Accredited by NEASC
School and College Counseling
Faculty / Full-Time
Catholic Memorial, Boston, MA
Catholic Memorial School is a mission-driven institution that embraces relational learning to support our students achieve at a high level. Our School & College Counseling team develops meaningful relationships with our students so that they may define their strengths, establish goals for themselves, and match with colleges and universities that will lead them to additional successes. Counselors succeed at CM through innovation, collaboration, and the resolution to fully commit themselves to student success.
- Lead a caseload of approximately 150 students in grades 9 – 12 by providing academic and personal counseling support, meeting with parents, and collaborating with teachers and administrators to strengthen students’ educational, career, personal, and social development.
- Counseling students individually on the college search and application process, including self-exploration, academic planning, goal-setting, self-advocacy, and application review; additionally, leading college counseling classes for juniors and seniors offered through the Theology curriculum.
- Advises students, individually and in groups, with developing academic, social and emotional skills, goals and plans.
- Write detailed college recommendation letters for senior counselees.
- Provides individual student planning and responsive services to support students and their families regarding academic matters.
- Assist in educating parents, students, faculty, and administrators regarding all aspects of the college application process, through presentations, conversations, and written communications, including the use of Scoir.
- Consult regularly with college admissions representatives on current practices and admissions trends and advocate on behalf of student applicants through phone conversations, email interactions, attendance at conferences, participation in campus visitation programs/fly-ins, and hosting college admissions representatives on campus.
- Consults, facilitates, and maintains communication with parents, teachers, administrators, and pertinent agents on specific student and parent academic and educational matters including academic modifications and/or accommodations.
- Participates on a Student Success Team, identifies students who may need targeted or intensive services, and coordinates response.
- Pursue opportunities for professional growth and school exposure through participation in professional organizations such as the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC), The College Board, or similar groups.
- Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree preferred.
- Experience in college admission counseling; experience at a selective college or university admissions office preferred.
- Our team is supportive and collaborative. We are looking for someone who is out-going and service-oriented with strong communication skills, a keen attention to detail and outstanding writing skills with a strong work ethic and a sense of humor.
- Effective planning and organizational skills.
- Experience in using Scoir or similar data management tools required; knowledge and skill in the use of integrated software systems and Microsoft applications preferred.
- Skill in establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with students, faculty, staff and the public.
- Skill in facilitating and modeling quality support of students while developing relationships with families or other stakeholders.
- Ability to work effectively with a diverse student population.
- Strong organizational skills for multi-tasking and prioritizing responsibilities as situations arise in fast paced environment.
- Must have the ability to work in a school environment by successfully passing the state mandated Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check.
- Possess a valid driver’s license.
- Regular and consistent attendance and punctuality is required and a condition of employment.
Middle School, High School