Walnut Hill School for the Arts seeks a qualified candidate to cover maternity leave in the College Counseling office. This position will work closely with the Associate Director of College Counseling and the College Counseling Assistant to provide guidance and feedback to juniors and seniors as they explore opportunities for post-high school plans. This is a 30 hour per week position for 3-6 months or as needed. The start date is anticipated between December 2018 and February 2019.
Advising half of the junior class and half of the senior class (about 100 students total) and their families as they explore opportunities for life after Walnut Hill;
Helping seniors and parents to discuss and analyze their college outcomes to determine best fits for post-Walnut Hill plans;
Working closely with arts and academic faculty to support students' post-high school aspirations;
Engaging each student in a customized process of self-assessment and exploration;
Providing guidance and feedback on application materials and essays, and helping students to navigate the arts-specific audition, interview, and/or portfolio review process;
Assisting with advising 9th and 10th grade students and advisors on academic planning;
Coordinating on-campus meetings with and serving as a liaison to college admissions representatives;
Maintaining and disseminating information about standardized tests such as the SAT, ACT, TOEFL, and IELTS;
Communicating extensively with parents and guardians, including authoring detailed correspondence following each meeting;
At least 5 years of experience in college admissions or college counseling;
Ability to work independently and effectively in a changing, fast-paced environment;
Possess effective written and oral communication skills, organizational and interpersonal skills;
Ability to handle highly sensitive information with discretion;
Familiarity with Naviance software;
Strong computer skills and proficiency with Google platform and Microsoft Office Suite;
The ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and engaged student and parent population;
Experience working with international students and families;
Knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admission policies, and financial policies and procedures;
Share an educational and artistic vision that aligns with the core principles of Walnut Hill; and
Possess and exude a positive attitude, passion for education and learning, and a sense of humor!
About Walnut Hill School for the Arts
The mission of Walnut Hill is to educate talented, accomplished and intellectually engaged young artists from all over the world. The School does so in a diverse, humane and ethical community.
Founded in 1893, Walnut Hill offers intensive training in five arts disciplines: dance, music, theater, visual art, and writing, film, & media arts, in the context of rigorous academic preparation for college.