Career Opportunities

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

Academy Of The Holy Names, College Counselor - FL
The Archer School for Girls, Associate Director of College Guidance - CA
Detroit Country Day School, Associate Director of College Counseling - MI
Francis Parker School, Dean of College Counseling - CA
Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, College Counselor - DC
Hackley School, Associate Director of College Counseling - NY
Holton-Arms School, Associate Director of College Counseling - MD
Lycée Français de San Francisco, Registrar - CA

The Madeira School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - VA
Maybeck High School, College Counselor - CA

*Premium Prep College Counseling, Vice President & Senior Counselor - NC
Princeton Day School, Associate Director of College Counseling - NJ
*Shalhevet High School, Director of College Counseling - CA
Shorecrest Preparatory School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - FL
*Saint John's Preparatory School, College Counselor - MN

Tabor Academy, Associate Director of College Counseling - MA

*UCEazy - University and College Admissions Made Eazy, College Counselor - Online
University of Chicago Laboratory Schools, College Counselor, High School - IL
University School, Director of College Counseling - OH
*Upper Canada College, Associate Director, University Counsellor - Toronto, Ontario
Whitefield Academy, Director of College Counseling - GA

*non-member listing

Maybeck High School
Location: Berkeley, CA
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: Immediately

Maybeck High School is a small, independent, teacher-led, college-preparatory high school in Berkeley. We seek a College Counselor to start immediately and begin work with students August 2020.

The College Counselor will be working with classes of approximately 25 to 30 seniors. The position includes overseeing the entire college process. The primary responsibility is to meet with students and families, create individual college lists for students, support them in the application process, and write letters of recommendation. The position also includes scheduling college visits at Maybeck and proctoring our AP exams. A strong candidate must be a wonderful writer, love working with young people, and have great interpersonal skills. 

Applications should have at least 2 years of experience working as a college counselor, preferably at an independent school. Experience in a college admissions office is a plus. Applicants need to be familiar with colleges and universities in the US and other countries, Naviance, and the UC Course Management Portal. 

The ideal candidate has a strong commitment to equity, experience working closely with people of diverse backgrounds, and a bachelor’s degree. We especially seek applicants who have experience at supporting families and students whom higher education has traditionally not served. 

All Maybeck employees have responsibilities outside of their position, which usually includes a four night fall retreat, and three day spring camping trip. (These trips for the 2020-2021 school year will depend on the advisement of the Alameda Health Department.) This position also includes participation in staff meetings, advisory, and school events. 

In Spring 2020, Maybeck held classes online during the shelter-in-place, primarily through Zoom and Google Classroom. We will follow the direction from the Governor and the Alameda Health Department about how to proceed with school next year. The ideal candidate will bring flexibility and agility to best provide resources and counseling in these challenging circumstances. 

Salary range $70,000-$80,000 based on experience. The position comes with full benefits including healthcare, dental and retirement. 

To apply, email [email protected] with “College Counselor” in the subject line. Please include:
• Your resume
• A cover letter explaining your fit for Maybeck 

Maybeck High School is an equal opportunity employer.
For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website.

Saint John's Preparatory School
Location: Collegeville, MN
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 1, 

Saint John's Preparatory School invites applications for the full-time, benefit-eligible position of College Counselor. Saint John's Prep School is a Catholic/Benedictine, co-educational, day and boarding International Baccalaureate college preparatory school for students in grades 5-12, with boarding options beginning in the 9th grade. Saint John's Prep is located on the 2,700 acres of woods and lakes of Saint John's University's campus in central Minnesota. 

The College Counselor’s primary responsibility is counseling college-bound students and their families at the Saint John’s Preparatory School with an in-depth understanding of best fit in college admission. Under the supervision of the Principal, the College Counselor must have a genuine interest in and enthusiasm for supporting students and families through the college process. The College Counselor must demonstrate exceptional interpersonal and communication skills, with the ability to listen and advocate for students. The College Counselor collaborates with other members of the Guidance Department to plan and prepare programming, maintain a high-quality educational environment, and assist in developing teaching and learning. 


