To support students and families through all aspects of the college search and admissions process and administer college admission functions
Educate students and parents about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and testing; and help students and families aspire realistically and choose wisely.
Serve as counselor for seniors, juniors, and their families through the college search and application process. Advise freshmen and sophomores on a high level regarding the college admissions process.
Coordinate College Counseling events, including parent and student workshops, coffee chats, and speaker series. Make informational presentations to parents.
Serve as Academic Coach and assist in advising rising 12th graders during the course registration process to ensure students are meeting requirements and choosing courses that best fit their individual needs and goals.
Coordinates and serves as chaperone for college trips.
Support Director in writing official school recommendations for each senior.
Facilitate meetings between college representatives and students; meet with college admissions representatives who visit campus.
Serve as the liaison with college admissions offices throughout the year.
Support Vocare program events and planning.
Work with registrar to maintain records on seniors (including GPA's and transcripts).
Keep track of admission decisions and statistics.
Partner with other Whitefield Academy departments to support school community (including marketing, athletics, and more.)
Be aware of issues and trends in college admission, higher education, and testing.
Keep up-to-date about specific colleges and maintain membership in professional organizations, including the National Association of College Admission Counselors, and the Southern Association of College Admission Counselors.
Attends professional conferences and college-sponsored events (luncheons, fly-ins, breakfasts, etc.)
Assist students and parents with financial aid and scholarship materials.
Communicate effectively, both orally and in writing, with students, parents, and other professionals on a regular basis.
Participate in all division and department meetings.
Participate in admission activities as needed and assigned.
Adhere to the bylaws, policies and procedures, and to all laws that govern the school and its actions.
Other responsibilities as assigned by administration.
A bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree preferred
Ability to develop rapport with students
Demonstrate excellent written and oral communication skills
Demonstrate strong organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines
Demonstrate computer literacy and proficiency (e.g., word processing, spreadsheets, email, Internet, presentation software, and online grade book programs). Experience with SmartBoard technology is a plus.
Embrace a strong commitment to Christian education and academic excellence consistent with the mission of Whitefield Academy
Model a consistent daily walk with Jesus Christ, and is a Christian role model in speech, actions, and attitudes, which contributes to the spiritual atmosphere of the school
Believe and affirm the school’s Statement of Faith
Evidence the fruit of the Spirit in the nurturing of relationships with teachers and other staff members, students, families, and the community at large
Active involvement in a local church
This full-time position will begin August 2019. To apply please complete the application available at www.whitefieldacademy.com under About Us/Employment Opportunities. Whitefield Academy is an equal opportunity employer.
About Whitefield Academy
Whitefield Academy is a Christ-centered, college-preparatory school serving more than 850 students in grades pre-K4 through 12. Located in metro Atlanta, Georgia, Whitefield maintains a solid academic reputation with its numerous AP and honors courses, and a rigorous curriculum that sets the framework for 100 percent of its graduates to matriculate to colleges and universities. Our close-knit community is key to supporting both educational and spiritual development in an atmosphere where students are known, valued and loved, facilitating discovery of student talents and interests that might have otherwise gone unnoticed. With more than 50 sports teams, including 20 varsity teams, Whitefield athletes have multiple opportunities for both participation and success – over 100 Whitefield alumni have moved on to NCAA competition in their chosen sport. In addition to academic and athletic prowess, Whitefield’s award-winning fine arts programs allows students to explore and develop their passions in theater, music, and visual arts. The dedicated Innovation Lab gives STEM subjects such as engineering and robotics an exciting home base, while providing teachers at all levels the ability to e...xpand their classroom teaching with more hand-on activities for superior engagement and learning. For more information, visit whitefieldacademy.com.