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College Counselor

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) is seeking excellent candidates for a high school academic advising & college counseling associate for the 2013-2014 Academic year. This is a full-time position, managing a caseload of approximately 40 juniors and 40 seniors and participating in the Sacred Heart community. Requirements include at least five years of college admission experience. The ideal candidate will also have a demonstrated interest in multicultural education and a deep concern for educational access, diversity and inclusion.

Organization Overview
Founded in 1898, SHS is a Roman Catholic, coeducational, independent school and is comprised of four divisions: SHS Preschool and Kindergarten, SHS Lower and Middle Schools for grades one through eight, and Sacred Heart Preparatory for grades nine through twelve.

Located on a beautiful 64‐acre campus in the San Francisco Bay Area, SHS is one of 23 schools in the U.S. Network of Sacred Heart Schools and is affiliated with a network of over 200 Sacred Heart schools worldwide. The school’s mission is to educate the whole child to be a leader who loves God and serves others.

SHS employs over 250 full‐ and part‐time women and men with a strong commitment to diversity. Nearly 25% of the 1,000+ students are students of color; 30% of the student body receives need‐based tuition assistance; many graduating seniors earn recognition in the National Merit Scholarship program; 100% of our graduates are accepted into four‐year colleges.

Required Knowledge and Skills
• A clear commitment to the mission of the school as articulated in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools.
• Demonstrated interest in working with adolescents and their parents.
• Fluency in reading, writing and speaking in English.
• Excellent verbal and written skills, as well as outstanding interpersonal skills.
• Ability to work well with students and colleagues; willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the SHS community.
• A clear understanding of the complex nature of the college counseling and college application process.
• Commitment to equity and inclusion.
• Excellent attendance and punctuality.

Qualifications for this position
• A minimum of five years of college admission experience in an independent high school or college.
• Experience of any kind in a Sacred Heart school strongly preferred.
• Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
• Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills.
• Spanish speaking strongly preferred.
• Experience with Naviance preferred.

The advertised position offers competitive compensation. SHS has a policy of making health and welfare benefits available to employees based on the length of assignment and subject to the plan parameters, including medical, dental, Life & LTD, long-term care, 403(b) retirement plan and more.

To Apply
Please apply online by sending a resume to

You MUST indicate College Counselor 13-14 in the subject line of the e‐mail. Or, you may mail your resume to:

Sacred Heart Schools
150 Valparaiso Avenue
Atherton, CA 94027
Attention Human Resources: College Counselor 13-14

Submissions will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

Pre‐employment background screening is required for all positions.

For more information on Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton, please see our website at:

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state or local laws.

As a faith-based institution, we reserve the right to use religion as a criterion in hiring decisions, as permitted by law, as it relates to performing essential job duties.


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