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 Archer School for Girls, Associate Director of College Guidance - CA
Avenues: The World School, Dean and College Counselor, Grades 10-12 - São Paulo, Brazil
Avenues: The World School, Dean and College Counselor, Grades 10-12 - Shenzhen, China
College MatchPoint, College Consultant - Remote
Cranbrook Kingswood School, Associate Dean of College Counseling - MI
de Toledo High School, Director of College Counseling and Dean of Academic Advisement - CA
The Frederick Gunn School, Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling - CT

Galin Education, College Counselor - Remote
Greenwich Country Day School, Associate Director of College Counseling - CT
The John Cooper School, Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling - TX
Latin School of Chicago, Associate or Assistant Director of College Counseling - IL
Menlo School, Director of College Counseling - CA
Phillips Exeter Academy, Associate Director of College Counseling - NH
Trevor Day School, Associate Director of College Counseling - NY
*University of Richmond, Director of Admission Diversity Outreach and Partnerships - VA
University School, Director of College Counseling - OH
University School of Nashville, Director of College Counseling - TN
Wellington School, Associate Director of College Counseling - OH
Whitefield Academy, Associate Director of College Counseling - GA

Windward School, Dean of College Counseling - CA
Woodberry Forest School, Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling - VA

*non-member listing


The Archer School for Girls
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Associate Director of College Guidance 
Start Date: July 1, 2021

The Archer School for Girls challenges and inspires 490 girls in grades 6-12 to discover their passions and realize their true potential. Nationally recognized for its innovative school culture, Archer’s program is collaborative, real-world focused, and research based. Faculty are highly skilled in using brain-based practices to teach girls how they learn best. Collaboration, student leadership, intellectual curiosity, cultural engagement, and joyful learning are core elements of the program. The school maintains a deep and abiding commitment to diversity and inclusion, actively seeking students from a wide range of backgrounds in an effort to reflect the face of Greater Los Angeles.

Archer is seeking qualified, experienced candidates for the position of Associate Director of College Guidance, beginning in July 2021. This position reports to and collaborates closely with the Director of College Guidance to guide junior and senior classes 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 in an independent school. Candidates should also exhibit an appreciation of and respect for a diverse academic environment and learning community.

The Associate Director collaborates with the Director in all aspects of the College Guidance office and program. Candidates should have 3-5 years of experience working in either college counseling at an independent school or in a selective college admissions program and be capable of teaching a college guidance course.

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


University of Richmond
Location: Richmond, VA
Position: Director of Admission Diversity Outreach and Partnerships 
Start Date: June, 2021

Director of Admission Diversity Outreach and Partnerships - 502207

SUMMARY:

Reporting to the Associate Vice President (AVP) and Dean of Admission, the Director of Admission Diversity Outreach and Partnerships is a senior manager within the Division of Enrollment Management and serves as one of three Directors of Admission. In partnership with the AVP and Dean, the Directors lead the senior admission management team in strategic planning and share responsibility for developing strategies and tactics to attract, recruit, and enroll a talented and diverse student body that supports the overall mission, strategic plan, and enrollment goals of the University. The Director of Admission Diversity Outreach and Partnerships provides leadership and direction for all student outreach particularly in new and expanding markets, including but not limited to partnerships and international student recruitment. In leading the admission staff to realize aspects of the University’s Strategic Plan, the Director manages strategic partnerships with over 25 community-based organizations and high school partnership programs and oversees the office-wide focus on the recruitment of domestic students of color and first-generation college students. As a visible member of the University, the Director represents the admission office in national and regional organizations as well as on various university committees and working groups. Each Director also participates in the daily work of admission by managing an admission territory. 

RESPONSIBILITIES: 

Department Management 

Manage, lead, and inspire the staff to create a highly functioning, goal-oriented, and data-driven office.
Think strategically, utilizing the latest technology and research to shape a class to meet the University’s admission and enrollment expectations.
Assist with evaluating and making recommendations on admission policies related to the admission review and selection process.
Play a key role in developing, planning, and implementing professional development and mentoring opportunities for staff.
Promote a professional and healthy work environment.
Form and oversee various Admission Working Groups as necessary.
Interpret, communicate, and apply admission policies, guidelines, and procedures; and implement new policies as needed.
Develop and implement strategic planning efforts related to budget, as well as provide in-depth analysis of historical budget trends and forecasting.
Manage the budgetary, legal, and ESM approval process for partnership Memorandums of Understanding
Assist with overseeing various aspects of the office’s overall operational budget

Strategic Student Recruitment

In collaboration with the AVP and Dean, Directors, and the senior admission management team, develop and implement strategic long-range planning efforts, including determining budget, targeted marketing, and communication plans for student recruitment.

In collaboration with the AVP and Dean and the Director of Admission Recruitment and Marketing, play a key role in the planning and implementation of a comprehensive marketing strategy, including the coordination of all data analysis and activities related to recruitment and admission of first generation students, domestic students of color, and international students.
Collect, analyze and report on survey data in order to inform admission recruitment initiatives.
Chair the Student Outreach Working Group, a small group of staff that studies data and macro-level institutional and industry trends to inform strategic and tactical recommendations that relate to our student recruitment plan.

