Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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


Annie Wright Schools, Director of College Counseling - WA
The Bay School of San Francisco, College Counselor/Assistant Director of College Counseling - CA
Beacon Academy, Registrar and Testing Coordinator - IL
The Benjamin School, College Counselor - FL
Berkeley Preparatory School, Associate Director of College Counseling - FL

The Blake School, Associate Director of College Counseling - MN
Brentwood School, Director of College Counseling - CA
The Bush School, Associate Director of College Counseling - WA
Canterbury School of Florida, Director of College Counseling - FL
Carrollwood Day School, Director of College Counseling - FL
CATS Academy Boston, College Counselor - MA
Chapin School, Director of College Guidance - NY
Charlotte Latin School, Associate Director of College Counseling - NC
Chatham Hall, Director of College Counseling - VA
Colorado Academy, Co-Director of College Counseling - CO
de Toledo High School, Associate Director of College Counseling - CA
Deerfield Academy, College Advisor - MA
Francis Parker School, Registrar and College Counseling Assistant - CA
Grace Church School, Administrative Assistant to College Counseling Office - NY
Greenhills School, Associate Director of College Counseling - MI
Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling - GA
The Hotchkiss School, Associate Director of College Advising - CT
The Hun School of Princeton, Director of College Counseling - NJ
'Iolani School, Associate Director of College Counseling - HI
Kents Hill School, Testing Coordinator/College Counselor /Assistant Director - ME
Lycée Français de San Francisco, College Counseling Office Assistant - CA
Marin Academy, Associate Director of College Counseling - CA
The Masters School, Associate Director of College Counseling - NY
The Miami Valley School, Director of College Counseling - OH
Milken Community Schools, Associate Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning - CA
Noble and Greenough School, Associate Director of College Counseling - MA
Park Tudor School, Associate Director of College Counseling - IN
The Perkiomen School, Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion - PA
Pine Crest School, Tenth Grade Academic Dean - FL
Poly Prep Country Day School, College Counselor - NY
Ridgeview Classical Schools,* College Advising Coordinator - CO
Sacred Heart Greenwich, Co-Director of College Guidance - CT
Saint James School, High School Counselor - AL
San Domenico School, Co-Director of College Counseling - CA
Singapore American School*, College Counselor - Singapore
St. George's School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - RI
St. James School, Director of College Counseling - MD
St. Mark's School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - MA
Tampa Preparatory School, Director of College Counseling - FL
Viewpoint School, College Counselor - CA
Walnut Hill School for the Arts, Associate Director of College Counseling - MA
Wasatch Academy, College Counselor - UT
The Webb School, Assistant Director of College Counseling, TN
The Weber School, College Advisor - GA
Wilbraham and Monson Academy, Associate Director of College Counseling - MA

*non-member school listing


Holy Innocents' Episcopal School
Location: Atlanta, GA
Position: Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2017

Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (HIES) is seeking an Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling. HIES is the largest Episcopal Parish day school in the country, offering a fully accredited college preparatory program for students age three through 12th grade. HIES is located north of downtown Atlanta between I-75 and GA 400.

The Assistant or Associate Director will work with the Director of College Counseling, Assistant and Associate Directors of College Counseling and the Registrar/Counseling Assistant. Excellent work ethic, strong writing skills, the ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and faculty, and technological proficiency are essential. Some travel is required as well as occasional evening and weekend commitments. The successful candidate should have knowledge of the college admissions and financial aid processes, an interest in staying current on the admission and higher education landscape, and a commitment to professional development. Competitive candidates will have a team-first attitude, a sense of humor, and both a desire and willingness to embrace and communicate what makes Holy Innocents’ a special place in which to work and learn.

This is a 10-month (academic year) full time position.

Please see complete job posting on Holy Innocents' Episcopal School's website. Inquiries and complete applications should be directed to Tyler Sant, Director of College Counseling: tyler.sant@hies.org


Wilbraham and Monson Academy
Location: Wilbraham, MA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2017

Founded in 1804, Wilbraham & Monson Academy is an independent college preparatory boarding and day school of 425 students in Grades 6-12. Located 75 miles west of Boston, Mass. and 30 miles north of Hartford, Conn., WMA features a scenic suburban New England campus of 350 acres and a rich history of enrolling upper school students from across the country and around the world. One of the first American boarding schools to enroll international students, WMA features a very talented and diverse student body; approximately one-third of our students come from abroad, with 32 countries represented this year.

Wilbraham & Monson Academy seeks to hire an Associate Director of College Counseling to join its College Counseling Office of three college counselors and an administrative assistant. We are searching for a dynamic, team-oriented educator with at least three years of experience in college counseling at an independent school or as an admission officer at the undergraduate level. The ideal candidate will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, a strong educational background, a solid foundation in academic advising, and excellent organizational, public speaking and computer skills. We are looking for candidates that are passionate about working with adolescents and parents in each facet of college planning and those that offer a good mix of humor, flexibility and a team-oriented approach in their daily interactions.

Primary job responsibilities will include:

  • Work with a caseload of 35 – 40 advisees (in the junior and senior classes), and help students and parents understand the importance of fit and self-discovery throughout the college search and application process.
  • Collaborate with members of the college counseling team on special programming and curriculum development, present at select evening and weekend events and assist in the preparation of reports throughout the year. 
  • Communicate with students, parents and faculty about the college planning process, the admission landscape and any pertinent issues and trends.
  • Write comprehensive letters of recommendation for each advisee in advance of the earliest fall application deadlines.
  • Teach sophomore, junior and senior college counseling seminar classes as assigned.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with colleges through hosting visiting admission officers in the fall, visiting campuses and through direct communication and advocacy
  • Travel regularly for campus visits and various national, regional and local conferences.
  • Assist testing coordinator in administering all standardized testing as needed.

As a full-time, ten-month administrative position, the Associate Director is expected to fully participate in student life, collaborate and build relationships with faculty and students, serve as a faculty advisor and be proactive in attending to the needs of all students. Other faculty duties may be assigned as needed, and the Associate Director will report to the Director of College Counseling.

Please submit a resume and cover letter to:
John Boozang, Director of College Counseling
Wilbraham & Monson Academy
423 Main St.
Wilbraham, MA 01095


The Webb School
Location: Bell Buckle, TN
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2017

The Webb School is seeking a charismatic, energetic, and flexible individual to fill the position of Assistant Director of College Counseling. This position will start on or around July 1, 2017.

The Assistant Director of College Counseling is one of two college counselors at The Webb School, and will report directly to the Director of College Counseling. Responsibilities include counseling Upper School students and their parents in the college admission process, establishing professional relationships with college admissions representatives on behalf of the student body, aiding students and families in the timely filing of application materials, and writing letters of recommendation for each senior under his/her guidance. Furthermore, the Assistant Director will maintain and update the school’s Naviance college counseling program, assist in the teaching of the weekly College Counseling course for juniors and seniors, and aid in the overall planning and implementing of The Webb School’s comprehensive college counseling program.

The ideal candidate should have a broad understanding of the application process to both public and private colleges/universities, as well as of current trends in admissions, financial aid, and higher education in general. Engaging in the life of the school through coaching or advising is also an expectation of working in an independent school environment such as Webb.

In addition, the preferred candidate for this position will hold responsibilities as a live-in supervisor of students in our boarding population. On-campus housing will be provided, and all utilities (electric/water/heat) will be included, as well as all meals when the campus cafeteria is open.

Requirements include a bachelor’s degree (with a master’s degree preferred) and at least two to three 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. A good sense of humor and thick skin are also critical! 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 (including a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three references) to:
Mr. Ray Broadhead
Head of School
The Webb School
319 Webb Road East
Bell Buckle, TN 37020
rbroadhead@webbschool.com


Marin Academy
Location: San Rafael, CA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2017

Marin Academy is seeking an Associate Director of College Counseling. Primary responsibilities include:

  • Counseling half of each graduating class—approximately 50 students and their parents—through the college search and application process with enthusiasm, compassion, and candor.
  • Conducting individual, family, small group, and class-wide meetings.
  • Writing thoughtful and supportive letters of recommendation for all counselees.
  • Coordinating and facilitating a variety of informational programs for students and parents.
  • Coordinating school-site standardized testing, e.g., PSAT and Advanced Placement.
  • Collaborating with other staff, faculty, and administrators—especially the
  • Academic Dean, Academic Counselors (advisors), Director of Learning Services,
  • Athletic Director, Class Deans, and Dean of Students—to support students.
  • Maintaining and cultivating relationships with college admission officers, which includes hosting them during their visits to campus.
  • Staying informed on developments and trends in the college admission field.
  • Serving on school committees as needed, e.g., admission committee and Diversity Council.
  • Attending school and community wide events.
  • Attending professional conferences to represent MA and to keep developing professionally.
  • Visiting college campuses individually, on college-sponsored trips, and, possibly, as a chaperone on spring break college tours.
  • Maintaining accurate data in Naviance.
  • Ensuring the college counseling information on the MA website and Naviance is kept up to date and relevant.

Key Qualifications
The ideal candidate is:

  • Genuinely enthusiastic about working with high school students and their
  • parents.
  • Able to see and celebrate the potential in every student.
  • Eager to be part of a lively and dynamic high school community.
  • Well versed in the college admission landscape.
  • Committed and open to working with students from multicultural backgrounds.
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends.
  • Analytical and creative in thought processes.
  • Emotionally intelligent, energetic, optimistic, good humored, collaborative,
  • empathetic, collegial, and confident.

The ideal candidate has:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred.
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and time management skills.
  • Exceptional communication skills: a close and thoughtful listener, a compelling and articulate speaker, and a masterful writer.
  • Working knowledge of relevant technology.
  • Integrity and understanding of appropriate relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • Strong relationships in the college admission and college counseling community.
  • A minimum of seven years of selective college admission experience (strongly
  • preferred).

The Associate Director of College Counseling is a 12-month, full-time, exempt position that reports to the Director of College Counseling. Competitive compensation based on experience and skills. Marin Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Interested candidates should send résumé and cover letter to Aaron Fulk, Director of College Counseling, afulk@ma.org.


Francis Parker School
Location: San Diego, CA
Position: Registrar and College Counseling Assistant
Start Date: August 1, 2017

STATEMENT OF JOB:
The Registrar and College Counseling Assistant will oversee student records at Francis Parker School and ensure the accuracy of student transcripts. In addition, the Registrar and College Counseling Assistant will assist in coordinating programming, oversee the standardized testing programming (AP, PSAT,) and support the work of the College Counseling Department.

JOB DUTIES:

  • Maintain complete and accurate student accounting records for all students and alumni of Francis Parker School and work in conjunction with the Academic Dean, the Dean of College Counseling, Director of Admission, and the Director of Technology
  • Maintain student files related to grades, records and test results; maintain confidential files and records
  • Process new students; submit proper forms and information to the Academic Dean and Admissions Office
  • Withdraw students according to established procedures; complete required forms and submit to the Academic Dean and Admissions Office, and new school, as requested
  • Process and transmit requests for undergraduate, senior, and alumni transcripts
  • Serve as AP Coordinator and oversee all standardized testing
  • Data entry of test scores and student information into Naviance program
  • Calendar updates to Dynacal (and coordination of communication of events to school community)
  • Preparation and support for all college counseling events (Grade Level College Nights, College Coffees, Case Study Program, Financial Aid Night, Athletic Recruitment Night, Interview Days, College Workshops, College Fair, etc.)
  • Schedule visits for college representatives using online booking program
  • Create college counseling reports as requested
  • Assist college counseling office with copying, filing, and general office support

In addition to the duties listed above, Francis Parker School expects the following of each employee: adheres to Francis Parker policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in Parker events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned.

REQUIREMENTS:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Previous employment as a school registrar required
  • Knowledge of Naviance program and college process strongly preferred
  • Previous experience as a testing coordinator strongly preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Strong attention to detail required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required
  • Familiarity with social media platforms
Interested candidates should contact Terri Devine, Dean of College Counseling, at 858-569-7900 ext. 4119 or tdevine@francisparker.org.

The Hotchkiss School
Location: Lakeville, CT
Position: Associate Director of College Advising
Start Date: August 1, 2017

Founded in 1891, The Hotchkiss School is a competitive, college-preparatory boarding school for students in grades 9-12. Located in Lakeville, Connecticut, the School sits on 827 acres of woods, fields, and farmland in the midst of the scenic Berkshire-Taconic region by Lake Wononscopomuc — a place the Nature Conservancy calls “one of the most extraordinary landscapes in the Northeast." Hotchkiss is committed to fostering a global, diverse, and inclusive academic community and to providing a safe, secure learning environment for all constituents, adult and student alike.

The Hotchkiss College Office is seeking, beginning in the 2017-2018 school year, a highly qualified, dynamic, and innovative person for the position of Associate Director of College Advising. This is an 10-month position to begin in July, 2017. The College Office is comprised of a unified team of professionals who have successfully guided students and families during many cycles of the admission process. The office prides itself on helping students learn to be thoughtful and independent decision makers in the college admissions process. By helping students reflect on their educational and cultural values, the College Office has helped countless students find schools that suit their values and aspirations, while helping them grow in independence during the process. The office has forged strong relationships with a wide range of college admissions offices by developing relationships based on candor and integrity. Hotchkiss seeks an Associate Director who will support these values and help to foster the office’s strong relationships with students, colleagues, parents, and colleges. Candidates will serve as a role model for others in maintaining appropriate standards of care for students, in maintaining healthy boundaries in professional relationships, and in promoting an inclusive working and school environment, in action and in deed.

RESPONSIBILITIES:
Responsibilities include counseling and supporting 35-40 students in the college selection and application process, working with students individually and in small groups, building relationships with students, parents and colleges, writing recommendations, and advising students on course selection. Responsibilities will also include residential, co-curricular, and athletic duties, and other projects and activities as assigned by the Director.

QUALIFICATIONS:
The qualified candidate will possess excellent listening, counseling, and verbal and written communication skills. Strong organizational and time management skills, and the desire and ability to connect with a diverse group of students and parents are also desired. Master’s degree preferred. A Minimum of seven years college counseling and/or selective college admission experience preferred.

COMPENSATION:
Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and education level, and includes year-round housing (plus utilities), and meals when school is in session. Hotchkiss provides an excellent, comprehensive benefit package, including a variety of health insurance offerings, dental, vision, life, and short and long term disability offerings, and HSA/FSA options. Retirement benefits are managed through TIAA, providing comprehensive support for meeting your retirement goals. Funding exists to support advanced degree work as well as participation in professional conferences, workshops, summer study, and travel.

