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. 


AIM Academy, College Counseling Intern - PA
Annie Wright Schools, Director of College Counseling - WA
Beacon Academy, Registrar and Testing Coordinator - IL
The Bishop’s School, Associate Director of College Counseling - CA
The Blake School, Associate Director of College Counseling - MN
Branson School, Associate Director of College Counseling - CA
Canterbury School of Florida, Director of College Counseling - FL
CATS Academy Boston, College Counselor - MA
Chapin School, Director of College Guidance - NY
Chatham Hall, Director of College Counseling - VA
Colorado Academy, Co-Director of College Counseling - CO
Cushing Academy, Assistant/Associate Dean of College Counseling - MA
de Toledo High School, Associate Director of College Counseling - CA
Deerfield Academy, College Advisor - MA
Episcopal School of Jacksonville, College Counselor - FL
Grace Church School, Administrative Assistant to College Counseling Office - NY
Greenhills School, Associate Director of College Counseling - MI
The Hun School of Princeton, Director of College Counseling - NJ
'Iolani School, Associate Director of College Counseling - HI
Lycée Français de San Francisco, College Counseling Office Assistant - 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
Morristown-Beard School, Associate Director of College Counseling - NJ
Moses Brown School, College Counseling Office Coordinator - RI
Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, Associate Director of College Counseling - GA
Noble and Greenough School, Associate Director of College Counseling - MA
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
Princeton Day School, Associate Director of College Counseling - NJ
Sacred Heart Greenwich, Co-Director of College Guidance - CT
Sage Hill School, Associate Director of College Counseling - CA
Saint James School, High School Counselor - AL
San Domenico School, Co-Director of College Counseling - CA
Singapore American School, College Counselor - Singapore
St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Associate Director of College Counseling - MD
St. George's School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - RI
St. James School, Director of College Counseling - MD
St. Stephen's Episcopal School, Director of College Counseling - TX
Suffield Academy, Associate Director of College Counseling - CT
Tampa Preparatory School, Director of College Counseling - FL
United Nations International School, Associate Director of College Counseling - NY
Wasatch Academy, College Counselor - UT
The Webb School, Director of College Counseling - TN
The Weber School, College Advisor - GA
Woodberry Forest School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - VA


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.


The United Nations International School
Location: New York, NY
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2017

The United Nations International School (UNIS), an international K-12 co-educational school in Manhattan, is seeking an appropriately qualified and experienced individual as an Associate Director of College Counseling. The UNIS student body is among the most diverse in the world, representing 111 countries and collectively speak over 100 mother tongue languages. Through daily contact with students and faculty from every part of the globe, UNIS students gain a sophisticated and mature cultural understanding in an atmosphere where individuality is encouraged and students and families are able to maintain their culture heritage. More information is found on the UNIS website and the school profile for 2016-2017.

The successful applicant will complement the existing strengths of the College Office team. The ideal candidate will have at least five years experience in college counseling and a Master’s degree. The candidate will report directly to the Director of College Counseling and join a team consisting of another Associate Director of College Counseling and two administrative assistants. While the College Counseling team reports to the Tutorial House (High School) Principal, College Counselors also work closely with counselors, learning specialists, and with the International Baccalaureate office. This is a 12-month administrative position with generous vacation time. The caseload is approximately 30-40 senior advisees. UNIS hosts approximately 150 visits by colleges each year, and graduates enroll at universities in 10-12 countries. Approximately 70% enroll at colleges in the U.S., 25% enter universities in Canada, the Netherlands, or the U.K.; the others return to their home countries.

Interested candidates for this position should ideally possess:

  • An in-depth knowledge of U.S. colleges, as well as an understanding of the evolving college admissions landscape. Knowledge of the U.K., Canada and other international universities, and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme is an asset.
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills and an understanding of international/cultural expectations related to college and university admissions.
  • Self-confidence, creativity, patience, diplomacy, initiative and a strong work ethic.
  • Sensitivity to individual students’ needs and aspirations and ability to be forthright in guiding students.
  • Exceptional written communication skills, including the ability to write succinct, relevant and compelling letters of recommendation for each senior advisee, advise students in preparing application materials, and compile reports for the administration.
  • Strong oral communication/public speaking skills, ability to lead and speak at various school events and represent UNIS at community and professional
  • programs.
  • Ability to support new and effective methods for helping admission offices understand the high caliber of UNIS, its curriculum, and its students.
  • Advanced skills in the use of technology in order to maintain an online presence of the college counseling program and to familiarize students and parents about relevant resources. Familiarity with Naviance, UCAS and other college counseling tools is desirable.
  • Willingness to participate in various aspects of student life and the UNIS community, and attend evening and weekend events hosted by the College Office.
  • Flexibility to travel, often involving weekends, to represent UNIS at regional, national and international conferences, as well as college visitation programs.
  • Demonstrate enthusiasm about working within a multicultural environment.
  • Flexibility within a team-oriented approach to all aspects of the college counseling process and a collaborative style are essential.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills related to guiding students and ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.
  • Familiarity with college admission testing options.
  • Awareness of the financial aid process and scholarship opportunities.

