Episcopal School of Jacksonville
Jacksonville, FL
www.esj.org
Grades PK - 12 with 1300 students

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Episcopal School of Jacksonville seeks a full-time College Counselor/Assistant Director of College Counseling to guide students and their families through the college admissions process, working with a caseload of approximately 35 to 45 students. 
 
Responsibilities - Advising and supporting students in all aspects of the college search and admissions process, including 
  • Serve as a collaborative member of a five-person college counseling office (four college counselors and one administrative assistant) to support a senior class of approximately 150 students. Report to the Director of College Counseling.  
  • Advise students and families, through regular individual and group meetings, in the entire college search and application process - to include course selection, extracurricular planning, well-balanced college list development, summer planning, etc.
  • Actively contribute to the presentations and programs of the Episcopal College Counseling office, including some evening and weekend events.
  • Write personal, comprehensive letters of recommendation for students that demonstrate deep knowledge of the student and their academic and extra-curricular involvement. Offer guidance to faculty members in regard to their written recommendations.
  • Co-lead college preparatory seminars and classes for grades 9, 10, and 11.
  • Maintain and guide students and families on the use of SCOIR or a similar college guidance program.
  • Participate in the life of the school during and after school hours, including weekly in-school chapel services
  • Commit to professional growth and development through membership and engagement in professional associations including NACAC, SACAC, and ACCIS.
  • Establish new and maintain ongoing relationships with college admission officers. 
  • Visit colleges and universities during the school year and summer, and host college admission representatives on the ESJ campus, to expand knowledge of postsecondary options and processes.
  • Serve as an academic advisor to a small group of 6-8 students, from their 9th-grade year to graduation.
Qualifications
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred
  • Prior college counseling experience in an independent school or college admissions experience, three years or more is preferred  
  • Demonstrated and comprehensive knowledge of the college search and admissions process, predominantly of U.S. colleges and universities. 
  • An ability and desire to embrace continued growth as part of a collaborative team and contribute to an engaging and inclusive learning environment and workplace
  • Passion for building positive relationships with students, families, and colleagues, as well as an eagerness for secondary and postsecondary education
  • Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) and represent the school at internal and external events
  • Timely responsiveness to constituents, attention to detail, and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines under pressure and time constraints
  • Familiarity with data systems such as SCOIR, Kickstart, and Veracross is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of the financial aid application process is highly desirable
  • History of continued education or professional development
  • Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt to changing work priorities and assignments

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