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. 


ACCIS, Director of Member Services and Operations - Remote, US
Avenues: The World School, Assistant Director of Admissions - Small World, ELC, Lower Division - NY
* Avenues: The World School, Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions, Avenues Silicon Valley - CA
* Avenues: The World School, Associate Director of Admissions, Avenues Online - Remote
Milken Community School, College Counseling & Academic Planning Coordinator - CA
Sacred Heart Preparatory School, Associate Director of College Counseling - CA
Shanghai American School, Director of College Counseling - China
* UCEazy, Part-time College Counselor - Remote
Viewpoint School, College Counselor - CA

*non-member listing 


Shanghai American School, Puxi Campus
Location: Shanghai, China
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2022

Under the direction of the division Principal, the Director of College Counseling will provide strategic leadership to the college counseling department.

Key Performance Areas:
Leadership

  • Manage a team of three college counselors and an administrative assistant in the solidification of a comprehensive 9-12 college counseling program for a diverse international population.
  • Prepare and present on wide-ranging college admission topics to various constituents (parents, students, faculty, Board members, and community groups).
  • Oversee all seniors and their families through a thoughtful college outcome considering individual complexities of academics, finances, passport, application country system, and other sociological factors.
  • Take leadership on best practices around candidate presentation, including counselor letters of recommendation and teacher recommendations.
  • Together with the college counselors, craft and deliver a strategic vision for the school’s four-year college counseling program designed to prepare students for a variety of post-secondary opportunities.
  • Lead the Puxi campus college counseling team in a manner that promotes teamwork, accountability, and individual growth. Includes the supervision and performance evaluation of the college counseling team.
  • Develop a comprehensive and strategic professional development program for all college counselors that includes college visitation and attendance at professional conferences.
  • Lead advocacy efforts for SAS students with appropriate ambitions towards selective and highly selective schools
  • Lead operations critical to the program including coordination of standardized testing.
  • Develop and implement robust parent education to provide across the K-12 continuum as appropriate.
  • Sit on the Puxi High School Leadership Team to provide clarity and guidance where college admission, secondary school pedagogy, and student wellbeing intersect.
  • Develop, implement, and monitor departmental budgets.
  • Support a case-load of students and their families to identify post-secondary opportunities through research, application, selection, and decision-making.

Collaboration

  • Coordinate with Director of College Counseling on the Pudong campus, Deputy Head of School, Campus Heads, and High School Principals to develop and execute a whole school strategic vision for college counseling.
  • Promote strong ties between the college counseling office and related constitutes, including the Athletic Director, Class Deans, Director of Communications, Director of Admission, Director of Alumni & Development, and Department Chairs.
  • Work with both High School Principals to envision and coordinate TheEleven, a week-long spring retreat for rising seniors which has a college search process focus.
  • Collaborate with the Advancement and Alumni Relations offices to build and support institutional advancement with our alumni.
  • In consultation with the Director of IT and principals, manage the college counseling software procurement process.
  • Work with faculty to develop an understanding of shared responsibility for supporting students in the college process.

Presentation

  • Together with the Director of College Counseling at SAS Pudong, and using appropriate platforms (Schoology, newsletters, handouts, etc.), develop and promote dual-campus topic-specific resource materials to educate community in a way that supports counseling initiatives.
  • Using College Kickstart, Maia, and manual data collection, harvest all relevant statistics (testing, GPA, matriculation information, college trends) for contextualizing college admission to relevant contingencies including the Board of Trustees, students, parents, and faculty.
  • Through directed travel and communications, cultivate relationships with college admission and financial aid officers as well as fellow college counseling professionals to promote the reputation of SAS Puxi and maintain best practices within a continually evolving admission landscape.
  • Promote counseling and educational access to university systems across North America, the UK, Europe, Asia and Oceania.
  • Together with campus-specific College Counselors, craft and deliver a strategic vision for the school’s four-year college counseling program designed to prepare students for a variety of post-secondary opportunities.
  • Serve as a liaison to colleges and universities, the College Board, ACT, NACAC, International ACAC, CIS, ACCIS, and other relevant organizations and institutions. Work with college and university admissions officials to promote SAS and stay abreast of admissions trends to maximize post-secondary opportunities for students.
  • Coordinate the development of online resources and publications.
  • Design and update the school profile on a yearly basis.

