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Posted: Thursday, February 1, 2018 2:15 PM

Job Description

GEMS World Academy Chicago is seeking a dynamic educational leader to serve as the Director of College Counseling. The Director of College Counseling works closely with the Head of Upper School and the Head of School to design and implement a college counseling program and coordinates with the Admissions and Communications, and Marketing teams to ensure a consistent message regarding the schools programs and placements. The Director will guide students and parents through the college admissions process ensuring that each student meets all academic and registration requirements.

Essential Functions

Develop programs to teach students and parents about the college admissions process
Publicize college entrance exam requirements and recommend specific exams
Oversee completion and submission of college applications including essays
Implement Naviance software to support the application process
Write recommendation letters
Provide guidance to faculty about recommendations as needed
Establish relationships with college admissions offices
Guide students to generate college lists and provide them with detailed information about the specific colleges they are considering
Create a timeline of activities and events for grades 9:12 to provide an overview of the college process
Use Naviance for the application process and to generate data for analysis
Cultivate and maintain relationships with college and university representatives for on:site visits
Oversee the creation and sending of transcripts, school profiles, and other documents as required
Arrange and lead college visits for students

Education, Experience, and Skills Required
Bachelors degree required
Minimum 5 years of leadership experience in a university admissions office or in the college counseling department of an independent school
Sustained record in independent schools of successful college placements across the U.S. and abroad or experience in a high:level post in university admissions offices is required
Strong oral and written communication, interpersonal, and organizational skills
Experience with Naviance software is required
Passion for guiding and supporting students in the college admission proces
Desire to implement a new college counseling program with a comprehensive approach that encourages independence in students and also supports parents/guardians
Company Description
At GEMS World Academy Chicago, we believe that education extends far beyond four walls. Each and every day, our students experience unique ways of learning that inspire new perspectives. They are infused with an excitement and passion that is unparalleled and enhanced by the innovative technology integrated into our state:of:the:art campus located in downtown Chicago. As Illinois only private school offering an accredited International Baccalaureate Primary Years Program curriculum, our students grow through the strong connections they build with other students around the globe as well as frequent engagement with professionals and institutions in the rich cultural center of Chicago.
GEMS World Academy Chicago is the first Preschool:through:12 school in the United States from the international award:winning educator GEMS Education. Little GEMS International, a culturally diverse preschool that nurtures a childs love of learning and creativity in Lincoln Park, is also part of the GEMS Education network and serves children as young as 6 weeks old.
Our master teachers exemplify excellence in the classroom. Our educators recognize the importance of inspiring students, driving industry:changing innovation as well as enriching the communities in which they live and work.
GEMS World Academy program highlights include, but are not limited to:
An International Baccalaureate World School curriculum. GEMS offers a rigorous, accredited Primary Years Program and is an official


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