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USPA College Counselor:

Do you enjoy working with student-athletes and their families? Do you have a record of successful college counseling/advising in a formal or informal environment? Are you experienced in using educational technologies in counseling practices? If so, US Performance Academy (USPA) would like to hear from you. We are looking for a current or retired college counselor ready to take on a dynamic role in a growing online school for high-performance athletes. As an integral member of the academic team, you will partner with faculty to oversee and enhance our college counseling program.


USPA offers a stimulating and unique working environment with a competitive salary. We seek team members who possess a unique skill set since this is a multi-faceted position. At USPA, we celebrate the importance of family, personal time, and individual growth, and we strive to offer flexibility to all our team members. US Performance Academy is an accredited, private, online school for elite athletes in middle and high school. Designed by athletes and educators, our approach specifically benefits driven students who are training, traveling, competing, and pushing to the next level. The online curriculum allows for a flexible school schedule and academic calendar. The support system keeps students involved, motivated, and on track to success.


To support our growing program, US Performance Academy seeks a talented college counselor who possesses thorough knowledge of online learning environments and understands the vision and goal of the USPA learning model. The college counselor will guide students and their families through all stages of the college search and admission process. USPA’s four-year developmental approach to the college process includes self-assessment and forward planning for freshmen and sophomores, and one-on-one college counseling relationships with juniors and seniors. While grounded in the philosophy of a student-centered and student-driven search, working closely with parents, learning coaches, and athletic coaches is an intrinsic part of the process as well.


Serve USPA students, grades 9-12, with grade appropriate college information and expectations for each graduation year

Manage SCOIR student platform

Manage NCAA process with students and families

Provide guidance to all students in exploring and identifying their academic, educational, athletic, social, and career goals, interests and strengths

Assist students in researching colleges and universities

Understand and be skilled in current application process criteria, policies, requirements, and platforms

Develop and implement initiatives to support college process for all students, including organizing and delivering information sessions, individual meetings, and workshops

Collaborate with the Academic Team (and other school staff as needed) to ensure that students receive the academic support and guidance they need to achieve their academic goals

Advise and support the development of Plans of Study to support college goals

Provide individual and group counseling to students, parents, guardians regarding college selection, application process and timeline, financial aid and scholarship opportunities

Maintain accurate and confidential records of student academic progress, performance, college applications tasks, timelines, and status, and other relevant industry information.

Monitor and track student progress and provide ongoing support throughout the application process.

Stay current on college admissions policies and higher education trends, both national and international.

USPA is a team of virtually-based professionals who have a deep commitment to their work. We believe the quality of our school must match the potential of our students. We get things done and believe that in our highly collaborative environment, anything is possible. All of our decisions are made through the lens of what is best for our students. We tackle tough questions without ego, are results-oriented, and have high expectations for the school and our students.

To qualify for this position, please submit a resume/CV that demonstrates your relevant experience and skills, along with a letter of interest and the names of three professional references, to Please include “USPA College Counselor” in the subject line of your email. We will review the applications and contact qualified candidates to schedule an initial phone conversation. Finalists will be invited to participate in interviews with our leadership team.


Compensation: $50,000 – $70,000
Start Date: July 1, 2023
Location: Remote


Bachelor’s degree in counseling, education or a related field. Master’s degree preferred.
Experience with and knowledge of NCAA policies and guidelines
Previous experience in college counseling or advising in a high school setting
Strong knowledge of high school college admissions policies and procedures
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with the ability to relate well to students, parents and school staff
Ability to work independently and manage multiple tasks simultaneously
Strong organizational and administrative skills
Excellent attention to detail


USPA Family Advisor:
Equestrian, Soccer, Hockey & Tennis

Job Description: The USPA Family Advisor fields in-bound, sport-specific inquiries as well as seeks to connect with potential student athletes and their families. As Family Advisors communicate frequently with elite athletes and their families, the position requires a deep understanding of the challenges faced by elite student-athletes. The Family Advisor should have attained mastery in their specific sport and participated at an elite level. The USPA Family Advisor’s primary goal is to enroll USPA students, as well as remain trusted mentors to the student-athlete and their families throughout their USPA journey.
USPA Provides:
Base Salary Commission per enrolled student and re- enrolled students Commission for organizational partnerships created An supportive, knowledgeable and passionate team


Work within your existing sport network to identify and encourage potential USPA students
Conduct meetings to get to know the family and the athlete, present USPA (often via a deck that will be provided), answer questions, and usher potential student/athlete families to enrollment
Document all contact and meeting notes in Hubspot
Initiate meetings with student athletes and their families
Distribute swag when appropriate
Identify candidates for scholarships
Identify and service organizational partners within your sport focus
Direct families through the application and enrollment process
Facilitate handoff to admissions and Student Success Coordinator
Check in and maintain relationships with the student/athlete and their family throughout the school year – coordinate with Student Success Coordinator

USPA Family Advisors will have:

A college degree
Excellent rapport building skills
Excellent communication skills – writing, emailing, and calling
Respected position within their sport
Exceptional organizational skills – tracking/recording student athlete information and status
The ability to organize and conduct online meetings
The ability to present USPA sales presentation
Excitement to learn and work as part of an exceptional educational team at USPA

Who We Are

USPA is the leading online school for elite student-athletes. We enable students to earn a fully accredited, NCAA-recognized and approved middle and high school education and ensures flexibility to train and compete at the highest levels.

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Voices in our Community

USPA was crucial for me in my journey to being signed to a professional soccer team. My teachers and learning coach enabled my studies to be very flexible, yet still rigorous. I am grateful for all the support!”

Malcolm Fry, USPA Student, New England Revolution

USPA has been a game-changer for our family. We cannot overstate the positive impact USPA has had on Maya’s success. We love her school and can’t possibly thank the team enough!”

Maya Gaudin, USPA Student, Golf

The support of my learning coach meant the world to me. Without his guidance and encouragement through the tough times, I certainly wouldn’t be the person I am today. The entire experience at USPA had an immense impact on me and prepared me to be my best self at the US Coast Guard Academy.”

Laura Slovensky, USPA Alumni, Sailing