Charitable Advisors LLC
  • 13-Jul-2020 to 11-Aug-2020
  • - Center for Leadership Development
  • Indianapolis, IN, USA
  • $50,000 - $55,000
  • Full Time

GENERAL POSITION DESCRIPTION
The College Prep Institute Fulltime Lead Licensed Guidance Counselor's primary responsibility is to provide students, parents and adult learners with personal, college, academic and career counseling to identify a career path and further their academic and post-secondary education goals.  Responsibilities include helping students evaluate their abilities, interests, talents, and personalities to develop realistic academic and career goals.  The Guidance Counselor utilizes professional skills and knowledge to further the mission of CPI helping students enroll in college, persist and graduate, as well as increase awareness of CLD resources.  Responsibilities include the planning, executing and delivery of preeminent college readiness programs and services. Ensures rigorous program evaluation and consistent quality emphasizing CLD traits essential to success:  character development, educational excellence, leadership effectiveness, community service and career achievement.  This role also supervises Part-Time Guidance Counselors.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
• Supervises Part Time Guidance Counselors, conducting Annual Performance Evaluations and electronically approving Timesheets.
• Periodically performs documented, spot-check-evaluations of Guidance Counselors to ensure superior quality, clarity and consistency of participant experiences.
• Conducts "intake" interviews with youth and supportive adults who visit CPI; advises parents as well as students.
• Reports possible cases of neglect or abuse and refers students and parents to resources outside the school for additional support.
• Evaluates student abilities and interests through aptitude assessments, interviews, and individual planning.
• Provide periodic reports summarizing status of students and families, progress made, and challenges students are facing
• Determines student service needs related to academic, college and career planning, implementation and success.
• Counsels students regarding educational issues, such as course and program selection, class scheduling, school adjustment, truancy, study habits and career planning.
• Collaborate with teachers, administrators, and parents to help students succeed.
• Creates an understanding of how to overcome personal, social or behavioral problems affecting student educational or vocational studies.
• Helps students create Individual College and Career plans to achieve academic and career goals.
• Teaches study skills and other positive habits to enhance academic success.
• Teach students and school staff about specific topics, such as bullying, drug abuse, and planning for college and careers after graduation.
• Maintain records as required.
• Conducts parent workshops and/or chats to equip and empower parents with the knowledge and skills needed to assist their student with life, academic, and career readiness and success.
• Presents CLD information at area schools, churches, other community organizations and during internal program orientations and graduations.
• Ensures CPI benchmarks are systematically implemented, tracked and reported.
• Creates, maintains and revises counseling standard operating procedures as circumstances require; also ensures they are consistently used.
• Remains aware of current issues regarding post-secondary education, and college admission, persistence and graduation.
• Remains aware of local, regional, and national initiatives that impact CPI and communicates this knowledge to CPI staff and volunteers.
• Manages all aspects of the College Prep Conference Guidance Counselor presentations.
• Oversees all aspects of guidance counseling activity, including training, outcomes and impact under the direct supervision of the Assistant CPI Director.
• Works collaboratively with the Assistant Director of College Prep to provide curriculum updates for CPI Lab procedures.
• Attends 1 recruiting event per month.
• Complies with mandatory attendance at the following annual CLD events:  all CLD graduations, Minority Achiever's Awards and Scholarship Gala, College Prep Conference, and Indiana Black Expo.
• Follows professional personal presentation standards and adheres to the dress code policy.
• May perform specialized activities in direct support of the accomplishment of the organizational objectives and the CLD mission.

WORK EXPERIENCE AND SKILLS REQUIREMENTS
• 3 years' experience in secondary advising and College Advising or College Readiness, and/or student programming.
• Strong written and verbal communication skills
• Preference will go to candidates with at least 10 years management experience as the position requires overseeing approximately 10 fulltime staff and 15 part-time staff.
• Experience training personnel.
• Demonstrated ability to provide sound advising to students and parents
• Experience working with youth of diverse backgrounds.
• Experience in developing curriculum for career pathways.
• Knowledge of high school degree requirements.
• Knowledge of higher education matriculation.
• Prior success at executing projects in a timely manner and in achieving results on schedule.
• Working knowledge of database input and management.
• Functional skills with Windows 10, Microsoft Office, particularly Word, Excel, PowerPoint. 
• Ability to effectively use a variety of office equipment such as telephone, copier and fax.

ATTRIBUTES
• Impeccable character.
• Strong willingness to lead and offer recommendations.
• Thinks strategically.
• Pleasant with others on the job and displays a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
• Prefers to work with others rather than alone and is personally connected with others on the job.
• Maintains composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.

EDUCATION and/or CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS
Master's Degree Required-Education Administration, Higher Education, Educational Leadership or Organizational Leadership with a Bachelor's in Higher Education.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS/DEMANDS
• Generally sedentary work, remaining in a stationary position for long periods of time.   Events require physical exertion, including lifting of boxes and tubs, moving chairs and tables, loading and unloading supplies.
• Position requires working evenings and weekends and a commitment to this schedule.
• Must have reliable transportation. 

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