College and Career Counselor
- Bishop Kelly High School
- Boise, ID
- CATEGORY: Student Services
- CATEGORY: Administrator
- CATEGORY: School/Guidance Counselor
- CATEGORY: Pupil Personnel
- CATEGORY: Vocational/Career Education
Description The College & Career Counselor, operates under the general direction of the Principal, or the Principal’s designee. The primary role of the College & Career Counselor is to assist students with preparing for college and a career. The counselor will utilize a variety of developmentally appropriate group and individual interventions to educate students about college and career opportunities. The College & Career Counselor will work collaboratively with parents, school personnel, college and military representatives, industry liaisons, and area counselors to provide accurate information regarding college and career opportunities.
Essential Functions Manage the college and career center for Bishop Kelly High School Assist students with the completion of college applications and financial aid documents. Build and maintain relationships with college admission representatives. Meet individually with students and parents to explore and identify appropriate college options. Share financial aid and scholarship information on a timely basis with students and families. Facilitate and coordinate student and parent information sessions. Schedule and host College and Military on-site visits using Scoir. Extensive knowledge of the college admission process at a variety of institution types and selectivity levels including military academies. Stay up-to-date on current trends, admission requirements, application deadlines, financial aid and scholarship opportunities. Develop engaging topical classroom presentations related to College and Career Planning. Lead Scoir administrator responsible for training academic counselors and students. Attend Counselor college visits that are applicable to our student population. Personal on going professional development through webinars, professional reading, membership in and involvement with college-related organizations (NACAC, PNACAC, Next Steps Idaho, etc.). Knowledge of National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC) curriculum and resources. Familiarity with College Board and other services/assessments available to students. AP Test Coordinator. Provide effective counseling services. Maintain confidentiality of information processed, prepared or shared. Know legal and ethical exceptions to confidentiality and duty to inform. Coordinate the compilation and sharing of documents for student awards such as National Merit, Rotary Century Scholars, Boise State Capital Scholars, etc. Participate in outreach programs such as the Catholic Partner School visit days. Help students create class schedules that optimize admission potential at a variety of schools. Advise students seeking to play intercollegiate athletics. This includes knowledge of NCAA and NAIA requirements. Communicate about job/career opportunities to students
Skills Ability to work independently and collaborate with a team. Knowledge of college admissions practices, terms, trends, etc. in Idaho and beyond. Knowledge of the American School Counselor Association Model. Competency in demonstrating effective counseling interventions and services. Communicate effectively verbally and in writing. Ability to navigate college admission websites to find important information regarding application requirements, scholarships, etc. Assist in managing student accounts for College Board, ACT, and others. Strong organizational skills. Ability to participate in evening and weekend events. Ability to multitask and prioritize duties. Knowledge of Bishop Kelly Academic offerings and graduation requirements. Knowledge of and ability to use the Google Suite Maintain confidentiality of information processed, prepared or shared. Know legal and ethical exceptions to confidentiality and duty to inform.
Qualifications Minimum of 3 years experience working with students and families in college admissions. Bachelor’s or master’s (preferred) degree in counseling or a related field. Support the Vision and Mission of Bishop Kelly High School State of Idaho Pupil Personnel Services credential or ability to obtain prior to employment
Equal Opportunity Employer
Bishop Kelly High School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.