  1. Build strong working relationships with students and parents beginning ninth grade year. Educate and counsel families about the college search and application process.
  2. Guide students on academic and personal planning as well as skills essential to the college search, including interviewing and essay writing.
  3. Maintain a professional level of sensitivity to different family cultures and dynamics.
  4. Communicate clearly, effectively and responsibly with all constituencies (students, parents, colleagues, college admissions officers).
  5. Write well-crafted, personalized recommendation letters.
  6. Work well independently and collaboratively to develop and implement college counseling programs and services, including the development and facilitation of programming that occurs outside of the school day, such as evening programs, college fair and Saturday testing.
  7. Represent Saint John’s Preparatory School at regional and national conferences and workshops; stay up to date on trends and issues in the field of college admissions.
  8. Maintain a knowledge base regarding a diverse range of colleges, including travel to visit college campuses; create and maintain strong professional relationships with college admission officers.
  9. Use technology such as Naviance software, Connect 2 Prep, and Schoology.
  10. Serve on academic or administrative committees that deal with institutional policies, departmental matters, and academic issues.
  11. Actively support the school’s mission and values and engage in the life of the school as an advisor, chaperone, and faculty colleague. 


  1. Qualified candidates should have a bachelor’s degree and college counseling or college admission experience.
  2. Demonstrated counseling expertise and proven ability to create responsive, caring and appropriate relationships with families. Service-oriented, with the ability to work effectively and proactively with involved parents.
  3. Discretion, respect for confidentiality, and highest ethical standards.
  4. Enthusiasm for working with teenagers and their parents and understanding of their concerns in the college admission process.
  5. Ability and eagerness to work with people of diverse backgrounds and experiences, and a commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive office and school community.
  6. Outstanding writing ability, including experience crafting effective recommendation letters.
  7. Communication skills: ability to work with families in a transparent, candid, effective yet thoughtful manner through written and oral communication; effective public speaker.
  8. Outstanding organizational and time management skills, plus the ability to work independently, in groups and to multi-task.
  9. A collaborative, collegial and flexible workstyle, patience, good humor, openness to new ideas, and a growth-mindset.
  10. An ongoing commitment to professional development, staying abreast of issues in college counseling and admissions and showing a broad interest in higher education.
  11. Occasional evening or weekend hours may be required.
  12. Successfully pass a criminal background check. 


  1. Ability to interact positively with the Order of Saint Benedict community.
  2. Project a positive image of service which represents Saint John’s Preparatory School.
  3. Ability to acquire an understanding of the character and mission of the Order of Saint Benedict.
  4. Ability to interact positively with the community of the College of Saint Benedict and Saint John’s University.
  5. Exemplary ethical standards, discreet judgment and respect for confidentiality are expected at this level of leadership.
  6. The personal safety and health of each employee is of primary importance in our operation. Each employee has the responsibility to prevent accidents and injuries. The Order of St. Benedict and its employees have the responsibility to comply with Federal, State and departmental regulations related to safety and health. 

For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website.

The Archer School for Girls
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Associate Director of College Guidance
Start Date: August 

The Archer School for Girls challenges and inspires 490 girls in grades 6-12 to discover their passions and realize their true potential. Nationally recognized for its innovative school culture, Archer’s program is collaborative, real-world focused, and research-based. Faculty are highly skilled in using brain-based practices to teach girls how they learn best. Collaboration, student leadership, intellectual curiosity, cultural engagement, and joyful learning are core elements of the program. The school maintains a deep and abiding commitment to diversity and inclusion, actively seeking students from a wide range of backgrounds in an effort to reflect the face of Greater Los Angeles. 

Archer is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Associate Director of College Guidance, beginning in August 2020. This position reports to and collaborates closely with the Director of College Guidance to guide junior and senior classes through every aspect of the college search and application process. Strong candidates will have experience in a college admissions environment and/or college counseling office in an independent school. Candidates should also exhibit an appreciation of and respect for a diverse academic environment and learning community. 

The Associate Director collaborates with the Director in all aspects of the College Guidance office and program. Candidates should have 3-5 years of experience working in either college counseling at an independent school or in a selective college admissions program and be capable of teaching a college guidance course. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Guide students and parents through the college application process in both individual and family meetings.
  • Manage a caseload of students, providing strategies, advice, support, and guidance to those students and their families throughout the application process and in making the best individualized choice for college.
  • Provide support to students in writing college essays and completing applications.
  • Write thoughtful and supportive letters of recommendation.
  • Teach the Human Development college-focused curriculum to students in grades 11 and 12.
  • Assist the Director with presentations to students, parents and faculty.
  • Assist students in identifying resources for scholarships and provide guidance in the financial aid process for colleges and universities.
  • Create and submit materials to colleges in support of college applicants.
  • Coordinate the faculty writing of requested recommendations for students applying to college.
  • Cultivate and maintain relationships with college admission officers, including hosting them during their visits to campus.
  • Assist with additional responsibilities as needed, which may include on-site test coordination, communications, and/or event planning.
  • Pursue professional development opportunities such as conferences and visiting colleges in order to remain current with industry trends and developments.
  • Be involved in the Archer community at large. 

