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. 


* Avenues: The World School, Director of Student Wellbeing - China
Brooklyn Friends School, Associate Director of College Counseling - NY
The Buckley School, Director of College Counseling - CA
Chadwick International, Director of College Counseling - South Korea
Culver Academies, Dean of Advising - IN
The Dalton School, Director of College Counseling - NY
Derryfield School, Associate Director of College Counseling - NH
Dwight-Englewood School, Director of College Counseling - NJ
Episcopal School of Acadiana, Director of College Counseling - LA
Fountain Valley School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - CO
* Galin Education, College Counselor - WI
* Galin Education, Part-time College Counselor - Remote
Greenhill School, Director of College Counseling - TX
Holland Hall, College Counselor - OK
* International School of Minnesota, College Counselor - MN
John Burroughs School, Director of College Counseling - MO
La Jolla Country Day School, College Counselor - CA
Milken Community School, Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning - CA
Phillips Academy, Associate Director of College Counseling - MA
Premium Prep College Counseling, Private College Counselor (full-time) - Remote
* Premium Prep College Counseling, Private College Counselor (part-time) - Remote
Providence Day School, Associate Director of College Guidance - NC
Regents School of Austin, Associate Director of College Counseling - TX
St. Paul's School, Associate Director of College Advising - NH
Trinity Academy, Director of College Counseling - NC
Trinity School, Director of College Counseling - NY
* UCEazy, Part-time College Counselor - Remote
United Nations International School, Associate Director of College Counseling - NY

*non-member listing


Phillips Academy
Location: Andover, MA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2022

Phillips Academy seeks a full-time, continuing Associate Director of College Counseling to begin no later than August of 2022. This is a 12-month, full-time administrative faculty position. Throughout the academic year, evening and weekend work is required. The ideal candidate will be an energetic, dynamic, and articulate team player; have strong organizational, writing, and public speaking skills; and be able to work in a fast-paced environment.

Responsibilities include counseling and supporting students in the college selection and application process, working with students individually and in small groups, building relationships with parents, writing recommendations, providing feedback on applicants’ essays, advising students on course selection, taking part in professional development, and other projects and activities as assigned by the Director.

We seek candidates who will be active participants in the community to join our robust team of thirteen experienced and diverse counselors. Collaboration and teamwork are cornerstones of the CCO team. Bachelor’s degree required. A minimum of 5-7 years of combined experience in college counseling and/or selective college admissions, with an emphasis on college counseling, is preferred.

Review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Please visit our application portal to submit a cover letter (addressed to Mr. Jeffrey C. Domina, Dean of Faculty, Phillips Academy), résumé, two letters of reference, and a professional writing sample.

Phillips Academy is an intentionally diverse and inclusive residential community. In your cover letter, please address directly your experience and interest in working in such a school community. We welcome applications from individuals who identify with groups typically underrepresented in independent school settings.


Holland Hall
Location: Tulsa, OK
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 15, 2022

After 15 years at Holland Hall, the beloved and highly respected, Ronda Cooper, has decided to retire. Her departure leaves us with a college counseling position opening for the 2022-2023 school year.

This position serves as an integral part of a four-member college guidance team consisting of the director, two college counselors, and an administrative assistant who also serves as Registrar. The counseling team divides responsibility for the senior class of approximately 90 students.

Educational Background Requirements: Bachelor's degree required. Master's degree strongly preferred but not required.

To apply, please complete Holland Hall's employment application. More information can be found HERE.

Questions? Contact Brent Casey, Director of College Counseling, [email protected] or 918-879-4718.


Brooklyn Friends School
Location: Brooklyn, NY
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2022

Brooklyn Friends School, a K-12 Quaker school in Brooklyn, NY, seeks a full-time Associate Director of College Counseling. This is a 12-month position beginning July 1, 2022. This position reports to the Director of College Counseling.

Specific Responsibilities Include:

  • Advise a cohort of about 30 students and families on all aspects of the college admissions search, application, and financial aid process.
  • Provide support for students and families through one-on-one meetings that include, but are not limited to, editing essays, interview preparation, college list development, athletic and/or artistic recruitment, and financial aid.
  • Write comprehensive letters of recommendation that highlight a student’s experience through the Upper School.
  • Facilitate a bi-weekly Junior College Seminar during the Spring semester.
  • Collaborate with the Director of College Counseling to explore, create, and refine opportunities and programming for all Upper School students and families.
  • Willingness to enthusiastically engage with students and colleagues across the Upper School.
  • Participate in professional development opportunities relating to college counseling and college admissions at the local, state, and national levels.
  • Participation in some evening, weekend, and overnight programs is required.
  • Other duties specified by the Director of College Counseling and the Upper School Leadership Team, including but not limited to, serving as a club and grade-level advisor.

Qualifications and Characteristics Sought:
Educational Leadership

  • Candidates must demonstrate a passion for working with students and be able to view the role through an equity and belonging framework, which is responsive to the unique needs of each student. College Counseling at BFS is highly collaborative, so
  • successful candidates must be team-oriented.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; master’s in counseling, higher education, or related field preferred.
  • At least 3-5 years of experience in college admissions and/or college counseling.
  • Demonstrate a strong desire to work with students and families within a diverse community.
  • Possess extensive and nuanced knowledge about the ever-evolving landscape of college admissions.
  • Desire to be highly collaborative while also being comfortable with autonomy.
  • Clear and confident presenter in small and large groups.
  • Exceptional writing, leadership, and interpersonal skills.
  • Experience in curriculum and/or program development.
  • Commitment to social justice, anti-bias education, and Quaker values.
  • Ability to meet and adhere to multiple deadlines and strong organizational skills.

Additional Considerations
Although not required, the following areas of knowledge would be helpful:

  • Independent schools, particularly Quaker schools
  • International Baccalaureate Program
  • Athletic recruitment
  • Fine and performing arts recruitment
  • International admissions
  • Data collection and analysis

To apply, please provide the following:

  1. Cover letter addressed to the Director of College Counseling. Along with punctuating your interest and experience, your cover letter should also address how you feel that your professional journey aligns with our school’s Quaker values and pillars of social justice and civic engagement.
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of three references

Please email the above attachments (if possible as a single PDF) to: [email protected] and put Associate Director of College Counseling in the subject line.


