The Director of College Counseling leads a team-oriented department of dedicated and experienced college counselors who aid students and their families in the college application and decision process.
He/She educates families about various colleges and universities, the college admissions process, admissions trends, and financial aid applications.
He/She handles a full caseload of students, made up of approximately one-fourth of the High School, and directs in all aspects of the comprehensive college counseling program with each of them individually.
He/She practices ethical and professional standards of a college counseling program; and promotes Jesuit values and student success.
He/She prepares all materials required for special projects as determined by the Principal.
He/She is engaged in an apostolic work which demands his/her competence, responsibility, seriousness, efficiency, and dedication.
Supervising of all College Counselors and staff assigned to the College Counseling Office.
Assisting students in meeting all admissions and financial-aid deadlines.
Writing personal letters of recommendation for each counselee; utilizing information from students, parents, teachers, counselors, and school records.
Providing college lists/pertinent handouts for students regarding specific areas of interest and college choices.
Educating students and parents about the college admissions process including college choices, trends, procedures, and testing.
Submitting application support documents for each counselee.
Direct handling of any and all situations that arise in the college counseling process.
Maintaining regular contact, both verbal and by email, with each student’s counselor about concerns and updates for that student.
Compiling/updating the school profile every fall.
Serving as a liaison between students and colleges admissions offices as needed.
Developing college relationships through attendance at conferences, counselor information meetings, and college visits.
Direct hosting of college admissions representative visits to Belen Jesuit and coordinating student visits with them.
Hosting of the JET tour each year and hosting evening information sessions.
Maintaining contact with students and parents regularly through email, Naviance postings, and the school’s newsletter.
Representing the College Counseling Program at the Open House.
Assisting the Principal and Assistant Principals with any special project he/she deems necessary.
III. Working Conditions and Physical Requirements
Must have the ability to stand and/or walk for extended periods of time.
Sufficient vision (with correction) to read and observe distant objects.
Sufficient stamina to occasionally work outside under high temperature weather conditions.
Ability to work a flexible schedule as hours and shifts may vary according to the school calendar.
EVALUATION: The Director of College Counseling will be evaluated annually by the Principal. The evaluation will be based on the Director of College Counseling’s self-evaluation, the Characteristics of Jesuit Education, and the completion of the responsibilities listed above.
This role description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee. Other duties, responsibilities and activities may change or be assigned at any time with or without notice.
Master’s Degree in school counseling, social work, or closely related field.
At least three years of experience in college counseling and/or selective admissions.
Excellent counseling, writing, and communication skills,and strong technological proficiency in college counseling software.
Knowledge of standardized testing programs and interpretation of data is an asset.
Internal Number: 500 SW 127th Ave
About Belen Jesuit Preparatory School
The Jesuits founded Belen Jesuit Preparatory School in 1854 in Havana, Cuba. In 1961, Belen and all private schools were confiscated by the new political regime. The School was re-established in Miami that same year and has grown over the last five decades. The school has a capacity of 1,500 male students in grades 6 to 12 and has over 7-thousand alumni.