Pre-Institute for New College Counselors
Trinity College, CT
June 23-25, 2017
Trinity College, CT
June 25-27, 2017
University of Denver
July 24-27, 2017
New Directors' Workshop
The Westminster Schools
July 30-August 1, 2017
ACCIS @ NACAC in Boston
General Membership Meeting
Thursday, September 14, 9:00 am
ACCIS 10th Anniversary Party!
Friday, September 15, 6:00-8:00 pm
Boston Tea Party Museum
Member schools may list open positions on our website. Please complete our form to have a position included here.
AIM Academy, College Counseling Intern - PA
Tampa Preparatory School
Tampa Preparatory School is seeking an energetic, innovative, creative, visionary, thoughtful, compassionate, flexible and organized Director of College Counseling (DoCC) who is responsible for all aspects of the college search process, grades 9 through 12. Strong communication and interpersonal skills are required as the DoCC and the College Counseling office work directly with students and parents to educate them about the college admissions process and this done through a series of workshops, group events, individual meetings and digital and verbal communications. The DoCC also works with faculty members responsible for writing recommendations.
The DoCC leads and manages a dynamic group of three professionals and ensures the office is organized and responsive to student and family needs. The Director and the College Office organize and administer AP testing, the Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program, scholarship nominations and other special programs.
The Director works with the Upper School Director leading the senior class. The person in this position reports directly to the Head of School.
The Director of College Counseling performs all duties assigned by the Head of School. In particular, the employee in conjunction with the College Counseling Team:
Tampa Preparatory School is the premier private school in the Tampa Bay area for students in grades 6 – 12. Our focus on what’s best for students means we pay attention to adolescent development. We incorporate the latest research and data on teenage brain function, retention and development into our programs.
Tampa Prep is an inclusive and open-minded environment that does not discriminate according to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or matters of individual choice. Tampa Prep does not engage in personnel practices prohibited by Federal law. This policy extends to all activities and aspects of the school and specifically to the practices of faculty and staff hiring and management, in student admissions, student evaluation, discipline and student life.
The unique culture of Tampa Prep is difficult to capture in words. Happy, honest, inquisitive students demonstrate integrity and kindness in their athletic competence, their artistic expressions and their commitment to community service. Tampa Prep Terrapins embrace our mission to think, create, be yourself and GO BEYOND. This philosophy emanates throughout the school's faculty and administration and is echoed by our supportive parents, providing a cohesive, connected community.
Interested candidates can send their cover letter, resume and list of reference to Mrs. Kim Baggett, HR Director at email@example.com. Tampa Preparatory School is an equal opportunity employer. More information can be found on our website.
Tampa Prep is an inclusive and open-minded environment that does not discriminate according to race, color, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or matters of individual choice. Tampa Prep does not engage in personnel practices prohibited by Federal law. This policy extends to all activities and aspects of the school and specifically to the practices of faculty and staff hiring and management, in student admissions, student evaluation, discipline and student life.
The United Nations International School
The United Nations International School (UNIS), an international K-12 co-educational school in Manhattan, is seeking an appropriately qualified and experienced individual as an Associate Director of College Counseling. The UNIS student body is among the most diverse in the world, representing 111 countries and collectively speak over 100 mother tongue languages. Through daily contact with students and faculty from every part of the globe, UNIS students gain a sophisticated and mature cultural understanding in an atmosphere where individuality is encouraged and students and families are able to maintain their culture heritage. More information is found on the UNIS website and the school profile for 2016-2017.
The successful applicant will complement the existing strengths of the College Office team. The ideal candidate will have at least five years experience in college counseling and a Master’s degree. The candidate will report directly to the Director of College Counseling and join a team consisting of another Associate Director of College Counseling and two administrative assistants. While the College Counseling team reports to the Tutorial House (High School) Principal, College Counselors also work closely with counselors, learning specialists, and with the International Baccalaureate office. This is a 12-month administrative position with generous vacation time. The caseload is approximately 30-40 senior advisees. UNIS hosts approximately 150 visits by colleges each year, and graduates enroll at universities in 10-12 countries. Approximately 70% enroll at colleges in the U.S., 25% enter universities in Canada, the Netherlands, or the U.K.; the others return to their home countries.
Interested candidates for this position should ideally possess:
Applicants should forward a cover letter, resume and writing sample immediately to:
Questions may also be directed to Paul Greene (firstname.lastname@example.org), Director of College Counseling.
Canterbury School of Florida
Founded in 1968, Canterbury School of Florida is a co-educational, college preparatory, independent day school located on two campuses in St. Petersburg, Florida. As a private school primarily serving Pinellas County and the greater Tampa Bay area, Canterbury is recognized for educational excellence in PK3 through grade 12. With roots in the Episcopal tradition, Canterbury welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds, encouraging a diverse school community. More information may be found about the school on our website: http://www.canterburyflorida.org.
The ideal candidate should have:
Salary/Benefits: Compensation (based on education and experience) includes salary and full benefits.
Interested applicants should send resume and cover letter to Donnamarie Hehn, Director of College Counseling, email@example.com.
Saint James School
Responsibilities of Employment:
The counselor should have a strong desire to work in an independent school environment where 100% of students graduating are college bound. The counselor should have a positive attitude, be able to relate to all types of students, and be able to handle a variety of student and parent concerns.
