DESCRIPTION: St. Paul’s School announces a search for a position of Associate Director of College Advising to begin duties in late August 2018.College Advising at St. Paul’s is a multifaceted position, calling upon a range of talents. The faculty member will be responsible for working closely with students, parents, and colleagues at colleges and universities, both in person and on the telephone. The job places an emphasis on teamwork as well as both interpersonal and writing skills. Advisers participate in national conferences, visit colleges, host receptions and individual meetings with college representatives, and have a willingness to maintain a flexible schedule when parents of our students travel to the School. Advisers also need to be available by email and/or phone for most or all of the year.
Counseling between 40 and 50 students in each Form throughout the college application process, from the Fifth form year through graduation and occasionally beyond. Writing comprehensive and supportive letters of recommendation for each college advisee.
Working closely in partnership with students, parents, faculty, college admissions officers, and office staff.
Working collaboratively as a member of the college advising team, including assisting with various programs sponsored by the office and taking on special projects and assignments as determined by the Dean of College Advising or the Director of College Advising.
Presenting on college admissions topics to various audiences, including students, parents, and faculty.
Developing and maintaining relationships with college admissions professionals; staying current in the college admissions profession by visiting colleges and participating in conferences and workshops.
Maintaining office hours on all scheduled class days, from after Chapel until athletic commitments or 4:00 p.m.
Working during parts of School vacations, as well as two weeks in the summer, to support the office’s mission.
Maintaining accurate and complete student files, being detail-oriented, and being timely in responding to communications, requests, and deadlines. Maintaining the strictest of professional confidence with regards to student files and information.
Supporting the broader mission of the School and meeting all other School responsibilities.
In addition to teaching or administrative responsibilities, faculty at St. Paul’s School are responsible for a variety of activities typical to the boarding school environment, including advising, dormitory association, coaching, committee work and other duties. St. Paul’s School is a completely residential, co-educational secondary school in Concord, NH, affiliated with the Episcopal Church and welcoming to all faiths.
St. Paul’s aggressively seeks applications from candidates who will promote the School’s commitment to attracting and retaining a highly talented and diverse faculty. A successful candidate will embrace the fully residential living experience and have a demonstrated gift for engaging a diverse student body and strengthening St. Paul’s inclusive community.
Experience: 3-5 years of college advising/college admissions experience is preferred. As part of residential boarding school, the candidate must be committed to working and living with adolescents and supporting their academic, social, and emotional growth.
Founded in 1856 and affiliated with the Episcopal Church, St. Paul’s School is a co-educational college preparatory high school located in Concord, N.H. The 2,000-acre grounds are home to approximately 535 young men and women from 37 states and 18 countries. All students and the nearly 100 full-time faculty members live on the grounds. The School is accredited by the New England Association of Sch...ools and Colleges as well as other nationally recognized agencies. In addition to its regular program for grades nine through twelve, St. Paul’s also offers the Advanced Studies Program each summer for academically talented New Hampshire high school juniors.