Career Opportunities

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

*Avenues: The World School, Associate Director of Admissions, Upper Division (Grades 5-12) - NY
The Bay School of San Francisco, Dean of Faculty - CA
The Bolles School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - FL
The Brearley School, Director of Middle and Upper School Admission and Financial Assistance - NY
Brentwood School, Director of College Counseling - CA
Cannon School, Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling - NC
Cranbrook Schools, Dean of College Counseling - MI
*The Frisch School, College Guidance Counselor - NJ
Isidore Newman School, Director of College Counseling - LA
La Jolla Country Day School, Co-Director of College Counseling - CA
Marin Academy, Associate Director of College Counseling - CA
Marymount School of New York, Director of College Counseling - NY
New Hampton School, Director of College Counseling - NH
Ransom Everglades School, Associate Director of College Counseling - FL
*Shanghai American School, Puxi Campus, College Counselor - China
St. Paul Academy and Summit School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - MN
Stevenson School, Associate Director of College Counseling - CA

*non-member listing

Cannon School
Location: Concord, NC
Position: Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: June 1, 2019

Our School
Cannon School is a Jr-K through Grade 12 independent school located in the greater Charlotte area. With over 400 students in the Upper School, Cannon holds as its mission both the nurturing of relationships and the engagement of every learner. In the twenty years that we have been at our present location, the physical campus has grown to include Upper School and Middle School additions, technology labs and makerspaces, a performing arts center, and a strength and conditioning facility.

The Position
We are looking for a dynamic individual to join our experienced, vibrant, and team-oriented College Counseling department. We are open to the potential incoming level of this person (Assistant Director; Associate Director); the ideal candidate will be interested in building relationships with students, families, faculty members, college representatives, and community partners. The right person will also embrace Cannon School’s mission and contribute to a team that views the college process as one step on a personal journey of growth.

At Cannon School, college counselors meet with students as early as the freshman year with the purpose of getting to know our advisees and helping them develop self-awareness. This early pairing and our alignment with advisory Houses allows the college counselors to work in tandem with grade-level deans and progress with our advisees throughout their time in the Upper School.

A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree is preferred. Successful candidates will have strong working knowledge of the college admission process. Compelling candidates will have 3-5 years’ experience in selective university or college admissions and have engaged frequently with students as part of this work OR have prior work advising students in an independent school environment. Experience in college counseling would be a plus.

The position demands strong written, in-person, and presentation-style communication skills, as well as a nuanced approach to counseling the teenagers with whom the college counselor would work. We expect anyone joining the team to be interested in ongoing professional development and continued growth in our field and secondary school education more generally. We would love to find a teammate who is also tech-savvy and well-versed in social media. The ideal candidate will thrive working both independently and in tight collaboration with a team and will report to the Director of College Counseling. Interested candidates should contact Beth Wilner.

We will begin reviewing applications in January, with the goal of bringing finalists to campus in mid to late February. We understand that most candidates may not be able to begin until June or July 2019, but we welcome an earlier start if possible. We value the opportunity for the incoming person to become known on campus and to begin investing in relationships before the next school year starts. #youbelonghere

To apply, please go to our Employment Opportunities webpage.

New Hampton School
Location: New Hampton, NH
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2019

Reporting to the Head of School and serving on the Program and Administrative Teams, the Director of College Counseling oversees the development and administration of the College Counseling program. The work is focused on the delivery of a four-year curriculum for students that prepares and guides them through the discovery of college and university programs that represent a best fit for each student. A critical aspect of this position will be visiting colleges and universities across the country to learn first-hand about schools and programs, while cultivating strong relationships with admissions staff and promoting New Hampton School - its programs, progress, and students.

The Director of College Counseling is a year-round, full-time, exempt administrative agreement with full benefits in accordance with the Employee Handbook. This position ideally teaches one class and advises 6 students during the academic year.

For the full position description, please see the Careers page on our website. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter to Human Resource Manager Wendi Cantwell.

Shanghai American School, Puxi Campus
Location: Shanghai, China
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 2019

Shanghai American School, Puxi seeks an experienced college counselor to join a four-person team of dedicated university admission specialists in guiding high school students and their families through the college search and admission processes, as well as supporting K-12 community education initiatives. Two years of college counseling experience required, some college admission experience preferred. We seek an energetic, good-humored, collaborative counselor with strong communication skills and a desire to learn and contribute to the building of a new college counseling culture not typically found in international schools. See this link for more information and the application process. Contact Mark Moody, Director of College Counseling with any questions.

St. Paul Academy and Summit School
Location: St. Paul, MN
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2019

St. Paul Academy and Summit School seeks candidates for the position of Assistant Director of College Counseling to begin work in August 2019. The ideal candidate will have a track record of enthusiastically pursuing the craft of college counseling and be eager to join a positive and energetic team of four who provide individualized guidance and foster exploration of diverse and challenging college options. This is a career opportunity to further enrich a robust, student-centered program at a nationally recognized school where academic rigor and the pursuit of intellectual passion go hand-in-hand.

