Associate Director of College Counseling & Community Engagement
Girls Preparatory School
May 8, 2018
Full Time - Faculty
4 Year Degree
Position Purpose: The Associate Director of College Counseling assists the Director of College Counseling in administering a comprehensive college counseling program for all students while adhering to NACAC’s Statement of Principles and Good Practices. Additionally, this position supports student engagement in the community as related to career exploration through job shadowing and internships.
Student Counseling: Counsel students individually on the college search and application process, including self-exploration, academic planning, goal-setting, self-advocacy, and application review; requires on-your-feet processing and a high level of engagement with students and parents
Counselor Recommendations: Responsible for writing comprehensive and descriptive letters of recommendation for advisees (must be able to analyze teacher and parent comments to articulate student’s values as it relates to the university)
Community Engagement: Working with the Director of Alumnae and Community Engagement seek out and co-create opportunities for students to explore career and college degree/major ideas. Support these efforts with group workshops and individual conversations. Prepare students for job shadowing and internship experiences by developing their interpersonal skills.
Constituency Education: Assist the Director of College Counseling in curating specific knowledge and education for parents, students, faculty, and administrators regarding all aspects of an individual’s college application process.
Project Leadership: Direct specific programs and projects as identified by the Director of College Counseling, including detailed research and communication efforts.
Relationship Building: Consult regularly with college admissions representatives on current practices and admissions trends and to advocate on behalf of student applicants through phone conversations, email interactions, attendance at conferences, participation in visitation programs, and hosting college admissions representatives on campus; also responsible for college night programs and college fair. Connect with alumnae, current and past parents, and GPS friends to a network of mentors, advisors, and sponsors for GPS students.
Professional Development: Pursue opportunities for professional growth and school exposure through participation in professional organizations such as NACAC, SACAC, College Board, and ACCIS