2021-2022 College Counselor
Employment Type: Full-Time
Job Details - 2021-2022 College Counselor
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy
Title 2021-2022 College Counselor Job Type Certificated Sub Title Location Dalzell Lance Campus Job Title College Counselor Contact Name Araseli Colley Contact Phone Contact Email firstname.lastname@example.org Number of Openings (only type in the number) 1 Pay Months FTE (must be only numbers between 0.01 and 100) Salary $65,000-$72,000 Salary Rate Salary Information Full-time/Part-time Full-time Length of Year 2021-2022 Location Address 3435 W Temple St Location City Los Angeles Location State CA Location Zip 90025 Location Phone Requirements Job Description
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (CNCA) is a community of high-performing public schools that utilizes a comprehensive approach to prepare students from preschool through high school for success in college and in life. We integrate academic rigor, community, family, and wellness to empower students to thrive in a culturally connected and changing world. Founded in 2000, Camino Nuevo Charter Academy students represent the neighborhood of MacArthur Park west of downtown Los Angeles, a community that is one of the most under-resourced and densely populated neighborhoods in Los Angeles. Currently, CNCA has eight campuses that serve over 3,500 students from pre-K through 12th grade.
Organizational Leadership Capacities
We believe that every individual who works on the Camino Nuevo Charter Academy School Leadership Team must embody key mindsets and possess foundational skills to contribute to the organizational leadership of the organization.
* Commitment to and belief in CNCA's mission and vision
* Belief in and embodiment the CNCA Anchors in all aspects of the work
* Commitment to the vision of a progressive, socially-just education and is able to inspire others towards that vision
* Solution orientation and belief in supporting others to be the same
* Commitment to an asset-based, capacity-building approach
* Commitment to equity, diversity and inclusion
* Ability to support an inclusive, positive and high performing culture
* Ability to take ownership in the day-to-day and overall success of the organization
* Ability to think critically, use sound judgment and problem solve
* Ability to work independently and proactively and to seek support and guidance when appropriate
* Strong organizational and time management skills, with an ability to prioritize competing projects in a fast-paced, fluid environment
* Effective collaboration with individuals at all levels of the organization
* Respect, humility and discretion to work effectively with all stakeholders, including colleagues, families and members of the community
* Strong self-awareness and ability to reflect
* EXCELLENCE: You take responsibility for our students and staff achieving consistently outstanding results.
* EQUITY: You recognize and value the individuality and experiences of all students and respond to their unique academic, emotional, psychological, and social needs.
* COMMUNITY: You are rooted in our community's richness and in the cultural and environmental context where our students and families live.
* INNOVATION: You continuously learn, are curious, and implement new ideas, perspectives, and evidence-based methods in your work.
* JOY: You build and maintain positive relationships that foster happiness and fulfillment among students, staff and families.
The College Counselor will provide direct support and services to all students in the areas of academic achievement and career development. The College Counselor is responsible for administering all aspects of the college search including assisting incoming high school students with entrance applications, scheduling standardized testing, providing information on academic and vocational programs, and advising on class schedules. They respond to questions posed by both students and parents about the college application and acceptance process, including offering guidance on the financial aid process and advising students on available scholarships.
Strategy and Vision Setting
* Develop, implement and oversee college counseling & guidance program in accordance with state standards
Administrative Management and Compliance Responsibilities
* Assist in developing, reviewing or revising a career and education plan for each student
* Provide individual counseling for students regarding scheduling upon request of the student or a parent/guardian
* Meet with students individually or in groups to discuss credits, courses and entrance exams required by colleges and technical schools
* Advise students regarding the accuracy and completeness of records and credits and perform periodic credit checks from grades 9 through 12 with an emphasis on the senior year
* Monitor and advise students and parents regarding progress toward graduation
* Inform parents and students of test results and their implications for educational and career planning
* Provide info to students needing to attend summer programs to make up credit deficiencies.
* Educate students and parents about college admissions process, trends, procedures, and testing
* Support students and families as they work through preparing and applying for college
* Meet with juniors and seniors to talk about college entrance process and individual college choices
* Help students with writing marketable admissions essays, obtain letters of recommendation, and prepare for college interviews
* Help students choose degree programs based on their interest and aptitudes
* Advise students on curricular choices, as needed and work with international students and their families to understand the US college admissions process
* Provide students with resources on vocational/technical, career, college information and work
* Maintain a library of catalogs, pamphlets and directories from colleges, technical schools and military academies, including but not limited to forms, scholarship information, financial aid information, military services information and occupational briefs
* Provide information to parents/guardians and students that relate to the testing dates, college visits, deadlines for filing applications, recruiter visits
* Coordinate individual visits from college representatives
* Maintain information on institutions that offer scholarships
* Work closely with Registrar/Records Clerk to maintain records for seniors, including GPAs and transcripts
* Track admissions decisions, test results and statistics for college admission and success
* Other duties as assigned
* Bachelor's degree required; Master's degree in school counseling, education administration or education leadership preferred
* Valid clear California Pupil Personnel Services credential required
* Admin credential preferred
* Three to five (3-5) years college counseling experience in urban education required
* Spanish and English fluency preferred
* Ability to set goals and develop systems for data tracking and progress monitoring
* Ability to understand and navigate the political, social, economic, legal and cultural context facing urban charter schools and the students they serve
Camino Nuevo Charter Academy (CNCA) prohibits discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying in educational programs, activities, or employment on the basis of actual or perceived ancestry, age, color, disability, gender, gender identity, gender expression, nationality, race or ethnicity, religion, sex, sexual orientation, parental, pregnancy, family or marital status, military status or association with a person or a group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. Camino Nuevo Charter Academy requires that school personnel take immediate steps to intervene when safe to do so when he or she witnesses an act of discrimination, harassment, intimidation, or bullying.
Questions or complaints of alleged discrimination, harassment, intimidation and bullying, equity or Title IX equity and compliance concerns should be directed to Margarita Domingo, Vice President of Human Resources. She can be reached at (213) 417-3410 or by mail at 3435 W Temple St. Los Angeles, CA 90026.
Deadline 04/30/2021 Posted Date 03/01/2021 Open Date 03/01/2021 Close Date 03/01/2021 Continuous? Yes