Applicants should forward a cover letter, resume and writing sample immediately to:
UNIS Human Resources (personnel@unis.org). Please list “College Counseling” in the subject line of the email.

Questions may also be directed to Paul Greene (prgreene@unis.org), Director of College Counseling.


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.


Sage Hill School
Location: Newport Coast, CA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2017

Sage Hill School in Newport Coast, California is seeking a full-time Associate Director of College Counseling for the 2017-2018 academic year. Interested individuals should visit the school's website for details on how to apply.

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

Summary: The Associate Director of College Counseling will have experience with, and enthusiasm for, working with talented and dedicated students and faculty, parents, and college and university personnel.

Essential duties and responsibilities include the following:

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

Team duties and responsibilities:

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

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

Qualifications:

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

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.


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

Founded in 1870, The Webb School is a private day-boarding school in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. Students from grades 6-12 come seeking college preparatory school education in liberal arts at Webb from all over the world. With 10 Rhodes Scholars among its graduates and known by colleges and universities as a reliable producer of well-rounded, prepared students, The Webb School has a reputation of being one of the top private schools in the nation. Webb’s small school community is comprised of an average enrollment of 315 day school and boarding school students and its emphasis on honor truly creates a “Character of Home.” The 150-acre campus is located in a rural setting 50 miles southeast of Nashville. Boarding students comprise approximately one-third of the school's student population, and at present, the school enrolls students from 12 U.S. states and 12 countries.

The Webb School is seeking a charismatic, energetic, and flexible individual to fill the position of Director of College Counseling. This position will start on or around July 1, 2017. The Director of College Counseling is one of two college counselors at The Webb School, and will report directly to the Head of School.

The Office of College Counseling at The Webb School assists students in researching, applying to, and gaining admission to appropriate post-secondary institutions around the country and around the world. The Director of College Counseling will have the following specific responsibilities:

  • Oversee Webb’s college admissions process, which includes advising students and families about applying to college, obtaining teacher recommendations, writing personal statements, and applying for financial aid.
  • Directly supervise an Assistant Director of College Counseling and co-supervise a part-time College Counseling Administrative Assistant.
  • Directly counsel and advise approximately 25-30 senior students, including the writing of a counselor letter of recommendation for each. Additionally, the Director will counsel and advise the same number of students in each grade of the Upper School on all college-related matters.
  • Plan and conduct college counseling-related seminars, group discussions, and other informational events for students and families.
  • Plan and execute various college-related events throughout the year for the benefit of the Webb community, including the Junior College Day, a spring college fair, and a young alumni panel.
  • Along with the Assistant Director, lead a twice-weekly College Counseling class for members of the senior class each fall.
  • Meet and establish ongoing professional relationships with approximately 40-50 visiting college admissions representatives every year.
  • Represent Webb at various professional development meetings regionally and nationally.
  • Attend counselor visitation events on college campuses (subject to time and budget availability).
  • Update the annual School Profile for distribution to colleges.
  • Oversee the teacher recommendation process, including educating faculty about recommendation writing techniques.
  • Communicate regularly with parents and guardians in the Webb community about important college-related information.
  • Prepare informational reports about the Office of College Counseling for submission to the Board of Trustees.
  • Attend weekly Administrative Council meetings and regular Academic Council meetings.
  • Serve as the school’s AP Coordinator, including overseeing test registration, billing, and proctoring.
  • Publicize and manage the Governor’s School, Boys’ State, and Girls’ State application processes.
  • Oversee the budget of the College Counseling Office.

