Career Opportunities

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


The Athenian School, Associate Director of College Counseling - CA
Casady School, Associate Director of College Counseling & Registrar - OK

College MatchPoint, College Consultant - Remote
Kimball Union Academy, Assistant Director of College Advising - NH
Sacred Heart Preparatory School, Associate Director of College Counseling, CA

Trinity Hall, College Counselor - NJ
Woodside Priory School, Associate Director of College Counseling - CA

*non-member listing


Kimball Union Academy
Location: Meriden, NH
Position:  Assistant Director of College Advising
Start Date: January 2021

Founded in 1813, Kimball Union Academy is one of the oldest private boarding high schools in New Hampshire and the country. KUA blends the best of the New England boarding tradition with an innovative, modern educational program for a diverse group of day and boarding students from across the country and around the world. Located in the village of Meriden, New Hampshire in the heart of the Upper Valley, Kimball Union is minutes from Dartmouth College and has direct access to Boston and New York. 

Essential Functions of the Position:

  1. Student Advising. Advise students individually on the college search and application process, including self-exploration, academic planning, goal-setting, self-advocacy, and application review.
  2. Advisor Recommendation Writing. Write comprehensive and creative advisor letters of recommendation for members of the senior class.
  3. Constituency Education. Assist the Director of College Advising in educating parents, students, faculty, administrators, and trustees regarding all aspects of the college application process, including on the use of SCOIR, web-based advising software.
  4. Project Leadership. Direct specific programs and projects as identified by the Director of College Advising and/or Associate Director of College Advising.
  5. Relationship Building. Consult regularly with college admissions representatives on current practices and admissions trends and to advocate on behalf of student applicants through phone conversations, email interactions, attendance at conferences, participation in visitation programs, and hosting college admissions representatives on campus.
  6. Professional Development. Pursue opportunities for professional growth and school exposure through participation in professional organizations such as the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS), the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC), The College Board, the ACT, SCOIR, and the like.
  7. Community Participation. Meet the requirements and expectations of participation as faculty at a boarding school, possibly including advising, dorm duty, dorm leadership, teaching, coaching, supervising clubs, or other administrative duties. 

Hours of Work: The position is year-round and full-time position. The typical expectation is a 40-hour work week, with the understanding that when school is in session, employees work Saturdays and occasional weekends. Other duties and responsibilities in coaching and in the dormitories may be added on top of this work load. Standard school vacations are offered. 

Qualifications:

  1. Bachelor’s Degree required
  2. Experience in using SCOIR helpful
  3. Experience in high school college advising or college admissions strongly preferred
  4. Experience in Boarding Schools preferred
  5. Ability and willingness to coach an interscholastic team preferred
  6. Preferred Skills & Qualities: organized, out-going, service-oriented, strong communication skills, attention to detail, outstanding writing skills, strong work ethic. 

APPLYING:
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references to [email protected] or mail to: 

Kimball Union Academy
Human Resources
PO Box 188
Meriden, NH 03770 

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


Casady School
Location: Oklahoma City, OK
Position:  Associate Director of College Counseling & Registrar
Start Date: July 1, 2021

Casady School, an independent, coeducational, Episcopal day school in Oklahoma City, seeks qualified candidates for the position of Associate Director of College Counseling and Registrar. 

Essential Functions: 

College Guidance Counselor 
Manage a caseload of students, providing strategies, advice, support, and guidance to those students and their families throughout the application process and in making the best individualized choice for college. 

Registrar 
Maintain student academic records. 

Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • A minimum of 3-5 years of experience in college counseling or college admission
  • Excellent verbal and written communication
  • Detail-oriented
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills and ability to work collaboratively
  • Values diversity, equity and inclusion and has proven success engaging with a diverse student body

For a complete job description, visit our website: https://www.casady.org/about/careers 

For additional information, please contact Amanda Kisselle, Director of College Counseling, at [email protected]. 


Sacred Heart Preparatory School
Location: Atherton, CA
Position:  Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: January 2021

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) is rooted in a strong and deep history. Founded in 1898 by the Society of the Sacred Heart, an international congregation of Catholic women religious, it is a Roman Catholic, independent, coeducational school dedicated to the educational philosophy expressed in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools. SHS is made up of three divisions: Preschool & Kindergarten, Lower & Middle Schools (grades first through eighth) and Preparatory (grades nine through 12).

Located on a beautiful 64 acre campus in the San Francisco Bay Area, SHS is one of 24 schools in the U.S. and Canada Network of Sacred Heart Schools and is affiliated with a network of over 200 Sacred Heart schools worldwide. The school's mission is to educate the whole child to be a leader who loves God and serves others. For more information about the schools, please visit our website: https://www.shschools.org/about/overview

The role of the Associate Director of College Counseling at Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) is an exceptional opportunity to expand your career as a respected staff member of one of the Bay Area’s premier independent Catholic schools. This full-time position enjoys an 11-month schedule of duties effective January 4, 2021. 

