Corlears School, a N-5th grade New York City independent school located in the Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, is seeking a full time ex-missions Placement Counselor to support families in their applications to middle schools.
The counselor provides structured guidance to families and students that supports the outplacement process, including regular meetings with families to help develop their list of schools to apply to, as well as assistance in navigating both the public and independent school application process. The counselor also advocates for and supports the students’ candidacy with admission personnel at the applied to schools. To support this work the counselor participates in and engages with the New York City admission professional community.
The counselor is also a regular part of student life in the upper grades (3rd-5th), supporting classroom activities and promoting academic growth. In the 5th grade, the counselor collaborates with the 5th grade teacher and student support team to develop and implement specific outplacement and general advising curriculum to support students’ readiness for all aspects of the outplacement process and the middle school life beyond.
Primary counsel for parents in creating schools list
Support organization and submission of admissions application materials for families
Support student awareness and preparation for outplacement process
Attend and supervise test prep classes conducted by outside test prep company
Primary contact for admission directors at schools that students apply to
Collaborate with 5th grade teacher to administer advising and outplacement curriculum for students
Provide additional classroom support in 3rd-5th grade classrooms.
The Corlears Community:
Corlears is a warm and nurturing community dedicated to the educational excellence of young children through the elementary grades. Corlears is committed to creating an environment and shaping a curriculum that embraces differences. Our small and dynamic community makes working at Corlears both exciting and an opportunity for growth. We offer a competitive salary and benefits package.
3 or more years experience in admissions or ex-missions related work
Knowledge of NYC public and independent schools and their admission processes
Classroom teaching experience is preferred
Responsive Classroom training / exposure
About Corlears School
Corlears, a small, independent, progressive school located in the lively Chelsea neighborhood of Manhattan, is dedicated to the education of young children through the elementary grades. We seek to cultivate joy in learning through active investigation of integrated curricular themes.
Daily practice at Corlears is based on the belief that educating students to be well informed, socially engaged, critical thinkers is essential in order to sustain a healthy democracy. We have intentionally created an intimate environment, well suited to the needs of children through the elementary years, where students can easily navigate both the physical space and social networks of the community. We seek to create an economically and culturally diverse community that reflects our immediate neighborhood and reaches into the city beyond.