Career Opportunities

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Non-member schools interested in listing a job opening should contact Emmi Harward, ACCIS Executive Director. 


*Avenues: The World School, Dean of Students 10-12 - NY
*Avenues: The World School, Admissions Associate - China
*Avenues: The World School, Admissions Systems Manager - NY
Breck School, Associate Director of College Counseling - MN
Brentwood School, Director of College Counseling
- CA
Dexter Southfield School, Associate Director of College Counseling - MA
The Ethel Walker School, Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling - CT
Francis W. Parker School, College Counseling Systems Manager - IL
Kingswood Oxford School, Assistant Director of College Advising - CT
Palmer Trinity School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - FL
Pine Crest School, 11th and 12th Grade College Counseling Assistant - FL
The Rivers School, Associate Director of College Counseling - MA
Stanford Online High School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - CA
The Summit Country Day School, Assistant Director of Admission - OH

*non-member listing


The Ethel Walker School
Location: Simsbury, CT
Position: Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2018

Just 20 minutes outside of Hartford, The Ethel Walker School, located in Simsbury, Connecticut, excels at preparing girls to make a profound difference in the world. As a boarding and day school of 250 girls from grades 6-12, members of this diverse community are dedicated to global citizenship, scholarship, the arts, social justice and inclusion, athletics, wellness, and community partnerships.

Reporting to the Director of College Counseling, the College Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling is responsible for helping students identify and apply to colleges that are well suited to their interests and abilities.

Primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Counseling approximately half the class (average class size 60 students), beginning in the junior year. This includes advising students individually on all aspects of the college process such as course selection, building an appropriately balanced college list, helping students prepare application materials, recommending campus visit programs and scholarships, and informing them about financial aid
  • Supporting and informing parents through individual meetings and communication 
  • Writing letters of recommendation for assigned counselees 
  • Teaching the College Counseling Seminar course to juniors and seniors
  • Keeping current on trends in college admissions, in part by participating in local and national associations relevant to our profession, including NACAC, NEACAC, College Board and ACCIS 
  • Working collaboratively with Director of College Counseling and take on special projects and assignments as determined by the Director
  • Fostering and maintaining relationships with college admissions representatives by hosting visits to Walker’s, traveling to college campuses, and attending professional meetings and conferences
  • Assisting with the coordination of PSAT and SAT testing on campus
  • Helping to organize college-related events including the annual College Counseling program for juniors and families in February, a financing higher education workshop, a college fair, and presentations on topics relevant to special populations like athletes, artists, and international students

In addition, the successful candidate will serve as an academic advisor for up to six students, attend required day and evening events including school meetings, banquets, concerts and community dinners, participate in assigned weekend team duties, and obtain driver’s license endorsement A in order to drive activities vehicle. Additionally, candidates must exhibit a high degree of flexibility and adaptability and carry out other duties as assigned.

Candidate Requirements:
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree; compelling college guidance or college admissions experience; excellent interpersonal and communication skills (especially writing); strong organizational and time management skills; sound judgment and discretion; a sincere desire to advocate for students; a commitment to professional growth; and a sense of humor.

For more information and to apply, please view the post on our Job Opportunities webpage, linked here


Pine Crest School
Location: Ft. Lauderdale, FL
Position: 11th and 12th Grade College Counseling Assistant
Start Date: August 1, 2018

Pine Crest School seeks a committed educator who will support the goals of the College and Academic Advising office to assist students in their post-secondary plans. The college counseling assistant is a staff support position and not a college counselor position.

Responsibilities:
General Tasks: The College Counseling Assistant will be expected to complete a variety of other tasks assigned by the Director of College and Academic Advising that include, but are not limited to:

  • Assist in administrative tasks related to college admission and academic advising. 
  • Communicate with counselors and other staff, teachers, administrators, parents, and students. 
  • Keep accurate and meticulous records using Naviance software.
  • Work closely with the office to arrange and facilitate regular meetings between all members of the office and the Director.
  • Answer phones and return voicemails. 
  • Assist with parent and student drop-ins.
  • Manage the counselors’ calendars.
  • Schedule student and family appointments for counselors.
  • Submit purchase orders and reimbursement requests as needed.
  • Compile information and write reports as required.

