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College Counselor


Direct Student Support and Development of Systems and Practices

  • Ensure intensive, differentiated, equitable advising for each senior and his/her family through the college admissions process, starting second semester of junior year and through the college decision process.
  • Identify high-priority seniors for intervention and personalized support during the college admissions process, and coordinate that support.
  • In conjunction with the college counseling team, implement the CRJ College Readiness curriculum, including by teaching 2-3 sections of the twelfth-grade College Readiness course each day and periodic lessons in the lower grades.
  • Support students in the college application process and ensure timely delivery of transcripts and other application materials.
  • Actively manage pre-college summer programs for underclassmen as a key lever in building compelling college applications, including by researching and advertising strong programs, cultivating relationships with summer programs personnel, and providing targeted advising and application support to CRJ students.
  • Identify and support candidates for existing mentoring partnerships with local college students, ensure strong relationships with those partners, and seek opportunities to create new mentoring opportunities.
  • Help plan and host parent education and investment day, evening, and weekend events at each grade level, including, but not limited to, a fall FAFSA Day, college fairs, parent meetings, and Senior Signing Day in the spring.
  • Seek out and take advantage of opportunities to build a college-going culture at the school by presenting at assemblies, grade-level meetings, and professional development sessions.
  • Work with the alumni counselor to enlist CRJ alumni to speak to students, parents, staff, and other stakeholder groups to advance and strengthen the school’s college mission.
  • Help plan and execute college admissions events, including hosting college admissions presentations at CRJ and coordinating college-campus visits for CRJ students.
  • Proactively build relationships with key college personnel (admissions staff, academic success program staff, opportunity program staff, financial aid officers, academic advisors, and other on-campus champions) to ensure a top-notch admissions experience for CRJ applicants and to build the foundation for strong on-campus support for CRJ graduates after they enroll.
  • Ensure a smooth transition of support from college counseling to alumni counseling in spring of senior year.
  • Work with the counseling team and school leadership to:
    • reach college-readiness metrics (including 100% admission to a four-year institution), track and analyze student data in relation to these metrics, and respond effectively to the trends in the data.
    • Identify areas of strength and growth in college counseling and alumni counseling programs and appropriate revisions and/or additions to those programs to increase their efficacy.

Professional Presence

  • Model values consistent with Catholic, Jesuit education and service to others.
  • Engage students and parents with humility, respect, and empathy to enable full partnership with the school.
  • Approach your professional practice through a developmental lens, and enthusiastically participate in professional development, including with the CR Network, to stay up to date on college admission trends; seek and apply feedback from leadership and colleagues; demonstrate drive and independence in accessing resources to further your own improvement.
  • Contribute fully to the adult community in a range of contexts: as a member of the twelfth-grade team and the counseling team, in whole-staff meetings, in adult formation sessions, and so on.
  • Collaborate with peers with integrity, humility, commitment, humor, and joy to ensure the foundation of trust that will enable the team to accomplish its ambitious goals. 
  • Embrace the team’s goals and the results we achieve as the collective responsibility of the entire staff.

Student Support and Contribution to School

  • Co-lead a student formation advisory to help students develop the CRJ Graduate at Graduation values.
  • Actively monitor transitions, meals, and/or other common times to ensure a calm and orderly environment; chaperone and moderate school events, including retreats, field trips, college visits, and dances
  • Assist with moderating a student club.
  • Seek opportunities to participate on committees and otherwise contribute to the life of the school.
  • Other duties as assigned, including but not limited to:
    • Represent College Counseling Program at school events, including fall Open House
    • If bilingual, assist with translating documents and during parent meetings
    • Substitute teach as requested by school leadership.


Qualifications, Skills, and Characteristics

Successful applicants will embody mission-alignment, openness to growth, commitment to equity, attention to detail, resilience, results orientation, optimism, determination and zest.  In addition, they will meet or exceed the following requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • Expertise in the college admissions and financial aid processes and college opportunity programs.
  • Extensive knowledge of the academic, socio-emotional, and life skills necessary for college persistence, particularly for first-generation college students.
  • Superior initiative, resourcefulness, and organizational capability.
  • Proficiency using technology to track data and provide corresponding support.
  • Previous experience with Naviance a plus.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English is strongly preferred.  
  • Teaching experience a plus.
  • Willingness and availability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
  • School Counseling or similar licensure, or demonstrable progress towards obtaining licensure, a plus.



Additional Information

Start Date
Cristo Rey Jesuit High School - Milwaukee (G41)
Job Category
Schools - Professional/Technical
Employment Type
Full Time

To Apply

To apply, submit all of the following in pdf format (as one document, if possible) to, and include the position in the subject line. • Resume with cover letter that articulates your interest in and readiness for the position • Contact information for three professional references (email and phone number) • Undergraduate and graduate (where appropriate) transcripts Cristo Rey Jesuit High School provides equal employment opportunities to applicants without regard to race, ethnicity, religion, sex, or national origin. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.
Contact Name
John Pandl
1818 W. National Ave.
1818 W. National Ave.
Milwaukee, WI 53204

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