Lake Highland is seeking a qualified and motivated College Counselor to provide college and academic advising to approximately 45 to 50 students, beginning with the junior class in December through graduation. This is a 12 month position reporting to the Dean of College Counseling and Guidance. The candidate will be joining a dedicated team of professionals including two college counselors, three school counselors, two assistants and a registrar.
- Embrace the mission, vision and culture of Lake Highland Preparatory School. - Partner with parents to help students navigate the college process, which includes initial family meetings with students and parents, followed by multiple meetings with students. - Serve as primary advocate for students which includes, reviewing academic schedules, writing letters of recommendation and reaching out to college representatives when appropriate. - Collaborates with counseling team to plan college advising events for juniors and seniors. - Support school counselor initiatives and programs for freshmen and sophomores including Freshmen Focus, a one semester foundation course for ninth graders. - Proficient in standard technology including Naviance and SLATE. - Enthusiastically engage in professional development opportunities including college tours, as well as local and regional organizations. - Participate in faculty and grade-level meetings. - Perform additional duties as assigned, including occasional evening and weekend programs (e.g. Senior Kick-off meeting, Back to School Night, College Application Night).