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 Linda Pierre, ACCIS Director of Member Services and Operations. 


Austin Preparatory School, College Counselor - MA
Belmont Hill School, Director of College Counseling - MA

* College Essay Guy, Director of College Counseling - Remote
Convent of the Sacred Heart, Associate Director of College Counseling - NY
Deerfield Academy, College Advisor - MA
Eagle Hill School, College Counselor - MA
Flintridge Preparatory School, College Counselor - CA
The Frederick Gunn School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - CT
* Galin Education, College Counselor - WI
Garrison Forest School, College Counseling Assistant/ Registrar - MD
George School, Associate Director of College Counseling - PA
Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, Director of Counseling Services - DC
Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, College Counselor - DC
Germantown Friends School, Director of College Counseling - PA
Gill St. Bernards School, Assistant/Associate Director of College Guidance - NJ
Girls Preparatory School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - TN
Greens Farms Academy, Associate Director of College Guidance - CT
Groton School, Director of College Counseling - MA
Groton School, Associate Director of College Counseling - MA
Harvard-Westlake School, Upper School Dean - CA
* Hillbrook School, Founding Director of College Counseling - CA
The Hockaday School, Associate Director of College Counseling - TX
Holland Hall, College Counselor - OK
The Kincaid School, Upper School Dean - TX
Laguna Blanca School, Associate Director of College Counseling - CA
Lakeside School, College Counseling Writing Specialist - WA
Lycee Francais de San Francisco, College Counseling Assistant - CA
Marin Academy, Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling - CA
Mercersburg Academy, Associate Director of College Counseling - PA
Merion Mercy Academy, College Counselor - PA
The Miami Valley School, Director of College Counseling - OH
National Cathedral School, Assistant/Associate Director of College Guidance - DC
Norfolk Academy, Associate Director of College Counseling - VA
North Shore Country Day School, College Counselor - IL
Phillips Academy, Associate Director of College Counseling - MA
Phillips Exeter Academy, Associate Director of College Counseling - NH
Posnack Jewish Day School, Associate Director of College Counseling - FL
* Premium Prep College Counseling, Full-Time Private College Counselor - Remote
* Premium Prep College Counseling, Part-Time Private College Counselor - Remote
Rolling Hills Preparatory School, College Counselor - CA
Rudolf Steiner School, Director of College Guidance - NY
Sewickley Academy, Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling - PA
Sonoma Academy, Associate Director of College Counseling - CA
St. Mary's School, Associate College Counselor - OR
St. Michael's Catholic Academy, Associate Director of College and Academic Counseling - TX
St. Stephen's Episcopal School, College Counseling Office Manager - TX
Strake Jesuit College Preparatory School, College Counselor - TX
UCEazy, Online Part-Time UCEazy College Counselor - Remote
United Nations International School, Associate Director of College Counseling - NY
United World College - USA, Director of School and College Counseling, NM
University School, College Counselor/Assistant Director of College Counseling - OH
* Upper Canada College, Associate Director of University Counseling - Canada
The Walker School, Associate Director of College Counseling - GA
Waterford School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - UT
Windward School, Dean of College Counseling - CA

*non-member listing


Harvard-Westlake School
Location: Studio City, CA
Position: Upper School Dean
Start Date: July 1, 2022

Harvard-Westlake School seeks to hire an exceptional and highly qualified educator to join the team in its Upper School Deans’ Office. The school enrolls approximately 875 students on the Upper School campus, more than half of whom are students of color.

Harvard-Westlake employs a holistic approach to serving the needs of its Upper School students as well as the mutually supportive skills of an entire team of deans. The office includes nine deans and two office coordinators; each dean is responsible for the academic, college, and personal counseling needs of approximately 35 sophomores, 35 juniors, and 35 seniors. Upper School Deans guide students and their parents, advising them on issues of course selection, study skills, appropriate community behavior, discipline, and ultimately, all of the elements of the college search and selection process. Deans are also responsible for maintaining effective relationships with parents, faculty and staff, and college admission professionals. Upper School Deans write letters of recommendation, speak publicly in both small and large venues, and participate in the school community and culture. They also continually look for ways to develop professionally.

The ideal candidate will be an experienced college counselor and/or college admission professional whose knowledge of colleges is broad. The candidate should have a style in working with families that is transparent, communicative, and candid yet tactful regarding expectations. The candidate should demonstrate an interest in collaboration with various teams (e.g., fellow Deans, the counseling staff, Dean of Students, and other staff and administrators) and be eager to integrate themselves in the life of the school. The ideal candidate will have:

  • Preferred four years of college counseling and/or college admission experience
  • Knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admission policies, and financial aid policies
  • Clear and effective communication skills
  • High emotional intelligence
  • Collaborative and inclusive decision-making style
  • Excellent and timely responsiveness to all constituencies (e.g., students, parents/guardians, faculty, colleges)
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and a desire to work closely with a team of colleagues who meet daily
  • Strong technology skills, particularly with Microsoft Office
  • Enthusiasm to become part of our vibrant school community, broadly engaging with students, families, and colleagues, and attending events outside their particular field of responsibility Interested and qualified candidates must apply through our website (no e-mail or mail in submissions will be considered).

Candidates must be prepared to submit the following when applying for the position:

  • Cover letter expressing interest in the Harvard-Westlake Upper School Dean position
  • Current résumé
  • Sample letter of recommendation

We seek candidates who demonstrate sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members; have an ability to work flexibly, independently, and collaboratively in a fast-paced environment with individuals from a diverse set of backgrounds; and have a capacity to serve as a model of openness, generosity, and acceptance.

Compensation: Competitive, commensurate with experience. Applications will be accepted through May 27, 2022.

For more information and to apply, click here


The Frederick Gunn School
Location: Washington, CT
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2022

The Frederick Gunn School, founded in 1850, is a co-ed boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 as well as a post-graduate year. Mr. Gunn had a deep appreciation for the natural world, believing that in nature students understand themselves as humans and their place in the world. He took a principled stand against slavery and spurred students (and the town at large) to examine their beliefs. In addition to the habits and skills students will need in college and life beyond, we teach them to follow Mr. Gunn’s example: to cultivate wisdom, to be trailblazers, to act with conviction, and to value character as highly as intellect and achievement.

Job Description:
The Frederick Gunn School College Counseling Office seeks to add a like-minded educator to the staff. Reporting to the Director of College Counseling, the Assistant Director will be responsible for supporting students and parents through all aspects of the college search and application process. We are looking for candidates that are passionate about working with adolescents and those that offer a good mix of humor, flexibility and a team-oriented approach in their daily interactions.

Specific responsibilities for this position include (but are not limited to):

  • Advise and support approximately 35 seniors and their families through all aspects of the college planning process
  • Educate students and parents about colleges, admission strategies, trends, and standardized testing,
  • Empower students so that they understand the importance of self-reflection and fit throughout the college search process
  • Administer the on-line resource Cialfo that gives an additional tool for students and families to investigate, research, track, and plan for the college admission process
  • Assist with planning and overseeing student and parent programming sponsored by the College Counseling Office, including teaching assigned College Seminar sections to juniors and seniors
  • Write personalized and thoughtful counselor profiles for each assigned counselee
  • Develop and expand upon long-term relationships with colleges and universities, including meeting with college admissions representatives who visit campus, and traveling to college campuses and professional conferences
  • Stay informed on current issues and trends in college admission, higher education, testing, as well as keeping up-to-date about specific colleges and participating in local and national professional organizations
  • Assist testing coordinator in administering all standardized testing as needed
  • This position will include residential life and co-curricular responsibilities if the candidate lives on campus.

Essential skills:
Excellent writing skills are imperative, as is the ability to communicate well with peers, students, and families. Other requisite characteristics include strong organizational skills and a willingness and enthusiasm to work with students at this critical juncture in their lives.

  • An enthusiastic advocate for the school’s mission
  • A superb oral and written communicator
  • A person who believes in the critical importance of diversity in the life of a school
  • A master teacher and student-centered educator
  • An understanding of boarding school culture and enthusiasm for all that it brings
  • A willingness to learn and take risks

Education and experience:

  • Minimum: Bachelor's Degree and experience working with adolescents
  • Experience in a college admissions office and/or high school college counseling office is preferred
  • Background and strong understanding with post-secondary financial aid and scholarships is highly desirable

To Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume, and references to Darlene Luminati, The Frederick Gunn School, 99 Green Hill Road, Washington, CT 06793, or to [email protected] by Monday, May 30th. Your cover letter should articulate with specificity why you would be a good fit for this position and, more generally, for The Frederick Gunn School. Full position description can be found on our website, linked here

The Frederick Gunn School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Except in cases of a bona fide occupational qualification or need, or except as otherwise permitted or required by law, FGS does not discriminate against applicants for employment on the basis of race, color, religious creed, age, sex, marital status, pregnancy, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, present or past history of mental disorder, intellectual disability, learning disability or physical disability, gender identity or expression, genetic information, or any other protected class status under applicable law with respect to hiring, compensation, promotion, discharge from employment or other terms and conditions of employment.

Position announcements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work performed by employees assigned to the job title and the education and skills required. Descriptions are not intended to be a complete list of all responsibilities, duties and skills that are required or may be required in the future 

BACKGROUND SCREENING: The Frederick Gunn School conducts background checks on all job candidates upon acceptance of a contingent offer, which includes using a third-party administrator to conduct the checks. Background checks will be performed in compliance with the Fair Credit Reporting Act.


George School
Location: Newtown, PA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2022

JOB SUMMARY: George School is a Quaker, IB World, boarding school located in Newtown, PA. The College Counseling Office seeks candidates for an Associate Director of College Counseling opening within our office. This position works and collaborates with others in the College Counseling Office to educate and assist George School students, grades 9-12, and their parents through the course selection, college search, application and decision making process. In addition to guiding individual students through the college search process from their sophomore year through college acceptance, writing letters of recommendation for them, assisting them in defining the right match, and advocating for them with their selected colleges, the Associate Director shares responsibility for educating parents and advisors, for teaching the college seminar, for traveling to get to know schools, and for keeping current with trends in national and international college admission. The position does not require on campus living. This is a 12-month position.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
1.   Counsel 35-40 seniors each year, guiding them through the college search and admission process.

  • Meet with each counselee multiple times to develop college lists and plans and to provide support through the entire search and application process.
  • Write the college counselor’s recommendation for each counselee.
  • Review students’ applications; prepare and compile credentials for sending to colleges.
  • Provide assistance to students and their families in navigating college financial aid processes.
  • Communicate as needed and as possible with college admission personnel.
  • Provide assistance with the college essay process.
  • Teach the required College Seminar for juniors and seniors. 

2.   Work with underclassmen to ensure that students, parents, and advisors are well informed and that juniors are well prepared by mid-year to engage in the focused work of selecting a college that is a good match for them.

  • With the Director of Studies and colleagues in the College Counseling Office, provide training and support to advisors as they help advisees make course choices that will be consistent with their college aspirations.
  • Prepare and present informational programs to students and parents.

3.   Ensure that George School is known and understood by colleges, that members of the College Counseling Office understand the programs offered at different colleges, and that there is a strong relationship between college representatives and George School.

  • Assist in the preparation of materials presented to colleges.
  • Travel to colleges to get to know them and to maintain relationships between GS and the colleges.
  • Host college representatives visiting George School.

OTHER DUTIES:

  1. Participate in proctoring and coordinating PSAT, SAT and ACT in collaboration with the George School Testing Coordinator.
  2. Attend professional meetings and conferences yearly, such as NACAC, ACCIS and PACIS.
  3. Stay current with trends in national and international college admission and financial aid, passing this information on to teachers, parents, and students as appropriate to keep them up to date.
  4. Seek appropriate collaborations with the George School Admission and School Offices to ensure a seamless experience from the time a student applies to George School through college matriculation.
  5. Attend all faculty meetings, college counseling department meetings, and other meetings as assigned.
  6. Fulfill social duty expectations for college counselors.
  7. Perform other duties as assigned.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree and experience working in college admission. Five years’ experience either in college admission and/or independent school college counseling required.
  • Excellent writing, editing, presentation, and communication skills.
  • The ability to work with a diverse student population.
  • Detail-oriented while being able to see the bigger picture.
  • High organizational skills including facility with technology and database management (CIALFO or SCOIR)
  • Deep knowledge of college application and financial aid requirements and procedures.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • Enjoy working with young people during an exciting while often stressful time in their lives.
  • A lively sense of humor.
  • Discretion and respect for confidentiality.
  • Commitment to and a style consistent with, the traditions and philosophy of a Quaker educational community.

To Apply: Submit a resume and cover letter to [email protected]. Full position description can be found on our website, linked here


St. Stephen's Episcopal School
Location: Austin, TX
Position: College Counseling Office Manager
Start Date: August 1, 2022

St. Stephen's Episcopal School, a day and boarding school of 690 students (grades 6-12), is seeking a College Counseling Office Manager for a full-time non-exempt position to manage the administrative and logistical processes of a dynamic high school college counseling office. The candidate for this position will be part of a closely-knit team with four full-time college counselors and must be able to thrive in a high-energy, fast-paced high school environment.

For full job description and to apply, click here.


Upper Canada College
Location: Toronto, Canada
Position: Associate Director of University Counseling
Start Date: August 2022

You will join an energetic and creative University Counselling Office team in delivering innovative ways to help guide students and parents through the university admission process. You will support students through the university search and application process and contribute to the team with an expertise on admission systems spanning Canadian, US and international post-secondary institutions. You must be comfortable in counselling both students and families on the landscape of highly selective admissions and financial aid. In addition to playing an important role with the students throughout the process, you will be an ambassador for Upper Canada College and its students to universities around the world.

For full job description and to apply, click here. You can email [email protected] with any questions. 


