The Director of College Guidance is responsible for leading and overseeing the function of the College Guidance Office, including providing the support necessary for the submission of college applications by the senior class and the supervision of four full-time college counselors, one full-time administrative assistant, and one director of standardized testing.
Manage a caseload of juniors and seniors.
Oversee delivery of a four-year college guidance curriculum.
Stay abreast of developments in the field of selective college admissions.
Analyze data and outcomes; prepare reports analyzing college admissions results for Loomis Chaffee students.
Present to large groups of students, parents, faculty, Board of Trustees and others on issues surrounding the selective college admissions process.
Travel to conferences and visit colleges in order to stay current in the field and to develop and maintain professional relationships.
Participate in committee work and other projects as assigned; be involved in the school community at large.
The Loomis Chaffee School does not discriminate against employees on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status or disability. This policy applies to, but is not limited to, admission, financial aid, employment, use of school facilities and participation in school activities.
Skills & Knowledge
Deep understanding of highly selective college admissions processes and trends.
Ability to connect with students, parents, colleagues, and college admissions personnel.
Excellent attention to detail and communication skills, both written and oral.
Understanding of selective college admissions process as it relates to all students as well as international students, students applying for financial aid, students of color, and students for whom arts and/or athletics is a major consideration.
Minimum five years experience as a college counselor and/or a college admissions counselor.
Experience managing others in an educational setting preferred.
Familiarity with independent schools, and boarding schools in particular, preferred.
Bachelor's degree required
Master's degree preferred
Internal Number: 1063
About Loomis Chaffee School
The Loomis Chaffee School is a four-year, coeducation, college-preparatory, boarding school located on a 300-acre campus in historic Windsor, Conn. Chartered in 1874 by five siblings who had outlived all of their children, the school embodies their democratic and inclusive vision. In the classroom, on the playing fields, or on stage, Loomis Chaffee’s 675 students experience a challenging and transformative education in a community that cares about each individual. Thirty-four percent of the students receive financial aid. For more information, please visit www.loomis.org.
The Loomis Chaffee School does not discriminate against people on the basis of race, color, religious creed, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, ancestry, age, marital status or disability. This policy applies to, but is not limited to, admission, financial aid, employment, use of school facilities and participation in school activities.