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. 


Brentwood School, Director of College Counseling - CA
Cate School, Director of College Counseling - CA
Community School of Naples, Dean of College Counseling - FL
Ethical Culture Fieldston School - Associate Director of College Counseling -NY
*Galin Education, Independent College CounselorCollege Counselor (Part or Full-Time) - WI
Nueva School, Associate Director of College Counseling - CA
*Premium Prep College Counseling, College Counselor - anywhere
Seattle Academy, Associate Director of College Advising - WA
Sequoyah School, Director of College Counseling - CA
St. Mark's School of Texas, Associate Director of College Counseling - TX
Worcester Academy, Director of College Counseling - MA

*non-member listing


Seattle Academy
Location: Seattle, WA
Position: Associate Director of College Advising
Start Date: August 15, 2020

As an independent school located on Capitol Hill in Seattle, Washington and serving 6th – 12th grades, Seattle Academy is a dynamic community that challenges students to question, imagine, and create in order to contribute boldly to a changing world. Expanding our team to accommodate forthcoming classes, we seek an additional Associate Director of College Advising starting in the 2020-21 school year.

For a full description and application instructions please follow this link.


Ethical Culture Fieldston School
Location: New York, NY
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2020

Who are we?
Ethical Culture Fieldston School is a progressive PreK-12 independent school that has been serving students from throughout New York City and the surrounding suburbs since 1878. Committed to academic excellence, ethical learning, and progressive education, ECFS offers a rich curriculum in the arts, sciences, and humanities. A co-ed, nonsectarian school, it serves a diverse community of about 350 faculty and staff and 1,700 students on two campuses - one in the Riverdale section of the Bronx, and the other in Manhattan. The Upper School, located in the Bronx, is comprised of approximately 600 students and 80 faculty members.

What is essential about working at our school?
The Ethical Culture Fieldston School has a long history of equity and inclusion deeply rooted in our mission and the educational philosophy of our founder, Felix Adler. We embrace the diversity of ancestry, family, identity, culture, and belief and seek a student body and faculty that reflect the pluralism and socio-economic diversity of metropolitan New York. We affirm both our differences and commonalities and strive to balance individuality and community. In keeping with our progressive tradition, we are dedicated to increasing our students’ cultural literacy to help them understand multiple perspectives, and see the world beyond the self.

We expect members of our community to engage in open dialogue about living and learning in a diverse environment inside and outside the classroom. We see this work, with its creative tensions, as a catalyst for individual and collective growth. On a daily basis, we are committed to making this vision of a democratic, pluralistic and progressive school a reality.

The College Office is searching for a full-time Associate Director of College Counseling to start on July 1, 2020. The application deadline is November 8, 2019.

The ideal applicant will believe in the principles of progressive education as defined by John Dewey, Jane Addams, and Felix Adler, Fieldston's founder. The college office has been and will continue to be poised to support and serve a diverse community of students, parents, and faculty in the spirit of equity. This practice of equity is deeply intertwined with the mission and vision of the school.

Fieldston is fortunate to provide resources for students needing financial assistance to visit colleges and prepare for standardized tests with the goal of providing a more equitable college exploration process. The Associate Director will assist with providing each student 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 for submission.

Key Responsibilities: 

  • Work collaboratively with the College Counseling team and Form Dean
  • Identifying and prioritizing tasks particularly during peak cycles of the college admission process
  • Maintain an unwavering commitment to diversity and inclusion as an advocate for every student regardless of race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, gender identity, religious preference, and physical ability
  • In partnership with the Director of College Counseling, cultivate and maintain relationships with college admission professionals as well as secondary school counselors
  • Lead efforts in data collection for admitted students as well as retention analysis for matriculated students
  • Assist the Director of College Counseling with the coordination of the Junior College Symposium, Financial Aid Evening Programs, and Junior Parent Program
  • Assist the Director of College College Counseling with updating the school profile and college counseling website
  • Write thorough and personal letters of recommendation for assigned students
  • Assist with college research, essay review and interview preparation for each student
  • Guide students and families through course selection and standardized testing options
  • Maintain an accurate knowledge of the financial aid process and assisting with families as needed
  • Effectively advocate for each student along with articulating the mission and curriculum of the Ethical Culture Fieldston School
  • Show resourcefulness and self-reliance in working without constant supervision
  • Guide families through the college process with discernment and empathy
  • A commitment to being knowledgeable regarding current trends in financial aid and college admission
  • Travel to colleges and universities over the summer as well as during the academic year for selected counselor programs
  • Attend and present at local, regional and national conferences 

Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 3-5 years as a college counselor in an independent school and/or 3-5 years working at a selective college admission office. Preference will be given to applicants with combined experience in secondary schools and higher educational institutions
  • Comprehensive knowledge of the college admission process and financial aid requirements
  • The ability to prioritize tasks, meet deadlines and remain flexible during a demanding fall and spring application cycle
  • An interest in intellectual inquiry and ease in helping families manage the transition from high school to college
  • Superior writing ability, strong organizational and time management skills
  • Genuine desire to work with high school students and their families
  • Patience, empathy, and a sense of humor are appreciated
  • Understanding and respect for confidentiality are required
  • Exuding a calm center and professionalism in the presence of stress and anxiety
  • Teaching experience is preferred but not required

How To Apply 
To be considered for the above-mentioned position, please send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three references to the online employment site by November 8, 2019. Applicants should be prepared to submit three examples of letters of recommendation as well. The anticipated start date is July 1, 2020. Please do not email or call the school directly. 

For more information and additional information, please follow this link to our website.
 

EEO Info 
Ethical Culture Fieldston School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Ethical Culture Fieldston School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location. 


Worcester Academy
Location: Worcester, MA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: January 8, 2020

The Director of College Counseling reports directly to the Associate Head of School and oversees all operations and performance of members of the Academy's College Counseling Office, which consists of two full-time Associate/Assistant Directors of College Counseling, and a College Counseling Assistant. For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website.


Sequoyah School
Location: Pasadena, CA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2020

Sequoyah School is an independent K-12 school in Pasadena, CA. Since 1958, Sequoyah has provided an innovative program based on the foundational theories of progressive education. Sequoyah opened its high school campus in September 2016 and graduated its inaugural Senior class in June 2019. Sequoyah’s high school academic program is comprised of a rigorous college preparatory curriculum in a student-centered, experiential, and collaborative learning environment. The curriculum features Sequoyah’s Advanced Studies courses, designed by faculty to engage students in challenging and meaningful academic work. Faculty and students at the high school embrace a deep intellectual exploration of content and a process of learning that values intellectual risk-taking and ownership of one’s learning. Through the 4 year Social Innovation and Field Studies programs, Sequoyah students are regularly given real-world experiences that reinforce a deeper understanding of academic skills and concepts outside of the classroom. 

Based on Sequoyah’s high school campus, the Director of College Counseling will be an integral member of the administrative team and lead an educational post-secondary and college search process for both students and parents. This includes counseling families through general advisory meetings and formal one-on-one sessions on the intricacies of the college application, financial aid, and selection process. At the same time, the Director will play a pivotal role in the college search process by coaching students on how to actively take stock of their academic and extracurricular talents, interests, and passions. 

This a rare opportunity to participate in the development of a dynamic and forward thinking high school designed to support student engagement, social and environmental stewardship, in a rich and focused learning environment. 

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to the following email address: [email protected]

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


St. Mark's School of Texas
Location: Dallas, TX
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2020

St. Mark’s School of Texas seeks an experienced College Admissions professional or an Independent School College Counselor with college admissions experience to join our faculty as the Associate Director of College Counseling beginning in the 2020-2021 school year. 

The Associate Director of College Counseling reports to the Director of College Counseling and assumes responsibility for leading, guiding, and supporting St. Mark’s students and their families through the college admissions process. In addition, the Associate Director of College Counseling will be a resource for faculty and staff regarding college admissions. Responsibilities include educating, counseling and supporting students and their families throughout the college selection process that begins formally in the spring of the Junior year but includes family and student inquiries prior to the start of the formal process. 

Please visit our website for the full position description and to apply.


