Career Opportunities

Member schools may list open positions on our website. Please complete our form to have a position included here.
Non-member schools interested in listing a job opening should contact Linda Pierre, ACCIS Director of Member Services and Operations. 


* Avenues: The World School, Director of Student Wellbeing - China
Brooklyn Friends School, Associate Director of College Counseling - NY
The Buckley School, Director of College Counseling - CA
* Collegewise, College Counselor - multiple openings
Culver Academies, Dean of Advising - IN
Culver Academies, Director of College Advising - IN
The Dalton School, Director of College Counseling - NY
Dwight-Englewood School, Director of College Counseling - NJ
Episcopal School of Acadiana, Director of College Counseling - LA
Episcopal School of Jacksonville, College Counselor - FL
Fountain Valley School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - CO
Georgetown Preparatory School, College Counselor - MD
Greenhill School, Director of College Counseling - TX
Greens Farms Academy, Associate Director of College Guidance - CT
Greenwich Country Day School, Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling - CT
Holland Hall, College Counselor - OK
Hotchkiss School, Director of College Advising - CT
The Hun School of Princeton, Associate Director of College Counseling - NJ
* International School of Minnesota, College Counselor - MN
John Burroughs School, Director of College Counseling - MO
Metairie Park Country Day School, Associate Director of College Counseling - LA
Milken Community School, Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning - CA
Moses Brown School, Co-Director of College Counseling - RI
Palmer Trinity School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - FL
Phillips Academy, Associate Director of College Counseling - MA
Portledge School, Upper School Dean - NY
The Potomac School, Associate Director of College Counseling - VA
Premium Prep College Counseling, Private College Counselor (full-time) - Remote
* Premium Prep College Counseling, Private College Counselor (part-time) - Remote
Providence Day School, Associate Director of College Guidance - NC
Riverdale Country School, Associate Director of College Counseling - NY
The Summit Country Day School, Director of Enrollment Management - OH
The Summit Country Day School, Middle School Director - OH
Sun Valley Community School, Associate College Counselor - ID
Trinity Academy, Director of College Counseling - NC
Trinity School, Director of College Counseling - NY
* UCEazy, Part-time College Counselor - Remote
Winchester Thurston School, Associate Director of College Counseling - PA

*non-member listing


Palmer Trinity School
Location: Miami, FL
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2022

We are looking to expand our College Counseling team by adding an assistant director.

The role of the ​​Assistant Director of College Counseling at Palmer Trinity School is an exceptional opportunity to grow your career as a College Counselor at one of Miami, Florida's premier independent schools. This 10-month position begins July 1, 2022 for the 2022-2023 academic year.

The salary range is between $50K- $58k commensurate with experience. The school provides excellent benefits and paid holidays.

Reporting to the Director of College Counseling, the Assistant Director will be an integral member of the college counseling team, which works collaboratively to build relationships with a diverse student body and their families to educate them through the course selection, college search, application, and decision making process. The Assistant Director will support the Director in delivering an exceptional, comprehensive, and supportive college-counseling program. As a diverse, inclusive school devoted to preparing our students to live and work in an increasingly globalized and multicultural society, Palmer Trinity is particularly interested in professionals with demonstrated interest in working in this type of school setting.

Responsibilities Include:

  • Advising and effectively supporting our junior and senior classes through each phase of the college process
  • Writing detailed, personal, and incisive letters of recommendation in support of counselees 
  • Communicating clearly and effectively with students and parents on all issues and trends related to college admissions and financial aid 
  • Working closely with the College Counseling Team to organize and run events and to develop new programming
  • Staying abreast of new programs and policies at colleges and universities
  • Maintaining and developing strong relationships with admissions officers at a wide array of colleges and universities
  • Representing Palmer Trinity School (its curriculum, mission, and students) to colleges and universities in a manner that best supports the interests of the school and its community
  • Possessing depth of knowledge about college admissions, national trends, and the application process in order to serve as a resource for the Palmer Trinity School community

Requirements and Qualifications:

Candidates will have earned a Bachelor’s degree. Successful candidates should have a minimum of two years of relevant experience in a selective college admission office or a secondary school college counseling office. Candidates must also possess excellent communication skills - be a strong writer, a compelling speaker, a thoughtful listener, and have strong time-management skills. Empathy, energy, flexibility, maturity, optimism, and a strong work ethic will be highly valued in this position, as well as the ability to function in a dynamic and fast-paced office environment that encourages collaboration, congeniality, and collegiality.​ ​

Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and, a list of three references to Mrs. ​Fabiola Mathelier​ at ​fmathelier​@palmertrinity.org.


The Hun School of Princeton
Location: Princeton, NJ
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2022

The Hun School of Princeton seeks a dynamic and creative Associate Director of College Counseling for a position beginning in July 2022. Reporting to the Director of College Counseling, this full-time position is exempt, and works twelve months per year.

The College Counseling Program at The Hun School of Princeton is designed to discover and ultimately achieve the best college placement for each student. It begins with a college counseling team second-to-none. Our college counseling professionals are experts in their field who leverage their considerable experience and relationships to enhance their work with Hun School families.

The Hun School College Counseling team hosts dozens of education programs for students and parents throughout the year, such as panel discussions with top college admission professionals and case study programs where students and parents get to examine real-life admission scenarios. They offer affinity group programming for LGBTQI+ students, HBCUs, Women's Colleges, and collegiate student athletes. They are adept and wholly dedicated to getting to know their counselees early and helping them build a menu of great opportunities so they can identify and meet their collegiate goals.

Responsibilities:

  • Counseling and supporting students in the college selection and application process;
  • Working with students individually and in small groups;
  • Building relationships with parents;
  • Writing counselor statements and providing feedback on applicant essays;
  • Advising students on course selection;
  • Taking part in professional development opportunities;

Qualifications:

  • Master's degree;
  • Minimum of three to five years combined experience in college counseling and/or college admissions, with an emphasis on college counseling, is preferred;
  • Experience in an independent school environment a plus;
  • A love for working with young people;
  • A commitment to a diverse and inclusive community;
  • A passion for working in an innovative, experiential, and student-centered environment;
  • Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with students, parents, faculty, and staff;
  • Personal qualities including flexibility, resilience, approachability, and kindness;
  • Demonstrated communication, organization, and management skills;
  • Excellent listening, counseling, verbal and written communication skills;
  • Capacity to periodically work beyond and outside the typical workday in order to meet the needs of the College Counseling Office and the School;
  • Must possess good judgment, tact, sensitivity, and discretion in the handling of confidential information, materials and situations;
  • Excellent technology skills and experience integrating technology into the college counseling process;
  • Familiarity or experience with online instruction including the use of Zoom meeting technology;
  • Knowledge of SCOIR will be an advantage;
  • A desire to contribute to school life outside of the classroom on a lively boarding school campus.

Please apply using the link below and feel free to reach out directly to Radha Mishra, Director of College Counseling, any questions. Full position description can be found here


Culver Academies
Location: Culver, IN
Position: Director of College Advising
Start Date: August 2022

Culver Academies is seeking an Advisor to join our community of learners beginning in August of 2022. This role is an expansion of the Advising Office which will consist of a Dean of Advising, Directors of Academic and College Advising, and seven additional Advisors who work as a team to support students. Advisors educate and assist Culver Academies’ students, grades 9-12, and their parents through the course selection, college search, application, and decision-making processes through close relationships and regular conversations centered on self-discovery and student agency.

Culver Academies is committed to developing the whole child, and our students distinguish themselves from others through their pursuit of leadership, character, effective communication, well-being, and scholarship. An Advisor plays a key role in a student’s journey towards realizing these distinguishing characteristics from the moment a student arrives on campus until they graduate. Culver admits students from all around the country and World capable of pursuing a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum while becoming responsible citizens and leaders. Students are selected for their potential to meet Culver’s high academic standards and dedication to Culver’s mission.

Advisors at Culver support students, each other, and the community by committing to the following:

  • Advise approximately twenty-five students and their families in each grade with the highest ethical and professional standards, adhering to Culver’s core values of trust, honor, duty, and service and acting with wisdom, courage, moderation, and justice.
  • Support and know each advisee through regular small group meetings and individual meetings throughout a student’s Culver experience.
  • Provide opportunities for each student to better understand themselves as learners, leaders, and as future citizens throughout their Culver career.
  • Communicate authentically, promptly, and respectfully in all communication with students and parents through clear and defined channels.
  • Connect family, student, and advisor at key moments in a student’s full 9-12 experience, including academic scheduling, preparing for the college process, and within the college process.
  • Support students and families in matters related to academic advising, including academic programming information and opportunities, course requirements, student summer plans, access to college visits and visitors, future scholarships, and college financial aid.
  • Counsel students and their families annually on all phases of the college selection and application process.
  • Encourage students and families to explore the broad range of educational opportunities at Culver and beyond and to be intentional about decisions.
  • Represent Culver and our students in conversations and formal writing with colleges and universities.
  • Collaborate as a team of advisors to provide consistency and collective wisdom to benefit all Culver students.
  • Learn continuously, staying abreast of current trends within academic programming and college admission through regular professional development and visits to colleges and universities.
  • Contribute to the residential programs of the school through evening supervisory duties or contribute to the extra-curricular programs of the school, as personal interest and institutional need dictate.
  • A successful candidate will embrace the fully residential living experience and have a demonstrated gift for engaging a diverse student body and strengthening Culver’s inclusive community in concert with our student-generated diversity statement.