Event Planning: the 11th and 12th Grade College Counseling Assistant will be the primary contact and coordinator for junior and senior programs and events, with responsibilities including, but not limited to:

  • Plan, schedule, and attend college counseling events (college fairs, college rep visits, College Admission Symposium and other evening speakers). Occasional nights and weekends to assist with college counseling events. 
  • Submit all room requests, work orders, technology and security requests, and any relevant handouts.
  • Assist with planning annual College Trip.

Naviance Coordinator: The College Counseling Assistant will assist in managing the accounts for the Upper School to include, but not limited to:

  • Assisting with the submission of college application documents.
  • Uploading pictures onto the General Page and ensuring accurate information including counselor, student email addresses, and student cell phone numbers.
  • Work with Registrar to upload student records.
  • Upload standardized testing results.
  • Uploading data into student Naviance journal. 
  • Maintaining up to date college counseling handbooks.
  • Assisting students with login and completion of surveys.
  • Update calendars, resources, and links in Naviance and on the College and Academic Advising website.

Teacher Recommendation Assistance: The College Counseling Assistant will be responsible for assisting with the teacher recommendation process. This role includes, but is not limited to:

  • Helping teachers with login and uploading issues.
  • Keeping track of completed teacher recommendation letters.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree preferred. 
  • Experience in the education field, preferably in high schools or university. 
  • Experience in a college counseling/college admission office preferred. 
  • Advanced knowledge of Google Suite and Microsoft Suite. 
  • Experience with social media. 
  • Excellent organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills. 
  • Detail-oriented. 
  • Appreciation of and experience with diverse cultures.

Interested candidates should send a letter expressing their interest in the position as well as a resume to Jeff Shea, Associate Director of College and Academic Advising.


Breck School
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2018

Breck School, a diverse independent P-12 day school, seeks qualified candidates for the position of Associate Director of College Counseling. The successful candidate enjoys working collaboratively with a student-centered staff to provide a high level of service to our students and families. Candidates should enjoy working with teenagers and possess an exceptional work ethic, strong communication skills, and a commitment to collegiality. Exceptional listeners and counselors, candidates should possess strong organizational and time management skills and the desire and ability to connect with a diverse group of students and parents.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Counsel juniors and seniors in the college process. 
  • Write recommendations for assigned students. 
  • Advise juniors and sophomores on course planning. 
  • Advocate for students.
  • Plan and participate in external relations activities of the office. 
  • Meet regularly with admissions representatives as they visit Breck.
  • Travel as Breck’s representative to national and local conferences and on college tours. 
  • Prepare and plan regular meetings with sophomores, juniors and senior classes on timely topics such as financial aid, writing essays, visiting colleges, interviewing and preparing applications. 
  • Organize and administer the ACT, SAT and AP tests hosted on Breck’s campus. 
  • Communicate effectively to all constituencies with expertise in the admissions process. 
  • This position includes a combination of teaching, advising, coaching, co-curricular activities.

Education, Experience, and Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s, Advanced degree preferred
  • Familiarity with independent schools
  • 3+ years experience in a college counseling and/or college admissions office
  • 3-5 years teaching experience
  • A growth mindset about changes in high school and college education
  • The ability to function well under stress and time constraints

Background
Breck School is a single-campus, P-12, Episcopal independent school where living our mission means always reimagining, reinventing, and reanimating learning — both to model the process and rewards of authentic, meaningful learning for Breck students, and to continually grow, evolve, and reinvigorate as a learning enterprise.

Founded in 1886, Breck is located in Golden Valley, Minnesota, about five minutes west of downtown Minneapolis. We serve a community of approximately 1150 students on our 50-acre campus. Visit www.breckschool.org for more information.

Breck students are independent thinkers, self-starters, socially conscious problem solvers, thoughtful athletes, visionary artists, perpetually curious and perpetually learning citizens. We want every Breck graduate to be confident, capable, and compassionate enough to change the world in the way they see fit. If that approach mirrors yours, we encourage your further interest.

To apply: submit letter of interest, resume and two letters of reference to Breck School, 123 Ottawa Ave N. Minneapolis, MN 55422, Attn: Human Resources. May also submit to employment@breckschool.org.

If you have any questions about the job, please contact Jonny Nicholson at jonathan.nicholson@breckschool.org or (763)381-8248.


