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College Counselor

MAGNOLIA EDUCATIONAL & RESEARCH FOUNDATION

Job Description

 

WHY WORK FOR MAGNOLIA PUBLIC SCHOOLS?
We provide a culture of accountability, challenge, and opportunity that encourages our teachers, faculty, and staff to develop and reach their full potential.
We invite you to build and advance your career with Magnolia Public Schools and help contribute to the future success of our mission and vision.


ONE OF OUR LONG-TERM COMPETITIVE ADVANTAGES IS THE CALIBER OF OUR PEOPLE:

Magnolia Public Schools bring together smart, talented people from a diversity of backgrounds, where they can get their “whole self” to work as well as their PASSION for teaching and learning.


HERE IS WHAT WE HAVE TO OFFER:

  • Premium free Medical/Dental and Vision Benefits
  • Competitive Salaries
  • Organizational sponsored benefits programs
  • Generous paid time off banks, including two floating holidays
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Professional Development Programs for Teachers, Administrators and support personnel
  • Robust career development/talent management process
  • Leadership/admin development programs
  • Small Class Sizes
  • Professional Development
  • Induction Support (B.T.S.A)

Job Description

The College Counselor reports to the Principal and is responsible for administering all aspects of the college search and admissions process, including the following:

  • Educating students and parents about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and testing; advising and supporting classes of 30-50 seniors and families as they go through the process; and helping students and families aspire realistically and choose wisely.
  • Meeting with juniors and seniors, individually and in groups, to discuss the process and individual college choices.
  • Advises 9th and 10th graders on curricular choices, as needed, and works with international students to understand US college admissions, especially aspects unique to them.
  • Meeting with all college admissions representatives who visit our campus and facilitating meetings between college representatives and our students.
  • Serves as a liaison with College admissions offices throughout the year.
  • Compiling an annual Profile of the School and information on grade distributions in junior and senior courses and courses offered at our school.
  • Working with Office Staff to maintain records on seniors, including GPA's and transcripts
  • Writing an official school recommendation for each senior.
  • Updating/Creating an annual College Search Handbook, a resource mailed to junior and senior parents each summer, an extensive assembly of information about the college search process.
  • Keeps parents informed through a monthly column, a newsletter for parents, and letters about test dates, local college events, and financial aid.
  • Acting as lead advisor to the senior class and advising several individual seniors each year, providing academic and personal counseling.
  • Works with senior class on class events and class meetings provide an opportunity to disseminate information about the college application process.
  • Keeping track of admission decisions, statistics, and making a report to the Board
  • Making informational presentations to parents, such as the annual presentations to parents of 8th graders, parents of juniors, new parents, and the Parents' Association.
  • Maintaining and disseminating information about standardized tests such as SAT and ACT.
  • Other Duties as Needed
  • BA - 4-year degree
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational ability, and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Experience in college admissions or high school college counseling, teaching experience, and computer skills are plusses.
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; familiarity with the goals, objectives, and mission of an independent college preparatory school
  • Ability to respond effectively to a diverse and demanding student and parent population; knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admission policies, and financial policies and procedures.

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