GCE Lab School prepares high school students for success as citizens in our interconnected and multicultural world. Our model integrates subjects into thematic courses that invite students to investigate real-world questions in a collaborative, project-based learning environment. Classroom learning is augmented by weekly Field Experiences that engage students in the relevance of their academics, get them outside the classroom and connect them with their community, and ignite their curiosity about potential career paths.
In addition to working with a senior class of 10-16 students to identify and secure admission with best-fit colleges and gap-year programs and to discover merit- and need-based financial resources, the College Counselor will will develop and implement a comprehensive post-secondary planning program for students and families.
Develop a comprehensive program for post-graduate planning consistent with the values of the School and in the best interests of students, inclusive of higher education, gap-year programs, and other graduate opportunities
Create and maintain a College Guide with dates, forms, essay samples, and other relevant information to support the college application process for families
With student advisors and other members of the faculty, implement the program
Coordinate standardized test preparation and ensure student registration for appropriate dates; help students and families understand their scores
Host college information events, sometimes in the evening, for students and families
Assist in the review and maintenance of student records, regarding academic performance and progress toward graduation
Prepare and develop reports to be shared with the community and Board, as appropriate
Build encouraging relationships with students and their families in the context of discovering compelling opportunities for their futures
Write recommendations for rising seniors before school begins in the Fall
Oversee and support faculty recommendations
Coordinate visits to colleges and from program representatives
Build strong relationships with college admissions officers and representatives
Represent GCE at local and national conferences and workshops, as possible
Summary of Qualifications and Expectations
Experience working in a school environment
Experience working in college counseling preferred
Experience working in multicultural and multi-ethnic environments
Excellent communication skills, written and verbal
Skill with analyzing problems, identifying multiple solutions, anticipating consequences, and making recommendations in support of goals
Established interest in progressive education
Facility with technical tools, including Google suite, online common app, and application management platforms
Living abroad/travel experiences preferred
Time & Place
In 2023-24, this is a part-time, 10-month position following GCE’s annual and weekly calendar. Position begins no later than August 1, 2023. In future years, it is likely to become a full-time role.
Submit Cover Letter & resume?
Introductory virtual interview
Submit writing sample (student recommendation)
Onsite interview with Head of School & Faculty
How to Apply
No phone calls please. Please send a cover letter and CV to email@example.com or reply through NAIS. We will contact those candidates we wish to interview. Equal Opportunity Employer.
Using the city as a classroom, we embolden a community of socially responsible citizens to respond courageously to the world's biggest challenges. Our Global Citizenship Experience model integrates subjects into thematic courses that invite students to investigate real-world problems in a collaborative, project-based learning environment. Classroom learning is augmented by weekly Field Experiences that engage students in the relevance of their academics, get them outside the classroom and connect them with their community, and ignite their curiosity about potential job and career paths.