The successful candidate will combine a background in effectively counseling college-bound students and their parents in an independent school with an in-depth understanding of highly selective college admission. Outstanding interpersonal and communication skills are required along with genuine interest in and enthusiasm for supporting students and families through the college search process. We seek an empathetic and patient listener and a student advocate, whose workstyle is collaborative and collegial. We value demonstrated commitment to professional development in college admission counseling.

Candidates should support the mission of SPA, the vision of the Upper School, and be eager to join a professional community where openness to growth is the norm. SPA is a coeducational, college preparatory day school serving approximately 930 students grades K-12 from throughout the metropolitan area of Minneapolis and St. Paul, Minnesota. For additional information about the School, please visit our website.


  • Build strong working relationships with students and parents for approximately 35 families per grade level beginning sophomore year. Educate and counsel families about the college search and application process.
  • Guide students on academic and personal planning as well as skills essential to the college search, including interviewing and essay writing.
  • Maintain a professional level of sensitivity to different family cultures and dynamics.
  • Communicate clearly, effectively and responsively with all constituencies (students, parents, colleagues, college admission officers).
  • Write well-crafted, personalized recommendation letters.
  • Work well independently and collaboratively to develop and implement college counseling programs and services, including the development and facilitation of programming that occurs outside of the school day, such as evening programs, college fair and Saturday testing.
  • Represent SPA at regional and national conferences and workshops; stay up-to-date on trends and issues in the field of college admissions.
  • Maintain a knowledge base regarding a diverse range of colleges, including travel to visit college campuses; create and maintain strong professional relationships with college admission officers.
  • Use technology such as Naviance software, school database, Google apps.
  • Actively support the school’s mission and values, and engage in the life of the school as an advisor, chaperone, and faculty colleague.


  • Qualified candidates should have a bachelor's degree and a minimum of five years of college counseling experience, ideally in an independent school, and/or selective college admission that includes evaluation of independent school applicants.
  • Demonstrated counseling expertise and proven ability to create responsive, caring and appropriate relationships with families. Service-oriented, with the ability to work effectively and proactively with involved parents with high expectations. 
  • Discretion, respect for confidentiality, and highest ethical standards. 
  • Enthusiasm for working with teenagers and their parents and understanding of their concerns in the college admission process. 
  • Ability and eagerness to work with people of diverse backgrounds and experiences, and a commitment to supporting a diverse and inclusive office and school community.
  • Outstanding writing ability, including experience crafting effective recommendation letters.
  • Communication skills: ability to work with families in a transparent, candid, effective yet thoughtful manner through written and oral communication; effective public speaker.
  • Outstanding organizational and time management skills, plus the ability to work independently, in groups and to multi-task.
  • A collaborative, collegial and flexible workstyle, patience, good humor, openness to new ideas, and a growth-mindset.
  • An ongoing commitment to professional development, staying abreast of issues in college counseling and admissions and showing a broad interest in higher education.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume and reference list. Please apply online at Resume review will begin January 7, 2019.

SPA is committed to diversity and equal opportunity.

Marymount School of New York
Location: New York, NY
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2019

Marymount School of New York seeks a Director of College Counseling beginning July 2019. Marymount, located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan (right across the street from the Met and Central Park) is an independent, Catholic, all-girls school, enrolling 758 students in grades nursery through 12. There are currently 258 students in the Upper School.

The School’s mission is to educate young women in a culture of academic excellence and moral values. The religious traditions of the School provide a foundation for articulating and exploring questions of personal integrity, ethical decision-making, and social justice. A dynamic and inquiry-based academic program promotes in each student a respect for her unique abilities and a commitment to responsible living in a changing world. A wide range of extracurricular activities complements the academic program and provides opportunities for creativity, self-expression, leadership, and collaboration. These experiences foster social skills, sportsmanship, a sense of responsibility, independence, and self-confidence. The School promotes in each student a respect for her own unique abilities and a commitment to responsible living in a changing world. Marymount welcomes diversity and draws upon it to foster cultural sensitivity, religious understanding, and a global perspective.

The Director of College Counseling has overall responsibility for guiding students and parents through the successful transition to post-secondary education by establishing and maintaining successful relationships with colleges and universities across the country, being an active member of professional organizations, and having extraordinary interpersonal and organizational skills. The Director of College Counseling reports to the Headmistress and collaborates closely with the Upper School Divisional Head.

