College Counselor

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Oaks Christian School

The College Counselor will work with students over the course of their high school career to develop a strategy and direction for applying to four-year universities. Prior experience as a college counselor or admission counselor is required. Bachelor’s degree is required and a Master’s is preferred. This position is a 10-month position, beginning in August and ending one week after graduation.

Assigned Tasks

A.    Caseload Management

1.     Meet with students and parents during grades 10-12 to ensure students meet OCS graduation requirements and to develop relationships leading to and completing the college application process.

2.     Annual and periodic review of each student’s course work.

3.     Hold academic consultations with students and parents, as needed.

4.     Review records and schedule new students.

5.     Support Academic Dean in Managing students’ schedule changes.

6.     Assist with academic scheduling process.

7.     Develop college preparation and application game plan with juniors and seniors.

8.     Help students with college scholarship process. Requires familiarity with scholarship search programs.

9.     Write letters of recommendation for college and scholarship applications.

10.   Keep updated and accurate records of college acceptances, scholarships and awards.

B.    College Counseling Programming

1.     Meet with college representatives on campus.

2.     Assist in planning and executing educational programming for parents.

3.     Conduct college guidance seminars for students.

4.     Arrange, promote, and lead college tours during school breaks.

5.     Position requires thorough knowledge of college admission testing.

6.     Keep updated and accurate records of college acceptances, scholarships, and awards.

C.    Technology

1.     Utilize and encourage use of technology for college and scholarship information.

2.     Become proficient in use of school’s administrative software, SIS, and SCOIR.

D.    Communication and School Community

1.     Develop relationships with faculty members and communicate to faculty, as needed, for specific student issues.

2.     Attend all faculty meetings.

3.     Maintain timely communication with students and their families.

4.     Participate in daily school meetings (Chapel, Assembly and Advisory).

5.     Regularly visit classrooms.

E.     Professional Growth

1.     Keep current in college admission policies, eligibility, UC requirements, NCAA, etc., through attendance at seminars and conferences.

2.     Maintain appropriate certificates and credentials

3.     Attend various college invitational events (counselor fly-ins, student tours, individual tours).

4.     Participation and leadership in professional organizations such as WACAC, NACAC, NAACAP, the College Board and ACT.


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