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. 


Academy of the Holy Names, College Counselor/School Psychologist - FL
Awty International School, College Counselor - TX
The Bay School of San Francisco, Assistant Director of College Counseling - CA
Berkeley Preparatory School, Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling - FL
Berkshire School, Director of College Counseling - MA
Brentwood School, Director of College Counseling - CA
The Buckley School, Director of College Counseling - CA
Choate Rosemary Hall, Part-time Associate Director of College Counseling - CT
*Collegewise, College Counselors and Directors - various locations/online
Convent & Stuart Hall High School, College Counselor - CA
Crystal Springs Uplands School, Associate Director of College Counseling -  CA
Dana Hall School, Associate/Assistant Director of College Counseling - MA
Episcopal High School, Assistant Director of College Counseling - VA
Foxcroft School, College Counseling Program and Information Systems Coordinator - VA
*Gann Academy, Co-Director of College Counseling - MA
George School, Associate Director of College Counseling - PA
Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School, College Counselor - DC
Hamden Hall Country Day School, Associate Director of College Counseling - CT
The John Cooper School, Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling - TX
The Kinkaid School, Upper School Dean - TX
Lovett School, Associate Director of College Counseling - GA
Mallory, Baron, Ross & Kindler, Educational Consultant and College Counselor - CA
*Marks Education, College/Educational Counselor - MD
Marymount School of New York, Director of College Counseling - NY
McDonogh School, Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling - MD
Miss Porter's School, College Counselor - CT
National Cathedral School, Director of College Guidance - DC
Phillips Academy, Associate/Senior Associate Director of College Counseling - MA
Phillips Exeter Academy, Associate Director of College Counseling - NH
Pine Crest School, Tenth Grade Dean of College and Academic Advising - FL
*Premium Prep College Counseling, College Counselor - NC, NY
Providence Day School, Associate Director of College Guidance - NC
Ransom Everglades School, Associate Director of College Counseling - FL
*St. Louis University High School, College Counselor - MO
*St. Margaret's School, Director of College Counseling - VA
St. Mark's School of Texas, Assistant Director of College Counseling - TX
Sidwell Friends School, College Counselor - DC
Trinity Hall, Director of College Counseling and College Counselor (2 positions) - NJ
Trinity Valley School, Associate Director of College Counseling - TX
University School of Milwaukee, Upper School Dean of Student Support - WI
Ursuline Academy of Dallas, College Counselor, - TX
Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School, Director of College Counseling - MO
The Westminster Schools, Associate Director of College Counseling - GA
Woodberry Forest School, Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling - VA
*YK Pao School, Director of University and Careers Counselling - Shanghai, CHINA

*non-member listing


St. Mark's School of Texas
Location: Dallas, TX

Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date:  July 1,  2019

St. Mark’s School of Texas seeks an experienced College Admissions professional or an Independent School College Counselor with college admissions experience to join our faculty as the Assistant Director of College Counseling beginning in the 2019-2020 school year.

The Assistant Director of College Counseling reports to the Director of College Counseling and assumes responsibility for leading, guiding, and supporting St. Mark’s students and their families through the college admissions process. In addition, the Assistant Director of College Counseling will be a resource for faculty and staff regarding college admissions. Responsibilities include educating, counseling and supporting students and their families throughout the college selection process that begins formally in the spring of the Junior year but includes family and student inquiries prior to the start of the formal process.

The Assistant Director of College Counseling will work with students individually and in small groups, will build relationships with parents, will write letters of recommendation, provide feedback on applicant essays, advise students on course selection, take part in professional development opportunities, and participate in projects and activities in support of the college admissions process. At St. Mark’s, we commit to knowing each boy, and in the role of College Counselor, the responsibility for knowing boys well is essential.

Responsibilities

  • Work closely with students and families to support them during all phases of the college admissions process
  • Write letters of recommendation for half of the Senior class
  • Meet with students and families throughout the year
  • Present workshops for parents and students
  • Assist in coordinating standardized testing for St. Mark’s students
  • Serve as an Advisor in the Upper School
  • Establish and maintain good relationships with college admission officers on behalf of St. Mark’s School of Texas

Experience / Qualifications & Skills

  • Bachelor's degree required, master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 3-5 years experience as a college counselor in Independent Schools with experience working in selective college admissions or 3-5 years experience working in selective college admissions
  • High degree of empathy and patience combined with a genuine interest to know students
  • Excellent communication skills: active listening, strong writing, and effective speaker
  • Strong organizational and time management skills and a demonstrated ability to meet deadlines
  • Ability to respond effectively and timely to needs as they arise
  • Experience managing high expectations and demands from constituents
  • In-depth knowledge of college application and financial aid requirements in addition to experience with the procedures required to access these resources
  • Effective organizational skills including facility with technology and database management
  • A lively sense of humor, flexibility, and ability to multi-task
  • Discretion and respect for confidentiality

Qualified applicants should email a letter of interest and resume to [email protected].


Foxcroft School
Location: Middleburg, VA
Position: College Counseling Program and Information Systems Coordinator
Start Date:  June,  2019

Job Summary:
Foxcroft School seeks a versatile professional with strong written and verbal communication skills to provide support to the College Counseling Office. The first face our students, parents, and visitors see in the office, this position works directly with each constituent as well as with faculty and administrators to support each student in her college journey. Candidates should demonstrate knowledge of the college process, responsibility, organizational skills, ability to work on and prioritize multiple projects, attention to detail, energy, enthusiasm, strong interpersonal and communication skills in a busy office setting.

Key Responsibilities

  • Supporting the director and assistant director in the daily work they do with students.
  • Managing PSAT, ACT, SAT, and other standardized testing.
  • Using college planning software to process and submit transcript and scholarship packages in a timely manner.
  • Scheduling 100+ college admission representative visits each year and welcoming college officers to campus for their meetings with students.
  • Scheduling classes and preparing curriculum packets for College Seminars.
  • Assisting, as needed, in travel arrangements for the director and assistant director.
  • Planning and organizing logistics for ongoing college-related programs and events throughout the year including updating and editing program materials and submitting work orders, as needed.
  • Recognizing the importance of integrity in working in a school setting, the ability to maintain confidentiality is critical.
  • Helping with College Counseling Office social media accounts and website updates.
  • Reconciling the office budget and credit card statement each month.
  • Answering phones, copying materials, sorting mail,
  • Supporting the School in answering the central switchboard on a weekly basis.

No job description can anticipate all responsibilities as such; there may be other assigned duties.

Qualifications:

  • A bachelor’s degree is required.
  • A degree in school counseling is preferred.
  • Previous experience in a college admission office or a college counseling office is a plus.

    For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website.

Lovett School
Location: Atlanta, GA
Position: College Counseling
Start Date:  August 2019

Reports to: Director of College Counseling

Position Summary: The Lovett School, an independent K-12 day school in Atlanta, GA, seeks an experienced college counselor to begin in August 2019. He or she will see to the close advisement of 40 to 45 seniors. This position is approximately 10 months; the associate director of college counseling arrives one week before teaching faculty at the beginning of the school year and departs with teaching faculty in the spring.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Works directly with seniors which includes writing the school’s recommendation for those seniors, multiple counseling sessions with individual students, and meetings with parents.
  • Coordinates special events related to college advisement, such as a fall college fair, Junior College Night, Senior College Night, case studies, and guest speakers.
  • Engages in many opportunities for professional development, including visiting college campuses to get to know colleges firsthand and to meet college admissions representatives.
  • Participates in department, faculty, team, and grade-level meetings as called.
  • Is involved in the life of the school outside of the classroom.
  • Fulfills additional duties as assigned, including responsibilities that may occur on weekends and evenings (e.g. admission open house, observations, and interviews).

Position Requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree, a minimum of 3-5 years of selective college admission and/or college counseling experience are required; a master’s degree is preferred.
  • The drive, organization, and flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment, contributing to the school community beyond the classroom.
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to facilitate effective communication with students, parents, colleagues, college representatives, and supervisors.
  • A strong desire to work in a collaborative learning community, employing a growth mindset and participating in ongoing professional development during the school year and summer.
  • Desire and ability to develop an atmosphere of trust and knowledge of students as individuals.
  • Commitment to developing one’s own cultural self-awareness, cultural competence, and emotional intelligence.
  • Ethical behavior, professionalism, and regular and reliable attendance.


The Lovett School Mission: The Lovett School is a community that seeks to develop young men and women of honor, faith, and wisdom with the character and intellect to thrive in college and in life.

The Lovett School Vision for Learning: Lovett offers experiences that inspire our students to love learning. We encourage them to think critically, communicate effectively, engage creatively, and collaborate purposefully. We provide the opportunities and resources that help our students develop independence and self-direction and extend their learning beyond the walls of the classroom as they grow intellectually, emotionally, physically, aesthetically, morally, and spiritually.

The Lovett School Diversity Mission Statement: The Lovett School celebrates the uniqueness of each individual within an intentionally inclusive, diverse, and welcoming environment. We recognize that our community is enhanced as we seek to appreciate and respect the differences among our students, faculty, staff, parents, and alumni. We are committed to supporting this environment through classroom instruction, professional development, and other curricular and co-curricular programming, and in accordance with our nondiscriminatory policy.

For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website.


Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School
Location: Washington, DC
Position: College Counseling
Start Date:  August 2019 

Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School invites applications for a full-time College Counselor in the College Counseling Department for the 2019-2020 academic year. Located in Washington, DC and founded in 1799, Georgetown Visitation Preparatory School educates young women in grades 9-12 in a faith-centered community focused on educational excellence and rooted in the Roman Catholic faith and Salesian tradition.