In alignment with the School’s culture and mission, college counseling at Marymount celebrates the strengths and interests of each student. Self-reflection and seeking college/universities that are a good match for each student are core tenets of the program. The College Counseling office is comprised of the full-time Director, and a 2/3-time Associate Director who joined the office in 2017 and who oversees the global studies program. Administrative support is offered by the administrative assistant to the college counselors. Professional development — conference attendance, partnership with other New York schools, college visits, etc. - is well supported and encouraged.

Looking ahead, the next Director of College Counseling will need to be attuned to:

  • the increasing size and academic diversity of Marymount student body;
  • how to best use technology and data to support and inform the college counseling team’s work;
  • continuing to refine the curriculum in guidance classes and the information and structure of informational programs.

College Counseling Responsibilities:

  • Work closely with the Associate Director of College Counseling to meet with students individually and with families throughout the college process;
  • Teach guidance classes to second-semester juniors and first-semester seniors;
  • Advise students on course selection and its impact on the college selection process;
  • Write letters of recommendation for the graduating class and advise faculty in their writing of recommendations;
  • Counsel advisors and coaches on how to help students through the college selection process;
  • Oversee the internship program.

Outreach Responsibilities:

  • Establish and maintain ongoing relationships with college admission officers;
  • Host college admissions representatives on campus each fall;
  • Plan and coordinate regular informational meetings for families on topics related to the college application process;
  • Represent Marymount School of New York in professional associations;
  • Take advantage of opportunities to regularly visit college campuses and attend important conferences.

Administrative Responsibilities:

  • Attend weekly meetings with the School's core academic team;
  • Prepare college admissions reports for the Board of Trustees and administrative team and give an annual end-of-year report to the Board;
  • Act as PSAT and AP Coordinator;
  • Work with director of communications on annual publications and oversee maintenance of the college counseling portion of the school's website;
  • Establish and maintain yearly budget for the college counseling office;
  • Review, adjust, and expand the college counseling program each year.

Desired Qualities and Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s and/or counseling degree preferred;
  • Prior college counseling experience in independent secondary schools or in college admission required; experience with both preferred;
  • Demonstrated counseling skills beyond college admissions extending to the context of family dynamics;
  • A willingness to learn and counsel in the context of the unique culture of Marymount School;
  • Proven knowledge base of independent schools as well as U.S. colleges/universities, and the ability to reasonably predict college admissions decisions, knowledge of overseas programs a plus;
  • Strong communication/marketing, interpersonal, organizational, and decision-making skills.

To Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email and as separate documents (preferably PDFs) the following materials:

  • A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position;
  • A current résumé;
  • A list of five professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission); 
  • Three sample letters of recommendation written about current or former students (preferred) or colleagues with names and other identifiers redacted.

The full position description is linked here. Materials should be sent directly to Jennifer Christensen or Rice Bryan.

The Bay School of San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, CA
Position: Dean of Faculty
Start Date: July 1, 2019

The Bay School of San Francisco seeks a highly collaborative, culturally competent, forward-thinking leader to join the School’s senior leadership team. The Dean of Faculty is responsible for the hiring, evaluation, and support of teachers in a culture of growth that upholds The Bay School’s mission and philosophy.

Key Responsibilities:
1) School Leadership

  • Collaborates with the Head of School to support a faculty that will fulfill the mission and the school’s programs in the present while looking ahead to future needs and opportunities 
  • Manages the recruitment, hiring, orienting, mentoring, and supervision of teachers with a special emphasis on recruitment and retention of teachers of color
  • Creates opportunities/mechanisms by which faculty concerns can be heard and addressed; ensures the appropriate inclusion of faculty voice or perspective in decision-making
  • Partners with Head of School, Associate Head and CFOO in considering both short-term and long-term staffulty sustainability
  • Lives Bay’s value of diversity, equity, and inclusion by modeling practices and habits of cultural competency/humility
  • Serves in a leadership role on mission-aligned committees devoted to sustainability and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion
  • Collaborates with the Human Resources Manager and the CFOO to ensure that the school complies with state and federal laws with regard to employment-related matters
  • Represents the school during after-school and weekend functions

2) Professional development and growth

  • Supports a faculty culture of innovation, accountability, and growth through classroom observations, coaching, and feedback
  • Aligns professional development goals with school’s mission and values and allocates resources accordingly, assessing and revising these goals at regular intervalsSupervises Lead Instructional Coach and leads the vision for coaching and professional development within the school
  • With input from key constituents, co-designs and co-leads staffulty meetings, new staffulty orientation, and opening & closing meetings for the school year
  • Serves as the school’s site supervisor for Folio, ensuring this tool is used to support the growth and development of teachers

3) Faculty Evaluation

  • Collaborates with Head of School, Associate Head of School, Academic Dean, and Department Chairs in further implementing the faculty evaluation instrument
  • Assumes responsibility for the quality of instruction and execution of professional duties
  • Using Bay’s Effective Teaching criteria, oversees the goal-setting process for teachers and observes teachers in service of teacher effectiveness

