Scheck Hillel Community School
North Miami Beach, FL
www.ehillel.org
Grades PKT - 12 with over 1200 students

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The Director of College Counseling has the overall responsibility for guiding the members of each year’s graduating class through the transition to post-secondary education/careers. They set a vision for programming that meets the post-secondary needs and interests of students enrolled in a community school, meet individually with students and families to advise them on all parts of the college-career transition, and collaborate with administrators and staff to ensure that strong systems are in place to support postsecondary pathways. 
 
Primary Responsibilities
  • Oversee the College Counseling Team
  • Develop an efficient, positive, and effective team culture by building the team’s competencies
  • Lead the team in the assignment of students to college counselors
  • Lead the team in coordinating programs with high school counselors 
  • Maintenance and management of Cialfo, College Kickstart, and other associated databases 
  • Review, adjust, and improve the college counseling program each year to meet the changing needs of students in the college admissions process
  • Help recruit, hire, and onboard new college counselors as needed
  • Leads Student Supports
  • Presenting the college counseling process to parents and students individually and in small groups
  • Teach college readiness classes second semester to students in 11th grade 
  • Write and prepare counselor recommendations for students
  • Manage the teacher's letter of recommendation process for students
  • Assist high school counselors in meetings with students on course selection 
  • Develop and oversee communications plans and parent education opportunities for parents and students.
  • Managing application submission progress for all students
  • Coordinating experiences such as essay writing workshops, the senior application retreat, and college visits
  • Foster relationships with external organizations 
  • Visits to college campuses to establish and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with college admission staff. The director participates in three or four such tours each year generally during the summer. 
  • Attend national and regional conferences, such as NACAC and SACAC 
  • Manage college visits on campus 
  • Represent Scheck Hillel Community School in the Association for Independent Miami Schools (AIMS) and  participate (and help plan when necessary) in the yearly AIMS Miami Invitational College Fair
  • Foster relationships with the faculty and administration:
  • Work effectively with the Office of Admissions and the Office of Communications to accurately and regularly market the school and share college-related news
  • Prepare board reports for the Head of School
  • Participates in curriculum committee meetings, when needed, to advise and explain how college
  • Provide professional development for faculty and administration as needed in regard to College Counseling and college admissions
  • Review all teacher letters of recommendation and advise new faculty in the writing of college recommendations
Qualifications
 
A strong candidate for the Director of College Counseling will have significant knowledge of and expertise in preparing high school students for post-secondary pathways, while demonstrating: deep care for students, and families on their caseload, an ability to be a self-starter and take initiative, a love for collaboration and teamwork, strong work ethic, excellent organizational skills, flexibility, and ease and experience in managing data systems relevant for postsecondary counseling. 
  • Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (Master’s Preferred)
  • Minimum of 5 years experience working as a high school college counselor and/or a college admissions representative
  • Minimum of 2 years of leadership experience in high school college counseling or college admission preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in leading, motivating, growing, and developing high-performing teams which deliver results 
  • Excellent written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills including working with students, teachers, leaders, and families
  • Strategic thinking about the future direction of college counseling and how we best support our students and families
  • Strong relationships with the college and university admissions teams
  • Deep understanding of the admissions environment both in the US and internationally
  • Ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and multicultural student population 
  • Ability to respond effectively to the high expectations of student and parent populations
  • Significant experience in college/career counseling work with youth
  • A minimum of 2 years of experience managing others
  • Previous experience in using data to drive decision making strongly preferred
  • Proficient in technology related to college admissions (e.g., Cialfo, Common Application, UCAS)

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