In addition to being responsible for last names L-Z for grades 9-12, the counselor is also a facilitator between teachers and parents. Counselors are responsible for scheduling and initiating parent/teacher conferences, and helping to strategize with parents and students if academic concerns arise. The counselor will also be responsible for working with the master schedule in the software system OnCampus, and assisting families with the course selection process.
The counselor will oversee all high school testing including PSAT, Pre-ACT, Advanced Placement Testing, and serve as the Advanced Placement Coordinator with College Board. This will include, but is not limited to, organizing testing groups and space, ordering tests, and proctoring exams.
Candidates should be prepared to work with each member of the high school faculty in a positive and collaborative manner. All counselors work with students in transitioning successfully to high school. Full cooperation with the administration and adherence to school policies and procedures are required. Counselors are expected to maintain the highest level of professionalism at all times in interacting with students, parents, and school personnel.
Extracurricular and co-curricular responsibilities include:
Requirements for Employment:
Full position description found here. Send a completed application packet including official transcripts, reference letters, and a current resume to:
Morristown-Beard School, a coeducational independent day school for sixth through twelfth grade students located in Morristown, NJ seeks an Associate Director of College Counseling. The successful candidate will join an already well-established office in guiding a class of approximately 100 students through the college search and application process and developing enhancements to the program.
The Associate Director will be responsible for working closely with families in a school culture emphasizing student engagement and the development of a 21st century skills-based curriculum. The ability to advocate for the School's vision is an essential part of the position.
The ideal candidate will have college counseling experience at the secondary level and/or admission experience at a selective college or university. Candidates must speak and write clearly and well, possess strong organizational skills and a desire to work collaboratively with other members of the school community. The Associate Director will participate in the life of the school and may also serve as an advisor, teacher or coach, depending on relevant experience.
This 12-month position will begin July 1, 2017. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit cover letter, résumé and personal statement to Noreen Cassidy, Director of College Counseling, Morristown-Beard School, 70 Whippany Road, Morristown, NJ 07960. Email: firstname.lastname@example.org; no fax or telephone inquiries please.
Sage Hill School
Sage Hill School in Newport Coast, California is seeking a full-time Associate Director of College Counseling for the 2017-2018 academic year. Interested individuals should visit the school's website for details on how to apply.
Founded in September 2000, Sage Hill School is Orange County’s first independent co-educational, non-denominational 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.
Summary: The Associate Director of College Counseling will have experience with, and enthusiasm for, working with talented and dedicated students and faculty, parents, and college and university personnel.
Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:
Team duties and responsibilities:
Annie Wright Schools
Founded in Tacoma in 1884, Annie Wright Schools are comprised of a co-educational Day School (grades PS-8) and two single-gender Upper School divisions (grades 9-12). The Upper School for Boys will enroll its first class this fall. The Upper School for Girls, which has existed since the School’s founding, totals 188 students, 95 of whom live in residence, and offers the International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme.
The ideal candidate will have:
Responsibilities: The Director of College Counseling reports to the Director of Upper School and sits on the Upper School Administrative Team. This individual guides and supports approximately 50 students. This requires a strong grasp of the college admission process and current trends as well as an ability to build authentic, meaningful relationships with students, parents, and college representatives. Traveling to conferences and counselor “fly-ins” is an expected part of the role.
Salary/Benefits: Compensation includes salary (based on education and experience) and full benefits, including daily lunch and tuition remission.
The Webb School
Founded in 1870, The Webb School is a private day-boarding school in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. Students from grades 6-12 come seeking college preparatory school education in liberal arts at Webb from all over the world. With 10 Rhodes Scholars among its graduates and known by colleges and universities as a reliable producer of well-rounded, prepared students, The Webb School has a reputation of being one of the top private schools in the nation. Webb’s small school community is comprised of an average enrollment of 315 day school and boarding school students and its emphasis on honor truly creates a “Character of Home.” The 150-acre campus is located in a rural setting 50 miles southeast of Nashville. Boarding students comprise approximately one-third of the school's student population, and at present, the school enrolls students from 12 U.S. states and 12 countries.
The Webb School is seeking a charismatic, energetic, and flexible individual to fill the position of Director of College Counseling. This position will start on or around July 1, 2017. The Director of College Counseling is one of two college counselors at The Webb School, and will report directly to the Head of School.
The Office of College Counseling at The Webb School assists students in researching, applying to, and gaining admission to appropriate post-secondary institutions around the country and around the world. The Director of College Counseling will have the following specific responsibilities:
Requirements include a bachelor’s degree (with a master’s degree preferred) and at least five years of relevant college counseling or college admissions experience. Knowledge and understanding of the culture of independent high schools is strongly preferred. Applicants should be effective and engaging speakers, strong writers, organized program planners with leadership and management skills, and should enjoy working with both students and parents. Travel to occasional conferences and individual college visits will be required; counselors often travel over weekends, and must be willing and able to do so.
Please direct all inquiries by April 30, 2017 (including a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three references) to:
Deerfield Academy seeks a dynamic and experienced College Advisor who is willing to coach and live in a dorm to start on August 15, 2017. The College Advisor works with individual students and their parents on all aspects of the college admissions process. We’re looking for candidates who enjoy working with adolescents, bring the best out of their students, and are interested in working collaboratively with colleagues. As a private boarding school, Deerfield actively seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty and develop an inclusive community.
