Schuler Scholar Program
  • IL, USA
  • Salary
  • Full Time

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. 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, multi-tasker
  • 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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