The Director of College Guidance coordinates all efforts on the part of Loyola School to guide students through the college selection and application process. Such guidance includes, but is not limited to, counseling students and parents about college options, planning standardized testing strategies, developing, with the assistance of the faculty, student recommendations, assisting with all aspects of the financial aid process, and reviewing applications and transcripts.
As an ambassador of the School, the Director of College Guidance has extensive contact with college admissions officers, helping them to understand and appreciate the students and program at Loyola School. At the same time, the Director will also have the opportunity to acquire extensive knowledge of the possibilities available to students at colleges and universities throughout the world. The Director hosts university representatives at Loyola (125 per year) in addition to visiting college and university campuses each year.
OVERVIEW OF RESPONSIBILITIES:
Oversee the work of the Associate to College Guidance, a part-time staff member responsible for most office administrative duties;
Know and advocate strongly for Loyola students, its curriculum, and mission;
Work with approximately 50-55 senior counselees and 50-55 junior counselees each year and guide them through the college search, financial aid and application process;
Actively cultivate and maintain strong relationships with college admissions officers;
submit annual reports to the Board of Trustees and the faculty;
Revise the Loyola School profile annually;
Project and manage the College Guidance Office budget;
Write and submit all college recommendations and school reports;
Host annual public informational meetings for parents of all grade levels;
Stay current with college admission trends;
Pursue on-going professional development by attending conferences and tours;
Teach college guidance class once per six-day cycle beginning in September of junior year through January of senior year;
Organize and direct events such as the Freshman College Seminar, Sophomore College Immersion Day, and the Junior College Tour;
Supervise May and June SAT administrations and the Pre-ACT for sophomores.
Assumes all duties and responsibilities as assigned by the Principal
Exempt; not overtime eligible. This position occasionally requires extra hours as well as attendance at many School held events.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
To apply for this position, please email a cover letter and your resume to the following email address; email@example.com. Please reference "Director of College Guidance " in the subject line.
Other Qualifications/Skills required:
Master’s degree preferred
Experience with Jesuit education preferred
Professional, enthusiastic, confident self-starter with a sense of humor
Strong interpersonal, leadership, and managerial skills
Outstanding work ethic and desire to meet goals
Excellent communications skills both oral and written
Proven collaborator who can work with all internal and external members of the community.
Ability to multitask and prioritize responsibilities
Creative and innovative leader who thinks strategically about ways to improve the college counseling program.
Proven ability to work independently as well as part of the team
Commitment to the mission of Loyola School
All prospective employees are required to complete a necessary background check and fingerprinting process as required by the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS)