2022-23 Upper School College Counselor
About Gulliver Preparatory School
Established in 1926 by Arthur Gulliver in Coconut Grove, Gulliver was likened to the prestigious academies of the northeast and initially attracted families who wintered in Florida. In late 1953, Marian Krutulis purchased the school. A pioneer in education, Mrs. Krutulis envisioned Gulliver as grand home where both students and teachers would feel part of a caring, inspiring family of learners. Over the course of 25 years, she relocated the school to Coral Gables, built an upper school for high school students in Pinecrest and achieved ‘Blue Ribbon School of Excellence’ designation by the US Department of Education. In 2000 Gulliver became a non-profit. Today, Gulliver Preparatory School serves approximately 2,200 students in Grades PK–12 on three campuses. Despite its significant growth over the last 60 years, Gulliver still upholds Marian Krutulis’ vision to maintain the physical and social-emotional health of its students and trains them to become people of integrity in everything they say and do.
Gulliver Prep’s Upper School Campus is seeking a College Counselor to join our team or professionals for the 2022-23 school year. The upper school and college counseling team has over 200 years of combined college counseling, guidance counseling, and college admissions experience, and this position will represent an important addition to a highly collaborative and experienced team of counselors. The Upper School College Counselors provide comprehensive college counseling programming over a three-year process, grades 10-12, and are also the primary academic advisors for their students during those three years. The role reports to the Upper School Director of School and College Counseling and shares direct student support responsibilities with School Counselors and faculty advisors.
At Gulliver Prep, College Counselors are educators responsible for counseling a diverse group of students (and their parents) in grades 10 through 12. Core responsibilities include but are not limited to:
- Academic advising, personal support, guidance for course selection, and monitoring graduation requirements and NCAA eligibility.
- Working with students to help them understand themselves and their strengths and interests, and assisting through the entire college process including college selection, application and admission.
- Meet with parents and/or guardians to discuss their children’s progress and to determine their priorities; write the school recommendation letter and monitor and review the faculty recommendations; and are involved with college programming including an annual College Fair and visits from college representatives.
- Hold workshops, seminars and programs for students and parents, and also represent the school on college campus visits as well as at relevant state and national conferences and workshops.
- Support and attend school events that are held within and outside regular school hours.
- Meets regularly with the Counseling Team both informally and formally, and has a highly collaborative structure and workflow.
- Bachelor’s Degree in related field
- Minimum of three years’ experience in college admission and/or college counseling, in an academically rigorous school.
- Master’s degree or higher in a related field is strongly preferred
- Excellent written and oral communication skills with the ability to conduct meetings in small and large groups and speak in public.
- Problem solve, multitask and collaborate as well as being decisive and creative thinkers.
Criminal Background Check, Level II Fingerprint Screening(s), and Drug screen.
Gulliver is deeply committed to the principles of equity and diversity and seeks to create an inclusive community for all faculty and staff. Gulliver is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and a Drug Free Workplace.