The John Doe Independent School for Girls [JDISG] is an educational community that supports and challenges young women to discover their passions and realize their true potential.
• Located just 20 miles north of Brooklyn, MO The John Doe Independent School for Girls is nestled on 20 acres.
• We provide a rigorous, integrated college preparatory curriculum that fosters critical thinking and intellectual curiosity.
• We help girls to become leaders and life-long learners, strengthening their capacity to contribute positively to their communities.
• We strengthen girls’ voices in a diverse and culturally rich environment.
• We graduate courageous, committed and ethical young women who take responsibility for their own physical, financial and emotional well-being.
We are seeking an Associate Director of College Counseling to begin August 2017. John Doe’s college guidance counselors work closely and collaboratively to ensure that students and their families are thoroughly prepared and supported throughout the college search process. JDISG’s college guidance philosophy is about finding the right match between a student and college or university. Ultimately, the goal for every JDISG student is to gain admission to a school worthy of her intellect and aspirations. Primary responsibilities and expectations include:
• Providing strategic thinking regarding the ways in which JDISG can provide an outstanding college counseling process for student and families.
• Counseling students and partnering with families to foster a student-centered college search and application process.
• Writing letters of recommendation and providing the Secondary School Report for half the senior class.
• Maintaining and cultivating relationships with college admission officers and staying abreast of trends in higher education
• Assisting students and families in planning for standardized testing.
• Planning and coordinating parent and student education, college representative visits, and other college-related events.
• Teaching college guidance-related lessons for the 11th and 12th Grade Human Development classes.