The Culver Academies offers competitive salary and benefits packages and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Successful candidates Candidates should express interest by completing the linked inquiry form and visiting www.culver.org/facultypositions.

Feel free to contact Dave Bonner, Director of College Advising [email protected] with questions. Full position description can be found here


Collegewise
Location: Multiple openings
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: Flexible for the right hire

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. We are excited to announce that we are hiring for multiple college counseling positions, including full-time, part-time and remote opportunities.

From our supportive hive of more than 75 counselors who bring their hearts to work, to our best-in-class professional development, to our mission-driven initiatives (like 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 here: https://collegewise.applytojob.com/apply/


Winchester Thurston School
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2022
 

WT seeks an Associate Director of College Counseling who will support the ongoing implementation of a comprehensive, holistic, developmental, and student-centered college counseling program and will partner with the Director of College Counseling and Upper School Director to enhance the college counseling vision and curriculum. The WT community will embrace a counselor who is knowledgeable about the college search process, builds strong relationships with students, parents, and faculty, and will embrace our commitment to equity, inclusion, and justice.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with the Director of College Counseling, the Director of Upper School, other administrators and faculty in effectively implementing and continually seeking excellence in all aspects of the college counseling process
  • Engage intensively and collaboratively with each grade of approximately 75 families, eagerly welcoming conversations, building relationships, and encouraging interaction among students, parents, and the college counseling office
  • Guide approximately 115 students (50% of the sophomore, junior and senior classes) through the college search and admission process, helping students and families aspire realistically and choose wisely; this includes composing a comprehensive counselor letter of recommendation for each of your assigned senior students
  • Ensure WT is known and understood by colleges and that there is a strong relationship between college representatives and WT; this includes hosting college representatives visiting WT, staying updated about new programs and policies at colleges and universities, participating in professional development and networking as a member of PACAC, NACAC, and ACCIS, and traveling to colleges. (This is especially important as WT phases out the Advanced Placement (AP) curriculum over the next few years.)
  • Engage students in a classroom setting and teach a course geared towards the college search and application process
  • Advise students on course selection and its impact on the college admission process
  • Attend and participate in all college-related functions hosted by the School as well as school-wide events for students, parents, and colleagues
  • Assist students in identifying resources for scholarships and financial aid
  • Advise students on standardized testing options; assist in the administration of standardized testing at WT including PSAT, School-Day SAT and ACT, and AP exams
  • Implement and communicate to students and parents the procedures and policies of the College Counseling Office and the School
  • Engage fully in the life of the WT Upper School community, which may include advising, chaperoning, serving as a member of the admission committee, or fulfilling other roles, as needed
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required; master’s in counseling or related field is preferred
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of relevant experience in college admissions, college counseling, or college financial aid is strongly preferred
  • In-depth knowledge of colleges and universities as well as a contextual grasp of the current college admissions landscape
  • Interest in and knowledge of progressive educational pedagogy and a commitment to guiding students who have a wide variety of academic and extracurricular interests and abilities
  • Commitment to WT’s Equity and Inclusion Statement and Philosophy of Teaching and Learning
  • Skilled communicator, as a speaker, presenter, writer, and listener, with the ability to approach difficult conversations with directness and kindness
  • Strong technology skills and the ability to interpret and analyze data as part of the college admissions process
  • Detail-oriented while being able to see the bigger picture, highly organized, able to manage multiple priorities and meet inflexible deadlines
  • In-depth knowledge of the college application and financial aid requirements and procedures, a willingness and ability to travel, discretion and respect for confidentiality, and the ability to work with a diverse student population
  • Experience with the recruitment process for athletics, fine and performing arts, and international admission is helpful
  • Ability to collaborate and work as a team member

If you have questions about the position, contact David Weisbord, Director of College Counseling at [email protected]. Full position description can be found here


The Summit Country Day School
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Position: Director of Enrollment Management
Start Date: July 2022
 

The new Enrollment Management Director will lead a team of five and oversee all aspects of the enrollment operation for applicants from preschool through grade twelve.

For the full position description and further information, please follow this link.


The Summit Country Day School
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Position: Middle School Director
Start Date: July 2022
 

The Middle School division at The Summit is excited about the return to a leadership structure that allows for a singular focus on grades 5-8. The next Middle School Director will inherit a vibrant division committed to supporting the educational growth of children ages 10-13 and preparing them for success in high school. Click here to learn more about the opportunity and the application process.

For the full position description and further information, please follow this link.


Episcopal School of Jacksonville
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: July 2022
 

Episcopal School of Jacksonville seeks a full-time college counselor beginning in July of 2022. The ideal candidate should have a working knowledge of the college search and admissions process, preferably having worked in college admissions or independent school college counseling for at least two years. The college counselor will report to the Director of College Counseling. A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred.

Job duties include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Serve as a key part of a five-person college counseling office (four college counselors and one administrative assistant) to support a senior class of approximately 150 students.
  • Advise all students and families in the entire college search and application process, including multiple personal meetings with both students and parents, keeping accurate records and detailed notes of all meetings.
  • Actively contribute to the presentations and programs of the Episcopal College Counseling office, including some evening and weekend events.
  • Write personal, comprehensive letters of recommendation for students that demonstrate deep knowledge of the child and his or her academic and extra-curricular involvement.
  • Co-lead presentations to 9th grade seminar classes on the basics of the college search.
  • Host individual meetings with 10th grade students and their parents covering academic and extra-curricular involvement.
  • Co-teach a college counseling class for 11th grade students, while also holding in-depth personal meetings with those members of the junior class assigned to the counselor.
  • Co-teach a one-day college application camp in August before school begins.
  • Participate in the life of the Upper School during and after school hours, including attending Chapel, athletic events, fine arts events, community service events, and more.
  • Commit to professional growth and development by membership in NACAC, SACAC, ACCIS, and other professional organizations, and by attending their conferences.
  • Commit to visiting colleges and universities during the school year and during the summer to learn as much as possible about their individual admissions practices.
  • Serve as an academic advisor to a small group of 6-8 students, beginning when they are in 9th grade.

The mission of Episcopal School of Jacksonville is to provide a superior college-preparatory education in an environment marked by high expectation, Christian nurture, and social diversity. Through a balanced program of academics, arts, and athletics, Episcopal’s faculty seeks to instill in each student intellectual growth, character development, responsible leadership and a commitment to community service.

Episcopal’s Portrait of a Graduate is an individual who seeks understanding, develops a sense of self, lives with honor and purpose, and pursues a life of faith. Episcopal is built on Four Pillars -- Academics, Spiritual Life, Fine Arts, and Athletics -- which encourage personal development in every aspect of the lives of our students, helping each child reach his or her unique potential.

Jacksonville is a growing, thriving, mid-size city with fantastic weather, beautiful beaches, and a terrible professional football team.

For more information and to apply, please follow this link to our website. 


Metairie Park Country Day School
Location: Metairie, LA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2022
 

Metairie Park Country Day School seeks an Associate Director of College Counseling who will support a growingly diverse community of students as they navigate their individual college research, application, and matriculation processes. The Associate Director of College Counseling is a full-time, 10-month position, reporting to the Director of College Counseling and can anticipate managing the college application process for approximately thirty-five families per year. A department of two, the Director and Associate Director, work in close collaboration. The ideal partner will be an effective counselor with a demonstrated interest in and capacity for working with high school students and their families as well as college representatives, faculty, and administrators. Essential skills include centering students in the process, excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong public speaking and organizational skills, the ability to have honest and straightforward conversations, and the ability to meet, as well as support students and faculty in meeting deadlines. Expertise in college admission counseling and upper/high school college counseling is essential. Cultural competency, eagerness to collaborate, and respecting sensitive and confidential issues are vital in this role.

