Career Opportunities

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Non-member schools interested in listing a job opening should contact Emmi Harward, ACCIS Executive Director. 


Brentwood School, Director of College Counseling - CA
The Bush School, Coordinator of College Counseling and Student Success - WA
Choate Rosemary Hall, Part-time Associate Director of College Counseling - CT
Detroit Country Day School, Director of College Counseling - MI
Episcopal High School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - VA
Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, College Counselor - DC
Northfield Mt. Hermon, College Counselor - MA
NSU University School, Assistant Director of College Counseling & College Counselor (2 positions) - FL
Poly Prep Country Day School, Upper School Dean - NY
*St. Margaret's School, Director of College Counseling - VA
St. Mark's School of Texas, Assistant Director of College Counseling - TX
Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School, Director of College Counseling - MO

*non-member listing


 

Detroit Country Day School
Location: Beverly Hills, MI
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: December 2019

Detroit Country Day School is seeking a new Director of College Counseling. The position will begin in December 2019. Currently, the College Counseling team includes a Director of College Counseling, Associate Director/ AP Coordinator, Assistant Director, Coordinator for Early High School Success and two Administrative Assistants.

The Director of College Counseling leads this team in creating, implementing and overseeing the college counseling program at Detroit Country Day School. As a member of the Upper School Community, the person in this position also works closely with the Headmaster, Chief Academic Officer, Academic Department Chairs and other Departments ensuring positive communication and coordination of information and activities relating to student success. While this position primarily follows the academic school calendar, some work and oversight are required during academic vacations, including summer break.

For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website or contact: Anne Sandoval at [email protected].


The Bush School

Location: Seattle, WA
Position: Coordinator of College Counseling and Student Success
Start Date: August 19, 2019

Part-time (93%) Academic Year
Salary scale based on experience
This position is eligible for health and retirement benefits (details available during hiring process).

The Bush School is in search of an individual to join our College Counseling team as the Coordinator of College Counseling and Student Success. We are seeking a candidate who will support the school’s mission of diversity and inclusion and who has a background that displays and proves an understanding of cultural fluency.

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


Northfield Mt. Hermon

Location: Gill, MA
Position: College Counselor
Start Date:  August 1, 2019

Northfield Mount Hermon seeks a dynamic individual to counsel students and their parents through the college selection and application process; work collaboratively with other college counselors, support staff and colleagues throughout the school to ensure that student college searches culminate in appropriate college options.

The successful applicant will have at least a bachelor’s degree in related field (master’s preferred); and at least 2 years experience in college counseling or college admission administration; experience with financial aid, merit scholarships, educational testings, summer programs, and/or year-off programs desired. Additional qualifications include excellent written and verbal communication skills, and interpersonal skills that include a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with diverse populations. Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google products preferred. Some weekend and evening work required.

Responsibilities of the position include a combination of college counseling, student advising, resident dormitory supervision, and coaching or equivalents. Candidates who can coach an interscholastic team two out of three seasons are encouraged to apply. For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website.


NSU University School
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling; College Counselor (2 positions)
Start Date:  July 1, 2019

NSU University School invites applications for two college counseling positions, an Assistant Director of College Counseling and a College Counselor. Located in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, NSU University School is a nonsectarian, private, junior kindergarten–grade 12, day school. The 1,850 members of the student body reflect the multiethnic and international demographics of South Florida. The upper school enrollment in 2018-19 is 775 students, and there are approximately 200 members in the Class of 2020. NSU University School is a part of Nova Southeastern University, Florida’s largest private university, and this affiliation provides students and staff members with exceptional academic opportunities and access to resources.

Both positions provide support to students in their process of applying to and selecting a college, partner with parents, and represent the school to colleges and universities. Experience in both secondary and higher educational settings is preferable, as is a master’s degree in a related field. An active understanding of current trends and issues in college admission; an ability to work well with students, parents, faculty, and college admission officers; and knowledge of standardized testing and secondary school curricula are essential. Exemplary organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, as well as creativity, a sense of humor, and a commitment to counsel a diverse and talented group of students through an exciting time in their lives are required. Candidates must also be willing to work closely with departmental colleagues in an energetic and collaborative setting as part of a five-member college counseling team that includes a director of college counseling, another college counselor, and an administrative assistant. These are twelve-month positions with generous benefits packages. A minimum of two years in the college counseling field is required for the Assistant Director position. For comprehensive job descriptions and to apply, please visit www.nsujobs.com.


Poly Prep Country Day School

Location: Brooklyn, NY
Position: Upper School Dean
Start Date:  July 1,  2019

Poly Prep Country Day School seeks a dynamic educator to join the Upper School Deans’ Office as Upper School Dean. The team includes five Upper School Deans and an office coordinator; each Dean is responsible for the academic, personal, and college counseling needs of approximately 25 freshmen, 25 sophomores, 25 juniors, and 25 seniors. Upper School Deans serve as the primary contact for students and parents, helping advise them on course selection, co-curricular involvement, and all aspects of the college search and selection process. Building authentic relationships is at the core of a Dean’s work at Poly––with students and their families, faculty and staff, and college admissions professionals. Deans speak publicly in venues both small and large, write letters of recommendation, and are expected to engage fully in the life of the school.