The ideal candidate:

  • finds resonance with The Bay School mission, philosophy and precepts;
  • possesses highly effective communication skills, strong cultural competencies, and acts compassionately;
  • thinks strategically and systemically and has participated in and led groups through organizational change and growth;
  • possesses an advanced degree in her/his academic subject area, Teaching and Learning, or Educational Leadership;
  • understands deeply the life of an independent school teacher;
  • dedicates herself/himself/themselves to anti-bias and equity work, and understands both culturally responsive pedagogy and the social justice dimensions of education; 
  • values and models collegial collaboration, feedback, and self-reflection as a means for growth;
  • commits to ongoing professional growth
  • has significant experience
    • in a variety of classroom and educational settings;
    • using diverse pedagogies and educational technologies in service of specific educational outcomes;
    • incorporating mindfulness in an educational setting;
    • working effectively with a range of students, including those with learning differences;
    • thinking broadly and innovatively about curriculum and pedagogy, including project-based and place-based learning;
    • coaching teachers in all disciplines to be successful; and
    • serving effectively in a school leadership or administrative role 

The school offers a salary commensurate with experience and a competitive benefits package.

If interested in the position, please email all of the items below to: Katie Koene, Assistant to the Head of School at: [email protected], subject line: DOF. 1) Cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as how you anticipate contributing to The Bay School; 2) Resume/C.V.; 3) List of references, including supervisor, peer and supervisee. The full post can be found on our website, linked here

The Frisch School
Location: Paramus, NJ
Position: College Guidance Counselor
Start Date: January 2019

The Frisch School, an independent co-educational orthodox Jewish day school, seeks a College Counselor. The successful candidate will bring experience in college counseling and selective college admissions. The candidate reports directly to the Director of College Guidance, and works closely with three co-counselors, a college office assistant, and high school administration to guide students through all aspects of the college exploration and application process. The caseload is approximately fifty-five senior advisees. This is a twelve-month administrative position with generous vacation time. January 2019 start date preferred.

Qualified Candidates will possess:

  • An in-depth knowledge of US colleges and universities, as well as an awareness of the evolving college admissions landscape. 
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills and an understanding of the cultural expectations and personal priorities of our families related to college and university admissions.
  • A team-oriented approach to all aspects of the college counseling process and a collaborative spirit of engagement.
  • Strong written communication skills including writing effective letters of recommendation for each senior advisee.
  • Self-confidence, creativity, patience, diplomacy, initiative and ability to meet deadlines 
  • Articulate oral communication/public speaking skills, comfortable with leading and speaking at various school events and representing Frisch at community and professional programs. 
  • Willingness to participate in various aspects of student life and attend evening and weekend events at school and in the community.
  • Travel flexibility to represent Frisch at regional and national conferences as well as college visitation programs.

Interested applicants should forward a cover letter, resume and sample recommendation letter to [email protected]. Please list “College Counseling” in the subject line of the email.

The Bolles School
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: January - July 2019

The Bolles School in Jacksonville, Florida is seeking an Assistant Director of College Counseling to serve on a team of four college counselors and one administrative assistant. The ideal candidate will have experience in either highly selective college admissions or independent school college counseling and will be philosophically committed to helping students find the proper college match based on their individual talents, skills, and values.

Bolles is an independent, co-educational day and boarding school founded in 1933 and beautifully situated on the banks of the St. Johns River in the heart of the Jacksonville metropolitan area. One of the most ethnically and religiously diverse independent schools in the Southeast, Bolles enrolls nearly 1700 students in grades pre-K through 12 and is known for its rigorous academic, nationally acclaimed athletic, and outstanding arts programs. A strong Honor Code sets the tone for campus life, and a robust financial aid budget ensures that a broad spectrum of students has access to a Bolles education. Seventy percent of our students leave the state of Florida for their college education, and last year’s graduating class of 190 students attended 94 different colleges and universities across the U.S. and abroad.

Position Purpose: Each college counselor is responsible for supervising all aspects of the college search and application process and serves as academic advisor to 50-55 seniors. This is an 11-month position reporting to the Director of College Counseling.