Requirements include a bachelor’s degree (with a master’s degree preferred) and at least five years of relevant college counseling or college admissions experience. Knowledge and understanding of the culture of independent high schools is strongly preferred. Applicants should be effective and engaging speakers, strong writers, organized program planners with leadership and management skills, and should enjoy working with both students and parents. Travel to occasional conferences and individual college visits will be required; counselors often travel over weekends, and must be willing and able to do so.

Please direct all inquiries by April 30, 2017 (including a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three references) to:
Mr. Ray Broadhead, Head of School
The Webb School
319 Webb Road East
Bell Buckle, TN 37020


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.


Woodberry Forest School 
Location: Woodberry Forest, VA
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2017

Woodberry Forest School is accepting applications for an assistant director of college counseling. Woodberry’s next assistant director of college counseling with be a critical member of a five-member team including the assistant headmaster for admissions and college counseling, director of college counseling, associate director of college counseling, and testing coordinator/administrative assistant.

The assistant director position is a full-time, ten-month appointment. Although our college counselors are assigned students during the junior year with whom they will work closely throughout their junior and senior years, the college counseling team works collectively with students in their freshman and sophomore years as we continue to build a robust college counseling program. The assistant director will advise students and their families on all aspects of the college search and application process. Specifically, the assistant director will help students identify colleges of interest, support students in completing their applications, write thoughtful letters of recommendations, advocate appropriately for students, serve as a resource to parents, and participate in various professional organizations, conferences, and college visit programs, both on and off campus.

The ideal candidate will be a team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a desire to work closely with a range of talented students, an appreciation of single-sex education, and a willingness to engage in the life of a residential school community. Candidates must be organized, able to meet deadlines, detail-oriented, good listeners, and excited about working collaboratively with colleagues and students. A bachelor’s degree is required, and professional experience in college admission and/or college counseling is preferred. As a member of a boarding school, the assistant director will also be involved in multiple aspects of the school life. The assistant director of college counseling will invest in the boarding school life to connect fully with the boys we serve. Depending on the interest of the successful candidate and the needs of the school, teaching and coaching opportunities may be possible.

Woodberry Forest School is one of the nation’s premier independent boarding schools for boys in grades nine through twelve. Located on 1,200 beautiful acres in Madison County, Virginia, near Charlottesville and Washington, DC, Woodberry is an all-residential school. We enroll approximately 385 students from the United States and abroad. Since our founding in 1889, Woodberry Forest has become recognized internationally as a leader in the education of boys. Students are carefully selected from an outstanding group of strong applicants.

This administrative faculty position offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package, including housing and meals. Woodberry Forest School is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, résumé and references to wfs.jobs@woodberry.org or by mail to Debbie Lloyd, director of personnel, at Woodberry Forest School, 10 Woodberry Station, Woodberry Forest, Virginia 22989.


St. Stephen's Episcopal School 
Location: Austin, TX
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2017

St. Stephen’s Episcopal School in Austin, TX, a day and boarding community of approximately 675 students in grades 6-12, is seeking to fill the position of Director of College Counseling. The Director leads an office comprised of two other college counseling professionals and an office manager. The college guidance program is an active component of the life of the school. The school will also be open to the possibility of establishing co-directors in the office.

The Director of College Counseling reports directly to the Head of Upper School. The position includes participation in The Upper School Administrative team and the Curriculum Committee. Joining the St. Stephen’s residential community might also be possible, but interest in living on campus and working in the residential program is not a prerequisite for consideration. Consideration of a shared leadership of the College Counseling Office can be considered in this search process. Experience as a college admissions officer and/or previous college counseling experience at an independent school are strongly preferred. Teaching and coaching are possibilities for the person who is chosen for this position. The responsibilities of the Director of College Counseling may include, but are not limited to the following:

  1. Advising and guiding a caseload of approximately 40 students per grade through the college application and selection process; 
  2. Assisting in the dissemination of college information to parents through scheduled presentations and individual conferences; 
  3. Writing letters of recommendation for seniors and participating in the attendant communication with college admissions offices; 
  4. Participation in such professional development opportunities that will contribute to the individual’s professional growth and keep the college counseling office abreast of current developments in college admissions and education, in general; 
  5. Representing the school at events and activities that will enhance and promote the image of the school and further communication with college admission professionals; 
  6. With the other members of the college counseling office, hosting the college admission representatives who travel to the St. Stephen’s campus; 
  7. Meeting the ethical standards of the college admission profession as articulated by the National Association for College Admission Counseling; 
  8. Serving on school committees and participating in other school activities as defined by school administrators; 
  9. Sharing in the day-to-day life of the school community and furthering the school’s mission; 
  10. Directing all aspects of the college counseling program at St. Stephen's, including mentoring and supervision of the other members of the college counseling team.