Fountain Valley School
Location: Colorado Springs, CO
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2022

Fountain Valley School is a co-ed, college-preparatory boarding/day school enrolling 230 students in grades 9-12. Founded in 1930, the School provides a rigorous, global curriculum in academics, arts, athletics and the outdoors in a diverse community to develop young adults who are courageous, open-minded, self-reliant, curious, and compassionate. This is a full-time, 10-month faculty position reporting to the Director of College Counseling. The Assistant Director counsels students and families through all stages of the college process. Responsibilities include: assisting students with the formulation of appropriate college lists, guiding students through the writing and editing of application essays, managing records in Common App and SCOIR, educating parents, faculty and other constituents about recent trends in college admission, delivering appropriate curriculum to sophomores, juniors and seniors, developing relationships with college admission personnel, advocating for students throughout the process, and building knowledge of colleges and universities. 

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


United Nations International School
Location: New York, NY
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2022

The United Nations International School (UNIS), an international K-12 co-educational school in Manhattan, is seeking an appropriately qualified and experienced individual as an Associate Director of College Counseling. The UNIS student body is among the most diverse in the world, representing 111 countries and collectively speaking over 100 mother tongue languages. Through daily contact with students and faculty from every part of the globe, UNIS students gain a sophisticated and mature cultural understanding in an atmosphere where individuality is encouraged and students and families are able to maintain their cultural heritage. 

UNIS hosts approximately 150 visits by colleges each year, and graduates enroll at universities in 10-12 countries. Approximately 70% enroll at colleges in the U.S., 25% enter universities in Canada, the Netherlands, or the U.K.; the others return to their home countries. More information is found on the UNIS website at www.unis.org and the school profile for 2021-22: www.unis.org/Profile.

The successful applicant will complement the existing strengths of the College Office team. The ideal candidate will have at least five years experience in college counseling and a Master’s degree. The candidate will report directly to the Director of College Counseling and will join a team consisting of three Associate Directors of College Counseling and one administrative assistant. College Counselors also work closely with the high school principal, counselors, learning specialists, and with the International Baccalaureate Coordinator. This is a 12-month administrative position with generous vacation time and benefits. The caseload is approximately 25-30 students.

Interested candidates for this position should ideally possess:

  • An in-depth knowledge of U.S. colleges, as well as an understanding of the evolving college admissions and financial aid landscape. Knowledge of the U.K., Canada and other international universities, and the International Baccalaureate (IB) Programme is an asset.
  • Familiarity with college admission testing options.
  • Awareness of the US college financial aid process and scholarship opportunities.
  • Strong interpersonal relationship skills and an understanding of international/cultural expectations related to college and university admissions.
  • Self-confidence, creativity, patience, diplomacy, initiative and a strong work ethic.
  • Sensitivity to individual students’ needs and aspirations and ability to be forthright in guiding students.
  • Exceptional written communication skills, including the ability to write succinct, relevant and compelling letters of recommendation for each senior advisee, advise students in preparing application materials, and help compile reports for the administration.
  • Strong oral communication/public speaking skills, ability to lead and speak at various school events and represent UNIS at community and professional programs.
  • Ability to support new and effective methods for helping admission offices understand the high caliber of UNIS, its curriculum, and its students.
  • Advanced skills in the use of technology in order to maintain an online presence of the college counseling program and to familiarize students and parents about relevant resources. Familiarity with Cialfo, UCAS and other college counseling tools is desirable.
  • Willingness to participate in various aspects of student life and the UNIS community, and ability to attend occasional evening and weekend events hosted by the College Office.
  • Flexibility to travel, often involving weekends, to represent UNIS at regional, national and international conferences, as well as college visitation programs.
  • Enthusiasm about working within a multicultural environment.
  • Flexibility within a team-oriented approach to all aspects of the college counseling process and a collaborative style are essential.
  • Strong organizational and time management skills related to guiding students and ability to handle multiple tasks concurrently.

For the full job description and to apply, please visit: https://www.unis.org/about-unis/employment. Candidates must include their cover letter and resume. Priority deadline is December 20, 2021. This is a Union position covered by a Collective Bargaining Agreement. UNIS is an equal opportunity employer.


Dwight-Englewood School
Location: Englewood, NJ
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: Late winter/early spring 2022

The Dwight-Englewood School College Counseling Office (CCO) seeks an experienced and energetic individual to join our dynamic six-person team as a Director of College Counseling.

The individual in this position will guide students and their families through all stages of the college search and admissions process, demonstrating a commanding knowledge of college admissions and financial aid, an interest in remaining current on the admissions and higher education landscape, and a commitment to professional development. The CCO fosters an active and open-minded collaboration with families, and a supportive environment in which students learn to identify their goals and interests, manage a complex process, and make healthy and confident decisions about their higher education. We believe that each student should be accountable and proactively engaged in the self-evaluation, research, and application processes that are essential to maximizing the match between individuals and their college goals. 

As an academically rigorous college preparatory institution which greatly values diversity and integrity, this work serves a vital role in our community. Understanding that Dwight-Englewood School is recognized as being one of the most culturally diverse schools in Bergen County, the Director must have the broadest possible knowledge and understanding of the range of possibilities for students. The four Directors of College Counseling work in collaboration with each other and the Dean, each reporting to the Dean of College Counseling and the Upper School Principal.

The Director of College Counseling will:

  • Counsel approximately 30-35 students through the college application process in grades eleven and twelve
  • Collaborate on targeted presentations and workshops for students in grades nine and ten
  • Teach College Knowledge, the college counseling curriculum, during the spring semester of junior year; and oversee progress through the senior fall process of finalizing student college application lists, essay development and completion, and submission of applications
  • Establish, maintain, and develop relationships with college admissions professionals and D-E faculty/staff
  • Attend and participate in national and regional conferences, individual college visits, and virtual professional development programming
  • Develop and maintain professional relationships with parents/guardians regarding their children’s college process
  • Compose detailed counselor recommendation letters for senior advisees and act as advocate for each advisee
  • In collaboration with CCO colleagues, plan and implement events for students and families, including but not limited to: college roundtable parent discussions, workshops/presentations on financial aid, athletic recruiting in the college process, Junior Family College Night, Virtual College Conference, and grade level specific programming.
  • Represent CCO at school wide admission open houses and other events as needed
  • Advise on course selection and its ramifications in the college selection process
  • Assess students’ academic progress to meet requirements of specific colleges
  • Remain informed about financial aid issues in the college process and assist senior families in their understanding of financial aid packages
  • Advise students and families on the college admissions software Scoir, which serves as the central communication tool and application management database for students and the CCO
  • Assist in creating, updating, and editing written materials and online content.
  • Perform other duties as assigned by the Dean of College Counseling or the Principal

The ideal candidate will possess:

  • Three to five years’ experience in selective college admissions and/or college counseling in independent schools, and extensive knowledge about the college research, application, and selection process.
  • Excellent communication ability, including effective writing and presentation skills
  • Desire and a demonstrated ability to work in a collaborative environment with an established team
  • Strong knowledge and understanding of college options and application process, and the ability to guide a diverse student body with specific information about schools
  • Superior organization, attention to detail, and follow-through
  • Empathetic approach and counseling expertise with both parents and students
  • Facility and experience with technology
  • Enthusiasm for working collaboratively with adolescents and their families
  • Humor, flexibility, and grace under pressure, and the ability to work independently
  • Demonstrated commitment to uphold Diversity, Equity, Inclusion and Belonging

Terms of Employment:
This administrative position begins each year in mid-August two weeks before school opens (one week before the faculty arrives) and lasts until mid-June, for a week after the faculty leaves. Specific dates are provided in each contract.

