Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

Member schools may list open positions on our website. Please complete our form to have a position included here.
Non-member schools interested in listing a job opening should contact Emmi Harward, ACCIS Executive Director.  


AIM Academy, College Counseling Intern - PA
Allendale Columbia School, College Advisor-Maternity Leave - NY
Brentwood School, Director of College Counseling
- CA
*Campus Bound, College Counselor, part-time - MA
Cape Henry Collegiate School, Associate Director of College Counseling - VA
Charlotte Latin School, College Essay Specialist - NC
University of Chicago Laboratory Schools (3 positions), College Counselor, HS Counselor, Nursery/K/Primary Counselor - IL
Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School, Associate Dean of College Counseling - MI
Dexter Southfield School, Associate Director of College Counseling - MA
Georgetown Day School, Director of College Counseling - DC
The Hewitt School, College Guidance Associate/Part-Time English Teacher - NY
Hopkins School, Associate Director of College Counseling - CT
The Kinkaid School, Upper School Dean - TX
Lakeside School, College Counselor - WA
Laurel School, Assistant Director of College Guidance - OH
Memphis University School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - TN
Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling - GA
The Nightingale-Bamford School, Associate Director of College Counseling - NY
Peddie School, College Counselor/Assistant Director of College Counseling - NJ
Phillips Academy, Associate Director of College Counseling - MA
The Roxbury Latin School, College Counselor - MA
Sage Hill School, Associate Director of College Counseling - CA
Sanford School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - DE
St. Albans School, Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling - DC
St. Paul's School, Associate Director of College Advising - NH
*Thaden School, Director of College Counseling - AR
Trinity Preparatory School, College Counselor - FL
The Urban School of San Francisco, Associate Director of College Counseling - CA
The Webb School, Director of College Counseling - TN
Western Reserve Academy, Associate Director of College Counseling - OH
Woodward Academy, College Counselor - GA

*non-member listing


Allendale Columbia School
Location: Rochester, NY
Position: College Advisor - Maternity Leave
Start Date: July 2018

The Allendale Columbia School seeks an experienced college advisor to fill a five-month maternity leave from July 2018 - December 2018. Competitive applicants will have over five years of experience as a college counselor within an independent school environment, expert Naviance/eDocs skills, experience advising international students through the college process, and readiness to lead the college application process as an office of one for a class of 46 students. The counselor will not be responsible for writing letters of recommendation.

Responsibilities include:

  • Scheduling/hosting 70+ college visits to Allendale Columbia School
  • Meeting individually with all seniors and their parents, as requested; advising
  • seniors towards applying to a balanced list of colleges
  • Managing school document completion (including teacher recommendations)
  • and submitting school documents to colleges via Naviance eDocs and
  • scholarship organizations when requested
  • Communicating with seniors and parents via weekly “College Notes” email
  • Planning and facilitating the Senior College Planning Meeting
  • Planning and facilitating the PSAT with support from Upper School Assistant
  • Hosting the College Financial Aid Night with keynote speaker

Other responsibilities include duties that engage the student body, including a family-style lunch, and other duties as needed.
Interested candidates should email a resume and letter of interest to: Ryan Burke, Head of Upper School at rburke@allendalecolumbia.org.


Hopkins School
Location: New Haven, CT
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: late summer 2018

Hopkins School, an independent, co-educational day school in New Haven, CT, seeks an Associate Director of College Counseling. Qualified candidates should be well-versed in the nuances of highly selective college admissions, as 100% of graduating students attend four-year colleges. Both college admissions and college counseling experience are preferred. A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • closely supporting approximately 40 juniors and 40 seniors and their families throughout the college search and application process;
  • writing thorough and compelling letters of recommendation for those students;
  • collaborating with members of college counseling department on programming, including presenting at parent night events;
  • participating in professional development opportunities.

Full-time faculty members typically serve as advisers for a group of 6-8 students in one grade; attend department, grade-level adviser and faculty meetings (some of which occur before or after the school day); maintain verbal and written professional contact with students, colleagues and families; serve on one faculty committee; chaperone after-school student events; participate in the broader life of the School; and, support the School community by setting a positive example in all areas of school life and upholding and enforcing school rules and procedures.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to:
A. Joel D’Angelo Ph.D.
Dean of Faculty
Hopkins School
academicopening@hopkins.edu

Hopkins School believes that all persons are entitled to equal opportunity for employment and strictly prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital or civil union status, sexual orientation and/or other protected classes. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation and training.


The Hewitt School
Location: New York, NY
Position: College Guidance Associate/Part-Time English Teacher
Start Date: August 27, 2018

The Hewitt School seeks a part-time College Guidance Associate who will work in the College Office and also teach two sections of English (grades 9 and 10). The person in this position, which is on a 9-month contract, will report primarily to the Director of College Guidance and will also be a member of the English Department.

A full position description and application information can be found on our website, linked here


Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School
Location: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Position: Associate Dean of College Counseling (one year position)
Start Date: August 15, 2018

Cranbook Kingswood Upper School is offering a one-year college counseling opportunity for an individual seeking to work with one of the leading independent school college counseling teams. Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School is considered one of the top day/boarding schools in the U.S., with a diverse student population hailing from 20 states and 24 countries. Our school seeks to instill in students a strong sense of personal and social responsibility, the ability to think critically, and the confidence to communicate and contribute in an increasingly global community.

The successful candidate will assume an active role in college counseling as an Associate Dean of College Counseling in the Upper School. The candidate must be able to thoughtfully and effectively support and work with students to develop an appropriate plan for the school-to-college transition; advocate effectively on behalf of Cranbrook students with colleges, scholarship foundations and others through the development of strong letters of recommendation, follow-up phone calls, and individual meetings; be comfortable meeting with students and their families, as well as with college representatives; be willing and eager to learn. Duties will also include some academic advising and co-curricular responsibilities as needed.

A comfort level with doing presentations, strong computer skills, an ease with interpreting and manipulating database systems (e.g. Naviance), web pages and social media is preferred. A minimum of a Bachelor's degree is required, though a Master's degree in one of the counseling fields is highly desirable. Two to three years of experience in college admissions and/or college counseling work is strongly preferred. Involvement in professional organizations and meetings is expected.

The position is being created to maintain a full staff of five college counselors.

Please submit a personal curriculum vitae that includes a completed Faculty Application (found on our website, linked here), résumé, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, copies of teacher certifications, statement of educational philosophy in relation to this position, and two or three letters of recommendation with contact information to: Cranbrook HR, P.O. Box 801, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303, or fax (248) 645-3014, or email humanresources@cranbrook.edu.


