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College & Guidance Counselor- 2019-2020 school year
at Gulliver Schools
Gulliver Schools, in Miami, Florida, is seeking a College and Guidance Counselor at the Preparatory (high school) campus to begin work in the 2019-2020 school year. This role will start in August 2019. Gulliver Schools is an independent, not for profit, non-denominational, co-ed day school with four campuses from PreK3 to grade 12. The upper school guidance and college counseling team has over 200 years of combined college counseling, guidance counseling, and college admissions experience, and this position will represent an important addition to a highly collaborative and experienced team of counselors. This position will have a particular focus on College Counseling and Academic Advising.
At Gulliver, College and Guidance Counselors are educators responsible for counseling a diverse group of students (and their parents) in grades 9 through 12. Guidance counseling job duties include academic advising, personal support, guidance for course selection, and monitoring graduation requirements and NCAA eligibility. College counseling job duties entail working with students to help them understand themselves and their strengths and interests, and assisting through the entire college process including college selection, application and admission.
In working with students applying to selective colleges, counselors meet with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress and to determine their priorities; write the school recommendation letter and monitor and review the faculty recommendations; and are involved with college programming including an annual College Fair and visits from college representatives. Counselors routinely hold workshops, seminars and programs for students and parents, and also represent the school on college campus visits as well as at relevant state and national conferences and workshops. Counselors are expected to support and attend school events that are held within and outside regular school hours. The counseling team meets regularly both informally and formally, and has a highly collaborative structure and workflow.
Strong candidates will have a minimum of three years’ experience in college admission and/or college counseling, in an academically rigorous school; excellent written and oral communication skills; the ability to conduct meetings in small and large groups; and the ability to communicate with groups and speak in public. Candidates must be able to multitask, problem solve, and collaborate, as well as being decisive and creative thinkers. Master’s degree or higher in a related field is strongly preferred.
Internal candidates who meet the qualifications for the position posted must submit a cover letter expressing interest and a resume to the Human Resources Department. EOE M/F/V/D Drug-Free Workplace.