To apply, please see information on our website, linked here; full position description linked here


Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools
Location: Remote, United States
Position: Director of Member Services and Operations
Start Date: January 1, 2022 or sooner

ACCIS seeks a full-time employee in a newly created position to join the executive director and two part-time team members to grow, sustain, and inspire membership and to support current and future program needs. The Director of Member Services and Operations will take a lead role in association operations, member services and outreach, managing membership and systems to benefit ACCIS member schools and the organization. Additionally, this position is responsible for coordinating the logistics of the Association’s professional development offerings with their respective chairs. The Director of Member Services and Operations will report directly to and collaborate with the Executive Director and will work closely with ACCIS Leadership Team members to support the goals of the Association. ACCIS is a remote office organization and all staff work from home.

For full position description and more information, please view the posting on our website, LINKED HERE.

Viewpoint School
Location: Calabasas, CA
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: September 2021

Viewpoint School in Calabasas, California seeks a College Counselor to join a team of four college counselors and a registrar who serve an Upper School of 525 students in Ninth through Twelfth Grades. Each college counselor has a caseload of students in all grades of the Upper School. The start date for this position is September 1, 2021.

Viewpoint School graduates approximately 120 seniors every year. The curriculum includes AP and Honors classes; unique electives and advanced levels in every discipline, including film, art, and computer science; and independent study opportunities. Viewpoint School is a nominating school for the Morehead-Cain and Jefferson Scholarships, and is a member of the Cum Laude Society, CAIS, NAIS, ACCEPT, ACCIS, WACAC, NACAC, and College Board. Viewpoint’s graduates attend a wide variety of colleges.

College Counselor Duties:

  • Serve as academic advisor and college counselor for a caseload of Ninth-Twelfth Grade students helping them choose a challenging but balanced course load
  • Meet with students and parents individually and in groups for college counseling
  • Oversee academic progress of students in caseload
  • Write the counselor letters of recommendation for college applications and other programs for students in caseload
  • Coordinate and present informational events and college workshops for students and parents
  • Review students’ college applications
  • Advocate for students and promote awareness of Viewpoint School with college admission officers
  • Seek professional development by attending conferences and visiting colleges
  • Meet with college representatives to learn about schools and programs
  • Share college-related information with students and families through email and social media
  • Serve on committees including Student Support Team, Education Council, and Admission Committee
  • Plan and chaperone the School’s college tours
  • Assist in administration of the PSAT and AP exams
  • Assist at Viewpoint admission events

Other Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s Degree and prior experience in college counseling and college admission preferred; Master’s Degree a plus
  • Desire to work as a college counselor in a high school setting
  • Collaborative team approach in line with Viewpoint’s Mission, Vision, and Values
  • Alignment with Viewpoint’s commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion
  • Outstanding interpersonal, leadership, and communication skills; strong decision-making aptitude
  • Skills in counseling, writing, public speaking, and empathic listening
  • Organizational and time management skills that allow for successful completion of numerous tasks
  • Knowledge of colleges and admission process
  • Attention to detail and discretion
  • Positive and optimistic attitude
  • Competency with word processing, spreadsheet, database, internet, and computer functions
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all constituents in a school environment

Interested candidates should submit resume and cover letter to [email protected]. More information can be found on our website, linked here


UCEazy
Location: Remote/Online
Position: Part-time College Counselor
Start Date: ASAP

UCEazy is offering a part-time/work-from-home opportunity for college counselors. UCEazy is a Cupertino, CA-based company whose mission is to simplify college admissions for students whose parents were born outside the U.S. Because all meetings with students are through Zoom conferencing, counselors can be located anywhere in the U.S.

At this time, we are seeking applicants who are well-versed in assisting students and their families prepare for college. We prefer that our counselors have at least 10 years of experience, preferably currently working in a private school and/or university setting. Experience in STEM-related counseling is a plus. This is a great opportunity to make a real difference in the college/career journey of a student from a first-generation immigrant family.

To apply, please send a resume and statement of interest to Karen Rowe at [email protected].


Milken Community School
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: College Counseling & Academic Planning Coordinator
Start Date: ASAP

OUR MISSION
At Milken Community School, we think education is more than what you know. Our School, founded on Jewish values, is about who our children can become and how they can help others become who they might be. Because the world our children will create tomorrow is born in the School we build today, our mission is to educate our children so they can surpass us.

