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
Berkshire School, Director of College Counseling - MA
Blair Academy, Associate Dean of College Counseling - NJ
The Bolles School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - FL
Brentwood School, Director of College Counseling - CA
*Collegewise, College Counselors and Directors - various locations/online
Columbus Academy, Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling - OH
Cranbrook Schools, Dean of College Counseling - MI
Crystal Springs Uplands School, Associate Director of College Counseling -  CA
Dana Hall School, Associate/Assistant Director of College Counseling - MA
The Episcopal Academy, Associate Director of College Counseling - PA
Hamden Hall Country Day School, Associate Director of College Counseling - CT
Head-Royce School, Co-Director of College Counseling - CA
Hockaday School, Associate Director of College Counseling - TX
Hopkins School, College Counselor - CT
The John Cooper School, Assistant/ Associate Director of College Counseling - TX
The Kinkaid School, Upper School Dean - TX
Lovett School, Associate Director of College Counseling - GA
*Mallory, Baron, Ross & Kindler, Educational Consultant and College Counselor - CA
Morristown-Beard School, College Counselor - NJ
Memphis University School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - TN
Montverde Academy, Director of College Guidance - FL
National Cathedral School, Director of College Guidance - DC
Parish Episcopal School, Counselor for the Center for College and Life Planning, TX
Phillips Exeter Academy, Associate Director of College Counseling - NH
Phoenix Country Day School, Director of College Counseling - AZ
Pine Crest School, Tenth Grade Dean of College and Academic Advising - FL
Porter-Gaud School, Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling - SC
*Premium Prep College Counseling, College Counselor - NC, NY
Ransom Everglades School, Associate Director of College Counseling - FL
St. Louis University High School, College Counselor - MO
St. Mark's School, Associate Director of College Counseling - MA
St. Paul Academy and Summit School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - MN
Stanford Online High School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - CA
The Summit Country Day School, College Counseling Director - OH
University School of Milwaukee, Upper School Dean of Student Support - WI
Ursuline Academy of Dallas, College Counselor, - TX
The Westminster Schools, Associate Director of College Counseling - GA
Wildwood School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - CA
*YK Pao School, Director of University and Careers CounsellingShanghai, CHINA

*non-member listing


YK Pao School
Location: Shanghai, CHINA
Position: Director of University and Careers Counselling
Start Date: August 1, 2019

YK Pao School is a pioneering bi-lingual international Chinese school. The school is a non-profit, private institution founded in 2007, in memory of shipping magnate Sir Yue-Kong Pao, the renowned Chinese businessman, statesman, and philanthropist. With over 1,200 students from China and overseas, the school offers a unique Year 1-12 educational program that integrates elements of Shanghai and international curricula, culminating in Years 9-12 with the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programs, both of which are complemented by core components of the Shanghai curriculum.

At this time, YK Pao High School is seeking a new Director of University and Careers Counselling to influence and shape the maturation of an office that is guiding only its third group of seniors in the college process this academic year.

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 resumé;
• 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) to:

John G. Clark
Senior Consultant
[email protected]

 


Dana Hall School
Location: Wellesley, MA
Position: Associate/Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2019

Dana Hall School seeks candidates for the position of Associate/Assistant Director of College Counseling. The individual in this position will be accountable for:

• Counseling approximately 40 students in each junior and each senior class beginning mid-year junior year to guide them through the research, self- assessment, and application process
• Writing the official School recommendation for each student and meeting as often as needed with individual students and their parents
• Establishing and maintaining relationships with college admission officers on behalf of the School and the students
• Presenting workshops and meetings for parents, students in grades 9-12, and faculty
• Supporting the work of the Director of College Counseling with office initiatives and projects
• Visiting college and university campuses regularly and fostering relationships on behalf of the School
• Participating in professional organizations regionally and nationally
• Taking advantage of varied professional development opportunities
• Participating 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

Dana Hall offers a comprehensive college counseling program that supports students throughout their Upper School experience. One of the cornerstones of the School’s college counseling program is the student-centered approach. The Associate/Assistant Director of College Counseling, in collaboration with the college counseling team and colleagues across the School, will foster a student-centered college selection process that prepares students to move to higher education with confidence and competence.

Candidates must have: a bachelor’s degree, advanced degree preferred; experience in selective college admissions and/or in a college counseling/guidance counseling office; a thorough understanding of the application process at public and private colleges and universities, as well as current trends in admission and financial aid. Experience working with a diverse range of students (racial, ethnic, national origin, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity) is essential.

Candidates must enjoy working with adolescents and possess a strong work ethic, superior communication skills, a commitment to collegiality, and a healthy sense of humor. Strong preference will be given to candidates with significant admissions experience at the post-secondary level. A demonstrated talent for and interest in working with bright, motivated students is essential, as is the ability to communicate proactively with parents and to address questions and concerns as they arise.

This is a twelve-month, full-time position reporting to the Director of College Counseling.

Dana Hall seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices.
To apply please complete our online application and include a cover letter. https://www.danahall.org/page/about-us/job-opportunities


Porter-Gaud School
Location: Charleston, SC
Position: Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2019

Porter-Gaud School is an Episcopal-affiliated independent day school for 980 students in grades 1 through 12 located in Charleston, South Carolina. The School is seeking a full-time 12-month Assistant Director of College Counseling (Assistant/Associate) to join our College Counseling Department as of July 1, 2019. The College Counseling Department builds relationships with each Upper School student and their family, partnering to discover the best college fit for the student. Porter-Gaud currently has a Director of College Counseling and an administrative assistant for the department. The Assistant/Associate will support the Director of College Counseling in the overall administration of the college counseling program. The Assistant/Associate will be primarily responsible for organizing and maintaining the 9th and 10th grade college admission preparation program.
Position responsibilities will include:

  • maintaining and further developing a 9th and 10th grade informational college admission preparation program
  • counseling and assisting students and families as they move through the college research, application and selection process
  • presenting informational sessions to parents and students, individually and in groups
  • working with the Director to organize and execute college counseling events
  • managing college admissions rep visits
  • assisting in writing official school recommendations
  • working with the Upper School administrative assistant, maintaining and disseminating information about standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, and A/P exams
  • working with student advisors and department chairs to support college counseling efforts
  • working in conjunction with department chairs, help to research, coordinate, and facilitate external academic opportunities for students
  • keeping up to date on college admissions trends and issues by maintaining membership in professional organizations such as the College Board and the National Association of College Admission Counselors and attending professional development events
  • furthering professional development by personally visiting college campuses

The successful candidate will possess:

  • a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s degree preferred)
  • experience working as a college counselor (preferably in an independent school) or in college admissions
  • strong written and verbal communications skills and compelling public speaking talents
  • strong computer and technological competence, with knowledge of Naviance as a plus
  • evidence of working as a team player and as a self-starter

Salary and benefits:
Salary offer will be commensurate with experience. Position begins July 1, 2019. Benefits will include paid leave including vacation, holiday, and sick leave, a fully paid dental plan, and access to group health insurance, HSA account, and 403(b) retirement plan.
Applications will be accepted through March 8, 2019.
To apply:
Email cover letter and resume to [email protected]


St. Mark's School
Location: Southborough, MA
Position: Associate Director of College Counselor
Start Date: July 1, 2019

St. Mark's School seeks an experienced, collaborative, and energetic College Counselor. St. Mark's School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, valuing diversity in its many forms. This commitment is exemplified in numerous ways, such as our welcoming Chapel program, our Pathways Program which houses ten student-centered affinity spaces, and the intersectional work within our office of Community and Equity and Global Studies programs.  The ideal candidate will have five years of experience in college counseling or selective college admission and possess a master’s degree in a relevant field.  Additionally, candidates will have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; the ability to work with a team, function well under stress and time constraints while maintaining a sense of humor; the ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse student and parent population; knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admission and financial aid policies and procedures. Educators with these characteristics and the desire to contribute to a vibrant boarding school community through coaching, advising, and residential life are encouraged to apply.

