The College Counseling Office (CCO) Assistant is responsible for providing reception and administrative support to the College Counseling Office. The first point of contact for the CCO, the Assistant will build strong relationships with students, parents, and college/university representatives, and assist with all aspects of students’ college application processes.
The successful candidate will have exceptional customer service, communication, and problem-solving skills, including the ability to respond independently to constituents’ needs. In order to provide effective and efficient services, it is expected that the Assistant be professional, flexible, maintain confidentiality, and use tact and diplomacy at all times. The Assistant must be detail-oriented, organized, and technologically-savvy. The position requires the ability to manage multiple projects at once and adhere to deadlines.
This part-time position (20 hours/week) offers some flexibility with hours, though work on several evenings/weekend mornings throughout the year is required. Our office is staffed from August 15 through June 15.
Manage the reception area and greet visitors;
Assemble and submit college application materials;
Support transfer students with application submission;
Assist with prep for special events (e.g., college workshop, college fair, test-prep class);
Update/edit mailings and collaborate with the Communications Office;
Assist students with standardized test registration;
Utilize educational software to track students’ applications;
Perform clerical work including, but not limited to: copying and filing; data entry; ordering and organizing supplies; preparing mailings; and updating bulletin boards;
Completion of other projects as required in support of the College Counseling Office and staff.
2+ years of related experience, preferably in an academic/educational setting;
Excellent written and oral communication skills and attention to detail;
Cheerful and positive approach when working with students, parents, college admissions representatives, staff and faculty, etc.;
Highly organized and able to oversee multiple projects simultaneously;
Work both independently and collaboratively in a fast-paced team environment;
Proficient in use of MS Office and Google docs, educational database experience preferred; willingness to learn new computer skills as required;
Ability to maintain strict confidentiality.
To apply for this position, please submit a letter of interest and a resume to:
Kate Peltz and Peter Jennings
Co-Directors of College Counseling
College Counseling Office Assistant
About Concord Academy
Concord Academy is an independent, coeducational boarding and day school renowned for world-class faculty, passionate students, and graduates who make their mark on the world. Founded in 1922, Concord Academy has long balanced high academic standards with a focus on educating the whole student through the arts, athletics, and engagement in the world. Our community thrives on a love of learning, thanks to the care and partnership of teachers who support our students as individuals and challenge them every day to think critically and creatively.
Innovative teaching drives our wide-as-you-can-dream curriculum. Our rigorous approach to the sciences, arts, and humanities is infused with opportunities for intellectual growth, experimentation, and hands-on learning. CA students are honest, dedicated, and self-driven — some of the brightest, most curious, and inventive young people you’re likely to encounter. Within a structured framework, our experienced teachers afford them the flexibility to learn as they do best — while achieving personal goals, whether building a robot or directing a mainstage performance. Creative problem-solving and creative expression are at the core of the CA e...xperience.
Our 39-acre campus on Main Street in Concord, Mass., is home to nearly 400 students in grades 9 through 12 from nearby towns and around the globe. We bring students out into the world, and the world to our campus. In our close-knit community, we prize collaboration over competition. Our daily interactions are shaped by uncommon levels of trust. At CA, we do more than embrace diverse perspectives and backgrounds. We foster independent thinking. We invite passionate dialogue and debate. We believe that living attentively, questioning assumptions, and speaking one’s own truth are essential elements of an engaged and active learning experience.
When our students graduate, they’re prepared not only for college but also for lives of service and impact. Our alumnae/i are authors and ambassadors, entrepreneurs and engineers, dancers and doctors. This is a place where students love to learn, where creativity and trust are abundant natural resources, and where the history and literature of New England enrich us every day.
Concord Academy engages its students in a community animated by a love of learning, enriched by a diversity of backgrounds and perspectives, and guided by a covenant of common trust.
Students and teachers work together as a community of learners dedicated to intellectual rigor and creative endeavor. In a caring and challenging atmosphere, students discover and develop talents as scholars, artists, and athletes and are encouraged to find their voices.
The school is committed to embracing and broadening the diversity of backgrounds, perspectives, and talents of its people. This diversity fosters respect for others and genuine exchange of ideas.
Common trust challenges students to balance individual freedom with responsibility and service to a larger community. Such learning prepares students for lives as committed citizens.
Create + Innovate: The Centennial Campaign for Concord Academy
“As Concord Academy approaches 100 years, we recognize the school’s strengths as a dynamic living and learning community, rooted in an environment defined by innovation and creativity. Looking toward the future, we aspire to strengthen this foundation to make Concord Academy the very best school it can be…The Centennial Campaign is a blueprint for academic, programmatic, and capital priorities. The campaign will free students and faculty to question deeply, take intellectual risks, and dream bigger than ever before.” – Rick Hardy, Head of School. www.concord100.org/progress-priorities/