POSITION OVERVIEW
Milken Community School seeks an intelligent, motivated, highly organized, and friendly individual to provide support for the Office of College Counseling & Academic Planning. This position reports to the Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning and the Upper School Office Manager.

RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Manages day-to-day functioning of the office.
  • Provides front-line service to parents, students, and college representatives.
  • Receives and screens calls for college counselors and responds in a timely manner to various correspondents.
  • Sets up and maintains all college counseling files and records for all students, as well as printing of transcripts, documents, organizing test results, etc.
  • Prepares and assembles mailings (electronic and standard).
  • Schedules student and family appointments for four full-time college counselors/academic planners.
  • Oversees college representative visitation program. Responsibilities include greeting guests, setting up space for visits, printing attendance lists, clearing absences, and being the face of the department.
  • Submits and oversees submission for Cal Grant and ELC programs. Assists with setup and implementation of programming and events, including college counseling group sessions, testing days, and grade-level family information nights. Some evening and weekend hours are required.
  • Manages various college counseling databases, specifically Scoir, which includes data entry and systems maintenance.
  • Reconciles receipts from work travel/expenses of college counseling staff.
  • Assists with updating, revising, and maintaining college counseling/myMilken web pages.

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Excellent editing, filing, organizational, and prioritization skills.
  • Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality with sensitive student records.
  • Computer literacy, including proficiency in Microsoft Office suite, Scoir, and Blackbaud is desired.
  • Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, high-traffic environment.
  • Excellent interpersonal skills and a desire to work with high school students, parents, and school visitors.
  • High school diploma required; college degree strongly preferred.
  • Prior office experience greatly preferred; prior experience in a school office highly desirable.

Position description and link to apply can be found linked here on our website. Questions can be directed to Samantha Schreiber at [email protected]


Sacred Heart Preparatory School
Location: Atherton, CA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: Fall 2021

The School
Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton (SHS) is rooted in a strong and deep history. Founded in 1898 by the Society of the Sacred Heart, an international congregation of Catholic women religious, it is a Roman Catholic, independent, coeducational school dedicated to the educational philosophy expressed in the Goals and Criteria of Sacred Heart Schools. Located on a beautiful 64‐acre campus in the San Francisco Bay Area, SHS is one of 24 schools in the U.S. and Canada Network of Sacred Heart Schools and is affiliated with a network of over 200 Sacred Heart schools worldwide. SHS is made up of two divisions: Preschool through Middle Schools (P-eighth grade) and Preparatory (grades nine through twelve). Today, SHS is a vibrant, thriving, and dynamic institution, committed to educational excellence and the teachings of Christ as expressed in forgiveness, compassion, respect, and generosity. From preschool through high school, our world-class, diverse faculty and staff guide students of all faiths to become thoughtful and caring young adults through a rigorous curriculum and mission-driven programs, the development of active leadership skills, and an emphasis on personal integrity. These are the hallmarks of the SHS experience and the core of our Sacred Heart spirit.

The Position
Sacred Heart Preparatory seeks a talented and highly qualified full-time Associate Director of College Counseling at the Preparatory. The successful candidate assists the Director by counseling upper school students regarding college placement and coordinating assistance during the application process.

Key responsibilities for this important role include but are not limited to:

  • Counsels students and their parents, individually and in groups, regarding college selection, application, and admission procedures.
  • Manages a caseload of assigned students, counseling them in selecting the best college fit.
  • Supports students in personal statement and supplemental essay writing and completion of applications.
  • Provides advice for student entrance exam testing; provides pre- and post-test counseling.
  • Coordinates students’ accurate testing/academic records with the Sacred Heart Preparatory (SHP) Testing Coordinator and Registrar.
  • Advocates for students throughout the application process, including writing a detailed and timely letter of recommendation for each.
  • Assists in managing the prompt completion and transmission of SHP materials and recommendation letters to colleges.
  • Assists Director in providing communication pieces, including school profile, secondary school report, college handbooks, board reports, and presentations for parent/student education.
  • Represents the school at relevant state, national and professional conferences and workshops; interacts with college representatives during SHP visits and college campus travel.
  • Assists in maintaining informative and up-to-date college counseling resources on campus and online.
  • Assists in maintaining communication with and knowledge of appropriate colleges.
  • Provides support in guiding students/families through the financial aid process.
  • Performs other duties assigned by the Director of College Counseling or the Prep Principal.

