Career Opportunities

Member schools may list open positions on our website. Please complete our form to have a position included here.
Non-member schools or college admission-related organizations interested in a paid listing of a job opening should email Linda Pierre, ACCIS Director of Member Services and Operations. 

Austin Preparatory School, College Counselor - MA
* Avenues School, Dean of Students, 10-12 grades - Brazil
* Avenues The World School, Dean of Students, Grades 10-12 - CA
Battle Ground Academy, Assistant Director of College Counseling - TN
Chadwick International, College Counselor/Assistant Director of College Counseling - South Korea
Charlotte Country Day School, Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling - NC
* Chinese International School, Deputy Director of University Counseling - Hong Kong
* Colledge, Associate Director of Online Learning - CA
Columbia Grammar and Prep School, Associate Director of College Counseling - NY
The Episcopal Academy, Associate Director of College Counseling - PA
Episcopal School of Jacksonville, College Counselor/Assistant Director of College Counseling - FL
Flintridge Preparatory School, College Counselor/Assistant Director of College Counseling - CA
Fountain Valley School, Associate Director of College Counseling - CO
Greens Farms Academy, Assistant/Associate Director of College Guidance - CT
Harvard-Westlake School, Upper School Dean - CA
Hilton Head Preparatory School, Director of College Counseling - SC
Holland Hall, College Counselor - OK
Indian Springs School, Associate Director of College Advising - AL
Kehillah Jewish High School, Director of College Counseling - CA
Kent Denver School, Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling - CO
Khan Lab School, College Counselor - CA
The Kincaid School, Upper School Dean - TX
Latin School of Chicago, Associate/Assistant Director of College Counseling - IL 
The Lovett School, Associate Director of College Counseling - GA
Maclay School, College Counselor - FL
Marin Academy, Director of College Counseling - CA
Maryvale Preparatory School, College Counselor - MD
The Masters School, Associate Director of College Counseling - NY
Oregon Episcopal School, Associate Director of Counseling - OR
Pine Crest School, Associate Director of College and Academic Advising - FL
Posnack Jewish Day School, Associate Director of College Counseling - FL
The Potomac School, Associate Director of College Counseling - VA
* Premium Prep College Counseling, College Counselor - Remote
* Premium Prep College Counseling, Part-Time College Counselor - Remote
Randolph School, Director of College Counseling - AL
Ransom Everglades School, Associate or Senior Associate Director of College Counseling - FL
Rowland Hall, Associate Director of College Counseling/Lead Class Advisor - UT
Scheck Hillel Community School, Director of College Counseling - FL
Singapore American School, Dean of College Counseling - Singapore
The Spence School, Interim Co-Director of College Counseling - NY
Springside Chestnut Hill Academy, Associate Director of College Counseling - PA
St. John's School, Director of College Counseling - TX
St. Margaret's Episcopal School, College Counselor/Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling - CA
St. Mary's Hall, Assistant Director of College Counseling - TX
Stony Brook School, Assistant/Associate College Counselor - NY
* UP RVA, Director of Student Success - VA
* Upper Canada College, Associate Director, University Counsellor, Upper School - Canada
Webb School of Knoxville, Assistant Director of College Counseling - TN

*non-member listing


Latin School of Chicago
Location: Chicago, IL
Position: Associate/Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2023

Latin School of Chicago provides its students with a rigorous and innovative educational program in a community that embraces diversity of people, cultures and ideas. Latin inspires its students to pursue their passions and lead lives of purpose and excellence.

The Associate OR Assistant Director of College Counseling administers to all aspects of the college search and admissions process. This person will 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!

The Associate Director position requires more years of college counseling experience than the Assistant Director.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Inform all Upper School students, parents and faculty about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and testing Advise and support approximately 30-45 students as they transition from high school to college
  • Help to shape college lists, guide and recommend students for college admission
  • Work closely with the Director to help shape programs, policies and procedures that enhance the college counseling program at Latin Facilitate meetings with juniors and seniors and their families to discuss researching colleges and making individual college choices
  • Host meetings with college admissions representatives while serving as a liaison to college admissions offices throughout the year
  • Travel 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
  • Commit to enhancing an inclusive school community based on cultural competence, commitment to social justice, and respect for all voices;
  • Other duties as assigned.
To view full job description and to apply, click here.

Kehillah Jewish High School
Location: Palo Alto, CA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2023

Kehillah Jewish High School is seeking a dynamic professional who takes pride in building trusting relationships with students and parents and who is skilled in assisting families in developing realistic options for individualized college application plans. This position will support all aspects of college and gap-year planning including course selection, college application advising, recommendation letters, coordination of on-site college and university admissions visits, and SCOIR training for students, families, and faculty. This is a 10-month, Full-Time, Exempt position with full benefits starting July 2023.

Kehillah is a vibrant community where students thrive. Joyfully Jewish, we are committed to inclusion, equity, excellence, and creating brave spaces for learning. Our school is a supportive teaching community that embraces collaboration, outside-the-box thinking, and innovative pedagogy. We are a community that fosters a culture of mutual respect, diversity, and inclusion. Each student is challenged, actively encouraged, and supported to reach their potential.

COMPENSATION AND BENEFITS

The salary range is between $125,000 and $140,000 annually. Kehillah offers a comprehensive benefits package that includes free HMO medical or employer-subsidized PPO plans, free dental and vision, EAP, retirement planning, life insurance, short and long-term disability, gym membership, free lunch, and more!

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS

  • Lead the college counseling department to deliver a comprehensive and supportive program.
  • Keep abreast of national admission trends and use them to structure the college counseling program.
  • Counsel a caseload of approximately 60 students (30 students per grade 11 and 12) through all stages of the college application process, including college research, application, selection, essays, athletic recruitment, scholarship applications, and financial aid applications.
  • Plan strategically to position Kehillah students well in an increasingly competitive admissions climate. 
  • Lead informational programs for parents, both virtually and in person.
  • Maintain strong relationships with college admissions officers; stay abreast of new programs/policies.
  • Represent Kehillah at relevant state, national, and professional conferences/workshops.
  • Partner with area high schools in BAISCC for professional development and community programs.
  • Conduct Common Application, UC, CSU, and Coalition application workshops for students.
  • Advocate for students during the application process; write compelling letters of recommendation.
  • Coordinate college representative visits; match students with appropriate institutions; assist students with college, gap-year, and scholarship applications.
  • Advise students on course selection and its impact on the college selection process.
  • Research and update scholarships, summer, and volunteer opportunities and internships.
  • Train students, parents, and teachers on SCOIR
  • Assist with course approval processes for the UC and NCAA3. 
  • Support the Kehillah Admissions Office with open houses, events, information sessions, and tours.

QUALIFICATIONS 

  • Bachelor’s degree; Master’s preferred.
  • At least 7 years of college counseling or admissions experience.
  • Expert in SCOIR, the UC system, the CSU system, and the selective college admission process.
  • Live in the State of California and work on campus.
Please apply directly through our careers page on our website.

St. Mary's Hall
Location: San Antonio, TX
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2023

Join a vibrant team of three other counselors in wonderful San Antonio!

Saint Mary’s Hall seeks an Assistant Director of College Counseling effective July 1, 2023. The ideal candidate will build relationships with, and support students and parents Forms 9 through 12. The Assistant Director will work collaboratively with the College Counseling team and all school constituencies and be an active and visible member of the school community. The Assistant Director will be an industry leader with knowledge of current educational trends at both the secondary and the collegiate levels, and provide insightful and appropriate counseling to SMH students and families.

Responsibilities

  • Meet frequently with assigned students, both one-on-one and in small groups, to give advice on academic and extracurricular choices and raise questions that encourage self-reflection and self-exploration;
  • Write the official school recommendation for each assigned counselee;
  • Develop and instruct a college counseling curriculum for all forms, particularly Forms 11 and 12;
  • Meet with college admissions representatives on the SMH campus;
  • Assist in the coordination and administration of the AP and PSAT testing;
  • Actively participate in regional, state, and national professional organizations;
  • Travel to conferences and college campuses to gain insight and develop relationships;
  • Serve as an alternate liaison to The College Board and other standardized testing agencies as appropriate;
  • Assist with all College Counseling programming as well as course counseling;
  • In collaboration with the Assistant Head of School for Student Experience and Head of Upper School, develop wellness strategies to assist students in having a successful four-year Upper School experience;
  • Work closely with parents, providing a key point of contact between home and school, and serve as a designated point person for all college admission-related questions;
  • Serve as academic adviser to a small number of students; provide individualized academic advising, and assist students in crafting or implementing a tentative four-year Academic Plan that will serve as the framework for that student’s academic schedule;
  • Work with the other counselors to develop new and execute existing programming;
  • Help facilitate and instruct a college seminar in both fall and spring;
  • With other key school leaders, guide students through critical academic and social transitions that occur during Upper School;
  • Other applicable duties may be assigned by the Assistant Head of School/Dean of College Counseling

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree (required), Master’s degree in an applicable field (preferred);
  • Two or more years of experience in counseling, college counseling, and/or college admission (preferred);
  • Independent school experience as a teacher, coach, or advisor (preferred);
  • Proficiency with technology, Word, Excel, and PowerPoint (required);
  • Familiarity with SCOIR (preferred); - Exceptional written and verbal communications skills (required);
  • Student centered, collaborative, and transparent leader who is accessible to students, parents, colleagues, and other key stakeholders and is adept at building relationships;
  • Ability and desire to engage with parents and a diverse, high-achieving student body;
  • Knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admission policies, and procedures (preferred);
  • Willingness to attend local, state, and national workshops and conferences (required);
  • Work with sensitive and confidential information with integrity;
  • Ability to work both autonomously and as part of a team to achieve departmental goals;
  • Well-developed interpersonal skills to deal effectively with a wide range of constituents;
  • A genuine care for people and desire to serve through a high level of customer service;
  • An entrepreneurial, bright, hard-working, and enthusiastic personality with a serious commitment to excellence;
  • A highly motivated, results-oriented, enthusiastic leadership style characterized by the desire to innovate, tenacity, follow-through, the courage of conviction, and setting an example for others;
  • An ability to think systematically and be detail-minded while remaining focused on the big picture and mission of the School.

To view full job description and to apply, click here.


The Masters School
Location: Dobbs Ferry, NY
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2023

The Masters School is looking to grow our College Counseling Staff with the addition of a new Associate Director of College Counseling. They will join a staff of three other counselors and an administrative assistant in guiding students and their families through all stages of the college search and admission processes. The Masters School College Counseling Office uses a three-year, developmental approach to supporting students which includes intentional self-assessment and forward planning.

