Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School seeks to employ those who will continue to maintain the Christian environment and tradition of academic excellence begun in Philadelphia in 1861. In keeping with the Mercy charism of commitment to social justice, the Academy attempts to provide conditions of employment that will contribute to both the individual development of the employee and corporate growth of the institution.
Gwynedd Mercy Academy supports and is committed to Equal Employment Opportunity. It is our policy to provide equal opportunities in any term, condition or privilege of employment to all employees and applicants. No person will be discriminated against on the basis of race, religion, color, sex, age national origin, disability or military status.
Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School has an opening for a long-term substitute position in the science department from August 27, 2019 until December 6, 2019. Courses to be taught include Chemistry and Honors Chemistry. Qualified applicants with teaching experience and a degree in science are asked to submit their resume and PA clearances to Cindy DeCandido at email@example.com by July 12, 2019.
Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School is seeking a College Counselor to add to its counseling department. The College Counselor is responsible for guiding students and parents through the college admission and financial aid process. He or she will join a dynamic educational environment where all administrative and teaching colleagues work collaboratively to build and maintain a learner-centered, inclusive school community. The College Counselor commits to the mission of Catholic education in the Mercy tradition.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITES:
- Guide students and families as they move through the college research, application and selection process
- Assist students with building their college list with outside research
- Write letters of recommendation
- Collaborate with English department on Common App essay
- Advise students about course selection
- Review students’ college application materials
- Maintain regular contact with students and parents throughout the process
- Develop and maintain professional relationships with college admission representatives; visit 5+ colleges a year
- Keep current on college admission and financial aid standards and trends
- Assist in organizing and facilitating workshops, college fairs and college advisory class for students, parents, and faculty to -understand further their roles in the admission process.
- Attend professional conferences including NACAC, ACCIS, and College Board
- Attend Gwynedd admission open houses, interview applicants and parents, read and evaluate prospective student applications annually
- Additional administrative responsibilities to be determined based on skills and experience
- Knowledge of the structure of the educational system as well as cultural, political and social influence on current educational practices
- Knowledge of college application process and current admission trends
- Impeccable listening and communication skills both written and spoken; Ability to be flexible with daily schedule, e.g. using time-management skills
- Proficiency with Naviance, school data systems, Microsoft/Google platforms
- Demonstrate multicultural, moral, ethical, and professional competencies
- Ability to collaborate effectively with parents, teachers, administrators, community leaders, and others to promote and support student success
- Master’s degree preferred; 2-4 years of experience in college counseling or admissions required.
- Start date of August 26th, 2019
- 10-month position (academic year)
- The statements herein are not an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and competencies required to perform the job and may change as determined by the needs of Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School.
Qualified applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter to Cindy DeCandido at firstname.lastname@example.org by July 12, 2019.