Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling

Description

The Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling reports to the Co-Directors of College Counseling and assists with the daily operation of the college counseling program, including programs to assist and educate students and their families about the college search and application process, develop relationships with colleges and universities, and create and submit school materials in support of college applicants. The ideal candidate must maintain confidentiality and be an excellent representative to our students, families, the Tabor community, and college communities. As a residential school, Tabor considers the work of faculty more broadly. At our best, we engage with our students both in and out of the college counseling office. Faculty members at Tabor can expect to be responsible for weekly evening/weekend supervisory duties and will be responsible for contributing to the life of the school for one season in the co-curricular program.

Responsibilities

  • Provide guidance and counsel to students, families, and faculty in all phases of the college search and application process
  • Assist with various programs sponsored by the College Counseling Office and assume special projects and assignments as determined by the Co-Directors of College Counseling
  • Empower and educate students to make thoughtful and well-informed decisions
  • Write counselor recommendations
  • Craft personalized standardized testing plans to align best with each student’s skills and aspirations
  • Communicate regularly with families about their child’s college process
  • Advocate for students throughout the college search and application process
  • Stay current with research, changes, and trends in school counseling, higher education, and Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, Belonging (DEIB)
  • Foster and maintain relationships with college admissions representatives; meet with representatives who visit Tabor’s campus and attend college social gatherings as necessary
  • Travel to college campuses to establish and maintain mutually beneficial relations with college admissions officers
  • Pursue professional learning opportunities, including attendance at national and regional conferences such as NACAC, ACCIS, NEACAC, and BISCCA; participate in affinity groups as they relate to DEIB

Expectations

  • Dedication to personal and professional growth, especially in the areas of DEIB
  • Have an intuitive understanding of the dynamics of high schools
  • Possess a high degree of cultural competency and demonstrate an ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and demanding population; create responsive, caring and appropriate relationships with students, families and colleagues
  • Excellent interpersonal, communication (writing, presenting, listening, advising), and organizational skills, and the ability to interact and work effectively with students, parents, faculty and other employees
  • Understanding colleges, their academic programs, admissions and financial aid policies and procedures
  • Strong organizational skills for multi-tasking and prioritizing responsibilities
  • Ability to learn and become proficient with emerging technology as required
  • Invest in the community and participate in the lives of students outside the realm of college counseling
  • Occasional travel, both nationally and international, to visit colleges and universities, and attend conferences


Qualifications:

Minimum: Bachelor’s degree and interest in working with teenagers

Preferred: Prior work in college counseling or college admission

To Pursue this Position

Please submit, electronic materials only. Send employment application, cover letter, and resume to employment@taboracademy.org with “College Counseling” in the subject line. In the cover letter (or in a separate statement of educational philosophy), we invite you to share how your understanding of/capacity with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion has evolved, whether from personal or professional experiences.

Tabor Academy is eager to consider applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities.

Tabor Academy does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other Academy-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.

   
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