This position has an anticipated start date of August 1, 2017. Applicants should send a resume and letter of interest, along with a list of references, to Kim Garey, Academic Dean. Electronic submission of materials is preferred at kgarey@sstx.org. St. Stephen’s is an equal opportunity employer. More information on the position can be found here


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.


Suffield Academy
Location: Suffield, CT
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 15, 2017

Suffield Academy is a highly selective college preparatory boarding school with approximately 400 students in grades 9-12. We are seeking an enthusiastic, dedicated professional to join our dynamic college counseling department. This position would be an academic-year administrative faculty position starting in August 2017. There would be some work requirements in summer months as well. The ideal candidate would have a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) and formal experience in college admissions or college counseling. The associate will report to the Director of College Counseling.

Primary job responsibilities will include working with 25-30 counselees (per grade) and their parents, helping guide them through the college search and application process. The role requires strong interpersonal and communication skills as well as high energy and the ability to work with a diverse group of students and families. The candidate also needs to possess strong writing skills to prepare our school recommendations for each student.

In the spirit of innovation and excellence, Suffield Academy invests significant resources to college counseling, evident in the strong staffing levels, new office space, and a unique four-year college counseling program. Beyond individual advising, our college counselors lead various office projects and programming pertaining to summer opportunities, athletic recruiting, financial aid/scholarships, and standardized testing. There is strong support for professional development including travel to visit colleges and attendance at regional and national conferences.

As a full-time faculty member, the candidate would ideally live on campus, serve as a faculty advisor, cover dormitory duty, coach or have an equivalent responsibility, and handle other faculty duties.

Please submit a résumé and cover letter to:
Ann Selvitelli, Director of College Counseling (860-386-4421)
Suffield Academy, 185 North Main Street, Suffield, CT 06078


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.


Moses Brown School
Location: Providence, RI
Position: College Counseling Office Coordinator
Start Date: July 1, 2017

The College Counseling Office Coordinator assists students and their parents with the college application process in a variety of ways, including sending school documents to colleges and universities, scheduling and coordinating visits from college representatives to Moses Brown, and providing training on Naviance software. In addition, the Coordinator provides support to the college counselors by assisting with event planning, updating and maintaining student records, and communicating with students, families, colleges, and various members of the Moses Brown community. The College Counseling Office coordinator position is a full-time, non-exempt staff position, with work expectations from August 1 to June 15 each school year.
 
Qualifications:
The ability to work well with a diverse constituent group, including students, parents, and college representatives, is essential. Applicants must be able to work independently and in a fast-paced environment, and have excellent organizational, communication, and time management skills. Strong computer skills in Microsoft Office and database management software are required. Familiarity with higher education and the college admission process, along with a bachelor’s degree or significant experience working in the field of higher education, is preferred.
 
The School:
Moses Brown, a co-educational Quaker independent day school for nursery through twelfth grade, exists to inspire students to reach their fullest intellectual and spiritual potential. We engage students in a rich academic curriculum, a broad offering of arts and athletics, and a daily life strongly rooted in the Quaker values of community, equality, and service. We affirm the Quaker belief that there is an inner light in each person which influences our decision making and leads us to the truths we seek. We consider virtues of simplicity, integrity, group wisdom, and respect for differences paramount to helping students of all faiths and backgrounds discover their missions in the world.

In its hiring practices, Moses Brown deliberately seeks to maximize the diversity of the school (in terms of class, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, abilities/disabilities, and language). 

To apply, please send a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three professional references to Laurie Nelson, Associate Director of College Counseling, at lnelson@mosesbrown.org. Review of applications will begin March 27th and continue until the position is filled.


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.


St. Andrew's Episcopal School
Location: Potomac, MD
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2017

St. Andrew’s Episcopal School in Potomac, MD seeks an Associate Director of College Counseling to begin July 1, 2017. The mission of St. Andrew’s Episcopal School is to know and inspire each child in an inclusive community dedicated to exceptional teaching, learning, and service.