Diversity and Outreach Recruitment 

Provide vision, leadership, and direction for student recruitment and overall management of the University’s community-based organization and high school partners, including annual reporting and recommendations for new partnership or partnerships to be discontinued.
Oversee and direct off and on campus programs for the recruitment of international students, domestic students of color, first generation college students, and low-income students.
Manage the creation, organization, processing, and annual review of memos of understanding and other similar contractual agreements with external partners.
Manage multicultural student recruitment budget.
Represent the University at national and regional conferences, meetings, and workshops about domestic and international students, students of color, first generation college students, low-income students, community-based organizations, and high school partnership programs.

External Relations

Establish and maintain relationships with guidance counselors at high schools around the country and abroad, within the Director’s specific recruiting territory, and with other influencers in the college guidance community.

Represent the University at regional and national conferences and various public engagements both on- and off- campus.
Serve on various university committees and working groups.
As necessary, represent the VPEM, AVP and Dean, and admission office in meetings and on committees on and off the University that relate to admission policies and practices.

Enrollment Management 

Serve as a member of the Enrollment Management leadership team.
As needed, serve on Enrollment Management working groups.
Work collaboratively with members of the enrollment division and other campus constituents to address various policy and operational issues.

Data Analytics 

Collect, analyze and report on survey data in order to inform admission practices. Examples of past and current projects include, search reports, inquiry reports, and a study on the definition of traditional inquiries.
The Director will co-chair the Prospect Management Working Group, a small group of staff that studies data and macro-level institutional and industry trends to inform strategic and tactical recommendations that relate to our business operation.

QUALIFICATIONS: 

Knowledge 

A thorough understanding of and appreciation for the highly-selective, private college admission process, the strengths of an undergraduate liberal arts experience, and the value of a diverse community.
An analytical approach to problem solving, a developed instinct and proven knowledge of national and international markets, and the ability to utilize data to assess, evaluate, and validate decisions is essential.
Proven success in implementing prospect management strategies and tactics.
Proven ability to learn, or successful experience with, hardware/software application systems and CRMs such as Slate and Banner.
A thorough understanding of strategic data tools, and predictive modeling and other complex data techniques.
Knowledge of enrollment planning, demographics, recruitment and travel strategies, marketing strategies, communications, and admission office operations.
Extensive knowledge of Microsoft Office Outlook, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.

Skills 

Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal communication skills.
Exceptional presentation skills
Strategic thinking skills and creative vision.
Strong operational and technology skills.
Strong project and resource management skills.
Keen interest in and advocate for use of technology in marketing strategies.
Statistical research and analytical skills.
Strong interpersonal skills.
Ability to motive and inspire staff toward a common goal or vision

Ability 

Demonstrated ability to lead, train, motivate, and supervise staff.
Highly self-motivated and independent critical thinker and worker.
Advanced problem-solving capabilities, creativity, and strong work ethic.
Demonstrated ability to prioritize and manage multiple tasks concurrently coupled with excellent organizational and delegation skills.
Demonstrated ability to work collaboratively with various internal and external constituencies.
Highest standards for accuracy and attention to detail.
Ability to handle highly confidential information.
Possess a healthy sense of humor and a positive approach
Possess a valid driver’s license.

EDUCATION & EXPERIENCE: 

Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree is strongly preferred.
At least eight years of progressive experience working in college admission and/or various roles within an enrollment management or higher education structure, including at least five years of direct supervisory/leadership experience.
Ability to work collaboratively, independently, and handle multiple tasks simultaneously, including the development and execution of a robust prospect management system.
Demonstrated knowledge and experience management of online application review systems, student recruitment technology, data applications, and other various software and Web applications.
Must possess strong written and oral communication skills, as well as group presentation skills.
Proven ability to work with diverse constituencies, both on and off
WORK HOURS: 

Full-time, exempt position
Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.; 7.75 hrs./day; 38.75 hrs./week
ABOUT UR: 

At the University of Richmond, we’re creative, inclusive, and determined. We’re Spiders, and our mission is to create positive change in the UR community and beyond. Located minutes from downtown Richmond, Virginia, the University of Richmond (www.richmond.edu) blends the intimacy of a small college with exceptional academic, research, and cultural opportunities usually found only at large institutions. There’s only one place like Richmond. 

UR is committed to developing a diverse faculty, staff and student body, and to modeling an inclusive campus community which values the expression of differences in ways that promote excellence in teaching, learning, personal development and institutional success. In keeping with this commitment, our academic community welcomes candidates from diverse backgrounds and candidates who support diversity. EOE 

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


The Frederick Gunn School
Location: Washington, CT
Position: Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling 
Start Date: July, 2021

The Frederick Gunn School, founded in 1850, is a co-ed boarding and day school for students in grades 9-12 as well as a post-graduate year. Mr. Gunn had a deep appreciation for the natural world, believing that in nature students understand themselves as humans and their place in the world. He took a principled stand against slavery and spurred students (and the town at large) to examine their beliefs. In addition to the habits and skills students will need in college and life beyond, we teach them to follow Mr. Gunn’s example: to cultivate wisdom, to be trailblazers, to act with conviction, and to value character as highly as intellect and achievement. 

Job Description:
The Frederick Gunn School College Counseling Office seeks to add a like-minded educator to the staff. Reporting to The Director of College Counseling, the Assistant/Associate Director will be responsible for administering all aspects of the college search and application process. As The Frederick Gunn School is a boarding school, other responsibilities may include academic advising, coaching and dorm administration. 