Strong candidates will have the following qualities:

  • Bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred
  • At least 3-5 years prior experience in college counseling or college admissions
  • Successful track record of working with students in college admission/counseling
  • Values diversity, equity and inclusion and has proven success engaging with a diverse student body
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and a dedication to utmost confidentiality
  • Exceptional written and oral communication
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Detail-oriented and able to work collaboratively
  • Strong work ethic and high level of integrity
  • Technologically savvy
  • High-energy, flexible/adaptable, and enthusiastic about working with adolescents in an academic atmosphere
  • Sense of humor

To apply, please click on the link below:

No phone calls, please. More information on Archer can be found at The Archer School for Girls is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
Location: Washington, DC
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: July 1, 

Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School invites applications for a full-time College Counselor in the College Counseling Department for the 2020-2021 academic year. Located in Washington, DC and founded in 1799, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School educates young women in grades 9 - 12 in a faith-centered community focused on educational excellence and rooted in the Roman Catholic faith and Salesian tradition.

The College Counselor provides support to students in their process of applying to and selecting a college, partners with parents, and represents Georgetown Visitation to colleges and universities. Qualifications include experience in a secondary school college counseling program (preferably in a Catholic and/or independent school) and/or experience in a college admissions office. Experience in both secondary and higher educational settings is preferable, as is a master’s degree in a related field.

A broad understanding of current trends and issues in college admissions; an ability to work well with students, parents, faculty, and college admissions officers; and an understanding of standardized testing and secondary school curricula are essential. Superior organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills, as well as creativity, good humor, and willingness to counsel a diversely talented group of students through an emotionally charged time in their lives are required. Candidates must also be willing to work closely with departmental colleagues in a collaborative, dynamic setting. Candidates for an Associate Director of College Counseling will be considered provided experience and education meet the requirements listed.

To apply, please click this link to proceed to our website.

Lycée Français de San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, CA
Position: Registrar
Start Date: August 15, 

Full Time Registrar to join vibrant international college counseling team. Contact [email protected] for info and/or to send cv/resume.

For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website.

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

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 seminars for the junior class.
  • 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 essential. Candidates should have a Bachelor’s Degree and at least 8-10 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. Master’s Degree in education-related field is preferred. This is a full-time, 12-month position. 

Applicants should submit resume and cover letter to [email protected]

The Madeira School
Location: McLean, Virginia
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2020

The Madeira School seeks an experienced college counseling professional to join the School in August 2020. Working on a 10-month faculty schedule and reporting to the Director of College Counseling, the Assistant Director will support all aspects of the college process. Our holistic approach within a college-preparatory high school includes programming for students and parents at all grade levels. This developmental approach fosters self-discovery, leading to successful college research and applications in the junior and senior years. Applicants for the position should demonstrate enthusiasm for the empowering aspects of attending an all-girls boarding and day educational environment and an appreciation for students’ contributions to community beyond academics. The position requires the ability to guide students coming from diverse backgrounds through the intricacies of the ever-changing college application process with clarity, humor, and compassion. We seek an educator at heart, with the initiative and enthusiasm to create innovative programming to put girls in command of themselves in this process. 

Please see our website for complete job description. Cover letter and resume should be sent to [email protected].

Upper Canada College
Location: Toronto, Ontario
Position: Associate Director; University Counselling Office
Start Date: June/July 2020

Upper Canada College (UCC) is recognized nationally and globally as one of North America’s foremost boys’ schools. Educating tomorrow’s leaders since 1829, UCC is an International Baccalaureate World School – with IB scores 10 percent above the global average. UCC offers transformational learning experiences to its 1,170 students in Senior Kindergarten through Grade 12, including 88 boarders from 26 countries. With 100 percent university placement at outstanding schools in Canada and around the world, UCC delivers a rigorous academic program supported by accomplished faculty, exceptional co-curricular programming, and state-of-the-art facilities. UCC’s work is underpinned by five core values adopted in its Strategic Directions: Towards 2029 plan: learning, pluralism, service, community, and wellbeing. 

