College Access and Success Counselor Position

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Position:  The Ayers Foundation Scholars Program College Access Counselor

Location:  Lexington High School- Lexington, TN 


Job Summary:

Plans, directs, and coordinates administration of The Ayers Scholars Program for the benefit of students graduating from Lexington County High School. This role necessitates the ability to see the “big picture” to best meet the needs of the students and the shared mission of the Ayers Foundation.



The responsibilities and duties of the College Access Counselor may include but are not limited to:  meeting with each student and family individually to identify needs to enter or remain in post-secondary education, work with post-secondary institutions on the behalf of the students, help students find and apply for all forms of financial aid, and maintain a high level of pride in work and accepts responsibilities for actions and decisions.  The College Access Counselor will also be responsible for providing ongoing services to students and their families throughout postsecondary to ensure completion.  


Education and/or Experience:

Masters degree or higher; Masters degree with concentration in School Counseling preferred. Five years of counseling experience preferred. 


Computer Skills:

To perform this job successfully, an individual should have a working knowledge of Salesforce, Excel, PowerPoint, Word, Salesforce, Internet and email.  


Language Skills:

Ability to read and interpret documents for administration of financial assistance and applications for post-secondary institutions.  Ability to maintain database of statistical foundation information.  Ability to speak effectively before groups of students, parents/guardians, and educational institutions effectively.  


Reasoning Abilities: 

Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram and schedule form.  

Compensation:  Competitive salary. Benefits include: insurance, 401K, paid holidays, vacation, personal, and sick time.   Position is full-time, 12 months.

***It is the policy of The Ayers Foundation not to discriminate against any applicant for employment, or any employee, on the basis of age, color, sex, creed, disability, national origin, pregnancy, race, religion, veteran status, or any other category protected by state and/or federal civil rights laws.***