Please submit a resume and letter of interest to [email protected]


Trinity School
Location: New York, NY
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2022
 

Trinity School is a college preparatory, co-educational independent day school for Grades K-12, located on the Upper West Side of New York City. Long regarded as a school that values scholarly investigation, scholastic excellence, and meaningful conversations between teachers and students, Trinity has built an illustrious tradition of achievement in academics, athletics, and the arts. Founded as a charity school at Trinity Church in 1709 for 40 students, it moved to its current location in 1895 and is the oldest continuously operating educational institution in the City of New York. The school stretches nearly the entire length of 91st Street between Columbus and Amsterdam Avenues and enrolls over 1,000 students across three divisions: Lower School (K-4), Middle School (Grades 5-8), and Upper School (Grades 9-12). Parents have a high regard for what Trinity does and appreciate its inspirational mission.

Trinity School in Manhattan seeks a full-time Director of College Counseling. This is an extraordinary opportunity for candidates who have extensive knowledge and experience in highly selective college admissions or independent school college counseling (or both). The ideal candidate will possess a strong professional network among the college admissions and counseling communities and the ability to oversee, evaluate, and nurture all aspects of a comprehensive college counseling program.

The Director oversees a team of four (three Associate Directors and the College Counseling Office Department Administrator). This is a 12-month position reporting to the Head of School. The Director is a member of Senior Administration. The joys of college counseling at Trinity School spring first and foremost from the opportunity to work with the dedicated, skilled, delightful professionals who so ably support and guide the exceptionally talented, motivated student population through the college admissions process.

Responsibilities include:

  • Overseeing the caseload of Associate Directors (approximately 30 students per team member (including the Director);
  • Working collaboratively and diligently with students and their families, welcoming and encouraging interaction and visits with the College Counseling Office;
  • Sharing responsibility with the team for writing letters of recommendation and guiding faculty who provide additional letters of endorsement;
  • Conducting parent presentations, including Junior and Senior College Nights, to familiarize students and their families with the college search and application process;
  • Conducting guidance classes regarding college and career planning;
  • Collaborating with the Department Administrator to organize and oversee SAT/ACT testing and track testing results;
  • Updating the School Profile and conducting annual data analysis of college placement;
  • Organizing and overseeing the Commencement ceremony working with the College Counseling team, the Upper School Principal, and the Director of Special Events; leading the selection of Senior class speakers and facilitating speech preparation;
  • Supporting opportunities for professional development for
  • team members;
  • Conducting annual staff evaluations and related conversations with team members;
  • Overseeing department budget and assessing department resources;
  • Supporting the school’s anti-racist vision;
  • Fostering and maintaining professional relationships with college and university admissions officers across the United States keeping abreast of trends to determine the implications for students;
  • Representing the school at regional and national meetings.

To Apply:
Please reference the position profile on the Carney, Sandoe & Associates website for further details about the position and school and the application process.

Questions, contact:
Ben Bolté, Senior Search Consultant
Carney, Sandoe & Associates
[email protected]
617-933-3430 


Providence Day School
Location: Charlotte, NC
Position: Associate Director of College Guidance
Start Date: August 1, 2022
 

Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC invites applicants to apply for a full-time, 10-month Associate Director of College Guidance position. Joining a highly collaborative office consisting of a Director, two existing Associate Directors, and an Administrative Assistant, this individual will be assigned 25% of the students in each Upper School grade.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  1. Assists and guides these students and their parents with the students’ college choices or other post-graduate plans.
  2. Provides financial aid and scholarship information to the students and their parents.
  3. Assists these students with planning their academic high school program.
  4. Assists these students with writing essays and activities lists, completing applications and preparing for interviews.
  5. Writes letters of recommendation to accompany applications.
  6. Assists the Director with all current College Guidance Programs: Application Bootcamp, Senior Application Night, College Coffees, Sophomore College Field Trip, Junior College Night, Young Alumni Forum, PSAT Parent Meeting, Freshman Focus, Junior College Group Meetings, Senior Parent and Student Transition to College Programs, informational programs regarding Financial Aid, Athletic Recruiting, and Arts in College, and Sophomore Case Studies.
  7. Meets with college admissions representatives during their campus visits and attends local college counselor events.
  8. Visits college campuses during the school year and summer.
  9. Attends an average of two professional conferences per year: SACAC yearly, plus a rotation of NACAC, College Board, and/or ACCIS conferences.

Other Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

  1. Assists the Director with all standardized testing programs, including PSAT, in-school ACT, and Saturday SAT Test Center administrations.
  2. Assists the Director with all Commencement/Senior Convocation preparation.

Qualifications: A Bachelor’s Degree is required, and a Master’s degree is preferred. Experience in college counseling and/or selective college admissions is preferred. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills; familiarity with the goals and mission of an independent school; the ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and ambitious student and parent population; knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admissions policies, and financial aid policies; and exemplary writing skills.

Application Process: Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest, current resume, and a list of references with telephone numbers (references will only be contacted for applicants that advance in the process). Initial interviews and applicant contact is expected to begin around mid-January.

Materials should be sent to [email protected]. Full position description is linked here


Episcopal School of Acadiana
Location: Cade, LA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2022
 

Episcopal School of Acadiana is seeking qualified candidates for the position of Director of College Counseling. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual with initiative and vision to further develop a strong existing program that focuses on helping students find colleges and universities that best meet their needs while ensuring the program remains true to the mission of ESA and adheres to NACAC’s Guide to Ethical Practice in College Admission.

