Ma’ayanot Yeshiva High School for Girls seeks a passionate and energetic College Guidance Counselor to work with our student body of approximately 350 students in grades nine through twelve. The College Guidance Counselor will work with the Director of College Guidance to lead the college search and application process and help students to seek a “best fit” college.
The ideal candidate must be sensitive to the needs of Modern Orthodox students and their families and fully cognizant of, and sensitive to, the overall mission of Ma’ayanot.
The ideal candidate will possess the following skills/qualifications:
Relevant professional experience: college admissions or high school college counseling experience strongly preferred
Very strong written and verbal communication skills
Outstanding organization skills, abundant energy, and the ability to be flexible and work hard
A high level of technological fluency and comfort with database systems; familiarity with Naviance preferred
Ability to communicate successfully with parents, students and faculty
An eagerness to remain current in national trends in college counseling and admissions, and a desire to learn and grow as a professional
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
General Job Description
Serve as a general resource for students and parents regarding admission criteria, college data and Jewish life on campus
Establish and maintain strong relationship with college admission directors and officers
Understand the college admission process at a variety of institution types and selectivity levels
Work effectively one-on-one with students
Assist students with their college applications including essays.
Write school recommendations for members of the senior class
Educate students on appropriate interviewing techniques
Guide students and others in understanding and using Naviance, the college admission data management system
Organize and run educational programs for students and parents
Applicants should email a resume, a letter of interest which details specific evidence of the skills and qualifications necessary for success in this position and a writing sample to Leebie Mallin – email@example.com