Career Opportunities

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

Salary transparency is an important equity-oriented practice. ACCIS strongly advocates for the inclusion of salary ranges in job postings whenever possible. Many states now require the inclusion of salary ranges. That said, we recognize that college counseling offices are often unable to provide salary ranges due to school policy; we also realize that some directors do not know the range for positions in their own departments. We ask that you please include as much context for salary as possible, from an actual range in the text of the posting, to "salary is based upon years of experience," to "school policy prevents sharing this information." If you are unable to provide a salary range, we encourage you to use the resources collated by Cynthia Cowan-Tsai LINKED HERE to engage in discussion with your head of school, CFO, and HR manager to begin or continue the conversation. If you are not in a position to share a salary range, we encourage you to provide context for salary within your post.  You will be asked about salary inclusion in the submission form. 

Abington Friends School, Part-time College Counselor - PA
The Agnes Irwin School, Long-Term Substitute College Counseling - PA
Berkeley Preparatory School, Associate Director of College Counseling - FL
Branson School, Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling - CA
Convent of the Sacred Heart, College Counseling Administrative Assistant - NY
Episcopal Academy, Executive Director of College Counseling - PA
Georgetown Preparatory School, College Counselor - MD
Greenwich Country Day School, Associate Director of College Counseling - CT
Holderness School, Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling - NH
Holy Innocents' Episcopal School, Associate Director of College Counseling - GA
The John Cooper School, Associate Director of College Counseling - TX
The Kiski School, Director of College Counseling - PA
Landon School, Associate Director of College Counseling - MD
Montrose School, Director of College Guidance - MA
Nightingale-Bamford School, Director of College Counseling - NY
Paideia School, Director of College Counseling - GA
Punahou School, College Counselor - HI

Savannah Country Day School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - GA
Seattle Academy, Associate Director of College Advising - WA
Sidwell Friends School, Director of College Counseling - DC
Trinity Preparatory School, College Counselor - FL
Trinity School of Midland, Director of College Advising - TX
University School, Director of College Counseling - OH
* Upper Canada College, Associate Director, University Counsellor - Canada

*non-member listing

Greenwich Country Day School
Location: Greenwich, CT
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2024

Due to the growth of the high school program, Greenwich Country Day School seeks to expand the College Counseling office with the addition of an Associate Director, to start in July 2024. Successful candidates will have at least 5 years of experience in selective college admissions or college counseling in independent schools.

This is a twelve-month administrative position and reports to the Director of College Counseling. Diversity is a core value at GCDS, and we seek candidates who demonstrate a commitment to equity and inclusion.

Required Qualifications:

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

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Advanced degree in education or related field
  • Experience in and desire to build culture and community with both adults and students
  • Athletic coaching experience
Salary is competitive and commiserate with experience. Interested candidates are invited to use this link to submit a cover letter and resume to: Raquel Salcedo, Director of Recruiting & Talent at [email protected].

Berkeley Preparatory School
Location: Tampa, FL
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: February 1 or July 1, 2024

Berkeley Preparatory School seeks an experienced educator to serve as Associate Director of College Counseling and Academic Dean. The office consists of the Director of College Counseling and three Associate Directors of College Counseling, who guide a class of approximately 160 seniors through every aspect of the college search and application process. Each is also responsible for serving as an Academic Dean to a portion of the junior class, overseeing student progress.

The successful candidate could start as early as February 1st and as late July 1, 2024. The position is an exempt, full-time, 12-month position with full benefits.

Compensation includes but is not limited to reimbursement of moving expenses, a 6% contribution into a TIAA-CREF retirement account (moves to 7% after year five), best-in-class health care coverage, copious professional development funding, four-figure transition payments in year one, reimbursement of moving expenses, and a first-year salary between $70,000 and $95,000 negotiable. The compensation package will be very competitive nationally and commensurate with experience, degree attainment, and the national independent school and college markets.

Job description can be found here. Interested Persons please send a resume and detailed cover letter to: Andrea Smith, Berkeley Preparatory School, 813-885-1673, [email protected]. All inquiries and nominations are kept confidential.

Holy Innocents' Episcopal School
Location: Atlanta, GA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2024

Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (HIES) seeks an experienced educator to serve as Associate Director of College Counseling. This position is an addition to the existing College Counseling team. The College Counseling team currently includes the Director of College Counseling, two Associate Directors of College Counseling, an Assistant Director of College Counseling, and the Registrar/College Counseling Assistant.