Specific responsibilities for this position include (but are not limited to): 

  • Advise and support approximately 35 seniors and their families through all aspects of the college planning process
  • Educate students and parents about colleges, admission strategies, trends, and standardized testing,
  • Empower students so that they understand the importance of self-reflection and fit throughout the college search process
  • Administer the on-line resource Cialfo that gives an additional tool for students and families to investigate, research, track, and plan for the college admission process
  • Assist with planning and overseeing student and parent programming sponsored by the College Counseling Office, including teaching assigned College Seminar sections to juniors and seniors
  • Write personalized and thoughtful counselor profiles for each assigned counselee
  • Develop and expand upon long-term relationships with colleges and universities, including meeting with college admissions representatives who visit campus, and traveling to college campuses and professional conferences
  • Stay informed on current issues and trends in college admission, higher education, testing, as well as keeping up-to-date about specific colleges and participating in local and national professional organizations
  • Assist testing coordinator in administering all standardized testing as needed

Essential skills: 

  • Excellent writing skills are imperative, as is the ability to communicate well with peers, students, and families. Other requisite characteristics include strong organizational skills and a willingness and enthusiasm to work with students at this critical juncture in their lives. 
  • An enthusiastic advocate for the school’s mission
  • A superb oral and written communicator
  • A person who believes in the critical importance of diversity in the life of a school
  • A master teacher and student-centered educator
  • An understanding of boarding school culture and enthusiasm for all that it brings
  • A willingness to learn and take risks 

Education and experience: 

  • Minimum: Bachelor's Degree and experience working with adolescents
  • Experience in a college admissions office and/or high school college counseling office is preferred
  • Background and strong understanding with post-secondary financial aid and scholarships is highly desirable 

To Apply:
Please send cover letter, resume, and references to Maggie Bucklin, The Frederick Gunn School, 99 Green Hill Road, Washington, CT 06793, or to [email protected] by Monday, February 8th. Your cover letter should articulate with specificity why you would be a good fit for this position and, more generally, for The Frederick Gunn School. 

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


Whitefield Academy
Location: Smyrna, GA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 30, 2021

The Whitefield Academy College Counseling program philosophy is centered on the core belief that God has gifted each student with certain interests, talents, and passions and that He has a unique plan and purpose for his or her life. As counselors and advisors, we come alongside our students to help them navigate all aspects of the college search process, with the ultimate goal of helping each student find a college or university where he or she will flourish.

Contact: Leanne Palmer, Recruitment Assistant
[email protected]

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


Menlo School
Location: Atherton, CA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: June, 2021

About Menlo School
Menlo School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory school for students in grades six through twelve. Located in Atherton, California, and established in 1915, the School is accredited by the Western Association of Schools and Colleges and is a member of the National and California Associations of Independent Schools. 

Menlo is dedicated to providing a challenging academic curriculum complemented by outstanding creative arts and athletic programs. The School helps students develop positive values and nurtures character development in a supportive environment that upholds the highest moral and ethical standards. Our program encourages students to reach their fullest potential and to develop the skills necessary to respond intelligently and humanely to the complexities of a diverse and increasingly interconnected world. 

At Menlo School, equity, diversity, and inclusion are at the core of our organizational identity. Through our daily efforts, the School demonstrates a shared commitment to the development of all stakeholders by supporting a campus ethos where equity, diversity, and inclusion reflect the major cornerstones of our community. 

About the Role
We seek an enthusiastic, strategically thinking individual to lead the College Counseling team, made up of three other counselors and an assistant. The Director serves as the supervisor for all those in the office and oversees Menlo’s relationships with college and university admission officers and our parent education events regarding college admissions. The Director meets
frequently with the Head of School and the Upper School Director and makes annual presentations to the Board of Trustees. The Director is also a member of the Department Chairs group and serves on various policy-making committees. Additionally, the Director will advise roughly 30 students per grade in all aspects of college planning, including course selection and recommendation letter writing. 

Primary Responsibilities

  • Leading an ambitious and talented team in the College Counseling Office and helping it grow.
  • Leading the school community in understanding the latest data and trends regarding college admissions.
  • Developing and implementing programming for students, parents, and the Upper School.
  • Addressing the social and emotional pressures on students and families as associated with the college search, application, and admissions processes.
  • Meeting with college representatives who visit the Menlo campus and serving as a liaison with college admissions offices throughout the academic year.
  • Visiting colleges and universities throughout the academic year and attending national and regional college admissions counseling conferences and forums.
  • Speaking for the School in national forums. 

Qualifications

  • Strong applicants will have at least a Bachelor’s degree. A graduate degree is preferred.
  • Minimum of five years’ experience in college or university admissions and/or a college counseling background at a high school.
  • Previous experience managing and supervising a team.
  • Excellent communication skills and eagerness to work as a collaborative team member are essential.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity to and an understanding of diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of student populations. 

We Offer

  • Exceptional work environment and caring community
  • Excellent professional development opportunities
  • Highly competitive salary
  • Comprehensive welfare benefits package for employees and their families
  • Exceptionally generous contributions to 403b retirement plan
  • Free lunch on campus when school is in session
  • On-campus child care center
  • Many other perks and benefits 

Interested candidates, please send your resume to John Schafer, [email protected]

Menlo School is an Equal Opportunity Employer


University School
Location: Hunting Valley, OH
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2021

Since 1890, University School has been a national leader in boys' education. The new Director of College Counseling will be responsible for articulating and facilitating the vision of the department and report to the Director of the Upper School. The Director will lead a team of four experienced counselors with a diverse set of skills and backgrounds.

