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. 


The Agnes Irwin School, Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling - PA
AIM Academy, College Counseling Intern - PA
*Avenues: The World School, Dean of Students 10-12 - NY
*Avenues: The World School, Admissions Associate - China
*Avenues: The World School, Admissions Systems Manager - NY
Brentwood School, Director of College Counseling
- CA
Brentwood School, Associate Director of College Counseling - CA
Dexter Southfield School, Associate Director of College Counseling - MA
George School, Associate Director of College Counseling - PA
Kingswood Oxford School, Assistant Director of College Advising - CT
Lawrence Academy, Assistant Director of College Counseling - MA
Lycée Français de New York, Director of College Counseling - NY
Maclay School, College Counselor - FL
Memphis University School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - TN
Milken Community Schools, Associate Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning - CA
Palmer Trinity School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - FL
St. John's School, Associate Director of College Counseling - TX
Stanford Online High School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - CA
The Summit Country Day School, Assistant Director of Admission - OH
United Nations International School, Associate Director of College Counseling - NY
Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School, College Counselor - MO
Westtown School, Co-Director/Associate Director of College Counselor - PA

*non-member listing


Palmer Trinity School
Location: Miami, FL
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2018

The role of the Assistant Director of College Counseling at Palmer Trinity School is an exceptional opportunity to grow your career as a College Counselor at one of Miami, Florida's premier independent schools. This 10-month position begins July 1, 2018 for the 2018-2019 academic year. Salary will range between $50K- $60k commensurate with experience.

Reporting to the Director of College Counseling, the Assistant Director will be an integral member of the college counseling team, which works collaboratively to build relationships with students and families and educate them through the course selection, college search, application and decision making process. The Assistant Director will support the Director in delivering an exceptional, comprehensive and supportive college-counseling program. As a diverse, inclusive school devoted to preparing our students to live and work in an increasingly globalized and multicultural society, Palmer Trinity is particularly interested in professionals with demonstrated interest in working in this type of school setting.

Key responsibilities include:

  • Advising and effectively supporting approximately 1/3 of our junior and senior classes through each phase of the college process
  • Writing detailed, personal and incisive letters of recommendation in support of counselees
  • Communicating clearly and effectively with students and parents on all issues and trends related to college admissions, standardized testing and financial aid
  • Working closely with the Director to organize and run college counseling events and to develop new programming
  • Staying abreast of new programs and policies at colleges and universities
  • Maintaining and developing strong relationships with admissions officers at a wide array of colleges and universities
  • Representing Palmer Trinity School (its curriculum, mission and students) to colleges and universities in a manner that best supports the interests of the school and its community
  • Possessing depth of knowledge about college admissions, national trends, testing and the application process in order to serve as a resource for the Palmer Trinity School community

Key requirements and qualifications:
Successful candidates will have a minimum of 2 years of relevant experience in selective college admissions or college counseling and a B.A. or B.S. Candidates must also possess excellent communication skills - be a strong writer, a compelling speaker, a thoughtful listener, and have strong time-management skills. Empathy, energy, flexibility, maturity, optimism and a strong work ethic will be highly valued in this position, as well as the ability to function in a dynamic and fast-paced office environment that encourages collaboration, congeniality, and collegiality. Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and, a list of three references to Mrs. Fabiola L. Mathelier at fmathelier@palmertrinity.org. To find out more about the school, candidates should visit our website at www.palmertrinity.org/page.


Stanford Online High School
Location: Stanford, CA
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2018

Stanford Online High School has begun the search for a new Assistant Director of College Counseling.

A little about the position: Stanford Online High School is a great place to work and a rewarding place to be a college counselor. Not only do you have the benefits of working at Stanford, there are other positives including the opportunity to work with students from around the world, help shape the direction of a relatively new college counseling program, and to join a community of intelligent and motivated colleagues.

You can find the full position description and application information on the Stanford University Jobs Site at this link. It is Job Number 78903.

If you have any questions or know of any interested candidates, please contact Adam Lips at alips@stanford.edu.


Avenues: The World School
Location: New York, NY
Position: Admissions Systems Manager
Start Date: June 2018

About Avenues
Think of Avenues as one independent school with campuses that are interdependent and intentionally connected. It will not be a collection of different schools all pursuing different educational strategies, but rather one highly integrated learning community, connected and supported by a common mission, a shared education design and curriculum, world-class technology and a talented headquarters team in New York City.

Avenues New York opened in 2012 and currently serves 1,550 students in grades Nursery – 12. Our second campus, in São Paulo, will open in August 2018, and Avenues Shenzhen is scheduled to open in 2019. Avenues prepares students for engaged global citizenship in the modern world, with an approach that combines language immersion, interdisciplinary teaching, a global curriculum, and a culture of creativity and deep collaboration.

