College Counselor

Website True North Classical Academy

We are seeking a high school college counselor to join our faculty.  The College Counselor develops and administers a comprehensive program that promotes and enhances academic, personal, social and career development for students in their respective grade levels.  They help students evaluate their abilities, interests, and talents to develop academic and career goals. The ideal candidate will bring a passion for the mission of True North, an understanding and respect for our culture and experience working in a school setting that fosters a love for learning.

About True North

True North Classical Academy is one of the top-rated schools in Florida.  True North is an independent, tuition-free charter school, educating hearts, minds, and souls for the excellence of character and academics. Our educational vision is grounded in the classical tradition, which identifies wisdom and virtue as the ultimate goals of education. We believe that every student has a desire for knowledge and a capacity for excellence. In all facets of school life, we inspire students to seek what is true, good, and beautiful, cultivating their natural sense of wonder. True North blends the best of contemporary educational practices with timeless principles inherent in the classical tradition to create a school like no other in Florida.

 

True North students are immersed in the study of Great Books, take advanced, inquiry-based math and science courses, study Latin, explore the fine arts, and have the opportunity to participate in extracurricular clubs and competitive athletics. In the classroom, an emphasis is placed on Socratic, inquiry-based teaching approaches. In addition to rigorous academics, our school culture is filled with joy, respect, and deep engagement in meaningful studies. Our teachers and school leaders inspire students to pursue excellence in all areas of their lives and reach their fullest potential.

 

What We Stand For

  • Wisdom and Virtue
  • Truth, Goodness, and Beauty
  • Human Dignity
  • Wonder and Inquiry
  • Friendship and Community
  • Attentiveness and Presence
  • Honest, Open Communication
  • Continuous Learning and Growth

True North Hiring Profile

  • Mission & vision alignment
  • Subject matter expertise
  • Strength of character
  • Love of learning
  • Commitment to professional growth
  • Humility & receptivity to coaching
  • Aptitude/fit for working with students
  • Classroom leadership capacity
  • Commitment to collaboration and team unity
  • Strong work ethic and an enthusiastic, positive attitude

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
This list is intended only to illustrate the various types of work that may be performed. The omission of specific statements does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

  • Facilitate the college application process with high school seniors
  • Identify potential scholarship/fellowship opportunities for the students
  • Write recommendations when appropriate
  • Arrange college tours both in-state and out-of-state
  • Facilitate the financial aid process and assist seniors with completing necessary forms
  • Support students in learning their strengths and building academic and personal skills
  • Oversee SAT preparation classes for seniors
  • Develop relationships with admission counselors at colleges and universities
  • Assist students with crafting, developing, revising and submitting personal statements
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualification, Skill and Knowledge Requirements

  • Master’s degree in school counseling or related field
  • 3+ years’ experience as a College Counselor
  • Must have strong organizational and communication skills, verbal and written
  • Ability to work with parents, students, faculty, and support staff
  • Understanding of test construction and ability to interpret educational test data
  • Knowledge of grade test targets
  • Ability to evaluate a student transcript
  • Ability to plan, organize, and implement meetings involving a variety of topics and personnel
  • Candidates must see education as a vocation and are willing to go above and beyond the call of duty for the success of all students.

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