Position: Associate Director of College Counseling (12 month position)
Georgetown Day School, with an enrollment of 1,075 boys and girls in pre-kindergarten through twelfth grade, is urban, independent and parent-owned. Founded in 1945 as the first racially integrated school in Washington, GDS maintains a diverse student body, 38% of which identify as students of color.
Reporting to the Director of College Counseling, the Associate Director will be an integral member of the college counseling team, which works collaboratively to build relationships with each student and his/her family in order to guide students through the college process. The Associate Director will support the Director in delivering an exceptional, comprehensive and supportive college-counseling program. As a diverse, inclusive school devoted to preparing our students to live and work in an increasingly globalized and multicultural society, GDS is particularly interested in professionals with demonstrated interest and experience in working in such a school setting.
Key responsibilities include:
Advising and effectively supporting 1/3 of the GDS junior and senior classes through each phase of the college process
Writing detailed, personal and incisive letters of recommendation in support of counselees
Communicating clearly and effectively with students and parents on all issues and trends related to college admissions, standardized testing and financial aid
Working closely with the Director to organize and run college counseling events and to develop new programming
Staying abreast of new programs and policies at colleges and universities
Maintaining and developing strong relationships with admissions officers at a wide array of colleges and universities
Representing GDS (its curriculum, mission and students) to colleges and universities in a manner that best supports the interests of the school and its community
Possessing depth of knowledge about college admissions, national trends, testing and the application process in order to serve as a resource for the GDS community
Key requirements and qualifications:
Successful candidates will have a minimum of 5-7 years of relevant experience in selective college admissions or college counseling and a B.A. or B.S. A master’s degree is preferred. Candidates must also possess excellent communication skills - be a strong writer, a compelling speaker, a thoughtful listener, and have strong time-management skills. Empathy, energy, flexibility, maturity, optimism and a strong work ethic will be highly valued in this position, as well as the ability to function in a dynamic and fast-paced office environment that encourages collaboration, congeniality, and collegiality.
Qualified applicants should submit a cover letter, resume and, a list of three references using our online application system. Applicants must also complete an application for employment form. This form can be uploaded directly to online application or emailed directly to firstname.lastname@example.org. To apply and to find out more about the school, candidates should visit our website atwww.gds.org.
Georgetown Day School does not discriminate in its educational, admissions, and personnel programs and policies or activities on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin, age, religion or religious creed, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, disability or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state or local law.