APPLICATION INFORMATION:
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter with résumé, including three references and transcripts for all degree work via e-mail. Applications should be submitted to teachingjobs@hotchkiss.org, attention:
Thomas Drake, Dean of Faculty
The Hotchkiss School
11 Interlaken Road
Lakeville, CT 06039-2141

The essential functions and basic skills have been included. It is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of all functions, responsibilities, skills and abilities. Additional functions and requirements may be assigned by supervisors as deemed appropriate.

The Hotchkiss School does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.

Tobacco-free environment.


Brentwood School
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2017

Brentwood School in Los Angeles is seeking candidates for its Director of College Counseling position – to begin July or August 1.

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.

Interested candidates should submit a resume and cover letter to Ben Bolte (ben.bolte@carneysandoe.com) or Sloane Meyer (sloane.meyer@carneysandoe.com). Please do not contact the school directly. A full position description and school information is found here


Park Tudor School
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 7, 2017

Park Tudor School is currently seeking an Associate Director of College Counseling. This individual will have responsibility for counseling a cohort of Upper School students through the college counseling process, including all programs and activities related to that process. He or she will work closely with students, parents, and faculty in promoting a creative, exciting environment around the college admissions process; encouraging and providing good communication among all constituencies related to the process; and facilitating and nurturing all activities which support that process. The Associate Director will report to the Director of College Counseling and work closely with other members of the college counseling staff. Specific duties for the Associate Director of College counseling include:

Duties:

  • Assisting in planning and providing a comprehensive program of education and guidance to meet the needs of students, parents and faculty in the college search and admission process for Grades 9 through 12.
  • Responding with energy and empathy when assisting students in identifying their needs, interests and goals as they relate to the selection of, and application to, appropriate colleges and universities. 
  • Show a commitment to engaging with and learning from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Communicating regularly with parents regarding their supporting role in college admission and assisting them in understanding the needs and desires of their children as well as the various facets of the process.
  • Consulting with the Academic Deans and Advisors in planning students’ schedules and reviewing their academic needs and progress.
  • Assisting in administering the testing program for college admission (PSAT, SAT, ACT), when necessary, primary responsibility for AP Exam testing, including provision for school-based extended-time testing, and assisting students and parents in the registration process.
  • Providing students and parents with training on Naviance, a Web-based college search, application and data management tool for family and counselor use.
  • Developing ongoing relationships with college admissions personnel and assisting them in understanding our school, curriculum, and students.
  • Hosting visiting college admissions representatives to the school and attending admissions meetings and conferences that are held in the Indianapolis community.
  • Visiting colleges annually to gain an understanding of campus cultures, programs, and admission priorities.
  • Assisting students in developing timelines to complete tasks associated with the application process; suggesting specific colleges to investigate and visit; reviewing student essays and preparing students for interviews.
  • Writing recommendations for a specified segment of the senior class.
  • Assisting in the preparation of materials and handouts for student and parent use (e.g., the College Handbook, Guidelines on Campus Visits, Interviewing Tips) and updating the College Counseling Website.
  • Preparing and updating the scholarship database, including communication of scholarship opportunities to students and parents in advance of application deadlines.
  • Assisting in the development and annual update of the Park Tudor School Profile which is sent to colleges as well as prospective Park Tudor applicants and their families. 
  • Helping to plan and conduct annual programs and events for students and parents including: College Day (Gr. 10-12); the College Admissions Forum (Gr. 11); College Bus Tour (Gr. 10); Transition to College (Gr. 12); College Alumni Panel (Gr. 11); Financial Aid and Scholarship Information Night (Gr. 9-12); and Parent Information Sessions (Gr. 9 & 10, Gr. 11, Gr. 12).
  • Working with faculty in understanding their role in the college admissions process, including the writing of teacher recommendations and evaluations.
  • Participating in professional development activities including membership in and attendance at regional, state and national organizations (e.g., NACAC, IACAC, etc.); serving periodically as speaker or panelist at meetings and workshops; keeping abreast of current trends and ethical standards of the profession.

Qualification Requirements - Education and/or Experience:
Degree: Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred.
Experience: Previous experience as a college counselor and/or college admissions officer.

Park Tudor is an equal Opportunity Employer; those who would add to the diversity of our staff are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates should send their resume to hr@parktudor.org.

For more information regarding Park Tudor School, consult the Park Tudor website at www.parktudor.org.


Ridgeview Classical Schools
Location: Fort Collins, CO
Position: College Advising Coordinator
Start Date: August 1, 2017

Ridgeview is seeking a College Advising Coordinator for the 2017-2018 academic year. The Coordinator will be responsible for managing the College Advising Office, working with individual students in helping them to identify and apply to various colleges and universities, and managing standardized testing results for grades nine through twelve. For more information on this position, please contact Elizabeth Peyronnin at epeyronnin@ridgeviewclassical.org. Additional application information is found on the school's website, linked here


Kents Hill School
Location: Kents Hill, ME
Position: Testing Coordinator/College Counselor /Assistant Director
Start Date: August 1, 2017

Kents Hill School, an independent, college preparatory, coeducational, boarding and day school in Kents Hill, ME, seeks highly organized, dynamic and qualified candidates for the position of College Counseling Office/Testing Coordinator/ College Counselor/ Assistant Director (title/role will be commensurate with experience). Kents Hill School is a school “committed to the individual and the potential that lies within.” The successful candidate should possess excellent oral and written communication skills, superb organization skills, a strong work ethic, the ability to interact with a diverse group of students, and the willingness to work as a team member.

This is a (10 month) full time position to begin August 1, 2017.

Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree preferred. Excellent oral and written communication skills, organizational skills, meticulous attention to detail, initiative, teamwork, and IT skills essential.

Responsibilities:

  • Testing Coordinator:
    • register all students for standardized testing SAT, ACT, TOEFL, PSAT, AP and Pre-ACT) and help them with account administration
    • work with IT to maintain TOEFL lab computer rights and security and maintain KHS as a TOEFL testing site
    • update scores on Naviance
    • organize the administration onsite of ACT, SAT, PSAT, PreACT, TOEFL and AP exams
    • assist students with distribution of test scores and supporting documents
    • work with SSD coordinator for students with accommodations
  • Maintain, manage and update Naviance. 
    • Supply data and monitor student progress as needed for reports
  • Design and maintain college office displays, bulletin boards and digital display
  • Help organize and manage annual college fair
  • Oversee college office supplies and student workers
  • Proofread college office communications and recommendations as needed
  • Perform other duties outside the college office as defined by the Head of School, given the talents and background of candidate

Residential
This position could include residential dormitory and student advisory responsibilities.

Extra-Curricular
This position could include leadership of an afternoon activity for two trimesters, based on skills and background.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references to employment@kentshill.org. Further information can be found on our website.


The Bush School
Location: Seattle, WA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2017

The Bush School is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, motivating employees to take risks, encouraging compassion and kindness and valuing different perspectives and backgrounds. Our employees enjoy an environment that inspires creativity and being part of a collaborative community.