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


Stanford Online High School
Location: Stanford, CA
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: Immediately

Stanford Online High School is a great place to work and a rewarding place to be a college counselor. Along with the benefits of working at Stanford, there are other positives including the opportunity to work with interesting and motivated students from around the world, help shape the direction of a relatively new college counseling program, and a join a community of intelligent and invested colleagues.

This is an ideal position for an experienced college counselor who may be looking for a unique opportunity or a college admission professional pursuing a career change to college counseling.

Please note that this is an in-person and on campus position - we will not be considering candidates interested in working remotely.

If you have questions about the position, please contact Adam Lips, Director of College Counseling, at [email protected].

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


St. Louis University High School
Location: St. Louis, MO
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2019

St. Louis University High is a Catholic, Jesuit, college preparatory school for young men committed to its presence in the city of St. Louis and dedicated to building Christ’s kingdom of truth, justice, love and peace. Founded in 1818, the school strives to serve an economically, socially and geographically diverse student population within the St. Louis metropolitan area. Academic excellence is a trademark of the school. We seek men and women of faith proficient in their fields and committed to leading students in co-curricular and pastoral ministry activities. The school expects faculty and staff to participate in spiritual formation programs, retreats, and Ignatian formation in education and spirituality.

The person hired for this position will ...

  •  Preferably have a background in either college counseling or college admissions. School counseling certification is welcome but not required.
  •  Have a strong understanding of college admissions processes, procedures, and deadlines. Have experience and knowledge of a wide variety of colleges.
  • Manage a caseload of students and guide them through the process of self-discovery, college research, and college application.
  • Possess strong writing skills – both in composing formal letters of recommendation and in communication with families and students.
  • Be comfortable presenting to large groups and teaching classes.
  • Be willing to collaborate closely with a dynamic team of college counselors.
  • Be willing to try new things, participate in professional development and help the department build a world-class college-counseling program.

A Master’s degree and relevant experience are preferred. Position is a 12-month staff position. Occasional evening or weekend programming for SLUH families is required.

Candidates will be expected to make a vibrant contribution to the school’s co-curricular program in support of our mission of the educational and spiritual formation for young men.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please send a letter indicating your interest and briefly summarizing your qualifications and experience, along with a comprehensive resume, to Mrs. Lori Figge ([email protected]) in the Office of the Principal. Digital submissions preferred. Priority will be given to submissions received before March 1, 2019.

Thank you for your interest in St. Louis University High School. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
4970 Oakland Avenue | St. Louis, Missouri | 63110 | 314.531.0330 | www.sluh.org


Morristown-Beard School 
Location: Morriston, NJ
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: July 2019

Morristown-Beard School, a coeducational independent day school for sixth through twelfth grade students located in Morristown, NJ seeks a College Counselor to add to an already well-established office in guiding a class of approximately 110 students through the college search and application process and developing enhancements to the program.

The College Counselor will be responsible for working closely with families in a school culture emphasizing student engagement and the development of a 21st century skills-based curriculum. The ability to advocate for the School's vision is an essential part of the position.

The ideal candidate will have college counseling experience at the secondary level and/or admission experience at a selective college or university. Candidates must speak and write clearly and well, possess strong organizational skills and a desire to work collaboratively with other members of the school community. The College Counselor will participate in the life of the school and may also serve as an advisor, teacher or coach, depending on relevant experience.

This 12-month position will begin on July 1, 2019. Salary is commensurate with experience. Please submit cover letter, résumé and personal statement to Noreen Cassidy, Director of College Counseling, Morristown-Beard School, 70 Whippany Road, Morristown, NJ 07960. Email: [email protected]; no fax or telephone inquiries, please.


University School of Milwaukee
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Position: Upper Dean of Student Support
Start Date: July 1, 2019

General Summary: The Dean of Student Support holds dual functions as both a College Guidance Counselor and an administrator tasked with shepherding non-traditional students who may need extra attention in transition to and beyond the University School of Milwaukee (USM). As a College Guidance Counselor, this dean will help USM enhance individualized support for our first generation and underrepresented students, from finding supplementary learning and scholarship opportunities to helping guide financial aid planning. The counselor will work with students and families to navigate their unique circumstances and forge relationships with specialized programs on college campuses that serve the populations of which they are a part.

In addition to supporting the College Guidance Office, this new hire will work with Upper School administration and the Office of Enrollment Management to welcome non-traditional students and provide support to them in all facets of their lives at USM. More specifically, this dean will establish relationships and open channels of communication with non-traditional students and their families, and will develop and manage a suite of programs that will create a supportive framework for our students.

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


Premium Prep College Counseling
Location: NC, NY
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 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.

For additional information about Premium Prep, please follow this link to our website.
Please direct all inquiries to [email protected]


The Kinkaid School
Location: Houston, TX
Position: Upper School Dean
Start Date: July 2019

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 he or she provides holistic counseling and support every year of upper school. Kinkaid’s Upper School Deans’ program is composed of seven Deans and two administrative support staff and is under the supervision of the Headmaster and Upper School Head. Deans also work closely with the Student Counselor, teachers, and learning specialists. Each Dean serves approximately 22 to 24 students and their families from each grade and follows each student from high-school entry to graduation. Deans are primarily responsible for guiding students through yearly course selection and the college selection and application process and for providing counsel and support with regard to academic achievement, personal accountability, and social dynamics.

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


Ursuline Academy of Dallas
Location: Dallas, TX
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 1, 2019

Ursuline Academy of Dallas is an independent Catholic college preparatory school dedicated to educating young women to become active members in a Global society. Ursuline seeks a full-time College Counselor to join our office starting in August 2019. For a full position description and additional information about how to apply, please visit our website at www.ursulinedallas.org/about/careers.

Please direct all inquiries to:
Human Resources – Ursuline Academy of Dallas ([email protected])


Berkshire School
Location: Sheffield, MA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2019

Berkshire School seeks a Director of College Counseling to begin in August 2019. The Director of College Counseling is responsible for creating, implementing and overseeing the college counseling program at Berkshire School. This is a full-time, exempt, faculty position in the College Counseling Office that reports to the Associate Head of School and works in close partnership with the Head of School. The Director of College Counseling is a member of the senior administrative team. While this position primarily follows the academic calendar, some work and oversight is required during academic vacations, including the summer break. Other responsibilities include coaching and/or advising roles depending on the background and interest of the Director and the needs of the School.

