Duration: 12 month contract – 10 month work/school year schedule-extra days
Reporting to: Academic Dean
Schedule: Monday through Friday
Hours: 7:50 am – 3:20 p.m.
Rooted in the Catholic, Dominican tradition, St. Agnes Academy challenges young women through exceptional academic preparation and transformational experiences to lead with integrity, joy, and a commitment to social justice.
Faith, Community, and Dominican Charism
Ensure that the four pillars of a Dominican education (prayer, study, community, preaching) are developed and promoted among the school community
Develop an active faith community and model Christian values
Incorporate prayer and spiritual formation within the student, faculty/staff and parent communities
Uphold and implement the Dominican charism and the Houston Dominican Sisters congregational goals
Oversee the college counseling department,
Implement a successful, comprehensive, mission driven college counseling program
The main responsibilities will include:
Provide guidance, develop, and evaluate college counseling department and counseling administrative assistant
Plan and facilitate weekly department meetings
Assign advisees to counselors
Manage annual performance review process in a timely manner
Manage employee performance concerns in a timely manner/partner with Human Resources department
Develop and oversee the onboarding program for new department members
Assist in the preparation of the school profile
Plan and coordinate information necessary for sophomore and junior conferences
Establish and communicate a timeline for the college search and application process
Coordinate counseling calendar
Oversee content on the Counseling portions of mySAA and the main website
Oversee the development of all college counseling programming for both students and parents
Manage department budget and place orders for various department resources
Keep, analyze, and disseminate college counseling data
Supervise the implementation of a full testing program
Oversee the analysis and dissemination of testing data
Coordinate the preparation of the counseling portion of the Board Report
Particpate in the hiring process for the department in conjunction with the Academic Dean and the Principal.
College Counseling Responsibilities
Provide academic and college counseling to a caseload of approximately 120 students, including sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Assist students with all aspects of the process, from prospective college identification to the logistics of application completion, including the financial aid process.
Write letters of recommendation
Develop positive relationships with College Admissions Representatives from colleges and universities throughout the country to help foster a better understanding of the rigor of the St. Agnes curriculum and school culture.
Attend various college counselors’ breakfast and luncheons
Attend state and national conferences
Some travel to Colleges/Universities maybe required
Work closely with Academic Dean on curriculum matters
Coordinate course selection process with Academic Dean
Prepare various communications with families
Attend department chair and other administrative meetings
Participate in the planning of the Catholic High School College Fair
Oversee and coordinate the National Merit process
Commitment to embracing the mission of St. Agnes Academy
Master’s Degree preferred
Minimum 5 years College Counseling experience
Proficiency in Microsoft Office required
Prior education and leadership experiences a plus
Strong work ethic with the ability to manage multiple, and occasionally simultaneous, deadlines and projects
Ability to support, guide, develop, and manage a team.
Excellent accuracy in completing project work
Excellent judgment, confidentiality, discretion, and diplomacy
Highly organized and reliable with demonstrated success working in quick-paced, dynamic environment with many responsibilities
Ability to work independently as well as a team member; ability to set priorities and schedules to meet deadlines.
Professional attitude and appearance
Complete Safe Haven Training upon hire
Work Environment This job operates in a professional/education/office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit at desk area, communicate via phone/face to face, manually input data into a computer, walk to different office areas, reach with hands and arms, and minimal lifting.
The forgoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.