Academic and College Counselor
Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts (ASMSA)
Type: 12-month full-time
Start date: June 2015
Salary Range: $45,000 to $52,000
Application deadline: Review of applications will commence on March 9, 2015.
The Arkansas School for Mathematics, Sciences, and the Arts (ASMSA), a campus of the University of Arkansas System, invites applications from highly qualified candidates for an anticipated twelve-month, full-time opening in Academic Affairs as an Academic and College Counselor beginning June 2015.
ASMSA is a public, residential high school for academically talented and motivated eleventh and twelfth grade students from across Arkansas. In 2014, ASMSA was ranked 10th nationally and 5th in the South in The Daily Beast’s annual survey of “America’s Top High Schools.”
ASMSA’s “college bridge” program offers advanced high school coursework as well as university coursework through partnerships with other Arkansas colleges and universities.
ASMSA’s counseling staff members have the overall responsibility for leading the college discovery and application program, including all activities related to that process. This responsibility includes working closely with students, parents, and faculty, promoting a supportive environment around the college counseling process, encouraging and providing good communication among all constituencies related to the process, and facilitating and nurturing all activities which guide that process.
Counselors are also at the forefront of our student academic success program, offering guidance on course selection, academic goals, exam preparation, study skills and leadership development.
The successful candidate should have substantial experience with secondary or post-secondary counseling or admissions. Familiarity with standardized test administration is also preferred. Applicants must demonstrate proficiency in working with gifted students as well as their parents, leveraging technology to guide college exploration, the ability to cultivate relationships with colleges and universities of importance to our students, team planning skills, problem solving skills, as well as high expectations for both themselves and our community of learning.
A Master’s degree is preferred. As a residential community of learning, ASMSA’s core philosophy values the development of students’ interests and talents beyond the classroom. As such, academic support staff members are expected to facilitate successful transitions for incoming juniors, promote the school through outreach programs, and contribute to the residential experience.
Candidate must be a US citizen or legal permanent resident.
ASMSA is an AA/EOE employer.