HIES is the largest Episcopal Parish day school in the country, offering a fully accredited college preparatory program for students age three through 12th grade, with a graduating class of approximately 150 students per year.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Advise and support a group of approximately 30-35 juniors and seniors respectively, and their families, throughout the entire college search and application process, offering personalized support and assistance; host student and family advising meetings and write highly individualized letters of recommendations in support of students
  • Work collaboratively as a member of the college counseling team to develop and implement programming that aligns with the school’s mission and student needs, including individual and group counseling sessions, workshops, and presentations related to college admissions, standardized testing, and other topics
  • Contribute strategic thinking in reviewing and revising strategies to deliver the best possible college counseling program to HIES students and parents
  • Prepare regular communications to families, students, teachers, and other school constituents
  • Support the development of college counseling resources, including online tools, databases, and informational materials for students, families, and staff
  • Collaborate with faculty and different HIES departments to support students; contribute to the school community at large
  • Develop and maintain relationships with college admissions professionals, including hosting college representatives at HIES; maintain up-to-date knowledge of college admissions trends, policies, and procedures to provide accurate and relevant information to students and families 
  • Participate in professional development activities, conferences, and networking opportunities to enhance expertise in college counseling best practices

Employment Type: 10-month, full time.

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

Episcopal Academy
Location: Newtown Square, PA
Position: Executive Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2024

Carney Sandoe is pleased to partner with Episcopal Academy to identify its Executive Director of College Counseling. Founded in 1785, Episcopal Academy is dedicated to educating the whole student in mind, body, and spirit. Recognized as one of the finest independent schools in the nation, Episcopal Academy serves nearly 1,300 PK-12 students on an expansive, state-of-the-art campus where learners are motivated to pursue their passions in academics, athletics, and the arts.

In the spirit of its continuous focus on excellence, Episcopal Academy has spent the last two years considering how it can thoughtfully and creatively evolve its college counseling program. EA has already taken steps to support the program’s development. Most notably, this includes growing its team to a full-time staff of eight, including the incoming Executive Director, six full-time college counselors, and a College Financing Counselor/Registrar. This staff expansion allows for caseloads of approximately twenty seniors per counselor, enabling the highly talented and experienced team to provide the best possible counseling to their students, create and implement a comprehensive four-year program for students and families, participate as active members of the EA community, and engage in the national college admission and college counseling community and conversation.

In its Executive Director, Episcopal Academy seeks a national leader in college counseling who brings a commitment to excellence; a confident, compelling, and trusted voice; a heart for high school students and the parents, caregivers, and teachers guiding them; a broad professional network; and an orientation toward supporting, empowering, and growing their team.

Those interested in the role are encouraged to reach out to one or both of the consultants on this search, Marsha Little ([email protected]) and Chris Boyle ([email protected]) to express their interest. Nominations are also welcome via the same email addresses.

Additional information about the role and search, including the materials requested from those seeking the role and salary information can be found here.

Upper Canada College
Location: Toronto, Canada
Position: Associate Director, University Counsellor
Start Date: August 2024

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

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

The John Cooper School
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2024

The John Cooper School seeks an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Associate Director of College Counseling to add to its current team of four counselors and a full-time administrative assistant. This newly added position will begin on July 1, 2024.

The John Cooper School is a coeducational independent college preparatory day school located in The Woodlands, Texas, a planned community 30 miles north of Houston. Cooper enrolls over 1300 students in grades PK-12, 500 of whom are in the Upper School. Cooper is accredited by The Independent Schools Association of the Southwest and is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools, the National Association of College Admission Counselors (NACAC) and the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS).

Key Responsibilities:

  • Guiding students and their parents through the college search and application process with enthusiasm and compassion
  • Writing personal recommendation letters for a portion of each senior class (approximately 35 students)
  • Assisting with college counseling sponsored programs, events and workshops
  • Visiting and developing relationships with colleges and universities
  • Serving as a primary academic advisor for all students, grades 9-12

Required Credentials and Skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree required, Master’s Degree preferred
  • Experience in college admission and/or independent school college counseling
  • Strong interpersonal and writing skills and excellent attention to detail
  • Ability to work collaboratively with the college counseling team, faculty and administration
  • A commitment to working with students and parents from a variety of backgrounds and experiences
Interested candidates should email a resume, personal statement, and list of references to [email protected]. Salary is commensurate with education and experience and a benefits package is offered. The John Cooper School is an equal opportunity employer.

Punahou School
Location: Honolulu, HI
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 7, 2024

Punahou School is actively recruiting a College Counselor who models open-mindedness, careful listening, and rigorous independent thought. The ideal candidate will embody a commitment to the social, emotional, and ethical lives of our students. The College Counselor will work concurrently with a cohort of juniors and seniors, along with the students' families, serving as a vocal advocate for the students of Punahou School in their transitions to their post-secondary journeys. The College Counselor is responsible for teaching a College Guidance class along with conducting conferences for juniors, seniors, and their families in their cohort. Additionally, the College Counselor is responsible for writing the recommendation letters for their cohort. The College Counselor will work collaboratively in an accomplished office of College Counselors and support staff.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required. Masters or Doctorate preferred.
  • Three (3) years of experience in college admissions or college counseling at the high school level required.
  • Excellent writing and editing skills. 
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Excellent cross-cultural skills.
  • Keen understanding of various college applications and their admissions processes.