Duties and Responsibilities

  • Creating a warm, responsive, and inclusive space for all Metairie Park Country Day community members and visitors
  • Working in collaboration with the college counseling team in the continued development of a comprehensive college counseling program that meets the needs of the MPCDS community
  • Counseling approximately 35 seniors and their families through the college search and application process beginning individually in the junior year
  • Communicating regularly and effectively with parents regarding the college admission process
  • Writing compelling and authentic letters of recommendation for students
  • Working collaboratively with students, faculty, and administrators on the course selection process
  • Collaborate with the Testing Coordinator for PSAT, Pre-ACT, and AP Testing
  • Speaking and co-facilitating at college counseling, transition, and financial aid related programming as well as parent nights, panels and forums throughout the year
  • Participating in local and national associations relevant to the profession, including NACAC, SACAC, and ACCIS with occasional travel to professional conferences and college programs

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; master’s degree preferred
  • Experience in college counseling, college admissions, or school counseling with an understanding of the current college admission landscape
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion with a high level of cultural competency and willingness to support all students’ identities
  • Knowledge of financial aid processes across income levels; No need, middle and low income, and Pell Grant eligible
  • Interest and desire to know various college environments including selective, historically Black, community and state colleges and universities and understand the importance of community fit
  • Polished oral, written, telephone, and email communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and a wide variety of constituents
  • Exhibit strong public speaking skills and the desire to lead and participate in events for students, parents, and colleagues
  • Excellent planning, prioritization, and organizational skills with the ability to successfully manage multiple tasks
  • Partner with a positive attitude, proactive approach, a customer service mindset and the ability to work as part of a collaborative administrative team that values each member’s voice
  • Proficiency with essential Web-based platforms, such as SCOIR and Google Suite
  • Flexible and resilient problem-solver with a demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • A student-centered focus throughout the college admissions process with the ability to develop strong relationships with students and to assist them in relating their skills, aptitudes, and interests to current and future goals and college plans

Information about Country Day is available on our website: www.mpcds.com
Interested parties may send a cover letter with resume to: [email protected]
Please contact [email protected] for salary information.

Metairie Park Country Day School considers all applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, veteran status, age, or disability. 


Georgetown Preparatory School
Location: N. Bethesda, MD
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 2022
 

Georgetown Preparatory School seeks a College Counselor to join our team as of August 2022. The ideal candidate will have a minimum of a bachelor’s degree and two to four years of high school college counseling or university undergraduate admission experience 

The college counselor will support students and their parents/guardians throughout the college application and selection process, guiding a caseload of approximately 40 students per grade level. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; familiarity with the goals, objectives, and mission of a Jesuit college preparatory high school; the ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse student and parent/guardian population; up-to-date knowledge of colleges and universities nationwide and the programs that they offer; and familiarity with the SAT, ACT, and AP standardized testing programs.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Managing a caseload of students and directing all aspects of the comprehensive college counseling program with each of them individually. This includes (but is not limited to):
  • Hosting group and individual meetings with students and families.
  • Writing the school letter of recommendation.
  • Remaining current on and educating students and parents about college admission trends.
  • Submitting application support documents as needed.
  • Serving as a liaison and communicating between and with students, families, and college admission offices as needed.
  • Assisting with college counseling programs (day and evening) throughout the school year.
  • Developing and maintaining relationships with colleges through attendance at conferences, counselor information meetings, and college visits.
  • Assisting with PSAT, SAT, ACT, and AP Test Administration.
  • Representing the College Counseling Program at school events.
  • Participating in professional development to promote self-growth, build relationships and remain current with programs, policies, and practices that meet the needs of students.
  • Requirements and Skills:
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills.
  • Strong organizational and presentation skills with an ability to meet deadlines.
  • Demonstrated ability to take initiative and work independently as well as work collaboratively.
  • An interest in working with teenagers as well as with parents/guardians.
  • Experience with and an understanding of colleges nationwide: their academic programs, admissions policies, financial aid policies and procedures, etc.
  • Computer skills (including proficiency with Google suite) and experience with specific college counseling software, preferably Veracross and SCOIR.

Working Environment: This is a 12-month full-time position. It will require occasional evening and/or weekend work and reports to the Director of College Counseling.

How to apply: All interested candidates should submit their application through the Employment page of our website and include

  1. A letter of interest
  2. Resume
  3. A sample letter of recommendation to serve as a writing sample (500 - 1000 words)

Georgetown Prep offers a comprehensive and competitive benefit package (including health, disability, sick and vacation leave, 403b retirement plan with match, and a variety of other employee valued benefits).

To apply for any of our open positions, please begin the application process by clicking on this link:
https://forms.veracross.com/Forms/gprep/ApplicationforEmployment/StartNew.aspx

As a Catholic institution, Georgetown Preparatory School is an Equal Employment Opportunity employer in compliance with all applicable EEO laws.


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

The School
At Greens Farms Academy (GFA), students are empowered to do the hard, thrilling, essential work of shaping their own world, of building their own future. More than 700 PreK -12 students come from 23 towns in Fairfield and Westchester counties and form a joyful community that aspires to live by the school's motto, "Each for All." Founded in 1925, GFA is situated on a former Vanderbilt estate in a scenic 44-acre campus located in Westport, CT. The school’s highly regarded academic program is built around small class sizes (average 15), mentoring partnership with faculty (8:1 student to teacher ratio), and innovative programs designed to support students’ pursuit of questions that matter to them. The faculty is characterized by its growth mindset, embracing innovation, exploring a range of student-centered approaches, and constantly seeking to better serve its students.

A stunning waterfront campus in Westport, CT, comprises three ecosystems - a salt marsh, Audubon woodlands, and the Long Island Sound - and architecture ranging from a modernized Vanderbilt estate to a state-of-the-art center for arts and global studies. GFA has graduated thousands of compassionate, enterprising, broad-minded women and men - people with the courage and vision to build a better world. The GFA mission plays an essential role in school life: GFA engages students as partners in an innovative, inclusive, and globally-minded community to prepare them for lives of purpose. Faculty and staff have committed that language to memory, along with our core values -- passion, integrity, empathy, curiosity, excellence -- so as to better live out the spirit of those words. GFA is a suburban school close to major transportation and a five-minute walk from the Greens Farms Metro-North train station. The campus sits on the Long Island Sound, a half-hour south of New Haven and an hour north of New York City by car or commuter train.

The Position
Greens Farms Academy seeks an Associate Director of College Guidance to begin July 1, 2022. The Associate Director will report to the Director of College Guidance and directly support the functions of the College Guidance Office. This person will be responsible for guiding a cohort of students and families through the experience of applying to college. The Associate Director will join a fast-paced office of professionals with a service-oriented ethos in supporting students and their families. The Associate Director will have a strong commitment to independent school life which involves chaperoning duties, serving as a student advisor, and taking on various other responsibilities as needed.

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

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

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

Professional Qualifications:

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

Personal Qualities:

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

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


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

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

Responsibilities
The Upper School Dean’s primary duties include:

On student life...

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

On college guidance...

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

And...

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

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


Sun Valley Community School
Location: Sun Valley, ID
Position: Associate College Counselor
Start Date: July 1, 2022
 

MISSION
From our campus to the wilderness, we inspire students to think critically, engage confidently, embrace challenges, and lead impactful, purposeful lives.

ABOUT SUN VALLEY COMMUNITY SCHOOL
Our philosophy? Build community. Take risks. Grow your curiosities. Pursue your passions. Aim for personal bests. We are a PreK-12 day and boarding college prep school of 450 students set in the iconic mountain resort town of Sun Valley, Idaho. Our faculty and staff are passionate about the outdoors, the arts, innovation, athletics, adventure, service, and the work they do with students. They are engaged and encouraging, and they believe in our student-centered approach.

Our students are open to new experiences, take advantage of the natural environment, thrive in a small-town community but have a solid sense of the broader world. A Sun Valley Community School experience balances intellectual inquiry with adventure. We ask students and faculty alike to push comfort zones and seek understanding. We value inclusivity, authenticity, and critical thinking.

POSITION
Sun Valley Community School is seeking an Associate College Counselor to join the highly collaborative College Counseling Office. This new colleague will serve alongside the Director of College Counseling as the school’s primary source of support and guidance for students and families during all aspects of the college search and application process. The Office’s philosophy is to guide and encourage our students to seek a best-fit college where they will achieve their next set of educational goals. This is a full-time position, with benefits, beginning on or before July 1, 2022.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Advise approximately 25 students and their families in all phases of the college search and application process, including student self-reflection, college list building, revising essays, standardized testing, and financial aid;
  • Write honest, comprehensive, and supportive recommendation letters that appropriately advocate for each student;
  • Meet all deadlines to submit recommendation letters and other school supporting documents;
  • Conduct Junior Cohort workshops and Senior Cohort workshops;
  • Co-present Grade 9 -12 parent meetings;
  • Co-lead a college campus visit week each February during the winter term trip cycle;
  • Collaborate with the Director of College Counseling to explore, evaluate, and when appropriate, refine the college counseling curriculum;
  • Support the Director of College Counseling in developing, refining, and implementing a rolling three-year strategic plan (2022-2025) for the office;
  • Participate in relevant professional development through national and regional conferences, workshops, webinars, etc.;
  • Cultivate long-term relationships with college admission offices through college campus visits, participating in counselor fly-in programs, email communication, and hosting college admission representatives on our campus or via video conferencing;
  • Participation in some evening, weekend, and our Outdoor Program is required;
  • Act as an advisor to a cohort of 9th-12th grade students;
  • This position reports to the Upper School Head.