Posnack Jewish Day School
Location: Davie, FL
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2022

Posnack School is seeking a full-time experienced associate director of college counseling with a minimum of three years in either highly selective college admissions or secondary school college counseling. Responsibilities include: working closely with individual students and their parents on all aspects of the college search, application and financial aid process, review student college applications and essays, writing individualized college letters of recommendation summarizing each student’s high school experiences within the appropriate context and providing appropriate follow-up with the college admissions representative.

For more information on responsibilities and qualifications, click here.


National Cathedral School
Location: Washington, DC
Position: Assistant/Associate Director of College Guidance
Start Date: ASAP

National Cathedral School (NCS) seeks an Assistant Director of College Guidance beginning on or around July 1, 2022. This is a full-time, 12-month, administrative staff position that reports to the Director of College Guidance.

The new counselor will work closely with the Director of College Guidance and additional Associate/Assistant Director to counsel a class of approximately 70 – 80 students and families through the college search and admissions process.

NCS is committed to leadership in multicultural education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff. The school therefore seeks applications for candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported.

NCS seeks applications from those who are attuned to strategies related to college counseling and who are prepared to support the strategic mission of the student-centered model for college guidance at the school. The successful candidate must be adept at working in partnership with students to help them articulate their admissions profile to colleges and universities.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Establishing relationships with college admission officers on behalf of the school and the students
  • Writing letters of recommendation for assigned students
  • Understanding admission data and trends
  • Organizing and presenting workshops and meetings for parents and students
  • Conducting individual and small group meetings with students and parents regarding all aspects of the college application process Assisting with standardized testing (PSAT and AP; NCS is not an SAT or ACT national test center)
  • Serving as advisor to a group of students
  • Participating in professional development opportunities.

The candidate should be prepared to serve other duties typical for faculty and staff at an independent school. The position requires superior oral and written communication skills and the ability to organize and meet deadlines. Explaining the process to parents and contextualizing the outcome of college decisions is an essential part of this job. The successful candidate will also exhibit creativity, enthusiasm, and a demonstrated interest in working with teenagers.

Qualified applicants hold at least a Bachelor’s degree and at least three to five years of experience in college counseling and/or college admissions. Salary is competitive, based on experience, and the position includes a full benefits package.

National Cathedral School for Girls serves 593 students in grades 4 through 12. Faculty and staff are curious intellectually, flexible, collaborative, and view education as an engaging vocation. Our students are engaged, fun, and kind, and they love to be challenged and viewed as confident individuals. Faculty and staff maintain a lively conversation about the meaning of an excellent education, an interest in pedagogy, and innovative uses of technology. As an Episcopal school, NCS welcomes people of all backgrounds and faiths while maintaining a close identity with Washington National Cathedral’s commitment to be a house of prayer for all people.

National Cathedral School requires all employees to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19, including any boosters recommended and available to the general public, absent eligibility for medical or religious exemptions.

Interested candidates should send an electronic application that includes a brief cover letter, résumé and the names and contact information of three to five references. In addition, applicants should submit a writing sample (a letter of recommendation is preferred). Please submit these materials as one combined attachment in Word or PDF format with “Assistant Director of College Guidance Position” in the subject line to [email protected].


Girls Preparatory School
Location: Chattanooga, TN
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2022

Girls Preparatory School seeks an Assistant Director of College Counseling to begin in the summer of 2022. The Assistant Director will join a team of three, including the Director of College Counseling and an Office Assistant/Testing Coordinator.

Primary responsibilities will include: building strong and authentic counseling relationships with students and families, providing constituency education, assuming program and project leadership within the college counseling office, curating relationships with colleges and universities, composing counselor recommendation letters, managing/contributing to college counseling social media accounts, helping to deliver a 9-12 college counseling curriculum, assisting with standardized test coordination/administration, maintaining an active and positive presence within the school community, possessing an understanding of and commitment to the instructional and educational practices that support, guide, and inspire girls and young women to identify their strengths and goals for their futures.

Applicants can review the full position description and submit an application here.


Waterford School
Location: Sandy, UT
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 15, 2022

Join us for impactful college counseling work in a vibrant community of students and faculty, and access to world-class skiing, wilderness hiking and mountain biking less than 20 minutes away. Don’t ski or hike (yet)? We also have world-class arts, music and culture in downtown Salt Lake City. We are seeking an Assistant Director of College Counseling at Waterford School, a PreK-12 independent day school located at the foot of the Wasatch Mountains in Sandy, Utah. Waterford has a rich liberal arts curriculum, an outstanding faculty, a deep commitment to student growth, and a learning environment that is caring, nurturing, and inspiring. Students find joy in learning, and in exceptional performing and visual arts, athletics, and outdoor programs. A commitment to equity, inclusion, and belonging is essential to the Waterford mission.

Waterford School is currently recruiting an Assistant Director of College Counseling who will serve on a team of three full-time dedicated college counselors and report to the Director of College Counseling. The Assistant Director of College Counseling will work individually with a caseload of Juniors and Seniors and their family members through the college search, list-building, and application process, will deliver a thoughtful college counseling curriculum to students and families, will keep current with trends in college counseling, will connect with school faculty, higher education representatives, and school alumni, will present and explain college information to individual families and large and small groups of students and family members. The Assistant Director will be able to develop good rapport with Waterford students and families, work collaboratively with colleagues, and embrace Waterford’s vision, mission, and core values.

We are looking for reliable, thoughtful candidates who enjoy working with teenagers and families and who welcome the opportunity to engage in the life of the School. We are aligned on values and goals with the Head of School, administration, and faculty on a healthy, growth-oriented college counseling process and curriculum focused each student finding their best fit. We are committed to doing our work well and also efficiently; we have established a framework for student and family communications, meetings, curriculum, and programming. We are fully supported in professional development, and we each set annual goals for growth for ourselves, our team, and for the School. Waterford and the college counseling department feels like an ideal place to do this work.

Primary responsibilities and duties:

  • Counsel and assist students and families individually in a caseload of 25-35 Juniors and Seniors as they move through the college research, application and selection process.
  • Communicate resources and information to 9th and 10th grade students and families
  • Maintain Canvas college counseling courses and oversee curriculum for two upper school classes.
  • Present to parents and students, individually and in groups
  • Host college admissions representatives to our campus in the fall trimester
  • Write thoughtful and incisive counselor recommendations
  • Maintain and disseminate information about the SAT, ACT, and AP exams
  • Keep up to date on college admissions trends and issues
  • Attend professional development events and participate in professional organizations such as NACAC (National Association of College Admission Counselors), RMACAC (Rocky Mountain ACAC), and ACCIS (Association of College Counselors at Independent Schools).
  • Further professional development by visiting campuses and attending conferences.

Qualifications and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s, counseling, or educational certificate preferred
  • Four+ years’ experience preferred working with students through the college application process as a high school college counselor or independent consultant
  • Strong knowledge of the college admissions landscape and a pulse on shifting trends
  • Knowledge of a wide range of colleges, universities, and summer programs
  • Strong interpersonal skills, and a love of working with teenagers
  • Strong written and oral communication skills
  • Detail-oriented, organized, and self-motivated and able to meet deadlines and assist students in meeting their deadlines
  • High ethical standards

Compensation: Competitive salary commensurate with education and experience. 10 month contract

Please contact Sari Rauscher with a cover letter and resume attached as PDF with your name in the title, and two references. Write “College Counseling position” in the subject line. Email or call 801-816-2248 with questions.


Laguna Blanca School
Location: Santa Barbara, CA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2022

Laguna Blanca School seeks an Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling. The College Counseling team educates, guides, and supports students and their families through the college search and application process. Our ultimate goal is for students to attend a college or university where they will be successful and well-equipped to continue that success in life. The team is comprised of the Director of College Counseling, Associate Director, and Registrar & College Counseling Coordinator.

The successful candidate will be innovative and creative; a self-starter who will take initiative; attentive to detail; a team player; comfortable and confident in working with students from a variety of cultures and backgrounds; and an excellent interpersonal, oral, and written communicator. This is a great job for someone who loves working with families and is able to multitask, handle pressure, and maintain confidentiality. This position is a 12-month position and includes some evening and weekend responsibilities. We are posting this role as Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling— the formal title of the position will be dependent upon the experience of the person ultimately selected for the role. Contact [email protected] for more information.

ROLES & RESPONSIBILITIES
This position is dedicated to counseling and guiding students and parents toward common goals on college selection and admission by:

  • Establishing strong and regular communications with families and students
  • Being available to meet with Grades 9-12 families
  • Working with families and students to develop a list of colleges and universities for application that aligns with students’ interests, skills, and proficiencies
  • Evaluating the student’s academic and social growth and making recommendations to highlight the student’s candidacy in the college application process
  • Managing students’ and families’ expectations throughout the college process
  • Providing course selection advice to students
  • Providing advice and suggestions to students and families regarding extra-curricular on and off-campus activities

Ideal Candidates will have:

  • An in-depth knowledge of colleges and universities as well as a contextual grasp of the current college admission landscape
  • Meticulous organization and attention to detail in order to ensure deadlines are met in regard to letters of recommendation and other submission materials
  • Supports hosting college visits to campus and establishes strong relationships with college representatives and admissions officers
  • Represent the school at various events (on-campus and off-campus), speaking to current and prospective students and families about the services the college counseling team provides
  • Participates and organizes events for college preparation such as grade level retreats, college trips, college nights, college fairs, parent presentations, etc.
  • Has the ability to travel, at times, to professional development conferences and college/university campus visits

POSITION REQUIREMENTS:
Successful candidates will hold at least a Bachelor’s degree and have 3+ years of experience in college admissions, high school counseling/teaching, and perhaps both.

In addition, they must have:

  • Background in financial aid support and/or essay writing support for student applicants
  • Willingness to work as part of a team with an emphasis on collaboration
  • Excellent communication skills, supportive attitude, and passion for guiding and advising college-bound students
  • Experience with college counseling or enrollment management software
  • Creative analytical and problem-solving skills
  • Excellent interpersonal skills with the proven ability to maintain professionalism and tact in high-stress situations
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software
  • A strong commitment to independent school life. The counselor can expect a fast-paced, dynamic work environment, and involvement in all aspects of school life including chaperoning duties, serving as a student advisor, and taking on various other responsibilities.
For full description, click here. To apply, please send application materials to [email protected].

St. Michael's Catholic Academy
Location: Austin, TX
Position: Associate Director of College and Academic Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2022

The school seeks an experienced Associate Director of College and Academic Counseling who is involved in the SMCA community and dedicated to the mission of the school. This position will report to the Director of College and Academic Services. This position is a key member of the student support team and will provide academic guidance from the course selection process to assist with struggling students. The Associate Director will provide support to students throughout the entire college admission process.

For the full job description and to apply, click here


United Nations International School
Location: New York, NY
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2022

UNIS is hiring a new Associate Director of College Counseling to join our team of three other Associate Directors, an Administrative Assistant, and our incoming Director (Chris Pluta), starting August 2022.

The successful applicant will complement the existing strengths of the College Office team. The ideal candidate will have at least five years experience in college counseling and a Master’s degree. The candidate will report directly to the Director of College Counseling and will join a team consisting of three Associate Directors of College Counseling and one administrative assistant. College Counselors also work closely with the high school principal, counselors, learning specialists, and with the International Baccalaureate Coordinator. This is a 12-month administrative position with generous vacation time and benefits. The caseload is approximately 25-30 students. Interested candidates for this position should ideally possess: 

  • An in-depth knowledge of U.S. colleges, as well as an understanding of the evolving college admissions and financial aid landscape. Knowledge of the U.K., Canada and other international universities, and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme is an asset.
  • Familiarity with college admission testing options.
  • Awareness of the US college financial aid process and scholarship opportunities.
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills and an understanding of international/cultural expectations related to college and university admissions.
  • Self-confidence, creativity, patience, diplomacy, initiative and a strong work ethic.
  • Sensitivity to individual students’ needs and aspirations and ability to be forthright in guiding students.
  • Exceptional written communication skills, including the ability to write succinct, relevant and compelling letters of recommendation for each senior advisee, advise students in preparing application materials, and help compile reports for the administration.
  • Strong oral communication/public speaking skills, ability to lead and speak at various school events and represent UNIS at community and professional programs.
  • Ability to support new and effective methods for helping admission offices understand the high caliber of UNIS, its curriculum, and its students.
  • Advanced skills in the use of technology in order to maintain an online presence of the college counseling program and to familiarize students and parents about relevant resources. Familiarity with Cialfo, UCAS and other college counseling tools is desirable.
  • Willingness to participate in various aspects of student life and the UNIS community, and ability to attend occasional evening and weekend events hosted by the College Office.
  • Flexibility to travel, often involving weekends, to represent UNIS at regional, national and international conferences, as well as college visitation programs.
  • Enthusiasm about working within a multicultural environment.
  •  Flexibility within a team-oriented approach to all aspects of the college counseling process and a collaborative style are essential.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills related to guiding students and ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently. 

Applicants should submit a resume and cover letter here, by the priority deadline of Monday, May 9, 2022.


Phillips Exeter Academy
Location: Exeter, NH
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2022

Phillips Exeter Academy has an opening for an Associate Director of College Counseling position. It is an exciting opportunity to work with a diverse and experienced college counseling team as well as diverse and talented student body.

Key Accountabilities: 

  • Writing school recommendations for students
  • Submitting school recommendations, form(s) and student credentials to colleges
  • Maintaining contact with and providing information to students and their families
  • Advocating a student’s candidacy at the colleges and universities to which the student has applied
  • Representing the Academy at professional meetings and before parent groups
  • Participating in professional organizations, attend workshops, conferences, conventions, and visit college campuses
  • Overseeing special projects as assigned
  • Demonstrating respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency
Requirements: 
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in related educational field preferred.
  • A minimum of six years’ experience as a college counselor or college admissions officer is preferred.
It is an eleventh month position. For a complete job description, click here.

