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. 

The Agnes Irwin School, Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling - PA
AIM Academy, College Counseling Intern - PA
Allendale Columbia School, College Advisor-Maternity Leave - NY
*Avenues: The World School, Dean of Students 10-12 - NY
Brentwood School, Director of College Counseling
- CA
Brentwood School, Associate Director of College Counseling - CA
Charlotte Latin School, College Essay Specialist - NC
Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School, Associate Dean of College Counseling - MI
Dexter Southfield School, Associate Director of College Counseling - MA
George School, Associate Director of College Counseling - PA
*German International School New York, College Counselor - NY
The Hewitt School, College Guidance Associate/Part-Time English Teacher - NY
Lawrence Academy, Assistant Director of College Counseling - MA
Lycée Français de New York, Director of College Counseling - NY
Maclay School, College Counselor - FL
Memphis University School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - TN
Menlo School, College Counselor - CA
Milken Community Schools, Associate Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning - CA
Moses Brown School, Co-Director of College Counseling - RI
Phillips Exeter Academy, Associate Director of College Counseling - NH
St. John's School, Associate Director of College Counseling - TX
The Summit Country Day School, Assistant Director of Admission - OH
Trinity Preparatory School, College Counselor - FL
Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School, College Counselor - MO
Westtown School, Co-Director/Associate Director of College Counselor - PA

*non-member listing

George School
Location: Newtown, PA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2018

George School is a Quaker boarding school located in Newtown, PA just 30 minutes from Princeton, NJ and Philadelphia, PA. The College Counseling Offices seeks an Associate Director of College Counseling. The Associate Director works and collaborates with others in the College Counseling Office as a member of a team to educate and assist George School students, grades 9-12, and their parents through the course selection, college search, application and decision making process. In addition to guiding individual students through the college search process from their sophomore year through college acceptance, writing letters of recommendation for them, assisting them in defining the right match, and advocating for them with their selected colleges, the Associate Director shares responsibility for educating parents and advisors, for teaching the college seminar, for traveling to get to know schools, and for keeping current with trends in national and international college admission. This is a 12-month position. Priority will be given to those who apply by May 7th.


  1. Counsel 35-40 seniors each year, guiding them through the college search and admission process.
    • Meet with each counselee multiple times to develop college lists and plans and to provide support through the entire search and application process.
    • Write the college counselor’s recommendation for each counselee.
    • Review students’ applications; prepare and compile credentials for sending to colleges.
    • Provide assistance to students and their families in navigating college financial aid processes.
    • Communicate as needed and as possible with college admission personnel.
    • Provide assistance with the college essay process.
    • Teach the required College Seminar for juniors and seniors.
  2. Work with underclassmen to ensure that students, parents, and advisors are well informed and that juniors are well prepared by mid-year to engage in the focused work of selecting a college that is a good match for them. 
    • With the Director of Studies and colleagues in the College Counseling Office, provide training and support to advisors as they help advisees make course choices that will be consistent with their college aspirations.
    • Prepare and present informational programs to students and parents.
  3. Ensure that George School is known and understood by colleges, that members of the College Counseling Office understand the programs offered at different colleges, and that there is a strong relationship between college representatives and George School.
    • Assist in the preparation of materials presented to colleges
    • Travel to colleges to get to know them and to maintain relationships between GS and the colleges
    • Host college representatives visiting George School

For more information about the position, please review the information on our website, linked here. For questions about the position, feel free to contact Beth Ann Burkmar at

St. John's School
Location: Houston, TX
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2018

St. John’s School is seeking an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Associate Director of College Counseling to join our team starting Fall 2018. St. John’s is a co-ed, independent day school with a full-time enrollment of roughly 1,390 students in Grades K-12, located in the heart of Houston. Our team is adding an additional college counselor to meet the needs of our growing class: with 142 seniors in the Class of 2018, St. John’s is expanding to 178 seniors in the Class of 2020 and beyond. Thus, we are looking for a positive, high-energy team player to add value to our program. The job responsibilities are those expected of a college counselor at an academically rigorous independent school. Please see our website for the full job description

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Ms. Hollis Amley, Head of Upper School,

Maclay School
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 1, 2018

We are seeking a collaborative, inspirational, compassionate and knowledgeable colleague to join our College Counseling team. This position reports directly to the Director of College Counseling and expands our current College Counseling team to provide additional academic advising and college guidance support to our Upper School students, primarily for the 9th and 10th grades. The College Counselor will also work closely Upper School Academic Dean, the Freshmen and Sophomore Academies and with the Upper School Administrative team.