QUALIFICATIONS
Candidates who wish to be considered for this position should have:

  • The energy, patience, and sense of humor to thrive in a fast-paced environment with adolescents and other school community members;
  • Experience in higher education admissions and/or college counseling;
  • A demonstrated commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion;
  • A detail-oriented approach, with exemplary writing, communication, public speaking, and organizational skills;
  • A strong work ethic, a willingness to initiate, and the ability to manage multiple priorities and deadlines;
  • Track and adapt to current trends in college counseling and college admissions;
  • Understand and embrace the unique culture of an independent school in a vibrant mountain resort town
  • A Bachelor’s degree.

Please send an electronic cover letter, resumé, and three references letters by Friday, January 28, 2022 to:

Sun Valley Community School
Attn: Associate College Counselor
℅ Royce Mussman, Director of College Counseling
[email protected]

Sun Valley Community School is an equal opportunity employer. The school encourages, seeks, and will employ applicants the school deems qualified for the position sought, regardless of age, ethnic background, nationality, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identification, or physical ability, with reasonable accommodation to fulfill the responsibilities of the position.


Moses Brown School
Location: Providence, RI
Position: Co-Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2022
 

Moses Brown School is a 237-year old co-educational independent day school enrolling 775 students nursery through twelfth grade. A Friends school, MB exists to inspire children to reach their full intellectual and spiritual potential. We engage students in a rich academic curriculum, a broad offering of arts and athletics, and a daily life rooted in the Quaker values of community, equality, and service. We affirm the Quaker belief that there is an inner light in each person that is worthy of dignity and respect. We consider simplicity, integrity, group wisdom, and respect for differences to be paramount in helping students of all faiths and backgrounds discover their identity and mission in the world. In its hiring practices, Moses Brown does not discriminate and seeks to maximize the diversity of the school, in terms of class, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, abilities/disabilities, and language.
Moses Brown seeks an enthusiastic and highly qualified Co-Director of College Counseling to join our experienced and collegial team. This is a shared leadership position among three co-directors, each of whom oversees specific aspects of our dynamic college counseling program.

The ideal candidate would possess a Master’s degree and a minimum of three years of college counseling experience. A background in college admissions and college counseling office leadership experience is strongly preferred. The most compelling candidates will possess the willingness and desire to work as a collaborative team member, a robust work ethic, outstanding organization and time-management skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, creativity, humor, and the ability to effectively engage with a diverse group of students, parents and guardians, faculty, and administrators.

Reporting to the Head of Upper School, this is a 10-month full-time position to begin in August 2022.

Responsibilities include:

  • Collaborating to manage a comprehensive college counseling program as one of three co-directors/full-time counselors with the support of an office coordinator
  • Serving as the primary college counselor to approximately 35 students in the senior class and approximately 35 students in the junior class
  • Advising and supporting members of the senior and junior class and their parent(s)/guardian(s) in all aspects of the college admission process, including discussing college possibilities, guiding course selection, educating families about the college admission landscape and trends in higher education, providing guidance on essay and supplement writing, navigating the athletic recruitment process, and offering resources regarding financing an undergraduate education
  • Engaging with the Moses Brown community in ways that will help the counselor develop a holistic understanding of each student within its context, as well as gain an understanding of the MB program
  • Writing a compelling and detailed letter of recommendation for each senior counselee
  • Participating in planning, presentation, and sponsorship of all office programming, including occasional evening and weekend commitments
  • Meeting with college representatives who visit Moses Brown and cultivate excellent relationships with admission colleagues
  • Pursuing professional development by visiting college campuses, attending regional/national conferences, engaging in college-sponsored events, and participating in professional organizations
  • Exhibiting proficiency with technology related to college search and application: Naviance, Common Application, Coalition Application, and other web-based programs
  • Performing other duties both within and outside the college office given the talents and background of the individual

The position may include responsibilities such as supervising the Office Coordinator, managing the office budget, and/or overseeing a variety of other aspects of the college counseling program, dependent on the candidate’s background and skills.

To apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter that serves as a statement of interest, and the names and contact information for 3 references to [email protected]. It is very important that you indicate the job number (CCO-001) in the subject line of the email. Once we have read and discussed applications, we will be in touch with select candidates to arrange interviews.


Greenwich Country Day School
Location: Greenwich, CT
Position: Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2022
 

Greenwich Country Day School (GCDS) is an independent, co-educational day school with a current enrollment of 1375 students in grades N-12, and a faculty and staff of over 350. The original Old Church Road campus is home to grades N-8 and the Upper School campus (9-12), now entering its fourth year, is located less than two miles away on Stanwich Road.

Due to the expansion of the high school program, Greenwich Country Day School seeks an Assistant or Associate Director of College Counseling to start July 1, 2022 or sooner. The successful candidate will have at least 5 years of experience in selective college admissions or college counseling in independent schools. With a student/counselor ratio of 30:1 the Associate / Assistant Director will work closely with the Director of College Counseling, Associate Director, and Office Assistant to guide 11th and 12th-grade students through all aspects of the college exploration and application process. Such guidance includes, but is not limited to, counseling students and parents on college options, planning standardized testing strategies, developing student recommendations, assisting with all aspects of the financial aid process, and reviewing applications. In addition, the Assistant / Associate Director will also participate in teaching GCDS’ College Seminar course and play a meaningful role in student life.

As an ambassador of the School, the College Counseling Assistant / Associate Director will have the opportunity to contribute to other functions within daily life at GCDS such as admissions, teaching, advising, and athletics. This is a twelve-month administrative position and reports to the Director of College Counseling. Occasional evening and weekend commitments are expected as well as some travel. Diversity is a core value at GCDS, and we seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion.

Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years of successful experience working with students and their families in the college admissions process in either a secondary school college counseling office or in a college admissions office
  • An in-depth knowledge of colleges and universities as well as a contextual grasp of the current college admissions landscape
  • Intimate knowledge of the financial aid process
  • An interest in project-based educational pedagogy and a commitment to guiding students with a wide variety of academic and extra-curricular interests and abilities
  • Strong analytical writing skills
  • An ability to engage students in a classroom setting and teach a course geared towards the college search and application process
  • Active participation in local and national associations relevant to our profession, including NACAC, College Board and ACCIS, as well as interest in attending college tours and networking with colleagues in college counseling and college admissions
  • Strong public speaking skills and the desire to participate in events for students, parents and colleagues
  • A team-oriented approach to all aspects of the college counseling process and collaborative spirit of engagement in all professional endeavors
  • Commitment to fostering a diverse, equitable and inclusive school community
  • Willingness to take on multiple roles within the school

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in education or related field
  • Experience as an academic advisor
  • Athletic coaching experience

Interested candidates are invited to use the link provided to send a cover letter and resume to Susan Fahey Khanna, Director of Human Resources ([email protected]).


The Potomac School
Location: McLean, VA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2022
 

The Potomac School is seeking an Associate Director of College Counseling. This is a full-time position reporting to the Director of College Counseling and the Head of the Upper School. This position has a shared responsibility for guiding the approximately 120 members of each year’s graduating class through the transition to postsecondary education. As a member of a four-person college counseling team, the Associate Director has responsibility for about 35% of the class and prepares a letter of recommendation for each student assigned to her/him.

The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; familiarity with the goals and mission of an independent school; the ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and ambitious student and parent population; knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admissions policies, and financial aid policies; and exemplary writing skills. A Bachelor’s Degree is required, and experience in college counseling and/or selective college admissions is preferred.

In striving to fulfill its mission, The Potomac School seeks many different voices, viewpoints, and backgrounds. We recognize that differences are a source of strength, and we know that everyone is enriched when each person's contributions and perspectives are valued. Please contact Heather B. Deardorff ([email protected]), Director of College Counseling or Tim Jaeger ([email protected]), Associate Head of School for more information or to apply.  For full position description, please view the information on our website, linked here


Hotchkiss School
Location: Lakeville, CT
Position: Director of College Advising
Start Date: July 1, 2022
 

Hotchkiss is a place like no other: curiosity rules, nature inspires, excellence abounds, and we have a lot of fun doing work to which we are deeply committed. Our next director will live and work in this environment, immersed in the richness of the boarding school life while broadly connecting to the world of college and university opportunities. 