Our teachers are committed to ongoing renewal. We seek candidates who are genuinely committed to their own growth, who are eager to work with colleagues to review the programs we offer, and who can foster critical thinking, empathy, and determination in our students. As a boarding school, our faculty teach, mentor, and model— in the classroom, in the dorm, at the dining hall, on the fields, and in spaces for the arts.
Diversity is essential to Deerfield’s success. Deerfield actively seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty. Diverse perspectives within our school population fuel creative and innovative thinking, build empathy and consideration, and provide varied skills and experiences from which the entire community can benefit. Deerfield actively seeks candidates who are members of or support traditionally underrepresented groups—especially in terms of race, sexual orientation, religious, ethnic and socioeconomic background.
ABOUT THIS POSITION:
Apply here for the College Advising position.
Deerfield Academy is committed to a policy of Equal Opportunity Employment and nondiscrimination against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, transgender status, marital status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, status as a veteran or being a member of the Reserves or National guard, or any other classification protected under state or federal law.
The Miami Valley School
MVS is seeking a dynamic and innovative Director of College Counseling. This new community member will have the opportunity to help shape the department through the strengths and interests they bring to the table. The Ideal candidate will possess the following: a sense of humor, an unassailable work ethic, superior organizational skills, an ardent desire to work with and support teenagers and their families in identifying “best fit” colleges, excellent written and verbal communication skills, familiarity with experiential and progressive models of education, experience with Naviance/Family Connection software, and 5+ years of counseling and/or admissions experience. The appropriate candidate will have an opportunity to contribute to the Immersion program, designing and leading programs that fit their passions and the needs of the school community.
Please review the complete position description, linked here.
The Masters School
With two other counselors and an administrative assistant, the counselor will guide students and their families through all stages of the college search and admission process, including working individually with 30 – 40 students in grades 10, 11 and 12; actively contributiing to all office programs, presentations, and initiatives; developing and maintaining professional relationships with students, parents, faculty/staff, and college admission personnel; writing the School Letter of Recommendation and acting as advocate for each counselee; academic planning and curricular mapping for 10th-12th grade students; traveling to regional and national professional development conferences and to individual colleges and universities as needed; and serving as an academic advisor assistant for approximately six students.
A full position description, as well as application information, can be found here.
Pine Crest School
Pine Crest School is a pre-kindergarten through grade twelve day school of approximately 2500 students located on two campuses in vibrant South Florida. At Pine Crest, our goal is to ensure that students learn how to navigate their futures with adaptability, intellectual vigor, sustainability, cultural sophistication, and independent leadership. Our students choose from an array of academically rigorous courses, including 32 AP courses, 12 postAP seminars, and a nationally recognized science research program. Visit our academic profile here.
We are seeking candidates for the position of Tenth Grade Academic Dean.
The successful applicant will join a dynamic team of college counseling professionals. The Academic Deans serve as an advocate and resource for students. They will meet individually with students throughout the year and advise them on a range of academic matters, encourage extracurricular involvement and coordinate a series of grade-level educational programs for families and students. The Dean works with the student throughout the year not only to select appropriate academic classes, but also to assist the student with any academic challenges he or she faces.
To complement the individual advising, the Deans will continue to introduce and use Naviance, a college planning web-based platform that offers a variety of solutions that enable students and families to collaborate and plan more effectively with counselors. The Deans and College Counselors will work as a team for all Upper School students, building relationships with students, parents, and faculty.
The ideal candidate will possess the following background and skills:
Interested applicants may submit their cover letter and resume to email@example.com.
Woodberry Forest School
Woodberry Forest School is accepting applications for an assistant director of college counseling. Woodberry’s next assistant director of college counseling with be a critical member of a five-member team including the assistant headmaster for admissions and college counseling, director of college counseling, associate director of college counseling, and testing coordinator/administrative assistant.
The ideal candidate will be a team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a desire to work closely with a range of talented students, an appreciation of single-sex education, and a willingness to engage in the life of a residential school community. Candidates must be organized, able to meet deadlines, detail-oriented, good listeners, and excited about working collaboratively with colleagues and students. A bachelor’s degree is required, and professional experience in college admission and/or college counseling is preferred. As a member of a boarding school, the assistant director will also be involved in multiple aspects of the school life. The assistant director of college counseling will invest in the boarding school life to connect fully with the boys we serve. Depending on the interest of the successful candidate and the needs of the school, teaching and coaching opportunities may be possible.
Woodberry Forest School is one of the nation’s premier independent boarding schools for boys in grades nine through twelve. Located on 1,200 beautiful acres in Madison County, Virginia, near Charlottesville and Washington, DC, Woodberry is an all-residential school. We enroll approximately 385 students from the United States and abroad. Since our founding in 1889, Woodberry Forest has become recognized internationally as a leader in the education of boys. Students are carefully selected from an outstanding group of strong applicants.
This administrative faculty position offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package, including housing and meals. Woodberry Forest School is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, résumé and references to firstname.lastname@example.org or by mail to Debbie Lloyd, director of personnel, at Woodberry Forest School, 10 Woodberry Station, Woodberry Forest, Virginia 22989.
St. Stephen's Episcopal School
St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, TX, a day and boarding community of approximately 675 students in grades 6-12, is seeking to fill the position of Director of College Counseling. The Director leads an office comprised of two other college counseling professionals and an office manager. The college guidance program is an active component of the life of the school. The school will also be open to the possibility of establishing co-directors in the office.