Major Responsibilities

  • Provide Upper School students and parents with advice appropriate for each grade level, individually and in groups, helping them explore interests and identify college or university communities and careers that match the students’ talents and aspirations. In addition to 1:1 meetings, also participate in several evening parent meetings each year and periodically teach relevant skills-based classes such as time management, study skills and the college search process. 
  • Maintain an open, proactive, collaborative, inspirational, and professional dialogue with students, parents, and faculty, such as the Director of the Freshman Academy, Director of Guidance, Upper School Deans, and Maclay Academic Resource Center (MARC) teachers to maximize the academic advisement and success of students (primarily 9th-10th grade).
  • Craft thoughtful letters of recommendation that capture the talents, personality, and promise of each student. 
  • Coordinate standardized test (such as the PSAT) and career interest survey administration and feedback to 9-10th grade.
  • Supervise Duke TIP program with 7th grade students, staff and parents. 
  • Stay knowledgeable about college applications, scholarships and financial aid processes.
  • Engage in ongoing professional development and maintain positive relationships with students and colleges.
  • Effectively utilize technology to maximize advisement efficiency.
  • Participate in the full life of the school, build relationships with faculty, students and parents, and attend school events regularly, to include chaperoning evening and weekend class trip events.
  • Perform other functions as assigned in support of school operations.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Exceptional listening, speaking, and writing skills.
  • A joyful, kind, and passionate devotion to serving a great diversity of students and parents; eagerness to help others.
  • A collaborative, team-oriented professional style.
  • Inspiration, empathy, flexibility, and a sense of humor appropriate to the setting.
  • Patience and focus during chaotic times.
  • Professionalism: knowledgeable and confident, yet curious to learn and improve; energetic, organized, innovative, deadline and detail-oriented, hard-working, efficient, and respect for confidentiality
  • Firm understanding of current trends in college admissions and familiarity with a broad range of universities and colleges.
  • Commitment to participating in professional organizations, conferences and college visits.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience in college counseling and/or admissions at a selective college/university preferred.

The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be construed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities or requirements.

Starting Date
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 (commences orientation and training program before start of classes on August 13th).
Note that contract is for 10 months beginning August 1, 2018 and ending at the end of post planning week on June 7, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume, two letters of reference and a writing sample to Chad McClellan, Director of College Counseling, Maclay School. Candidates with college counseling experience should provide a Counselor Letter of Recommendation as the writing sample. Applications will be taken until position filled. Position description and additional information found on our Career Opportunities webpage.

German International School New York
Location: White Plains, NY
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: September 1, 2018

German International School New York, an independent Pre-K - gr 12 school located in White Plains, NY, is seeking a part-time College Counselor to educate, guide and advise students and families about the US and international college admissions and financial aid process.

