Mount Vernon Presbyterian School is currently seeking to hire an additional Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling for the Upper School (grades 9-12) to begin in July of 2018. This is a full-time position. The Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling will report to the Upper School Head of Academic and College Counseling and collaborate to provide comprehensive guidance through the college admission process. Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Mount Vernon is an independent college preparatory school with an emphasis on 21st- century skills that prepares students to be college ready, globally competitive, and engaged citizen leaders.
The Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School will round out a team of three full- time college counselors who support a graduating class of roughly 80 students. The college counseling office plays a strategic role in advancing the mission of the School.
Founded on the premise that individual student learning journeys are the most important component of the college application process, the Mount Vernon College Counseling department works closely with Upper School students, beginning in grade 9, to curate course schedules, customize the college search, and ultimately craft for colleges and universities a compelling account of a student’s successes, passions, and priorities up to this point in his/her career.
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The Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling will:
Maintain a caseload of Grade 11 and Grade 12 students through graduation and collaborate with team members
to lead small-group counseling sessions with students in Grades 9 and 10
Collaborate with two current team members to develop and implement thoughtful and effective college counseling
strategies and innovative programming in the context of Mount Vernon
Stay abreast of current admissions and counseling trends through reading and research
Work to advance the strategic vision and mission of Mount Vernon, as outlined in MVx
Maintain membership in professional associations and attend conferences
Participate in tours of universities and partner with Mount Vernon’s admission team for school tours
Execute programming such as a College Panel Night, Financial Aid Night, and Mock Interviews
Network extensively with college admissions and college counseling colleagues
Assist with standardized testing, such as the administration of the PSAT and AP exams
Preference will be given to candidates with:
At least three years experience as an independent school college counselor or in selective college admissions
Excellent written and oral communication skills
Comfort working in a fast-paced, rigorous independent school setting
A bias toward collaboration
The ability to work independently
An advanced degree
The college counseling team capitalizes on each member’s skills and expertise, expecting each member to contribute insight and new ideas that will constantly improve the program. The Assistant Director or Associate Director distinction is based on experience.
Established in 1972, Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, serving students in preschool through grade 12, is located in the heart of Sandy Springs within the metropolitan Atlanta area on a 37-acre campus. Throughout the School's rich history, MVPS remains committed to offering an innovative educational experience for students to lead the future with confidence as they confront a fast-paced digitally ...based global marketplace. Mastering 21st century skills, driven by a vigorous college preparatory environment, reflects the world-class education received by students at Mount Vernon. The School is a member of the National Association of Independent Schools and is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS) and Southern Association of Independent Schools (SAIS).