The Director of College Counseling reports directly to the Head of Upper School. The position includes participation in The Upper School Administrative team and the Curriculum Committee. Joining the St. Stephen’s residential community might also be possible, but interest in living on campus and working in the residential program is not a prerequisite for consideration. Consideration of a shared leadership of the College Counseling Office can be considered in this search process. Experience as a college admissions officer and/or previous college counseling experience at an independent school are strongly preferred. Teaching and coaching are possibilities for the person who is chosen for this position. The responsibilities of the Director of College Counseling may include, but are not limited to the following:
This position has an anticipated start date of August 1, 2017. Applicants should send a resume and letter of interest, along with a list of references, to Kim Garey, Academic Dean. Electronic submission of materials is preferred at email@example.com. St. Stephen’s is an equal opportunity employer. More information on the position can be found here.
Wasatch Academy is searching for a College Counselor. Please also recommend someone who may not see this posting. Founded in 1875, Wasatch Academy is a rural preparatory boarding school for college-bound students. With slight variations each year, the approximate 320 students include a 45% international population representing 32 countries. The community of students is both vibrant and diverse, making college counseling equally so. We're excited to welcome a new counselor to our team!
Please contact Nancy Hewitt at firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
CATS Academy Boston
CATS Academy Boston offers an American coeducational college preparatory boarding and day program (9 through 12) for a predominantly international cohort of students, who are linguistically, culturally, and academically diverse. Focusing on the needs of each individual, CATS helps students realize their full potential and attain admission to the college choice that is right for them.
We are seeking a dedicated and kind professional to join our college counseling team. This position would be a 12-month staff position starting in June 2017. The ideal candidate would have a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) and some experience in college admissions or college counseling. The College Counselor will report to the Director of College Counseling.
Primary job responsibilities will include working with about 50 students in the senior class, helping to guide them through the college search and application process. The role requires strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as the ability to work with a diverse group of students. The candidate needs to possess strong writing skills to prepare the school recommendation letter for each student and assist with other related duties as assigned by Director of College Counseling.
Please submit a résumé and cover letter to Sophia S. Meas, Director of College Counseling.
Grace Church School
Grace Church School’s mission of academic excellence, ethical values and service, and inclusive community anchors our program and informs our pedagogy and curriculum, preparing our students to lead meaningful and productive lives. The school nurtures and educates the whole child, understanding that our humanity comprises mind, body, heart, and spirit. We celebrate our differences, respect our diversity, and embrace our shared human experience.
The ideal assistant thrives in a collegial, collaborative, fun, hard-working, fast-tempo environment involving daily contact with students and parents. Strong computer skills, database management, attention to detail, written and oral communication, multitasking, and an ability to work independently and as a team member are essential to this position. The ideal candidate has prior experience in a school setting and/or knowledge of the current college admissions process.
While reporting to the college counselors, this position works closely with grade deans, teachers, and other administrative offices. The ability to develop trusting and appropriate relationships with students and their parents is a priority. The administrative assistant is the gatekeeper to the college office and serves as its initial public face.
Position begins June 15, 2017 and is a 12-month position.
Please submit a resume to apply.
Grace Church School is an equal opportunity employer.
Suffield Academy is a highly selective college preparatory boarding school with approximately 400 students in grades 9-12. We are seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated professional to join our dynamic college counseling department. This position would be an academic-year administrative faculty position starting in August 2017. There would be some work requirements in summer months as well. The ideal candidate would have a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) and formal experience in college admissions or college counseling. The associate will report to the Director of College Counseling.
Primary job responsibilities will include working with 25-30 counselees (per grade) and their parents, helping guide them through the college search and application process. The role requires strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as high energy and the ability to work with a diverse group of students and families. The candidate also needs to possess strong writing skills to prepare our school recommendations for each student.
In the spirit of innovation and excellence, Suffield Academy invests significant resources to college counseling, evident in the strong staffing levels, new office space, and a unique four-year college counseling program. Beyond individual advising, our college counselors lead various office projects and programming pertaining to summer opportunities, athletic recruiting, financial aid/scholarships, and standardized testing. There is strong support for professional development including travel to visit colleges and attendance at regional and national conferences.
St. George's School
St. George's School is a co-educational, Episcopal school of 300 boarding and 65 day students in grades 9-12. Overlooking the Atlantic Ocean in Middletown, Rhode Island, the school was founded in 1896 by Rev. John Byron Diman, whose founding words remain the School’s Mission today: “The specific objective of St. George’s are to give its students the opportunity of developing to the fullest extent possible the particular gifts that are theirs and to encourage in them a desire to do so.” With a faculty committed to working with students in all areas of school life, St. George’s continues to fulfill its mission by enrolling a diverse, academically talented, and well-rounded student body.
Job Summary: The primary responsibility of the Assistant Director of College Counseling is to educate students and parents about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and testing; advising and supporting a group of seniors and families as they go through the process; and helping students and families aspire realistically and choose wisely.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; familiarity with the goals, objectives, and mission of an independent college preparatory school; the ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and demanding student and parent population; knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admission policies, and financial policies and procedures.
Those interested should contact Dean of Faculty, Beezie Bickford at email@example.com.
Moses Brown School
The College Counseling Office Coordinator assists students and their parents with the college application process in a variety of ways, including sending school documents to colleges and universities, scheduling and coordinating visits from college representatives to Moses Brown, and providing training on Naviance software. In addition, the Coordinator provides support to the college counselors by assisting with event planning, updating and maintaining student records, and communicating with students, families, colleges, and various members of the Moses Brown community. The College Counseling Office coordinator position is a full-time, non-exempt staff position, with work expectations from August 1 to June 15 each school year.
To apply, please send a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three professional references to Laurie Nelson, Associate Director of College Counseling, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Review of applications will begin March 27th and continue until the position is filled.
Beacon Academy is seeking a Registrar. This is a full time, 12 month position. The Registrar maintains complete and accurate student accounting records for all students and alumni at Beacon Academy and works in conjunction with the Academic Dean, Director of College Counseling, Director of Admission and Financial Aid, and IB Coordinator.
DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Required qualifications include a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and experience working with students and families.
The Chapin School, a independent college-preparatory K-12 school for girls in Manhattan, seeks an exceptional, highly experienced Director of College Guidance. Ideal candidates have worked both in college admissions and in a high-school college guidance office. Strong writing skills are essential, as is the ability to cultivate relationships with all constituents. Chapin's College Guidance Department is comprised of two Directors and an Assistant. This is a full-time 12-month position. Full position information to be posted here.
Interested candidates should submit papers to email@example.com.
Poly Prep Country Day School
Poly Prep Country Day School seeks to add a dynamic team member to our college counseling team, title to be commensurate with experience, beginning in the spring or early summer of 2017. Ideal candidates will bring enthusiasm, a spirit of innovation, and an equity-minded counseling style to the position. The new community member will be a part of an infrastructure that allows for developing relationships with students and families, both through programmatic support and individualized attention, beginning in 9th grade. The new team member will report to the Director of College Counseling.
Poly Prep is an inclusive community, one proud of and deeply committed to creating a diverse learning community. In keeping with the Country Day School philosophy, we seek community members who will share a passion for learning both in and out of the classroom. The primary role of all educators at Poly Prep is to uphold our mission “to support and inspire the next diverse generation of leaders and global citizens to act with intelligence, imagination and - above all - character.”
To apply send resume, cover letter, and names of three references to:
Colorado Academy, an independent Pre-K-12 day school in Denver, seeks a Co-Director of College Counseling to begin August 2017. This is an eleven-month, administrative position. CA’s Co-Director of College Counseling shares responsibility for planning and coordinating services and programs for the College Counseling Office, managing the budget and staff, and interfacing with college admissions offices/professional associations and on-campus offices regarding policies, procedures, and programs as well as applications of students. The Co-Director of College Counseling reports to the Head of School.
Our Upper School Program
The Director of College Counseling at Chatham Hall oversees the college search and application process for approximately 140 girls, grades 9-12. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about current trends, forward thinking, engaging, a skilled communicator, and strong proponent of girls’ education. Additionally, they will have a strong understanding of international admission, both for US students studying abroad and international students seeking to attend college in the U.S. This 12-month position serves as a member of the Administrative Leadership Team and reports to the Rector (Head of School).
Interested candidates should submit a resume, letter of interest, and references to Martha Griswold, Academic Dean, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Chatham Hall, an all-girls independent boarding school located in Chatham, VA, prepares girls for college and for productive lives. Our rigorous educational program encourages intellectual growth, creativity, and personal responsibility. We foster the intellect and character of each student and, through our Honor Code, live in a community of trust. Grounded in its Episcopal heritage, the school welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds.
St. Andrew's Episcopal School
St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, MD seeks an Associate Director of College Counseling to begin July 1, 2017. The mission of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is to know and inspire each child in an inclusive community dedicated to exceptional teaching, learning, and service.
Founded in 1978, St. Andrew’s is a co-educational independent day school, enrolling approximately 585 students in preschool through grade 12. There are 315 students enrolled in the Upper School. St. Andrew’s has two campuses three miles apart. The Potomac Village Campus (preschool-grade 2) is on the grounds of St. Francis Episcopal Church and the 19-acre Postoak Campus (grades 3-12) is on Postoak Road in Potomac. Since 2008, St. Andrew’s has renovated or newly built each of its buildings and outdoor spaces, culminating in the opening of the new 43,000-square-foot Student Center in 2016 on the Postoak Campus.
St. Andrew’s has earned international recognition as a destination school for research-informed teaching, learning, and leadership development. Its Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (www.thecttl.org) has trained 100% of the St. Andrew’s faculty in the foundations of Mind, Brain, and Education Science research. As leaders in the research-to-practice movement, St. Andrew’s teachers and students conduct original educational research with faculty from The Johns Hopkins University School of Education and Research Schools International, led by individual faculty members at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. CTTL publications and training have influenced more than 10,000 teachers and school leaders internationally.
St. Andrew’s faculty and staff uphold a powerfully innovative, positive culture that challenges and supports one of the most broadly diverse student bodies in greater Washington. The school seeks growth-minded, highly motivated, collaborative faculty and staff that will continue the school’s growth and focus on the development of each student’s full potential.
Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree and four to six years of experience in college admissions and/or college counseling. Additional desired attributes include outstanding written and verbal communication skills, extensive knowledge of colleges and their programs, exceptional time-management and organizational skills, general flexibility, good humor, and the ability to work effectively as a team member. Experience with Naviance is preferred. Please see the job description below.
To apply, please email a letter of interest, resume, and list of three references to David Brown, Assistant Head of School, email@example.com.
Consistent with the values of an Episcopal school, St. Andrew's is committed to a diverse and inclusive community with respect to race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, family status, economic circumstance, age, and physical disability in its student body, faculty and staff. Pursuant to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, St. Andrew's does not discriminate in the administration of admission, financial aid or loan practices, educational or other school-sponsored programs and activities, or in the hiring or terms of employment of faculty and staff, except that the Chaplain shall be a member of the clergy of the Episcopal Church.
The Hun School of Princeton
The Hun School of Princeton is seeking a Director of College Counseling to begin July, 2017. An independent, coeducational boarding and day school in Princeton, NJ, Hun enrolls a diverse student body of 630 grades 6-12/PG. The school is defined by its highly engaging college preparatory curriculum, broad extracurricular programs, supportive faculty who know and care for their students, and a happy, kind, and respectful school spirit. The Director of College Counseling reports to the Head of the Upper School and leads a dynamic counseling team of three counselors and an administrative assistant. The team supports a thriving division of 500 Upper School students in all matters related to college selection, application preparation, and the admissions process. Prior college counseling or admissions leadership experience in an independent school or college/university and a master’s degree are required. You can find a more detailed position description here. Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Ben Bolte, Senior Search Consultant, at firstname.lastname@example.org. Please do not contact the school directly.
Sacred Heart Greenwich
Sacred Heart Greenwich is an independent, Catholic day school for girls from kindergarten through grade 12 with a coed preschool and prekindergarten. With a beautiful view of the Long Island Sound from our 118-acre campus in Greenwich, Connecticut, our 730 students carry on the Sacred Heart tradition of academic excellence and development of the mind, body and spirit. We are currently seeking a Co-Director of College Guidance for the 2017-2018 school year.
Sacred Heart Greenwich is committed to excellence in academics and college placement. The Co-Director of College Guidance is responsible for assisting with the overall operations of the Upper School’s students college placement process within the context of the Goals and Criteria that define a Sacred Heart education. The Co-Director of College Guidance is directly accountable to the Upper School Head.
Primary responsibilities include:
In addition, the Co-Director of College Guidance must be available on days when he/she is not in school to communicate with students, parents, and colleges by either phone or email. He/She must have all meetings with parents, colleges, and students on campus unless approved by the Upper School Head.
As members of the international network of Sacred Heart schools, we are committed to attracting and retaining faculty with a passion for teaching who demonstrate an active faith, practice a deep respect for intellectual values, promote social awareness, build community, and value personal growth and responsibility. We seek faculty who are committed to all-girl education and who will draw upon current research to maximize student learning.
Episcopal School of Jacksonville
Episcopal School of Jacksonville seeks a college counselor beginning in the fall of 2017.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, counseling approximately 45 seniors in all aspects of the college admissions process. This counselor will also begin advising a similar number of juniors as well, along with talking to any student and their parents who have questions about the college admissions process. The counselor must work with the students regarding their curriculum progression, grades, standardized test scores, essays, recommendations, financial aid, and more, keeping accurate records and detailed notes for all meetings. The counselor will write a comprehensive college recommendation letter for his or her students. Additionally, the college counselor must meet with college admissions representatives when they come on campus or host events in our area, and travel to visit individual colleges or attend local, regional, and national conferences and meetings. Finally, the position will most likely include teaching one or two sections of an academic discipline, with a class load of approximately 16 students per section.
Qualifications include having a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred), experience in either college admissions or high school college counseling (but preferably both) for 2-3 years, strong computer and communications skills, attention to detail, ability to work with high school students and their parents, passion for the job, and a sincere desire to support Episcopal in general.
Interested candidates should contact:
Milken Community Schools
Milken Community Schools, a premier independent college preparatory Jewish day school located in Los Angeles, California, seeks a dynamic and energetic college counselor with strong interpersonal skills to join its Office of College Counseling & Academic Planning as an Associate Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning.
Interested and qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Mr. Ross D. Mankuta, (310-440-3574) Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning, Milken Community Schools.
San Domenico School
Who we are
In addition to the above responsibilities, the Co-Director of College Counseling is expected to engage in multiple facets of student and faculty life at the school. This involves serving as a Class Dean or teaching one class (or equivalent), serving as a mentor to approximately 10-12 students, attending weekly faculty meetings, and other duties as needed, such as advising or sponsoring a student club or organization.
It is important that candidates possess the flexibility, sense of humor and commitment to teamwork that life in an independent day/boarding school requires. We seek someone who possesses both an appreciation for adolescents and a collaborative spirit.
The Weber School
The Weber Jewish Community High School invites applicants for a full-time twelve-month position as a college advisor. The college adviser will join the dean of college advising and work collaboratively to guide students and their families through the college search and admission process. The college adviser will support the Dean in offering a highly comprehensive four-year college advising program.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, the names of three references and a current résumé to: Laura Klingensmith email@example.com
The Blake School
The Blake School seeks to hire a dynamic and experienced Associate Director of College Counseling. The Associate Director will provide comprehensive, customized college counseling services to Blake students; create and deliver educational programs to students and families; and represent Blake at regional and national professional events. Successful candidates will demonstrate deep knowledge of the college admission and college counseling process, a tangible commitment to intercultural competence, and outstanding communication skills. Experience with post-secondary financial aid and scholarships is highly desirable, as is proficiency in a language other than English. The Associate Director reports to the Director of College Counseling. Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity, lived experience and thinking that makes a community strong and empowers students to engage across differences.