This is an exciting opportunity for an experienced college counseling leader or college admission professional to be part of an institution that has been a model for American independent day schools. This will be a high-profile position involved in all aspects of school life and highly visible both on and off campus. 

A comprehensive position description may be reviewed at https://www.carneysandoe.com/assets/University-School-1.8.pdf 

Successful candidates should have strong leadership experience in college counseling or college admissions and a track record of building strong and trusting relationships with colleagues on and off campus, utilizing and analyzing data, guiding and mentoring staff, supporting and advocating for the work of diversity, equity, and inclusion, and enthusiastically engaging with their school communities. 

Thank you for your consideration of this opportunity and for any suggestions you may have of potential candidates. Please reach out to Tom Marlitt and/or Rice Bryan of Carney Sandoe (contact information below). All inquiries are confidential, and Tom and Rice would happy to have exploratory conversations with those interested.

Tom Marlitt, Search Consultant: 503-320-2648; [email protected]
Rice Bryan, Senior Consultant: 617- 933-3438; [email protected]

Carney, Sandoe & Associates
200 High Street, Suite 610, Boston, MA 02110
phone: 617-542-0260 | fax: 617-542-9400
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Avenues: The World School
Location: São Paulo, SP, Brazil
Position:  Dean and College Counselor, Grades 10-12
Start Date: July 2021

Avenues' distinctive academic program makes our graduates uniquely compelling applicants for the most selective postsecondary pursuits. Deans provide individualized support and expertise, helping identify the best fit for students based on their passions and aspirations. A Dean is a leader (also mentor, cheerleader, confidant, and occasional tough-love-giver) who supports students' wellbeing, partners deeply with their families and supports their journey to what's next. Above all, deans build powerful, lasting relationships with students that extend for years during, and then beyond, their time at Avenues. 

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


Avenues: The World School
Location: Shenzhen, China
Position:  Dean and College Counselor, Grades 10-12
Start Date: August 2021

Avenues' distinctive academic program makes our graduates uniquely compelling applicants for the most selective postsecondary pursuits. Deans provide individualized support and expertise, helping identify the best fit for students based on their passions and aspirations. A Dean is a leader (also mentor, cheerleader, confidant, and occasional tough-love-giver) who supports students' wellbeing, partners deeply with their families and supports their journey to what's next. Above all, deans build powerful, lasting relationships with students that extend for years during, and then beyond, their time at Avenues.

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


de Toledo High School
Location: West Hills, CA
Position:  Director of College Counseling and Dean of Academic Advisement
Start Date: Mid May or June 2021

  • Work with the Schedule Master to calendar the academic advisement meetings and course petition process.
  • Oversee the updating of the Curriculum Guide.
  • Involvement in regional and national admissions organizations such as WACAC and NACAC
  • Provide basic financial aid resources and assistance to families.
  • Meet with college admission representatives during their visit to our campus and facilitate meetings between college representatives and our students. Serve as a liaison with college admission offices throughout the year.
  • Keep up to date on colleges, their admission processes, admissions trends, and visit college campuses.
  • Visit colleges and universities throughout the academic year and attend national and regional college admission counseling conferences and forums.
  • Provide information on gap year programs and post-secondary options in Israel and around the world.
  • Track college admissions data, maintaining records on students and other related statistics for internal purposes.
  • Serve as a resource for dTHS faculty who write college letters of recommendation. 

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Attendance and participation in the following events as requested by supervisor
  • Workshops; Departmental, staff, and faculty meetings;
  • Open Houses for student recruitment;
  • Class trips and school events;
  • Shabbatonim (including the all-school Shabbaton where all faculty are expected to participate fully Thursday through faculty dismissal on Sunday);
  • Curriculum evenings; and
  • Certain religious services and other activities as designated by the School Administration
  • Other duties as assigned 

Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Minimum 8-10 years of experience in college counseling and/or college admissions
  • Understanding of highly selective college admission
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Values including teamwork, organization, sense of humor, attention to detail, accountability, flexibility, and positive attitude
  • Knowledge of independent school philosophy and culture.
  • Experience with online college admissions software (CIALFO) and school software (Blackbaud) is strongly preferred.
  • Demonstrated interest in working with adolescents and their parents.
  • Ability to work well one-on-one with high school students and colleagues; willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the de Toledo community.
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Proficiency with technology and online resources
  • Willingness to work some nights and weekends
  • Bachelor’s degree required/Master’s degree preferred 

About de Toledo High School
Founded in 2002, de Toledo High School (formerly New Community Jewish High School) is an independent Jewish community high school located in West Hills, CA. It is a vibrant and academically rigorous school community where intellectual imagination and ethical action are inseparable. We seek to shape students into persons of character who will be respectful, knowledgeable, and collaborative leaders who conduct themselves in accordance with ethical standards. At dTHS, every student may strive to be both an A+ student and an A+ human being. Our mission is to raise a new generation of Jewish leaders for whom Jewish values and tradition shape and guide their vision and for whom knowledge creates possibilities for moral action, good character and shalom. For more information, please visit www.dths.org

Qualified candidates regardless of faith are encouraged to email a cover letter and resume to [email protected]. 


Wellington School
Location: Columbus, OH
Position:  Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July, 2021

Have you always wanted to work in an environment where new ideas are valued and it is understood that being a part of a diverse community makes us all better thinkers and problem solvers?