The Kinkaid School
Location: Houston, TX
Position: Upper School Dean
Start Date: Summer 2018

An Upper School Dean is more than a standard College Counselor or Guidance Counselor in that an upper school dean provides holistic counseling and support every year of upper school. Kinkaid’s Upper School Deans’ program is composed of six Deans and two administrative support staff and is under the supervision of the Headmaster and Upper School Head. Deans also work closely with the Student Counselor, teachers, and learning specialists. Each Dean serves approximately 25 students and their families from each grade and follows each student from entry at Kinkaid to graduation. Deans are primarily responsible for guiding students through yearly course selection and the college selection and application process; and providing counsel and support with regard to academic achievement, personal accountability, and social dynamics.

To view the full position description and apply, view the listing on our website.


Trinity Preparatory School
Location: Winter Park, FL
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 1, 2018

Trinity Preparatory School, a coed school for 855 students in Winter Park, Florida seeks an engaging and outgoing College counselor to work in collaboration with two co-directors to support students and their families through the college application and scholarship process. Trinity Prep College Counselors work with students formally in the freshman year and continue to do so through senior year within a series of grade-level meetings and workshops in addition to the individual meetings which occur with increasing frequency as the student approaches the application process. Similar to other independent schools, Trinity Prep recognizes that the college application process is part of a family dynamic, and each of our three college counselors is expected to meet with parents (with and without the student) at scheduled and as-needed meetings.

Primary responsibilities for 45-50 seniors and 45-50 juniors include:

  • Develop college lists to meet student (and family) needs and expectations, and advise students (and family) on the best potential college fit as linked to their academic, athletic, artistic, and family outlook 
  • Write and provide counselor recommendation letters for approximately 45-50 seniors
  • Review, edit and support the development and writing of resumes, college essays and applications, and scholarship applications
  • Model and teach interview skills

Additional key duties include:

  • Sophomore College Counseling Coordinator
  • Introduce and support Naviance usage
  • TPS Summer/Enrichment Opportunities
  • Maintain a student advisory group
  • TPS Scholarship Coordinator
  • Other duties as assigned: possibilities include direct or shared coordination of the PSAT, School Profile, Students with Special Disability Accommodations, College Handbook, publications, etc.)
  • Develop and lead a college-tour trip.

This is an exempt, 11-month position that runs from August 1 through June 30. Additionally, the position will teach 1 academic section or coach a sport. The position description and link to apply can be found on our website, linked here.


The Webb School
Location: Bell Buckle, TN
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: June/July 2018

Founded in 1870, Webb is an independent, college preparatory, non-sectarian, coeducational boarding and day school that enrolls 320 students in grades 6 -12. Recent and upcoming senior classes range from 48 to 68, and the college counseling office includes the Director and the Assistant Director, who will continue in her current role. Webb seniors apply to colleges and universities that reflect the broad range of students served by the school, including 16% international students, domestic boarding students from a dozen southeastern states, and day students from throughout southern Middle Tennessee.

The Honor Code and Honor Council traditions date to the founding of Webb School, as do the rigorous academic curriculum, public speaking and arts programs, and athletic and outdoor opportunities. Webb offers a full range of AP courses, and hosts nearly 50 college admissions visitors each year, plus an early May college fair for the campus and community. Bell Buckle, a charming, quaint, and rural town of 500 residents, is half an hour from rapidly growing Murfreesboro, home to Middle Tennessee State University, and an hour from Nashville.

Bachelor’s degree and at least five years of college admissions and/or college counseling experience required. Presentation, leadership, strong writing, and program planning skills preferred. I would be pleased to discuss this opportunity with interested candidates, and I will assist Mr. Ray Broadhead, Head of School, with the search. Please send cover letter, resume, and three references to rbroadhead@webbschool.com by March 16, 2018.

Bruce Hunter, Director of College Counseling
The Webb School
Bell Buckle, TN 37020
(931) 389-5716
bhunter@webbschool.com


Sage Hill School
Location: Newport Coast, CA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2018

Sage Hill School in Newport Coast, California is seeking a full‐time Associate Director of College Counseling for the 2018‐2019 academic year. The ideal candidate will have experience with and enthusiasm for working with talented and dedicated students and their parents, committed and engaged faculty and staff members, and our trusted colleagues and partners in college and university admissions. The person hired will join a committed college counseling team that includes four full‐time college counselors and one part‐time administrative assistant.

Founded in September 2000, Sage Hill School is Orange County’s first independent co‐educational, nondenominational secondary school. The school has grown from 120 in our inaugural year and now exceeds 500. Students at Sage Hill come from more than 100 feeder schools representing approximately 40 communities in greater Orange County. Sage Hill enrolls a diverse student body from a variety of racial, ethnic, religious, and socio‐economic backgrounds.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

  • Advise juniors and seniors and their families through the college process; with additional support for sophomores and freshmen on an as‐needed basis
  • Write detailed letters of recommendation, maintain contact with colleges to advocate for Sage students, conduct one‐on‐one student as well as group family meetings throughout the college counseling process, help students build their college lists with an eye toward fit
  • Advisor for group of students (includes attending Advisor meetings and Service Learning prep meetings, as well as Service Learning Days off campus. Facilitate Parent‐Student‐Advisor conferences with advisees.)
  • Develop and manage the communication plan for the college office
  • Maintain ongoing data trend analysis
  • Coordinate special programming on campus
  • Support the College Counseling Office’s print and electronic resources (i.e. the College Counseling Handbook, website announcements of college visits, and various social media, etc.)
  • Maintain and update college counseling data on website
  • Community support responsibility

Team duties and responsibilities:

  • Plan and facilitate college counseling events
  • Host college representative visits
  • Steward relations with colleges and universities
  • Represent the school at various events, such as the New Parent Orientation, town meetings, admission open houses, parent coffees and college fairs
  • Evaluate students’ curriculum status for Secondary School Reports

Reasoning ability:
An analytical and incisive thinker with the ability to assess students’ needs accurately, serve as a passionate advocate and act compassionately in helping the student and family find the right college match. Must juggle several tasks simultaneously and master issues related to college counseling. An eye for detail, a positive presence, a team orientation, respect for deadlines, and a strong work ethic are essential for success in this position.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum five years college counseling experience, either at the secondary school level or as a college admission counselor at a selective college or university
  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred with a strong foundation in the liberal arts
  • Evidence of continuing education in the fields of college guidance and counseling
  • Experience in an independent school or higher education setting

Please visit Sage Hill School’s website to apply: https://www.sagehillschool.org/page/about/employment


Western Reserve Academy
Location: Hudson, OH
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2018

Western Reserve Academy, one of the nation’s premier boarding schools, invites experienced, dynamic and collaborative College Counseling professionals to apply for Associate Director of College Counseling, a position with an anticipated start date in July 2018. Candidates should have the ability to work with the College Counseling team to implement programs and procedures that support a mission-focused college counseling program. The most competitive candidates have the willingness to participate fully in all that is associated with a vibrant boarding school community.

Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Reports to: Director of College Counseling
Job Classification: Exempt, Full-Time, Non-Housed, Administrative Faculty
Overall Function: To assist the Director of College Counseling in administering a comprehensive college counseling program for all students.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  1. Student Counseling. Counsel students individually on the college search and application process, including self-exploration, academic planning, goal-setting, self-advocacy, and application review.
  2. Counselor Recommendation Writing. Participate in the College Counseling Faculty Committee responsible for writing comprehensive and creative counselor letters of recommendation for the senior class.
  3. Constituency Education. Assist the Director of College Counseling in educating parents, students, faculty, administrators, and trustees regarding all aspects of the college application process, including on the use of Naviance, web-based counseling software.
  4. Project Leadership. Direct specific programs and projects as identified by the Director of College Counseling, including research and communications efforts and standardized testing projects.
  5. Relationship Building. Consult regularly with college admissions representatives on current practices and admissions trends and to advocate on behalf of student applicants through phone conversations, email interactions, attendance at conferences, participation in visitation programs, and hosting college admissions representatives on campus. Serve as office liaison to Cleveland Independent Schools college counseling group, responsible for college night programs and college fair.
  6. Professional Development. Pursue opportunities for professional growth and school exposure through participation in professional organizations such as the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS), the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the Ohio Association for College Admission Counseling (OACAC), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), the Independent Schools Association of the Central States (ISACS), The College Board, the ACT, Naviance, and the like.
  7. Community Participation. Meet the requirements and expectations of participation in a faculty at a boarding school, possibly including advising, dorm duty, dorm leadership, teaching, coaching, or supervising clubs.
Hours of Work: The position is a year-round and full-time position. The typical expectation is a 40-hour work week, with the understanding that some Saturday hours are required. Standard school vacations are offered. Must be willing to be part of a boarding school community.

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree required;
  2. Experience in using Naviance helpful;
  3. Experience in high school college counseling or college admissions preferred;
  4. Experience in Boarding Schools preferred;
  5. Preferred Skills & Qualities: organized, out-going, service-oriented, strong communication skills, attention to detail, outstanding writing skills, strong work ethic.

Application
We invite you to explore our website and learn more.
To apply, send a letter of interest and résumé/CV to Gunnar Olson, Director of College Counseling, at olsong@wra.net.


St. Albans School
Location: Washington, DC
Position: Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2018

St. Albans School, of Washington, DC, is seeking an Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling beginning in the summer of 2018. This position entails guiding a group of St. Albans boys through the college selection and application process each year, including working closely with boys to build college lists, writing personalized recommendations, providing feedback to students on their college essays, advising families on college choices and financial aid, and remaining abreast of current trends in the college search process. Successful candidates will demonstrate excellent writing and communication skills; understand athletic recruitment, need-based financial aid, and merit-award packages; have facility with Naviance; and eagerly advocate for our students. Additional duties may include assisting with coaching, academic advising, supervising other extracurricular activities, or, preferably, teaching an academic course. A bachelor’s degree is required, along with significant experience in selective college admissions or college counseling offices.

To apply, please submit cover letter, resume, list of references, and three writing samples to STAjobs@stalbansschool.org under the heading College Counseling Position.


Georgetown Day School
Location: Washington, DC
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2018

Georgetown Day School, a progressive PK–12 school committed to academic excellence, educational innovation, and social justice seeks a dynamic and experienced Director of College Counseling who understands the crucial role the office plays in the lives of our students, is committed to maintaining a high level of professionalism, and possesses the ingenuity and imagination necessary to respond nimbly and creatively to the changing college admissions landscape.

Reporting to the High School Principal, the Director of College Counseling supervises two full-time College Counselors and the Registrar, who also serves as an administrative assistant to the office. The Director provides vision and leadership to the college counseling team and empathetic, accurate, and useful advice to GDS students and their parents in all aspects of the college process. As a diverse, inclusive school devoted to preparing our students to live and work in an increasingly globalized and multicultural society, GDS is particularly interested in professionals with demonstrated interest and experience in working in such a school setting.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Leading the GDS college counseling team in delivering an exceptional, comprehensive and supportive college-counseling program
  • Understanding and anticipating national trends, and uses them to structure and support the GDS college-counseling program
  • Staying abreast of new programs and policies at colleges and universities
  • Maintaining and developing strong relationships with admissions officers at a wide array of colleges and universities
  • Representing GDS (its curriculum, mission and students) to colleges and universities in a manner that best supports the interests of the school and its community
  • Developing new programming as needed to effectively address the changing college admissions landscape
  • Providing leadership in the development and use of new and effective technology in communicating and sharing information with students, parents and colleges
  • Counseling 1/3 of the GDS junior and senior classes through all stages of the college application process, including college research, application, and selection, as well as athletic recruitment and financial aid application, when applicable.
  • Writing thorough and compelling letters of recommendation for students, as well as editing and/or writing all other correspondence that is sent by the GDS college counseling office, including letters of recommendation
  • Communicating clearly and effectively with students, parents and administration on all issues and trends related to college admissions and financial aid

The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree, a minimum of 7-10 years of relevant experience in college admissions or college counseling, and at least 3-5 years experience as a director or dean.

Additional attributes:

  • A detail-oriented approach to work and outstanding communication skills including being a strong and exacting writer, a compelling speaker and a thoughtful listener.
  • Organizational and supervisory skills that encourage a collaborative, collegial, supportive and enthusiastic college counseling team
  • The energy, patience, and sense of humor necessary to work effectively with high school students and their parents.
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
  • An interest in and openness to professional growth and development
  • Technical proficiency in a range of platforms and the ability to master additional programs quickly

This is a 12-month position that requires a willingness to work some evenings and weekends as needed.

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and, a list of three references using our online application system, linked through the posting on the school's website. Applicants must also complete an application for employment form. This form can be uploaded directly to online application or emailed directly to kmscott@gds.org. To apply and to find out more about the school, candidates should visit our website at www.gds.org.

Georgetown Day School does not discriminate in its educational, admissions, and personnel programs and policies or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.