The Rivers School
Location: Weston, MA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: September 1, 2018

The Rivers School is seeking an Associate Director of College Counseling to begin September 2018*. A selective independent school committed to the ideal of excellence with humanity, Rivers maintains that a meaningful college counseling experience is essential to the school’s mission. Key responsibilities of the Associate Director are:

  1. Serve as primary college counselor to 30-40 students and their parents per admission cycle. In this role, the Associate Director will provide individualized counsel on the college process including advice regarding the college list, testing progression, and senior year course selection.
  2. Prepare the counselor recommendation for all primary counselees.
  3. Help create and present the college counseling curriculum and events including the PSATs, junior college workshops, junior parent evenings, and programs specialized for artists and athletes. Additionally, the office is eager to find new ways to serve our community. As such, the ability to think in innovative ways about programming will be greatly valued. 
  4. Cultivate and maintain relationships with college admission offices. The Associate Director will help host admission officers visiting Rivers, visit college campuses, and attend the National Conference. Additionally, s/he is expected to contact colleges in conjunction with the Director to speak about Rivers applicants. 
  5. Along with the rest of the College Counseling team, the Associate Director will advise Rivers colleagues seeking ways to support students in the college process and will inform the community of the latest trends, issues and expectations in the college admissions world.

Other responsibilities of the Associate Director of College Counseling typically include advising and some form of involvement with the co-curricular program. Candidates for this position will have a bachelor’s degree, five or more years of experience in selective college admissions or college counseling, excellent interpersonal skills for interacting with students, parents and admission colleagues, a sense of humor, a penchant for building program, and a strong work ethic.

Please direct all inquiries, including a cover letter and current resume to David Lyons, Director of College Counseling.

* Start date is flexible, depending on circumstances.


Francis W. Parker School
Location: Chicago, IL
Position: College Counseling Systems Manager
Start Date: June 15, 2018

We are currently seeking a full‐time College Counseling Systems Coordinator to serve as systems manager for all data within the College Counseling office, as well as the technical liaison between the CC Office and other departments/individuals/agencies in and outside of the school. The Coordinator must be a meticulous record‐keeper, troubleshooter, effective communicator, able to prioritize and juggle responsibilities in a high energy, high‐traffic, deadline‐driven environment. A self‐starter and innate problem solver, the successful candidate is one who is excited by the process of learning, staying current with and initiating more effective, efficient and exciting ways to utilize various systems. This tech‐savvy individual will serve as the point person for all technologies involved with general office operations, in addition to those specifically designed for the college search, application, and financial aid process. In addition to ensuring accuracy of data and information, checking, uploading and downloading, an essential role of the Systems Coordinator is to understand the importance of confidentiality, and to meet deadlines.

A vital member of our seasoned team, this individual should understand the responsibility that comes along with this position, and take satisfaction in our collaborative efforts to meet the goals of the College Counseling office and the Mission of the school.

Full position description and contact information are found on the official posting on our website, linked here.


Palmer Trinity School
Location: Miami, FL
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2018

The role of the Assistant Director of College Counseling at Palmer Trinity School is an exceptional opportunity to grow your career as a College Counselor at one of Miami, Florida's premier independent schools. This 10-month position begins July 1, 2018 for the 2018-2019 academic year. Salary will range between $50K- $60k commensurate with experience.

Reporting to the Director of College Counseling, the Assistant Director will be an integral member of the college counseling team, which works collaboratively to build relationships with students and families and educate them through the course selection, college search, application and decision-making process. The Assistant Director will support the Director in delivering an exceptional, comprehensive and supportive college-counseling program. As a diverse, inclusive school devoted to preparing our students to live and work in an increasingly globalized and multicultural society, Palmer Trinity is particularly interested in professionals with demonstrated interest in working in this type of school setting.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Advising and effectively supporting approximately 1/3 of our junior and senior classes through each phase of the college process
  • Writing detailed, personal and incisive letters of recommendation in support of counselees
  • Communicating clearly and effectively with students and parents on all issues and trends related to college admissions, standardized testing and financial aid
  • Working closely with the Director to organize and run college counseling events and to develop new programming
  • Staying abreast of new programs and policies at colleges and universities
  • Maintaining and developing strong relationships with admissions officers at a wide array of colleges and universities
  • Representing Palmer Trinity School (its curriculum, mission and students) to colleges and universities in a manner that best supports the interests of the school and its community
  • Possessing depth of knowledge about college admissions, national trends, testing and the application process in order to serve as a resource for the Palmer Trinity School community

Key requirements and qualifications:
Successful candidates will have a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in selective college admissions or college counseling and a B.A. or B.S. Candidates must also possess excellent communication skills - be a strong writer, a compelling speaker, a thoughtful listener, and have strong time-management skills. Empathy, energy, flexibility, maturity, optimism and a strong work ethic will be highly valued in this position, as well as the ability to function in a dynamic and fast-paced office environment that encourages collaboration, congeniality, and collegiality. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and, a list of three references to Mrs. Fabiola L. Mathelier at fmathelier@palmertrinity.org. To find out more about the school, candidates should visit our website at www.palmertrinity.org/page.