For full job description and to apply, click here

Paideia School
Location: Atlanta, GA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2024

The Director of College Counseling is responsible for all aspects of the college counseling process at Paideia. The Director oversees a staff of three full time employees and one part-time employee (at present) and articulates the philosophical and practical approach to the college search process at Paideia to students, parents and faculty. The Director establishes a schedule for group and individual meetings throughout the year, adjusts to the needs of the school, students (grades 9 - 12), and parents, and ensures that the reasonable needs of all students and parents are met during the college search process. Internally, the Director works closely with all parts of the school community, but especially the high school with regard to course selection and academic offerings and broader high school programs. Externally, the Director takes responsibility for articulating the academic and enrichment programming in the high school to colleges and universities on a national and international level. The Director and staff both host and visit colleges and universities to promote the understanding of Paideia’s academic programs, student life, and extracurricular opportunities – all with the goal of a collaborative information exchange. As a counselor, the Director also guides and advises Paideia high school students and parents in all aspects of phases of the college search and/or alternatives for students upon graduation from Paideia.

Additional responsibilities of this position include, but are not limited to:

  • Formulating and articulating the philosophical and practical approach of the college search process at Paideia.
  • Overseeing the college counseling staff and the day-to-day operations of the College Counseling Office.
  • Articulating the academic and enrichment programs of the school to colleges and universities.
  • Counseling students and families on the college search and selection process, standardized testing, financial aid and scholarship opportunities, and application preparation.
  • Writing recommendations for a portion of the senior class.
  • Researching colleges and developing and maintaining relationships with colleges and universities through visits, meetings, and conferences.
  • Leading the planning and presentation of various programs put on by the College Counseling Office.
  • Leading the initiatives of the College Counseling Office as appropriate.
  • Assuming responsibility for the creation, updating, and editing of written materials and web content used as outreach to students and parents. 
  • Staying abreast of current developments and trends in college admissions and higher education in general that relate to college admissions.

Required qualifications can be found in the full job description.

Salary is commensurate with education and experience. A benefits package is offered for benefits-eligible positions. The Paideia School is an equal opportunity employer.

The Kiski School
Location: Saltsburg, PA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2024

The Kiski School has been a leading boarding school for boys since its founding in 1888 and is committed to providing a transformative, life-changing experience for each of its students. As the result of a unanimous and forward looking decision by the School’s Board of Trustees in September 2023, Kiski will become a co-educational institution, and will welcome girls to enroll beginning in the fall of 2024.

At this exciting time in the School’s history, Kiski is launching a search for its next Director of College Counseling to assume leadership of the School’s college counseling program beginning in July 2024. The Director of College Counseling supervises a college counselor, and an office coordinator. One hundred percent of Kiski’s graduates go on to attend a 4-year college or university after graduation. The successful candidate will have a strong history of leadership within an educational community and significant experience in college counseling or in college admissions. The Director will work effectively to support and advocate for students, guiding them as they acquire the ability to identify personal goals, explore post-secondary educational options, and manage the process of applying to college. Kiski’s Director of College Counseling will serve as a key member of the school’s operational team, alongside the Associate Head of School and other key administrators. Key responsibilities will include:

  • Providing strategic oversight of Kiski’s college counseling program, and working collaboratively with the Associate Head of School, Academic Dean, and other members of the school’s leadership team
  • Building a developmentally appropriate program of self-reflection and discovery for Kiski students at each step of their high school career that familiarizes each with all aspects of the college search process and timeline
  • Overseeing the day-to-day office functions and offering collaborative leadership and dynamic guidance to our three-person college counseling team
  • Individually counseling approximately 35 students per class through the college search and application process with enthusiasm, passion, candor, and helping students build their college list with an eye toward fit
  • Working closely with students and their families on all aspects of the college search and application process, supporting students in completing applications, and writing thoughtful letters of recommendation. A familiarity with NCAA eligibility regulations will be helpful.
  • Visiting colleges and universities regularly in order to understand the changing landscape of college admissions and attending regional and national college counseling conferences
  • Building strong relationships with colleagues in college and university admissions offices
  • Overseeing on-campus standardized testing like the ACT and SAT and serving as a testing coordinator
Application Process & Timeline: The Kiski School has engaged DovetailED to lead the search for a Director of College Counseling. Interested candidates should review the Opportunity Statement and submit a cover letter (addressed to Associate Head of School Pete Bonds), resume, and list of references as a single PDF document to DovetailED President Zack Lehman at [email protected]. Please refrain from contacting the school directly.

