College Counselor

California, United States
Salary Commensurate with experience
Jan 07, 2021
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time

The full-time College Counselor will advise clients on high school preparations for college admission requirements and the strategic completion of college applications (including research, essays, interviews, networking). The College Counselor also oversees a group of writing advisors and reviews final drafts of student college admission essays.

Fahey Associates is a bespoke college counseling company with headquarters in the Bay Area. We are seeking to grow regionally, throughout California, and across the United States. We bring together capable and independent advisors who are excited to push their own skills in the pursuit of guiding youth to develop their potential in high school and in preparation for college. We focus on providing students with a personally transformative experience of preparing for and carrying out the college application process. 

Required Qualifications

    Minimum of two years working in higher education college admissions office.
    We seek candidates who typically possess a Bachelor’s degree or equivalent experience. Master’s degree in higher education or related field, strongly preferred. 

Desired Qualifications

    Exemplary interpersonal, communication, and presentation skills and ability to work with individuals as well as large groups. Comfortability working with diverse populations.
    Experience leading educational workshops and presentations.  
    A strong sense of self-accountability and a desire for excellence
    Demonstrated leadership and the ability to make independent decisions and meet deadlines are essential to this position. 
    Strong attention to detail and experience using technology and data to effectively build and communicate student advancement strategies are required.
    Excellent oral, reading, and written communication skills. 
    Excellent organizational skills.
    Ability to learn our admissions processes and programs.
    Proficiency in basic and professional software including Google Suite. Ability to learn to use and manage web-based software and databases such as Github.
    Availability for evening and weekend work 

Core Duties 

    Support and advise high school students who will apply to college. 
    Act as a key point of contact to applicants and their families. Respond to inquiries via phone, text, and email regarding application policies, processes, and procedures in accordance with Fahey Associates’ practices and values. 
    Manage a group of writing advisors who will draft essays with your students.
    Conduct virtual and in-person informational presentations for client and public communities on a variety of subjects related to admissions.
    Represent Fahey Associates as the focal point of contact at planned admissions events, both on-site and at external venues, which might require travel. Direct vendors or on-site personnel to successfully execute the event.
    Lead and manage small projects/programs by establishing and executing project plans, timelines, tasks, and objectives — in alignment with Fahey Associates’ workflows and protocols. 
    Liaise with internal writing advisors, staff, and outside agencies to execute plans.
    Conduct introductory phone and video calls with prospective clients and students, describing Fahey Associates programs, services and fees. 
    Other duties may also be assigned.

Working Conditions

    Ability to work remotely. Will work extended or non-standard hours based on the seasonal nature of business needs. 

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