The College Counselor provides support to students in their process of applying to and selecting a college, partners with parents, and represents Georgetown Visitation to colleges and universities. Qualifications include experience in a secondary school college counseling program (preferably in a Catholic and/or independent school) and/or experience in a college admissions office. Experience in both secondary and higher educational settings is preferable, as is a master’s degree in a related field. A broad understanding of current trends and issues in college admissions; an ability to work well with students, parents, faculty, and college admissions officers; and an understanding of standardized testing and secondary school curricula are essential. Superior organizational, communication and interpersonal skills, as well as creativity, good humor, and willingness to counsel a diversely talented group of students through an emotionally charged time in their lives are required. Candidates must also be willing to work closely with departmental colleagues in a collaborative, dynamic setting. Please complete an employment application and e-mail the application, a resume and cover letter to [email protected].

For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website.


The Bay School of San Francisco
Location: San Francisco, CA
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date:  August 1, 2019 

The Assistant Director of College Counseling is an integral part of the college counseling team who provides a process that is holistic in nature and focuses the college search process on individual fit. The Assistant Director works closely and collaboratively with colleagues in the College Counseling Office to develop and implement thoughtful, effective college counseling strategies, innovative programming and best practices in the context of The Bay School. The Assistant Director provides a framework and guidance to the members of each year’s graduating class through the transition to post-secondary education.

Responsibilities

  • Work with students and their families throughout the college process.
  • Maintain a personalized approach to college counseling, reinforcing the “fit” in the college process and making recommendations of colleges of interest and assist students in developing a thoughtful and well-balanced list
  • Co-teach a weekly college counseling course.
  • Educate families about college, the admissions process, trends, procedures and testing.
  • Assist in coordinating and presenting at college information programs/events for student and parents.
  • Write a comprehensive school recommendation letter for assigned students in the senior class.
  • Complete assigned administrative duties (i.e. sending application documents, scheduling college representative visits, etc.).
  • Meet with colleges who visit The Bay School; cultivate relationships and serve as a liaison with college admissions officers throughout the academic year.
  • Visit colleges and universities throughout the academic year and attend national and regional conferences and meetings

    For full position description or additional information, please follow 
    this link to our website.


Gann Academy
Location: Waltham, MA
Position: Co-Director of College Counseling
Start Date:  August 1, 2019 

Gann Academy seeks candidates for the position of Co-Director of College Counseling to begin in the 2019-2020 academic year. Successful candidates will demonstrate warmth, humor, and collegiality in their work with adolescents and their families. The position requires strong interpersonal, communication, program planning, technology, relationship-building, and organizational skills. Ideal candidates will have at least five to seven years’ experience in selective college admissions and/or counseling; possess knowledge of a broad range of colleges/universities and their academic programs, admission policies, and financial aid policies and procedures; and maintain a deep knowledge of market trends in higher education.

Gann’s comprehensive college counseling program fosters a student-centered process. Candidates should have an appreciation of – or deep desire to learn about – the mission of a pluralistic Jewish high school, as well as experience working with a diverse range of students. Of particular interest will be experience with or interest in innovative practices in college counseling, along with a desire to further a creative, forward-thinking vision for the college counseling experience.

This is a 10-month position. Each Gann Academy class has about 70 students. Full job description available upon request at [email protected]
 
For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website


Trinity Hall - 2 positions available
Location: Trinity Falls, NJ
Position: Director of College Counseling
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: July 1, 2019 

Trinity Hall is an innovative, independent girls' college preparatory high school educating and empowering young women in the Catholic tradition. The school is located in Tinton Falls, NJ and currently enrolls about 250 students, with plans to grow to about 325 students. Trinity Hall’s core values of leadership, respect, perseverance and faith are foundational to our mission and work as educators. Our faculty collaborate in a technology-rich learning environment and provide a challenging interdisciplinary curricular program grounded in problem- and project-based learning in student-centered, inquiry-based classrooms. Co-curricular learning opportunities accommodate a diverse, yet a collectively passionate, creative, and caring student body. These young women are empowered to take risks, pursue personal passions, network globally, and grow as learners – and as valued individuals.

Position - Director of College Counseling

Trinity Hall seeks a full-time Director of College Counseling for the 2019-2020 school year. The Director of College Counseling is a member of the school’s Senior Leadership Team, and is responsible for all aspects of planning, implementing and directing an effective college advisement program. She/he works closely with students and families—throughout their Trinity Hall years, but particularly beginning in sophomore year with the formal program and more intensively in junior and senior years. The Director of College Counseling is expected to maintain knowledge of current college admission trends, and travel to colleges and universities will be expected. Broad responsibilities include:

  • working in close association with and in support of the Head of School, the school Leadership Team, and faculty,
  • establishing relationships on behalf of Trinity Hall with college admission offices,
  • directing and enhancing a comprehensive college advising program for grades 9-12,
  • communicating with students and parents regarding the various stages of college counseling and thoroughly explaining each stage,
  • coordinating the faculty writing of recommendations for students applying to college, teaching new faculty members how to write recommendations,
  • composing school counselor recommendations for each student assigned to her/him,
  • ensuring the records of graduating seniors are kept up to date and effectively communicated to colleges and universities,
  • coordinating AP and SAT exams, including scheduling test dates and registering students, and
  • working with faculty to arrange prep sessions, administer the tests, confirm proctors and ensure compliance with procedures.

We recognize that the college application and selection process can be very demanding on today’s students and families. College counseling at Trinity Hall is designed to lessen the burden and assist each student in finding the college that is the best fit for her undergraduate years. Through student and parent meetings, parent information nights, college fairs, essay writing workshops, financial aid workshops and admission counselor programming, the college counseling program is designed to educate and assist each young woman in her college admission process.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent, with a preference for a master’s degree. She/he will have a minimum of three years of directly related experience, either in college counseling at the secondary level or in a college admissions office. We are particularly interested in candidates with substantial experience in competitive college admissions.

Candidates must present well, and be articulate, dynamic, highly organized, and able to work collaboratively. Excellent communication skills, both in writing and public speaking, are required. The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with students and their families and have a proven track record of guiding students from first contact through to college admission. In addition, the Director of College Counseling should be prepared to be involved in the life of the school community.

The entire Trinity Hall community endeavors to achieve the academic, social, and spiritual formational goals of our mission. All faculty and staff will play a vital role in the continued development, growth, and success of Trinity Hall and its students.

Applicant Information
Trinity Hall is an independent school committed to academic excellence. The salary and benefits package for this position will be competitive with other NAIS and NJAIS schools and are commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate. Interested candidates can obtain additional information about the school by visiting our website at www.trinityhallnj.org.

To apply, candidates should electronically submit a letter of interest, a resume with three to five references, and a statement of philosophy to [email protected] indicating "Director of College Counseling" in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. All electronic applications will be acknowledged upon receipt, and those candidates who best match Trinity Hall’s qualifications will be contacted.

Trinity Hall, in the treatment of employees and applicants for employment, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination. The school and its representatives follow the laws that govern hiring practices and focus fairly and consistently with every applicant on the talent, skills, and abilities needed for the job.

Position - College Counselor

Trinity Hall seeks a full-time College Counselor for the 2019-2020 school year. The College Counselor reports to the Director of College Counseling, and is responsible for guiding the students assigned to her/him through all aspects of the college admission process. She/he works closely with students and families—throughout their Trinity Hall years, but particularly beginning in sophomore year with the formal program and more intensively in junior and senior years. The College Counselor is expected to maintain knowledge of current college admission trends, and travel to colleges and universities will be expected. Broad responsibilities include:

  • working in close association with and in support of students and families,
  • collaborating effectively with the Director of College Counseling, school leadership and faculty, particularly in areas related to the college admission process,
  • promoting relationships on behalf of Trinity Hall with college admission offices,
  • assisting in implementing a comprehensive college advising program for grades 9-12,
  • communicating with students and parents regarding the various stages of college counseling and thoroughly explaining each stage,
  • composing school counselor recommendations for each student assigned to her/him,
  • ensuring the records of graduating seniors are kept up to date and effectively communicated to colleges and universities,
  • participating in coordination and administration of AP and SAT exams,
  • working with faculty to arrange prep sessions, administer the tests, confirm proctors and ensure compliance with procedures.

We recognize that the college application and selection process can be very demanding on today’s students and families. College counseling at Trinity Hall is designed to lessen the burden and assist each student in finding the college that is the best fit for her undergraduate years. Through student and parent meetings, parent information nights, college fairs, essay writing workshops, financial aid workshops and admission counselor programming, the college counseling program is designed to educate and assist each young woman in her college admission process.

Qualifications
The ideal candidate will possess a bachelor’s degree or its equivalent, with a preference for a master’s degree. She/he will have a minimum of three years of directly related experience, either in college counseling at the secondary level or in a college admissions office. We are particularly interested in candidates with substantial experience in competitive college admissions.

Candidates must present well, and be articulate, dynamic, highly organized, and able to work collaboratively. Excellent communication skills, both in writing and public speaking, are required. The successful candidate will have the ability to work effectively with students and their families and have a proven track record of guiding students from first contact through to college admission. In addition, the College Counselor should be prepared to be involved in the life of the school community.

The entire Trinity Hall community endeavors to achieve the academic, social, and spiritual formational goals of our mission. All faculty and staff will play a vital role in the continued development, growth, and success of Trinity Hall and its students.

Applicant Information
Trinity Hall is an independent school committed to academic excellence. The salary and benefits package for this position will be competitive with other NAIS and NJAIS schools and are commensurate with the qualifications and experience of the candidate. Interested candidates can obtain additional information about the school by visiting our website at www.trinityhallnj.org.

To apply, candidates should electronically submit a letter of interest, a resume with three to five references, and a statement of philosophy to [email protected]inityhallnj.org indicating "College Counselor" in the subject line. No telephone inquiries, please. All electronic applications will be acknowledged upon receipt, and those candidates who best match Trinity Hall’s qualifications will be contacted.

Trinity Hall, in the treatment of employees and applicants for employment, is committed to a policy of equal employment opportunity and nondiscrimination. The school and its representatives follow the laws that govern hiring practices and focus fairly and consistently with every applicant on the talent, skills, and abilities needed for the job.