Germantown Friends School
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2022

Germantown Friends School is seeking a Director of College Counseling to lead Upper School students through the college search and admissions process. This responsibility includes working closely with students, parents, and faculty; promoting a creative, exciting environment around the college-counseling process; encouraging and providing good communication among all constituencies related to the process; and facilitating and nurturing all activities that support the process.

The Director of College Counseling will set the strategy and philosophy of the College Counseling Office at Germantown Friends School in a very challenging college admissions environment.

The position requires a person who has a passion for working with adolescents and families, who possesses excellent communication skills, and who is highly organized to attend to essential details. Candidates should have substantial experience in either college admissions or secondary-school college counseling.

For full job description, click here. To apply, send a cover letter, resume, and the names/contact information of three references to [email protected]. Please include “Director of College Counseling” in the subject line.

About Germantown Friends School

Germantown Friends School is a Quaker, independent, co-educational day school, serving early childhood12th grade. Located in northwest Philadelphia, the school is home to a vibrant intellectual community, located in a historic neighborhood, serving a diverse school community, with a robust educational program that is grounded in Quaker principles.

Germantown Friends School is an equal opportunity employer committed to diversity in its student body, faculty, and staff. The school does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, religion, creed, national or ethnic origin, citizenship status, age, disability, veteran status, or any other legally protected class status. People demonstrating a commitment to diversity and multiculturalism in education are encouraged to apply. For more information about the school, please visit our website at www.germantownfriends.org.


Lakeside School
Location: Seattle, WA
Position: College Counseling Writing Specialist
Start Date: August 8, 2022

Lakeside School, an independent 5-12 coeducational day school located in North Seattle, is currently recruiting for a full-time College Counseling Writing Specialist for an extended year position beginning in early August and ending roughly in early July.

The new College Counseling Writing Specialist will join a diverse team of colleagues who are energetic, creative, and collaborative, and who are launching a new college counseling model. Rather than the director and ideal candidate each having their own counseling load, they will share a diverse group of students, distributing the college counseling responsibilities between them. The ideal candidate will guide students in building their applications and writing college essays and will write the counselor recommendations for the group. The director will create college lists, manage students’ and families’ expectations, develop early strategies, and respond to questions and concerns from parents/guardians.

Based on feedback from schools using this model, joint counseling allows both counselors to refine their talents and specialize in different facets of the process, providing deep expertise in their respective areas. It also produces efficiencies, creating greater bandwidth for both counselors to complete the responsibilities of the position.

Working At Lakeside

At Lakeside we are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community. To learn more about our professional development and mentoring programs, benefits, diversity and inclusion, and opportunities for involvement in non-academic programs, please visit our Careers page on the Lakeside School website.

Lakeside School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Diverse candidates are encouraged to apply.


Mercersburg Academy
Location: Mercersburg, PA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 22, 2022

Mercersburg Academy is a private, college-prep boarding school located in south-central Pennsylvania, about 90 minutes from the Baltimore/Washington DC metro area. The school’s Mission and Core Values guide our vision and direction. At Mercersburg, we value diversity and believe in cultivating a safe community where everyone is encouraged to be their authentic selves.

Associate Directors of College Counseling are responsible for assisting with the ongoing implementation of a comprehensive, holistic, developmental and student-centered college counseling program at Mercersburg Academy. College Counselors are responsible for helping to ensure the realization of the Office of College Counseling’s vision statement and curriculum.

The position requires someone who finds joy in working with adolescents in a residential setting and exhibits a passion for mentoring them as they work through the college admission process; writes and speaks well; is able to manage multiple tasks at the same time; understands the tasks required for students, parents, and teachers to successfully complete a college application; and will be a creative, flexible, and energetic member of the College Counseling team.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Educate students and parents about the college search and application process and counsel them thoughtfully and ethically on the choices they will make in the process;
  • Compose compelling and comprehensive school letters of recommendation for each senior advisee;
  • Meet with students in grades 9-12 (as a group and individually) to implement a developmental model of college counseling;
  • Read and provide feedback on college essays and supplemental writings;
  • Plan and conduct college information programs for the Academy throughout the year regarding college admission, office procedures, financial aid, etc.;
  • Create and maintain strong professional ties with college admission officers;
  • Willingness to attend national conferences and college tour programs;
  • Flexibility to arrange and attend individual college visits during academic year and the summer months;
  • Work as a member of a collaborative team;
  • Possess computer and technological competence including familiarity with MaiaLearning; Use MaiaLearning with students, to communicate with parents, and to record details of meetings in journal entries;
  • Advise students on standardized testing options; Assist in the administration of standardized testing; Assist in managing test preparation program;
  • Implement and communicate to students and parents procedures and policies of the Office of College Counseling and Mercersburg Academy;
  • This position has an expectation to be available for support for programs and activities that occur in the evenings and on weekends. As a faculty member in a residential environment, this position carries out additional responsibilities such as dorm duty one night a week and two weekends per term. The faculty member will also participate in co-curricular activities such as athletics, clubs, or help centers.

For more information, and to apply, click here.


Strake Jesuit College Preparatory School
Location: Houston, TX
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 1, 2022

The College Counselor’s duties include advising students on all issues pertaining to the college admissions process, preparing needed materials for that process, and otherwise supporting the college readiness of our students. The counselor meets regularly with his or her students and their families, and writes a highly personalized recommendation for each one. This position includes some travel to visit colleges and for professional development.

Candidates must possess strong interpersonal communication and organizational skills as well as a genuine interest in working with students and parents to meet the needs of our diverse and active school population. A bachelor's degree is required. A master's degree, and experience in college admissions or college counseling, are strongly preferred. College Counselors teach College Readiness groups, as well as a single class in the academic area best suited to his or her education and experience. The successful College Counselor, like all Strake Jesuit faculty, is enthusiastically committed to our mission.

For more information, and to apply, click here.


College Essay Guy
Location: Remote
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: Spring 2023

At College Essay Guy, our goal is to bring more ease, purpose, and joy to the college application process. As a part of our mission to provide greater access to college and higher education, we offer free, pay-what-you-can, and paid services to students of all income levels. 

We’re proud to operate on a one-for-one model, which means that every student who pays for individual support pays for a low-income student to receive support.

In the coming year, we will be looking to hire additional college counselors to join our expanding team. As an experienced counselor, you will work with high school students and parents in a variety of roles. You will work with 9th-11th graders to help them explore their values, interests, and aptitudes to prepare for the college admissions process. You will help them navigate the process of developing a balanced college list and will engage with and educate students and parents on the key parts of the college admissions process. You will also be the liaison to a group of rising seniors and parents who engage our essay specialists to work with them on their college essays. You will join a team of smart, caring, inspirational, and (sometimes) funny professionals who are deeply committed to helping our students reach their potential in high school, college and life.

Our administrative team will handle the back-office details so you won’t need to recruit, market, or invoice families. Instead, you can do what you love: engaging students and families through the college admissions process

This is a remote position that allows you to (mostly) create your own schedule and meet and work with students and families via Zoom and Google Docs.

Qualifications Needed

  • Master’s degree in counseling or education background strongly preferred (Bachelor’s degree required)
  • 5+ years experience working with students through the college application process, as a high school college counselor or independent consultant
  • Strong knowledge of the college admissions landscape and a pulse on shifting trends
  • Deep knowledge of the range of colleges, universities, and summer programs
  • Lots of experience building college lists, preferably for international and domestic students from all parts of the country
  • A love of and appreciation for teenagers
  • Patience and experience working with families with high expectations
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • A detail-oriented, organized nature with the ability to meet deadlines and help your students meet deadlines
  • A great sense of humor and willingness to learn our process
  • High ethical standards

Preferred Qualifications

  • 3+ years of experience working in a college admissions capacity as an application reader
  • Experience with Naviance, Scoir, Maia Learning, or equivalent
  • Experience with project management tools and the Google application suite, including Google Docs, Sheets, etc. (Don’t worry, though—we can train you.)

Salary, Benefits, Start Date

This is a salaried position, with a range of $60k - $80k, depending on experience You’ll enjoy a suite of benefits, including generous and flexible paid time off, health insurance stipend, 401K contribution matching, professional development, and more. We’re not currently hiring, but are collecting applications now to be ready to reach out when hiring needs change.

To indicate an interest in future positions, please email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject: College Counseling positions. We’ll be in touch when we open up hiring again! College Essay Guy is an equal opportunity employer that seeks to hire those representative of the diverse communities we serve. All are encouraged to apply.


Rolling Hills Preparatory School
Location: San Pedro, CA
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: July 1, 2022

Rolling Hills Preparatory School (RHP), Renaissance, and REACH Schools, a blend of three great schools in one vibrant school community, is a model unique in the independent school world. We are seeking a college counselor who will be responsible for collaborating with the college counseling team to administer all aspects of the college search, admissions, and post-secondary transition process.

Counseling Coordination Duties:
The College Counselor is responsible for collaborating with the college counseling team to administer all aspects of the college search, admissions, and post-secondary transition process, for a group of students including the following:

  • Educating students and parents about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and testing; advising and supporting junior and senior classes of 30-50 students and families as they go through the process; and helping students and families aspire realistically and choose wisely.
  • Meeting with juniors and seniors, individually and in groups, to talk about process and individual college choices.
  • Holds college counseling workshops for 9th and 10th graders as well as advises 9th and 10th graders on curricular choices, as needed.
  • Works with international students to help them understand U.S. college admissions, especially aspects unique to them.
  • Organizes and coordinates day and evening College Counseling programs, which includes Back-To-School Senior Meeting, Back-to-School Senior Parent Gathering, Financial Aid Workshop, Fall or Spring Case Studies Night, Fall or Spring College Night and College Fair, Summer Experiences Fair, Selective College Admission Night, Higher Education and Learning Differences Symposium, and Rising Senior College Application Boot Camp.
  • Meeting with all college admissions representatives who visit our campus and facilitating meetings between college representatives and our students. The College Counselor also serves as a liaison with College admissions offices throughout the year.
  • Compiling information for and crafting annual School Profiles for the schools, which may include Upper School Grade distribution and courses offered at our school.
  • Working with the Registrar to maintain records on seniors, including GPA, transcripts, and outside transcripts. Also tracking credits for graduation requirements in accordance for each school, as well as for admission requirements.
  • Maintaining the UC Course Management Portal for both Rolling Hills Prep School and Renaissance School on a yearly basis, determining which courses need updates or to be newly submitted.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in education or related subject
  • A clear enjoyment of working with neurodiverse and neurotypical students and outstanding interpersonal skills with an understanding of how employing a variety of teaching styles is essential in order to be able to reach all students
  • A self starter with a strong work ethic
  • Flexibility, sense of humor, and the ability to work as part of a team. We don't expect everyone to have all the answers all the time, but we do look for a sense of confidence and good judgment, especially in the ability to ask a colleague for advice whenever needed
  • A clear commitment to the educational philosophy of the school
  • Commitment to equity and inclusion
  • Strong interest in professional development opportunities
  • Demonstrated excellent attendance and punctuality

For full job description, click here. Please contact Yolanda Holguin at [email protected] or Burnadean Dyment at [email protected] with any questions.


The Hockaday School
Location: Dallas, TX
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2022

The Associate Director is one of four counselors in the college counseling office and will work closely with approximately 35 students beginning in their junior year until their graduation. Responsibilities will include:

  • Counsel approximately 35 students in each junior and each senior class beginning mid-year junior year to guide them through the research, self-assessment, and application processes; including writing the official school recommendation for each student and meeting as often as needed with individual students and with their parents
  • Establish and maintain relationships with college admission officers on behalf of the school and the students
  • Present workshops and meetings for parents and students in grades 9-12 and, on occasion, for faculty
  • Support the work of College Counseling Department and team with office initiatives and projects
  • Visit college and university campuses as possible
  • Participate in professional organizations regionally and nationally
  • Take advantage of varied professional development opportunities
  • Participate in the life of the School through such activities as serving as faculty advisor to a group of students and on other faculty/administrative committees
Qualified candidates should complete an online application for employment under How To Apply and attach a cover letter and résumé. You will receive an email confirming receipt of your application and additional details to complete the application process. Contact [email protected] with any questions.

Groton School
Location: Groton, MA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2022

Groton School seeks an Associate Director of College Counseling to join a highly personalized, fit-driven and relationship-oriented College Counseling program. The Associate Director reports directly to the Director of College Counseling and will work as part of a four-member College Counseling team including the Director, two Associate Directors and an Office Manager.

Specific Responsibilities
The Associate Director of College Counseling:

  • Is a member of an excellent and experienced team that works with students and families through the college selection and application process 
  • Ensures the highest ethical and professional standards, representing Groton School and its values to families and to universities, working directly with 30-35 students per graduating class. 
  • Is committed to building strong, individualized relationships with students and their families and is delighted about being part of a school community, eager to engage, and willing to be a visible presence; and who is warm, patient, and empathetic, but firm and clear about boundaries.
  • Possesses excellent communications skills, including public speaking, close listening, and clear and dynamic writing abilities, including writing detailed, personalized and comprehensive letters of recommendation for each student
  • Attends conferences and actively develop and maintain strong relationships with university admissions representatives by visiting campuses and keeping in touch with higher education colleagues throughout the year to keep abreast of new programs and opportunities at colleges and universities to which Groton School students apply while also effectively articulating Groton School’s mission, goals, curriculum, and institutional priorities
  • Promotes and ensures equitable access to the college process, including access to information and educational opportunities for students of all backgrounds 
  • Encourages students to be discerning researchers of the diverse admission requirements, policies, and procedures of individual colleges and universities 
  • Provides appropriate support for students as they write their applications while empowering them to develop their own voice and make their own choices
  • Communicates with and is accessible to parents/guardians throughout the college search process
  • Assists in the management of the standardized testing process, including SAT and ACT testing 
  • Maintains confidentiality and discretion with sensitive information 
  • Assumes the responsibilities of a full-time faculty member at Groton School, including:
    - responsibilities in their core function (college counseling) - regular duty in the residential program 
    - periodic participation in faculty committees and/or as an advisor to student clubs
    - the potential of coaching a co-curricular team or the equivalent specialized assignment 
    - working closely with student advisees

Requirements

  • Five or more years of experience working in a highly selective secondary school, college, or university admissions office
  • Demonstrated ability to interact effectively with a variety of constituencies, including faculty and staff, students, alumni, parents, and friends of the school
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills, and proficiency with college counseling software systems (familiarity with MaiaLearning/Naviance a plus)
  • Commitment to Groton’s mission, including its focus on access and inclusion, and the ability to communicate this mission effectively to constituents 
  • An understanding of, an ability to demonstrate sensitivity to, and a respect for, the diverse academic, socioeconomic, ethnic, cultural, religious, sexual orientation and gender identity backgrounds of boarding school students, faculty, and staff
  • Willingness and ability to travel on behalf of the school and to work evenings and weekends, as needed
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred

Please note that, prior to hire, the selected candidate will be asked to submit proof of vaccination against COVID-19. All employees of Groton School are currently required to wear a mask while indoors and must take a weekly school-facilitated COVID test.

Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to: [email protected]g and please put “Associate Director of College Counseling” in the subject line.


Groton School
Location: Groton, MA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2022

The Position
Reporting to the Headmaster and serving as a member of the senior administrative team, the Director of College Counseling (DCC) will lead a highly qualified and experienced team committed to building strong, individualized relationships with students and their families. The DCC will delight in joining an engaged and diverse school community, will be a visible and inspiring presence, and will exude competence, energy, empathy, warmth, and humor.

Specific Responsibilities

  • Lead and manage a team of four, including two Associate Directors of College Counseling and an Office Manager, ensuring that expectations are clear and that the team represents Groton School and its values in all it does as it works with students and families
  • Build strong, individualized relationships with students and their families to ensure exceptional support as they move through Groton’s student-driven college process, while helping students and families set ambitious, yet realistic, expectations
  • Work directly with approximately 25 students per graduating class
  • Support the unique engagement Groton college counselors provide
  • Develop and implement best-practice office operating policies and procedures
  • Conceive, plan, and help manage events for students and parents engaged in the college admission process
  • Work closely with faculty members, committees, and academic departments to share college feedback on the Groton curriculum and its development
  • Succeed as a highly effective independent school college counseling leader by engaging closely with a wide range of constituencies – e.g., students, faculty, staff, administrators, parents, college representatives, and alumni
  • Attend conferences and develop strong relationships with college and university deans of admission and admissions representatives; keep abreast of new programs and opportunities at key colleges and universities
  • Manage standardized testing processes

Requirements

  • Fifteen or more years of experience working in and managing a highly selective secondary school, college, or university admissions office
  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred 
  • A deep understanding of, and the ability to be the school’s subject matter expert on, college admissions and financial aid
  • A commitment to building strong and productive relationships with students and their families
  • Commitment to Groton’s mission, including its focus on access and inclusion and the ability to communicate this mission effectively to constituents
  • An understanding and ability to demonstrate sensitivity to, and respect for, the diverse backgrounds of students, faculty, and staff
  • Experience interacting with a variety of constituencies in a school community and in the college counseling world
  • Knowledge of curriculum development and an understanding of the curricular landscape as it pertains to college admissions
  • The interest and ability to be a visible presence on campus, including attending student games and performances, with the possibility of serving in the residential program, working with advisees, participating on faculty committees and/or advising student clubs
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; proficiency with college counseling software; MaiaLearning or Naviance experience a plus 
  • Personal warmth, optimism, and a sense of humor; the highest ethical standards
  • Willingness and ability to travel on behalf of the school and work evenings and weekends as needed
  • COVID-19 vaccination
  • Ability to pass a background check

To Apply
Groton School is committed to the principle of equal employment opportunity and seeks employees who reflect and support our mission-driven commitment to a diverse school community. The school complies with all government regulations regarding non-discriminating employment practices and, beyond that, provides an atmosphere that ensures all have the opportunity to succeed on their own merit, qualifications, and abilities. Groton School does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, or any characteristics protected by law. This policy governs all aspects of employment, including selection, job assignment, compensation, discipline, termination, and access to benefits and training.

For more information, click here. To apply, please send a cover letter and a resume to Debbie Andrews at [email protected].


Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
Location: Washington, DC
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 2022

Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School invites applications for a full-time College Counselor in the College in the Counseling Department for the 2022-2023 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 College Counselor will be considered provided experience and education meet the requirements listed.

Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to their age, color, disability status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, veteran status, or any other class protected by state or federal law. As a Catholic school, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School reserves the right to use religion as a hiring criterion for selected positions, as permitted by law. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening. Proof of vaccination is required for this position.

For more information, and to apply, click here.


Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
Location: Washington, DC
Position: Director of Counseling Services
Start Date: August 2022

Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School invites applications for a full-time Director of Counseling Services for the 2022-2023 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 Director of Counseling Services is responsible for leadership and supervision of personal and college counseling services. The director acts as a member of the personal counseling team and an active participant and resource to the college counseling team as well as providing consultation, resources and services to students, parents, faculty, and staff.

A Master’s degree in psychology, social work, counseling, or related field is required. Licensing in counseling or a related field to include clinical supervision towards licensure is preferred. A minimum of five years of relevant experience in Catholic or independent schools is required. Excellent organizational skills; outstanding written, oral, and interpersonal communication skills; confidential recording keeping (Magnus preferred) and proficient in databases (Naviance and Veracross preferred), and Microsoft Office / Google programs required.

Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants without regard to their age, color, disability status, national or ethnic origin, race, religion, sex, veteran status, or any other class protected by state or federal law. As a Catholic school, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School reserves the right to use religion as a hiring criterion for selected positions, as permitted by law. Employment offers are contingent on the satisfactory outcome of a standard background screening.

Proof of vaccination is required for this position. To apply, please click this link and fully complete the application, upload a resume, and upload a cover letter.


Flintridge Preparatory School
Location: La Canada Flintridge, CA
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: July 1, 2022

Flintridge Preparatory School is an independent, co-educational, college-preparatory day school enrolling 530 students in grades 7-12. Located in the city of La Cañada Flintridge, CA, Prep enjoys the best of two worlds: a tree-covered suburban campus with easy access to Pasadena and all the greater Los Angeles area has to offer.

Flintridge Preparatory School seeks a college counselor starting in the 2022-23 school year. The college counselor will collaborate with three other members of the counseling team to mentor, guide, advise, and advocate for a class of approximately 110 students and their parents starting in the second semester of junior year through graduation.

Our program focuses on helping each individual student assess their academic and extracurricular strengths and interests, create a balanced college list, submit applications that accurately represent them, and negotiate the college admission landscape. This is done through classes, meetings, and activities that are designed to address each aspect of the college admission process in developmentally appropriate ways.

An ideal candidate will possess strong written and oral communication skills, an ability to work with diverse groups, and a passion for working with young people and their families. We seek a candidate to not only work within the close-knit college counseling team, but to engage with the larger Prep community in many different capacities.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Manage a case load of approximately 35-40 juniors and seniors each through all aspects of the college search and application process. This includes individual meetings with students and parents, creating college research lists, essay writing assistance and editing, standardized test advising, summer program advising, college visit advice
  • Write comprehensive letters for each senior
  • Collaborate with college counseling team to plan, manage, and innovate college counseling program across all four years of high school 
  • Participate in academic advising for select grades
  • Oversee fall college representative visits
  • In collaboration with college counseling team, teach college counseling class
  • Present to groups of students, parents, school community
  • Attend national and regional professional association conferences
  • Participate in college fly-in programs
  • Participate in annual school events including board receptions, overnight retreats, commencement, grade specific events as assigned
  • Cultivate and maintain connections with admission representatives and institutions
  • Serve as an advisor to a small group of students throughout the year
  • Assume other appropriate responsibilities as assigned by director of college counseling and head of school

Qualifications:

  • 5 or more years of experience in college admissions and/or college counseling preferred
  • Willingness to work within a close, collaborative, and fast-paced environment
  • Understands the highly selective college admissions process
  • Exceptional oral, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of independent school culture and structure
  • Ability to balance many projects simultaneously within an active and dynamic school environment
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends as needed
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Proficiency with technology, online resources
If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Brooke Yoshino at [email protected].

Gill St. Bernards School
Location: Gladstone, NJ
Position: Assistant/Associate Director of College Guidance
Start Date: July 1, 2022

The Assistant / Associate Director of College Guidance at Gill St. Bernard’s School in Gladstone, NJ is first and foremost a college counselor who fosters personal relationship with students and their families. This individualized approach to college counseling reinforces the philosophy that the goal of "fit" in the college process is different for every student. A key member of the college guidance team, the Associate Director reports to the Director of College Guidance and works with the counseling team to support the mission and vision of Gill St. Bernard’s School.

RESPONSIBILITIES AND DUTIES:

  • Guides and oversees all aspects of the college search and admissions process for an appropriate caseload of students to help them identify the best match schools for their interests, abilities, and needs.
  • Provides outreach to students and parents through workshops, webinars, presentations, school events, email, and phone communication.
  • Understands the landscape of current college admission and counseling trends through reading and research, membership in professional associations, participation in campus visits and tours, and extensive networking with college admissions and college counseling colleagues. 
  • Advocates for students in the college process by drafting letters of support and pursuing counselor calls with college admissions offices. 
  • Works with Maia Learning, a web-based college counseling management system, and helps to prepare reports and presentations for the faculty and the Board of Trustees. 
  • Participates fully in the life of the school, building relationships with faculty, students, and other community members.
  • Represents the College Guidance Office at school functions, conferences, presentations, and professional development opportunities, on committees and in the community.
  • Takes on other tasks as assigned by the Assistant Director of the Upper School and Director of College Guidance, Director of the Upper School, or the Head of School. 

QUALIFICATIONS AND SKILLS:

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college/university - Master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of five years' experience in college admissions/counseling
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational competence, and the ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and demanding student and parent population.
  • Strong interest in student-centered work
  • Clear commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion and the ability to work harmoniously in a multicultural and diverse community
  • Familiarity with the goals, objectives, and mission of Gill St. Bernard’s School.
  • Team player and a self-starter who can collaborate effectively and think independently.
  • Lively sense of humor, strong work ethic, enthusiasm, and a willingness to become a fully invested member of our community.

Interested candidates should contact Kerri Small, Director of College Guidance at [email protected].


Norfolk Academy
Location: Norfolk, VA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 15, 2022

Founded in 1728, Norfolk Academy is an independent, non-sectarian, coeducational day school of approximately 1200 students in grades 1-12. Located on a 64-acre campus in the Hampton Roads area of Virginia, the school for generations has prepared young men and women not only for the most selective colleges and universities in the country but also for lives of learning, leadership, and service. An honor code is central to the school’s philosophy, as are traditions such as a public speaking program, seated lunches with students, open lockers, and daily assembly. Norfolk Academy is committed to the professional growth and development of its faculty and administration through grant programs for technology and collaborative summer work as well as funding for graduate education, conference attendance, and other opportunities pertaining to professional growth. A member of the World Leading Schools Association and twice cited as a Blue-Ribbon School, Norfolk Academy enjoys a premier position among independent schools in the United States.

The Norfolk Academy College Counseling team ascribes to the philosophy that we are equal parts resource, guide, teacher, storyteller and advocate for the students and families in our community. The Associate Director should have extensive knowledge of current trends and future issues in college admission, a foundational understanding of counseling theory and techniques, and exceptional communication skills. Building and sustaining relationships with, and on behalf of, Norfolk Academy students and families, is central to our work.

The specific responsibilities of the Associate Director will include maintaining a student caseload of between 40 and 60 seniors and between 40 and 60 juniors over the course of each academic year. This will include engaging in individual and family counseling as well as formal presentations to a variety of constituencies as part of our educational and support programming. The Associate Director will write an official letter of recommendation for each senior in his or her caseload and will support individual students in their pursuit of merit scholarships, need based aid, honors program admission and participation in special programs. Candidates should demonstrate exceptional written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational ability, an understanding of and commitment to deadlines and a desire to know his or her students comprehensively. The Associate Director should be comfortable using college and career planning platforms such as SCOIR and Slate, as well as presentation technologies and social media tools. The Associate Director will be a contributor to the many communication initiatives supported by the College Counseling team and will partner with the Director to plan and implement creative educational programming that reflects both the evolving needs of our community and the changing landscape of the college admission process. Experience with campus programming efforts and the ability to manage a large number of project details is essential. Norfolk Academy is committed to serving students from a variety of socioeconomic backgrounds; thus, the Associate Director must have a strong command of financial aid issues as he or she considers the needs of each student. The Associate Director will actively cultivate relationships with college representatives who visit Norfolk Academy and will be encouraged to travel to college and university campuses, independently, or as a participant in organized tours. He or she is encouraged to pursue active involvement in local, regional, and/or national professional organizations.

In addition to the foregoing, the Associate Director should possess a sense of humor commensurate, and as a counter-balance to, with the stresses and challenges that inevitably confront the work of college counseling. He or she should be thoughtful, comfortable, accessible, and effective in individual and group settings alike.

Norfolk Academy welcomes applications from candidates with a minimum of five years of college counseling or college admission experience in independent school or postsecondary settings respectively. Teaching and coaching experience and an interest in sponsoring student-run organizations or activities are also desirable but not essential.

Resume, cover letter, writing samples (2) and completed faculty application (posted on school website) should be sent to Ms. Jennifer Scott, Director of College Counseling ([email protected]), not later than Friday, May 13, 2022.