Stanford Online High School
Location: Stanford, CA
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2018

Stanford Online High School has begun the search for a new Assistant Director of College Counseling.

A little about the position: Stanford Online High School is a great place to work and a rewarding place to be a college counselor. Not only do you have the benefits of working at Stanford, there are other positives including the opportunity to work with students from around the world, help shape the direction of a relatively new college counseling program, and to join a community of intelligent and motivated colleagues.

You can find the full position description and application information on the Stanford University Jobs Site at this link. It is Job Number 78903.

If you have any questions or know of any interested candidates, please contact Adam Lips at alips@stanford.edu.


Avenues: The World School
Location: New York, NY
Position: Admissions Systems Manager
Start Date: June 2018

About Avenues
Think of Avenues as one independent school with campuses that are interdependent and intentionally connected. It will not be a collection of different schools all pursuing different educational strategies, but rather one highly integrated learning community, connected and supported by a common mission, a shared education design and curriculum, world-class technology and a talented headquarters team in New York City.

Avenues New York opened in 2012 and currently serves 1,550 students in grades Nursery – 12. Our second campus, in São Paulo, will open in August 2018, and Avenues Shenzhen is scheduled to open in 2019. Avenues prepares students for engaged global citizenship in the modern world, with an approach that combines language immersion, interdisciplinary teaching, a global curriculum, and a culture of creativity and deep collaboration.

The Opportunity
The Admissions Systems Manager will manage and maintain world-class enrollment and CRM systems across all campuses. This includes directing the systems that support the organization’s admissions, operations and marketing objectives as well as influencing the overall admissions strategy and tactics. With a multi-disciplinary perspective, the candidate will ensure admissions and enrollment systems are consistent with global standards, but in-line with local market needs with an eye on the user experience. The Admissions Systems Manager will work closely with admissions, information systems & technology, marketing, business stakeholders, and parents to infuse new admissions concepts into Avenues operations.

The Information Systems & Technology team is comprised of outstanding professionals at the intersection of education, operation, and technology. Our goal to support the Avenues vision to eventually bring together 35,000 students and 3,000+ faculty members through a number of traditional and virtual modalities.

RESPONSIBILITIES
You'll bring proven abilities to contribute in two key areas:

  • Partner with Admissions and Marketing & Communications to completely understand their needs, business processes and systems
  • Provide technical leadership, project management and support for local and global CRM implementations, which include system integrations, administration, change management, security and execution of overall CRM strategy.
  • Co-manage team of admissions operation coordinators/managers at each campus to provide direction, and support tasks related to the day-to-day enrollment operations and support of CRM.
  • Administer CRM, Enrollment Management System and related payment processing including configuration, process builder design, workflow creation, reporting, troubleshooting, and testing.
  • Influence creative team and marketing strategy through existing marketing automation processes to meet Avenues enrollment management goals.
  • Partner with campus admissions directors on designing and improving local operational practices using CRM and marketing automation in line with overall global enrollment management standards.
  • Plan and assist in executing the short and long-term Avenues enrollment management department operational goals to improve effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing enrollment management department operating standards across Avenues campuses
  • Develop and initiate extensive internal end-user training on enrollment processes, procedures, system functionality and configuration.

QUALIFICATIONS
You'll bring most, if not all, of the following:

  • Energized by Avenues’ mission and opportunity for impact in education
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, systems analysis, operations or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of relevant admissions, marketing and/or communications experience
  • Excellent knowledge of marketing automation concepts, CR and/or student information systems solutions (i.e., Salesforce, Veracross a plus)
  • An effective team player, able to facilitate, build consensus, mentor and train virtual teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Critical eye for detail/data errors
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Ability to lead meetings and walk through updates with the organization
  • Strong vendor management background including reviewing and editing SOW and price/timeline negotiation
  • Intellectual curiosity and mindset of continuous learning and growth

To Apply
Apply through the Careers section of the Avenues website. Full position description is linked here. Be sure to include a very thoughtful cover letter in your application.

Avenues is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must be authorized to work legally in the United States.


