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College and Career Counselor

Company: Archdiocese of Chicago
Location: Chicago
Posted on: May 15, 2024

Job Description:

Position Type:
High School Teaching/Counselor

Date Posted:

Notre Dame College Prep

Date Available:

Closing Date:


Notre Dame College Prep, a Catholic, all-boys high school in Niles, Illinois, seeks a well-qualified college and career counselor. The Principal appoints the College and Career Counselor and serves under the direct supervision of the Director of Counseling. The College and Career Counselor assists students in making informed decisions regarding college and career options. The College and Career Counselor works with students throughout their four years at Notre Dame but primarily supports upperclass students on their journeys beyond high school.


  • 7:30 am to 3:15 pm - 10 months per year, other hours as needed to fulfill accountabilities
  • Counselors are expected to work one week before the beginning of school and one week following the completion of school as well as over the Christmas break as needed to prepare for the second semester.
  • Presenting at evening activities such as junior parent night, senior parent night, and financial aid information night is expected
  • All staff members support the supervision of students as needed ACCOUNTABILITIES:
    Specific accountabilities shall include, but not be limited to:
    • Knowledge of the mission and philosophy of Notre Dame College Prep and support in incorporating and communicating its vision.
    • Provide comprehensive college and career counseling.
    • Be informed regarding college admissions policies.
    • Arrange all appointments and meetings with college representatives.
    • Schedule seniors to meet with college representatives and provide them with a calendar of representative visits.
    • Integrate and utilize student data into the Naviance portal.
    • Inform students and parents of local college fair programs.
    • Arrange a College Essay Workshop and College Financial Aid and Information Night.
    • Process applications for college admission, including preparing transcripts and test scores and writing recommendations.
    • Coordinate all scholarship and financial aid requirements.
    • Plan, schedule, and present sophomore, junior, and senior Parent Insight Nights.
    • Prepare and mail final transcripts and reports.
    • Maintain active membership in the Chicago Area College Counselor Association, the National Association for College Admission Counseling, and the Illinois Association for College Admissions Counseling.
    • Provide opportunities for students and families to be informed about and apply for scholarships.
    • Maintain records of students' plans after they leave Notre Dame College Prep.
    • Administer and supervise the standardized testing program (HSPT, PSAT 8/9, PSAT 10, PSAT, ACT, and SAT).
    • Administer and supervise Advanced Placement testing.
    • Communicate NCAA Clearinghouse requirements with students, parents, and college.
    • Work collaboratively with the counseling department to establish departmental goals and objectives.
    • Utilize data to inform decision-making.
    • Participate in departmental staffing and meetings.
    • Maintain open communication within the department and school regarding specific issues involving students, parents, staff, and community and program developments.
    • Support faculty and staff in preparing and sending letters of recommendation.
    • Communicate with departments and teachers regarding specific issues involving college and career planning.
    • Order and requisition materials as needed within the budgeted needs of the department.
    • Continue professional self-development and foster professional development within the department.
    • Other duties as assigned.
      Conditions of Employment:
      Must be fingerprinted and complete all Archdiocese of Chicago youth protection criteria and expectations.

      Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
      Bachelor's degree in content area or teaching in that content area, excellent communication skills, an energetic and outgoing personality, solid administrative/organizational skills, and familiarity with 1:1 technology, Google Docs, and basic computing are essential.

      Preferred Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
      Master's degree in counseling or counseling-related fields, secondary education experience, and Catholic school experience are preferred.

      Physical Working Conditions:
      Must lift lightweight objects (1 to 10 pounds) without repetitive bending or stooping. Occasionally lift average-weight objects (10 to 20 pounds). Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer

      Salary and Benefits
      Salary will be provided according to experience and education as salary scale dictates.
      Other benefits include:
      • Health Insurance Flexible Spending Account Option
      • Dental and Vision Insurance
      • Short-Term & Long-Term Disability
      • Personal Days and Sick Leave
      • Retirement 403(b) Plan and Match
      • Paid Jury Duty
      • Paid Bereavement Leave
      • Life Insurance
      • Tuition Remission for Notre Dame College Prep
      • Employee Assistance Program
      • Continued Education Support
        Start Date

        Electronic submission preferred. Interested candidates should forward cover letter and resume to:

        Jessica Grillo
        Notre Dame College Prep
        7655 West Dempster
        Niles, IL 60714

Keywords: Archdiocese of Chicago, Chicago , College and Career Counselor, Other , Chicago, Illinois

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