Career Opportunities

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


* Avenues: The World School, Director of Student Wellbeing - China
The Buckley School, Director of College Counseling - CA
Chadwick International, Director of College Counseling - South Korea
Culver Academies, Dean of Advising - IN
Derryfield School, Associate Director of College Counseling - NH
* Galin Education, College Counselor - WI
* Galin Education, Part-time College Counselor - Remote
Georgetown Preparatory School, College Counselor - MD
Greenhill School, Director of College Counseling - TX
* International School of Minnesota, College Counselor - MN
John Burroughs School, Director of College Counseling - MO
La Jolla Country Day School, College Counselor - CA
Premium Prep College Counseling, Private College Counselor (full-time) - Remote
* Premium Prep College Counseling, Private College Counselor (part-time) - Remote
Regents School of Austin, Associate Director of College Counseling - TX
Shanghai American School, Director of College Counseling - China
St. Paul's School, Associate Director of College Advising - NH
Trinity Academy, Director of College Counseling - NC
* UCEazy, Part-time College Counselor - Remote

*non-member listing


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.


Derryfield School
Location: Manchester, NH
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: January 2022
 

The Derryfield School seeks an experienced and dynamic Associate Director of College Counseling. This is a half and then full-time, 10-month, position with a targeted start date of January 2022; half-time through July 2022 and full-time starting in August 2022. Salary is competitive based on experience.

The new counselor will join the college counseling team in guiding students and their families through all stages of the college search and admission process. Derryfield’s four-year, developmental approach to the process includes self-assessment and forward planning for freshmen and sophomores, and one-on-one college counseling relationships with juniors and seniors. While grounded in the philosophy of the student-centered and student-driven search for “fit,” working closely with parents is an intrinsic part of the process as well. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Working individually with 35 – 45 students in each of grades eleven and twelve, and actively contributing to all office programs, presentations, and initiatives; reporting directly to the Director of College Counseling.
  • Developing and maintaining close professional relationships with students, parents, faculty/staff, and college admission personnel
  • Writing the School Letter of Recommendation and acting as advocate for each counselee
  • Potential travel to regional and national professional development conferences and to individual colleges and universities
  • Serving as an academic co-advisor for approximately eight students
  • Fulfilling other school duties/responsibilities deemed appropriate for the position

Qualities of a successful candidate will include:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and three to five years of experience in selective college admission and/or independent school college counseling
  • Excellent organization and communication skills — both written and oral
  • Strong ability to listen, reflect, and connect with students; to collaborate with energy and creativity as a team player; and to think strategically — both as it relates to the admission process and to the efforts of the office as a whole
  • Thorough understanding of the application process at public and private colleges and universities, current trends in admission, and financial aid
  • Facility with technology
  • Demonstrated interest in working with teenagers and in valuing diversity
  • A good sense of humor, enthusiasm, and a strong work ethic

The Derryfield School is a coeducational, independent day school serving grades 6-12, inspiring bright, motivated young people to be their best and providing them with the skills and experiences needed to be valued, dynamic, confident, and purposeful members of any community.

Salary for this position will be competitive for similar positions for day schools in New England. For information about the school, please visit our website. EOE.

To Apply: Applicants interested in joining our dynamic, forward-thinking community of talented, compassionate educators should send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and contact information for at least three references to Human Resources, Debbie Bremberg at [email protected]. References will not be contacted without permission from the candidate.


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.


La Jolla Country Day School
Location: La Jolla, CA
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: Spring 2022
 

The La Jolla Country Day School college counseling team educates, guides, and supports students and their families through the college search and application process. Our ultimate goal is for students to attend a college or university where they will be successful and well-equipped to continue that success in life. We offer a student-centered, individualized program allowing students to identify schools that align with their developing values. Our counselors are recognized experts in the college counseling profession and are regularly asked to present at international, national and regional professional conferences.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Counsels and guides students and parents towards common goals on college selection and admission by:

