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Saint Andrew's School is an independent, co-educational school for grades JK - 12, Saint Andrew's is both a day school and a boarding school, educating students from across the United States and throughout the world. As a college preparatory school in the Episcopal tradition, Saint Andrew's welcomes students of all faiths, customs, cultures, and beliefs. "Honor Above All," academic excellence and education in Mind, Body, and Spirit reflect Saint Andrew's experience. We are committed to educating the "whole child" while instilling a dedication to lifelong learning. With approximately 1,300 enrolled students, with 600 students in grades 9 through 12. Saint Andrew’s School seeks employees who are committed to our mission to provide educational excellence in an inclusive community, fostering lifelong learning and nurturing each individual in mind, body, and spirit in the Episcopal tradition. We encourage applications from individuals whose backgrounds and experiences will help us promote an inclusive school culture. We are committed to respecting the dignity of each member of our community, and we strive to recruit a diverse and talented faculty and staff.
Saint Andrew’s School is seeking a dynamic Assistant/Associate Director of College Guidance. The Assistant/Associate Director reports to the Director of College Guidance and is an integral part of the staff that includes four other college counselors and a full-time administrative assistant. Each counselor advises approximately 30-35 students per grade level in Grades 10-12. The anticipated start date for this position will be July 1, 2023.
Duties and Responsibilities
Responsible for advising students and their parents throughout the entire college search and application process, composing letters of recommendation and representing the school to college admission colleagues.
Monitors academic progress and curriculum planning for sophomore, junior, and senior students
Meets with parents about their children’s college process
Meets with students individually in fall, winter, and spring
Oversees progress through the spring process of preparing a college list and admission testing plan
Oversees progress through the fall process of finalizing college lists and sending application materials on behalf of students
Writes letters of recommendation to accompany college and scholarship applications
Assists Director with application workshops throughout the fall for Resident students
Assists with coordination of scholarship programs and promotion of them
Provide students and parents with college financial aid information
Assists Director with developing programs and securing speakers for college night which help educate parents and students on the admission and application process
Remains current on the cognitive and developmental needs of students
Monitors student academic progress and provides scheduling advice
Forms intervention strategies with students, parents, and teachers to resolve academic difficulties
Identifies students that may benefit from special educational testing
Informs faculty members about circumstances that may affect a student’s academic performance
Advises students on enhancing their extracurricular profile
Works as a team with the 9th Grade Chair and other college counselors and keeps the Head of Upper School informed about student’s progress and special issues
Addressed curricular concerns and develop strategies to meet students’ needs with department Chairs and Head of the Upper School
Works to improve name recognition and visibility of Saint Andrew’s School with public service, relations, and travel in the college admissions community Attends regional and national conferences and maintains membership in NACAC, SACAC, College Board, and ACCIS
Visits numerous college campuses each year and attends college counselor fly-in programs to establish and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with college admission staffs
Attends local informational sessions hosted by colleges
Meets with college admissions representative during their campus visit
Works with the faculty and administration, attending all Upper School faculty meetings as well as working with coaches on helping student athletes through the college selection process
Other duties that help the College Guidance Office reach its goals will also be assigned by the Director
The ideal candidate will, at a minimum, have a bachelor’s degree and have previous experience in college counseling and/or college admissions in a selective admissions environment.
An advanced degree is preferred
Experience working with college bound athletes
Excellent interpersonal and public speaking skills
Strong writing and editing skill