College Counselor (Temporary Replacement 08/24/2023 - 11/17/2023)
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School
Location: New York , New York
Type: Full Time
Salary: $17,000 - $23,000
The College Counselor position guides grade 9-12 students and parents through all facets of the college/post secondary planning process. This position works closely as a team member in the College Counseling Department, along with School Counselors, grade level leaders, faculty, and the other members of the Upper School administration. The College Counselor reports to the Director of College Counseling.
This is a temporary replacement from 08/24/2023 to 11/17/2023.
Primary responsibilities include the following:
Provide students and parents with direction, programming and resources to make post-secondary plans as early as grade 9.
Counsel and advocate a group of designated students in each grade level. Assist with the course selection process, recommend extra-curricular activities, assist with career exploration, develop a balanced college list, provide guidance for standardized testing, advise on scholarships and financial aid, review college applications and personal statements, and prepare students for college interviews.
Assist in the planning and execution of grade level advisory programs that focus on special topics related to the college application process, targeted workshops for families, and other events to include the annual college fair, college trips, and other college or career related workshops.
Craft strong letters of recommendation that capture the talents, personality, and promise of each student.
Work closely with the testing coordinator for practice standardized testing administration.
Perform any other administrative duties assigned to support the greater school community.
A masters degree in a related field.
5+ years of successful experience in specifically a college counseling capacity, preferably in an independent school setting.
Experience working with a range of family backgrounds.
Possess an active network of college admission officers.
Experience with college tracking data platforms (Naviance, Ciaflo, Maia Learning) and other school data management systems (PowerSchool, Pupilpath, Salesforce, etc.).
Possess excellent interpersonal skills, organizational skills, time management skills, and the ability to work well independently and also as a part of a small team.
Knowledge of the IB program and experience in college admissions (US and/or international) is a plus.
Léman Manhattan Preparatory School is an international learning community committed to educating, empowering and inspiring students from early childhood through 12th Grade to be confident, independent critical thinkers. Nestled in the heart of downtown New York City, Léman Manhattan delivers academic excellence that inspires for a lifetime.
One of only four independent schools in Manhattan to offer the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, Léman Manhattan is building the next generation of courageous, critical thinkers.
Our two state-of-the-art campuses house nearly 750 students representing more than 50 countries of origin, where an exceptional faculty inspires children to view the world as their classroom.