Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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


*Avenues: The World School, Director of Deans and College Counseling - Brazil
Brentwood School, Director of College Counseling - CA
*Campus Bound, College Counselor, part-time - MA
Dexter Southfield School, Director of College Counseling - MA
The Harker School, Director of Standardized Testing and Scheduling - CA
The Loomis Chaffee School, Director of College Guidance - CT
*McMillan Education, Educational Consultant: College Counselor - MA
St. Johns Country Day School, College Counselor - FL
St. John's School, Director of College Counseling - TX
St. Mark's School of Texas, College Counseling Coordinator - TX
St. Mary's Hall, Associate Director of College Counseling - TX
Woodside Priory School, Director of College Counseling - CA
Worcester Academy, Associate Director of College Counseling - MA

*non-member listing


Campus Bound
Location: Lexington, Hingham, Needham, Mansfield, MA
Position: College Counselor, part-time
Start Date: To be determined

  • Are you a current or former college admissions or school counselor with deep knowledge of the college search and application process?
  • Do you want to help students find colleges that are a good fit while reducing stress and making the college search an enjoyable, positive experience?
  • Are you seeking part-time employment with flexible hours and the opportunity to collaborate with a team of experienced professionals?

Campus Bound is a growing independent college admissions and financial aid consulting company. We are seeking part-time college counselors to support students and parents through the college search and application process.

Part-Time College Counselors will:

  • Provide insights on all aspects of college admissions
  • Support students in compiling and refining a list of appropriately matched colleges
  • Assist students in understanding application requirements and in organizing materials
  • Review and critique essays, resumes, and applications
  • Prepare students for college visits and interviews
  • Facilitate parent-child communication
  • Oversee on-time submission of error-free applications

The ideal candidate will be energetic, experienced, organized, and detail-oriented and will demonstrate the flexibility to support a wide variety of clients. Exceptional written and oral communication skills are a must. A minimum of 3-5 years of professional experience in selective undergraduate college admissions and/or high school college counseling is required.

This position requires evening and weekend availability to meet with students and parents outside of school and work hours. Meetings will take place in one of our offices, located in Hingham, Lexington, Mansfield, and Needham, MA. The workload for this position is cyclical, with fluctuations throughout the year, but generally with more hours required between July-December and fewer from January-June. Counselors will support a caseload of 5-25 students per class year.

If interested, please submit your resume and cover letter to employment@campusbound.com. In your cover letter, please indicate from which office/s you wish to work. More information found on our website: http://campusbound.com/about-us/#careers.


St. Mary's Hall
Location: San Antonio, TX
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2018

The Associate Director of College Counseling reports to the Director of College Counseling to assist in implementing the four-year comprehensive college counseling curriculum for the Upper School. 

Essential Functions:

  • Counsel upper school students in the college process. Write recommendations for assigned students. Advise students on course planning. Advocate for students with colleges.
  • Meet regularly with admissions representatives as they visit Saint Mary's Hall campus.
  • Plan and participate in all external relations activities of the office.
  • Travel as Saint Mary's Hall representative to national and local conferences and on college tours throughout the year.
  • Prepare and plan regular meetings with students on timely topics such as financial aid, visiting colleges, interviewing and preparing applications.
  • Organize and administer the ACT, SAT and AP tests hosted by Saint Mary's Hall campus.
  • Communicate effectively with all constituencies regarding expertise in the admissions process.
  • In addition, this position includes advising students in Form 9 – 12.
  • Meet with each student and his/her family once during the spring semester of junior year and once during fall semester of senior year.
  • Conduct individual counseling sessions as needed/requested with all assigned students.
  • Assist in planning and implementation of annual parent coffees for each Form level.
  • Be present and assist in preparation of an annual evening event (College Information Night) for Form 11 students and their parents.
  • Stay abreast of best practices and emerging trends in college counseling, including new technology.
  • Help process and support all National Merit Semi-Finalist applications.
  • Work collaboratively to update College Planning Handbook annually.
  • Participate in state and national professional organizations and conferences: TACAC, NACAC, and College Board.
  • Participate in SMH College Boot Camp the last week of July. This is conducted by the college counseling office in conjunction with the Enrichment office.
  • Embrace and engage the overall SMH community as an active participant.
  • Perform additional duties and accept other responsibilities as may be assigned.

Additional information and the full position description is linked on our website. Interested candidates may submit resumes to jobs@smhall.org, attention Kelly Jorgensen.


The Harker School
Location: San Jose, CA
Position: Director of Standardized Testing and Scheduling
Start Date: January 2018

We are seeking a Director of Scheduling and Testing to join our Upper School team. The director will work with the assistant head; academic affairs in teacher scheduling, as well as the academic dean for student scheduling. Testing responsibilities include; overseeing all aspects of final exams, PSAT exams, and serving as the AP coordinator.

About us: The Harker School is a coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory school serving preschool through grade 12. Harker has four campuses (preschool, lower, middle and upper schools) located within minutes of each other in San Jose. For more than 100 years, Harker's mission has remained constant: to create an environment that promotes academic excellence, inspires intellectual curiosity, expects personal accountability and forever instills a genuine passion for learning. We’re tremendously proud of our century-old tradition of excellence in education, and the international recognition our students, faculty and programs have earned.

Kindness, respect, honesty, integrity and personal accountability have been at the heart of a Harker education since the school’s founding in 1893. Students encourage and support one another and celebrate each other’s efforts and successes with hugs and high-fives. It’s a supportive, safe, fun and nurturing place where kids make friends for life with their peers, their teachers and the staff.

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills both written and oral
  • The ability to learn and adapt to various technologies
  • In depth knowledge of all aspects of AP and PSAT testing preferred

For more information and to apply for the position, the online listing is linked here.


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

Dexter Southfield is an independent day school founded in 1926 with 840 students in PreK through Class 12, a faculty and staff of 190, and 70 seniors each year. The school’s well-resourced 36-acre campus is located on the Brookline-Boston line, just 5 miles from the center of Boston and close to some of the world’s best museums, libraries, hospitals, colleges, and universities—all of which serve as an extension of the school’s classrooms. Dexter Southfield seeks a strong, outcome-oriented Director of College Counseling to lead its college counseling program, starting in July 2018.

Dexter Southfield is committed to a college counseling program that focuses on the individual student’s goals and interests and helps each student find the best set of post-secondary outcomes. The school is eager for a Director of College Counseling who will proactively and enthusiastically represent Dexter Southfield and its students to colleges and universities.

Dexter Southfield’s next Director of College Counseling will report to the Assistant Head of School and will manage an office of highly engaged professionals including the Associate Director of College Counseling and the College Office Manager. The office also has administrative support on a part-time basis from the Registrar. The Director collaborates frequently with the Head of the Upper School and on an ad hoc basis with the Director of Athletics, the Director of Admissions and Enrollment Management, and the Director of Communications. The Director of College Counseling reports periodically to the Board of Trustees.

The Director’s primary responsibility is to lead a proactive, intentional college counseling program that will ensure each student generates the best set of post-secondary outcomes possible. To that end, responsibilities include the following:

  • Developing and implementing a multi-grade program of education and support beginning with the ninth grade to ensure students and their parents understand the college process and how decisions and choices throughout the secondary school years can impact the college process
  • Initiating and maintaining strong relationships with colleges on behalf of the school, hosting college admissions visitors, visiting a range of campuses, and communicating directly with college officials on behalf of students
  • Ensuring that the College Office is highly-organized with efficient systems, policies, and communication protocols that enable the efficient management of standardized testing and student applications
  • Educating students, parents, prospective families, faculty and board members about all aspects of the college process including standardized testing, athletic recruitment, scholarships, financial aid, and the current college admissions landscape
  • Working closely with other leaders in the school to ensure that the school’s academic and other programs position graduates for success in the college search and application process as well as in college
  • Analyzing data and communicating trends and projections around which new initiatives and strategies will be designed
  • Serving as an active college counselor to approximately half of each class
  • Regularly pursuing opportunities for professional growth, including relevant conferences with plane travel and overnight stays, and networking within the industry 
  • Ensuring continued professional growth of the personnel in the college office

Qualifications
Dexter Southfield seeks an individual with strong communication, presentation, and leadership skills with deep knowledge of, and proven experience in, the college admissions process to serve as its Director of College Counseling. Individuals who have gained at least 10 years’ experience as a college counselor in competitive independent schools or as an officer in highly selective college admissions will be of particular interest. A bachelor’s degree is required, and an advanced degree is preferred.

The Director of College Counseling embraces the school’s mission and culture and:

  • Has the leadership skills to serve enthusiastically as the visible, vocal, and strategic leader of the school’s college counseling program
  • Is a highly organized professional who thrives in a fast-paced environment
  • Enjoys and cultivates personal interactions with students, parents, faculty and college representatives
  • Has strong communication skills as a speaker, writer, and listener
  • Demonstrates patience and support in working with students and parents
  • Serves as an enthusiastic and highly knowledgeable ambassador for the school and its students in the college process, dividing 25 campus visits annually with the Associate Director and building relationships with college admissions professionals
  • Demonstates strong presentation and communication skills to a diverse audiences, including students, parents, faculty, trustees, prospective families, other college counselors, and college representatives
  • Has a proven track record as a successful team leader and team builder
  • Is an active, visible member of the school community, attending student events such as games, theater productions, and assemblies 
  • Has strong and demonstrable successful experience in the field
  • Demonstrates proficiency with college counseling software such as Naviance
  • Is committed to professional growth
  • Has a sense of humor

This is an opportunity to be part of a strong, positive school community. A visit to the school will quickly reveal that Dexter Southfield is a place people genuinely like to be each day; it is a school marked by good collegiality and humor. Members of the school community agree that there is not a “typical” Dexter Southfield student, although “positive, respectful and very polite” are common denominators as well as an achievement orientation and “interest in things outside themselves.”

The new Director of College Counseling will have the opportunity to take a leadership role to define and promote a unified vision and message regarding the college counseling program that can be well-articulated consistently throughout the school. This is a wonderful opportunity for a strategic and goal-oriented college counseling professional to join a great school community and work with a strong team to build on the numerous strengths of the current college counseling program.

For Consideration
Interested individuals should submit a current resume and a letter of interest to:
Jane Armstrong or Bill Lyons, Managing Partners
Independent Thinking
it@independent-thinking.com
617-332-3131

Dexter Southfield considers applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, disability, sexual orientation, familial or marital status, or any other characteristics protected from discrimination under state or federal laws.


The Loomis Chaffee School
Location: Windsor, CT
Position: Director of College Guidance
Start Date: July 1, 2018

The Director of College Guidance is responsible for leading and overseeing the function of the College Guidance Office, including providing the support necessary for the submission of college applications by the senior class and the supervision of four full-time college counselors, one full-time administrative assistant, and one director of standardized testing.

Key Accountabilities:

  • Manage a caseload of junior and seniors. 
  • Oversee delivery of a four-year college guidance curriculum.
  • Stay abreast of developments in the field of selective college admissions.
  • Analyze data and outcomes; prepare reports analyzing college admissions results for Loomis Chaffee students.
  • Present to large groups of students, parents, faculty, Board of Trustees and others on issues surrounding the selective college admissions process.
  • Travel to conferences and visit colleges in order to stay current in the field and to develop and maintain professional relationships.
  • Participate in committee work and other projects as assigned; be involved in the school community at large.

Skills & Knowledge:

  • Deep understanding of highly selective college admissions processes and trends. 
  • Ability to connect with students, parents, colleagues, and college admissions personnel.
  • Excellent attention to detail and communication skills, both written and oral.
  • Understanding of selective college admissions process as it relates to all students as well as international students, students applying for financial aid, students of color, and students for whom arts and/or athletics is a major consideration.

Experience:

  • Minimum five years experience as a college counselor and/or a college admissions counselor.
  • Experience managing others in an educational setting preferred.
  • Familiarity with independent schools, and boarding schools in particular, preferred.

Education:

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Master’s degree preferred

Additional information regarding the position and the online application can be found on our website, linked here.


St. John's School
Location: Houston, TX
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2018

St. John’s School is seeking a high-energy and dynamic team leader and experienced college counselor to serve as its Director of College Counseling for the 2018-2019 school year. St. John’s has a full-time enrollment of 1,355 students in Grades K-12 with a graduating class of roughly 175. The Director of College Counseling is a full-time position, reporting directly to the Head of Upper School. The Director of College Counseling is also a member of the Upper School Administrative Team and the St. John’s K-12 Senior Leadership Team. The ideal candidate will be fully invested in the life of the St. John’s community, enthusiastic about working closely with students, their families, fellow administrators, faculty, and college admissions representatives, as well as possess a proven track record as an effective leader and team player. The position entails many of the typical duties of a director at an independent school, including supervising a team of four full-time college counselors and an administrative assistant and advising a caseload of 35 students. Please see the full description for details. Interested candidates should contact Ms. Hollis Amley, Head of Upper School, at hamley@sjs.org.


St. Mark's School of Texas
Location: Dallas, TX
Position: College Counseling Coordinator
Start Date: January 2018

The College Counseling Coordinator is responsible for independently managing numerous specialized projects, complex processes, and the daily operation of the College Counseling Office. The Coordinator provides direct administrative support to the college counseling team in all matters related to college advising, application processing, and standardized test administration. Tasks include, but are not limited to, preparing, and submitting supporting college application documents, event planning, scheduling college visits, and organizing data for college admission reports for administrators and members of the Board of Trustees. Independent problem solving and being able to utilize online tutorials and Help Desk services for computer programs are necessary.

