College Counselor
Job Details
Upper School - Tulsa, OK

WHO WE ARE

Holland Hall was established in 1922 and currently serves approximately 1,000 preK through 12th grade students in a coeducational setting. An Episcopal school distinguished by an excellent academic program and a student-centered environment emphasizing a holistic approach to education, we strive to provide a challenging, comprehensive educational experience grounded in a rigorous liberal arts college preparatory curriculum that promotes critical thinking and life-long learning. We seek to foster in each student a strong moral foundation and a deep sense of social responsibility. The Holland Hall community welcomes students of diverse racial, cultural, and religious backgrounds.

 

THIS POSITION

The College Counselor position reports to the Director of College Counseling and serves as an integral part of a four-member college guidance team consisting of the director, two college counselors, and an administrative assistant who also serves as Registrar. The counselors divide responsibility for the senior class of approximately 90 students and are committed to providing exceptional support and service to students and their families in the college search, application, and enrollment process. Counselors hold conferences with students and parents at various times throughout the year and co-teach a 10th grade quarter-long seminar class and an 11th grade college seminar class each spring semester. They advocate for students in their letters of recommendation. The counselors visit college/university campuses and participate in college-sponsored campus tours and programs. Each counselor should maintain a strong commitment to professional and leadership development. On campus, they are expected to participate in the activities of the Upper School during and after school hours, including some weekends.

 

WHO YOU ARE

Mastery of Discipline and Child Development

  • You demonstrate a deep understanding of adolescent development as well as an appreciation of and respect for the age group in which you will be alongside.

  • You are a proven expert in your field and you make use of feedback and pursue opportunities to learn and grow professionally.

Curriculum Design and Instructional Methods

  • You create a culture that fosters psychological safety, student agency, and a sense of belonging.

  • You bring an understanding of and a willingness to design and facilitate a student-centered environment.

  • You provide timely, action-oriented feedback to monitor and support student growth and learning outcomes.

  • You provide opportunities for students to self-assess and reflect on their learning in order to develop a growth-mindset.

Collegiality and Collaboration

  • You have a willingness to share your knowledge, expertise, and experiences with others, helping both colleagues and students reach their goals.

  • You find middle ground in relational interactions while honoring differences of perspectives, opinions, and values.

  • You engage in purposeful work with others, sharing resources and responsibilities with colleagues to overcome obstacles and challenges.

  • You actively create networks with colleagues, other schools, and professional organizations to continually grow your knowledge and demonstrate to others your commitment to lifelong learning.

Communication

  • You demonstrate active listening, always seeking to understand and appreciate new perspectives so that you can provide support and guidance to colleagues, students, and families.

  • You are responsive to families in a timely manner and share important details and information throughout the year.

  • You are accessible and available to your colleagues and are able to communicate important information to all constituencies in order to contribute to a positive team approach.

Professional Responsibilities

  • You are committed to the reflective and active practice of personal and professional growth in areas of diversity, inclusion, and belonging that contributes to an affirming environment for students and colleagues.

  • You are a reflective person who evaluates your performance and explores new ideas, research, and practices that enhance the student experience.

  • Your professional and personal conduct aligns with the mission and values of Holland Hall, especially in your relationships with students, colleagues, and parents.

  • You act with integrity, care, and honesty and make wise decisions that are in the best interest of your students.

  • You lead by example in your willingness to learn, challenge yourself, and take risks as you grow as a professional.

  • You adhere to the expectations of the school with regards to punctuality, timeliness, dress, confidentiality while also embracing and contributing to the life of the school beyond your instructional role.

 

When you meet Holland Hall teachers, you will observe that they are joyful in their work with children, they are adaptive as they work to support all members of our close knit community. Our faculty appreciate the values of the Episcopal tradition and are committed to creating an outstanding experience for all who are a part of the Holland Hall School.

 

The above essential functions are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills. Employees are expected to perform other job-related duties as assigned.

 

Interested candidates must have a Bachelor’s degree, while a Masters degree is strongly preferred. Previous experience in college admissions or independent school college counseling is highly preferred. Preference will be given to applicants with a working knowledge of SCOIR, a college application management software, along with those possessing a broad knowledge of programs and requirements at a wide range of colleges and universities. Qualified candidates should have exceptional organization and communication skills, along with the ability to handle numerous projects and interruptions. An established professional network among the college admission and college counseling community is desirable.

 

Working Conditions

  • The faculty work day is 7:45-3:45, with other duties as assigned outside this time frame.

  • Work may include time indoors and outdoors.

  • Work will include moderate travel by car and by air (professional conferences, college visits, local receptions/workshops).

  • Activities include walking, standing, bending, kneeling, lifting, talking, hearing and visually acuity.

  • Occasionally lift up to 30 pounds.

  • Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position.

  • This position is not eligible for telecommuting.

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