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Collegiate Directions, Inc. (CDI) seeks a qualified college counselor for a non-profit, educational program. CDI serves low-income, first-generation-to-college students in Montgomery County, MD, public schools and E.L. Haynes Charter School. The program identifies Scholars in the 10th grade and supports them throughout college to ensure persistence and graduation. The counselor will report to the director of programs.

Counselor duties will include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing comprehensive educational, college, and financial aid planning as part of a counseling team, for the program’s students and their families
  • Communicating and collaborating with CDI partner high schools, colleges, and other community organizations
  • Visiting colleges and universities and participating in appropriate professional development
  • Participating in program activities, including some evening and weekend commitments
  • Strategic program and logistics planning and execution
  • Editing/writing CDI advocacy and outreach materials

Qualifications:

Required

  • Experience with students and colleagues from diverse ethnic and cultural backgrounds
  • Willingness to take initiative and work with a dynamic team
  • Strong organizational skills, with attention to detail
  • Strong interpersonal skills in relating to multiple audiences, including students, parents, and educators
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Driver’s license

Preferred

  • Master’s degree in student affairs, education, counseling, or a related field
  • Background in financial aid, college admissions, student affair
  • Spanish/Amharic language proficiency

Salary Range:

  • Commensurate with experience, plus generous benefits

Collegiate Directions, Inc. (CDI) seeks a qualified college counselor for a non-profit, educational program. CDI serves low-income, first-generation-to-college students in Montgomery County, MD, public schools and E.L. Haynes Charter…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Professional

Salary

low to mid 40s

Location

Temporarily Remote
Work must be performed in or near Bethesda, MD
Associated Location
4827 Rugby Avenue, Bethesda, MD 20814, United States
Suite 001

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