Brookstone School in Columbus, GA seeks a full-time Director of College Counseling to begin August 1, 2019. Reporting to the Head of Upper and Middle School, this individual is responsible for all aspects of the college search and admissions process, including educating students and parents about colleges, trends, procedures, and standardized testing; advising and supporting classes and families as they go through the college search and application process; and helping students and families aspire realistically and choose wisely. This position also oversees another experienced full-time college counselor.
The Director of College Counseling will participate in professional development opportunities including national conferences, college campus visits, and other college-sponsored programs. He or she will plan events, host visiting college representatives, travel to conferences and colleges, and work closely with students and families throughout their Brookstone years. The ideal candidate brings established relationships with college admission offices, holds a master's degree, has at least five years of experience in college admissions or high school college counseling, and has experience working with Naviance.
The school's graduating classes average about 80 students with 100 percent attending 4-year colleges or universities. Salary and benefits are commensurate with experience and background and are competitive with those of comparable institutions.
Exceptional candidates will have:
At least five years of experience in college admissions or high school college counseling
Understanding and knowledge of Naviance
Strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
Ability to build and maintain relationships with students, individual colleges, partner with non-profits, high school personnel, and other outside agencies
Ability to exercise discretion and independent judgment
Excellent written and verbal communication skills
Strong organizational ability, and the ability to meet deadlines
About Brookstone School
Since its inception, Brookstone School has been stretching the minds and developing the talents of its students. The Brookstone experience provides the foundation for students to reach beyond the classroom and gain an understanding of their own unique abilities and ambitions. The school has built a distinct reputation for extraordinary quality in educating college bound students and for guiding them toward a life of personal fulfillment as well as service to others.
Brookstone's students consistently rank among the top in the country, with 100% of graduating seniors attending college. In addition to academic accolades, students leave Brookstone enriched with the skills and values that will serve them for a lifetime of exemplary leadership, not just at work but in the community as well.