Job Purpose: Provide guidance and support as students and families prepare for the college selection and application process.
Summary of Roles and Responsibilities:
The College Counselor and Homestay Coordinator will fulfill the following responsibilities:
Work with High School students to gain an understanding of their strengths, interests and aspirations.
Create an individual, multi-year college preparation plan for each high school student.
Counsel students and families about the college search process.
Guide students and families through the college application process.
Review college applications and essays.
Establish and maintain strong relationships with college admissions programs.
Develop a school-wide college counseling program and strategy.
Coordinate and present college informational seminars and workshops for students and families.
Prepare students for the SATs, ACTs and other exams.
Ensure that standards, curriculum, instructional practices, assessment, and curriculum are aligned to support the school mission and goals.
Meet with parents as necessary.
Support the messaging, vision, marketing of TEA within the community, country, and world.
Research and coordinate the partnership of TEA parents with TEA students for mini-internships or even day long externships.
Visit at least 10-15 colleges in a calendar year
Develop and lead our school’s homestay program
Work with colleges to host a college fair in the North Tahoe/Truckee area.
When issues arise (behavioral, emotional, psychological, family crisis, community crisis, etc.) be active in addressing the issues with school counselor in a supportive role.
Identify and regularly participate in professional development opportunities that promote self-efficacy and extended knowledge of one’s skill set.
Experience in College Counseling – Required
Experience in College Admissions – Preferred
Strong knowledge in College Admissions Process
Possesses Established Relationships with College Admissions Programs
Strong communication skills – writing and public speaking
Must be able to use a variety of equipment and classroom tools such as computers, copiers, typewriters, calculators, pencils, scissors, and equipment for children with special needs, etc. Must be able to exert a negligible amount of force frequently or constantly to lift, carry, push, pull or otherwise move objects. Due to amount of time spent standing and/or walking, physical requirements are consistent with those for Light Work.
Tahoe Expedition Academy was founded by a group of educators and parents seeking to create an adventure based, experiential learning school for children in the Lake Tahoe Basin. Our mission is to empower students to reach their full potential by cultivating intellectual growth, character and confidence through engaging academics and outdoor adventures. Our program combines high-level academics, ...character building and hands on-exploration and adventure. Currently, our school serves students from PreK to High School and we are part of the Expeditionary Learning Network.