School Counselor - Cor Jesu Academy
Position: School Counselor
Subject Area: (none)
Job Title: School Counselor
Job Location: Cor Jesu Academy
Beginning: Aug 01, 2022
Deadline: Open until filled **
District: Cor Jesu Academy
St. Louis, MO 63123
Telephone: 314-842-1546 EXT 277
Job Description:
Cor Jesu Academy, a Catholic, college-preparatory high school founded by the Apostles of the Sacred Heart of Jesus in 1956, offers an academically challenging program, committed to the total education of young women.  With a current enrollment of 550 students, Cor Jesu strives to empower young women intellectually, spiritually and morally to serve as responsible members of the global community.  Inspired by the charism “Sharing the Love of the Heart of Christ” our caring community of students is encouraged to accept and share God’s love, embracing personal dignity, faith, integrity and compassion.
The College Counselor will be responsible for working closely with students/families to educate and guide them through the college search and application process.  Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
  • Counseling 130-140 juniors and seniors each academic year.
  • Scheduling and facilitating one-on-one visits with seniors, juniors and parents.
  • Writing letters of recommendation on behalf of students.
  • Submitting all counselor supplemental paperwork required for student admission to colleges
  • Processing transcript requests
  • Identifying students for special scholarship or other award opportunities.
  • Organizing and administering standardized testing
  • Cultivating ongoing relationships with colleges and universities.
  • Managing and cultivating personal relationships with top tier university contacts.
  • Visiting colleges and universities locally, regionally and nationally.
  • Offering events and workshops to students/families to enhance knowledge of the college process and to promote successful outcomes.
  • Guiding juniors through academic course selections for their senior year and evaluating each transcript to ensure credits are met for graduation.
  • Working closely with School Wellness Counselors to support them as needed.
The ideal candidate will:
  • Have a master’s degree in school counseling, education or a related field.
  • Have a minimum of 3-5 years’ experience and expertise in the field of college counseling within a strong private Catholic school culture, or direct experience in college admissions.
  • Understand, live and promote the core values of Cor Jesu Academy:  Catholic-faith based community, Personal Integrity, Service to Others, Caring Community and Excellence in Education
  • Be energized by working with high school-aged youth and their families.
  • Be an exceptional writer, a clear and confident presenter and an articulate speaker.
  • Be highly collaborative with both colleagues and leadership, yet self-driven, creative and comfortable working autonomously.
  • Be organized and deadline-oriented, yet flexible and team-oriented.
  • Be willing and available to work evening or weekend hours as necessary.
  • Have experience and proficiency with Naviance.
Application Process
Interested candidates should submit the following documents electronically to Cynthia Wilhelm, Director of Career, College and Wellness Center at Cor Jesu Academy
  • Cover letter stating interest in and summary of qualifications/experience for the position
  • Current resume, including phone number and email address
  • Names, emails addresses and phone numbers of three references

** District reserves the right to close any Job Posting when a suitable applicant has been found before the deadline date.