The Putney School seeks a full time Admission Counselor to begin during the summer of 2018. Putney is a progressive, coeducational, college preparatory, boarding secondary school of 230 students located in Putney, Vermont.
The Putney School is committed to cultivating and sustaining a community that embraces difference, seeks inclusivity, and demands cultural awareness, and we hire accordingly. For more information on Putney, please visit our website at www.putneyschool.org.
Admission counselors are responsible for building and managing relationships with students, families, and sending schools throughout the phases of a student’s and family’s experience of Putney in the admission process.
Specific duties include and are not limited to travel and outreach to meet students, families and school counselors; host, engage, and interview students and families when they visit Putney; sustaining contact as they progress from their inquiry to their application; support them through the completion of their applications; and thoughtfully connect accepted students with Putney students and faculty so their enrollment decision can be informed and feel supported.
Interested candidates should electronically submit a letter of interest, a resume and a list of 3 – 5 references to the Admission Counselor Search at email@example.com.
The Admission Counselor reports to the Director of Admission & Financial Aid. S/he is expected to be inquisitive, interested in educational design, engaged by Putney’s mission and creative ethos, an excellent communicator, technologically skilled, energetic, humorous, and a self starter. Candidates will have earned at least a four year college degree and will have worked for at least three years building professional experiences that can be directly deployed in this position.
Additional Salary Information: Commensurate with experience and expertise.
About The Putney School
The Putney School, an independent boarding and day school for grades 9-12 located in southeastern Vermont, has been a model of progressive education since it was founded in 1935 by Carmelita Hinton, a prominent leader in implementing John Dewey’s progressive learning ideals. The school, situated on a 500-acre working dairy farm, integrates highly academic classes with a practical work program, outdoor activities, and a strong program in the performing and visual arts. With 230 students from the U.S. and abroad The Putney School encourages stewardship of the environment, social responsibility, and global awareness. The school provides a full benefits package.