McDonogh School
Location: Owings Mills, MD
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July/August 2019 

The Assistant/Associate Director assumes overall responsibility for working with their assigned students and their parents to guide them through the college search and application process. This is a 10-month position.

Essential Functions

  • Guiding students (and their parents) through academic guidance and the college process--grades 10-12
  • Coordinating Standardized Testing (AP, SAT, ACT, PSAT, PreACT)
  • Willingness to travel and work some evenings and weekends and limited summer hours
  • Organizing a variety of programs for students in grades 9-12

Academic Advising

  • Meeting and developing relationships with college admissions representatives
  • Writing letters of recommendation
  • Supporting students with the college application process--essays and application details including interviews, supplements, and resumes
  • Ongoing Professional Development (NACAC, ACCIS, College Board, visiting colleges, etc…)

Recommended Employment Qualifications

  • Bachelors degree is required. Master's Degree preferred.

Additional Experience

  • 3-5 years experience in selective college admission or college counseling
  • Must have familiarity with the Common and Coalition Applications
  • Must have knowledge of college financial aid processes
  • Must have strong computer skills (knowledge of Naviance, SCOIR, Rep Visits, social media platforms a plus)
  • Must have strong knowledge of, and experience navigating the requirements of college admissions for a large variety of institutions

Additional Requirements

  • A strong work ethic, and the ability to maintain a high level of confidentiality and discretion at all times
  • Ability to work in a diverse environment and inclusive culture that values and respects difference across race, ethnicity, religion, and orientation or identity.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Genuine interest in working with and spending time with adolescents
  • Must be able to comply with background check, including finger prints, as required by the agency and/or state regulations.
  • Must be able to travel around the region, and to other areas of the country
  • Must be organized, self-motivated and adaptable, and have keen attention to detail skills

Evening, weekend, and Holiday hours may be required. Lifting and carrying of equipment is not typical, but may be required on rare occasions. Must be willing to travel as needed to represent the School. Significant computer use, including extensive close use of a computer monitor. Sitting. Standing. Walking around campus.

If you are interested in applying for this opportunity, please submit your cover letter, resume, and letters of reference to Merritt Livermore at [email protected]. Any questions you may have regarding this position can also be directed to Janet Graham, Human Resources Manager, at 443-544-7060 or jgrah[email protected].


Choate Rosemary Hall
Location: Wallingford, CT
Position: Part-Time Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2019 

Choate Rosemary Hall seeks a part-time Associate Director of College Counseling to begin late summer 2019. The school is a premier college preparatory boarding school with 850 students in grades 9 - 12. The Choate College Counseling Office is comprised of a Director, a Senior Associate Director, five Associate Directors, one part-time Associate Director, a Testing Coordinator, and two Administrative Assistants. The part-time Associate Director of College Counseling is an adjunct administrative faculty position reporting to the Director of College Counseling. A full job description can be found here.


Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School

Location: St. Louis, Missouri
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 12, 2019 

Villa Duchesne and Oak Hill School in St. Louis, Missouri seeks a 10-month Director of College Counseling to begin August 12, 2019. The individual is responsible for all aspects of the college search and admissions process, including 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. This position also oversees two part-time college counselors and an administrative assistant.

The Director of College Counseling will participate in professional development opportunities including national conferences, college campus visits, and other college-sponsored programs. The ideal candidate holds a master's degree, has at least five years of experience in college admissions or high school college counseling, and has worked with Naviance.

The school's graduating classes average 70 young women with 100 percent attending 4-year colleges or universities. 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.

  • At least five years of experience in college admissions or high school college counseling
  • Understanding and knowledge of Naviance
  • Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Ability to build and maintain relationships with students, individual colleges, partner with non-profits, high school personnel, and other outside agencies
  • Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Strong organizational ability, and the ability to meet deadlines

Woodberry Forest School
Location: Woodberry Forest, VA
Position: Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2019

Woodberry Forest School is accepting applications for an assistant/associate director of college counseling. Woodberry’s next assistant/associate director of college counseling with be a critical member of a five-member team including the assistant headmaster for admissions and college counseling, director of college counseling, associate director of college counseling, and associate director of admission & college counseling operations.

The assistant/associate director position is a full-time, twelve-month appointment. College counselors work with students and families across all four years of high school, beginning with group and general programming in the freshman year, and building toward a pairing of counselor and individual student in the fall of the junior year. The assistant/associate director will advise students and their families on all aspects of the college search and application process. Specifically, the assistant/associate director will help students identify colleges of interest, support students in completing their applications, write thoughtful letters of recommendation, advocate appropriately for students, serve as a resource for parents, and participate in professional organizations, conferences, and college visit programs, both on and off-campus. The assistant/associate director of college counseling will also help lead and coordinate the school’s testing program.

The ideal candidate will be a team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a desire to work closely with a range of talented students, an appreciation of single-sex education, and a willingness to engage in the life of a residential school community. Candidates must be strong writers, good listeners, detail and deadline-oriented, and excited about working collaboratively with colleagues and students. A bachelor’s degree is required, and professional experience in college admission and/or college counseling is preferred. As a member of a boarding school community, the assistant/associate director will also be involved in other aspects of school life. Depending on the interest of the successful candidate and the needs of the school, teaching and coaching opportunities may be possible.

Woodberry Forest School is one of the nation’s premier independent boarding schools for boys in grades nine through twelve. Located on 1,200 beautiful acres in Madison County, Virginia, near Charlottesville and Washington, DC, Woodberry is an all-residential school. We enroll approximately 385 students from the United States and abroad. Since our founding in 1889, Woodberry Forest has become recognized internationally as a leader in the education of boys. Students are carefully selected from an outstanding group of strong applicants.

This administrative faculty position offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package, including housing and meals. Woodberry Forest School is an equal opportunity employer.

Interested applicants should send a cover letter, resumé and references to [email protected] or by mail to Debbie Lloyd, director of personnel, at Woodberry Forest School, 10 Woodberry Station, Woodberry Forest, Virginia 22989.


George School
Location: Newton, PA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2019

George School seeks a full-time Associate Director of College Counseling to join its team. The Associate Director of College Counseling works and collaborates with others in the College Counseling Office to educate and assist George School students, grades 9-12, and their parents through the course selection, college search, application and decision-making processes. In addition to guiding individual students through the college search process from their sophomore year through college acceptance, including writing letters of recommendation and assisting in defining the right match, the Associate Director shares responsibility for educating parents and advisors, teaching the college seminar, traveling to get to know colleges, and keeping current with trends in national and international college admission. This is a 12-month position.

JOB SPECIFICATIONS:

  • Minimum of Bachelor’s degree. Five years’ experience either in college admission and/or independent school college counseling required.
  • Excellent writing, editing, presentation, and communication skills.
  • Detail oriented while being able to see the bigger picture.
  • High organizational skills including facility with technology (Naviance, Maia Learning, SCOIR and/or CIALFO) and database management.
  • Deep knowledge of college application and financial aid requirements and procedures.
  • Willingness to travel.
  • A lively sense of humor.
  • Discretion and respect for confidentiality.
  • The ability to work with a diverse student population.

Located outside of Philadelphia in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, George School is a Quaker, college preparatory, coed boarding and day school for students in grades 9 through 12, and is one of few boarding schools in the United States offering the International Baccalaureate Diploma.

For questions or interest in the position, please e-mail Beth Ann Burkmar, Director of College Counseling at: [email protected] For full position description and to upload your resume and cover letter, please follow this link to our website.


Episcopal High School
Location: Alexandria, VA
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 15, 2019

EHS is seeking a full-time Assistant Director of College Counseling to begin August 15, 2019. The Assistant Director will assume typical college counseling responsibilities of guiding approximately forty students each, from the junior and senior classes, and their families through every aspect of the college process, including writing letters of support for each of student. The position requires someone with energy, enthusiasm, a sense of humor, and the ability to work both independently and in a collaborative team environment. The Assistant Director of College Counseling will also have residential life responsibilities, including dorm duty and one season of coaching, or its equivalent. The position requires excellent interpersonal, analytical, and organizational skills. Strong written and oral communications are essential. The successful candidate will have a master’s degree, as well as a minimum of three to five years of experience in an undergraduate admissions office and independent school college counseling office. References should speak to the candidate’s capacity and eagerness to work creatively and effectively. The salary offered will include a full benefits package and will be competitive and commensurate with experience.

For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website

A cover letter, résumé, and contact list for references should be emailed to:
Jeannie White, Assistant to the Assistant Heads
Episcopal High School
[email protected]


Miss Porter's School
Location: Farmington, CT
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: July 1, 2019

Position Summary and Qualifications:
The successful candidate will be an enthusiastic partner to the Dean of College Counseling as they work together to understand the current college admissions landscape and how it affects Miss Porter’s students, while building and expanding an exemplary program to support students from the college admissions process through their college years and into their early careers. The ideal candidate will possess a Master’s degree and have direct experience working in a selective college admission office in a professional capacity for a minimum of 4 years and/or comparable experience in an independent school college office. S/he must possess exceptional skills working with students as they navigate this critical time of growth and transition, including a positive attitude, an ability to listen, and a talent for helping students identify their passions, personal goals, and best fit colleges. Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal, are vital. S/he must be comfortable and effective in working within a deadline-driven environment while maintaining an approachable and welcoming attitude to students and parents. An understanding and appreciation of our diverse, highly-motivated, all-girls population is essential. Enthusiasm for and ability to contribute to an extremely innovative and broadening college counseling program will be particularly desirable. Title and compensation will be commensurate with experience.

For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website.


Sidwell Friends School
Location: Washington, DC
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: July 1, 2019

Sidwell Friends School, a coeducational Quaker day school located in Washington, DC, seeks a college counseling professional to join its experienced college counseling office.