The Hotchkiss School seeks a diversity of experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds in our faculty and staff so that, collectively, we inspire a diverse range of students who are committed to the betterment of self and society, and to cultivate in them at the highest standards of excellence.

The College Office at the Hotchkiss School has been well led for many years, and the current director has accepted a new senior position in the School beginning in July 2022. To build upon the success of our program, we seek a director motivated by challenge, inspired and caring when working with students, eager to become part of a community, and compelled to make a difference in the lives of others.

Anticipated Search Calendar:
Application Deadline: 1/14/2022
Semifinalist Interviews: 1/26/22 - 2/4/22
Finalist Visits: Week of February 14, 2022

Application Requirements and Search Process:
DRG Talent Advisory Group is conducting this search on behalf of The Hotchkiss School. To discuss this opportunity in more detail, contact our lead consultants: Andrew Watson, Senior Search Consultant, [email protected], and Jennifer Fleischer, Search Consultant, [email protected].

Candidates should submit, as soon as possible, materials including the following:

  • A cover letter indicating why they are particularly interested in and qualified for the position.
  • A current resume.
  • A statement of leadership philosophy.
  • The names, email addresses, telephone numbers of five references, to include the relationship with the references. (We will obtain permission from candidates, at the finalist stage, before contacting references.)
  • Optional: other supporting material (articles, speeches, videos, or letters of recommendation) that would be useful to the Search Committee.

Candidates should upload materials directly on the DRG website by visiting The Hotchkiss School listing at DRG (www.drgsearch.com). 

The Hotchkiss School is an equal opportunity employer and is committed to basing judgments concerning the employment of individuals upon their qualifications and abilities. The School is firmly committed to equal employment and advancement opportunities for all employees and applicants in all phases of the employment process (including recruitment, hiring, assignment, terms and conditions of employment, compensation, benefits, training, promotion, transfer, discipline, and termination).

In accordance with applicable law, the School does not discriminate against any individual based on age, ancestry, color, genetic information, learning disability, marital status, past or present history of mental disability, national origin, physical disability, race, religious creed, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other protected characteristic.


Riverdale Country School
Location: New York, NY
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2022

Riverdale Country School seeks candidates for a new Associate Director of College Counseling position who possess many, if not all of the following:

  • A strong commitment to centering students – their aspirations and their social and emotional needs – in their college search and working alongside the adults in their lives to help support them;
  • An interest in and demonstrated ability to work with students with a range of identities, enabling them to feel seen and heard throughout their college search;
  • Significant professional experience in selective college admission (previous experience in college counseling is valued but not required);
  • Alignment with Riverdale’s mission and values, including commitment to diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging;
  • Exceptional written and verbal communication skills;
  • Skilled at navigating difficult conversations;
  • An ability to work in a fast-paced, detail-oriented, and demanding work environment that requires significant time spent outside of traditional school hours;
  • An orientation toward working in a highly collaborative team environment;
  • Knowledge of additional languages welcome;
  • Proficiency with admissions software and Google Suite;
  • Bachelor’s degree, with an advanced degree preferred.

To Apply:
Interested and qualified candidates are invited to contact the consultants in confidence. Please find the full position description and consultant contact information LINKED HERE

All candidates will need to submit the following materials as separate PDF documents:

  • A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position;
  • A current résumé;
  • A list of three professional references with name, relationship, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission).

Selected candidates could also be asked to provide sample counselor letters of recommendation.


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

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

Responsibilities include counseling and supporting students in the college selection and application process, working with students individually and in small groups, building relationships with parents, writing recommendations, providing feedback on applicants’ essays, advising students on course selection, taking part in professional development, and other projects and activities as assigned by the Director.

We seek candidates who will be active participants in the community to join our robust team of thirteen experienced and diverse counselors. Collaboration and teamwork are cornerstones of the CCO team. Bachelor’s degree required. A minimum of 5-7 years of combined experience in college counseling and/or selective college admissions, with an emphasis on college counseling, is preferred.

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

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


Brooklyn Friends School
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2022

Brooklyn Friends School, a K-12 Quaker school in Brooklyn, NY, seeks a full-time Associate Director of College Counseling. This is a 12-month position beginning July 1, 2022. This position reports to the Director of College Counseling.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Advise a cohort of about 30 students and families on all aspects of the college admissions search, application, and financial aid process.
  • Provide support for students and families through one-on-one meetings that include, but are not limited to, editing essays, interview preparation, college list development, athletic and/or artistic recruitment, and financial aid.
  • Write comprehensive letters of recommendation that highlight a student’s experience through the Upper School.
  • Facilitate a bi-weekly Junior College Seminar during the Spring semester.
  • Collaborate with the Director of College Counseling to explore, create, and refine opportunities and programming for all Upper School students and families.
  • Willingness to enthusiastically engage with students and colleagues across the Upper School.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities relating to college counseling and college admissions at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Participation in some evening, weekend, and overnight programs is required.
  • Other duties specified by the Director of College Counseling and the Upper School Leadership Team, including but not limited to, serving as a club and grade-level advisor.

Qualifications and Characteristics Sought:
Educational Leadership

  • Candidates must demonstrate a passion for working with students and be able to view the role through an equity and belonging framework, which is responsive to the unique needs of each student. College Counseling at BFS is highly collaborative, so
  • successful candidates must be team-oriented.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s in counseling, higher education, or related field preferred.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in college admissions and/or college counseling.
  • Demonstrate a strong desire to work with students and families within a diverse community.
  • Possess extensive and nuanced knowledge about the ever-evolving landscape of college admissions.
  • Desire to be highly collaborative while also being comfortable with autonomy.
  • Clear and confident presenter in small and large groups.
  • Exceptional writing, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in curriculum and/or program development.
  • Commitment to social justice, anti-bias education, and Quaker values.
  • Ability to meet and adhere to multiple deadlines and strong organizational skills.

Additional Considerations
Although not required, the following areas of knowledge would be helpful:

  • Independent schools, particularly Quaker schools
  • International Baccalaureate Program
  • Athletic recruitment
  • Fine and performing arts recruitment
  • International admissions
  • Data collection and analysis

To apply, please provide the following:

  1. Cover letter addressed to the Director of College Counseling. Along with punctuating your interest and experience, your cover letter should also address how you feel that your professional journey aligns with our school’s Quaker values and pillars of social justice and civic engagement.
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of three references

Please email the above attachments (if possible as a single PDF) to: [email protected] and put Associate Director of College Counseling in the subject line.


Fountain Valley School
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2022

Fountain Valley School is a co-ed, college-preparatory boarding/day school enrolling 230 students in grades 9-12. Founded in 1930, the School provides a rigorous, global curriculum in academics, arts, athletics and the outdoors in a diverse community to develop young adults who are courageous, open-minded, self-reliant, curious, and compassionate. This is a full-time, 10-month faculty position reporting to the Director of College Counseling. The Assistant Director counsels students and families through all stages of the college process. Responsibilities include: assisting students with the formulation of appropriate college lists, guiding students through the writing and editing of application essays, managing records in Common App and SCOIR, educating parents, faculty and other constituents about recent trends in college admission, delivering appropriate curriculum to sophomores, juniors and seniors, developing relationships with college admission personnel, advocating for students throughout the process, and building knowledge of colleges and universities. 

For full position description and to apply, follow this link to our website. 


Dwight-Englewood School
Location: Englewood, NJ
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: Late winter/early spring 2022

The Dwight-Englewood School College Counseling Office (CCO) seeks an experienced and energetic individual to join our dynamic six-person team as a Director of College Counseling.

The individual in this position will guide students and their families through all stages of the college search and admissions process, demonstrating a commanding knowledge of college admissions and financial aid, an interest in remaining current on the admissions and higher education landscape, and a commitment to professional development. The CCO fosters an active and open-minded collaboration with families, and a supportive environment in which students learn to identify their goals and interests, manage a complex process, and make healthy and confident decisions about their higher education. We believe that each student should be accountable and proactively engaged in the self-evaluation, research, and application processes that are essential to maximizing the match between individuals and their college goals. 

As an academically rigorous college preparatory institution which greatly values diversity and integrity, this work serves a vital role in our community. Understanding that Dwight-Englewood School is recognized as being one of the most culturally diverse schools in Bergen County, the Director must have the broadest possible knowledge and understanding of the range of possibilities for students. The four Directors of College Counseling work in collaboration with each other and the Dean, each reporting to the Dean of College Counseling and the Upper School Principal.