Avenues: The World School
Location: Shenzhen, China
Position: Admissions Associate
Start Date: June 2018

About Avenues
Begin by thinking Avenues New York, Avenues São Paulo, Avenues Shenzhen, Avenues Silicon Valley, Avenues London. Think of Avenues: The World School as one independent school with many campuses around the globe that are interdependent and intentionally connected. It will not be a collection of different schools all pursuing different educational strategies, but rather one highly integrated learning community, connected and supported by a common mission, a shared education design and curriculum, world-class technology and a talented headquarters team in New York City.

Avenues New York opened in 2012 and serves 1,550 students in grades nursery - 12. Avenues São Paulo will open in August 2018, and Avenues Shenzhen is scheduled to open in 2019. Avenues prepares students for engaged global citizenship in the modern world, with an approach that combines language immersion, interdisciplinary learning, a global curriculum and a culture of creativity and deep collaboration.

The Opportunity
Avenues Shenzhen seeks an Admissions Associate to become a key member of our start-up team. The Admissions Associate will engage families and guide them through the admissions process, helping to build the founding community of a highly innovative, top-tier global school that is strongly rooted in China and Chinese culture.

What Will You Do?

  • Ensure that admitted students and families are well-matched with Avenues, by understanding applicants deeply and guiding them through the process.
  • Convey the unique value of an Avenues education in nuanced, accurate, and compelling ways that are tailored to each family’s interests.
  • Build a special, diverse community of families and children who are invested in Avenues and excited to be pioneers in an innovative new school.
  • Embrace the special challenges of building a new school community. The admissions team will enroll around 250 new students in the 12 months before August 2019.
  • Make every family feel cared for and respected, regardless of the varied outcomes of the admissions process.

Who Are We Looking For? You will bring:

  • Exceptional relationship building ability and emotional intelligence, to connect deeply with Chinese and international families; admissions experience strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Mandarin Chinese, to compellingly convey the unique value of an Avenues education
  • A track record of achieving ambitious goals, especially in a growth or start-up context
  • Proactive, entrepreneurial style, eager to take initiative in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Keen intellectual curiosity, with a mindset of continuous learning and growth

To Apply
Apply through the Careers section of the Avenues website. Full position description is linked here. Make sure to include a thoughtful cover letter in your application.

Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Avenues is committed to diversity among our staff, and applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


Kingswood Oxford School
Location: West Hartford, CT
Position: Assistant Director of College Advising
Start Date: July 2018

Position Description:
Kingswood Oxford School is seeking an Assistant Director of College Advising. This is a 12-month, full time, exempt position. The Assistant Director will be responsible for working with an assigned group of juniors and seniors and their parents as they navigate the college search and application process. The Assistant Director will work closely with his/her advisees as they explore and select colleges, complete applications, write essays, and work on other aspects of the application process. In addition, the Assistant Director will write individualized letters of recommendation for his/her advisees, work with coaches, teachers, advisors and other KO community members who can help support his/her advisees. The Assistant Director will work collaboratively in an office of four as well as with other key departments at the School. Although the Assistant Director will work mostly with juniors and seniors, he/she will also collaborate with the rest of the College Advising staff in planning and executing programming and events for freshmen and sophomores.

Job Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • At least three to five years of college advising experience, preferably at an independent school, or at least three to five years of experience with college admissions
  • Comfort with a wide variety of technological tools; strong skills using Microsoft Office, web-based programs, and internet research strategies; comfortable learning new software
  • Exceptional interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Interest and enthusiasm for working with adolescents and their parents
  • Ability and willingness to work in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Calm and supportive manner with all constituencies; friendly and approachable style
  • Creative problem solving skills, resourcefulness, attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects according to deadline
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people
  • Ability to travel a few times a year to visit colleges, attend conferences and participate in other professional development opportunities; occasional evening and weekend hours are required
  • Other desired skills and experience:
  • Knowledge of Naviance, Google Applications and/or Blackbaud’s Education Edge
  • Experience with college-bound athletes 
  • Experience working with international students
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with college admissions offices and personnel
  • Kingswood Oxford is a coeducational, independent day school for strong and motivated students in grades 6-12. KO values academic and co-curricular excellence, ethical citizenry, and meaningful relationships with our students and their families. Small classes are taught by exceptional teachers who encourage students to engage both widely and deeply in the liberal arts and sciences. Our graduates are well rounded and prepared remarkably well for the challenges of highly selective colleges and for success in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.