Savannah Country Day School
Location: Savannah, GA
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2024

The Savannah Country Day School is expanding its college counseling staff by adding an Assistant Director of College Counseling position to its current two-person team. The ideal candidate has three (3) to five (5) years in college admissions and is looking to bring that experience and energy to a secondary institution. Savannah Country Day is a rigorous K-12 college prep school with approximately 360 students in its upper school. Our students conduct nation-wide college searches and graduates in the Class of 2023 were admitted to 120 schools in 33 states and the District of Columbia.

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

Montrose School
Location: Medfield, MA
Position: Director of College Guidance
Start Date: January 15, 2024

Montrose seeks a dynamic, experienced, successful College Guidance Director professional to strategically lead and advance the college placement experience. The Director of College Guidance will collaborate closely with the Associate Director of College Guidance on all programs and initiatives as well as with key stakeholders. The Director will capitalize and build on the thriving college placement success of Montrose alumnae and will strategically plan and implement our comprehensive College Guidance program, beginning in the 9th grade, to students and families of Montrose School, cultivating relationships with every student to ensure she is known, supported, and challenged to know herself better and to present herself professionally throughout the college application process.

Core Responsibilities

  • External Networking and Communication
  • Build and deepen relationships with institutions of higher education, domestic and international, through contact with their admission representatives and visits to college campuses, networking with Montrose contacts at these universities (professors, alumnae who know Montrose administrators, faculty and board members).
  • Foster relationships with other high school counselors and professional organizations such as members of AISNE, NAIS, BISCCA, ACCIS, NACAC, etc.
  • Harvest faculty meetings and workshops for key educational differentiators that distinguish Montrose’s Catholic ethos, rich liberal arts education, and immersive character and leadership program both to improve institutional-level communications (such as the school profile) and also to identify and foster the development of core competencies and potential in each student.

A successful candidate will have:
At least 3 years’ experience in some combination of the following:

  • Student advising, teaching, and/or college guidance at the secondary school level, preferably in independent schools
  • Experience working in selective college admissions, financial aid, or a college preparatory, community-based organization or nonprofit
  • Bachelor’s Degree, Master’s degree preferred
  • Demonstrated understanding, appreciation, and commitment to the mission of Montrose School
  • Superlative verbal, writing and presentation skills, strong marketing and excellent organizational skills with a keen attention to detail and noted time management skills
  • Flexibility with time and travel related to the demands of the job that occur outside the regular school hours
  • Experience with developing and maintaining productive working relationships with students, parents, faculty and administrators
  • Experience and comfort with technology
  • A passion for education and adolescent formation
Salary commensurate with experience. To view full job description and to apply, click here.

Convent of the Sacred Heart (NYC)
Location: New York, NY
Position: College Counseling Administrative Assistant
Start Date: August 2024

The College Counseling Office is seeking a College Counseling Administrative Assistant who will join a collaborative office in a fast-paced and supportive environment that consists of a full-time Director, a full-time Associate Director, and a full-time Administrative Assistant. The student population for grades 9-12 is approximately 250 girls, 100% of whom are college-bound. The College Counseling Office liaises with all constituents in the school as well as many professionals outside of the school, and the Administrative Assistant not only supports the office in all aspects of the work, but also may be the school’s first point of contact with students, families, and other academic institutions.


  • Schedule meetings for students and families with college counselors
  • Coordinate visits with college representatives coming to Convent of the Sacred Heart and serve as the point of contact
  • Process and submit all school application materials
  • Work with students in college counseling classes and give direct instruction about aspects of the college application process
  • Conduct mock interviews with students
  • Coordinate PSAT and AP testing administration
  • Plan College Counseling Office programs, which includes reserving space, preparing materials, and ordering supplies
  • Maintain office and student records in SCOIR and College Kickstart
  • Update office materials on an annual basis
  • Help prepare annual report to the Board of Trustees
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of College Counseling and Head of the Upper School


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Superb interpersonal, communication, organizational, public speaking, writing, editing, and proofreading skills
  • Must be highly organized, efficient, and detail-oriented
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite required; familiarity with SCOIR and College Kickstart strongly preferred
  • Technologically savvy and comfortable
  • Fluency in English
  • Knowledge of, appreciation for, and demonstrated commitment to anti-racist and anti-bias education
  • Willingness to acquire new skills

To be considered for the College Counseling Administrative Assistant position, please apply through the website, and include a cover letter, resume, and list of three references (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission).

