Director of College Counseling

Scheck Hillel Community Day School | North Miami Beach, FL, United States

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Posted Date 1/10/2023
Description

Scheck Hillel Community School, a nationally recognized college preparatory and Jewish community school located in North Miami Beach, Florida is currently seeking a qualified Director of College Counseling to begin summer 2023.

Founded in 1971, our well-rounded, rigorous, dual curriculum program serves over 1200 students in PKT through 12th grade. The individualized college preparatory curriculum includes STEM and design, Capstone, College Dual-Enrollment, Arts, Athletics, and service learning.  Our 14-acre campus includes a 115,000 sq. ft. athletic complex with additional academic expansion plans.  

As a Blue Ribbon School of Excellence, we attract and retain a diverse faculty and staff who demonstrate professional excellence with an unwavering commitment to delivering an education of unsurpassed quality. As a community school, we understand that our school isn't just about education, it's about the whole child.

Reporting to the High School Director, the Director of College Counseling has the overall responsibility for guiding the members of each year’s graduating class through the transition to post-secondary education/careers. They set a vision for programming that meets the post-secondary needs and interests of students enrolled in a community school, meet individually with students and families to advise them on all parts of the college-career transition, and collaborate with administrators and staff to ensure that strong systems are in place to support postsecondary pathways. 

Primary Responsibilities: 

  • Oversee the College Counseling Team
    • Develop an efficient, positive, and effective team culture by building the team’s competencies
    • Lead the team in the assignment of students to college counselors
    • Lead the team in coordinating programs with high school counselors 
    • Maintenance and management of Cialfo, College Kickstart, and other associated databases 
    • Review, adjust, and improve the college counseling program each year to meet the changing needs of students in the college admissions process
    • Help recruit, hire, and onboard new college counselors as needed
  • Leads Student Supports
    • Presenting the college counseling process to parents and students individually and in small groups
    • Teach college readiness classes second semester to students in 11th grade 
    • Write and prepare counselor recommendations for students
    • Manage the teacher's letter of recommendation process for students
    • Assist high school counselors in meetings with students on course selection 
    • Develop and oversee communications plans and parent education opportunities for parents and students.
    • Managing application submission progress for all students
    • Coordinating experiences such as essay writing workshops, the senior application retreat, and college visits
  • Foster relationships with external organizations 
    • Visits to college campuses to establish and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with college admission staff. The director participates in three or four such tours each year generally during the summer. 
    • Attend national and regional conferences, such as NACAC and SACAC 
    • Manage college visits on campus 
    • Represent Scheck Hillel Community School in the Association for Independent Miami Schools (AIMS) and  participate (and help plan when necessary) in the yearly AIMS Miami Invitational College Fair
  • Foster relationships with the faculty and administration:
    • Work effectively with the Office of Admissions and the Office of Communications to accurately and regularly market the school and share college-related news
    • Prepare board reports for the Head of School
    • Participates in curriculum committee meetings, when needed, to advise and explain how college
    • Provide professional development for faculty and administration as needed in regard to College Counseling and college admissions
    • Review all teacher letters of recommendation and advise new faculty in the writing of college recommendations

Qualified candidates for the Director of College Counseling will have significant knowledge of and expertise in preparing high school students for post-secondary pathways, while demonstrating: deep care for students, and families in their caseload, an ability to be a self-starter and take initiative, a love for collaboration and teamwork, strong work ethic, excellent organizational skills, flexibility, and ease and experience in managing data systems relevant for postsecondary counseling. Along with a Bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited college or university (Master’s Preferred), candidates should have a minimum of 5 years experience working as a high school college counselor and/or a college admissions representative and minimum of 2 years of leadership experience in high school college counseling or college admissions preferred.  

We offer a comprehensive compensation package that includes competitive salary, benefits, professional development, opportunity for growth and more. For further consideration, email resumes or visit our website at www.ehillel.org for more information about Scheck Hillel. Scheck Hillel is an equal opportunity employer.    

Duration
Full Time
Categories
Counselor
Organization Type
Education & Schools
Benefits
Retirement Plans | Dental | FSA | Kosher Food Option Available | Leave Early for Shabbat | Life Insurance | Medical Insurance | Paid Holidays | Paid Vacation | Relocation Available | Sick Days | Vision
Job Location
US

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