College Counselor

St. Joseph's Preparatory School - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania - Full time


The College Counselor works with students and their families throughout the college exploration, college application and college decision processes, as well as provides information to freshmen, sophomore, junior and senior parents on various aspects of college admission.


  • Understand, appreciate and implement the principles of Jesuit education as set forth in Jesuit secondary school literature and the documents of the Jesuit Secondary Education Association.
  • Capitalize on the urban location of the campus for learning opportunities and community service and relations.
  • Guide and counsel approximately 80 junior and 80 senior students through the college admission and financial aid process
  • Regularly communicate with students and parents
  • Educate students and parents about colleges, the college process, trends, procedures and testing
  • Write approximately 80 letters of recommendations and complete all necessary documentation in support of their counselees’ applications for college.
  • Prepare and present at parent information nights and in various in-school presentation offerings.
  • Attend relevant conferences and college tours
  • Support the mission and philosophy of the school
  • Abide by all school policies and regulations
  • Complete other duties and/or projects as assigned


  • A Master’s degree in a related field is preferred
  • Proven leadership abilities, commitment to academic excellence and cultural competence to bridge racial and socioeconomic divides.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and proven ability to network across diverse groups of stakeholders.
  • A minimum of 2 – 4 years of relevant experience in a college admissions office (at an accredited institution) or as a college counselor in a school setting
  • Familiarity with the use of technology
  • Ability to Google suite.
  • Excellent organization, communication and presentation skills
  • Experience working with a diverse group of people
  • Must be able to read, write and speak fluent English
  • Ability to work legally in the United States (H1B and H2B Visas are not available)


  • Experience working in a Jesuit school or college

In order to be considered for an interview, please submit the following information to the Office of Human Resources at or mail to:

Joseph Dougherty, Sr. Director, Human Resources

St. Joseph’s Preparatory School

1733 West Girard Avenue

Philadelphia, PA 19130

Deadline: June 25, 2021

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K12 School Operations

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Mid Level

St. Joseph's Preparatory School

St. Joseph’s Preparatory is a Catholic, Jesuit, independent four-year college preparatory school located in Philadelphia. Founded in 1851, this all male school serves nearly 900 young men “to become men for and with others.”
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