For full job description and to apply online, click here.
The Perkiomen School
Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion
Historically, Perkiomen School has been a multi-cultural community from the earliest years. The first international student enrolled in 1896 from Korea. Students from many nations, races, and faiths have always been the rich fabric that makes Perkiomen a vibrant school.
Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy directly to Diana J. Gleeson, Assistant Headmaster for Academic Affairs, at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lycée Français de San Francisco
Located in San Francisco, LFSF is a French Immersion international, independent, co-educational, college preparatory day school of 985 students in grades preK-12. For more information about our school, please visit: www.lelycee.org
LFSF seeks a committed educator who will support the goals of the College Counseling & Guidance program to assist students in their post-secondary plans. The main duties are Administrative Support, Standardized Tests Coordination, Collaboration with Registrar, and Enrichment Program Coordination. The college counseling assistant is a staff support position and not a college counselor position.
LFSF offers competitive salaries commensurate with qualifications and experience and a comprehensive benefit package. Professional development opportunities are available through participation in conferences and workshops, membership in professional organizations, and continuing education.
A complete position description and information on how to apply can be found here.
'Iolani School is adding a third Associate Director to our college counseling team. The Associate Director works as a member of the college counseling team to guide students and families through the college application process.
Duties & Responsibilities:
Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree, experience in college counseling and/or college admissions required.
Please apply online at http://www.iolani.org/employment.
Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
The Associate Director of College Counseling at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School will round out a team of three full time college counselors who support a graduating class of roughly 80 students. The college counseling office plays a strategic role in advancing the mission of the School.
Founded on the premise that individual student learning journeys are the most important component of the college application process, the Mount Vernon College Counseling department works closely with Upper School students, beginning in grade 9, to curate course schedules, customize the college search, and ultimately craft for colleges and universities a compelling account of a student’s successes, passions, and priorities up to this point in his/her career.
If you consider yourself to be a builder, a life-long learner, and a strengths-finder, then keep reading!
The Associate Director of College Counseling will:
Preference will given to candidates with:
The college counseling team capitalizes on each member’s skills and expertise, expecting each member to contribute insight and new ideas that will constantly improve the program. For any questions, please reach out to Erin McCubbin. To submit an application, please apply through TalentEd on the Mount Vernon Presbyterian School Website.
The Branson School inspires excellence in a nurturing, vibrant educational community based on personal and intellectual integrity. At the heart of Branson is the trusting, dynamic relationship between dedicated teachers and students. An academically exceptional high school located in Marin County, CA, Branson provides a stimulating and communal work environment that encourages creativity and collaboration.
Reports to: Director of College Counseling
We are seeking someone who demonstrates sensitivity and compassion while working with students and families from a wide variety of ethnic, socioeconomic, cultural and otherwise diverse family compositions. While the Associate Director must be able to work with all constituencies at the school, this person must be particularly able to build trusted relationships with students and their parents.
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Education and Experience:
This job is a full-time, full-year, exempt position. It requires occasional evening and weekend commitments. Salary and benefits are highly competitive and commensurate with experience.
Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
To apply, please send a cover letter and resume via email to Matt Lane, Co-Director of College Counseling.
Noble and Greenough School
Founded by George Washington Copp Noble in 1866, Noble and Greenough School is a rigorous academic community dedicated to motivating and inspiring students to achieve their highest potential and to lead lives characterized by service to others. A co-educational, non-sectarian day and boarding school for students in grades seven (Class VI) through twelve (Class I), Nobles has a current enrollment of just over 600 students–including approximately 50 five-day boarders.
Nobles seeks to hire a college counselor for the fall of 2017. We are searching for an educator who has at least three years of experience working in college counseling in an independent school, a strong educational background—a bachelor’s degree is required—and exemplary academic advising skills. This position is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic college counseling department whose members are passionate about advising, teaching, and developing positive mentoring relationships with students and parents and guardians.
Successful candidates will be able to contribute significantly to the life of the school in at least one non-academic area (athletics, performing arts, community service, and /or admission). We seek an individual who, in joining the faculty, would bring a desire for ongoing professional improvement, a diversity of experiences and a demonstrated commitment to young people. Nobles has a long standing commitment to diversity and takes pride in ensuring that this is reflected within our faculty and student body.
Princeton Day School
Princeton Day School is seeking an experienced professional to join our College Counseling Team, which includes the Director, two Associate Directors, and an Administrative Assistant. Students at PDS are officially assigned to a college counselor during their junior year, but any Upper School student or family is welcome to meet with one of the college counselors throughout the year.