The Director of College Counseling will:

  • Counsel approximately 30-35 students through the college application process in grades eleven and twelve
  • Collaborate on targeted presentations and workshops for students in grades nine and ten
  • Teach College Knowledge, the college counseling curriculum, during the spring semester of junior year; and oversee progress through the senior fall process of finalizing student college application lists, essay development and completion, and submission of applications
  • Establish, maintain, and develop relationships with college admissions professionals and D-E faculty/staff
  • Attend and participate in national and regional conferences, individual college visits, and virtual professional development programming
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with parents/guardians regarding their children’s college process
  • Compose detailed counselor recommendation letters for senior advisees and act as advocate for each advisee
  • In collaboration with CCO colleagues, plan and implement events for students and families, including but not limited to: college roundtable parent discussions, workshops/presentations on financial aid, athletic recruiting in the college process, Junior Family College Night, Virtual College Conference, and grade level specific programming.
  • Represent CCO at school wide admission open houses and other events as needed
  • Advise on course selection and its ramifications in the college selection process
  • Assess students’ academic progress to meet requirements of specific colleges
  • Remain informed about financial aid issues in the college process and assist senior families in their understanding of financial aid packages
  • Advise students and families on the college admissions software Scoir, which serves as the central communication tool and application management database for students and the CCO
  • Assist in creating, updating, and editing written materials and online content.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of College Counseling or the Principal

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Three to five years’ experience in selective college admissions and/or college counseling in independent schools, and extensive knowledge about the college research, application, and selection process.
  • Excellent communication ability, including effective writing and presentation skills
  • Desire and a demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment with an established team
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of college options and application process, and the ability to guide a diverse student body with specific information about schools
  • Superior organization, attention to detail, and follow-through
  • Empathetic approach and counseling expertise with both parents and students
  • Facility and experience with technology
  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with adolescents and their families
  • Humor, flexibility, and grace under pressure, and the ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated commitment to uphold Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Terms of Employment:
This administrative position begins each year in mid-August two weeks before school opens (one week before the faculty arrives) and lasts until mid-June, for a week after the faculty leaves. Specific dates are provided in each contract.

Please submit a resume and letter of interest to [email protected]


Trinity School
Location: New York, NY
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2022
 

Trinity School is a college preparatory, co-educational independent day school for Grades K-12, located on the Upper West Side of New York City. Long regarded as a school that values scholarly investigation, scholastic excellence, and meaningful conversations between teachers and students, Trinity has built an illustrious tradition of achievement in academics, athletics, and the arts. Founded as a charity school at Trinity Church in 1709 for 40 students, it moved to its current location in 1895 and is the oldest continuously operating educational institution in the City of New York. The school stretches nearly the entire length of 91st Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues and enrolls over 1,000 students across three divisions: Lower School (K-4), Middle School (Grades 5-8), and Upper School (Grades 9-12). Parents have a high regard for what Trinity does and appreciate its inspirational mission.

Trinity School in Manhattan seeks a full-time Director of College Counseling. This is an extraordinary opportunity for candidates who have extensive knowledge and experience in highly selective college admissions or independent school college counseling (or both). The ideal candidate will possess a strong professional network among the college admissions and counseling communities and the ability to oversee, evaluate, and nurture all aspects of a comprehensive college counseling program.

The Director oversees a team of four (three Associate Directors and the College Counseling Office Department Administrator). This is a 12-month position reporting to the Head of School. The Director is a member of Senior Administration. The joys of college counseling at Trinity School spring first and foremost from the opportunity to work with the dedicated, skilled, delightful professionals who so ably support and guide the exceptionally talented, motivated student population through the college admissions process.

Responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the caseload of Associate Directors (approximately 30 students per team member (including the Director);
  • Working collaboratively and diligently with students and their families, welcoming and encouraging interaction and visits with the College Counseling Office;
  • Sharing responsibility with the team for writing letters of recommendation and guiding faculty who provide additional letters of endorsement;
  • Conducting parent presentations, including Junior and Senior College Nights, to familiarize students and their families with the college search and application process;
  • Conducting guidance classes regarding college and career planning;
  • Collaborating with the Department Administrator to organize and oversee SAT/ACT testing and track testing results;
  • Updating the School Profile and conducting annual data analysis of college placement;
  • Organizing and overseeing the Commencement ceremony working with the College Counseling team, the Upper School Principal, and the Director of Special Events; leading the selection of Senior class speakers and facilitating speech preparation;
  • Supporting opportunities for professional development for
  • team members;
  • Conducting annual staff evaluations and related conversations with team members;
  • Overseeing department budget and assessing department resources;
  • Supporting the school’s anti-racist vision;
  • Fostering and maintaining professional relationships with college and university admissions officers across the United States keeping abreast of trends to determine the implications for students;
  • Representing the school at regional and national meetings.

To Apply:
Please reference the position profile on the Carney, Sandoe & Associates website for further details about the position and school and the application process.

Questions, contact:
Ben Bolté, Senior Search Consultant
Carney, Sandoe & Associates
[email protected]
617-933-3430 


Providence Day School
Location: Charlotte, NC
Position: Associate Director of College Guidance
Start Date: August 1, 2022
 

Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC invites applicants to apply for a full-time, 10-month Associate Director of College Guidance position. Joining a highly collaborative office consisting of a Director, two existing Associate Directors, and an Administrative Assistant, this individual will be assigned 25% of the students in each Upper School grade.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  1. Assists and guides these students and their parents with the students’ college choices or other post-graduate plans.
  2. Provides financial aid and scholarship information to the students and their parents.
  3. Assists these students with planning their academic high school program.
  4. Assists these students with writing essays and activities lists, completing applications and preparing for interviews.
  5. Writes letters of recommendation to accompany applications.
  6. Assists the Director with all current College Guidance Programs: Application Bootcamp, Senior Application Night, College Coffees, Sophomore College Field Trip, Junior College Night, Young Alumni Forum, PSAT Parent Meeting, Freshman Focus, Junior College Group Meetings, Senior Parent and Student Transition to College Programs, informational programs regarding Financial Aid, Athletic Recruiting, and Arts in College, and Sophomore Case Studies.
  7. Meets with college admissions representatives during their campus visits and attends local college counselor events.
  8. Visits college campuses during the school year and summer.
  9. Attends an average of two professional conferences per year: SACAC yearly, plus a rotation of NACAC, College Board, and/or ACCIS conferences.

Other Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  1. Assists the Director with all standardized testing programs, including PSAT, in-school ACT, and Saturday SAT Test Center administrations.
  2. Assists the Director with all Commencement/Senior Convocation preparation.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree is required, and a Master’s degree is preferred. Experience in college counseling and/or selective college admissions is preferred. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills; familiarity with the goals and mission of an independent school; the ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and ambitious student and parent population; knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admissions policies, and financial aid policies; and exemplary writing skills.

Application Process: Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest, current resume, and a list of references with telephone numbers (references will only be contacted for applicants that advance in the process). Initial interviews and applicant contact is expected to begin around mid-January.

Materials should be sent to [email protected]. Full position description is linked here


Episcopal School of Acadiana
Location: Cade, LA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2022
 

Episcopal School of Acadiana is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of College Counseling. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with initiative and vision to further develop a strong existing program that focuses on helping students find colleges and universities that best meet their needs while ensuring the program remains true to the mission of ESA and adheres to NACAC’s Guide to Ethical Practice in College Admission.

ESA is a co-educational college preparatory school enrolling approximately 600 students in grades PK3 through twelve. Founded in 1979, the school has a rich tradition of exceptional preparation of students in intellectual and creative pursuits that enable each to realize their personal “excellence from within.” Students, faculty, and administrators alike are highly motivated and dedicated to maintaining and enhancing a school community that develops a sense of personal, social, and academic responsibility. Our students excel in the classroom, on the stage, in the studio, on the playing field, and the service of others 

Job duties will include:

  • Guiding families through the college search and application process being mindful of the importance of fit and affordability.
  • Supporting college applications for students including writing letters of evaluation, submitting all secondary school materials on time, and offering guidance to seniors on the composition of necessary writing.
  • Preparing and making college counseling presentations to students and parents, faculty, and other constituents as needed.
  • Planning and development of future enhancements to the college counseling program.
  • Using and teaching the use of Scoir to students and parents.
  • Continuing professional development through attending conferences, visiting campuses, and other opportunities as they present themselves.
  • Hosting college admission representatives who visit ESA in-person or virtually.
  • Serving on a grade team as an academic advisor to a group of students
  • The possibility/opportunity to teach one or two sections of an academic course

Well qualified candidates will have qualifications including:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree or higher preferred
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a high-school college counseling position or relevant college admission experience, independent school knowledge strongly preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills necessary for working with students, parents, faculty, and college representatives
  • Excellent organizational skills with close attention to detail and deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Eagerness to engage in the “whole school” experience

As a member of the Episcopal School of Acadiana faculty, the Director of College Counseling serves as representative of the school at all times, upholding its mission both personally and professionally. Candidates must be self-motivated, possess excellent communication skills, and embrace educating the whole child. Successful candidates appreciate, believe in, and engage that an independent school education does not just occur in the classroom and is not confined to the academic day. Being a person that self- identifies (and that others describe) as a “happy” person, an emotionally intelligent person, a person with natural “situational awareness,” a person who consistently strives to improve, a “forward-looking” person, and a person who “plays well with others,” are all characteristics of the successful candidate. (EHSBR, 2021)

Submission Information:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Kat Movassaghi, Head of Upper School at [email protected].