The Bush School is in search of an individual to join our Upper School College Counseling team as the Associate Director. A qualified candidate will be enthusiastic, seasoned in the fields of college counseling and/or college admissions, organized, technologically fluent, and a team player with a good sense of humor. The Associate Director of College Counseling will report to the Director of College Counseling.

Successful candidates will have:

  • Preferably an advanced degree and four years minimum involvement in the fields of college admissions and/or college counseling
  • Depth and breadth of knowledge for the nuances of college admissions and financial aid processes
  • Data management and computer skills, plus a willingness to explore and employ new and innovative technologies
  • Outstanding communication skills related to counseling, listening, and public speaking
  • Polished writing skills in order to describe Bush students articulately and vividly
  • Collaborative approaches to working as part of a team
  • An appreciation for and ability to articulate the educational philosophy of The Bush School

This is a full-time, ten-month position; salary will based upon experience.

Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements at www.bush.edu. Interested applicants may also contact Melissa Lanctot, Director of College Counseling, at melissa.lanctot@bush.edu with questions.


Berkeley Preparatory School
Location: Tampa, FL
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2017

Berkeley invites applicants for a full-time twelve-month faculty position as an Associate Director of College Counseling and Academic Dean as we expand our office. We seek a candidate who will guide our students in all aspects of the college search and admission process. The college counselor will work with upper division students and their parents, supporting them throughout the college selection and application process. 

Full position description and information found here


The Bay School of San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, CA
Position: College Counselor/Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2017

The Bay School of San Francisco is seeking a College Counselor/Assistant Director of College Counseling to add skills and experience to a dynamic college counseling team. The Bay School college process is holistic in nature and focuses the college search process on individual fit. This position works closely and collaboratively with colleagues in the College Counseling Office to develop and implement thoughtful, effective college counseling strategies, innovative programming and best practices in the context of The Bay School. The College Counselor/Assistant Director provides a framework and guidance to the members of each year’s graduating class through the transition to post-secondary education.

Full position description and application information can be found on the School's website, linked here


St. Mark's School
Location: Southborough, MA
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2017

The Assistant Director of College Counseling will be responsible for administering all aspects of the college search and admissions process in conjunction with other members of the College Office. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of College Counseling.

Specific Duties

  • Work with 20-30 students in each class by educating students and parents about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and write school recommendations
  • Work as part of a dynamic and collaborative team committed to building a developmentally appropriate college counseling program that is fully integrated into students' overall educational experience at St. Mark's
  • Meet with all college admissions representatives who visit our campus and serve as a liaison with College admissions offices throughout the year
  • Maintain awareness of issues and trends in college admission, higher education, testing, and keep up-to-date about specific colleges
  • Maintain and disseminate information about standardized tests such as SAT, ACT, and TOEFL
  • Administer AP, SAT, ACT and PSAT exams
  • Support the school through participation in other duties such as advising, teaching, coaching, and / or residential life

Qualifications

  • Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education
  • A minimum of two to five years of experience in college counseling or college admission
  • Necessary skills include excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as experience in college admissions or high school college counseling.
  • The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; the ability to work with a team and maintain a sense of humor; 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.

Full position description and online application can be found here.


The Benjamin School
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: July 24, 2017

The Benjamin School in Palm Beach Gardens, Florida seeks an experienced college counselor to join the team at one of South Florida's oldest and best-regarded independent schools. Please see the job description posted here.


Charlotte Latin School
Location: Charlotte, NC
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2017

The Associate Director of College Counseling will join a College Center team which also includes a Director, an Associate Director, an Administrative Assistant, a Registrar, and two part-time Essay Specialists who work with students during the fall semester. The associate director works with students and parents. S/he is responsible for shepherding 1/3 of each graduating class (40-45 students) through all aspects of the college process. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Serving as the student’s advocate through the college search and application process
  • Writing recommendations
  • Working individually with Upper School students and their parents
  • Advising on course selection
  • Holding seminars with all grade levels on many different facets of college admissions
  • Helping plan and deliver presentations to parents on topics related to college counseling
  • Advising on other issues related to college admissions such as financial aid, scholarships, summer opportunities, etc.
  • Reviewing all applications prior to submission
  • Responding in a timely fashion to questions and concerns of both students and parents
  • Helping to prepare and distribute timely communications on a wide variety of related topics, at times in cooperation with the Office of Communications

The associate director is expected to develop strong working relationships with college representatives on behalf of the school and our students. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Visiting college campuses each year to gain current, first-hand knowledge of college options around the country
  • Meeting with college representatives when they visit CLS, along with the other counselors
  • Attending national and regional conferences
  • Calling college representatives to discuss candidates during both the EA/ED and RD rounds
  • Helping gather and disseminate up-to-date information about current admissions policies and priorities at different schools

The associate director works with the faculty, administration and trustees. This includes but is not limited to:

  • Helping prepare and present a yearly report to the Board of Trustees
  • Contributing to a variety of committees as requested
  • Taking the lead in educating teachers about effective recommendations and other pertinent issues
  • Establishing strong working relationships with the upper school counselor, coaches, teachers, advisors, administrators, and learning resources staff
  • Creating and improving/updating a variety of handouts, reports, and publications as needed

The associate director is expected at all times to follow the NACAC Statement of Principles of Good Practice.

Education and Experience

  • Bachelors degree, masters degree preferred, plus five or more years related experience.
  • Experience in an independent school college counseling office and/or selective college admission office preferred.
  • Or combination of equivalent experience, education, and training.

Skills

  • A broad and deep knowledge of college options around the country representing varied levels of selectivity as well as current trends in college admissions
  • Exceptional writing and presentation skills
  • Strong communication skills with a wide variety of constituent groups in both formal and informal settings
  • Strong analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Well-developed technological skills, including Naviance and the Microsoft Office Suite, and an interest/facility in obtaining new technology skills as needed
  • A spirit of warm and generous collegiality, not only within the College Center team but also with other Charlotte area independent school counselors and college representatives
  • Empathy for and understanding of young people; the ability to listen well and establish effective relationships with a wide range of students
  • The ability to provide both practical and emotional support while encouraging students to take ownership of the process; the sensitivity to determine the approach that will work best for each individual student
  • An appreciation of the role of parents in an independent day school and comfort communicating with parents
  • A professional level of sensitivity to different student and family cultures and dynamics
  • A balance of initiative, leadership and collaboration; the ability to direct and to listen
  • A desire to continuously evaluate and improve
  • An eagerness to pursue ongoing professional development, including travel to a variety of colleges and conferences, and to contribute their expertise to professional organizations
  • An interest in being an active part of a day school community, such as frequently supporting student events and reaching out to develop good working relationships with faculty
  • Patience, discretion, maturity, flexibility, energy, perspective, sensitivity, keen intelligence, curiosity, and a sense of humor
  • A willingness to work long and irregular hours, especially during certain peak times of the year, including some evenings and occasional weekends, and to respond to emails outside of regular work hours as needed to support our students and parents
  • A belief that college counseling should be an individualized process focused on helping each student discover the best fits for his/her unique set of talents, values and interests

Apply online here.


Viewpoint School
Location: Calabasas, CA
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: July 2017

Viewpoint School in Calabasas, California seeks a College Counselor to join a team of four college counselors and a registrar who serve an Upper School of 525 students in Ninth through Twelfth Grades. Each college counselor has a caseload of students in all grades of the Upper School. The position offers excellent compensation and benefits, and opportunities for professional growth.

