The Storm King School has an opening for a College Counselor. Storm King is a co-ed, 8-12 boarding and day school of 175 students. We are located in the spectacular Hudson Highlands just north of West Point. Our students body includes students from 26 different countries, and 7 states. We have a 100% college placement record and recent classes have had some of the strongest placements in our history. Our college counselor helps students understand all facets of the placement process including introducing priorities and goals to our youngest students in the 8th and 9th grade, working with the Academic Dean, advisors and families on appropriate class choices, and responding to other questions as needed. The counselor also guides students through the PSATs, SATs and sets up appropriate SAT prep. classes.
The ideal candidate will be available to teach 2 sections of Psychology and coach a season. Included are weekend responsibilities, especially related to SAT administration.
The College Counselor should have at least 3-5 years experience as a college counselor or assistant counselor, preferably with a prep school/boarding school background. As noted above, our seniors all go to college and recent years have seen a notable increase on the ability and placement record of our students. Parents expect someone who will work closely with their sons or daughters, so the ability to organize and manage a group of juniors and seniors thorough the college process in a timely and effective way is important. Experience with various College Board, Naviance or other placement software is a plus. Also, we are moving to Blackbaud as our primary software for academics, admissions and other areas, so a background using Blackbaud is also a plus. Knowledge of the NCAA Clearinghouse and the steps student athletes must take if they want to play sports in college is also important. Strong organizational, writing and communication skills are critical.
A Bachelors Degree is required; a MA in School Counseling or similar field is preferred. Candidates must have a driver's license and be able to drive students when necessary.
Interested Candidates should send a resume, a cover letter, a statement of educational philosophy and a list of 3 professional references
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About The Storm King School
The Storm King School is a college prep boarding school dedicated to the success of each student. Blending the best of proven educational methods with new and emerging technologies, SKS tailors highly individualized programs to meet the varying needs of each student. At The Storm King School, students are helped to dream big, work hard and achieve success, each in his or her own way.