South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Math
Location: Hartsville, South Carolina
Type: Full Time
Salary: Based on experience
On a day-to-day basis, the Assistant Director of College Counseling will:
Work closely with the individual students in their assigned caseload, recommend colleges for each student to consider based on the student’s interests, and help each student with the college application process, including reviewing essays.
Counsel the student and parent(s)/guardian(s) through every stage of the college admission process, including applications for merit scholarships, honors programs, and applying for financial aid.
Write supportive, relevant, and compelling letters of recommendation.
Prepare school documents for student’s applications and submitting via SCOIR.
Communicate effectively with parents, via individual student/parent meetings and written correspondence.
Serve as a teacher in GSSM’s College Planning Seminar in fall and spring, conducting classes on applying to college, resume building, and writing compelling and effective college essays.
Build and foster strong relationships with college and scholarship representatives to best advocate for our students.
Serve as the GSSM test coordinator for the PSAT/NMSQT, school-based ACT and SAT, ACT Work Keys and AP test administration. Manage and oversee the administration of standardized testing for all residential and STEM Foundation students.
Develop and expand long-term relationships with colleges and universities.
Pursue on-going professional development by attending conferences and college tours.
Demonstrate proven ability to multi-task, organize events, shift gears, make decisions quickly and most importantly, have fun.
Serve as a “lead counselor” to college counselors on staff; provide supervision and mentoring.
We are looking for someone who is self-motivated, inquisitive, creative, and appreciates being part of a highly qualified and motivated team. Specifically, we seek someone with:
Bachelor’s degree and experience in college admissions and/or college counseling. Master’s degree strongly preferred.
Possess an in-depth knowledge of colleges and universities as well as an understanding of the current college admissions landscape.
Proficiency in MS Office, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and familiarity with using a student database for college admissions such as Scoir or Naviance.
Intimate knowledge of the financial aid process.
Excellent communication, writing, and public-speaking skills.
Availability to work evenings and weekends for special programming.
Ability to coordinate and accomplish tasks in a deadline-driven environment.
A strong sense of ethics and professionalism.
A team-oriented approach to all aspects of the college counseling process and a collaborative spirit of engagement in all professional endeavors.
Commitment to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive school community.
Ability to work collaboratively on a team with humility, patience, and a sense of humor.
Experience working with high school students in an advanced and specialized academic environment is preferable.
About South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Math
Great teachers, students & environment = the SC Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM), located in Hartsville, SC. GSSM is growing and requires additional outstanding team members to join the faculty, administration and staff in our residential and outreach programs.
OUR MISSION IS TO SEEK OUT AND ADVANCE the state’s most talented and motivated students, offering them a transforming education with special focus in science, mathematics and engineering that cultivates joy in learning and builds the confidence to engage as ethical leaders with the world’s most significant issues.
GSSM IS NATIONALLY RECOGNIZED for the quality of its advanced academic, research, and international programs. GSSM has embarked on a visionary strategic plan to identify and challenge highly motivated and capable students, from all backgrounds in South Carolina, and help them achieve their highest potential.
OUR FACULTY AND STAFF come from all over the world and share a passion for their disciplines and a gift to inspire and lead their students to understanding and a joy for learning.
The South Carolina Governor's School for Science and Mathematics does not discriminate on the basis of race,... color, religion, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, or disability in admission, participation, or employment in its programs and activities.