A complete position description and application information is found here. Interested candidates should submit a statement of interest and resume to Ms. Rhody Davis, Director of College Counseling, at rdavis@viewpoint.org.


Walnut Hill School for the Arts
Location: Natick, MA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2017

Walnut Hill School for the Arts, an internationally renowned independent arts boarding school in Natick, MA, seeks an Associate Director of College Counseling to join our team. The Associate Director will report to the Director of College Counseling and share responsibility for guiding students and families in all aspects of the college and conservatory admissions process. This is a full-time position that operates on the academic faculty calendar.

More information can be found online, here. Resume and cover letter should be sent to jobs@walnuthillarts.org.


Carrollwood Day School
Location: Tampa, FL
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2017

Position Description
The Director of College Counseling will have overall responsibility for leading the college counseling program, grades 9 through 12. In addition, the Director of College Counseling will be responsible for overseeing a small college counseling staff to include another College Counselor and an Administrative Assistant to College Counseling.

Major Responsibilities
Candidates must be experienced, dynamic, highly organized, and able to work collaboratively. Excellent communication skills, both in writing and public speaking, are required. The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with students and their families and have a proven track record of guiding students from first contact through to college admission. In addition, the Director of College Counseling should be prepared to be involved in the life of the school community. Travel to colleges and universities will be required.

  • Works in close association with, and reports to, the High School Principal. 
  • Ensures the smooth coordination of ACT/SAT exams, including scheduling test dates, registering students, working with Learning Services to arrange "prep" sessions, administering the tests, hiring proctors and ensuring compliance with modifications.
  • Works closely with the High School Secretary and Registrar to ensure records of graduating seniors are kept up to date and effectively communicated to colleges and universities.
  • Addresses and communicates with parents and students regarding the various stages of college counseling and thoroughly explains each stage.
  • Enhances and implements grades 9 through 12 college counseling program.
  • Oversees and coordinates the faculty writing of recommendations for students applying to college, and teaches new faculty members how to write recommendations.
  • Provides students and their parents with informative and up-to-date college counseling resources.
  • Uses existing resources to help students to find resources for scholarships and financial aid for colleges and universities.
  • Invites and coordinates college visitors to Carrollwood Day School.
  • Continues to establish and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with college admission staffs.
  • Represents the school at relevant state and national conferences and workshops, including but not limited to, NACAC and SACAC.
  • Works with the High School Principal to establish and maintain annual college counseling budget.
  • Prepares and implements communications, as needed, with Board of Trustees for reporting purposes as directed by the Head of School.
  • Optimizes use of Naviance and Senior Systems to maintain and disseminate information effectively.
  • Has ability to guide international students through all aspects of the college counseling process and communicate with international offices at various colleges and universities.
  • Performs other duties as assigned by the High School Principal.

Key Qualifications
Candidates must have earned at least a B.A., advanced degree preferred. At least five years of experience as a college counselor in an independent school or as a college admissions officer is required. The successful candidate will have excellent writing and verbal communication skills. In addition, s/he will have the ability to listen, empathize, support, guide, and counsel families wisely, appropriately, and tactfully. The College Counselor will maintain complete confidentiality. The willingness to support the school’s mission and the ability to work collegially with faculty and administration is a must. This position requires effective mentoring skills, strong organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines.

Candidates should submit supporting material including current resume and letter of interest to jhorsington@carrollwooddayschool.org. Applications without resume and letter will not be considered.


Tampa Preparatory School
Location: Tampa, FL
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2017

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:

  • Counsels students and families throughout the college admission process
  • Assists families with the application process and answers questions regarding their applications
  • Serves as lead counselor for approximately 40 students each year
  • Writes recommendations
  • Provides information evenings for parents by either being the key speaker or providing college speakers
  • Provides college information that is posted on the website and push pages
  • Communicates with colleges about students’ applications
  • Serves as the Senior Class Dean and oversees early stages of college process in lower grades
  • Serves as Senior Class Dean
  • Organizes Senior First Week
  • Oversees Senior Seminar program throughout school year
  • Coordinates programming for 9th, 10th & 11th grades
  • Organizes the Junior Retreat
  • Builds relationships between Tampa Prep and college admissions offices
  • Develops relationships with college admission officers sharing the attributes of the Tampa Prep education and possibilities of the Tampa Prep graduate
  • Hosts college visitors and match appropriate students with their respective institutions
  • Visits college campuses
  • Keeps up to date with trends on college campuses
  • Responsible for creating, updating and disseminating information and data relevant to the college process
  • Creates, edits and distributes the College Counseling Guide
  • Processes the Secondary School Report, the Profile, the recommendation and the transcript
  • Has a global understanding of the Naviance tool
  • Is responsible for the content in the School Profile
  • Develops reports and provides statistical analysis
  • Oversees external programs related to college process
  • Administers the Advanced Placement Testing
  • Coordinates and administers Florida Bright Futures Scholarship Program
  • Organizes the Tampa Bay Case Studies Program
  • Oversees a variety of scholarship award opportunities 
  • Engaged in ongoing professional development and involved in professional organizations
  • Is a member of and represents Tampa Preparatory School at NACAC, SACAC, College Board and ACCIS
  • Seeks other varied professional development opportunities
  • Performs other duties as assigned
  • A minimum of 7-10 years of experience
  • College Admission and/or secondary school college counseling experience preferred
  • Four-year college degree required
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • Collaborative spirit and a genuine interest in working closely with students, families and faculty

School Background:
Our rich academic tradition, along with a commitment to arts, athletics and a focus on producing well-rounded citizens, has made Tampa Prep one of the best schools in Tampa for 40 years. Our educational philosophy instills values of fairness, decency, honor, diligence and academic curiosity. The School stresses the development of self-confidence, a sense of worth and the importance of having fun in the pursuit of one’s goals.

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 kbaggett@tampaprep.org. 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.


Canterbury School of Florida
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2017

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:

  • A sincere commitment to a “Best Fit” philosophy for post-secondary options
  • Experience in selective college admissions or college counseling and knowledge of independent schools
  • A thoughtful and empathetic approach to problem solving
  • Superior writing and speaking skills
  • Willingness to be an “office of one”
  • Excellent facility in building meaningful relationships with college representatives, students, and families
  • Ability to take independent initiative while also working as part of a collaborative administrative team
  • Solid foundation in Naviance and other college counseling platforms

Responsibilities:
The Director of College Counseling reports to the Upper School Principal and is a member of the Administrative Council. This individual will maintain an “office of one” and will be responsible for all college counseling programs and activities, including collaborative programs with other independent schools in the Tampa Bay area. This requires a strong grasp of college admission trends and the college admission process and the ability to create strong relationships within the Canterbury community and with the college admissions and college counseling community. Membership in NACAC and SACAC along with traveling to colleges is expected. Additional teaching or administrative duties such as academic advising or standardized test coordination may also be required.

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, dhehn@canterburyflorida.org.


Saint James School
Location: Montgomery, AL
Position: Counselor
Start Date: July 1, 2017

Responsibilities of Employment:
The primary responsibilities of the counselor are to assist high school students with the last names L-Z in the areas of, academic support, college counseling, college admission and scholarship applications, emotional and social support and other general duties as assigned.