The Opportunity
The Admissions Systems Manager will manage and maintain world-class enrollment and CRM systems across all campuses. This includes directing the systems that support the organization’s admissions, operations and marketing objectives as well as influencing the overall admissions strategy and tactics. With a multi-disciplinary perspective, the candidate will ensure admissions and enrollment systems are consistent with global standards, but in-line with local market needs with an eye on the user experience. The Admissions Systems Manager will work closely with admissions, information systems & technology, marketing, business stakeholders, and parents to infuse new admissions concepts into Avenues operations.

The Information Systems & Technology team is comprised of outstanding professionals at the intersection of education, operation, and technology. Our goal to support the Avenues vision to eventually bring together 35,000 students and 3,000+ faculty members through a number of traditional and virtual modalities.

RESPONSIBILITIES
You'll bring proven abilities to contribute in two key areas:

  • Partner with Admissions and Marketing & Communications to completely understand their needs, business processes and systems
  • Provide technical leadership, project management and support for local and global CRM implementations, which include system integrations, administration, change management, security and execution of overall CRM strategy.
  • Co-manage team of admissions operation coordinators/managers at each campus to provide direction, and support tasks related to the day-to-day enrollment operations and support of CRM.
  • Administer CRM, Enrollment Management System and related payment processing including configuration, process builder design, workflow creation, reporting, troubleshooting, and testing.
  • Influence creative team and marketing strategy through existing marketing automation processes to meet Avenues enrollment management goals.
  • Partner with campus admissions directors on designing and improving local operational practices using CRM and marketing automation in line with overall global enrollment management standards.
  • Plan and assist in executing the short and long-term Avenues enrollment management department operational goals to improve effectiveness and efficiency.
  • Responsible for developing and implementing enrollment management department operating standards across Avenues campuses
  • Develop and initiate extensive internal end-user training on enrollment processes, procedures, system functionality and configuration.

QUALIFICATIONS
You'll bring most, if not all, of the following:

  • Energized by Avenues’ mission and opportunity for impact in education
  • Bachelor’s degree in computer science, systems analysis, operations or equivalent experience
  • 3+ years of relevant admissions, marketing and/or communications experience
  • Excellent knowledge of marketing automation concepts, CR and/or student information systems solutions (i.e., Salesforce, Veracross a plus)
  • An effective team player, able to facilitate, build consensus, mentor and train virtual teams
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Critical eye for detail/data errors
  • Ability to manage multiple tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Ability to lead meetings and walk through updates with the organization
  • Strong vendor management background including reviewing and editing SOW and price/timeline negotiation
  • Intellectual curiosity and mindset of continuous learning and growth

To Apply
Apply through the Careers section of the Avenues website. Full position description is linked here. Be sure to include a very thoughtful cover letter in your application.

Avenues is an Equal Opportunity Employer and committed to diversity among our staff. Applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply. Candidates must be authorized to work legally in the United States.


United Nations International School
Location: New York, NY
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2018

UNIS now has an exciting opening for an Associate Director of College Counseling to join our dynamic college counseling team. Please apply on the UNIS website. Review of applications will start immediately.

Full position description and application information found here


Avenues: The World School
Location: Shenzhen, China
Position: Admissions Associate
Start Date: June 2018

About Avenues
Begin by thinking Avenues New York, Avenues São Paulo, Avenues Shenzhen, Avenues Silicon Valley, Avenues London. Think of Avenues: The World School as one independent school with many campuses around the globe that are interdependent and intentionally connected. It will not be a collection of different schools all pursuing different educational strategies, but rather one highly integrated learning community, connected and supported by a common mission, a shared education design and curriculum, world-class technology and a talented headquarters team in New York City.

Avenues New York opened in 2012 and serves 1,550 students in grades nursery - 12. Avenues São Paulo will open in August 2018, and Avenues Shenzhen is scheduled to open in 2019. Avenues prepares students for engaged global citizenship in the modern world, with an approach that combines language immersion, interdisciplinary learning, a global curriculum and a culture of creativity and deep collaboration.

The Opportunity
Avenues Shenzhen seeks an Admissions Associate to become a key member of our start-up team. The Admissions Associate will engage families and guide them through the admissions process, helping to build the founding community of a highly innovative, top-tier global school that is strongly rooted in China and Chinese culture.

What Will You Do?

  • Ensure that admitted students and families are well-matched with Avenues, by understanding applicants deeply and guiding them through the process.
  • Convey the unique value of an Avenues education in nuanced, accurate, and compelling ways that are tailored to each family’s interests.
  • Build a special, diverse community of families and children who are invested in Avenues and excited to be pioneers in an innovative new school.
  • Embrace the special challenges of building a new school community. The admissions team will enroll around 250 new students in the 12 months before August 2019.
  • Make every family feel cared for and respected, regardless of the varied outcomes of the admissions process.

