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Position Summary

In tandem with the Director of College Counseling, the College Counselor is responsible for advising Justin-Siena High School’s student body in regards to college decisions and programing. Essential Responsibilities and Duties College Advising, including:
● Manage a caseload of approximately 75 seniors and 75 juniors, meet individually with juniors (beginning in the spring semester) and seniors at least twice each semester, support students through the college application, financial aid, and scholarship application process; document all contacts
● Guide students in their college research and provide additional support by seeking out the right college fit for each student
● Plan and execute application workshops and presentations in large group and advisory settings, including evenings and weekends
● Support students to complete Justin-Siena’s College List & Request Form
● Write letters of recommendation for college admissions and scholarships, prepare and send Secondary School Reports to colleges, universities and scholarship sources, and mid-year reports as necessary or as requested
● Instruct teachers in the use of Scoir for writing and submitting teacher recommendations and collaborate with counselors in the effective use of Scoir
● Educate students and parents in the use of Scoir for making informed decisions about their college options (comparing colleges and universities, exploring scholarship opportunities, tracking college applications, and accessing a variety of other college research materials)
● Inform students about college entrance exams, interpret test results, create testing plans with students and families, share resources available for test preparation as needed Building Relationships, including:
● Attend college admissions workshops, particularly those presented by UC, CSU, ACT, the College Board, and stay up-to-date on the latest admission trends and policies
● Build strong relationships with admissions officers through membership in and attendance at WACAC & NACAC meetings to promote Justin-Siena and our students
● Attend and participate in College Counseling (and Counseling when necessary) meetings and workshops
● Plan and attend college tours for sophomores, juniors and seniors
● Attend counselor fly-in programs which require overnights and weekends
● Perform other duties as assigned

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