  • Establishing strong and regular communications with families and students
  • Being available to meet with families 9-12th grade, schedule permitting
  • Working with families and students to develop a list of colleges and universities for application
  • Evaluating the student’s academic and social growth and making recommendations to highlight the student’s candidacy in the college application process
  • Managing students’ and families’ expectations throughout the college process
  • Providing course selection advice to students
  • Providing advice and suggestions to students and families regarding extra-curricular on and off-campus activities
  • An in-depth knowledge of colleges and universities as well as contextual grasp of the current college admission landscape
  • Ensures deadlines are met in regard to letters of recommendation and other submission materials
  • Hosts college visits to campus and establishes strong relationships with college representatives and admissions officers
  • Represents the school at various events (on campus and off campus), speaking to current and prospective students and families about the services the college counseling team provides
  • Participates and organizes college preparation events such as grade level retreats, college trips, college nights, college fairs, parent presentations, etc.
  • Attend conferences hosted by professional organizations for college counseling and visit colleges and universities throughout the country

Position Requirements
The candidate must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree. In addition, they must have:

  • Experience supporting students through the college selection, application, admission, and financial aid process as a college counselor or college admissions officer
  • Willingness to work as part of a team with an emphasis on collaboration
  • Excellent communication skills, supportive attitude, and passion for guiding and advising college bound students
  • Experience with college counseling or enrollment management software
  • Commitment to La Jolla Country Day’s mission and promise, and to model our community’s core values
  • The college counselor will have a strong commitment to independent school life. The counselor can expect a fast paced, dynamic work environment, and involvement in all aspects of school life including chaperoning duties, serving as a student advisor, and taking on various other responsibilities.

The ideal candidate is committed to anti-racist education and culturally responsive instructional practices. They will possess or demonstrate the following: a growth mindset, emotional intelligence, self-motivation, positive energy, strong interpersonal skills, a service-oriented and team approach to work, approachability, adaptability, vulnerability, openness to new and divergent ideas, excellent oral and written communication skills, and comfort in an educational setting where children and adults are present.

All school personnel must successfully complete a fingerprint background check through Live Scan and provide current tuberculosis clearance.

Please submit the following: (1) your current CV/resume, (2) a cover letter outlining your interest in this role at La Jolla Country Day School, and (3) a writing sample. Please see more information and apply on our website at https://www.ljcds.org/about/career-opportunities.

Ideally, this position will start in Spring 2022. We will begin our review of application materials at the end of November 2021.  


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].


St. Paul's School
Location: Concord, NH
Position: Associate Director of College Advising
Start Date: Summer 2022

St. Paul’s School announces a search for a position of Associate Director of College Advising to begin duties in the summer of 2022. College Advisers at St. Paul’s are full-time members of the faculty, with all associated responsibilities involved in working at a fully residential school. This multifaceted position calls upon a range of talents, skills, and experiences. SPS college advisors are responsible for working closely with students, parents, and colleagues at colleges and universities in person, via videoconference, and on the telephone. The job places an emphasis on teamwork as well as both excellent writing and interpersonal skills. College advisers participate in national conferences, visit colleges, host receptions and individual meetings with college representatives, and have a willingness to maintain a flexible schedule when parents of our students travel to the School. College advisers also need to be available by email and/or phone for most or all of the year.

St. Paul’s seeks applications from candidates who will promote the School’s commitment to attracting and retaining a highly talented and diverse faculty. A successful candidate will embrace the fully residential living experience and have a demonstrated gift for engaging a diverse student body and strengthening St. Paul’s inclusive community. In addition to teaching or administrative responsibilities, faculty at St. Paul’s School are responsible for a variety of activities typical to the boarding school environment, including advising, dormitory association, coaching, committee work and other duties.

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree (or higher) preferred.

Skills and traits: Strong interpersonal skills; proficiency, expertise, and comfort as a high-volume writer; excellent public speaking and communication skills; collaborative approach to working with a team toward common goals; ability to manage various professional responsibilities simultaneously; commitment to supporting the mission and values of the School and the College Advising Office.

