Postsecondary Counselor

Job Type

Part Time

Published

08/23/2018

Address

3601 S Broad St
Philadelphia
PA
19148
United States

Description

REPORTS TO:    Coordinator of Middle School Programs or Coordinator of High School Programs


HOURS:               Average of 10-20 Hours per Week (Seasonal Variations)


QUALIFICATIONS:

 

  • Successful applicants must hold a Bachelor’s Degree and be able to pass the PA Child Abuse Clearance, PA State Police Criminal Record Check, and FBI Criminal Background Check. Additionally, candidates should possess: 
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Knowledge or willingness to learn about Philadelphia high school application processes
  • Knowledge of programs, admission policies, and financial policies and procedures of four-year colleges and universities, community colleges, trade and technical schools, and/or military academies
  • Experience in college counseling or college admissions
  • Experience working with middle school and/or high school students
  • Advanced computer skills and proficiency with Microsoft Office
  • Flexibility to perform night/weekend duty and travel throughout the Philadelphia region
  • Knowledge of and experience working with diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, disability and ethnic backgrounds


GENERAL SUMMARY:


The Postsecondary Counselor will serve as a resource for Snider Hockey students, in either middle school or high school, and families. College preparation and guidance are key for those in high school students. For middle school students, Postsecondary Counselors must support them throughout the high school application and selection process. Additionally they will help students find, prepare, and apply for opportunities in employment or education. Counselors will work as part of a team to promote and celebrate a college bound culture across Snider Hockey programs. The Counselor plays a vital role in spreading our core values of education, responsibility, hard work, and giving back. The successful candidate will take pride in mentoring participants to become productive citizens who pursue higher education and give back to their communities.


All applicants should state whether they want to work with middle schools students and families preparing for high school applications, high school students and families preparing for postsecondary education and/or professional pursuits, or have no preference. 


RESPONSIBILITIES INCLUDE BUT ARE NOT LIMITED TO THE FOLLOWING:



  • Create a resource rich environment for students and families as it pertains to high school and college information, scholarship opportunities, and financial aid processes
  • Plan and conduct information sessions, campus tours, school fairs, and workshops on essay writing, scholarships, and financial aid
  • Assist students with registration for the SSAT, ISEE, ACT, and/or SAT, obtaining fee waivers, and organizing test preparation
  • Collect and monitor student data including test scores, high schools/college application information, FAFSA completion, scholarships applied, high school/college acceptance and scholarships received
  • Individually counsel students and families to ensure college preparation and matriculation, continued success throughout postsecondary education, and career preparation
  • Help students select schools of interest and fit, and complete college applications
  • Help students identify and apply for scholarships and complete the financial aid process
  • Assist students and parents with interpreting and comparing financial aid packages
  • Be an essential member of the Snider Hockey team, which may include but is not limited to planning and supporting activities and events

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

If you are interested in applying for this position with Snider Hockey, please send a PDF or Microsoft Word version of your cover letter and resume to Careers@SniderHockey.org. Please make sure to include your full name and the position you are applying for in the subject line of the email.


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