Berkshire School seeks a Director of College Counseling to begin in August 2019. The Director of College Counseling is responsible for creating, implementing and overseeing the college counseling program at Berkshire School. This is a full-time, exempt, faculty position in the College Counseling Office that reports to the Associate Head of School and works in close partnership with the Head of School. The Director of College Counseling is a member of the senior administrative team. While this position primarily follows the academic calendar, some work and oversight are required during academic vacations, including the summer break. Other responsibilities include coaching and/or advising roles depending on the background and interest of the Director and the needs of the School.
Salary is competitive and includes year-round housing plus utilities, and meals when school is in session. Health and retirement benefits, including TIAA-CREF, are part of the compensation package. Funding exists to support advanced degree work, as well as participation in professional conferences, workshops, summer study, and travel.
Berkshire School strives to create a global community that reflects the world around us and the backgrounds, experiences, identities, genders, perspectives, races, religions and talents that each member brings to our school. We believe that a diverse and inclusive community supports and respects all cultures, ethnicities, languages, philosophies, political views and sexual orientations that exist within and beyond our school.
Job Functions/Major Responsibilities:
Counsels students and parents through the college process. (See Major Responsibilities/Activities for College Counselor.)
Supervises and supports college counselors and support staff.
Establishes and maintains professional relationships with cohort schools, as well as colleges and universities.
Maintains department budget.
Establishes and maintains current and useful resources for student and parent use in researching and applying to colleges and applying for financial aid, registering with NCAA Clearinghouse, registering for standardized tests, etc.
Works closely with the Dean of Academics regarding curricular issues.
Communicates to the Head of School on a regular basis regarding college counseling and with the Board of Trustees on an annual basis.
Interested candidates contact Jean Maher, Associate Head of School/Dean of Faculty at firstname.lastname@example.org
A bachelor's degree is required and a master's degree or higher is preferred. A minimum of five years of experience in college counseling and/or college admissions is required. A demonstrated commitment to continued professional development, including diversity and/or cultural competency training, is required. An ability to participate in the life of the school as residential faculty, coach, or advisor is required.
About Berkshire School
Berkshire School is a co-ed, college preparatory boarding and day school offering a rigorous academic course of study. Pioneering programs - such as Advanced Math/Science Research, Advanced Humanities Research, Sustainability and Resource Management, and Pro Vita Winter Session - coexist with advanced sections and AP offerings in all disciplines. Berkshire provides a range of artistic and athletic offerings supported by a state-of-the-art academic building and brand new facilities in athletics and the arts. In this extraordinary setting, students are encouraged to learn, in the words of the school motto, "not just for school, but for life."