The College Counseling Coordinator is responsible for independently managing numerous specialized projects, complex processes, and the daily operation of the College Counseling Office. The Coordinator provides direct administrative support to the college counseling team in all matters related to college advising, application processing, and standardized test administration. Tasks include, but are not limited to, preparing, and submitting supporting college application documents, event planning, scheduling college visits, and organizing data for college admission reports for administrators and members of the Board of Trustees. Independent problem solving and being able to utilize online tutorials and Help Desk services for computer programs are necessary.
Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills in a diverse environment are essential. The College Counseling Coordinator must possess a strong desire and enthusiasm to work with highly motivated Upper School students and their families in an independent school setting. The Coordinator must possess outstanding customer service experience and the ability to collaborate with all St. Mark’s School of Texas constituents: students, faculty, staff, parents, and university representatives. The successful incumbent will possess the ability to organize, prioritize, and manage the details of multiple projects and tasks, maintain the confidentiality of all activities within the College Counseling Office, and be able to adjust to ever-changing priorities in a fast-paced environment. This is a full-time 12-month position and evening and weekend work hours may occasionally be required. Since college application deadlines tend to fall during school breaks, this position may require some work in the office and/or remotely when school is not in session to meet deadlines.
Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university required.
One-year of experience working in university or college counseling environment is preferred.
Experience working in a high school as an AP Coordinator or Registrar is a plus.
Outstanding communication skills (written and verbal), customer service, interpersonal and organizational skills, professional demeanor, and telephone mannerisms.
Excellent computer and calendaring skills, including demonstrated experience working with Microsoft Office including Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
Demonstrated ability to effectively interact with student, employees, and visitors.
Demonstrated organizational skills with attention to detail, strong problem-solving skills, and the ability to act independently and exercise sound judgment.
Must be able to work effectively in a dynamic and extremely fast-paced environment.
Founded in 1906, St. Mark's School of Texas is a non-sectarian, college-preparatory, independent day school for boys in grades one through twelve. The School’s charter states that it is “designed to afford its students well-rounded physical, intellectual, moral, and religious training and instruction.” The School is intended to be a diverse community of teachers and students who share a love of le...arning and who strive for high achievement in whatever they undertake.
St. Mark’s aims to prepare young men to assume leadership and responsibility in a competitive and changing world. To this end, the School professes and upholds certain values. These values include the discipline of postponing immediate gratification in the interests of earning eventual, hard-won satisfaction; the responsibility of defending one’s own ideas, of respecting the views of others, and of accepting the consequences for one’s own actions; and an appreciation for the lively connection between knowledge and responsibility and the obligation to serve.