Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling
Hathaway Brown School
October 8, 2018
Shaker Heights, Ohio
Full Time - Faculty
DEPARTMENT: College Counseling REPORTS TO: Director of College Counseling
POSTING DATE: October 3, 2018 FLSA: Exempt
Title will be either Assistant or Associate based on education and level of experience.
Hathaway Brown School is seeking a full-time Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling. This is a 12-month position with an ideal start date of January 2019 but the potential for a June 2019 start. The individual will collaborate with a robust counseling and support team to guide junior and senior classes of approximately 100 students through every aspect of the college search and application process. The Counselor is directly responsible for supporting students and their parents through each stage of the college search and application process, keeping the student at the center of the decision-making.
As Hathaway Brown is committed to an inclusive program and a diverse faculty and student body, candidates with a demonstrated commitment to and experience with diversity, equity, or inclusion work are especially encouraged to apply.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Educating students and parents on the college search and application process through group presentations, family meetings, and one-on-one sessions
Guiding students in the creation and revision of their college lists
Advocating for students throughout the application process, including writing a detailed, personalized, and timely School Letter of Recommendation for 30-45 members of the senior class
Teaching Junior and Senior Forum, a non-graded class in which students explore their strengths and interests, as well as the ins and outs of what they should be doing each step of their college search
Providing support to students in writing college essays and completing applications
Submitting all school materials required for a student’s college application in a timely fashion
Planning and completing a range of ongoing projects with a high level of organization and initiative (i.e. standardized test prep coordination, managing College Office information on school’s online learning platform, managing scholarship database, etc.)
Being knowledgeable about a wide-array of colleges and universities and the programs and experiences they offer
Staying informed of the ever-changing college admission landscape by reading industry publications, following list-serves, etc.
Developing and maintaining strong relationships with college admissions officers
Representing HB at relevant state and national conferences and workshops; interacting with college representatives during on-campus visits
Participating in the life of HB, including overnight school trips, after-school meetings, and evening programs
Other duties as assigned
Education and required knowledge, skills and abilities:
A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred
Excellent speaking and interpersonal skills
Superb writing skills
A joy for working with teenagers
Patience and empathy, and a deep understanding of the concerns of students and families during the college admissions process
An accommodating and flexible spirit, and an ability to respond nimbly to constantly changing circumstances
A collaborative work style
An ability and eagerness to work with people with diverse backgrounds and experiences
The highest ethical standards and sound judgment
Interested candidates should send a resume and cover letter articulating qualifications for this position, two writing samples, and three professional references to:
Hathaway Brown School
19600 North Park Boulevard, Shaker Heights, Ohio 44122
Hathaway Brown is a school for girls, and it's so much more. It’s a school for scientists and writers and artists and budding entrepreneurs. It’s a training ground for athletes and dancers and musicians and actresses. It’s a place where young people are empowered to ask questions, challenge conventions and explore opportunities.
And everything we do is guided by our motto: Non Scholae Sed Vitae Discimus - We Learn Not For School, But For Life.
Since 1876, HB has given students the tools they need to confidently embrace all the possibilities that exist for them beyond our Shaker Heights campus. The faculty’s dedication to hands-on experiential learning at all levels can be observed every day in the classrooms, libraries, science labs, theatres, dance studios and art rooms, as well as on the athletic fields. In addition to the superior academic preparation they receive, at every turn HB students are inspired to become the best people they can be. We encourage girls of all ages and boys in our Early Childhood program to take chances, stretch their minds, work together, and pick themselves up and start over when they need to. The results of this philosophical approach are both ...astounding and humbling. Through the years, we’ve amassed more than our fair share of awards and accolades in every discipline you can imagine. Students continually perform with notable distinction on high-level tests and in the rate at which they’re accepted to their first-choice, top-tier colleges and universities. But no matter how well they fare by these measures, all of our students are able to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to their lives. They know how to test theories, challenge conventions, find beauty in overlooked places, implement creative solutions, and lend a hand where it’s needed. Wherever they go from here, HB graduates bring strong character, unparalleled intelligence, unbridled enthusiasm, and an unquenchable thirst for knowledge along with them.