Posted: Friday, October 27, 2017 5:36 PM
Job DescriptionThe principal responsibilities of the Director of College Counseling include: Leading and effectively managing the college counseling department including two Associate Directors and one full-time support staff member Advising students and families as they move through the college research, application, and selection process Writing letters of recommendation Reviewing, adjusting, and improving the college counseling program each year. Executing on-campus programs and workshops for parents, students and college admissions representatives Advising on course selection, registration, and consequences in the college selection process Preparing regular mailings and electronic communication to parents in tandem with the communications staff Overseeing progress through the fall process of finalizing college lists and sending off applications Visiting college campuses to establish and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with college admission staffs Representing school at national and regional conferences Guiding the work of the office through weekly department meetings Attending weekly faculty and administrative meetings Preparing and presenting to the Board of Trustees regular reports on the college admission process, placement, and national trends Attending regular curriculum committee meetings Advising faculty in their writing of college recommendations Work with various personnel who support the college counseling process, including the Liaison for Student Athletes and the Essay Writing Coach Establishing and maintaining a yearly budget Engaging actively in the school community, including attending student performances, athletics events, social activities and serving as an advisor Organizing and implementing the annual Essay Writing Workshop for seniors Desirable attributes include: A detail-oriented approach to work and outstanding communication skills including writing, listening, and public speaking The ability to work collaboratively with the administration, faculty, and other key members of the community The energy, patience, and sense of humor necessary to work effectively with high-school students and their families Proficiency in MS Office, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and the ability to learn additional software such as Naviance and PowerSchool Ideal candidates should have extensive experience in selective college admissions and/or college counseling A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion An interest in and openness to professional growth and development An advanced degree is strongly preferredCompany DescriptionHeadquartered in California with team members nationwide, CalWest specializes in the placement of educators and school leaders throughout the western region of the United States. Over the years, we have excelled in building meaningful relationships with candidates and becoming trusted advisors to the independent school community. By partnering with us, you will experience the degree of time, energy, and personal involvement that we devote to each search.
• Location: Los Angeles
• Post ID: 146508307 losangeles