Key Responsibilities:

  • Working individually with 30 – 35 students in grades ten, eleven and twelve, and actively contributing to all office programs, presentations, and initiatives
  • Developing and maintaining professional relationships with students, parents, faculty/staff, and college admission personnel
  • Writing the counselor letter of recommendation and acting as advocate for each counselee
  • Academic planning and curricular mapping for tenth through twelfth grade students
  • Traveling to regional and national professional development conferences and to individual colleges and universities as needed
  • Serving as an academic advisor for approximately eight students
  • Responsible for overseeing the administration of standardized testing
  • Additional related duties as assigned

Qualifications:

Ideal candidates will possess:

  • Experience and familiarity with the college admissions process
  • Excellent organization and persuasive communication skills—both written and oral
  • Strong ability to multitask, listen, reflect, and connect with students; to collaborate with energy and creativity as a team player; and to think strategically—both as it relates to the admission process and to the efforts of the office as a whole
  • Demonstrated interest in working with and counseling teenagers from varied backgrounds particularly regarding race, socioeconomic level, ethnicity, gender and sexual orientation and in valuing diversity
  • Ability to interact with parents of students with various degrees of familiarity with the landscape and a desire to provide quality support throughout
  • Understanding of the application process at public and private colleges and universities, both in the United States and internationally
  • A team player and self-starter with enthusiasm, energy, strong organizational skills, quality work ethic, and a good sense of humor
  • Proficiency with technology, especially Microsoft Office, Google Drive, and SCOIR/Naviance
  • Familiarity with the NCAA Eligibility Center

To view full job description, click here. Interested parties, please submit cover letter and resume to [email protected].


Avenues The World School
Location: San Jose, CA
Position: Dean of Students, Grade 10-12
Start Date: July 2023

What You'll Do

  • Foster students' wellbeing, through powerful relationships and mentoring
  • Advise and guide 80-90 students and their families across grades 10-12. Your students will feel known, mentored and supported; their families will rave about you.
  • Be a key mentor and supporter in the life of each of your students
  • Be a highly effective support system around the diverse challenges students encounter during high school
  • Ensure that Avenues effectively supports each student to thrive, following through with colleagues and families to best support each unique individual
  • Teach, and help refine, an advisory curriculum focused on wellbeing and preparation for postsecondary success
  • Guide students to well-chosen, great-fit, selective pursuits after high school
  • Expertly guide the entire college process, leading to students wisely choosing desirable, selective post-secondary pursuits where they'll thrive 
  • Ensure students and families feel well informed and prepared for the college process
  • Anchor the college process in powerful relationships with students and their families

WHAT YOU BRING

If this role is for you, you'll read what's below and feel, "that's me!"

  • You love and respect teenagers. You feel deeply passionate about supporting them to learn, grow and thrive as people
  • You're energized by both dimensions of this work: the holistic support for students and the strategic college counseling
  • You believe that going to college should be about finding a right match for each student
  • You can build deep relationships with high school students and their families, as strong partnerships with families are key to student success 
  • You have several years of experience in college counseling and/or admissions
  • You communicate in lucid, compelling ways with a high level of accountability and responsiveness
  • You navigate difficult conversations with grace and empathy
  • You effectively handle multiple priorities in a fast-moving environment
To view the full job description and to apply, click here.

UP RVA
Location: Richmond, VA
Position: Director of Student Success
Start Date: July 1, 2023 

Mission Statement:
The mission of UP RVA is to empower students to achieve economic sustainability by providing access to exceptional secondary and post-secondary academic opportunities and bridging the educational equity gap.

Vision Statement:
We envision a future where historically underrepresented and economically-disadvantaged students from Richmond’s East End can realize their full potential, achieve college degrees and full-time employment, and become thriving change-makers in their community.

Overview:
UP RVA is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in Richmond, VA. The organization's mission is to serve low-income high school and college students. We currently support 30 high school students attending five independent schools in Richmond. 16 UP RVA students attend 14 colleges and universities in four states. Annual revenues are approximately $1,100,000.

Founded in 2016, UP RVA has grown exponentially. To better support the needs of our students in high school and through college, a new position has been created: Director of Academic Success. This position, which reports to the Executive Director, will guide and nurture UP RVA students as the trajectories of their lives change through access to quality education, academic success, and college matriculation.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Develop a four-year high school road map for each student, including performance benchmarks. Monitor academic and extracurricular growth.
  • Oversee the After-School program, including supervision of the After-School Director.
  • Facilitate the onboarding of incoming 9th-grade students through the UP RVA Summer Institute program.
  • Develop relationships with UP RVA’s independent school partners and build rapport with administrators, teachers, and college counselors. 
  • Partner with parents and encourage family involvement in the program.
  • Support and manage the college and financial aid application process.
  • Engage with college admissions staff to increase the visibility of UP RVA.
  • Develop communication and support plans for UP RVA college students.
  • Collect, analyze, and present student academic data for regular assessment of the UP RVA program.

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s Degree preferred.
  • Minimum of three to five years of college guidance and/or teaching experience. Independent school experience preferred.
  • Thorough understanding of the college application and financial aid process.
  • Excellent organization and communication skills.
  • Strong ability to listen to and connect with students.
  • Facility with technology.
  • Supervisory experience preferred.
  • Self-motivated and independent.
  • Collaborative team-player.
  • Passion for working with low-income students from traditionally underserved communities who will be among the first in their families to attend college.

Salary: To be discussed based on experience. The range is $55,000 - $65,000.

Statement of Non-Discrimination:
UP RVA is committed to creating a diverse and inclusive environment and is proud to be an equal-opportunity employer. We encourage people from all backgrounds, ages, abilities, and experiences to apply. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of race, color, ancestry, gender, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, religion, ability, marital or family status, sexual orientation, or veteran status.

Applicants should submit a letter of interest and résumé to the Director of Youth Development and Education, Greg McCandless, at [email protected]. References should be available upon request.


Upper Canada College
Location: Toronto, Canada
Position: Associate Director, University Counsellor, Upper School
Start Date: August 2023 

With a commitment to equity and fairness, students learn that what makes us different as individuals makes us stronger as a community. A rigorous academic program is supported by accomplished faculty, exceptional co-curricular programming, and state-of-the-art facilities. The UCC experience is underpinned by five core values: learning, pluralism, service, community, and wellbeing. Among its strategic goals is UCC’s ambition to become more diverse and inclusive. This is supported by a recog­nition that no learning community is whole without the inclusion and amplification of multiple voices; UCC is committed to fostering belonging, striving for jus­­tice and peace among all people, and addressing systemic and structural forms of oppression.

Position Overview:

Provides academic guidance, and post-secondary admissions counseling, to support student academic achievement. A life-long learner who is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, passionate and aspirational when it comes to student success, and up-to-date on emerging and evolving programs, admission processes and scholarships. Actively involved member of the UCC community - coming to know each individual student very well, and advising and engaging students early, regularly and appropriately while collaborating with parents and guardians on strategies and planning.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide guidance to students to enhance and support academic achievement at the school/college:
  • Counsel students regarding educational/academic issues, such as course and program selection, class registration and scheduling, school adjustment, study habits, career planning, etc.
  • Counsel students in managing/overcoming personal, social and behavioural problems impacting their academic and social life;
  • Confer with parents/guardians, teachers, administrators and other professionals to discuss student issues, determine approaches to resolving problems, and to determine priorities for resource needs for students;
  • Facilitate collaboration between faculty and student services to optimize support for students.
  • Provide post-secondary admissions counseling and application support:
  • Counsel graduating students and parents on post-secondary admission requirements and the application process;
  • Assist students with the preparation of post-secondary applications and scholarship applications, including program and school selection;
  • Provide one-on-one counseling to address specific individual concerns and questions;
  • Maintain strong communication links with post-secondary admissions officers to obtain current; information regarding admission requirements, programs, policies and changes;
  • Encourage and support partnerships with Ontario post-secondary institutions;
  • Provide articles and other information regarding post-secondary admissions, programs and scholarships;
  • Consult students for feedback on information and support provided.

Administration:

  • Maintain accurate and complete student records in accordance with legislation, regulations and policies;
  • Prepare and review letters of recommendation for graduates, for admissions and scholarships;
  • Provide reports to school leadership regarding student applications and acceptances;
  • Represent the school/college at various functions (e.g. scholarship presentations).

Knowledge, Competencies and Experience:

  • University graduation in education and counseling, with a valid teaching license;
  • At least five years of relevant teaching and counseling experience;
  • Extensive experience with Canadian, US, and UK university admission policies and practices is highly desirable;
  • Familiarity with both the IB diploma and the OSSD is an asset;
  • Strong understanding of students’ development and needs;
  • Knowledge of the theories and principles of behavioural and academic counseling;
  • Knowledge of the admissions requirements, programs, and learning environments of post-secondary institutions, in order to recommend good matches for students of the school/college;
  • Knowledge of scholarship, bursary and other financial support opportunities for students, and the corresponding application requirements and processes;
  • Knowledge of emerging trends and issues related to post-secondary education and career selection;
  • Ability to identify and assess issues impacting student academic and social success at the school/college;
  • Ability to research, assess and apply current and new techniques for assisting and supporting students in overcoming issues and achieving optimal academic success;
  • Ability to assess individual and group student issues and their potential impact on success in a post-secondary setting;
  • Ability to engage students in open discussions about concerns and issues, and find collaborative solutions;
  • Ability to confer with parents, faculty and other professionals in understanding and finding solutions to student problems;
  • Ability to build and maintain links with post-secondary educational institution admissions offices, to share information and support student applications.

What we Offer:

  • Opportunities for professional development to support life-long learning of skills and knowledge;
  • Floating holidays that recognizes our employees diverse religious and cultural practices; offers three paid floating holidays per year instead of three statutory public holidays of their choosing.
  • Excellent mental health, medical and dental benefit plans (including Health Care and Lifestyle Spending Accounts, Employee Assistance programme and onsite wellbeing programming;
  • Paid volunteer time off to become involved in you’re communities, lending voluntary support to programs;
  • Ongoing community events and employee social events throughout the academic year;
  • Fabulous collaborative team members and colleagues;
  • Generous pension / retirement plan and paid time off plans: vacation / holidays, personal emergency leave, personal leave, parental leave top-up and flexible self-funded leaves;
  • Free on campus parking;
  • Opportunity for casual dress days.

UCC is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity, encouraging applications from all qualified individuals and welcoming applications from women, visible minorities, Aboriginal peoples, persons with disabilities, and LGBTQ persons. UCC embraces pluralism – celebrating differences, cherishing similarities, and giving voice to multiple perspectives. If you are contacted regarding a UCC opportunity, please advise if you require any accommodations.

To learn more click here. Please apply online by creating a “Management/Professional” profile account by Thursday February 09, 2023. We thank all candidates in advance; however, we will contact only those selected for an interview.


Springside Chestnut Hill Academy
Location: Philadelphia, PA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2023 

Essential Functions

  • Teaches Upper School Chemistry and Physics.
  • Serves as an advisor to a grade-level group of Upper School students and performs expected functions in that role as outlined by the Head of Upper School and Dean of Students.
  • Collaborates with co-teachers who are teaching the same course to develop daily lesson plans, curricular materials, and assessments.
  • Prepares course objectives and outlines the course of study following curriculum guidelines and any school requirements as mentioned in the mission statement.
  • Demonstrates, models, and designs learning experiences that foster 21st century STEM learning skills in students.
  • Demonstrates, models, and designs learning experiences that foster diversity, equity, and inclusion. Integrates technology as an essential and regular component of student learning experiences.
  • Prepares, administers, corrects, and records assessment results in a regular and timely manner.
  • Differentiates instruction to meet the needs of students.
  • Provides students with a variety of formats by which they can demonstrate skill mastery.
  • Provides timely and regular feedback on students’ progress toward skill mastery.
  • Teaches rules of conduct and creates a warm and welcoming learning environment.
  • Maintains order and enforces school policies in the classroom and throughout common areas of the campus.
  • Counsels students when advising and academic problems arise.
  • Discusses students’ academic progress with the students’ advisor and parents as needed.
  • Keeps daily attendance and records of students’ progress.
  • May coordinate field trips.and/or chaperone field trips as part of the science or Upper School program.
  • Collaborates within the Science Department and with all departments and offices as required or requested.
  • Attends work and arrives/departs work at the appropriate times as determined by the immediate supervisor.
  • Assumes other reasonable and equitable job-related duties assigned by the immediate supervisor, some of which occur on weekends and evenings, including Science Department initiatives like participating in the Philadelphia Science Festival, science competitions, etc.
  • Attends professional development programs each year.
  • Performs additional duties as assigned by the Department Chair and/or the Division Head.

Qualifications

  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Ability to develop and implement curriculum, assessments, and utilize teaching methodologies/best practices.
  • Strong background in chemistry and Physics with advanced degree preferred.
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
  • Knowledge of content, curriculum, methods, materials, and equipment for chemistry and physics education.
  • Knowledge of 21st-century learning skills and practices, current science standards and inquiry-based pedagogy.
  • Knowledge of applicable safety procedures.
  • Ability to provide a supportive, caring, and positive environment for students and to maintain classroom discipline.
  • Knowledge of child development theory and practice.
  • Strong knowledge of personal computer skills with experience in the use of web-based applications, including course management systems (ex. Google Classroom), and the Google suite of applications.
  • Comfortable with a team-based work structure; ability to demonstrate flexibility on the job.
  • Demonstrates initiative, is conscientious, and provides complete follow-through on areas of responsibility.
  • Demonstrated sensitivity, knowledge, and understanding of the diverse backgrounds of community members with a continuous focus on healthy relationship building.
  • Demonstrated deep understanding of cultural competency skills and enthusiasm for issues of diversity, equity and inclusion.
Application Procedure: Interested candidates, please email a cover letter, resume, statement of educational philosophy, and contact information for three references to [email protected].

Maryvale Preparatory School
Location: Lutherville, MD
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 1, 2023 or earlier

Maryvale Preparatory School is seeking a College Counselor with firsthand knowledge of college admissions and financial aid. The ideal candidate should possess the knowledge and skills to provide current expertise and the desire to serve as a passionate and compassionate advocate to guide our students and their families in finding a strong college fit.

Primary Responsibilities Include:

  • Counseling students and their parents through the college search, financial aid, and application process with enthusiasm, compassion, and patience.
  • Collaborating with other staff, faculty, and administrators.
  • Guiding students and parents to understand the importance of fit and self-discovery throughout the college search and application process.
  • Applying current knowledge of the college admission process at a variety of institution types, particularly HBCUs and international colleges and universities, with a strong understanding of different academic programs, admission policies, financial aid, and athletic recruiting.
  • Developing strong, ongoing relationships with college admissions personnel, particularly at institutions that nurture and boast diverse populations.
  • Traveling to college campuses and various local, regional, and national conferences.
  • Showing a commitment to engaging with and learning from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Responsibility for assisting with Upper School standardized testing.
  • Attending school and community-wide events to better know students and families and to become a visible and integral part of the school community.
  • Developing and writing personalized recommendation letters for selected seniors (approximately 40-50 students).
  • Maintaining resources and connections for a wide array of student interests.
  • Ability to help students and families build a well-rounded and robust list of colleges and post-secondary programs, recognizing that each student’s goals are unique.
  • Possible teaching duties and responsibilities.
For additional information, including how to apply click here, or contact Lindsey Duerr.

Chadwick International
Location: Seoul, South Korea
Position: College Counselor/Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2023

Chadwick International is happy to announce that our team is expanding to accommodate our growing student population and we will be adding a fourth college counselor to our office. Although the interest in attending universities worldwide is growing in scope, the majority of our students do apply to and attend universities in the U.S. College Counselor - potentially Assistant Director of College Counseling depending on experience.

Requirements:

  • International experience and/or experience working with international students;
  • Experience with highly selective universities;
  • 5 years minimum experience in college counseling and/or university admissions.

Able to conduct College Seminar classes with preferred International Baccalaureate experience or knowledge of, and values and attributes aligned with Chadwick’s Mission and Philosophy.

Salary Information: Salaries are listed in US Dollars, regardless of the currency in which they are paid. The salary below is pre-tax and excludes the value of benefits and the value of any variable bonus the school may offer. The salary/benefits information should always be confirmed in writing by the school prior to accepting an offer. BA+ 4 years/$58000 USD and MA+8years/$63,000 USD.

To view full job description, click here. Letters of Interest and resumes may be sent to Heather Dondis, Director of College Counseling, [email protected]


St. Margaret's Episcopal School
Location: San Juan Capistrano, CA
Position: College Counselor/Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2023 or earlier

St. Margaret's Episcopal School is now accepting applications for a full-time Upper School College Counselor. As an integral member of the college counseling team, the Upper School College Counselor will provide excellence in college counseling in order to ensure the students of St. Margaret’s are prepared to meet the challenges of their academic, college and career goals. Position may also be Assistant or Associate Director, dependent on experience. This is a new position, bringing our office to four full time college counselors for a yearly class of approximately 125.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES:

  • Meet with students and parents to discuss college options.
  • Assist all members of the College Counseling office with day to day college counseling and advising activities.
  • Support students in the college application process including reviewing admission applications and essays, as well as discussing college options.
  • Serve as a faculty advisor to an assigned group of students.
  • Hold parent conferences, as needed, to discuss college options, academic preparation and other issues pertaining to the college application process.
  • Assist the member of the College Counseling team in charge of coordinating the PSAT & AP testing preparation and administration.
  • Coordinate and manage all college visits
  • Be attentive to professional growth.

Compensation: $6,250 – 7,500/month

To view full job description and to apply, click here.


Episcopal School of Jacksonville
Location: Jacksonville, FL
Position: College Counselor/Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: June 1, 2023

Episcopal School of Jacksonville seeks a full-time College Counselor/Assistant Director of College Counseling to guide students and their families through the college admissions process, working with a caseload of approximately 35 to 45 students. 

Qualifications

  • A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred
  • Prior college counseling experience in an independent school or college admissions experience, three years or more is preferred
  • Demonstrated and comprehensive knowledge of the college search and admissions process, predominantly of U.S. colleges and universities
  • An ability and desire to embrace continued growth as part of a collaborative team and contribute to an engaging and inclusive learning environment and workplace
  • Passion for building positive relationships with students, families, and colleagues, as well as an eagerness for secondary and postsecondary education
  • Ability to communicate effectively (orally and in writing) and represent the school at internal and external events
  • Timely responsiveness to constituents, attention to detail, and strong organizational skills
  • Ability to manage competing priorities and meet deadlines under pressure and time constraints
  • Familiarity with data systems such as SCOIR, Kickstart, and Veracross is highly desirable
  • Knowledge of the financial aid application process is highly desirable
  • History of continued education or professional development
  • Ability to be flexible, effectively manage stress, and adapt to changing work priorities and assignments 

Responsibilities

Advising and supporting students in all aspects of the college search and admissions process, including
  • Serve as a collaborative member of a five-person college counseling office (four college counselors and one administrative assistant) to support a senior class of approximately 150 students.
  • Report to the Director of College Counseling.
  • Advise students and families, through regular individual and group meetings, in the entire college search and application process - to include course selection, extracurricular planning, well-balanced college list development, summer planning, etc.
  • Actively contribute to the presentations and programs of the Episcopal College Counseling office, including some evening and weekend events.
  • Write personal, comprehensive letters of recommendation for students that demonstrate deep knowledge of the student and their academic and extra-curricular involvement.
  • Offer guidance to faculty members in regard to their written recommendations. Co-lead college preparatory seminars and classes for grades 9, 10, and 11.
  • Maintain and guide students and families on the use of SCOIR or a similar college guidance program.
  • Participate in the life of the Upper School during and after school hours, including attending Chapel, athletic events, fine arts events, community service events, and more.
  • Commit to professional growth and development through membership and engagement in professional associations including NACAC, SACAC, and ACCIS.
  • Establish new and maintain ongoing relationships with college admission officers.
  • Visit colleges and universities during the school year and summer, and host college admission representatives on the ESJ campus, to expand knowledge of postsecondary options and processes.
  • Serve as an academic advisor to a small group of 6-8 students, from their 9th-grade year to graduation. 

Compensation The salary range for this 10-month role is $50,000 - $61,000 annually. Episcopal offers competitive benefits and supports professional development, in a welcoming and supportive culture.

To view full job description and to apply, click here.

Harvard-Westlake School
Location: Studio City, CA
Position: Upper School Dean
Start Date: July 1, 2023

Harvard-Westlake School is seeking a highly qualified educator to join the expanding team in our Upper School Deans’ Office. The office is growing to include eleven Deans (currently nine) who work closely with two office coordinators. If you employ a holistic approach to serving the needs of students and would add to the mutually supportive skills of an entire team of Deans, please consider this opportunity.

As a Dean, you will:

  • Be responsible for the academic, college, and personal counseling needs of approximately 30 sophomores, 30 juniors, and 30 seniors (though junior and senior caseloads won’t be assigned until your second and third years, respectively);
  • Guide students and their families, advising them on issues of course selection, study skills, community behavior, discipline, and ultimately, all elements of the college search and selection process;
  • Build and maintain strong relationships with parents, faculty and staff, and college admission professionals;
  • Write letters of recommendation;
  • Speak publicly in both small and large venues;
  • Teach once-per-week seminar courses to your student cohorts;
  • Participate in the school community and culture;
  • Continually look for ways to develop professionally.

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Bachelor’s degree, Master’s or higher preferred
  • At least four years of college counseling and/or college admission experience
  • Knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admission policies, and financial aid policies
  • High emotional intelligence • Clear and effective public speaking skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills and a desire to work closely with a team of colleagues who meet daily
  • Excellent and timely responsiveness to all constituencies (e.g., students, families, faculty, colleges)
  • A transparent, candid, yet tactful communication style with families regarding college expectations
  • Collaborative and inclusive decision-making style when working with other Deans, the counseling team, Dean of Students, faculty, staff, and administration
  • Strong technology skills, including a familiarity with college search tools (e.g., Scoir, College Kickstart)
  • Enthusiasm to become part of our vibrant school community, broadly engaging with students, families, and colleagues, and attending events outside their particular field of responsibility Interested and qualified candidates must apply through our website (no email or mail-in submissions will be considered).

Candidates must be prepared to submit the following when applying for the position:

  • Cover letter expressing interest in the Harvard-Westlake Upper School Dean position
  • Current résumé
  • Sample letter of recommendation

Applications will be accepted through February 15, 2023. Anticipated base compensation is $115,000-$130,000 depending on experience.

To view full job description and to apply, click here.