Essential Functions:

  • Work intensively and collaboratively with students and families, welcoming conversations and encouraging interaction among students, parents, and the college counseling office
  • Guide students through all aspects of the college exploration and application process, including writing letters of recommendation for a caseload of 50-55 students
  • Monitor students’ academic and personal progress; communicate with parents as necessary
  • Help lead parent and student education programs, along with other members of the College Counseling Office
  • Maintain up-to-date knowledge of current trends in the field of college admission
  • Create and maintain professional relationships with college admission officers
  • Actively participate in local and national associations; participate in college tours and network with colleagues in college admission counseling 
  • Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university is required; Master’s degree preferred
  • Previous college admission, advising, and/or independent secondary school experience preferred
  • Broad knowledge of colleges and universities across the U.S.
  • Commitment to guiding students with a wide variety of academic and extra-curricular interests and abilities
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong organizational and planning skills
  • Strong public speaking skills in order to participate in presentations to students, parents, and colleagues


  • Demonstrate and enthusiastically support the School’s Mission
  • Perform in a manner that reflects positively on The Bolles School
  • Communicate well, work congenially, and deal effectively with all school personnel and families, as well as with the larger business and educational community
  • Perform other duties as requested

To apply, please follow the links on The Bolles School's Careers webpage, linked here.

The Brearley School
Location: New York, NY
Position: Director of Middle and Upper School Admission and Financial Assistance
Start Date: July 1, 2019

The Brearley School, an independent K-XII day school for girls in New York City known for its academic excellence, cross-divisional teaching, and diverse community, seeks an experienced, compassionate and committed professional to become Director of Middle and Upper School Admission and Financial Assistance.

About the Brearley School
Founded in 1884, Brearley has long combined outstanding academics with an insistence on a larger purpose: a passionate exchange of ideas within the School’s walls that would prepare girls of adventurous intellect and diverse backgrounds to put their knowledge and habits of mind and character to meaningful use beyond. (To view the School’s Mission Statement, please click here.)

A center of intellectual exuberance, the School offers an extraordinary program to girls from across and beyond New York City, attracts and develops a dynamic and dedicated faculty who, along with a talented staff, instill in Brearley students a love of learning, an ability to think critically and creatively, a deep curiosity about the world and a pioneering and generous spirit. Our faculty finds an ever-renewing source of inspiration in the liberal arts—always with an eye to encouraging the students to go beyond the familiar and to find a sense of joy and balance in pursuits from the intellectual to the artistic, from athletics to leadership. We invite you to view Opening Doors, A Strategic Vision for Brearley, our roadmap for delivering on the full promise of a Brearley education.

To promote the goals of the Strategic Vision, Brearley is implementing a campus plan with the construction of a new partner schoolhouse at 590 East 83rd Street, steps from our historic building at 610. Built for flexibility and functionality, with resources invested to optimize teaching and learning, 590 will open in the fall of 2019. The new building will become home base for the Lower School and will include, among other features, new science labs for Classes VIII-XII, a 600-seat flexible auditorium, maker space, and a regulation-size gym. At the School’s iconic 610 building, planning is going forward for infrastructure upgrades and exciting renovations of key spaces that will benefit the curriculum and further enhance the joy of the Brearley experience.

Among the hallmarks of Brearley is the belief that our students are best served by faculty who teach in more than one division. We believe that in this way teachers best come to know students over time as unique individuals and develop keen appreciation for the scope, sequence, and coherence of the curriculum. From the first day in Middle School and carrying through Upper School, the aim is to help each girl develop a sense of self as she masters new academic, social, emotional and physical skills. The program leads students to assume appropriately progressive responsibility for themselves each year. Students in all divisions and the faculty and staff also participate in thoughtfully crafted ongoing learning and discussion about identity and belonging as part of the School’s commitment to strengthening diversity, equity, and inclusion at Brearley. This process supports the School’s goal of enhancing our community culture so that all students, families, faculty, and staff feel welcome, respected and valued. (To view both the School’s General Catalogue and Viewbook for 2018-2019, please click here.)

The Position and Responsibilities
The Director of Middle and Upper School Admission and Financial Assistance at the Brearley School works in tandem with the Director of Lower School Admission. Both positions report to the Head of School and are members of the senior administration. The Director of Middle and Upper School Admission and Financial Assistance oversees all aspects of the School’s V-XII enrollment and $6.1 million financial aid budget.


  • Manages enrollment for Classes V-XII 
  • Envisions outreach and communication to attract girls of adventurous intellect and diverse backgrounds to the School
  • Develops and uses data strategically to guide office operations
  • Organizes and oversees admission calendar, tours and events
  • Jointly with Director of Lower School Admission supervises Associate Director of Admission and Administrative Assistant 
  • Interviews applicants and their parents for entrance in Middle and Upper Schools
  • Works closely with Director of Equity and Community Engagement to attract and support a diverse applicant pool and serves as a resource for counselors at talent search programs, such as ABC, Prep-for-Prep, Oliver Scholars and TEAK, as well as public, independent and charter schools that frequently refer students
  • Partners with department faculty to develop and administer entrance testing
  • Chairs Middle and Upper School Admission Committees, reading all applicant files
  • Organizes and coordinates decision notification
  • Coordinates with Dean of Students regarding retention and revisits
  • Trains and advises Student Tour Guides
  • Provides pre- and post-decision counseling for accepted and waitlisted applicants
  • Serves as a spokesperson for School both on and off-site