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills in a diverse environment are essential. The College Counseling Coordinator must possess a strong desire and enthusiasm to work with highly motivated Upper School students and their families in an independent school setting. The Coordinator must possess outstanding customer service experience and the ability to collaborate with all St. Mark’s School of Texas constituents: students, faculty, staff, parents, and university representatives. The successful incumbent will possess the ability to organize, prioritize, and manage the details of multiple projects and tasks, maintain the confidentiality of all activities within the College Counseling Office, and be able to adjust to ever-changing priorities in a fast-paced environment. This is a full-time 12-month position and evening and weekend work hours may occasionally be required. Since college application deadlines tend to fall during school breaks, this position may require some work in the office and/or remotely when school is not in session to meet deadlines.

For a full position description and information on the application process, click here


Worcester Academy
Location: Worcester, MA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: January 2018

Reporting to the Director of College Counseling, the Associate Director will have primary responsibility for counseling approximately 50 students in each class through the college admission process. In addition, the Associate Director will be involved in developing and presenting programs for students and parents at various stages of the process.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND KEY OBJECTIVES

  • Strong counseling skills, and ability to work effectively with a diverse adolescent population.
  • Strong understanding of colleges and universities, primarily in the U.S. but also including Canadian and European universities. Visits to college campuses are important to this understanding. Development of relationships with college admission professionals expected.
  • Expertise in the college admission process, including an understanding of differing levels of selectivity, the role of standardized testing, the financial process and scholarship search. Attendance at professional conferences and workshops is encouraged and supported.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills, and ability to write clearly and persuasively in support of counselees.
  • Strong organization and time-management skills.
  • Sense of professionalism and high ethical standards, and ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
  • Sense of humor, flexibility, collegiality, teamwork, and independence.

ADDITIONAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Advising group of up to ten students as part of WA advising program.
  • Advising a club or coaching a sport may be possible.
  • Other responsibilities as may be assigned by the Director.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Education: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in counseling or education administration a plus.
  • ExperienceA minimum of 3-5 years of experience working in a selective college admission office and/or independent school college counseling office.
  • Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
    • Strong technology skills a must. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required. Proficiency with presentation software a plus.
    • Ability to multi-task in a fast paced, service oriented atmosphere.
    • Working knowledge of database systems for student records; Naviance experience highly desirable.

More information on the position and the online application can be found on our website, linked here


Brentwood School
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2018

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


St. Johns Country Day School
Location: Orange Park, FL
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: Immediate hire

Summary Description:
The College Counselor position will join a college counseling staff of three, including a Director of College Counseling and a College Counseling Coordinator. All three members of the staff work to develop programs that support the college and career needs of our student population. This position will be an integral part of the school’s program to guide students (and their parents) through academic planning, the college search and the college admissions process.

Classification: Full-Time, 12 Months
Reports to: Director of College Counseling

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Participate in the process of guiding students and parents through the various stages of the college counseling process, starting with annual course selection issues and culminating with the application process for seniors 
  • Meeting with students individually and in groups to educate and empower them on how to navigate the college process, admission trends, and college options 
  • Facilitating visits between students and college representatives at the school 
  • Establishing connections with colleges and universities throughout the country and world 
  • Attending conferences and professional meetings in order to remain current with industry trends 
  • Organize and complete multiple tasks simultaneously with close attention to detail and prioritization to meet deadlines 
  • Work evenings and weekends when necessary 
  • Work with the Director to develop new programming on college exploration for students and their parents 
  • Coordinate the schools standardized testing program, including test-day administration 
  • Actively engage in the School community 

Qualifications:

  • The position requires a Bachelor’s degree. 
  • Three to five years of experience in a similar position that includes student-counseling experience. 
  • A vision for preparing students to thrive in a world of constant change, encompassing a global perspective, character and skills development, and sustaining a love of learning 
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, including public speaking ability and experience in writing letters of recommendation 
  • Familiarity with Naviance and Google Docs 
  • Thorough knowledge of college admissions and financial aid practices 
  • Organizing and coordinating skills

Please email cover letter and resume to: Holli Kennedy (hkennedy@sjcds.net), Assistant to the Headmaster


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

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

Primary responsibilities:

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

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

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

Qualities and Qualifications
The ideal candidate is:

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

The ideal candidate has:

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

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


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

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

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


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