Located in the San Francisco Bay Area, Crystal Springs Uplands School is a grades 6-12 co-educational independent day school that spans two distinct campuses but has a deeply connected culture and community that celebrates scholarship, strives for balance, and fosters inclusion. In addition to bringing a multitude of diverse and unique backgrounds to our community, Crystal students are motivated learners who lead with humility, seek growth challenges, and bring their authentic selves to all that they do.
Crystal adults are experienced, collaborative educators who are committed to effective teaching and professional growth, love working with students inside and outside of the classroom, and engage in their work with dedication and humor. Crystal embodies its core values through robust professional growth and leadership opportunities, intentional relationship-building, innovative curriculum and rich co-curricular programs, and a continual commitment to creating a diverse, equitable school community. Crystal Springs Uplands School seeks a full-time Associate Director of College Counseling starting April 2019 or no later than July 1, 2019.
The ideal candidate will have at least three years of experience in independent school college counseling or college admissions. A Bachelor’s degree is required.
A successful candidate in this position will: ? Exhibit a passion for counseling students, with a wide range of academic and extracurricular interests and abilities, as they identify college options at which they will thrive intellectually and personally ? Commit to working with students and parents from a variety of different backgrounds; be able to see and celebrate the potential in every student ? Work collaboratively with approximately one third of each graduating class (~30 students and their parents/guardians), the College Counseling team, and school colleagues ? Be well-versed on the college admission landscape and current trends; be comfortable with data analysis and data management platforms ? Maintain and cultivate relationships with college admission officers, during their visits to campus as well as through travel to colleges and professional conferences in order to represent CSUS and to develop professionally ? Demonstrate strong communication skills; be a close and active listener, compelling and articulate speaker, and effective writer ? Be emotionally intelligent, energetic, empathetic, optimistic, organized, good humored, collaborative, collegial, and confident ? Take an interest in our multifaceted community outside of the office (e.g. serving on committees, coaching, sponsoring a club, leading a global trip, speaking multiple languages, etc.)
Please submit a cover letter describing your interest in the position as well as how you anticipate contributing to the Crystal community, your resume, and list of three references to Jennifer Carleton, Director of College Counseling (email: CCO@csus.org or by mail: Crystal Springs Uplands School, 400 Uplands Drive, Hillsborough, CA 94010).
Crystal Springs Uplands School (CSUS) is an equal opportunity employer committed to provide a work environment free of discrimination and harassment. All employment decisions at CSUS are based on business needs, job requirements and individual qualifications, without regard to race, color, age, disability, national origin, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital status, ancestry, genetic information. Candidates of color and from other groups traditionally underrepresented in independent schools are encouraged to apply.
About Crystal Springs Uplands School
Crystal Springs Uplands School, a coeducational independent day school in Hillsborough, California, located on the Bay Area Peninsula serving 350 students in grades 6-12. As an institution committed to diversity we encourage minority candidates to apply.