High School College Counselor

Location:
University of Detroit Jesuit High School8400 S CambridgeDetroit, MI 48221
Category:
Guidance Counselor
Apply To:
Submit cover letter, resume, transcripts, and a completed non-teaching employment application form (located at https://www.uofdjesuit.org/quicklinks/employment-opportunities) to Jobs@uofdjesuit.org.

Position Description

University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy seeks applications for the full-time position of College Counselor for the 2019-20 school year.
 
DETAILS:  The College Counselor provides individual and group guidance focusing on academic, personal and career areas of development as they relate to post-secondary opportunities.  The College Counselor works cooperatively with the members of the School Counseling department to provide comprehensive services for all students. This position reports to the Department Chairperson.
 
PERFORMANCE RESPONSIBILITIES:  The College Counselor…
 
  1. Manages a caseload of approximately 150 juniors and seniors, providing individual and small group guidance
  2. Develops and executes an individualized college selection and application plan for students.
  3. Provides classroom guidance and informational meetings for students and families at each grade level.
  4. Writes students' letters of recommendation for college admission and scholarship applications; completes all school report forms required by colleges.
  5. Remains current on national, regional, and local trends in admissions and financial aid.
  6. Provides timely and appropriate responses to parents, student, university and stakeholder communication.
  7. Networks with admission colleagues at colleges and universities.
  8. Supports students in the final college discernment process.
  9. Coordinates with the students' school counselors to ensure best possible college outcomes for students and families, including but not limited to course selection and special academic concerns
  10. Facilitates 70-90 college admission visits in the Fall.
  11. Coordinates and conducts programs related to access, college exposure, college readiness, application process, financial aid and career exploration.
  12. Administers programs to support First Generation and at-risk college students.
  13. Tracks admissions decisions and statistics for each student in the school's electronic application management system.
 
OTHER DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
 
  1. Attends workshops and conferences for professional development.
  2. Visits colleges in an effort to learn more about opportunities for our students.
  3. Assists the Director of College Counseling in the development of the College Counseling budget.
  4. Serves as a member of the Crisis Response Team.
  5. Adheres to policies related to boundaries with students.
  6. Attends required abuse risk management training.
  7. Adheres to procedures related to managing high-risk activities and supervising students.
  8. Reports suspicious and inappropriate behaviors.
  9. Follows mandated abuse reporting requirements.
  10. Performs other duties as assigned.

Qualifications/Requirements

The successful candidate will be supportive of the mission of a Catholic, Jesuit high school and formation of the whole person. The position requires strong interpersonal and leadership skills, which result in strong relationships with a broad variety of people.
 
Required:
  • Master’s Degree in School Counseling or related field.
  • Certification/Licensure in appropriate areas.
  • Three years’ experience in similar positions performing the duties and demonstrating a high level of the knowledge, skills and abilities listed above.
  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills.
  • Exemplary interpersonal and relational skills.
  • Possess a genuine interest in working with students and the ability to meet the needs of a diverse and demanding student and parent population.
  • Computer literate.
  • Knowledge of colleges/universities nationwide: academic programs, standardized testing and admission policies, major and program requirements, admission trends, and financial aid/scholarship policies and procedures.
 
Preferred:
  • State of Michigan Counseling certification (SCL or NT)
  • Membership in National Association of College Admission Counselors
  • Membership in professional Counseling organization (American School Counselors Association, American Counseling Association, or equivalent)
  • Prior experience in College Counseling, University Admissions and/or University Financial Aid
  • Prior experience in diverse working community
  • Experience in a parochial or Jesuit institution
Our Mission:  University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy is committed to providing the highest quality Jesuit Catholic college preparatory education for young men throughout metropolitan Detroit. University of Detroit Jesuit, in collaboration with parents, will challenge its students to go beyond academic excellence, to be reflective, to be committed to the service of faith and promotion of justice, and to be “Men for Others.” 
 
University of Detroit Jesuit High School and Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer and considers all candidates for employment equally regardless of age, color, national origin, race, sex, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. Because of its status as a religious entity the school may consider a candidate’s religious affiliation in its employment decisions, consistent with State and Federal law.
The Archdiocese of Detroit is an equal opportunity employer that does not illegally discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, height, weight, genetic information, marital or other legally protected status. Job ID:105564