The Spence School
Location: New York, NY
Position: Interim Co-Director of College Counseling
Start Date: June 2023

The Spence School seeks an experienced educator for a leave replacement to serve as Co-Director of College Counseling from June 2023-May 2024. The office consists of two Directors of College Counseling who co-counsel an entire class of 69 students through every aspect of the college search and application process.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Guiding students and parents throughout the entire college search process in both individual and family meetings
  • Meeting individually with students and their parents
  • Presenting to parents and students on a variety of college admission topics
  • Writing recommendations for approximately half of the senior class
  • Providing support to students in writing college essays and completing applications
  • Maintaining strong ties with college admissions officers and staying informed of the issues and changes pertaining to to college admissions
  • Participating in the life of the School, including after-school meetings and evening programs
  • Co-teaching college counseling classes for juniors and seniors
  • Work closely with faculty and administrators
  • Guiding sophomores in selecting college entrance tests and preparing for them

Qualities we seek in a candidate: Strong candidates will have substantial experience in a highly selective college admissions environment and/or college counseling office in an independent school. In addition, they will:

  • Find joy in working with adolescents and in school life
  • Show a commitment to engaging with and learning from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Value being a team player in a collaborative office environment
  • Work with discretion and highest ethical standards in dealing with students and colleges
  • Respond with energy and empathy to the needs of students and families
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational, analytical-writing and public speaking skills.
  • Serve as a leader in the Upper School Community
  • Engage with a healthy sense of humor, warmth, patience, confidence and professionalism

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The salary range for this role is $200,000 - $215,000. 

To view full job description and to apply, click here.


The Kincaid School
Location: Houston, TX
Position: Upper School Dean
Start Date: August 1, 2023

The Kinkaid School seeks an experienced, dynamic, student-centered educator to support students throughout Upper School and the college application process. An Upper School Dean is more than a standard College Counselor or Guidance Counselor in that an Upper School Dean provides holistic counseling and support every year of Upper School. Kinkaid’s Upper School Deans’ program is composed of eight Deans and two administrative support staff and is under the supervision of the Head of School and Head of Upper School. Deans also work closely with the School counselors, teachers, and learning specialists. Each Dean serves approximately 20 students and their families from each grade and follows each student from Upper School entry to graduation. Deans are primarily responsible for guiding students through yearly course selection and the college selection and application process; and providing counsel and support with regard to academic achievement, personal accountability, and social dynamics. 

The Kinkaid School is a co-educational non-sectarian day school enrolling over 1,450 students in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade. Located on a sixty-five-acre campus in the heart of Houston, Texas, the School offers a thriving intellectual community in the midst of a vibrant, urban, diverse culture. With an enrollment of about 620, the Upper School fosters a learning environment centered on academic excellence, intellectual curiosity, and personal attention. The Upper School faculty enjoys small class sizes and a collegial, collaborative environment centered on intellectual curiosity and continuous professional development.

RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Advise and support students throughout their Upper School experience
  • Counsel students through the college application process
  • Work closely with learning specialists and the school psychologists
  • Develop relationships with students, their families, and faculty
  • Teach one section of core academic content (preferred)
  • Demonstrate enjoyment in working with students across the entire range of grades (9-12)
  • Chaperone student life and major athletic events, including the ninth-grade retreat as part of school orientation
  • Support the School, its mission, and its leadership
  • Be an active member of the school community by attending games, special art events, and become part of the overall school community
  • Willing to travel for college tours and conferences 
  • Additional responsibilities may involve leadership opportunities, such as coaching a sport or sponsoring a club

QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor’s degree in a related field (Master’s degree preferred)
  • Experience in college admissions and/or college admissions counseling
  • Experience working with Upper School students 
  • Experience in the guidance of and support for Upper School children
  • Experience supporting students and families through the college admission process
  • Core knowledge about the development of upper school age children
  • Exceptional written and oral communication skills
  • Eagerness to grow professionally and remain current within the field
  • Commitment to collaboration and high ethical professional standards
  • Collegial, energetic, and engaging 
  • Exemplifies Kinkaid’s four core values (honesty, responsibility, respect, and kindness) in interactions with all members of the community

The Kinkaid School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law, The Kinkaid School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.

To learn more about Kinkaid and apply for the position, click here.


Charlotte Country Day School
Location: Charlotte, NC
Position: Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2023

Charlotte Country Day School is hiring an experienced professional to join a dynamic College Counseling team as a 4th college counselor. The Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling assists the other college counselors in managing the college search and application process for upper school students. 

Essential Functions

  • Counsels about 40 students (per grade) and their parents, individually and in groups, regarding college selection, application and admission procedures.
  • Reviews college essays, provides supporting documentation, and reviews and edits advisor letters of recommendation.
  • Assists with the SCOIR software including coordinating student and parent contact information for each class.
  • Provides financial aid and scholarship information to families.
  • Assists in managing the timely completion of faculty recommendations and reports for college applicants.
  • Helps coordinate all office programming – including parent and student information events and joint programs with peer Charlotte independent schools.
  • Represents the school at relevant state and national conferences and workshops; interacts with college representatives during on-campus visits.
  • Travels to colleges during counselor tours and with administration to assist in maintaining communication with and knowledge of appropriate colleges.
  • Additional duties like club advising, coaching, and academic advising are desired but not mandated.
  • Other duties as assigned.

 Qualifications 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, master’s degree in subject matter and/or counseling preferred.
  • 3+ years of experience of High School College Counseling or College Admissions required.
  • Teaching and/or administration experience in an independent school environment or college admissions work also relevant.
  • Excellent verbal and written communications skills.
  • Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills.

Please contact Head of Upper School Matthew Less at [email protected]. For more information, click here.


Columbia Grammar and Prep School
Location: New York, NY
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: Winter/Spring 2023 or August 1, 2023

In an expansion of its College Office, Columbia Grammar & Preparatory School is delighted to seek a fifth counselor. Do you have excellent interpersonal and advocacy skills, lots of positive energy, plus solid experience navigating and adapting to the changing college landscape? Would you enjoy collaborating in a supportive and collegial atmosphere directly across from Central Park? You will handle a caseload of approximately 25 students and will ideally have a robust sense of humor. Please see our website for details.


Rowland Hall
Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling/Lead Class Advisor
Start Date: July 1, 2023

Position Summary
Rowland Hall seeks a college counselor to join a team of colleagues who are energetic, creative, and collaborative. The Associate Director will initially counsel 15 - 20 students with a strategic plan to increase the counseling load as enrollment grows in the coming years, will serve as an advisor to 10-15 Upper School students through graduation, and will collaborate with colleagues and the administrative team to support and grow the advisory program as a lead advisor.

College Counseling Responsibilities

  • Counsel, support, educate, and mentor students and their families through the college search and application process, beginning formally in January of the Junior year
  • Prepare, manage, and coordinate the submission of student applications to colleges, scholarship programs, and other organizations
  • Write detailed, personal, and comprehensive letters of support for each counselee and serve as an advocate for students in the college admissions process
  • Understand the college admission process at a variety of institution types and selectivity levels and be prepared to guide students considering gap and/or PG years and alternative post-secondary options
  • Apply broad knowledge on a variety of college admissions, academic and financial aid policies to advise students and families in developing well-balanced lists
  • Support students and families in navigating the athletic recruitment and/or artistic application process
  • Plan and present about various college admissions topics throughout the year
  • Nurture and develop strong professional relationships with college admissions professionals
  • Participate in college tours and actively participate in regional and national associations such as NACAC, RMACAC, and ACCIS
  • Maintain comprehensive records, College Counseling databases, files, and lists
  • Demonstrate expertise in Word, Excel, and Gmail/Google Drive applications; experience with Scoir also valued; willingness and ability to learn necessary programs
  • Lead administration of the PSAT for juniors in the fall
  • Work independently and collaboratively with other key support staff and administrators in the Upper School Advisory

Responsibilities

  • Serve as lead class advisor and as an advisor to a group of students (and follow them through graduation)
  • Collaborate with the Upper School principal and assistant principal along with other lead class advisors, to grow, assess, and improve the advisory program
  • Collaborate closely with the Student Success Team, including the academic support counselor, emotional support counselor, college counselors, all-school nurses, and Upper School administration as a representative for their grade level to track student successes and challenges, to help coordinate grade level meetings, and to work with faculty to identify relevant supports

Upper School Responsibilities

  • Attend Upper School co-curricular programming, meetings, all-school activities, and student-sponsored events
  • Maintain and grow professional skills by pursuing relevant professional development opportunities
  • Perform any other related duties that may be assigned by Upper School and senior administration

The Ideal Candidate
The successful applicant will have:

  • A Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred
  • Minimum of 3-5 years of experience in college admissions or college counseling
  • Commitment to the mission and values of Rowland Hall
  • A willingness to join a diverse community and embrace a spirit of dialogue and inclusion
  • An understanding of the developmental needs of high school students and enthusiasm for working closely with them and their parents
  • Ability to see and celebrate the potential in every student
  • Excellent counseling, interpersonal, communication, time management, attention to detail, technological, public speaking, listening, and written skills
  • High emotional intelligence, empathy, energy, creativity, innovation, diplomacy, flexibility, discretion, and patience
  • Ability to function well in a dynamic, fast-paced, school environment while maintaining a sense of humor

To apply, please send a cover letter and resume to Samara Bean at [email protected]. For more information about the school, please visit www.rowlandhall.org. For questions about the position, please contact Coral Azarian at [email protected].


Oregon Episcopal School
Location: Portland, OR
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: mid-August 2023

Oregon Episcopal School is seeking a full-time Associate Director of College Counseling. We are excited to launch a search for an experienced, energetic, warm individual who enjoys connecting with adolescents, their parents, and colleagues. Our team of three includes a director, associate director, and assistant to college counseling.

Inquiry and exploration are at the foundation of the Upper School’s academic and extracurricular programs. Our Upper School of 313 includes a boarding program of 54 students, many of whom are international students. Portland is an attractive, comfortable city with easy access to mountains, hiking trails, ocean beaches, rivers, and lakes. We are also home to Powell’s, the world’s largest new and used independent bookstore.

OUR MISSION: Oregon Episcopal School prepares students for higher education and lifelong learning by inspiring intellectual, physical, social, emotional, artistic, and spiritual growth so that they may realize their power for good as citizens of local and world communities.

ABOUT US: Oregon Episcopal School occupies a wooded 59 acre campus where 880 students in Pre-K through 12th Grade share an excellent faculty, an inquiry based curriculum, and a strong sense of community. The School values employees who seek to continually develop the OES Essential Competencies in themselves and others and are prepared to engage in a vibrant, culturally diverse learning community.

To view full job description and to apply, click here.

Scheck Hillel Community School
Location: North Miami Beach, FL
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July/August 2023

The Director of College Counseling has the overall responsibility for guiding the members of each year’s graduating class through the transition to post-secondary education/careers. They set a vision for programming that meets the post-secondary needs and interests of students enrolled in a community school, meet individually with students and families to advise them on all parts of the college-career transition, and collaborate with administrators and staff to ensure that strong systems are in place to support postsecondary pathways.

To view full job description and to apply, click here.

Randolph School
Location: Huntsville, AL
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2023

Randolph School is accepting applications for the Director of College Counseling. The Director will be a critical member of a three-person team including the Assistant Director of College Counseling and Registrar/College Counseling Assistant.

