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RTC-College Counselor: Uplift Williams High

Uplift Education
Dallas, TX, US

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Mission Statement

Uplift's mission is to create and sustain public schools of excellence that empower students to reach their

highest potential in college and the global marketplace and that inspire in students a life-long love of

learning, achievement, and service in order to positively change their world.


The College Counselor is responsible for supporting the overall school, and especially the college counseling department's, efforts to plan, implement, and evaluate comprehensive college admissions and matriculation programs.

• Researches establishes, and maintains long-term relationships within the college admissions arena, including, but not limited to, college admissions counselors, directors and university outreach centers
• Works with campus staff, faculty and CMO RTC team to ensure that every student in every high school grade level is participating in available college-related activities when possible, including but not limited to, summer programs and talent identification programs
• Helps coordinate registration, supervision and other related issues regarding standardized tests administered to all Uplift students, including, but not limited to, SAT Reasoning Test, SAT Subject Tests, ACT, and PSAT/SAT Prep course
• Helps coordinate and host all college admissions related campus and network wide events, and high school visits for college admissions staff
• Advises and provides academic counseling to all students grades 6 through 12, and assists with all aspects of our comprehensive college counseling program, including financial aid
• Works to ensure that all seniors successfully submit high quality completed college application materials on time, in order to provide them with the best opportunity of gaining admission to their best fit schools
• Uses technology and data resources to improve and streamline the college counseling process, such as Naviance, College Board Online and computer-based test preparation
• Maintains student college admissions files in an organized, up-to-date, and confidential manner
• Assists in support and communication with school alumni as they matriculate, documents progress toward matriculation as necessary
• Performs other duties as assigned


This position does not have supervisory responsibility


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the

essential functions.
• Strong analytical, communication, and writing skills
• Ability to work well with students and their families and colleagues
• Ability to travel via auto and air to support college students
• Ability to manage highly emotional and high-stakes projects
• Ability to complete a heavy workload within established time frames
• Committed to excellence in all endeavors


Bachelor's degree (B.A./ B.S.) from four-year college or university is required. Master's Degree is preferred but not required. Two (2) to three (3) years of experience in a school setting is required.


Ability to read, analyze, and interpret common scientific and technical journals, financial reports, and legal documents. Ability to respond to common inquiries or complaints from parents, students, and administration. Ability to effectively present information to top management, public groups, and/or

boards of directors.


Ability to work with mathematical concepts such as probability and statistical inference. Ability to apply oncepts such as fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions to practical situations.


Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret an extensive variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with several

abstract and concrete variables.


To perform this job successfully, an individual should be competent in Microsoft Office applications (Outlook, PowerPoint, Word, and Excel) and ability to learn and use computer software as necessary.

Ability to use basic office equipment.


Every Uplift employee has an obligation to know our safety rules and procedures; to teach what they know to others; to recognize unsafe actions and situations; to warn others of unsafe situations; to react

to emergency situations and to report hazardous or unsafe practices to those in a position to correct them.


The physical demands described below are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this position, the employee is regularly required to sit and use the wrists, hands and/or fingers. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. Work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods of time.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. The noise level is moderate and may have frequent interruptions. There may be activity from other employees and students of a distracting



Satisfactory criminal records check, pre-hire and annually thereafter, if applicable. Must be eligible to work in the United States and provide work authorization.


Uplift Education retains the right to change and/or modify the duties and essential functions of this position at any time. This job description is not intended to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities required of the employee.Uplift Education is an equal employment opportunity employer and will not discriminate against any employee or applicant on the basis of age, color, disability, gender, national origin, race, religion, sexual orientation, veteran status, or any classification protected by federal, state or local law.

Starting Salary: $59,000

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