Key responsibilities include:
The Associate Director of College Counseling reports to the Director of College Counseling. The ideal candidate will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational ability and time management skills, high level of enthusiasm and love of working with many different types of students and parents. In addition, willingness to work in a fast-paced environment and the ability to meet deadlines are musts. Candidates should have Bachelor’s Degree and at least 5-10 years experience in college admissions and/or high school college counseling. Up-to-date knowledge of admissions trends, practices, and financial aid processes is vital. This is a full-time, 12-month position.
de Toledo High School
Position Announcement: Associate Director of College Counseling/Associate Dean of Academic Advisement
de Toledo High School is a Jewish co-ed independent college preparatory high school founded in 2002. It is the second largest Jewish community high school in the nation, offering honors and Advanced Placement courses, performing arts, athletics, STEM, robotics, a speech and debate team, senior internships, extracurricular activities, a 4-year college counseling program, global education opportunities, and robust student life and Jewish life programming. Our team includes 72 teaching faculty, plus coaches and more than 50 professionals from various fields who speak to and interact with our students through our science and entrepreneurial academies. Our student body consists of 406 students coming from about 50 zip codes throughout the region. Average class size is 15 students. The school’s mission is to raise a new generation of Jewish leaders for whom Jewish values and tradition shape and guide their vision and for whom knowledge creates possibilities for moral action, good character and shalom This position reports to the Director of College Counseling. For more information about the school, visit www.dTHS.org.
Essential responsibilities include:
This position offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Qualified applicants of all faiths and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, a current resume to, Kaleah Jones at email@example.com. de Toledo High School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Bishop's School
Founded in 1909, The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school pursuing intellectual, artistic, and athletic excellence in the context of the Episcopal tradition. The School currently enrolls 800 students in grades 6 through 12, drawing from 60 zip codes and 75 middle and high schools throughout San Diego County and beyond.
This position is responsible for guiding students and parents through all elements of the college search and selection process including, but not limited to, maintaining regular communication with students and parents, presenting workshops and seminars, providing academic counseling for students in the Upper School, actively engaging in the School community, assuming a role in professional organizations, and hosting visits of college representatives to the Bishop’s School. Position requires up to 10% business travel.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree is required; graduate degree is optional. Also requires three to five years of experience in college counseling and/or college admissions.
Skills & Abilities:
Essential Functions and Specific Duties:
This is a full-time, 12-month position. To apply, please submit a letter of interest and a résumé via email to Director of College Counseling Gretchen Gleason at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Singapore American School
The Singapore American School seeks a College Counselor to begin working in the summer of 2017. This College Counselor will join an experienced team of counselors in working with a caseload of approximately forty-five juniors and forty-five seniors and their families as they go through the college research and application process. Singapore American School is an independent, non-profit, co-educational day school offering an American-based curriculum for preschool through grade 12. There are more than 3,900 students, 1,200 of whom are in the high school. The students hail from more than 50 nations, and approximately 60 percent hold US passports. A dynamic team of seven college counselors and five personal-academic counselors works to address academic success, personal/social development, and higher education planning for all SAS students. Please feel free to visit our College Counseling website. The job description and application may be found online.
Greenhills School, an independent college preparatory school serving young people in grades six through twelve in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is seeking an Associate Director of College Counseling. The Associate Director works closely with the Director of College Counseling and the college counseling assistant to meet the needs of graduating classes that typically number 80 to 90 students. A core responsibility has to do with providing individual college counseling to approximately half of the members of each class and their families. The Associate Director will also be involved in writing letters of recommendation, working with groups of juniors as they explore the college application process, presenting informative programs for students and their parents, managing the school’s Naviance software system, and essentially participating in every aspect of a program designed to help students matriculate at colleges which make sense to them. Significant experience in college counseling and/or college admissions will be clear assets for applicants.
We expect this position to remain open until it is filled, with a view to having a person in place comfortably in advance of the beginning of the 2017-2018 academic year. Inquiries, letters of introduction, and resumes may be directed to Joyce Chance, Greenhills School, 850 Greenhills Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. If you’d like to ask preliminary, informal questions about the position, contact Dick Tobin, Director of College Counseling, at 734.205.4071.
Cushing Academy seeks to hire a College Counselor to begin in August 2017. Primary responsibilities include meeting regularly with students to provide guidance in the college selection and application process, building relationships with parents, colleagues, and colleges/universities, and supporting student applications with written and verbal communication. Additional responsibilities include involvement in residential and extracurricular activities traditionally associated with serving as a boarding school faculty member, including serving as an advisor and assisting in dormitory supervision. Successful candidates will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and will support Cushing’s commitment to diversity in all aspects of community life. Bachelor’s degree is required, and five years of college counseling experience is preferred. Please submit cover letter and resume to David A. Stone, Dean of Faculty.
Saint James School
The Director of College Counseling has overall responsibility for guiding the members of each year’s graduating class (approximately 50 sixth formers) through the transition to post-secondary education. The Director works with students, parents, college representatives, faculty, administration, and trustees. S/he establishes and maintains a yearly budget.
The Director is responsible for the effective use of multiple technological tools, such as:
As a member of a boarding school community, the Director of College Counseling should expect to be a part of the residential life team, which may include being a full-time dorm parent or being part of a dorm team. Teaching a class and/or coaching one season may also be required.
A strong work ethic, excellent organizational skills, flexibility, ease and experience with computers, and a willingness to coordinate efforts with others will be important qualifications in the Director of College Counseling. Enthusiasm for teaching adolescents and working with parents of adolescents is also essential. Experience in a college admission office would be a plus, though not a requirement.
Contact: Marc Batson, 301-733-9330 ext 3026, email@example.com.