Salary is competitive and includes year-round housing plus utilities, and meals when school is in session. Health and retirement benefits, including TIAA-CREF, are part of the compensation package. Funding exists to support advanced degree work, as well as participation in professional conferences, workshops, summer study, and travel.

Berkshire School strives to create a global community that reflects the world around us and the backgrounds, experiences, identities, genders, perspectives, races, religions and talents that each member brings to our school. We believe that a diverse and inclusive community supports and respects all cultures, ethnicities, languages, philosophies, political views and sexual orientations that exist within and beyond our school.

Job Functions/Major Responsibilities:

  • Counsels students and parents through the college process. (See Major Responsibilities/Activities for College Counselor.)
  • Supervises and supports college counselors and support staff.
  • Establishes and maintains professional relationships with cohort schools, as well as colleges and universities.
  • Maintains department budget.
  • Establishes and maintains current and useful resources for student and parent use in researching and applying to colleges and applying for financial aid, registering with NCAA Clearinghouse, registering for standardized tests, etc.
  • Works closely with the Dean of Academics re: curricular issues.
  • Communicates to the Head of School on a regular basis regarding college counseling and with the Board of Trustees on an annual basis.

Requirements:
A bachelor's degree is required and a master's degree or higher is preferred. A minimum of five years of experience in college counseling and/or college admissions is required. A demonstrated commitment to continued professional development, including diversity and/or cultural competency training is required. An ability to participate in the life of the school as residential faculty, coach, or advisor is required.

Interested candidates contact Jean Maher, Associate Head of School/Dean of Faculty at [email protected]hool.org


Memphis University School
Location: Memphis, TN
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2019

Steven Johanson, Associate Director of College Counseling, will be leaving MUS at the end of this school year to begin a new position at Dubai American Academy, UAE.  I am excited about this new adventure for Mr. Johanson, and I am certain his new community will grow to appreciate his enthusiasm for counseling students. We are now looking to add a member to our three-counselor team.  Please refer to the MUS website for a more complete job description.  Interested applicants are invited to contact Zach Hansen, Director of College Counseling, at [email protected].


Wildwood School
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2019

Wildwood School is an urban, coed, college-preparatory, K-12 school in West Los Angeles recognized for its innovative practices, progressive pedagogy, and commitment to multicultural programming. Approaching its 50th anniversary, the school enrolls 750 students in three divisions on two campuses. Wildwood School’s deep commitment to ongoing professional development feeds a renowned Outreach Center that has provided programming for public and independent school teachers, administrators, and trustees in over 16 states and eight countries.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Guide students and families as they move through the college research, application, and selection process
  • Write letters of recommendation
  • Advise students about course selection
  • Review students’ college application materials
  • Maintain regular contact with students and parents throughout the process
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with college admission representatives
  • Keep current on college admission and financial aid standards and trends
  • Assist Director in organizing and facilitating workshops for students, parents, and faculty to understand further their roles in the admission process
  • Coordinate standardize test processes
  • Attend professional conferences including NACAC, ACCIS, and College Board
  • Attend admission open houses, interview applicants and parents, read and evaluate prospective student applications annually
  • Additional administrative responsibilities in the upper school, to be determined based on skills and experience

Required qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree and 2-4 years of experience in college counseling and/or admission required
  • Proficiency in MS Office, specifically Word, Excel, PowerPoint, College Kickstart and Naviance
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills; detail oriented approach to work; a kind, firm, empathetic demeanor; a collaborative, flexible nature; and demonstrated comfort with and commitment to issues of multiculturalism
  • Energy, patience, and a sense of humor are a must

The start date is Aug. 1, 2019. To apply: Please send via email a cover letter, resume, and three references to the Director of College Counseling Amy Abrams at [email protected]. Please include the phrase “Assistant Director of College Counseling” in the subject line of your email.


Blair Academy
Location: Blairstown, NJ
Position: Associate Dean of College Counseling
Start Date:  August 2019

Blair Academy seeks an Associate Dean of College Counseling for full-time employment beginning in August 2019. The Associate Dean of College Counseling, in collaboration with the college counseling team and colleagues across the School, will foster a student-centered college selection process that prepares students to move to higher education with confidence and competence.

Candidates must enjoy working with adolescents and must possess an exceptional work ethic, strong communication skills, a commitment to collegiality and a healthy sense of humor. Strong preference will be given to candidates with significant experience in counseling and/or admissions at selective independent schools, colleges and/or universities. A demonstrated talent for and interest in working with bright, motivated students is essential, as is the ability to communicate proactively with parents and address any questions and concerns is also important.

Position:
The Associate Dean reports to the Dean of College Counseling, takes a share of the main responsibilities of this team-oriented office, and:

  • Provides direct counseling and guidance to approximately 40 students and families
  • Writes clear, personalized, and effective letters of recommendation
  • Assists students in meeting admissions and financial aid deadlines
  • Plans and coordinates group and individual meetings for parents and students, college visits and fairs, and speaker events
  • Serves as the point person for introducing lower school students and families to the College Counseling process and timeline.
  • Represents the school at national and regional conferences, visits colleges and universities to promote knowledge of the school, and hosts representatives from colleges and universities
  • Assumes appropriate level of routine faculty duties to include some combination of dormitory duty, extra-curricular activities and/or coaching.
  • Support a portion of the junior class on an annual basis in the role of academic monitor.

Additionally, the ideal candidate will possess the following skills, experiences and qualities:

  • Robust college admissions experience, either as a college admissions officer or high school college counselor (five or more years of experience in such settings is preferred)
  • Be well-versed on the college admission and financial aid landscapes and current trends; be comfortable with data analysis, data management platforms and technology associated with the college process (including the Google suite)
  • A passion for counseling students who possess a wide range of academic and extracurricular interests, abilities and backgrounds, as they identify college options where they will thrive intellectually and personally
  • Be emotionally intelligent, energetic, empathetic, optimistic, organized, good-humored, collaborative, collegial, and confident; this includes the ability to have nuanced and sometimes difficult conversations with students and families
  • Excellent communication skills and demonstrated attention to detail
  • Willingness to travel to colleges and universities or conferences
  • Ability to cultivate and nurture relationships with college admission officers

School Setting:
Founded in 1848, Blair Academy is a dynamic, coeducational boarding school located in northwest New Jersey, 65 miles due west of New York City. As members of a caring and vibrant community, some 450 students from diverse backgrounds pursue a superior college preparatory education and explore their passions in the arts, athletics, academics and service. Strong faculty-student relationships foster personalized learning opportunities and high academic achievement, while a comprehensive leadership education program empowers students to become persons of accomplishment and character. Blair graduates regularly distinguish themselves in college and beyond as leaders in their professions and in their communities.

How to apply:
Résumé, letter of interest, current transcript (which may be unofficial) and two to three letters of recommendation should be forwarded to Director of Human Resources, P. O. Box 600, Blair Academy, Blairstown, N.J. 07825-0600 or, by email, to [email protected].

