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
Cate School, Director of College Counseling - CA
Detroit Country Day School, Director of College Counseling - MI
Dwight-Englewood School, Director of College Counseling - NJ
Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School, College Counselor - PA
MMI Preparatory School, Long Term Substitute College Admissions Counselor - PA
Nueva School, Associate Director of College Counseling - CA
*Premium Prep College Counseling, College Counselor - anywhere

*non-member listing


Premium Prep College Counseling
Location: anywhere
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: ASAP

Premium Prep is an elite college counseling firm providing personal guidance to clients in the US and abroad. We are a rapidly growing company composed of a team of expert counselors who work closely with students and families. We seek highly qualified, motivated candidates for the position of Private College Counselor. This is a great opportunity for either primary or supplemental employment. Counselors can be based anywhere in the country. We are primarily looking for part-time counselors, but we would consider exceptional candidates for full-time. This position could also grow from part- to full-time.

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; and 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].


Nueva School
Location: San Mateo CA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: December 2019

The Nueva School is a progressive, student-centered school known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, constructivist projected-based learning, and its pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The school also offers specialist teachers in numerous other core and elective areas including STEM, the arts, entrepreneurship, and physical education to name but a few. Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind.

Six years ago, Nueva expanded its PK-8 program (founded in 1967) to include a grade 9-12 Upper School. The inaugural class of 77 students graduated in 2017 and future classes will consist of 105 to 115 seniors. This is a foundational opportunity to continue to build Nueva’s college counseling program and represent its PK-12 program to colleges and universities across the country and world.

The Position:
The Nueva School seeks an Associate Director of College Counseling to join our highly collaborative team of three educators in creating and executing a comprehensive and dynamic program supporting the college search and application process.

Responsibilities:

  • Educate students and parents about the search/application process through programs, individual meetings, and seminars from grades 9 to 12.
  • Communicate options to individual students based on interests and profile; help students discover “fit.”
  • Develop and nurture relationships with college and university representatives.
  • Attend professional conferences, travel to college campuses, and promote Nueva as appropriate.
  • Write comprehensive letters of recommendation and serve as students’ advocate throughout the application process.
  • Assist students in all aspects of the application process.
  • Assist with course approval processes for the UC system and NCAA.
  • Support programs (such as advisory, admissions, and/or chaperoning trips/events) as requested.

Qualifications:

A qualified candidate must have a strong background in independent schools or higher education, experience in college counseling or selective college admissions (5+ years in either environment, a combination of the two preferred), as well as be comfortable engaging with a diverse, high achieving student body and their parents. It is essential that applicants understand and appreciate Nueva’s unique educational philosophy.

Additional qualifications include:

  • BA/BS required. Master’s degree preferred.
  • Strong public speaking and written communication skills.
  • Deep knowledge of all aspects of the college admissions process.
  • The ability to work both collaboratively and independently. Strong sense of initiative and tolerance for ambiguity.
  • Robust technology skills, including facility with Naviance, SCOIR, MaiaLearning, College Kickstarter, and/or Ciaflo.
  • Unwavering sense of ethics and impeccable integrity.
  • Demonstrated intellectual drive and curiosity.

Application process:
To apply, please send a cover letter and résumé via email to [email protected] 


Cate School
Location: Carpinteria, CA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 31, 2020

The Director of College Counseling coordinates all efforts on the part of Cate School to guide students through the college selection and application process. Such guidance includes, but is not limited to counseling students and parents about college options, planning standardized testing strategies, developing, with the assistance of the faculty, student recommendations, assisting with all aspects of the financial aid process, and reviewing applications and transcripts.

As an ambassador of the School, the Director of College Counseling has extensive contact with college admissions officers, helping them to understand and appreciate the students and program at Cate. At the same time, the Director will also have the opportunity to acquire extensive knowledge of the possibilities available to students at colleges and universities throughout the world. The Director hosts university representatives at Cate in addition to visiting college and university campuses each year.

Essential Responsibilities:

  • oversee the work of the Senior Associate Director of College Counseling, the Sophomore Class College Counselor, and the Office Manager/Testing Coordinator;
  • know and advocate strongly for Cate students, its curriculum, and mission;
  • work with approximately 35-40 counselees each year and guide them through the college search, financial aid and application process;
  • actively cultivate and maintain strong relationships with college admissions officers; 
  • assist counselees with essays and preparation for interviews;
  • coordinate and chaperone the annual East Coast College Tour (March);
  • plan and facilitate parent programming for Family Weekends;
  • report to the Board of Trustees and the faculty;
  • revise the Cate School profile annually;
  • project and manage the College Counseling Office budget;
  • update Cate courses externally (i.e. NCAA Clearinghouse);
  • prepare for and host Case Studies program;
  • write, read and edit 35-40 counselor letters of recommendation;
  • Stay current with college admission trends;
  • pursue on-going professional development by attending conferences and tours; 
  • serve on the Steering Committee, and report directly to the headmaster.

Qualifications:

  • Exceptional writer and public speaker.
  • A proven collaborator who can work with all internal and external members of the community.
  • A creative and innovative leader who thinks strategically about ways to improve the college counseling program.

Interested candidates should send a CV and two letters of reference to Jay Dorion, Assistant Headmaster, at [email protected].


Dwight-Englewood School
Location: Englewood, NJ
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2019

The Director of College Counseling has the responsibility for counseling students and their families in grades nine through 12 with regard to the entire college research, selection, application and admission process. The Directors of College Counseling work in collaboration with each other and the Dean, and they each report to the Dean of College Counseling and the Upper School Principal.

Primary Responsibilities of the Director(s):
Guides students through the college application process. Reviews, adjusts, and improves the college counseling program annually. Along with the other directors and the dean, coordinates the program and calendar of all standardized testing for students including scheduling test dates, registering students, and providing pre- and post-test counseling, beginning in 10th grade. Visits college campuses to establish and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with college admission staffs. Attends national and regional conferences

Establishes and teaches the college counseling curriculum (College Knowledge) in small groups during the second semester of junior year. Composes individual recommendation letters for seniors. Organizes college round-table (open agenda) discussions for all parents during the year. Represent CCO at school wide admission and other events. Maintain summer opportunities database. Advocate for applicants throughout the college process. Advises on course selection and its consequences in the college selection process. Maintains and guides students and families on the college admissions software: Scoir, which serves as the central communication tool and application management database for students and the guidance office. Maintains the college counseling web pages, through our school's website.

Please direct all inquiries to Eileen Feikens, [email protected]


MMI Preparatory School
Location: Freeland, PA
Position: Long Term Substitute College Admissions Counselor
Start Date: September 1, 2019

MMI Preparatory School is seeking a full-time maternity leave replacement for the College Admissions Counselor for the 2019-2020 school year.  This position will begin on August 20, 2019, and the individual hired would overlap with the current College Admissions Counselor for a short time. This position reports to the Academic Dean. For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website.


Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School
Location: Gwynedd Valley, PA
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 26th, 2019

Gwynedd Mercy Academy High School is seeking a College Counselor to add to its counseling department. The College Counselor is responsible for guiding students and parents through the college admission and financial aid process. He or she will join a dynamic educational environment where all administrative and teaching colleagues work collaboratively to build and maintain a learner-centered, inclusive school community. The College Counselor commits to the mission of Catholic education in the Mercy tradition. Qualified applicants are asked to submit their resume and cover letter to Cindy DeCandido at [email protected] by July 12, 2019. For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website.


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].


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.