Essential Functions

  • Develop and execute an holistic college advising process for the German School and its particular customers through ALL grades for general purposes and in particular for the high school (9th – 12th grade) of GISNY.
  • Meet individually with each student and parents to build a relationship and help generate a list of potential colleges and post-graduate possibilities in the U.S., Canada, UK, and other European countries.
  • Coordinate with GISNY faculty responsible for advising on German colleges in order to provide a holistic perspective on colleges for GISNY students and parents.
  • Compose original letters of recommendation with teachers input for all students. Work closely and collaboratively with faculty and staff.
  • Create, organize and participate in presentations and workshops for students and families.
  • Establish and maintain positive working relationships with college admissions professionals at colleges and universities, both domestic and international. 
  • Identify key colleges (10 – 15 max.) for GISNY students and develop deep relationship with such colleges with regard to admissions and pre-college offerings (summer programs, etc.)
  • Visit colleges and cultivate new relationships with admission offices while encouraging visits to our school. 
  • Organize college visits for 10th and 11th grade at defined times during the school year, including preparation of students and selection of colleges (see above “Key Colleges”)
  • Effectively inform and educate college admissions professionals about our unique dual degree program (German International Abitur and New York High School Diploma).
  • Cooperate with other German Schools in North America on college advising, use best practice and establish a “networking for students” for the respective high schools of German Schools in North America with the focus on colleges and college preparation.
  • Coordinate and create testing plans for each student and ensure that students understand score reports and the implications of test results. 
  • Support on test administration for SAT, ACT, SAT subject test and coordinate with subject departments on AP exams for AP courses (including German).
  • Coordinate Test Prep instructors and maintain weekly contact. 
  • Maintain an active and engaged presence in professional organizations such as NACAC, ACCIS, NYSACA, and International ACAC.
  • Visit College Advising workshops.
  • Advise and support faculty on their role in the college admissions process (i.e. writing recommendations, scheduling time for college visits with students, integrating college advising into the classroom when possible).
  • Maintain records of data relevant to each student’s process. Create data reports. detailing student admission outcome.
  • Update and prepare transcripts for all students in grades 9-12. 
  • Manage the online submission of student and faculty materials.
  • Advise students and families on the basics of need- and merit-based financial aid
  • Present at information evenings throughout the year, to include individual class information evenings.
  • Present at all school Open Houses.
  • Coordinate volunteer opportunities/summer programs for students.
  • Inform and assist students with the application process for various summer school opportunities at colleges.

Full position description and application information can be found on our website.

Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School
Location: St. Louis, MO
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 1, 2018

Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School seeks a part-time College Counselor who is responsible for administering all aspects of the college search and admissions process, including the following: educating students and parents about colleges, trends, procedures, and standardized testing; advising and supporting classes and families as they go through the college search and application process; and helping students and families aspire realistically and choose wisely.

The College Counselor will also participate in professional development opportunities including national conferences, college campus visits, and other college-sponsored programs. This position entails a job share with another part-time college counselor. This is a part-time, 10-month position reporting to the Director of College Counseling and Villa Duchesne Principal.

Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and background and are competitive with those of comparable institutions. Visit for a comprehensive listing of employee benefits, including tuition remission for employee children and on-campus childcare, and to apply for the position.

The Summit Country Day School
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Position: Assistant Director of Admission
Start Date: May 1, 2018

The Summit Country Day School is a nationally recognized leader in character education and offers a compelling combination of small classes, caring faculty, academic rigor, and strong spiritual values. For more than a century, The Summit has maintained a proud legacy of excellence in independent, Catholic education. We offer coeducational learning experience to students from Montessori 18 months through grade 12. The Summit is a place where values are affirmed, young minds are enriched, and dreams take flight.

Reporting to the Assistant Head of School, the Assistant Director of Admission is responsible for enrollment management and special projects within Admissions department to support admission, financial aid and scholarship review process.


  • Provide high level of customer service to students, parents, visitors, and staff.
  • Coordinate special projects:
  • Entrance testing, training student and parent ambassadors
  • Conduct tours and interviews with Upper School candidates and parents
  • Oversee and develop international student admission programs
  • Support The Summit’s Parent Ambassador Program, including: delegating various initiatives, activities, and event coordination
  • Organizing the Upper School Student Ambassadors program
  • Assist departmental director with the admission committee review process for Upper School candidates (i.e. financial aid review, merit and endowed support)
  • Provide general administrative support and serve as backup for Middle and Lower School Admissions
  • Support marketing initiatives and utilize social media tools to promote enrollment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Specifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in Business or related field. 
  • Minimum of 2+ years administration, educational, and/or budgeting experience.
  • Possesses a comprehensive understanding of industry related best practices.
  • Strong verbal and written communication.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. 
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Position description and additional information are found on our employment page. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to

Lawrence Academy
Location: Groton, MA
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: mid-August 2018