Blair Academy, in the treatment of employees and applicants for employment, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and non-discrimination.


Crystal Springs Uplands School
Location: Hillsborough, CA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: April 1, 2019 - August 1, 2019

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Crystal Springs Uplands School is a grades 6-12 co-educational independent day school that spans two distinct campuses but has a deeply connected culture and community that celebrates scholarship, strives for balance, and fosters inclusion. In addition to bringing a multitude of diverse and unique backgrounds to our community, Crystal students are motivated learners who lead with humility, seek growth challenges, and bring their authentic selves to all that they do. Crystal adults are experienced, collaborative educators who are committed to effective teaching and professional growth, love working with students inside and outside of the classroom, and engage in their work with dedication and humor. Crystal embodies its core values through robust professional growth and leadership opportunities, intentional relationship-building, innovative curriculum and rich co-curricular programs, and a continual commitment to creating a diverse, equitable school community.

Crystal Springs Uplands School seeks a full-time Associate Director of College Counseling starting April 2019 or no later than July 1, 2019. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience in independent school college counseling or college admissions. A Bachelor’s degree is required. A successful candidate in this position will:

  • Exhibit a passion for counseling students, with a wide range of academic and extracurricular interests and abilities, as they identify college options at which they will thrive intellectually and personally 
  • Commit to working with students and parents from a variety of different backgrounds; be able to see and celebrate the potential in every student
  • Work collaboratively with approximately one third of each graduating class (~30 students and their parents/guardians), the College Counseling team, and school colleagues 
  • Be well-versed on the college admission landscape and current trends; be comfortable with data analysis and data management platforms 
  • Maintain and cultivate relationships with college admission officers, during their visits to campus as well as through travel to colleges and professional conferences in order to represent CSUS and to develop professionally 
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills; be a close and active listener, compelling and articulate speaker, and effective writer
  • Be emotionally intelligent, energetic, empathetic, optimistic, organized, good humored, collaborative, collegial, and confident
  • Take an interest in our multifaceted community outside of the office (e.g. serving on committees, coaching, sponsoring a club, leading a global trip, speaking multiple languages, etc.)

Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as how you anticipate contributing to the Crystal community, your resume, and list of three references to Jennifer Carleton, Director of College Counseling (email: [email protected] or by mail: Crystal Springs Uplands School, 400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough, CA 94010).

Crystal Springs Uplands School (CSUS) is an equal opportunity employer committed to provide a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at CSUS are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, age, disability, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information. Candidates of color and from other groups traditionally underrepresented in independent schools are encouraged to apply.

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


The John Cooper School
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Position: Assistant/ Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2019

The John Cooper School seeks an enthusiastic and knowledgeable college counselor to join its team of three counselors and a full-time administrative assistant. The position will be Assistant or Associate Director of College Counseling, commensurate with experience, and will begin on August 1, 2019.

The John Cooper School is a coeducational independent college preparatory day school located in The Woodlands, Texas, a planned community 30 miles north of Houston. Cooper enrolls over 1200 students in grades PK-12, 448 of whom are in the Upper School. Cooper is accredited by The Independent Schools Association of the Southwest and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC) and the Association of College Counselors at Independent Schools (ACCIS).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Guiding students and their parents through the college search and application process with enthusiasm and compassion
  • Writing personal recommendation letters for about one-third of each senior class
  • Assisting with college counseling sponsored programs, events and workshops
  • Visiting and developing relationships with colleges and universities
  • Taking an active role the community life of the Upper School, including serving as a senior advisor

Required Credentials and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Experience in college admission and/or independent school college counseling
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills 
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the college counseling team, faculty and administration
  • A commitment to working with students and parents from a variety of backgrounds and experiences

Interested candidates should email a resume, personal statement, and list of references to [email protected]. The John Cooper School is an equal opportunity employer.


Parish Episcopal School
Location: Dallas, TX
Position: Counselor for the Center for College and Life Planning
Start Date: July 1, 2019

Parish Episcopal School is seeking a Counselor for the Center for College & Life Planning. This is a full-time year round administrative position and reports directly to the Director of the Center for College Life & Planning. The Counselor for the Center for College & Life Planning supports the objectives of the office and is a dynamic student-oriented guidance professional. For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website.

Interested applicants may submit their cover letter and resume to [email protected]


Mallory, Baron, Ross & Kindler
Location: San Francisco, CA
Position: Educational Consultant and College Counselor
Start Date: Spring/Summer 2019

Jani Ross at Mallory, Baron, Ross & Kindler, one of the most respected educational consulting firms in the country and the premier firm in the San Francisco Bay Area, on a search for an Educational Consultant with college counseling expertise to begin Spring/Summer 2019.

Jani plans to retire and seeks a student-centered, warm, dynamic, thoughtful, highly professional, and deeply experienced successor to:

  • Counsel students and their families through the college search and application processes.
  • Provide academic counseling and curriculum planning to high school students as requested. 
  • Attend local and national conferences and visit college and university campuses to continue to develop professionally and to maintain and expand professional network.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to promote and grow the work of the firm.

Qualities and Qualifications
The ideal candidate is:

  • Genuinely enthusiastic about working with students and their parents.
  • An educator at heart and able to see and celebrate the potential in every student.
  • Well versed in the college admission landscape.
  • Experienced and committed to working with students with diverse learning styles and interests.
  • Emotionally intelligent, energetic, hardworking, good humored, collaborative, empathetic, collegial, adaptable, and confident.
  • Intrinsically motivated and able to effectively manage an unconventional and dynamic schedule. 
  • Comfortable and able to use virtual forms of communication, e.g., Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, etc., to develop and maintain relationships with students.
  • Highly relational and able to build connections and trust with students and their parents, high school counselors, colleagues, and prospective clients.

The ideal candidate has:

  • Several years of college counseling experience within a discerning secondary-school community with expansive knowledge about colleges and universities and a thorough understanding of the college search and application processes.
  • Bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills: a close and thoughtful listener, a compelling and articulate speaker, excellent writer, and sense of when and how to best deliver information.
  • Integrity and understanding of appropriate relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • A growth mindset with genuine interest in and commitment to professional development. 
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically.
  • An entrepreneurial orientation and interest in developing the firm’s business practices.

More information about the firm, position, and application details may be found via this link.

All inquiries are confidential and may be directed to Jennifer Christensen at [email protected]


Columbus Academy
Location: Columbus, OH
Position: Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2019

Columbus Academy seeks an Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling. The position title will be determined based on experience. Responsibilities to begin July 1, 2019.