The College Counselor reports to the Director of College Counseling and is responsible for administering all aspects of the college search and admissions process, including educating students and parents about various colleges and universities, the college admissions process, admissions trends, office procedures, and standardized testing options; advising and supporting a caseload of seniors and families as they proceed through the college process; and helping students and families aspire realistically and choose wisely.

The College Counselor meets with juniors and seniors, individually and in groups, to discuss the college process and individual college choices, co-teaches a comprehensive college counseling class for juniors and seniors, serves as an advisor to a group of Upper School students and also provides academic and personal counseling.

The College Counselor is responsible for maintaining working relationships with college admissions professionals; visiting college and university campuses on a regular basis; maintaining familiarity with important programs and issues in the admissions and college counseling fields; representing the School at meetings and conferences of professional associations; and assisting in the organization of various annual events, such as college night programs and mock admissions programs for students and their parents.

A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3-5 years college counseling and/or college admissions experience are required. The successful candidate will possess a sophisticated and current understanding of selective college admissions and financial aid. Excellent counseling, writing, and communication skills are absolutely essential, as is an enthusiastic commitment to school life and to the mission of Sidwell Friends.

Please upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for three professional references via our online application.


Trinity Valley School
Location: Fort Worth, TX
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2019

Trinity Valley School, a nonsectarian K-12 independent school in Fort Worth, Texas, seeks an experienced Associate Director of College Counseling to begin August 1, 2019.

The Associate Director will guide a class of approximately 90-100 students and families through the college search and admissions processes. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

• Working collaboratively to support departmental and school-wide programming
• Establishing relationships with college admission officers on behalf of the school and the students
• Writing letters of recommendation for assigned students
• Presenting workshops and meetings for parents and students
• Assisting in coordinating standardized testing
• Serving as an advisor to a group of students
• Participate in professional development opportunities

The ideal candidates will have a minimum of a bachelor's degree and three to five years of experience in selective college admissions. Previous independent school college counseling experience is preferred. Please attach two written recommendation samples with your profile. This is a full-time, 12-month position.

Trinity Valley School, founded in 1959, is a 960 student co-educational, college preparatory day school for grades K-12. The 75-acre campus is located in southwest Fort Worth, TX. Trinity Valley offers competitive salaries; fully paid employee health, disability and life insurance; and family dental insurance. The school offers and contributes to TIAA-CREF 403B plan. You will enjoy outstanding facilities, supportive faculty and staff and wonderful students.

For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website.


Providence Day School
Location: Charlotte, NC
Position: Associate Director of College Guidance
Start Date: August 1, 2019

Providence Day School in Charlotte, NC invites applicants to apply for a full-time, 10-month Associate Director of College Guidance position. Joining a highly collaborative office consisting of a Director, existing Associate Director, and an Administrative Assistant, this individual will be assigned one-third of the students in each Upper School grade. A Bachelor’s Degree is required, and a Master’s degree is preferred. Experience in college counseling and/or selective college admissions is preferred. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills; familiarity with the goals and mission of an independent school; the ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and ambitious
student and parent population; knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admissions policies, and financial aid policies; and exemplary writing skills.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

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

Other Duties and Responsibilities include the following:

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

Salary and Benefits:

Providence Day School is committed to attracting and retaining outstanding employees through a compensation plan that compares favorably with those of other independent schools both locally and nationwide. Individual salary levels are competitive and are determined by educational background and experience. A full benefits package includes TIAA retirement and medical/dental coverage.

Application Process:

Applicants should submit a cover letter of interest, current resume, college transcript, three letters of recommendation, and a list of references with telephone numbers. Materials should be sent to: [email protected]

For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website.


Convent & Stuart Hall High School
Location: San Francisco, CA
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 1, 2019

At Convent & Stuart Hall, we are committed to developing resilient, resourceful and engaged thinkers who are equipped to thrive in an evolving world. Our rigorous K-12 educational model is a dynamic blend of single-sex and co-ed classes, supported by small class sizes and resources reflective of a large school. We deliver an interactive learning experience, curated by faculty highly regarded in their academic fields so that students graduate with confidence in what they know, how they think and who they are. Our community is part of an international network of Sacred Heart schools, where students and adults embrace the catholic charism of our Sacred Heart founders, which is spiritually inclusive and global in nature.

The school is organized into four academic divisions, each led by a Division Head, sharing resources and a central administration, all of which is under the direction of the President.

Convent & Stuart Hall High Schools are divisions within Schools of the Sacred Heart, San Francisco, serving girls and boys in grades 9-12. We are seeking excellent candidates for the role of high school College Counselor to assist students and families in student college choices and goals. The Counselor holds individual meetings with each junior and family in the spring semester, and each senior and family in the fall semester, to discuss college list, testing, essays, and the application progress. The position reports to the Director of Academic Guidance and ensures each student plans their curriculum for the college admissions process. In addition, the counselor teaches a comprehensive college counseling class once a week to juniors (spring semester) and seniors (fall semester) to cover all aspects of the admissions process. Candidates should be compelling educational practitioners who are confident in their capacity to create and deliver a dynamic, engaging and challenging curriculum to high school students. In addition to their counseling responsibilities, all faculty are expected to contribute to the life of the school community in general.

If you are interested, please see the full job description and details at the link provided.


Marks Education
Location: Bethesda, MD
Position: College/Educational Counselor
Start Date: April 2019

Marks Education works with students and families from around the country and the world, via in-person meetings, telephone, Skype/FaceTime/Zoom, and email. We work with students and parents to promote informed, strategic thinking, to identify and make the most of all available options, and to strike the right balance between optimistic and realistic choices in the search for best-fit opportunities.

We value self-awareness, sensitivity, a commitment to a growth mindset, ability to read people well, and discretion and transparency.

Further details about our team and approach can be found at www.markseducation.com.

Responsibilities:

  • Advise and effectively support students and parents through each phase of the college and/or school admission process from academic counseling and curriculum and extracurricular planning, to essay and application work.
  • Research and stay abreast of admissions-related issues and trends through conference attendance, campus visits, and networking.
  • Liaise with tutoring and test prep division of Marks Education in development of testing and academic support plans.
  • Other duties, as assigned.

Qualifications:

  • B.A./B.S., or advanced degree.
  • 3-5 years of selective college/graduate admission/advising, teaching, school counseling/admission, or related experience.
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills.
  • Exceptional attention to detail and strong organizational skills, with an ability to juggle multiple tasks and projects.
  • Eagerness both to take the initiative and work with a dynamic team.

Salary is commensurate with experience, plus generous benefits. This position is based in Bethesda, Maryland, but a successful candidate must also be willing to travel occasionally to our McLean, Virginia and Washington, D.C. offices for client meetings.

Applicants should email a cover letter and résumé to Howard Diener at [email protected]. References should be available upon request.


Phillips Academy
Location: Andover, MA
Position: Associate/Senior Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2019

Phillips Academy seeks an Associate/Senior Associate Director of College Counseling. The position level will be determined based on experience. This is a 12-month position beginning July 1, 2019.  Responsibilities include counseling and supporting students in the college selection and application process, working with students individually and in small groups, building relationships with parents, writing recommendations and providing feedback on applicant essays, advising students on course selection, taking part in professional development opportunities, and other projects and activities as assigned by the Director. The qualified candidate will possess excellent listening, counseling, verbal and written communication skills, as well as strong organizational and time management skills. The qualified candidate will have substantial program management experience and be poised to mentor staff and oversee significant office projects. We seek individuals interested in being active participants in our residential and athletic programs.  Master’s degree and a minimum of five - seven years’ combined experience in college counseling and/or selective college admissions, with an emphasis on college counseling, is preferred. Phillips Academy is committed to fostering a global, diverse and inclusive academic community.  Applications will be considered until the position is filled.  Please visit our application portal to submit a resume, two letters of reference, a professional writing sample, and a cover letter addressing your interest and experience in working in an intentionally diverse residential community.  Phillips Academy is an equal opportunity employer.  Full background check required.

For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website.


Awty International School
Location: Houston, TX
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 2019

We are looking for a highly experienced counselor to take the place of our French Universities counselor and complete our office of 3.5 counselors, registrar and administrative coordinator.

Ideal candidate:
• Bilingual in French/English
• 5-7 experience as a college counselor
• Knowledge of college admissions in Canada, Europe and the UK, in addition to the US
• Familiarity with both the IB Diploma and the French Baccalaureate Diploma
• In a perfect world: knowledge of the Higher Education system in France (or willing to be trained)

More information will follow. If you are interested or know anyone who might be interested, please send CV and references to:
Corinne Micaelli
[email protected]


St. Margaret's School
Location: Tappahannock, VA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: June or early July 2019

St. Margaret’s School seeks a Director of College Counseling to educate and guide students and their families through all aspects of the college search and admission process. Founded in 1921, St. Margaret’s is an Episcopal boarding and day school with a sound college preparatory program. Our historic campus is located on the banks of the Rappahannock River in Tappahannock, Virginia, an hour from Richmond and two hours from the Washington, DC metro area.

St. Margaret’s enrolls 120 girls in grades 8–12, and a postgraduate year. The student body is 30% international, representing 14 countries, including the United States. Students come with diverse religious, cultural, and economic backgrounds, and are supported by a close, welcoming community, including an International Program offering extensive ESL instruction.

The Director of College Counseling reports to the Dean of Faculty and runs a one-person program that advises 30 seniors and 30 juniors each year, serves as the test center coordinator for SAT and AP, and oversees seniors’ Independent Study Projects.

