Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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


*Avenues: The World School, Director of Deans and College Counseling - Brazil
Bosque School, Associate/Assistant Director of College Counseling
- NM
Durham Academy Upper School, Co-Director of College Counseling - NC
Kingswood Oxford School, Director of College Advising  - CT
*McMillan Education, Educational Consultant: College Counselor - MA
Woodside Priory School, Director of College Counseling - CA

*non-member listing


Kingswood Oxford School
Location: West Hartford, CT
Position: Director of College Advising
Start Date: As soon as possible

Kingswood Oxford is currently seeking an experienced administrator and educator to serve as the Director of College Advising starting this academic year (2017-2018). The Office of College Advising currently consists of the Director, an Associate Director, an Assistant Director, and an Administrative Assistant, and is charged with educating our students and parents – and the School community at large - about the college admissions process. This process begins formally in the second semester of the junior year; prior to that there are several organized programs for sophomores and first-semester juniors. In addition, the Director is responsible for overseeing the day-to-day operations of the College Advising Office and communicating to prospective students and other constituencies the philosophy of the Office and the School. The Director serves as a member of the Senior Administrative Leadership Team, reports to the Assistant Head of School for External Affairs, and works closely with the Associate Head of School, who oversees the Upper School.

This is a 12-month, full-time, exempt position.

A full job description can be found on our web site, linked here.

A cover letter, resume, sample letter of recommendation or other writing sample, and a list of references should be sent to jobopenings@kingswoodoxford.org.

For more information contact Zaira Santiago, Assistant Head of School for External Affairs, at santiago.z@kingswoodoxford.org.


McMillan Education
Location: Boston, MA
Position: Educational Consultant: College Counselor
Start Date: Spring/Summer 2018

McMillan Education, the oldest and foremost educational consulting firm in the country, seeks an Educational Consultant with college counseling expertise to join in its mission of working with families around the globe to find the best-fit schools starting Spring/Summer 2018.

Primary responsibilities:

  • Counsel students through the college search and application processes and provide hands-on guidance through each step of the application process.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to meet the needs of students and their parents.
  • Attend local and national conferences and visit college and university campuses to continue to develop professionally and to maintain and expand professional network.
  • Travel with colleagues domestically and abroad to promote and support the work of the firm.
  • Learn about and assist families with independent school planning.

Based in the Back Bay neighborhood of Boston, McMillan Education has long been committed to advocating for the whole student, guiding students towards best-fit schools, collaborating closely and generously with one another, and embracing leading practices in education. Each consultant has deep experience in and understanding of independent schools.

One of McMillan’s primary college counselors plans to retire next spring, so the team now seeks a deeply experienced independent school college counselor who is interested in continuing to have strong and supportive relationships with students and their families and to work with dynamic, student-centered, and collaborative fellow educators, but who is open to stepping away from a school community and schedule. Ideal candidates will have had deep and significant experience as a college counselor within independent schools.

Qualities and Qualifications
The ideal candidate is:

  • Genuinely enthusiastic about working with students and their parents.
  • An educator at heart and able to see and celebrate the potential in every student.
  • Well versed in the college admission landscape.
  • Experienced and committed to working with students from diverse backgrounds.
  • Emotionally intelligent, energetic, hardworking, good humored, collaborative, empathetic, collegial, adaptable, and confident.
  • Intrinsically motivated and able to effectively manage an unconventional and dynamic schedule. Consultants are generally in the office every Monday and Tuesday and may work off site (depending upon needs of clients) the other days of the week. 
  • Eager and willing to learn with and from others.
  • Comfortable and able to use virtual forms of communication, e.g., Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, etc., to establish and maintain relationships with students.

The ideal candidate has:

  • Several years of college counseling experience within an independent school community with expansive knowledge about colleges and universities and a thorough understanding of the college search and application processes.
  • Experience in or a willingness to learn independent school planning and graduate school counseling.
  • Bachelor’s and Master’s degrees.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills: a close and thoughtful listener, a compelling and articulate speaker, excellent writer, and sense of when and how to best deliver information.
  • Integrity and understanding of appropriate relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • A growth mindset.
  • Ability to travel domestically and abroad.

A complete position description and prospectus is available here. All inquiries are confidential and may directed to Jennifer Christensen at Carney, Sandoe and Associates.


Avenues: The World School
Location: São Paulo, Brazil
Position: Director of Deans and College Counseling
Start Date: June 2018

Avenues: The World School seeks a Director of Deans and College Counseling (DDCC) to join our São Paulo campus in July 2018. The DDCC is the senior school leader who ensures that Avenues graduates leave the school on their way to well-chosen higher education, after thriving academically, socially and emotionally at Avenues. The DDCC role is a unique growth opportunity for an experienced college leader: the DDCC manages the team of middle and high school deans, serves on the campus senior leadership team, and will be a key internal expert on the integrated deans/college approach as Avenues grows. See the description and apply at www.avenues.org/careers.

