If you want to help showcase the difference a college education can make in the lives of our talented high school students, apply today as your first step to join our Scholar Program as a College Counselor
Who We Are
Schuler is a private, non-profit foundation in the northern suburbs of Chicago. We currently serve over 800 high school and college Scholars in partnership with 13 high schools located throughout the northern suburbs and the city of Chicago.
What Our Goal Is
The Schuler Scholar Program equips high-achieving and underrepresented students to gain access to and succeed at highly selective colleges and beyond.
What We Stand For
Always Personal Best: We believe in lifelong learning – personal improvement never ends.
One Scholar at a Time: We believe in the boundless promise of every Scholar.
All In: We believe shared success drives superior results for all our stakeholders – Scholars, families, partners, and staff.
Innovative Mindset: We believe in pursuing new and imaginative solutions to benefit our Scholars.
What A Day in the Life of a College Counselor Is Like
The Schuler Scholar Program is seeking a College Counselor who will coordinate college counseling programs at one of our partnership high schools in Chicago, IL. This position requires strong interpersonal skills and an understanding of the value of highly selective colleges and universities. This position is full-time. Occasional attendance at events on evenings and weekends will be required as will occasional overnight travel.
Provide one-on-one advising and application support to a caseload of 20-50 juniors and seniors
Facilitate meetings and workshops for students and families
Collect and maintain student and program databases
Collaborate with members of school team to provide subject-matter expertise
Oversee summer college program applications for a caseload of 10-25 sophomores and juniors
Collaborate with college counseling team to develop college knowledge, application and financial aid programs
Plan and chaperone college visits during three school breaks each year
Participate in annual new Scholar selection process
Foster relationships with college admission offices
Collaborate with school counselors to support students and families in the college process
Evaluate core college counseling programs across partner schools
Support creation of academic four-year plans for caseload of freshmen through seniors
Collaborate with cross-departmental staff on special projects
What Core Competencies Make a College Counselor Successful
Attention to Detail
Planning and Organizing
Bachelor’s degree required. Advanced degree in a related field a plus
Qualified applicants will have at least two years professional work experience. Experience in college admissions, college counseling or student advising is preferred.
What We Offer
Comprehensive medical/dental/vision plans, disability insurance, 403(B), Life and AD&D insurance, EAP, PTO, and more.
*The Schuler Scholar Program is an Equal Opportunity Employer and is committed to fostering an inclusive work environment for people of all identities.
About Schuler Scholar Program
The Schuler Scholar Program equips high-achieving and underrepresented students to gain access to and succeed at highly selective colleges and beyond. Schuler Scholars are typically first-generation college-bound, are students of color, or come from low-income families.
We believe that high-achieving, under-represented students will be successful in obtaining a degree from a top college if they are motivated, have access to academic and enrichment programs while in high school, are well-informed of college options, receive support from a wide network, and secure financial assistance.