Qualifications (preferred candidates will possess the following qualifications):

  • B.A. or more advanced degree, experience in college admissions counseling required
  • Enthusiasm, a positive sense of humor, self-confidence, and effective oral and written communication skills
  • Ability to collaborate with others and to creatively solve problems
  • Excellent planning, prioritization and organizational skills with the ability to successfully manage multiple tasks and anticipate them based on the academic calendar
  • A reflective practitioner committed to a continuous process of self-improvement and lifelong learning
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

Position Expectations (the individual selected to this position will be expected to carry out the following responsibilities):

  • Manage college application process for senior and junior students, including leading parent-student conferences, teaching college counseling class and providing guidance for all aspects of the college counseling process
  • Serve as the primary author of school letters of recommendation for 35 to 40 students
  • Work collaboratively as a member of a college counseling team to provide student-centered counseling for students and parents
  • Plan events, host college representatives, and attend conferences and college tours
  • Inform faculty of the curricular expectations of selective colleges
  • Report to constituencies about trends and developments in college admissions
  • Fundamentally understand and commit to the school’s culture, mission and vision; must willingly serve as an ambassador for Columbus Academy, both internally and externally
  • Hold students accountable for the school’s standards of behavior
  • Work with others in the school community to support each student’s emotional wellbeing
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Full position description and school information can be found on our website and linked here

Interested candidates should send cover letter, resume and supporting materials to:
Head of School, Columbus Academy, 4300 Cherry Bottom Road, Gahanna, OH 43230, or [email protected].


Hamden Hall Country Day School
Location: Hamden, CT
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: September 1, 2019

Hamden Hall Country Day School has an opening for Associate Director of College Counseling. Any candidate for this position must have at least five years of college counseling experience, preferably in an independent school, possess a master's degree, be highly organized and appreciate the benefits of time management and meeting deadlines (both planned and unplanned), and have a proven track record of effectively working with students and their families from first contact through college admission. Candidate must possess exceptionally strong written, in-person, and presentation-style communication skills, and be willing to travel to colleges and universities. Candidate will be involved in the life of the school, including teaching one or two classes and/or coaching, and attending school functions and events.

If interested, please submit the following materials to [email protected]:
1) Cover letter expressing interest in this position, including where you learned of the opportunity.
2) Current resume.
3) Three sample letters of recommendation written about current or former students (preferred) with names and other identifiers redacted.
4) List of three references, including name, relationship to applicant, phone number, and email address of each (references will be contacted only with the candidate's permission).

For more information and a complete job description, please email [email protected].


Hopkins School
Location: New Haven, CT
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: Fall 2019

Hopkins School, an independent, co-educational day school in New Haven, CT, has a full-time position that includes the role of College Counselor for at least one-half of the appointment. The other half of the position will depend on candidate experience and institutional needs for teaching, coaching, and/or administration. Qualified candidates should be well-versed in the nuances of highly selective college admissions, as 100% of graduating students attend four-year colleges. Both college admissions and college counseling experience are preferred. A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred.

College counseling responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • closely supporting approximately 20 juniors and 20 seniors and their families throughout the college search and application process
  • writing thorough and compelling letters of recommendation for those students
  • collaborating with members of college counseling department on programming, including presenting at parent night events
  • participating in professional development opportunities as appropriate

Full-time faculty members typically serve as advisers for a group of 6-8 students in one grade; attend department, grade-level adviser, and faculty meetings (some of which occur before or after the school day); maintain verbal and written professional contact with students, colleagues and families; serve on one faculty committee; occasionally chaperone after-school student events; participate in the broader life of the School; and support the School community by setting a positive example in all areas of school life and upholding and enforcing school rules and procedures.

As this is a full-time position with at least half its duties focused on college counseling, candidates should articulate other areas of interest and contribution, including teaching, coaching, or other related experience.

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to: 
A. Joel D’Angelo Ph.D.
Dean of Faculty
Hopkins School
[email protected]

Hopkins School believes that all persons are entitled to equal opportunity for employment and strictly prohibits discrimination on the basis of race, color, creed, sex, religion, national origin, age, gender, gender identity, physical or mental disability, veteran status, marital or civil union status, sexual orientation and/or other protected classes. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including recruiting, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation and training.


The Episcopal Academy
Location: Newtown Square, PA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2019

The Associate Director assists with all aspects of the college counseling process including working with Upper School students, their families, faculty and staff, and college admission representatives. The College Counseling Office is an effective, energetic, collaborative team, comprised of a director, two associate directors, and a registrar/administrator coordinator. This opening is for the 2019-2020 school year. It is a 10-month position, except for the first year when the start date will be August 1.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

  • Working with one-quarter of each class (approximately 35-40 students), conduct individual and family meetings, counseling families through each phase of the college application process, including creating and finalizing college lists, and reviewing essays, applications and résumés. In addition, college counselors work collaboratively to support all Upper School students and families.
  • Write personalized letters of recommendation for all assigned students.
  • Participate in all college counseling classes, workshops and programs for students and parents during the school year and the summer.
  • Meet with college admission representatives visiting EA.
  • Represent the College Counseling Office at school events.
  • Engage in the broader EA community through participation in campus events.
  • Participate in professional conferences, college visits and other professional development opportunities.
  • Keep informed of developments and trends in the college admissions field.
  • Become involved in the life of the Upper School outside of college counseling.
  • Manage special projects as assigned.
  • Support the School and its leadership, including offering support to other offices when needed.

About You:

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • At least three years of experience as a college counselor, preferably in an independent school
  • Excellent communication, problem-solving and time-management skills are as imperative as strong interpersonal skills, an openness to change, and a facility with technology.
  • Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
Interested candidates should submit the following materials as separate PDF attachments in one email with the subject line "Associate Director of College Counseling" to [email protected]. Title attachments with your last name, first initial and document name.
  • Cover letter expressing interest in this position, including where you learned of the opportunity
  • Current résumé
  • List of three references, including name, relationship to applicant, phone number, and email address of each (References will be contacted only with the candidate's permission)

The Episcopal Academy seeks candidates who hope to help foster a school environment where all people are valued and where all perspectives are respected and appreciated, as described in our Diversity and Inclusion statement. The full position description can also be found on our Employment webpage.


Pine Crest School
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Position: Tenth Grade Dean of College and Academic Advising
Start Date: July 1, 2019

Pine Crest School is a pre-kindergarten through grade twelve day school of approximately 2500 students located on two campuses in vibrant South Florida. At Pine Crest, our goal is to ensure that students learn how to navigate their futures with adaptability, intellectual vigor, sustainability, cultural sophistication, and independent leadership. Our students choose from an array of academically rigorous courses, including 32 AP courses, 12 post-AP seminars, and a nationally recognized science research program. Visit our academic profile

We are seeking candidates for the position of Tenth Grade Dean of College & Academic Advising. Our current Tenth Grade Dean will be filling the recent addition of a fifth full time college counselor to our office. The Academic Deans serve as an advocate and resource for students. In addition to working with tenth grade students, this position will also work with 15-20 college counselees. They will meet individually with students throughout the year and advise them on a range of academic matters, encourage extracurricular involvement and coordinate a series of grade-level educational programs for families and students. The Dean works with the student throughout the year not only to select appropriate academic classes, but also to assist the student with any academic challenges.

