Lovett School
Atlanta, GA
Grades K - 12 with 1650 students

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Reports to: Director of College Counseling
Position Summary: The Lovett School, an independent K-12 day school in Atlanta, GA, seeks an experienced College Counselor. Start date is negotiable but no later than August 1, 2023. College counselor will advise and support a group of seniors throughout the college process; work extensively with parents, juniors, and sophomores; and serve as an advisor in the Upper School. This position is approximately 10 months: associate directors arrive one week before teaching faculty at the beginning of the school year and depart shortly after teaching faculty in late spring but are accessible via phone and email throughout the summer and other breaks.
Primary Responsibilities
  • Works directly with seniors, juniors, and sophomores; writes school-recommendation letters and conducts multiple counseling sessions with individual students and parents.
  • Oversees special projects or responsibilities in the college counseling office, which may include general communications, the college-counseling monthly newsletter, events, and the coordination of AP exams or the PSAT.
  • Engages in many opportunities for professional development, including visiting college campuses and meeting college-admissions representatives.
  • Participates in department, faculty, team, and grade-level meetings as called.
  • Is involved in the life of the school outside of the classroom.
  • Fulfills additional duties as assigned, including responsibilities that may occur on weekends, school holidays, and evenings (e.g. admission open house, observations, and interviews).
Position Requirements
  • A bachelor's degree, a minimum of 3-5 years of selective college admission and/or college counseling experience are required; a master’s degree is preferred. 
  • The drive, organization, and flexibility to work in a fast-paced environment, contributing to the school community beyond the classroom. 
  • Excellent written and oral communication skills to facilitate effective communication with students, parents, colleagues, college representatives, and supervisors.
  • A strong desire to work in a collaborative learning community, employing a  growth mindset and participating in ongoing professional development during the school year and summer.
  • Desire and ability to develop an atmosphere of trust and knowledge of students as individuals.
  • Commitment to developing one’s own cultural self-awareness, cultural competence, and emotional intelligence.
  • Ethical behavior, professionalism, and regular and reliable attendance.
Physical Demands
NOTE: The Lovett School employment process includes a post-offer drug (hair) test and background check. See the employment application for more information.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands from wrist to finger, and talk or hear. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; and reach with hands. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and the ability to adjust focus.

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