The College Counselor will have overall responsibility for leading the college guidance program and reports to the Head of High School.
Work in collaboration with teachers, administrators, parents and outside resources to support student needs.
Work in collaboration with other School Counselors to establish a comprehensive counseling program for Ursuline Academy.
Provide strategies, advice, support, and guidance to students and their families throughout the application process and in making the best, individualized college choice.
Meet with students individually and in groups to educate and empower them on how to navigate the college process, admissions trends, and individual college options.
Plan and present informational workshops for students and/or parents on application process and financial aid.
Ensure students are trained and can successfully utilize Naviance.
Assist students in identifying resources for scholarships and financial aid for colleges and universities.
Create and submit materials to colleges in support of college applicants.
Prepare transcripts for students.
Facilitate visits between students and college representatives at the school.
Cultivate mutually beneficial working relationships with college admissions professionals and local area college counseling colleagues.
Pursue professional development opportunities to keep current regarding new trends, policies, and opportunities in higher education.
Assist students with educational evaluation plans on receiving accommodations for testing, and finding supportive programs for students with learning differences.
Other duties as required.
Master's degree in counseling, psychology or social work.
3+ years in college counseling or college admissions preferred.
Experience working with students with specific learning challenges and/or ADHD preferred.
Experience using Naviance.
Excellent written and oral communication skills.
Proficient with technology.
Internal Number: 100
About Ursuline Academy
Ursuline Academy of New Orleans, founded in 1727 and sponsored by the Ursuline Sisters, is a Catholic school for girls offering a strong educational environment from early childhood through a college preparatory secondary program.
In a diverse community with an inspiring heritage, Ursuline Academy fosters spiritual formation, academic excellence and a life-long commitment to Serviam: I will serve. The Academy values the uniqueness of each student, nurtures the whole person, develops leaders of confidence and compassion, and prepares them for life in a global society.