2023-24 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 to hire a College Counselor for the upcoming 2023-24 school year. The 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. At Gulliver Prep, College Counselors are educators responsible for counseling a diverse group of students (and their parents) in grades 10 through 12. The role reports to the Director of School and College Counseling and shares direct student support responsibilities with Mental Health and School Counselors and faculty advisors.
Core responsibilities include academic advising, personal support, guidance for course selection, and monitoring graduation requirements and NCAA eligibility. The position will also be responsible for working with students to help them understand themselves, their strengths and interests, and assisting them through the entire college process including college search, application, admission, and selection.
For those students applying to selective colleges, counselors meet with the students’ parents or guardians to discuss their progress and to determine their priorities. Counselors will write school recommendation letters and are involved with college programming including an annual College Fair and visits from college representatives. Counselors routinely hold workshops, seminars and programs for students and parents, and will also represent the school on college campus visits as well as at relevant regional and national conferences and workshops. College Counselors are expected to support and attend school events that are held within and outside regular school hours. The counseling team meets regularly both informally and formally, and has a highly collaborative structure and workflow.
- Bachelor’s Degree in Counseling or related field
- Minimum of three (3) years’ experience in college admission and/or college counseling in an academically rigorous school.
- Master’s Degree in related field highly preferred.
- Excellent written and oral communication skills, ability to communicate effectively with groups and speak in public.
- Ability to conduct meetings in small and large groups.
- Must be able to multitask, problem solve and collaborate, while 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.
Job Status: Full Time