The ideal candidate will possess the following background and skills:

  • Master’s degree required. 
  • At least five years’ experience in a selective college admission office and/or college counseling at an independent school.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Enthusiasm for working with adolescents and their families.
  • Facility using multiple technological tools.
  • Willingness to contribute to a thriving and evolving program that constantly seeks new approaches to serving its students and families better.
  • A strong work ethic, excellent organizational skills, flexibility, and a willingness to collaborate with other members of the team.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends as needed.
  • Awareness of issues and trends in college admission, higher education, and testing, as well as a professional interest in keeping up-to-date about specific colleges and maintaining membership in professional organizations.

Interested applicants may submit their cover letter and resume to [email protected]


Phoenix Country Day School
Location: Phoenix, AZ
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2019

Phoenix Country Day School is seeking a full-time Co-Director / Director of College Counseling (title will be based on level of experience) to begin for the 2019-20 school year. Reporting directly to the Head of School and working closely as a College Counseling team of four (along with Assistant/Co-Director of College Counseling, Registrar, and Essays/Support Specialist), this individual will support students, parents, and Upper School faculty through the college search and application process, keeping student well-being at the center of the process.

The PCDS Upper School enrolls approximately 280 students, with senior classes averaging 70-75 students. The academic program is characterized by student choice and opportunities for students and staff members to play to their strengths; the school recently completed a multi-year process of dropping the Advanced Placement curriculum, and prides itself on an engaging, challenging academic experience. As the only Pre-K through 12 independent school in the greater Phoenix area, PCDS students are uniquely prepared to make an impact on the world around them; approximately 80% of students matriculate to college out-of-state, and decisions are driven by fit and match, landing graduates at a wide variety of universities, liberal arts colleges, and some international programs. A full list of college stats and destinations for the past four years can be found here.

Essential duties and responsibilities:

  • Educating students and parents on the college search and application process through College Counseling Small Group classes, group presentations, family meetings, and one-on-one sessions
  • Guiding students in the creation and revision of their college application lists
  • Advocating for students throughout the application process, including writing a detailed, personalized, and timely School letter of recommendation for approximately 30-40 members of the senior class
  • Co-teaching Junior and Senior college counseling small groups, a non-graded class in which students explore their strengths and interests, as well as the step-by-step processes of applying to college
  • Welcoming 150+ college admissions representatives from around the country
  • Providing support to students in writing college essays and completing applications
  • Being knowledgeable about a national and international scope of college and universities, as well as the programs and unique experiences offered
  • Developing and maintaining strong relationships with colleges and universities and their representatives
  • Representing PCDS at strategic regional and national conferences and workshops
  • Participating in the life of PCDS in full, including serving as an advisor, a member of the PCDS Upper School faculty community, and representing the School and its mission and values as a whole
  • Presenting to Parents’ Association, Board, and other appropriate stakeholders
  • Planning additional events to complement a strategic college counseling vision (case studies, campus visits, financial aid and application workshops)

Qualified candidates will exhibit:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required; a master’s degree is preferred
  • Excellent speaking and interpersonal skills
  • Superb writing skills
  • A joy for working with teenagers and their parents
  • Conviction, patience, empathy, and a deep understanding of the concerns of students and families in the college admissions process
  • A collaborative work style
  • An accommodating and flexible spirit, and an ability to respond nimbly to constantly changing circumstances
  • An ability and eagerness to work with people of diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • The highest ethical standards and sound judgement
  • Ideal candidates will have some experience in:
  • Previous college counseling experience, ideally in an independent school setting and/or previous college admissions experience that included evaluation of independent school applicants

Interested candidates should:
Send a resume and cover letter articulating qualifications for this position, as well as two writing samples and (at least) three professional references to [email protected]. See the full position description on the Careers page of our website. 


National Cathedral School
Location: Washington, DC
Position: Director of College Guidance
Start Date: July 1, 2019

National Cathedral School (NCS) announces a search for an experienced Director of College Guidance. This is a full-time, 12-month, administrative staff position that will begin on July 1, 2019.

NCS seeks applicants with a vision for advancing an individualized, student-centered model for college guidance, the ability to develop supportive relationships with families, and a commitment to serving students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates must have a strong understanding of the developmental needs of adolescents and be attuned to the changing nature of the college admissions process. In addition, candidates must possess a thorough understanding of financial aid, standardized testing, and knowledge of secondary and college/university curricula. Qualified candidates must have excellent writing and communication skills, exceptional interpersonal skills, and an above-average ability to organize and meet deadlines. The ideal candidate will also exhibit creativity, enthusiasm, and a demonstrated interest in working with teenagers.

The director collaboratively leads the college guidance office in the development of educational programming for students, parents, and college admissions representatives and in the counsel of students and families through all phases of the college admissions process. The director serves on several academic committees, engages in significant work with department chairs and class deans, advises students on course selections, oversees faculty writing of student recommendations, and manages a caseload of 40-45 students. The director must be willing to work outside of school hours (including for travel) on nights and weekends, as needed, and serve other duties typical for faculty and staff. The director prepares regular updates for the Head of School and Governing Board and reports to the Associate Head/Head of the Upper School.

Qualified applicants hold a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) and at least five years of experience in college counseling/admissions. Salaries are competitive, based on experience. NCS is committed to leadership in multicultural education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff. The school therefore seeks applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported.

National Cathedral School serves 585 students in grades 4 through 12. Faculty and staff are curious intellectually, flexible, collaborative, and view education as an engaging vocation. Students thrive in an intellectual environment and love to be challenged. NCS graduates are recognized as highly motivated and confident. 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 being a house of prayer for all people. Located in Northwest Washington on 59 beautiful acres, the Cathedral Close is home to NCS, St. Albans School, and Beauvoir: The National Cathedral Elementary School.

Interested candidates should send an electronic application that includes a brief cover letter and résumé; a writing sample; and the names and contact information of three to five references. Please email these materials and a link to the portfolio as one combined attachment, in Word or PDF format, with “Director of College Guidance” in the subject line to: [email protected].


Lovett School
Location: Atlanta, GA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2019

The Lovett School, an independent K-12 day school in Atlanta, GA, seeks an experienced college counselor to begin in August 2019. He or she will see to the close advisement of 40 to 45 seniors. This position is approximately 10 months; the associate director of college counseling arrives one week before teaching faculty at the beginning of the school year and departs with teaching faculty in the spring.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Works directly with seniors, which includes writing the school’s recommendation for those seniors, multiple counseling sessions with individual students, and meetings with parents.
  • Coordinates special events related to college advisement, such as a fall college fair, Junior College Night, Senior College Night, case studies, and guest speakers.
  • Engages in many opportunities for professional development, including visiting college campuses to get to know colleges firsthand and to meet college admissions representatives.
  • Participates in department, faculty, team, and grade-level meetings as called.
  • Is involved in the life of the school outside of the classroom.
  • Fulfills additional duties as assigned, including responsibilities that may occur on weekends and evenings (e.g. admission open house, observations, and interviews).