This is an opportunity to build on a strong established program with good support from the school community and reasonable college admission expectations. St. Margaret’s seniors apply to and matriculate at a broad range of colleges and universities throughout Virginia, the South and Middle Atlantic, and beyond. Qualifications of the ideal candidate include:

• A warm personality, positive energy, calm demeanor, and a sense of humor
• Knowledge of a broad range of colleges/universities and their academic programs, admission policies, and financial policies and procedures, as well as the desire to maintain a deep knowledge of market trends in higher education
• Experience with or interest in innovative practices in college counseling with desire to establish a creative, forward-thinking vision for the college counseling experience
• Strong interpersonal, communication, program planning, technology, presentation, writing, and organizational skills
• Eagerness to be involved in the life of the school community
• An appreciation and understanding of the mission of a girls’ independent college preparatory boarding and day school with an incredibly diverse population, and the ability to respond effectively to the needs of this student population

Bachelor’s degree and several years of college admissions and/or college counseling experience required. Boarding school experience and an advanced degree preferred, ideally in education or counseling. Participation in school events is expected and light weekend duty is occasionally required.

Please send cover letter, resume, and names of three references to
Mr. Bruce Hunter, Interim College Counselor, St. Margaret’s School, P.O. Box 158, Tappahannock, VA 22560, 804. 443.3357 ext. 3022. Or email [email protected]

St. Margaret’s is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation or national origin in the administration of its hiring practices. 


Marymount School of New York
Location: New York, NY
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2019

Marymount School of New York seeks a Director of College Counseling beginning July 2019. Marymount, located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan (right across the street from the Met and Central Park) is an independent, Catholic, all-girls school, enrolling 758 students in grades nursery through 12. There are currently 258 students in the Upper School. A full position description may be reviewed here

The School’s mission is to educate young women in a culture of academic excellence and moral values. The religious traditions of the School provide a foundation for articulating and exploring questions of personal integrity, ethical decision-making, and social justice. A dynamic and inquiry-based academic program promotes in each student a respect for her unique abilities and a commitment to responsible living in a changing world. A wide range of extracurricular activities complements the academic program and provides opportunities for creativity, self-expression, leadership, and collaboration. These experiences foster social skills, sportsmanship, a sense of responsibility, independence, and self-confidence. The School promotes in each student a respect for her own unique abilities and a commitment to responsible living in a changing world. Marymount welcomes diversity and draws upon it to foster cultural sensitivity, religious understanding, and a global perspective.

The Director of College has overall responsibility for guiding students and parents through the successful transition to post-secondary education by establishing and maintaining successful relationships with colleges and universities across the country, being an active member of professional organizations, and having extraordinary interpersonal and organizational skills. The Director of College Counseling reports to the Headmistress and collaborates closely with the Upper School Divisional Head.

In alignment with the School’s culture and mission, college counseling at Marymount celebrates the strengths and interests of each student. Self-reflection and seeking college/universities that are a good match for each student are core tenets of the program. The College Counseling office is comprised of the full-time Director, and a 2/3-time Associate Director who joined the office in 2017 and who oversees the global studies program. Administrative support is offered by the administrative assistant to the college counselors. Professional development—conference attendance, partnership with other New York schools, college visits, etc.— is well supported and encouraged.

Looking ahead, the next Director of College Counseling will need to be attuned to:
• the increasing size and academic diversity of Marymount student body;
• how to best use technology and data to support and inform the college counseling team’s work;
• continuing to refine the curriculum in guidance classes and the information and structure of informational programs.

College Counseling Responsibilities:
• Work closely with the Associate Director of College Counseling to meet with students individually and with families throughout the college process;
• Teach guidance classes to second-semester juniors and first-semester seniors;
• Advise students on course selection and its impact on the college selection process;
• Write letters of recommendation for the graduating class and advise faculty in their writing of recommendations;
• Counsel advisors and coaches on how to help students through the college selection process;
• Oversee the internship program.

Outreach Responsibilities:
• Establish and maintain ongoing relationships with college admission officers;
• Host college admissions representatives on campus each fall;
• Plan and coordinate regular informational meetings for families on topics related to the college application process;
• Represent Marymount School of New York in professional associations;
• Take advantage of opportunities to regularly visit college campuses and attend important conferences.

Administrative Responsibilities:
• Attend weekly meetings with the School's core academic team;
• Prepare college admissions reports for the Board of Trustees and administrative team and give an annual end-of-year report to the Board;
• Act as PSAT and AP Coordinator;
• Work with director of communications on annual publications and oversee maintenance of the college counseling portion of the school's website;
• Establish and maintain yearly budget for the college counseling office;
• Review, adjust, and expand the college counseling program each year.

Desired Qualities and Qualifications
• Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s and/or counseling degree preferred;
• Prior college counseling experience in independent secondary schools or in college admission required; experience with both preferred;
• Demonstrated counseling skills beyond college admissions extending to the context of family dynamics;
• A willingness to learn and counsel in the context of the unique culture of Marymount School;
• Proven 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;
• Strong communication/marketing, interpersonal, organizational, and decision-making skills.

To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email and as separate documents (preferably PDFs) the following materials:

• A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position;
• A current résumé;
• A list of five professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission);
• Three sample letters of recommendation written about current
or former students (preferred) or colleagues with names and other identifiers redacted.

Rice Bryan, Search Consultant [email protected]
Jennifer Christensen, Search Consultant [email protected]


Academy of the Holy Names
Location: Tampa, FL
Position: College Counselor/School Psychologist
Start Date: July 2019

Founded in 1881 by the Sisters of the Holy Names of Jesus and Mary, the Academy of the Holy Names is a Catholic, coeducational elementary school and a college preparatory high school for young women. The Academy of the Holy Names empowers students to be authentic individuals who engage in independent thought, are inspired by creativity, and lead culturally aware, spiritually rich lives.

Employment Opportunity: The Academy of the Holy Names seeks a High School College Counselor/Psychologist to provide emotional, academic, college and career guidance to students to allow each student, as a whole person, to achieve her full potential for the 2019-2020 school year.

Qualifications: Florida licensure/certification as either a School Psychologist or High School Counselor.
At least 5 years’ experience in a high school setting.
Self-starter and team player.
Excellent communication and interpersonal skills.
Decisiveness and a willingness to make and share decisions in a timely manner.
Knowledge of the college admissions process, their selection processes, academic programs, and admissions policies.
Experience in a Catholic school preferred but not required.

Position

  • Meet with students encountering academic or emotional challenges.
  • Coordination of standardized testing.
  • Assist with the scheduling and registering of students throughout the year.
  • Facilitate support groups as needed.
  • Work with parents regarding academic progress of students and college planning.
  • Occasional evening events/presentations for parents.
  • Work with Administration on issues of student wellness throughout the year.
  • Frequent communication with teachers, staffings for students, etc.
  • Work with or counsel freshmen and sophomores to prepare them for the college process.
  • Write letters of recommendation for college applications.
  • Meet with students and parents in group and one on one settings to educate and guide them through the college admission process.
  • Liaise with college professionals/Advocate for our students in the college admission process.

Please upload a cover letter of interest, resume, and copies of transcripts to Applicant Stack.
Attention: Lynn Hathaway, High School Administrative Assistant, [email protected]
No phone calls, please.

For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website.


Berkeley Preparatory School
Location: Tampa, FL
Position: Asst/Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2019

The Berkeley Preparatory School, an outstanding independent coeducational day school in Tampa, Florida, places an emphasis on academic excellence with a spirit of social responsibility. Students of all ages exchange ideas and explore ethics as they define their attitudes and values. Berkeley educates the whole child by nurturing students’ intellectual, emotional, spiritual and physical development so that they may attain their highest potential. Berkeley has built a national reputation for academic rigor at the country’s most prestigious universities. The school’s active Episcopal affiliation focuses on inclusivity, support, respect, and the shared values reflected in Berkeley’s vision statement, Berkeley puts people in the world who make a positive difference.

Berkeley invites applicants for a full-time twelve-month faculty position as an assistant or associate director of college counseling and academic dean for grades 11 and 12. We seek a candidate who will guide our students in all aspects of the college search and admission process. The college counselor will work with upper division students and their parents, supporting them throughout the college selection and application process. The ideal candidate will also oversee the academic progress of their assigned group of students as the students move through junior and senior years. A Bachelor’s Degree in a relevant field is required and a Master’s degree is preferred. Experience in college counseling and/or selective college admissions is preferred. The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication and organizational skills; familiarity with goals, objectives, and mission of an independent college preparatory school; the ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and demanding student population; knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admissions policies, and financial aid policies and procedures; exemplary writing skills; prior experience writing letters of recommendation preferred.

Located on a gorgeous 80-acre campus, Berkeley serves 1300 students in Grades PK-12. The school continues to experience strong interest and full enrollment, and is marked with a very strong positive school culture. Berkeley’s faculty, staff and student body reflects the diversity of its surrounding communities.

This position will have a July 2019 start date. Candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and other supporting information (relevant writing samples, for example) that may aid their candidacy to Mrs. Heather Connolly, Hiring Manager, at [email protected]


The Buckley School
Location: Sherman Oak, CA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2019

The Buckley School is a K-12, co-ed, day school in Sherman Oaks, CA. They are seeking a Director of College Counseling to begin July 1, 2019. If you wish to speak with the consultant about the position prior to applying, please call or email. All inquiries are kept confidential. Candidates interested in the position should email a resume, cover letter, personal statement, and list of references (as separate documents) to Ben Bolte ([email protected]). Please do not contact the school directly.

For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website.


 YK Pao School

Location: Shanghai, CHINA
Position: Director of University and Careers Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2019

YK Pao School is a pioneering bi-lingual international Chinese school. The school is a non-profit, private institution founded in 2007, in memory of shipping magnate Sir Yue-Kong Pao, the renowned Chinese businessman, statesman, and philanthropist. With over 1,200 students from China and overseas, the school offers a unique Year 1-12 educational program that integrates elements of Shanghai and international curricula, culminating in Years 9-12 with the International General Certificate of Secondary Education (IGCSE) and International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma programs, both of which are complemented by core components of the Shanghai curriculum.