Additional information about Episcopal School of Acadiana and more in-depth description of the position may be found here


Milken Community School
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning
Start Date: July 2022
 

Milken Community School is seeking a Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning to begin July 2022. The Director will be an experienced college counselor who delights in working with students and partnering with parents/guardians, faculty members, and fellow administrators and who is also a strategically minded, community-oriented, and dynamic leader with extremely strong communication skills and broad connections in the college admission community. Ideal candidates will be able to guide parents and students through a thoughtful journey that emphasizes reflection, discovery, and excitement. The Director will work to balance the ambitions of both students and parents and, above all else, help them to understand the importance of a strong match.

For a comprehensive position description that includes current priorities, opportunities and challenges, desired qualities and qualifications, and application guidelines, please click HERE


The Dalton School
Location: New York, NY
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2022
 

The Dalton School is seeking a Director of College Counseling effective July 2022. The Director of College Counseling reports to the Assistant Head of School for Academic Administration/High School Director and serves on the high school leadership team. The Director oversees an office of five (the Director, three Associate/Assistant Directors, and the College Office Assistant) and is responsible for articulating and facilitating the vision of the department.

Among other areas, ideal candidates will have:

  • excellent communications skills, especially engaging public speaking, close listening, and clear and dynamic writing abilities;
  • significant experience in highly-selective college admissions or leadership in independent school counseling and commitment to continued professional development and growth;
  • a strong professional network amongst the college admission and college counseling community;
  • knowledge of curriculum development and an understanding of the curricular landscape as it pertains to college admissions;
  • the skills and knowledge to advance and integrate Dalton’s ongoing work in the area of DEI.

For a comprehensive position description that includes current priorities, opportunities and challenges, desired qualities and qualifications, and application guidelines, please click HERE


Trinity Academy
Location: Raleigh, NC
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: January 2022
 

Trinity Academy seeks a Director of College Counseling to begin in early 2022. Founded in 1995, Trinity is an independent, college preparatory, classical, Christian day school, enrolling approximately 540 students in transitional kindergarten through grade 12. The high school enrollment is 173.

The Director of College Counseling is responsible for supporting and advising students and their families through the college search and application process and cultivating relationships with colleges and universities.

The ideal candidate will possess at least a bachelor’s degree and four to six years of experience in college admissions and/or college counseling. Additional desired attributes include outstanding written and verbal communication skills, extensive knowledge of colleges and their programs, exceptional time-management and organizational skills, general flexibility, and the ability to work effectively as a team member. For the full job description and a better understanding of the mission of Trinity Academy, please click here.


Greenhill School
Location: Addison, TX
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2022
 

The Director of College Counseling is responsible for supporting/advising students and families through the college application/admission process and enhancing Greenhill's relationship with colleges and universities.

This position is one of four Directors of College Counseling, reporting to the Head of Upper School and supported by the College Counseling Coordinator. Each Director works with 30-35 students per grade level, assigned during students’ 10th grade year, guiding them through their college search and application process. 

Role and Responsibilities

  • Support to Students and Families
  • Provide counseling and support for students in their college application process and provide ongoing information to parents
  • Write counselor recommendation letters for 30-35 seniors; prepare Greenhill’s supporting documents for colleges and scholarship organizations
  • Give feedback on students’ application essays and supplementary writings
  • Host informational events for students and parents: grade-level college nights, winter admission colloquium, financial aid series, Dallas College Previews fair, etc.
  • Use the MaiaLearning system to keep records and enhance lines of communication with students and parents

Liaison to College Admission Offices

  • Work with colleges’ admissions offices throughout the country (and globally as appropriate) to maintain a comprehensive understanding of the college admission landscape and support our students as applicants
  • Share oversight for college admission representatives’ visits to Greenhill to meet with students and/or college counselors
  • Participate in professional activities that support the goals of Greenhill and the College Counseling Office, such as conferences with NACAC, TACAC, College Board; visiting colleges and universities; etc.

Support to Administration and Faculty

  • Compile statistics on college application and matriculation
  • Prepare annual report presentation for Greenhill’s Board of Trustees
  • Prepare annual budget for College Counseling Office and its activities
  • Serve as a resource for Upper School curricular planning
  • Counsel faculty and coaches on how to help students through the college selection process and how to write college recommendations.
  • Serve as liaison to grade-level faculty team
  • Work with the Communications Department to ensure that college counseling webpages are current and informative and to publish the Greenhill College Profile

Administration of AP & PSAT Testing
The College Counseling Office oversees the administration of all AP and PSAT testing, including communication with students and families, coordinating the testing facility and materials

Qualifications and Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
10 years’ experience in selective college admission and/or in a college counseling office in a school

Specific Skills and Abilities:

  • A thorough understanding of the application process at public and private colleges and universities, and of the college-admission landscape
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet prescribed deadlines while handling multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team and across the school’s departments
  • Interest in all aspects of education and dedication to promoting Greenhill's priorities by developing excellent working relationships with faculty and administrators
  • Strategic, big-picture focused
  • Detail-oriented
  • Self-motivated, independent, and flexible
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent public speaking/presenting skills
  • Ability to communicate proactively, empathetically, and effectively with all constituent groups, including students, families, faculty, staff, and administrators from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to respond effectively and graciously to the needs of a diverse student and parent community, and knowledge of the developmental needs of high-school students
  • Ability to support occasional evening and weekend events
  • Willingness to travel to visit colleges and participate in admission conferences

Work Environment
Busy office environment with multiple projects and activities. Meetings in one’s own office and in various other locations on campus. Numerous scheduled meetings; also, sudden needs or student drop-in visits.

Physical Demands
Typical office environment physical demands

To apply, please follow THIS LINK to our employment website.


John Burroughs School
Location: St. Louis, MO
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2022
 

About John Burroughs School
Founded in 1923, John Burroughs School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 7-12 located on a 49-acre campus in St. Louis, Missouri. Burroughs currently has 650 students, 46 percent of whom identify as students of color. Twenty-six percent of the student body receives tuition aid.

Burroughs strives to instill the joy of living through active learning, integrity, and service to others. We seek to cultivate an inclusive community that nurtures authentic learners who lead and inspire meaningful lives. At Burroughs we do so by valuing and learning from our differences, embracing challenges and championing growth, fostering a culture of great expectations, teaching empathy and the power of service, and offering a balanced and broad experience. Faculty, parents, and students share a commitment to a liberal arts education that strikes a balance among academics, arts, athletics, and activities. We believe that the many dimensions of diversity, equity, and inclusivity are essential to excellence in education, and they are woven into the fabric of the Burroughs experience.

For more information, see:

Opportunity Description
The Director of College Counseling will develop and manage an outstanding program, leading a team of college counselors who work closely with students throughout their high school years to educate them and their families about the application process, to guide them through the development of appropriate lists, to provide assistance as they apply, and to counsel them as they determine their best match. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing families (typically, 110-115 per grade) with information, advice and counseling as they consider higher education;
  • Counseling 35-40 student and their families;
  • Hiring, supporting and evaluating the college counseling team, which includes three counselors and a full-time administrative assistant;
  • Managing the budget for the department;
  • Developing appropriate grade-level programming for families throughout the high school years, including regular seminars for juniors and seniors and evening programs for parents;
  • Providing advice and support as families consider course selection, standardized testing, essay writing, interviewing, visiting schools, and applying;
  • Overseeing the Standardized testing of all students;
  • Working closely with the Head of School, the Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs, the counseling department, the academic support department and all department chairs to provide appropriate input into curricular and student support needs;
  • Understanding the nuances of the curriculum in order to represent it appropriately to college representatives;
  • Working closely with the alumni office to maintain connections with recent graduates;
  • Working closely with the admission office to represent the philosophy of the school with prospective families;
  • Staying informed on admissions and college counseling trends nationally and maintaining a presence--and ideally leadership--in NACAC, MoACAC, ACCIS and other organizations;
  • Establishing and maintaining close working relationships with college and university admissions representatives through hosting events on campus and regularly traveling to colleges;
  • Working closely with the communications office to update the website, regular newsletters, handbooks and other materials related to college counseling;
  • Understanding major issues in college counseling--from financial aid, to merit scholarships, to all national issues--in order to keep the faculty, staff, administration, student body, parent body and Board of Trustees educated and informed about important issues;
  • Remaining abreast in DEI issues to ensure outstanding support for families of all religious, ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds;
  • Serving as an expert on athletic recruitment, music and theater auditioning; portfolio submissions and other special requirements of the application process;
  • Interviewing prospective students;
  • Engaging in the life of the school by being a presence at events like plays, concerts, and athletic events;
  • Being a supportive and engaging colleague and school leader.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a college degree and possibly an MA;
  • Have expertise in the college counseling world through many years of experience and leadership in a college admissions office and/or a strong independent school college counseling program;
  • Have strong cultural competency demonstrated by a commitment to work in diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • Have strong technical skills and comfort with Cialfo and/or Naviance as well as traditional software programs;
  • Be an effective writer and speaker;
  • Be an outstanding and collaborative colleague with a tremendous work ethic and sense of humor.

