Postsecondary College/University, Secondary School
Full-time – Ten months – salary based on experience
The Bush School is in search of an individual to join our Upper School College Counseling team as the Associate Director. A qualified candidate will be enthusiastic, seasoned in the fields of college counseling and/or college admissions, organized, technologically fluent, and a team player with a good sense of humor. The Associate Director of College Counseling will report to the Director of College Counseling. A qualified candidate will be able to manage the key responsibilities and tasks as listed below:
Counseling, advising, and supporting approximately 60 – 80 junior and senior families throughout the college search and application process
Compose letters of recommendation for all seniors in caseload
Maintain and update College Counseling portal page and employ Naviance software in service to the college counseling process including the submission of all student materials
Oversee the coordination of all on-site test administration programs
Maintain and develop relationships with college admissions representatives throughout the year
Attend professional conferences and visit college campuses
Communicate with college representatives by updating them on the school, curriculum, and programs
Provide information and updates to college representatives about individual students throughout the application process
Assist Director of College Counseling on creation and presentation of large group informational meetings for students and parents/guardians
Represent the College Counseling Office in faculty meetings and various school events
Assist faculty with the submission of letters of recommendation through Naviance
Assist with coordination of large events such as the annual Seattle Area Independent Schools College Fair and Case Studies program
Other duties as needed
Successful candidates will have:
Preferably an advanced degree and four years minimum experience in the fields of college admissions and/or college counseling
Depth and breadth of knowledge for the nuances of college admissions and financial aid processes
Data management and computer skills, plus a willingness to explore and employ new and innovative technologies
Outstanding communication skills related to counseling, listening, and public speaking
Polished writing skills in order to describe Bush students articulately and vividly
Collaborative approaches to working as part of a team
An appreciation for and ability to articulate the educational philosophy of The Bush School
The Bush School is dedicated to inspiring curiosity, motivating employees to take risks, encouraging compassion and kindness and valuing different perspectives and backgrounds. Our employees enjoy an environment that inspires creativity and being part of a collaborative community.
HOW TO APPLY
Applicants should send a resume and cover letter outlining how they meet the specific requirements... at www.bush.edu.
If you are interested in working at The Bush School, but this position doesn’t fit your talents, please visit our website for additional openings. www.bush.edu
All applications are appreciated and reviewed, however only those selected for interview will be contacted.
The Bush School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment, recruitment, admission or administration of any of its programs on the basis of race, color, creed, religion, sexual orientation, national or ethnic origin, disability, gender, or genetic information. In addition, The Bush School does not discriminate in matters of employment based on the basis of age or marital status.