Associate Director of College and Academic Counseling
St. Michael's Catholic Academy
Location: Austin, Texas
Type: Full Time
Required Education: Masters
About St. Michael’s Catholic Academy:
St. Michael’s Catholic Academy in Austin, TX, is a Christ-centered, college preparatory learning community, inspiring lives of service, courage, personal integrity, and intellectual curiosity. We are distinguished by our Catholic tradition, a welcoming and diverse community, excellent academic programs, and a variety of extracurricular activities.
Summary of Position:
The school seeks an experienced Associate Director of College and Academic Counseling who is involved in the SMCA community and dedicated to the mission of the school. The Associate Director of College and Academic Counseling will begin August 2022 and is an 11 month exempt position. This position will report to the Director of College and Academic Services. This position is a key member of the student support team and will provide academic guidance from the course selection process to assisting struggling students. This Associate Director will provide support to students throughout the entire college admission process.
Responsibilities: Administers all aspects of the college search and admissions process, including the following:
Educates students and parents about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and testing; advising and supporting classes of 100 seniors and families as they go through the process; and helping students and families aspire realistically and choose wisely.
Meets with 9th-12th grade students, individually and in groups, to discuss the college admission timeline.
Meets with all college admissions representatives who visit our campus and facilitates meetings between college representatives and our students. The Associate Director also serves as a liaison with college admissions offices throughout the year.
Writes a letter of recommendation and advises over one third of the senior class.
Prepares and presents informational sessions for parents, including college information nights for all grade levels
Keeps current on issues and trends in college admission, higher education, testing, as well as staying up to date with specific colleges and maintaining membership in professional organizations: National Association of College Admission Counselors, Texas Association of College Admission Counselors, and ACCIS. Attends counselor fly-ins and conferences.
Helps coordinate PSAT and AP exams on campus.
Maintains a list of scholarships and summer programs
Effectively communicates through newsletters and social media to all stakeholders
Assists with multiple school wide events.
Oversees the academic student support meetings and attends the student support meetings bi-weekly with the STEM and Humanities Chairs
Serves as academic counselor for ? or more of the 9th-12th grade students
Has an advisory group with 10 students
Assist with course registration and Winter Term Course registration
Master’s Degree and 3-5 years of college counseling, school counseling and/or college admission experience.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational ability, and the ability to meet deadlines
Ability to navigate multiple tasks at once
Warm and friendly demeanor with the ability to communicate effectively with a highly engaged student and parent population.
Genuine interest in student development and enthusiasm for helping guide them through this important transition from high school to college.
St. Michael's Catholic Academy is committed to providing equal opportunity in all personnel actions and in the administration of all policies and programs.
St. Michael's Catholic Academy employs individuals without regard to race, color, nationality, ethnicity, religion, disability, sex, gender identity or sexual orientation as protected by federal, state, or local law.
St. Michael’s Catholic Academy in Austin, TX, is a Christ-centered, college preparatory learning community, inspiring lives of service, courage, personal integrity, and intellectual curiosity. We are distinguished by our Catholic tradition, a welcoming and diverse community, excellent academic programs and a variety of extracurricular activities.