Lycée Français de New York, a pre-K through twelfth grade coeducational, bilingual, independent day school in Manhattan, serving 1,330 students, seeks an Associate Director of College Counseling. Founded in 1935 and regarded as one of the most renowned bilingual, international and multicultural schools in North America, Lycée Français de New York (LFNY) is accredited by the New York State Association of Independent Schools, the New York State Board of Regents, and the French Ministry of National Education. LFNY is located in a state-of-the-art single-campus building located on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, New York.
Reporting to the Director of College Counseling, the Associate Director joins a collaborative team of colleagues in a newly created position. All job responsibilities revolve around providing personalized US college admissions and financial aid counseling to all students and their families. The Associate Director is responsible for composing original letters of recommendation for assigned students, participating in and improving dynamic group presentations for students and parents, meeting established deadlines, handling confidential materials with discretion, and contributing to the planning and management of office programs and policies. The Associate Director works closely and collaboratively with Lycée faculty and staff, represents the Lycée to college admissions representatives, and assists in the administration of AP and PSAT examinations. In addition, the Associate Director of College Counseling is responsible for visiting college campuses and actively participating in professional conferences, engaging in school community life, and educating all Lycée constituents on the landscape of both national and international college admissions. The Associate Director is also responsible for supporting new and effective methods for helping admission offices understand the high caliber of the Lycée, its curriculum, and its students.
A Bachelor’s degree is required. The ideal candidate will have five or more years of experience in either college admissions counseling or in US selective university admissions and financial aid. Strong skills in listening, counseling, written and verbal communication, public speaking and technology are necessary. Candidates must be able to connect with a diverse group of students and parents and have an interest in working in a vibrant international community. Knowledge of French is helpful but not required. Strong organizational and time management skills are required and the successful candidate must be able to work occasional evenings and weekends to support college counseling programs and to travel to colleges and conferences. Candidates must be in possession of a valid driver’s license.