ESA is a co-educational college preparatory school enrolling approximately 600 students in grades PK3 through twelve. Founded in 1979, the school has a rich tradition of exceptional preparation of students in intellectual and creative pursuits that enable each to realize their personal “excellence from within.” Students, faculty, and administrators alike are highly motivated and dedicated to maintaining and enhancing a school community that develops a sense of personal, social, and academic responsibility. Our students excel in the classroom, on the stage, in the studio, on the playing field, and the service of others 

Job duties will include:

  • Guiding families through the college search and application process being mindful of the importance of fit and affordability.
  • Supporting college applications for students including writing letters of evaluation, submitting all secondary school materials on time, and offering guidance to seniors on the composition of necessary writing.
  • Preparing and making college counseling presentations to students and parents, faculty, and other constituents as needed.
  • Planning and development of future enhancements to the college counseling program.
  • Using and teaching the use of Scoir to students and parents.
  • Continuing professional development through attending conferences, visiting campuses, and other opportunities as they present themselves.
  • Hosting college admission representatives who visit ESA in-person or virtually.
  • Serving on a grade team as an academic advisor to a group of students
  • The possibility/opportunity to teach one or two sections of an academic course

Well qualified candidates will have qualifications including:

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree or higher preferred
  • Minimum of three years’ experience in a high-school college counseling position or relevant college admission experience, independent school knowledge strongly preferred
  • Excellent interpersonal skills necessary for working with students, parents, faculty, and college representatives
  • Excellent organizational skills with close attention to detail and deadlines
  • Excellent communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Eagerness to engage in the “whole school” experience

As a member of the Episcopal School of Acadiana faculty, the Director of College Counseling serves as representative of the school at all times, upholding its mission both personally and professionally. Candidates must be self-motivated, possess excellent communication skills, and embrace educating the whole child. Successful candidates appreciate, believe in, and engage that an independent school education does not just occur in the classroom and is not confined to the academic day. Being a person that self- identifies (and that others describe) as a “happy” person, an emotionally intelligent person, a person with natural “situational awareness,” a person who consistently strives to improve, a “forward-looking” person, and a person who “plays well with others,” are all characteristics of the successful candidate. (EHSBR, 2021)

Submission Information:
Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Dr. Kat Movassaghi, Head of Upper School at [email protected].

Additional information about Episcopal School of Acadiana and more in-depth description of the position may be found here


Milken Community School
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning
Start Date: July 2022
 

Milken Community School is seeking a Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning to begin July 2022. The Director will be an experienced college counselor who delights in working with students and partnering with parents/guardians, faculty members, and fellow administrators and who is also a strategically minded, community-oriented, and dynamic leader with extremely strong communication skills and broad connections in the college admission community. Ideal candidates will be able to guide parents and students through a thoughtful journey that emphasizes reflection, discovery, and excitement. The Director will work to balance the ambitions of both students and parents and, above all else, help them to understand the importance of a strong match.

For a comprehensive position description that includes current priorities, opportunities and challenges, desired qualities and qualifications, and application guidelines, please click HERE


The Dalton School
Location: New York, NY
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2022
 

The Dalton School is seeking a Director of College Counseling effective July 2022. The Director of College Counseling reports to the Assistant Head of School for Academic Administration/High School Director and serves on the high school leadership team. The Director oversees an office of five (the Director, three Associate/Assistant Directors, and the College Office Assistant) and is responsible for articulating and facilitating the vision of the department.

Among other areas, ideal candidates will have:

  • excellent communications skills, especially engaging public speaking, close listening, and clear and dynamic writing abilities;
  • significant experience in highly-selective college admissions or leadership in independent school counseling and commitment to continued professional development and growth;
  • a strong professional network amongst the college admission and college counseling community;
  • knowledge of curriculum development and an understanding of the curricular landscape as it pertains to college admissions;
  • the skills and knowledge to advance and integrate Dalton’s ongoing work in the area of DEI.

For a comprehensive position description that includes current priorities, opportunities and challenges, desired qualities and qualifications, and application guidelines, please click HERE


Trinity Academy
Location: Raleigh, NC
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: January 2022
 

Trinity Academy seeks a Director of College Counseling to begin in early 2022. Founded in 1995, Trinity is an independent, college preparatory, classical, Christian day school, enrolling approximately 540 students in transitional kindergarten through grade 12. The high school enrollment is 173.

The Director of College Counseling is responsible for supporting and advising students and their families through the college search and application process and cultivating relationships with colleges and universities.

The ideal candidate will possess at least a bachelor’s degree and four to six years of experience in college admissions and/or college counseling. Additional desired attributes include outstanding written and verbal communication skills, extensive knowledge of colleges and their programs, exceptional time-management and organizational skills, general flexibility, and the ability to work effectively as a team member. For the full job description and a better understanding of the mission of Trinity Academy, please click here.


Derryfield School
Location: Manchester, NH
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: January 2022
 

The Derryfield School seeks an experienced and dynamic Associate Director of College Counseling. This is a half and then full-time, 10-month, position with a targeted start date of January 2022; half-time through July 2022 and full-time starting in August 2022. Salary is competitive based on experience.

The new counselor will join the college counseling team in guiding students and their families through all stages of the college search and admission process. Derryfield’s four-year, developmental approach to the process includes self-assessment and forward planning for freshmen and sophomores, and one-on-one college counseling relationships with juniors and seniors. While grounded in the philosophy of the student-centered and student-driven search for “fit,” working closely with parents is an intrinsic part of the process as well. 

Responsibilities will include:

  • Working individually with 35 – 45 students in each of grades eleven and twelve, and actively contributing to all office programs, presentations, and initiatives; reporting directly to the Director of College Counseling.
  • Developing and maintaining close professional relationships with students, parents, faculty/staff, and college admission personnel
  • Writing the School Letter of Recommendation and acting as advocate for each counselee
  • Potential travel to regional and national professional development conferences and to individual colleges and universities
  • Serving as an academic co-advisor for approximately eight students
  • Fulfilling other school duties/responsibilities deemed appropriate for the position

Qualities of a successful candidate will include:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and three to five years of experience in selective college admission and/or independent school college counseling
  • Excellent organization and communication skills — both written and oral
  • Strong ability to 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
  • Thorough understanding of the application process at public and private colleges and universities, current trends in admission, and financial aid
  • Facility with technology
  • Demonstrated interest in working with teenagers and in valuing diversity
  • A good sense of humor, enthusiasm, and a strong work ethic

The Derryfield School is a coeducational, independent day school serving grades 6-12, inspiring bright, motivated young people to be their best and providing them with the skills and experiences needed to be valued, dynamic, confident, and purposeful members of any community.

Salary for this position will be competitive for similar positions for day schools in New England. For information about the school, please visit our website. EOE.

To Apply: Applicants interested in joining our dynamic, forward-thinking community of talented, compassionate educators should send a cover letter, resume, salary requirements, and contact information for at least three references to Human Resources, Debbie Bremberg at [email protected]. References will not be contacted without permission from the candidate.


