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College Counselor at Schuler Scholar Program

December 10, 2018 3:54 PM | Anonymous member

College Counselor

Chicago & Northern Suburbs

The Schuler Scholar Program seeks a College Counselor who will coordinate college counseling programs at one of our partner high school sites, either in Chicago or in the Northern suburbs of Chicago. This position is full-time.

Schuler Mission:

The Schuler Scholar Program equips high-achieving and underrepresented students to gain access to and succeed at highly selective colleges and beyond.

Responsibilities:

  • Program Development, Implementation & Evaluation:
  • Collaborate with the college counseling team to develop college knowledge, application and financial aid programs
  • Implement and evaluate core programs in one of our partner high schools
  • Student & Family Advising:
  • Provide one-on-one advising and application support to a caseload of 20-50 juniors and seniors
  • Facilitate meetings and workshops for students and families
  • Project Management:
  • Oversee summer college program applications for a caseload of 10-25 sophomores and juniors
  • Plan and chaperone college visits during three school breaks each year
  • Program Partner Support:
  • Serve as liaison to the partner high school counseling staff
  • Collaborate with teachers and administrators to support students and families in the college process

While one-on-one meetings primarily take place during the day, family meetings and workshops will take place during the afternoon and evenings, usually about one night per week.

Skills:

  • Understands the obstacles faced by students from diverse backgrounds, including first generation and Pell Grant eligible families
  • Understands the selective college admissions process
  • Familiar with financial aid application platforms, including FAFSA and CSS Profile
  • Strong listening and communication skills (written and verbal)
  • Adept at facilitating and engaging students in large group settings
  • Self-starter, problem-solver, multitasker
  • Ability to speak/read Spanish is desired, but not required

Education: Bachelor's degree required.

Experience: Qualified applicants will have at least two years professional work experience. Experience in college admissions, college counseling or student advising is preferred. 

Start Date: Immediate

Salary: Commensurate with experience.


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