College Counselor (Long-Term Substitute)

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Match Education
Boston, MA
Published 20 days ago

Position: College Counselor, Long-Term Substitute Position

Location: Boston, MA (Brighton Campus)

Start date: November, 2021



Match Charter Public School is a free, high-performing charter public school in Boston. We are a PreK-12 school serving 1,250 students. Our mission is to prepare students for success in college and careers in order to achieve economic security and mobility.  Students gain acceptance to our schools via an annual blind public lottery open to all Boston residents.

Our families bring amazing racial and cultural diversity to the school community - they represent over 20 different countries of origin with over 20 different languages spoken at home. 94% of our students are people of color. Our students bring a diversity of needs to our school, and we are prepared to serve them. 21% of our students qualify for special education services; 30% of our student body are English Language Learners.

Match’s  core values are Equity, Freedom, Teamwork, Innovation, and Accountability. We are working to reframe our organizational processes and policies to be truly anti-racist. At Match, we believe that three aspects of our work and organization - a staff that is diverse by race and other factors, a professional environment that is inclusive of all perspectives, and a curriculum in our PreK-12 school that is culturally competent - are vital to our goals and mission. See our full statement on diversity here.



Our high school has an opening for a College Counselor to cover as a long-term substitute during 2021-22 school year. The position would start in November, 2021 and likely continue until April, 2022. The role is based at our high school location on 1000 Commonwealth Ave, Brighton, MA.  

The College Counselor is needed for a critical time in the college and career process - when students are finalizing their college applications and submitting their FAFSA applications. Key job responsibilities are to: 

  • Serve as a member of a five-person College & Career (C&C) team;
  • Support team in providing college application advising to seniors through individual 1 on 1 meetings, and weekly C&C counseling classes;
  • Participate in weekly team meetings to plan for effective and efficient support of students and families;
  • Assist in coordinating on-time completion of financial aid application and family income documents;
  • Co-Deliver college readiness lessons to 9th-11th graders to prepare them for college visits and the college and career process, including content related to summer enrichment opportunities and resumes;
  • Chaperone college trips, group visits to college, and career fairs;
  • Support students in accessing summer programs, off-site programs, and competitive multi-year opportunity programs;
  • Support the tracking enrichment program applications, acceptances, and participation.
  • Organize and maintain college office files, application data, financial aid records, and proof of financial eligibility;
  • Uphold high academic and behavioral expectations for students, and provide lots of support for getting students there;
  • Participate actively in Match’s coaching and professional development programming;
  • Assist with school programming as needed during non-instructional time; and
  • Serving as a positive and collaborative member of the Match Charter Public School community


Research has shown that people of color and women are less likely to apply for jobs if they don’t believe they meet every one of the qualifications described in a job description. Our highest priority is finding the best candidate for the job. We encourage you to apply, even if you don't believe you meet every one of our qualifications described or you have a less traditional background. 

We are looking for applicants who possess:

  • a bachelor’s degree;
  • passion for social justice and equity and the belief that all students deserve the opportunity for a great education; 
  • strong oral communication and writing skills;
  • high attention to details and meeting deadlines, especially regarding application paperwork, files, records, systems, and data tracking;
  • ability to anticipate potential factors that could impact the meeting of deadlines. Flexibility and creativity in making adjustments to meet deadlines is essential; and 
  • ability to inspire and motivate young people.



Match Education ( is the shared brand name of The Match Charter Public School, The Match School Foundation, Inc., and The Sposato Graduate School of Education®.

Match Education is an engine of discovery and applied innovation in education. We operate high-performing urban public charter schools and a unique graduate school of education that trains teachers for high-poverty schools. Out of this applied work, we refine, validate empirically, and eventually disseminate new ideas and practices on core questions in education reform.


The Match Foundation, Inc., The Charles Sposato Graduate School of Education, Inc., and Match Charter Public School prohibit discrimination on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, religion, veteran status, and any other class of individuals protected from discrimination under state or federal law in any aspect of the access to, admission, or treatment of students in its programs and activities, or in employment and application for employment.

Position: College Counselor, Long-Term Substitute Position

Location: Boston, MA (Brighton Campus)

Start date: November, 2021



Match Charter Public School is a free, high-performing charter public school…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Job Type
  • Start Date
    November 1, 2021
  • Application Deadline
    September 30, 2021
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level


1001 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston, MA 02215, USA

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