Founded in 1978, St. Andrew’s is a co-educational independent day school, enrolling approximately 585 students in preschool through grade 12. There are 315 students enrolled in the Upper School. St. Andrew’s has two campuses three miles apart. The Potomac Village Campus (preschool-grade 2) is on the grounds of St. Francis Episcopal Church and the 19-acre Postoak Campus (grades 3-12) is on Postoak Road in Potomac. Since 2008, St. Andrew’s has renovated or newly built each of its buildings and outdoor spaces, culminating in the opening of the new 43,000-square-foot Student Center in 2016 on the Postoak Campus.

St. Andrew’s has earned international recognition as a destination school for research-informed teaching, learning, and leadership development. Its Center for Transformative Teaching and Learning (www.thecttl.org) has trained 100% of the St. Andrew’s faculty in the foundations of Mind, Brain, and Education Science research. As leaders in the research-to-practice movement, St. Andrew’s teachers and students conduct original educational research with faculty from The Johns Hopkins University School of Education and Research Schools International, led by individual faculty members at Harvard University’s Graduate School of Education. CTTL publications and training have influenced more than 10,000 teachers and school leaders internationally.

St. Andrew’s faculty and staff uphold a powerfully innovative, positive culture that challenges and supports one of the most broadly diverse student bodies in greater Washington. The school seeks growth-minded, highly motivated, collaborative faculty and staff that will continue the school’s growth and focus on the development of each student’s full potential.

Qualifications: The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree and four to six years of experience in college admissions and/or college counseling. Additional desired attributes include outstanding written and verbal communication skills, extensive knowledge of colleges and their programs, exceptional time-management and organizational skills, general flexibility, good humor, and the ability to work effectively as a team member. Experience with Naviance is preferred. Please see the job description below.

To apply, please email a letter of interest, resume, and list of three references to David Brown, Assistant Head of School, employment@saes.org.

Consistent with the values of an Episcopal school, St. Andrew's is committed to a diverse and inclusive community with respect to race, national origin, religion, gender, sexual orientation, family status, economic circumstance, age, and physical disability in its student body, faculty and staff. Pursuant to all applicable federal, state and local laws and regulations, St. Andrew's does not discriminate in the administration of admission, financial aid or loan practices, educational or other school-sponsored programs and activities, or in the hiring or terms of employment of faculty and staff, except that the Chaplain shall be a member of the clergy of the Episcopal Church.

Job Description

  1. Counsel up to half of the junior and senior classes and his/her family in every aspect of the college application and selection process. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Conducting meetings with students and parents to discuss the college process, beginning in January of their junior year.
    • Creating a preliminary list of schools based on the student’s profile, interests, and needs
    • Advising the student as to course selection in the eleventh and twelfth grade
    • Assisting with planning for which standardized tests to take and when to take them
    • Helping student (and parents) conduct effective and meaningful campus visits and interviews
    • Advising student regarding the choice of essay topic and other application questions
    • Proofreading essays and applications
    • Providing referrals with respect to financial aid matters (when requested)
    • Helping with the selection of a school once a student has been accepted.
    • Writing the school letter of recommendation for all students with whom he/she works.
  2. Special Accommodations Testing Coordinator: Meeting with parents and students regarding all aspects of extended time testing, and coordinating and organizing all paperwork for nonstandard administration of SAT, PSAT and AP testing. Scheduling and hiring proctors and acting as standby backup. 
  3. AP and PSAT Coordinator: Ordering proper number of testing materials from College Board; coordinating and scheduling proctors; reserving testing sites; administering PSAT and AP tests; collection and sorting of tests for return to College Board and distribution of score report information to students.
  4. Compiling and disseminating financial aid, scholarship and summer program information.
  5. Attending day and evening meetings that address the college counseling process. These include College Night for Seniors, College Night for Juniors and Sophomores, College Day for juniors, Coffees for Junior and Sophomore Parents and advisor meetings for all high school students. 
  6. Meeting with college representatives, especially those representatives from the colleges that the assigned students are applying.
  7. When time permits, visiting college campuses.
  8. When time permits, attending Annual Conferences for the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools, Potomac and Chesapeake Association of College Admission Counseling, and the National Association of College Admissions Counseling. 

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.


