The College Counselor reports to the Head of High School and collaborates closely with our Division Heads. Specific responsibilities of the position include but are not limited to the following:
Work closely to support students and families throughout the college process.
Work with the College Counseling team on implementing a comprehensive college advising program for grades 9-12.
Collaborate effectively with school leadership and faculty, particularly in areas related to the college admission process.
Assist in planning and implementing a robust calendar of events as part of the college counseling program, including student and parent meetings, essay writing workshops, financial aid workshops, college fairs, etc.
Promote relationships on behalf of FASNY with college admission offices, including travel to colleges and universities.
Work and prepare necessary elements with the IB league including our legacy process.
Schedule and implement visits from college admissions representatives.
Assist student-athletes with understanding and navigating the college recruiting process and eligibility procedures.
Compose school counselor recommendations for individual students.
Review and advise students on all aspects of the application process, including but not limited to college list building, academic and standardized test advising, essay and application review, and interview preparation.
Maintain knowledge of current college admission trends.
Ensure records of graduating seniors are updated and effectively communicated to colleges and universities.
Participate in coordination and administration of standardized testing on campus.
Work and collaborate with our staff to produce effective transcripts as needed.
Ensure best possible outcomes for students scholarship's applications.
Interested candidates please send your resume and cover letter to Human Resources at firstname.lastname@example.org
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. We regret that we will not be able to respond to all applicants. Only those of interest will be contacted.
The successful applicant will have a bachelor’s degree; a master’s degree or equivalent years of experience is also required. At least 3-5 years of experience in college counseling at the high school and/or college/university level.
Proficiency in Google Suite, and other relevant technology and platforms while being knowledgeable of the changing college landscape and enthusiasm for tracking data and trends.
Exceptional oral and written communication, multi-tasking, strategic thinking, and interpersonal skills.
Strong ability and desire to work in a fast-paced, enthusiastic, and dynamic team environment.
Candidates should have demonstrated leadership and commitment, in a school setting, as well as demonstrated personal commitment to professional growth and to receiving and acting on constructive feedback.
References should attest to the applicant’s ability to function in a leadership role; superb oral and written communication skills; comfort with, enthusiasm and capacity to work with others in a high functioning, collaborative, and innovative educational setting.
Our ideal candidate will be collaborative, resilient, flexible, diplomatic, confident, patient, and professional presence.
Additional Salary Information: FASNY is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding faculty by providing a competitive compensation package. This package includes, but is not limited to, a monthly salary, and excellent health benefits
The French American School of New York (FASNY) is an international, independent, coeducational day school providing a global education to approximately 800 students in nursery through grade 12.
Founded in 1980 as a 17-student preschool, FASNY has evolved to become a premier bilingual and international N-12 day school with global reach. Our dedicated staff of teachers and administrators is committed to creating an environment that is nurturing yet challenging, one that encourages students to flourish intellectually, emotionally, and ethically. Our goal is to have a faculty and staff whose diversity reflects as closely as possible to the student body.