School Counselor - Wooster School
Position: School Counselor
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: College Guidance Counselor
Job Location: Wooster School
Beginning: Aug 19, 2019
Deadline: Aug 20, 2019**
District: Wooster School
Danbury, CT 06810
Telephone: 203-830-3975
Job Description:

Brief Overview of the Role
Wooster School is currently seeking a full-time College Guidance counselor. This innovative and highly energetic individual will work within all aspects of the College Guidance Office and ensure a comprehensive college guidance process for grades 8 through 12.

Potential Responsibilities
  • Manage a caseload of juniors and seniors to provide individualized, deliberate and comprehensive support. focused on  helping students enroll in a great fit college.
  • Coordinate testing including PSAT for students in grades 9 - 11 as well as SAT and ACT testing for students with accommodations.
  • Coordinate and team-teach the College Guidance Seminar course.
  • Prepare extensive summary reports analyzing college admissions results for Wooster students.
  • Write and coordinate student profile/recommendation for each senior applying to college.
  • Establish and maintain lines of communication with national and international colleges and universities.
  • Travel to national and regional conferences and visit colleges in order to stay current in the field.
Candidate should have a/an:
  • Thorough understanding of selective college admissions processes and trends as they relate to financial aid, the visual and performing arts, and athletics.
  • Ability to connect with students, parents, colleagues, and college admissions officers.
  • Excellent attention to detail and communication skills, both written and oral.
Candidate should have at least a/an:
  • Minimum two years experience as a college counselor and/or a college admissions officer.
  • Experience managing others in an educational setting preferred.
  • Bachelor's degree required, Master's degree preferred.
Salary & Benefits
This is a full-time, exempt position. Salaries are competitive with the local independent schools. Competitive benefits package includes health coverage.

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:

Adam Kendis
Co-Director of College Guidance

Tyrone Black
Middle & Upper School Division Head
Co-Director of College Guidance

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