Director of College Guidance, DRS Yeshiva High School

Hebrew Academy of Long Beach
Hebrew Academy of Long Beach
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Woodmere, NY, USA
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**DRS is seeking an experienced and growth-driven individual to serve as Director of our College Guidance Department. The responsibilities include: ● Counseling and supporting students and parents in the college selection and application process ● Developing, in partnership with our parents, individual college plans; ● Advising students regarding course selection ● Establishing and maintaining relationships with colleges and their representatives as well as other college guidance counselors; attending conferences, visiting colleges, welcoming them to our school ● Hosting programs for parents and students in all grades: college information evenings, college panel, financial aid evening, college chats ● Representing the school at various school events for education of both students and applicants (e.g. Back-to-School Night; Open House) ● Coordinating standardized tests at the school, including School SAT Day and School ACT Day in the spring and fall ● Writing counselor letters and reviewing teacher letters of recommendation for all college applicants ● Coordinating teacher recommendations process from March of the junior year ● Guiding English department process of college essay writing (junior and senior year) ● Reviewing and offering feedback to student college essays ● Educating students regarding summer internships and career opportunities and publishing annual summer guide; ● Communicating with students and parents via regular e-newsletter updates--both from the college guidance office and via the DRS Weekly ● Demonstrating expertise with SCOIR as the central portal for all applicants and applications ● Leading the department and collaborating with its members and school administrators in innovative approaches to college guidance ● Overseeing the academic transcripts with the registrar and principal and tracking updates ● Approving and releasing transcripts and diplomas ● Managing the department of college counselor(s), and overseeing the quality of the caseload of processes of those counselors

The candidate will have strong interpersonal skills, excellent writing and communication skills, creativity, flexibility, warmth, an interest in collaborative practices, and the highest level of integrity. The candidate will be committed to growing and focusing the role of college guidance so that it is both integral to and relevant for our school community. The ideal candidate will be adept at all digital and cloud-based forms of collaboration, communication, and file-keeping.**

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