Greenhill School
Location: Addison, TX
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2022
 

The Director of College Counseling is responsible for supporting/advising students and families through the college application/admission process and enhancing Greenhill's relationship with colleges and universities.

This position is one of four Directors of College Counseling, reporting to the Head of Upper School and supported by the College Counseling Coordinator. Each Director works with 30-35 students per grade level, assigned during students’ 10th grade year, guiding them through their college search and application process. 

Role and Responsibilities

  • Support to Students and Families
  • Provide counseling and support for students in their college application process and provide ongoing information to parents
  • Write counselor recommendation letters for 30-35 seniors; prepare Greenhill’s supporting documents for colleges and scholarship organizations
  • Give feedback on students’ application essays and supplementary writings
  • Host informational events for students and parents: grade-level college nights, winter admission colloquium, financial aid series, Dallas College Previews fair, etc.
  • Use the MaiaLearning system to keep records and enhance lines of communication with students and parents

Liaison to College Admission Offices

  • Work with colleges’ admissions offices throughout the country (and globally as appropriate) to maintain a comprehensive understanding of the college admission landscape and support our students as applicants
  • Share oversight for college admission representatives’ visits to Greenhill to meet with students and/or college counselors
  • Participate in professional activities that support the goals of Greenhill and the College Counseling Office, such as conferences with NACAC, TACAC, College Board; visiting colleges and universities; etc.

Support to Administration and Faculty

  • Compile statistics on college application and matriculation
  • Prepare annual report presentation for Greenhill’s Board of Trustees
  • Prepare annual budget for College Counseling Office and its activities
  • Serve as a resource for Upper School curricular planning
  • Counsel faculty and coaches on how to help students through the college selection process and how to write college recommendations.
  • Serve as liaison to grade-level faculty team
  • Work with the Communications Department to ensure that college counseling webpages are current and informative and to publish the Greenhill College Profile

Administration of AP & PSAT Testing
The College Counseling Office oversees the administration of all AP and PSAT testing, including communication with students and families, coordinating the testing facility and materials

Qualifications and Education Requirements:
Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred
10 years’ experience in selective college admission and/or in a college counseling office in a school

Specific Skills and Abilities:

  • A thorough understanding of the application process at public and private colleges and universities, and of the college-admission landscape
  • Ability to work under pressure and meet prescribed deadlines while handling multiple assignments simultaneously
  • Ability to work collaboratively within a team and across the school’s departments
  • Interest in all aspects of education and dedication to promoting Greenhill's priorities by developing excellent working relationships with faculty and administrators
  • Strategic, big-picture focused
  • Detail-oriented
  • Self-motivated, independent, and flexible
  • Excellent writing skills
  • Excellent public speaking/presenting skills
  • Ability to communicate proactively, empathetically, and effectively with all constituent groups, including students, families, faculty, staff, and administrators from diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to respond effectively and graciously to the needs of a diverse student and parent community, and knowledge of the developmental needs of high-school students
  • Ability to support occasional evening and weekend events
  • Willingness to travel to visit colleges and participate in admission conferences

Work Environment
Busy office environment with multiple projects and activities. Meetings in one’s own office and in various other locations on campus. Numerous scheduled meetings; also, sudden needs or student drop-in visits.

Physical Demands
Typical office environment physical demands

To apply, please follow THIS LINK to our employment website.


La Jolla Country Day School
Location: La Jolla, CA
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: Spring 2022
 

The La Jolla Country Day School college counseling team educates, guides, and supports students and their families through the college search and application process. Our ultimate goal is for students to attend a college or university where they will be successful and well-equipped to continue that success in life. We offer a student-centered, individualized program allowing students to identify schools that align with their developing values. Our counselors are recognized experts in the college counseling profession and are regularly asked to present at international, national and regional professional conferences.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Counsels and guides students and parents towards common goals on college selection and admission by:

  • Establishing strong and regular communications with families and students
  • Being available to meet with families 9-12th grade, schedule permitting
  • Working with families and students to develop a list of colleges and universities for application
  • Evaluating the student’s academic and social growth and making recommendations to highlight the student’s candidacy in the college application process
  • Managing students’ and families’ expectations throughout the college process
  • Providing course selection advice to students
  • Providing advice and suggestions to students and families regarding extra-curricular on and off-campus activities
  • An in-depth knowledge of colleges and universities as well as contextual grasp of the current college admission landscape
  • Ensures deadlines are met in regard to letters of recommendation and other submission materials
  • Hosts college visits to campus and establishes strong relationships with college representatives and admissions officers
  • Represents the school at various events (on campus and off campus), speaking to current and prospective students and families about the services the college counseling team provides
  • Participates and organizes college preparation events such as grade level retreats, college trips, college nights, college fairs, parent presentations, etc.
  • Attend conferences hosted by professional organizations for college counseling and visit colleges and universities throughout the country

Position Requirements
The candidate must hold at least a Bachelor’s degree. In addition, they must have:

  • Experience supporting students through the college selection, application, admission, and financial aid process as a college counselor or college admissions officer
  • Willingness to work as part of a team with an emphasis on collaboration
  • Excellent communication skills, supportive attitude, and passion for guiding and advising college bound students
  • Experience with college counseling or enrollment management software
  • Commitment to La Jolla Country Day’s mission and promise, and to model our community’s core values
  • The college counselor will have a strong commitment to independent school life. The counselor can expect a fast paced, dynamic work environment, and involvement in all aspects of school life including chaperoning duties, serving as a student advisor, and taking on various other responsibilities.

The ideal candidate is committed to anti-racist education and culturally responsive instructional practices. They will possess or demonstrate the following: a growth mindset, emotional intelligence, self-motivation, positive energy, strong interpersonal skills, a service-oriented and team approach to work, approachability, adaptability, vulnerability, openness to new and divergent ideas, excellent oral and written communication skills, and comfort in an educational setting where children and adults are present.

All school personnel must successfully complete a fingerprint background check through Live Scan and provide current tuberculosis clearance.

Please submit the following: (1) your current CV/resume, (2) a cover letter outlining your interest in this role at La Jolla Country Day School, and (3) a writing sample. Please see more information and apply on our website at https://www.ljcds.org/about/career-opportunities.

Ideally, this position will start in Spring 2022. We will begin our review of application materials at the end of November 2021.  


John Burroughs School
Location: St. Louis, MO
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2022
 

About John Burroughs School
Founded in 1923, John Burroughs School is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school for grades 7-12 located on a 49-acre campus in St. Louis, Missouri. Burroughs currently has 650 students, 46 percent of whom identify as students of color. Twenty-six percent of the student body receives tuition aid.

