Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (HIES) is seeking an Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling. HIES is the largest Episcopal Parish day school in the country, offering a fully accredited college preparatory program for students age three through 12th grade. HIES is located north of downtown Atlanta between I-75 and GA 400.
The Assistant or Associate Director will work with the Director of College Counseling, Assistant and Associate Directors of College Counseling and the Registrar/Counseling Assistant. Excellent work ethic, strong writing skills, the ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, and faculty, and technological proficiency are essential. Some travel is required as well as occasional evening and weekend commitments. The successful candidate should have knowledge of the college admissions and financial aid processes, an interest in staying current on the admission and higher education landscape, and a commitment to professional development. Competitive candidates will have a team-first attitude, a sense of humor, and both a desire and willingness to embrace and communicate what makes Holy Innocents’ a special place in which to work and learn.
This is a 10-month (academic year) full time position.
Advising, guiding and supporting a group of juniors and seniors and their families throughout the entire college search and application process.
Attending family and student advising meetings/conferences as needed.
Working collaboratively as a member of the college counseling team, including assisting with various programs sponsored by the College Counseling Office and taking on special projects and assignments as determined by the Director of College Counseling.
Contributing strategic thinking in reviewing and revising strategies to deliver the best possible college counseling program to HIES students and parents.
Developing and maintaining relationships with college admissions professionals; staying current in the college admissions profession by visiting colleges and participating in conferences and workshops.
Writing comprehensive letters of recommendation and school reports in support of student admission and financial aid/scholarship applications.
Preparing regular communications to families, students, teachers, and other school constituents.
About Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School
A co-educational, college preparatory day school located in the Sandy Springs neighborhood of Atlanta, GA, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School develops in students a love of learning, respect for self and others, faith in God, and a sense of service to the world community. The school enrolls 3 year-olds to 12th grade, with 515 students in the Upper School. 100% of seniors are admitted to four-year colleges and enroll in post-secondary destinations across the country and around the globe. Holy Innocents’ is one of the nation's largest Episcopal schools, enrolling 1,376 students in grades Pre-K 3-12.
Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School offers an educational program encompassing academics, arts, athletics, and spiritual formation. Through opportunities to grow intellectually, spiritually, physically, and emotionally, students develop their individual worth and dignity. The challenging academic program prepares students for higher education and emphasizes learning as a pathway toward ethical leadership and a commitment to the common good.
The school provides a welcoming and supportive environment, embraces the differences inherent in a diverse community, and embodies the inclusive Episcopal tradition of respect for the beliefs of others. Holy Innocents’ is an active community of faith engaged in local, national and international service to others.
Through a comprehensive, age-appropriate program, the College Counseling Team at Holy Innocents’ is focused on building relationships with parents and students over the four years of Upper School to help each student shape a strong profile, both inside and outside the classroom, enabling the student to make a positive college match.
Educational and Other Requirements
Bachelor’s degree or higher (master’s degree preferred) and at least 5 years’ experience as an admissions officer at a selective college and/or previous experience as a college counselor working with high school students.
Successful completion of pre-employment background screening, drug testing and safety training required.
Qualified applicants should send resume, cover letter, faculty application and two sample letters of recommendation or similar writing sample via email to Tyler Sant, Director of College Counseling.
Holy Innocents' Episcopal School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Holy Innocents' Episcopal School complies with applicable state and local laws governing, non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the school has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.
Holy Innocents’ is one of the nation's largest Episcopal schools, enrolling 1,376 students in grades K3-12. Here, in a uniquely vibrant learning community, filled with encouragement and every imaginable opportunity, students are able to explore their talents, pursue their passions, and achieve their full potential. At HIES, our students won't be just a scholar or athlete or artist – they can be al...l of these, and more. Come to HIES. Explore your interests. Engage your talents. Discover the best in you.