help them choose which of ITA's TEFL course options best suit their individual needs and circumstances.

You are paid based on their enrollment into our courses.

Providing Personal Guidance. You will be speaking and corresponding with 35-50 + new people every week and registering over 20 new students per month. You will need to ensure you are very thorough in explaining the different options for working in 50-60 different countries. You will become an expert in understanding the worldwide job market for English teachers, including matters like visas, hiring requirements, salaries, and start-up costs. Advisors receive extensive training to be prepared to discuss these matters accurately with your students.

Compensation & Benefits

Note: This is a base plus commission position.

Compensation: If we hire you, it's because you are a great fit and will excel. Working on commission isn't for everyone, but good compensation is there for those who work hard to fulfill the job responsibilities and serve prospective students. Follow our training and advice, and you will make your commission on track.

Typical Annual Compensation

Year 1 earnings: $ 55-60k. This includes a $ 25,000 a year base, a $ 1000 month 1 training bonus, and an 11% commission on revenue earned.

• Year 2 earning: Range of $ 64-74K with base and commission.

• Year 3 earnings: Range those who are in the top half of the company make $ 75-88k with base and commission.

• Monthly revenues and commissions can fluctuate above or below the average due to some seasonality but are fairly consistent throughout the year.

More details of our PTO (starting at 20 days & 10 sick days), and family leave l are listed on our job posting on our portal.

To Apply

You must apply for this position through the International TEFL Academy website using the link and follow instructions regarding a cover letter.

Note: Do not apply through Linkedin and just send a resume without a cover letter, we will not accept it.

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