Website Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory
This position is a full-time, eleven month position. SHC college advisors work collaboratively and individually with students, families, teachers, school counselors, and colleges/universities to guide students throughout the college admission and matriculation process.
Responsibilities and Duties
Model for students the characteristics of a Lasallian Vincentian Catholic educator;
Facilitate SHC’s mission and philosophy and Counseling and Advising Department outcomes (see https://www.shcp.edu/academics/counseling-advising);
Support approximately 70-80 seniors each year, starting in the spring of junior year, in researching and applying for admission and financial aid for college;
Design and present college research, planning, and application workshops/seminars to groups of students and families at all grade levels, with a focus on expanding access to college;
Hold individual meetings with eleventh-grade and twelfth-grade parents and students;
Facilitate occasional evening and weekend meetings and out of town college tours;
Collaborate to plan and supervise college tours;
Be proficient with accessing, analyzing, and communicating complex information and data to a variety of audiences and in a variety of media;
Keep accurate records of the advising process in college and career planning platform (Naviance), school learning management system (Schoology), and student information system (PowerSchool);
Write letters of recommendation for college admissions and scholarships, preparing and sending Secondary School Reports to colleges, universities and scholarship sources, and midyear reports as necessary or requested;
In collaboration with the Registrar, prepare reports related to college application, admission, and matriculation for internal and external use;
Publicize scholarships and grant funding opportunities to advisees and their parents;
Continue to learn professionally, taking college admissions workshops, particularly those presented by UC, CSU, and the College Board;
Build effective professional relationships with admissions officers through membership in and attendance at WACAC & NACAC meetings, and through participation in local and national professional networks;
Meet directly with college admissions officers at SHC and throughout the country;
Attend and participate in Counseling and Advising Department and learning team meetings and workshops;
Participate in the co-curricular life of the school;
Engage in in professional development, especially our four-year New Faculty Professional Development and Support Program, to be a reflective and growth-minded practitioner who integrates best and next teaching practices rooted in the SHC mission;
Actively participate in SHC’s strategic initiatives to strengthen meaningful diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging practices;
Participate in the mission of SHC and the charisms of the Daughters of Charity and De La Salle Christian Brothers and Department of Catholic Schools through their formational programs.
Perform other duties as required.
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