Moses Brown School, an independent, college preparatory, coeducational day school in Providence, Rhode Island, seeks an enthusiastic and highly qualified Co-Director of College Counseling to join our experienced and collegial team. This is a shared leadership position among three co-directors, each of whom oversees specific aspects of our dynamic college counseling program. A Friends school, Moses Brown inspires the inner promise of each student and instills the utmost care for learning, people, and place.
Successful candidates should possess a Master’s degree and a minimum of three years of college counseling experience. A background in college admissions and college counseling office leadership experience is strongly preferred. Strong candidates will possess the willingness and desire to work as a collaborative team member, a robust work ethic, outstanding organization and time-management skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, creativity, humor, and the ability to effectively engage with a diverse group of students, parents, faculty, and administrators.
Reporting to the Head of Upper School, this is a 10-month full-time position to begin in August, 2018.
Manage a comprehensive college counseling program as one of three co-directors in a collaborative model of leadership
Work closely as a member of an energetic and cooperative team that includes three full-time counselors and one office coordinator
Serve as the primary college counselor to approximately 35 students in the senior class and approximately 35 students in the junior class
Advise and support members of the senior and junior class and their parent(s)/guardian(s) in all aspects of the college admission process, including discussing college possibilities, guiding course selection, educating families about the college admission landscape and trends in higher education, providing guidance on essay and supplement writing, navigating the athletic recruitment process, and offering resources regarding financing an undergraduate education
Write a compelling and detailed letter of recommendation for each senior counselee
Participate in planning, presentation, and sponsorship of all office programming, including occasional evening and weekend commitments
Meet with college representatives who visit Moses Brown and cultivate excellent relationships with admission colleagues
Pursue professional development by visiting college campuses, attending regional/national conferences, engaging in college-sponsored events, and participating in professional organizations
Exhibit proficiency with technology related to college search and application: Naviance, Common Application, Coalition Application, and other web-based programs
Perform other duties both within and outside the college office given the talents and background of the individual
The position may include responsibilities such as supervising the Office Coordinator, managing the office budget, and/or overseeing a variety of other aspects of the college counseling program, dependent on the candidate’s background and skills.
Please direct all inquiries, including a cover letter, résumé, and contact information for three references to Julia Baker at Cco-hiring@.mosesbrown.org
About Moses Brown
Moses Brown School is a co-educational independent day school for nursery through twelfth grade. Moses Brown, a Friends school, exists to inspire students to reach their fullest intellectual and spiritual potential. We engage students in a rich academic curriculum, a broad offering of arts and athletics, and a daily life strongly rooted in the Quaker values of community, equality, and service. We affirm the Quaker belief that there is an inner light in each person which influences our decision making and leads us to the truths we seek. We consider virtues of simplicity, integrity, group wisdom, and respect for differences paramount to helping students of all faiths and backgrounds discover their missions in the world.
In its hiring practices, Moses Brown deliberately seeks to maximize the diversity of the school (in terms of class, gender, ethnicity, race, religion, sexual orientation, abilities/disabilities, and language).