Career Opportunities

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


Atlanta International School, Head of College Counseling - GA
The Bishop's School, Director of College Counseling - CA
College MatchPoint, College Consultant - Remote
Galin Education, College Counselor - Remote
Greenwich Country Day School, Associate Director - CT
The John Cooper School, Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling - TX
Lakeside School, College Counselor - WA
Latin School of Chicago, Associate or Assistant Director of College Counseling - IL
Marin Academy, College Counseling & Learning Services Assistant - CA
Menlo School, Associate Director of College Counseling - CA
Phillips Exeter Academy, Associate Director of College Counseling - NH
Trevor Day School, Associate Director of College Counseling - NY

*non-member listing


Lakeside School
Location: Seattle, WA
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: January or summer, depending on the needs of the institution and successful candidate

Lakeside School, an independent 5-12 coeducational day school located in North Seattle is currently recruiting for a full-time College Counselor for an extended year position (in most years, beginning roughly in mid-August and ending roughly in early July). The start date could be as early as January and as late as summer, depending on the needs of the successful candidate and the institution.

Responsibilities

  • The ideal candidate will join a diverse team of colleagues who are energetic, creative, collaborative, and constantly exploring new ways of effectively serving students. The candidate will support students through the college search and application process; help keep the team abreast of trends and issues in the field; and present to students and families on the college application and selection process and on the landscape of highly selective college admissions and financial aid. The specific responsibilities of the position include:
  • Counsel, support, and mentor a diverse group of students and families through the college selection and application process each year, including building college lists, writing individualized and unbiased recommendations for all counselees, and providing feedback to students on their college essays;
  • Create a level of rapport, comfort, and an environment of trust with all students and families, including adapting their counseling practice, when necessary, to students’ and families’ varying cultural, financial and personal needs;
  • Present, sometimes on evenings and weekends, to students, families, teachers, and advisors about current trends, match, fit, and institutional priorities in the college application process;
  • Advise students and families on what makes college applications stand out;
  • Visit and expand Lakeside’s network with colleges and universities to learn about options for students and to further educate these institutions about Lakeside;
  • Build a culture of inclusivity in the college process, including setting expectations for students and families on acting inclusively and equitably;
  • Create dynamic communications and presentations for Lakeside families.

In addition, the ideal candidate will be someone who embraces change and who will be eager to engage in three multi-year initiatives that are currently underway in the college counseling office. First, the team is redesigning all facets of the office and program (i.e. policies, procedures, mindsets) to create greater equity in the college process. Second, the team is reframing the entire college process as an experience that builds important competencies, skills, and mindsets. Third, because of the increasing needs of students and families and the continual compression of work into the fall season, the team is exploring new models for the college counseling office.

Requirements and Qualifications

  • Demonstrated cultural awareness, including knowledge of themselves and the cultural lenses they bring to interactions. The candidate will understand different perspectives; interact respectfully with cultures other than their own; and cultivate meaningful relationships with people that have different cultural frameworks.
  • Bachelor's degree.
  • Three or more years of relevent experience in either selective college admissions or college counseling.
  • Excellent listening, counseling, communication, public speaking and technology skills.
  • Prior experience working with a diverse student population and demonstate and equity and inclusion mindset. Candidates should be aware of their own identity and biases, consider how privilege impacts the college process, possess an interest in hearing abuot the unique stories of all students, and take into account how students' college experiences vary according to racial, cultural, and financial backgrounds.
  • Knowledgeable or eager to learn about the cultural backgrounds that immigrant families bring to the process, equity and inclusion on college canpuses, the financial pressures inherent to the college process, and about Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs), Hispanic Serving Institutions (HSIs), and Predominantly White Institutions (PWIs) that are affirming and supportive of specific groups.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills.
  • Some evening and weekend work is required.
  • Candidates must satisfactorily complete two criminal background checks.

Working At Lakeside

At Lakeside we are committed to sustaining a school in which individuals representing diverse cultures and experiences instruct one another in the meaning and value of community. To learn more about working at Lakeside, including our professional development and mentoring programs, benefits, diversity and inclusion, and opportunities for involvement in non-academic programs, please visit our Careers page on the Lakeside School website.


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

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

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

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

 Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

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

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

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


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

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

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

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

We seek an enthusiastic individual to join the College Counseling team, made up of four counselors and an assistant. The new counselor will advise roughly 35 seniors, 35 juniors, and 35 sophomores. This is a full time, 12-month position that reports to the Director of College Counseling. The position will begin in June 2021, although we are very open to someone that is able to start sooner. 

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Develop and present educational programming to our 9th-12th grade students and families on the college search and admissions processes in conjunction with the college counseling team
  • Maintain a personalized approach to counseling and working with students and families to reinforce the philosophy that "fit" in the college process is different for every student
  • Maintain a professional level of sensitivity to different family cultures and dynamics
  • Help students self-assess and research higher education and other post secondary opportunities
  • Address the social and emotional pressures on students and families as associated with the college search, application, and admissions processes
  • Write official school letters of recommendations for approximately 35 seniors
  • Meet with college representatives who visit the Menlo campus and serve as a liaison with college admissions offices throughout the academic year
  • Visit colleges and universities throughout the academic year and attend national and regional college admissions counseling conferences and forums 
  • Required knowledge, skills, abilities and experience include but are not limited to:
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s or postgraduate work in subject matter or counseling strongly preferred.
  • 3-5 years of college admissions or college counseling in an independent school environment.
  • Demonstrated leadership and commitment to diversity, equity and inclusion.
  • Experience with online college admissions software (SCOIR) is strongly preferred.
  • Ability to work well with students and colleagues; willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the Menlo community. Demonstrated interest in working with adolescents and their parents.
  • A clear understanding of the complex nature of the college counseling and college application process.
  • Spanish speaking ability is strongly preferred.
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as necessary. 

We offer:

  • An exceptional work environment and caring community
  • Excellent professional development opportunities
  • Highly competitive salary
  • A comprehensive benefits package for employees and their families
  • Generous contributions to 403b retirement plan
  • Free lunch on campus when school is in session
  • On-campus child care center and supervised study spaces
  • Many other perks and benefits

Interested candidates please follow this link to apply.

Menlo School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.


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

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

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

 Key Responsibilities:

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

 Required Credentials and Skills

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

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


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

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

Responsibilities:

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

Qualifications:

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

How to Apply:

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


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

Job Summary/Objective: 

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

 Supervisory Responsibilities (if applicable):

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

 Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

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

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

 Required Skills/Abilities: 

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

Required Education and Experience: 

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

Preferred Education and Experience: 

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

 Physical Requirements: 

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

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

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

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

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

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

 Other Expertise: 

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

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

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

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


Marin Academy
Location: San Rafael, CA
Position: College Counseling & Learning Services Assistant
Start Date: December 15, 2020 

Marin Academy is seeking an Assistant who will partner with both our College Counseling Office and Learning Services Office. Over the course of the year, the Assistant will spend the majority of their time in college counseling (20 hours /week) and 10 hours per week in learning services. 

The College Counseling and Learning Services Office Assistant is a .75 FTE part-time position responsible for helping the Directors of College Counseling and Learning Services maintain and support the work of their respective offices. In college counseling, this role will contribute to our students and families path of success in the college application process, which we define in four our four values: choices in where they enroll, increased self-awareness, intrinsic source of self-worth, and cultivating autonomy. In learning services, this role contributes to the support of our students with diagnosed learning disabilities. Through our work, students develop
self-advocacy, self-awareness, and metacognitive skills that serve them through their academic career and beyond. 

The following include some of the primary responsibilities of the position in college counseling: 

Transcript Preparation and Maintenance

  • Includes working with the registrar to ensure that all transcripts for seniors are updated, complete, and accurate. The assistant will also be responsible for sending all senior transcripts to the colleges.
  • College Visits
  • Responsible for scheduling and promoting the visits of college representatives throughout the year.
  • Standardized Testing
  • Helps to maintain standardized testing score reports and disseminate information regarding SAT, ACT, PSAT, SAT Subject Tests, and AP tests.
  • Evening Programs
  • Helps the office prepare for several evening programs. Plays an integral role in planning the area Case Studies Program.

Data Entry & Maintenance

  • Maintains and updates student statistics with regards to college applications, test scores, college matriculations. Ability to utilize SCOIR and Blackbaud to generate reports.
  • College Counseling Office
  • Helps to maintain and update the office with new materials and create an environment that is warm and welcoming to students, parents, faculty and staff.

Miscellaneous Duties

  • The Office Assistant will be responsible for handling various duties throughout the year that may include proofreading letters of recommendation, maintenance of college counseling folders, proctoring AP and PSAT exams, maintaining the office while the College Counselors are traveling and more.
  • Maintains and updates the College Counseling portion of the MA website.
  • Researches and updates scholarship opportunities for students. 
  • Familiarity with the following tools: SCOIR; Blackbaud; Google suite including sheets, docs, and forms; Eventbrite; Slack.

