Position Title: Assistant Director of College Counseling
Direct Reports: None
Status: 12-Month, Residential Faculty
Reporting to The Director of College Counseling, the Assistant Director of College Counseling will work closely with three other counselors and an administrative assistant to guide Hill students through the college admissions process. The Assistant Director will be responsible for educating Hill constituencies (including students and families) about college admissions issues, helping students and families navigate the actual application process, promoting The Hill’s program to colleges, and providing insightful guidance to direct Hill students towards appropriate colleges and universities that fit their academic and personal needs.
More specifically, responsibilities for this position include (but are not limited to):
Managing a caseload of approximately 30 sixth form (senior) students, including periodic meetings with each assigned counselee;
Writing the official school recommendation for each assigned counselee;
Teaching assigned sections in the school’s College Seminar class;
Meeting with college admissions representatives;
Communicating with parents as appropriate;
Actively participating in regional, state, and national professional organizations;
Traveling to conferences and individual colleges and universities to gain greater insight about the process and to nurture and develop important professional relationships;
Developing and planning relevant on-campus programming related to the college search process;
Other duties as assigned, and
Fulfilling other residential school duties and responsibilities as deemed appropriate for the position.
Participate in the School’s co-curricular programs for two of the three terms each academic year.
Ideally, the successful candidate will have experience working with students from both the secondary and post-secondary side of the process. The Assistant Director of College Counseling will also be expected to undertake responsibilities that are normally associated with a boarding school, such as serving on various school committees and participating in the school’s co-curricular and residential programs. Other skills and/or qualities necessary for this position are: excellent verbal and written communication skills; a good grasp of technological tools associated with the college search process; a genuine willingness to work closely with students; a high energy level; and, of course, a good and enduring sense of humor! A bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s degree is preferred; and, at least four years of experience within a highly selective admissions process is encouraged. Start date for this position is July 1, 2018Those individuals interested in joining our diverse, close-knit community should apply online via the School’s website. The Hill School is an equal employment opportunity employer.
About The Hill School
Founded in 1851 and located in Pottstown, PA, The Hill School is a selective boarding school for 520 students in 9th through 12th grade from a variety of geographic and socio-economic backgrounds. The Hill employs 106 faculty members and 137 staff members. All candidates should be highly qualified, with prior secondary education experience preferable. In addition to competitive salary and benefits, nearly all of Hill’s faculty members live on campus, and housing is typically provided as part of the employment contract. Along with one’s primary role, faculty members are expected to assist in both the co-curricular afternoon program and the residential program in the evenings and on weekends. The school is committed to creating a diverse faculty that is the best in the country and relishes the opportunity to work closely in all facets of school life with our tremendous students. The Hill School is an equal opportunity employer.