The Director position is a twelve-month position beginning July 2023. The primary role of the Director is to provide vision and oversight to a comprehensive four-year college counseling program. Randolph college counselors work with students and families across all four years of upper school, beginning with general programming in the freshman year, and culminating in the application process senior year. The average size of the senior class ranges from 80 to 90 students. The 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.

Randolph graduates find their post-secondary homes at a variety of institutions across the country, including flagship public universities, liberal arts colleges, and highly selective universities. Our students are not afraid to forge their own path and seek the best fit for their college experience. The college counseling staff engages with each student to help them discover unique opportunities in their academic journey.

The ideal candidate will be a collaborator with excellent communication skills, creativity, and a sense of humor. The role requires a desire to work closely with a range of students and a willingness to engage in the life of our school community. Candidates must be strong writers, good listeners, detail and deadline-oriented, and excited about collaborating with colleagues, parents, and students. The Director is a key member of a dynamic upper school administrative team. Qualifications include a minimum of five years of experience with a master’s degree preferred, as is experience in college admission and/or independent school college counseling.

To view the full job description and to apply, click here.

Premium Prep College Counseling
Location: Remote
Position: Part-Time College Counselor
Start Date: ASAP

Premium Prep is an elite college counseling firm seeking exceptionally qualified candidates for the position of Private College Counselor. This is a great opportunity for part-time employment or supplemental income, with caseloads ranging anywhere from 5 to 25 students. Counselors can be based anywhere in the country and enjoy a highly flexible work schedule. Pay is between $150 and $250 per hour, depending on experience.

Successful candidates must have:

  • Extensive experience in high school college counseling (preferably some college admissions experience too)
  • A keen understanding of the complexities of today’s selective college admissions process
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and be comfortable working with both parents and students
  • In-depth knowledge and a record of having visited hundreds of colleges across the country
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • Comfort working with clients in-person and remotely
  • The willingness to remain exceptionally responsive to client schedules and needs.

In addition to these qualifications, our counselors are expected to:

  • Be self-aware, confident, highly organized individuals who are 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, be able to deal with a driven and often demanding clientele, and possess the acuity to head off problems before they arise
  • Know their own strengths and weaknesses, possess a high degree of professionalism and expertise, and know 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 code of ethics
  • Be excited to work for a small company, with flexible hours and individualized potential for personal and financial growth
Please email cover letter and resume to: [email protected].

Maclay School
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: July 1, 2023

Maclay School seeks a College Counselor who will work directly with Freshmen and Sophomore students and their parents to deal with issues of academic advising and college counseling and is responsible for developing and maintaining the 9th and 10th grade College Counseling Program. The College Counselor will also assist in pre-college planning with middle school students and help with grade level transitions from 8th to 9th grade and from 10th to 11th grade.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Develop four – year Academic/Course plan with 9th grade students which will serve as a working document that would guide their academic and extra-curricular choices over their high school careers.
  • Meet with 9th and 10th grade students and their parents in individual, family, and group meetings during their freshmen and sophomore year- reviewing progress, from an academic and extracurricular perspective, review and continue to develop the four-year plan, and to discuss topics relevant to this stage of the student’s high school experience and future college planning.
  • Discuss and plan standardized testing, introduce MaiaLearning (Maclay’s College Counseling-Internet based Software), and discuss other college related topics such as the college search.
  • Collaborate with the Dean of Academics, Upper School Administrators, Learning Support Team, School Counselors, and/or Athletics, on developing and implementing programs related to creating strategies for a robust and productive high school experience both academic and extracurricular.
  • Create and maintain a college counseling introductory curriculum experience for 10th graders and 9th graders when needed. (In conjunction with MaiaLearning)
  • Present and/or participate at college counseling and other school events including but not limited to new student and new parent orientations, open houses, grade level college nights and school day meetings, parent and speaker programming, parent coffees and class trips.

Team Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Plan and facilitate 9th and 10th grade college counseling events with the Director of College Counseling.
  • Oversee and manage the communication plan for the 9th and 10th grade College Counseling Program.
  • Help plan and facilitate special college counseling events and programming for all grade levels with the College Counseling Team.
  • Assist and/or lead standardized testing administration and proctoring as required (PSAT, SAT, ACT and AP).
  • Assist with scheduling students in 8th and 9th grade.
  • Travel periodically to attend annual conferences and to visit college campuses across the country.
  • Communicate with a variety of stakeholders using multiple social media platforms.
  • Assist in gathering, and analysis of data, and preparation and delivery of presentations with data and other research tools.

*The above is intended to describe the general content of and requirements for the performance of this position. It is not to be constructed as an exhaustive statement of duties, responsibilities, or requirements.

Desired Skills and Abilities:

An analytical and incisive thinker with the ability to assess students’ needs accurately, serve as a passionate advocate. Must also be able to juggle several tasks simultaneously and master current issues related to college counseling. An eye for detail, a positive presence, a team orientation, respect for deadlines, excellent written and oral communication skills, and strong work ethic are essential for success in this position.

Desired Qualifications:

Minimum three years of college counseling experience preferably in a private or independent school setting. Bachelor’s degree required; master’s degree preferred, ideally in education or counseling.

To view full job description and to apply, click here.


Indian Springs School
Location: Birmingham, AL
Position: Associate Director of College Advising
Start Date: Summer 2023

The Associate Director of College Advising is a full-time position reporting to the Director of College Advising. The person in this role should be enthusiastic about supporting and encouraging students beyond the walls of our office through participation in the advisory program and attendance at athletic, arts, and student life events on campus throughout the year. A commitment to equity and inclusion is a must, as are a detail-oriented approach, flexibility, friendliness, patience, empathy, and a sense of humor.

This person collaborates with the Director of College Advising to deliver a four-year comprehensive college counseling program for students. This includes leading group meetings for students, parents, and faculty in addition to individualized advising, and assisting in planning and implementing in-person and virtual events (application workshops, educational sessions, etc.).

The Associate Director proactively supports a caseload of 30-40 seniors (fall) and 30-40 juniors (spring) through individualized meetings. Guides students with respect to course planning, self-assessment, test-planning, building and refinement of college lists, and management of the college application process, including help with and review of essays and applications.

Additional responsibilities and qualifications sought are in the full job description.

About Birmingham:
With a metropolitan population of nearly a million people, Birmingham is the largest city in Alabama. Nestled at the foothills of the Appalachian Mountains at the cross-section of two major railroads, the city was once the primary industrial center of the southern United States. At the height of the nation’s manufacturing age, the city grew so fast in population, it was called the “Magic City.” Today, Birmingham has transformed itself into a medical research, banking, and service-based economy, making it one of the nation’s most livable cities with a vibrant downtown, a burgeoning loft community, a world-class culinary scene, and more green space per capita than any other city in the nation.

For more information, please contact Amelia Johnson, Director of College Advising, at [email protected].


Battle Ground Academy
Location: Franklin, TN
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2023

Battle Ground Academy seeks an Assistant Director of College Counseling to join our team beginning in the 2023-2024 academic year. The new Assistant Director will join a team of college counseling professionals in the BGA College Center, including: a Director of College Counseling, an Associate Director of College Counseling, and BGA’s Registrar.

BGA is a co-educational, independent day school located in Franklin, Tennessee, a suburb approximately 20 minutes outside of Nashville. More details about our community are available via our School Profile. The Assistant Director of College Counseling will be responsible for counseling Upper School students regarding college opportunities and coordinating assistance during the application process.

Interested candidates should apply here and submit a letter of interest and a resume to Dustin Lynn, Director of College Counseling.

For more information, click here.


Webb School of Knoxville
Location: Knoxville, TN
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2023

Position Summary:

Guided by the school’s values, our college counseling process encourages students to take ownership of the college search with support from their family and college counselors. Our college counselors assist students at each stage and educate the school community on colleges, application standards, trends, work with families as they consider college costs and funding sources, and build relationships with colleges on behalf of the school. The college counselor will participate in and help shape all activities required to advance a forward-thinking college counseling program that is grounded in the school's educational mission; provide individual guidance to approximately 40 students in each graduating class as well as help lead programming in grades 9-12; and maintain a dialogue with college admission officers at a wide array of colleges. The successful applicant will balance competing tasks graciously and engage openly in the Webb School community. Above all, the successful candidate will listen and connect skillfully and compassionately with adolescents and their families.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Assist and cooperate with the Director of College Counseling to design and implement a program that offers individual guidance, group meetings, evening events, and virtual programming to guide students as they search for, apply to, and enroll in college.
  • Hold individual, family, and grade level meetings with students to assist them in researching colleges, completing applications, and making enrollment decisions.
  • Offer regular group meetings that cover college counseling topics including building an appropriate list of colleges, completing applications, considering college costs, essay writing, standardized testing, and other relevant matters.
  • Coordinate family programming that keeps parents appropriately informed of college counseling topics.
  • Communicate regularly with families as appropriate throughout high school to educate and support them on the college admission process.
  • Stay informed about and connected with colleges and universities, including their application and admission processes and policies. Supervise the coordination of college admission representative visits.
  • Stay informed on standardized testing policies and procedures and help advise the school community on this topic.
  • Represent the school in the larger higher education community including attending workshops, conferences, and forums regarding college admission, and visiting college campuses.
  • Advise school administrators and take part in curriculum conversations as they relate to college admission.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter and resume to: Matthew Macdonald, Head of Upper School.

For more information, click here.


Stony Brook School
Location: Stony Brook, NY
Position: Assistant/Associate College Counselor
Start Date: June 1, 2023

The Stony Brook School, an independent, faith-based boarding school, is seeking to expand its College Counseling department through hiring another experienced college counselor or an experienced educator/writer/counselor interested in being trained as a college counselor.

The ideal candidate will possess the enthusiasm, dedication, and desire to effectively guide or learn to guide both students and parents through the college application process. The Stony Brook School believes strongly in the idea of fit, matching the needs of students with the college. Therefore, the college counselor must possess strong interpersonal skills, with the ability to not only assess the strengths of students, but also be able to see the potential in each student. The college counselor will work closely with the Co-Directors of College Counseling in enhancing the vision and mission of the college counseling department.

The ideal applicant will possess:

  • A strong identification with the Christian mission of the school, including a desire to mentor students and to challenge students to understand themselves in light of Christian teachings.
  • Excellent writing and communication skills
  • Ability to give excellent feedback to students about their writing
  • Emotional intelligence, collegiality, a collaborative and empathetic spirit
  • Sensitivity to the needs of students and parents and the ability to be both supportive and candid throughout the college application process
  • Strong organizational and time management skills
  • Flexible availability, including ability to collaborate with the college counseling team during some evenings and weekends at critical times of the application process
  • Ability to meet deadlines
  • Strong computer skills
  • Bachelor's Degree required; Master's Degree (or higher) preferred.

