Hawken seeks teachers and administrators comfortable taking risks and embracing a growth mindset. Our faculty members are constantly looking for new ways to inspire student curiosity while remaining dedicated to nurturing compassion and kindness in our students. We desire culturally competent candidates who clearly appreciate a community of teachers and learners from diverse backgrounds and perspectives and are committed to equity and social justice.
We are committed to using time differently and want faculty members to expand their definition of a classroom. This means designing learning experiences for students that deepen their learning, engaging their emotions as well as their intellects. If you are an experienced college counselor inspired by this description of our community, we encourage you to read on to learn more about this position and our school.
Hawken School is seeking a knowledgeable and enthusiastic Associate Director of College Counseling to join our Upper School. Within this department of five, the Associate Director will be a leader who performs the following responsibilities:
Educate and counsel students and parents about the college search and application process
Compose compelling school letters of recommendation for each senior advisee (average load is 35-40 students)
Meet regularly with students (juniors and seniors) and their parents
Read and provide feedback on college essays and supplemental application questions
Help to design and teach Junior and Senior College Forum classes
Plan and conduct college information programs regarding college admission, office procedures, financial aid, etc.
Create and maintain strong professional ties with college admission officers
Attend national and regional conferences, college tours and local college events
Assist in the administration of the PSAT and AP Exams
Lead the planning and execution of the CCIS College Fair and Case Study program
In this vibrant community, our students have the opportunity to participate in several non-traditional academic and extracurricular programs. Understanding and appreciating Hawken's forward focused mission is essential to enthusiastically advocating for students seeking admission to competitive colleges and universities.
A bachelor's degree and 5 years of experience are recommended in addition to these skills and characteristics:
Computer and technological competence including familiarity with Naviance
A growth mindset about changes in high school and college education
Experience planning events (programs, college fairs, travel, counselor programs)
The ability to create responsive, caring and appropriate relationships with students, parents and colleagues
An understanding of the developmental needs of high school aged adolescents and a vocational spirit in mentoring them as they transition to college
Interest in supporting the development of student writing skills as they relate to the college process
The ability to function well under stress and time constraints
A strong interest in professional development
Founded on the ideal that "the better self shall prevail and each generation introduce its successor to a higher plane of life."? Hawken School is a coeducational independent day school with over 1,300 students in preschool through grade 12. Our three campuses within 25 minutes of downtown Cleveland and an urban extension center in the city's museum district provide a demanding and integrated course of study in a diverse and dynamic environment.
Hawken School is an equal opportunity employer dedicated to promoting all forms of diversity in the workplace and in our student body. We strongly urge all qualified individuals to apply.
About Hawken School
Founded in 1915 in Cleveland, Ohio, Hawken School is a coeducational, globally-minded independent day school enrolling over 1,300 students in grades preschool through 12. With three academic campuses within 25 minutes of downtown Cleveland and an urban extension center in the cultural heart of the city at University Circle, Hawken provides a demanding and integrated course of study in a diverse, nurturing environment.
Committed to the development of character and intellect and to eliciting the full academic, artistic, and athletic potential in every student, Hawken is well-recognized as a community that promotes passionate teaching,
engaged learning, and confident self-expression. Innovative schedules support individualized student attention, and educational partnerships with world renowned institutions offer real-world learning opportunities. To support our innovative programming, stunning new facilities have recently been completed at both our Lyndhurst and Gates Mills campus.
Substantial professional development opportunities support and maintain exceptional creativity and collaboration in a classroom that expands into the greater community, locally and worldwide. To learn more about Hawken School, visit our website at www.hawken.edu.