Salary Range: $55,000-$63,000 annually, commensurate with education and experience

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

Seattle Academy
Location: Seattle, WA
Position: Associate Director of College Advising
Start Date: Fall 2024

Consider joining a highly functional existing team in Seattle! In providing organized and energetic support of students, the Associate Director of College Advising will guide in their college search approximately 35-45 members of the 11th and 12th grades; monitor the progress and completion of each advisee's applications; and participate in all activities required to sustain and advance a productive and dynamic college advising program.  

Key characteristics for the person in this position include:

  • Ability to work effectively with all constituent groups when needed - students, parents, teachers, college partners, and administrative teams;
  • Desire, interest, and enthusiasm for working with upper school-aged students;
  • Compassion, patience, flexibility, sense of humor, contextual emotional intelligence;
  • Ability to manage multiple priorities, set timelines and meet deadlines;
  • Excellent organizational, written and verbal communication abilities;
  • Effective work on your own and with the team;
  • Effective problem-solving skills; and
  • Confidentiality and discretion

Successful candidates must have a Bachelor’s Degree, first-hand understanding of independent schools and of selective college admission, and five years of previous college admission experience, either as a high school-based college advisor or as an admission representative.

SAAS offers a competitive salary and excellent benefit package. The expected salary range begins at $80,000 to $95,000 depending on relative experience. Successful candidates must be able to pass a fingerprint background check as a contingency of employment.

To view full description and to apply, click here.

The Agnes Irwin School
Location: Bryn Mawr, PA
Position: Long-Term Substitute College Counseling
Start Date: March 1, 2024

The Agnes Irwin School, an all-girls' Pre-K through 12th-grade independent school in the Philadelphia suburbs, is committed to fostering the intellectual and personal growth of girls and young women. Providing its students with a rigorous academic education, AIS is dedicated to developing each student's highest potential in intellect, character, and physical well-being.

The Agnes Irwin School seeks a seasoned college counseling professional for a Family Leave Substitute position, beginning in March 2024. The ideal candidate will have a warm and personal approach to meeting students’ and families’ needs, and has a particular understanding of the experience of young women. We seek a candidate that will contribute to the culture of teamwork and collaboration in the College Counseling Office, working alongside a Director and full-time Administrative Assistant, who also possesses extraordinary interpersonal and organizational skills. We hope to find someone who can guide families through the successful transition to post-secondary education with care and expertise.

The Ideal Candidate

  • Embraces the Agnes Irwin School’s mission to empower each girl to learn, lead, and live a legacy, and is committed to the ethos of girls’ education.
  • Will immerse themselves in the life of the school and share their talents as a coach, advisor, chaperone, or club sponsor.
  • Demonstrates cultural competency and necessary skills to engage with and learn from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
  • Demonstrates a dedication to continuous growth and development in areas of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging and commits to our DEIB Philosophy at Agnes Irwin.
  • Is willing to engage across difference with empathy and understanding
  • Regards collaboration as an essential component of professional growth and values working on a team.


  • Bachelor’s degree required
  • College counseling experience at an independent secondary school preferred; experience with college admissions preferred
  • Demonstrated counseling skills and the ability to professionally navigate confidential material
  • Knowledge base of independent schools as well as U.S. colleges/universities, and the ability to reasonably predict college admissions decisions; knowledge of overseas programs a plus
  • Ability to communicate effectively and appropriately with all members of the School community
  • Willingness and ability to work occasional evenings for meetings, conferences, or school activities as required
  • Ability to work effectively in a multicultural environment and demonstrates respect for different values and viewpoints
  • Willingness to engage across difference with empathy and understanding

Physical Demands of This Job Adequate physical mobility, dexterity, strength, and endurance to actively supervise and lead students and be responsible for their physical safety during all school-related activities, including evacuations and other emergency response procedures.

For questions, please contact Meg Scott, Director of College Counseling ([email protected]). Interested candidates are encouraged to apply here.

Trinity School of Midland
Location: Midland, TX
Position: Director of College Advising
Start Date: August 1, 2024

The Director of College Advising reports to the Head of Upper School, and is a member of the Upper School Leadership Team. The Director of College Advising serves as the liaison for students enrolled in dual credit college classes and performs other duties as assigned beyond those responsibilities stated below. The Director of College Advising is expected to support the School and its leadership in pursuit of the school mission, values, and core competencies. The primary responsibility of the College Advisor is to work with students and parents to plan and prepare for the process of gaining admission to college, working with them to identify colleges that are a potential fit. The College Advisor may be asked to teach a class, sponsor a club or other activities, and is expected to create or help create programming intended to help families understand the college application process and to help students effectively prepare for college.


