Athens Academy is a co-educational, non-sectarian, independent college preparatory day school of approximately 965 students in grades K3-12 that offers a traditional liberal arts curriculum and innovative approaches to teaching and learning. The school’s mission is to seek “excellence with honor in the educational and personal experience of each student.” Situated on a picturesque campus of 154 acres, Athens Academy admits students from diverse social, economic, religious, and racial backgrounds--all of whom benefit from a challenging academic program, a vibrant arts program, competitive athletics, and a variety of service opportunities. Athens Academy faculty and staff members are dedicated professionals who are not only experts in their respective fields of study, but are also sensitive to the gifts and challenges of individual students.
The Upper School:
Athens Academy’s Upper School is committed to providing the kind of high-quality education that prepares students to lead successful and productive lives not only in their future academic pursuits in colleges and universities across the nation, but also in their adult lives. The curricular structure challenges each individual, while our diverse extra-curricular offerings provide students the opportunity to be involved in activities in which they are interested. Talented and tireless teachers enable us to produce young men and women capable of handling the 21st century demands and challenges they will inevitably face.
Athens Academy seeks a dynamic, creative, and collaborative full-time college counselor, beginning no later than August 1, 2017. There are two counselors working with an Upper School population of 335 students. The position requires a highly organized, communicative, and versatile individual to work closely with students, parents, teachers, and administrators to support the mission of the school by promoting excellence with honor in the educational and personal experience of each child. Responsibilities will include, but will not be limited to, to following:
educating Athens Academy students and families as early as Middle School about the college application process,
providing individualized support for students and families throughout the college application process with an emphasis on finding the right match,
establishing connections with colleges and universities throughout the country to communicate the strengths of Athens Academy’s graduates,
identifying and share college scholarship opportunities with students and families,
coordinating annual Honors Day recognition assembly, National Honor Society induction, college nights, graduation, etc.; and
monitoring student transcripts and progress toward fulfilling graduation requirements and HOPE eligibility.
Bachelor’s degree or higher.
Three or more years of experience working with college counseling/admissions, either at the high school or college level.
A genuine interest in working with high school students and their families in meaningful ways.
A search committee has been appointed by the Head of School to assist in this important search. The committee will seek candidates with demonstrated success who inspire the children and adults with whom they interact to seek excellence in all that they do.
The committee will accept materials from interested candidates until Friday, June 2, 2017.
A completed packet will include the following components:
Cover letter expressing interest in Athens Academy and this position
Statement of educational philosophy, including thoughts on the current college admissions environment and the best ways for students to achieve success in that process
Resume or curriculum vitae
Names of three references and contact information
Interested candidates are encouraged to send their materials to:
Jeanie Burbage, Assistant to the Head of School
P.O. Box 6548
Athens, GA 30604
Thank you for your interest in Athens Academy.
Athens Academy is an equal opportunity employer and educational institution. In hiring, the school will select the best-qualified applicant without regard to race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, handicap, veteran status, or sexual orientation.
Athens Academy is a coeducational, independent, college preparatory day school that offers a traditional liberal arts curriculum and innovative approaches to teaching and learning. The school serves approximately 950 students (3-year olds through 12th grade) and seeks students from diverse social, economic, religious, and racial backgrounds who can benefit from a challenging academic program. Gui...ded by the school’s mission of seeking excellence with honor in the educational and personal experience of each student, Athens Academy faculty and staff members are dedicated, highly-qualified professionals who are sensitive to the needs of individual students. The school is located on a 152-acre campus, which provides ample opportunities for students and their teachers to explore and learn about their natural surroundings.