Lawrence Academy seeks an Assistant Director of College Counseling to begin mid-August, 2018. Founded in 1793, Lawrence is a boarding and day independent school with approximately 400 students in grades 9 through 12. Candidates should be eager to work in a collaborative office setting that includes four college counselors. The most competitive candidates will have the willingness to participate fully in all that is associated with a vibrant boarding school community.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Student Counseling. Work in collaboration with the College Counseling Office in continued development of our college counseling program by: 1) Counseling students individually on the college search and application process, including self-exploration, academic planning, goal-setting, self-advocacy, and application review; and, 2) Leading monthly college counseling classes and workshops for juniors and seniors
  • Counselor Recommendation Writing. Write detailed counselor recommendation letters for senior counselees.
  • Constituency Education. Assist the College Counseling Office in educating parents, students, faculty, administrators, and trustees regarding all aspects of the college application process, through presentations, conversations, and written communications, including the use of Naviance, our web-based counseling software.
  • Project Leadership. Direct specific programs, projects, and initiatives as identified by the Director of College Counseling, including research and communications efforts.
  • Relationship Building. Consult regularly with college admissions representatives on current practices and admissions trends and advocate on behalf of student applicants through phone conversations, email interactions, attendance at conferences, participation in campus visitation programs/fly-ins, and hosting college admissions representatives on campus. 
  • 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 New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), the Boston-area Independent School College Counseling Association (BISCCA), The College Board, the ACT, Naviance, and the like.
  • Community Participation. Meet the requirements and expectations for a faculty member at a boarding school, possibly including advising, dorm duty, dorm leadership, teaching, coaching, or supervising clubs.

The position is a 10 month, full-time position. Some weekend hours are required for college-related programming in addition to normal boarding school weekend duties. Standard school vacations are offered. Must be willing to be part of a boarding school community.


  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Experience in using Naviance helpful
  • 3-5 years experience in college admissions at a selective college or university preferred or as a college counselor at an independent school.
  • Preferred Skills & Qualities: organized, out-going, service-oriented, strong communication skills, attention to detail, outstanding writing skills, strong work ethic and a sense of humor.

Lawrence Academy is seeking candidates with a commitment to cultural competence which enables individuals to work and communicate across social and cultural differences. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, coaching, advising, and/or residential responsibilities.

To apply for this position please email a single PDF with resume, cover letter, and list of references to Colin Igoe, Dean of Faculty, at The subject line of the email should read “Assistant Director of College Counseling.” No phone calls, please.

Lawrence Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, creed, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or any non-job related disability.

Brentwood School
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2018

Brentwood School, a vibrant and diverse K-12 independent school, is seeking résumés from qualified candidates interested in a full-time Associate Director of College Counseling position. The ideal candidate will be team-oriented with an interest in working with high school students, their families, college representatives, faculty, and administrators. Brentwood School is dedicated to the creation of a diverse faculty and staff that better represents our student body and the city of Los Angeles.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, résumé, and three references electronically to Amy Mu, the College Counseling Assistant. Ms. Mu can be reached through e-mail ( or by phone (310) 889-2713.

Milken Community Schools
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning
Start Date: August 1, 2018

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.

A full position description and contact information can be found on Milken's website, linked here

Avenues: The World School
Location: New York, NY
Position: Dean of Students 10-12
Start Date: August 2018


Avenues offers a truly global education and will expand from New York to some of the world’s leading cities in the next few years. Avenues prepares students for engaged global citizenship in the twenty-first century, with an approach that combines language immersion, interdisciplinary teaching, a global curriculum, and a culture of creativity and deep collaboration.


The dean of students for grades 10-12 at Avenues is the school leader responsible for shepherding students through the entire college process, ensuring their holistic development and partnering deeply with their families. The dean is an advisor, a teacher, and a listener who works with students and families from tenth grade to graduation on educational, social and emotional needs.

At Avenues, deans begin working with students in the tenth grade year to ensure that each student is deeply and effectively supported by caring adults who know him or her very well. In addition, deans serve as college counselors, providing holistic support for students and guiding them (and their families) to well-chosen higher education.


