Career Opportunities

Career Opportunities

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


AIM Academy, College Counseling Intern - PA
Beacon Academy, Registrar and Testing Coordinator - IL
The Benjamin School, Director of College Counseling; College Counselor - FL
The Bishop’s School, Associate Director of College Counseling - CA
The Blake School, Associate Director of College Counseling, MN
Branson School, Associate Director of College Counseling - CA
Chapin School, Director of College Guidance - NY
Chatham Hall, Director of College Counseling - VA
Colorado Academy, Co-Director of College Counseling - CO
Cushing Academy, Assistant/Associate Dean of College Counseling - MA
de Toledo High School, Associate Director of College Counseling - CA
Episcopal School of Jacksonville, College Counselor - FL
George School, Associate Director of College Counseling - PA
Greenhills School, Associate Director of College Counseling - MI
Greenwich Academy, Director of College Counseling - CT
The Hun School of Princeton, Director of College Counseling - NJ
'Iolani School, Associate Director of College Counseling - HI
Lycée Français de New York, Associate Director of College Counseling - NY
Lycée Français de San Francisco, College Counseling Office Assistant - CA
Masters School, Director of College Counseling - NY
Menlo School, College Counselor - CA 
Milken Community Schools, Associate Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning - CA
Moses Brown School, College Counseling Office Coordinator - RI
Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, Associate Director of College Counseling - GA
Noble and Greenough School, Associate Director of College Counseling - MA
The Perkiomen School, Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion - PA
Poly Prep Country Day School, College Counselor - NY
Princeton Day School, Associate Director of College Counseling - NJ
Ramaz School, Assistant or Associate Director of College Guidance - NY
Sacred Heart Greenwich, Co-Director of College Guidance - CT
San Domenico School, Co-Director of College Counseling - CA
Singapore American School, College Counselor - Singapore
St. Andrew's Episcopal School, Associate Director of College Counseling - MD
St. James School, Director of College Counseling - MD
The Webb School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - TN
The Weber School, College Advisor - GA
Whitfield School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - MO
YULA Girls High School, Director of College Guidance  - CA


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

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

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

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


Beacon Academy
Location: Evanston, IL
Position: Registrar and Testing Coordinator
Start Date: July 1, 2017

Beacon Academy is seeking a Registrar. This is a full time, 12 month position. The Registrar maintains complete and accurate student accounting records for all students and alumni at Beacon Academy and works in conjunction with the Academic Dean, Director of College Counseling, Director of Admission and Financial Aid, and IB Coordinator.

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Maintain student files related to grades, records and test results; maintain confidential files and records.
  • Maintain student demographic information in computer.
  • Obtain and verify student health records such as immunizations; notify parents if additional information is needed.
  • Enroll new students and assign to proper grade level, counselor and advisor; submit proper forms and information to the Academic Dean and Admissions Office.
  • Withdraw students according to established procedures; complete required forms and submit to the Academic Dean and Admissions Office, and new school as requested.
  • Process and transmit requests for undergraduate, senior and alumni transcripts and mid-year reports.
  • Complete and monitor daily attendance records of individual students.
  • Prepare the senior graduation list with averages; order and proofread diplomas.
  • Perform clerical duties as requested; assist with special projects as needed.
  • Process requests for driver verification forms, and employment permit applications.
  • In coordination with the Academic Dean and the IB Coordinator, assist with the coordination of professional development enrollment and travel.
  • Coordinate standardized testing with the SAT and ACT programs, including coordination of testing accommodations for different learners. 
  • Beacon Academy shall not discriminate against any person on the basis of race, creed, color, gender, age, national or ethnic origin, religious beliefs and/or disability in connection with the operation of its school and in the administration of its educational policies, admissions policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletics and other school-administered programs.

Chapin School
Location: New York, NY
Position: Director of College Guidance
Start Date: July 1, 2017

The Chapin School, a independent college-preparatory K-12 school for girls in Manhattan, seeks an exceptional, highly experienced Director of College Guidance. Ideal candidates have worked both in college admissions and in a high-school college guidance office. Strong writing skills are essential, as is the ability to cultivate relationships with all constituents. Chapin's College Guidance Department is comprised of two Directors and an Assistant. This is a full-time 12-month position. Full position information to be posted here

Interested candidates should submit papers to collegeguidance@chapin.edu.


Poly Prep Country Day School
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Position: College Counselor (title TBD)
Start Date: July 1, 2017

Poly Prep Country Day School seeks to add a dynamic team member to our college counseling team, title to be commensurate with experience, beginning in the spring or early summer of 2017. Ideal candidates will bring enthusiasm, a spirit of innovation, and an equity-minded counseling style to the position. The new community member will be a part of an infrastructure that allows for developing relationships with students and families, both through programmatic support and individualized attention, beginning in 9th grade. The new team member will report to the Director of College Counseling.

Poly Prep is an inclusive community, one proud of and deeply committed to creating a diverse learning community. In keeping with the Country Day School philosophy, we seek community members who will share a passion for learning both in and out of the classroom. The primary role of all educators at Poly Prep is to uphold our mission “to support and inspire the next diverse generation of leaders and global citizens to act with intelligence, imagination and - above all - character.”

Professional Qualifications:
Successful candidates will have a minimum of four years of experience in college counseling and/or college admissions.

To apply send resume, cover letter, and names of three references to:
Nat Smitobol, Director of College Counseling
Poly Prep Country Day School
9216 Seventh Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11228


Colorado Academy
Location: Denver, CO
Position: Co-Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2017

Colorado Academy, an independent Pre-K-12 day school in Denver, seeks a Co-Director of College Counseling to begin August 2017. This is an eleven-month, administrative position. CA’s Co-Director of College Counseling shares responsibility for planning and coordinating services and programs for the College Counseling Office, managing the budget and staff, and interfacing with college admissions offices/professional associations and on-campus offices regarding policies, procedures, and programs as well as applications of students. The Co-Director of College Counseling reports to the Head of School.

Requirements

  • Outstanding written and verbal communication skills 
  • Strong interpersonal and management skills 
  • A collaborative/empathetic style and counseling expertise with both parents and students 
  • Flexibility, high energy, and a sense of humor 
  • Extensive knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admissions and financial aid policies. 
  • Strong tech skills and knowledge of Naviance
  • Significant experience in independent school college counseling and/or selective college admission.
  • Masters degree preferred
  • Duties & Responsibilities
  • Co-leading a team consisting of another Co-Director, Associate Director, and Office Assistant.
  • Counseling, advising, and supporting a class of approximately 105 students through the college application and financial aid processes, while managing a personal caseload of approximately 35 students each year. This includes writing the school letter of recommendation for each of those students and reviewing their application essays. 
  • Providing general guidance and programs to students and parents in lower grade levels. 
  • Communicating and maintaining relationships with college admissions professionals, meeting with them as they visit CA’s campus each year. 
  • Preparing year-end reports for the Head of School and Board of Trustees.
  • Maintaining College Office website and social media accounts. 
  • Serving on the senior Administrative Team and Department Chairs Committee.
  • Representing the school at events and activities that promote the image of the school. 
  • Maintaining a national presence at conferences and in professional organizations while participating in professional development opportunities that keep the college counseling office abreast of issues in college admissions and education, in general.
  • Meeting the ethical standards of the college admission profession as articulated by the National Association for College Admission Counseling. 
  • Sharing in the day-to-day life of the school community and furthering the school’s mission.
  • Fulfilling other responsibilities as deemed appropriate for the position.

Our Upper School Program
The Upper School program at CA combines a strong college preparatory academic curriculum with extensive programs in athletics, community service, and fine arts. Students graduating from the Upper School apply to and are accepted at selective colleges throughout the United States. Small classes, high standards, plenty of extra help, and an abiding belief that the most successful learners are the most active and involved learners, which makes the Upper School years the best kind of capstone to a student’s pre-collegiate education.

About CA
Colorado Academy is a co-ed independent day school in suburban southwest Denver serving nearly 1,000 students in grades Pre-K through 12. Rich in both tradition and the spirit of innovation, CA offers a college preparatory program that emphasizes the basic disciplines in the liberal arts and sciences while providing opportunities for advanced work areas of a student’s interest and special competence. The school emphasizes 21st century skills, including critical thinking and problem solving, communication, collaboration, creativity, cultural competence, and character development. Colorado Academy does not discriminate in any of its programs, procedures, or practices on the basis of age, color, disability, marital status, national or ethnic origin, political affiliation, race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, military service, or other protected status.

To Apply
Qualified applicants are encouraged to send a letter explaining their interest and qualifications, resume, and contact information for three references to:
Michael Davis, Ph.D., Head of School
Colorado Academy
3800 South Pierce Street
Denver, CO 80235
Email: barb.eckler@coloradoacademy.org


Chatham Hall
Location: Chatham, VA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2017

The Director of College Counseling at Chatham Hall oversees the college search and application process for approximately 140 girls, grades 9-12. The ideal candidate will be knowledgeable about current trends, forward thinking, engaging, a skilled communicator, and strong proponent of girls’ education. Additionally, they will have a strong understanding of international admission, both for US students studying abroad and international students seeking to attend college in the U.S. This 12-month position serves as a member of the Administrative Leadership Team and reports to the Rector (Head of School).

Interested candidates should submit a resume, letter of interest, and references to Martha Griswold, Academic Dean, at mgriswold@chathamhall.org.

Chatham Hall, an all-girls independent boarding school located in Chatham, VA, prepares girls for college and for productive lives. Our rigorous educational program encourages intellectual growth, creativity, and personal responsibility. We foster the intellect and character of each student and, through our Honor Code, live in a community of trust. Grounded in its Episcopal heritage, the school welcomes students of all faiths and backgrounds.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Job Description

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

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

The Hun School of Princeton is seeking a Director of College Counseling to begin July, 2017. An independent, coeducational boarding and day school in Princeton, NJ, Hun enrolls a diverse student body of 630 grades 6-12/PG. The school is defined by its highly engaging college preparatory curriculum, broad extracurricular programs, supportive faculty who know and care for their students, and a happy, kind, and respectful school spirit. The Director of College Counseling reports to the Head of the Upper School and leads a dynamic counseling team of three counselors and an administrative assistant. The team supports a thriving division of 500 Upper School students in all matters related to college selection, application preparation, and the admissions process. Prior college counseling or admissions leadership experience in an independent school or college/university and a master’s degree are required. You can find a more detailed position description here. Interested and qualified candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Ben Bolte, Senior Search Consultant, at ben.bolte@carneysandoe.com. Please do not contact the school directly.


Sacred Heart Greenwich
Location: Greenwich, CT
Position: Co-Director of College Guidance
Start Date: August 25, 2017

Sacred Heart Greenwich is an independent, Catholic day school for girls from kindergarten through grade 12 with a coed preschool and prekindergarten. With a beautiful view of the Long Island Sound from our 118-acre campus in Greenwich, Connecticut, our 730 students carry on the Sacred Heart tradition of academic excellence and development of the mind, body and spirit. We are currently seeking a Co-Director of College Guidance for the 2017-2018 school year.

Sacred Heart Greenwich is committed to excellence in academics and college placement. The Co-Director of College Guidance is responsible for assisting with the overall operations of the Upper School’s students college placement process within the context of the Goals and Criteria that define a Sacred Heart education. The Co-Director of College Guidance is directly accountable to the Upper School Head.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Taking a segment of each graduating class as his/her counselees. This numbers just about one half of the class – approximately 40 students. In this capacity he/she is responsible for counseling those students and their families throughout the college search and application process. Counseling duties include but are not limited to the following: 
  • Individual meetings with students and their families. This may require meeting families during mutually convenient times which may mean before or after school 
  • Researching and drafting lists of potential colleges that meet the criteria set by the families in consultation with the counselor 
  • Discussing the timing and type of standardized testing and test preparation 
  • Writing comprehensive recommendation letters for all counselees 
  • orresponding with college representatives about her students 
  • Communicating with the other Co-Director of College Guidance on the status of his/her counselees and offering assistance to those students who need help or advice when the other counselor is unavailable.
  • Sharing teaching responsibilities for an expanded College Guidance class that begins in September of junior year.
  • Providing tips and strategies for effective interviewing and essay writing skills. 
  • Critiquing college essay outlines, rough drafts and final drafts for submission to colleges. 
  • Assisting students with the submission of scholarship applications. 
  • Meeting with some of the college representatives who come to our campus in the fall. As many as 75 college representatives visit our campus each fall. 
  • Providing more background information to the students so that they are better informed before college representatives visit SHG. 
  • Conducting college visits of his/her own to broaden our knowledge of schools and for some colleges to become more familiar with SHG. 
  • Coordinating/administering standardized testing and AP exams. 
  • Organizing college related events and panels on campus 
  • Contributing to/writing newsletters.
  • Assisting with the development of a college web site 
  • Assisting with the analysis of college decision data for various reports
  • Contributing to the development and implementation of new initiatives