Essential Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Counsels students and their parents, individually and in groups, regarding college selection, application and admission procedures.
  • Manages a caseload of assigned students, counseling them in selecting best college fit.
  • Supports students in personal statement and supplemental essay writing and completion of applications.
  • Provides advice for student entrance exam testing; provides pre- and post-test counseling.
  • Coordinates students’ accurate testing/academic records with SHP’s Testing Coordinator and Registrar.
  • Advocates for students throughout the application process, including writing a detailed and timely letter of recommendation for each.
  • Provides support in guiding students/families through the financial aid process.

Required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience include but are not limited to:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s or postgraduate work in subject matter or counseling strongly preferred.
  • 3-5 years of college admissions or college counseling in an independent/Catholic school environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills and commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Experience with online college admissions software (Scoir) strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work well with students and colleagues; willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the SHS community. Demonstrated interest in working with adolescents and their parents.
  • A clear understanding of the complex nature of the college counseling and college application process.
  • Spanish speaking strongly preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as necessary. 

A detailed job description, detailed instructions for applying and information about the school can be viewed at the school website: Career Page 

Salary:
This position offers competitive compensation based on years of experience and skills level; health and welfare benefits subject to plan parameters, including medical, dental, vision, Life & LTD, 403(b) retirement plan, and more. 

To Apply:
To apply online send a resume and cover letter to [email protected] and indicate Associate Director of College Counseling 2020 in the subject line of the e‐mail. We apologize that we are not able to respond to email or phone requests for additional information. You may also mail your resume and cover letter to: Sacred Heart Schools, 150 Valparaiso Avenue, Atherton, CA 94027 Attention Human Resources: Associate Director of College Counseling 2020. 

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state or local laws. As a faith-based institution, we reserve the right to use religion as a criterion in hiring decisions, as permitted by law, as it relates to performing essential job duties. 


The Athenian School
Location: Danville, CA
Position:  Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: January 2021

Application Priority Deadline: September 18, 2020

The Athenian School, an independent co-educational day and boarding school in Danville, California seeks dynamic and highly qualified candidates for the position of Associate Director of College Counseling. This is a full-time, 12 month position. 

Key Responsibilities:
Responsibilities include advising and supporting students in all aspects of the college admission process, writing recommendations, working with students individually and in small groups, building relationships with parents, and developing and maintaining relationships with colleges and universities.

Core Qualifications:
The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, a strong work ethic, and a desire to work with a diverse group of students and parents. A Master’s degree (or equivalent experience) and three to five years of experience in college admissions and/or college counseling are strongly preferred. 

It is important that candidates possess the flexibility, energy, sense of humor and commitment to teamwork that life in an independent day and boarding school requires. We seek someone who possesses both an appreciation for adolescents and a collaborative spirit. 

Please see the link provided here for the full job posting, position description, and application information.


Woodside Priory School
Location: Portola Valley, CA
Position:  Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: January 2021

Job Description:
Woodside Priory is seeking a full-time, qualified, experienced candidate for the position of Associate Director of College Counseling, beginning January 2021. This position reports to and collaborates closely with the Director of College Counseling to guide students through every aspect of the college search and application process. Strong candidates will have experience in a college admissions environment and/or college counseling office. The Associate Director of College Counseling collaborates with the Director of College Counseling in all aspects of the college counseling department and program. Candidates should have 3-5 years of experience working in either college counseling at an independent or Catholic high school or in college admissions. 

Responsibilities:

  • Reflect the mission of Woodside Priory School to students, parents and colleges.
  • Inform students, parents, and faculty about admission requirements, tests dates, deadlines, and important trends in college admission.
  • Guide students and parents through the college application process in both individual and family meetings.
  • Manage a caseload of students, counseling them in making the best individualized choice for college.
  • Write the counselor letters of recommendation for seniors, assist the Director in updating the School Profile and College Counseling Handbook yearly, and work with the Registrar to prepare transcripts and other necessary application documents.
  • Access information and transcripts in Blackbaud for use in counseling students.
  • Support students in writing their personal statement, supplemental essays, and completing college applications.
  • Assist the Director with presentations to students, parents, faculty, and college representatives.
  • Provide support in guiding students through the scholarship and financial aid process.
  • Represent the Priory in professional organizations having to do with college admission and participate in conferences and workshops.
  • Maintain cordial relationships with college admission offices and keep them informed about the Priory and applicants.
  • Visit colleges and universities on a regular basis.
  • Attend bi-monthly meetings with the Director of College Counseling, Director of Guidance and Counseling, Director of Learning Support, Director of Diversity, Equity and Inclusion, Head of Upper School, Dean of Students, and Dean of Residential Life.
  • Perform other duties assigned by the Director of College Counseling and/or the Head of Upper School. 

