Midtown International School is seeking a Director of College Counseling for the 2021-2022 academic year. The Director of College Counseling will oversee various aspects of the college admissions process as well as other related details pertaining to the high school experience. Midtown International School is a K-12 independent school in Atlanta, Georgia that serves 40-50 students in grades 9-12 each year.
College & Academic Counseling Duties
Collaborate with the High School Coordinator (Principal) to plan the course registration process each year for students in grades 8-11.
Advise students regarding the appropriate courses to take for graduation as well as to address their post-secondary goals.
Collaborate with the High School Coordinator regarding the scheduling process as well as individual schedules for each student.
Conduct individual 11th-grade family meetings each year to discuss the college admissions process in detail.
Walk 12th-grade students/families through the application process as necessary throughout the senior year.
Be available to speak with current and prospective new families or 8th-grade families regarding the college advising program at MIS when possible.
Implement various information sessions pertaining to college admissions such as the financial aid process.
Coordinate PSAT for grades 9 & 11 as well as PSAT 8/9 for grade 8 students.
Collaborate with parents and the Director of Academics regarding the collection and submission of documents for students needing Collegeboard and ACT accommodations.
Update the MIS high school profile each year as necessary.
Maintain accurate academic records for all students.
Serve as the Dual Enrollment Coordinator
Oversee the Governor’s Honors Program nomination process
Coordinate campus visits/virtual visits with college and university admissions representatives each year.
Collaborate with the MIS Travel Coordinator to plan yearly college campus tours both throughout the state of Georgia as well as nationally.
Oversee the Hope and Zell Miller Scholarship process in collaboration with the High School Coordinator.
Collaborate with the High School Coordinator regarding processing and maintenance of student transcripts.
Write and submit counselor letters of recommendation for individual students in each graduating class.
Oversee the submission of letters of recommendation from teachers and other stakeholders.
Develop and maintain relationships with various college and university admissions offices nationally and internationally.
Participate in various professional organizations such as NACAC and SACAC.
Coordinate graduation ceremony details with the MIS Parent-School Liaison.
2-3 years minimum experience in college admissions counseling either in a college admissions office or as a high school counselor.
Must be willing to participate in various professional development opportunities to stay current regarding trends in college admissions.
Must be familiar with the Georgia Dual Enrollment program and maintain our partnership with Oglethorpe University.
Must be familiar with Naviance and/or SCOIR. MIS currently uses SCOIR as part of our college counseling program.
Must have experience/be familiar with the GAfutures website.
Must have superb communication skills.
Must be willing to contribute to a small community where everyone contributes when possible.
About Midtown International School
Midtown International School serves gifted and academically superior students who thrive in small class environments. The globally-minded curriculum and problem-based instruction create a community of engaged global leaders dedicated to the values of respect, responsibility, citizenship, and justice.
The school immerses students in a diversity of viewpoints that transcend national, ethnic, and socio-economic boundaries. Problem solving and critical thinking are the foundation of our integrated curriculum, developing inquisitive, flexible, and collaborative thinkers who will be successful in a knowledge-driven global society.
MIS ignites the educational and social learning of gifted students through advanced instruction in science, math, and technology; arts integration across the curriculum; development of student leadership and peer collaboration; strategic community partnerships; and international travel for all upper elementary and middle school students.