Career Opportunities

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


*Avenues: The World School, Admissions Associate - China
*Avenues: The World School, Admissions Systems Manager - NY
Branson School, College Counseling Associate - CA
Brentwood School, Director of College Counseling
- CA
The Ethel Walker School, Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling - CT
*TFS, Canada's International School; Director, University Relations - ON (Canada)

*non-member listing


Branson School
Location: Ross, CA
Position: College Counseling Associate
Start Date: September 1, 2018

The Branson School is a co-educational, independent, college-preparatory day school with 320 students in grades 9 to 12. The mission of the Branson School is to inspire excellence in a nurturing, vibrant educational community based on personal and intellectual integrity. At the heart of Branson is the trusting, dynamic relationship between dedicated teachers and students. Branson believes that diversity of people and thought enriches us all and promotes responsible leadership in the global community.

Position Description:
The College Counseling Associate must be fully versed in the college application process and be able to cultivate strong relationships with university and college representatives. While the Associate must be able to work with all constituencies at the school, he or she must particularly build trusted relationships with the college counselors, college admission representatives, Branson families, and outside community organizations. He or she maintains the student records for the College Counseling department and supports the college counselors in the performance of their duties. This person must also maintain deep knowledge of the financial aid process and have experience guiding families through the financial aid and scholarship processes.

Work Requirements:
The College Counseling Associate must be able to adapt to changing situations and priorities and possess the ability to work with confidential information in a careful and detailed way. He or she must demonstrate strong attention to detail, along with the ability to see the big picture. Most importantly, the College Counseling Associate must have the flexibility to respond to the changing needs and duties of the department and the students.

This role requires extreme sensitivity to the emotional and confidential nature of the college admissions process.

A high level of maturity and judgment, as well as expert-level written and verbal communication skills, is crucial to this role, as this person must respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and demanding student and parent population. The College Counseling Associate must enjoy the independent school environment and interacting with teenagers. A positive attitude and sense of humor are key components of a successful candidate.

For Consideration:
If interested, please provide a resume and cover letter to [email protected] and indicate COLLEGE in the subject field. No recruiters, please. The full posting is found on our website


TFS, Canada's International School
Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
Position: Director, University Relations
Start Date: July 2018

The pioneer of French immersion in Canada, TFS is Canada’s International School. The country’s largest independent school - serving students from age two to university entrance - TFS teaches the curricula of the Ministries of Education of France and Ontario within the framework of the International Baccalaureate. Co-educational and non-denominational, TFS develops critical thinkers who celebrate difference, transcend borders, and strive for the betterment of humankind. Throughout the school’s history, TFS students have been characterized by their academic ambition and their determination to acquire an international perspective on local and global affairs.

Reporting to the Executive Director of the Learning Forum and working collaboratively with leaders across TFS, you will advance an individualized, aspiring, multi-stage strategic program that prepares Senior School students with the information, credentials, and interview skills to attract offers and scholarships from their choice of universities. With your experience in the classroom and/or in guidance counselling, you understand the significance of this role to the success of students, the satisfaction of parents and guardians, and the reputation of the school. Together with your team, you will support students through this key transition, matching the unique strengths and passions of each with the best-fitting post-secondary institution and program. A trusted advisor, you are committed to understanding the whole person and to guiding students through this important next step on the continuum of life and learning.

An exceptional communicator and relationship builder (ideally bilingual in English and French), you are adept at engaging university admissions departments, students, parents, and recently graduated alumni. Intellectually curious, you have in-depth knowledge of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, expertise in university application processes, and strong international networks in post-secondary education. Embracing the school’s values of integrity, discernment, respect, and engagement, you will champion TFS students in achieving their educational goals. This is an exceptional leadership opportunity to empower some of the country’s most promising young people as they prepare for success in today’s global world.

Type of position:
Permanent, full-time

Work address:
Toronto Campus and Corporate Offices - 306 Lawrence Avenue East, Toronto, ON, M4N 1T7

Qualifications
Experience in the classroom and/or in guidance counselling for a well-recognized independent or international school. Additional requirements include in-depth knowledge of the International Baccalaureate Diploma Program, expertise in university application processes, strong international networks in post-secondary education, and strong oral and written French and English skills.

Version française sur www.tfs.ca et www.caldwellpartners.com

All responses to Caldwell Partners are confidential. Please indicate your interest in Project 180627 at www.caldwellpartners.com/apply.php or via email to [email protected].


The Ethel Walker School
Location: Simsbury, CT
Position: Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2018

Just 20 minutes outside of Hartford, The Ethel Walker School, located in Simsbury, Connecticut, excels at preparing girls to make a profound difference in the world. As a boarding and day school of 250 girls from grades 6-12, members of this diverse community are dedicated to global citizenship, scholarship, the arts, social justice and inclusion, athletics, wellness, and community partnerships.

Reporting to the Director of College Counseling, the College Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling is responsible for helping students identify and apply to colleges that are well suited to their interests and abilities.

Primary responsibilities include the following:

  • Counseling approximately half the class (average class size 60 students), beginning in the junior year. This includes advising students individually on all aspects of the college process such as course selection, building an appropriately balanced college list, helping students prepare application materials, recommending campus visit programs and scholarships, and informing them about financial aid
  • Supporting and informing parents through individual meetings and communication 
  • Writing letters of recommendation for assigned counselees 
  • Teaching the College Counseling Seminar course to juniors and seniors
  • Keeping current on trends in college admissions, in part by participating in local and national associations relevant to our profession, including NACAC, NEACAC, College Board and ACCIS 
  • Working collaboratively with Director of College Counseling and take on special projects and assignments as determined by the Director
  • Fostering and maintaining relationships with college admissions representatives by hosting visits to Walker’s, traveling to college campuses, and attending professional meetings and conferences
  • Assisting with the coordination of PSAT and SAT testing on campus
  • Helping to organize college-related events including the annual College Counseling program for juniors and families in February, a financing higher education workshop, a college fair, and presentations on topics relevant to special populations like athletes, artists, and international students

In addition, the successful candidate will serve as an academic advisor for up to six students, attend required day and evening events including school meetings, banquets, concerts and community dinners, participate in assigned weekend team duties, and obtain driver’s license endorsement A in order to drive activities vehicle. Additionally, candidates must exhibit a high degree of flexibility and adaptability and carry out other duties as assigned.

Candidate Requirements:
Candidates must have a bachelor’s degree; compelling college guidance or college admissions experience; excellent interpersonal and communication skills (especially writing); strong organizational and time management skills; sound judgment and discretion; a sincere desire to advocate for students; a commitment to professional growth; and a sense of humor.

For more information and to apply, please view the post on our Job Opportunities webpage, linked here


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.


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.


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.