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:

  • National Honor Society -- the candidate will be responsible for coordinating all activities related to the National Honor Society including assisting with the Honor Society Induction Ceremony.
  • This person will serve on the Saint James Curriculum Council and the Leadership Team.

Requirements for Employment:

  • Completion of bachelor’s or master’s degree program is required. A degree in counseling is preferred.
  • Experience in college counseling is preferred.
  • High school counseling experience with students (grades 9-12) is preferred.
  • Skills and experience in using technology to enhance the student counseling experience are preferred.
  • Experience with Naviance is preferred.
  • Experience with the learning management system OnCampus is preferred.

Full position description found here. Send a completed application packet including official transcripts, reference letters, and a current resume to:
Saint James School
Attn: Shannon Ippolito
6010 Vaughn Road
Montgomery, Alabama 36116


Morristown-Beard School
Location: Morristown, NJ
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2017

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: college@mbs.net; no fax or telephone inquiries please.


Annie Wright Schools
Location: Tacoma, WA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2017

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:

  • Knowledge of independent schools, and experience in selective college admissions or college counseling, or a combination of both.
  • Superior communication skills, specifically writing and speaking.
  • A strong desire to build meaningful relationships, particularly with students and college representatives.
  • The ability to take independent initiative while also working as part of a collaborative administrative team.
  • A sense of humor. 
  • Experience with Naviance and Family Connection. 
  • A sincere commitment to a “best fit” philosophy for college placement

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.

Interested applicants should send résumé and cover letter to Judy Skipper, Human Resources Manager or Jake Guadnola, Director of Upper School.


 

 

Deerfield Academy
Location: Deerfield, MA
Position: College Advisor
Start Date: August 15, 2017

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.

ABOUT DEERFIELD:
Deerfield offers an unmatched environment for growing professionally. As colleagues, we enjoy supporting each other and improving our craft as educators. Near the Five Colleges (Amherst, Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire College, and UMass Amherst), Deerfield’s 300-acre campus hosts exceptional facilities that enable dynamic teaching both in and out of the classroom. Our students are engaging and excited to learn—and they are willing to work hard at their studies. Outside the classroom, they find ways to contribute to the community and enjoy themselves.

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:
Job Responsibilities:

  • The primary responsibilities include counseling, writing the school’s recommendation, developing lists of colleges for students to consider, and advising about standardized testing, summer opportunities, scholarships, financial aid, course of study and personal presentation. 
  • Supervise co-curricular activities (e.g. varsity or sub-varsity teams, community service activities, clubs, publications, etc.)
  • Other responsibilities include those that are normally part of a boarding school commitment: dormitory association, community meals, committee work, and other routine duties.

Qualifications:

  • Several years of college advising/college admissions experience is required.
  • Common sense, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Interest and skill working with adolescents and demonstrated multicultural competency are essential. 
  • The desire to live and work in a residential community, and the ability to work as part of a team. 
  • The interest, initiative, and energy to thrive within a lively and fast-paced workplace. 

Apply here for the College Advising position.

Deerfield Academy is a private, coeducational boarding school located in Western Massachusetts with 650 students and 130 faculty. The Academy was founded in 1797 and has no religious affiliation.

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
Location: Dayton, OH
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2017

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
Location: Dobbs Ferry, NY
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2017

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 
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Position: Tenth Grade Academic Dean
Start Date: July 2017

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:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • At least five years’ experience in a selective college’s admission office and/or college counseling at an independent school.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Enthusiasm for working with adolescents and their families.
  • Facility using multiple technological tools.
  • Willingness to contribute to a thriving and evolving program that constantly seeks new approaches to serving its students and families better.
  • A strong work ethic, excellent organizational skills, flexibility, and a willingness to collaborate with other members of the team.
  • Ability to meet deadlines is a critical work habit.
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends as needed.
  • Awareness of issues and trends in college admission, higher education, and testing, as well as a professional interest in keeping up-to-date about specific
  • colleges and maintaining membership in professional organizations.

Interested applicants may submit their cover letter and resume to lisa.goldberg@pinecrest.edu.


Wasatch Academy
Location: Mt. Pleasant, UT
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 15, 2017

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 nancy.hewitt@wasatchacademy.org for more information.


CATS Academy Boston
Location: Braintree, MA
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: June 1, 2017

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
Location: Manhattan, NY
Position: Administrative Assistant to the College Counseling Office
Start Date: June 15, 2017

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.

REQUIREMENTS
The Administrative Assistant to the College Counseling Office supports the Director and Associate Counselors through all aspects of the college process, including:

  • general administrative duties (phone, calendaring, filing)
  • using database software to produce high school transcript for applications
  • assembling college application credentials
  • overseeing Naviance database
  • planning events (including a bi-annual College Fair)
  • coordinating all college visitors to Grace
  • supporting counselors in weekly college seminar class
  • supervising (with the Learning Specialist) administration of all College Board standardized testing
  • liaising with tutoring company for school day test prep
  • updating college counseling web page

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.


St. George's School
Location: Middletown, RI
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2017

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 elizabeth_bickford@stgeorges.edu.


Beacon Academy
Location: Evanston, IL
Position: Registrar and Testing Coordinator
Start Date: July 1, 2017

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:

  • Maintain student files related to grades, records and test results; maintain confidential files and records.
  • Maintain student demographic information in computer.
  • Obtain and verify student health records such as immunizations; notify parents if additional information is needed.
  • Enroll new students and assign to proper grade level, counselor and advisor; submit proper forms and information to the Academic Dean and Admissions Office.
  • Withdraw students according to established procedures; complete required forms and submit to the Academic Dean and Admissions Office, and new school as requested.
  • Process and transmit requests for undergraduate, senior and alumni transcripts and mid-year reports.
  • Complete and monitor daily attendance records of individual students.
  • Prepare the senior graduation list with averages; order and proofread diplomas.
  • Perform clerical duties as requested; assist with special projects as needed.
  • Process requests for driver verification forms, and employment permit applications.
  • In coordination with the Academic Dean and the IB Coordinator, assist with the coordination of professional development enrollment and travel.
  • Coordinate standardized testing with the SAT and ACT programs, including coordination of testing accommodations for different learners. 
  • Beacon Academy shall not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, religious beliefs and/or disability in connection with the operation of its school and in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletics and other school-administered programs.

Required qualifications include a bachelor's degree from an accredited institution and experience working with students and families.
To apply, please email Jeff Bell, Head of School. An application will include a cover letter, resume, and a list of references.


Chapin School
Location: New York, NY
Position: Director of College Guidance
Start Date: July 1, 2017

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 collegeguidance@chapin.edu.


Poly Prep Country Day School
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Position: College Counselor (title TBD)
Start Date: July 1, 2017

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.”

Professional Qualifications:
Successful candidates will have a minimum of four years of experience in college counseling and/or college admissions.

To apply send resume, cover letter, and names of three references to:
Nat Smitobol, Director of College Counseling
Poly Prep Country Day School
9216 Seventh Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11228


Colorado Academy
Location: Denver, CO
Position: Co-Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2017

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.