The Upper School at UCC is inviting applications for the role of Associate Director, University Counsellor. You will provide academic guidance, and post-secondary admissions counselling, to support student academic achievement. A life-long learner who is committed to equity, diversity, and inclusion, you are passionate and aspirational when it comes to student success, and up-to-date on emerging and evolving programs, admission processes, and scholarships. The position description and more information about Upper Canada College can be found on our Careers website. Resumes can be emailed to Timea Godor, Human Resources Manager, at [email protected].

UCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity, encouraging applications from all qualified individuals. UCC embraces pluralism – celebrating differences, cherishing similarities, and giving voice to multiple perspectives. If you are contacted regarding a UCC opportunity, please advise if you require any accommodations. Business address: 200 Lonsdale Road, Toronto, ON M4V 1W6; permanent position; language of work: English. Applications will be reviewed immediately upon receipt. 

Holton-Arms School
Location: Bethesda, MD
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2020

This position is a 12 month, full-time professional position and will require some weekend and evening events, as well as travel to attend professional conferences, meetings, and college tours. The Associate Director of College Counseling is part of the Upper School office team, whose members are under the direct supervision of the Director of the Upper School. The Associate Director of College Counseling will report to the Director of College Counseling and will work closely in a team that includes: the Director of College Counseling; Upper School Learning Specialist; Upper School Guidance Counselor; Class Deans; and the Registrar. Review of candidates will start on April 1 and continue until a candidate is hired. The position will start on July 1, 2020. 

Professional responsibilities:

  • Creating a warm, responsive relationship with all members of the Holton community, particularly Upper School students and their families.
  • Advising students and families about the research, application, and matriculation phases of the college process.
  • Acknowledging, celebrating and incorporating a student's unique identifiers throughout the college process.
  • Writing compelling and authentic letters of recommendation for students.
  • Monitoring and acquiring knowledge about current trends in the college landscape and alternative post-graduation experiences.
  • Monitoring and acquiring knowledge about current trends in standardized test preparation.
  • Educating and matching counselees with "right fit" merit and need-based scholarships and scholars programs.
  • Collaborating with other faculty and staff to plan the curriculum and implement social-emotional and student programming: Learn Well, Live Well, Lead Well (LW3) in our Seminar class and additional programs.
  • Establishing collegial relationships with college and university admissions offices and their visiting representatives.
  • Maintaining active membership in appropriate professional organizations.
  • Public speaking and/or co-facilitating at college counseling, transition, and financial aid related programming as well as panels throughout the year.
  • Supporting the Director of College Counseling on program design, webpage and database management, communications, college counseling workbook updates, and school/community events.
  • Collaborating effectively and communicating clearly with administrators, teachers, parents, and students.
  • Creating and maintaining appropriate print and digital resources for colleges, visiting representatives and students/families.
  • Serving as an Upper School advisor.
  • Attending all full faculty and Upper School assemblies, meetings and major functions to create touchpoints and familiarity with faculty, students and families.
  • Maintaining social media accounts.
  • Performing other tasks upon the request of the Director of College Counseling and/or Head of School. 

Qualifications of a successful candidate: 

  • A minimum of five years’ experience in College Counseling at a peer independent school or the admissions staff of a college or university. A combination of admissions and college counseling is preferred.
  • A bachelor’s degree is required and an advanced degree is preferred.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills are essential.
  • Familiarity with frequently used software: Naviance, eDocs, Word, Google, Excel.
  • Familiarity and facility with maintaining statistics related to the college process and creating an electronic database.

Please refer to the Employment section of the Holton-Arms School website found here to apply.

University of Chicago Laboratory Schools
Location: Chicago, IL
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: September 1, 2020

Responsible for administering all aspects of the college search and admissions process. The College Counselor will educate students and parents about college options, the admissions and financial aid processes, current trends, application procedures, and admission testing; provide individual and small group college counseling; consult with parents for the academic, career, and personal success of their children; collaborate and consult with school counselors on developmental issues which impact a student's performance in the classroom; provide educational planning, career development, curricular choices for senior year, and its impact for college planning; meet with students regularly to ensure deadlines are being met; facilitate and meet with college representatives, and serve as the liaison to these representatives and their college admissions offices; build and submit all school documents to colleges and scholarship organizations; write the official Secondary Report and college letter of recommendation for each counselee; cooperate with the High School Principal in compiling the annual school profile; work with the Director's Office to develop quantitative analysis and reports; and maintain the legal and ethical standards as specified for school counselors and college admissions specialists, additionally mindful of those stipulated by the Statement of Principles of Good Practice of the National Association of College Admission Counseling. The College Counselors report to the High School Principal. 