Wellington seeks an associate director of college counseling to serve as the third member of a college counseling team dedicated to helping students find their purpose and realize their potential for tomorrow’s world. This is a full time, 11-month position that reports to the director of college counseling.

Wellington is an independent, coeducation, preschool-through-grade 12, college-preparatory day school. Our students benefit from small classes as they dive deep into their knowledge of the world and themselves. Our graduates go on to attend college, with many matriculating to the nation’s top universities. Students carry with them the ideals of Wellington and an insatiable desire for lifelong learning. 

Key Responsibilities

  • Support students and their families through all aspects of the college search, application and decision-making processes with attention to individual backgrounds, goals, strengths, abilities, and interests
  • Thoughtfully develop personalized letters of recommendation for approximately half of the senior class (30-35 students)
  • Work closely with the director of college counseling to develop, organize, and deliver targeted programming for small and large audiences of students in grades 9-12, families, and members of the Wellington community
  • Guide students in thoughtful completion and timely submission of all aspects of their college applications, including essays, personal statements, resumes, interviews, financial aid, and scholarship applications
  • Stay current with admissions trends and best practices through regular professional development and attendance at national, regional, and local conferences; serve as a resource to the Wellington community regarding these topics
  • Maintain strong relationships with college and university admissions officers through Wellington programming, professional development, and travel to college campuses
  • Contribute to the development of office publications
  • Serve as an active, approachable, and visible presence within the upper school community
  • Collaborate with various offices, faculty, and staff at Wellington, including: advisors, alumni relations, athletics, fine & performing arts, grade level deans, head of upper school, upper school learning specialist, and testing coordinator 

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Extensive knowledge of colleges and the application process; 2-3 years of experience in college admissions/college counseling preferred
  • Demonstrated experience in and passion for working with high school students, including an ability to actively engage with adolescents
  • Appreciation of the importance of mental health and wellness throughout the application process
  • Effective communication skills, with strengths in writing, public speaking, and relationship-building
  • Deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as a desire to celebrate the backgrounds, abilities, and identities of the members of our community
  • Collaborative spirit, creativity, patience, and a sense of humor
  • Comfort with and understanding of technology
  • Advanced organizational skills, with specific attention to details, deadlines, and program planning
  • Understanding and appreciation of the complexities and ever-changing nature of college admissions
  • Eagerness to creatively pivot and innovate in response to the needs of students, families, and colleagues
  • Willingness and ability to travel for professional development opportunities 

We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment. 

Qualified candidates should send materials to Ms. Cassie Monak, upper school administrative assistant, at [email protected] by February 1, 2021. All candidates should include: 

  • Completed application
  • Cover letter
  • Resume
    For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website.

Woodberry Forest School
Location: Woodberry Forest, VA
Position:  Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2021

Woodberry Forest School is accepting applications for an Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling. Woodberry’s Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling will be a critical member of a four-person team including the Director of College Counseling, Associate Director of College Counseling, and College Counseling Assistant and Test Coordinator.

The Assistant/Associate Director position is a full-time, twelve-month appointment. Woodberry college counselors work with students and families across all four years of high school, beginning with general programming in the freshman year, and building toward a pairing of counselor and student in the fall of the junior year. The Assistant/Associate Director will help students identify colleges of interest, support students in completing their applications, write thoughtful letters of recommendation, advocate appropriately for students, serve as a resource for parents, and participate in professional organizations, conferences, and college visit programs, both on and off-campus. The Assistant/Associate Director will also serve as the point person for the continuing development of our sophomore college counseling curriculum.

The ideal candidate will be a team player with excellent communication skills and a sense of humor. The role requires a desire to work closely with a range of talented students and a willingness to engage in the life of a residential school community. Candidates must be strong writers, good listeners, detail and deadline-oriented, and excited about working collaboratively with colleagues and students. A bachelor’s degree is required, as is professional experience in college admission and/or college counseling. As a member of a boarding school community, the Assistant/Associate Director will also be involved in other aspects of school life.

Woodberry Forest School is one of the nation’s premier independent boarding schools for boys in grades nine through twelve. Located on 1,200 beautiful acres in Madison County, Virginia, near Charlottesville and Washington, DC, Woodberry is an all-residential school. We enroll approximately 400 students from the United States and abroad. Since our founding in 1889, Woodberry Forest has been recognized internationally as a leader in the education of boys.

Interested applicants should apply online at https://www.woodberry.org/career-opportunities


Cranbrook Kingswood School
Location: Bloomfield Hills, MI
Position:  Associate Dean of College Counseling
Start Date: July, 2021

Cranbrook Kingswood Upper School is seeking an enthusiastic and experienced Associate Dean of College Counseling to join our dynamic college counseling team.  The successful candidate thrives working with a globally diverse student body in a collaborative environment, commits to making a positive impact on the lives of adolescents through personal relationships, sets a positive tone, and treats students as individuals within the context of a broader community.

The successful candidate informs and counsels families as they move through the college search and application process. Critical components of this position are thoughtful and effective partnering with students to develop an appropriate college admissions plan, and advocacy on behalf of Cranbrook students with colleges, scholarship foundations, and other entities through letterrecommendation, supplemental written correspondence, phone calls, and meetings with institutional representatives.  Various constituents include students, parents, faculty, and staff.  Strong computer skills and experience with computerized data systems, such as SCOIR, is preferred.