Experience: At least 3-5 years of college advising and/or college admissions experience is strongly preferred. As part of a residential boarding school, the candidate must be committed to working and living with adolescents and supporting their academic, social, and emotional growth.

St. Paul’s School is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity. St. Paul’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation, and complies with applicable laws for the protection of civil rights.

SALARY: Competitive, based on experience.

Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to The Rev. Michael Spencer, Vice Rector for Faculty ([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].


Regents School of Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: Immediately or January 5, 2022

Seeking an Associate Director of College Counseling to join our team in beautiful and exciting Austin, Texas, frequently ranked among the best cities in the US. Regents School of Austin is a college preparatory, coeducational, liberal arts K-12 day school with a classical, Christian curriculum. Duties are shared with the Director of College Counseling, and administrative support is also provided by a part-time Office Assistant.

The Associate Director of College Counseling will assist with all aspects of the college search and admissions process for students grades 9-12, educating families about colleges, admissions processes, trends, and procedures and helping students identify and select the best fit for postsecondary options. The College Counseling office advises and supports classes of 80+ students (grades are divided equally with the Director for an individual caseload of approx. 40 students per grade).

The Associate Director will also serve as testing coordinator for PSAT, AP, and (in some years) in-school SAT and/or ACT. The College Counseling Office also assists with course registration, academic advising, and year-end events including the Awards, Baccalaureate, and Commencement Ceremonies.

For additional details about duties, responsibilities, and qualifications or to submit an application, please visit this link.


Galin Education
Location: Remote
Position: Part-time College Counselor
Start Date: ASAP

We are currently seeking College Counselors to work remotely with high school students and their families through the college admissions process. This position is part-time and could be a good fit for an independent school counselor looking to work with a few extra students.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with 5-15 students in each graduating class through all aspects of the college admissions process;
  • Communicate with parents on a regular basis;
  • Make use of publicly available data to inform advice and expertise;
  • Participate in continuing education / professional development (professional development budget is part of our compensation package!)
  • Write blogs and articles targeted at high school students and their parents;
  • Coordinate events to speak publicly about college admissions;
  • Develop relationships with local high school counselors and other educational experts.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required / advanced degree preferred;
  • A minimum of three years of experience in admissions at a selective college OR a minimum of five years of experience working as a counselor in a high school;
  • Exceptional writing skills;
  • Exceptional communication skills;
  • Attention to detail, with strong organizational skills;
  • Expertise in using web-based tools to advise students;
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed (determined by students’ schedule).

How to Apply:
Qualified applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and salary requirements to [email protected] with the subject COUNSELOR. We will only contact applicants who move onto an interview.


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.


Chadwick International
Location: Incheon, South Korea
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2022

Chadwick International opened in 2010 as the second campus of Chadwick School in Palos Verdes, CA established in 1935. Chadwick International is a PreK-12 non-profit, coeducational international school housed in an exceptional 500,000 square foot state-of-the-art educational facility on the school’s 17-acre campus in the heart of the Songdo International Business District in Incheon, South Korea.

Our Mission: Develop Global Citizens with Keen Minds, Exemplary Character, Self-Knowledge, and the Ability to Lead

Chadwick Philosophy: Chadwick Schools are deeply committed to self-discovery through experience and reflection. Students develop the joy of learning, self-confidence, well-being, and curiosity through interactive and practical experiences. Our schools share the core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, fairness, and compassion.

Through active participation in an intentionally diverse and inclusive environment, students make a positive impact within and beyond their own communities. By living and learning in a student-centered, collaborative atmosphere of excellence, integrity and trust, we come to expect the best of ourselves and others.

Chadwick International achieves its educational mission through highly experienced, dedicated, and caring faculty members from around the world. Chadwick International is also an accredited International Baccalaureate school for the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP), and Career-Related Programme (CP), as well as the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The Class of 2016 was the first group to graduate from Chadwick International School.

Position Title: Director of College Counseling
Reports to: Upper School Principal and Head of School
Receives Guidance From: School Administrators, particularly US Principal and Head of School
Supervises: Associate Director of College Counseling, Assistant Director of College Counseling, College Counseling Department staff.