Who Are We Looking For? You will bring:

  • Exceptional relationship building ability and emotional intelligence, to connect deeply with Chinese and international families; admissions experience strongly preferred
  • Excellent communication skills in English and Mandarin Chinese, to compellingly convey the unique value of an Avenues education
  • A track record of achieving ambitious goals, especially in a growth or start-up context
  • Proactive, entrepreneurial style, eager to take initiative in a fast-paced, dynamic environment
  • Keen intellectual curiosity, with a mindset of continuous learning and growth

To Apply
Apply through the Careers section of the Avenues website. Full position description is linked here. Make sure to include a thoughtful cover letter in your application.

Avenues offers competitive compensation and a generous benefits package. Avenues is committed to diversity among our staff, and applicants of diverse backgrounds are strongly encouraged to apply.


Kingswood Oxford School
Location: West Hartford, CT
Position: Assistant Director of College Advising
Start Date: July 2018

Position Description:
Kingswood Oxford School is seeking an Assistant Director of College Advising. This is a 12-month, full time, exempt position. The Assistant Director will be responsible for working with an assigned group of juniors and seniors and their parents as they navigate the college search and application process. The Assistant Director will work closely with his/her advisees as they explore and select colleges, complete applications, write essays, and work on other aspects of the application process. In addition, the Assistant Director will write individualized letters of recommendation for his/her advisees, work with coaches, teachers, advisors and other KO community members who can help support his/her advisees. The Assistant Director will work collaboratively in an office of four as well as with other key departments at the School. Although the Assistant Director will work mostly with juniors and seniors, he/she will also collaborate with the rest of the College Advising staff in planning and executing programming and events for freshmen and sophomores.

Job Requirements:

  • A Bachelor’s degree
  • At least three to five years of college advising experience, preferably at an independent school, or at least three to five years of experience with college admissions
  • Comfort with a wide variety of technological tools; strong skills using Microsoft Office, web-based programs, and internet research strategies; comfortable learning new software
  • Exceptional interpersonal and written communication skills
  • Interest and enthusiasm for working with adolescents and their parents
  • Ability and willingness to work in a highly collaborative team environment
  • Calm and supportive manner with all constituencies; friendly and approachable style
  • Creative problem solving skills, resourcefulness, attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment, excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects according to deadline
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse group of people
  • Ability to travel a few times a year to visit colleges, attend conferences and participate in other professional development opportunities; occasional evening and weekend hours are required
  • Other desired skills and experience:
  • Knowledge of Naviance, Google Applications and/or Blackbaud’s Education Edge
  • Experience with college-bound athletes 
  • Experience working with international students
  • Knowledge of and familiarity with college admissions offices and personnel
  • Kingswood Oxford is a coeducational, independent day school for strong and motivated students in grades 6-12. KO values academic and co-curricular excellence, ethical citizenry, and meaningful relationships with our students and their families. Small classes are taught by exceptional teachers who encourage students to engage both widely and deeply in the liberal arts and sciences. Our graduates are well rounded and prepared remarkably well for the challenges of highly selective colleges and for success in an increasingly complex and interconnected world.

Expected Start Date is July 2018, Priority is given to applications in by May 21, 2018. Applicants should submit the following information to jobopenings@kingswoodoxford.org:

  • A cover letter 
  • A current resume
  • The names, titles, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references 
  • A writing sample

An Equal Opportunity Employer
Kingswood Oxford School provides equal employment opportunity without regard to race, color, sex, age, disability, religion, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, ancestry, political belief or activity, status as a veteran, or any other status protected by law. This policy applies to all areas of employment, including recruitment, hiring, training and development, promotion, transfer, termination, layoff, compensation, benefits, social and recreational programs, and all other conditions and privileges of employment in accordance with applicable federal, state, and local laws.


George School
Location: Newtown, PA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2018

George School is a Quaker boarding school located in Newtown, PA just 30 minutes from Princeton, NJ and Philadelphia, PA. The College Counseling Offices seeks an Associate Director of College Counseling. The Associate Director works and collaborates with others in the College Counseling Office as a member of a team to educate and assist George School students, grades 9-12, and their parents through the course selection, college search, application and decision making process. In addition to guiding individual students through the college search process from their sophomore year through college acceptance, writing letters of recommendation for them, assisting them in defining the right match, and advocating for them with their selected colleges, the Associate Director shares responsibility for educating parents and advisors, for teaching the college seminar, for traveling to get to know schools, and for keeping current with trends in national and international college admission. This is a 12-month position. Priority will be given to those who apply by May 7th.

