Job Description

College Counselor

Overview
Ursuline Academy of Dallas is an independent Catholic college preparatory school dedicated to educating young women to become active members in a Global society. Ursuline seeks a full-time College Counselor to join our office starting in August 2019.

General Authority
The College Counselors report to the College Counseling Department Chair who, in turn, reports to the Principal of the Academy.

Key Responsibilities
• Collaborate frequently with College Counseling colleagues to ensure best practices when working with and advising students and parents; ongoing collaboration with members of the Personal Counseling department to ensure a seamless transition of pertinent student information between members of the two counseling offices
• Work with students and parents to guide them through the college search, application, and selection process
• Prepare school supporting documents to send to colleges and scholarship organizations in support of student applications; packet information includes writing letters of recommendation, preparing and sending secondary school report information, sending transcripts, school profile, and teacher letters of recommendation
• Organize and host meetings for students and parents throughout the year, along with other special events that include College Night, the senior graduate panel, various on-campus college fairs, and other events
• Establish and maintain relationships with college representatives; follow up with college representatives on behalf of students who may have missing items and/or providing additional support for student applications or for waitlist candidates
• Participate in professional development opportunities that include:
o Representing the school at professional conferences and other informational programs
o Attending college sponsored events
o Participating in counselor fly-in and tour programs
o Meeting with college representatives who visit campus
• Follow up with college representatives to collect admission and scholarship information for senior class
• Post information for students and parents regarding summer programs, scholarships, and other events on Naviance, in the office, and through other sources
• Distribute information as appropriate to students, parents and faculty through Naviance, Quicklinks, the UA website, by email, on Twitter, and via text messages
• Coordinate onsite test prep courses for the PSAT, SAT, and ACT, and the administration of practice PSAT, SAT, and ACT tests
• Assist with the office coordination of the AP exam program
• Participate in the life of the school by serving as an advisor for a group of students, as a moderator for a student organization, chaperoning field trips and other off-campus events, and/or by participating in events that support the Ursuline mission

Ideal Qualities
• Strong understanding of the Ursuline mission
• Possess an enthusiasm for collaboration and participation in a community of learners who are excited to grow and engage in giving and receiving feedback
• Experience in college admissions working in a college or high school setting
• Exhibit a warm, supportive, and welcoming demeanor that allows for rapport building with students, parents, and colleagues and can influence conversations and interactions with positive outcomes
• Strong organizational, written, and communication skills
• Strong technology skills, with prior knowledge of Naviance preferred
• Enjoy working with students, parents, and members of the school community
• Ability to work as a member of a team
• Possess at least a bachelor's degree, a master's degree is preferred

Please direct all inquiries to:
Human Resources – Ursuline Academy of Dallas (employment@ursulinedallas.org)
Visit www.ursulinedallas.org/employment for additional information about how to apply for this position.

Qualified candidates should complete an online application for employment. Compensation commensurate with experience. EEOC