At this time, YK Pao High School is seeking a new Director of University and Careers Counselling to influence and shape the maturation of an office that is guiding only its third group of seniors in the college process this academic year.

To Apply
Interested and qualified candidates should submit electronically in one email and as separate documents (preferably PDFs) the following materials:

• A cover letter expressing their interest in this particular position;
• A current resumé;
• A list of five professional references with name, phone number, and email address of each (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission) to:

John G. Clark
Senior Consultant
[email protected]


Dana Hall School
Location: Wellesley, MA
Position: Associate/Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2019

Dana Hall School seeks candidates for the position of Associate/Assistant Director of College Counseling. The individual in this position will be accountable for:

• Counseling approximately 40 students in each junior and each senior class beginning mid-year junior year to guide them through the research, self- assessment, and application process
• Writing the official School recommendation for each student and meeting as often as needed with individual students and their parents
• Establishing and maintaining relationships with college admission officers on behalf of the School and the students
• Presenting workshops and meetings for parents, students in grades 9-12, and faculty
• Supporting the work of the Director of College Counseling with office initiatives and projects
• Visiting college and university campuses regularly and fostering relationships on behalf of the School
• Participating in professional organizations regionally and nationally
• Taking advantage of varied professional development opportunities
• Participating in the life of the School through such activities as serving as faculty advisor to a group of students and on other faculty/administrative committees

Dana Hall offers a comprehensive college counseling program that supports students throughout their Upper School experience. One of the cornerstones of the School’s college counseling program is the student-centered approach. The Associate/Assistant Director of College Counseling, in collaboration with the college counseling team and colleagues across the School, will foster a student-centered college selection process that prepares students to move to higher education with confidence and competence.

Candidates must have: a bachelor’s degree, advanced degree preferred; experience in selective college admissions and/or in a college counseling/guidance counseling office; a thorough understanding of the application process at public and private colleges and universities, as well as current trends in admission and financial aid. Experience working with a diverse range of students (racial, ethnic, national origin, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity) is essential.

Candidates must enjoy working with adolescents and possess a strong work ethic, superior communication skills, a commitment to collegiality, and a healthy sense of humor. Strong preference will be given to candidates with significant admissions experience at the post-secondary level. A demonstrated talent for and interest in working with bright, motivated students is essential, as is the ability to communicate proactively with parents and to address questions and concerns as they arise.

This is a twelve-month, full-time position reporting to the Director of College Counseling.

Dana Hall seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices.
To apply please complete our online application and include a cover letter. https://www.danahall.org/page/about-us/job-opportunities


 St. Louis University High School

Location: St. Louis, MO
Position: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2019

St. Louis University High is a Catholic, Jesuit, college preparatory school for young men committed to its presence in the city of St. Louis and dedicated to building Christ’s kingdom of truth, justice, love and peace. Founded in 1818, the school strives to serve an economically, socially and geographically diverse student population within the St. Louis metropolitan area. Academic excellence is a trademark of the school. We seek men and women of faith proficient in their fields and committed to leading students in co-curricular and pastoral ministry activities. The school expects faculty and staff to participate in spiritual formation programs, retreats, and Ignatian formation in education and spirituality.

The person hired for this position will ...

  •  Preferably have a background in either college counseling or college admissions. School counseling certification is welcome but not required.
  •  Have a strong understanding of college admissions processes, procedures, and deadlines. Have experience and knowledge of a wide variety of colleges.
  • Manage a caseload of students and guide them through the process of self-discovery, college research, and college application.
  • Possess strong writing skills – both in composing formal letters of recommendation and in communication with families and students.
  • Be comfortable presenting to large groups and teaching classes.
  • Be willing to collaborate closely with a dynamic team of college counselors.
  • Be willing to try new things, participate in professional development and help the department build a world-class college-counseling program.

A Master’s degree and relevant experience are preferred. Position is a 12-month staff position. Occasional evening or weekend programming for SLUH families is required.

Candidates will be expected to make a vibrant contribution to the school’s co-curricular program in support of our mission of the educational and spiritual formation for young men.

APPLICATION PROCESS
Please send a letter indicating your interest and briefly summarizing your qualifications and experience, along with a comprehensive resume, to Mrs. Lori Figge ([email protected]) in the Office of the Principal. Digital submissions preferred. Priority will be given to submissions received before March 1, 2019.

Thank you for your interest in St. Louis University High School. AN EQUAL OPPORTUNITY EMPLOYER
4970 Oakland Avenue | St. Louis, Missouri | 63110 | 314.531.0330 | www.sluh.org


 

University School of Milwaukee
Location: Milwaukee, WI
Position: Upper Dean of Student Support
Start Date: July 1, 2019

General Summary: The Dean of Student Support holds dual functions as both a College Guidance Counselor and an administrator tasked with shepherding non-traditional students who may need extra attention in transition to and beyond the University School of Milwaukee (USM). As a College Guidance Counselor, this dean will help USM enhance individualized support for our first generation and underrepresented students, from finding supplementary learning and scholarship opportunities to helping guide financial aid planning. The counselor will work with students and families to navigate their unique circumstances and forge relationships with specialized programs on college campuses that serve the populations of which they are a part.

In addition to supporting the College Guidance Office, this new hire will work with Upper School administration and the Office of Enrollment Management to welcome non-traditional students and provide support to them in all facets of their lives at USM. More specifically, this dean will establish relationships and open channels of communication with non-traditional students and their families, and will develop and manage a suite of programs that will create a supportive framework for our students.

For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website.


Premium Prep College Counseling
Location: NC, NY
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: ASAP

Premium Prep is an elite college counseling firm providing personal guidance to clients in the US and abroad. We are a rapidly growing company composed of a team of expert counselors who work closely with students and families. We seek highly qualified, motivated candidates for the position of Private College Counselor. This is great opportunity for either primary or supplemental employment. Counselors can be based anywhere in the country. We are primarily looking for part-time counselors, but we would consider exceptional candidates for full-time. This position could also grow from part- to full-time.

Successful candidates must have: extensive experience in high school college counseling (preferably some college admissions experience too); a keen understanding of the complexities of today’s selective college admissions process; excellent interpersonal skills and comfort working with both parents and students; in-depth knowledge and a record of having visited hundreds of colleges across the country; strong writing and editing skills; comfort working with clients in-person and remotely; and the willingness to remain exceptionally responsive to client schedules and needs.

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

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

For additional information about Premium Prep, please follow this link to our website.
Please direct all inquiries to [email protected]


The Kinkaid School
Location: Houston, TX
Position: Upper School Dean
Start Date: July 2019

The Kinkaid School seeks a dynamic, student-centered educator to support students throughout high school and the college application process. An Upper School Dean is more than a standard College Counselor or Guidance Counselor in that he or she provides holistic counseling and support every year of upper school. Kinkaid’s Upper School Deans’ program is composed of seven Deans and two administrative support staff and is under the supervision of the Headmaster and Upper School Head. Deans also work closely with the Student Counselor, teachers, and learning specialists. Each Dean serves approximately 22 to 24 students and their families from each grade and follows each student from high-school entry to graduation. Deans are primarily responsible for guiding students through yearly course selection and the college selection and application process and for providing counsel and support with regard to academic achievement, personal accountability, and social dynamics.

For full position description or additional information, please follow this link to our website


Ursuline Academy of Dallas
Location: Dallas, TX
Position: College Counselor
Start Date: August 1, 2019

Ursuline Academy of Dallas is an independent Catholic college preparatory school dedicated to educating young women to become active members in a Global society. Ursuline seeks a full-time College Counselor to join our office starting in August 2019. For a full position description and additional information about how to apply, please visit our website at www.ursulinedallas.org/about/careers.

Please direct all inquiries to:
Human Resources – Ursuline Academy of Dallas ([email protected])


Berkshire School
Location: Sheffield, MA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 2019

Berkshire School seeks a Director of College Counseling to begin in August 2019. The Director of College Counseling is responsible for creating, implementing and overseeing the college counseling program at Berkshire School. This is a full-time, exempt, faculty position in the College Counseling Office that reports to the Associate Head of School and works in close partnership with the Head of School. The Director of College Counseling is a member of the senior administrative team. While this position primarily follows the academic calendar, some work and oversight is required during academic vacations, including the summer break. Other responsibilities include coaching and/or advising roles depending on the background and interest of the Director and the needs of the School.

Salary is competitive and includes year-round housing plus utilities, and meals when school is in session. Health and retirement benefits, including TIAA-CREF, are part of the compensation package. Funding exists to support advanced degree work, as well as participation in professional conferences, workshops, summer study, and travel.

Berkshire School strives to create a global community that reflects the world around us and the backgrounds, experiences, identities, genders, perspectives, races, religions and talents that each member brings to our school. We believe that a diverse and inclusive community supports and respects all cultures, ethnicities, languages, philosophies, political views and sexual orientations that exist within and beyond our school.

Job Functions/Major Responsibilities:

  • Counsels students and parents through the college process. (See Major Responsibilities/Activities for College Counselor.)
  • Supervises and supports college counselors and support staff.
  • Establishes and maintains professional relationships with cohort schools, as well as colleges and universities.
  • Maintains department budget.
  • Establishes and maintains current and useful resources for student and parent use in researching and applying to colleges and applying for financial aid, registering with NCAA Clearinghouse, registering for standardized tests, etc.
  • Works closely with the Dean of Academics re: curricular issues.
  • Communicates to the Head of School on a regular basis regarding college counseling and with the Board of Trustees on an annual basis.

Requirements:
A bachelor's degree is required and a master's degree or higher is preferred. A minimum of five years of experience in college counseling and/or college admissions is required. A demonstrated commitment to continued professional development, including diversity and/or cultural competency training is required. An ability to participate in the life of the school as residential faculty, coach, or advisor is required.