For an exploratory conversation or to recommend someone, please contact Diego Merino at dmerino@avenues.org.


Bosque School
Location: Albuquerque, NM
Position: Associate/Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: As soon as possible

Bosque School is seeking an individual to join our community as an Associate/Assistant Director of College Counseling. Title is determined by years of experience.

Position Details for Associate/Assistant Director of College Counseling: The Associate/Assistant Director of College Counseling will join a college counseling staff that includes the Director of College Counseling and a part-time College Counseling Coordinator/Registrar. This position reports to the Director of College Counseling.

Primary Responsibilities for Associate/Assistant Director of College Counseling:

  • Works collaboratively as a member of a team, but can also work independently on tasks
  • Strong presentation skills on a variety of topics within admission and financial aid
  • Counsels juniors, seniors, and their parents/guardians throughout the college application process. Also advises juniors and seniors on course selection
  • Understands the individual student, can write a personalized letter of recommendation and organizes other support material for the college applications
  • Represents Bosque School on a national level by attending conferences, meeting with college admission representatives, and visiting college campuses throughout the year
  • Understands how to guide diverse families and is competent in multiculturalism, inclusion, equity, and social justice

Qualifications for Associate/Assistant Director of College Counseling:

  • B.A., or more advanced degree in related field(s) 
  • Excellent communication skills both written and spoken
  • A keen attention to detail and ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks independently during high-pressure periods
  • Ability to listen and counsel students and parents from diverse backgrounds
  • Experience in selective college admission/financial aid and/or independent school college counseling
  • Experience working with young people, ideally in a school setting
  • Passion and skill to contribute positively to an educational environment that supports a lifelong love of learning, self-esteem, and respect for the community and the world in which we live

Application Materials: Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resumé and three references to Alicia.Chavez@bosqueschool.org. Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.


Durham Academy Upper School
Location: Durham, NC
Position: Co-Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2018

Durham Academy is seeking a Co-Director of College Counseling to assist with advising, guiding, and supporting 35-40 students in each class (sophomores, juniors and seniors) and their families through the college search and application process, including essay consultation, academic course advising, standardized testing options, scholarship opportunities and summer planning. This person will also be responsible for crafting effective, persuasive letters of recommendation and communicating with colleges throughout the application process. 

More information and a full position description can be found online, hereIf you have questions please contact Mr. Lanis Wilson, Director of the Upper School (lanis.wilson@da.org).


Woodside Priory School
Location: Portola Valley, CA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: January 2018

The Director of College Counseling reports to the Director of Guidance and Counseling and is responsible for all aspects of the college application process. All resumes and cover letters should be directed to Brian Schlaak, head of upper school, bschlaak@prioryca.org.

Duties of the Director of College Counseling include:

  • Reflect the Mission of Woodside Priory School to students, parents and colleges.
  • Inform students, parents, and faculty about admission requirements, tests dates, deadlines, and important trends in college admission.
  • Counsel students and their parents on college admission policies and college choice.
  • Write the school letter of recommendation for seniors, update the school profile yearly, and work with the Registrar to prepare transcripts and other necessary application documents.
  • Work with the Director of Guidance and Counseling to assure that students take all the necessary standardized tests.
  • Access information and transcripts in Powerschool for use in counseling students.
  • Represent the school in professional organization having to do with college admission and participate in conferences and workshops.
  • Maintain cordial relations with college admission offices and keep them informed about the school and applicants.
  • Visit colleges and universities on a regular basis.
  • Serves as a member of the Academic Affairs Committee.
  • Report all admission decisions to the Head of School and prepare a matriculation list for administration.
  • Attend the weekly meetings with the Director of Guidance and Counseling, the Head of Upper School, the Dean of Students, Middle School Dean, Dean of Residential Life and Director of Campus Ministry.
  • Prepare and annual budget for the College Counseling Office.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Director of Guidance and Counseling and/or the Head of School.

Additional duties:

  • Communicate with Junior and Senior families weekly via College Counseling Newsletter.
  • Educating families re: Financial Aid processes for college, application and test fee waivers, and scholarships as needed.
  • Work closely with Director of Diversity and Inclusion re: ACCESS students and college process.
  • Upkeep and management of NCAA course list.
  • Report all ELC (eligibility in local context) students to UC system.
  • Complete all Cal Grant GPA verifications for students applying