Bellarmine College Preparatory, located in San José, California invites applications for a full-time College Counseling. The College Counselor is part of a team whose program is designed to educate families and guide students through the complexities of the college admission process. The counselor will help facilitate students’ applications to college, which will entail working closely with students to ensure accurate and complete applications, collaborating with faculty on the required forms, and work closely with university admissions offices. Working at Bellarmine College Preparatory requires a commitment to the mission and values of the school, as well an enthusiasm for contributing to its co-curricular programs.
Bellarmine complies with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA) and considers reasonable accommodations that may be necessary to perform the essential functions of the job.
Introduction of college opportunities, review of options, assistance in application and financial aid application processes, and support with scholarship searches for students and their parents (80 – 100 seniors each year; 80- 100 juniors each spring semester)
Individual meetings with students and parents throughout the year
Academic counseling with seniors and juniors, for scheduling of juniors and following each mid-term and quarter grade reporting cycle (in conjunction with their academic and personal counselors)
Writing of 60-90 college recommendation letters for seniors and completing Secondary School Reports for those needing references for private colleges and scholarship programs
Hosting some of the of 160+ college representative visitors to Bellarmine each year. information sessions occur before school, during the lunch period, and after school
Responding to email and phone messages from parents, students, and universities
Providing information on students’ Maia Learning and BCP College Guidance website about opportunities in admission, financial aid and scholarships, testing, etc.
Planning, publicizing, and presenting evening programs for parents appropriate for the grade level, including the Case Studies in conjunction with other diocesan high schools
Planning and presenting informational workshops for students on UC/CSU applications, writing essays, and financial aid
Attending pertinent conferences, meetings, and workshops to gather the best information and skills possible in the profession
Visiting college and university campuses on sponsored tours each year to learn more about the institution and to inform them about Bellarmine
Making presentations to the Junior and Senior classes about college application, admission and testing opportunities
Teaching the Junior College Guidance curriculum for juniors
Assisting in AP testing and extended time finals testing, as needed
In support of Bellarmine’s co-curricular program, prefecting student events and gatherings and covering substitution assignments for absent teachers as assigned/requested
Participate and serve on committees
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree from an accredited college/university
Two (2) years minimum experience working in college admissions or high school college counseling
Working knowledge and proficiency with Microsoft Office applications, and the ability to operate all other applicable software
Excellent organizational skills
Excellent verbal and written communication skills, including the ability to express oneself clearly and concisely, and successfully interact with internal and external constituents.
Ability to work effectively with staff at all levels, displaying a positive attitude
Demonstrated commitment to cultural proficiency
Self-directed with proven ability to assume responsibility, work independently, and move work/projects to completion with minimal supervision.
Ability to prioritize and complete tasks/assignments/projects/ within established time frames, including the ability to stay focused and manage multiple projects/activities simultaneously
Ability to perform the job safely with respect to others, property, and individual safety
Ability to lift 20 pounds, using proper lifting techniques
Ability to sit, stand, and/or move around the classroom as needed
Ability to safely and comfortably travel around our campus
Ability to use a keyboard (or an alternative input device) and other office equipment
Ability to read information in printed material and on a computer screen, often for extended periods of time
This position is classified as a Regular, Full-Time Exempt position; employees in exempt positions are expected to work as many hours as their job responsibilities require, which could include evenings and weekends
This position is eligible for benefits
This position has no direct reports
This is not a telecommuting position
The general expectation is that this position will begin work on or about August 15th to prepare for the school year and be completed in accordance with the published school calendar or as instructed by the school’s administration; training is expected during May and June 2019
***Screening process will begin on Friday, March 8, 2019***
To Apply Online: Please complete the Bellarmine Faculty Application Form located on our employment web page under Employment Applications and send along with a resume and cover letter to firstname.lastname@example.org, indicating “College Counselor” in the subject line of the e-mail.
To Send By Mail:
Bellarmine College Preparatory
Attn: Human Resources
960 West Hedding Street
San Jose, CA 95126
Bellarmine College Preparatory is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religious creed, ethnicity, sex, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, medical condition, age, protected veteran status, marital status, or any other basis protected by law.