Community School of Naples, an independent, college preparatory school in Southwest Florida, is currently seeking an Associate College Counselor. This position reports to the Dean of College Counseling and expands the College Counseling Office to four college counselors for an upper school of 360 students. The new Associate College Counselor will work closely with the current team to meet the needs of students in grades 9-12.
Guiding all aspects of the college search and application process from grade 9 to 12, including meeting individually with students and parents and writing letters of recommendation on their behalf.
Meeting with groups of students and parents as they explore the college application process, including in advisory groups, class meetings, parent coffees, evening events, etc.
Assisting with college counseling sponsored programs and events for students and their parents.
Coordinating communication to the school community via innovative use of web-based tools, including the CSN website, social media, etc.
Visiting and developing relationships with college and university representatives through the coordination and booking of visits from over 70 college reps every year.
Maintaining electronic databases and updating student information in Naviance throughout the year, including standardized test scores, transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.
Supporting other school initiatives and events, including standardized testing administration, academic ceremonies, graduation, etc.
Traveling out of state will vary from year to year, but will likely include both professional conferences (NACAC and SACAC) and college campus visits.
Supporting and leading all other efforts and initiatives of the College Counseling Office.
Community School of Naples CSN is one of the top independent, non-sectarian day schools in Florida and maintains a PreK3-12 school enrollment of 900 students. CSN students are consistently top-ranked when compared to all other Southwest Florida high schools when it comes to test scores, extracurricular activities, and college acceptances. New academic initiatives, such as the Scholars Program, AP Capstone Diploma, Global Exchange Program, and the Juliet Collier Sproul Center for Community and Global Impact ensure that both students and faculty have the opportunity to grow and develop into world-class thinkers and leaders. Recent campus improvements include the Institute for Science and Environmental Research (or ISER, where the College Counseling Office is housed), the John N. Allen Family Stadium, and the Student Union, which features a dining hall, lecture hall, and information commons.
Compensation and Benefits This position is a ten-month, administrative position for the 2021-22 academic year, with a start date of July/August 1. The position is paid on an annual salary commensurate with experience, degree attainment, and qualifications. All employees are eligible to participate in CSN’s generous 403(b) retirement program as well as Aflac, Legal Shield, and Pet Insurance. Full-time employees are eligible for our competitive benefits package, including medical, dental, vision, disability, AD&D, and life insurance. Please visit our website for more details about the benefits of a career at CSN.
Please include a cover letter, resume, and references as well as instructions about contacting your current employer by attaching these documents to your application. If needed, cover letters and additional supporting documents may be emailed to email@example.com; they will be forwarded to the selection committee.
Community School of Naples is an equal opportunity employer.
Fingerprinting and background checks are a required part of CSN’s employment eligibility process.
Bachelor’s degree required.
Previous experience in a college admissions office or high school college counseling office is required.
Strong interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills.
Strong attention to detail, with the ability to meet important deadlines.
Ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative, high-stakes environment.
Commitment to participating in professional organizations, conferences, and college visits.
Employer will assist with relocation costs.
Internal Number: 03262101
About Community School of Naples
Community School of Naples is an independent, PreK-12, college preparatory, day school located on 77 beautiful acres near the Gulf of Mexico in Naples, Florida. With 800 students, CSN is the largest independent non-sectarian school in Collier County. Established in 1982, the Upper School was started in 1992 and graduated its first senior class in 1996. One hundred percent of its seniors attend selective four-year colleges. CSN students represent diverse economic and social backgrounds and almost 17 percent of the student body receives tuition assistance. Total tuition assistance given is $2,337,627.CSN’s teachers are highly professional, come with a wealth of experience and are committed to student learning. 75% of faculty have Masters Degrees or higher. Our average class size is 15 to 18 students. The student-faculty ratio is 8:1.Academic Programs include the AP Capstone Program, The Global Scholars Program, Harvard Model Congress, Model UN and 21 other extracurricular clubs. Our rich art program includes chamber orchestra, concerts, art shows, photography, graphic design and theatre. 80% of upper school students participate in 22 sports and many go on to college with sports scholarships.