MAJOR DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:

  1. Counsel 35-40 seniors each year, guiding them through the college search and admission process.
    • Meet with each counselee multiple times to develop college lists and plans and to provide support through the entire search and application process.
    • Write the college counselor’s recommendation for each counselee.
    • Review students’ applications; prepare and compile credentials for sending to colleges.
    • Provide assistance to students and their families in navigating college financial aid processes.
    • Communicate as needed and as possible with college admission personnel.
    • Provide assistance with the college essay process.
    • Teach the required College Seminar for juniors and seniors.
  2. Work with underclassmen to ensure that students, parents, and advisors are well informed and that juniors are well prepared by mid-year to engage in the focused work of selecting a college that is a good match for them. 
    • With the Director of Studies and colleagues in the College Counseling Office, provide training and support to advisors as they help advisees make course choices that will be consistent with their college aspirations.
    • Prepare and present informational programs to students and parents.
  3. Ensure that George School is known and understood by colleges, that members of the College Counseling Office understand the programs offered at different colleges, and that there is a strong relationship between college representatives and George School.
    • Assist in the preparation of materials presented to colleges
    • Travel to colleges to get to know them and to maintain relationships between GS and the colleges
    • Host college representatives visiting George School

For more information about the position, please review the information on our website, linked here. For questions about the position, feel free to contact Beth Ann Burkmar at baburkmar@georgeschool.org


St. John's School
Location: Houston, TX
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2018

St. John’s School is seeking an enthusiastic and knowledgeable Associate Director of College Counseling to join our team starting Fall 2018. St. John’s is a co-ed, independent day school with a full-time enrollment of roughly 1,390 students in Grades K-12, located in the heart of Houston. Our team is adding an additional college counselor to meet the needs of our growing class: with 142 seniors in the Class of 2018, St. John’s is expanding to 178 seniors in the Class of 2020 and beyond. Thus, we are looking for a positive, high-energy team player to add value to our program. The job responsibilities are those expected of a college counselor at an academically rigorous independent school. Please see our website for the full job description

Please submit a resume and cover letter to Ms. Hollis Amley, Head of Upper School, hamley@sjs.org.


Maclay School
Location: Tallahassee, FL
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 1, 2018

We are seeking a collaborative, inspirational, compassionate and knowledgeable colleague to join our College Counseling team. This position reports directly to the Director of College Counseling and expands our current College Counseling team to provide additional academic advising and college guidance support to our Upper School students, primarily for the 9th and 10th grades. The College Counselor will also work closely Upper School Academic Dean, the Freshmen and Sophomore Academies and with the Upper School Administrative team.

Major Responsibilities

  • Provide Upper School students and parents with advice appropriate for each grade level, individually and in groups, helping them explore interests and identify college or university communities and careers that match the students’ talents and aspirations. In addition to 1:1 meetings, also participate in several evening parent meetings each year and periodically teach relevant skills-based classes such as time management, study skills and the college search process. 
  • Maintain an open, proactive, collaborative, inspirational, and professional dialogue with students, parents, and faculty, such as the Director of the Freshman Academy, Director of Guidance, Upper School Deans, and Maclay Academic Resource Center (MARC) teachers to maximize the academic advisement and success of students (primarily 9th-10th grade).
  • Craft thoughtful letters of recommendation that capture the talents, personality, and promise of each student. 
  • Coordinate standardized test (such as the PSAT) and career interest survey administration and feedback to 9-10th grade.
  • Supervise Duke TIP program with 7th grade students, staff and parents. 
  • Stay knowledgeable about college applications, scholarships and financial aid processes.
  • Engage in ongoing professional development and maintain positive relationships with students and colleges.
  • Effectively utilize technology to maximize advisement efficiency.
  • Participate in the full life of the school, build relationships with faculty, students and parents, and attend school events regularly, to include chaperoning evening and weekend class trip events.
  • Perform other functions as assigned in support of school operations.

Desired Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Exceptional listening, speaking, and writing skills.
  • A joyful, kind, and passionate devotion to serving a great diversity of students and parents; eagerness to help others.
  • A collaborative, team-oriented professional style.
  • Inspiration, empathy, flexibility, and a sense of humor appropriate to the setting.
  • Patience and focus during chaotic times.
  • Professionalism: knowledgeable and confident, yet curious to learn and improve; energetic, organized, innovative, deadline and detail-oriented, hard-working, efficient, and respect for confidentiality
  • Firm understanding of current trends in college admissions and familiarity with a broad range of universities and colleges.
  • Commitment to participating in professional organizations, conferences and college visits.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree preferred.
  • Experience in college counseling and/or admissions at a selective college/university preferred.

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

Starting Date
Wednesday, August 1, 2018 (commences orientation and training program before start of classes on August 13th).
Note that contract is for 10 months beginning August 1, 2018 and ending at the end of post planning week on June 7, 2019.

How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume, two letters of reference and a writing sample to Chad McClellan, Director of College Counseling, Maclay School. Candidates with college counseling experience should provide a Counselor Letter of Recommendation as the writing sample. Applications will be taken until position filled. Position description and additional information found on our Career Opportunities webpage.


Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School
Location: St. Louis, MO
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 1, 2018

Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School seeks a part-time College Counselor who is responsible for administering all aspects of the college search and admissions process, including the following: educating students and parents about colleges, trends, procedures, and standardized testing; advising and supporting classes and families as they go through the college search and application process; and helping students and families aspire realistically and choose wisely.

