Duration: 12 month contract – 10 month work/school year schedule-extra days
Reporting to: Director of College Counseling
FLSA: exempt/contract employee
Schedule: Monday through Friday (evening parent programs or weekend testing events)
Hours: 7:50 am to 3:20 pm
Rooted in the Catholic, Dominican tradition, St. Agnes Academy challenges young women through exceptional academic preparation and transformational experiences to lead with integrity, joy, and a commitment to social justice
Faith, Community, and Dominican Charism
Ensure that the four pillars of a Dominican education (prayer, study, community, preaching) are developed and promoted among the school community
Develop an active faith community and models Christian values
Support prayer and spiritual formation within the student, faculty/staff and parent communities
Uphold and implement the Dominican charism and the Houston Dominican Sisters congregational goals
Demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion by honoring the dignity of each member of the St. Agnes Academy community.
To robustly prepare and guide students through a multi-point college counseling program with the goal of achieving a college placement with a strong focus on fit and match.
The main responsibilities will include:
Provide academic and college counseling to a caseload of approximately 120 students, including sophomores, juniors and seniors.
Tiered interventions for students struggling academically
Interventions for students who have missed school time for health related or other issues.
Establish a timeline for the college search and application process and assist students with all aspects of the process, from prospective college identification to the logistics of application completion.
Develop positive relationships with College Admissions Representatives from colleges and universities throughout the country to help foster a better understanding of the rigor of the St. Agnes curriculum and school culture.
Work to establish collaborative working relationship with a team of five other counselors.
Assist in the development and execution of group guidance efforts and evening parent programs.
Each college counselor has a specific task/project/event s/he leads.
Complete individual projects as assigned.
Some travel to Colleges/Universities maybe required
Complete Safe Haven Training
Commitment to embracing the mission of St. Agnes Academy
Bachelor’s Degree required. Master’s Degree in Student Affairs, Education, Counseling or related field preferred
Prior experience as a College Counselor with a successful track record of student admissions to college preferred
Proficiency in Microsoft Office required
Strong work ethic with the ability to manage multiple, and occasionally simultaneous, deadlines and projects
Excellent judgment, confidentiality, discretion, and diplomacy.
Excellent verbal and written communication skills
Willingness to take initiative and work with a dynamic team
Meticulous organizational and problem-solving skills, with attention to detail
Strong interpersonal skills in relating to multiple audiences, including students, parents, and educators with grace, competence, and warmth
Work Environment: St. Agnes Academy is committed to hiring, developing, and retaining a diverse and highly competent faculty and staff.
Physical Demands: This job operates in a professional/educational environment. The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit at a desk area, communicate via phone/face to face, manually input data into a computer, walk to different office areas, reach with hands and arms, and minimal lifting. The role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and other technology.
The forgoing statements describe the general purpose and responsibilities assigned to this job and are not an exhaustive list of all the responsibilities and duties that may be assigned or skills that may be required.
Rooted in the Dominican tradition, St. Agnes Academy provides a Catholic college preparatory education that encourages young women to develop intellectual curiosity, to work for social justice and to act with integrity and compassion.
St. Agnes Academy was founded in 1905 by Mother Pauline Gannon, O.P., Prioress of the Dominican Sisters of Houston, Texas. The Academy opened on February 11, 1906, at its former location at 3901 Fannin. It was in operation at that site until September 1963 when the present-day campus opened at 9000 Bellaire Boulevard in Sharpstown. St. Agnes numbers more than 10,000 graduates, many of whom now have daughters, granddaughters, and even great-granddaughters who are Academy students or alumnae.
In 1917 St. Agnes was accredited by the University of Texas and the State Board of Education. It is now affiliated with the following educational associations: Catholic Schools of the Galveston-Houston Diocese, The National Catholic Educational Association, The Texas Catholic Conference Education Department in conjunction with the Texas Education Agency, the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and The College Board.