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College and Career Specialist

Fairfax County Public Schools
Falls Church, VA, US

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In collaboration with the student services staff, advises students in grades 9-12 on post-secondary options, including college planning, career planning, scholarships, and financial aid; manages relationships with a wide variety of organizations, such as colleges and universities, military recruiters, local employers, nonprofits, scholarship donors, and community organizations; has primary responsibility and accountability for managing a student-centered college and career center with resources on a wide variety of information concerning colleges, technical schools, military, apprenticeships, employment, and gap year opportunities.

Mount Vernon High School

College and Career Specialist

Percent Full-Time:
Full Time

Contract Length:
194-Day Contract

Salary Grade
[Salary Information] :

Unified Scale-Schedule B/Grade 003

Pay Frequency:





  • Any combination of education and experience equivalent to a bachelor's degree.
  • Three (3) years of progressively more responsible experience in an education environment, some which involved college admission counseling, secondary school counseling, workforce development, post-secondary financial aid, or other related field.
  • May be required to work a flexible schedule for evening appointments and walk-in services and/or evenings for planned events.
  • Knowledge of policies, procedures, guidelines, concepts, regulations, and practices related to college admissions and success.
  • Knowledge of college planning, scholarships and financial aid, career planning, workforce development, and career trends.
  • Knowledge of, or willingness to learn, specifics of colleges and universities, their academic programs, admissions policies, and selection processes.
  • Proficiency in the use of technology.
  • Ability to plan, organize, and implement programs, projects, and activities.
  • Ability to apply effective time management skills.
  • Ability to present information to groups.
  • Ability to work effectively with students, staff, and the public from diverse cultural, social, economic, and educational backgrounds.
  • Ability to develop and maintain effective working relationships with school staff, colleges, businesses, and community groups.
  • Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.
  • Bachelor's degree in education, management, or human resources.

Posting Title:
College and Career Specialist

Job Type:
School Assistants

Salary Range:
$57,093 - $97,153

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