Memphis University School
Location: Memphis, TN
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2018

Memphis University School of Memphis, Tennessee is seeking to expand its team by adding a third college counselor to our dynamic and energetic team starting July 1, 2018. The Assistant Director of College Counseling reports directly to the Director of College Counseling.

Primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Counseling approximately 40-50 seniors through the college application process by assisting students in relating their abilities, aptitudes, and interests to current and future goals and college plans. 
  • Working in collaboration with the College Counseling Team in the continued development of a comprehensive, progressive college-counseling program that not only meets the needs of the MUS community but also promotes the best practices of the NACAC, SACAC, and College Board. 
  • Counseling and advising students and parents regarding the college admissions process via evening meetings at the start of the school year. 
  • Writing letters of recommendation for assigned counselees. 
  • Facilitating the development of student application essays and supplements
  • Coordinating and Facilitating the development of teacher recommendations
  • Supporting faculty and administrative education regarding the college application process.
  • Planning and leading student trips to college campuses.
  • Researching current trends in college admissions and participating in professional development opportunities. 
  • Visiting college campuses to establish and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with college admission officers.
  • Representing Memphis University School at national and regional conferences.
  • Assisting with the coordination of National ACT and SAT testing on campus.

Candidate Requirements:
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree; compelling college guidance or college admissions experience of at least three years; demonstrated competence specifically in college counseling and/or selective college admissions; excellent interpersonal and communication skills (especially writing); excellent organizational and time management skills; sound judgement and discretion; a sincere desire to advocate for students; a commitment to professional growth; and a sense of humor.

Applicants should submit the following information:

  • A cover letter explaining interest in Memphis University School and why the applicant is qualified for the position
  • A current resume
  • The names, titles, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references and a brief description of the applicant’s relationship with each person.

Please send materials to Kim Justis Eikner, the College Counseling Administrative Assistant.


Sanford School
Location: Hockessin, DE
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: June  2018

Sanford School seeks qualified candidates for an opening for an Assistant Director of College Counseling. Sanford, a PreK-12 independent day school in Hockessin, Delaware, just west of Wilmington and south of Philadelphia, enrolls roughly 600 students, 260 in the Upper School. The Assistant Director of College Counseling works closely with and under the supervision of the Director of College Counseling to serve the needs of the school's student body in navigating the college search process in alignment with the School's core tenets.

Specific responsibilities of the Assistant Director of College Counseling include, but are not limited to:

  • Working directly with between 30-40 juniors and seniors (per grade level) and their families to support their college search process
  • Working with the Director to present appropriate special programming to support the College Counseling office and the School's families
  • Writing recommendations letters for students to whom the counselor has been assigned
  • Serving as a school advisor to a group of 10-12 students and acting as primary point person for those students' families regarding the students' holistic experience at Sanford
  • Teaching and/or coaching as experience informs
  • Developing and implementing lessons for the School's 11th Grade College Class curriculum
  • Fostering healthy relationships with peers and colleagues both within the school and at other institutions, both secondary and post-secondary
  • Attending conferences and events to further professional development
  • Other duties as assigned

Contact and application information can be found on our website, linked here.


Dexter Southfield School
Location: Brookline, MA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2018

The Associate Director of College Counseling (“the Associate Director”) reports to the Director of College Counseling and regularly collaborates with a third college counselor and the College Office Manager. The Associate Director collaborates on an ad hoc basis with the Upper School Deans of Students; the Upper School Academic Dean; the Upper School Department Heads; the Upper School Learning Specialists; the School Counselor; the Athletic Department; the School Nurses; and Upper School teachers, advisors, and coaches.

Position Summary
Working closely with the Director, the other college counselor, and the College Office Manager, the Associate Director advises and provides resources for students and parents throughout the college search, application, and selection process. The Associate Director also helps design and implement communication with and programming for students and parents in the School with regard to academic planning, testing strategy, athletic recruiting, and other matters in preparation for the search and application process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Associate Director’s primary responsibility is to help students find suitable matches in post-secondary education and to help each student generate the best set of options possible for that student. The Associate Director’s duties include, but are not limited to, those listed below; he or she does the following:

  1. Counsels a portion of each class (average class size: 70 students), determined by the Director, beginning during the junior year; this includes advising those students individually about selecting courses and building an appropriately balanced college list, helping those students write and revise their personal statements, writing the school letters for those students, collecting reference letters written by teachers, addressing relevant disciplinary issues if they arise, informing and advising those students’ parents/guardians as appropriate, and helping those students with any transfers and any other post-graduation college applications
  2. Communicates with groups of students, parents, and faculty at the School with regard to the college process and the admissions landscape
  3. Develops and maintains strong relationships with colleges on behalf of the School’s students, hosting college admissions visitors, visiting campuses, and communicating directly with college officials about applicants in order to advocate for those applicants
  4. Stays current with trends in college admissions
  5. Travels to maintain relationships and current knowledge of the landscape, normally twice per academic year, including trips to college campuses and to national, regional and local conferences, according to plans set forth by the Director
  6. Generates current and historical reports on statistics of college admissions and standardized testing

The Associate Director is available for other duties as assigned from time to time. These may include, and are not limited to, helping manage records and testing such as AP and PSAT, proctoring extended time testing for ACT and SAT, managing and attending events during evenings and weekends, and assisting in other areas of the School. The Associate Director is committed to fulfilling the School’s mission, to supporting its culture, and to supporting its leadership.

Qualifications
Candidates must have the following qualifications: bachelor’s degree (master’s is preferred); strong experience in the field; excellent communication skills, both in writing and speaking; excellent interpersonal skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and college counseling software such as Naviance; excellent organization and time management skills; attention to detail; the ability to work independently; sound judgment; the ability to handle sensitive information with discretion; an inclination to advocate strongly for student applicants; a commitment to professional growth; a sense of humor.

Candidates should complete the employment application (linked here) and send it with a current resume and cover letter to Carmen Urbonas, Director of Human Resources.


Laurel School
Location: Shaker Heights, OH
Position: Assistant Director of College Guidance
Start Date: July 1, 2018

The Assistant Director of College Guidance will work with Upper School girls and their parents in all aspects of the college search and admission process. The ideal candidate will have familiarity with the goals and mission of an independent college prep school; the ability to coordinate tasks in a deadline-driven environment; a strong sense of ethics; the ability to write compelling recommendation letters; and a willingness to spend some evening and weekend hours in job-related duties. Knowledge of all aspects of the college admission processes, practices, financial aid and scholarships is also required. The Assistant Director is expected to be appropriately involved in state and national organizations and plan to visit college campuses each year.

