Menlo School is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the College Counseling team, made up of four counselors and an assistant. The new counselor will advise roughly 35 seniors, 35 juniors, and 35 sophomores. This will be a full-time, 12-month position that reports to the Director of College Counseling. The position will begin in June 2018.
He or she will counsel students on all aspects of college planning, including course selection, as well as write recommendation letters, establish relationships with college and university admission officers, assist in parent education event planning, and carry out other office and school duties as needed.
Primary Responsibilities include:
Develop and present educational programming to our 9th-12th grade students and families on the college search and admissions processes in conjunction with the college counseling team,
Maintain a personalized approach to counseling and working with students and families to reinforce the philosophy that "fit" in the college process is different for every student,
Maintain a professional level of sensitivity to different family cultures and dynamics,
Help students self-assess and research higher education and other post-secondary opportunities,
Address the social and emotional pressures on students and families as associated with the college search, application, and admissions processes,
Write official school letters of recommendations,
Meet with college representatives who visit the Menlo campus and serve as a liaison with college admissions offices throughout the academic year,
Visit colleges and universities throughout the academic year and attend national and regional college admissions counseling conferences and forums.
Strong applicants will have a Bachelors Degree (Masters degree is preferred), a minimum of five years experience in college or university admissions and/or a college counseling background at a high school. Excellent communication skills and eagerness to work as a collaborative team member are essential.