College Counselor

    • Job Tracking ID: 512680-668500
    • Job Location: new orleans, LA
    • Job Level: Mid Career (2+ years)
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Full-Time/Regular
    • Date Updated: February 05, 2019
    • Years of Experience: Not Applicable
    • Starting Date: February 19, 2019
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All applications will be reviewed and responded to as quickly as we are able. While we wish we could personally speak with each applicant, we are unable to do so due to the volume of applicants. With that in mind, please do not call in to follow up on your application

Job Description:

We are searching for a college counselor for our High School during the 2018-2019 school year. If you are relentless about seeing disadvantaged students achieve at high levels, this is a chance to help build a school that does whatever it takes to ensure college success for all children. Moreover, your work would make a profound and lasting contribution to the revitalization of New Orleans.
Our Mission and Vision:

New Orleans College Prep’ mission is to prepare students with academic and life skills for success in college, career, and beyond. We believe that the keys to achieving our mission are rooted in our six core values:

  • Excellence: We have ambitious goals and when we achieve them, we achieve excellence. Trying is not enough.
  • Respect: We are professionals. We assume the best and value individuality.
  • Perseverance: We maintain absolute faith in the midst of brutal facts. We don't give up. We find solutions.
  • Caring: We love our kids and staff. We assume the best and provide support where needed.
  • Joy: We love what we do. We celebrate our work and growth. We find the fun in the hard work.
  • Responsibility: We do all aspects of our job at a high level. We solve problems. When it is not working, we figure something else out.

Experience and Skills:

Job Responsibilities:
* Work with high school students to begin exploration of college options
* Plan and facilitate a school wide system for preparation for college entrance exams
* Help build and supervise curriculum for Advisory (the college readiness program)
* Coordinate field trips to a variety of local and state colleges
* Track high school credits to ensure students are on track for graduation
* Provide scholarship and financial aid resources for students
* Communicate with families about necessary deadlines for applications
* Plan and execute parent workshops
* Plan and execute college readiness workshops for younger students
* Track graduates through their college experience
Superb Organization and planning: plans, organizes, and schedules in an efficient and productive manner, implements time-saving and management systems; ability to multi-task/ Works efficiently under deadlines
Experienced: Experience working with low-income and/or minority children and families. Knowledge of the college application process and/or financial aid process highly preferred.
Adaptability: Accepts feedback/reflects upon practice to improve ability to meet various needs of students, colleagues and stakeholders
Communication: effectively to all school stakeholders, garnering unity, buy-in and support for decisions and operations
Constant learner: Solicits feedback and implements new ideas in instruction, stays abreast of current research on teaching and learning, enhances professional skills
Problem Solving: Looks for root causes of problems, seeks solutions and takes appropriate action to benefit all stakeholders
Reflective: Relentless focus on results. Sets goals and focuses on measurable results to accomplish them.
Follow-Through: Tenacious follow-up skills, meets commitments.
Teamwork: Reaches out to peers and cooperates with supervisors to establish an overall collaborative working relationship; fosters positive working relationships
Entrepreneurial spirit: Embraces the opportunity for creativity and hard work inherent in a growing organization



We offer a competitive compensation package, an opportunity to earn an annual performance compensation increase, generous retirement contributions, and comprehensive health benefits.