The College Counselor will also participate in professional development opportunities including national conferences, college campus visits, and other college-sponsored programs. This position entails a job share with another part-time college counselor. This is a part-time, 10-month position reporting to the Director of College Counseling and Villa Duchesne Principal.

Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and background and are competitive with those of comparable institutions. Visit www.vdoh.org/careers for a comprehensive listing of employee benefits, including tuition remission for employee children and on-campus childcare, and to apply for the position.


The Summit Country Day School
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Position: Assistant Director of Admission
Start Date: May 1, 2018

The Summit Country Day School is a nationally recognized leader in character education and offers a compelling combination of small classes, caring faculty, academic rigor, and strong spiritual values. For more than a century, The Summit has maintained a proud legacy of excellence in independent, Catholic education. We offer coeducational learning experience to students from Montessori 18 months through grade 12. The Summit is a place where values are affirmed, young minds are enriched, and dreams take flight.

Reporting to the Assistant Head of School, the Assistant Director of Admission is responsible for enrollment management and special projects within Admissions department to support admission, financial aid and scholarship review process.

Responsibilities:

  • Provide high level of customer service to students, parents, visitors, and staff.
  • Coordinate special projects:
  • Entrance testing, training student and parent ambassadors
  • Conduct tours and interviews with Upper School candidates and parents
  • Oversee and develop international student admission programs
  • Support The Summit’s Parent Ambassador Program, including: delegating various initiatives, activities, and event coordination
  • Organizing the Upper School Student Ambassadors program
  • Assist departmental director with the admission committee review process for Upper School candidates (i.e. financial aid review, merit and endowed support)
  • Provide general administrative support and serve as backup for Middle and Lower School Admissions
  • Support marketing initiatives and utilize social media tools to promote enrollment.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Specifications:

  • Bachelor's degree from an accredited college/university in Business or related field. 
  • Minimum of 2+ years administration, educational, and/or budgeting experience.
  • Possesses a comprehensive understanding of industry related best practices.
  • Strong verbal and written communication.
  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook. 
  • Experience working with students from diverse backgrounds.

Position description and additional information are found on our employment page. Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter to humanresources@summitcds.org


Lawrence Academy
Location: Groton, MA
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: mid-August 2018

Lawrence Academy seeks an Assistant Director of College Counseling to begin mid-August, 2018. Founded in 1793, Lawrence is a boarding and day independent school with approximately 400 students in grades 9 through 12. Candidates should be eager to work in a collaborative office setting that includes four college counselors. The most competitive candidates will have the willingness to participate fully in all that is associated with a vibrant boarding school community.

Essential Functions of the Position:

  • Student Counseling. Work in collaboration with the College Counseling Office in continued development of our college counseling program by: 1) Counseling students individually on the college search and application process, including self-exploration, academic planning, goal-setting, self-advocacy, and application review; and, 2) Leading monthly college counseling classes and workshops for juniors and seniors
  • Counselor Recommendation Writing. Write detailed counselor recommendation letters for senior counselees.
  • Constituency Education. Assist the College Counseling Office in educating parents, students, faculty, administrators, and trustees regarding all aspects of the college application process, through presentations, conversations, and written communications, including the use of Naviance, our web-based counseling software.
  • Project Leadership. Direct specific programs, projects, and initiatives as identified by the Director of College Counseling, including research and communications efforts.
  • Relationship Building. Consult regularly with college admissions representatives on current practices and admissions trends and advocate on behalf of student applicants through phone conversations, email interactions, attendance at conferences, participation in campus visitation programs/fly-ins, and hosting college admissions representatives on campus. 
  • Professional Development. Pursue opportunities for professional growth and school exposure through participation in professional organizations such as the Association of College Counselors in Independent Schools (ACCIS), the National Association for College Admission Counseling (NACAC), the New England Association for College Admission Counseling (NEACAC), the National Association of Independent Schools (NAIS), The Association of Boarding Schools (TABS), the Boston-area Independent School College Counseling Association (BISCCA), The College Board, the ACT, Naviance, and the like.
  • Community Participation. Meet the requirements and expectations for a faculty member at a boarding school, possibly including advising, dorm duty, dorm leadership, teaching, coaching, or supervising clubs.

The position is a 10 month, full-time position. Some weekend hours are required for college-related programming in addition to normal boarding school weekend duties. Standard school vacations are offered. Must be willing to be part of a boarding school community.

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s Degree required
  • Experience in using Naviance helpful
  • 3-5 years experience in college admissions at a selective college or university preferred or as a college counselor at an independent school.
  • Preferred Skills & Qualities: organized, out-going, service-oriented, strong communication skills, attention to detail, outstanding writing skills, strong work ethic and a sense of humor.

Lawrence Academy is seeking candidates with a commitment to cultural competence which enables individuals to work and communicate across social and cultural differences. Candidates from traditionally underrepresented groups are encouraged to apply. Especially interested in candidates who can contribute to the diversity and excellence of the academic community through their teaching, coaching, advising, and/or residential responsibilities.