Duties and responsibilities include:

  • Writing 35-40 comprehensive letters of recommendation each year
  • Working with the Director of College Guidance to modify and teach the College Guidance seminars to juniors and seniors
  • Forging positive relationships with college and university representatives through visits and membership in regional and national organizations
  • Supporting divisional and school-wide initiatives through committee work as appropriate
  • Participating in faculty and staff meetings

Required qualifications:

  • Experience in either selective college admission or college counseling
  • Master's degree preferred
  • Excellent writing and oral communication skills
  • Appropriate knowledge of education and adolescent issues
  • Ability to build strong connections with students and their families
  • Proven success within a work setting that requires collaboration, cooperation and collegiality
  • Experience with computer database operations, especially an ability to work with Naviance

For a complete position description and to apply, please see the link on the school's website.


St. Paul's School
Location: Concord, NH
Position: Associate Director of College Advising
Start Date: late August 2018

St. Paul’s School announces a search for a position of Associate Director of College Advising to begin duties in late August 2018. College Advising at St. Paul’s is a multifaceted position, calling upon a range of talents. The faculty member will be responsible for working closely with students, parents, and colleagues at colleges and universities, both in person and on the telephone. The job places an emphasis on teamwork as well as both interpersonal and writing skills. Advisers participate in national conferences, visit colleges, host receptions and individual meetings with college representatives, and have a willingness to maintain a flexible schedule when parents of our students travel to the School. Advisers also need to be available by email and/or phone for most or all of the year.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Counseling between 40 and 50 students in each Form throughout the college application process, from the Fifth form year through graduation and occasionally beyond. Writing comprehensive and supportive letters of recommendation for each college advisee.
  • Working closely in partnership with students, parents, faculty, college admissions officers, and office staff.
  • Working collaboratively as a member of the college advising team, including assisting with various programs sponsored by the office and taking on special projects and assignments as determined by the Dean of College Advising or the Director of College Advising.
  • Presenting on college admissions topics to various audiences, including students, parents, and faculty.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with college admissions professionals; staying current in the college admissions profession by visiting colleges and participating in conferences and workshops.
  • Maintaining office hours on all scheduled class days, from after Chapel until athletic commitments or 4:00 p.m.
  • Working during parts of School vacations, as well as two weeks in the summer, to support the office’s mission. 
  • Maintaining accurate and complete student files, being detail-oriented, and being timely in responding to communications, requests, and deadlines. Maintaining the strictest of professional confidence with regards to student files and information.
  • Supporting the broader mission of the School and meeting all other School responsibilities.

In addition to teaching or administrative responsibilities, faculty at St. Paul’s School are responsible for a variety of activities typical to the boarding school environment, including advising, dormitory association, coaching, committee work and other duties. St. Paul’s School is a completely residential, co-educational secondary school in Concord, NH, affiliated with the Episcopal Church and welcoming to all faiths.

St. Paul’s aggressively seeks applications from candidates who will promote the School’s commitment to attracting and retaining a highly talented and diverse faculty. A successful candidate will embrace the fully residential living experience and have a demonstrated gift for engaging a diverse student body and strengthening St. Paul’s inclusive community.

REQUIREMENTS:
Education: Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree (or higher) preferred.
Experience: 3-5 years of college advising/college admissions experience is preferred. As part of residential boarding school, the candidate must be committed to working and living with adolescents and supporting their academic, social, and emotional growth.

For the full job description and contact information, please visit our website.


Thaden School
Location: Bentonville, AR
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2018

Thaden School, a new independent school in Bentonville, Arkansas, seeks its first Director of College Counseling to lead the creation of the Office of College Counseling. Reporting to the Director of Academics, the Director will work closely with Thaden’s leadership and faculty members to develop a college counseling program that is aligned with the school’s mission and goals and that will empower students to think expansively about their educational options after Thaden.

Full position description and more information is linked here


AIM Academy
Location: Conshohocken, PA
Position: College Counseling Intern
Start Date: August 2018

AIM Academy is excited to announce the opening of a College Counseling Internship position for the fall of 2018. With growing enrollment and a strong commitment to serving students with learning differences throughout the college guidance process, AIM is looking to add an intern to its College guidance office. This person would report directly to the Director of College Counseling and work in both an administrative capacity as well as directly with students. This position is a part-time position with potential for future employment.

An ideal candidate will have a passion for supporting bright children with learning differences through individualized approaches. Internship positions are provided in exchange for a generous professional development residency that lasts the duration of the school year. Interns may receive Wilson Level I certification, participate in the Pathways to Proficiency multi-day course, attend several sessions of the Access to Experts Speaker Series, and attend our annual Research Symposium. Additionally, interns are trained on AIM’s unique college preparatory curriculum during their residency and are often the first to receive full time positions as they become available.

Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree required • Familiarity with the college process • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills • Ability to positively and productively relate to students • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail • Adaptive learner and self-starter • Bias toward collaboration • Strong technology skills

A full position description is linked here. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to our Human Resources Director Lori Chase at Lchase@aimpa.org


Charlotte Latin School
Location: Charlotte, NC
Position: College Essay Specialist
Start Date: August 1, 2018

Charlotte Latin School is seeking a College Essay Specialist for a part-time position that will begin late August and go through mid-January. The Essay Specialist provides our students with college essay assistance and have responsibilities such as:

  • Guiding students as they brainstorm essays
  • Assisting students with drafting and implementing ideas for essays
  • Reviewing essays for relevance to prompts, thematic content and spelling/grammar
  • Meeting with students consistently until college essays are completed
  • Communicating with students through email and utilizing Google Docs to help with essay revisions while away from school

The College Essay Specialist typically works with half of the senior class (approximately 60 students). The hours per week will vary based on student needs. A full position description and application information can be found on our website, linked here.


The Roxbury Latin School
Location: West Roxbury, MA
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 24, 2018

The Roxbury Latin School seeks a College Counselor to work in collaboration with the Director of College Guidance (beginning in August 2018). The successful candidate will:

  • be responsible for guiding 25 highly accomplished students through the college search process
  • eagerly advocate for our students 
  • demonstrate excellent writing and communication skills 
  • understand athletic recruitment, need-based financial aid, and merit-award packages
  • have hands-on experience with Naviance 
  • embrace our philosophy that “match matters most.”

The successful candidate will be fully immersed in the life of the school. The ability to teach an academic course, to assist with coaching team sports or with supervising extracurricular activities, and to serve as a student advisor would be advantages. The successful candidate may also be named Assistant Director.

