The Assistant Director of College Counseling’s broad responsibility is to assist in the day-to-day operations of the College Counseling Office by playing an integral role in effectively managing the transition from Whitfield to college. The hours of this full-time position are approximately 7:30 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. The position provides two vacations during the school year, which coincide with school breaks. While daily summer work is not an expectation, given the demands of the position, work during the summer is both inevitable and expected. Specific summer work will be determined annually on a per-project basis. The Assistant Director of College Counseling reports to the Director of College Counseling.
Key responsibilities include:
Working with a segment of students in each graduating class, including writing recommendation and holding family meetings.
Participating in all college workshops and programs during the school year and the summer.
Helping plan college programs for parents and students, including lesson planning for each high school grade level.
Teaching college-related lessons to students of all grade levels.
Assisting in processing applications.
Meeting with college representatives.
Visiting college campuses to develop a broad base of information and establish a network of resources.
Attending professional meetings and conferences both locally and nationally.
Representing Whitfield School (its curriculum, mission and students) to colleges and universities in a manner that best supports the interests of the school and its community.
Working with the Director of College Counseling in the preparation of reports for the Head of School and greater Whitfield community.
Co-coordinating a range of school-wide testing with Director.
Facilitating Duke TIP program.
Serving as NCAA / NAIA Coordinator with student athletes.
In cooperation with the Technology Department, managing Naviance/Family Connection software, including training meetings for faculty, students and parents, and related mailings.
Communicating effectively with others utilizing the College Counseling’s social media outlets and email.
Promoting good relationships and develop strategies to communicate with colleges.
Supporting the School and its leadership, including offering support to other offices when needed.
The Assistant Director of College Counseling must have extremely strong organizational skills and the ability to multi-task and to prioritize work obligations while communicating the mission of the School to all constituencies. This person should be a self-starter and possess outstanding communication skills – both written and verbal. The Assistant Director of College Counseling should be an individual willing to work effectively as part of a team with both colleagues and families. Occasional evening and weekend work is necessary. A Bachelor’s degree is required; successful candidates will have relevant experience in selective college admissions or college counseling.
Interested candidates should submit cover letter and resume electronically to Director of College Counseling Sara Ringe, email@example.com