Here are also some preferred experience or qualifications, but we may choose to work with the right candidate to grow professionally in these areas:

  • 3-5 years of college advising or college admissions experience is preferred. Alternatively, a candidate with a background in writing, education, or counseling is a plus.
  • Ability to think strategically and collaboratively about the college process and to advise students and parents accordingly
  • A comprehensive understanding of the needs of domestic, international, day, and boarding students
Responsibilities:
  • Help with editing and reviewing essays and college applications
  • Provide individualized college counseling to the junior and senior class
  • Write compelling and comprehensive letters of recommendation for students
  • Develop and maintain strong relationships with college admissions professionals
  • Stay current in the college admissions profession by visiting colleges, attending and presenting at workshops, and participating in conferences
  • Assist with occasional programming for students and parents
  • Work collaboratively as a member of the college counseling team, including assisting the Co-Directors of College Counseling, the Academic Dean, and the Head of School on special projects or assignments. This will include, but is not limited to, being a member of the academic advising team.
  • All other duties as assigned by the Co-Directors of College Counseling. The duties described above are to serve as guidelines for, not limitations to, the job of College Counselor.
  • In addition to administrative responsibilities, the college counselor may be responsible for other duties as well, including and not limited to advising, coaching, chaperoning, teaching and supervising residential life-depending on the needs of the school and the background/interests of the individual. A successful candidate will embrace the full life and diversity that exists here.

While we would like to fill this position as soon as possible, we are willing to be flexible to meet the availability of the right candidate. A start date in the summer of 2023 is also possible.

To view the full job description and to apply, click here.


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

Premium Prep is an elite college counseling firm seeking exceptionally qualified candidates for the position of Hybrid College Counselor. This is a fully remote, half-time position, with a caseload of roughly 15 students per graduating class year. Counselors can be based anywhere in the country and enjoy a highly flexible work schedule. Pay is c. $40,000.

The Hybrid program provides students with 15 hours of individualized guidance with a college counselor and writing specialist, supplemented by 10 hours of proprietary video-based instruction from Premium Prep’s Senior Team.

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 college admissions process
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and be comfortable working with both parents and students
  • In-depth knowledge and a record of having visited colleges across the country
  • Strong writing and editing skills
  • The ability to collaborate with key stakeholders and work as a part of a team
  • Comfort working with clients remotely
  • The willingness to remain exceptionally responsive to client schedules and needs

In addition to these qualifications, our counselors are expected to:

  • Be self-aware, confident, highly organized individuals who are 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, be able to work with a driven and often demanding clientele, and possess the acuity to head off problems before they arise
  • Know their own strengths and weaknesses, possess a high degree of professionalism and expertise, and know when to reach out to others for input and advice
  • Be of strong character, able to gracefully navigate complex family dynamics and maintain a strong code of ethics
  • Be excited to work for a small company with flexible hours and individualized potential for personal and financial growth
Please email cover letter and resume to: [email protected]

Colledge
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Associate Director of Online Learning
Start Date: March 1, 2023

The premier college advisory group is seeking a dynamic, digitally fluent candidate to bridge our coaching services with our new online delivery offering. Founded by Jenny Umhofer after a decade in multiple highly selective college admissions offices, Colledge has excelled in offering individualized, one-on-one counseling aimed at helping students and families find the best right-fit colleges for them. We provide guidance on all aspects of the college admissions process, including the student’s best right-fit college list, essay work, applications, test recommendations, college interviews, visiting colleges, and financial aid and scholarships – and we are now scaling this model through a coach-supported online learning experience.

The Associate Director of Online Learning will help develop and support the hybrid online/offline model, leading the company into an integrated, engaging and highly scalable future.

  • Maintain a meaningful client-facing role, working individually with students to help them reach their college admissions goals, while also leveraging insights about how to streamline the process to inform our online programs
  • Support the Client Services and Online Learning teams in offering a streamlined student coaching experience across live 1:1 coaching sessions and self-serve digitally delivered learning modules. This will include:
    - facilitating students’ successful completion of online learning course
    - helping run successful online programs that educate, inspire and lead students to improve college admissions outcomes;
    - streamlining the process of working between both coaches and the online delivery model; innovating new ways to improve online learning outcomes
  • Supporting “admissions,” be it real-time coaching or enrollment in the digital service delivery
  • Stay ahead of technology advancements and best practices in online learning and identify ways to continually improve our offering

The Associate Director of Online Learning will benefit from expertise in the following areas:

  • Strong project management skills
  • Cursory understanding of coaching or consulting (e.g. how to work with nuance and ambiguity to lead others to a positive outcome) recommended. Previous pedagogical experience, e.g.; teaching or coaching, especially at high school and/or college age individuals preferred.
  • Deep familiarity with online learning, including as a student
  • Team orientation, with demonstrated ability to work effectively with diverse groups of people
  • Content production background, e.g. course, book, or video content planning and production

Application deadline: February 7th, 2023, with a start date in early April – early May 2023. Interviews will be held virtually.

Expectations: M-F 9am – 6pm Pacific. The demands of the business require work during evenings and weekends when needed, and some light travel (up to 15% of time).

Location: Los Angeles area preferred. We are a 100% remote company, so working from home is the norm.

Salary: $70,000 - $75,000 per year

Benefits: Comprehensive benefits package, including medical, dental PPO as well as retirement matching. Includes three weeks of paid time off per year, professional membership dues for relevant organizations, travel expenses for professional development and networking, and a company computer. Bonus: Additional commission-based and company performance-based bonuses may be available throughout the year.

To Apply: Submit cover letter, resume, and references via email to [email protected].


St. John's School
Location: Houston, TX
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2023

In partnership with Carney, Sandoe & Associates, St. John's School (Houston, TX) seeks candidates for its Director of College Counseling search.

Starting in July 2023, the Director will lead the nine-person College Counseling office. St. John’s commitment to knowing and loving each student is the foundation of the School’s high-touch college counseling process, through which deeply experienced counselors work with students to identify colleges that fit their interests, values, and needs while prioritizing students’ wellbeing. The ideal candidate will be an exceptional communicator, an experienced manager of people and programs, and a joyful, student-centered leader who supports the aspirations and wellness of St. John’s students in equal measure.

A full position description can be found by clicking here: https://www.carneysandoe.com/career/st-johns-school

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to contact the consultants in confidence.

Candidates will ultimately need to submit the following materials as separate PDF documents:

  • A cover letter tailored to express interest in this position
  • A current and comprehensive résumé
  • A list of five professional references with name, relationship, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission) to:

If you have any questions, contact the search consultants below:

Marsha Little, Search Consultant - [email protected]
Chris Boyle, Search Consultant - [email protected]

To view full job description, click here.


Posnack Jewish Day School
Location: Davie, FL
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 17, 2023

The College Counseling department at Posnack Jewish Community Day School in Davie, FL is growing to accommodate its growing student body! We seek an Associate Director of College Counseling to join our awesome team and tight-knit community. Please feel free to reach out confidentially via email at [email protected] with any questions you may have. Otherwise, please see the job description for details and next steps. This is a twelve month position starting July 2023. Salary is commensurate with experience.


Kent Denver School
Location: Englewood, CO
Position: Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2023

Kent Denver School seeks an experienced Assistant / Associate Director of College Counseling for the 2023-2024 school year. The expectation is that the Assistant / Associate Director of College Counseling will be an engaged member of the community and endeavor to understand, participate in, and translate to outside groups the vibrant life of the school. The Assistant / Associate Director of College Counseling will work on a team of other College Counselors and in collaboration with other members of the KDS community including students, parents, school faculty, deans, administration, staff, and coaches.

In providing organized and energetic support of students, the college counselor will plan and implement college-related programming for the Upper School, with a focus on guiding a portion of the junior and senior classes in their college searches, monitoring the progress and completion of each advisee's applications, helping to develop additional ninth and tenth-grade programming, and participating in all activities (including travel to colleges and conferences) required to sustain and advance a productive and dynamic college counseling program.

In addition to counseling responsibilities, the Assistant / Associate Director of College Counseling will work collaboratively to design and build a new multi-year college counseling program.

Kent Denver School is a college preparatory day school of 700+ students in grades 6-12 located on 220 acres in suburban Denver. Kent Denver has been recognized for our leadership in diversity, equity, and inclusion. We are committed to fostering a culturally diverse faculty and student body and we are eager to consider applications from candidates who believe in the critical importance of diversity in the life of a school.

Essential College Counseling job responsibilities include:

  • Working thoughtfully with students and families—informing, guiding, supporting, and counseling them through an appropriate college search and application process
  • Applying broad knowledge of the college admission process at a variety of institution types with a strong understanding of different academic programs, admission policies, and financial aid
  • Writing detailed, personal, and comprehensive letters of support for each counselee
  • Advocating on behalf of students with colleges, scholarship foundations, and others
  • Maintaining a deep knowledge of market trends in higher education and an understanding of the current college admission landscape
  • Employing innovative practices in college counseling with the desire to establish a creative, forward-thinking vision for the college counseling experience
  • Presenting to the community about various college admission topics throughout the year
  • Nurturing and developing strong professional relationships with college admission representatives by visiting campuses, hosting representatives on campus, and attending conferences
  • Serving as a resource for students, parents, and teaching faculty regarding admission criteria and college data
  • Helping to design and teach college counseling seminars
  • Demonstrating initiative and the ability to support the entire college counseling program in addition to managing individually assigned caseload
  • Assisting in the design of an innovative multi-year program that supports student growth and engagement in their KDS experience, promotes student wellness, balance, and agency in the college search, and encourages personal reflection and emphasis on college fit

To view full job description and to apply, click here.


Austin Preparatory School
Location: Reading, MA
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 21, 2023

The College Counselor reports to the Director of College Counseling and is responsible for contributing to a comprehensive college advisement program that is aligned with best practices of the industry. Responsibilities include, but may not be limited to the following: college counseling students grade 10 through 12, assistant in coordination of programs and advanced placement tests, assist in overseeing student award ceremonies, build strong relationships with college admissions and representatives, and represent the School at conferences and workshops.

To view the full job description and to apply, click here.


Pine Crest School
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Position: Associate Director of College and Academic Advising
Start Date: July 1, 2023

Pine Crest School is a pre-kindergarten through grade twelve day school of approximately 2600 students located on two campuses in vibrant South Florida. At Pine Crest, our mission is to develop the character, independence, and leadership of each student; to prepare our students to meet the global challenges of our future by offering an exceptional academic experience complemented by excellence in arts and athletics; and to build a collaborative, inclusive, and open-minded learning community that respects, appreciates, and encourages those with diverse cultures, backgrounds, talents, experiences, and opinions. Our students choose from an array of academically rigorous courses, including 34 AP courses and 17 post-AP seminars.

We are expanding our office and seeking candidates for the twelve month position of Associate Director of College and Academic Advising. This position does not include teaching or coaching responsibilities.

The successful applicant will join our dynamic team of five college counseling professionals. In addition to counseling approximately 45 students in each graduating class, the counselor will be expected to:

  • Travel nationally to attend conferences and visit colleges and universities;
  • Devise, implement, and plan college counseling events and programs for students and families;
  • Build and foster relationships with admission officers from around the country.

The ideal candidate will possess the following background and skills:

  • Bachelor’s degree and preferably a Master’s degree.
  • 5-10 years of experience in a college counseling office at an independent school and/or in a selective college’s admission office.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Ability to use multiple technological tools.
  • Willingness to contribute to a thriving and evolving program that constantly seeks new approaches to serving its students and families better.
  • A strong work ethic, excellent organizational skills, flexibility, and a willingness to collaborate with other members of the office and exhibit ethical behavior and professionalism.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Ability and willingness to work nights and weekends as needed.
  • Knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admission policies, and financial policies and procedures.
  • Awareness of issues and trends in college admission, higher education, and testing, as well as a professional interest in keeping up-to-date about specific colleges and maintaining membership in professional organizations.
Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest and a resume to Jeff Shea, Senior Associate Director of College and Academic Advising.