An independent day school for 300 boys in grades 7-12, Roxbury Latin was founded in 1645 and is located in the West Roxbury neighborhood of Boston. The School attracts a student body noted for its academic ability and its diversity, and it offers top salaries and benefits to its faculty. An equal opportunity employer, the School especially encourages applications from women and candidates of color. Qualified applicants should send a letter of interest and résumé via email to phil.kokotailo@roxburylatin.org or by conventional post to: Dr. Philip Kokotailo, Dean of Faculty, The Roxbury Latin School, 101 St. Theresa Avenue, West Roxbury, Massachusetts 02132.


The Nightingale-Bamford School
Location: New York, NY
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2018

The Nightingale-Bamford School is seeking candidates for the position of Associate Director of College Counseling. This position reports to and collaborates closely with the Director of College Counseling to guide junior and senior classes through every aspect of the college search and application process. Strong candidates will have experience in a highly selective college admissions environment and/or college counseling office in an independent school.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Guiding students and parents through the college application process in both individual and family meetings
  • Presenting to parents and students on a variety of college admission topics
  • Writing recommendations for approximately half of the senior class
  • Providing support to students in writing college essays and completing applications
  • Developing and maintaining strong ties with college admissions officers
  • Pursuing professional development by attending conferences, visiting colleges and participating in local and national organizations
  • Participating in the life of the School, including overnight school trips, after-school meetings as well as evening and weekend programs
  • Co-teaching college counseling classes for juniors and seniors

Strong candidates will exemplify these qualities:

  • Excited about working with adolescents and in school life
  • Value being a team player in a collaborative office environment
  • Work with discretion and highest ethical standards in dealing with students and colleges
  • Respond with energy and empathy to the needs of students and families
  • Demonstrate excellent skills in listening, counseling, time management, verbal and written communication, and public speaking

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree a plus.

Interested candidates should apply via the link found in the position description linked here.

Founded by two bold, visionary entrepreneurs in 1920 – the same year that women won the right to vote – The Nightingale-Bamford School gives girls from diverse backgrounds a rigorous college preparatory education. There are currently 604 students enrolled in the school (Lower School 225; Middle School 195 and Upper School 213). The school is located on the Upper East Side in Manhattan, in the Carnegie Hill neighborhood, near many museums and Central Park. Eighty full-time faculty members teach in the technologically advanced school house. http://www.nightingale.org


University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
Location: Chicago, IL
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: September 1, 2018

Responsible for administering all aspects of the college search and admissions process. The College Counselor will educate students and parents about college options, the admissions and financial aid processes, current trends, application procedures, and admission testing; provide individual and small group college counseling; consult with parents for the academic, career, and personal success of their children; collaborate and consult with school counselors on developmental issues which impact a student's performance in the classroom; provide educational planning, career development, curricular choices for senior year, and its impact for college planning; meet with students regularly to ensure deadlines are being met; facilitate and meet with college representatives, and serve as the liaison to these representatives and their college admissions offices; build and submit all school documents to colleges and scholarship organizations; write the official Secondary Report and college letter of recommendation for each counselee; cooperate with the High School Principal in compiling the annual school profile; work with the Director's Office to develop quantitative analysis and reports; and maintain the legal and ethical standards as specified for school counselors and college admissions specialists, additionally mindful of those stipulated by the Statement of Principles of Good Practice of the National Association of College Admission Counseling. The College Counselors report to the High School Principal.

Build deep relationships with students, families, and staff to foster a culture of community. Maintain strong lines of communication with families about student progress, and go above and beyond to support and collaborate closely with teammates in the united pursuit of Lab's mission. We are looking for team members who will emanate optimism, share feedback to solve problems, reflect on how your actions impact others, and take ownership over creating the culture you want to show up to each day.

Regular Areas of Responsibility:
Collaboration with Family and Student - Maintain confidential files on each student in assigned caseload; conduct and staff information or discussion groups with parents or teachers; meet regularly with all students in caseload; answer all parent communication in a timely and professional manner; write letters of recommendation for students for colleges; liaison with various college admissions offices.

Academic Planning - Understand course progressions, pre-requisites, and individual departmental policies as described in the Course of Studies book; ensure that course selections fulfill graduation requirements and meet college admission standards.

Faculty and Administrative Support - Participate in confidential group consultation with administrators and Learning and Counseling colleagues, as needed; work collegially with faculty about individual student-related needs and documents; prepare and present an annual report to the Director and the Board of Directors of the Schools.

Cooperation with Learning & Counseling Colleagues - Consult with school counselors to clarify and coordinate work with individual students, particularly those who are having academic or personal difficulty; develop, implement, and interpret a needs assessment tool and/or satisfaction survey; accept specially assigned departmental tasks.

Full-time teachers are expected to work a 40-hour week and the required number of days as stipulated in the Faculty Association contract; all teachers are expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Anticipated start date: September 1, 2018

  • Bachelor's degree required. 
  • Master's degree strongly preferred. 
  • A minimum of five years of college counseling in secondary school or admission experience in a selective college admission office preferred. 
  • Experience working with a wide range of students with diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language and nationality.

Full position description and information on how to apply can be found on our website on the Job Opportunities page. 


University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
Location: Chicago, IL
Position: Counselor - High School
Start Date: September 1, 2018

Utilizing leadership, advocacy, and collaboration, counselors promote student success, provide preventive services, and respond to identified student needs by implementing a comprehensive counseling program that addresses academic, career, and personal/social development for all students. The services of the Lab School High School Counselor include, but are not limited to, providing individual and small group counseling; addressing the developmental needs of students by designing curriculum for classroom counseling and small group guidance; consulting with and counseling parents for the academic, career, and personal success of their children; consulting with faculty on developmental issues which impact a student's performance in the classroom; educational planning; providing crisis intervention within the school setting; making appropriate referrals to outside agencies; interpreting ability, achievement, career and vocational testing information, and developing drug/counseling outreach programs.

Build deep relationships with students, families, and staff to foster a culture of community. Maintain strong lines of communication with families about student progress, and go above and beyond to support and collaborate closely with teammates in the united pursuit of Lab's mission. We are looking for team members who will emanate optimism, share feedback to solve problems, reflect on how your actions impact others, and take ownership over creating the culture you want to show up to each day.

Counselors are expected to work a 40 hour work week and the required number of days as stipulated in the collective bargaining agreement. Additionally, he/she will be expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the bargaining agreement between the University of Chicago and the Faculty association.

Anticipated start date: September 1, 2018

  • Bachelor's degree in school counseling, social work, or related field required. 
  • Master's degree in school counseling, social work, or related field required. 
  • Illinois Professional Educator License with a Guidance endorsement preferred. 
  • Minimum three years of counseling experience required. 
  • High School counseling experience preferred. 
  • Experience working with a wide range of students with diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language and nationality.

