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.


  • 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.


  • 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


Bachelor's degree required.


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

Start Date:



Commensurate with experience.

Schuler Scholar Program
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