Sidwell Friends School, a coeducational Quaker day school located in N.W. Washington, DC, seeks a college counseling professional to join its experienced college counseling office.
The College Counselor reports to the Director of College Counseling and is responsible for administering all aspects of the college search and admissions process, including educating students and parents about various colleges and universities, the college admissions process, admissions trends, office procedures, and standardized testing options; advising and supporting a caseload of seniors and families as they proceed through the college process; and helping students and families aspire realistically and choose wisely. The College Counselor meets with juniors and seniors, individually and in groups, to discuss the college process and individual college choices, co-teaches a comprehensive college counseling class for juniors and seniors, serves as an advisor to a group of upper school students and also provides academic and personal counseling.
The College Counselor is responsible for maintaining working relationships with college admissions professionals; visiting college and university campuses on a regular basis; maintaining familiarity with important programs and issues in the admissions and college counseling fields; representing the School at meetings and conferences of professional associations; assisting in the organization of various annual events such as college night programs and mock admissions programs for students and their parents.
Please upload resume, cover letter and contact information for three references to via our on-line application.
A Bachelor’s degree and a minimum of 3-5 years college counseling and/or college admissions experience are required. The successful candidate will possess a sophisticated and current understanding of selective college admissions and financial aid. Excellent counseling, writing, and communication skills are absolutely essential, as is an enthusiastic commitment to school life and to the mission of Sidwell Friends.
Sidwell Friends School (SFS) is a PK-12, co-educational Quaker day school with campuses in Washington, D.C., and Bethesda, Maryland. Founded in 1883, the School is a nonprofit, tax-exempt institution governed by an independent Board of Trustees.
For the 2015/16 school year, 1,149 students (572 boys, 576 girls) are enrolled. Forty-seven percent of the student body are students of color. Twenty...-three percent of the student body receive $6.7 million of need-based financial assistance. The School employs 156 teachers and 112 administrative and support staff. Tuition for the 2015/16 school year is $37,750.
Sidwell Friends School is committed as an institution to the ideal of diversity with regard to age, economic background, ethnicity, gender, physical disability, political affiliation, race and sexual orientation in its student body, faculty and staff. The School does not discriminate in the administration of its admissions, financial aid or loan practices; curricular offerings, including inter-scholastic athletics and physical education; other School-sponsored programs and activities; or in the hiring and terms of employment of administrators, faculty and staff. Except for special considerations that may be given to members of the Religious Society of Friends because of the School's Quaker affiliation, the School does not discriminate on the basis of religion.