To apply for this position please email a single PDF with resume, cover letter, and list of references to Colin Igoe, Dean of Faculty, at jobs@lacademy.edu. The subject line of the email should read “Assistant Director of College Counseling.” No phone calls, please.

Lawrence Academy does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, ethnicity, creed, age, gender, national origin or ancestry, veteran’s status, sexual orientation, or any non-job related disability.


Brentwood School
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2018

Brentwood School, a vibrant and diverse K-12 independent school, is seeking résumés from qualified candidates interested in a full-time Associate Director of College Counseling position. The ideal candidate will be team-oriented with an interest in working with high school students, their families, college representatives, faculty, and administrators. Brentwood School is dedicated to the creation of a diverse faculty and staff that better represents our student body and the city of Los Angeles.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, résumé, and three references electronically to Amy Mu, the College Counseling Assistant. Ms. Mu can be reached through e-mail (amu@bwscampus.com) or by phone (310) 889-2713.


Milken Community Schools
Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning
Start Date: August 1, 2018


Milken Community Schools, a premier independent college preparatory Jewish day school located in Los Angeles, California, seeks a dynamic and energetic college counselor with strong interpersonal skills to join its Office of College Counseling & Academic Planning as an Associate Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning.

A full position description and contact information can be found on Milken's website, linked here


Avenues: The World School
Location: New York, NY
Position: Dean of Students 10-12
Start Date: August 2018

WHO ARE WE?

Avenues offers a truly global education and will expand from New York to some of the world’s leading cities in the next few years. Avenues prepares students for engaged global citizenship in the twenty-first century, with an approach that combines language immersion, interdisciplinary teaching, a global curriculum, and a culture of creativity and deep collaboration.

THE OPPORTUNITY

The dean of students for grades 10-12 at Avenues is the school leader responsible for shepherding students through the entire college process, ensuring their holistic development and partnering deeply with their families. The dean is an advisor, a teacher, and a listener who works with students and families from tenth grade to graduation on educational, social and emotional needs.

At Avenues, deans begin working with students in the tenth grade year to ensure that each student is deeply and effectively supported by caring adults who know him or her very well. In addition, deans serve as college counselors, providing holistic support for students and guiding them (and their families) to well-chosen higher education.

WHAT YOU'LL DO

Be a college champion:

  • Expertly guide the entire college process, from early conversations in sophomore year through each student matriculating at a great-fit school
  • Build and maintain strong, trusting relationships with students and their families
  • Collaborate with a team of talented deans committed to the well-being and success of Avenues students
  • Lead daytime and/or evening programs for parents and students on special topics

Nurture students' growth and development:

  • Advise and guide a total of 80-90 students and their families in grades 10-12 each year. Your students will feel known and well supported; their families will rave about you.
  • Teach, and help refine, a socio-emotional learning curriculum
  • Monitor and give guidance on students’ academic progress and overall well-being
  • Develop plans to support students' success in school, and follow through with colleagues and families to ensure student needs are met
  • Be the primary point of contact for families and colleagues about individual students

Be a leader:

  • Be relentlessly resourceful and highly collaborative, guiding colleagues on how to best support each individual student's success, growth and happiness
  • Serve on the Division Head’s Leadership Council, contributing to school leadership

WHAT YOU BRING

  • 5+ years of experience in college admissions and/or college counseling
  • Expertise in guiding students through the college process, to schools where they thrive
  • A strong understanding of the college admissions landscape and trends
  • Extraordinary ability to build relationships with high school students and their families
  • Ability to identify opportunities to support students, take action and mobilize resources on their behalf
  • Clear, compelling communication skills in writing and speaking, individually and in large groups
  • High emotional intelligence to navigate difficult conversations with grace and empathy
  • Excellent organizational and planning skills; an ability to smoothly handle multiple priorities and deadlines in a fast-moving environment

Full position description and application information can be found on our Careers webpage, linked here. For an exploratory conversation or to recommend someone, please contact Diego Merino at dmerino@avenues.org.


The Agnes Irwin School
Location: Rosemont, PA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2018

The Agnes Irwin School, an independent Pre-K-12, all girls day school located in the Philadelphia suburbs, is seeking a full-time, 11-month (August 1 through June 30) Assistant or Associate Director of College Counseling, depending on prior experience, effective the 2018-19 school year. This professional will be involved in all facets of the AIS College Counseling program, primarily in close work with juniors and seniors, along with their parents, in the college search and application processes (including athletic and artistic recruiting angles), along with liaising with School staff and college officials The yearly senior advising load is approximately 35 students, depending on size of class. Specific duties will include coordinating standardized testing and other projects as assigned. A small percentage of teaching or coaching duties may also be included, if interest and expertise pertain.