Interested candidates contact Jean Maher, Associate Head of School/Dean of Faculty at [email protected]


 

Crystal Springs Uplands School
Location: Hillsborough, CA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: April 1, 2019 - August 1, 2019

Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Crystal Springs Uplands School is a grades 6-12 co-educational independent day school that spans two distinct campuses but has a deeply connected culture and community that celebrates scholarship, strives for balance, and fosters inclusion. In addition to bringing a multitude of diverse and unique backgrounds to our community, Crystal students are motivated learners who lead with humility, seek growth challenges, and bring their authentic selves to all that they do. Crystal adults are experienced, collaborative educators who are committed to effective teaching and professional growth, love working with students inside and outside of the classroom, and engage in their work with dedication and humor. Crystal embodies its core values through robust professional growth and leadership opportunities, intentional relationship-building, innovative curriculum and rich co-curricular programs, and a continual commitment to creating a diverse, equitable school community.

Crystal Springs Uplands School seeks a full-time Associate Director of College Counseling starting April 2019 or no later than July 1, 2019. The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience in independent school college counseling or college admissions. A Bachelor’s degree is required. A successful candidate in this position will:

  • Exhibit a passion for counseling students, with a wide range of academic and extracurricular interests and abilities, as they identify college options at which they will thrive intellectually and personally 
  • Commit to working with students and parents from a variety of different backgrounds; be able to see and celebrate the potential in every student
  • Work collaboratively with approximately one third of each graduating class (~30 students and their parents/guardians), the College Counseling team, and school colleagues 
  • Be well-versed on the college admission landscape and current trends; be comfortable with data analysis and data management platforms 
  • Maintain and cultivate relationships with college admission officers, during their visits to campus as well as through travel to colleges and professional conferences in order to represent CSUS and to develop professionally 
  • Demonstrate strong communication skills; be a close and active listener, compelling and articulate speaker, and effective writer
  • Be emotionally intelligent, energetic, empathetic, optimistic, organized, good humored, collaborative, collegial, and confident
  • Take an interest in our multifaceted community outside of the office (e.g. serving on committees, coaching, sponsoring a club, leading a global trip, speaking multiple languages, etc.)

Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as how you anticipate contributing to the Crystal community, your resume, and list of three references to Jennifer Carleton, Director of College Counseling (email: [email protected] or by mail: Crystal Springs Uplands School, 400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough, CA 94010).

Crystal Springs Uplands School (CSUS) is an equal opportunity employer committed to provide a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at CSUS are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, age, disability, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information. Candidates of color and from other groups traditionally underrepresented in independent schools are encouraged to apply.

For additional information, please follow this link to our website. 


The John Cooper School
Location: The Woodlands, TX
Position: Assistant/ Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: August 1, 2019

The John Cooper School seeks an enthusiastic and knowledgeable college counselor to join its team of three counselors and a full-time administrative assistant. The position will be Assistant or Associate Director of College Counseling, commensurate with experience, and will begin on August 1, 2019.

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 1200 students in grades PK-12, 448 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 at 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 about one-third of each senior class
  • Assisting with college counseling sponsored programs, events and workshops
  • Visiting and developing relationships with colleges and universities
  • Taking an active role the community life of the Upper School, including serving as a senior advisor

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 
  • 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]. The John Cooper School is an equal opportunity employer.


 

Mallory, Baron, Ross & Kindler
Location: San Francisco, CA
Position: Educational Consultant and College Counselor
Start Date: Spring/Summer 2019

Jani Ross at Mallory, Baron, Ross & Kindler, one of the most respected educational consulting firms in the country and the premier firm in the San Francisco Bay Area, on a search for an Educational Consultant with college counseling expertise to begin Spring/Summer 2019.

Jani plans to retire and seeks a student-centered, warm, dynamic, thoughtful, highly professional, and deeply experienced successor to:

  • Counsel students and their families through the college search and application processes.
  • Provide academic counseling and curriculum planning to high school students as requested. 
  • Attend local and national conferences and visit college and university campuses to continue to develop professionally and to maintain and expand professional network.
  • Collaborate with colleagues to promote and grow the work of the firm.

Qualities and Qualifications
The ideal candidate is:

  • Genuinely enthusiastic about working with students and their parents.
  • An educator at heart and able to see and celebrate the potential in every student.
  • Well versed in the college admission landscape.
  • Experienced and committed to working with students with diverse learning styles and interests.
  • Emotionally intelligent, energetic, hardworking, good humored, collaborative, empathetic, collegial, adaptable, and confident.
  • Intrinsically motivated and able to effectively manage an unconventional and dynamic schedule. 
  • Comfortable and able to use virtual forms of communication, e.g., Skype, FaceTime, Google Hangouts, etc., to develop and maintain relationships with students.
  • Highly relational and able to build connections and trust with students and their parents, high school counselors, colleagues, and prospective clients.

The ideal candidate has:

  • Several years of college counseling experience within a discerning secondary-school community with expansive knowledge about colleges and universities and a thorough understanding of the college search and application processes.
  • Bachelor’s and master’s degrees.
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills.
  • Exceptional interpersonal and communication skills: a close and thoughtful listener, a compelling and articulate speaker, excellent writer, and sense of when and how to best deliver information.
  • Integrity and understanding of appropriate relationships with students, parents, and colleagues.
  • A growth mindset with genuine interest in and commitment to professional development. 
  • Ability and willingness to travel domestically.
  • An entrepreneurial orientation and interest in developing the firm’s business practices.

More information about the firm, position, and application details may be found via this link.

All inquiries are confidential and may be directed to Jennifer Christensen at [email protected]


Hamden Hall Country Day School
Location: Hamden, CT
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: September 1, 2019

Hamden Hall Country Day School has an opening for Associate Director of College Counseling. Any candidate for this position must have at least five years of college counseling experience, preferably in an independent school, possess a master's degree, be highly organized and appreciate the benefits of time management and meeting deadlines (both planned and unplanned), and have a proven track record of effectively working with students and their families from first contact through college admission. Candidate must possess exceptionally strong written, in-person, and presentation-style communication skills, and be willing to travel to colleges and universities. Candidate will be involved in the life of the school, including teaching one or two classes and/or coaching, and attending school functions and events.

If interested, please submit the following materials to [email protected]:
1) Cover letter expressing interest in this position, including where you learned of the opportunity.
2) Current resume.
3) Three sample letters of recommendation written about current or former students (preferred) with names and other identifiers redacted.
4) List of three references, including name, relationship to applicant, phone number, and email address of each (references will be contacted only with the candidate's permission).

For more information and a complete job description, please email [email protected].


Pine Crest School
Location: Fort Lauderdale, FL
Position: Tenth Grade Dean of College and Academic Advising
Start Date: July 1, 2019

Pine Crest School is a pre-kindergarten through grade twelve day school of approximately 2500 students located on two campuses in vibrant South Florida. At Pine Crest, our goal is to ensure that students learn how to navigate their futures with adaptability, intellectual vigor, sustainability, cultural sophistication, and independent leadership. Our students choose from an array of academically rigorous courses, including 32 AP courses, 12 post-AP seminars, and a nationally recognized science research program. Visit our academic profile

We are seeking candidates for the position of Tenth Grade Dean of College & Academic Advising. Our current Tenth Grade Dean will be filling the recent addition of a fifth full time college counselor to our office. The Academic Deans serve as an advocate and resource for students. In addition to working with tenth grade students, this position will also work with 15-20 college counselees. They will meet individually with students throughout the year and advise them on a range of academic matters, encourage extracurricular involvement and coordinate a series of grade-level educational programs for families and students. The Dean works with the student throughout the year not only to select appropriate academic classes, but also to assist the student with any academic challenges.

The ideal candidate will possess the following background and skills:

  • Master’s degree required. 
  • At least five years’ experience in a selective college admission office and/or college counseling at an independent school.
  • Excellent writing skills.
  • Enthusiasm for working with adolescents and their families.
  • Facility using multiple technological tools.
  • Willingness to contribute to a thriving and evolving program that constantly seeks new approaches to serving its students and families better.
  • A strong work ethic, excellent organizational skills, flexibility, and a willingness to collaborate with other members of the team.
  • Ability to meet deadlines.
  • Willingness to work nights and weekends as needed.
  • Awareness of issues and trends in college admission, higher education, and testing, as well as a professional interest in keeping up-to-date about specific colleges and maintaining membership in professional organizations.

Interested applicants may submit their cover letter and resume to [email protected].


National Cathedral School
Location: Washington, DC
Position: Director of College Guidance
Start Date: July 1, 2019

National Cathedral School (NCS) announces a search for an experienced Director of College Guidance. This is a full-time, 12-month, administrative staff position that will begin on July 1, 2019.

NCS seeks applicants with a vision for advancing an individualized, student-centered model for college guidance, the ability to develop supportive relationships with families, and a commitment to serving students from diverse backgrounds. Candidates must have a strong understanding of the developmental needs of adolescents and be attuned to the changing nature of the college admissions process. In addition, candidates must possess a thorough understanding of financial aid, standardized testing, and knowledge of secondary and college/university curricula. Qualified candidates must have excellent writing and communication skills, exceptional interpersonal skills, and an above-average ability to organize and meet deadlines. The ideal candidate will also exhibit creativity, enthusiasm, and a demonstrated interest in working with teenagers.

The director collaboratively leads the college guidance office in the development of educational programming for students, parents, and college admissions representatives and in the counsel of students and families through all phases of the college admissions process. The director serves on several academic committees, engages in significant work with department chairs and class deans, advises students on course selections, oversees faculty writing of student recommendations, and manages a caseload of 40-45 students. The director must be willing to work outside of school hours (including for travel) on nights and weekends, as needed, and serve other duties typical for faculty and staff. The director prepares regular updates for the Head of School and Governing Board and reports to the Associate Head/Head of the Upper School.