Build deep relationships with students, families, and staff to foster a culture of community. Maintain strong lines of communication with families about student progress, and go above and beyond to support and collaborate closely with teammates in the united pursuit of Lab’s mission. We are looking for team members who will emanate optimism, share feedback to solve problems, reflect on how your actions impact others, and take ownership over creating the culture you want to show up to each day.

Regular Areas of Responsibility:

Collaboration with Family and Student - Maintain confidential files on each student in assigned caseload; conduct and staff information or discussion groups with parents or teachers; meet regularly with all students in caseload; answer all parent communication in a timely and professional manner; write letters of recommendation for students for colleges; liaison with various college admissions offices.

  • Academic Planning - Understand course progressions, pre-requisites, and individual departmental policies as described in the Course of Studies book; ensure that course selections fulfill graduation requirements and meet college admission standards.
  • Faculty and Administrative Support - Participate in confidential group consultation with administrators and Learning and Counseling colleagues, as needed; work collegially with faculty about individual student-related needs and documents; prepare and present an annual report to the Director and the Board of Directors of the Schools.
  • Cooperation with Learning & Counseling Colleagues - Consult with school counselors to clarify and coordinate work with individual students, particularly those who are having academic or personal difficulty; develop, implement, and interpret a needs assessment tool and/or satisfaction survey; accept specially assigned departmental tasks. 
  • Full-time teachers are expected to work a 40-hour week and the required number of days as stipulated in the Faculty Association contract; all teachers are expected to perform in accordance with the terms and conditions of the Collective Bargaining Agreement. 

Anticipated start date: September 1, 2020 


  • Ability to quickly adapt to changing circumstances and be flexible in work with students.
  • Ability to interact with a diverse group of faculty, staff, students, and parents required.
  • Knowledge of diversity, equity and inclusion issues, and dynamics in the classroom and in developing healthy, supportive relationships with all students.
  • Strong knowledge of course subject matter required.
  • Knowledge of instructional methodologies required.
  • Strong knowledge of child development required.
  • Ability to develop curricula, lesson plans, and assessment tools required.
  • Analytical skills required.
  • Problem-solving skills required.
  • Decision-making skills required.
  • Attention to detail required.
  • Organizational skills required.
  • Computational skills required.
  • Creativity required.
  • Verbal and written communication skills
  • Interpersonal skills required.
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team required.
  • Ability to manage stressful situations required.
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality required.
  • Ability to work on multiple projects simultaneously, set priorities, and meet deadlines required.
  • Ability to use standard productivity software (Microsoft Office, calendar/schedule software, etc.) required.   

Additional Requirements​​ 

Physical Requirements for Teaching Positions: 

  • Ability to move in and around the classroom/building to interact with students, faculty, staff, parents, and other members of the community.
  • Ability to move class-related equipment/tools, as appropriate, around school property
  • When appropriate, the ability to escort children from one classroom to another, in and out of the building during arrival and dismissal, and in an emergency situation.
  • Ability to demonstrate lessons, when appropriate. 

Unit Education: 

  • Bachelor's degree required. 
  • Master's degree strongly preferred. 

Unit Experience: 

  • A minimum of five years of college counseling in secondary school or admission experience in a selective college admission office preferred. 
  • Experience working with a wide range of students with diverse backgrounds such as race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, learning abilities, class, language and nationality. 

Required Documents: Cover letter

For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website.

Premium Prep College Counseling
Location: Chapel Hill, NC
Position: Vice President & Senior Counselor
Start Date: ASAP

Premium Prep is an elite college counseling firm providing personal guidance to clients in the US and abroad. We are a rapidly growing company composed of a team of expert counselors who work closely with students and families. We seek highly qualified, motivated candidates for the position of Vice President & Senior Counselor. In addition to having a docket of private clients, this person will become an integral member of the firm’s core leadership, based in Chapel Hill, NC. We are looking for someone devoted to the field and excited to help expand an already thriving enterprise. This is a great opportunity for someone with the right mix of counseling talent, business savvy, and ambition. Salary is between $70,000 and $85,000, depending on experience. Relocation funds available as appropriate. 