Full position description and information on how to apply can be found on our website on the Job Opportunities page. 


University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
Location: Chicago, IL
Position: Counselor - Nursery/Kindergarten/Primary School
Start Date: September 1, 2018

Early Childhood Counselors are a visible and active presence in the classroom and in the school observing frequently in classrooms and meeting regularly with teachers and learning support staff to discuss and strategize regarding support of individual children. Counselors provide direct services to children including crisis intervention with individuals and groups of children, short-term individual counseling and facilitating a variety of student groups during the school day addressing social and emotional issues to enhance social and pragmatic skills.

Working with parents is an essential part of the counselor's role in the school, including consultation regarding child guidance, family issues, and helping with difficulties a child may be experiencing in school. Guide and support the parents in the process of finding the best resources developing knowledge of, and a working relationship with, outside referral sources including mental health professionals, occupational therapists, and speech and language therapists in support of the child's needs. It is often the responsibility of the counselor to initiate and lead meetings and/or staffings about an individual child who is experiencing challenges in school. These meetings include teachers, parents, principal, learning support staff and often outside professionals.

Building deep relationships with students, families, and staff and maintaining strong lines of communication with families about student progress fosters a shared understanding of the critical transition families make when children enter nursery school. We are looking for team members who will emanate optimism, share feedback to solve problems, reflect on how your actions impact others, and take ownership over creating the culture you want to show up to each day. and go above and beyond to support and collaborate closely with teammates in the united pursuit of Lab's mission.

The Early Childhood Counselor is part of the Learning and Counseling Team that provides educational care for all students in the Nursery School and Kindergarten (N3-K). Work closely as a team with the Learning and Counseling Team at Earl Shapiro Hall to insure continuity of care for all students in N/K and Primary Schools. Counselors report to the Principal.

Full-time teachers are expected to work a 40-hour week and the required number of days as stipulated in the Faculty Association contract. All teachers are expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement.

Anticipated start date for this position is September 1, 2018.

  • Bachelor's degree or higher in counseling, social work, or related field required. 
  • Master's degree in counseling, social work, or related field required. 
  • Certification as Licensed Clinical Social Worker or Licensed Clinical Professional Counselor preferred. 
  • Coursework or degree that reflects multicultural content preferred. 
  • Minimum of three years of clinical counseling experience with children and families required. 
  • Previous experience working in a school counseling setting preferred.
  • Experience working with a wide range of students with diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language and nationality.

Full position description and information on how to apply can be found on our website on the Job Opportunities page. 


Phillips Academy
Location: Andover, MA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July/August 2018

Phillips Academy seeks qualified candidates for the position of Associate Director of College Counseling. This is a full-time, 12-month position beginning August 1, 2018. Responsibilities include counseling and supporting students in the college selection and application process, working with students individually and in small groups, building relationships with parents, writing recommendations and providing feedback on applicant essays, advising students on course selection, engaging with summer outreach for first-generation, low-income students, residential and athletic duties, taking part in professional development opportunities, and other projects and activities as assigned by the Director. The qualified candidate will possess excellent listening, counseling, verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong organizational and time management skills. We seek individuals interested in being active participants in our residential and athletic programs.

Phillips Academy is committed to fostering a global, diverse and inclusive academic community. Master’s degree and a minimum of five years college counseling and/or selective college admission experience preferred. Applications will be considered until the position is filled. Please email a resume, 2 letters of reference and a cover letter that addresses your experience and interest in working in an intentionally diverse residential community to pafac@andover.edu. Position description is also found online, here. Phillips Academy is an equal opportunity employer.


Peddie School
Location: Hightstown, NJ
Position: College Counselor/Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2018

Peddie School seeks a college counseling professional for this full time, 10 month position. Dorm duty and community engagement through advising, coaching, mentorship and/or supervision are requisite with this role.

With three other counselors and an office manager, the College Counselor/Assistant Director of College Counseling will provide individual college counseling to approximately 40 juniors and seniors (and their families). Using professional context and social-emotional/intellectual understanding of the student, he or she will advise on course selection, standardized test plans, summer opportunities, financial aid, and appropriate college possibilities. To this end, the counselor must demonstrate developmental knowledge of high school students, as well as general understanding of college admission, higher education, and testing. Maintaining a professional interest in keeping up-to-date about the rapidly evolving trends specific to this work and engaging in them rigorously is critical to this role.

Primary Duties

  • Cultivate professional relationships with students, parents, faculty/staff, and college admission personnel in order to meet the needs of each cohort;
  • Oversee each counselee's candidacy by researching and writing detailed, holistic letters of recommendation and by serving as primary advocate in the college process for each student;
  • Review with an admissions lens the application essays of each counselee;
  • Manage each counselee’s file and Naviance account, and the timely submission of credentials to colleges; 
  • Contribute (in presence and with mind) to all events sponsored by the Peddie College Office;
  • Travel to regional and national professional development conferences and to individual colleges and universities;
  • At the discretion of the Director, supervise a project to support the goals of the office or the School.

Required Qualities and Experience

  • A bachelor’s degree;
  • At least three years’ experience in a selective college’s admission office and/or college counseling at an independent school;
  • Excellent writing skills, and an appreciation for heavy doses of seasonal writing;
  • Keenness and skill for working with adolescents and their families across wide ranging perspectives and priorities;
  • Multicultural competency and appreciation for life within a diverse and dynamic boarding school environment; 
  • Understanding of the various applications for both need and merit based financial aid and the ability to assist students and families as they navigate the FA process.
  • Facility with multiple and changing technological tools;
  • Ability to adhere to deadlines;
  • High proficiency with data to support informed decision making;
  • A sense of humor; 
  • Empathy and self-awareness;
  • Commitment to team. Peddie’s College Office is constantly collaborating and considering new ideas to continue to support our students and families.

Interested candidates should contact Joe Rulewich, Director of College Counseling, at jrulewich@peddie.org.

Beyond meeting fully its legal obligations for non-discrimination, Peddie School is committed to building a diverse and inclusive community where members from all backgrounds can live, learn and thrive.


Woodward Academy
Location: College Park, GA
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 1, 2018

Woodward Academy invites qualified applicants to apply for the position of College Counselor. The College Counselor guides grade 9-12 students and parents through all facets of the college search and selection, working closely as a team member with Woodward Academy college counselors, school counselors, faculty, and a variety of campus departments. The College Counselor reports to the Director of College Counseling.