Position Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree and a minimum of 3-5 years of selective college admission and/or college counseling experience are required; a master’s degree is preferred.
  • The drive, organization, and flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment, contributing to the school community beyond the classroom.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to facilitate effective communication with students, parents, colleagues, college representatives, and supervisors.
  • A strong desire to work in a collaborative learning community, employing a growth mindset and participating in ongoing professional development during the school year and summer.
  • Desire and ability to develop an atmosphere of trust and knowledge of students as individuals.
  • Commitment to developing one’s own cultural self-awareness, cultural competence, and emotional intelligence.
  • Ethical behavior, professionalism, and regular and reliable attendance.

The Lovett School Mission: The Lovett School is a community that seeks to develop young men and women of honor, faith, and wisdom with the character and intellect to thrive in college and in life.

The Lovett School Vision for Learning: Lovett offers experiences that inspire our students to love learning. We encourage them to think critically, communicate effectively, engage creatively, and collaborate purposefully. We provide the opportunities and resources that help our students develop independence and self-direction and extend their learning beyond the walls of the classroom as they grow intellectually, emotionally, physically, aesthetically, morally, and spiritually.

The Lovett School Diversity Mission Statement: The Lovett School celebrates the uniqueness of each individual within an intentionally inclusive, diverse, and welcoming environment. We recognize that our community is enhanced as we seek to appreciate and respect the differences among our students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni. We are committed to supporting this environment through classroom instruction, professional development, and other curricular and co-curricular programming, and in accordance with our nondiscriminatory policy.

To view the online position description and to apply, click here.


Collegewise
Location: various locations and online
Position: College Counselors and Directors
Start Date: March - June (flexible)
  • Do you want your work to feel like a calling — where you make a difference every day?
  • Do you believe the college admissions process should be an exciting journey for families, not an anxiety-inducing rite of passage?
  • Are you looking for the training, resources, and support to do the very best college admissions counseling of your career?

Collegewise is currently hiring nationwide. Check out our open positions here.

Collegewise is a college counseling company that offers just the right mix of advice, encouragement, and occasional cheerleading to help students get accepted to the right colleges for them (watch our short video about What We Do and this one about How We Work).

From our supportive hive of more than 60 counselors who bring their hearts to work; to our best-in-class professional development (check out our College Counseling Master Class); to our mission-driven initiatives (read about our partnership with Reach Higher); and our scholarship program for under-resourced students, we’ve created a company where we can learn, have our voices heard, and do great work that matters.

Let’s make a dent in the college admissions universe together! Learn more about us and our open positions at www.collegewise.com/careers.


Hockaday School
Location: Dallas, TX
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: Spring/Summer 2019

The Hockaday School is an independent, college preparatory day and boarding school for girls of strong potential and diverse backgrounds who may be expected to assume positions of responsibility and leadership in a rapidly changing world. With an enrollment of almost 1,100 students, The Hockaday School is the nation’s largest prekindergarten through grade 12 independent girls’ school. Hockaday’s student body reflects the diversity that is deeply valued by the School. While most Hockaday families come from across the greater Dallas-Fort Worth area, Hockaday students also come from across the United States and around the world.

Hockaday offers a comprehensive college counseling program that supports students throughout their Upper School careers. The program begins with a series of gatherings with Form I and II parents, designed to share relevant college-related information and an overview of the current college admission landscape. The program progresses to highly personalized discussions with Form III and IV students, including individual meetings and small-group workshops on topics related to the college research and application process. One of the cornerstones of Hockaday’s college counseling program is the student-centered approach.

Hockaday seeks two Associate Directors of College Counseling. 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:

  • Counsels 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 process. This includes writing the official school recommendation for each student and meeting as often as needed with individual students and their parents. 
  • Establish and maintain relationships with college admission officers on behalf of the school and the students 
  • Presenting workshops and meetings for parents and students in grades 9-12 and, on occasion, for faculty
  • Supports the work of the Director of College Counseling and Senior Associate Director of College Counseling with office initiatives and projects
  • Visits college and university campuses as possible 
  • Participates in professional organizations regionally and nationally 
  • Takes advantage of varied professional development opportunities 
  • Participates 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

Experience/Qualifications and Skills:

  • A bachelor’s degree, with advanced degree preferred 
  • Experience in selective college admissions and/or experience in college counseling/guidance counseling office
  • A thorough understanding of the application process at public and private colleges and universities 
  • Well versed in the current trends in admission and financial aid 
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong interpersonal skills 
  • Demonstrated effectiveness as a public speaker

To view the full position description and to apply, please follow the link to the Employment Opportunities page on Hockaday’s website.


Montverde Academy
Location: Montverde, FL
Position: Director of College Guidance
Start Date: June 1, 2019

The Director of College Guidance will effectively manage the college guidance department and process; counsel students and their families through the college application process beginning in the junior year; and work collaboratively with the college counseling team to continually develop a comprehensive college counseling program that meets the needs of the school community. He or she will actively participate in local and national associations relevant to the profession and remain aware of current trends in college admissions by attending national and regional conferences and visiting colleges to build positive relationships. The Director will report to the Dean of the Upper School and also work with Upper School administrators and advisors on Upper School course selection; communicate regularly and effectively with parents regarding the college admissions process; and engage actively in the Montverde Academy school community. The ideal candidate will have an advanced degree; extensive experience in college counseling or admissions; and familiarity of independent schools and the college admissions landscape, NCAA qualifications, and knowledge of international students and the college admissions process. She or he will have superior interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills in order to build positive relationships and work collaboratively with students, families, faculty, and administration; excellent analytical writing skills; and a strong work ethic. She or he will also have a sense of humor; be flexible; and have a knack for creativity and innovation.

Please send resumes to [email protected].


Head-Royce School
Location: Oakland, CA
Position: Co-Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2019

We have two exciting positions we're looking to fill for 2019-2020 in our College Counseling Office. We're hiring a Co-Director of College Counseling as well as a full-time Associate Director/College Counselor to join our team. Please see the full job posting for the Co-Director position, linked here. Our office currently has three college counselors and a full-time college counseling coordinator. We're a highly functional and high-touch office and we're looking for folks with a commitment to student success and well-being, a great sense of humor, and experience in college counseling and/or admissions.

Head-Royce School is a fantastic, independent K-12 community located in Oakland, CA. Applicants should send a resume and cover letter, to the attention of US Head, Carl Thiermann, outlining how they meet the specific requirements, via email to [email protected] with the subject line: Co-Director of College Counseling.

Our hope is to also find qualified applicants for the Associate Director/College Counselor role through this listing as well. If interested, please apply for the position listed on our website noting interest either or both positions in your cover letter and email. 


Phillips Exeter Academy
Location: Exeter, NH
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2019

Phillips Exeter Academy seeks an Associate Director of College Counseling to join our team. 

HOURS: 11 months per year, 40 hours per week. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Additional hours may be required. Occasional travel including day and overnight trips may be required.

