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College Counselor

Henderson Collegiate

Henderson Collegiate

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Posted on Wednesday, August 30, 2023

College Counselor

Opening for the 2024-25 school year

Are you interested in helping high schoolers find the right college for them? Are you passionate about setting high schoolers up for success after graduation? We are looking for a College Counselor to join our high school team to help students prepare for, apply to, and commit to the college of their choice. Applicants should have a bachelor's degree, but do not need a degree in education. The salary for this position starts at $45,000 and increases based on experience.

Learn more about our school below and apply today!

What You’ll Do

Overview

Henderson Collegiate’s mission is to ensure that 100% of our scholars are not only able to get accepted to and attend the highest-quality colleges and universities across the nation - but able to succeed once there, and graduate ready to change the world. The College Counselor at Henderson Collegiate High School is responsible for ensuring that our scholars and their families have the technical and interpersonal skills, resources and tools, and knowledge to apply to make this promise a reality.

Key Responsibilities

  • Bring it. Have the desire and the ability to set and achieve ambitious goals, and handle the intensity required to bring your best self to a very high-performing, dynamic, and collaborative school environment.
  • Own your content. Design and develop a rigorous College Prep curriculum that prepares students to research colleges and universities across the nation, perform excellently on high-stakes college entry assessments like the ACT and/or SAT, navigate the application and financial aid process, and research scholarship opportunities.
  • Deliver strong. Dynamically lead students in whole-class and small-group settings, cultivate intellectual curiosity and a love of learning in scholars, and adjust instruction using qualitative and quantitative data to ensure student understanding and meet differentiated student needs.
  • Paint the picture. Participate in and help create opportunities for students to explore colleges and careers firsthand, including bringing in guest lecturers, facilitating college trips/tours, and more.
  • Make it personal. Meet and consult with students one-on-one or in small groups to help identify schools that would be a great fit based on scholars’ academic performance, passions, and other personal preferences.
  • Bridge the gap. Create opportunities to foster a sense of community and engage families in the process of learning about college and the college application process, and find ways to shine the light on topics or processes that might otherwise be difficult or intimidating to navigate. Maintain strong lines of communication with families about student progress, and go above and beyond to support and collaborate closely with other Henderson Collegiate teammates in the united pursuit of college and career readiness.
  • Never stop growing. Offer and receive constructive feedback from colleagues in order to create a professional working atmosphere that aspires to excellence and is conducive to constant improvement; dive humbly into school-wide and individual professional development, including pre-service training over the summer and weekly sessions during the academic year.

Who You Are

  • A steadfast believer that all students can achieve excellence, and a fighter for social justice who believes fundamentally that equity in access to a high-quality college education and a successful career should not depend on a child’s race, socioeconomic status, or zip code
  • A go-getter that will move mountains to do what is best for our students and team
  • An encourager who knows that with learning comes joy, love and laughter
  • A reflective educator who recognizes the power and potential within all students and strives to provide them with culturally competent/responsive instruction
  • A life-long learner that continuously strives to be a better version of themselves through learning, improving and being hungry for feedback
  • A gritty problem-solver who approaches challenges with smart solutions in mind
  • A finisher who plans backwards to meet timelines and manage complex projects and who keeps in mind both the big picture and the details necessary to make things happen
  • A data-driven analyst who reflects and takes swift action based on results
  • A proactive communicator who reaches out to students, families, and teammates

The Fine Print

  • Qualifications/Certification:
    • All candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree; Master’s degree is preferred.
  • Prior Experience:
    • Prior experience (2+ years) working in the K-12 space in roles that relate to college counseling (readiness, access, or persistence) OR prior experience with K-12 teaching required.
    • Prior experience teaching or working in a low-income community, and a demonstrated ability to raise achievement levels of traditionally underserved students highly preferred.
  • Benefits: Salary starts at $45,000 and increases with experience, the pay scale can be found here. Additionally, Henderson Collegiate offers a full benefits package. Staff members receive a laptop computer and are provided with classroom technology and software.
  • We believe in going the extra mile for students and as a result our school day is longer than many other schools. The school day for staff is from 7:20 am to 4:15 pm, with one day a week staff being expected to stay until 5:00pm for professional development.