How to Apply: Interested candidates should send a cover letter and current résumé detailing their interest in the position and specific evidence of their qualifications to Kyle Graham, Assistant Head of School, Enrollment Management and Student Outcomes at [email protected]


 

St. Mark's School of Texas
Location: Dallas, TX

Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date:  July 1,  2019

St. Mark’s School of Texas seeks an experienced College Admissions professional or an Independent School College Counselor with college admissions experience to join our faculty as the Assistant Director of College Counseling beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.

The Assistant Director of College Counseling reports to the Director of College Counseling and assumes responsibility for leading, guiding, and supporting St. Mark’s students and their families through the college admissions process. In addition, the Assistant Director of College Counseling will be a resource for faculty and staff regarding college admissions. Responsibilities include educating, counseling and supporting students and their families throughout the college selection process that begins formally in the spring of the Junior year but includes family and student inquiries prior to the start of the formal process.

The Assistant Director of College Counseling will work with students individually and in small groups, will build relationships with parents, will write letters of recommendation, provide feedback on applicant essays, advise students on course selection, take part in professional development opportunities, and participate in projects and activities in support of the college admissions process. At St. Mark’s, we commit to knowing each boy, and in the role of College Counselor, the responsibility for knowing boys well is essential.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with students and families to support them during all phases of the college admissions process
  • Write letters of recommendation for half of the Senior class
  • Meet with students and families throughout the year
  • Present workshops for parents and students
  • Assist in coordinating standardized testing for St. Mark’s students
  • Serve as an Advisor in the Upper School
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with college admission officers on behalf of St. Mark’s School of Texas

Experience / Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor's degree required, master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 3-5 years experience as a college counselor in Independent Schools with experience working in selective college admissions or 3-5 years experience working in selective college admissions
  • High degree of empathy and patience combined with a genuine interest to know students
  • Excellent communication skills: active listening, strong writing, and effective speaker
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to respond effectively and timely to needs as they arise
  • Experience managing high expectations and demands from constituents
  • In-depth knowledge of college application and financial aid requirements in addition to experience with the procedures required to access these resources
  • Effective organizational skills including facility with technology and database management
  • A lively sense of humor, flexibility, and ability to multi-task
  • Discretion and respect for confidentiality

Qualified applicants should email a letter of interest and resume to [email protected].


Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School

Location: Washington, DC
Position: College Counselor
Start Date:  August 2019 

Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School invites applications for a full-time College Counselor in the College Counseling Department for the 2019-2020 academic year. Located in Washington, DC and founded in 1799, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School educates young women in grades 9-12 in a faith-centered community focused on educational excellence and rooted in the Roman Catholic faith and Salesian tradition.

The College Counselor provides support to students in their process of applying to and selecting a college, partners with parents, and represents Georgetown Visitation to colleges and universities. Qualifications include experience in a secondary school college counseling program (preferably in a Catholic and/or independent school) and/or experience in a college admissions office. Experience in both secondary and higher educational settings is preferable, as is a master’s degree in a related field. A broad understanding of current trends and issues in college admissions; an ability to work well with students, parents, faculty, and college admissions officers; and an understanding of standardized testing and secondary school curricula are essential. Superior organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, as well as creativity, good humor, and willingness to counsel a diversely talented group of students through an emotionally charged time in their lives are required. Candidates must also be willing to work closely with departmental colleagues in a collaborative, dynamic setting. Please complete an employment application and e-mail the application, a resume and cover letter to [email protected].

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


Choate Rosemary Hall

Location: Wallingford, CT
Position: Part-Time Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2019 

Choate Rosemary Hall seeks a part-time Associate Director of College Counseling to begin late summer 2019. The school is a premier college preparatory boarding school with 850 students in grades 9 - 12. The Choate College Counseling Office is comprised of a Director, a Senior Associate Director, five Associate Directors, one part-time Associate Director, a Testing Coordinator, and two Administrative Assistants. The part-time Associate Director of College Counseling is an adjunct administrative faculty position reporting to the Director of College Counseling. A full job description can be found here.


Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School
Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 12, 2019 

Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School in St. Louis, Missouri seeks a 10-month Director of College Counseling to begin August 12, 2019. The individual is responsible for all aspects of the college search and admissions process, including educating students and parents about colleges, trends, procedures, and standardized testing; advising and supporting classes and families as they go through the college search and application process, and helping students and families aspire realistically and choose wisely. This position also oversees two part-time college counselors and an administrative assistant.