Hilton Head Preparatory School
Location: Hilton Head, SC
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2023

Hilton Head Prep is seeking a dynamic, student centered leader to serve as the Director of College Counseling beginning in the summer of 2023. Strong candidates will have independent school experience and an understanding of the critical role that college counseling plays in the culture of excellent schools. The new Director of College Counseling will report to the Head of School and will be a visible and critical member of the Upper School team, supporting curricular decisions and providing input to programming and strategic planning. Hilton Head Prep has a strong athletic program and experience guiding student athletes through the NCAA recruiting process will be valued in the search.

Involvement and engagement in regional and national college admissions associations is an expectation of this position. Our Director will serve as a key outward facing ambassador for the school and will have opportunities to report to the Board of Trustees as well as provide education to the community regarding trends in college admissions. Professional development and engagement will be strongly supported.

Hilton Head Prep is a leading independent JK-12 grade school that enrolls approximately 450 students. The School is located in the Sea Pines Resort on Hilton Head Island, nestled between the Atlantic ocean to the East and the Sea Pines Forest Preserve to the West. The community is thriving and enrollment has flourished in recent years as people have migrated to the area to enjoy the idyllic environment and quality of life. A new Head of School began in July of 2022 and the coming years will include a new strategic plan and campus master plan, setting the stage for an exciting time of programmatic enhancement and campus improvement. Further developing and advancing a national class college counseling program will be critical to the strategic vision and future of the school.

For more information and to apply, click here.


Fountain Valley School
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2023

Fountain Valley School:
Fountain Valley School, a selective and diverse boarding school, educates 250 students in grades 9–12 on a beautiful 1,100-acre campus in Colorado Springs, CO. Founded in 1930, the School provides a rigorous, global curriculum in academics, arts, athletics and the outdoors.

The Opportunity:
Fountain Valley School seeks an experienced and dynamic educator for the position of Associate Director of College Counseling. This position reports directly to the Director of College Counseling. The College Counseling Office at Fountain Valley School seeks to guide students and parents through a thoughtful journey that emphasizes reflection, discovery, and the excitement of the process. Students are eager to engage in a college process where fit and student agency are valued and expected. The ability to establish a genuine rapport with each student and the capacity to individualize the admissions process are essential qualities.

The Position and Counseling Duties:

  • Candidates should be experienced in the college admissions process and national trends
  • Experience engaging with a wide range of constituencies: students, teachers, administrators, parents, college representatives, and alumni are preferred
  • The ideal candidate will possess five or more years of experience working in a selective secondary school, college or university admissions office and demonstrate a willingness to be a visible presence, and exude empathy, warmth and humor
  • Work directly with approximately 30-40 students per graduating class
  • Demonstrate an ability to foster sustained collaboration and professional growth within a department

Other Duties:

  • Coach one season of athletics/afternoon activities
  • Serve as an adviser to a small cohort of students
  • Participate in a class level retreat and help to lead a spring experiential learning trip
  • Participate in committees as assigned by school leadership
  • Serve as a dorm parent in our residential program (1 weeknight a week, 9 weekends a year)

Qualifications:

  • Find joy in working with children and in school life
  • Demonstrate cultural competency and skills engaging with and learning from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Demonstrate skills in communication and interpersonal relations within and across multiple constituencies
  • Bachelor’s degree required; advanced degree or equivalent experience in an independent boarding/day school environment preferred

Working Conditions:

  • COVID Vaccine Policy: Fountain Valley School requires all community members without a medical or religious exemption to be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and remain up to date with COVID-19 vaccine boosters.
  • Environment: office and indoor classroom working with some outdoor events
  • Physical demands: able to sit and stand for at least 8 hours per day; must be able to lift 40 lb.

Salary Range: $44,000 - $52,000 depending on experience and degrees

Contact:
Send letter of application, resume and list of three professional references to:
Amanda Dedrick
Fountain Valley School of Colorado
Colorado Springs, CO 80911
fax 719.392.6138
E-mail: [email protected]

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Holland Hall
Location: Tulsa, OK
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 2023

Friends, you may have noticed this position posted last year, but we were lucky enough to keep our colleague, the incredible Ronda Cooper, one more year. After this year, it's (very) official. Ronda will retire. As a result, we are seeking a College Counselor to start the 2023-2024 school year. Holland Hall is Tulsa’s only PreK through Grade 12 independent Episcopal school. Three college counselors work with upper school classes of approximately 90 students each. 

More details about the job, and application, can be found here.

Tulsa is booming, while still maintaining a superb cost of living, and is home to one of the nation's most awarded parks, the Gathering Place. Learn more about our great city here.

Feel free to reach out with questions. Happy Holidays to all!

Brent Casey
Director of College Counseling
[email protected]


Marin Academy
Location: San Rafael, CA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2023

In partnership with Carney, Sandoe & Associates, Marin Academy (MA) seeks candidates for its Director of College Counseling search.

Starting in the Summer of 2023, the Director will lead and manage a four-person college counseling office and administer and participate in the school’s day-to-day college counseling activities. In addition to leading the College Counseling team, the Director will serve on the Head of School’s Administrative Team, providing advice on school policies and strategies. Candidates must be relational, dynamic, team oriented, and effective communicators and leaders. Their passion for working with high school students and their families and commitment to serving as an informed and wise guide through the constantly evolving college admission world should be front and center as they engage in conversations about the opportunity and describe their work.

A full position description can be found here.

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to contact the consultants in confidence.

Candidates will ultimately need to submit the following materials as separate PDF documents:

  • A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position;
  • A current résumé;
  • A list of five professional references with name, relationship, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission) to:

Chris Boyle, Search Consultant - [email protected]

Jess Roberson, Search Associate - [email protected]


Greens Farms Academy
Location: Westport, CT
Position: Assistant/Associate Director of College Guidance
Start Date: July 2023

Greens Farms Academy seeks an Assistant/Associate Director of College Guidance (title commensurate with experience) to begin July 1, 2023. The Assistant/Associate Director will report to the Director of College Guidance and directly support the functions of the College Guidance Office. This person will be responsible for guiding a cohort of students and families through the experience of applying to college. The Assistant/Associate Director will join a fast-paced office of professionals with a service-oriented ethos in supporting students and their families. The Assistant/Associate Director will have a strong commitment to independent school life which involves serving as a student advisor, chaperoning duties, and taking on various other responsibilities as needed.

The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience in competitive college admissions or independent school college counseling and be ready to serve as a resource for our families. Experience working in an independent school is preferred. Candidates should enjoy working in a collaborative environment; be flexible, creative, and adaptable; demonstrate a willingness to fully engage in the life of the school; and be committed to fostering a culture of belonging.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Advising a portion of the students and families in each grade (9-12) on all aspects of their college search and application experience. This includes working with students on list building, essays, applications, interview preparation, correspondence with colleges, athletic recruitment, artistic review, financial aid, and scholarship applications.
  • Actively contributing to all College Guidance Office programs, presentations, and initiatives (occasional evenings and weekends required). 
  • Assisting in creating, updating, and editing written materials and web content used as outreach to students and families.
  • Developing and maintaining close professional relationships with students, families, faculty, staff, and college admissions professionals.
  • Writing comprehensive letters of recommendation that provide a full picture of the student to colleges and serving as an advocate for each counselee.
  • Traveling to regional and national professional conferences and to colleges and universities.
  • Serving as an advisor or co-advisor to 8-10 students.
  • Leading students through the course selection process.
  • Fulfilling other responsibilities as deemed appropriate

Professional Qualifications:

  • A minimum of a bachelor’s degree (master’s preferred) and at least three years of experience in selective college admissions and/or independent school counseling.
  • Strong organization and time management skills.
  • Excellent communication skills - both written and oral.
  • A thorough understanding of the application process at public and private colleges and universities, financial aid, and current trends in admissions.
  • An ability to approach the role through the lens of equity and inclusion, meeting each individual student where they are and creating a sense of belonging for all students and families in the GFA community.
  • Willingness to work as part of a team with an emphasis on collaboration and autonomy.
  • Experience with college counseling or enrollment management software (Naviance, MaiaLearning, CollegeKickstart, etc)

Personal Qualities:

  • Demonstrated commitment to the spirit of GFA’s mission and core values.
  • Confidence, humility, warmth, a sense of humor, a strong work ethic, and an unwavering enthusiasm for working with teenagers.
  • Ability to listen, reflect, multitask, and partner with students, families, and colleagues.
  • A collaborative, cooperative, empathetic, collegial, innovative, flexible and patient mindset.
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills.

To view full job description and to apply, click here.


The Lovett School
Location: Atlanta, GA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: March 2023

Reports to: Director of College Counseling

Position Summary: The Lovett School, an independent K-12 day school in Atlanta, GA, seeks an experienced college counselor. Start date is negotiable but no later than August 1, 2023. College counselor will advise and support a group of seniors throughout the college process; work extensively with parents, juniors, and sophomores; and serve as an advisor in the Upper School. This position is approximately 10 months: associate directors arrive one week before teaching faculty at the beginning of the school year and depart shortly after teaching faculty in late spring but are accessible via phone and email throughout the summer and other breaks.

To view the full job description and to apply, please click here.


Chinese International School
Location: Hong Kong, China
Position: Deputy Director of University Counseling
Start Date: July 2023

Chinese International School in Hong Kong seeks candidates for its inaugural Deputy Director of University Counselling. The Deputy Director will arrive as the long-standing and respected Director of University Counseling’s role continues to evolve, providing greater focus and energy to CIS’s strategic initiatives, while still maintaining overall responsibility for the University Counselling program.

As a result, the Deputy Director will fulfill many of the supervisory and operational leadership responsibilities the Director has traditionally held. These responsibilities include supervising, appraising, and developing three University Counsellors and the University Counselling Office Manager; establishing the agenda and chairing all office staff meetings; overseeing the day-to-day functioning of the team and office; directing the production and coordination of all office communications with other CIS offices/teams and external constituencies, including parents, alumni, and college and university admission offices; and assuming a counseling load themselves.

The current team holds great respect and affection for one another. From all accounts, they work hard and strive to keep learning, but don’t take themselves too seriously and share a lively sense of humor. This is an exciting opportunity for a collaborative, student-centered, globally-minded, dynamic and experienced university counseling or university admission professional to work with the Director of University Counselling in leading a strong team and aspirational school community intent on supporting students to positively impact our world.

Interested and qualified candidates are invited to contact the consultants in confidence.

Candidates will ultimately need to submit the following materials as separate PDF documents:

  • A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position;
  • A current résumé;
  • Writing samples: two redacted letters of recommendation written about former or current students and another sample of a communication piece directed at parents or community; depending on the candidate’s experience, other forms of writing will also be considered;
  • A list of five professional references with name, relationship, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission) to:

Jennifer Wong Christensen Senior Search Consultant - [email protected]

Chris Boyle Search Consultant - [email protected]

To view the full job description, click here.


