Nueva is a progressive, student-centered school known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, constructivist projected-based learning, and its pioneering work in social emotional learning and design thinking. The school also offers specialist teachers in numerous other core and elective areas including STEM, the arts, entrepreneurship, and physical education to name but a few. Our school community inspires passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind.
Six years ago, Nueva expanded its PK-8 program (founded in 1967) to include a grade 9-12 Upper School. The inaugural class of 77 students graduated in 2017 and current classes will range from 105 to 115 students. This is a foundational opportunity to continue to build Nueva’s college counseling program and represent its PK-12 program to colleges and universities across the country and world.
The Nueva School seeks an Associate Director of College Counseling to join our highly collaborative team of three educators in creating and executing a comprehensive and dynamic program supporting the college search and application process.
Educate students and parents about the search/application process through programs, individual meetings, and seminars from grades 9 to 12.
Communicate options to individual students based on interests and profile; help students discover “fit.”
Develop and nurture relationships with college and university representatives.
Attend professional conferences, travel to college campuses, and promote Nueva as appropriate.
Write comprehensive letters of recommendation and serve as students’ advocate throughout the application process.
Assist students in all aspects of the application process.
Assist with course approval processes for the UC system and NCAA.
Support programs (such as advisory, admissions, and/or chaperoning trips/events) as requested.
A qualified candidate must have a strong background in in independent schools or higher education, experience in college counseling or selective college admissions (5+ years in either environment, a combination of the two preferred), as well as be comfortable engaging with a diverse, high achieving student body and their parents. It is essential that applicants understand and appreciate Nueva’s unique educational philosophy.
Additional qualifications include:
BA/BS required. Master’s degree preferred.
Strong public speaking and written communication skills.
Deep knowledge of all aspects of the college admissions process.
The ability to work both collaboratively and independently. Strong sense of initiative and tolerance for ambiguity.
Robust technology skills, including facility with Naviance, SCOIR, MaiaLearning, College Kickstarter, and/or Ciaflo.
Unwavering sense of ethics and impeccable integrity.
Demonstrated intellectual drive and curiosity.
Please send a cover letter, resume, and the names and contact information of three references at https://nuevaschool.applytojob.com/. To address specific questions, please email Gavin Bradley at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Compensation will be commensurate with experience. The Nueva School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
About The Nueva School
The Nueva School, an internationally recognized, nonprofit, independent day school, has served gifted learners since 1967. Today, Nueva serves more than 900 students PK–12. Nueva is located in the neighboring towns of Hillsborough and San Mateo, equidistant between San Francisco and Silicon Valley, serving six different counties throughout the Bay Area of Northern California.
A constructivist school, Nueva is known for its distinctive inquiry-based interdisciplinary studies, project-based learning, and pioneering work in social-emotional learning and design thinking. The Nueva community instills a passion for lifelong learning, fosters social and emotional acuity, and develops the imaginative mind. Our school has received the US Department of Education National Blue Ribbon Award and the American Institute of Architects Award for School Design and Sustainability, has been recognized as an Apple Distinguished Program and appointed an Ashoka Changemaker School, co-founded the Common Ground Speaker Series, hosts the biennial Innovative Learning Conference, and was highlighted by the Pulitzer Prize–winning and New York Times best-selling author Thomas Friedman in his book That Used ...to Be Us in the chapter “Average Is Over.”
For more information on The Nueva School, please visit www.nuevaschool.org.