The Hun School of Princeton seeks an innovative and engaging individual to fill the role of Associate Director ofCollege Counseling to support a thriving division of 550 students and 90 teachers and staff. This position is full-time, twelve (12) months per year, beginning July 1, 2019 exempt from overtime, and eligible for all benefits afforded to full-time Hun School employees.
Reporting to the Director of College Counseling, the Associate Director of College Counseling will have the following responsibilities:
Counseling and supporting students in the college selection and application process;
Working with students individually and in small groups;
Building relationships with parents;
Writing counselor statements and providing feedback on applicant essays;
Advising students on course selection;
Taking part in professional development opportunities;
Perform tasks which are supportive in nature to the essential functions of the job, which may be altered or redesigned as necessary.
The successful candidate will demonstrate the following skills, experience, and requirements:
Minimum of three to five years combined experience in college counseling and/or college admissions, with an emphasis on college counseling, is preferred;
Knowledge of SCOIR will be an advantage;
Excellent listening, counseling, verbal and written communication skills;
Strong organizational, presentation, and interpersonal skills;
Ability to multi-task and adapt to changing requirements as needed;
Capacity to periodically work beyond and outside the typical workday in order to meet the needs of the College Counseling Office and the School;
Must possess good judgment, tact, sensitivity, and discretion in the handling of confidential information, materials and situations;
Keen problem solving and decision-making abilities;
Ability to work both independently and collaboratively based on the task;
Experience in an independent school environment a plus;
Personal qualities including resilience, approachability, and kindness;
Must pass State of New Jersey Criminal Background check.
Interested candidates should send a cover letter addressing your interest and experience in working in a diverse academic and residential community, and resume.
About The Hun School of Princeton
The Hun School of Princeton, an independent coeducational boarding and day school, with a diverse student body of 650 in grades 6-PG, is distinguished by its highly engaging college preparatory curriculum, broad extracurricular programs, supportive faculty, and a happy and kind community spirit.