  • Assists students with identifying prospective colleges
  • Guides students and families through the college application process, including assisting with college essays and resumes, with SAT/ACT registration and test preparation, and with preparing students for interviews with college reps or alumni
  • Ensures admission files are complete after a student has applied to college
  • Ensures that initial, mid-year, and final transcripts are sent to colleges; writes recommendation letters for students applying to college; coordinates faculty responsibilities in the college admission process
  • Updates and maintains the School Profile, the College Advising page on the Trinity website, and the electronic college advising database (currently Cialfo)
  • Plans, coordinates, and hosts college visits to Trinity School
  • Communicates with the Board of Trustees through the Associate Head of School; prepares annual college matriculation report
  • Serves as SSD Coordinator for College Board Testing Accommodations and serves as testing supervisor for SAT, PSAT, and Advanced Placement Tests when applicable
  • Monitors measures of student college readiness and recommends how to improve readiness Stays abreast of changes and trends in the college admission landscape


  • Bachelor’s degree required, advanced degree strongly preferred 3-5 years of college advising preferred at the secondary level or similar experience as a college admissions professional
  • Ability to work cooperatively with students, faculty, staff, administrators and parents in support of the mission of Trinity School
  • Ability to be flexible and able to help in various areas when needed
For more information and to apply, click here.

Abington Friends School
Location: Jenkintown, PA
Position: Part-time College Counselor
Start Date: January or June 2024

Abington Friends School seeks a part-time college counselor to join our two-person team in January or June of 2024.

The Abington Friends College Guidance Philosophy:
College Guidance at AFS is a student-centered process based on the philosophy of finding the right fit: colleges that provide the appropriate academic opportunities, social/cultural environment, is financially affordable, and where the student is admissible.

The ideal candidate is an engaging person interested in supporting students and their families through the college selection and application process, starting with our 11th grade class. The AFS guiding philosophy is to help each student find the right academic, social, and financial fit, where they are admissible. We are looking for someone who demonstrates empathy and cultural competency while working with students and families from a wide variety of racial, socioeconomic, neurodivergent, and otherwise diverse family structures.

About Abington Friends School
Abington Friends School is an ambitious Quaker school community with a powerful academic program for children age 3 through grade 12. Our students seek intellectual adventure, build strong analytical and creative thinking skills and form a sturdy sense of self. More information is available at

Primary Responsibilities

  • Manage the college counseling process for 7-10 students
  • Meet with juniors through the spring to finalize senior course choices, and to create and build college lists
  • Meet with each student’s parents/guardians
  • Write individualized letters of recommendation
  • Meet with seniors in the fall to finalize college lists, assist with strategic thinking about application types, review essays, proofread/edit applications, etc.
  • Handle highly sensitive material with discretion
  • Attend weekly department meetings


  • Bachelor’s degree and 2+ years of experience with college counseling or college admissions
  • Familiarization with Scoir (or similar programs)
  • Strong organization, time management, and communication skills (verbal and written)
  • Ability to connect with students and families, including having sometimes difficult conversations
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • An interest in working with teenagers as well as with parents/guardians

We encourage those interested in this position to apply by uploading a cover letter, resume, and example recommendation letter using this link.

Abington Friends School is an equal opportunity employer and affords equal opportunity to all applicants for all positions without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, veteran status or any other status protected under local, state or federal laws.

Trinity Preparatory School
Location: Winter Park, FL
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 1, 2024

Trinity Prep seeks an engaging and outgoing college counselor to support students and their families through the college selection and application process. The college counselors work with students starting freshman year and continue to do so through senior year within a series of workshops and classes in addition to the individual meetings, which occur with increasing frequency as the student approaches the application process. We recognize that the college application process is part of a family dynamic, and our counselors meet individually with parents and students. The College Counseling Office helps ensure that Trinity Prep graduates continue their education at colleges worldwide. Our primary criterion for guiding students through the maze of college choices is how well the school “fits” their unique goals. Trinity Prep will employ four full-time college counselors and one full-time office coordinator to assist our students and their families. This 11-month position runs from August 1 through June 30 and will remain open until filled.

Qualifications and Experience:

  • Minimum of a bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution or the international equivalent.
  • Must have 3 to 5 years of experience in college counseling and/or in college admissions and an active network of college admissions contacts. 
  • Promotes an inclusive environment that values, encourages, supports differences, and articulates an authentic commitment to diversity in thought and perspective while holding others accountable for the same.
  • Ability to bring joy, kindness, humor, maturity, and empathy to the work and school environment.
  • Proven success working collaboratively with diverse students, faculty, staff, and parents.
  • High level of integrity, decision-making abilities, problem-solving, and confidentiality.
  • Excellent written and oral communication with an attention to detail.
  • Exceptional organizational and effective time-management skills.
  • Must be able to pass a Jessica Lunsford Level II background check and drug test.