About to celebrate its 150th birthday, The Agnes Irwin School (AIS) was founded in 1869 by Agnes Irwin, the great-great granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin who went on to be the first Dean of Radcliffe College. AIS 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 through a research-based educational pedagogy through the work of its Center for the Advancement of Girls. Committed to being a diverse community that fosters self-confidence and respect for others, the School prepares each student to learn, to lead, and to live a legacy.

Qualifications:

  • Master’s and/or counseling degree preferred
  • Prior experience on either college or independent secondary school side required, experience with both preferred
  • Demonstrated counseling skills in the context of an empathetic understanding of family dynamics
  • Proven knowledge base of U.S. colleges/universities, and the ability to reasonably predict college admissions decisions required; knowledge of overseas (UK) programs a plus
  • Strong communication/marketing, interpersonal, organizational,, and decision making skills

The Agnes Irwin School is actively recruiting candidates in accordance with diversity plans and is an Equal Opportunity Employer, offering competitive salary and benefits. A full position description and application information can be found on our website, linked here


Lyceé de Français de New York
Location: New York, NY
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2018

The Carney Sandoe team is honored to be partnering with the Lycée Français de New York in its search for a Director of College Counseling. This senior-level position reports directly to the Head of School, sits on the Executive Team, and manages a dynamic college counseling team of five.

Successful candidates will have significant experience in college counseling and/or college admission, interest and ability to work in a complex cultural landscape, an appreciation of French culture, and a demonstrated commitment to student-centered counseling.

A full position description may be found here. We strongly encourage interested parties to contact Jennifer Christensen or Rice Bryan immediately. We would also be grateful for your suggestions and nominations.


Westtown School
Location: West Chester, PA
Position: Co-Director/Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2018

Westtown School, a diverse K–12 Quaker day and boarding school located in beautiful Chester County, PA., seeks a Co- or Associate Director of College Counseling with previous college counseling experience, exceptional interpersonal skills, strong facility with technology, and the ability to connect meaningfully with students and families throughout our intentionally diverse community.

The Co- or Associate Director is responsible for counseling approximately 30 students in their junior and senior years; co-teaching Junior and Senior Seminar, our college counseling class; hosting college representatives every fall and communicating with them throughout the year; planning and giving presentations to students, colleagues, and families; and supporting school based standardized testing.

This highly collaborative ten-month position requires a well-organized self-starter with a growth mindset to interact with all constituencies of the school, both internal and external. College counselors at Westtown, like all full time upper school faculty, are also required to participate in our residential program, including a weekly duty night and duty weekends throughout the year.

Requirements:
1) At least three years’ experience in a similar role
2) BA/BS degree

Independent and/or boarding school experience is also valued. The determination of Co- or Associate Director will be based on the experience and skill set of the hired candidate. A competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience, is available. Interested, qualified candidates should send a cover letter and resume to Lana Valenzuela, Director of Human Resources, at lana.valenzuela@westtown.edu. A position description is also found on our website.


Memphis University School
Location: Memphis, TN
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2018

Memphis University School of Memphis, Tennessee is seeking to expand its team by adding a third college counselor to our dynamic and energetic team starting July 1, 2018. The Assistant Director of College Counseling reports directly to the Director of College Counseling.

Primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Counseling approximately 40-50 seniors through the college application process by assisting students in relating their abilities, aptitudes, and interests to current and future goals and college plans. 
  • Working in collaboration with the College Counseling Team in the continued development of a comprehensive, progressive college-counseling program that not only meets the needs of the MUS community but also promotes the best practices of the NACAC, SACAC, and College Board. 
  • Counseling and advising students and parents regarding the college admissions process via evening meetings at the start of the school year. 
  • Writing letters of recommendation for assigned counselees. 
  • Facilitating the development of student application essays and supplements
  • Coordinating and Facilitating the development of teacher recommendations
  • Supporting faculty and administrative education regarding the college application process.
  • Planning and leading student trips to college campuses.
  • Researching current trends in college admissions and participating in professional development opportunities. 
  • Visiting college campuses to establish and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with college admission officers.
  • Representing Memphis University School at national and regional conferences.
  • Assisting with the coordination of National ACT and SAT testing on campus.

Candidate Requirements:
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree; compelling college guidance or college admissions experience of at least three years; demonstrated competence specifically in college counseling and/or selective college admissions; excellent interpersonal and communication skills (especially writing); excellent organizational and time management skills; sound judgement and discretion; a sincere desire to advocate for students; a commitment to professional growth; and a sense of humor.

Applicants should submit the following information:

  • A cover letter explaining interest in Memphis University School and why the applicant is qualified for the position
  • A current resume
  • The names, titles, addresses, email addresses, and phone numbers of three references and a brief description of the applicant’s relationship with each person.

Please send materials to Kim Justis Eikner, the College Counseling Administrative Assistant.