The following include some of the primary responsibilities of the position in Learning Services: 

Standardized Testing

  • Works with Director and Associate Director of Learning Services to communicate with families and manage applications for accommodations to ACT/SAT for all students who qualify for accommodations (includes LD students, as well as students who qualify for other medical reasons)
  • Works directly with families to coordinate and manage special weekend SAT/ACT accommodations and testing and assists with proctoring as needed (approximately 6 weekends a year)
  • Trains, coordinates and manages special testing proctors according to strict policies and procedures as laid out by SAT/ACT
  • Keeps students and parents informed about standardized test dates and deadlines
  • Learning Services Office
  • Assists in maintaining electronic and other files for students with learning disabilities
  • Manages mass communication documents to parents from LS office
  • Maintains updated accommodations list for school as well as for standardized testing agencies
  • Manages billing from outside vendors, including psychologists, weekend proctors and tutors
  • Transition to College
  • Manages annual meeting with 12th grade students to discuss the transition to college
  • Updates and maintains our Canvas page for this event, including researching and updating learning services support offices in colleges nationwide
  • Prepares and shares electronic copies of all evaluations and profiles for alumni students
  • Exams
  • Helps coordinate accommodations for students in preparation of exams
  • Miscellaneous Duties
  • The Office Assistant will be responsible for handling various duties throughout the year that may include communicating with teachers to confirm accommodations are consistently implemented, occasionally proctoring students for school assessments, and/or proctoring or serving as a “reader” for AP, SAT, ACT or PSAT exams.
  • Maintains and updates the Learning Services portion of the MA website. 
  • Familiarity with the following tools: Blackbaud; Google suite including sheets, docs, and forms; Canvas Learning Management System. 

In addition to the duties listed above, Marin Academy expects the following of each employee: adheres to Marin Academy policies and procedures; works in a safe manner; performs duties as workload necessitates; maintains a positive and respectful attitude; communicates regularly with supervisor about department issues; demonstrates efficient time management and prioritizes workload; demonstrates regular and consistent attendance and punctuality; meets department productivity standards; participates in MA events as needed or required; and completes other duties as assigned. 

REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Bachelor's degree required
  • Previous employment as a counseling assistant preferred
  • Knowledge of SCOIR program and college process strongly preferred
  • Previous experience as a testing coordinator strongly preferred
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills required
  • Strong attention to detail required
  • Excellent interpersonal skills required
  • Familiarity with social media platforms
  • Proficient in Spanish preferred
  • Successful completion of a background check. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: 

  • Works in an office environment and uses a computer, telephone and other office equipment as needed to perform duties
  • Noise level in the work environment is typical of that of an office
  • May encounter frequent interruptions throughout the work day
  • May sit for extended periods of time
  • May use repetitive hand motion, handle or feel, and stand, walk, reach, bend or lift up to 20 pounds

Marin Academy is an independent, college preparatory high school located in the San Francisco Bay Area in San Rafael, CA with an enrollment of 420 students with academic talent, interest in the arts and athletics, and a passion for a multitude of issues. Our students come from San Francisco, the East Bay, and Sonoma in addition to Marin County. Marin Academy has a block schedule in which classes meet every other day for 80-minute periods. Salary and benefits are very competitive. 

Marin Academy’s mission statement “asks every individual to think, question, and create in an environment of encouragement and compassion, and challenges each person to accept the responsibilities posed by education in a democratic society.” Marin Academy is an equal opportunity employer committed to excellence through diversity. For more information about Marin Academy, please visit our website (www.ma.org).
Please submit resume and letter of application to: Francesca Johnson, Director of Human Resources, at [email protected]. 


The Bishop's School
Location: La Jolla, CA
Position: Director of College Counseling 
Start Date: July 1, 2020 

For a position to begin in July 2021, The Bishop’s School is seeking a forward-thinking, creative, and experienced professional to implement an exciting vision of college counseling as a signature feature of the Bishop’s experience. 

The next Director of College Counseling will join a well-established and well-resourced office with an impressive record of success in guiding students to successful college outcomes. The Associate Directors are experienced, collaborative, student-centered, and committed to the philosophy of promoting fit over rankings. Bishop’s talented students, exceptional educational program, and well-deserved stellar reputation mean that the school has forged strong relationships with a broad range of colleges and universities. 

Head of School Ron Kim, who joined Bishop’s in July 2019, aspires to build upon this solid foundation by pursuing a more expansive vision for the college counseling operation. Recognizing the importance that Bishop’s highly educated families place on the college counseling process, he is eager to establish a best-in-class college counseling operation that will become a signature element of the Bishop’s brand and reputation. 

Wickenden Associates, an affiliate of DRG Talent Advisory Group, is conducting this search on behalf of The Bishop’s School. To discuss this opportunity in more detail, potential candidates may contact either of the lead consultants: Jim Wickenden ([email protected]) or Peter Thorp ([email protected]). A full position statement with information on how to apply can be found here: https://www.bishops.com/about/employment.


Atlanta International School
Location: Atlanta, GA
Position: Head of College Counseling 
Start Date: November 1, 2020

Atlanta International School (AIS) is a preschool to grade 12 private, non-profit school with language immersion and International Baccalaureate (IB) Curriculum in the Buckhead area of Atlanta.

