The School seeks an experienced educator for a leave replacement to serve as Co-Director of College Counseling from June 2023-May 2024. The office consists of two Directors of College Counseling who co-counsel an entire class of 69 students through every aspect of the college search and application process.
Responsibilities include but are not limited to:
Guiding students and parents throughout the entire college search process in both individual and family meetings
Meeting individually with students and their parents
Presenting to parents and students on a variety of college admission topics
Writing recommendations for approximately half of the senior class
Providing support to students in writing college essays and completing applications
Maintaining strong ties with college admissions officers and staying informed of the issues and changes pertaining to to college admissions
Participating in the life of the School, including after-school meetings and evening programs
Co-teaching college counseling classes for juniors and seniors
Work closely with faculty and administrators
Guiding sophomores in selecting college entrance tests and preparing for them
Qualities we seek in a candidate: Strong candidates will have substantial experience in a highly selective college admissions environment and/or college counseling office in an independent school. In addition, they will:
Find joy in working with adolescents and in school life
Show a commitment to engaging with and learning from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences
Value being a team player in a collaborative office environment
Work with discretion and highest ethical standards in dealing with students and colleges
Respond with energy and empathy to the needs of students and families
Demonstrate excellent organizational, analytical-writing and public speaking skills.
Serve as a leader in the Upper School Community
Engage with a healthy sense of humor, warmth, patience, confidence and professionalism
Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The salary range for this role is $200,000 - $215,000.
Spence is committed to an equitable program and a diverse faculty and student body. We therefore actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds.
Please note that the School has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, which requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination.
The Spence School, founded in 1892, is an independent school for girls and young women with an enrollment of 750 students in Grades K–12. Spence is committed to an equitable and inclusive program and a diverse faculty, staff and student body. Candidates from diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply.