Career Opportunities

Member schools may list open positions on our website. Please complete our form to have a position included here. Non-member schools or college admission-related organizations interested in a paid listing of a job opening should email Linda Pierre, ACCIS Director of Member Services and Operations. 

Salary transparency is an important equity-oriented practice. ACCIS strongly advocates for the inclusion of salary ranges in job postings whenever possible. Many states now require the inclusion of salary ranges. That said, we recognize that college counseling offices are often unable to provide salary ranges due to school policy; we also realize that some directors do not know the range for positions in their own departments. We ask that you please include as much context for salary as possible, from an actual range in the text of the posting, to "salary is based upon years of experience," to "school policy prevents sharing this information." If you are unable to provide a salary range, we encourage you to use the resources collated by Cynthia Cowan-Tsai LINKED HERE to engage in discussion with your head of school, CFO, and HR manager to begin or continue the conversation. If you are not in a position to share a salary range, we encourage you to provide context for salary within your post. AS OF JUNE 1, those submitting a job posting will be asked about salary inclusion in the submission form. 

* Avenues The World School, Dean and College Counseling, Grades 10 -12 - China
Chadwick International, College Counselor - S. Korea
* College Planning Source, Part-Time College Admission Counselor - Remote
* Premium Prep, Private College Counselor - Remote
Trinity School of Midland, Director of College Advising - TX
University School of Milwaukee, Director of College Guidance - WI
Viewpoint School, College Counselor - CA
Woodward Academy, Associate Director of College Counseling - GA

*non-member listing

Premium Prep
Location: Remote
Position: Private College Counselor
Start Date: ASAP

Premium Prep is an elite college counseling firm seeking qualified candidates for the position of Private College Counselor. This is a great opportunity for part-time employment or supplemental income, with caseloads ranging anywhere from 7-15 students per graduating class. Counselors can be based anywhere in the country and enjoy a highly flexible work schedule. Pay is between $150 and $250 per hour, depending on experience.

Successful candidates must have experience as a college counselor in a high school setting.

Additional qualifications:

  • A keen understanding of the complexities of today’s college admissions process
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and comfort working with both parents and students
  • In-depth knowledge and a record of having visited colleges across the country
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Comfort working with clients remotely
  • The willingness to remain exceptionally responsive to client schedules and needs

Our counselors are expected to:

  • Have availability to work with students in the afternoons, evenings, and/or occasional weekend day
  • Be self-aware, confident individuals who are passionate about helping young people find their voices and chart their futures
  • Have great instincts for managing client anxiety and stress, be able to work with a driven and often demanding clientele, and possess the acuity to head off problems before they arise
  • Be of strong character, able to gracefully navigate complex family dynamics and maintain a strong code of ethics
  • Be excited to work for a small company with flexible hours and individualized potential for personal and financial growth
Please email cover letter and resume to: [email protected]

Chadwick International
Location: Yeonsu-gu, Incheon, S. Korea
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 1, 2024

Chadwick Schools are deeply committed to self-discovery through experience and reflection. Students develop the joy of learning, self-confidence, well-being, and curiosity through interactive and practical experiences. Our schools share the Core Values of Respect, Responsibility, Honesty, Fairness and Compassion.

Through active participation in an intentionally diverse and inclusive environment, students make a positive impact within and beyond their own communities. By living and learning in a student-centered, collaborative atmosphere of excellence, integrity and trust, we come to expect the best of ourselves and others.

The position is posted with Search Associates. Letters of interest and resumes may also be sent to me, Heather Dondis, at [email protected]. Please feel free to contact me with any questions you may have.

College Counselor - potentially Assistant Director of College Counseling depending on experience.


  • International experience and/or experience working with international students;
  • Experience with highly selective universities;
  • 5 years minimum experience in college counseling and/or university admissions.
  • Able to conduct College Seminar classes with preferred International Baccalaureate experience or knowledge of, and values and attributes aligned with Chadwick’s Mission and Philosophy.

Salary Information: Salaries are listed in US Dollars, regardless of the currency in which they are paid. The salary below is pre-tax and excludes the value of benefits and the value of any variable bonus the school may offer. The salary/benefits information should always be confirmed in writing by the school prior to accepting an offer. BA+ 4 years/$58000 USD and MA+8years/$63,000 USD.

To view full job description and to apply, click here.

Avenues The World School
Location: Shenzhen, China
Position: Dean and College Counselor, Grades 10-12
Start Date: July 2024

Avenues' cutting-edge education makes our graduates compelling applicants for selective postsecondary pursuits. In grades 10-12, deans guide students' college process, guiding graduates on to well-chosen, desirable, and selective post-secondary pursuits. A dean is a leader (also mentor, cheerleader, confidant, and occasional tough-love-giver) who supports students' wellbeing, partners with their families and supports their journey to what's next. This comprehensive approach allows for a deeper understanding of each student, a personalized experience and trusting partnerships between school and families. Above all, deans build powerful, lasting relationships with students that extend for years during, and then beyond, their time at Avenues.

As a dean and college counselor at Avenues Shenzhen, you will:

  • Guide students to well-chosen, great-fit, selective pursuits after high school
  • Expertly guide the entire college process, leading to students (beginning with our second-ever graduating class) wisely choosing desirable, selective post-secondary pursuits where they'll thrive
  • Ensure students and families feel well informed and prepared for the college process
  • Anchor the college process in powerful relationships with students and their families
  • Foster students' wellbeing, through powerful relationships and mentoring
  • Be a key mentor and supporter in the life of each of your students
  • Be an effective support system around the diverse challenges students encounter during high school
  • Ensure that Avenues effectively supports each student to thrive, following through with colleagues and families to best support each unique individual
  • Teach an advisory curriculum focused on holistic preparation for postsecondary success
  • Contribute to a dynamic, collaborative team
  • Enthusiastically contribute to a dean's team dedicated to ensuring that every Avenues student thrives
  • Be a resourceful and collaborative colleague, partnering with faculty, student support, division leaders, and families on students' success, growth and happiness

What We Offer

  • Unparalleled career growth opportunities across multiple campuses around the world, including a well-defined career pathway
  • The thrill of a start-up, where everyone helps to build and improve, within an organization with global reach, ample resources and proven results 
  • Frequent feedback, ongoing coaching and top-notch, job-embedded professional learning
  • Competitive rewards package, wellness resources, relocation support (as needed), and other benefits to best support you and keep you healthy and happy
  • A beautiful, uplifting, student-centric school environment
  • A chance to change the world of education as part of a global community spanning three continents


  • You love and respect teenagers. You feel deeply passionate about supporting them to learn, grow and thrive as people
  • You're driven by building powerful, lasting relationships with students and embedding holistic college counseling in those relationships
  • You believe that going to college should be about finding a right fit for each individual student
  • You have several years of experience in college counseling and/or admissions; experience in China/with Chinese students highly preferred
  • You communicate in lucid, compelling ways with a high level of accountability and responsiveness
  • You navigate difficult conversations with grace and empathy
  • You effectively handle multiple priorities in a fast-moving environment

Please read first about Avenues The World School and our distinctive approach, and consider whether our mission and approach would be a good fit for you.

Avenues is deeply committed to diversity, equity and inclusion throughout our organization. We strive to uphold a culture in which every colleague feels that they belong, are trusted, and are valued. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds, and strongly encourage candidates from traditionally underrepresented communities or groups to apply. Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Avenues upholds the highest standards for safeguarding the physical and emotional wellbeing of children. As an essential aspect of this commitment, all offers are contingent upon successful completion of careful reference and background checks.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Trinity School of Midland
Location: Midland, TX
Position: Director of College Advising
Start Date: After October 1, 2023

The Director of College Advising reports to the Head of Upper School and is a member of the Upper School Leadership Team. The Director of College Advising serves as the liaison for students enrolled in dual credit college classes and performs other duties as assigned beyond those responsibilities stated below. The Director of College Advising is expected to support the School and its leadership in pursuit of the School's mission, values, and core competencies. The primary responsibility of the College Advisor is to work with students and parents to plan and prepare for the process of gaining admission to college and working with them to identify colleges that are a potential fit. The College Advisor may be asked to teach a class, sponsor a club or other activities, and is expected to create or help create programming intended to help families understand the college application process and to help students effectively prepare for college. To view the full job description and to apply, click here.

College Planning Source
Location: Remote
Position: Part-Time College Admission Counselor
Start Date: ASAP

We are a busy, tech-savvy, private college planning company that provides tailored career, major, and college guidance to high school students. We work with students of all calibers to explore careers and majors, select colleges, and resume building. We also manage students through the essay editing and college application process.

We're looking for experienced counselors who are excited about helping middle and high school students and their families navigate the college admissions process, making it as stress-free and rewarding as possible. We only hire counselors who have a genuine interest and commitment in guiding students toward a better future. Therefore, naturally and enthusiastically promote the organization's college planning philosophy.


  • Manage a caseload of around 5-10 senior students
  • Help students plan and define high school curricula
  • Design daily, weekly, monthly, and/or yearly academic and activity calendars
  • Assist students in improving time management, organizational, and study skills
  • Guide students and parents through every stage of the high school journey including, but not limited to, course selection, standardized testing, extracurricular activities and internships, leadership, and community service work
  • Advise clients on selecting and finalizing a list of universities
  • Support clients through the college admissions process (essays, applications, interviews, scholarships, and more)
  • Lead group admissions workshops and clinics for students and parents
  • Counsel current college students through the transfer application process to four-year colleges/universities
  • Assist with and manage essay editing student’s college admission essays (students have a limited number of essays in their base plan and essay editing assistance is provided to each counselor)
  • Manage a roster of students you will be working with on a one-on-one basis
  • Support the overall mission by assisting in client relations


  • 3+ years of experience as a High School College Counselor or Independent Educational/College Admissions Counselor
  • Graduate degree preferred
  • Deep familiarity with the undergraduate college admissions process in the United States
  • A nuanced understanding of how standardized test scores relate to the admissions process
  • Independent learner that can work efficiently in a fast-paced environment
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong project management skills
  • Tech-savvy


  • $40+ hourly DOE + bonuses 
Apply here.

Woodward Academy
Location: College Park, GA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: January 1, 2024

The Woodward Academy Associate Director of College Counseling is an integral member of the College Counseling team and the Woodward community. The Associate Director will guide students in grades 9-12 and parents through all aspects of the college search and selection process, teaming up with school counselors, teachers, administrators, and groups within the Academy community. The Associate Director reports to the Director of College Counseling. Salary is based on experience. For more information or to apply for this position, click here.

Viewpoint School
Location: Calabasas, CA
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: ASAP

Viewpoint School is currently seeking a College Counselor. The College Counselor helps to implement the school’s process of college counseling, 9th-12th grade academic advising, and communication with colleges.

Primary Functions:

  • Serves as academic advisor and college counselor for a caseload of Ninth, Tenth, Eleventh, and Twelfth Grade students helping them choose a challenging but balanced course load.
  • Meets with students and parents individually and in groups to discuss academic advising and college plans.
  • Oversees academic progress of students in caseload.
  • Writes the School's letters of recommendations for college applications and other programs for students in caseload.
  • Coordinates and presents informational events for students and parents.
  • Plans and runs college workshops for students.
  • Promotes Viewpoint's reputation within the profession and seeks professional development by attending state and national conferences, and by visiting colleges.
  • Advocates for students and promotes awareness of Viewpoint with college admission officers.
  • Reviews students’ college applications.
  • Meets with college representatives to learn about schools and programs.
  • Share college-related information with students and families through email and social media.
  • Is a member of the Student Support Team, Curriculum Committee, and Admission Committee.
  • May plan and chaperone the School’s College Tours.
  • Assists in administration of the PSAT and AP exams.
  • Coordinates college-related programs for underrepresented students.
  • Assists at Viewpoint admission events.

Experience, Knowledge, Skills, Abilities Required:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and prior experience in college counseling and / or college admission process required.
  • Outstanding interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills, with a strong discernment in decision-making.
  • Strong writing, public speaking, attention to detail, and organizations skills.
  • Highest level of confidentiality a must.
  • Social Media skills a plus.
  • Embraces a team approach.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and internet savvy.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all constituents in a school environment.
  • Must be flexible with working occasional evening events.
  • In addition to the position described above, you agree to perform other duties and responsibilities as shall be assigned by Head of School or other supervisor.

Compensation: Anticipated base compensation is $90,000-$105,000, depending on experience.

To view job description, click here. Candidates interested in applying for the position should submit an updated resume to [email protected].

University School of Milwaukee
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Position: Director of College Guidance
Start Date: July 1, 2023

General Summary: Provides leadership to the College Guidance department to support the School’s mission by preparing students and their families to make well-informed decisions regarding all aspects of the college preparation and application process. Leads students towards fulfillment of their potential for intellectual, emotional, social, and physical growth and maturation. Performs complex professional work, while counseling and motivating students to reach their college admissions goals in a safe and caring college-preparatory learning environment.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Formulates departmental goals consistent with the School’s philosophy and policies.
  • Supervises a dynamic, highly collaborative office of three counselors and an associate.
  • Designs, coordinates, implements, and monitors a comprehensive career and college guidance program for all Upper School students and their families.
  • Collects, analyzes, and shares data with relevant administrators and academic departments in support of student growth and understanding the higher education landscape.
  • Supports faculty in teacher recommendation writing, encouraging student enrichment opportunities, and advising on scheduling matters. 
  • Oversees coordination with Athletic Director in support of student athletes, and Performing Arts faculty in support of visual and performing student artists.
  • Oversees School nomination process for selective scholarship opportunities.
  • Presents to the Board of Trustees and administration annually and as requested.
  • Develops and manages an operating budget for the department.
  • Establishes procedures for management of student records and assists in their design to accurately convey student growth.
  • Supervises the processing of transcript and document requests.
  • Evaluates, selects, and implements technological supports related to the college search and application process (Naviance, Common App, College Kickstart, etc.) and demonstrates proficiency in their use.
  • Oversees the coordination and execution of the program and calendar of standardized testing for Upper School students, including scheduling test dates, registering students, discussing test preparation, test administration, fees, accommodations, and providing pre and post-test counseling.
  • Makes recommendations about professional development for department members in collaboration with administrators in support of institutional priorities.
  • Represents USM at professional conferences and to colleges through visits to college campuses and fostering relationships with admissions officers.
  • Designs and conducts college counseling classes, individual and small group seminars, and evening programs in all areas of college counseling.
  • Attends and participates in professional meetings, including collaborative teams, US meetings, and professional development.
  • Serves as primary counselor to approximately 35 students per grade, providing individualized support to students and families in all aspects of the college search and application process, including writing knowledgeable and specific letters of recommendation
  • Completes other tasks as deemed appropriate by the Upper School Administration.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • Strong content knowledge of the selective college admission process and private or independent college-preparatory schools
  • Excellent organizational skills with a strong degree of self- direction, efficiency, and motivation
  • Strong knowledge of developmental needs of students and assessing them
  • Ability to lead and motivate staff
  • Desire to work with a diverse and demanding student and parent body
  • Ability to work collaboratively with others and maintain positive professional relationships
  • Ability to read, comprehend, follow and give oral and written instructions
  • Exceptional writing, presentation, and communication skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills
  • Secure knowledge of best practices in instruction
  • High level of maturity, confidentiality, and assertiveness
  • Capable of using tact and diplomacy in dealing with others
  • Capable of competently operating technology

Education and Experience:

  • Master’s Degree in College Counseling, Education, or related field
  • 5-8 years school college guidance experience
  • Selective college admissions experience strongly preferred
  • Administrative and/or supervisory experience preferred
  • Experience in educational technology
To view job description and to apply, click here.