The Potomac School
Location: McLean, VA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2023

The Associate Director of College Counseling is a full-time position reporting to the Director of College Counseling and the Head of the Upper School. This is a ten month role with a requirement for some additional work days during school breaks, including summer. This position has a shared responsibility for guiding the approximately 120 members of each year’s graduating class through the transition to postsecondary education. As a member of a four-person college counseling team, the Associate Director has responsibility for approximately a third of the class and prepares a narrative letter of recommendation for each student assigned to her/him. The Associate Director will fully engage in the life of the upper school community, which may include advising, chaperoning, coaching, or other taking on other roles, as needed.

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Provide strategies, advice, support, and guidance to students and their families throughout the application process to make the best individualized choice for college.
  • Manage own caseload of students and work directly with students and their families in the college counseling process.
  • Advise students on course selection and its impact on the college admission process.
  • Meet individually with students and parents, as needed.
  • Assist students in identifying resources for scholarships and financial aid.
  • Write comprehensive narrative recommendations for students applying to college.
  • Help students and families understand their financial aid packages.
  • Cultivate relationships with admissions professionals
  • Attend professional conferences as budget and other duties allow
  • Visit college campuses
  • Meet with college representatives when they visit Potomac
  • Advocate for Potomac students with college admissions professionals
  • Contribute to the collaborative team-oriented nature of the office
  • Assist in adapting, adjusting, and improving the college counseling program each year
  • Prepare and present programs to educate Upper School students and parents on colleges and the college search process
  • Teach college counseling curriculum for students in small-group and full-class sessions.
  • Participate in events and educational outreach for both students and parents
  • Regularly prepare scheduled communications targeted to each grade level for parents and students
  • Engage in professional development to stay abreast of current trends and hone skill sets
  • Maintain a database of summer programs, campus fly in opportunities, and scholarships for juniors and seniors
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required with at least 3 years prior experience in college counseling or college admissions
  • Successful track record working with students from first contact to college admission
  • Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills
  • Demonstrated skill using technology (i.e., Microsoft Office, SCOIR, Veracross, Google Platform)
  • A strong work ethic, flexibility, integrity, and a willingness to coordinate efforts with others are expected
  • Patience, a lively sense of humor, and enthusiasm for teaching adolescents and working with parents of adolescents is essential

In striving to fulfill its mission, The Potomac School seeks many different voices, viewpoints, and backgrounds. We recognize that differences are a source of strength, and we know that everyone is enriched when each person's contributions and perspectives are valued.

To view full job description and apply, click here.


Singapore American School
Location: Singapore
Position: Dean of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2023

The Dean of College Counseling is responsible for leading all aspects of the college counseling, college search, and college admissions process in support of students and families. The Dean supervises the members of the College Counseling Department. The Dean serves as the principal liaison with college and university admissions officers as well as with national and regional professional organizations. The Dean serves on the high school leadership team, the course development team, as well as other working groups as assigned. The Dean plays a significant role in leading the college curriculum design process and college and career readiness support in grades 9-12 and in partnership with other divisions.

To view full job description and to apply, click here.


The Episcopal Academy
Location: Newtown Square, PA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: Immediate or August 2023

The Opportunity

The Episcopal Academy in Newtown Square, PA anticipates an opening for an Associate Director of College Counseling to join our collaborative, energetic, six-person team. This position would begin August 1, 2023, but EA is open to candidates available and interested in starting immediately. The Associate Director will work with a portion of each class (typically fewer than 30 students), assisting students and their families through all aspects of the college counseling process, including creating and finalizing college lists, reviewing essays, and writing personalized letters of recommendation. They will also contribute to college counseling classes, workshops, and programs, meet with college representatives visiting EA, and represent the College Counseling Office at school events.

While this is a ten-month position, given the job's demands, some work during the summer is both inevitable and expected.

Who You Are

We think you'll make a strong and immediate contribution to the EA community if you identify with the following:

  • You have experience with college counseling, either as a college counselor or as an admission professional at a selective college or university.
  • You're an expert communicator, adept at connecting with a variety of people.
  • You're a problem-solver by nature, always looking for solutions when a challenge presents itself.
  • You recognize the value and importance of an inclusive college counseling experience, where a student can find the best fit, based on factors that are most important to them.
  • You're keen to be involved in the life of the school beyond college counseling, through athletics and extracurricular activities.
  • You stay up-to-date on the developments and trends in college admission.
  • You're always looking to grow and improve, excited to learn from colleagues, and participate in meaningful professional development opportunities.
  • You recognize that some evening and weekend work and some travel are part of the job.

Who We Are

A school of over 1300 students in Pre-Kindergarten through 12th grade, of which 30% identify as students of color, Episcopal takes a holistic approach to educating all students in mind, body, and spirit. Grounded in The Stripes, our curriculum is designed to enable students to lead lives of purpose, faith, and integrity. Further supporting that mission is our commitment to building an inclusive community, articulated in our 11 Commitments.

While each employee at Episcopal brings a unique set of competencies and skills to their work, we believe all employees should:

  • Be student-centered, embrace school life and show it through actions and interactions with students, colleagues, and parents.
  • Embody and live The Stripes.
  • Consistently maintain high standards for their own work and motivates others to achieve the same standard of excellence.
  • Demonstrate a desire and willingness to constantly grow and learn, both personally and professionally, and sees others – especially students – as having the ability to learn and reach success.
  • Foster a positive culture by being optimistic, selfless, flexible, and collaborative.
  • Demonstrate a belief in and commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse school community.

Position term begins: August 1, 2023, but EA is open to candidates available and interested in starting immediately The Episcopal Academy seeks candidates who hope to help foster a school environment where all people are valued and where all perspectives are respected and appreciated, as described in our Diversity and Inclusion Statement. To view full job description and to apply, click here.


Khan Lab School
Location: Mountain View, CA
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 2023

Khan Lab School (KLS) in Mountain View, California is seeking a full-time College Counselor to deliver a personal, comprehensive college counseling program. The College Counselor will work closely with school administrators, faculty, and staff to support KLS students and families, through the college search, application, and decision experience. The Counselor will also coordinate the Applied Learning Program, including Senior Capstone projects, which provide students the opportunity to independently pursue interests in greater depth. They will also develop and run the internship program. We are looking for a team player who has experience in college admission and counseling and is enthusiastic about working with young people and their supporters. Our lab school model requires flexibility, humor and innovation. Salary Range: 90-115K

To view full job description and to apply, click here.


Flintridge Preparatory School
Location: La Canada Flintridge, CA
Position: College Counselor/Assistant Director of College Counseling 
Start Date: August 2023

Flintridge Preparatory School is an independent, co-educational, college-preparatory day school enrolling 530 students in grades 7-12. We seek a college counselor starting in August 2023 for the 2023-24 school year. The college counselor will collaborate with three other members of the counseling team to mentor, guide, advise, and advocate for a class of approximately 110 students and their parents starting in the second semester of junior year through graduation.

Our program focuses on helping each individual student assess their academic and extracurricular strengths and interests, create a balanced college list, submit applications that accurately represent them, and negotiate the college admission landscape. This is done through classes, meetings, and activities that are designed to address each aspect of the college admission process in developmentally appropriate ways.

An ideal candidate will possess strong written and oral communication skills, an ability to work with diverse groups, and a passion for working with young people and their families. We seek a candidate to not only work within the close-knit college counseling team, but to engage with the larger Prep community in many different capacities.

Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to: 

  • Manage a case load of approximately 35-40 juniors and seniors each through all aspects of the college search and application process. This includes individual meetings with students and parents, creating college research lists, essay writing assistance and editing, standardized test advising, summer program advising, college visit advice
  • Write comprehensive letters for each senior
  • Collaborate with college counseling team to plan, manage, and innovate college counseling program across all four years of high school 
  • Participate in academic advising for select grades
  • Oversee fall college representative visits
  • In collaboration with college counseling team, teach college counseling class
  • Present to groups of students, parents, school community
  • Plan and oversee on campus college counseling events
  • Attend national and regional professional association conferences
  • Participate in college fly-in programs
  • Participate in annual school events including board receptions, overnight retreats, commencement, grade specific events as assigned
  • Cultivate and maintain connections with admission representatives and institutions
  • Serve as an advisor to a small group of students throughout the year
  • Assume other appropriate responsibilities as assigned by director of college counseling and head of school

Qualifications:

  • 5 or more years of experience in college admissions and/or college counseling preferred
  • Willingness to work within a close, collaborative, and fast-paced environment
  • Understands the highly selective college admissions process
  • Exceptional oral, written, interpersonal, and presentation skills
  • Knowledge of independent school culture and structure
  • Ability to balance many projects simultaneously within an active and dynamic school environment
  • Willingness to work some evenings and weekends as needed
  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • Proficiency with technology, online resources
If you are interested in applying for this position, please email your cover letter, resume, and list of three references to Brooke Yoshino at [email protected].

Avenues School
Location: Sao Paulo, Brazil
Position: Dean of Students, 10 -12 grades
Start Date: August 2023

What You’ll Do

  • Foster students' wellbeing, through powerful relationships and mentoring
  • Advise and guide 80-90 students and their families across grades 10-12. Your students will feel known, mentored and supported; their families will rave about you.
  • Be a key mentor and supporter in the life of each of your students
  • Be a highly effective support system around the diverse challenges students encounter during high school 
  • Ensure that Avenues effectively supports each student to thrive, following through with colleagues and families to best support each unique individual
  • Teach, and help refine, an advisory curriculum focused on wellbeing and preparation for postsecondary success Guide students to well-chosen, great-fit, selective pursuits after high school 
  • Expertly guide the entire college process, leading to students wisely choosing desirable, selective post-secondary pursuits where they'll thrive 
  • Ensure students and families feel well informed and prepared for the college process 
  • Anchor the college process in powerful relationships with students and their families Join a dynamic, collaborative team
  • Enthusiastically contribute to a deans team dedicated to all Avenues students' wellbeing
  • Be a relentlessly resourceful and collaborative colleague, partnering with faculty, student support, division leaders, and families on students' success, growth and happiness 

What You'll Bring

If this role is for you, you'll read what's below and feel, "that's me!"

  • You love and respect teenagers. You feel deeply passionate about supporting them to learn, grow and thrive as people
  • You're energized by both dimensions of this work: the holistic support for students and the strategic college counseling
  • You believe that going to college should be about finding a right match for each student
  • You can build deep relationships with high school students and their families, as strong partnerships with families are key to student success
  • You have several years of experience in college counseling and/or admissions
  • You communicate in lucid, compelling ways with a high level of accountability and responsiveness
  • You navigate difficult conversations with grace and empathy
  • You effectively handle multiple priorities in a fast-moving environment

 To view the full job description and to apply, click here.


Ransom Everglades School
Location: Coconut Grove, FL
Position: Associate or Senior Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: February 5, 2023

As a member of the College Counseling Office at Ransom Everglades (RE), you will find ambitious students, supportive parents, exceptional faculty, knowledgeable colleagues, and opportunities for professional growth and engagement. A new executive director, with more than two decades of higher education admissions experience, and a director, with extensive experience in high school college counseling offices in the US and abroad, have recently joined the office to lead a reimagining process that will inform parents and elevate RE students in an increasingly competitive national admissions landscape.

To view full job description and to apply, click here.