Duties also include advising and contributions to a large extra-curricular program such as Athletics, Debate, or Robotics.  Additionally, it is understood that the successful candidate has a demonstrated commitment to work in an extraordinarily diverse and inclusive community, and to participate in an enriching residential program.

Cranbrook is a PK-12 school with a vibrant boarding component in grades 9-12, providing the opportunity to live and work on our architecturally famous 319-acre campus.  Often living and working in our residence halls, faculty engage students and support their development as members of a shared community.  Eagerness to live among students, and to engage them in the evenings and on the weekends as a part of an exciting residential program, is considered significantly beneficial.

The campus also hosts a Graduate Academy of Art, a Science Museum, and an Art Museum, which together comprise the Cranbrook Educational Community.  The art and architecture that shape the campus are designed to complement the surrounding natural environment, making for a truly stunning campus.  The campus is located about 10 miles north of Detroit.  For more, please visit our website: www.cranbrook.edu, and take an aerial tour of the campus.

This position requires a Bachelor’s Degree with a Master’s Degree preferred.  Five years of experience in college admissions and/or college counseling strongly preferred. Involvement in professional organizations and travel are expected.  Interested candidates should submit a curriculum vitae or résumé, a completed Faculty Application, copies of undergraduate and graduate transcripts, statement of educational philosophy in relation to this position, and two or three letters of recommendation with contact information to: Cranbrook HR – Associate Dean of College Counseling, P.O. Box 801, Bloomfield Hills, MI  48303, or fax (248) 645-3014, or email [email protected]. For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website.


University School of Nashville
Location: Nashville, TN
Position:  Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2021

University School of Nashville invites qualified candidates to apply for the full time, 12-month position of Director of College Counseling.  This position, sitting on the High School Leadership Team, brings with it the opportunity to lead one of the culminating experiences at USN.  More than college counseling alone, the position is designed to help students both consider the legacies they are leaving behind on Edgehill and discover the conditions that will allow them to thrive in their next academic setting.

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


Windward School
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position:  Dean of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2021

Windward School is a co-educational, independent, college-preparatory day school enrolling students in grades 7-12. Located in West Los Angeles, Windward draws its student body from the diverse population of Los Angeles. 

Windward is seeking to add a fourth Dean of College Counseling to join its dynamic College Counseling team starting in the 2021-22 school year. 

As an integral member of the administrative team, the Dean will help lead the college search process for both students and parents. The Dean will assume a pivotal role in guiding students and in helping them take stock of their academic and extracurricular talents and interests. This includes counseling families through general grade-level meetings and formal one-on-one sessions on the intricacies of the college application and selection process. 

As an expansion of the team, the ideal candidate will be a highly engaged member of our inclusive and nurturing community, endeavoring to understand, participate in, and communicate to outside groups the vibrant life of Windward School. 

Windward School has a unique structure comprised of three distinct divisions: Middle School (grades 7,8), Prep (grades 9,10) and Collegiate (grades 11,12). Each division has a Director, Associate Director, Dean of Students, Counselor and Division Coordinators. The four Deans of College Counseling jointly direct the department and are members of the Collegiate Division, reporting equally to the Assistant Head of School. The Deans of College Counseling also work closely with the Prep Division to support their programming and counseling. 

College Counseling/School Responsibilities:

  • Manage a comprehensive college counseling program as one of four Deans in a collaborative model of leadership
  • Act as an advisor/mentor to a caseload of seniors, juniors and sophomores
  • Manage a caseload of seniors, juniors and sophomores as they navigate all aspects of the college counseling process: student and family meetings, activity planning, summer program selection, college application and essay review, application processing, test prep advisement and strategies, interview prep, college list making, etc.
  • Write a letter of recommendation for each senior counselee
  • Advise and schedule coursework for rising juniors and seniors
  • Act as an advisor/mentor to a caseload of seniors, juniors and sophomores
  • Host college representatives visiting Windward School
  • Co-plan and execute a variety of college counseling events
  • Chaperone a multi-day East Coast college trip for juniors
  • Attend fly-in opportunities to visit colleges and universities
  • Maintain communication and cultivate relationships with admission officers
  • Advise faculty on teacher recommendation writing process
  • Contribute to a weekly newsletter and special projects
  • Represent Windward School at regional and national conferences
  • Present at Parent Guild, Board and Faculty meetings, as requested
  • Attend grade-level retreats, as assigned 

Ideal Candidate will have:

  • Minimum 8-10 years experience in college counseling and/or college admissions
  • Understanding of highly selective college admission
  • Commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion
  • Values including teamwork, organization, sense of humor, attention to detail, accountability, flexibility, and positive attitude
  • Knowledge of independent school philosophy and culture
  • Demonstrated ability to balance independence while working in a highly collaborative environment
  • Ability to work well one-on-one with high school students
  • Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Proficiency with technology and online resources
  • Willingness to work some nights and weekends
  • Bachelor’s degree required/Master’s degree preferred 

We offer competitive compensation and benefits, including:

  • Medical, dental, vision insurance
  • Paid Holidays, Vacation and Wellness days
  • Retirement Plan, including up to 6% employer match
  • School-paid Life and Disability Insurance
  • Flexible Spending Account Plans
  • Annual $2,000 Flex Check
  • Annual $2,000 Lunch Allowance
  • Access to Peak Performance Center to promote physical and mental health
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Tuition Remission
  • Nurturing, supportive and inclusive community
  • And much more! 