Successful candidates must have:

  • Extensive college counseling and/or undergraduate admissions experience; a keen understanding of the complexities of today’s selective college admissions process; strong writing and editing skills; comfort working with clients in-person and remotely; and the willingness to remain exceptionally responsive to client schedules and needs.
  •  Exceptional interpersonal, organizational, and managerial skills; the ability to work as part of a team, oversee peers, and handle myriad tasks, including employee reviews, budgets, and client assignments; a proficiency in creating and implementing systems to improve quality and efficiency; and a general knack for thinking strategically about business. 

In addition to these qualifications, the successful candidate will:

  • Be a self-aware, confident, highly organized individual, passionate about helping young people find their voices and chart their futures;
  • Able to strike the perfect mix of meticulousness, sensitivity, and diplomacy, to build trust and rapport while conveying exceptional competence, composure, and control;
  • Have great instincts for managing both peer counselors and a demanding clientele, and the acuity to head off problems before they arise;
  • Know their own strengths and weaknesses, possessing a high degree of professionalism and expertise, while also knowing when to reach out to others for input and advice;
  • Be excited about working for a developing enterprise with the potential for personal and financial growth. 

Shorecrest Preparatory School
Location: St. Petersburg, FL
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: June 1, 2020

The ideal candidate will join an energetic office of college counseling professionals and a progressive Upper School faculty. The candidate will be primarily responsible for assisting the college counseling team to develop and execute a comprehensive four-year college counseling program. 

Principal responsibilities include:

  • Providing counsel, support, and assistance to a group of approximately 40 Seniors and their families throughout the college application process;
  • Providing counsel, support, and assistance to approximately 40 Juniors and their families as they begin their college search process (including building a college list for each);
  • Educating the greater Shorecrest community about current trends in higher education through social media, communications, dynamic presentations, events, and programs;
  • Actively participating in professional college counseling and admission professional organizations at the regional, state, and national levels;
  • Maintaining and cultivating relationships with college admission officers across the country, including hosting them during their visit to campus, and;
  • Fulfilling other responsibilities as appropriate for the position. 

Bachelor’s degree is required; master’s degree is preferred. Additionally, successful candidates will have three or more years of experience in selective college admissions and/or college counseling at an independent school. He or she will possess an enthusiasm for working with adolescents while displaying exemplary verbal and written communication skills, creativity, flexibility, and a strong work ethic within a fast-paced environment.
The College Counselor position is a non-exempt position that reports to the Director of College Counseling. Competitive compensation will be commensurate with experience and skills. Shorecrest welcomes candidates for admission or employment regardless of age, race, culture, gender, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, national or ethnic origin and does not discriminate on the basis or any category protected by law in the administration of any of its programs. 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, references, and writing sample to Tiffany Blessing, Director of College Counseling, at [email protected]

For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website

Tabor Academy
Location: Marion, MA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2020

Tabor Academy seeks to hire an Associate Director of College Counseling. We are searching for an engaging and dynamic individual who will add strength to our team of experienced counselors. The successful candidate should have experience working with teenagers and must be willing and able to contribute significantly to the broader life of the school in at least one non-academic area as part of our afternoon program (athletics, performing arts, community service), as well as serving as a Dorm Parent with related duties. Housing is included.

This position is an opportunity to be part of a thoughtful, dedicated, and dynamic college counseling department whose members are committed to the values of an independent boarding school education and have a genuine interest in working to help people navigate an important life transition. 

People of color, people with disabilities, members of the LGBTQ community, religious minorities, and members of other historically underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. 

If you wish to apply, please click on the following link

Detroit Country Day School
Location: Beverly Hills, MI
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: April 2020

Detroit Country Day School is seeking an Associate Director of College Counseling with preferred start April 2020. This is a full-time, faculty position that requires participation in occasional evening and weekend events. Currently the College Counseling team includes a Director of College Counseling, Associate Director of College Counseling/AP Coordinator, Assistant Director, Coordinator for Early High School Success, and two Administrative Assistants. 

Responsibilities include counseling and supporting students in the college search and application process, working with students individually and in small groups, building relationships with parents, writing letters of recommendation, providing feedback on applicants’ essays, taking part in professional development, and other projects and activities as assigned by the Director. 

