College Counselor

Achievement First Public Charter Schools, Hartford, New Haven, Connecticut

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Date Posted October 09, 2019
Industry K-12: Charter Schools
Specialty Not Specified
Certification Needed
Job Status
Salary Not Specified


Start Date: Immediate
Location: Hartford, New Haven

The Role of a College Counselor at Achievement First:
The College Counselor will ensure that 100% of seniors apply and are accepted to the best-fit four-year college or university. The College Counselor will work with our scholars and their families beginning in the spring of their junior year, starting with the college list research process. The College Counselor supports seniors through every phase of the college application process including but not limited to college list creation, application essays (personal statements), supplemental essays, financial aid applications, interviews and advocacy work, and deciding which college to attend. The ideal candidate will possess an extensive knowledge of the college admissions and financial aid processes as well as the skills necessary to help students be successful in college. Chief among these are entrepreneurism, systems-driven, organized, relentlessness, creative problem solving, and follow-through. The ideal candidate will also possess research, networking, and communication skills to connect students to unique programs on college campuses. In order to meet these ambitious goals, an ideal candidate must also plan carefully in order to ensure strategic use of time and resources. The College Counselor will report directly to the Dean of College.

Responsibilities of Achievement First College Counselors include, but are not limited to:

College Counseling for a Caseload of Students

Building Relationships with Students and Families

College/University Relationship Development

College Department Team Member

Other School-Based Responsibilities:

Skills and Characteristics:

Educational Background and Work Experience:

Salary for this position is very competitive and commensurate with experience. Additionally, Achievement First offers a comprehensive benefits package. Teachers receive funds for supplies and materials as well as a laptop computer.

Achievement First is an equal opportunity employer and an organization that values diversity. People from all diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Spanish language proficiency is a plus. You can learn more about diversity at Achievement First here:

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