Drew’s Associate Director of College Counseling partners with the Director of College Counseling to develop and administer the school’s college counseling program, seeking both to support individual students and to develop a holistic vision for a mission-aligned college counseling curriculum. With a total student body of 280, Drew’s college counselors have the opportunity to build strong relationships with the school’s students. A college counselor at Drew is both an expert at navigating college admissions, and believes that their role within this landscape is to empower each Drew student to find their own best path forward.
Essential Duties and responsibilities
Serves as college counselor for a caseload of eleventh- and twelfth-grade students and their families, helping them navigate the college admissions process.
Coordinates and helps present informational events and college workshops for students and parents, envisioning such programming as a holistic curriculum centered on empowering students and helping each find a “best fit” path from Drew.
Helps in planning and teaching a College Counseling class to eleventh- and twelfth-grade students.
Collaborates with other adults in the Drew community to integrate college counseling into the life of the school, including participation at public events, as well as by training faculty in the writing of recommendation letters.
Maintains and builds relationships with college admissions officers, both to learn about best-fit schools and programs for Drew students, and also to advocate for Drew students by promoting awareness of Drew with college admissions officers.
Organizes and administers standardized testing for students.
Seeks professional development by attending conferences and visiting colleges.
Qualifications and skills
Commitment to Drew’s mission, and especially to a “best fit” philosophy in the college admissions process.
Strong interpersonal skills and a commitment to responding with empathy in supporting the needs of a diverse student and parent population.
Clear attention to detail and expertise in written communication.
Previous experience as a high school college counselor and/or within a college admissions office.
Degree in counseling or related field preferred.
About Drew School
Drew School is an independent, urban high school in San Francisco enrolling 280 students in grades 9 through 12. Drew engages each student in a process of intellectual discovery to develop an individual voice, the confidence to express it, and the empathy to understand its impact.
Our school community is centered on experienced, dedicated, and passionate faculty, and engaged, committed students. Drew combines its student-centered curriculum with a focus on experiential learning, global awareness, and local community involvement.