Career Opportunities

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


Brentwood School, Director of College Counseling - CA
Cate School, Director of College Counseling - CA
Community School of Naples, Dean of College Counseling - FL
Dwight-Englewood School, Director of College Counseling - NJ
*Galin Education, Independent College Counselor - WI
Nueva School, Associate Director of College Counseling - CA
*Premium Prep College Counseling, College Counselor - anywhere

*non-member listing


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


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

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

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

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

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


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

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

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


Premium Prep College Counseling
Location: anywhere
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: ASAP

Premium Prep is an elite college counseling firm providing personal guidance to clients in the US and abroad. We are a rapidly growing company composed of a team of expert counselors who work closely with students and families. We seek highly qualified, motivated candidates for the position of Private College Counselor. This is a great opportunity for either primary or supplemental employment. Counselors can be based anywhere in the country. We are primarily looking for part-time counselors, but we would consider exceptional candidates for full-time. This position could also grow from part- to full-time.

Successful candidates must have: extensive experience in high school college counseling (preferably some college admissions experience too); a keen understanding of the complexities of today’s selective college admissions process; excellent interpersonal skills and comfort working with both parents and students; in-depth knowledge and a record of having visited hundreds of colleges across the country; strong writing and editing skills; comfort working with clients in-person and remotely; and the willingness to remain exceptionally responsive to client schedules and needs.

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

  • Be self-aware, confident, highly organized individuals passionate about helping young people find their voices and chart their futures;
  • Able to strike the perfect mix of meticulousness, sensitivity, and diplomacy, to build trust and rapport while conveying exceptional competence, composure, and control;
  • Have great instincts for managing client anxiety and stress, the ability to deal with a driven and often demanding clientele, and the acuity to head off problems before they arise;
  • Know their own strengths and weaknesses, possessing a high degree of professionalism and expertise, while also knowing when to reach out to others for input and advice;
  • Be of strong character, able to gracefully negotiate complex family dynamics and maintain a strong ethical code;
  • Be excited about working for a small company, with flexible hours and individualized potential for personal and financial growth.

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


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

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

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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

Additional qualifications include:

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

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


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

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

As an ambassador of the School, the Director of College Counseling has extensive contact with college admissions officers, helping them to understand and appreciate the students and program at Cate. At the same time, the Director will also have the opportunity to acquire extensive knowledge of the possibilities available to students at colleges and universities throughout the world. The Director hosts university representatives at Cate in addition to visiting college and university campuses each year.

Essential Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

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


 

 

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

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

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

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


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

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

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

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