Georgetown Preparatory School seeks a College Counselor to join our team. The start date is January 5, 2022.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and two to four years of high school college counseling or university undergraduate admission experience.
The college counselor will support students and their parents/guardians throughout the college application and selection process, guiding a caseload of approximately 40 students per grade level. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; familiarity with the goals, objectives, and mission of a Jesuit college preparatory high school; the ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse student and parent/guardian population; up-to-date knowledge of colleges and universities nationwide and the programs that they offer; and familiarity with the SAT, ACT, and AP standardized testing programs.
Duties and Responsibilities:
Managing a caseload of students and directing all aspects of the comprehensive college counseling program with each of them individually. This includes (but is not limited to):
Hosting group and individual meetings with students and families.
Writing the school letter of recommendation.
Remaining current on and educating students and parents about college admission trends.
Submitting application support documents as needed.
Serving as a liaison and communicating between and with students, families, and college admission offices as needed.
Assisting with college counseling programs (day and evening) throughout the school year.
Developing and maintaining relationships with colleges through attendance at conferences, counselor information meetings, and college visits.
Assisting with PSAT, SAT, ACT, and AP Test Administration.
Representing the College Counseling Program at school events.
Participating in professional development to promote self-growth, build relationships and remain current with programs, policies, and practices that meet the needs of students.
Requirements and Skills:
Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
Strong organizational and presentation skills with an ability to meet deadlines.
Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently as well as work collaboratively.
An interest in working with teenagers as well as with parents/guardians.
Experience with and an understanding of colleges nationwide: their academic programs, admissions policies, financial aid policies and procedures, etc.
Computer skills (including proficiency with Google suite) and experience with specific college counseling software, preferably Veracross and SCOIR.
Working Environment: This is a 12-month full-time position. It will require occasional evening and/or weekend work and reports to the Director of College Counseling.
Interested candidates should submit: 1. A letter of interest 2. Resume 3. A writing sample. ( 500- 1000 words)
Founded in 1789, Georgetown Preparatory is a Jesuit, Catholic college preparatory day and boarding school for young men in grades 9-12, in North Bethesda, Maryland. Prep’s commitment to the 450-year-old Ignatian paradigm of a rigorous liberal arts curriculum emphasizes reflection, discernment, scholarly and programmatic excellence and personal responsibility. The curriculum exposes students to a breadth of knowledge and calls for critical evaluation and self-examination. Students are taught in small classes where they participate in active discussion with teachers and an atmosphere of genuine concern for the personal growth of the individual is fostered.