Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Bay School is an independent, college preparatory high school committed to providing its students with a challenging, innovative curriculum and a collaborative, supportive community. Our flexible, open-minded staff and faculty members (“staffulty”) foster and model curiosity, critical thinking, intentionality, good humor and respect for diversity. As co-builders of a young high school, they contribute to a positive community. Bay students have been described as engaged in learning, self-advocates, community-oriented, thoughtful and kind. Our campus also serves as headquarters for the CATDC (California Teachers Development Collaborative).
The Bay School does not discriminate on the basis of sogie (sexual orientation/gender identity expression), race, color, religion, ethnicity, national origin, ancestry, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to having a faculty, staff and student body that reflect the diversity of the Bay Area.
We are seeking a College Counselor/Assistant Director of College Counseling to add to skills and experience to a dynamic college counseling team. The Bay School college process is holistic in nature and focuses the college search process on individual fit. This position works closely and collaboratively with colleagues in the College Counseling Office to develop and implement thoughtful, effective college counseling strategies, innovative programming and best practices in the context of The Bay School. The College Counselor/Assistant Director provides a framework and guidance to the members of each year’s graduating class through the transition to post-secondary education.
Work with juniors, seniors and their families throughout the college process.
Maintain a personalized approach to college counseling, reinforcing the “fit” in the college process and making recommendations of colleges of interest and assist students in developing a thoughtful and well-balanced list.
Co-teach a weekly college counseling course.
Educate families about college, the admissions process, trends, procedures and testing.
Assist in coordinating and presenting at college information programs/events for student and parents. Write a comprehensive school recommendation letter for assigned students in the senior class.
Meet with colleges who visit The Bay School; cultivate relationships and serve as a liaison with college admissions officers throughout the academic year.
Visit colleges and universities throughout the academic year and attend national and regional conferences and meetings.
Additional responsibilities outside of the realm of college counseling may be required (i.e. advisor).
The title and salary commensurate with experience. The school offers a generous benefits package.If interested in the position, please email all of the items below to: Dorothy Jones, Director of College Counseling at: firstname.lastname@example.org, subject line: CCO.
1. Cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as how you anticipate contributing to The Bay School
3. Contact list of 3-4 references, at least one of whom must be a recent supervisor
The ideal candidate
finds resonance with The Bay School mission, philosophy and precepts;
possess a Bachelor’s degree;
has experience in college admission and/or independent school-based college counseling (preferably at least 2 years);
has deep knowledge of college application and financial aid requirements and procedures;
has excellent oral, written and cross-cultural communication skills;
has meticulous attention to detail;
has a demonstrated ability to manage numerous detailed tasks, anticipate and meet deadlines;
can problem-solve independently and work collaboratively;
is able to maintain equanimity and good humor with demands from multiple constituencies;
is dedicated to anti-bias and equity work and understands the social justice dimensions of education;
Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Bay School is an independent, college preparatory high school committed to providing its students with a challenging, innovative curriculum and a collaborative, supportive community. Our staff and faculty members (“staffulty”) foster and model curiosity, critical thinking, intentionality, open dialogue, and good humor as well as a commitment to equity ...and inclusion within Bay and beyond. Bay students have been described as engaged in learning, self-advocates, community-oriented, thoughtful and kind.
The Bay School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender/gender identity, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to having a faculty, staff and student body that reflect the diversity of the Bay Area. We strongly encourage those with a demonstrated dedication to social justice, collaboration, innovation and student-centered education to apply.
For more information about The Bay School, including Bay's official 2015-2016 school profile which includes college acceptances to date, and an overview of the campus and facilities, student body breakdown, academic highlights, ethics, and mindfulness, please visit: http://www.bayschoolsf.org/home