Dec 01, 2020

College and Career Counselor

  • TrulyHired
  • Washington, USA
Full-time Administrative

Job Description

DCI is hiring a full-time College and Career Counselor. To apply, complete the linked employment application, and be prepared to upload a copy of your resume and cover letter. You will need to pass a background check. No phone calls, please.

Position Overview: This position entails providing support counseling services to students at DCI to promote a positive educational environment for all students. This position will also collaborate with appropriate personnel to ensure positive educational and counseling practices for the students. College and Career Counselor's report to work on August 1st.

Salary Range: $58,437 - $98,958 (Starting salary is determined by education and years of relevant experience)

Qualifications: Bilingual in Spanish (preferred). Bachelor's degree (minimum) Master's preferred from an accredited institution; Appropriate training and licensure (LCP) is preferred. Ability to meet HQT requirements under NCLB. Experience as a special education teacher or related service provider, secondary experience preferred
Experience working closely with diverse families of students with disabilities. Knowledge about special education and 504 practices and regulations, particularly those pertaining to DC schools. The ability to collaborate and work as part of a team. Strong written and oral communication skills. Strong interest in, or experience with, language immersion, 1:1 technology, and IB Middle Years Program model.
Commitment to keeping current on best practices and evidence-based interventions in special education, technology, and general education.
Commitment to ensuring access and achievement for our learners with exceptional learning needs

Essential Attributes:
Providing direction and leadership toward the achievement of the college office's mission, strategy, and overall goals and objectives.
Administering the college office's budget and purchasing
Establishing and executing college guidance curriculum
Providing comprehensive educational, college, and financial aid planning for students and their families
Managing a college and career office where students access information and resources
Working with the Student Support Services team to support students with disabilities and language needs in preparing for college admissions and transition
Working with teachers to develop an advisory curriculum of college readiness with goals and activities for all grade levels informed by the college readiness standards
Collecting and disseminating information to students and their parents on summer opportunities and internships, and encouraging and supporting students in making summer plans
Tracking student information such as test scores, attendance, GPA, community service hours, college lists, acceptances, decisions, statistics, etc.
Promoting and ensuring students have completed 100 hours of community service before graduation
Providing information sessions and support for families in understanding the college application and financial aid process
Providing focused outreach and support to first generation college families. Providing or arranging interpretation and translation support as needed
Supporting students and families in finding scholarships and college funding
Keeping parents informed through regular communication
Maintaining and disseminating information about standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, and TOEFL
Coordinating and supporting test preparation activities including summer, after­school,
Intersession, or weekend classes.
Working with the Student Support Services team to arrange for extended time on tests
Introducing our program to colleges and universities and fostering partnerships
Compiling a DC International School profile, as well as information on grading and course offerings to communicate with colleges and universities
Setting up college visits and tours for students
Arranging for college admissions representatives to visit our campus and facilitating meetings between college representatives and our students
Serving as liaison with college admissions offices and completing all School Report and midyear report forms requested by colleges
Communicating and collaborating with our current partner, Collegiate Directions, Inc. (CDI)
Establishing partnerships with local and national organizations to support our students with college preparation and scholarships
Being aware of issues and trends in college admission, higher education, testing, as well as keeping up­to­date about specific colleges and use this information to inform future educational and programmatic planning
Maintain records on juniors and seniors
Maintaining membership in professional organizations
Other duties as assigned

Faculty and Staff Development/Benefits: DCI is committed to the principles of servant leadership and to providing faculty and staff with the resources and training they need to provide an excellent education experience for every student and family.
We have a benefits package that includes health and disability insurance and paid leave.
We offer teachers daily planning time, professional development, and reasonable class sizes.
Teachers and staff have the appropriate technology and support to do their work.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Salary: $58,437 to $98,958 Per Year
Job Categories: Administrator > Vocational/Career Education
Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
Equal Opportunity Employer
DC International School is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.
Job Requirements
  • At least 4 years of relevant experience preferred
  • Master degree preferred
  • Citizenship, residency or work VISA in United States required
Contact Information
  • Melina Jimenez-Flores, Human Resource/Talent Manager
  • 1400 Main Drive NW
  • Washington, District of Columbia 20012

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