The Walker School is a nonsectarian, co-educational independent day school serving three year olds through twelfth grade in Marietta, Georgia. The school was founded in 1957 and currently enrolls approximately 900 students. The Walker School is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive school community and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, handicap or disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy and childbirth or related medical conditions, or any other category protected by federal, state or local law. Diverse candidates committed to working in a multicultural environment are encouraged to apply.
College Counseling Overview
Walker’s college counseling process provides a comprehensive, individualized approach to assist students in identifying and applying to the colleges and universities that best match their needs and aspirations. The team’s mission and process is three-fold:
to challenge students to explore new and exciting educational opportunities;
to guide students through the application and selection processes;
to optimize opportunities for a successful college transition and experience.
Specific Responsibilities include the following:
Develop and implement a mission appropriate college counseling program for grades 9-12.
Coordinate and supervise all college counseling programs and activities, publish annual College Admission Profile, and manage the college counseling budget.
Supervise Assistant Director of College Counseling & Counseling Coordinator.
Meet individually with juniors and their parents to review college aspirations and begin developing their plan for college applications/scholarships/etc.
Advocate for college counseling for the entire school, with activities to promote early awareness and appropriate preparation.
Collaborate closely with Athletic department regarding NCAA recruitment, and handling of NCAA Clearinghouse issues.
Process applications and write compelling and detailed letters of recommendation for senior counselees, and work with Upper School faculty in writing letters of recommendations (and forms).
Pursue professional development by visiting college campuses, attending regional/national conferences, engaging in college-sponsored events, and participating college enrollment conferences.
Build and maintain relationships with leaders in the college admissions profession.
Work effectively with the Registrar and members of the Upper School administrative team, and attend regular grade-level and faculty meetings.
Work effectively with Admissions and Marketing to market accurately and regularly the College Counseling program and to share college-related news.
Oversee National Merit, STAR student, and all college scholarship communications – such as Jefferson, Morehead, Belk, Gates, Coca-Cola, as well as all college-related Junior and Senior awards
Organize informational programs regarding college planning and financial aid.
Be highly visible and active member of the Walker community and Marietta community.
Opportunities exist to teach a course, sponsor a student activity, or coach at the Middle or Upper School level to be involved in the full life of The Walker School.
Master’s degree in counseling and/or educational administration preferred.
Substantive experience as a college counselor or college admission professional.
Excellent verbal, listening, and written communications skills.
Demonstrated leadership highlighted by the ability to problem solve, build consensus, and work in collaborative partnerships across all constituent groups.
All applicants must complete the online application on the Careers page of the school’s website, www.thewalkerschool.org . Applications for this position will be accepted until February 1, 2019.
Additional Salary Information: Salary is dependent on degrees and experience and is commensurate with other independent schools in the area.