The Assistant Director of College Counseling will be responsible for administering all aspects of the college search and admissions process in conjunction with other members of the College Office. The Assistant Director reports to the Director of College Counseling.
Work with 20-30 students in each class by educating students and parents about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and write school recommendations.
Work as part of a dynamic and collaborative team committed to building a developmentally appropriate college counseling program that is fully integrated into a student’s overall educational experience at St. Mark’s.
Meet with all college admissions representatives who visit our campus and serve as a liaison with College admissions offices throughout the year.
Maintain awareness of issues and trends in college admission, higher education, testing, and keep up-to-date about specific colleges
Maintain membership in professional organizations: the College Board, the National Association of College Admission Counselors, the New England Association of College Admission Counselors
Maintain and disseminate information about standardized tests such as SAT, ACT, and TOEFL
Administer AP, SAT, ACT and PSAT exams
Support the athletic and residential programs through coaching and dorm responsibilities
Undergraduate degree from an accredited institution of higher education
Two to four years of experience in either college counseling or college admissions.
Necessary skills include excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as experience in college admissions or high school college counseling.
The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; the ability to work with a team and maintain a sense of humor; the ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and demanding student and parent population; knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admission policies, and financial policies and procedures.
St. Mark’s, founded in 1865, is a coeducational college-preparatory school, educating students in grades nine through twelve, 80% of whom board. Nested upon 250 acres in the picturesque suburb of Southborough, Massachusetts, the school is only 25 miles from the abundant cultural and social opportunities in Boston.
The school’s outstanding faculty — 70 in number — leads 350 students through a ri...gorous curriculum and a full program of athletic, artistic and spiritual activities, fostering a close and supportive community. St. Mark’s engages and motivates talented students of diverse backgrounds from around the country and around the world, emphasizing excellence, values, character, and service to the larger community. Class size averages 12 students with a student–faculty ratio of five to one.
Dr. John Warren, a graduate of the Class of 1974, was appointed in July 2006 as the fifteenth Head of School for St. Mark’s School.
St. Mark's School is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer, valuing diversity in its many forms. This commitment is exemplified in numerous ways, such as our welcoming Chapel program, our Pathways and STRIDE programs for students of color and international students, school representation at the People of Color Conference, a student-led Gay/Straight Alliance, a faculty-led Community and Equity Committee, and our Board of Trustees Diversity Committee. The small size of the St. Mark’s community, its ideal location, and its rigorous intellectual atmosphere make St. Mark’s a great place to live and work. The School offers competitive salaries and a generous benefits package including retirement plan, paid vacations and medical insurance.