Hillbrook School
Location: Los Gatos/San Jose, CA
Position: Founding Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2022

Hillbrook School seeks a full-time founding Director of College Counseling for the Upper School to be opened, starting with a class of 9th graders, in Fall 2023. Reporting to the Upper School Head, the Director of College Counseling will oversee the creation of a college counseling process during the course of the school’s early years, assuming oversight for all aspects of the college counseling process. In addition, the Director will collaborate closely with the Upper School Head and the founding team to design a program that prepares students for success in college, and provides a course of study that ensures students are UC-eligible upon graduation. Ideally, this position begins on July 1, 2022, although there could be flexibility on the start date.

Responsibilities

  • Design and oversee the college search and application process for an Upper School that will eventually reach 260-300 students, building programs in the early years that provide students and families with a healthy and effective level of support and guidance;
  • Work closely with the Upper School Head and other members of the founding team to design a curriculum that builds upon Hillbrook’s JK-8 and provides a challenging, college-preparatory program that ensures students are prepared for top schools across the country, including the UC system;
  • Develop and maintain relationships with students, seeking opportunities to engage with them both inside and outside the classroom;
  • Actively develop relationships between Hillbrook and colleges and universities, starting in year zero, prior to the opening of the school and admission of the first 9th grade class;
  • Work with the Enrollment & Communications team to share with parents how the school will support students in the college process and reassure parents of the benefits and opportunities that exist when joining a newly created high school attached to a longstanding JK-8.

Desired Qualities and Qualifications

  • Five years of admission and financial aid experience at the college or university level or five years of college counseling experience at a private, independent school;
  • Experience in communicating a complex subject to a variety of audiences, both in written and verbal forms;
  • Experience and demonstrated enthusiasm for developing and designing new programs;
  • Enthusiasm for a role that involves significant travel and a broad range of events outside of typical school hours;
  • An open and collaborative management style combined with an ability to be a decision-maker;
  • Strong passion for the role and the school, and an understanding of how the position supports the school’s ability to meet its mission and vision every day;
  • Ability to work in a collegial, collaborative environment and to develop the necessary trust and credibility to work with faculty, administrators, and parents;
  • Ability to facilitate and engage in difficult conversations and coach others to do the same;
  • Excellent interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills;
  • A growth mindset, active sense of humor, warm personality, and excellent organizational skills;
  • Advanced degree preferred.

To Apply

Interested candidates may contact the consultants for additional information and a discussion of the position. To be considered, applicants will need to submit (electronically as separate PDF documents) the following materials:

  • Cover letter expressing interest in the position;
  • Current résumé;
  • Writing samples: two redacted letters of recommendation written about former or current students and another sample of a communication piece directed at parents or community;
  • List of five references with name, phone number, and email address of each (references will be contacted later in the process and only with candidate permission) to:

Jennifer Christensen, Senior Consultant
[email protected]

Chris Boyle, Search Consultant
[email protected]


University School
Location: Hunting Valley, OH
Position: College Counselor/Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2022

University School seeks an Upper School College Counselor/Assistant Director of College Counseling.

The ideal candidate will have admission experience at a selective college or university, college counseling experience at the secondary level, or both. The successful candidate must demonstrate excellent writing and presentation abilities, possess strong organizational skills, have highly-developed senses of humor and empathy, and a desire to work collaboratively with other members of the school community. Title and responsibilities will be commensurate with experience and credentials.

General Responsibilities

  • Advise and guide students and families throughout the college admissions process (Counselors are assigned specific counselees in the fall of junior year)
  • Provide financial aid analysis and counseling for students and families
  • Write letters of reference in support of student applications
  • Supervise the distribution of supporting documents to colleges and universities on behalf of counselees
  • Collaborate with college counseling colleagues in the development of workshops for students and families to educate them about the college process
  • Teach multiple sections of College Counseling Class for seniors (fall) and juniors (spring) using established curriculum
  • Provide academic advising to students grades 9-12 as part of the annual course selection process
  • Meet with and maintain strong relationships with college admissions representatives
  • Visit colleges and universities to maintain up-to-date information for the department and interested students
  • Maintain affiliations with professional organizations including, but not limited to NACAC, ACCIS, OACAC, and CCIS
  • Assist in the development of programming for CCIS events including Navigating the College Process, Athletic Recruitment Night, and Financial Aid Night
  • Serve as a Sponsor (faculty advisor) for 8-10 students in the Upper School
  • Participate meaningfully in the life of the school though attending student events and possibly teaching/coaching/sponsoring a club
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of College Counseling
Applications – including resume, cover letter, references, and transcript(s) – should be submitted to William Daughtrey ([email protected]), Director of Upper School, 2785 SOM Center Rd, Hunting Valley, OH 44022. For more information click here.

Merion Mercy Academy
Location: Merion Station, PA
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: July 1, 2022

Merion Mercy Academy seeks an innovative and student-centered college counselor well versed in best practices in independent education to begin in August 2022.

The College Counselor is a highly visible and energetic school leader who guides and supports students through the college application process. The ideal candidate will be a role model for girls with strong leadership, communication and organizational skills, and possess the ability to engage effectively with students, parents and faculty and staff as well as representatives from colleges and universities.

Responsibilities:

  • Educating and counseling students and parents about the college search and application process
  • Composing compelling school letters of recommendation for each senior advisee (average load is around 50 students in each grade level) 
  • Overseeing a comprehensive college counseling program for students and parents in grades 9-12
  • Meeting regularly with students (juniors and seniors) and their parents
  • Providing parent and student programming for all grade levels
  • Reading and providing feedback on college essays and supplemental application questions
  • Helping to design and teach junior and senior Advisory classes
  • Providing outreach to freshman and sophomore classes
  • Planning and conducting college information programs regarding college admissions, office procedures, financial aid, etc.
  • Creating and maintaining strong professional ties with college admissions officers
  • Attending national and regional conferences, college tours and local college events
  • Assisting in the administration of the PSAT and AP Exams
  • Serving as the AP Coordinator and coordinating on-site AP Test administration
  • Assisting with or managing special projects such as communications calendar, scholarship database, website upgrades, school profile, social media, and college fair/case study events
  • Serving as an Academic Advisor for a group of 8-20 young women
  • Other duties as assigned

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


Premium Prep College Counseling
Location: Remote
Position: Full-Time College Counselor
Start Date: ASAP

Premium Prep is an elite college counseling firm seeking exceptionally qualified candidates for the position of Private College Counselor. This position is full-time (W-2), with a caseload of 20-25 students per graduation class and some moderate administrative/managerial tasks. Counselors can be based anywhere in the country and enjoy a highly flexible work schedule. Starting salary is $80,000. (We are also looking for part-time counselors at $150-$250 per hour, depending on experience.)

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
  • 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].

Premium Prep College Counseling
Location: Remote
Position: Part-Time College Counselor
Start Date: ASAP

Premium Prep is an elite college counseling firm seeking exceptionally 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 5 to 25 students. 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:

  • 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
  • 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].

Galin Education
Location: Madison, WI
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: July 1, 2022

We are currently seeking to hire a half to full-time, Madison, WI-based College Counselor to work with high school students and their families through the college admissions process. This position offers flexible hours; with a growing organization, there is much room for future growth in both salary and responsibility.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with students through all aspects of the college admissions process (30 in each graduating class for full-time counselor);
  • Communicate with parents on a regular basis;
  • Make use of publicly available data to inform advice and expertise;
  • Participate in continuing education / professional development;
  • Write blogs, present at conferences & events, and assist with other marketing efforts
  • Develop relationships with local high school counselors and other educational experts.

Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required / advanced degree preferred;
  • A minimum of three years of experience in admissions at a selective college OR working as a counselor in a high school; OR a minimum of three years of experience as an independent education consultant (college-focused);
  • Exceptional writing and communication skills;
  • Attention to detail, with strong organizational skills;
  • Expertise in using web-based tools to advise students;
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed (determined by students’ schedule).
About Galin Education Galin Education provides education services for children, families, and organizations. We work one-on-one, in small groups, or in classes to help students achieve success in school, on standardized tests, and in gaining admissions to top colleges and universities. We work with families to help them navigate the complex worlds of school choice (including charter, private, and virtual schools) and special education (developing and monitoring individualized education plans, working with school-based support teams, suggesting outside consultants and assessments, etc.). We work with organizations to develop and execute academic and extracurricular programs to enable students of all ages to learn new skills, build confidence, and achieve their goals.


How to Apply:

Qualified applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to [email protected] with the subject COUNSELOR. We will only contact applicants who move on to an interview.


Windward School
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Dean of College Counseling
Start Date: Fall 2022

Windward School is a co-educational, independent, college-preparatory day school enrolling students in grades 7-12. Located in West Los Angeles, Windward draws its student body from the diverse population of Los Angeles.

Windward is seeking a Dean of College Counseling for its dynamic College Counseling team starting in the 2022-23 school year.

As an integral member of the administrative team, the Dean will help lead the college search process for both students and parents. The Dean will assume a pivotal role in guiding students and in helping them take stock of their academic and extracurricular talents and interests. This includes counseling families through general grade-level meetings and formal one-on-one sessions on the intricacies of the college application and selection process.

The ideal candidate will be a highly engaged member of our inclusive and nurturing community, endeavoring to understand, participate in, and communicate to outside groups the vibrant life of Windward School.

Windward School has a unique structure of three distinct divisions: Middle School (grades 7,8), Prep (grades 9,10) and Collegiate (grades 11,12). Each division has a Director, Associate Director, Dean of Students, Counselor and Division Coordinators. The four Deans of College Counseling jointly direct the department and are members of the Collegiate Division, reporting equally to the Assistant Head of School. The Deans of College Counseling also work closely with the Prep Division to support their programming and counseling.

Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Minimum 8-10 years' experience in college counseling and/or college admissions, with preferred 3-5 years as a high school college counselor 
  • Understanding of highly selective college admission
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Values including teamwork, organization, sense of humor, attention to detail, accountability, flexibility, and positive attitude
  • Knowledge of independent school philosophy and culture
  • Demonstrated ability to balance independence while working in a highly collaborative environment
  • Ability to work well one-on-one with high school students
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Proficiency with technology and online resources
  • Willingness to work some nights and weekends
  • Bachelor’s degree required/Master’s degree preferred
For additional information click here.

North Shore Country Day School
Location: Winnetka, IL
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 1, 2022

North Shore Country Day School, a JK-12 independent school near Chicago, seeks a dynamic, full-time College Counselor for the 2022-2023 Academic Year. The new counselor will work collaboratively with another college counselor to advise, mentor, and guide approximately 240 Upper School students through all aspects of the college search and application process. While the North Shore college counseling philosophy encourages student independence and initiative, counselors also work closely with parents throughout the process. North Shore is eager to consider applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities.

We seek candidates with three or more years of full-time experience in selective college admissions or college counseling. Extensive knowledge of the college admission and financial aid search, application, and selection process is required. Ideal candidates will have a track record of being a passionate advocate for students, a believer and cultivator of the ‘growth mindset,’ an excellent written and oral communicator, a collaborative and valued colleague, and a life-long learner who is committed to his/her ongoing professional development. Candidates who are multilingual, and/or who add to the life of the school through coaching, sponsoring one or more co-curricular activities, or supporting strategic initiatives are especially attractive.

North Shore offers competitive salaries that are commensurate with experience. Additionally, North Shore provides an excellent employee benefits program, including health and retirement benefits, tuition support for children’s attendance at North Shore, and professional development funding to support summer study, attendance at conferences/workshops, travel, and advanced degree work.

Candidates are asked to submit a cover letter specific to the role at NSCD, a resume, a written statement detailing their philosophy/approach to their work and a listing of professional references. Click here for more information.


Belmont Hill School
Location: Belmont, MA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2022

Since 1923, the Belmont Hill School has provided boys with a rigorous classical education and opportunities to excel in athletics and the arts. Belmont Hill is a leader in single-sex education, harnessing the substantial benefits of boys’ education while simultaneously preparing students for participation in a coeducational world. Belmont Hill School enrolls 460 students grades 7-12, providing an environment in which boys learn to think deeply, act ethically, and develop into young men of character. With a strong record of academic excellence and achievement in athletics and the arts, Belmont Hill benefits from a robust alumni and parent network and a strong administration committed to balancing tradition and innovation in the ongoing life of the School. The Belmont Hill School seeks a full-time Director of College Counseling. The Director of College Counseling is responsible for planning the college counseling curriculum, organizing programming and events, and continuing to develop new strategies and programs that support students and families and while also addressing the often shifting landscape of college admissions. The Director leads a four-person team including two associate directors and an administrative assistant. This person also works directly with an assigned group of juniors and seniors, assisting with their college search and application process and writing comprehensive recommendation letters. In addition to the core college counseling duties, the Director will serve as an advisor to a group of approximately eight senior boys.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Minimum 7 years relevant college advising or college admission experience.
  • Outstanding communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Understanding of best practices in the field, willingness to initiate strategic improvements within the program, and demonstrated success in program development.
  • Strong work ethic, leadership, and supervisory skills.
  • Demonstrated experience and commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred.

To Apply:

Please reference the position profile on the Carney, Sandoe & Associates website for further details about the position and school and the application process. Questions, contact: Ben Bolté, Senior Search Consultant Carney, Sandoe & Associates [email protected] or call 617-933-3430.


UCEazy
Location: Remote
Position: Online, Part-Time UCEazy College Counselor
Start Date: ASAP

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. Because all meetings with students are through Zoom conferencing, counselors can be located anywhere in 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 have at least 7 years of experience and 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. 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.

For more information click here. You can send your resume to Karen Rowe at [email protected].