For more information about Windward School, see our website: www.windwardschool.org.  To Apply: Please submit your resume, cover letter and a sample letter of recommendation via this link


Greenwich Country Day School
Location: Greenwich, CT
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2021

Greenwich Country Day School (GCDS) is an independent, co-educational day school in Greenwich, CT with a current enrollment of 1300 students in grades N-12, and a faculty and staff of 340. 

Due to the expansion of the high school program, GCDS seeks an Associate Director of College Counseling to start July 1, 2021. The successful candidate will have at least 5 years of experience in selective college admissions or college counseling in independent schools. With a student/counselor ratio of 30:1, the Associate Director will work closely with the Director of College Counseling, College Office Assistant, and the Upper School administration to guide 11th and 12th grade students through all aspects of the college exploration and application process. Such guidance includes, but is not limited to counseling students and parents about college options, planning standardized testing strategies, developing student recommendations, assisting with all aspects of the financial aid process, and reviewing applications and transcripts. In addition, the Associate Director will also participate in teaching GCDS’ College Seminar course and play a meaningful role in student life. 

This is a twelve-month administrative position and reports to the Director of College Counseling. Occasional evening and weekend commitments are expected as well as some travel. Diversity is a core value at GCDS, and we seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion.

 Required Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree
  • 5+ years of successful experience working with students and their families in the college admissions process in either a secondary school college counseling office or in a college admissions office
  • An in-depth knowledge of colleges and universities as well as a contextual grasp of the current college admissions landscape
  • Intimate knowledge of the financial aid process
  • An interest in project-based educational pedagogy and a commitment to guiding students with a wide variety of academic and extra-curricular interests and abilities
  • A desire to work intensively and collaboratively with each grade of approximately 120-130 families, eagerly welcoming conversations and encouraging interaction among students, parents and the college counseling office
  • Strong analytical writing skills
  • An ability to engage students in a classroom setting and teach a course geared towards the college search and application process
  • Active participation in local and national associations relevant to our profession, including NACAC, College Board and ACCIS, as well as interest in attending college tours and networking with colleagues in college counseling and college admissions
  • Strong public speaking skills and the desire to participate in events for students, parents and colleagues
  • A team-oriented approach to all aspects of the college counseling process and a collaborative spirit of engagement in all professional endeavors
  • Commitment to building a diverse, equitable and inclusive school community
  • Willingness to take on multiple roles within the school
  • Personal traits appropriate for nurturing the growth of children - must be energetic, creative, flexible, patient, and have an inexhaustible sense of humor 

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in education or related field
  • Experience in and desire to build culture and community with both adults and students
  • Experience as an academic advisor
  • Experience advising independent and original student research
  • Athletic coaching experience
  • Demonstrated experience in establishing collaborative relationships with external partners/organizations in the design and implementation of learning experiences 

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

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


The John Cooper School
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Position: Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2021

The John Cooper School seeks an enthusiastic and knowledgeable college counselor to add to its current team of three counselors and a full-time administrative assistant. This newly added position will be Assistant or Associate Director of College Counseling, commensurate with experience, and will begin on August 1, 2021.

The John Cooper School is a coeducational independent college preparatory day school located in The Woodlands, Texas, a planned community 30 miles north of Houston. Cooper enrolls over 1200 students in grades PK-12, 467 of whom are in the Upper School.

 Key Responsibilities:

  • Guiding students and their parents through the college search and application process with enthusiasm and compassion
  • Writing personal recommendation letters for approximately one-fourth of each senior class (approximately 30-35 students)
  • Assisting with college counseling sponsored programs, events and workshops
  • Visiting and developing relationships with colleges and universities
  • Taking an active role in the community life of the Upper School, including serving as a senior advisor

 Required Credentials and Skills

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

Interested candidates should email a resume, personal statement, and list of references to [email protected]. The John Cooper School is an equal opportunity employer. For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website.


Galin Education
Location: Remote (company hq in Madison, WI)
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: December 1, 2020

We are currently seeking to hire College Counselors to work with high school students and their families through the college admissions process. These positions are part-time and offer flexible hours; with a growing organization, there is much room for future growth in both salary and responsibility.

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)

How to Apply:

Qualified applicants should email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject COLLEGE COUNSELOR-ACCIS. We will only contact applicants who move onto an interview. For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website


Latin School of Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
Position: Associate or Assistant Director of College Counseling 
Start Date: December 1, 2020

Job Summary/Objective: 

This person is responsible for administering to all aspects of the college search and admissions process. He or she must work with a caseload of students, write official school recommendations, and take on various administrative roles in the office that suit their needs and interests and enhance the programs of the college office. This role is relationship-driven, and candidates must have a stellar ability to connect with students and families, creating trusting, caring, and appropriate relationships. A sense of humor and a genuine excitement about working with teenagers are a must!

 Supervisory Responsibilities (if applicable):

  • Helps to supervise and manage the office assistant in the college counseling office 

 Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform these essential functions. 