For more information and to apply, click here.

Branson School
Location: Ross, CA
Position: Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2024

Under the supervision of the Director of College Counseling, the Associate/Assistant Director of College Counseling will provide comprehensive, individualized college counseling services to a community of 420 students with a particular focus on highly selective admission processes. The Associate/Assistant Director must have excellent counseling, listening, organizational and writing skills. He, she, or they must fully understand the ins and outs of the college application process in order to be able to provide precise, highly customized academic and college counseling services. These services include list construction, holistic essay review, interview preparation, curricular and standardized testing advising, and general admission strategy. The Associate/Assistant Director must be able to operate in a fast paced, varied work environment that includes high volume responsibility and atypical or unpredictable hours and tasks. An easy-going personality and great sense of humor, coupled with a steadfast work ethic, is essential.

We are seeking someone who demonstrates sensitivity and compassion while working with students and families from a wide variety of ethnic, socioeconomic, cultural, and otherwise diverse family compositions. While the Associate/Assistant Director must be able to work with all constituencies at the school, he, she, or they must be particularly able to build trusted relationships with students and their parents.

This job is a full-time, 12-month, exempt position. It requires occasional evening and weekend commitments. Annual salary range: $105,000.00-$130,000.00. Expected start date: July 1, 2024.

Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Manage the college counseling process for approximately 35 seniors and 35 juniors.
  • Meet with seniors as needed to create and finalize college lists, review essays, proofread/edit applications and resumes, etc. Author highly personalized letters of recommendation for high school seniors.
  • Demonstrate a willingness to become a part of the broader Branson community through participation in campus events, club advising, school committee membership, and eventually grade-level advising.
  • Participate in all office-sponsored programming and show enthusiasm for enhancing programming.
  • Team-teach two week-long essay writing workshops over the course of the summer.
  • Team-teach “college counseling class” for at least four sections of juniors (spring) and seniors (fall).
  • Assist in Branson-offered standardized testing planning and administration.
  • Utilize college counseling technology to both guide students through the college selection process as well as to upload/submit college applications and supporting documents and manage enrollment data.
  • Show willingness to learn new technological skills and/or systems in order to manage and assess current practices.
  • Handle highly sensitive material with discretion.
  • Engage in professional development opportunities, such as visiting colleges and universities throughout the academic year and attending national and regional college admissions counseling conferences.
  • Meet with college representatives (both on campus and through professional development opportunities) in order to develop collegial relationships.

Education and Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s preferred.
  • A minimum of 4-5 years of experience in college counseling and/or college admissions.
  • Outstanding interpersonal skills.
  • A willingness to try new things and develop new procedures and strategies as the College Counseling Team adapts to an ever-changing college admissions environment.
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving, and analytical skills.
  • Proficiency in Scoir and Microsoft Office Suite.
For more information, email Matt Lane at [email protected], or click here to apply.

Sidwell Friends School
Location: Washington, DC
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2024

Carney Sandoe is pleased to partner with Sidwell Friends School in its search for its next Director of College Counseling, a position that will commence in July 2024. Founded in 1883 as a Quaker, co-educational, and urban day school, Sidwell Friends has long been among the nation’s strongest independent schools. It continues to center Quaker values in its educational program and practices, believing that “by nurturing children’s innate curiosity within a framework of Quaker values, we encourage our students to live adventurous, imaginative, and ethical lives.” Similarly, the school’s administration, faculty, staff, and Board advance the school through consensus building and other central tenets of Quakerism.

Larry Momo, former Director of College Counseling at Trinity School in New York, NY is serving as the Interim Director of College Counseling for the 2023-24 school year. In the 2018-19 school year, the school and its college counseling office navigated breaches in community values and challenging press coverage. The Director of College Counseling who served from 2019 through this past summer provided significant stability to the office and program and rebuilt a sense of shared values and approach to the college search among parents, students, and administrative and faculty colleagues.

Given the strong support from school leadership, excellent resources, the strength and experience of the current college counseling team, and the community work of the Interim Director, this is a compelling opportunity for a student-centered, community-oriented, collaborative, and strategic college counseling leader.

Those interested in the role are encouraged to reach out to one or both of the consultants on this search, Jennifer Wong Christensen ([email protected]) and Chris Boyle ([email protected]) to express their interest. Additionally, nominations are welcome via the same email addresses.

Additional information about the role and search, including the materials requested from those seeking the role can be found here.

