The Emery/Weiner School seeks a dynamic, innovative, and collegial College Counselor to join our collaborative counseling office. Responsibilities include providing comprehensive college counseling services to Upper School students; building strong relationships with students, parents, and colleges/universities; collaborating on student and parent programming; and managing all aspects of students’ college application processes. A strong candidate will have a minimum of three to five years of counseling experience and a desire to work in a progressive, student-centered independent school that values kindness, honesty, and hard work. An outstanding candidate will be able to demonstrate outstanding interpersonal skills, exceptional written and verbal communication, close attention to detail, and strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
- Facilitate conversations with students and parents about the college admissions process.
- Assess students’ academic progress to meet requirements of specific colleges and college programs.
- Communicating with college admissions and financial aid departments.
- Maintain and manage the duties associated with a rigorous timeline of counseling events.
- Organize and facilitate individual college planning meetings for juniors and their parents.
- Participate in all grade-level college counseling student/parent meetings.
- Coordinate, schedule, and host college admissions representatives’ campus visits.
- Support students in the college planning process via Naviance software.
- Meet with seniors as needed to create and finalize college lists, review essays, proofread/edit applications and résumés, etc.
- Write and edit counselor recommendation letters.
- Co-lead College Counseling workshops for juniors and seniors.
- Serve as advisor to a small cohort of students.
- Attend national and regional conferences as part of professional development.
- Visit college campus to stay updated about college entrance requirements.
- Maintaining working relationships with various colleges and universities
- Contribute to the life of the school outside the classroom.
- Bachelor’s degree.
- 2-3 years of excellence in college counseling or in selective college admissions.
- Outstanding written and oral communication skills.
- Unusually strong listening skills.
- Enthusiasm for a team-centered approach to work.
- A strong commitment to professional growth.
- 5 years of proven success in college counseling or selective college admissions.
- Experience working in independent schools.