One of the nation’s premier boarding schools, Phillips Academy’s Summer Session and Outreach programs bring the resources of the historic school to students from all over the world. The Summer Session & Outreach College Counselor would be responsible for providing college planning and counseling services to students enrolled in summer programming, and creative or adapting programming to meet the unique needs of the varied student populations who share the Phillips Academy campus each summer. The primary objectives of the role include educating students about college options and aspects of the college admissions process, providing opportunities for students to explore college options through visits and information sessions, and ensuring that students are individually supported in planning and carrying out their college searches. For students who are participants in or graduates of the Phillips Academy Outreach programs (PALS, (MS)2, ABL), the College Counselor will provide counseling and support through individual sessions, family meetings, customized school visits, information sessions and workshops, and recommendation-writing.
Ideal Candidate Profile
Undergraduate degree required, master’s degree or Teaching Certificate preferred.
Experience working as a college counselor or guidance counselor in a competitive high school setting.
Strong knowledge of the college landscape, college application process, and financial aid application process.
Ability to organize and coordinate large-scale projects, manage multiple scheduling demands, and provide direction to a variety of stakeholder groups.
Ability to cultivate strong relationships with representatives from elite colleges and universities.
Flexibility and adaptability in a fast-paced, dynamic environment requiring both the ability to take direction and the readiness to problem-solve.
Appreciation of the mission and culture of independent, residential, college-preparatory schools.
Exceptional communication skills (speaking and writing).