Galin Education
Location: Madison, WI
Position: Independent College Counselor (Part or Full-Time)
Start Date: Flexible


We are currently seeking to hire an additional College Counselor in one of our offices or remotely to work with high school students and their families through the college admissions process. This position may be part-time or full-time, depending on the candidate’s preference.

Direct Services
• Work with roughly 30 students (full-time) in each graduating class through all aspects of the college admissions process;
• Communicate with parents on a regular basis;
• Make use of publicly available data to inform advice and expertise;
• Participate in continuing education / professional development.

Building a Caseload
• Write blogs and articles targeted at high school students and their parents;
• Coordinate events to speak publicly about college admissions;
• Develop relationships with local high school counselors and other educational experts.

Management
• Delegate and oversee projects given to interns and client services personnel;
• Ensure a friendly and comfortable office environment.

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


Community School of Naples
Location: Naples, FL
Position: Dean of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2020

The Community School of Naples is an independent, co-ed, college preparatory day school enrolling over 818 students grades PK-12. Established in 1982 as an elementary school, today CSN’s modern and well-equipped 80-acre campus is accessible to three academic divisions divided into a Lower/Intermediate School, Middle School, and Upper School. The Community School of Naples seeks its next Dean of College Counseling. The Dean will oversee the office of three, including an Assistant Dean and Office Assistant. The High School has 320 students, with a graduating class of 70-80 students each year, 100% of whom gain admission to a four-year college. Prior college counseling or admissions leadership experience in an independent school or college/university and a master’s degree are required.

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


Premium Prep College Counseling
Location: anywhere
Position: College 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 Private College Counselor. This is a great opportunity for either primary or supplemental employment. Counselors can be based anywhere in the country. We are primarily looking for part-time counselors, but we would consider exceptional candidates for full-time. This position could also grow from part- to full-time.

Successful candidates must have: extensive experience in high school college counseling (preferably some college admissions experience too); a keen understanding of the complexities of today’s selective college admissions process; excellent interpersonal skills and comfort working with both parents and students; in-depth knowledge and a record of having visited hundreds of colleges across the country; 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.

In addition to these qualifications, our counselors are expected to:

  • Be self-aware, confident, highly organized individuals 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 client anxiety and stress, the ability to deal with a driven and often 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 of strong character, able to gracefully negotiate complex family dynamics and maintain a strong ethical code;
  • Be excited about working for a small company, with flexible hours and individualized potential for personal and financial growth.

Please email cover letter and resume to [email protected].


Nueva School
Location: San Mateo CA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: December 2019

The Nueva School is a progressive, student-centered school known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, constructivist projected-based learning, and its pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The school also offers specialist teachers in numerous other core and elective areas including STEM, the arts, entrepreneurship, and physical education to name but a few. Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind.

Six years ago, Nueva expanded its PK-8 program (founded in 1967) to include a grade 9-12 Upper School. The inaugural class of 77 students graduated in 2017 and future classes will consist of 105 to 115 seniors. This is a foundational opportunity to continue to build Nueva’s college counseling program and represent its PK-12 program to colleges and universities across the country and world.

The Position:
The Nueva School seeks an Associate Director of College Counseling to join our highly collaborative team of three educators in creating and executing a comprehensive and dynamic program supporting the college search and application process.

Responsibilities:

  • Educate students and parents about the search/application process through programs, individual meetings, and seminars from grades 9 to 12.
  • Communicate options to individual students based on interests and profile; help students discover “fit.”
  • Develop and nurture relationships with college and university representatives.
  • Attend professional conferences, travel to college campuses, and promote Nueva as appropriate.
  • Write comprehensive letters of recommendation and serve as students’ advocate throughout the application process.
  • Assist students in all aspects of the application process.
  • Assist with course approval processes for the UC system and NCAA.
  • Support programs (such as advisory, admissions, and/or chaperoning trips/events) as requested.

Qualifications:

A qualified candidate must have a strong background in independent schools or higher education, experience in college counseling or selective college admissions (5+ years in either environment, a combination of the two preferred), as well as be comfortable engaging with a diverse, high achieving student body and their parents. It is essential that applicants understand and appreciate Nueva’s unique educational philosophy.