We seek candidates who will be active participants in the school community to join our team of experienced and dedicated counselors. Collaboration and teamwork are cornerstones of the College Counseling Office, as well as a commitment to working in a diverse and inclusive school community. A Masters degree and/or 5+ years of comparable experience in college counseling or highly selective admissions is preferred. 

In addition, the ideal candidate will have: 

A strong dedication to working with high school students, parents, and faculty through a process focused on identifying the best possible college fit for each student; 

Exceptional public speaking, written communication, and listening skills; 

The positive energy, patience, and sense of humor needed to work effectively with high school students and their families, especially during potentially stressful situations; 

A broad knowledge of selective colleges and their academic programs, admissions policies, and selection processes; 

A strong network among college admissions officers and other college counselors, as well as the desire to build this network to benefit Detroit Country Day School; 

Interest in, and understanding of, data management and analysis related to college admissions data and trends; 

A knowledge of and/or ability to learn educational and application management platforms such as Canvas, Common Application, and MAIA Learning; 

Excellent responsiveness to all constituencies (students, parents, college representatives, etc.) 

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please visit to submit a cover letter (addressed to Mr. Josh Greenwald, Director of College Counseling, Detroit Country Day School), a current resume, and two professional references. 

Francis Parker School
Location: San Diego, CA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2020

The primary responsibility of the Dean of College Counseling is to support the educational plans for each graduate of the School. Through guidance and advocacy, the Dean of College Counseling assists the students in their endeavors to find colleges and programs that would be appropriate fits for their individual needs and interests. The Dean of College Counseling serves on various campus committees that oversee student interests and the curriculum, and they participate in professional development opportunities that add to their knowledge base and serve the school. The Dean oversees the College Counseling Department including the Directors of College Counseling, the Administrative Assistant, the Testing Coordinator, and the Test Prep Coordinator, and oversees the budget for the department. The Dean of College Counseling serves on the Upper School Leadership Team as well as other working groups as assigned
Application Process:
A cover letter, resume, transcripts, and completed employment application should be submitted electronically to: [email protected]. Please indicate the position you are applying for in the subject line.

Whitefield Academy
Location: Mableton, GA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: June 1, 2020

The director of college counseling will lead Whitefield in support of a vision that seeks to graduate alumni who are strong academically, well-rounded in athletics and arts, and who are whole-hearted servants and leaders for Jesus Christ. Our graduates are diverse and choose colleges and universities ranging in size, location, and academic offerings. Our director is committed to helping all students find the colleges that are the best fit for their gifts, abilities, and values. The director organizes and administers all aspects of the college search and admissions process for our high school students. To apply and see the full job description, please follow this link to our website.

Academy Of The Holy Names
Location: Tampa, FL
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 2020

The Academy of the Holy Names, Tampa, Florida seeks a high school College Counselor for the 2020-2021 school year. This is a full-time, 10-month position commencing in August of 2020. The College Counselor reports to the Director of College Counseling and the High School Principal and is an integral part of an 8-person team offering a comprehensive program that includes academic support, social-emotional counseling, and career and college counseling to students in Grades 9-12.  Please apply via the website link found here

Shalhevet High School
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2020

Founded in 1992 by Dr. Jerry Friedman on the belief that the entire school experience should be a vehicle for moral growth and development, Shalhevet High School is a private, co-ed, Modern Orthodox, Jewish high school with a rigorous dual curriculum of Judaic and college preparatory studies. Dr. Friedman’s goal has been actualized through the establishment of a “Just Community” based on the model designed by Harvard Professor Lawrence Kohlberg.

For the past twenty-five years, Shalhevet has promoted the values of our Jewish heritage, the ideals of American democracy and a passionate support for the welfare of the State of Israel, within an environment that encourages critical and creative thought. Over one thousand students have passed through our hallways and have gone on to study at some of the finest universities in the world. Our current student body is approximately 260 students who are leaders, artists, athletes, scholars and most importantly mensches. At Shalhevet, we are not just creating the learners of today, but the leaders of tomorrow.

