Gulliver Schools, in Miami, Florida, is seeking two College and Guidance Counselors at the Preparatory (high school) campus for the 2018-2019 school year. These positions will start in August 2018. Gulliver Schools is an independent, not for profit, non-denominational, co-ed day school with four campuses from PreK3 to grade 12. The upper school guidance and college counseling team has over 200 years of combined college counseling, guidance counseling, and college admissions experience, and these positions will represent important additions to a highly collaborative and experienced team of counselors.
At Gulliver, College and Guidance Counselors are educators responsible for counseling a diverse group of students (and their parents) in grades 9 through 12. Guidance counseling job duties include academic advising, personal support, guidance for course selection, and monitoring graduation requirements and NCAA eligibility. College counseling job duties entail working with students to help them understand themselves and their strengths and interests, and assisting through the entire college process including college selection, application and admission.
In working with students applying to selective colleges, counselors meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress and to determine their priorities; write the school recommendation letter and monitor and review the faculty recommendations; and are involved with college programming including an annual College Fair and visits from college representatives. Counselors routinely hold workshops, seminars and programs for students and parents, and also represent the school on college campus visits as well as at relevant state and national conferences and workshops. Counselors are expected to support and attend school events that are held within and outside regular school hours. The counseling team meets regularly both informally and formally, and has a highly collaborative structure and workflow.
Strong candidates will have a minimum of three years’ experience in college admission and/or upper school guidance and college counseling, preferably in an academically rigorous school; excellent written and oral communication skills; the ability to conduct meetings in small and large groups; and the ability to communicate with groups and speak in public. Candidates must be able to multitask, problem solve, and collaborate, as well as being decisive and creative thinkers. For one of the positions, particular interest and experience in working with 9th and 10th graders could be especially desirable. Master’s degree or higher in guidance or a related educational field is strongly preferred.
Additional Salary Information: Relocation expenses up to a maximum of $2500 if more than 50 miles from Miami