Requirements

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong interpersonal and management skills 
  • A collaborative/empathetic style and counseling expertise with both parents and students 
  • Flexibility, high energy, and a sense of humor 
  • Extensive knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admissions and financial aid policies. 
  • Strong tech skills and knowledge of Naviance
  • Significant experience in independent school college counseling and/or selective college admission.
  • Masters degree preferred
  • Duties & Responsibilities
  • Co-leading a team consisting of another Co-Director, Associate Director, and Office Assistant.
  • Counseling, advising, and supporting a class of approximately 105 students through the college application and financial aid processes, while managing a personal caseload of approximately 35 students each year. This includes writing the school letter of recommendation for each of those students and reviewing their application essays. 
  • Providing general guidance and programs to students and parents in lower grade levels. 
  • Communicating and maintaining relationships with college admissions professionals, meeting with them as they visit CA’s campus each year. 
  • Preparing year-end reports for the Head of School and Board of Trustees.
  • Maintaining College Office website and social media accounts. 
  • Serving on the senior Administrative Team and Department Chairs Committee.
  • Representing the school at events and activities that promote the image of the school. 
  • Maintaining a national presence at conferences and in professional organizations while participating in professional development opportunities that keep the college counseling office abreast of issues in college admissions and education, in general.
  • Meeting the ethical standards of the college admission profession as articulated by the National Association for College Admission Counseling. 
  • Sharing in the day-to-day life of the school community and furthering the school’s mission.
  • Fulfilling other responsibilities as deemed appropriate for the position.

Our Upper School Program
The Upper School program at CA combines a strong college preparatory academic curriculum with extensive programs in athletics, community service, and fine arts. Students graduating from the Upper School apply to and are accepted at selective colleges throughout the United States. Small classes, high standards, plenty of extra help, and an abiding belief that the most successful learners are the most active and involved learners, which makes the Upper School years the best kind of capstone to a student’s pre-collegiate education.

About CA
Colorado Academy is a co-ed independent day school in suburban southwest Denver serving nearly 1,000 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Rich in both tradition and the spirit of innovation, CA offers a college preparatory program that emphasizes the basic disciplines in the liberal arts and sciences while providing opportunities for advanced work areas of a student’s interest and special competence. The school emphasizes 21st century skills, including critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, cultural competence, and character development. Colorado Academy does not discriminate in any of its programs, procedures, or practices on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, military service, or other protected status.

To Apply
Qualified applicants are encouraged to send a letter explaining their interest and qualifications, resume, and contact information for three references to:
Michael Davis, Ph.D., Head of School
Colorado Academy
3800 South Pierce Street
Denver, CO 80235
Email: barb.eckler@coloradoacademy.org


Chatham Hall
Location: Chatham, VA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2017

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 mgriswold@chathamhall.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.


The Hun School of Princeton
Location: Princeton, NJ
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2017

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 ben.bolte@carneysandoe.com. Please do not contact the school directly.


Sacred Heart Greenwich
Location: Greenwich, CT
Position: Co-Director of College Guidance
Start Date: August 25, 2017

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:

  • Taking a segment of each graduating class as his/her counselees. This numbers just about one half of the class – approximately 40 students. In this capacity he/she is responsible for counseling those students and their families throughout the college search and application process. Counseling duties include but are not limited to the following: 
  • Individual meetings with students and their families. This may require meeting families during mutually convenient times which may mean before or after school 
  • Researching and drafting lists of potential colleges that meet the criteria set by the families in consultation with the counselor 
  • Discussing the timing and type of standardized testing and test preparation 
  • Writing comprehensive recommendation letters for all counselees 
  • orresponding with college representatives about her students 
  • Communicating with the other Co-Director of College Guidance on the status of his/her counselees and offering assistance to those students who need help or advice when the other counselor is unavailable.
  • Sharing teaching responsibilities for an expanded College Guidance class that begins in September of junior year.
  • Providing tips and strategies for effective interviewing and essay writing skills. 
  • Critiquing college essay outlines, rough drafts and final drafts for submission to colleges. 
  • Assisting students with the submission of scholarship applications. 
  • Meeting with some of the college representatives who come to our campus in the fall. As many as 75 college representatives visit our campus each fall. 
  • Providing more background information to the students so that they are better informed before college representatives visit SHG. 
  • Conducting college visits of his/her own to broaden our knowledge of schools and for some colleges to become more familiar with SHG. 
  • Coordinating/administering standardized testing and AP exams. 
  • Organizing college related events and panels on campus 
  • Contributing to/writing newsletters.
  • Assisting with the development of a college web site 
  • Assisting with the analysis of college decision data for various reports
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of new initiatives

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.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree required; Master's Degree preferred. Experience as either a college/university admissions director or as an assistant director of college guidance preferred. Experience in independent school college guidance is preferred. Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends

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.

Application Procedure:
Interested candidates must complete the on-line application and upload both a resume and cover letter stating reason for interest in the position. Review of applicants will begin immediately. Only complete applications will be considered. Sacred Heart Greenwich is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes candidates who will enhance the diversity of our community.

 


Milken Community Schools
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning
Start Date: August 2017

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
Location: San Anselmo, CA
Position: Co-Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2017

Who we are
At San Domenico, we believe that what students do with their education is as important as their academic performance. Everyday we encourage our students to not just study, but also to reflect on their learning, find their purpose, and celebrate in community, because an exceptional education, where values and academics join together, creates more than just great students – it develops great people. San Domenico is a K-12, co-ed school, with international boarding and day students in our Upper School (grades 9-12).

Position Statement
San Domenico School, a K-12 independent school in San Anselmo, is seeking a dynamic professional for the role of Co-Director of College Counseling. The Co-Director is part of an expanding team and is responsible for guiding students through all aspects of the college search and admissions process. The addition of this new position will allow San Domenico’s College Counseling office to institute a more comprehensive advising program which will support and guide students throughout all four years of high school. This is a full-time, 12-month position.

Key Responsibilities
The job responsibilities are those expected of a college counselor at an academically rigorous independent school, including:

  • Working with a caseload of maximum 40-50 students in each class, guiding them and their families through every aspect of the college search and application process, and writing Secondary School Report recommendations for their senior college applications.
  • Serving as a key member of the College Counseling team to develop and implement thoughtful, effective college counseling strategies, innovative programming, and best practices in the context of San Domenico.
  • Serving as an integral member of the Upper School Admissions Committee by assessing applicants, conducting interviews and attending meetings related to prospective enrollment
  • Staying abreast of current admissions and counseling trends through reading and research, maintaining membership in and attending professional associations and conferences, participating in campus visits and tours, and networking extensively with college admissions and college counseling colleagues.
  • Developing and presenting educational programming to our 10th-12th grade students and families on the college search and admissions processes with the Co-Director of College Counseling
  • Maintaining a professional level of sensitivity to different family cultures and dynamics; embracing the international student profile and family expectations.
  • Helping students self-assess and research higher education and other post secondary opportunities
  • In collaboration with the school counselor, addressing the social and emotional pressures on students and families as associated with the college search, application, and admissions processes
  • Responsible for planning the Senior Transitions" program.
  • Writing official school letters of recommendations for approximately 40-50 seniors
  • Meeting with college representatives who visit the San Domenico campus and serving as a liaison with college admissions offices throughout the academic year
  • Visiting colleges and universities throughout the academic year and attending national and regional college admissions counseling conferences and forums
  • Maintaining 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
  • Working with the Co-Director of College Counseling in the preparation of reports for the Head of School and greater San Domenico community
  • Advising families on the financial aid application process
  • Ensuring the integrity of San Domenico’s academic records with the Registrar, who also serves as the College Counseling Office's assistant
  • Other duties as assigned, all within the context of being an integral member of and contributor to a dynamic, vibrant College Counseling team and Upper School community of educators, including some weekend and evening responsibilities

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.

