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Faculty Counselor for College and Career Planning

Title
Faculty Counselor for College and Career Planning
Location
Tucson, AZ
Description
San Miguel Catholic High School is accepting letters of interest from qualified and highly motivated candidates for the position of Faculty Counselor for College and Career Planning (College Counselor).

Job Description

The College Counselor serves as part of a high competency team charged with ensuring that every student (grades 09-12) is on-track towards enrollment and persistence in a four-year degree program at a university matched with his or her abilities, interests and needs.

This is a multifaceted role in which the College Counselor is expected to work directly and frequently with students and their families in order to motivate, guide, and monitor each student’s college search and application process from high school entry through graduation.

Given our school’s commitment to serving high-potential young people from families of limited financial means in an under-resourced community of Tucson, the College Counselor is expected to demonstrate an extraordinary commitment to assisting students who (a) are likely to be the first in their family to enter a university degree program and (b) must achieve 5+ years of academic gain in 4 years of study in order to meet that goal.

School Description and Mission Alignment

A full description of the mission, identity, and program offerings of San Miguel Catholic High School can be found at www.sanmiguelcristorey.org. The school is sponsored by the Brothers of the Christian Schools (De La Salle) and is a member of the national Cristo Rey Network.

The school operates with a unique work-and-study educational structure through which every student (grades 09-12) spends approximately five days per month engaged in a professional work assignment at a Tucson area business and spends the other 75 percent of one’s time in college preparatory classes on campus. In order to accommodate this dual programming, the typical school day and academic year are longer than most other area high schools.

In alignment with the school’s commitment to an education that is simultaneously college-ready, career-supported, and Catholic, the College Counselor likewise expected to demonstrate a personal philosophy that highly values all three of these dimensions of a San Miguel education.


Benefits
Compensation and Benefits

San Miguel Catholic High School offers a competitive salary with a full range of optional benefits including coverage for medical, dental, and vision care, personal and professional leave, professional development, and retirement investment.
Requirements
Core Competencies

The following core competencies are expected of the College Counselor and constitute the framework on which evaluations are made in the interview process:

College planning process

● Evolving familiarity with (local, regional, national) universities and colleges that match with the abilities, interests, and needs of our students and the ability to guide high school students and their families in developing their own familiarity thereof.

● Extensive knowledge of the college search and application process for high school students and the ability to direct that process in accordance with standards and policies in the field.

● Evolving familiarity with best-in-class tools and resources for college planning and the ability to guide students and their families in leveraging those resources.


Counseling and instructional environment

● Ability to conduct relationships with students and their families in a multicultural environment of respect and rapport.

● Ability to motivate student action and persistence in the college planning process.

● Ability to set and maintain procedures that maximize each student’s potential to achieve one’s goals in the college planning process.

Counseling and instructional practice

● Ability to plan for and lead learning in a classroom setting in accordance with best practices in instructional planning and execution.

● Knowledge of standardized assessments used in the college application process and the ability to lead students in preparing for and succeeding at high levels in these assessments.

● Ability to direct both one-to-one and small group meetings in accordance with professional norms.

Professional responsibilities

● Knowledge of student record-keeping protocols and the ability to maintain accurate records in accordance with standards in the field.

● Strong communication habits across a variety of media and in a variety of interpersonal settings.

● Ability to integrate into a collegial community of teaching and learning experts with flexibility and responsiveness in a dynamic environment.

● Ability to conduct oneself as a person of integrity, ethical conduct, service to and advocacy for the changing needs of young people and their families.

Qualifications

The following qualifications are initially assessed in the candidate’s application and further discussed in the interview process. Candidates with one or more ‘preferred qualifications’ are prioritized in the selection process.

Base

● Three years of experience in the field of college and career planning
● One year of experience in classroom instruction at a proficient level
● Bachelor’s degree from an accredited university

Preferred

● Five years of experience in the field of college and career planning with high school students
● Three years of experience working with young people from families of limited financial means
● Master’s degree from an accredited university in a field related to secondary education
● Earned certificate in college application and planning
● Cultural knowledge of indigenous tribal communities in Arizona
● Bilingual fluency in English and Spanish
● Earned certificate in secondary instruction or administration

Non-Discrimination

In its interview process for qualified candidates, San Miguel Catholic High School does not discriminate on the basis of race, ethnic ancestry, religion (creed), gender, sexual orientation, age or disability. We are committed to providing an inclusive and welcoming environment for all members of our teaching and learning community.

Next Steps

Qualified and highly motivated candidates are invited to submit a letter of interest, contact information, and curriculum vitae or résumé to mirandac@sanmiguelhigh.org. Advancing candidates will be contacted with information about the interview process and invited to submit a full set of application materials.

San Miguel Catholic High School uses a rolling interview process in which the position may be filled at any time. It is therefore to the candidate’s advantage to make one’s interest known as soon as possible.

Salary
Salary is determined according to the faculty schedule and is commensurate with qualifications and experience.
Contact Kristen Hof
Phone: (520) 294-6403
Fax: (520) 294-6417
hofk@sanmiguelhigh.org
6601 S. San Fernando Road, Tucson, AZ 85756