As a member of the Department of College Counseling, this position will report to the Director of College Counseling and will work closely and collaboratively with members of the Department of College Counseling. The essential function of this position is to be involved with all phases of the student development and college aspiration process by providing academic and college/career counseling on a daily basis. This position will also coordinate, consult, and collaborate with faculty, parents, administrators, higher education personnel, and outside resources to assist students in maximizing their educational opportunities. This person must have a positive attitude, be energetic, joyful, patient, and have a good sense of humor. They should be warm and welcoming and enjoy working with teenagers and families with certain outcome expectations. This person must demonstrate patience and understanding of working in an independent school and its population. He/she must work collaboratively on a team and demonstrate flexibility, compassion, and willingness to learn. He/she should be self directed and able to multi-task while successfully managing time and priorities
Advise, guide, and mentor TMI students and families through the college identification/application/decision process. • Assist students and their parents in targeting higher education possibilities that meet the students’ academic, career, and social requirements. • Assist students in all phases of the college identification/application process, helping them monitor and complete all application and testing functions. • Assist students and parents in planning students’ high school curriculum and extra-curricular choices to align best with their college aspirations. • Build rapport with students and conduct student interviews in preparation for writing letters of recommendation. • Write official letters of recommendation for approximately 50 plus students. • Collect pertinent and timely information related to college admissions and scholarships and write a bi-weekly newsletter. • Assist in preparing for and presenting grade-level meetings in the upper school. • Actively communicate with students, parents, and college constituencies. • Lead training sessions on the use of our college planning platform. • Lead essay writing workshops and coach students through their essay writing process and resume-building. • Lead training sessions on completing the college application. • Lead/Co-Lead presentations on college admissions and financial aid. • Assist with PSAT administration logistics and proctor exam. • Assist with AP exam administration and logistics and proctor multiple exam sessions. • Build and maintain positive working relationships with college admissions representatives. • Actively participate in college admissions updates provided throughout the year. • Communicate with faculty regarding academic letters of recommendation and admissions trends. • Serve on multiple school committees. • Serve as an academic advisor to a small group of students.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of three years of college admissions experience or two-three years of college counseling experience at a secondary school.
• The ideal candidate should have knowledge of a multitude of colleges and universities and scholarship programs, and the changing admissions landscape. • Must have some familiarity with the financial aid application process. • Must have some familiarity with standard graduation requirements and how they are reviewed by colleges and universities. • Must demonstrate excellent writing and oral communication skills. • Should be familiar with types of rigorous courses. • Should be familiar with standardized testing, trends, and analysis
Founded in 1893, TMI Episcopal (TMI) is the flagship private school of the Episcopal Diocese of West Texas. Located in San Antonio, TMI educates students in grades 6-12 and is the oldest Episcopal Church-sponsored, college-preparatory school in the Southwest. TMI offers an optional JROTC program, and 5-day or 7-day boarding for students in grades 8-12.
The mission of TMI is to provide an excellent educational community, with values based on the teachings of Jesus Christ, challenging motivated students to develop their full potential in service and leadership. TMI is at the leading edge of sound educational innovation through creative approaches to teaching and learning, providing a well-rounded experience for day and boarding students from diverse backgrounds through a strong co-curricular program of athletics, fine arts, community service.
TMI recently opened the Walker Innovation Center. The Walker Innovation Center is an 8,000 square foot space that includes a fab-lab maker space, idea labs, a dedicated robotics room, AR/VR lab and a sound and broadcasting space. The Walker Innovation Center is under the direction of our Dean of Innovation and is available to all faculty... to use for stand-alone projects or to facilitate the ongoing integration of Design Thinking and project based learning in an effort to instill in our students the benefits of real-world problem solving.