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Marist School, a co-educational, college-preparatory, Catholic school, seeks a faith-driven, experienced school leader to serve as Associate Director of College Counseling.
The mission of Marist School is to form the whole person in the image of Christ through instruction grounded in religious values, the teachings of the Catholic Church, and the spirit of the Society of Mary. This mission is advanced through communal pursuit of excellence in academic, religious, extracurricular, leadership, and service programs.
The Associate Director of College Counseling works in collaboration with the other members of the college counseling and counseling staffs to
- Manage a caseload of students, providing strategies, advice, support, and guidance to those students and their families throughout the application process and in making the best individualized choice for college.
- Meet with students individually, with family members, and in groups to educate and empower them on how to navigate the college process, admissions trends, and individual college options.
- Assist students to identify resources for scholarships and financial aid for colleges and universities.
- Support or lead events and educational outreach programs for both the student and parent communities.
- Create and submit materials to colleges by deadlines in support of college applicants.
- Write strong and effective recommendations for students applying to college.
- Support the faculty writing of recommendations for students applying to college.
- Along with other members of the college counseling team, facilitate visits between students and college representatives at the school.
- Cultivate mutually beneficial working relationships with college admissions professionals and local area college counseling colleagues.
- Visit college campuses to stay abreast of university offerings and maintain familiarity with signature programs.
- Pursue professional development opportunities.
- Attend conferences and professional meetings in order to remain current with industry trends.
- Be involved in the school community at large.
- Assume responsibility for other projects as assigned by the director of college counseling or administration.
RISK MANAGEMENT STANDARDS - Specific abuse risk management standards are summarized as follows.
- Adhere to boundaries with students.
- Attend required abuse risk management training.
- Report suspicious and inappropriate behaviors.
- Follow mandated abuse reporting requirements.
- Adhere to job specific abuse management responsibilities.
- A master’s degree from an accredited college or university
- 3-5 years of experience in college counseling or selective college admissions
- Experience with counseling students who wish to pursue the arts or athletics in college a plus.
- Additional time is required beyond a normal work day or week for evening and some weekend meetings and gatherings.