Financial Assistance

  • Works with Head of School, Trustees, and CFO to set financial aid policy 
  • Assesses need and oversees granting and notification of assistance for all returning and new financial aid applicants 
  • Administers various non-tuition grants to ensure an equitable experience for all students 
  • Keeps records, compiles statistics and reports to the Business Office and Board of Trustees
  • Keeps abreast of affordability trends
  • Serves as a spokesperson both on and off-site


  • Five years of experience in selective independent school or college admissions
  • Commitment to fostering a personal and humane admission process for girls and their families
  • Demonstrated success in prioritizing diversity, equity and inclusion goals in the enrollment and financial aid processes 
  • Excellent communication, organization, and technical skills
  • Interest in counseling families about independent school options
  • Strong decision-making skills, sense of humor, innovative spirit and a positive, collaborative work style
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Advanced degree and teaching experience preferred

A competitive compensation package, commensurate with level of experience.

Candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest, résumé, and three current references by December 21, 2018 to Jane Foley Fried, Head of School, at [email protected].

The Brearley School values diversity and is an inclusive community with respect to age, race, gender, religion, ethnicity, sexual orientation and gender identity. Our hiring practices are consistent with our values.

Stevenson School
Location: Pebble Beach, CA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2019

Beginning on July 1, 2019, the Associate Director of College Counseling will work in collaboration with the Director of College Counseling and five teacher/counselors to educate and assist Stevenson School students, grades 9-12, and their families through the course selection, college search, application and decision making processes. In addition, the Associate Director will write letters of recommendation for, assist in defining the right match, and advocate for students with their selected colleges.

The Associate Director will be expected to do the following:

  • Educate parents and faculty advisors on the college admissions process
  • Develop and deliver workshops for parents and students
  • Serve as a chaperone on our two annual student college tours
  • Travel nationally to get to know colleges on counselor tours
  • Attend professional conferences (ACCIS, NACAC, WACAC, etc.)
  • Host college representatives on campus every fall and communicate with them throughout the year
  • Keep current with trends in national and international college admission
  • Support school-based standardized testing
  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree and five years’ experience either in college admission and/or independent school college counseling required; both strongly preferred
  • Excellent writing, editing, presentation, and communication skills
  • Proven track record of developing educational programming for students and families
  • Highly developed organizational skills, including facility with technology and database management (Naviance, Scoir, Parchment, Slate, Filemaker Pro)
  • Knowledge of college application and financial aid requirements and procedures, nationally and internationally
  • Willingness to travel 3-4 weeks per school year
  • Ability and willingness to contribute to an established area of co-curricular life, such as by coaching an interscholastic team or supporting student activities, a significant plus
  • Discretion and respect for confidentiality
  • The ability to work with a diverse student population

Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and education level, and includes meals when school is in session. Stevenson provides an excellent, comprehensive benefits package, including retirement benefits, a variety of health insurance offerings, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disability offerings, and HSA/FSA options. Resources to support advanced degree work, as well as participation in professional conferences, workshops, summer study, and travel, are also available. As Stevenson is a boarding school there may be an opportunity to participate in our boarding program, for which accommodation (plus utilities) is provided.






Equal Opportunity

Stevenson is an equal opportunity employer. Unlawful discrimination based on sex, race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, citizenship, military or veteran status, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, genetic characteristics, and any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or local laws is prohibited.

Interested candidates should provide a cover letter (addressed to Ms. Martha Allen, Director of College Counseling) stating interest in the position, a resume, and three supervisory references from recent employment. Please send materials to [email protected].

Cranbrook Schools
Location: Bloomfield Hills, Mi
Position: Dean of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2019

Cranbrook Schools seek a new Dean of College Counseling who can effectively lead this vital component of the Cranbrook student experience. The new Dean should bring a vision for a carefully-crafted college counseling strategy and a department that meets the NACAC guidelines for “ideal scenario for college counseling offices.” The successful candidate will maintain Cranbrook’s reputation for college success and grow the department, so it continues to facilitate the best possible matches among students and universities. Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter, personal statement, and references as separate PDF attachments in one email to Ben Bolte, [email protected]. Full position description is linked here

Isidore Newman School
Location: New Orleans, LA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2019 or sooner

The Isidore Newman School seeks a Director of College Counseling. This is a 12-month academic administrative appointment that begins no later than July 1, 2019. An earlier start date is possible. The ideal candidate will be a team-oriented, effective manager and leader with a demonstrated interest in and capacity for working with high school students, their families, college representatives, faculty, and administrators. The Director will work collaboratively with the college counseling team to support a comprehensive program that meets the needs of the diverse Newman community. The Director should be engaged in the national college counseling and admissions community and should be willing to participate actively in the life of the school. The Director of College Counseling reports to the Associate Head of School and Upper School Head. Inquiries about the position should be directed to Kim Wargo, Associate Head of School, at [email protected]. Applicants should apply via the school’s website.