We are seeking a Director of College Counseling who will guide students and families with a comprehensive college search process that includes: helping families research colleges and plan visiting trips, navigating the financial aid process (if applicable), understanding standardized testing requirements, and helping each student prepare an authentic and accurate college application. As an ambassador of the school, the Director of College Counseling has extensive contact with college admissions officers, helping them to understand and appreciate the students of Shalhevet and the unique attributes of our Just Community. The Director hosts university representatives at Shalhevet in addition to visiting college and university campuses each year.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • oversee the work of the Associate Director of College Counseling
  • know and advocate strongly for Shalhevet students, its curriculum, and mission;
  • work collaboratively with educational leaders to set academic policy;
  • work with approximately 30- 35 counselees each year and guide them through the academic planning, college search, financial aid and application process;
  • work with students, families and Judaic Studies faculty to identify colleges that are the right fit for the Jewish needs of our students on campus;
  • assist students to navigate the process of deferring admission to university for gap year programs;
  • actively cultivate and maintain strong relationships with college admissions officers;
  • assist students to match academic goals with coursework;
  • assist counselees with essays and preparation for interviews;
  • report to the Board of Trustees and the faculty;
  • revise the Shalhevet School profile annually;
  • coordinate PSAT, Mock ACT administrations and AP exams;
  • project and manage the College Counseling Office budget;
  • update Shalhevet courses externally (i.e. NCAA Clearinghouse, UCOP);
  • prepare for and host annual Case Studies program;
  • compose 30-35 counselor letters of recommendation;
  • stay current with college admission trends;
  • pursue on-going professional development by attending conferences and tours; 


  • 5+ years of experience in college counseling and/or selective college admissions;
  • An empathetic and innovative leader who thinks strategically about ways to improve the college counseling program;
  • Exceptional public speaking, written communication and listening skills;
  • Be a proven collaborator who can work with all internal and external members of the community;
  • Growth mindset with interests in self-development and cultivating leadership; 

Interested candidates should email Daniel Weslow, Principal at [email protected] with:

  • Cover letter expressing interest in the position
  • Current Resume
  • two sample letters of recommendation
List of 3 references with name, phone number, email address and nature of the relationship (i.e. direct supervisor, Head of School, mentor, etc.)  
UCEazy - University and College Admissions Made Eazy

Location: Online
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: as soon as possible

UCEazy is offering a part-time/work-from-home opportunity for college counselors. UCEazy is a Cupertino, CA-based company whose mission is to simplify college admissions for students whose parents were born outside the U.S. At this time, we are seeking applicants who are well-versed in assisting students and their families prepare for college. We prefer that our counselors are able to guide students in 8th-12th grades. UCEazy programs begin in 8th grade to develop skills and interests that prepare them to apply to highly selective colleges when they reach 12th grade. Because our counselors work from home, being a UCEazy counselor could be a terrific opportunity to gain experience or earn an additional form of income. Also, since the client meetings are scheduled outside of school hours, this part-time job can easily co-exist with your current job. This is a great opportunity to make a real difference in the college/career journey of a student from a first-generation immigrant family. To learn more, you can reach out to Karen Rowe, who is the Director of College Counseling at Sugar Bowl Academy as well as the Director of the College Admissions Program at UCEazy.

For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website.

Hackley School
Location: Tarrytown, NY
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: Summer 2020

Hackley School seeks a full-time Associate Director of College Counseling for the 2020-2021 school year. The Associate Director of College Counseling will report to the Director of College Counseling. 

Some key responsibilities include:

  • Providing college counseling guidance to approximately 35% of each class (roughly 35 students per grade level).
  • Communicating regularly with counselees and families regarding various stages in the college counseling process
  • Generating persuasive, individualized letters of support for each senior counselee
  • Building and maintaining working relationships with college admission professionals at colleges and universities throughout the United States and abroad
  • Supporting programming related to college counseling for families in grades 9-12
  • Providing guidance to academic advisors, students and parents about the course selection process as it pertains to college counseling
  • Maintaining an active and engaged presence in professional organizations such as NACAC, ACCIS, and College Board to remain current with issues in the admission and counseling professions
  • Performing other special projects and support as assigned by the Director of College Counseling 

Preferred qualifications include:

  • A bachelor’s degree, at least five years’ experience in college counseling or college admissions, significant knowledge of the college process (including the financial aid process) and trends in selective college admissions
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • An organized, detail-oriented, and team-focused work ethic
  • A positive attitude and a passion for working with adolescents
  • An optimistic, innovative spirit and a desire to stay current, especially in areas such as technology, research, social media and other admissions practices 

How To Apply:
Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis and should be submitted to Andy King, Director of Upper School at [email protected]