Wooster School is currently seeking a full-time College Guidance counselor. This innovative and highly energetic individual will work within all aspects of the College Guidance Office and ensure a comprehensive college guidance process for grades 8 through 12.
Coordinate with the College Guidance staff including the ACT, PSAT, and SAT Tutor.
Coordinate and team-teach the College Guidance Seminar course.
Prepare extensive summary reports analyzing college admissions results for Wooster students.
Manage a caseload of juniors and seniors.
Write and coordinate student profile/recommendation for each senior applying to college.
Coordinate many college guidance events such as: Senior Check-up Day, spring College Fair and Interviewing Session, fall speaker series, Junior Parent Program, the spring/summer college tour, etc.
Establish and maintain lines of communication with national and international colleges and universities.
Present to large groups of students, parents, faculty, Board of Trustees and others on issues surrounding the selective college admissions process.
Travel to national and regional conferences and visit colleges in order to stay current in the field.
Founded in 1926, Wooster School, a co-educational, K-12, college preparatory day school with an enrollment of approximately 375 students, is located in Danbury, Connecticut. Wooster educates a diverse population of students in academic ability, socioeconomic background, and ethnicity. The School is a member of the Connecticut Association of Independent Schools and the National Association of Independent Schools. Wooster is a community of thinkers, learners, and creators. By combining tradition, innovation, and the power of relationships, we produce curious, capable and compassionate learners who possess the skills and dispositions to be successful and fulfilled learners for life.
The disposition to collaborate with others.
The disposition to be broad, open-minded, and adventurous.
The disposition to be tolerant of some ambiguity.
The disposition toward wondering, problem finding, and investigating.
The disposition to consider other perspectives.
The disposition to make plans and be strategic.
The disposition to be metacognitive
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter, resume, and statement of philosophy to:
Director of Teaching and Learning
Candidate should have a/an:
Thorough understanding of selective college admissions processes and trends as they relate to financial aid, the visual and performing arts, and athletics.
Ability to connect with students, parents, colleagues, and college admissions officers.
Excellent attention to detail and communication skills, both written and oral.
Candidate should have at least a/an:
Minimum two years experience as a college counselor and/or a college admissions officer.
Experience managing others in an educational setting preferred.