Jemicy School, which educates talented and bright college-bound students with dyslexia or other related language-based learning differences, is seeking a qualified college counselor for the 2023-2024 school year. This position reports directly to the director of College Counseling and is responsible for working collaboratively to implement a comprehensive college counseling program that guides students and families through the college process in a highly personalized way.
Job Duties and Responsibilities:
Work with the Director of College Counseling to develop and maintain a comprehensive college counseling program.
Advise students and families through the college search, application, and admission process.
Train students, faculty, and families on SCOIR or similar college resource platforms.
Maintain a database of summer programs.
Maintain NCAA core course list.
Write unique and personalized recommendation letters for selected seniors.
Host visiting college admissions representatives and assist the director with scheduling.
Assist the director with maintaining a database for scholarships, applications, and college contacts.
Coordinate with advisors to ensure students are accomplishing all college-related tasks.
Develop and maintain relationships with admissions representatives.
Advise students on pre-college summer programs and financial aid.
Advise parents/guardians and students on college entrance tests such as SAT/ACT.
Meet with students and parents to develop a personalized college path for each student.
Attend professional development conferences and visit college campuses.
Work with underclassmen to complete career inventories and help them to understand the college process.
Share relevant information with administrative staff for the school newsletter.
Communicate with parents in a timely and professional way.
Other duties as assigned, including possible teaching duties.
Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred, with at least five years of experience in college admissions, high school counseling, or teaching.
Exceptional public speaking, writing, organization, and communication skills.
Knowledge of Microsoft Office and Google Drive. Familiarity with SCOIR preferred.
Possess the ability to exercise discretion.
Excellent time management skills with ability to perform well under pressure and to meet deadlines.