Essential Duties

  • Oversees and implements the college counseling process for the Upper School.
  • Serves as a member of the Administrative team and Core Advancement team.
  • Oversees and supports additional staff on an as needed basis (Ex: school registrar, standardized testing coordinator).
  • Liaises with the Admissions Office.

College Counseling

  • Serves as a primary contact for students, parents, and college admission representatives for the school.
  • Guides a specific group of students and families as they undertake the college selection, application, financing and enrollment process.
  • Creates and participate in evening and weekend events and activities designed to enhance the knowledge base of Chadwick families in the college selection, admission, and enrollment process, as well as participate in selected recruitment events for the school which may include some summer work.
  • Leads and participates in the committee that writes, reviews and refines the Chadwick School letter of recommendation sent to each college and university to which students apply.
  • Represents Chadwick School to and maintains strong communication and professional networks with college admission deans and directors so that they are well informed and up to date about the school, its offerings, its quality and its integrity.
  • Establishes and maintains professional networks within the international counseling community.
  • Assists with the course selection process for Grade 10 students and parents including presentations that create awareness and understanding for an inclusive learning environment and multiple pathways to graduation.
  • Assists the SAT/PSAT administrations on the Chadwick campus.
  • Assists the Student Support Team as they register qualified students for Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) and helps oversee their testing accommodations as they relate to SAT/PSAT.
  • Assists in developing reports to the Board of Directors.
  • Oversees the office budget.
  • Overseas the process of writing and editing the annual school profile with support and advice from the college counseling team, Upper School principal, Director of Communications, and Head of School.
  • Directs all major communications from the college counseling office to the Chadwick community.

Education, Experience and Skill Requirements

  • Master’s Degree and at least 10 years of experience in college counseling including some significant leadership experience (IBDP and International School experience are highly preferred)
  • Work experience in highly selective university admissions is an added benefit to have.
  • Detailed understanding of the key features of and application processes for all of the following university systems: the United States, the UK, Western Europe and Canada.
  • Ability to communicate proactively and effectively with all constituent groups, including students, families, faculty, staff, and administrators from diverse backgrounds (religious, ethnic, socio-economic etc.)
  • Able to work with ambitious parents while promoting the "best fit" model.
  • Strong references from previous supervisors.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Korean is a plus.
  • Demonstrates personal integrity, professional ethics, team player, sense of humor, risk taker, open minded, and student centered
  • Willingness to travel - visiting colleges and universities, and participating in domestic and overseas Admission Conferences.

Interested parties are encouraged to apply through Search Associates or Carney Sandoe & Associates. You may email to the Upper School principal, Joseph Levno, with any questions ([email protected]).


Georgetown Preparatory School
Location: North Bethesda, MD
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: January 5, 2022

Georgetown Preparatory School seeks a College Counselor to join our team. The start date is January 5, 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.

Interested candidates should submit:
1. A letter of interest
2. Resume
3. A writing sample. (500-1000 words)

To view the position description online, view our Employment webpage. To apply for this position, please begin the application process by clicking on this link.


Galin Education
Location: Madison, WI
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: July 1, 2022 or sooner

We are currently seeking to hire a full-time, Madison-based College Counselor to work with high school students and their families through the college admissions process. This position offers flexible hours; with a growing organization, there is much room for future growth in both salary and responsibility. Desired start date is on or before July 1, 2022, and part-time work leading up to July 1 is a possibility. Opportunities for relocation bonuses are available.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with students through all aspects of the college admissions process;
  • Communicate with parents on a regular basis;
  • Make use of publicly available data to inform advice and expertise;
  • Participate in continuing education / professional development;
  • Write blogs, present at conferences & events, and assist with other marketing efforts
  • Develop relationships with local high school counselors and other educational experts.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required / advanced degree preferred;
  • A minimum of three years of experience in admissions at a selective college OR a minimum of five years of experience working as a counselor in a high school;
  • Exceptional writing and communication skills;
  • Attention to detail, with strong organizational skills;
  • Expertise in using web-based tools to advise students;
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends, as needed (determined by students’ schedule)

Salary: Base salary $55,000-$60,000/year
How to Apply: Qualified applicants should email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject MADISON COUNSELOR. We will only contact applicants who move on to an interview.


