The Associate Director assists with all aspects of the college counseling process including working with Upper School students, their families, faculty and staff, and college admission representatives. The College Counseling Office is an effective, energetic, collaborative team, comprised of a director, two associate directors, and a registrar/administrator coordinator.
This opening is for the 2019-2020 school year. It is a 10-month position, except for the first year when the start date will be August 1.
Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:
- Working with one-quarter of each class (approximately 35-40 students), conduct individual and family meetings, counseling families through each phase of the college application process, including creating and finalizing college lists, and reviewing essays, applications and resumes. In addition, college counselors work collaboratively to support all Upper School students and families.
- Write personalized letters of recommendation for all assigned students.
- Participate in all college counseling classes, workshops and programs for students and parents during the school year and the summer.
- Meet with college admission representatives visiting EA.
- Represent the College Counseling Office at school events.
- Engage in the broader EA community through participation in campus events.
- Participate in professional conferences, college visits and other professional development opportunities.
- Keep informed of developments and trends in the college admissions field.
- Become involved in the life of the Upper School outside of college counseling.
- Manage special projects as assigned.
- Support the School and its leadership, including offering support to other offices when needed.
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- Is kid-centered, embraces school and life and shows it through actions and interactions with students, colleagues, and parents.
- Embodies and lives The Stripes.
- Consistently maintains high standards for his or her own work and motivates others to achieve the same standard of excellence.
- Demonstrates a desire and willingness to constantly grow and learn, both personally and professionally, and sees others – especially students – as having the ability to learn and reach success.
- Fosters a positive culture by being optimistic, selfless, flexible, and collaborative.
- Demonstrates a belief in and commitment to fostering an inclusive and diverse school community.
- Bachelor's degree required
- At least three years of experience as a college counselor, preferably in an independent school
- Excellent communication, problem-solving and time-management skills are as imperative as strong interpersonal skills, an openness to change, and a facility with technology.
- Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends.
How to Apply
Interested candidates should submit the following materials as separate PDF attachments in one email with the subject line "Associate Director of College Counseling" to email@example.com. Title attachments with your last name, first initial and document name.
- Cover letter expressing interest in this position, including where you learned of the opportunity
- Current résumé
- 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)
The Episcopal Academy seeks candidates who hope to help foster a school environment where all people are valued and where all perspectives are respected and appreciated, as described in our Diversity and Inclusion statement.