In addition, the Co-Director of College Guidance must be available on days when he/she is not in school to communicate with students, parents, and colleges by either phone or email. He/She must have all meetings with parents, colleges, and students on campus unless approved by the Upper School Head.

Qualifications:
Bachelor’s Degree required; Master's Degree preferred. Experience as either a college/university admissions director or as an assistant director of college guidance preferred. Experience in independent school college guidance is preferred. Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends

As members of the international network of Sacred Heart schools, we are committed to attracting and retaining faculty with a passion for teaching who demonstrate an active faith, practice a deep respect for intellectual values, promote social awareness, build community, and value personal growth and responsibility. We seek faculty who are committed to all-girl education and who will draw upon current research to maximize student learning.

Application Procedure:
Interested candidates must complete the on-line application and upload both a resume and cover letter stating reason for interest in the position. Review of applicants will begin immediately. Only complete applications will be considered. Sacred Heart Greenwich is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes candidates who will enhance the diversity of our community.


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

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

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

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

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


Milken Community Schools
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning
Start Date: August 2017

Milken Community Schools, a premier independent college preparatory Jewish day school located in Los Angeles, California, seeks a dynamic and energetic college counselor with strong interpersonal skills to join its Office of College Counseling & Academic Planning as an Associate Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning.

Interested and qualified candidates should send a resume and cover letter to Mr. Ross D. Mankuta, (310-440-3574) Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning, Milken Community Schools.


San Domenico School
Location: San Anselmo, CA
Position: Co-Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2017

Who we are
At San Domenico, we believe that what students do with their education is as important as their academic performance. Everyday we encourage our students to not just study, but also to reflect on their learning, find their purpose, and celebrate in community, because an exceptional education, where values and academics join together, creates more than just great students – it develops great people. San Domenico is a K-12, co-ed school, with international boarding and day students in our Upper School (grades 9-12).

Position Statement
San Domenico School, a K-12 independent school in San Anselmo, is seeking a dynamic professional for the role of Co-Director of College Counseling. The Co-Director is part of an expanding team and is responsible for guiding students through all aspects of the college search and admissions process. The addition of this new position will allow San Domenico’s College Counseling office to institute a more comprehensive advising program which will support and guide students throughout all four years of high school. This is a full-time, 12-month position.

Key Responsibilities
The job responsibilities are those expected of a college counselor at an academically rigorous independent school, including:

  • Working with a caseload of maximum 40-50 students in each class, guiding them and their families through every aspect of the college search and application process, and writing Secondary School Report recommendations for their senior college applications.
  • Serving as a key member of the College Counseling team to develop and implement thoughtful, effective college counseling strategies, innovative programming, and best practices in the context of San Domenico.
  • Serving as an integral member of the Upper School Admissions Committee by assessing applicants, conducting interviews and attending meetings related to prospective enrollment
  • Staying abreast of current admissions and counseling trends through reading and research, maintaining membership in and attending professional associations and conferences, participating in campus visits and tours, and networking extensively with college admissions and college counseling colleagues.
  • Developing and presenting educational programming to our 10th-12th grade students and families on the college search and admissions processes with the Co-Director of College Counseling
  • Maintaining a professional level of sensitivity to different family cultures and dynamics; embracing the international student profile and family expectations.
  • Helping students self-assess and research higher education and other post secondary opportunities
  • In collaboration with the school counselor, addressing the social and emotional pressures on students and families as associated with the college search, application, and admissions processes
  • Responsible for planning the Senior Transitions" program.
  • Writing official school letters of recommendations for approximately 40-50 seniors
  • Meeting with college representatives who visit the San Domenico campus and serving as a liaison with college admissions offices throughout the academic year
  • Visiting colleges and universities throughout the academic year and attending national and regional college admissions counseling conferences and forums
  • Maintaining a personalized approach to counseling and working with students and families to reinforce the philosophy that "fit" in the college process is different for every student
  • Working with the Co-Director of College Counseling in the preparation of reports for the Head of School and greater San Domenico community
  • Advising families on the financial aid application process
  • Ensuring the integrity of San Domenico’s academic records with the Registrar, who also serves as the College Counseling Office's assistant
  • Other duties as assigned, all within the context of being an integral member of and contributor to a dynamic, vibrant College Counseling team and Upper School community of educators, including some weekend and evening responsibilities

In addition to the above responsibilities, the Co-Director of College Counseling is expected to engage in multiple facets of student and faculty life at the school. This involves serving as a Class Dean or teaching one class (or equivalent), serving as a mentor to approximately 10-12 students, attending weekly faculty meetings, and other duties as needed, such as advising or sponsoring a student club or organization.

Core Qualifications:

  • Possess excellent communication skills
  • Ability to work independently
  • A desire to work with a diverse group of students and parents
  • Ability to assess students’ academic progress to meet requirements of specific colleges and college programs
  • Ability to assist students with finding out about scholarships and other supportive programs
  • Maintaining working relationships with various colleges and universities
  • Understanding financial aid requirements for students of varying needs
  • Master’s degree strongly preferred and a minimum of five years of experience in selective college admissions and/or college counseling

It is important that candidates possess the flexibility, sense of humor and commitment to teamwork that life in an independent day/boarding school requires. We seek someone who possesses both an appreciation for adolescents and a collaborative spirit.

Compensation:
Salary commensurate with experience, plus benefits package, including: medical, dental, AD&D, Life, 403(b) plan with match, daily lunch

How to apply:
Please send a letter to Human Resources at hr@SanDomenico.org describing how your experience and skills will contribute to the position, along with your resume and salary requirements. Please put the title of the position in the subject line of your email. Or mail to: 1500 Butterfield Road, San Anselmo, CA 94960, Attn: Co-Director of College Counseling position.

San Domenico School is Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, age, disability, medical condition, religion, veteran status, marital-status or any other classification protected by applicable local, state or federal laws.

No phone calls please. Full posting also found here


The Weber School
Location: Atlanta, GA
Position: College Advisor
Start Date: July 1, 2017

The Weber Jewish Community High School invites applicants for a full-time twelve-month position as a college advisor. The college adviser will join the dean of college advising and work collaboratively to guide students and their families through the college search and admission process. The college adviser will support the Dean in offering a highly comprehensive four-year college advising program.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, the names of three references and a current résumé to: Laura Klingensmith lklingensmith@weberschool.org


The Benjamin School
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2017

The Benjamin School seeks, for the start of the 2017-18 school year, an experienced Director of College Counseling. The Benjamin School seeks an energetic, committed professional to support our students’ and families’ transition to postsecondary educational opportunities. The Director leads and manages the college counseling team, which includes two College Counselors and a Registrar. This twelve-month position reports directly to the Head of the Upper School and works in close partnership with other senior administrators.

More information and a full position description is linked here


The Benjamin School
Location: Palm Beach Gardens, FL
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: 2017-18 School year

The Benjamin School seeks, for the start of the 2017-18 school year, an experienced College Counselor.

The Benjamin School is looking to add an energetic, committed team member to support our students’ and families’ transition to postsecondary educational opportunities. The college counselor, reporting to the Director of College Counseling, will join a team that includes the Director, one other Counselor, and a Registrar.

More information and a full position description is linked here


The Blake School
Location: Minneapolis, MN
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: Fall 2017

The Blake School seeks to hire a dynamic and experienced Associate Director of College Counseling. The Associate Director will provide comprehensive, customized college counseling services to Blake students; create and deliver educational programs to students and families; and represent Blake at regional and national professional events. Successful candidates will demonstrate deep knowledge of the college admission and college counseling process, a tangible commitment to intercultural competence, and outstanding communication skills. Experience with post-secondary financial aid and scholarships is highly desirable, as is proficiency in a language other than English. The Associate Director reports to the Director of College Counseling. Blake is particularly interested in candidates who will enrich the diversity of identity, lived experience and thinking that makes a community strong and empowers students to engage across differences.

For full job description and to apply online, click here.


The Perkiomen School
Location: Pennsburg, PA
Position: Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion
Start Date: July 1, 2017

Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion

Historically, Perkiomen School has been a multi-cultural community from the earliest years. The first international student enrolled in 1896 from Korea. Students from many nations, races, and faiths have always been the rich fabric that makes Perkiomen a vibrant school.

Today, the school seeks a senior administrator to lead the diversity and multi-cultural programs. This position is a direct report to the headmaster. The Director of Global Diversity and Inclusion will be responsible for both faculty and staff programming and student programming. The new director will be charged with honoring the school's current programming including the Mid-Atlantic Regional Diversity Summit, People of Color Conference, Student Diversity Leadership Council, student leadership development, Black History Month, Social Justice Week, Day of Silence, Lunar New Year Celebration, and visiting speakers. Further, the Director will be responsible for identifying learning opportunities both on and off campus that work to improve equity and inclusion at Perkiomen, such as events at local universities, conferences, and real-life experiences. Additionally, the school seeks a leader who will weave the existing programs with new ideas to create a comprehensive program celebrating our diverse global community. Finally, the Director would be expected to support the admissions office to enhance the recruitment of students of color. 

Applicants should have earned a master’s degree and have administrative experience either with independent school education, not-for-profits, or higher education. The Directorship is an academic position which would include one or two academic classes. Additionally, it is a residential position that includes housing and residential duties.

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy directly to Diana J. Gleeson, Assistant Headmaster for Academic Affairs, at dgleeson@perkiomen.org.


Lycée Français de San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, CA
Position: College Counseling Office Assistant
Start Date: June 1 - August 15; open until filled

Located in San Francisco, LFSF is a French Immersion international, independent, co-educational, college preparatory day school of 985 students in grades preK-12. For more information about our school, please visit: www.lelycee.org

LFSF seeks a committed educator who will support the goals of the College Counseling & Guidance program to assist students in their post-secondary plans. The main duties are Administrative Support, Standardized Tests Coordination, Collaboration with Registrar, and Enrichment Program Coordination. The college counseling assistant is a staff support position and not a college counselor position.

LFSF offers competitive salaries commensurate with qualifications and experience and a comprehensive benefit package. Professional development opportunities are available through participation in conferences and workshops, membership in professional organizations, and continuing education.

A complete position description and information on how to apply can be found here


'Iolani School
Location: Honolulu, HI
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2017

'Iolani School is adding a third Associate Director to our college counseling team. The Associate Director works as a member of the college counseling team to guide students and families through the college application process.

Duties & Responsibilities:
Provide regular individual and group counseling for students and parents in grades 11 and 12; host and coordinate college visitations, write letters of recommendation for assigned students; serve as the primary school-based advocate for each student; introduce ninth graders to the college counseling process; deliver and develop content for large group presentations; provide financial aid counseling for families; advise in course planning for juniors and seniors; provide career and college counseling for ‘Iolani graduates where appropriate, assist the director in execution of large events (Commencement, Baccalaureate, and summer institutes).

Qualifications:
Extensive knowledge of selective college admission and financial aid processes; excellent counseling and writing skills; ability to work effectively with diverse populations; collaborative mindset; desire to engage in a constant learning cycle of college visits and professional development; strong background in public speaking.

Education and Experience: Bachelor’s Degree, experience in college counseling and/or college admissions required.

Please apply online at http://www.iolani.org/employment.


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

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

Qualifications:

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

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


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

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

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

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

The Associate Director of College Counseling will:

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

Preference will given to candidates with:

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

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


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

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

Reports to: Director of College Counseling

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

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

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

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

Education and Experience:

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

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

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

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


Noble and Greenough School   
Location: Dedham, MA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2017

Founded by George Washington Copp Noble in 1866, Noble and Greenough School is a rigorous academic community dedicated to motivating and inspiring students to achieve their highest potential and to lead lives characterized by service to others. A co-educational, non-sectarian day and boarding school for students in grades seven (Class VI) through twelve (Class I), Nobles has a current enrollment of just over 600 students–including approximately 50 five-day boarders.

Nobles seeks to hire a college counselor for the fall of 2017. We are searching for an educator who has at least three years of experience working in college counseling in an independent school, a strong educational background—a bachelor’s degree is required—and exemplary academic advising skills. This position is an opportunity to be part of a dynamic college counseling department whose members are passionate about advising, teaching, and developing positive mentoring relationships with students and parents and guardians.

Successful candidates will be able to contribute significantly to the life of the school in at least one non-academic area (athletics, performing arts, community service, and /or admission). We seek an individual who, in joining the faculty, would bring a desire for ongoing professional improvement, a diversity of experiences and a demonstrated commitment to young people. Nobles has a long standing commitment to diversity and takes pride in ensuring that this is reflected within our faculty and student body.

Please address your application to Head of Upper School, Michael K. Denning. A link to the online application is found here.


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

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

Key responsibilities include:

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

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

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


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

The Webb School is seeking a charismatic, energetic, and flexible individual to fill the position of Assistant Director of College Counseling. This position will start on or around July 1, 2017.

The Assistant Director of College Counseling is one of two college counselors at The Webb School, and will report directly to the Director of College Counseling. Responsibilities include counseling Upper School students and their parents in the college admission process, establishing professional relationships with college admissions representatives on behalf of the student body, aiding students and families in the timely filing of application materials, and writing letters of recommendation for each senior under his/her guidance. Furthermore, the Assistant Director will maintain and update the school’s Naviance college counseling program, assist in the teaching of the weekly College Counseling course for juniors and seniors, and aid in the overall planning and implementing of The Webb School’s comprehensive college counseling program.

The ideal candidate should have a broad understanding of the application process to both public and private colleges/universities, as well as of current trends in admissions, financial aid, and higher education in general. Engaging in the life of the school through coaching or advising is also an expectation of working in an independent school environment such as Webb.

In addition, the preferred candidate for this position will hold responsibilities as a live-in supervisor of students in our boarding population. On-campus housing will be provided, and all utilities (electric/water/heat) will be included, as well as all meals when the campus cafeteria is open.

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

Please direct all inquiries by April 3, 2017 (including a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three references) to:
Mr. Ray Broadhead, Head of School
The Webb School
319 Webb Road East
Bell Buckle, TN 37020


de Toledo High School 
Location: West Hills, CA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: Spring/Summer 2017

Position Announcement: Associate Director of College Counseling/Associate Dean of Academic Advisement

de Toledo High School is a Jewish co-ed independent college preparatory high school founded in 2002. It is the second largest Jewish community high school in the nation, offering honors and Advanced Placement courses, performing arts, athletics, STEM, robotics, a speech and debate team, senior internships, extracurricular activities, a 4-year college counseling program, global education opportunities, and robust student life and Jewish life programming. Our team includes 72 teaching faculty, plus coaches and more than 50 professionals from various fields who speak to and interact with our students through our science and entrepreneurial academies. Our student body consists of 406 students coming from about 50 zip codes throughout the region. Average class size is 15 students. The school’s mission is to raise a new generation of Jewish leaders for whom Jewish values and tradition shape and guide their vision and for whom knowledge creates possibilities for moral action, good character and shalom This position reports to the Director of College Counseling. For more information about the school, visit www.dTHS.org.

Essential responsibilities include:

  • Meeting with families, primarily juniors and seniors and their parents to individually guide them through the transition from high school to college and assisting them to find the right “fit”. 
  • Educating families about colleges, the college admission process, trends, procedures and testing.
  • Writing a letter of recommendation for each senior and submitting all necessary documents to colleges. 
  • Providing academic planning and advisement throughout students’ high school program. 
  • Assisting students with writing essays, completing applications, and preparing for interviews.
  • Participating in group presentations to parents, students, faculty, and administration.
  • Assisting with the PSAT, SAT, ACT and AP examination administrations. 
  • Meeting with college admission representatives during their visit to our campus and facilitating meetings between college representatives and our students. Serving as a liaison with college admission offices throughout the year.
  • Keeping up to date on colleges, their admission processes, admissions trends, and visiting college campuses.
  • Tracking admissions data, maintaining records on students and other related statistics for internal purposes.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s in education, counseling, communications or related field preferred. 
  • Demonstrated experience and skill in counseling individual students and well-developed interpersonal communication skills; and the ability to present to large audiences. 
  • Excellent written and organizational skills and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Strong interest in helping students and their families navigate the college admission process. 
  • Ability to multitask and be flexible to administrative and job demands.
  • Minimum of 5 years experience in college counseling, college admissions, or a related field. 
  • Knowledge of Naviance and office related software programs or a willingness to learn such programs, as needed.

This position offers a competitive salary and excellent benefits. Qualified applicants of all faiths and backgrounds are encouraged to apply. Qualified candidates should submit a letter of interest, a current resume to, Kaleah Jones at careers@dths.org. de Toledo High School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


The Bishop's School 
Location: La Jolla, CA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2017

Founded in 1909, The Bishop’s School is an independent, coeducational, college-preparatory day school pursuing intellectual, artistic, and athletic excellence in the context of the Episcopal tradition. The School currently enrolls 800 students in grades 6 through 12, drawing from 60 zip codes and 75 middle and high schools throughout San Diego County and beyond.

This position is responsible for guiding students and parents through all elements of the college search and selection process including, but not limited to, maintaining regular communication with students and parents, presenting workshops and seminars, providing academic counseling for students in the Upper School, actively engaging in the School community, assuming a role in professional organizations, and hosting visits of college representatives to the Bishop’s School. Position requires up to 10% business travel.

Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree is required; graduate degree is optional. Also requires three to five years of experience in college counseling and/or college admissions.

Skills & Abilities:

  • Strong organizational and leadership skills;
  • Strong oral and written communication skills;
  • Ability to collaborate with all school constituencies;
  • Commitment to the School’s rigorous academic and co-curricular programs;
  • Demonstrated ability to manage simultaneously numerous detailed tasks, anticipate and meet deadlines, use time effectively, problem-solve independently;
  • Proficiency with widely used software (i.e. Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint) and school (Whipple Hill) and office (Naviance) specific programs;
  • Strong work ethic;
  • Ability to support the School’s mission and values as a school founded in the Episcopal tradition, regardless of religious orientation;
  • Ability to travel via air and/or motor vehicles to attend conferences and visit college campuses;
  • Flexibility with the special needs associated with an academic calendar and schedule.

Essential Functions and Specific Duties:

  • Provide individual and group counseling of Upper School students and their parents on curriculum planning and all phases of the college application process;
  • Communicate with colleges about seniors including writing the School’s letter of recommendation and school report for each assigned student;
  • Host visiting college admissions personnel;
  • Present several programs and workshops to parents and students each year about the college process;
  • Conduct college-planning seminars as scheduled;
  • Maintain extensive communication with families through the School publications, email newsletters, and individual communications;
  • Serve on various school committees including Faculty Assembly, WASC, and others as requested;
  • Facilitate standardized test administration - PSAT; mock SAT and ACT;
  • Work with the Dean of Studies to monitor the academic progress of Upper School students throughout the year;
  • Travel to professional conferences and colleges, as assigned, to gain personal knowledge of the schools to which students may apply in the United States, as well as abroad;
  • Take leadership on specific tasks within the department in consult with the director.

This is a full-time, 12-month position. To apply, please submit a letter of interest and a résumé via email to Director of College Counseling Gretchen Gleason at gleasong@bishops.com.


George School 
Location: Newtown, PA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2017

George School, a Quaker boarding/day grades 9-12 college preparatory school located in Newtown, Bucks County, PA has an opening for an Associate Director of College Counseling. George School is one of a few U.S. boarding schools offering the International Baccalaureate (IB) diploma program.

Essential Duties / Responsibilities:
The Associate Director of College Counseling works and collaborates with others in the College Counseling Office to educate and assist George School students and their parents through the course selection, college search, application and decision making process. In addition to guiding individual students through the college search process from their sophomore year through college acceptance, writing letters of recommendation for them, assisting them in defining the right match, and advocating for them with their selected colleges, the Associate Director shares responsibility for educating parents and advisors, for teaching the college seminar, for traveling to get to know schools, and for keeping current with trends in national and international college admission. This is a 12-month position.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree and five years’ experience either in college admission or in independent school college counseling required.
  • Excellent writing, editing, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Facility with technology and database management.
  • Deep knowledge of college application and financial aid requirements and procedures.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • A lively sense of humor. 
  • Discretion and respect for confidentiality.
  • The ability to work with a diverse student population.
  • Commitment to and a style consistent with, the traditions and philosophy of a Quaker educational community.

For further information and to apply, please click here.


Masters School 
Location: Dobbs Ferry, NY
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2017

Masters School seeks a Director of College Counseling for the 2017-18 academic year. The director will:

  • Successfully oversee the college guidance process for students in grades 10 through 12
  • Continue to build and strengthen relationships with colleges and universities across the United States and abroad, and build on our long commitment to knowing and serving students as individuals. Our top priority is to ensure the best fit for each student's talents and aspirations.
  • Lead a team which includes 2 other college counselors and a full-time administrative assistant
  • Reports to the Head of the Upper School. A member of the Upper School admin team, will contribute to the review and oversight of the Upper School's operation
  • Will serve on the Academic Committee and share responsibility for overseeing the academic program

This is a full-time 12-month position. To apply, please submit a letter of interest which explains why you would succeed in this position, resume, 3 references, and salary requirements via email to careers@mastersny.org and include "Director of College Counseling" in the subject line. Full position description can be found here.


Singapore American School 
Location: Singapore
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: July 17, 2017

The Singapore American School seeks a College Counselor to begin working in the summer of 2017. This College Counselor will join an experienced team of counselors in working with a caseload of approximately forty-five juniors and forty-five seniors and their families as they go through the college research and application process. Singapore American School is an independent, non-profit, co-educational day school offering an American-based curriculum for preschool through grade 12. There are more than 3,900 students, 1,200 of whom are in the high school. The students hail from more than 50 nations, and approximately 60 percent hold US passports. A dynamic team of seven college counselors and five personal-academic counselors works to address academic success, personal/social development, and higher education planning for all SAS students. Please feel free to visit our College Counseling website. The job description and application may be found online.


Greenhills School 
Location: Ann Arbor, MI
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2017

Greenhills School, an independent college preparatory school serving young people in grades six through twelve in Ann Arbor, Michigan, is seeking an Associate Director of College Counseling. The Associate Director works closely with the Director of College Counseling and the college counseling assistant to meet the needs of graduating classes that typically number 80 to 90 students. A core responsibility has to do with providing individual college counseling to approximately half of the members of each class and their families. The Associate Director will also be involved in writing letters of recommendation, working with groups of juniors as they explore the college application process, presenting informative programs for students and their parents, managing the school’s Naviance software system, and essentially participating in every aspect of a program designed to help students matriculate at colleges which make sense to them. Significant experience in college counseling and/or college admissions will be clear assets for applicants.

We expect this position to remain open until it is filled, with a view to having a person in place comfortably in advance of the beginning of the 2017-2018 academic year. Inquiries, letters of introduction, and resumes may be directed to Joyce Chance, Greenhills School, 850 Greenhills Drive, Ann Arbor, MI 48105. If you’d like to ask  preliminary, informal questions about the position, contact Dick Tobin, Director of College Counseling, at 734.205.4071.


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

Greenwich Academy seeks an outstanding educator to join a collaborative team of counselors in a college counseling office that, above all, builds strong and personal relationships with students and their families. The new director will work closely with the other directors in the office to counsel students throughout their junior and senior years, helping to build thoughtful college lists, supporting their applications and providing advocacy in the form of comprehensive written recommendations. In addition, the new director will share in the responsibilities of community outreach, communication with colleges and development of new initiatives.

The successful candidate will have excellent writing and communication skills as well as an appetite for professional development and travel to conferences and college campuses. A minimum of five years’ experience in college counseling and/or college admissions is required, and facility with Naviance is preferred. Candidates who have demonstrated values consistent with the school’s mission, such as an engagement with lifelong learning and a commitment to addressing issues of diversity and equity, are particularly encouraged to apply.

To apply, please complete a brief application and upload a resume and cover letter on the Greenwich Academy Careers page.

About Greenwich Academy
Greenwich Academy is an independent college-preparatory day school for girls and young women that seeks to foster excellence. Its mission is to provide a challenging, comprehensive educational experience grounded in a rigorous liberal arts curriculum within an inclusive, diverse community. The school’s objective is to develop girls and young women of exceptional character and achievement who demonstrate independence, resilience, courage, integrity, and compassion. As a community, we strive above all to honor our motto, “Toward the Building of Character.”


Lycée Français de New York 
Location: New York, NY
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: late August 2017

Lycée Français de New York, a pre-K through twelfth grade coeducational, bilingual, independent day school in Manhattan, serving 1,330 students, seeks an Associate Director of College Counseling. Founded in 1935 and regarded as one of the most renowned bilingual, international and multicultural schools in North America, Lycée Français de New York (LFNY) is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools, the New York State Board of Regents, and the French Ministry of National Education. LFNY is located in a state-of-the-art single-campus building located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York.

The Position
Reporting to the Director of College Counseling, the Associate Director joins a collaborative team of colleagues in a newly created position. All job responsibilities revolve around providing personalized US college admissions and financial aid counseling to all students and their families. The Associate Director is responsible for composing original letters of recommendation for assigned students, participating in and improving dynamic group presentations for students and parents, meeting established deadlines, handling confidential materials with discretion, and contributing to the planning and management of office programs and policies. The Associate Director works closely and collaboratively with Lycée faculty and staff, represents the Lycée to college admissions representatives, and assists in the administration of AP and PSAT examinations. In addition, the Associate Director of College Counseling is responsible for visiting college campuses and actively participating in professional conferences, engaging in school community life, and educating all Lycée constituents on the landscape of both national and international college admissions. The Associate Director is also responsible for supporting new and effective methods for helping admission offices understand the high caliber of the Lycée, its curriculum, and its students.

Qualifications
A Bachelor’s degree is required. The ideal candidate will have five or more years of experience in either college admissions counseling or in US selective university admissions and financial aid. Strong skills in listening, counseling, written and verbal communication, public speaking and technology are necessary. Candidates must be able to connect with a diverse group of students and parents and have an interest in working in a vibrant international community. Knowledge of French is helpful but not required. Strong organizational and time management skills are required and the successful candidate must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends to support college counseling programs and to travel to colleges and conferences. Candidates must be in possession of a valid driver’s license. 

Application and Nomination
Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until the position is filled. A résumé, cover letter, and references should be emailed to Director of College Counseling at cpluta@lfny.org. Please visit Lycée Français de New York’s website at www.lfny.org. Lycée Français de New York is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer.


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

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


Menlo School 
Location: Atherton, CA
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: June 2017

Menlo School is seeking an enthusiastic individual to join the College Counseling team, made up of four counselors and an assistant. The new counselor will advise roughly 35 seniors, 35 juniors, and 35 sophomores. This will be a full time, 12-month position that reports to the Director of College Counseling. The position will begin in June, 2017.

He or she will counsel students on all aspects of college planning, including course selection, as well as write recommendation letters, establish relationships with college and university admission officers, assist in parent education event planning, and carry out other office duties as needed. Strong applicants will have a minimum of five years experience in college or university admissions and/or a college counseling background at a high school. Excellent communication skills and eagerness to work as a collaborative team member are essential.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and present educational programming to our 9th-12th grade students and families on the college search and admissions processes in conjunction with the college counseling team
  • Maintain a personalized approach to counseling and working with students and families to reinforce the philosophy that "fit" in the college process is different for every student
  • Maintain a professional level of sensitivity to different family cultures and dynamics
  • Help students self-assess and research higher education and other post secondary opportunities
  • Address the social and emotional pressures on students and families as associated with the college search, application, and admissions processes
  • Write official school letters of recommendations for approximately 35 seniors
  • Meet with college representatives who visit the Menlo campus and serve as a liaison with college admissions offices throughout the academic year
  • Visit colleges and universities throughout the academic year and attend national and regional college admissions counseling conferences and forums

Menlo is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school situated in the heart of Silicon Valley, 30 miles south of San Francisco. Established in 1915, Menlo is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National and California Associations of Independent Schools. Menlo is dedicated to providing a challenging academic curriculum complemented by outstanding creative arts and athletic programs. Total enrollment is 795 students in grades 6-12.

Questions about the position should be directed to Matt Mettille, Director of College Counseling (email or 650-330-2001 x2591). To apply, visit https://www.menloschool.org/employment.


Ramaz School 
Location: New York, NY
Position: Assistant or Associate Director of College Guidance
Start Date: May/June 2017

The Assistant Director/Associate Director of College Guidance collaborates with a team of college advisers to provide a robust college counseling program. This professional provides students with proactive and highly personal support to match them with colleges and universities that are best suited to their individual interests, goals, and needs, and to shepherd them and their families through the entire college process.

Qualified candidates will have five years of experience in selective college admissions and/or secondary school college counseling.

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred. 
  • Excellent interpersonal & writing skills, organizational & presentation skills are necessary. 
  • Ability to work closely in a small college counseling team of three professionals. 
  • Experience with Naviance & Microsoft Office helpful.

Ramaz is a co-educational Modern Orthodox Jewish day school. This position is open to candidates of all faiths, races, and backgrounds. To apply, send cover letter and resume by email to Rafi Blumenthal, Director of College Guidance, at blumenthalraf@ramaz.org.


Whitfield School 
Location: St. Louis, MO
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: June 1, 2017

The Assistant Director of College Counseling’s broad responsibility is to assist in the day-to-day operations of the College Counseling Office by playing an integral role in effectively managing the transition from Whitfield to college.  The hours of this full-time position are approximately 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.  The position provides two vacations during the school year, which coincide with school breaks.  While daily summer work is not an expectation, given the demands of the position, work during the summer is both inevitable and expected. Specific summer work will be determined annually on a per-project basis. The Assistant Director of College Counseling reports to the Director of College Counseling.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Working with a segment of students in each graduating class, including writing recommendations and holding family meetings.
  • Participating in all college workshops and programs during the school year and the summer.
  • Helping plan college programs for parents and students, including lesson planning for each high school grade level.
  • Teaching college-related lessons to students of all grade levels.
  • Assisting in processing applications.
  • Meeting with college representatives.
  • Visiting college campuses to develop a broad base of information and establish a network of resources.
  • Attending professional meetings and conferences both locally and nationally.
  • Representing Whitfield School (its curriculum, mission and students) to colleges and universities in a manner that best supports the interests of the school and its community.
  • Working with the Director of College Counseling in the preparation of reports for the Head of School and greater Whitfield community.
  • Co-coordinating a range of school-wide testing with Director.
  • Facilitating Duke TIP program.
  • Serving as NCAA / NAIA Coordinator with student athletes.
  • In cooperation with the Technology Department, managing Naviance/Family Connection software, including training meetings for faculty, students and parents, and related mailings.
  • Communicating effectively with others utilizing the College Counseling’s social media outlets and email.
  • Promoting good relationships and develop strategies to communicate with colleges.
  • Supporting the School and its leadership, including offering support to other offices when needed.

Job qualifications:‚Äč
The Assistant Director of College Counseling must have extremely strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and to prioritize work obligations while communicating the mission of the School to all constituencies.  This person should be a self-starter and possess outstanding communication skills – both written and verbal. The Assistant Director of College Counseling should be an individual willing to work effectively as part of a team with both colleagues and families.  Occasional evening and weekend work is necessary.  A Bachelor’s degree is required; successful candidates will have relevant experience in selective college admissions or college counseling.

Please send cover letter and résumé to Sara Ringe, Director of College Counseling, at sara.ringe@whitfieldschool.org.

 


YULA Girls High School 
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Director of College Guidance
Start Date: July 1, 2017

YULA Girls High School is seeking a full-time Director of College Counseling. YULA Girls High School is an independent Jewish high school for 200 girls, located in West Los Angeles, California. The mission of YULA Girls High School is to provide academic excellence in both secular studies and Judaic studies. YULA Girls High School is seeking a dynamic individual with experience in college guidance at the high school level and/or admissions at a selective college or university.

Responsibilities:

  • Counseling and supporting students in the college selection and application process.
  • Working with students individually.
  • Building relationships with parents and college admissions officers.
  • Writing letters of recommendation.
  • Advising students on course selection; demonstrating expertise in the use of Naviance software.
  • Conducting programs for students, parents and college representatives both during the day and in the evening.
  • Maintaining a network of colleagues by attending conferences and visiting college campuses.

Qualifications: Candidates must have strong interpersonal skills, excellent oral and written communication skills, flexibility, creativity, and the highest standards of integrity. To obtain further information about this position, or to submit a cover letter and résumé, please e-mail Bluma Drebin, Principal of General Studies at bdrebin@yula.org.


Saint James School 
Location: Hagerstown, MD
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: June 2017

The Director of College Counseling has overall responsibility for guiding the members of each year’s graduating class (approximately 50 sixth formers) through the transition to post-secondary education. The Director works with students, parents, college representatives, faculty, administration, and trustees. S/he establishes and maintains a yearly budget. 

The Director is responsible for the effective use of multiple technological tools, such as:

  • the online database, Naviance - this is the backbone of the office’s collective efforts
  • current and regularly updated software
  • a college counseling website, through our school's Web site (updating these pages requires coordination with our Director of Communications)

As a member of a boarding school community, the Director of College Counseling should expect to be a part of the residential life team, which may include being a full-time dorm parent or being part of a dorm team. Teaching a class and/or coaching one season may also be required.

A strong work ethic, excellent organizational skills, flexibility, ease and experience with computers, and a willingness to coordinate efforts with others will be important qualifications in the Director of College Counseling. Enthusiasm for teaching adolescents and working with parents of adolescents is also essential. Experience in a college admission office would be a plus, though not a requirement.

Contact: Marc Batson, 301-733-9330 ext 3026, mrbatson@stjames.edu.


St. John's School 
Location: Houston, TX
Position: College Counselor/Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2017

St. John’s School is seeking an enthusiastic and knowledgeable college counselor to work with our College Counseling team for the 2017-2018 school year, although we welcome candidates who can begin in January 2017 as well. St. John’s is a co-ed, independent day school with a full-time enrollment of 1,320 students in Grades K-12, located in the heart of central Houston. With 142 seniors in the current graduating class, St. John’s is expanding to 175 seniors in the Class of 2019 and beyond. Our team is growing, and we are looking for a positive, high energy team player who is eager to add value to our program.

The job responsibilities are those expected of a college counselor at an academically rigorous independent school, including:

  • Working with a caseload of maximum 40 students in each class, guiding them and their families through every aspect of the college search and application process, and writing Secondary School Report recommendations for their senior college applications.
  • Serving as a key member of the College Counseling team to develop and implement thoughtful, effective college counseling strategies, innovative programming, and best practices in the context of St. John’s School. We are constantly working to evaluate and improve our mission, vision, and approach.
  • Staying abreast of current admissions and counseling trends through reading and research, maintaining membership in and attending professional associations and conferences, participating in campus visits and tours, and networking extensively with college admissions and college counseling colleagues.
  • Other duties as assigned, all within the context of being an integral member of and contributor to a dynamic, vibrant College Counseling team and Upper School community of educators.

Job requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience in independent school-based college counseling and/or selective college admissions.
  • Strong writing and communication skills, ability to work in a fast-paced, rigorous independent school setting, ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers, and all other relevant professionals.
  • Team player and self-starter who can both collaborate effectively as well as think independently. We capitalize on the different skills and expertise that each of our college counselors brings to the team and expect each member to contribute insight and new ideas that will bring constant improvement to our program.

This is a 10-month salaried position. Job title and salary will be commensurate with experience. Please send a cover letter and résumé to Wendy Chang, Director of College Counseling, wchang@sjs.org.