Nightingale-Bamford School
Location: New York City, NY
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2024

Carney Sandoe is pleased to partner with Nightingale-Bamford School to identify its next Director of College Counseling, who will arrive to the school during the summer of 2024. The school seeks an educator and leader within the college counseling and college admission profession to join its community and build on the legacy of a well-respected program. The Director oversees all aspects of the program and works collaboratively with the Senior Associate Director of College Counseling to administer a high-touch program built on deep relationships between counselors, students, and families. Students, their parents/guardians, and “procom” (Nightingale’s professional community) universally celebrate the current college counseling team’s efforts to get to know and support each student, multifaceted connections to the community, and collaborative spirit.

In partnership with their college counselor colleague and others on the Upper School leadership team, the Director will have the opportunity to redesign and expand a four-year program that matches the vision for a larger and even more dynamic Upper School Division and reflects best practices in equitably serving the needs of a diverse student and family population.

Those interested in the role are encouraged to reach out to one or both of the consultants on this search, Jennifer Wong Christensen ([email protected]) and Chris Boyle ([email protected]) to express their interest. Additionally, nominations are welcome via the same email addresses.

Additional information about the role and search, including the materials requested from those seeking the role and salary information can be found here.

University School
Location: Hunting Valley, OH
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2024 (but open to earlier start if available)

University School seeks a Director of College Counseling for the 2024-25 academic year. The Director of College Counseling has overall responsibility for guiding the members of each year’s graduating class (100 or more seniors, on average) beginning in 9th grade through the transition to post-secondary education. The Director joins a strong team of three additional college counselors who collectively develop working relationships with students, colleagues, and families and guide them through the educational and procedural aspects of the transition.

S/he superintends the composition and submission of letters of recommendation and other documents in the application process with the rest of the college counseling team. S/he aligns this work with the calendar year, on balance, in order to be available to students, their families, and colleagues (faculty and administration).

See listing at for a full job description. Salary commensurate with years of experience.

Interested individuals should submit a letter of interest, an up-to-date resume, and a list of references to Krystopher Perry, Director of Upper School, at [email protected].

To view full job description, click here.

Holderness School
Location: Holderness, NH
Position: Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: January 2024

Holderness School seeks a dynamic and creative candidate to provide individualized and personalized education, advising, and guidance for students and families throughout the college exploration and application process in a residential environment. Caseload is 30-35 students. Reporting to the Director of College Counseling, this position will interact with students, families, teachers, advisors, coaches, administrators, and college admissions representatives. Salary rage for this position is $55,000 - $65,000, based on experience.

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

Landon School
Location: Bethesda, MD
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: January 2024

Landon School is committed to the ethical, intellectual, and personal development of boys. We challenge and inspire them to think deeply, individually, and broadly; to live with respect and honor; and to grow into healthy, well-rounded men of integrity and character who seek to make a positive difference in the world around them.

Landon is a diverse community committed to creating an environment where boys are encouraged to strive, reach, and endeavor towards becoming their best selves. This is done through our teacher-coach-mentor model of instruction, our caring and dedicated faculty, and a robust co-curricular program.

Landon seeks a creative, strategic, and thoughtful Associate Director of College Counseling to collaborate with juniors and seniors and their families through every phase of the college admissions process. The expected start date for this position is January 2024.


  • Advise and support students and families; conduct individual and family meetings, counsel students and their parents throughout the entire admission process.
  • Write individualized letters for students highlighting their academic, extracurricular, and personal strengths; advise students on supplemental application materials, i.e., artistic submissions.
  • Meet with college admissions representatives who visit campus.
  • Work with colleagues to strategically assess and compile the annual school profile.
  • Travel to colleges, universities, and professional meetings, look for opportunities for continued outreach with college admissions representatives and update them about significant aspects of the School’s curriculum and extracurricular program.
  • Arrange auxiliary programs such as on-campus college night programs, financial aid presentations, recommendation letter workshops for teachers, essay workshops, and case study programs, host open office hours for parents and Landon teachers.
  • Conduct classes for students on essay writing, interviewing, and resume writing.
  • Represent Landon at various Admissions events and in organizations including ACCIS, WAIS, PCACAC, and NACAC.
  • Participate in professional conferences and other professional development opportunities as appropriate.
  • Plan local WAIS college fairs with colleagues from nearby schools.
  • Become involved with the life of the Upper School beyond college guidance as appropriate by advising, teaching and /or coaching.


  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) and at least 3 years of related experience in college admissions and/or independent school college counseling.
  • A high level of competence using technology, including SCOIR.
  • Excellent organization, time management, and communication skills (both written and oral). Strong ability to listen, reflect, and connect with students.
  • Capability to maintain accurate records for admissions decisions and statistics.
  • Ability to be empathetic to the needs of students and their parents even in difficult situations. Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.
  • This position may involve working outside of normal school hours.

Landon School offers a competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental and vision insurance, an attractive 403(b) retirement plan, professional development opportunities, free lunch, and much more.

For more information about this position or to apply, please click here. No phone inquiries please.