Tampa Preparatory School is the premier private school in the Tampa Bay area for students in grades 6 – 12. Tampa Prep’s focus on what’s best for students means we pay attention to adolescent development. We incorporate the latest research and data on teenage brain function, retention and development into our programs. Our rich academic tradition, along with a commitment to arts, athletics and a focus on producing well-rounded citizens, has made Tampa Prep one of the best schools in Tampa for 40 years. Our educational philosophy instills values of fairness, decency, honor, diligence and academic curiosity. The School stresses the development of self-confidence, a sense of worth and the importance of having fun in the pursuit of one’s goals.
Tampa Prep is seeking an energetic, thoughtful, compassionate, flexible, and organized Associate Director of College Counseling with excellent communication, interpersonal skills, and a professional demeanor. The Associate Director of College Counseling reports to the Director of College Counseling and is responsible for administering several aspects of the college search and admissions process.
Educate students and parents about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and testing; advising and supporting approximately 45 seniors and families as they go through the process; and helping students and families aspire realistically and choose wisely.
Meet with sophomores, juniors and seniors, individually and in groups, to talk about process and individual college choices.
Advise 11th grade students on curricular choices and 9th and 10th grade students as needed
Meet with college admissions representatives who visit our campus and facilitate meetings between college representatives and our students.
Serve as a liaison with college admissions offices throughout the year.
Write an official school recommendation for each senior by gathering information from parents, teachers, school records, and the students themselves.
Complete an all School Report and mid-year report forms requested by colleges, including evaluations of students.
Send initial, mid-years, and final transcripts electronically or via mail to colleges for students, following up with the status of these transcripts, and sending supporting documentations when required.
Maintain and share information on colleges, college guides, scholarships, financial aid, and paying for college.
Present informational presentations to parents
Keep abreast of issues and trends in college admission, higher education, testing, as well as keeping up-to-date about specific colleges and maintaining membership in professional organizations: the College Board, the National Association, College Admission Counselors, the Southern Association of College Admission Counselors, the Association of College Counselors at Independent Schools.
Maintain and disseminate information about standardized tests such as SAT, ACT and AP.
Participate in professional development that includes college visits and travel to regional and national conferences.
Required Skills and Qualifications:
Excellent written and verbal communication skills are required, as well as comfort with learning new technology, strong organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines. A minimum of five years experience in college admissions and/or high school college counseling is required. A bachelor’s degree is required, while a master’s degree is a plus.
In addition to the qualifications above, the ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal skills; a sense of humor, and appreciation for adolescents; familiarity with the goals, objectives, and mission of an independent college preparatory school; the ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and demanding student and parent population; knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admission policies, and financial policies and procedures.
For consideration, please forward cover letter and resume to Kimberly Baggett, Director of Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equal Employment Opportunity
Tampa Prep is an inclusive and open-minded environment that does not discriminate according to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or matters of individual choice. Tampa Prep does not engage in personnel practices prohibited by Federal law. This policy extends to all activities and aspects of the school and specifically to the practices of faculty and staff hiring and management, in student admissions, student evaluation, discipline and student life.
About Tampa Preparatory School
Tampa Prep is an independent, coeducational, inclusive, urban day school enrolling over 650 students in grades six through twelve.
We are an inclusive and open-minded environment that does not discriminate according to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or matters of individual choice. Tampa Prep does not engage in personnel practices prohibited by Federal law. This policy extends to all activities and aspects of the school and specifically to the practices of faculty and staff hiring and management, in student admissions, student evaluation, discipline and student life.