Burroughs strives to instill the joy of living through active learning, integrity, and service to others. We seek to cultivate an inclusive community that nurtures authentic learners who lead and inspire meaningful lives. At Burroughs we do so by valuing and learning from our differences, embracing challenges and championing growth, fostering a culture of great expectations, teaching empathy and the power of service, and offering a balanced and broad experience. Faculty, parents, and students share a commitment to a liberal arts education that strikes a balance among academics, arts, athletics, and activities. We believe that the many dimensions of diversity, equity, and inclusivity are essential to excellence in education, and they are woven into the fabric of the Burroughs experience.

For more information, see:

Opportunity Description
The Director of College Counseling will develop and manage an outstanding program, leading a team of college counselors who work closely with students throughout their high school years to educate them and their families about the application process, to guide them through the development of appropriate lists, to provide assistance as they apply, and to counsel them as they determine their best match. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Providing families (typically, 110-115 per grade) with information, advice and counseling as they consider higher education;
  • Counseling 35-40 student and their families;
  • Hiring, supporting and evaluating the college counseling team, which includes three counselors and a full-time administrative assistant;
  • Managing the budget for the department;
  • Developing appropriate grade-level programming for families throughout the high school years, including regular seminars for juniors and seniors and evening programs for parents;
  • Providing advice and support as families consider course selection, standardized testing, essay writing, interviewing, visiting schools, and applying;
  • Overseeing the Standardized testing of all students;
  • Working closely with the Head of School, the Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs, the counseling department, the academic support department and all department chairs to provide appropriate input into curricular and student support needs;
  • Understanding the nuances of the curriculum in order to represent it appropriately to college representatives;
  • Working closely with the alumni office to maintain connections with recent graduates;
  • Working closely with the admission office to represent the philosophy of the school with prospective families;
  • Staying informed on admissions and college counseling trends nationally and maintaining a presence--and ideally leadership--in NACAC, MoACAC, ACCIS and other organizations;
  • Establishing and maintaining close working relationships with college and university admissions representatives through hosting events on campus and regularly traveling to colleges;
  • Working closely with the communications office to update the website, regular newsletters, handbooks and other materials related to college counseling;
  • Understanding major issues in college counseling--from financial aid, to merit scholarships, to all national issues--in order to keep the faculty, staff, administration, student body, parent body and Board of Trustees educated and informed about important issues;
  • Remaining abreast in DEI issues to ensure outstanding support for families of all religious, ethnic, racial, and socio-economic backgrounds;
  • Serving as an expert on athletic recruitment, music and theater auditioning; portfolio submissions and other special requirements of the application process;
  • Interviewing prospective students;
  • Engaging in the life of the school by being a presence at events like plays, concerts, and athletic events;
  • Being a supportive and engaging colleague and school leader.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will:

  • Have a college degree and possibly an MA;
  • Have expertise in the college counseling world through many years of experience and leadership in a college admissions office and/or a strong independent school college counseling program;
  • Have strong cultural competency demonstrated by a commitment to work in diversity, equity and inclusion;
  • Have strong technical skills and comfort with Cialfo and/or Naviance as well as traditional software programs;
  • Be an effective writer and speaker;
  • Be an outstanding and collaborative colleague with a tremendous work ethic and sense of humor.

Application Process
Interested candidates should submit the following documents electronically to Dorothy Swicord, Special Assistant to the Head of School ([email protected]):

  1. Cover letter stating interest in and qualifications for the position
  2. Educational philosophy statement that includes approach to college counseling
  3. Current resume, including phone number and email address
  4. Names, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references

Files will be reviewed as received with a strong preference given to candidates whose materials are received by DECEMBER 1.

After reviewing all applications, Head of School Andy Abbott and Assistant Head of School for Academic Affairs Chris Front will speak to a select group of applicants by phone. Our hope is to complete those phone interviews by January 10. From that group, three to four candidates will be invited to Burroughs for a school day in mid-to-late January during which they will be interviewed; go on a student-led tour of our campus; and meet with students, faculty members, and administrators.

If you have questions about the position, contact Chris Front, Director of Academics ([email protected]).


The Buckley School
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2022
 

The Buckley School seeks a Director of College Counseling to begin the role in 2022. The Director will be responsible for leading and managing a four-person college counseling office and for administering and participating in the school’s day-to-day college counseling activities. The Director will develop and maintain relationships with appropriate colleges and universities and have a solid understanding of the admissions processes and requirements at a range of institutions. This will enable the office to guide students and parents/guardians as they navigate the application process and seek financial aid and scholarship opportunities.

The Director regularly engages in conversation with other Buckley leaders about the ongoing development of the school’s curriculum and academic programs. The ideal candidate will be a relational, dynamic, team-oriented, effective manager and leader. At the core, the Director will have an interest in and enthusiasm for working with high school students, their families, college representatives, faculty, and administrators. For a comprehensive position description that includes current priorities, opportunities and challenges, desired qualities and qualifications, and application guidelines, please click HERE.


Avenues: The World School
Location: Shenzhen, China
Position: Director of Student Wellbeing
Start Date: July 15, 2022

Avenues prepares students to lead and thrive in a globally connected, innovation-driven and largely unknown future. For that, nurturing the wellbeing - academic, social, emotional, ethical and psychological - of every student is essential. Through our 6-12 deans program, we ensure that every student experiences the mentorship, belonging, tailored support, and transformative learning experiences that help them thrive during and beyond high school. In grades 10-12, deans also expertly guide students' college process, guiding our graduates on to well-chosen, desirable, and selective post-secondary pursuits. This comprehensive counseling approach allows for a deeper understanding of each student and trusting partnerships between school and families. This trust, in turn, makes post-secondary counseling a personal and growth-oriented experience for students and their families.

Avenues Shenzhen seeks a Director of Student Wellbeing - the senior leadership role dedicated to realizing these goals. This role leads the wellbeing team in grades 6-12, comprising deans, psychologists, learning specialists and others, and is a key leader in the Secondary Division and a member of the Campus Leadership Team. The deans who report to this role are leaders (also mentors, cheerleaders, confidants, and occasional tough-love-givers) who support students' wellbeing, partner deeply with their families and across the division, and support their journey to what's next: https://www.avenues.org/about/college-counseling.

For more information and to apply, please follow this link to our website. 


International School of Minnesota
Location: Eden Prairie, MN
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: ASAP

Overview:
The College Counselor will work with 7th-12th graders to navigate their college search process. The College Counselor oversees every part of the college admissions process for the student and has knowledge of the application process in addition to the changing landscape of college admissions.

