Sequoyah School is an independent K-12 school in Pasadena, CA. Since 1958, Sequoyah has provided an innovative program based on the foundational theories of progressive education. Sequoyah opened its high school campus in September 2016 and graduated its inaugural Senior class in June 2019. Sequoyah’s high school academic program is comprised of a rigorous college preparatory curriculum in a student-centered, experiential, and collaborative learning environment. The curriculum features Sequoyah’s Advanced Studies courses, designed by faculty to engage students in challenging and meaningful academic work. Faculty and students at the high school embrace a deep intellectual exploration of content and a process of learning that values intellectual risk-taking and ownership of one’s learning. Through the 4 year Social Innovation and Field Studies programs, Sequoyah students are regularly given real-world experiences that reinforce a deeper understanding of academic skills and concepts outside of the classroom.
This a rare opportunity to participate in the development of a dynamic and forward thinking high school designed to support student engagement, social and environmental stewardship, in a rich and focused learning environment.
Sequoyah School is currently seeking applications from candidates for a Director of College Counseling for the 2020-2021 school year.
Based on Sequoyah’s high school campus, the Director of College Counseling will be an integral member of the administrative team and lead an educational post-secondary and college search process for both students and parents. This includes counseling families through general advisory meetings and formal one-on-one sessions on the intricacies of the college application, financial aid, and selection process. At the same time, the Director will play a pivotal role in the college search process by coaching students on how to actively take stock of their academic and extracurricular talents, interests and passions.
5+ years of experience in college counseling or college admissions, with demonstrated success working with teams, as well as a diverse group of students and parents
Expertise in current college admissions trends and options, as well as software systems
Demonstrated ability to balance independence while working in a highly collaborative environment
Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills
Bachelor's degree; Graduate degree preferred
About Sequoyah School
A progressive, K-12, independent school based in Pasadena, California.