Application Process
Interested candidates should submit the following documents electronically to Dorothy Swicord, Special Assistant to the Head of School ([email protected]):

  1. Cover letter stating interest in and qualifications for the position
  2. Educational philosophy statement that includes approach to college counseling
  3. Current resume, including phone number and email address
  4. Names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references

Files will be reviewed as received with a strong preference given to candidates whose materials are received by DECEMBER 1.

After reviewing all applications, Head of School Andy Abbott and Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Chris Front will speak to a select group of applicants by phone. Our hope is to complete those phone interviews by January 10. From that group, three to four candidates will be invited to Burroughs for a school day in mid-to-late January during which they will be interviewed; go on a student-led tour of our campus; and meet with students, faculty members, and administrators.

If you have questions about the position, contact Chris Front, Director of Academics ([email protected]).


The Buckley School
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2022
 

The Buckley School seeks a Director of College Counseling to begin the role in 2022. The Director will be responsible for leading and managing a four-person college counseling office and for administering and participating in the school’s day-to-day college counseling activities. The Director will develop and maintain relationships with appropriate colleges and universities and have a solid understanding of the admissions processes and requirements at a range of institutions. This will enable the office to guide students and parents/guardians as they navigate the application process and seek financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

The Director regularly engages in conversation with other Buckley leaders about the ongoing development of the school’s curriculum and academic programs. The ideal candidate will be a relational, dynamic, team-oriented, effective manager and leader. At the core, the Director will have an interest in and enthusiasm for working with high school students, their families, college representatives, faculty, and administrators. For a comprehensive position description that includes current priorities, opportunities and challenges, desired qualities and qualifications, and application guidelines, please click HERE.


Avenues: The World School
Location: Shenzhen, China
Position: Director of Student Wellbeing
Start Date: July 15, 2022

Avenues prepares students to lead and thrive in a globally connected, innovation-driven and largely unknown future. For that, nurturing the wellbeing - academic, social, emotional, ethical and psychological - of every student is essential. Through our 6-12 deans program, we ensure that every student experiences the mentorship, belonging, tailored support, and transformative learning experiences that help them thrive during and beyond high school. In grades 10-12, deans also expertly guide students' college process, guiding our graduates on to well-chosen, desirable, and selective post-secondary pursuits. This comprehensive counseling approach allows for a deeper understanding of each student and trusting partnerships between school and families. This trust, in turn, makes post-secondary counseling a personal and growth-oriented experience for students and their families.

Avenues Shenzhen seeks a Director of Student Wellbeing - the senior leadership role dedicated to realizing these goals. This role leads the wellbeing team in grades 6-12, comprising deans, psychologists, learning specialists and others, and is a key leader in the Secondary Division and a member of the Campus Leadership Team. The deans who report to this role are leaders (also mentors, cheerleaders, confidants, and occasional tough-love-givers) who support students' wellbeing, partner deeply with their families and across the division, and support their journey to what's next: https://www.avenues.org/about/college-counseling.

For more information and to apply, please follow this link to our website. 


International School of Minnesota
Location: Eden Prairie, MN
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: ASAP

Overview:
The College Counselor will work with 7th-12th graders to navigate their college search process. The College Counselor oversees every part of the college admissions process for the student and has knowledge of the application process in addition to the changing landscape of college admissions.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage the College Placement Program
  • Meet 1-on-1 with students Grade 7 – 12 and provide an individualized college exploration experience
  • Cultivate a space that students feel comfortable in
  • Help students set and complete goals
  • Meet with parents to assist them in the college search
  • Work with the academic advising team to plan and teach weekly lessons
  • Plan and execute the Fall College Fair and two College Information Nights each year
  • Coordinate visits from College Admissions representatives
  • Stay up to date on college and university programs and offerings
  • Utilize Naviance to schedule visits, work with students, and send information to colleges

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or more advanced degree from an accredited institution
  • Completion of a graduate program in guidance and counseling from an accredited institution
  • Three to five years of experience, energetic, someone who can think outside the box
  • The ability to talk to top universities about our students
  • Private school experience is desired
  • Experience at College Counseling

This is a full-time, calendar year, benefits-eligible, in-person position. Candidates should email Kelly McPherson at [email protected].


Premium Prep College Counseling
Location: Remote (can work from anywhere)
Position: Private College Counselor (full-time)
Start Date:  ASAP

Premium Prep is an elite college counseling firm seeking exceptionally qualified candidates for the position of Private College Counselor. This position is full-time (W-2), with a caseload of 20-25 students per graduation class and some moderate administrative/managerial tasks. Counselors can be based anywhere in the country and enjoy a highly flexible work schedule. Starting salary is $75,000.

Successful candidates must have:

  • Extensive experience in high school college counseling (preferably some college admissions experience too);
  • A keen understanding of the complexities of today’s selective college admissions process;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and comfort working with both parents and students;
  • In-depth knowledge and a record of having visited hundreds of colleges across the country;
  • Strong writing and editing skills; comfort working with clients in-person and remotely;
  • The willingness to remain exceptionally responsive to client schedules and needs.

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

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

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


Premium Prep College Counseling
Location: Remote (can work from anywhere)
Position: Private College Counselor (part-time)
Start Date:  ASAP

Premium Prep is an elite college counseling firm seeking exceptionally qualified candidates for the position of Private College Counselor. This is a great opportunity for part-time employment or supplemental income, with caseloads ranging anywhere from 5 to 25 students. Counselors can be based anywhere in the country and enjoy a highly flexible work schedule. Pay is between $150 and $250 per hour, depending on experience.

Successful candidates must have:

  • Extensive experience in high school college counseling (preferably some college admissions experience too);
  • A keen understanding of the complexities of today’s selective college admissions process;
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and comfort working with both parents and students;
  • In-depth knowledge and a record of having visited hundreds of colleges across the country;
  • Strong writing and editing skills; comfort working with clients in-person and remotely;
  • The willingness to remain exceptionally responsive to client schedules and needs.

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

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

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


Culver Academies
Location: Culver, IN
Position: Dean of Advising
Start Date: June 2022 or earlier

A great opportunity here at Culver. We have moved the program forward a great deal. Next fall (2022) we expect to have the staff in place so that our advisors work with reasonable cohorts of students across grade levels. By working with students and families over their full tenure at Culver, we will build the relationships critical to helping them navigate themselves through Culver's unique program.

A new role, the Dean of Advising reports to the Dean of Faculty and serves as a critical member of the academic leadership team. The Dean of Advising oversees a team of eight additional advisors, including an experienced and respected Director of College Advising, with primary responsibility for both academic and college advising, supporting students throughout their entire Culver experience, grades 9-12, as they come to understand themselves as learners, leaders, and citizens. The goal is to offer best-in-class advising for our students, offering four-year single advisor model, with the staff and programming time to live the ideal model of advising.

Feel free to reach out with questions. Dave Bonner, Director of College Advising, [email protected].

Please see the full, formal position description, linked HERE. Competitive applicants will have experience in academic advising, college counseling, or college admissions. Interested candidates are invited to reach out in confidence to [email protected] or [email protected] as soon as possible.


UCEazy
Location: Remote/Online
Position: Part-time College Counselor
Start Date: ASAP

UCEazy is offering a part-time/work-from-home opportunity for college counselors. UCEazy is a Cupertino, CA-based company whose mission is to simplify college admissions for students whose parents were born outside the U.S. Because all meetings with students are through Zoom conferencing, counselors can be located anywhere in the U.S.

At this time, we are seeking applicants who are well-versed in assisting students and their families prepare for college. We prefer that our counselors have at least 10 years of experience, preferably currently working in a private school and/or university setting. Experience in STEM-related counseling is a plus. This is a great opportunity to make a real difference in the college/career journey of a student from a first-generation immigrant family.

To apply, please send a resume and statement of interest to Karen Rowe at [email protected].