The Academy of Notre Dame de Namur, an independent Catholic school for girls located in Villanova, Pennsylvania, is seeking a full-time College Counselor to join our expanding team beginning August 15, 2018. Faculty and staff are actively engaged in the Notre Dame community, and embrace the mission and values of St. Julie Billiart and the Sisters of Notre Dame de Namur.
The College Counselor will serve as an integral member of three person team serving a high school enrollment of 400 students. The Academy’s model of college counseling is a four year developmental program (9-12) affording students and parents the guidance, support, and resources necessary to successfully navigate the undergraduate college admissions process. Each counselor manages a caseload of juniors and seniors and shares responsibility for team-teaching seminar classes offered at each grade level. The ideal candidate is proficient in the use of Naviance and will share responsibility for performing all ancillary services within the department.
Coordinate and team-teach the College Counseling Seminar courses
Prepare extensive summary reports analyzing standardized test data and college admissions results
Manage a caseload of juniors and seniors.
Write and coordinate student profiles and recommendations
Collaboratively plan many departmental events, including college representative visits, speaker series, mock interviews, test preparation programs, and financial planning events for parents
Steward relationships with domestic and international colleges and universities.
Present to large groups of students, parents, faculty, Board of Trustees and others on issues surrounding the selective college admissions process.
Travel to national and regional conferences
Master’s degree and certification required
Thorough understanding of selective college admissions processes and trends as they relate to financial aid, STEM, the visual and performing arts, international options, and athletics.
Excellent attention to detail and time management
Exemplary written and verbal communication skills
About Academy of Notre Dame de Namur
Located just outside Philadelphia, in Villanova, Pennsylvania, the Academy of Notre Dame de Namur is a Catholic, independent, college preparatory school that commits itself to the education of young women in grades 6 through 12 for responsible living in a global society.