The overall responsibility of the Assistant College Counselor is to assist students and their parents through various aspects of the college application process with the focus being on the writing process. Additionally, the Assistant College Counselor is responsible for the tracking and editing of all teacher recommendations.
College Essays & Writing Supplements:
Schedule one-on-one sessions with students to support them in the writing process (brainstorming, planning, writing, editing).
Responsible for creating and implementing a curriculum for the college essay process for the Perspectives in Learning course.
Facilitate the supplemental writing process: create Google Document with the student for organizational purposes when necessary; share with parents (when appropriate) and college counselors; aid students in researching schools for the purpose of answering supplement prompts; brainstorm, develop, assist with writing.
Work effectively with “the Forman Student.” Develop positive rapport; become familiar with their learning profiles and disabilities, as needed, to support them appropriately.
Collaborate with parents as necessary.
Support many rising seniors and their families during summer months to introduce them to the Common Application.
Edit final version of completed Common Application for seniors and their college counselors.
Manage all components of the teacher recommendation process
Responsible for establishing and maintaining mutually beneficial relationships with colleagues in order to best assist them in writing their recommendations.
Meet with college representatives who visit campus to gain greater insight into what they are looking for in the writing process.
Maintain open communication with the Director on all aspects of the college writing process, through scheduled meetings and daily follow-ups.
During the summer hours; be a regular presence in the office to ensure consistent and reliable communication between the students, parents and the College Counseling Office. However, schedules are determined according to respective vacation time.
Required to be present at all standardized test administrations offered at the Forman School.
About Forman School
Forman School is An Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status, age, or any other federally protected class.
Mission Statement: Forman School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for boarding and day
students with identified learning differences. Forman develops the whole student, based on his or her
unique learning profile, so that every graduate becomes an educated, confident, self-advocate for life.
Our core values are truth, respect, and kindness and they are the foundation of the school’s effort to
fulfill its mission.