Qualifications:

  • The ideal candidate will have a bachelor’s degree; master’s degree preferred.
  • The candidate should have 3-5 years of prior experience working in college counseling or college admissions.
  • The candidate must be an outstanding communicator and deep listener who appreciates diverse perspectives.
  • The candidate should possess strong collaboration and cross-cultural competency, and demonstrate a commitment to student wellbeing and balance, and to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • The candidate should also possess outstanding interpersonal skills and a dedication to utmost confidentiality.
  • The candidate must have excellent organizational skills and be detail-oriented, as well as strong work ethic and high level of integrity.
  • The candidate must be able to use Blackbaud, Scoir, and other college application softwares.
  • The candidate should be high-energy, flexible, adaptable, and enthusiastic about working with young people.
For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website 

College Matchpoint
Location: Virtual
Position: College Consultant
Start Date: September 2020

COLLEGE CONSULTANTS (FULL AND PART-TIME)

College MatchPoint is hiring college consultants (including a senior consultant) to join our rapidly expanding team. As a consultant, you will guide a caseload of 40-60 students through the college planning and application process. You will join a team of intelligent, passionate, caring, relentless professionals who are deeply committed to helping students. We will provide you with all the tools you need to succeed, including administrative support, billing, a project management platform, and marketing. You will follow our proven model of success, which includes the most current technology tools combined with good old-fashioned client care. We are currently looking for part-time and full-time virtual consultants. 

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Coach 40-60 students through the college planning process using the College MatchPoint system
  • Advise students on their high school academic and extracurricular choices
  • Manage student deadlines throughout the college application process
  • Develop key relationships in your area to generate additional client base
  • Attend professional development events to continuously increase your knowledge of the college planning process
  • Write articles for the College MatchPoint newsletter and blog
  • Represent College MatchPoint at conferences and community events
  • Visit at least 25 colleges per year

 Qualifications Needed 

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred)3+ years experience in college counseling or college admissions or related field
  • Commitment to the positive development of students and their families
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Good sense of humor
  • Highest ethical standards
  • Ability to work nights and weekends, as well as occasional travel
  • Membership in HECA, NACAC, or IECA (or eligibility for membership)
  • Salary range: $55,000-$72,000, based on experience, plus a bonus opportunity. We also provide a professional development and a full range of employee benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, retirement plan matching, and generous vacation days (about a month per year).
  • Hours: We work student hours: afternoons, early evenings, and one weekend day. 

Application process: Please send your resume and cover letter. In the cover letter, let us know who you are and why you are interested in joining our team. Don't be shy in your cover letter- we want to know why families would trust you to guide their students and what experience you have had that prepares you for this work. Our screening process will include an initial phone call, an in-person interview, reference requests, and a group interview.

Contact: Resumes should be sent to [email protected] (no phone calls please). For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website


Trinity Hall
Location: Tinton Fall, NJ
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: ASAP

The College Counselor is responsible for guiding the students assigned to her/him through all aspects of an effective college advisement program designed to educate and assist each young woman in finding the best college for her undergraduate career. The College Counselor works closely with students and families—throughout their Trinity Hall years, but particularly beginning in sophomore year with the formal program and more intensively in junior and senior years. Starting junior year, the College Counselor meets with students to begin the personalized college process, and students are given the opportunity to meet with college representatives when they visit Trinity Hall. In senior year the College Counselor guides and advises students and families through the formal application process. The College Counselor is expected to maintain knowledge of current college admission trends, and travel to colleges and universities will be expected. The College Counselor reports to the Director of College Counseling in the daily function and performance of her/his duties. 

List of specific responsibilities:

  • Work in close association with and in support of students and families.
  • Assist in implementing a comprehensive college advising program for grades 9-12.
  • Collaborate effectively with the Director of College Counseling, school leadership and faculty, particularly in areas related to the college admission process.
  • Assist in planning and directing 10th and 11th grade college trips as part of class trips at beginning of school year.
  • Assist in planning and implementing College Night and the Financial Aid Program for students and parents.
  • Support a robust calendar of supplemental events as part of the college counseling program, including student and parent meetings, essay writing workshops, financial aid workshops, etc...
  • Inform students of local college fair opportunities.
  • Address and communicate with parents and students regarding the various stages of college counseling.
  • Promote relationships on behalf of Trinity Hall with college admission offices.
  • Assist student-athletes with understanding and navigating NCAA eligibility procedures.
  • Compose school counselor recommendations for each student assigned to her/him.
  • Review and advise students on all aspects of their applications, with particular attention paid to the college essay(s).
  • Ensure the records of graduating seniors are kept up to date and effectively communicated to colleges and universities.
  • Participate in coordination and administration of standardized testing (AP, PSAT, Pre-ACT, SAT) on campus.
  • Work with faculty to arrange prep sessions, administer the tests, confirm proctors and ensure compliance with procedures. 

The Head of School reserves the right to make changes to the specific responsibilities outlined above as circumstances may require from time to time. In addition to the specific role and responsibilities articulated in this job description, employees should refer to the Trinity Hall Employee Handbook to familiarize themselves with general rights and responsibilities of Trinity Hall employees. Any questions should be referred to the Head of School.

Applicants should submit a resume, cover letter, and list of references to admin[email protected].