Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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


The Bush School, Associate Director of College Counseling - WA
Carrollwood Day School, Director of College Counseling - FL
deToledo High School, Associate Director of College Counseling - CA
deToledo High School, Registrar/College Counseling Associate - CA
Kents Hill School, Testing Coordinator/College Counselor /Assistant Director - ME
Lycée Français de San Francisco, College Counseling Office Assistant - CA
Park Tudor School, Associate Director of College Counseling - IN
Ridgeview Classical Schools,* College Advising Coordinator - CO
Santa Catalina School, Director of College Counseling - CA
Woodside Priory School, Director of College Counseling - CA

*non-member school listing


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

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

Duties of the Director of College Counseling include:

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

Additional duties:

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

de Toledo High School
Location: West Hills, CA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: as soon as possible

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.

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.


de Toledo High School
Location: West Hills, CA
Position: Registrar/College Counseling Associate
Start Date: as soon as possible

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.

The Registrar/College Counseling Associate plays a key role in the administration of the college counseling office and the school. This full time exempt position reports to the Director of College Counseling.

Registrar Duties:

  • Responsible for printing and distributing grade reports for faculty, parents, students, colleges, administration and statistical reporting. 
  • Prepare and maintain permanent records of past, enrolled and incoming students; request necessary records and initiate telephone and written communication with previous schools related to the student record history. Ensure security and accuracy of credentials. 
  • Coordinate the input of course recommendations to create schedules for new students and arrange their academic advisement appointments.
  • Set up and maintain student records and test scores in Naviance. 
  • Responsible updating and maintaining community service hours in school database and supporting the Community Service Director’s communication to students and families. 
  • Assist the Academic Coordinator in inputting courses for master schedule and provide administrative support.
  • Respond to inquiries and assist students, counselors, parents and other school personnel regarding student records, transcript requests, graduation, grade point averages, and enrollment procedures. 
  • Compute record and process grade point averages in accordance with school policies.
  • Work closely with the Testing Coordinator and assist them with communication with proctors and families for extended time testing for the SAT and ACT and AP exams.

College Counseling Associate Duties:

  • Responsible for administrative support in the College Counseling Office, including filing, data entry, reception duties, scheduling appointments, and ordering materials.
  • Helps to prepare the College Counseling Handbook, Curriculum Guide and the Profile by proofreading and gathering data and maintain all internal forms (transcript request forms, parent questionnaire, parent letter). 
  • Oversees and coordinates logistics for all college counseling events. Responsible for scheduling and requesting rooms in Schooldude, catering, printing nametags, updating, copying, and distributing packets for all programs.
  • Act as a liaison between the college counselors and college admission offices: schedule college visits, greet visiting representatives, send note cards, and schedule phone appointments.
  • Assist the college counselors with the dissemination of information: updating myJag, daily bulletin and E-news.
  • Other administrative duties as needed (including assistance with general office duties, answering phones, staffing the front desk, mailings, data entry, etc.)

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • Highly developed organizational skills, detail-oriented work style and a team player.
  • Competent and proficient with Microsoft Office including, Word, Excel and Power Point and can perform basic math skills and read technical information.
  • Demonstrated understanding of the application technology to deliver record services. 
  • The ability to learn and master the student records databases (Rediker and Naviance).
  • Ability to deal with tasks that require significant processing of data. 
  • Discretion and independent action with regard to using data and/or working with people is a must. 
  • Ability to prioritize and perform multiple tasks, is attentive to detail, meets deadlines and schedules and can work under time constraints. 
  • Positive attitude and patience with students, parents, faculty, and administrators.
  • Enthusiasm for working closely with students and college representatives.
  • Strong writing and editing skills; good communication skills.

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.


Santa Catalina School
Location: Monterey, CA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July or August 1, 2017

Santa Catalina School in Monterey, CA (coed K-8, girls 9-12, 518 students) seeks an experienced, creative professional to provide leadership and innovation to the school’s college admission process.  The position in open for a July 1 or August 1 start this summer and offers campus housing on the spectacular Monterey Peninsula.  The desired candidate will have demonstrated commitment to the education of young women and will coordinate an approach that effectively counsels motivated students and their families.  The Director of College Counseling works collaboratively with an Associate Director of College Counseling, reports to the Head of the Upper School, is a key member of the Upper School administrative team, possesses a large degree of autonomy, and provides counsel, support, and coordination to a diverse population of students and their families. 

Full description available at www.carneysandoe.com. All inquiries are confidential. Contact Ben Bolte or Jennifer Christensen


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

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

Duties:

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

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

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

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


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

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


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

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

Successful candidates will have:

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


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