GUIDANCE COUNSELOR

 “We are crew, not passengers”

REPORTS TO:  Methods and Curriculum Director

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Prepare and assist high school students to discover their God given gifts, discern vocational fits and pursue educational options post high school. Work primarily with students and families grades 9-10 and in close collaboration with the Senior Guidance Counselor to prepare students for their calling and career post high school.  Equip our students to think about higher education through a Biblical worldview.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree from recognized college or university in counseling, ministry or related field with up to date teaching credentials
  • Possess an intimate and mature relationship with Jesus Christ and is prepared to disciple students and teach weekly devotionals
  • Seeking committed and dynamic individual preferably with experience in guidance counseling, admissions, and/or experience in higher education
  • Superior organizational ability, including planning well and managing responsibilities effectively
  • Perseverance in the face of challenges, ability to adapt to changing environments, and a strong desire to do whatever it takes to improve and develop
  • Excellent critical thinking skills, including the ability to accurately link cause and effect and to generate relevant solutions to problems
  • Passionate about providing high quality education to students from all economic backgrounds and dedicated to student achievement
  • Preferably bilingual
  • Possess a personal and mature relationship with Jesus Christ.

RESPONSIBILITIES 

  • Familiarize yourself with various college admissions regulations. 
  • Be apprised of upcoming application deadlines and inform students and parents as they approach.
  • Build ongoing relationships with colleges and universities. 
  • Orient parents on the college process, deadlines, expectations, etc.
  • Assist seniors in selecting and applying for continued education institutions.
  • Assist seniors in understanding the expectations surrounding college costs and responsibilities (ie. Housing, travel, visa, registration, school supplies, etc.). 
  • Gather information on as many Universities & post-secondary options as possible.
  • Compile a list of all potential scholarships that Doulos Discovery grads can apply for.
  • Organize & prepare 11-12 grade high school transcripts for incoming & outgoing students.
  • Coordinate with high school team to assist in PSAT/SAT Prep. 
  • Compile and complete all required counselor recommendation forms for college applications in a timely manner.
  • Initiate relationships with International Advisors at colleges to support student transitions.
  • Conduct counseling with 11th and 12th grade students regarding fits for colleges, universities and majors/ programs. Oversee student use of “fit filters” to determine appropriate college/university options. 
  • Register for and conduct all logistics regarding college prep exams, including PSAT, SAT, ACT and TOEFL.
  • Collect, analyze, document, and distribute scores after each PSAT, SAT, ACT, and TOEFL examination. 
  • Update Doulos Alumni and college acceptance forms.
  • Verify that all 11th and 12th grade students fulfill credit requirements according to an individual graduation plan. 
  • Coordinate with specials team to conduct high school elective sign ups for each grade and semester.
  • Prepare individual high school student schedules each semester. 
  • Create a graduation plan for all incoming high school students and coordinate with Vice Principal for national and legal approval of documents.
  • Organize college fairs and visits for high school students.
  • Conduct 180 evaluations and course evaluations with supervisor and students to encourage department analysis and ideas for future work (collective feedback form for students). Share results with stakeholders. 
  • Serve as a resource for high school students in an ongoing capacity.
  • Coordinate with Academic Leadership team to distribute Graduate Fund applications annually to seniors.
  • Follow up with those who are current Graduate Fund recipients for renewal.
  • Work with co-guidance counselor on planning and executing College Week.

 

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