Qualified applicants hold a bachelor’s degree (master’s degree preferred) and at least five years of experience in college counseling/admissions. Salaries are competitive, based on experience. NCS is committed to leadership in multicultural education and a culturally diverse faculty and staff. The school, therefore, seeks applications from candidates who will contribute to an atmosphere in which all are valued and supported.

National Cathedral School serves 585 students in grades 4 through 12. Faculty and staff are curious intellectually, flexible, collaborative, and view education as an engaging vocation. Students thrive in an intellectual environment and love to be challenged. NCS graduates are recognized as highly motivated and confident. Faculty and staff maintain a lively conversation about the meaning of an excellent education, an interest in pedagogy, and innovative uses of technology. As an Episcopal school, NCS welcomes people of all backgrounds and faiths while maintaining a close identity with Washington National Cathedral's commitment to being a house of prayer for all people. Located in Northwest Washington on 59 beautiful acres, the Cathedral Close is home to NCS, St. Albans School, and Beauvoir: The National Cathedral Elementary School.

Interested candidates should send an electronic application that includes a brief cover letter and résumé; a writing sample; and the names and contact information of three to five references. Please email these materials and a link to the portfolio as one combined attachment, in Word or PDF format, with “Director of College Guidance” in the subject line to [email protected].


Collegewise
Location: various locations and online
Position: College Counselors and Directors
Start Date: March - June (flexible)
  • Do you want your work to feel like a calling — where you make a difference every day?
  • Do you believe the college admissions process should be an exciting journey for families, not an anxiety-inducing rite of passage?
  • Are you looking for the training, resources, and support to do the very best college admissions counseling of your career?

Collegewise is currently hiring nationwide. Check out our open positions here.

Collegewise is a college counseling company that offers just the right mix of advice, encouragement, and occasional cheerleading to help students get accepted to the right colleges for them (watch our short video about What We Do and this one about How We Work).

From our supportive hive of more than 60 counselors who bring their hearts to work; to our best-in-class professional development (check out our College Counseling Master Class); to our mission-driven initiatives (read about our partnership with Reach Higher); and our scholarship program for under-resourced students, we’ve created a company where we can learn, have our voices heard, and do great work that matters.

Let’s make a dent in the college admissions universe together! Learn more about us and our open positions at www.collegewise.com/careers.


Phillips Exeter Academy
Location: Exeter, NH
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2019

Phillips Exeter Academy seeks an Associate Director of College Counseling to join our team. 

HOURS: 11 months per year, 40 hours per week. 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Additional hours may be required. Occasional travel including day and overnight trips may be required.

CLASSIFICATION: Exempt, Administrative Faculty

FUNCTION: To support the mission of the College Counseling Office – to foster active and open-minded collaboration with students in order to identify their goals and interests, manage a complex and stressful process, and make healthy and confident decisions about higher education. In our work with students, college counselors serve as educators who inspire life-long-learners while providing perspectives and skills that support students’ understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion. This position will work directly with 11th and 12th graders in all aspects of the college-counseling program in order to assist them in formulating college choices. The 11th and 12th grade caseloads will be approximately 37 for each grade level per year. This position will have some programming responsibilities with 9th and 10th graders.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES: Counsel and assist students in formulating the college choice that is right for him or her, in order to help students make healthy and confident decisions about higher education, by:

  • Writing school recommendations for students
  • Submitting school recommendations, form(s) and student credentials to colleges
  • Maintaining contact with and providing information to students and their families
  • Advocating a student’s candidacy at the colleges and universities to which the student has applied
  • Representing the Academy at professional meetings and before parent groups
  • Participating in professional organizations, attend workshops, conferences, conventions, and visit college campuses
  • Overseeing special projects as assigned
  • Demonstrating respect for diversity of identities and experiences, an orientation toward equity and inclusion, and cultural competency

QUALIFICATIONS: Requires excellent interpersonal and communication (both oral and written) skills. Must be computer literate with word processing skills, spreadsheet experience, electronic submission of secondary school materials, and web based tools. Requires a broad knowledge of policy and procedures regarding college recruiting programs as well as the ability to maintain a calm demeanor. Involves independent decision-making and professional judgment. Must be detail oriented, organized, have an interest in ongoing improvement and problem solving and the ability to multi-task and meet deadlines while handling moderate to heavy pressure from a variety of constituents.

EDUCATION/TRAINING: Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in related educational field preferred. A minimum of six years experience as a college counselor or college admissions officer is preferred. This includes knowledge of the many components of the college admission process (i.e., financial aid, minority recruiting, athletic recruiting, standardized testing, early action/decision) and familiarity with a broad range of colleges.

To view the full position description and to apply, please follow the link to the Career Opportunities pages on our website.


The Westminster Schools
Location: Atlanta, GA
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 2019

For the 2019-20 school year, The Westminster Schools in Atlanta has a unique opportunity to hire a sixth, full-time college counselor. We are seeking an Associate Director to start in late July 2019 – who will not inherit a caseload and who will serve as an at-large senior advisor and projects coordinator prior to engaging with the Class of 2021 in November 2019. The new counselor will have an eventual caseload of 45 students with no teaching/coaching and a 10-month contract.

Westminster is an inclusive, Christian, co-educational day school located on 180 acres, with 1870 students (grades pre-first to twelve), and upcoming graduating class sizes are around 210. Learn more about the college counseling office and team on our webpage

The Associate Director of College Counseling applies one’s professional background in independent school-based college counseling and/or selective college admissions and provides academic planning and support for an assigned group of juniors, seniors, and their families. The individual in this position will join a collaborative and experienced team, consisting of a Director, three Associate Directors, and a full-time administrative assistant, toward delivering a comprehensive college counseling program for a graduating class that averages 195-210 students per year. For Fall 2019, this Associate will serve as an at-large adviser for programs related to the Class of 2020, ahead of the assignment of Juniors (Class of 2021) in November.

ESSENTIAL RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Managing college application process for 40-45 senior and junior students, including writing unique, advocacy-centered recommendation letters; leading parent-student conferences; and providing guidance for all aspects of the college counseling process
  • Planning events, co-hosting 140-180 visiting college representatives, and attending conferences and college tours
  • Serving as a Grade Level Representative to facilitate the advisement of the senior class
  • Staffing 10-15 evening and weekend programs per year (a college fair, mock interview night, Paying for College Night, case studies, on-campus university information sessions and interview days, and various school functions)
  • Perform other duties as assigned

REQUIREMENTS AND QUALIFICATIONS

  • Master’s degree, with a preference for a degree in a writing-intensive discipline
  • Minimum of eight years’ experience in selective, recommendation-reliant university admissions and/or college counseling
  • Team player with a positive attitude, proactive approach, and a customer-service mindset
  • Growth mindset with interests in self-development and cultivating leadership
  • Polished oral, written, telephone, and e-mail communication skills; ability to communicate effectively with colleagues and a wide variety of constituents
  • Flexible and resilient problem-solver with a demonstrated ability to work independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent planning, prioritization, and organizational skills with the ability to successfully manage multiple tasks
  • Ability to anticipate tasks based on the academic calendar
  • Proficiency with essential Web-based platforms, such as Naviance and Google Suite
  • Demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion; respect and value the different experiences, ideas, and backgrounds that are brought to the work and school environment
  • Fundamental understanding of and commitment to the School’s culture, mission, and vision; a willingness to serve as an ambassador for the School, both internally and externally
  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality

Engagement with candidates will start in January. Applications will be accepted exclusively via our HR Website in the opportunity link related to the position; full position description and requirements also found on the school website.


Ransom Everglades School
Location: Miami, FL
Position: Associate Director of College Counseling
Start Date: preferred Spring 2019

Ransom Everglades, a coeducational college preparatory school in Coconut Grove, Fla., is seeking an Associate Director of College Counseling. This is a wonderful opportunity for an experienced, team-oriented and motivated candidate to join a collegial office dedicated to working with students and parents from a vibrant and diverse community navigate the college process.

The ideal candidate will enjoy engaging with students and parents; display exemplary organizational and communications skills; and show resourcefulness, flexibility, resilience and good humor. A deep knowledge of the college admissions process and strong writing skills are essential. The position requires at least five and preferably 7 or more years of experience in a high school college counseling or college admissions office. A BA in an academic field is required; a Master’s is preferred.

The associate director reports to the Director of College Counseling and advises 40-45 seniors in the college search and application process, advocating for them in person, in writing, and by phone. Other responsibilities include writing comprehensive recommendation letters; ensuring on-time and thorough preparation and submission of application materials; designing and leading appropriate and relevant educational programs; and counseling and supporting students and their families through the process while maintaining confidentiality. Additionally, 40-45 juniors begin the process with their counselor in the spring semester of the junior year.

Candidates should be adept with Naviance (or similar college counseling platform), the Google Suite of applications, Microsoft Office Suite (especially Word and Excel), social media, and data collection, analyses, reporting, and visualization.

Founded in 1903, Ransom Everglades School is an independent coeducational day school located in the historic bayside neighborhood of Coconut Grove within the City of Miami. Guided by the words of founder Paul C. Ransom, Ransom Everglades School seeks to produce graduates who “believe that they are put into this world not so much for what they can get out of it as for what they can put into it.” Total enrollment is 1,084 students in grades 6-12. Ransom Everglades serves a talented and diverse student body that reflects Miami’s status as an international business and trade center. Roughly half of the students come from multicultural backgrounds.

The mission of Ransom Everglades School is to provide an educational environment in which the pursuit of honor, academic excellence, and intellectual growth is complemented by concern for the physical, cultural, and character development of each student. The school provides rigorous college preparation that promotes the student’s sense of identity, community, personal integrity, and values for a productive and satisfying life, and prepares the student to lead and contribute to society.

Interested candidates should email a cover letter, a CV, and a completed application to [email protected].

For more information about Ransom Everglades School, see our website: www.ransomeverglades.org


Brentwood School

Location: Los Angeles, CA
Position: Director of College Counseling
Start Date: July 1, 2020

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.