Virtual Post Secondary Counselor

Location
Remote (Remote Position), Any, Any
Salary
Competitive
Posted
Oct 07, 2020
Ref
3213775
Grade Level
High School
About the Organization

Fusion Academy is a revolutionary alternative, accredited private school for grades 6-12 that offers a fully individualized classroom: one student, one teacher. As the nationwide leader in one to one schooling, Fusion Academy has campuses throughout the country.

Every student at Fusion is unique - some students are accelerated learners; some need flexible scheduling; and others have special learning needs due to attention challenges, learning differences, or social and emotional difficulties. No matter why students come to Fusion, our model is simple - through compassion and acceptance, Fusion students learn on their terms, on their schedule, and in their learning style.

Our model is a unique academic program offering services year-round on a rolling admissions basis. Our environment is highly personal and socially inclusive. Equal emphasis is placed on students' emotional well-being as it is on academic achievements. In addition to full time enrollment, students at Fusion Academy may take a class for credit or enroll in our tutoring/mentoring program.

The Fusion culture offers a special place to work, teach, and learn. Fusionites are a special brand of educators--they are creative, passionate, embrace change, and have fun! They communicate honestly and with compassion to both students and colleagues. People join the Fusion family for more than just a paycheck; they seek to work with peers who share these values. And because Fusion is growing rapidly, we offer considerable opportunity for career advancement throughout the country.

Location

Remote

Description

Virtual Post-Secondary Counselor (hourly)

The Post-Secondary Counselor provides student support for post-secondary options including college, gap year, technical programs, and career planning.

Responsibilities Include:
  • Assisting students in identifying suitable post-secondary options, colleges and universities that match their career goals.
  • Advising students on all aspects of the college admissions process, including test preparation plans, personal statement and essays, and financial planning.
  • Writing well-crafted and detailed recommendation letters, submit school reports, registration and accommodations for standardized testing.
  • Collaborating and communicating with colleges and universities to ensure admission requirements have been met.
  • Assisting students with alternative post-secondary option exploration.
    • Vocational programs.
    • Gap year options.
    • Specialized program selection.
    • Planning and navigation of community college to four-year college path.
  • Planning College Tours.
  • Job Career Preparation.
    • Resume building.
    • Interview techniques.
    • Professional presence.
  • Assisting students with the middle school to high school transition/application process.
  • Supporting student transitions between high school and post-secondary option - summer prep for college.
  • Planning parent/community education nights geared around post-secondary options.
  • Teaching specific courses for credit that are a part of Fusion's existing course offerings such as Road Trip Nation, Work Experience, and Life Skills.
  • Other duties as assigned.


Position Requirements

Desired Qualifications:
  • Candidate must have a minimum of a bachelor's degree and hold a certificate in college or guidance counseling or have significant experience in college or guidance counseling.
  • This person must have thorough knowledge of the college admissions process and expertise assisting students in navigating a complex college search and admissions process.
  • A thorough knowledge of special accommodations and deadlines for the SAT, AP, and ACT is a must.
  • Candidates should have knowledge of alternative post-secondary options such as vocational or gap year programs and be able to support students in preparing for the workforce or finding internship opportunities.
  • This person needs to relate well with adolescents. Experience with Learning Disabled and ADHD is a plus. Our ideal candidate is an outgoing, well-organized individual who is eager to work in a highly dynamic, energetic school setting.


All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to age, race, creed, color, national origin, ancestry, marital status, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, disability, nationality or sex.

Number of Openings

2

Full-Time/Part-Time

Part-Time

Exempt/Non-Exempt

Non-Exempt
This position is currently accepting applications.