  • Informing all Upper School students, parents and faculty about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and testing; Advising and supporting approximately 30-45 students as they transition from high school to college; Helping to shape college lists, guide and recommend students for college admission;
  • Working closely with the Director to help shape programs, policies and procedures that enhance the college counseling program at Latin;
  • Facilitating meetings with juniors and seniors and their families to discuss researching colleges and making individual college choices;
  • Hosting meetings with college admissions representatives while serving as a liaison to college admissions offices throughout the year;
  • Traveling to several colleges each year to remain in touch with the landscape and state of higher education;
  • Assist in the administration of the PSAT and AP Exams, and other potential testing;
  • Assist or manage special projects such as communications calendar, scholarship database, website upgrades, social media, fly-in programming, and college fair/case study events;
  • A commitment to enhancing an inclusive school community based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices;
  • Other duties as assigned. 

 Required Skills/Abilities: 

  • Strong communication skills, including both written and public speaking;
  • High emotional intelligence and empathy including the ability to create responsive, caring and appropriate relationships with students, parents and colleagues; strong interpersonal skills and experience in counseling, especially with a lens toward college and university admissions and adolescent development;
  • Excellent organizational skills and the ability to meet proscribed, external deadlines;
  • Strong collaborative teamwork skills;
  • Digital competence including familiarity with database management systems such as Maia Learning, Naviance or SCOIR;
  • A growth mindset about progressive and innovative changes in high school curriculum and college education;
  • Familiarity with diverse ways of engaging students over a range of learning styles enhanced by a desire to try new approaches;
  • Flexibility, good humor, and a team spirit necessary for working within a dynamic and experienced college counseling department serving secondary school learners individually and in groups;
  • An understanding of the developmental needs of high school-aged adolescents and mentoring spirit when it comes to engaging students in the complex issues of today’s world and post-secondary transitions;
  • Interest in supporting the development of student writing skills as they relate to the college process;
  • The ability to function well under stress and time constraints;
  • A strong interest in professional development and relationship building within the school community and counseling profession.  

Required Education and Experience: 

  • A bachelor’s degree at minimum, master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3 years of college counseling and admissions experience preferred 

Preferred Education and Experience: 

  • Associate Director position will be affiliated with more years of experience in the field of college counseling
  • Preference will be given to candidates who have some college or university undergraduate admissions experience, in addition to counseling experience 

 Physical Requirements: 

  • Candidates must be willing and able to travel
    For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website.

Trevor Day School
Location: New York, NY
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: January 2021 (some flexibility)

Trevor Day School seeks an experienced educator to join the College Counseling team. Currently, this team includes two Co-Directors of College Counseling and an Associate Director.  Counselors are responsible for:  

  • Advising students on all aspects of the college search, application, and admission process  
  • Working with students both individually and in small groups.  
  • Writing comprehensive college recommendation letters for each advisee in their group (20-35)
  • Maintaining strong relationships with parents, faculty & staff, and college admission professionals 
  • Managing one or more administrative aspects of the office (e.g., Communications, SCOIR, NCAA Compliance, Testing, etc.)

Qualifications: 
The successful candidate is likely to be an experienced college counselor and/or college admissions professional with extensive knowledge of colleges and the application process.  Adaptability, humility and collaboration are especially valued. The successful candidate must also demonstrate the ability to communicate effectively and proactively with highly engaged families.

  • Additional noteworthy qualifications include:  
  • Commitment to working in a diverse and inclusive school community  
  • An excitement for building relationships with students
  • Clear communicator, comfortable speaking publicly in both small & large venues 
  • Excellent responsiveness to all constituencies 
  • Exceptional writing, leadership, and interpersonal skills  
  • Desire to work closely with a team of colleagues  
  • Sense of humor
  • Collaborative and inclusive decision-making style  
  • Confident and self-directed  
  • Interest in participating in the wider school community 
  • Interest in continual professional development
  • Bachelor's degree required; Master’s degree in relevant discipline preferred

 Other Expertise: 

  • Although not required, some background in the following areas would be helpful:  
  • Research and statistics  
  • Technology and social media  
  • College athletic recruitment  
  • Financial Aid  
  • Standardized testing 

Application Process:
To apply, please send by email a letter of interest and a resume, plus the names of three references, to: [email protected] (Daniel Feigin, Assistant Head and Upper School Director of Trevor Day School) by November 5th, 2020. Virtual interviews will take place in November and December. Trevor Day School offers a competitive salary and comprehensive employee benefits package.

Trevor Day School provides equal employment opportunities to all employees and applicants for employment and prohibits discrimination and harassment of any type without regard to race, color, religion, age, sex, national origin, disability status, genetics, protected veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local laws. We celebrate diversity and are committed to creating an inclusive environment for all employees.

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


Phillips Exeter Academy
Location: Exeter, NH
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: January 2021 or July 2021

Phillips Exeter Academy, located in Exeter, NH, is a highly selective coeducational independent school for boarding and day students in grades 9 through 12, and post-graduate level as well. Our 671-acre campus is comprised of academic and residential buildings, a library, playing fields, and sprawling green lawns; retaining our 18th century New England charm. 

Visit our website to learn more about us and view the full job description. Application information is below. 

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

A Bachelor’s degree required and a Master’s degree in a related educational field preferred. 

Minimum of 6 years’ experience as a college counselor or college admissions officer preferred. This includes knowledge of the many components of the college admission process (i.e., financial aid, minority recruiting, athletic recruiting, standardized testing, and early action/decision) and familiarity with a broad range of colleges. 

To apply and view the full position description please visit https://www.exeter.edu/about-us/career-opportunities. Please submit a cover letter and resume when applying. 


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 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