The assistant/associate director of college counseling (title commensurate with experience and education) supports the co-directors in the execution of a college counseling program designed to help each student gain admission to colleges and universities that fit her intellectual and personal abilities, interests, and aspirations. In educating, counseling, guiding, and supporting students and their parents in the college search and application processes, this person works knowledgeably, professionally, and ethically; aligns his/her work with the educational mission and values of the school; advocates tirelessly for the best interests of the students s/he serves; and subscribes to the belief that “college is a match to be made, not a prize to be won.” (Frank Sachs) S/he is responsible for and carries additional duties as assigned.
Successful candidates will have at least 3-5 years’ experience in college admissions and/or college counseling; possess a bachelor’s degree (though a Master’s is preferred); be an excellent writer; love working with adolescent girls; demonstrate strong counseling, communication, and organizational skills; be a willing worker and a joyful collaborator; and embrace the immersive lifestyle of working in a boarding school.
Emma Willard School is a nationally recognized, academically rigorous, college preparatory boarding and day high school for girls. We seek to identify, recruit, and develop employees who bring a diversity of experiences, perspectives, talents, and backgrounds. We offer competitive compensation and an attractive benefits package in a stimulating and dynamic academic community. Emma Willard School is an equal opportunity employer.
About Emma Willard School
Since 1814, Emma Willard School has been one of the nation's leading college preparatory boarding and day schools for young women. At Emma Willard, every possible resource is dedicated to developing in students the values and skills that form the foundation of a life of accomplishment, leadership, and fulfillment. These include a love for the life of the mind, a commitment to service, courage and confidence, grace and creativity, and collaboration and friendship. Known for its rigor, the school promotes intellectual curiosity and disciplined study habits through a challenging curriculum distinguished by a wide array of advanced placement courses and electives. It also promotes active involvement in the life of the campus and off-campus communities through a rich co-curricular program. In all they do, students are both challenged and closely supported by an outstanding faculty and staff. The school's extraordinary physical plant is listed on the National Register of Historic Places and provides a breathtakingly beautiful yet state-of-the-art setting for learning and living. Throughout its history, Emma Willard has been committed to enrolling a diverse student body from across the Ca...pital Region, across the country, and around the world. This commitment is honored by significant expenditures in financial aid to assist families who might not otherwise have the opportunity to provide an extraordinary secondary education for their daughters.