Shanghai American School, Puxi Campus
Location: Shanghai, China
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2022

Under the direction of the division Principal, the Director of College Counseling will provide strategic leadership to the college counseling department.

Key Performance Areas:
Leadership

  • Manage a team of three college counselors and an administrative assistant in the solidification of a comprehensive 9-12 college counseling program for a diverse international population.
  • Prepare and present on wide-ranging college admission topics to various constituents (parents, students, faculty, Board members, and community groups).
  • Oversee all seniors and their families through a thoughtful college outcome considering individual complexities of academics, finances, passport, application country system, and other sociological factors.
  • Take leadership on best practices around candidate presentation, including counselor letters of recommendation and teacher recommendations.
  • Together with the college counselors, craft and deliver a strategic vision for the school’s four-year college counseling program designed to prepare students for a variety of post-secondary opportunities.
  • Lead the Puxi campus college counseling team in a manner that promotes teamwork, accountability, and individual growth. Includes the supervision and performance evaluation of the college counseling team.
  • Develop a comprehensive and strategic professional development program for all college counselors that includes college visitation and attendance at professional conferences.
  • Lead advocacy efforts for SAS students with appropriate ambitions towards selective and highly selective schools
  • Lead operations critical to the program including coordination of standardized testing.
  • Develop and implement robust parent education to provide across the K-12 continuum as appropriate.
  • Sit on the Puxi High School Leadership Team to provide clarity and guidance where college admission, secondary school pedagogy, and student wellbeing intersect.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor departmental budgets.
  • Support a case-load of students and their families to identify post-secondary opportunities through research, application, selection, and decision-making.

Collaboration

  • Coordinate with Director of College Counseling on the Pudong campus, Deputy Head of School, Campus Heads, and High School Principals to develop and execute a whole school strategic vision for college counseling.
  • Promote strong ties between the college counseling office and related constitutes, including the Athletic Director, Class Deans, Director of Communications, Director of Admission, Director of Alumni & Development, and Department Chairs.
  • Work with both High School Principals to envision and coordinate TheEleven, a week-long spring retreat for rising seniors which has a college search process focus.
  • Collaborate with the Advancement and Alumni Relations offices to build and support institutional advancement with our alumni.
  • In consultation with the Director of IT and principals, manage the college counseling software procurement process.
  • Work with faculty to develop an understanding of shared responsibility for supporting students in the college process.

Presentation

  • Together with the Director of College Counseling at SAS Pudong, and using appropriate platforms (Schoology, newsletters, handouts, etc.), develop and promote dual-campus topic-specific resource materials to educate community in a way that supports counseling initiatives.
  • Using College Kickstart, Maia, and manual data collection, harvest all relevant statistics (testing, GPA, matriculation information, college trends) for contextualizing college admission to relevant contingencies including the Board of Trustees, students, parents, and faculty.
  • Through directed travel and communications, cultivate relationships with college admission and financial aid officers as well as fellow college counseling professionals to promote the reputation of SAS Puxi and maintain best practices within a continually evolving admission landscape.
  • Promote counseling and educational access to university systems across North America, the UK, Europe, Asia and Oceania.
  • Together with campus-specific College Counselors, craft and deliver a strategic vision for the school’s four-year college counseling program designed to prepare students for a variety of post-secondary opportunities.
  • Serve as a liaison to colleges and universities, the College Board, ACT, NACAC, International ACAC, CIS, ACCIS, and other relevant organizations and institutions. Work with college and university admissions officials to promote SAS and stay abreast of admissions trends to maximize post-secondary opportunities for students.
  • Coordinate the development of online resources and publications.
  • Design and update the school profile on a yearly basis.

To apply, please see information on our website, linked here; full position description linked here


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].