The Head of College Counseling will provide comprehensive, individualized college counseling services to Upper School students with a particular focus on highly selective admission processes and also international university admissions. The Head must have excellent counseling, listening, organizational, and writing skills. The candidate must fully understand trends and strategies in the college admissions process in order to be able to provide precise, highly customized academic and college counseling services. These services include college list recommendations, holistic essay review, personalized recommendation letter writing, academic and standardized testing advising, and general admission advisement. The Head must be able to operate in a fast-paced, varied work environment that includes high volume responsibility. The Head must have excellent written and oral communication skills. An easy-going personality, coupled with a steadfast work ethic and attention to detail, is essential. 

We are seeking someone who demonstrates empathy, sensitivity and compassion while working with students and families from a wide variety of cultural backgrounds. While the Head must be able to work with all constituencies at the school, he, she or they must be particularly able to build trusted relationships with students and their parents. 

POSITION RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Plan, design, and implement college counseling programs and events for students and families to assist them in proper planning for college;
  • Personally counsel and manage the college counseling search and application process for approximately 35-40 seniors each year, in addition to academic and college counseling support of Grade 10-12 students.
  • Communicate regularly and frequently with all Upper School families regarding the college admissions process.
  • Work with international students and parents/guardians to ensure understanding the United States college admissions process. Additionally, assist all students who aspire to apply to and attend international universities.
  • Author highly personalized letters of recommendation for high school seniors and guide teachers in their letter of recommendation writing process
  • Demonstrate a willingness to serve as the liaison between the College Counseling Office and the broader AIS community through participation in campus events and school committee membership.
  • Manage all college counseling data, systems and records, while ensuring the confidentiality of all information.
  • Engage in professional development opportunities, such as visiting colleges and universities throughout the academic year and attend international, national and regional college admissions counseling conferences.
  • Builds and fosters strong relationships with selective college admissions offices throughout the United States and abroad.
  • Stay current with trends in college admission, higher education, HOPE scholarship, financial aid, and national testing.
  • Oversee the Office of College Counseling and work collaboratively with two other college counselors and a college counseling assistant.
  • Provide regular college counseling updates to the Head of School, Head of Secondary School and Board of Trustees.
  • Prepare and manage the College Counseling budget
  • Collaborate with the Head of School Counseling to ensure excellent holistic care for our Upper School students.
  • Leads and/or oversees the organization of events such as Parent Coffees, college visits to AIS, CIS International University Fair, Senior Day, and Honors Assembly. 

For full position description, required experience/skills and additional information, please follow this link to our website: https://www.aischool.org/about/employment


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

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

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

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

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

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

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


 

College Matchpoint
Location: Virtual
Position: College Consultant
Start Date: September 2020

COLLEGE CONSULTANTS (FULL AND PART-TIME)

College MatchPoint is hiring college consultants (including a senior consultant) to join our rapidly expanding team. As a consultant, you will guide a caseload of 40-60 students through the college planning and application process. You will join a team of intelligent, passionate, caring, relentless professionals who are deeply committed to helping students. We will provide you with all the tools you need to succeed, including administrative support, billing, a project management platform, and marketing. You will follow our proven model of success, which includes the most current technology tools combined with good old-fashioned client care. We are currently looking for part-time and full-time virtual consultants. 

Primary Responsibilities 

  • Coach 40-60 students through the college planning process using the College MatchPoint system
  • Advise students on their high school academic and extracurricular choices
  • Manage student deadlines throughout the college application process
  • Develop key relationships in your area to generate additional client base
  • Attend professional development events to continuously increase your knowledge of the college planning process
  • Write articles for the College MatchPoint newsletter and blog
  • Represent College MatchPoint at conferences and community events
  • Visit at least 25 colleges per year

 Qualifications Needed 

  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred)3+ years experience in college counseling or college admissions or related field
  • Commitment to the positive development of students and their families
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Attention to detail and ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to thrive in a team environment
  • Excellent presentation skills
  • Good sense of humor
  • Highest ethical standards
  • Ability to work nights and weekends, as well as occasional travel
  • Membership in HECA, NACAC, or IECA (or eligibility for membership)
  • Salary range: $55,000-$72,000, based on experience, plus a bonus opportunity. We also provide a professional development and a full range of employee benefits including health insurance, dental insurance, retirement plan matching, and generous vacation days (about a month per year).
  • Hours: We work student hours: afternoons, early evenings, and one weekend day. 

Application process: Please send your resume and cover letter. In the cover letter, let us know who you are and why you are interested in joining our team. Don't be shy in your cover letter- we want to know why families would trust you to guide their students and what experience you have had that prepares you for this work. Our screening process will include an initial phone call, an in-person interview, reference requests, and a group interview.

Contact: Resumes should be sent to [email protected] (no phone calls please). For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website