The Director of College Counseling will participate in professional development opportunities including national conferences, college campus visits, and other college-sponsored programs. The ideal candidate holds a master's degree, has at least five years of experience in college admissions or high school college counseling, and has worked with Naviance.

  • At least five years of experience in college admissions or high school college counseling
  • Understanding and knowledge of Naviance
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with students, individual colleges, partner with non-profits, high school personnel, and other outside agencies
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational ability, and the ability to meet deadlines
The school's graduating classes average 70 young women with 100 percent attending 4-year colleges or universities. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and background and are competitive with those of comparable institutions. Visit www.vdoh.org/careers for a comprehensive listing of employee benefits, including tuition remission for employee children and on-campus childcare.

Episcopal High School

Location: Alexandria, VA
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 15, 2019

EHS is seeking a full-time Assistant Director of College Counseling to begin August 15, 2019. The Assistant Director will assume typical college counseling responsibilities of guiding approximately forty students each, from the junior and senior classes, and their families through every aspect of the college process, including writing letters of support for each of student. The position requires someone with energy, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, and the ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment. The Assistant Director of College Counseling will also have residential life responsibilities, including dorm duty and one season of coaching, or its equivalent. The position requires excellent interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills. Strong written and oral communications are essential. The successful candidate will have a master’s degree, as well as a minimum of three to five years of experience in an undergraduate admissions office and independent school college counseling office. References should speak to the candidate’s capacity and eagerness to work creatively and effectively. The salary offered will include a full benefits package and will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

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

A cover letter, résumé, and contact list for references should be emailed to:
Jeannie White, Assistant to the Assistant Heads
Episcopal High School
[email protected]


 

 

 

St. Margaret's School

Location: Tappahannock, VA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: June or early July 2019

St. Margaret’s School seeks a Director of College Counseling to educate and guide students and their families through all aspects of the college search and admission process. Founded in 1921, St. Margaret’s is an Episcopal boarding and day school with a sound college preparatory program. Our historic campus is located on the banks of the Rappahannock River in Tappahannock, Virginia, an hour from Richmond and two hours from the Washington, DC metro area.

St. Margaret’s enrolls 120 girls in grades 8–12, and a postgraduate year. The student body is 30% international, representing 14 countries, including the United States. Students come with diverse religious, cultural, and economic backgrounds, and are supported by a close, welcoming community, including an International Program offering extensive ESL instruction.

The Director of College Counseling reports to the Dean of Faculty and runs a one-person program that advises 30 seniors and 30 juniors each year, serves as the test center coordinator for SAT and AP, and oversees seniors’ Independent Study Projects.

This is an opportunity to build on a strong established program with good support from the school community and reasonable college admission expectations. St. Margaret’s seniors apply to and matriculate at a broad range of colleges and universities throughout Virginia, the South and Middle Atlantic, and beyond. Qualifications of the ideal candidate include:

• A warm personality, positive energy, calm demeanor, and a sense of humor
• Knowledge of a broad range of colleges/universities and their academic programs, admission policies, and financial policies and procedures, as well as the desire to maintain a deep knowledge of market trends in higher education
• Experience with or interest in innovative practices in college counseling with desire to establish a creative, forward-thinking vision for the college counseling experience
• Strong interpersonal, communication, program planning, technology, presentation, writing, and organizational skills
• Eagerness to be involved in the life of the school community
• An appreciation and understanding of the mission of a girls’ independent college preparatory boarding and day school with an incredibly diverse population, and the ability to respond effectively to the needs of this student population

Bachelor’s degree and several years of college admissions and/or college counseling experience required. Boarding school experience and an advanced degree preferred, ideally in education or counseling. Participation in school events is expected and light weekend duty is occasionally required.

Please send cover letter, resume, and names of three references to
Mr. Bruce Hunter, Interim College Counselor, St. Margaret’s School, P.O. Box 158, Tappahannock, VA 22560, 804. 443.3357 ext. 3022. Or email [email protected]

St. Margaret’s is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or national origin in the administration of its hiring practices. 


 

 

 

Brentwood School

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2020

A terrific school, located just north of Santa Monica on two campuses and enrolling 995 students K-12, visitors to Brentwood are immediately struck by the beauty and warmth of the two campuses. The setting is a well-integrated blend of old and new buildings, red-tiled roofs, intimate courtyards, ivy-covered walls, and green fields.

The goal of both curriculum and pedagogy is to foster intellectual curiosity, excitement for learning, and a desire to fulfill individual potential. Brentwood’s student body is diverse and lively. Students of color comprise 35% of the population in grades 7-12 and the school is strongly committed to an aggressive financial aid program.

The Director of College Counseling is a full-time position, reporting directly to the Upper Division Director. The DCC is a member of the Upper School Administrative Team and the Brentwood School (K-12) Leadership Team. The ideal candidate will be team-oriented with an interest in working with high school students, their families, college representatives, faculty, and administrators. To learn more and apply, please visit the listing.