Austin Preparatory School
Location: Reading, MA
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 22, 2022

The College Counselor reports to the Director of College Counseling and is responsible for contributing to a comprehensive college advisement program that is aligned with best practices of the industry. Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following:

  • Support the School and its leadership in advancing the mission of Austin Prep and safeguarding the School’s Roman Catholic identity and Augustinian heritage.
  • To assume responsibility for counseling students in grades 10 through 12 (and their parents) in regard to the entire college selection, application and admission procedures.
  • To assist in coordination of the program and calendar of all standardized testing for students including scheduling test dates, registering students, arranging for special "prep" sessions, administering the tests, and providing pre- and post-test counseling.
  • To assist in coordination of Advanced Placement testing in consultation with the Director of College Counseling.
  • To create and maintain a Student/Parent College Guide with essential dates, forms, essay samples, and other relevant information to support the college application process for families. The guide will be updated annually.
  • To assist in coordination, and facilitation of distinct college information nights for sophomores and juniors and their parents.
  • To assist in overseeing the various student award programs and ceremonies.
  • To support the registrar in maintaining accurate permanent records of students' testing and academic work.
  • To develop and deliver the extensive summary reports on students' progress on standardized testing to the school community, as appropriate.
  • To support and conduct individual and group sessions in all areas of college counseling.
  • To write the school recommendation by the end of the junior year for the rising seniors who are applying to college.
  • To oversee and support the faculty writing of the requested recommendations for students applying to college.
  • To offer support in maintaining and expanding an attractive, informative and up-to-date College Counseling Center.
  • To support and oversee visits to colleges and from college representatives.
  • To build strong relationships with college admissions officers and representatives.
  • To represent the school at relevant state and national conferences and workshops.
  • To support the school and its leadership in advancing the mission of Austin Prep.
  • To perform other duties as assigned by the Head of School.

Qualifications and Experience Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required; advanced degree preferred.
  • 3-5 years of experience working in a school setting with students.
  • Experience working in a college admissions setting is a plus.
  • Experience with analyzing problems, identifying alternative solutions, projecting consequences, and making recommendations in support of goals.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Proficient level of technical knowledge (i.e. Apple, PC, MS Office, Veracross, Naviance)
To apply, send resume and cover letter to [email protected].

Marin Academy
Location: San Rafael, CA
Position: Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2022 (or earlier)

The Marin Academy college counseling office seeks a curious, flexible, and student-centered educator to collaborate on developing and implementing a thoughtful, effective mission-driven college counseling program. Using a highly personalized approached, advise about 30% of the junior and senior classes (approximately 30-35 students per class) in all phases of the college admissions process, from initial inquiry to final matriculation; meets with Marin Academy parents about the college search and application process and the individual needs of their students; writes individualized letters of recommendation on behalf of their caseload of the senior class, summarizing each student’s high school experience and the faculty’s views of the overall contribution made by that student; ensures communication to different stakeholders (students, parents, faculty, administration) is effective and timely; assists in the planning and delivery a series of formal programming for families including Junior Preview Night, Senior Parent College Night, Case Studies, and Financial Aid Night and other community education; contribute to the creation and maintenance of curriculum for the senior college seminar in the fall and possible seminar for juniors in the spring; build upon a culture of inclusivity in the college process, including setting expectations for students and families on acting equitably; maintain and cultivate relationships with college admission officers; show genuine curiosity about current admissions and counseling trends through reading and research, maintaining membership in and attending professional associations and conferences, participating in campus visits and tours, and networking extensively with college admissions and college counseling colleagues

Full job description available upon request. MA is a great place to work! Email Mindy Rose at [email protected] with questions or to show interest.


Lycee Francais de San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, CA
Position: College Counseling Assistant
Start Date: August 15, 2022 (Training during May and June)

LFSF seeks a committed educator who will support the goals of the College Counseling program to assist students in their post-secondary plans. The college counseling assistant is a staff support position and not a college counselor position. Located in San Francisco, LFSF is a French Immersion, independent, co-educational, college preparatory day school of 800+ students in grades preK-12 across 3 campuses.

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

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


Sonoma Academy
Location: Santa Rosa, CA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2022

Overview of School: Sonoma Academy is an independent high school located in Santa Rosa, CA on a 34-acre campus, surrounded by 1,000 acres of protected open space, at the base of Taylor Mountain. Founded in 2001, it provides an engaging, challenging, and innovative college preparatory education and a supportive community for motivated learners from Sonoma, Napa, Marin, Lake, and Mendocino counties. The school currently serves 330 students in grades 9 through 12 and is increasing its enrollment each year. Of our 330 students, 31% self-identify as students of color and 6% of our students are international students. Our students come from 80+ middle schools, ensuring a broad mixture of students from all over the greater North Bay Area. 

Position Overview:

Sonoma Academy is seeking a full-time, qualified, experienced candidate for the Associate Director of College Counseling role, beginning August 1, 2022. This position reports to and collaborates closely with the Director of College Counseling to help guide students at Sonoma Academy through the successful transition to post-secondary education. To do so, the Associate Director of College Counseling must establish and maintain successful relationships with colleges and universities across the country and be an active member of professional organizations. Strong candidates will have 3-5 years of experience in a college admissions environment and/or college counseling office.

Responsibilities:

College Counseling

  • Manage a caseload of 40+ students, meeting with them individually and with families throughout the college process, as well as counseling them in making the best individualized choice for college
  • Help teach SA’s college counseling course to seniors in the fall and juniors in the spring
  • Advise students on course selection and its impact on the college selection process
  • Support students in writing their personal statement, supplemental essays, and completing college applications, as well as guiding them through the scholarship and financial aid process
  • Write letters of recommendation for the graduating class and advise faculty in their writing of recommendations
  • Inform students and families about admission requirements, test dates, deadlines, and important trends in college admission
  • Facilitate student, family, and faculty use of Scoir, an online college database
  • Help plan and coordinate the annual Spring Break college tour for students
  • Help to administer PSAT and AP exams
Outreach
  • Establish and maintain cordial relationships with college admission officers and keep them informed about Sonoma Academy and applicants 
  • Host more than 90 (virtual and in-person) college admission representatives on campus each fall semester
  • Plan and coordinate regular informational meetings for families on topics related to the college application process
  • Coordinate participation in Marin Case Studies program and other events with North Bay independent schools
  • Represent Sonoma Academy in the following professional associations:
    ○ National Association for College Admission Counseling
    ○ Western Association for College Admission Counseling
    ○ Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools
  • Willingness to visit colleges and universities
Other Responsibilities
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Director of College Counseling
  • Assist the Director of College Counseling in updating the School Profile annually
  • Attend Student of Concern meetings, if applicable
  • Attend weekly faculty meetings

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred in school counseling and/or administration
  • The candidate should have 3-5 years of prior teaching and administration experience, including in college counseling and/or college admissions
  • The candidate should have some knowledge of independent schools
  • The candidate must have excellent verbal and written communication skills, as well as be a deep listener who appreciates diverse perspectives 
  • The candidate must have demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills
  • The candidate should possess strong collaboration and cross-cultural competency, and demonstrate a commitment to student well-being and balance, and to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • The candidate should also possess outstanding interpersonal skills and a dedication to utmost confidentiality
  • The candidate must have excellent organizational skills and be detail-oriented, as well as strong work ethic and high level of integrity
  • The candidate should be high-energy, flexible, adaptable, and enthusiastic about working with young people

Interested candidates should review the full job description and apply here.


Greens Farms Academy
Location: Westport, CT
Position: Associate Director of College Guidance
Start Date: July 1, 2022

Greens Farms Academy seeks an Associate Director of College Guidance to begin July 2022. The Associate Director will report to the Director of College Guidance and directly support the functions of the College Guidance Office. This person will be responsible for guiding a cohort of students and families through the experience of applying to college. The counselor will join a fast-paced office of professionals with a service-oriented ethos in supporting students and their families. They should have a strong commitment to independent school life which involves chaperoning duties, serving as a student advisor, and taking on various other responsibilities as needed.

The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience in competitive college admissions or independent school counseling and be ready to serve as a resource for our families. Experience working in an independent school is preferred. Candidates should enjoy working in a collaborative environment; be flexible, creative, and adaptable; demonstrate a willingness to fully engage in the life of the school; and be committed to fostering a culture of belonging.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advising a portion of the students and families in each grade (9-12) on all aspects of their college search and application experience. This includes working with students on list building, essays, applications, interview preparation, correspondence with colleges, athletic recruitment, artistic review, financial aid, and scholarship applications.
  • Actively contributing to all College Guidance Office programs, presentations, and initiatives (occasional evenings and weekends required).
  • Assisting in creating, updating, and editing written materials and web content used as outreach to students and families.
  • Developing and maintaining close professional relationships with students, families, faculty, staff, and college admissions professionals.
  • Writing comprehensive letters of recommendation that provide a full picture of the student to colleges and serving as an advocate for each counselee.
  • Traveling to regional and national professional conferences and to colleges and universities.
  • Serving as an advisor or co-advisor to 8-10 students.
  • Leading students through the course selection process.
  • Fulfilling other responsibilities as deemed appropriate

Professional Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) and at least three years of experience in selective college admissions and/or independent school counseling.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills - both written and oral.
  • A thorough understanding of the application process at public and private colleges and universities, financial aid, and current trends in admissions.
  • An ability to approach the role through the lens of equity and inclusion, meeting each individual student where they are and creating a sense of belonging for all students and families in the GFA community.
  • Willingness to work as part of a team with an emphasis on collaboration and autonomy.
  • Experience with college counseling or enrollment management software (Naviance, MaiaLearning, CollegeKickstart, etc)

Personal Qualities:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the spirit of GFA’s mission and core values.
  • Confidence, humility, warmth, a sense of humor, a strong work ethic, and an unwavering enthusiasm for working with teenagers
  • Ability to listen, reflect, multitask, and partner with students, families, and colleagues.
  • A collaborative, cooperative, empathetic, collegial, innovative, flexible and patient mindset.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.

Interested candidates should fill out this job application form using a Google Account to upload a resume and a cover letter addressed to Rachel Boyer, Director of College Guidance.


Eagle Hill School
Location: Hardwick, MA
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: September 1, 2022

Eagle Hill School seeks an enthusiastic, knowledgeable, and relationship-oriented college counselor to join its team starting in September of 2022.

Eagle Hill School is a coeducational independent college preparatory boarding school for students who learn differently. EHS is located in Hardwick, Massachusetts, approximately forty minutes to Worcester and Amherst. EHS enrolls 225 students in grades 8-12, is accredited by NEASC, and is a member of NAIS, NACAC, and is an IB World School. When fellow ACCIS counselors visited our school several years ago one of their many compliments was that the college counseling office is “running an exceptional program that is student-focused, personal, and appropriately tailored to finding the right fit for each individual.”

Job Responsibilities

  • Guiding students and their parents through the college search and application process
  • Writing personal recommendation letters for about one-quarter of each senior class
  • Assisting with college counseling sponsored programs, events and workshops
  • Visiting and developing relationships with colleges and universities
  • Teaching post-secondary planning courses to juniors and seniors
  • Taking an active role in the community life of the school
  • Setting up and driving for college campus group tours for the student body
  • Helping organize our annual trip to the national college fair in Springfield
  • Leading our junior class meetings
  • Monitoring and adding to our scholarships database
  • Due to boarding environment, some weekend and weeknight duties are required

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree preferred
  • Experience in college admission and/or independent school college counseling
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills 
  • Team player and self-starter who can collaborate effectively and think independently
  • Participate in the full life of the school and build relationships with faculty and students by visiting classes and attending faculty meetings and in-services; being present on campus and at assemblies and forums; and taking part to the extent possible in other school activities and events

For more information and to apply, click here.


St. Mary's School
Location: Medford, OR
Position: Associate College Counselor
Start Date: August 2022

The Opportunity St. Mary’s School in Medford, Oregon seeks an Associate College Counselor to join our team that includes the Director, an Associate College Counselor, an International College Counselor, and our Registrar. The new Associate College Counselor will work with approximately 35-40 students per class, assisting students and their families through all aspects of the college counseling process, including related programming. This is a 12-month position beginning in August 2022, with some flexibility and remote work during school breaks.

At St. Mary’s, we provide a wide array of opportunities for students as they explore, search, and apply to college. We have fun with students as we emphasize authenticity throughout the process, looking for great fits while encouraging them to think expansively. The Associate College Counselor will join an enthusiastic team looking for an additional voice in programming, another hand in letter writing, and an experienced viewpoint as we continually consider how we can best serve our students.

Our school is unique--from its mod system & curriculum to its friendly atmosphere to its mix of students. We work hard and we support each other (weekend delivery of ice cream is real!). But most of all, we love the kids. If you value both collaboration and autonomy, it’s a great place to work!

For a full description of responsibilities and desired candidate qualities, click here, or contact Lesley Klecan at [email protected], for more information.


The Kinkaid School
Location: Houston, TX
Position: Upper School Dean
Start Date: July 1, 2022

The Kinkaid School seeks a dynamic, student-centered educator to support students throughout high school and the college application process. An Upper School Dean is more than a standard College Counselor or Guidance Counselor in that an Upper School Dean provides holistic counseling and support every year of upper school. Kinkaid’s Upper School Deans’ program is composed of eight Deans and two administrative support staff and is under the supervision of the Head of School and Head of Upper School. Deans also work closely with the School counselors, teachers, and learning specialists. Each Dean serves approximately 20 students and their families from each grade and follows each student from Upper School entry to graduation. Deans are primarily responsible for guiding students through yearly course selection and the college selection and application process; and providing counsel and support with regard to academic achievement, personal accountability, and social dynamics.

For full job description and to apply, click here.


Deerfield Academy
Location: Deerfield, MA
Position: College Advisor
Start Date: August 2022

Deerfield Academy announces a search for a full-time position as College Advisor. We are looking for individuals who are excited about working with students and their parents/guardians on the year-long process of applying to college, bring out the best in their students throughout that process, and are skilled at working collaboratively with colleagues. Interested candidates should be enthusiastic about living in close proximity to teenagers and working with students both in and outside of the classroom. Deerfield teachers enjoy an outstanding work environment and excellent benefits, and engage with students who are eager to learn. We actively seek to increase the diversity of our faculty and develop an inclusive community.

