The ideal candidate will be team-oriented with an interest in working with high school students, their families, college representatives, faculty and administrators. This is a 10-month position with a workload that can vary greatly during the course of the year.
The principal responsibilities of the Director of College Counseling include:
Advising students and families as they move through the college research, application, and selection process
Writing letters of recommendation
Reviewing, adjusting, and improving the college counseling program each year
Executing on-campus programs and workshops for parents, students and college admissions representatives
Advising on course selection, registration, and consequences in the college selection process
Preparing regular mailings and electronic communication to parents in tandem with the communications staff
Overseeing progress through the fall process of finalizing college lists and sending off applications
Advising faculty in their writing of college recommendations
Working with various personnel who support the college counseling process, including the Liaison for Student Athletes and the Student Life Team
Engaging actively in the Oakcrest School community, including attending student performances, athletics events, and social activities
Organizing and implementing the annual Application Success Planning Workshop for seniors
Desirable attributes include:
A detail-oriented approach to work and outstanding communication skills including writing, listening, and public speaking
The ability to work collaboratively with the administration, faculty, and other key members of the Oakcrest community
The energy, patience, confidence and sense of humor necessary to work effectively with high-school students and their families
Ideal candidates should have extensive experience in selective college admissions and/or college counseling
Candidates who meet these criteria should send a cover letter, statement of college counseling philosophy, résumé and a list of at least three current references to: firstname.lastname@example.org with “Director of College Counseling” in the subject line of the email.
About Oakcrest School
Oakcrest School in partnership with parents challenges girls in grades 6-12 to develop their intellect, character, faith and leadership potential to succeed in college and throughout their lives.
Oakcrest, an independent school, educates the whole person. Inspired by the teachings of the Catholic Church and the spirituality of Opus Dei, we weave together a rich liberal arts curriculum, character development, one-on-one advising and service to create a vibrant environment that graduates confident young women—young women who will make a difference in all they choose to do.
PORTRAIT OF AN OAKCREST GRADUATE
Oakcrest recognizes the vocation of women as trustees of humanity* and provides a culture of freedom and responsibility in which young women thrive. The joy that comes from knowing she is a child of God impels our graduate to positively impact family and society through:
An understanding of faith and a commitment to personal friendship with God
Academic excellence that drives her to pursue lifelong learning
The ability to recognize and articulate truth, and the courage to stand by it
Self-knowledge that informs her growth in virtue
A love for beauty in the world, and a sense of responsibility to sustain and create it
Leadership and a spirit of collaboration that inspire her to serve
* Saint John Paul II, Apostolic Letter, On the Dignity and Vocation of Women, n. 30