Be a college champion:

  • Expertly guide the entire college process, from early conversations in sophomore year through each student matriculating at a great-fit school
  • Build and maintain strong, trusting relationships with students and their families
  • Collaborate with a team of talented deans committed to the well-being and success of Avenues students
  • Lead daytime and/or evening programs for parents and students on special topics

Nurture students' growth and development:

  • Advise and guide a total of 80-90 students and their families in grades 10-12 each year. Your students will feel known and well supported; their families will rave about you.
  • Teach, and help refine, a socio-emotional learning curriculum
  • Monitor and give guidance on students’ academic progress and overall well-being
  • Develop plans to support students' success in school, and follow through with colleagues and families to ensure student needs are met
  • Be the primary point of contact for families and colleagues about individual students

Be a leader:

  • Be relentlessly resourceful and highly collaborative, guiding colleagues on how to best support each individual student's success, growth and happiness
  • Serve on the Division Head’s Leadership Council, contributing to school leadership


  • 5+ years of experience in college admissions and/or college counseling
  • Expertise in guiding students through the college process, to schools where they thrive
  • A strong understanding of the college admissions landscape and trends
  • Extraordinary ability to build relationships with high school students and their families
  • Ability to identify opportunities to support students, take action and mobilize resources on their behalf
  • Clear, compelling communication skills in writing and speaking, individually and in large groups
  • High emotional intelligence to navigate difficult conversations with grace and empathy
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills; an ability to smoothly handle multiple priorities and deadlines in a fast-moving environment

Full position description and application information can be found on our Careers webpage, linked here. For an exploratory conversation or to recommend someone, please contact Diego Merino at

The Agnes Irwin School
Location: Rosemont, PA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2018

The Agnes Irwin School, an independent Pre-K-12, all girls day school located in the Philadelphia suburbs, is seeking a full-time, 11-month (August 1 through June 30) Assistant or Associate Director of College Counseling, depending on prior experience, effective the 2018-19 school year. This professional will be involved in all facets of the AIS College Counseling program, primarily in close work with juniors and seniors, along with their parents, in the college search and application processes (including athletic and artistic recruiting angles), along with liaising with School staff and college officials The yearly senior advising load is approximately 35 students, depending on size of class. Specific duties will include coordinating standardized testing and other projects as assigned. A small percentage of teaching or coaching duties may also be included, if interest and expertise pertain.

About to celebrate its 150th birthday, The Agnes Irwin School (AIS) was founded in 1869 by Agnes Irwin, the great-great granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin who went on to be the first Dean of Radcliffe College. AIS is committed to fostering the intellectual and personal growth of girls and young women. Providing its students with a rigorous academic education, AIS is dedicated to developing each student's highest potential in intellect, character, and physical well-being through a research-based educational pedagogy through the work of its Center for the Advancement of Girls. Committed to being a diverse community that fosters self-confidence and respect for others, the School prepares each student to learn, to lead, and to live a legacy.


  • Master’s and/or counseling degree preferred
  • Prior experience on either college or independent secondary school side required, experience with both preferred
  • Demonstrated counseling skills in the context of an empathetic understanding of family dynamics
  • Proven knowledge base of U.S. colleges/universities, and the ability to reasonably predict college admissions decisions required; knowledge of overseas (UK) programs a plus
  • Strong communication/marketing, interpersonal, organizational,, and decision making skills

The Agnes Irwin School is actively recruiting candidates in accordance with diversity plans and is an Equal Opportunity Employer, offering competitive salary and benefits. A full position description and application information can be found on our website, linked here

Lyceé de Français de New York
Location: New York, NY
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2018

The Carney Sandoe team is honored to be partnering with the Lycée Français de New York in its search for a Director of College Counseling. This senior-level position reports directly to the Head of School, sits on the Executive Team, and manages a dynamic college counseling team of five.

Successful candidates will have significant experience in college counseling and/or college admission, interest and ability to work in a complex cultural landscape, an appreciation of French culture, and a demonstrated commitment to student-centered counseling.

A full position description may be found here. We strongly encourage interested parties to contact Jennifer Christensen or Rice Bryan immediately. We would also be grateful for your suggestions and nominations.

