College Counsellor Required (ACS international Schools): London

 

ACS International Schools

High School, Cobham

ACS International Schools is looking for a College Counsellor to join the team. The main purpose of this role is to work as part of a team in the Academic Dean’s Office playing a leading role in college counselling for students in grades 9 to 12.

Main Responsibilities: 

  • Take the leading role in all educational and informational programs related to college counselling (eg student, teacher and parent workshops, open evenings, assemblies etc)
  • Keep up-to-date on issues and trends related to university placement through professional development and attending conferences
  • Be college counsellor for a group of students in grade 11 & 12 that will be divided amongst the college counselling department.
  • Meet regularly and individually with students and families in his/her case-load
  • Advocate for his/her students throughout their college application process
  • Work with advisors to facilitate college application process including course selection
  • Work with faculty to improve and standardize the quality of their advocacy letters
  • Work with the English Department to help students develop application essays and personal statements
  • Keep abreast of individual student status with regard to credits, academic warnings, honour roll etc
  • Be available for parent conferences and “drop-ins” (“Open Door” policy)

Skills and Experience:

  • Previous teaching experience
  • Strong knowledge of UK, US and other colleges and universities; an established network of admissions colleagues
  • Previous experience of using or willingness to learn to use Bridge-U programming and administration
  • Educated to BA essential.
  • Experience working in high school college counselling essential. Experience in teaching preferred.
  • Strong IT skills essential

 

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