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College Counselor

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Category: School Administration
School: The Sagemont School
Location: Weston, FL
Date Opened: Jan 3, 2022
Job ID: 10423

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The Sagemont School inspires academic excellence through intellectual exploration, entrepreneurship, and innovation. Students are encouraged to take responsible risks and develop a deep understanding of social responsibility as active agents of change.

The Sagemont School is ready to welcome a passionate College Counselor who will be a core component in working with students in discovering their strengths and interests, exploring career opportunities, and finding institutions of higher learning which will meet these interests, strengths, and values.

  • Proactively creates and develops positive relationships with all members of the school community (students, teachers, families). 
  • Creates a positive rapport in which students are encouraged to be actively engaged in the school counseling process. 
  • Establishes positive working relationships with colleges and universities, ensuring they are familiar with The Sagemont School, and creating opportunities for successful admission of Sagemont students.
  • Educate faculty on writing recommendation letters and coordinate submission of college documentation. 
  • Guide students and faculty in understanding and utilizing Naviance, the college admission data management system. Provide guidance and resources and teach tools to navigate the college search and application process.
  • The college counselor employs multiple avenues to reach students and families, including individual conferences with students and families, large group workshops, classrooms presentations, college visits, newsletters, and social media.
  • Establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with students and guardians through meaningful and frequent communication.
  • Promotes community understanding through professional concern for all students, as well as demonstrating an interest in school and community activities.
  • Coordinates individual college visits to Sagemont and holds an annual college fair to promote awareness for all high school students.
  • Coordinate the school’s Executive Internship program. This includes community outreach to engage local businesses in student internship placement.
  • Guide students on opportunities outside of the school environment, including summer options to explore areas of interest.
  • A strong sense of personal accountability for student achievement.
  • Coordinate college practice exams in high school.
  • Advise students on appropriate courses for their needs/abilities/goals.
  • Looking for a college counselor excited to develop a senior year college course.
  • Maintain a strong working knowledge of colleges and universities, which includes making regular visits to colleges. Stay current on high education changes.
  • Supports the aims, objectives, goals, and mission of the school.
  • Creates a school-wide culture and knowledge of college opportunities. 
  • Remains current in the area of counseling through membership in professional organizations, reviews of related literature, and attendance of workshops and in-service programs.

 Skills and Experience: 

  • Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Must have 3+ years experience teaching or working in a school setting supporting specifically targeted audiences – College Counseling.
  • Excellent oral and writing skills
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate with a team.
  • Analytical, interpretive, evaluative, and constructive thinking skills are required.
  • Evidence of high levels of organizational skills and the ability to work closely and effectively with students, parents, and colleagues.
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