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Want to apply to be a part of the PNACAC Executive Board? Serving on the Executive Board is an exciting opportunity to develop leadership skills, project plan, discuss issues facing our region, and work with other thought leaders on solutions that help shape the future of this organization.
One of my final responsibilities as the past-president is to work with a nominations and selection committee to encourage and review applications and select replacements for our outgoing Executive Board Members. Board service has been an incredible experience for me both professionally and personally and I encourage you to think about applying for one of these open positions (see link for descriptions):
Carroll College, a Catholic, Liberal Arts College in Helena, MT, is seeking an energetic and creative Admissions Counselor. Responsibilities include: promotion of the College through high school visitations and college day/night programs; planning and implementation of a comprehensive 12-month recruitment strategy to prospective students; assisting with campus visitations for prospective students and parents (on/off campus); developing relationships with high school counselors and related personnel; establishing and maintaining positive relationships with parents and alumni.
A Bachelor’s degree, the ability to articulate the value of a Catholic, liberal arts education to prospective students and parents, have a willingness to travel extensively (to include evenings and weekends as necessary), excellent oral and written communication skills, demonstrated leadership skills are required. The candidate must also have the ability to relate to and demonstrate enthusiasm to engage, motivate, excite, and entice young people to attend Carroll College; exhibit professionalism, familiarity with Microsoft Word and Excel, and possess a valid driver’s license. The candidate must be able to support the College’s mission statement, work independently and in a team environment and be goal-oriented.
Approximate start date is February 3, 2020. To receive priority consideration, please submit an electronic copy of your letter of application, resume, and the names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references by January 17th to firstname.lastname@example.org
The USC Bovard scholars program targets traditionally underrepresented, high achieving students for it's full-senior year program. This begins with three weeks on campus at USC, followed by full support by a college admissions coach through the application season. Each CAC has only ten students on their case-load, ensuring excellent personal service through the daunting application process.
The program is free to students, including air fare and even luggage fees to and from LA. Here's a link to the program: https://bovardscholars.usc.edu/
The application period for current HS Juniors is now open and closes on Friday, January 17th.
You are invited!
MPSEOC Board Meeting is on Tuesday, December 10 from 9:30 am - 11 am.
Please just let me know if you have any agenda items you would like to add to the meeting. Thank you! All MPSEOC members are welcome to attend. Please let us know.
Also, we always appreciate your feedback. Feel free to share any ideas or thoughts at the link below. Thank you for helping keep Montana education connected!
Happiest of holidays to you this season from MPSEOC!
2019 NACAC State of College Admission Report
Read the Report
Every year, NACAC publishes the State of College Admission report. As a counselor on the high school side of the process, I always find helpful nuggets including data that backs up the claim that colleges accept two-thirds of first time freshman applicants (beginning on page 6).
The top factors considered by admission offices is a chart I always share with students (beginning on page 14). Information about recruitment and yield strategies (beginning on page 10) should be especially interesting to our members on the college side.
There is so much interesting information. I hope you take some time to peruse this report.
We are hiring for an Academic Coordinator. The Academic Coordinator acts as the primary contact for high school students for dual credit and college credit opportunities, promotes and exposes students to career pathways, and assists with college applications, registration, and financial literacy. They may view the posting here: https://hr.fvcc.edu/job-openings/.
$36,000 - $42,000 annual, full-time, 12 mos. per year, benefit eligible
Generous Benefits includes:
Open Until Filled; however, first review of application materials is December 9, 2019
The Academic Coordinator acts as the primary contact for high school students for dual credit and college credit opportunities, promotes and exposes students to career pathways, and assists with college applications, registration, and financial literacy. Start date is January 6, 2020.
MORE INFORMATION @ https://hr.fvcc.edu/job-openings/
Following the votes at last month’s national conference to remove three provisions from NACAC’s Code of Ethics and Professional Practices (CEPP) and to institute a moratorium on enforcement of the entire document, members have asked for advice about what counselors can tell students and families moving forward. How will these changes affect students in the college admission process? What do students and their families need to know? And what can counselors tell them?
To help you respond, we asked NACAC colleagues on the Admission Practices Committee, Aaron Salasek and Stacey Cunitz, for their advice for counselors. Additionally, we are sharing an edited version of a letter prepared by NACAC member Rafael Figueroa, dean of college guidance at Albuquerque Academy (NM), for the parents of his students. Both documents, along with an updated version of the CEPP, are linked below.
We hope these resources can help guide your conversations this fall with the understanding that it will still be some time until NACAC has complete details to share with you, our members. The US Department of Justice (DOJ) investigation has not yet been resolved. We don’t know when the DOJ will make its decision, what it will entail, if a consent decree will be imposed, or what the association will need to do in order to comply.
In the interim, we hope these resources can be of assistance. Please feel free to share these with colleagues as well as with the students and families you serve:
Thank you for your attention to this important issue. I am confident that despite the CEPP changes our association can and will remain a champion for the ethical practice of college admission. If you have further questions or for more information, please contact NACAC's governance team.
Jayne Caflin Fonash
Rocky Mountain College, a small liberal arts institution in Billings, Montana, is accepting applications for an Admissions Counselor. We seek an individual who is competitive, outgoing, team-oriented, and willing to make a difference. Responsibilities include:
This position requires a Bachelor’s degree from a four- year college or university, willingness to travel, good oral and written communication skills, demonstrated leadership skills; familiarity with database and word processing software, and a valid driver’s license. Demonstrated customer service and/or previous admission experience preferred.
Billings, Montana is the largest city in Montana and Northern Rockies offering a wide variety of outdoor and cultural activities. Connected to eight major airport hubs, Billings is referred to as Montana’s Trailhead and is ranked as one of top best cities to start a new career, one of the top 50 most bicycle friendly cities, and third best city to raise a family.
To apply, submit letter of interest, resume, a list of 3 references, and the Rocky Mountain College application (go to www.rocky.edu and click on Resources g Offices & Departments g Human Resources) via email at email@example.com or mail to: Human Resources, Rocky Mountain College, 1511 Poly Drive, Billings, MT 59102. Position is open until filled. AA/EOE
MPSEOC COUNSELOR UPDATE
OCTOBER 23, 2019
You Are Specially Invited To Present!
DEADLINE TO REGISTER | FRIDAY, OCTOBER 4, 2019
| All 25 Montana Colleges and University MPSEOC Members are invited to present at this annual event! |
| Here is your chance to reach almost all Montana High Schools and most of the Montana High School Counselors in this one event! |
| 9 Different Sites Across Montana |
*Montana Colleges help support the costs of this event with a $250.00 Presentation Fee. Thank you for your support and help!