Episcopal School of Jacksonville
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 1, 2017

Episcopal School of Jacksonville seeks a college counselor beginning in the fall of 2017.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to, counseling approximately 45 seniors in all aspects of the college admissions process. This counselor will also begin advising a similar number of juniors as well, along with talking to any student and their parents who have questions about the college admissions process. The counselor must work with the students regarding their curriculum progression, grades, standardized test scores, essays, recommendations, financial aid, and more, keeping accurate records and detailed notes for all meetings. The counselor will write a comprehensive college recommendation letter for his or her students. Additionally, the college counselor must meet with college admissions representatives when they come on campus or host events in our area, and travel to visit individual colleges or attend local, regional, and national conferences and meetings. Finally, the position will most likely include teaching one or two sections of an academic discipline, with a class load of approximately 16 students per section.

Qualifications include having a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred), experience in either college admissions or high school college counseling (but preferably both) for 2-3 years, strong computer and communications skills, attention to detail, ability to work with high school students and their parents, passion for the job, and a sincere desire to support Episcopal in general.

Interested candidates should contact:
Pat Slevin, Director of Human Resources, (904)396-5751
Ryan Riggs, Director of College Counseling, (904)396-5751


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.


AIM Academy
Location: Conshohocken, PA
Position: College Counseling Intern
Start Date: Fall 2017

Overview:
With growing enrollment and a strong commitment to serving students with learning differences throughout the college guidance process, AIM is looking to add an intern to its College Guidance Office. This individual will report directly to the head of College Counseling, and work in both an administrative capacity, as well as directly with students. This position is a part-time position with potential for full-time employment in the 2018-9 school year.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Familiarity with the college process
  • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills
  • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail
  • Adaptive learner and self-starter
  • Bias toward collaboration
  • Strong technology skills
  • Discretion and respect for confidentiality

To Apply:
Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and postsecondary philosophy statement directly to Rory Ferst. More information can also be found online, linked here


Mount Vernon Presbyterian School
Location: Atlanta, GA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2017

The Associate Director of College Counseling at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School will round out a team of three full time college counselors who support a graduating class of roughly 80 students. The college counseling office plays a strategic role in advancing the mission of the School.

Founded on the premise that individual student learning journeys are the most important component of the college application process, the Mount Vernon College Counseling department works closely with Upper School students, beginning in grade 9, to curate course schedules, customize the college search, and ultimately craft for colleges and universities a compelling account of a student’s successes, passions, and priorities up to this point in his/her career.

If you consider yourself to be a builder, a life-long learner, and a strengths-finder, then keep reading!

The Associate Director of College Counseling will:

  • Maintain a caseload of Grade 11 and Grade 12 students through graduation and collaborate with team members 
  • to lead counseling sessions with students in Grades 9 and 10
  • Collaborate with two current team members to develop and implement thoughtful and effective college counseling 
  • strategies, innovative programming, and best practices in the context of Mount Vernon
  • Stay abreast of current admissions and counseling trends through reading and research
  • Maintain membership in professional associations and attend conferences
  • Participate in campus visits and tours
  • Network extensively with college admissions and college counseling colleagues 
  • Assist with standardized testing, eportfolios, academic advising, administrative duties, the advisory program, and
  • facilitating student college tours

Preference will given to candidates with:

  • At least three years experience as an independent school college counselor or in selective college admissions
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills
  • Comfort working in a fast-paced, rigorous independent school setting
  • A bias toward collaboration
  • The ability to work independently 
  • An advanced degree

The college counseling team capitalizes on each member’s skills and expertise, expecting each member to contribute insight and new ideas that will constantly improve the program. For any questions, please reach out to Erin McCubbin. To submit an application, please apply through TalentEd on the Mount Vernon Presbyterian School Website. 


Branson School   
Location: Ross, CA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: Summer 2017

The Branson School inspires excellence in a nurturing, vibrant educational community based on personal and intellectual integrity. At the heart of Branson is the trusting, dynamic relationship between dedicated teachers and students. An academically exceptional high school located in Marin County, CA, Branson provides a stimulating and communal work environment that encourages creativity and collaboration.

Reports to: Director of College Counseling

Position Description:
Under the supervision of the Director of College Counseling, the Associate Director of College Counseling will provide comprehensive, individualized college counseling services to 320 students with a particular focus on highly selective admission processes. The Associate Director must have excellent counseling, listening, organizational and writing skills. He or she must fully understand the ins and outs of the college application process in order to be able to provide precise, highly customized academic and college counseling services. These services include list construction, holistic essay review, interview preparation, curricular and standardized testing advising, and general admission strategy. The Associate Director must be able to operate in a fast paced, varied work environment that includes high volume responsibility and atypical or unpredictable hours and tasks. An easy-going personality coupled with a steadfast work ethic is essential.

