Sacred Heart Greenwich is an independent, Catholic day school for girls from kindergarten through grade 12 with a coed preschool and prekindergarten. With a beautiful view of the Long Island Sound from our 118-acre campus in Greenwich, Connecticut, our 730 students carry on the Sacred Heart tradition of academic excellence and development of the mind, body and spirit. We are currently seeking a Co-Director of College Guidance for the 2017-2018 school year.
Position: Co-Director of College Guidance Reports to: Upper School Head FLSA Status: Exempt
Sacred Heart Greenwich is committed to excellence in academics and college placement. The Co-Director of College Guidance is responsible for assisting with the overall operations of the Upper School’s students college placement process within the context of the Goals and Criteria that define a Sacred Heart education. The Co-Director of College Guidance is directly accountable to the Upper School Head.
Taking a segment of each graduating class as his/her counselees. This numbers just about one half of the class – approximately 40 students. In this capacity he/she is responsible for counseling those students and their families throughout the college search and application process. Counseling duties include but are not limited to the following:
Individual meetings with students and their families. This may require meeting families during mutually convenient times which may mean before or after school
Researching and drafting lists of potential colleges that meet the criteria set by the families in consultation with the counselor
Discussing the timing and type of standardized testing and test preparation
Writing comprehensive recommendation letters for all counselees
Corresponding with college representatives about her students
Communicating with the other Co-Director of College Guidance on the status of his/her counselees and offering assistance to those students who need help or advice when the other counselor is unavailable.
Sharing teaching responsibilities for an expanded College Guidance class that begins in September of junior year.
Providing tips and strategies for effective interviewing and essay writing skills.
Critiquing college essay outlines, rough drafts and final drafts for submission to colleges.
Assisting students with the submission of scholarship applications.
Meeting with some of the college representatives who come to our campus in the fall. As many as 75 college representatives visit our campus each fall.
Providing more background information to the students so that they are better informed before college representatives visit SHG.
Conducting college visits of his/her own to broaden our knowledge of schools and for some colleges to become more familiar with SHG.
Coordinating/administering standardized testing and AP exams.
Organizing college related events and panels on campus
Contributing to/writing newsletters.
Assisting with the development of a college web site
Assisting with the analysis of college decision data for various reports
Contributing to the development and implementation of new initiatives
In addition, the Co-Director of College Guidance must be available on days when he/she is not in school to communicate with students, parents, and colleges by either phone or email. He/She must have all meetings with parents, colleges, and students on campus unless approved by the Upper School Head.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree required; Master's Degree preferred. Experience as either a college/university admissions director or as an assistant director of college guidance preferred. Experience in independent school college guidance is preferred. Ability to work occasional evenings and weekends
As members of the international network of Sacred Heart schools, we are committed to attracting and retaining faculty with a passion for teaching who demonstrate an active faith, practice a deep respect for intellectual values, promote social awareness, build community, and value personal growth and responsibility. We seek faculty who are committed to all-girl education and who will draw upon current research to maximize student learning.
Application Procedure: Interested candidates must complete the on-line application and upload both a resume and cover letter stating reason for interest in the position on our website: http://www.applitrack.com/cshgreenwich/onlineapp/.
Review of applicants will begin immediately. Only complete applications will be considered. Sacred Heart Greenwich is an Equal Opportunity Employer and welcomes candidates who will enhance the diversity of our community.
Additional Salary Information: Based on expereince
Sacred Heart Greenwich is an independent, Catholic day school for girls from kindergarten through grade 12 with a coed preschool and prekindergarten.
Part of a Network of more than 200 Sacred Heart Schools in 28 countries, the 22 Sacred Heart schools in the United States share a common set of Goals and Criteria that bind us together, both philosophically and spiritually, in a common educational... mission. The Sacred Heart Goals and Criteria provide an enduring framework within which we are free to develop curricula and programming appropriate to the needs of our student body.
With a beautiful view of Long Island Sound from Sacred Heart’s 118.4-acre campus in Greenwich, Connecticut, the 730 students carry on the Sacred Heart tradition of academic excellence and development of the mind, body and spirit.