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
Hathaway Brown School, Associate/Assistant Director of College Counseling - OH
La Jolla Country Day School, Co-Director of College Counseling - CA
Marin Academy, Associate Director of College Counseling - CA
Ransom Everglades School, Associate Director of College Counseling - FL
St. Johns Country Day School, Director of College Counseling - FL
*TFS, Canada's International School; Director, University Relations - ON (Canada)
The Westminster Schools, Administrative Assistant for College Counseling - GA

*non-member listing


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: www.ransomeverglades.org.


Hathaway Brown School
Location: Shaker Heights, OH
Position: Associate or Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: January or June 2019

Hathaway Brown School is seeking a full-time Associate/Assistant Director of College Counseling (title will be one or the other based on level of experience). This is a 12-month position with an ideal start date of January 2019 but the potential for a June 2019 start. The individual will collaborate with a robust counseling and support team to guide junior and senior classes of approximately 100 students through every aspect of the college search and application process. The Counselor is directly responsible for supporting students and their parents through each stage of the college search and application process, keeping the student at the center of the decision-making.

As Hathaway Brown is committed to an inclusive program and a diverse faculty and student body, candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and experience with diversity, equity, or inclusion work are especially encouraged to apply.

The complete job description and application instructions are linked here


St. Johns Country Day School
Location: Orange Park, FL
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: Immediately

St. Johns Country Day School, a dynamic independent preschool through Grade 12 college preparatory school, is seeking a Director of College Counseling. The Director of College Counseling will oversee all aspects of the college counseling program at St. Johns. This position will be an integral part of the school’s program to guide students in Grades 8-12 (and their parents) through academic planning and the college search and admissions process. 100% of St. Johns graduates are accepted to college or university and the College Counseling Office will continue to drive that success.

A full position description is found here and also linked on our Employment Opportunities page.


The Westminster Schools
Location: Atlanta, GA
Position: Administrative Assistant for College Counseling
Start Date: as soon as possible

The Westminster Schools seeks an administrative assistant and office manager for the College Counseling Team, consisting of a Director and four Associate Directors. The Administrative Assistant will be responsible for creating a positive first impression and welcoming presence, representing Westminster with professionalism and enthusiasm. The Administrative Assistant will craft departmental communications, maintain student records, and coordinate a variety of events.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Provide exceptional service via phone and email, aiming to respond on the same business day
  • Greet visitors with professionalism and enthusiasm
  • Respond individually to campus visit requests (nearly 200 colleges annually)
  • Tailor communications based on touch-points with administrators, faculty, staff, parents, students, alumni, and college representatives
  • Manage office calendar and assist with calendar management for five full-time college counselors
  • Liaise the facilities and operational needs of the College Counseling Suite and the team’s most frequently used meeting spaces
  • Assist in the accurate and timely transmission of 1500 college and scholarship applications
  • Maintain student records in protocols defined by the Head of Upper School and Dean of Academics
  • Code and process expense receipts, as requested, on the school’s purchasing card system
  • Plan events, on- and off-campus, including a variety of information sessions, retreats, open houses, and ceremonies
  • Collaborate closely with Administrative Assistants and campus partners regarding event protocol
  • Perform other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • A minimum of 5 years’ experience as an administrative assistant
  • Very strong computer skills, including high competency in Microsoft Office software and Google Suite; experience with Naviance is a plus
  • Polished oral, written, telephone, and e-mail communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with a variety of constituencies
  • Ability to collaborate effectively with members of other divisions and departments
  • Team player with a positive attitude, proactive approach, calendar awareness, and customer-service mindset
  • Self-starter with ability to work independently and take initiative to meet deadlines in a time-sensitive and fluid environment
  • Demonstrated ability to manage multiple projects at once, with a strong attention to detail and accuracy
  • Ability to work in a public area
  • Willingness to attend off-campus professional development, when available, including
  • the Naviance Summer Institute and ACCIS’s Office Assistants Program
  • Commitment to the mission of The Westminster Schools and willing to serve as an ambassador for the School both internally and externally

The full position description is found online, as is the application for the position.


TFS, Canada's International School
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Position: Director, University Relations
Start Date: July 2018

The pioneer of French immersion in Canada, TFS is Canada’s International School. The country’s largest independent school - serving students from age two to university entrance - TFS teaches the curricula of the Ministries of Education of France and Ontario within the framework of the International Baccalaureate. Co-educational and non-denominational, TFS develops critical thinkers who celebrate difference, transcend borders, and strive for the betterment of humankind. Throughout the school’s history, TFS students have been characterized by their academic ambition and their determination to acquire an international perspective on local and global affairs.

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Learning Forum and working collaboratively with leaders across TFS, you will advance an individualized, aspiring, multi-stage strategic program that prepares Senior School students with the information, credentials, and interview skills to attract offers and scholarships from their choice of universities. With your experience in the classroom and/or in guidance counselling, you understand the significance of this role to the success of students, the satisfaction of parents and guardians, and the reputation of the school. Together with your team, you will support students through this key transition, matching the unique strengths and passions of each with the best-fitting post-secondary institution and program. A trusted advisor, you are committed to understanding the whole person and to guiding students through this important next step on the continuum of life and learning.

An exceptional communicator and relationship builder (ideally bilingual in English and French), you are adept at engaging university admissions departments, students, parents, and recently graduated alumni. Intellectually curious, you have in-depth knowledge of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, expertise in university application processes, and strong international networks in post-secondary education. Embracing the school’s values of integrity, discernment, respect, and engagement, you will champion TFS students in achieving their educational goals. This is an exceptional leadership opportunity to empower some of the country’s most promising young people as they prepare for success in today’s global world.

Type of position:
Permanent, full-time

Work address:
Toronto Campus and Corporate Offices - 306 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, ON, M4N 1T7

Qualifications
Experience in the classroom and/or in guidance counselling for a well-recognized independent or international school. Additional requirements include in-depth knowledge of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, expertise in university application processes, strong international networks in post-secondary education, and strong oral and written French and English skills.

Version française sur www.tfs.ca et www.caldwellpartners.com

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Brentwood School

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2019

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.