Georgetown Preparatory School is seeking an Associate Director of College Counseling. This is a 12-month position beginning in August 2019. The Associate Director will work closely with the Director and the school’s other College Counselor to provide counseling and support for students and their parents throughout the college selection and application process. This person will guide a caseload of approximately 40 students through junior and senior year by fostering a close professional relationship with each student and leveraging the relationships that other members of the faculty and staff have developed. He or she will work collaboratively with colleagues to develop and implement comprehensive programing that educates students, parents, and faculty about the college application process and the transition to undergraduate study. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; familiarity with the goals, objectives, and mission of a Jesuit college preparatory high school; the ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse student and parent population; up-to-date knowledge of colleges and universities nationwide and the programs that they offer; and familiarity with the SAT, ACT, and AP standardized testing programs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Managing a caseload of students, juniors and seniors, and directing all aspects of the comprehensive college counseling program with each of them individually. This includes (but is not limited to):
Coordinating all group and individual meetings with students and families.
Writing a personal letter of recommendation for all senior advisees.
Remaining current and educating students and parents on college admissions trends.
Submitting application support documents as needed.
Serving as a liaison and communicating between and with students, families and colleges admissions offices as needed.
Assisting with college counseling programs (day and evening) throughout the school year.
Developing and maintaining relationships with colleges through attendance at conferences, counselor information meetings, and college visits.
Assisting with SAT, ACT, and AP Test Administration.
Representing the College Counseling Program at school events including Open House.
Participating in professional development to promote self-growth, build relationships and remain current with programs, policies, and practices that meet the needs of students.
Working Environment: This is a 12-month full-time position. It will require occasional evening and/or weekend work and reports to the Director of College Counseling
Starting date: 8/2019
Requirements and Skills:
Three to five years of experience in high school college counseling and/or college admissions.
Strong written and verbal communication skills.
Strong organizational and presentation skills with an ability to meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively and independently.
Experience and an understanding of colleges nationwide: their academic programs, admissions policies, financial aid policies and procedures, etc.
Computer skills and experience with specific college counseling software, preferably Naviance.
How to apply: All interested candidates should submit the following to Ms. Denise Hitt, Assistant to the Headmaster (email@example.com):
A letter of interest
A response to the following: Describe three hallmarks of excellence that you would expect in a comprehensive program of college counseling and how you would work to bring them about them as a counselor at Georgetown Prep. (Maximum Response: 1000 words)
About Georgetown Preparatory School
Georgetown Preparatory School, located outside Washington, DC and founded in 1789, is an independent, Jesuit, college preparatory, residential and day school for young men in grades 9-12. Enrollment is 490. Average class size is 16.