JOB TITLE: Associate Director of College Counseling
REPORTS TO: Director of College Counseling
CLASSIFICATION: Full Time
To support students and families through all aspects of the college search and admissions process and administer college admission functions.
College Counseling Values Emphasized For Students:
Choices: Every student should have choices in where they can attend college or pursue postsecondary options.
Self-Awareness: Students should learn about themselves throughout the process.
Autonomy: Throughout the college search and application process, students should begin to take ownership over their goals and organization.
Educate students and parents about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and testing; and help students and families aspire realistically and choose wisely.
Serve as counselor for seniors, juniors, and their families through the college search and application process. Advise freshmen and sophomores on a high level regarding the college admissions process.
Coordinate College Counseling events, including a fall college fair, student workshops, and advisory topics/programs. Make informational presentations to students and parents.
Serve in advising rising 12th graders during the course registration process to ensure students are meeting requirements and choosing courses that best fit their individual needs and goals.
Coordinates and serves as chaperone for college trips.
Support Director in writing official school recommendations for each senior.
Facilitate meetings between college representatives and students; meet with college admissions representatives who visit campus.
Serve as the liaison with college admissions offices throughout the year.
Support Naviance platform for students.
Work with registrar to maintain records on seniors (including GPA's and transcripts).
Keep track of admission decisions and statistics.
Partner with other Rabun Gap Nacoochee departments to support school community (including marketing, athletics, and more.)
Be aware of issues and trends in college admission, higher education, and testing.
Keep up-to-date about specific colleges and maintain membership in professional organizations, including the National Association of College Admission Counselors, and the Southern Association of College Admission Counselors.
Attends professional conferences and college-sponsored events (luncheons, fly-ins, breakfasts, etc.)
Assist students and parents with financial aid and scholarship materials.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, and other professionals on a regular basis.
Participate in all division and department meetings.
Participate in admission activities as needed and assigned.
Adhere to the bylaws, policies and procedures, and to all laws that govern the school and its actions.
Other responsibilities as assigned by administration.
This full-time position will begin August 2019. To apply please complete the application available at under About Us/Employment Opportunities. Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is an equal opportunity employer.
If interested in the position, please submit a cover letter and resume to Cheryl Barber, Director of College Counseling, at email@example.com
Ability to develop rapport with students
Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrate strong organizational skills and the ability to meet deadline
Believe and affirm the school's mission statement Work Study Worship
About Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School
Founded in 1903, Rabun Gap-Nacoochee School is a coeducational college-preparatory boarding and day school for grades Pre-K – 12. More than 70% of the student body receives scholarships or financial assistance. Every member of the Class of 2019 was accepted into college and many earned merit scholarships. Our campus lies in the heart of the Southern Appalachians, just north of Clayton, Georgia and 90 miles north of Atlanta. Most faculty and staff reside in campus housing. Comprising 600 students from twelve states and fifty-four countries, Rabun Gap is a global village that seeks to develop the whole child according to its motto: "Work, Study, Worship."
Rabun Gap offers a dynamic educational program that both challenges and nurtures each student. We encourage natural curiosity, and, by holistic teaching, demonstrate that discovery and learning are lifelong pursuits. We believe a student’s education is far broader and richer than what is learned in the classroom; however, the formal aspects of the classroom compose the core from which a student’s education develops.