Core Qualifications:

  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • A desire to work with a diverse group of students and parents
  • Ability to assess students’ academic progress to meet requirements of specific colleges and college programs
  • Ability to assist students with finding out about scholarships and other supportive programs
  • Maintaining working relationships with various colleges and universities
  • Understanding financial aid requirements for students of varying needs
  • Master’s degree strongly preferred and a minimum of five years of experience in selective college admissions and/or college counseling

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.

Compensation:
Salary commensurate with experience, plus benefits package, including: medical, dental, AD&D, Life, 403(b) plan with match, daily lunch

How to apply:
Please send a letter to Human Resources at hr@SanDomenico.org describing how your experience and skills will contribute to the position, along with your resume and salary requirements. Please put the title of the position in the subject line of your email. Or mail to: 1500 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo, CA 94960, Attn: Co-Director of College Counseling position.

San Domenico School is Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, age, disability, medical condition, religion, veteran status, marital-status or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.

No phone calls please. Full posting also found here


The Weber School
Location: Atlanta, GA
Position: College Advisor
Start Date: July 1, 2017

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 lklingensmith@weberschool.org


The Blake School
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: Fall 2017

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
Location: Pennsburg, PA
Position: Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion
Start Date: July 1, 2017

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.

Today, the school seeks a senior administrator to lead the diversity and multi-cultural programs. This position is a direct report to the headmaster. The Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion will be responsible for both faculty and staff programming and student programming. The new director will be charged with honoring the school's current programming including the Mid-Atlantic Regional Diversity Summit, People of Color Conference, Student Diversity Leadership Council, student leadership development, Black History Month, Social Justice Week, Day of Silence, Lunar New Year Celebration, and visiting speakers. Further, the Director will be responsible for identifying learning opportunities both on and off campus that work to improve equity and inclusion at Perkiomen, such as events at local universities, conferences, and real-life experiences. Additionally, the school seeks a leader who will weave the existing programs with new ideas to create a comprehensive program celebrating our diverse global community. Finally, the Director would be expected to support the admissions office to enhance the recruitment of students of color. 

Applicants should have earned a master’s degree and have administrative experience either with independent school education, not-for-profits, or higher education. The Directorship is an academic position which would include one or two academic classes. Additionally, it is a residential position that includes housing and residential duties.

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy directly to Diana J. Gleeson, Assistant Headmaster for Academic Affairs, at dgleeson@perkiomen.org.


Lycée Français de San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, CA
Position: College Counseling Office Assistant
Start Date: June 1 - August 15; open until filled

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
Location: Honolulu, HI
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2017

'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:
Provide regular individual and group counseling for students and parents in grades 11 and 12; host and coordinate college visitations, write letters of recommendation for assigned students; serve as the primary school-based advocate for each student; introduce ninth graders to the college counseling process; deliver and develop content for large group presentations; provide financial aid counseling for families; advise in course planning for juniors and seniors; provide career and college counseling for ‘Iolani graduates where appropriate, assist the director in execution of large events (Commencement, Baccalaureate, and summer institutes).

Qualifications:
Extensive knowledge of selective college admission and financial aid processes; excellent counseling and writing skills; ability to work effectively with diverse populations; collaborative mindset; desire to engage in a constant learning cycle of college visits and professional development; strong background in public speaking.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree, experience in college counseling and/or college admissions required.

Please apply online at http://www.iolani.org/employment.


Noble and Greenough School   
Location: Dedham, MA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2017

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.

Please address your application to Head of Upper School, Michael K. Denning. A link to the online application is found here.


de Toledo High School 
Location: West Hills, CA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: Spring/Summer 2017

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:

  • Meeting with families, primarily juniors and seniors and their parents to individually guide them through the transition from high school to college and assisting them to find the right “fit”. 
  • Educating families about colleges, the college admission process, trends, procedures and testing.
  • Writing a letter of recommendation for each senior and submitting all necessary documents to colleges. 
  • Providing academic planning and advisement throughout students’ high school program. 
  • Assisting students with writing essays, completing applications, and preparing for interviews.
  • Participating in group presentations to parents, students, faculty, and administration.
  • Assisting with the PSAT, SAT, ACT and AP examination administrations. 
  • Meeting with college admission representatives during their visit to our campus and facilitating meetings between college representatives and our students. Serving as a liaison with college admission offices throughout the year.
  • Keeping up to date on colleges, their admission processes, admissions trends, and visiting college campuses.
  • Tracking admissions data, maintaining records on students and other related statistics for internal purposes.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s in education, counseling, communications or related field preferred. 
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in counseling individual students and well-developed interpersonal communication skills; and the ability to present to large audiences. 
  • Excellent written and organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong interest in helping students and their families navigate the college admission process. 
  • Ability to multitask and be flexible to administrative and job demands.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in college counseling, college admissions, or a related field. 
  • Knowledge of Naviance and office related software programs or a willingness to learn such programs, as needed.

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 careers@dths.org. de Toledo High School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The Bishop's School 
Location: La Jolla, CA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2017

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:

  • Strong organizational and leadership skills;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to collaborate with all school constituencies;
  • Commitment to the School’s rigorous academic and co-curricular programs;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage simultaneously numerous detailed tasks, anticipate and meet deadlines, use time effectively, problem-solve independently;
  • Proficiency with widely used software (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and school (Whipple Hill) and office (Naviance) specific programs;
  • Strong work ethic;
  • Ability to support the School’s mission and values as a school founded in the Episcopal tradition, regardless of religious orientation;
  • Ability to travel via air and/or motor vehicles to attend conferences and visit college campuses;
  • Flexibility with the special needs associated with an academic calendar and schedule.

Essential Functions and Specific Duties:

  • Provide individual and group counseling of Upper School students and their parents on curriculum planning and all phases of the college application process;
  • Communicate with colleges about seniors including writing the School’s letter of recommendation and school report for each assigned student;
  • Host visiting college admissions personnel;
  • Present several programs and workshops to parents and students each year about the college process;
  • Conduct college-planning seminars as scheduled;
  • Maintain extensive communication with families through the School publications, email newsletters, and individual communications;
  • Serve on various school committees including Faculty Assembly, WASC, and others as requested;
  • Facilitate standardized test administration - PSAT; mock SAT and ACT;
  • Work with the Dean of Studies to monitor the academic progress of Upper School students throughout the year;
  • Travel to professional conferences and colleges, as assigned, to gain personal knowledge of the schools to which students may apply in the United States, as well as abroad;
  • Take leadership on specific tasks within the department in consult with the director.

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 gleasong@bishops.com.


Singapore American School 
Location: Singapore
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: July 17, 2017

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 
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2017

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.


Saint James School 
Location: Hagerstown, MD
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: June 2017

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:

  • the online database, Naviance - this is the backbone of the office’s collective efforts
  • current and regularly updated software
  • a college counseling website, through our school's Web site (updating these pages requires coordination with our Director of Communications)

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, mrbatson@stjames.edu.