The Dean of College and Career Readiness serves as the leader of the School’s College and Career Readiness program and is responsible for overseeing the College Counseling and Career Readiness programs. The Dean of College and Career Readiness serves on the St. Andrew’s Schools Educational Leadership Team and is accountable to the Director of Educational Programs. S/he, collaborates with others members of the educational leadership team in promoting the school’s mission, vision and values.
The Dean of College and Career Readiness is responsible for the coordination and implementation of the High School academic advising and college counseling programs. In addition, the Dean is responsible for serving as a coach for our innovative Internship Program, which prepares and places seniors at an internship of their choosing in businesses and non-profits in downtown Honolulu. The Dean of College and Career Readiness works closely with the Upper School Principal and school counselor to guide students in making their academic and internship choices.
The responsibilities of the Dean of College and Career Readiness include, but are not limited to, the following:
Academic Advising and College Counseling
Direct the college counseling, guidance, and academic advising program, successfully guiding our students through the college application and selection process
Advise and guide high school students in their academic planning through our guidance program and course registration process so that each student’s talents and capacities are cultivated through her coursework and co-curricular activities
Support the work of the Upper School Principal as s/he assists students with their academic and social development
Communicate and educate parents about the college process and involve them in the college and career readiness program through scheduled presentations and individual conferences
Serve as a resource for students, parents, families, teachers and the Leadership Team in informing and educating them about current research about best practice in the college application process
Evaluate and review the high school transcript and work with the Educational Programs Team to ensure it accurately and clearly represents our courses and student programs
Host college admission representatives and facilitate visits between students and college representatives at the school, arrange and direct visits to relevant colleges and college fairs, and actively communicate with college admissions offices to advocate for our students
Supervise the Registrar in keeping up-to-date, accurate student records, ensuring that records are received, transmitted, and filed in a timely manner
Supervise the coordination of standardized tests to ensure that all standardized testing takes place in a timely, efficient manner
Develop and interpret summary reports on students’ progress on standardized testing for the school community and provide training to faculty on interpretation of scores to enhance teaching and learning
Update and maintain our School Profile each school year
Collect, analyze, and report data to the School’s Leadership Team that is relevant and necessary for appropriate decision-making
Provide an annual report to the Director of Educational Programs that describes and analyzes our student college admission success and provides feedback about our students’ experience at college
Serve on school committees and participate in other school and community activities and events as defined by the Director of Educational Programs and/or Head of School
Serve as a Life and Career Coach, creating a cohesive and progressive career readiness program through our internship program
Prepare and guide seniors through the workplace placement and mentorship process, including but not limited to, resume and cover letter preparation, interview preparation, completing workplace agreements, conducting check-ins and reflections with students and mentors, and preparation of final presentation
Network with the professional community to raise awareness of our internship program and continue to cultivate additional internship opportunities
St. Andrew’s Schools is seeking an accomplished Dean of College Counseling and Career Readiness who has 3 – 5 years of experience in an independent school and holds a Master’s degree in Counselor Education with a School Counselor 6-12 certification or master’s degree in a relevant field (e.g., education, counseling, psychology).
Specific requirements include:
Thorough knowledge of guidance counseling policies, procedures, services, program design, delivery and management models and processes
Thorough knowledge of the developmental needs of students, including ethnic or linguistic minorities as well as knowledge of policies and procedures as it relates to educational services for students
Knowledge of career and technical education and college planning
Proficiency in use of computer and other technology, including Naviance, Microsoft Office, Google tools, and the school’s scheduling software
The ability to lead, motivate, manage and evaluate staff and set College and Career Readiness Office priorities
The ability to establish strong, collaborative relationships with a diverse population of individuals and groups
Excellent oral and written communication skills with the ability to speak effectively to both large and small groups and write quality student letters of recommendation
The St. Andrew's Schools includes three divisions: the St. Andrew's Priory School for Girls, the St. Andrew's Preparatory School for Boys, and Queen Emma Preschool.
The Priory was founded by Queen Emma Kaleleonalani in 1867 at a time when classical education was unavailable to the majority of Hawaii’s young women. Since then, The Priory has prepared thousands of Hawaii's women for leadersh...ip, scholarship and service.
The newest of the divisions is the St. Andrew’s Preparatory School for Boys. Located on Queen Emma Square, The Prep offers single gender classes designed specifically for boys in Grades K-5. The Prep opened its doors to Kindergarten and First Grade students in the fall of 2014.
Queen Emma Preschool serves children ages 2 – 5 at its Pali Highway campus. Children are made ready to learn through play and appropriate developmental activities.
The three divisions of The St. Andrew’s School share a common goal: to live out Queen Emma’s mandate to “Strive for the Highest”. Striving for the highest may take different forms in the three divisions, but the outcomes are similar: building a community that is bonded by its love of learning, its sense of ‘ohana (family) and its royal and spiritual heritage. Each of the schools aims to send children out ready to thrive in their next environment.