Dexter Southfield School
Location: Brookline, MA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2018

The Associate Director of College Counseling (“the Associate Director”) reports to the Director of College Counseling and regularly collaborates with a third college counselor and the College Office Manager. The Associate Director collaborates on an ad hoc basis with the Upper School Deans of Students; the Upper School Academic Dean; the Upper School Department Heads; the Upper School Learning Specialists; the School Counselor; the Athletic Department; the School Nurses; and Upper School teachers, advisors, and coaches.

Position Summary
Working closely with the Director, the other college counselor, and the College Office Manager, the Associate Director advises and provides resources for students and parents throughout the college search, application, and selection process. The Associate Director also helps design and implement communication with and programming for students and parents in the School with regard to academic planning, testing strategy, athletic recruiting, and other matters in preparation for the search and application process.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
The Associate Director’s primary responsibility is to help students find suitable matches in post-secondary education and to help each student generate the best set of options possible for that student. The Associate Director’s duties include, but are not limited to, those listed below; he or she does the following:

  1. Counsels a portion of each class (average class size: 70 students), determined by the Director, beginning during the junior year; this includes advising those students individually about selecting courses and building an appropriately balanced college list, helping those students write and revise their personal statements, writing the school letters for those students, collecting reference letters written by teachers, addressing relevant disciplinary issues if they arise, informing and advising those students’ parents/guardians as appropriate, and helping those students with any transfers and any other post-graduation college applications
  2. Communicates with groups of students, parents, and faculty at the School with regard to the college process and the admissions landscape
  3. Develops and maintains strong relationships with colleges on behalf of the School’s students, hosting college admissions visitors, visiting campuses, and communicating directly with college officials about applicants in order to advocate for those applicants
  4. Stays current with trends in college admissions
  5. Travels to maintain relationships and current knowledge of the landscape, normally twice per academic year, including trips to college campuses and to national, regional and local conferences, according to plans set forth by the Director
  6. Generates current and historical reports on statistics of college admissions and standardized testing

The Associate Director is available for other duties as assigned from time to time. These may include, and are not limited to, helping manage records and testing such as AP and PSAT, proctoring extended time testing for ACT and SAT, managing and attending events during evenings and weekends, and assisting in other areas of the School. The Associate Director is committed to fulfilling the School’s mission, to supporting its culture, and to supporting its leadership.

Qualifications
Candidates must have the following qualifications: bachelor’s degree (master’s is preferred); strong experience in the field; excellent communication skills, both in writing and speaking; excellent interpersonal skills; proficiency in Microsoft Office suite and college counseling software such as Naviance; excellent organization and time management skills; attention to detail; the ability to work independently; sound judgment; the ability to handle sensitive information with discretion; an inclination to advocate strongly for student applicants; a commitment to professional growth; a sense of humor.

Candidates should complete the employment application (linked here) and send it with a current resume and cover letter to Carmen Urbonas, Director of Human Resources.


AIM Academy
Location: Conshohocken, PA
Position: College Counseling Intern
Start Date: August 2018

AIM Academy is excited to announce the opening of a College Counseling Internship position for the fall of 2018. With growing enrollment and a strong commitment to serving students with learning differences throughout the college guidance process, AIM is looking to add an intern to its College guidance office. This person would report directly to the Director of College Counseling and work in both an administrative capacity as well as directly with students. This position is a part-time position with potential for future employment.

An ideal candidate will have a passion for supporting bright children with learning differences through individualized approaches. Internship positions are provided in exchange for a generous professional development residency that lasts the duration of the school year. Interns may receive Wilson Level I certification, participate in the Pathways to Proficiency multi-day course, attend several sessions of the Access to Experts Speaker Series, and attend our annual Research Symposium. Additionally, interns are trained on AIM’s unique college preparatory curriculum during their residency and are often the first to receive full time positions as they become available.

Qualifications • Bachelor’s degree required • Familiarity with the college process • Excellent writing, editing, and communication skills • Ability to positively and productively relate to students • Strong organizational skills and attention to detail • Adaptive learner and self-starter • Bias toward collaboration • Strong technology skills

A full position description is linked here. Interested candidates should send a cover letter and resume to our Human Resources Director Lori Chase at Lchase@aimpa.org


Brentwood School

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2019

A terrific school, located just north of Santa Monica on two campuses and enrolling 995 students K-12, visitors to Brentwood are immediately struck by the beauty and warmth of the two campuses. The setting is a well-integrated blend of old and new buildings, red-tiled roofs, intimate courtyards, ivy-covered walls, and green fields.

The goal of both curriculum and pedagogy is to foster intellectual curiosity, excitement for learning, and a desire to fulfill individual potential. Brentwood’s student body is diverse and lively. Students of color comprise 35% of the population in grades 7-12 and the school is strongly committed to an aggressive financial aid program.

The Director of College Counseling is a full-time position, reporting directly to the Upper Division Director. The DCC is a member of the Upper School Administrative Team and the Brentwood School (K-12) Leadership Team. The ideal candidate will be team-oriented with an interest in working with high school students, their families, college representatives, faculty, and administrators. To learn more and apply, please visit the listing.