Phillips Exeter Academy
Location: Exeter, NH
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2018

Phillips Exeter Academy has an opening for an Associate Director of College Counseling position. It is an exciting opportunity to work with a great college counseling team and a diverse as well as talented student body.  Bachelor’s degree required.  Master’s degree in related educational field preferred.  A minimum of six years experience as a college counselor or college admissions officer is preferred. It is an eleventh month position. For a complete job description, please follow the link to our website.

Westtown School
Location: West Chester, PA
Position: Co-Director/Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2018

Westtown School, a diverse K–12 Quaker day and boarding school located in beautiful Chester County, PA., seeks a Co- or Associate Director of College Counseling with previous college counseling experience, exceptional interpersonal skills, strong facility with technology, and the ability to connect meaningfully with students and families throughout our intentionally diverse community.

The Co- or Associate Director is responsible for counseling approximately 30 students in their junior and senior years; co-teaching Junior and Senior Seminar, our college counseling class; hosting college representatives every fall and communicating with them throughout the year; planning and giving presentations to students, colleagues, and families; and supporting school based standardized testing.

This highly collaborative ten-month position requires a well-organized self-starter with a growth mindset to interact with all constituencies of the school, both internal and external. College counselors at Westtown, like all full time upper school faculty, are also required to participate in our residential program, including a weekly duty night and duty weekends throughout the year.

1) At least three years’ experience in a similar role
2) BA/BS degree

Independent and/or boarding school experience is also valued. The determination of Co- or Associate Director will be based on the experience and skill set of the hired candidate. A competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience, is available. Interested, qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Lana Valenzuela, Director of Human Resources, at A position description is also found on our website.

Menlo School
Location: Atherton, CA
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: June 2018

Menlo School is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the College Counseling team, made up of four counselors and an assistant. The new counselor will advise roughly 35 seniors, 35 juniors, and 35 sophomores. This will be a full-time, 12-month position that reports to the Director of College Counseling. The position will begin in June 2018.

He or she will counsel students on all aspects of college planning, including course selection, as well as write recommendation letters, establish relationships with college and university admission officers, assist in parent education event planning, and carry out other office and school duties as needed.

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and present educational programming to our 9th-12th grade students and families on the college search and admissions processes in conjunction with the college counseling team,
  • Maintain a personalized approach to counseling and working with students and families to reinforce the philosophy that "fit" in the college process is different for every student,
  • Maintain a professional level of sensitivity to different family cultures and dynamics,
  • Help students self-assess and research higher education and other post secondary opportunities,
  • Address the social and emotional pressures on students and families as associated with the college search, application, and admissions processes,
  • Write official school letters of recommendations,
  • Meet with college representatives who visit the Menlo campus and serve as a liaison with college admissions offices throughout the academic year,
  • Visit colleges and universities throughout the academic year and attend national and regional college admissions counseling conferences and forums.

Strong applicants will have a Bachelors Degree (Masters degree is preferred), a minimum of five years experience in college or university admissions and/or a college counseling background at a high school. Excellent communication skills and eagerness to work as a collaborative team member are essential.

For more information and to complete an application, follow this link

Moses Brown School
Location: Providence, RI
Position: Co-Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2018

Moses Brown School, an independent, college preparatory, coeducational day school in Providence, Rhode Island, seeks an enthusiastic and highly qualified Co-Director of College Counseling to join our experienced and collegial team. This is a shared leadership position among three co-directors, each of whom oversees specific aspects of our dynamic college counseling program.

Successful candidates should possess a Master’s degree and a minimum of three years of college counseling experience. A background in college admissions and college counseling office leadership experience is strongly preferred. Strong candidates will possess the willingness and desire to work as a collaborative team member, a robust work ethic, outstanding organization and time-management skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, creativity, humor, and the ability to effectively engage with a diverse group of students, parents, faculty, and administrators.

The position may include responsibilities such as supervising the Office Coordinator, managing the office budget, and/or overseeing a variety of other aspects of the college counseling program, dependent on the candidate’s background and skills.

Reporting to the Head of Upper School, this is a 10-month full-time position to begin in August, 2018.

For a complete position description and information on how to apply, please visit the 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

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

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.

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.

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.

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.

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

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.

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.