The Ross School is seeking a positive, energetic Director of College and University Placement who will work as part of an excellent team to guide students and families from through the college admissions process. The Director will report to the Head of the Secondary School and will be responsible for supporting the counseling team in all aspects of students’ postsecondary search and admissions process.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities
Directly addresses the issues that are different for international students.
Certificates of Finance
International financial aid
Involves the advising program directly
Involves the advising program directly
Evaluate the testing procedures to make sure the students are making the best possible choices with strategic timing for all high stakes testing including the TOEFL or IELTS
Increase university visits on campus
Working with Registrar to maintain records on seniors, including GPA's and transcripts
Educating students and parents about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and testing; advising and supporting classes of 30-50 seniors and families as they go through the process; and helping students and families aspire realistically and choose wisely.
Meeting with juniors and seniors, individually and in groups, to talk about process and individual college choices. Advises 9th and 10th graders on curricular choices, as needed, and work with international students to understand US college admissions, especially aspects unique to them.
Oversee Test Prep Program and Test Coordinator. Maintain and disseminate information about standardized tests such as SAT, ACT, and TOEFL, helping to administer AP and PSAT exams, serving as AP Coordinator, and working with the Test Coordinator to arrange for or extended time on these tests, as warranted
The ideal candidate will have exceptional interpersonal, written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational ability and the ability to meet deadlines.
Have familiarity with the goals, objectives, and mission of an independent college preparatory school.
Have energy and ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and demanding student and parent population.
Possess knowledge of colleges/universities and their academic programs, admission policies, international student procedures, and financial policies.
5-10 years of experience in college admissions or high school college counseling.
Ross School’s mission is to change the way education meets the future; to foster interdisciplinary, integrated thinking and innovative leadership; to engage fully in the global community; and to facilitate lifelong learning. Ross School was founded in 1991 by Courtney Ross and Steven J. Ross. They recognized that preparing students to meet the challenges of the 21st century requires new paradigms ...to transform education. Aided by the research of educational pioneers and leading thinkers, they expanded upon some of the best practices in K–12 education, combining them with the notion that leadership in an increasingly connected and rapidly changing world demands a global perspective and an openness to technology and innovation.
Located on two campuses in East Hampton and Bridgehampton, New York, Ross School serves 520 students pre-nursery to grade 12. Beginning in grade 7, the school hosts a growing number of domestic and international boarding students on the Upper School campus. The nonprofit Ross Institute, founded by Courtney Sale Ross in 1996, promotes understanding of globalization’s implications for precollegiate education and develops and provides curriculum resources and mentoring to schools around the world interested in adopting the Ross model. Ross School operates as Ross Institute’s lab school. www.ross.org
Positions for boarding house parents who live in boarding houses and supervise students are also available and may be combined with any position.