NuVu College Counselor & Academic Support Specialist

Faculty / Full-Time

NuVu Innovation School, Cambridge, MA

NuVu College Counselor & Academic Support Specialist

 

ABOUT NUVU 

NuVu, founded in Cambridge, MA in 2010, is an innovation school for students in grades 8-12 with a pedagogy that is based on the studio model. Our teachers (known as “coaches”) are a diverse and energetic team of creative educators with a range of backgrounds. In place of traditional courses, our curriculum consists of a series of 4-week multidisciplinary studios; students are immersed in a single studio at a time. NuVu’s four pillars–empathy, innovation, design, and impact–are central to all of the work that we do.

 

JOB DESCRIPTION

We are seeking a dynamic and passionate College Counselor and Academic Support Specialist to join our team. This individual will play a critical role in guiding and supporting students as they navigate their academic journeys and prepare for college. The ideal candidate will have a strong understanding of both traditional and non-traditional educational paths, a deep knowledge of college admissions processes, a passion for mentoring young people, and experience in tutoring.

 

COLLEGE COUNSELING

  • Build strong relationships with students and families to understand their college goals and aspirations.
  • Provide individualized college counseling to students, including guidance on college selection, application strategies, essay development, interview preparation and financial aid applications.
  • Assist students in developing a balanced and competitive college list.
  • Build and maintain relationships with college admissions representatives to advocate for NuVu students and facilitate their successful transition to higher education.
  • Stay up-to-date on college admission trends and best practices.
  • Communicate with college admissions offices to advocate for students and highlight our schools unique and innovative education model.
  • Build strong relationships with families and maintain open communication regarding student progress and college planning.
  • Address any concerns or questions families may have about the college application process.
  • Assist in the development and implementation of college readiness workshops and seminars.

 

ACADEMIC SUPPORT

  • Provide guidance and resources for students enrolled in supplemental online coursework to ensure they are making satisfactory progress and meeting their academic goals.
  • Collaborate with studio coaches to explore opportunities for integrating academic content into project-based learning experiences.
  • Advise students on course selection to ensure they meet college admission requirements.
  • Communicate with the organizations delivering the course content.
  • Provide individualized sessions in core subjects (Mathematics, English, Science, History, etc.) to students who need additional support.
  • Assess students’ learning needs and create personalized learning plans to address their strengths and weaknesses.
  • Clarify concepts, review class material, and assist with homework assignments and exam preparation.
  • Communicate with outside course providers and independent tutors to keep updated on each student’s progress.
  • Communicate regularly with parents/guardians regarding student progress and areas for improvement.
  • Conduct regular meetings with students and families to discuss academic goals, course selection, and college options.
  • Coordinate standardized testing accommodations for students.
  • Participate in school events and activities as needed.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

An ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience in academic tutoring or teaching, ideally in a high school or college setting.
  • Knowledge of college admissions processes and requirements.
  • Ability to build rapport with students and families from diverse backgrounds.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Passion for supporting students in their academic and personal growth.
  • Excellent skills in communication and collaboration.
  • Ability to work effectively in a dynamic school environment and respond to situations with professionalism and empathy.
  • Genuine joy around working with adolescents in a highly creative and adaptive environment.

 

Note: This position may be split into two separate part-time roles (Academic Tutor and College Counselor) depending on the candidate pool and budget.We encourage applicants with a strong background in either academic tutoring or college counseling to apply.

 

NuVu does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We seek candidates who reflect the diversity of our student body and who are committed to inclusive and equitable practices.

We will be reviewing applications and reaching out to candidates on a rolling basis. 

Ideal start date: Immediately 

 

Salary range: $75,000-$82,000, depending on experience

 

APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to Juliette Noone, juliette@nuvustudio.org

NuVu Innovation School

Cambridge, MA
Middle School, High School
Day
All Gender