We are seeking someone who demonstrates sensitivity and compassion while working with students and families from a wide variety of ethnic, socioeconomic, cultural and otherwise diverse family compositions. While the Associate Director must be able to work with all constituencies at the school, this person must be particularly able to build trusted relationships with students and their parents.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Meet with seniors as needed to create and finalize college lists, review essays, proofread/edit applications and resumes, etc.
  • Author 35-40 highly personalized letters of recommendation for high school seniors. 
  • Demonstrate a willingness to become a part of the broader Branson community through participation in campus events, club advising, school committee membership, and eventually grade-level advising.
  • Manage the college counseling process for approximately 40 seniors and 40 juniors. 
  • Participate in all office sponsored programming and show enthusiasm for enhancing programming. 
  • Able to use Naviance to upload/submit college applications and supporting documents as well as senior admissions and matriculations. 
  • Able to assess and manage the technological needs of the College Counseling department. 
  • Must be able to handle highly sensitive material with discretion.
  • Engage in professional development opportunities such as visiting colleges and universities throughout the academic year and attending national and regional college admissions counseling conferences. 
  • Meet with college representatives (both on campus and through professional development opportunities) to broaden understanding and develop collegial relationships.
  • Responsible for all aspects of the interscholastic and club programs.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required.
  • 4-5 years of experience in college counseling, either at a college/university or at a high school.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Maintain a willingness to try new things, develop new procedures and strategies as the College Counseling Team adapts to an ever-changing college admissions environment.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in Naviance and Microsoft Office Suite.

This job is a full-time, full-year, exempt position. It requires occasional evening and weekend commitments. Salary and benefits are highly competitive and commensurate with experience.

Equal Employment Opportunity Policy
Branson is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Branson adheres to an employment policy that prohibits discriminatory practices or harassment against applicants or employees based on race, color, creed, age, gender, gender identity, religion, ethnicity or national origin, sexual orientation, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related medical conditions, any protected military or veteran status, physical disability, or any other category protected by applicable Federal, State or Local law.

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume via email to Matt Lane, Co-Director of College Counseling.


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.


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

Princeton Day School is seeking an experienced professional to join our College Counseling Team, which includes the Director, two Associate Directors, and an Administrative Assistant. Students at PDS are officially assigned to a college counselor during their junior year, but any Upper School student or family is welcome to meet with one of the college counselors throughout the year.

Key responsibilities include:

  • serving as the primary counselor for an individual caseload of juniors and seniors. In addition, counselors work together to meet with and support all Upper School students.
  • educating students and their families about different types of colleges, current admissions trends, application procedures, financial aid, and testing through individual meetings, group presentations, and college seminar classes.
  • writing a comprehensive college recommendation letter for assigned students.
  • helping to plan and teach weekly college seminar classes. 
  • meeting with college admissions representatives who visit PDS and the local area.
  • traveling regularly to professional development conferences and college campuses. 
  • assisting with and speaking at 5-6 evening programs for PDS families throughout the academic year.

The Associate Director of College Counseling reports to the Director of College Counseling. The ideal candidate will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational ability and time management skills, high level of enthusiasm and love of working with many different types of students and parents. In addition, willingness to work in a fast-paced environment and the ability to meet deadlines are musts. Candidates should have Bachelor’s Degree and at least 5-10 years experience in college admissions and/or high school college counseling. Up-to-date knowledge of admissions trends, practices, and financial aid processes is vital. This is a full-time, 12-month position.

Candidates should forward their cover letter, resume and three references to Marybeth Roach, Director of Human Resources. Position information can also be 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.


Cushing Academy 
Location: Ashburnham, MA
Position: Assistant/Associate Dean of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2017

Cushing Academy seeks to hire a College Counselor to begin in August 2017. Primary responsibilities include meeting regularly with students to provide guidance in the college selection and application process, building relationships with parents, colleagues, and colleges/universities, and supporting student applications with written and verbal communication. Additional responsibilities include involvement in residential and extracurricular activities traditionally associated with serving as a boarding school faculty member, including serving as an advisor and assisting in dormitory supervision. Successful candidates will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills and will support Cushing’s commitment to diversity in all aspects of community life. Bachelor’s degree is required, and five years of college counseling experience is preferred. Please submit cover letter and resume to David A. Stone, Dean of Faculty.


Saint James School 
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.