Avenues: The World School
Location: New York, NY
Position: Associate Director of Admissions, Upper Division (Grades 5-12)
Start Date: Fall 2018

About Avenues
Begin by thinking Avenues New York, Avenues São Paulo, Avenues Shenzhen, Avenues London, Avenues Online. Think of Avenues as one international school with multiple interconnected campuses. It will not be a collection of schools all pursuing different educational strategies, but rather one highly integrated learning community, connected and supported by a common vision, a shared education design and curriculum, world-class technology and a talented headquarters team in New York City. Avenues prepares students for engaged global citizenship in the twenty-first century, with an approach that combines language immersion, interdisciplinary teaching, a global curriculum, and a culture of creativity and deep collaboration.

The Opportunity
The Associate Director of Admissions is an integral part of the admissions team, enabling Avenues New York to meet overall enrollment goals each year. This role ensures that campus opens each year fully enrolled with students and families who are a great match for Avenues, are invested in the vision of an Avenues education, and bring diverse perspectives that enrich our community.

As Associate Director you will:

  • Develop and execute a clear, focused recruitment plan to build a diverse pool of well-qualified applicants and ultimately meet or exceed enrollment goals
  • Convey the unique value of an Avenues education in personalized, compelling ways to families
  • Identify “right-fit” students and families through careful, holistic review
  • Guide families through their journey from inquiry through admission and enrollment
  • Make every family feel cared for and respected, regardless of admissions outcome
  • Plan and execute high-quality recruitment and yield events that highlight Avenues' unique value
  • Collaborate closely as part of an innovative global Experience Team to tell the Avenues story and build a superb family experience
  • Actively strengthen relationships with feeder schools, community organizations, educational consultants and other potential sources of right-fit students and families

What You Bring

  • 5+ years of related professional experience, with a deep understanding of admissions
  • Extraordinary relationship skills, particularly with families and colleagues
  • A near-fanatical commitment to delivering the best possible student and family experience
  • A hands-on, entrepreneurial approach, eager to roll up your sleeves and tackle challenges
  • A record of achieving and exceeding ambitious goals, especially through growth and change
  • Keen intellectual curiosity and a mindset of openness and continual learning
  • Exceptional ability to communicate compellingly one-on-one, in public and in writing
  • Desire to work as part of a highly collaborative and can-do team

To Apply
Apply through the Careers section of the Avenues website. Make sure to include a thoughtful cover letter in your application.

Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Avenues is committed to diversity among our staff, and applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.

La Jolla Country Day School
Location: La Jolla, CA
Position: Co-Director of College Counseling
Start Date: January 7, 2019

La Jolla Country Day School is seeking an experienced college counselor to join our team as a Co-Director of College Counseling. The college counseling team coordinates the School’s efforts in guiding students and their families through every facet of the college search process. This individual educates students and their families on the college admission process from selection and application through admission and financial assistance. The Co-Director collaborates with other members of the college counseling team, the student, their teachers, and their families in selecting the right college fit, academically and socially.

The full position description and online application are linked here.

Marin Academy
Location: San Rafael, CA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2019

Marin Academy is seeking a full-time Associate Director of College Counseling for the 2019-2020 academic year. This is a new position to join the current team of two college counselors and a part-time assistant.

The Marin Academy college counseling office focuses on four values:

  • Choices: Every student should have choices in where they can attend college or pursue postsecondary options.
  • Self-Awareness: Students should learn about themselves throughout the process. 
  • Autonomy: Throughout the college search and application process, students should begin to take ownership over their goals and organization.
  • Self-Worth: While college can be a transformative and impactful time in a person's life, our office challenges students to identify intrinsic and internal sources of fulfillment.

Our office has created programming that cultivates deep relationships with our students, promotes self-reflection, and emphasizes a values-driven college process. In the coming years, our office will also be bold and direct in addressing the rise in anxiety and stress related to this process.

