College Counselor, 2022-23

Episcopal School of Jacksonville seeks a full-time college counselor beginning in August of 2022. The ideal
candidate should have a working knowledge of the college search and admissions process, preferably
having worked in college admissions or independent school college counseling for at least two years. The
college counselor will report to the Director of College Counseling. A Bachelor’s degree is required; a
Master’s degree is preferred.

Job duties include, but are not limited to, the following:
• Serve as a key part of a five-person college counseling office (four college counselors and one
administrative assistant) to support a senior class of approximately 150 students.
• Advise all students and families in the entire college search and application process, including
multiple personal meetings with both students and parents.
• Actively contribute to the presentations and programs of the Episcopal College Counseling office,
including some evening and weekend events.
• Write personal, comprehensive letters of recommendation for students that demonstrate deep
knowledge of the child and his or her academic and extra-curricular involvement.
• Co-lead presentations to 9th-grade seminar classes on the basics of the college search.
• Host individual meetings with 10th-grade students and their parents covering academic and extra-
curricular involvement.
• Co-teach a college counseling class for 11th-grade students, while also holding in-depth personal
meetings with those members of the junior class assigned to the counselor.
• Co-teach a one-day college application camp in August before school begins.
• Participate in the life of the Upper School during and after school hours, including attending
Chapel, athletic events, fine arts events, community service events, and more.
• Commit to professional growth and development by membership in NACAC, SACAC, ACCIS,
and other professional organizations, and by attending their conferences.
• Commit to visiting colleges and universities during the school year and during the summer to
learn as much as possible about their individual admissions practices.
• Serve as an academic advisor to a small group of 6-8 students, beginning when they are in 9th
grade.

The mission of Episcopal School of Jacksonville is to provide a superior college-preparatory
education in an environment marked by high expectations, Christian nurture, and social diversity.
Through a balanced program of academics, arts, and athletics, Episcopal’s faculty seeks to instill in
each student intellectual growth, character development, responsible leadership and a commitment to
community service.
Episcopal’s Portrait of a Graduate is an individual who seeks understanding, develops a sense of self,
lives with honor and purpose, and pursues a life of faith. Episcopal is built on Four Pillars —
Academics, Spiritual Life, Fine Arts, and Athletics — which encourage personal development in every
aspect of the lives of our students, helping each child reach his or her unique potential.