St. John’s College High School, an independent, Catholic, Lasallian institution, is seeking a full-time Director of College Counseling.
The Director of College Counseling reports to the Principal, and is responsible for the operation of the Office of College Counseling. The Director, as well as two Assistant Directors of College Counseling, oversee a caseload of approximately eighty students each. Each individual is responsible for guiding students and their families through all aspects of the college search and application process. This includes meeting with students and families regularly and presenting at several evening presentations throughout the year. All college counselors are expected to travel to college campuses and professional development conferences throughout the year, as well as meet with college representatives when they visit SJC. In addition, the counselors are expected to communicate with faculty and parents about academic and counseling related issues in addition to being an advocate for students with college admissions offices.
The Director is responsible for setting the vision for the office, which includes making the college search and application process transparent and accessible to parents, ensuring that prompt and effective communication occurs between families, developing productive relationships with admissions counselors from colleges and universities, and facilitating events through the college counseling office. Responsibilities also include educating students and their families about various types of colleges, current admissions trends, application procedures, financial aid and testing. In addition, college counselors will be responsible for writing a comprehensive recommendation letter for each of his/her students, half the senior class.
The office of College Counseling also plans and hosts an Annual College Fair. Under the direction of the St. John’s administration, the college counselor will proctor AP exams, midterm and final exams as well as special standardized tests for students requiring accommodations.
Interested parties should email a cover letter, resume, and three professional references to Christopher J. Themistos, Principal, at email@example.com.
Salary and benefits are competitive.