Primary responsibilities include:

  • Counseling approximately one-third of each graduating class—approximately 35-40 students and their parents—through the college search and application process with enthusiasm, compassion, and candor and helping students build their college list with an eye towards fit.
  • Conducting individual, family, small group, and class-wide meetings.
  • Contributing towards curriculum design for our college seminar for fall seniors.
  • Author thoughtful, detailed, and supportive letters of recommendation for all counselees.
  • Coordinating and facilitating a variety of informational programs for students and parents.
  • Coordinating school-site standardized testing, e.g., PSAT and Advanced Placement.
  • Collaborating with other staff, faculty, and administrators—especially the Academic Dean, Dean of Equity & Inclusion, Academic Counselors (advisors), Director of Learning Services, Athletic Director, Class Deans, and Dean of Students—to support students.
  • Maintaining and cultivating relationships with college admission officers, which includes hosting them during their visits to campus.
  • Staying informed on developments and trends in the college admission field.
  • Serving on school committees as needed, e.g., admission committee, Curriculum Advancement Committee, and Diversity Council.
  • Academic Counselor for a group of students meeting weekly and the applicable support those students might require.
  • Demonstrating enthusiasm for attending school events and being involved in the general life of the school.
  • Attending professional conferences to represent MA and to develop professionally.
  • Visiting college campuses individually, on college-sponsored trips, and, possibly, as a chaperone on spring break college tours.
  • Ensuring the college counseling information on the MA website and our different databases are up to date.

Key Qualifications
The ideal candidate is:

  • Able to see and celebrate the potential in every student while simultaneously managing complex family dynamics
  • Emotionally intelligent, energetic, optimistic, good-humored, collaborative, empathetic, collegial, and confident
  • An expert in specific areas (e.g. financial aid, recruiting, arts supplements, learning differences, international universities, etc.) and can provide leadership in those areas
  • Well-versed in the college admission landscape and current trends
  • Committed to working with students and parents from a variety of different backgrounds and experiences
  • Analytical and creative in thought processes
  • Comfort making data-based decisions 
  • Exceptional communication skills: a close and active listener, a compelling and articulate speaker, and a masterful writer 
  • Integrity and understanding of appropriate relationships with students, parents, and colleagues
  • Willing to work evenings and weekends

The ideal candidate has:

  • A Bachelor’s degree, Master’s preferred with a foundation in the liberal arts
  • Experience in college admissions for at least three years and preferably knowledge of the financial aid process
  • Experience at an independent school or higher education setting

Marin Academy is an independent, college preparatory high school located in the San Francisco Bay Area in San Rafael, CA with an enrollment of 440. We have identified five core competencies for our graduates: Demonstrated Empathy, Imaginative Curiosity, Intellectual Flexibility, Compelling Expression, and Strategic Boldness. Our students come from San Francisco, the East Bay, and Sonoma in addition to Marin County. Marin Academy has a block schedule in which classes meet every other day for 80-minute periods. Marin Academy enrolls a diverse student body from a variety of racial, ethnic, religious, and socio-economic backgrounds.

Marin Academy offers competitive compensation based on experience and skills and a comprehensive benefits package. Marin Academy is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Marin Academy’s mission statement “asks every individual to think, question, and create in an environment of encouragement and compassion, and challenges each person to accept the responsibilities posed by education in a democratic society.” Marin Academy is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. For more information about Marin Academy, please visit our website.

Please send cover letter and resume to Aaron Fulk, Director of College Counseling, at [email protected].

Ransom Everglades School
Location: Miami, FL
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: preferred Spring 2019

Ransom Everglades, a coeducational college preparatory school in Coconut Grove, Fla., is seeking an Associate Director of College Counseling. This is a wonderful opportunity for an experienced, team-oriented and motivated candidate to join a collegial office dedicated to working with students and parents from a vibrant and diverse community navigate the college process.

The ideal candidate will enjoy engaging with students and parents; display exemplary organizational and communications skills; and show resourcefulness, flexibility, resilience and good humor. A deep knowledge of the college admissions process and strong writing skills are essential. The position requires at least five and preferably 7 or more years of experience in a high school college counseling or college admissions office. A BA in an academic field is required; a Master’s is preferred.

The associate director reports to the Director of College Counseling and advises 40-45 seniors in the college search and application process, advocating for them in person, in writing, and by phone. Other responsibilities include writing comprehensive recommendation letters; ensuring on-time and thorough preparation and submission of application materials; designing and leading appropriate and relevant educational programs; and counseling and supporting students and their families through the process while maintaining confidentiality. Additionally, 40-45 juniors begin the process with their counselor in the spring semester of the junior year.

Candidates should be adept with Naviance (or similar college counseling platform), the Google Suite of applications, Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word and Excel), social media, and data collection, analyses, reporting, and visualization.

Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is an independent coeducational day school located in the historic bayside neighborhood of Coconut Grove within the City of Miami. Guided by the words of founder Paul C. Ransom, Ransom Everglades School seeks to produce graduates who “believe that they are put into this world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it.” Total enrollment is 1,084 students in grades 6-12. Ransom Everglades serves a talented and diverse student body that reflects Miami’s status as an international business and trade center. Roughly half of the students come from multicultural backgrounds.

The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence, and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural, and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student’s sense of identity, community, personal integrity, and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and contribute to society.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, a CV, and a completed application to [email protected].

For more information about Ransom Everglades School, see our website:

Brentwood School

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

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

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

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