St. John's School
Houston, TX
Grades K - 12 with 1416 students

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St. John’s is seeking a talented and knowledgeable Associate Director of College Counseling. In addition to relevant experience and a strong experiential background, successful candidates must demonstrate a passion for working with high school students, an engaging conversational style, and a commitment to developing the whole child and furthering the School’s mission, including its strategic initiatives on community and inclusion. St. John’s seeks educators who are innovative and reflective, open to feedback, and eager for professional collaboration.  This is a 10.5-month salaried position. Job title and salary will be commensurate with experience. 
Primary Responsibilities
  • Advise a student caseload of approximately 30-32 students through all aspects of the college search process, including researching schools, crafting a college list, the application and essay-writing process, and writing their letters of recommendation.
  • Conduct individual, family, small group, and class-wide meetings.
  • Collaborate closely with the current College Counseling team to develop and implement thoughtful, effective college counseling strategies, innovative programming, and best practices in the context of St. John’s School. In particular, we are constantly working to evaluate and improve our approach as it relates to our school’s mission and community and inclusion statement. 
  • Maintain and cultivate relationships with college admission officers, which includes hosting them during their visits to campus.
  • Serve as advisor for approximately 8-10 students and have a strong appreciation for the value of social emotional learning (SEL).
  • Engage enthusiastically and actively in the St. John’s School community, including attending student athletic events, performances, social activities, and chaperoning.
  • Other duties as assigned, all within the context of being an integral member of and contributor to a dynamic, vibrant Upper School community of educators.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; a master’s degree or higher is strongly preferred
  • A minimum of three or more years of college counseling experience at a high school
  • Experience at an independent school or higher education setting
  • Strong writing and communication skills, ability to work in a fast-paced, rigorous independent school setting, ability to communicate effectively with students, parents, teachers, and all other relevant professionals
  • Team player and self-starter who can both collaborate effectively as well as think independently. We capitalize on the different skills and expertise that each of our college counselors brings to the team and expect each member to contribute insight 
  • A commitment to developing one’s own cultural competency in a community that celebrates and appreciates diversity.  

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