The Academy of the Holy Cross (AHC) is accepting resumes for a College Counseling Assistant
The Academy of the Holy Cross, a Catholic College preparatory school sponsored by the Sisters of the Holy Cross since 1868, is dedicated to educating young women in a Christ-centered community which values diversity. The Academy is committed to developing women of courage, compassion and scholarship who responsibly embrace the social, spiritual and intellectual challenges of the world.
All faculty and staff must demonstrate a commitment to the Core Values of the Academy: community, Catholic identity, academic excellence, educating the whole person, tradition, diversity, leadership, single-sex education, environment, and communication.
The College Counseling Office encourages each student to pursue admission to a college that provides an appropriate match for her unique intellectual abilities, passions, talents, and personal values. The AHC College Counselors are committed to guiding each girl and her family through a personalized college search.
The College Counseling Assistant supports the Director of College Counseling and the Assistant Director of College Counseling in facilitating the college counseling program for students of AHC. The Assistant assists with the daily operations and general office management of a busy and bustling College Counseling office from 7:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. during the academic year. Given our office's team approach, the Assistant will be in close communication with the college representatives, students and their families, and the college counselors on a daily basis.
Providing administrative support to the college counselors with daily tasks such as student and family meetings, greeting and meeting with college representatives
Maintaining the master calendar and scheduling appointments with college representatives, families, students
Coordinating the online calendar for college representatives and updating Naviance, AHC website, etc.
Meeting with college representatives when college counselors are unavailable
Serving as primary editor and manager of the databases for our college counseling program, Naviance
Working with the Naviance Application software to generate reports, and import data as needed (including sensitive and confidential student records, test scores, parent email addresses, and college information)
Creating college materials and uploading them for electronic submission
Reading, proofreading and editing any correspondence from the College Counseling Office, including teacher recommendations
Compiling and sending application materials electronically and/or by mail on a time-sensitive basis
Assisting in the planning and implementation of the two junior and senior college nights (video creation for these college nights are a plus!)
Ensuring college representatives visits are scheduled and advertised
Communicating and working with the Registrar concerning student transcripts
Meeting daily with Director and Assistant Director to determine tasks and prepare for upcoming events
Assisting in compiling information for School Profile, Graduation Program, Open House materials, and other publications as needed
Coordinating, disseminating and maintaining scholarship information
Maintaining familiarity with NCAA policies and working closely with Athletics Director
Compiling all mailings/emails for the College Counseling Office
Serving as PSAT Coordinator
Serving as Summer Program Coordinator
Perform other related duties as needed
Bachelor's degree required
Experience and ease with computers, including knowledge of Microsoft Word, PowerPoint, Excel, email, Internet and Social Media
Must have strong work ethic, excellent organizational and follow-through skills, flexibility and high energy and a willingness to coordinate efforts with others
Strong interpersonal skills and a sense of humor are important when interacting with students, parents, and college admission representatives
Must be able to work some evenings and weekends as required.
The Academy of the Holy Cross, is a private, Catholic high school (grades 9 - 12) for young women located in Kensington, MD. The college preparatory program reflects a holistic approach to education by fostering the intellectual, physical and moral development of the students. The school is sponsored by the Congregation of the Sisters of the Holy Cross and has been in continuous operation in the Archdiocese since 1868.