Additional qualifications include:

  • BA/BS required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Strong public speaking and written communication skills.
  • Deep knowledge of all aspects of the college admissions process.
  • The ability to work both collaboratively and independently. Strong sense of initiative and tolerance for ambiguity.
  • Robust technology skills, including facility with Naviance, SCOIR, MaiaLearning, College Kickstarter, and/or Ciaflo.
  • Unwavering sense of ethics and impeccable integrity.
  • Demonstrated intellectual drive and curiosity.

Application process:
To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé via email to [email protected] 


Cate School
Location: Carpinteria, CA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 31, 2020

The Director of College Counseling coordinates all efforts on the part of Cate School to guide students through the college selection and application process. Such guidance includes, but is not limited to counseling students and parents about college options, planning standardized testing strategies, developing, with the assistance of the faculty, student recommendations, assisting with all aspects of the financial aid process, and reviewing applications and transcripts.

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 and program at Cate. At the same time, the Director will also have the opportunity to acquire extensive knowledge of the possibilities available to students at colleges and universities throughout the world. The Director hosts university representatives at Cate in addition to visiting college and university campuses each year.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • oversee the work of the Senior Associate Director of College Counseling, the Sophomore Class College Counselor, and the Office Manager/Testing Coordinator;
  • know and advocate strongly for Cate students, its curriculum, and mission;
  • work with approximately 35-40 counselees each year and guide them through the college search, financial aid and application process;
  • actively cultivate and maintain strong relationships with college admissions officers; 
  • assist counselees with essays and preparation for interviews;
  • coordinate and chaperone the annual East Coast College Tour (March);
  • plan and facilitate parent programming for Family Weekends;
  • report to the Board of Trustees and the faculty;
  • revise the Cate School profile annually;
  • project and manage the College Counseling Office budget;
  • update Cate courses externally (i.e. NCAA Clearinghouse);
  • prepare for and host Case Studies program;
  • write, read and edit 35-40 counselor letters of recommendation;
  • Stay current with college admission trends;
  • pursue on-going professional development by attending conferences and tours; 
  • serve on the Steering Committee, and report directly to the headmaster.

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional writer and public speaker.
  • A proven collaborator who can work with all internal and external members of the community.
  • A creative and innovative leader who thinks strategically about ways to improve the college counseling program.

Interested candidates should send a CV and two letters of reference to Jay Dorion, Assistant Headmaster, at [email protected].


Detroit Country Day School
Location: Beverly Hills, MI
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: December 2019

Detroit Country Day School is seeking a new Director of College Counseling. The position will begin in December 2019. Currently, the College Counseling team includes a Director of College Counseling, Associate Director/ AP Coordinator, Assistant Director, Coordinator for Early High School Success and two Administrative Assistants.

The Director of College Counseling leads this team in creating, implementing and overseeing the college counseling program at Detroit Country Day School. As a member of the Upper School Community, the person in this position also works closely with the Headmaster, Chief Academic Officer, Academic Department Chairs and other Departments ensuring positive communication and coordination of information and activities relating to student success. While this position primarily follows the academic school calendar, some work and oversight are required during academic vacations, including summer break.

For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website or contact: Anne Sandoval at [email protected].


Brentwood School
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2020

A terrific school, located just north of Santa Monica on two campuses and enrolling 995 students K-12, visitors to Brentwood are immediately struck by the beauty and warmth of the two campuses. The setting is a well-integrated blend of old and new buildings, red-tiled roofs, intimate courtyards, ivy-covered walls, and green fields.

The goal of both curriculum and pedagogy is to foster intellectual curiosity, excitement for learning, and a desire to fulfill individual potential. Brentwood’s student body is diverse and lively. Students of color comprise 35% of the population in grades 7-12 and the school is strongly committed to an aggressive financial aid program.

The Director of College Counseling is a full-time position, reporting directly to the Upper Division Director. The DCC is a member of the Upper School Administrative Team and the Brentwood School (K-12) Leadership Team. The ideal candidate will be team-oriented with an interest in working with high school students, their families, college representatives, faculty, and administrators. To learn more and apply, please visit the listing.