Responsibilities:

  • Develop and manage the College Placement Program
  • Meet 1-on-1 with students Grade 7 – 12 and provide an individualized college exploration experience
  • Cultivate a space that students feel comfortable in
  • Help students set and complete goals
  • Meet with parents to assist them in the college search
  • Work with the academic advising team to plan and teach weekly lessons
  • Plan and execute the Fall College Fair and two College Information Nights each year
  • Coordinate visits from College Admissions representatives
  • Stay up to date on college and university programs and offerings
  • Utilize Naviance to schedule visits, work with students, and send information to colleges

Requirements:

  • Master’s degree or more advanced degree from an accredited institution
  • Completion of a graduate program in guidance and counseling from an accredited institution
  • Three to five years of experience, energetic, someone who can think outside the box
  • The ability to talk to top universities about our students
  • Private school experience is desired
  • Experience at College Counseling

This is a full-time, calendar year, benefits-eligible, in-person position. Candidates should email Kelly McPherson at [email protected].


St. Paul's School
Location: Concord, NH
Position: Associate Director of College Advising
Start Date: Summer 2022

St. Paul’s School announces a search for a position of Associate Director of College Advising to begin duties in the summer of 2022. College Advisers at St. Paul’s are full-time members of the faculty, with all associated responsibilities involved in working at a fully residential school. This multifaceted position calls upon a range of talents, skills, and experiences. SPS college advisors are responsible for working closely with students, parents, and colleagues at colleges and universities in person, via videoconference, and on the telephone. The job places an emphasis on teamwork as well as both excellent writing and interpersonal skills. College advisers participate in national conferences, visit colleges, host receptions and individual meetings with college representatives, and have a willingness to maintain a flexible schedule when parents of our students travel to the School. College advisers also need to be available by email and/or phone for most or all of the year.

St. Paul’s seeks applications from candidates who will promote the School’s commitment to attracting and retaining a highly talented and diverse faculty. A successful candidate will embrace the fully residential living experience and have a demonstrated gift for engaging a diverse student body and strengthening St. Paul’s inclusive community. In addition to teaching or administrative responsibilities, faculty at St. Paul’s School are responsible for a variety of activities typical to the boarding school environment, including advising, dormitory association, coaching, committee work and other duties.

JOB REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS:

Education: Bachelor’s Degree required; Master’s Degree (or higher) preferred.

Skills and traits: Strong interpersonal skills; proficiency, expertise, and comfort as a high-volume writer; excellent public speaking and communication skills; collaborative approach to working with a team toward common goals; ability to manage various professional responsibilities simultaneously; commitment to supporting the mission and values of the School and the College Advising Office.

Experience: At least 3-5 years of college advising and/or college admissions experience is strongly preferred. As part of a residential boarding school, the candidate must be committed to working and living with adolescents and supporting their academic, social, and emotional growth.

St. Paul’s School is proud to be an equal opportunity employer and has a strong commitment to the principles of diversity. St. Paul’s School does not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, gender, ethnic origin, disability or sexual orientation, and complies with applicable laws for the protection of civil rights.

SALARY: Competitive, based on experience.

Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to The Rev. Michael Spencer, Vice Rector for Faculty ([email protected]).


Premium Prep College Counseling
Location: Remote (can work from anywhere)
Position: Private College Counselor (full-time)
Start Date:  ASAP

Premium Prep is an elite college counseling firm seeking exceptionally qualified candidates for the position of Private College Counselor. This position is full-time (W-2), with a caseload of 20-25 students per graduation class and some moderate administrative/managerial tasks. Counselors can be based anywhere in the country and enjoy a highly flexible work schedule. Starting salary is $75,000.

Successful candidates must have:

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

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

  • Be self-aware, confident, highly organized individuals passionate about helping young people find their voices and chart their futures;
  • Able to strike the perfect mix of meticulousness, sensitivity, and diplomacy, to build trust and rapport while conveying exceptional competence, composure, and control;
  • Have great instincts for managing client anxiety and stress, the ability to deal with a driven and often demanding clientele, and the acuity to head off problems before they arise;
  • Know their own strengths and weaknesses, possessing a high degree of professionalism and expertise, while also knowing when to reach out to others for input and advice;
  • Be of strong character, able to gracefully negotiate complex family dynamics and maintain a strong ethical code;
  • Be excited about working for a small company, with flexible hours and individualized potential for personal and financial growth.

Please email cover letter and resume to: [email protected].


Premium Prep College Counseling
Location: Remote (can work from anywhere)
Position: Private College Counselor (part-time)
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 comfort working with both parents and students;
  • In-depth knowledge and a record of having visited hundreds of colleges across the country;
  • Strong writing and editing skills; comfort working with clients in-person and remotely;
  • The willingness to remain exceptionally responsive to client schedules and needs.

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

  • Be self-aware, confident, highly organized individuals passionate about helping young people find their voices and chart their futures;
  • Able to strike the perfect mix of meticulousness, sensitivity, and diplomacy, to build trust and rapport while conveying exceptional competence, composure, and control;
  • Have great instincts for managing client anxiety and stress, the ability to deal with a driven and often demanding clientele, and the acuity to head off problems before they arise;
  • Know their own strengths and weaknesses, possessing a high degree of professionalism and expertise, while also knowing when to reach out to others for input and advice;
  • Be of strong character, able to gracefully negotiate complex family dynamics and maintain a strong ethical code;
  • Be excited about working for a small company, with flexible hours and individualized potential for personal and financial growth.

Please email cover letter and resume to: [email protected].


Regents School of Austin
Location: Austin, TX
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: Immediately or January 5, 2022

Seeking an Associate Director of College Counseling to join our team in beautiful and exciting Austin, Texas, frequently ranked among the best cities in the US. Regents School of Austin is a college preparatory, coeducational, liberal arts K-12 day school with a classical, Christian curriculum. Duties are shared with the Director of College Counseling, and administrative support is also provided by a part-time Office Assistant.

The Associate Director of College Counseling will assist with all aspects of the college search and admissions process for students grades 9-12, educating families about colleges, admissions processes, trends, and procedures and helping students identify and select the best fit for postsecondary options. The College Counseling office advises and supports classes of 80+ students (grades are divided equally with the Director for an individual caseload of approx. 40 students per grade).

The Associate Director will also serve as testing coordinator for PSAT, AP, and (in some years) in-school SAT and/or ACT. The College Counseling Office also assists with course registration, academic advising, and year-end events including the Awards, Baccalaureate, and Commencement Ceremonies.

For additional details about duties, responsibilities, and qualifications or to submit an application, please visit this link.


Galin Education
Location: Remote
Position: Part-time College Counselor
Start Date: ASAP

We are currently seeking College Counselors to work remotely with high school students and their families through the college admissions process. This position is part-time and could be a good fit for an independent school counselor looking to work with a few extra students.

Responsibilities:

  • Work with 5-15 students in each graduating class 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 (professional development budget is part of our compensation package!)
  • Write blogs and articles targeted at high school students and their parents;
  • Coordinate events to speak publicly about college admissions;
  • 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 skills;
  • Exceptional 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, resume, and salary requirements to [email protected] with the subject COUNSELOR. We will only contact applicants who move onto an interview.


Culver Academies
Location: Culver, IN
Position: Dean of Advising
Start Date: June 2022 or earlier

A great opportunity here at Culver. We have moved the program forward a great deal. Next fall (2022) we expect to have the staff in place so that our advisors work with reasonable cohorts of students across grade levels. By working with students and families over their full tenure at Culver, we will build the relationships critical to helping them navigate themselves through Culver's unique program.

A new role, the Dean of Advising reports to the Dean of Faculty and serves as a critical member of the academic leadership team. The Dean of Advising oversees a team of eight additional advisors, including an experienced and respected Director of College Advising, with primary responsibility for both academic and college advising, supporting students throughout their entire Culver experience, grades 9-12, as they come to understand themselves as learners, leaders, and citizens. The goal is to offer best-in-class advising for our students, offering four-year single advisor model, with the staff and programming time to live the ideal model of advising.

Feel free to reach out with questions. Dave Bonner, Director of College Advising, [email protected].

Please see the full, formal position description, linked HERE. Competitive applicants will have experience in academic advising, college counseling, or college admissions. Interested candidates are invited to reach out in confidence to [email protected] or [email protected] as soon as possible.


Chadwick International
Location: Incheon, South Korea
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2022

Chadwick International opened in 2010 as the second campus of Chadwick School in Palos Verdes, CA established in 1935. Chadwick International is a PreK-12 non-profit, coeducational international school housed in an exceptional 500,000 square foot state-of-the-art educational facility on the school’s 17-acre campus in the heart of the Songdo International Business District in Incheon, South Korea.

Our Mission: Develop Global Citizens with Keen Minds, Exemplary Character, Self-Knowledge, and the Ability to Lead

Chadwick Philosophy: Chadwick Schools are deeply committed to self-discovery through experience and reflection. Students develop the joy of learning, self-confidence, well-being, and curiosity through interactive and practical experiences. Our schools share the core values of respect, responsibility, honesty, fairness, and compassion.

Through active participation in an intentionally diverse and inclusive environment, students make a positive impact within and beyond their own communities. By living and learning in a student-centered, collaborative atmosphere of excellence, integrity and trust, we come to expect the best of ourselves and others.

Chadwick International achieves its educational mission through highly experienced, dedicated, and caring faculty members from around the world. Chadwick International is also an accredited International Baccalaureate school for the Primary Years Programme (PYP), Middle Years Programme (MYP), Diploma Programme (DP), and Career-Related Programme (CP), as well as the Western Association of Schools and Colleges (WASC). The Class of 2016 was the first group to graduate from Chadwick International School.

Position Title: Director of College Counseling
Reports to: Upper School Principal and Head of School
Receives Guidance From: School Administrators, particularly US Principal and Head of School
Supervises: Associate Director of College Counseling, Assistant Director of College Counseling, College Counseling Department staff.

Essential Duties

  • Oversees and implements the college counseling process for the Upper School.
  • Serves as a member of the Administrative team and Core Advancement team.
  • Oversees and supports additional staff on an as needed basis (Ex: school registrar, standardized testing coordinator).
  • Liaises with the Admissions Office.

College Counseling

  • Serves as a primary contact for students, parents, and college admission representatives for the school.
  • Guides a specific group of students and families as they undertake the college selection, application, financing and enrollment process.
  • Creates and participate in evening and weekend events and activities designed to enhance the knowledge base of Chadwick families in the college selection, admission, and enrollment process, as well as participate in selected recruitment events for the school which may include some summer work.
  • Leads and participates in the committee that writes, reviews and refines the Chadwick School letter of recommendation sent to each college and university to which students apply.
  • Represents Chadwick School to and maintains strong communication and professional networks with college admission deans and directors so that they are well informed and up to date about the school, its offerings, its quality and its integrity.
  • Establishes and maintains professional networks within the international counseling community.
  • Assists with the course selection process for Grade 10 students and parents including presentations that create awareness and understanding for an inclusive learning environment and multiple pathways to graduation.
  • Assists the SAT/PSAT administrations on the Chadwick campus.
  • Assists the Student Support Team as they register qualified students for Services for Students with Disabilities (SSD) and helps oversee their testing accommodations as they relate to SAT/PSAT.
  • Assists in developing reports to the Board of Directors.
  • Oversees the office budget.
  • Overseas the process of writing and editing the annual school profile with support and advice from the college counseling team, Upper School principal, Director of Communications, and Head of School.
  • Directs all major communications from the college counseling office to the Chadwick community.

Education, Experience and Skill Requirements

  • Master’s Degree and at least 10 years of experience in college counseling including some significant leadership experience (IBDP and International School experience are highly preferred)
  • Work experience in highly selective university admissions is an added benefit to have.
  • Detailed understanding of the key features of and application processes for all of the following university systems: the United States, the UK, Western Europe and Canada.
  • Ability to communicate proactively and effectively with all constituent groups, including students, families, faculty, staff, and administrators from diverse backgrounds (religious, ethnic, socio-economic etc.)
  • Able to work with ambitious parents while promoting the "best fit" model.
  • Strong references from previous supervisors.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills in English. Korean is a plus.
  • Demonstrates personal integrity, professional ethics, team player, sense of humor, risk taker, open minded, and student centered
  • Willingness to travel - visiting colleges and universities, and participating in domestic and overseas Admission Conferences.

Interested parties are encouraged to apply through Search Associates or Carney Sandoe & Associates. You may email to the Upper School principal, Joseph Levno, with any questions ([email protected]).


Galin Education
Location: Madison, WI
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: July 1, 2022 or sooner

We are currently seeking to hire a full-time, Madison-based College Counselor to work with high school students and their families through the college admissions process. This position offers flexible hours; with a growing organization, there is much room for future growth in both salary and responsibility. Desired start date is on or before July 1, 2022, and part-time work leading up to July 1 is a possibility. Opportunities for relocation bonuses are available.

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)

Salary: Base salary $55,000-$60,000/year
How to Apply: Qualified applicants should email a cover letter and resume to [email protected] with the subject MADISON COUNSELOR. We will only contact applicants who move on to an interview.


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].