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College and Career Information Specialist

  • Classified

Salary range: 29

Reports to: Department Head

OVERVIEW

Under general supervision, advise students concerning their post-high school plans; coordinate overall operations of the College and Career Center and its programs, and provide college/career-planning resources; perform related work as required.

QUALIFICATION
  • College degree supplemented with on the job experience and course work in College Counseling or Academic Advising
  • Certificate in College Counseling or Academic Advising preferred
  • History of satisfactory employer evaluations
  • Successful experience demonstrating tact, courtesy, positive attitude and maintaining cooperative relationships with those contacted during the course of work.
RESPONSIBILITIES/DUTIES
  • Meet individually with students to develop their post-secondary school plans
  • Develop and present workshops for parents about the college admission process
  • Organize, maintain and operate a high school College and Career Center
  • Develop and provide information and materials related to college opportunities for high school students
  • Work with the College and Career Center volunteer coordinator to educate and train volunteers
  • Update and coordinate the publication of the annual Paly-Gunn College Guide and the School profiles
  • Schedule and host visits from college admission representatives
  • Attend meetings, conferences, and seminars regarding colleges, college entrance and financial aid to keep informed of changes within the profession
  • Participate in counselor tours whenever possible in order to become more familiar with the unique characteristics of individual college campuses
  • Maintain professional relationships with college admission officers at campuses across the country
  • Supervise the creation and maintenance of databases for material on scholarships, visits by college representatives, and summer programs
  • Develop and present College and Career Center orientation to assist students in using the College and Career Center
  • Update the College and Career Center Websites with current college information
  • Write monthly articles for the "Reporter" bulletin
  • Coordinate the Paly/Gunn College Fair on a bi-annual basis
  • Support the programs of the Teacher Advisory System by preparing materials and collaborating with Teacher Advisors regarding post high school plans, programs and resources
  • Organize and coordinate work of the Scholarship Committee
  • Provide specialized assistance and information concerning college planning and college entrance to students, parents, faculty and others
  • Work effectively with Career Advisor
  • Develop and maintain an effective and supportive relationship with on-site high school counseling staff in providing college/career services to students
  • Work independently and analyze situations accurately adopting an effective course of action
  • Interview students effectively in order to determine their interests and priorities with respect to the college selection process
  • Work confidentially with discretion
  • Perform other duties as assigned
  • Deal effectively with a wide variety of personalities and situations requiring tact and judgement.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES
  • Knowledge of College entrance requirements and procedures, changing trends in college admissions, characteristics and cultures of individual campuses, and Financial Aid information;
  • Correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation and vocabulary;
  • Modern office practices, procedures and equipment, record-keeping techniques and effective use of computer applications.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand; walk; use hands and fingers to handle, feel objects, tools, or controls; and talk or hear. The employee frequently is required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl.

The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds or more. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Work is performed in a standard office environment; the employee is occasionally exposed to risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Work Year: 10 months

Revision Date: 04/07/2015

Initial date: 07/01/1992

Equal Opportunity Employer in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act and all other applicable federal, state, and local laws.