The Director of College Counseling reports directly to the Associate Head of School and oversees all operations and performance of members of the Academy's College Counseling Office, which consists of two full-time Associate/Assistant Directors of College Counseling, and a College Counseling Assistant.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities include the following:
Establishing the college counseling calendar, including a schedule of regular communications to students, families and faculty regarding the college admission and financial aid processes
Developing and coordinating valuable skill-building workshops and test prep activities for students,
Organizing group meetings with students and families to review the college admission process
Providing individual college counseling, which will include the building of a, college list and application strategy, for a substantial group of WA students in each class as they work through the college admission process
Working with alumni as they consider transferring or reapplying to college
Writing a school statement in support of each counselee's applications to college Building lasting relationships with college admission representatives
Advocating for our candidates at key points in the admission process and providing counsel for faculty and coaches as they do the same?
Aggressively marketing the Academy and its students to college and university admission offices
Maintaining accurate and relevant records regarding academic or college admission data Creating and administering the annual budget of the College Counseling Office?Reporting to the Board of Trustees as requested
Serving on different committees
Faculty/Coaches - keep both groups informed about events, issues and policies regarding the college process that may affect their students and/or advisees. Glean valuable personal and academic information and anecdotes that will enhance the candidacy of our college applicants.
Two Associate/Assistant Directors of College Counselors ?
One College Counseling Assistant ?
Head of School- communicates progress in all areas of the college process, including an evaluation of the impact of Academy policy and/or procedures on its college candidates?Upper School Head - assesses impact of overall academic trends on the college admission process on both individual candidates and Academy students on the whole
Board of Trustees - report as requested the success of Academy students in the college admission process.
Offer global and historical perspectives relevant to the discussion of our student's relative success.
Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree in counseling or education administration preferred.
A minimum of 5 to 7 years of experience working in a selective college admission office and/or independent school college counseling office.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
Strong technology skills a must. Proficiency in Microsoft Office required. Proficiency with presentation software a plus.
Ability to multi-task in a fast paced, service oriented atmosphere.
Working knowledge of database systems for student records; Naviance experience highly desirable.
About Worcester Academy
Worcester Academy exists to instill in its students the desire to learn throughout life, to engage passionately with the world around them, and to be honorable persons of strong and resourceful character.
Our Core Values
We are a community—curious, thoughtful, generous, and thriving in our diversity. We embrace each of our core values as essential to the mission of Worcester Academy and as testimony of our beliefs and commitments.