College CounselorS.C. Governor's School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM)
S.C. Governor’s School for Science & Mathematics (GSSM)
As a school recognized for academic excellence where 100% of our students attend college, the South Carolina Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM) invites applications for a College Counselor who will work with students, parents, faculty, and college admissions offices to support and assist students in optimizing their college choices.
This position will join a college counseling staff of three, including a director and another college counselor. All three members of the staff work to develop programs that support the college and career needs of our growing and diverse student population. He/she will also steward students (and their parents) through the college search and admissions process, identifying colleges that are a good fit and scholarships that can supplement their education.
Requirements for this position include: thorough knowledge of college admissions and financial aid practices; demonstrated ability to work effectively with students, faculty, staff and parents; excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking ability and experience in writing letters of recommendation; well-developed advising skills; familiarity with utilizing computer software (i.e. Naviance); and willingness to actively engage in the School community.
Master's degree in educational counseling, higher education/student affairs or other related field with a minimum of three years in a high school, college counseling, or college admissions setting required, but a bachelor’s degree with comparable and relevant experience will be considered. Experience working with high school students in an advanced and specialized academic environment is preferable.
This is a full-time (12-month) position with State benefits and a salary commensurate with qualifications and experience. The position start date is late fall, 2017, but it will remain open until filled.
Please apply electronically. Forward a cover letter and resume, along with the GSSM/State Application, available on our website (www.scgssm.org/employment), to Careers@gssm.k12.sc.us. Include “College Counselor” in the subject line.