Director of College Counseling

  • Brentwood School
  • Los Angeles, CA, United States
Full Time Academia-Higher Ed Education Health Care

Job Description

Brentwood School, a vibrant and diverse K-12 independent school, is seeking resumes from qualified candidates interested in a full time Director of College Counseling. This position reports directly to the Upper School Director. The Director of College Counseling is a member of the Upper School Administrative Team and the Brentwood School (K-12) Leadership Team. The ideal candidate will be team-oriented with an interest in working with high school students, their families, college representatives, faculty and administrators. This is a 12 month position with a workload that can vary greatly during the course of the year.

 

The 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 Brentwood 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
  • Sharing chaperone responsibilities with the College Counseling Team for Brentwood’s East and West Coast College Trips
  • Engaging actively in the Brentwood 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 Brentwood 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 preferred

 

 

 

Brentwood School is dedicated to the creation of a diverse faculty and staff that better represents our student body and the city of Los Angeles.  For further information about Brentwood School, please visit the school’s website: www.bwscampus.com.

 

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references electronically to

Corisa Cobden

Administrative Assistant to Upper School Director

E-mail: ccobden@bwscampus.com