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt, Administrative Faculty

FUNCTION: To support the mission of the College Counseling Office – to foster active and open-minded collaboration with students in order to identify their goals and interests, manage a complex and stressful process, and make healthy and confident decisions about higher education. In our work with students, college counselors serve as educators who inspire life-long-learners while providing perspectives and skills that support students’ understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion. This position will work directly with 11th and 12th graders in all aspects of the college-counseling program in order to assist them in formulating college choices. The 11th and 12th grade caseloads will be approximately 37 for each grade level per year. This position will have some programming responsibilities with 9th and 10th graders.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Counsel and assist students in formulating the college choice that is right for him or her, in order to help students make healthy and confident decisions about higher education, by:

  • 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

QUALIFICATIONS: Requires excellent interpersonal and communication (both oral and written) skills. Must be computer literate with word processing skills, spreadsheet experience, electronic submission of secondary school materials, and web based tools. Requires a broad knowledge of policy and procedures regarding college recruiting programs as well as the ability to maintain a calm demeanor. Involves independent decision-making and professional judgment. Must be detail oriented, organized, have an interest in ongoing improvement and problem solving and the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines while handling moderate to heavy pressure from a variety of constituents.

EDUCATION/TRAINING: 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. This includes knowledge of the many components of the college admission process (i.e., financial aid, minority recruiting, athletic recruiting, standardized testing, early action/decision) and familiarity with a broad range of colleges.

To view the full position description and to apply, please follow the link to the Career Opportunities pages on our website.


The Westminster Schools
Location: Atlanta, GA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2019

For the 2019-20 school year, The Westminster Schools in Atlanta has a unique opportunity to hire a sixth, full-time college counselor. We are seeking an Associate Director to start in late July 2019 – who will not inherit a caseload and who will serve as an at-large senior advisor and projects coordinator prior to engaging with the Class of 2021 in November 2019. The new counselor will have an eventual caseload of 45 students with no teaching/coaching and a 10-month contract.

Westminster is an inclusive, Christian, co-educational day school located on 180 acres, with 1870 students (grades pre-first to twelve), and upcoming graduating class sizes are around 210. Learn more about the college counseling office and team on our webpage

The Associate Director of College Counseling applies one’s professional background in independent school-based college counseling and/or selective college admissions and provides academic planning and support for an assigned group of juniors, seniors, and their families. The individual in this position will join a collaborative and experienced team, consisting of a Director, three Associate Directors, and a full-time administrative assistant, toward delivering a comprehensive college counseling program for a graduating class that averages 195-210 students per year. For Fall 2019, this Associate will serve as an at-large adviser for programs related to the Class of 2020, ahead of the assignment of Juniors (Class of 2021) in November.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Managing college application process for 40-45 senior and junior students, including writing unique, advocacy-centered recommendation letters; leading parent-student conferences; and providing guidance for all aspects of the college counseling process
  • Planning events, co-hosting 140-180 visiting college representatives, and attending conferences and college tours
  • Serving as a Grade Level Representative to facilitate the advisement of the senior class
  • Staffing 10-15 evening and weekend programs per year (a college fair, mock interview night, Paying for College Night, case studies, on-campus university information sessions and interview days, and various school functions)
  • Perform other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree, with a preference for a degree in a writing-intensive discipline
  • Minimum of eight years’ experience in selective, recommendation-reliant university admissions and/or college counseling
  • Team player with a positive attitude, proactive approach, and a customer-service mindset
  • Growth mindset with interests in self-development and cultivating leadership
  • Polished oral, written, telephone, and e-mail communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and a wide variety of constituents
  • Flexible and resilient problem-solver with a demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent planning, prioritization, and organizational skills with the ability to successfully manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to anticipate tasks based on the academic calendar
  • Proficiency with essential Web-based platforms, such as Naviance and Google Suite
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion; respect and value the different experiences, ideas, and backgrounds that are brought to the work and school environment
  • Fundamental understanding of and commitment to the School’s culture, mission, and vision; a willingness to serve as an ambassador for the School, both internally and externally
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

Engagement with candidates will start in January. Applications will be accepted exclusively via our HR Website in the opportunity link related to the position; full position description and requirements also found on the school website.


The Summit Country Day School
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Position: College Counseling Director
Start Date: August 2019

The Summit Country Day School is a nationally recognized leader in character education and offers a compelling combination of small classes, caring faculty, academic rigor, and strong spiritual values. For more than a century, The Summit has maintained a proud legacy of excellence in independent, Catholic education. We offer a coeducational learning experience to students from Montessori 18 months through grade 12. The Summit is a place where values are affirmed, young minds are enriched, and dreams take flight. Learn more at www.summitcds.org.

We are seeking a College Counseling Director who will report directly to the Upper School Director and will be responsible for administering all aspects of the college search and admission process. The Director will be a member of the Senior Leadership Team, Upper School Administrative Team and is responsible for the day to day operations of the Department. The Director’s student caseload includes approximately one-half of the student body grades 9 through 12 and is a 10-month contract.

Responsibilities:

  • Educate, advise and support students and parents as they navigate the college admission process helping them aspire realistically and select the right fit, academically, socially and financially.
  • Plan and conduct additional events to complement a strategic college counseling vision (case studies, town hall meeting, reverse college fair, financial aid, building a balanced list and application workshops).
  • Work with International students to understand US college admissions, especially aspects unique to them.
  • Compile an annual Profile of our school, including grade distributions, test score data, and courses offered at our school.
  • Advocate and guide students through the entire college search and application process. 
  • Provide support to students in writing college essays and completing applications.
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with colleges and universities and their representatives.
  • Coordinate and facilitate a variety of informational programs for students and parents in each grade level of the Upper School. Collaborate with other staff, faculty, and administrators to support students. 
  • Conduct individual, family, small group and class-wide meetings related to college.
  • Maintain and disseminate information regarding standardized tests such as SAT, ACT, and PSAT. Help to administer AP and PSAT exams, serving as AP Coordinator and working with the school counselor to arrange for extended time on those tests, as warranted.
  • Coordinate selection of Book Award recipients. 
  • Represent Summit Country Day School at local, regional, state and national conferences and workshops. Visit college campuses individually or on college-sponsored trips.
  • Ensure our College Counseling Handbook is up to date.
  • Administer the College Counseling Department budget.
  • Supervise, mentor, coach and evaluate College Counselor and Administrative Assistant.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Upper School Director.

Qualifications:
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of five years’ experience in selective college admissions or as a college counselor in an independent school or top tier public school. Candidates must show an ongoing commitment to professional development, staying abreast of trends in college counseling, admissions, and be philosophically committed to the values and mission of The Summit Country Day School.

Key Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree. Master’s degree in High School Counseling or related to School Counseling and Guidance Services preferred. 
  • Broad knowledge of colleges and universities across the country as well as the programs and unique experiences offered.
  • The ability to work collaboratively with a broad range of people, the Head of School, faculty, and other administrators.
  • Well versed in the college admission landscape and current trends.
  • Strong verbal, written, and presentation skills in order to lead communication strategies with students, parents and colleagues.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office and Naviance.
  • Have the highest ethical standards, sound judgment, and high level of confidentiality.

More information can be found on our Employment Opportunities webpage. Please submit resume and cover letter via email to [email protected].


 

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.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • 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.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • 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 www.spa.edu/employment. Resume review will begin January 7, 2019.

SPA is committed to diversity and equal opportunity.


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 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

General:

  • 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.


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


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.

Responsibilities
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.


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


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.