ABOUT DEERFIELD:

Deerfield offers an unmatched environment in which to work. Near the Five Colleges (Amherst, Smith, Mount Holyoke, Hampshire, and UMass Amherst), Deerfield’s 300-acre campus hosts exceptional facilities that enable powerful teaching both in and out of the classroom. Our students are en​​gaging and excited to learn—and they are willing to work hard at their studies. Outside the classroom, they find ways to contribute to the community and enjoy themselves. As colleagues, we enjoy supporting each other and improving our craft as educators.

Our counselors are committed to ongoing renewal. We seek candidates who are committed to their own professional growth, who are eager to work with colleagues in a productive manner towards departmental goals, and who can foster critical thinking, empathy, and determination in our students. We model those skills and dispositions in the classroom, in the dorm, at the dining hall, and on the playing field.

Diversity is essential to Deerfield’s success. Diverse perspectives within our school population fuel creative and innovative thinking, build empathy, and provide varied skills and experiences from which the entire community can benefit. Deerfield actively seeks candidates who are members of or support traditionally underrepresented groups—especially in terms of race, sexual orientation, and educational background.

ABOUT THIS POSITION:

Job Responsibilities:

The primary responsibilities include individual and group counseling; writing the school’s recommendation; developing lists of colleges for students to consider; and advising about standardized testing, summer opportunities, scholarships, financial aid, course of study, and personal presentation. Outside of the college process, advisors will supervise co-curricular activities (e.g. varsity or sub-varsity teams, community service activities, clubs, publications, etc.). Other responsibilities include those that are normally part of a boarding school commitment: dormitory association, dining hall duties, committee work, and other routine duties.

Qualifications:

Previous experience in college advising or college admissions, or equivalent professional experience is desirable. Strong oral and written communication skills. Strong interpersonal skills. Demonstrated cultural competency and commitment to building an inclusive community. Interest in and demonstrated skill working with adolescents. The interest, initiative, and energy to thrive in a lively and fast-paced residential academic community. A sense of humor, humility, and the ability to work as part of a team.

To apply, click here.


The Walker School
Location: Marietta, GA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2022

The Walker School is a nonsectarian, co-educational independent day school serving three-year-olds through twelfth grade in Marietta, Georgia. The school was founded in 1957 and currently enrolls approximately 900 students. The Walker School is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive school community and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. We are committed to providing equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, handicap or disability, citizenship status, veteran status, genetic information, pregnancy, and childbirth or related medical conditions, or any other category protected by federal, state, or local law. Diverse candidates committed to working in a multicultural environment are encouraged to apply.

POSITION SUMMARY

The Walker School invites applications for an Associate Director of College Counseling. Walker’s college counseling program provides a comprehensive, individualized approach and challenges students to explore new and exciting educational opportunities. The Associate Director will work as part of a team in guiding students to identify colleges and universities that match their goals and values, developing relationships with students and families, and providing advice and encouragement through every phase of the process. Our department focuses on student wellbeing and developmentally appropriate programming related to the college process. This position will start August 2022.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Advise and support approximately 30-35 students in each class through all phases of the college process
  • Conduct individual, family, small group, and class-wide meetings
  • Communicate effectively with students and parents on all aspects of college admissions, standardized testing, and financial aid
  • Support students in the completion of applications- admissions, scholarships, summer programs, etc.
  • Work closely with the College Counseling team to implement and run events and to develop new student and parent programming
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with admissions colleagues at a large array of colleges and universities
  • Participate in professional development opportunities relating to college counseling and college admissions at the local, state, and national levels
  • Participate fully and enthusiastically in the life of The Walker School through department meetings, faculty meetings, professional development opportunities, and student engagement
  • Ethical behavior, professionalism, and regular and reliable attendance are important for this position
  • Fulfill additional duties as assigned

KEY REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is strongly preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience in college counseling and/or college admissions
  • A desire to work collaboratively in a team environment while also being comfortable with autonomy
  • Enthusiasm for working with and motivating high school students
  • Effective communicator, both verbally and in writing to internal and external constituencies
  • Demonstrates cultural awareness and a commitment to developing one’s own cultural competency in a community that values “the infinite worth and dignity of the individual”
  • Possesses extensive knowledge about the ever-evolving landscape of college admissions. Staying abreast of new policies at colleges and universities through professional conferences/meetings, college tours, review of relevant publications, and networking
  • A comfortability with technology and staying informed of emerging technologies
  • A strong work ethic, adaptability, flexibility, strong organizational and time management skills, enthusiasm for working in a thriving school setting, and maturity will be highly valued in this position
  • The ability to thrive in a fast-paced office environment that values collaboration and innovation while juggling multiple projects and meeting important deadlines
  • Ability to attend some meetings outside of the typical school day, including before and after the school day, in the evening, and sometimes on weekends for special events
  • Being a positive representative of The Walker School with an understanding of appropriate relationships with students, parents/guardians, and colleagues

All candidates must complete the online application on the Careers page.

You may contact Michele Davis, Director of College Counseling, at [email protected] with questions.


Convent of the Sacred Heart
Location: New York, NY
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: Mid-August 2022

The Associate Director of College Counseling will join a collaborative office in a fast-paced and supportive environment that consists of a full-time Director, a full-time Associate Director, and a full-time Administrative Assistant. The student population for grades 9-12 is approximately 230 girls, 100% of whom are college-bound. The Associate Director’s caseload is 28-30 students in each grade.

Responsibilities

  • Counsel and advise students and their families on all phases of the college selection and application process, including developing an appropriate list of colleges, providing guidance with the financial aid process, and reviewing all aspects of the application.
  • Discuss the course registration process as well as standardized testing plans, including reviewing results, with students in grades 9-11.
  • Develop and plan college counseling and financial aid programs and workshops for students, parents, and caregivers grades 9-12.
  • Co-teach college counseling classes for junior and seniors and develop appropriate curriculum.
  • Compose counselor letters of recommendation for seniors.
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with admissions counselors through travel to college campuses and hosting representatives who visit Sacred Heart.
  • Involvement in professional organizations and travel are expected
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of College Counseling and Head of the Upper School.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree strongly preferred.
  • At least five years of experience in the field: experience in college admissions required; college counseling in independent schools preferred; knowledge and background in financial aid is a plus.
  • Superb interpersonal, communication, organizational, public speaking, and writing skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite; familiarity with SCOIR and College Kickstart strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of, appreciation for, and demonstrated commitment to anti-racist and anti-bias education.
  • A clear understanding of the complex nature of the college counseling and college application process.
  • Willingness to acquire new skills.
For more information and to apply, please click here.

Sewickley Academy
Location: Sewickley, PA
Position: Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2022

Sewickley Academy is seeking to hire an Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling. This role supports the management of the overall program, including planning and administering the PSAT, Practice ACT, and AP Testing, and teaches a College Seminar class. This is a 12 month position.

This position offers a competitive salary plus excellent benefits and work/life balance programs including a premium-free health plan option, an excellent retirement plan, generous leave time, and tuition benefits programs. Are you searching for a workplace where a diverse mix of talented people come together to serve our students? If so, apply for this today!

Responsibilities:

  • Support a caseload of approximately 35 students and compose original letters of recommendation for each student in their caseload
  • View the college process as one providing each student with an opportunity for significant personal learning and growth
  • Cultivate and maintain excellent relationships with college admission officers and representatives to understand emerging trends and to advocate on behalf of student applications through phone conversations, email, and hosting college admission representatives on campus
  • Understand and be able to articulate the current trends in college admission to students and parents
  • Counsel students on course selection in conjunction with planning for college
  • Handle highly sensitive material/information with discretion
Requirements:
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree
  • Possess technological competence including working with Scoir, Naviance, or other search/college application process platforms and Google Classroom
  • Experience with the FAFSA / CSS Profile preferred
  • Attention to detail while working in a fast-paced, deadline-driven environment;
  • Be committed to a “customer service” orientation for the Counseling Office in relation to its work with students and parents
  • Have experience in independent school College Counseling, and preferably experience in college admissions
  • Possess excellent interpersonal skills, including compassion, empathy, sense of humor, warmth, and energy, and an ability to work with faculty colleagues on behalf of students

*An earlier start date might be available.

For more information or to apply, click here, or email Andrea Satariano at [email protected].


United World College - USA
Location: Montezuma, NM
Position: Director of School and College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2022

United World College-USA is seeking a Director of School and College Counseling to start around July 1, 2022. The Director of School and College Counseling leads the creation, implementation and oversight of the school counseling program and college counseling program in a collaborative setting.

The school counseling program helps ensure student success across all UWC programming in a residential setting. The Director develops curricula to assist all students in the transition to life at UWC and its program requirements, including the IBDP, residential life, and experiential learning; and, supports staff in contributing to student academic, experiential, and residential success by delivering professional development, coordinating support of struggling students, and providing direct oversight for same students.

The college counseling program is focused on helping UWC-USA students make the strongest transition they can out of UWC-USA. The Director, in collaboration with the Associate Director of College Counseling, prepares and guides students through the discovery of college and university programs across the globe that represent a “best fit” for each student; prepares students for best fit with gap year and career options.

For full job description and to apply, click here


Colledge, LLC
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Director of College Advising
Start Date: Early June - Early July 2022

Everybody’s looking for an edge in college admissions. At Colledge, we already have it, but we’re looking for more.

The premier college advisory group in the Los Angeles area needs an entrepreneurial, energetic, creative candidate for an experienced college admission professional to work directly with students and families on the college admissions process.

Colledge offers individualized, one-on-one counseling aimed at helping students and families find the best right-fit colleges for them. We provide guidance on all aspects of the college admissions process, including the college list, extracurricular activities, essay work, test recommendations, college interviews, visiting colleges, and financial aid and scholarships. The company was founded by Jenny Umhofer, who spent a decade in different highly selective college admissions offices.

Clear communication, the ability to listen well, work as a team, reliable wi-fi, and strong organizational skills are a must.

The Director of College Advising will play a critical role in serving students and families by:

  • working directly with students and parents on all elements of the college admissions process
  • leading Colledge’s outreach to potential client referral institutions such as schools, tutoring/test prep companies, and student and parent organizations
  • coordinating and managing a robust branding effort on behalf of Colledge
  • managing Colledge’s efforts to recruit new talent
  • overseeing Colledge’s administrative flow and staff development
  • generating ideas for developing and growing established and new aspects of Colledge’s business
  • bringing energy, enthusiasm, and a diligent work ethic to the job
  • working collaboratively within a team
  • regular blog writing
  • producing vlogs
  • manage regular e-mailings and snail-mailings
  • managing invoicing and contract drafting and signing for all incoming students & families

The Director of College Advising will focus on the following areas of need:

  • Admission and Client Service: work extensively with students and parents, advising, supporting, and yes, hand-holding. This role demands emotional intelligence, effective communications with both teens and parents. A willingness to lean into the challenge of helping all kinds of students from all types of backgrounds—artists, mathematicians, writers, scientists, gamers, procrastinators, coders, introverts, athletes, and students with learning differences—is a must. The position also requires engaging directly with college admissions offices, and learning independently about universities and college admissions trends. The position requires compassionate, assertive communication with a diverse array of parents and students.
  • Teamwork: What sets Colledge apart is its team approach to college admissions advice—each student has multiple Colledge professionals learning students’ passions, developing college lists, and reviewing applications and essays. This unique approach requires humility, collaboration, and an openness to working closely and positively with others. Project management is critical – this role will be assigned projects and will be fully responsible for timely execution and effective communication concerning project status. Recruiting, hiring and developing staff into a smoothly functioning office is also essential.
  • Marketing and Administration: As a small business, Colledge depends on getting the word out, bringing clients in, and running things efficiently. The Director of College Advising will assist in operating the business—we especially value social-media savvy, presentation skills, customer service, design expertise, statistical data analysis, and proficiency with Word, Slack, PowerPoint, the Google Suite, and Excel. This position will also handle blog writing, vlog production, invoicing and contracting, and regular mailed communications (email and snail mail).
  • Entrepreneurship: Colledge is a burgeoning business, and our team has a start-up growth mindset that thrives on dedication, constructively critical thinking about the company, individual investment in the business effort, and ownership of the challenge of building a small business. The lifeblood of any business is ideas, and we both encourage and expect the Director of College Advising to bring ideas for growth and new initiatives to the table on a regular basis.

Application deadline: April 1st, 2022, with a start date in early June – early July 2022. Interviews will be held virtually.

Expectations: Normal work hours (on Pacific Standard Time), M-F from 9am – 6pm. The demands of the business require work on evenings and weekends when needed, and some travel.

Location: Los Angeles area preferred. We are virtual, so working from home is the norm.

Salary: $85,000 - $95,000/year

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental as well as retirement. Includes three weeks paid time off per year, professional membership dues for relevant organizations, travel expenses for professional development and networking, and company computer.

Bonus: Discretionary bonuses may be paid at any point during the year.

To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and references via email to [email protected].

Colledge LLC is committed to creating a diverse environment and is proud to be an equal opportunity employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, disability, age, or veteran status.


Rudolf Steiner School
Location: New York, NY
Position: Director of College Guidance
Start Date: July 2022

Rudolf Steiner School seeks a Director of College Guidance. This position entails guiding and supporting families through every stage of the college application process.

With approximately twenty-five students in each graduating class, our college application process is highly individualized; families count on the expertise and guidance of the Director of College Guidance to advise on college selection, course selection in high school, and other co-curricular considerations in helping students present a strong application for the colleges and universities of their choice.

Strong candidates will have experience in College Guidance and will bring an interest in and appreciation for Waldorf Education. Working closely with experienced Upper School faculty, the College Guidance Counselor will gain expertise in understanding and articulating our unique Waldorf program through observing classes, participating in faculty studies, and other professional development opportunities.

Rudolf Steiner School, an independent nursery to 12 school and the first Waldorf School in North America, is located on Manhattan's Upper East Side. The school is committed to building a healthy, inclusive community that reflects the diversity of NYC. We value an interest in diversity and multi-cultural competence. Steiner is accredited by the Association of Waldorf Schools of North America (AWSNA) and the New York State Association of Independent Schools (NYSAIS).  

DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manage the students in their college application process, providing strategies, support, and guidance to students and their families
  • Create appropriate deadlines for students to submit college applications and recommendation requests
  • Meet with students individually and in groups to educate and guide them on how to navigate the college process, interpret admissions trends, and sift through individual college options
  • Counsel and assist students and families to identify resources for scholarships and financial aid for colleges and universities. Inform students of FAFSA deadlines and other financial aid timeframes. Organize financial aid workshops
  • Arrange for and lead college visits and standardized test preparation
  • Throughout the school year, produce regular communications targeting juniors and seniors
  • Provide student and parent updates throughout the year on college application and scholarship information and deadlines
  • Create and submit materials to colleges in support of college applicants, including transcripts and recommendations. This includes coordinating the faculty writing of requested recommendations for students applying to college.
  • Build relationships with college admissions offices to increase the appreciation and credibility of Rudolf Steiner School
  • Track trends in admissions and college counseling fields. This includes maintaining membership in the National Association of College Admissions Counselors, attending conferences and continuing education offerings at this and similar organizations in the college counseling field
  • Maintain professional networking relationships with other Waldorf schools, independent schools, and public schools
  • Review and update school profile on steiner.edu. Update and maintain NCAA clearinghouse portal

QUALIFICATIONS

The successful candidate will possess the following skills, abilities and qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required: Master’s preferred
  • 5-10 years of experience in College Guidance
  • Familiarity with Blackbaud
  • Knowledge of SCOIR
  • Ability to engage with parents, students, and admissions officers constructively
  • Understanding of the mission, philosophy and pedagogy of Waldorf education and Rudolf Steiner School
  • Ability to explain Waldorf education and Rudolf Steiner School in a compelling way
  • Excellent interpersonal, organizational, and written communication skills

To be considered for the Director of College Guidance position, please send a letter of interest, a resume, and contact information for three references to [email protected]. We will be accepting applications until the position is filled.

Rudolf Steiner School is an equal opportunity employer. The School is committed to working earnestly to sustain a welcoming community that reflects the diverse range of cultures and nationalities in New York City. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment and will not be discriminated against on the basis of race, color, national and ethnic origin, religion, disability, age, military or veteran status, marital status, citizenship status, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, transgender status, predisposing genetic characteristics, actual or perceived domestic violence victim status, unemployment status, or any other category protected by law. The School takes affirmative action in support of its policy to employ and advance all qualified candidates.


The Miami Valley School
Location: Dayton, OH
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2022

The Miami Valley School (MVS) is seeking a dynamic and innovative Director of College Counseling to guide our students–and their families–through the college search and application processes. The ideal candidate will possess the following: significant experience with and deep understanding of the college search and application processes, especially as these relate to advocating for students in an experiential learning setting; a sincere commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion; an unassailable work ethic; superior written, communication and organizational skills; an ardent desire to work with and support teenagers and their families in identifying “best fit” colleges; proficiency with Naviance; and a joyful disposition and sense of humor. In addition, the Director of College Counseling will have an opportunity to contribute to the school’s signature Immersion program, designing and leading programs that fit student passions and the needs of the school community. The Director of College Counseling is a critically important leader within the school, providing guidance to other academic leaders on trends in college admissions and the potential impact of curricular changes.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Direct all aspects of the college counseling program at The Miami Valley School
  • Counsel approximately 45 seniors students and their families through the college search, application, and selection process
  • Organize and present at evening programs specific to each grade level, financial aid, and other admissions topics
  • Teach a senior college counseling (non-credit) course in the fall and a junior college counseling course (non-credit) in the spring
  • Assist students in identifying strengths, abilities, and interests and connecting these qualities to future goals and college plans
  • Host college admissions visitors each fall
  • Write comprehensive letters of recommendation for graduating seniors (beginning fall 2022)
  • Serve as the College Board testing coordinator (for the PSAT/NMSQT)
  • Maintain an awareness and understanding of trends in college admissions by participating in professional development experiences, including traveling to college campuses
  • Engage with professional membership organizations (OACAC, NACAC, ACCIS, The College Board)
  • Regularly provide college admissions information to school leadership and faculty

Qualifications:

  • Undergraduate or Master’s Degree
  • 5+ years of experience in college counseling and/or admissions

To Apply:

Candidates should submit a completed MVS employment application, cover letter, resume, outlining your suitability for the position and interest in the mission of the school to Director of Upper School, Dr. Blair Munhofen, at [email protected] by February 25th.


Garrison Forest School
Location: Owings Mills, MD
Position: College Counseling Assistant/Registrar
Start Date: July 1, 2022

Garrison Forest School, located in Baltimore County, Maryland, is an independent, non-sectarian day and boarding school educating girls in grades K-12, with a coed preschool. GFS offers a national and international boarding program for girls in grades 8-12. Founded in 1910 and set on a stunning 110-acre campus in suburban Owings Mills, Garrison Forest offers a program with a wealth of opportunities in Academics, the Arts, and Athletics. 

The College Counseling Assistant/Registrar’s primary responsibilities are:

  •  serving as the first point of contact in the College Counseling Office for students and parents/caregivers as well as college and university admission representatives. Maintain a welcoming college counseling suite including conference room;
  • assisting the college counselors in the college search/application process and the Independent Senior Project internship program for Upper School students. Assist students by conducting mock interviews;
  • providing clerical support including answering phones, timely response to emails, and snail mail, all to ensure the efficient operation of the department;
  • overseeing the college counseling calendar including confirming classroom spaces while keeping college counseling events on the School's master calendar updated. Coordinate college admission representative visits (in-person and online);
  • supporting the college counseling team in organizing/executing college counseling events including handling details and logistics such as room reservations, confirming catering details, setting up technology needs and communicating program details for day/evening in-person/online programs. Attendance at our evening programs is expected; 
  • working with students and families to facilitate the college process including handling all transcript requests and any task related to processing and uploading transcripts (initial, mid-year, final) to MaiaLearning (college counseling dashboard); 
  • assisting the college counselors in delivering college counseling classes during the school day to sophomores, juniors, and seniors including maintaining Schoology course pages;
  • overseeing the department’s communication plan to students, parents/caregivers, faculty, and alumnae;
  • maintaining MaiaLearning, teacher recommendation letter process (including working with Upper School faculty in managing requests prior to submission), electronically submitting school documents to colleges, and generating reports. Review and upload counselor recommendation letters to MaiaLearning;
  • retaining and rolling over accurate student files and academic records in PCR (general database) while leading training support for other faculty and support staff who use this database;
  • managing all matters related to transcript including upholding state requirements and updating with awards, honor roll, and other designations. Provide transcripts and GPA information for current students and alumnae. Communicate with the Business office and Archivist for transcript needs. Maintain systems to help students capture their co-curricular experiences;
  • facilitating PSAT administration as test coordinator. Assist with other onsite test coordination and administration including proctoring of APs and school-based ACT/SAT tests, as needed;
  • assisting with data collection and reports, as needed, and supporting the team with presentations and board reports.

Qualifications

  • B.A. degree or equivalent  - desirable 
  • Prior experience working with students in a school
  • GFS seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices. Demonstrated ability working in a diverse community is essential.

You may contact Elizabeth Almeter, Director of College Counseling at [email protected] with questions. You can view the job description here


The Pennington School
Location: Pennington, NJ
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: ASAP

The Pennington School seeks an experienced, creative, and innovative Director of College Counseling to reimagine the possibilities for its five-person office and the students it serves, primarily in grades ten through twelve. The Director of College Counseling is responsible for providing a program which focuses on the major aspects of the college planning/placement and career counseling and process. With a goal of 100% college acceptance, the Director of College Counseling works in coordination with the faculty, as well as with the School administration, to assist students in discovering their strengths and interests, exploring career alternatives, and finding institutions of higher learning which will meet their individual interests, strengths, and values.

The Pennington School is committed to developing individual excellence in all of its students; the Director of College Counseling will be charged with establishing and conveying their unique talents and achievements to the colleges and universities to which they seek admission. The Director will develop and manage a vision for the college counseling program and process, and be a high-profile leader for professional organizations at the local, regional, and national level. The Director will chart a forward-thinking course for the School’s College Counseling program, embracing the ambitions, talents, and achievements of all students.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Works closely with students and parents through the college search process
  • Expands and develops personalized programming for students, parents, and faculty
  • Oversees the mechanics of college applications with families and faculty
  • Advises in-house staff on all topics related to the college admissions process, especially faculty, on best practices related to the production of letters of recommendation and other admission materials
  • Participates in ongoing professional development and represents The Pennington School
  • Manages the College Counseling Office: its staff, programs, and publications
  • Nurtures existing relationships with college admission representatives and establishes new ones each year
  • Evaluates the programs and student outcomes annually, and over time
For the full position description and further information, please follow this link.

Portledge School
Location: Locust Valley, NY
Position: Upper School Dean
Start Date: July 1, 2022
 

The Upper School Dean will serve as the principal advisor to, and facilitator for, a mixed grade-level group of roughly 60-80 students representing approximately 15-20 students each in grades 9-12. A total of four Upper School Deans will work collaboratively to support their respective cohorts as they enter Grade 9 and move through high school to graduation. The Upper School Dean also will also serve as the primary conduit to the families of the students in their charge and will work closely with families to establish authentic relationships, provide advice and counsel and acclimate and support advisees academically, socially, and emotionally as they develop and grow over their four years at Portledge.

Responsibilities
The Upper School Dean’s primary duties include:

On student life...

  • Meeting with students and families several times each year, individually and in groups, to educate and empower school culture;
  • Developing close working relationships with students, to encourage and support short and long term academic and extracurricular planning, goal setting, and appropriate levels of achievement and growth;
  • Working as a team of Deans to develop individual areas of expertise pertaining to student life (ie: athletics, DEI, health and wellness, service learning, fun/tradition, etc);
  • Managing start-of-term class schedules and class placements, including course changes;
  • Advising and articulating yearly course registration (and plan of study) for students and families;
  • Organizing and planning appropriate class-wide events, including class meetings, trips, and other established activities;
  • Supporting student endeavors in the summer months and in after-school programs;
  • Actively monitoring students’ daily habits and processes, accounting for learning style and methods, academic progress, and extracurricular pursuits;
  • Meeting regularly with the Upper School Director, Assistant Director of the Upper School, fellow deans, learning specialists, school psychologists, and other relevant faculty and administration to enhance student achievement and improve student life;
  • Maintaining ongoing, regular, personal contact with families;

On college guidance...

  • Shepherding a strategic, pragmatic and student-centered college admissions process for 11th and 12th-grade students, including self-reflection, college search and list development, essay topic generation and revision, application completion, and all other appropriate pieces to matriculation and enrollment in collaboration with and under the direction of the Director of College Counseling;
  • Writing secondary school reports and recommendation letters for all advisees, approximately 15-20 per year;
  • Working as a team to develop individual areas of expertise in the college admissions process (ie: athletics, international students, etc) while also collaborating on processes and outcomes for the entire senior class
  • Planning and participating in at least four college nights, two-parent coffees, the 9th-grade college trip (one day to a local school), and 10th-grade overnight college trip each year
  • Hosting college admissions representatives on campus and virtually
  • Reviewing and revising the College Counseling Handbook and other resource materials
  • Keeping the NCAA eligibility center and UCAS Centre sites updated
  • Attending NACAC, ACCIS and NYSAIS College Counseling conferences and programming as is appropriate per office and budgetary needs;

And...

  • Attending conferences and professional gatherings to stay current with best practices;
  • Joining committee, department, staff meetings and other appropriate faculty events;
  • Staying abreast of best practices in the field, current college admissions trends, and pursuing professional development opportunities;
  • Speaking in school venues both small and large, attending faculty meetings, and engaging fully in the life of the school.
  • Addressing other duties as they may be assigned by the Head of School, the Director of the Upper School, or the Assistant Director of Upper School.

For full position description and to apply, please go to the Employment page on our website. 


Phillips Academy
Location: Andover, MA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2022

Phillips Academy seeks a full-time, continuing Associate Director of College Counseling to begin no later than August of 2022. This is a 12-month, full-time administrative faculty position. Throughout the academic year, evening and weekend work is required. The ideal candidate will be an energetic, dynamic, and articulate team player; have strong organizational, writing, and public speaking skills; and be able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities include counseling and supporting students in the college selection and application process, working with students individually and in small groups, building relationships with parents, writing recommendations, providing feedback on applicants’ essays, advising students on course selection, 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 community to join our robust team of thirteen experienced and diverse counselors. Collaboration and teamwork are cornerstones of the CCO team. Bachelor’s degree required. A minimum of 5-7 years of combined experience in college counseling and/or selective college admissions, with an emphasis on college counseling, is preferred.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please visit our application portal to submit a cover letter (addressed to Mr. Jeffrey C. Domina, Dean of Faculty, Phillips Academy), résumé, two letters of reference, and a professional writing sample.

Phillips Academy is an intentionally diverse and inclusive residential community. In your cover letter, please address directly your experience and interest in working in such a school community. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with groups typically underrepresented in independent school settings.


Holland Hall
Location: Tulsa, OK
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 15, 2022

After 15 years at Holland Hall, the beloved and highly respected, Ronda Cooper, has decided to retire. Her departure leaves us with a college counseling position opening for the 2022-2023 school year.

This position serves as an integral part of a four-member college guidance team consisting of the director, two college counselors, and an administrative assistant who also serves as Registrar. The counseling team divides responsibility for the senior class of approximately 90 students.

Educational Background Requirements: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree strongly preferred but not required.

To apply, please complete Holland Hall's employment application. More information can be found HERE.

Questions? Contact Brent Casey, Director of College Counseling, [email protected] or 918-879-4718.