For a complete position description and contact information, please click on the link to Working at Woodward


The Urban School of San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, CA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2018

The Urban School seeks an experienced college counselor to join our staff. The Associate Director of College Counseling works with the Director of College Counseling to counsel and support students and families in all phases of the college search, application, and decision-making process. Please click the link to see the full job posting and application instructions.


Cape Henry Collegiate School
Location: Virginia Beach, VA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: flexible/no later than August 1, 2018

Cape Henry Collegiate, a Pk3-12 independent day school in Virginia Beach, VA, seeks an Associate Director of College Counseling who, in conjunction with the Director of College Counseling, will be responsible for administering all aspects of the college counseling program. He/she will guide Cape Henry students through a process of self-exploration that helps identify colleges and universities that fit the educational needs, financial resources, interests, and personality of each student.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Counsel students and their families through all aspects of the college process. Assist students with researching colleges, crafting college lists, writing essays, completing applications, and applying for financial aid. Ensure students and parents understand how decisions in high school can impact the college process. Engage in individual meetings as well as formal presentations to a variety of constituents. 
  • Plan and implement programming for students and families, including mock admissions workshops, campus tours, evening presentations, application workshops, and information sessions.
  • Write clear and persuasive letters of recommendation (approximately 40-50 letters per year).
  • Possess a comprehensive understanding about the many facets of college admissions, including differing levels of selectivity, financial aid, standardized testing, and academic programs at schools across the country and beyond.
  • Educate community members on the changing landscape of higher education.
  • Advise students on their Upper School curricular choices and work closely with faculty to position graduates for academic success in college.
  • Assist with the process for all nominated scholars, Governor’s School applicants, and competitive scholarships. Help with the Tidewater College Fair and AP testing.
  • Stay current on best practices and trends in college counseling, including new platforms and technology.
  • Participate in state and national college counseling organizations and pursue opportunities for professional growth.
  • Work with coaches, teachers, advisors, and other community members to form a team of support for Cape Henry students.

The Associate Director will be open to continuously learning about the dynamic aspects of higher education. He/she will likewise understand the mission and student body of Cape Henry and communicate these characteristics through cultivated relationships with admissions representatives.

Qualifications:
The Associate Director needs to be able to work positively with a diverse group of students and families. Ideal candidates will be fully engaged in the Cape Henry community and bring enthusiasm and energy to their work; have firsthand experience in selective college admissions and/or secondary-school college counseling; possess strong counseling skills and capacity for coordinated work with adolescents, families, school colleagues, and professional peers outside the School; and have strong skills in organization, time management, and written and verbal communication. High ethical standards and the ability to maintain strict confidentiality are essential. A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree or higher is strongly preferred.

Additional information about the position and how to apply can be found on our website. Any inquiries can be directed to Liz Stello, Director of College Counseling.


Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
Location: Atlanta, GA
Position: Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2018

Mount Vernon Presbyterian School is currently seeking to hire an additional Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling for the Upper School (grades 9-12) to begin in July of 2018. This is a full-time position. The Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling will report to the Upper School Head of Academic and College Counseling and collaborate to provide comprehensive guidance through the college admission process. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Mount Vernon is an independent college preparatory school with an emphasis on 21st-century skills that prepares students to be college ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders.

Full position description, contact information, and how to apply can be found online, linked here.


Lakeside School
Location: Seattle, WA
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 15, 2018

Lakeside School, an independent coeducational day school located in North Seattle, is currently recruiting for a part-time College Counselor for an extended year position (beginning roughly in mid-August and ending roughly in early July). The minimum FTE for this position will be .25 and the maximum will be .55. The final FTE will be based on the needs and desire of both Lakeside School and the candidate.

The ideal candidate will join a team of colleagues who are energetic, creative and collaborative. The candidate will be expected to support students annually through the college search and application process; to help keep the team abreast of trends and issues in the field; and to present to students and families on the college application and selection process and on the landscape of highly selective college admissions.

Inquiries should be directed to Ari Worthman, director of college counseling. A complete position description and link to apply can be found here


Campus Bound
Location: Lexington, Hingham, Needham, Mansfield, MA
Position: College Counselor, part-time
Start Date: To be determined

  • Are you a current or former college admissions or school counselor with deep knowledge of the college search and application process?
  • Do you want to help students find colleges that are a good fit while reducing stress and making the college search an enjoyable, positive experience?
  • Are you seeking part-time employment with flexible hours and the opportunity to collaborate with a team of experienced professionals?

Campus Bound is a growing independent college admissions and financial aid consulting company. We are seeking part-time college counselors to support students and parents through the college search and application process.

Part-Time College Counselors will:

  • Provide insights on all aspects of college admissions
  • Support students in compiling and refining a list of appropriately matched colleges
  • Assist students in understanding application requirements and in organizing materials
  • Review and critique essays, resumes, and applications
  • Prepare students for college visits and interviews
  • Facilitate parent-child communication
  • Oversee on-time submission of error-free applications

The ideal candidate will be energetic, experienced, organized, and detail-oriented and will demonstrate the flexibility to support a wide variety of clients. Exceptional written and oral communication skills are a must. A minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in selective undergraduate college admissions and/or high school college counseling is required.

This position requires evening and weekend availability to meet with students and parents outside of school and work hours. Meetings will take place in one of our offices, located in Hingham, Lexington, Mansfield, and Needham, MA. The workload for this position is cyclical, with fluctuations throughout the year, but generally with more hours required between July-December and fewer from January-June. Counselors will support a caseload of 5-25 students per class year.

If interested, please submit your resume and cover letter to employment@campusbound.com. In your cover letter, please indicate from which office/s you wish to work. More information found on our website: http://campusbound.com/about-us/#careers.


Brentwood School
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2019

A terrific school, located just north of Santa Monica on two campuses and enrolling 995 students K-12, visitors to Brentwood are immediately struck by the beauty and warmth of the two campuses. The setting is a well-integrated blend of old and new buildings, red-tiled roofs, intimate courtyards, ivy-covered walls, and green fields.

The goal of both curriculum and pedagogy is to foster intellectual curiosity, excitement for learning, and a desire to fulfill individual potential. Brentwood’s student body is diverse and lively. Students of color comprise 35% of the population in grades 7-12 and the school is strongly committed to an aggressive financial aid program.

The Director of College Counseling is a full-time position, reporting directly to the Upper Division Director. The DCC is a member of the Upper School Administrative Team and the Brentwood School (K-12) Leadership Team. The ideal candidate will be team-oriented with an interest in working with high school students, their families, college representatives, faculty, and administrators. To learn more and apply, please visit the listing