University Counselor

King’s Academy is seeking to hire a University Counselor for the 2018-2019 academic year. The successful candidate, who will report to the Director of University Counseling and Testing, will have the following primary duties and responsibilities:

  • Manage a caseload of counselees, including preparation of college application materials
  • Develop and maintain relationships with appropriate universities and institutions that may aid in university counseling efforts
  • Organize and/or attend college visits, college fairs, conferences, workshops, and public relations events for universities and for student recruitment
  • Have a solid understanding of the college admissions process and admissions requirements at universities in the United States, United Kingdom, Middle East, Canada, Europe, Australia and Asia
  • Have a solid understanding of testing requirements for university admissions
  • Guide students and parents through the admissions and application process, as well as though financial aid/scholarship opportunities
  • Develop and run workshops and orientations for students and parents on college advising
  • Meet and communicate regularly with students and parents to identify appropriate college options
  • Write detailed counselor recommendation letters for a caseload of counselees
  • Advise and work (mainly) with seniors in the fall and juniors in the spring as well as with freshmen and sophomores when necessary
  • Attend regular school meetings, staff meetings and department meetings unless exempted from attendance by prior arrangement with the headmaster or the employee’s director
  • Serve as part of a weekend team that in rotation will provide weekend coverage for full boarders at regular intervals throughout the year (frequency will depend on the number of teams but typically averages one weekend every six weeks)
  • Supervise dorm and/or study hall once a week
  • Any academic, supervisory, educational or other activities that are typically recognized (internationally, regionally or locally) as part of the job title or as part of boarding school activities and work
  • Any additional duties assigned by the headmaster or the employee’s director
  • Attend certain programmatic school events such as Parents Weekend, Orientation Week, Commencement, test preparation, etc. whether these are held during the week or on weekends

Bachelor’s degree, at least four years of experience in a similar position or in university admissions, solid command of verbal and written English language, excellent communication skills, exceptional teamwork and collaboration, as well as computer and related systems literacy (e.g. MS Office, Naviance).


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Last updated
November 29, 2017