Directs the college counseling process and oversees all services involved in college placement.
Essential job functions:
Directs all activities of the College Counseling office.
2. Supervise all professional and support office staff.
3. Initiates, develops and coordinates departmental policies and procedures.
4. Initiates, develops and coordinates ongoing training of college office personnel.
5. Provides college counseling services to University School students - including group meetings and individual conferences with students and parents throughout the years of high school.
6. Works directly with junior and senior students and parents in the college selection process. Write detailed recommendation letters for these students.
7. Initiates planning, coordinates and facilitates the annual college visitation program with college admissions counselors. 8. Works closely with all University School staff in order to support the college application process for seniors.
9. Represents University School at appropriate conferences throughout the year sharing information as appropriate.
10. Coordinates the annual University School College Fair.
11. Coordinates the annual "nuts and bolts" of the application process workshop.
12. Prepares the annual college handbook and the nuts and bolts workbook.
13. Coordinates college trips for students.
14. Arranges and coordinates the annual college panel and other college programs for parents and students.
15. Compiles statistics of college admission decisions.
16. Initiates and presents the Life 101 Program, a college preparedness program for senior class.
17. Imparts current college admissions criteria to students and parents and enforce NACAC's (National Association for College Admission Counseling) Principles of Good Practices.
18. Prepares the counselor portion of the National Merit Scholarship forms, National Achievement Scholars forms, National Hispanic Scholars form and all other college scholarship forms that require a counselor letter of recommendation.
19. Develops and coordinates collaborative programs with other NSU centers.
20. Oversees and administers College Counseling training sessions for parents and students in Lower, Middle and Upper School.
Designs educational and marketing materials to help Middle and Lower School families understand the intricacies of preparing for college admissions.
22. Works with the Head of School, Associate Heads, Marketing, and Admissions to create materials that share University School's success in college placement to all constituencies.
23. Other duties as assigned by the Head of School as appropriate to position.
Marginal Job Functions:
Assists the administrative staff in gathering and compiling information for special reports and curriculum revisions, i.e., follow-up studies, information for the school profile, transcripts, student handbook, etc.
2. Assists students that may require help in writing college essays and activity lists.
3. Proctors standardized tests.
4. Coordinates the annual College Book Awards Program.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Comprehensive knowledge of the college selection process.
2. Extensive knowledge of colleges and universities throughout the U.S.
3. Proficient time management and organizational skills
4. Knowledge of current admissions criteria and NACAC's Principles of Good Practices.
5. Full understanding of college counseling policies.
Experience in High School Administration
Experience in college counseling.
2. Supervisory experience.
3. Counseling background.
4. Membership in NACAC and other professional organizations.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate upon experience