Expected Start Date is July 2018, Priority is given to applications in by May 21, 2018. Applicants should submit the following information to jobopenings@kingswoodoxford.org:

  • A cover letter 
  • A current resume
  • The names, titles, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references 
  • A writing sample

An Equal Opportunity Employer
Kingswood Oxford School provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, political belief or activity, status as a veteran, or any other status protected by law. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.


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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Job Specifications:

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

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


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

WHO ARE WE?

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

THE OPPORTUNITY

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

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

WHAT YOU'LL DO

Be a college champion:

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

Nurture students' growth and development:

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

Be a leader:

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

WHAT YOU BRING

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

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


Dexter Southfield School
Location: Brookline, MA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2018

The Associate Director of College Counseling (“the Associate Director”) reports to the Director of College Counseling and regularly collaborates with a third college counselor and the College Office Manager. The Associate Director collaborates on an ad hoc basis with the Upper School Deans of Students; the Upper School Academic Dean; the Upper School Department Heads; the Upper School Learning Specialists; the School Counselor; the Athletic Department; the School Nurses; and Upper School teachers, advisors, and coaches.

Position Summary
Working closely with the Director, the other college counselor, and the College Office Manager, the Associate Director advises and provides resources for students and parents throughout the college search, application, and selection process. The Associate Director also helps design and implement communication with and programming for students and parents in the School with regard to academic planning, testing strategy, athletic recruiting, and other matters in preparation for the search and application process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Associate Director’s primary responsibility is to help students find suitable matches in post-secondary education and to help each student generate the best set of options possible for that student. The Associate Director’s duties include, but are not limited to, those listed below; he or she does the following:

  1. Counsels a portion of each class (average class size: 70 students), determined by the Director, beginning during the junior year; this includes advising those students individually about selecting courses and building an appropriately balanced college list, helping those students write and revise their personal statements, writing the school letters for those students, collecting reference letters written by teachers, addressing relevant disciplinary issues if they arise, informing and advising those students’ parents/guardians as appropriate, and helping those students with any transfers and any other post-graduation college applications
  2. Communicates with groups of students, parents, and faculty at the School with regard to the college process and the admissions landscape
  3. Develops and maintains strong relationships with colleges on behalf of the School’s students, hosting college admissions visitors, visiting campuses, and communicating directly with college officials about applicants in order to advocate for those applicants
  4. Stays current with trends in college admissions
  5. Travels to maintain relationships and current knowledge of the landscape, normally twice per academic year, including trips to college campuses and to national, regional and local conferences, according to plans set forth by the Director
  6. Generates current and historical reports on statistics of college admissions and standardized testing

The Associate Director is available for other duties as assigned from time to time. These may include, and are not limited to, helping manage records and testing such as AP and PSAT, proctoring extended time testing for ACT and SAT, managing and attending events during evenings and weekends, and assisting in other areas of the School. The Associate Director is committed to fulfilling the School’s mission, to supporting its culture, and to supporting its leadership.

Qualifications
Candidates must have the following qualifications: bachelor’s degree (master’s is preferred); strong experience in the field; excellent communication skills, both in writing and speaking; excellent interpersonal skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and college counseling software such as Naviance; excellent organization and time management skills; attention to detail; the ability to work independently; sound judgment; the ability to handle sensitive information with discretion; an inclination to advocate strongly for student applicants; a commitment to professional growth; a sense of humor.

Candidates should complete the employment application (linked here) and send it with a current resume and cover letter to Carmen Urbonas, Director of Human Resources.


Brentwood School

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2019

A terrific school, located just north of Santa Monica on two campuses and enrolling 995 students K-12, visitors to Brentwood are immediately struck by the beauty and warmth of the two campuses. The setting is a well-integrated blend of old and new buildings, red-tiled roofs, intimate courtyards, ivy-covered walls, and green fields.

The goal of both curriculum and pedagogy is to foster intellectual curiosity, excitement for learning, and a desire to fulfill individual potential. Brentwood’s student body is diverse and lively. Students of color comprise 35% of the population in grades 7-12 and the school is strongly committed to an aggressive financial aid program.

The Director of College Counseling is a full-time position, reporting directly to the Upper Division Director. The DCC is a member of the Upper School Administrative Team and the Brentwood School (K-12) Leadership Team. The ideal candidate will be team-oriented with an interest in working with high school students, their families, college representatives, faculty, and administrators. To learn more and apply, please visit the listing.