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College Advisor 

About the Organization Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory (SHC) is a Lasallian Vincentian Catholic, co-educational college preparatory secondary school located in the heart of San Francisco, California. We provide academically rigorous, vibrant learning grounded in social justice and emerging / 21st century pedagogy. Our entire community is committed to cultivating each student's unique talents and passions, providing myriad opportunities for students to discern and realize their individual intellectual, artistic, athletic, social, and spiritual potential. SHC is a San Francisco Archdiocesan High School that is cosponsored by the De La Salle Christian Brothers, District of San Francisco New Orleans and the Daughters of Charity of St. Vincent de Paul, Province of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton.

Mission Statement:
Inspired by the Daughters of Charity and the De La Salle Christian Brothers, in partnership with families, Sacred Heart Cathedral Preparatory's mission is to provide the finest education in an inclusive Catholic community of faith. We prepare our high school students to become service-oriented leaders with a commitment to living the Gospel.
Category Faculty  

Position Summary
This position is a 100% FTE position. SHC college advisors work independently and collaboratively with students, families, teachers, school counselors and colleges/universities to guide students throughout the college admissions process. SHC college advisors will work throughout the calendar year and report directly to the Counseling and Advising Chairperson

Responsibilities and Duties

  • Model for students the characteristics of a Lasallian Vincentian Catholic educator;

  • Facilitate SHC's mission and philosophy and Counseling and Advising Department outcomes (see;

  • Demonstrate commitment to equity and inclusion in learning, including meeting with students and families at times most convenient to them, including evenings, weekends, and summer months;

  • Offer college research, planning, and application workshops/seminars to groups of students and families, starting in ninth grade;

  • Hold individual meetings with eleventh and twelfth-grade parents and students;

  • Plan and prefect college tours;

  • Be proficient with accessing, analyzing, and communicating complex information and data to a variety of audiences and in a variety of media;

  • Keep accurate records of the advising process in Naviance and PowerSchool;

  • Write letters of recommendation for college admissions and scholarships, preparing and sending Secondary School Reports to colleges, universities and scholarship sources, and midyear reports as necessary or requested;

  • Prepare reports related to college application, admission, and matriculation for internal and external use;

  • Make students and families aware of scholarships and grant funding opportunities;

  • Continue to learn professionally, taking college admissions workshops, particularly those presented by UC, CSU, and the College Board;

  • Build strong relationships with admissions officers through membership in and attendance at WACAC & NACAC meetings;

  • Meet directly with college admissions officers at SHC and throughout the country;

  • Attend and participate in Counseling and Advising Department and learning team meetings and workshops;

  • Participate in the co-curricular life of the school;

  • Perform other duties as required.

Position Requirements

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree;

  • A minimum of five years of relevant experience in a college preparatory school or college/university;

  • A demonstrated understanding of the complex nature of the college counseling and college application process, including knowledge of Microsoft Office products, Google Applications for Education, Naviance, databases and social media;

  • Ability to work independently, collaboratively, and with attention to detail.

Desired Qualifications

  • Master’s and/or post graduate work in subject matter and/or counseling;

  • Experience in a Catholic school.

The statements herein describe the general nature and level of work being performed by an employee assigned to this position and should not be construed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties, and, skills required of personnel so assigned.

Certifications and/or Licensure

Education and/or Experience:
Bachelor’s Degree; Master’s Degree preferred

Physical Demands:
The physical demands described here represent those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential job functions. Reasonable accommodations may be made for individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands and fingers to handle or feel as well as talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is required to stand and walk. The employee may lift and/or move up to 25 pounds.

Full-Time/Part-Time Full-Time  
Exempt/Non-Exempt Exempt  
EOE Statement Sacred Heart Cathedral is an equal opportunity employer:
The Archdiocese of San Francisco will only employ those who are legally authorized to work in the United States for this opening. Any offer of employment is conditioned upon the successful completion of a background investigation. The Archdiocese of San Francisco will consider, for employment, qualified applicants with criminal histories.
Employment decisions are made without regard to race, color, religion, national or ethnic origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, protected veteran status or other characteristics protected by law.

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