The Director of College and Academic Counseling, proactively partners with parents, teachers, and staff to support the educational, personal, and vocational growth of tenth, eleventh, and twelfth grade students. This role will oversee all aspects of the College Counseling program and will provide students with comprehensive, individualized counseling to ensure academic and emotional progress, and planning for the college application process. In addition, the counselor will collaborate with faculty, staff, and parents to address any concerns.
Director of College and Academic Counseling Essential Job Functions:
- Leads and executes college information programs and workshops.
- Prepares all college counseling communications, including push-pages and targeted emails.
- Maintains and updates the College Counseling resource board on internal portal.
- Prepares annual course updates for the University of California and the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA).
- Facilitates on-campus visits by college representatives.
- Communicates regularly with college admission counselors.
- Manages all college tours.
- Consults with Director of Counseling for college counseling-related budget items.
10th – 12th Grade Counseling Essential Job Functions:
- Meets with each student and parents in the spring of the junior year and in the fall of the senior year to plan and facilitate the college application process.
- Provides academic and social/emotional counseling and intervention to all sophomores, juniors, and seniors within the counselor’s caseload. Works with Administration, Director of Counseling, faculty, and staff to provide overall support for students as needed.
- Meets with students who are on academic probation or who have received academic deficiency notices and assists them in improving their performance.
- Assists students in identifying their interests and abilities and measure themselves in terms of what will be required of them in college.
- Oversees Naviance, Succeed, and SCOIR college planning programs.
- Helps students understand the purpose and nature of national testing programs (SAT and ACT) and the meaning of test scores.
- Applies for College Board and/or ACT accommodations for students who have a documented need.
- Keeps students informed about application procedures and deadlines, and publicizes off-campus college programs and events.
- Ensures that students are informed about scholarship and financial aid opportunities.
- Attends state, local, and professional meetings throughout the year to keep abreast of changing practices in college admission.
- Proctors Advanced Placement Exams.
- Completes secondary school reports and letters of recommendation, and coordinates the teacher recommendation request process.
- Maintains records of college admission for Louisville graduates.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling, Psychology, or related field.
- Master’s Degree in Counseling and/or Pupil Personnel Services Credential preferred.
- At least two years of experience working with the academic and personal needs of high school age students and parents in a school setting required.
- Demonstrated ability to handle sensitive and/or confidential information with parents, teachers, and administrators.
- Demonstrated ability to exercise sound judgment and decision-making.
- Excellent organization, written, and oral communication skills.
- Proficient use of Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, and Outlook).
- Experience with student and parent programming and informational sessions
- Experience in college admissions or high school college counseling.
- Experience with high-stakes test coordinating and/or proctoring (AP, SAT, ACT) a plus
- Familiarity with Naviance, a comprehensive K-12 college and career readiness solution, a plus
The anticipated annual salary range that the school reasonably expects to pay for this position is between $80,000 – $100,000, depending on qualifications such as experience or education.
About Louisville: Founded in 1960, Louisville High School is a Catholic college preparatory high school for young women with a long and proud academic tradition. Louisville seeks faculty and staff who are enthusiastic about ongoing professional learning and engaging students in their development. We offer excellent medical, long-term disability, life and accidental death and dismemberment, and retirement benefits. In addition, we provide five weeks of paid time off during the summer and at least four weeks paid holiday time throughout the year. To learn more about all of the wonderful aspects of the school, please visit our website at www.louisvillehs.org.
Interested candidates should send their cover letter and resume to HR@louisvillehs.org. Please put the job title in the subject line.
The rate of pay offered to the selected candidate is based on internal pay policy and budget. New hires are commonly paid at the minimum of the wage range or within the lower part of the range. We consider a number of factors when making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience, training and other department needs.
Louisville High School (Woodland Hills)
22300 Mulholland Dr.
Woodland Hills, CA 91364HR@louisvillehs.org