Austin Preparatory School, located in Reading, Massachusetts about 15 miles north of Boston, is seeking qualified candidates for the position of College Counselor. Founded in 1961, Austin Prep is an independent co-ed Catholic school in the Augustinian tradition for students in grades 6-12. There are 750 students enrolled in the school. The College Counselor will join an office of four including two other college counselors and a Director of College Counseling.
The person in this position will oversee a caseload of 35-40 students in the sophomore, junior and senior classes. They will be responsible for meeting both with the student and families, creating college application lists, assisting with essay and interview preparation, writing strong letters of recommendations, and other duties as assigned within the college process. They will also be responsible for teaching 2-3 sections of our college prep course, which runs during the second semester of a student’s junior year.
The applicant is also responsible for maintaining working relationships with college admissions professionals; visiting college and university campuses on a regular basis; maintaining familiarity with important programs and issues in the admissions and college counseling fields; representing the School at meetings and conferences of professional associations; and assisting in the organization of various annual events, such as college fair, financial aid and mock admissions programming for students and their parents.
The applicant will also serve as an advisor within the school community, overseeing a group of 10-12 Upper School students. The advisor will serve as the main contact for the student and their family for all matters regarding their success as Austin Prep. They will also meet with the advisory four times per week.
The successful applicant will have at least a bachelor’s degree in related field (master’s preferred); and at 3-5 years experience in college counseling or college admission administration; experience with financial aid, merit scholarships, educational testings, summer programs, and/or year-off programs desired. Additional qualifications include excellent written and verbal communication skills, and interpersonal skills that include a demonstrated ability to work collaboratively within the framework of Austin Preparatory School’s mission and identity. Proficiency with Microsoft Office, Naviance, and Google products preferred. Some weekend and evening work required.
Interested candidates should submit the following electronic documents as a single PDF to email@example.com
1) A letter of interest expressing the applicant’s qualifications for this position;
3) A list of three professional references that includes e-mail, phone number, and a description of the professional relationship (references will not be contacted without the applicant’s permission).
Review of applications will begin immediately and qualified candidates will be contacted as materials are received.
About Austin Preparatory School
Austin Preparatory School is a Catholic co-educational independent school for students in grades 6 - 12.