Community School of Naples seeks a Dean of College Counseling to start in July 2019. The College Counseling office is responsible for implementing a sophisticated, well-articulated program for the 310 students in grades 9-12. Reporting to the Head of the Upper School, the Dean of College Counseling will be a dynamic member of the school community, working effectively with students and their families from their first meeting through college admission. Please view our College Counseling webpage here:
The Dean of College Counseling will coordinate all aspects of the college search and application process, including writing letters of recommendation. In addition, he or she will work with groups of students and parents as they explore the college application process, in particular by assisting with college counseling sponsored programs and events for both groups. The Dean of College Counseling will coordinate communication to the school community via innovative use of web-based tools and will also maintain and enhance relationships with college and university representatives. Travel out of state will vary from year to year.
Given the importance of this position within the school community, exceptionally strong interpersonal, organizational, and writing skills are essential, as is an ability to work effectively in a highly collaborative environment. The Dean of College Counseling must be committed to ongoing professional development and will enthusiastically participate in professional organizations, conferences, and college visits.
Community School of Naples, with over 800 students in prekindergarten through grade twelve, is one of the top independent schools in Southwest Florida. Many of CSN’s dedicated teachers have served the school for more than ten years, some more than twenty. A generous compensation and benefits package are among the many advantages of a career at Community School of Naples, which include engaged students, a beautiful campus and a supportive community atmosphere. Located on the Gulf of Mexico in Southwest Florida, Naples is well known for its abundance of family-oriented and outdoor activities, world-class culture, and spectacular beaches.
Application materials should include:
Two recommendation letters you’ve written on behalf of your students (ideally one for a top student and one for an average student). Names can be removed to ensure anonymity.
At least two professional references, either with contact information or recommendation letters
Community School of Naples is an Equal Opportunity Employer.
Fingerprinting and background checks are required in CSN’s employment eligibility process.
A Bachelor's degree is required, a Master’s degree preferred. A minimum four years of experience in college counseling and/or college admissions in a selective admissions environment is essential. College counseling experience in an independent, college preparatory school is preferred, and tenure in a leadership position will receive greater consideration.
Additional Salary Information: The many advantages of a career at CSN include; generous compensation and benefits, engaged students, plentiful resources, supportive atmosphere and a beautiful campus. The competitive benefits package includes medical, dental, vision, STD, LTD, life insurance, and a generous 403(b) retirement program. Please see the CSN website for more details about the benefits of a career at CSN.
Internal Number: 01091901
About Community School of Naples
Community School of Naples is an independent, PreK-12, college preparatory, day school located on 77 beautiful acres near the Gulf of Mexico in Naples, Florida. With 800 students, CSN is the largest independent non-sectarian school in Collier County. Established in 1982, the Upper School was started in 1992 and graduated its first senior class in 1996. One hundred percent of its seniors attend selective four-year colleges. CSN students represent diverse economic and social backgrounds and almost 17 percent of the student body receives tuition assistance. Total tuition assistance given is $2,337,627.CSN’s teachers are highly professional, come with a wealth of experience and are committed to student learning. 75% of faculty have Masters Degrees or higher. Our average class size is 15 to 18 students. The student-faculty ratio is 8:1.Academic Programs include the AP Capstone Program, The Global Scholars Program, Harvard Model Congress, Model UN and 21 other extracurricular clubs. Our rich art program includes chamber orchestra, concerts, art shows, photography, graphic design and theatre. 80% of upper school students participate in 22 sports and many go on to college with sports scholarships.