College Counseling Liaison

    • Job Tracking ID: 512201-720105
    • Job Location: Minneapolis, MN
    • Job Level: Any
    • Level of Education: BA/BS
    • Job Type: Part-Time
    • Date Updated: January 24, 2020
    • Years of Experience: 2 - 5 Years
    • Starting Date: July 1, 2020
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Job Description:

The primary purpose of this position is to support Blake seniors in their application to colleges by educating them about the college essay and providing feedback on their essay drafts during the application season (August through February). Additional office responsibilities are assigned throughout the school year, as needed by the Director of College Counseling.

Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity, lived experience and thinking that makes a community strong and empowers students to engage across differences. 

The search committee will begin reviewing resumes on February 15, 2020.

Experience and Skills:

 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities:

  • Provide feedback on all essays related to the college application process including, but not limited to, the personal essay, institution-specific and supplemental essays, essays for international colleges and universities and scholarship programs
  • Teach college essay workshops during the summer and school year for Blake seniors
  • Meet with students as necessary in support of their essay writing process
  • Write articles for the College Counseling Newsletter
  • Review College Counseling Newsletter, College Counseling Handbook and other communications sent by the College Counseling office
  • Participate in and support College Counseling programming throughout the year, including parent and guardian nights, College Seminar and the MISP College Fair
  • Ability to use college counseling software (Naviance), G Suite and video conferencing platforms
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of College Counseling

 

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Superb communication skills, especially writing and speaking
  • Intercultural competence; demonstrated capacity to work with students from a broad array of backgrounds and lived experiences  
  • Professional experience in college admission preferred
  • 4 years of related professional experience
  • Experience working with high school students
  • Collaborative approach to a work environment
  • High standards of ethics, especially related to best practices in editing and authorship

 

Working Conditions:

 

Able to adapt work hours to the seasonal nature of college admission with the most demanding time from mid-August through mid-January when frequent night and weekend work will be necessary. 

Ability to provide feedback within 24 hours of receipt of an essay.