Required Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree in college counseling or closely related field.
  • 3-5 years of college admissions or college counseling.
  • A clear commitment to and professional behavior based in the educational philosophy of Sacred Heart Schools as articulated in its Goals and Criteria.
  • Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills and commitment to equity and inclusion.
  • Experience with using online college admissions software.
  • Fluency in reading, writing, and speaking in English.
  • Excellent verbal, written, and presentation skills, as well as outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • Ability to work well with students and colleagues; willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the SHS community. Demonstrated interest in working with adolescents and their parents.
  • Ability and willingness to work evenings and weekends as necessary.
  • A clear understanding of the complex nature of the college counseling and college application process.
  • Excellent attendance and punctuality.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s or postgraduate work in college counseling or closely related field is strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience in an independent/Catholic school environment is strongly preferred.
  • Prior experience with Scoir (college admissions software) is strongly preferred.
  • Spanish speaking strongly preferred.

Employment
This position offers competitive compensation and health and welfare benefits subject to plan parameters, including medical, dental, vision, Life & LTD, 403(b) retirement plan, and more.

For a more detailed job description and to apply, visit https://www.shschools.org/About/Careers-shs.

Via Mail:
Sacred Heart Schools
Attention Human Resources: Prep Associate Director of College Counseling 2021
150 Valparaiso Avenue
Atherton, CA 94027

Sacred Heart Schools, Atherton believes that each individual is entitled to equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, age, disability, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information, citizenship, veteran status, or any other class protected under federal, state or local laws. As a faith-based institution, we reserve the right to use religion as a criterion in hiring decisions, as permitted by law, as it relates to performing essential job duties.


Avenues: The World School
Location: New York, NY
Position: Assistant Director of Admissions - Small World, ELC, Lower Division
Start Date: August 2021

The Assistant Director of Admissions, reporting to the Director of Small World, ELC, and Lower Division Admissions, is an integral part of the admissions and enrollment team, enabling Avenues New York to meet overall enrollment goals each year. This role ensures that our campus opens each year fully enrolled with students and families who are a great match for Avenues, are invested in the vision of an Avenues education, and bring diverse perspectives that enrich our community.

You have the opportunity to join a caring, cohesive, dedicated, fun, hard-working, and talented team of admissions professionals.

For full position description and to apply, please follow this link to our website.


Avenues: The World School
Location: San Jose, CA
Position: Assistant/Associate Director of Admissions, Avenues Silicon Valley
Start Date: Fall/Winter 2021

Avenues Silicon Valley plans to open in San Jose, serving students from toddlers through high school. As the newest campus of Avenues: The World School, Avenues Silicon Valley will be the first global school in the Bay Area, providing students with transformative, world-focused learning experiences in a state-of-the-art educational facility. From early childhood through 5th grade, students enroll in either Spanish or Mandarin language immersion, and across all grade levels, learning is project- and inquiry-based, with an emphasis on interdisciplinary study. As at every Avenues campus, students are challenged to take ownership of their learning from a young age and to develop the critical and creative thinking skills necessary to understand and solve global-scale problems.

As a member of a dynamic and highly collaborative enrollment team, this role ensures that Avenues Silicon Valley opens on Day 1 fully enrolled with well-qualified, diverse, mission-aligned students and families.

For full position description and to apply, please follow this link to our website.


Avenues: The World School
Location: Online (remote)
Position: Associate Director of Admissions, Avenues Online
Start Date: Summer/Fall 2021

Avenues Online is positioned to scale significantly in the next few years. This growth will offer an exceptional, world-focused education to hundreds more students and families, while cementing AON's reputation as an extraordinarily desirable and globally relevant education. To drive this growth, Avenues Online is building a trailblazing global admissions team, which will partner tightly with our admissions teams in the U.S., Brazil and China and leverage resources from across Avenues in support of AON enrollment.

As the Associate Director of Admissions, you will make an essential impact on AON's growth by identifying, engaging and ultimately enrolling mission-aligned students and families.

For full position description and to apply, please follow this link to our website.