The Athenian School, an independent co-educational day and boarding school in Danville, California seeks dynamic and highly qualified candidates for the position of Associate Director of College Counseling. This is a full-time, 12 month position. Please see the full job description here.
Responsibilities include advising and supporting students in all aspects of the college admission process, writing recommendations, working with students individually and in small groups, building relationships with parents, and developing and maintaining relationships with colleges and universities.
The successful candidate will possess excellent communication skills, a strong work ethic, and a desire to work with a diverse group of students and parents. A Master’s degree (or equivalent experience) and three to five years of experience in college admissions and/or college counseling are strongly preferred.
It is important that candidates possess the flexibility, energy, sense of humor and commitment to teamwork that life in an independent day and boarding school requires. We seek someone who possesses both an appreciation for adolescents and a collaborative spirit.
About The Athenian School
Every employee is an Athenian community member, and as such, embraces the cornerstones of Athenian’s philosophy: respect; open, direct communication; honesty; fairness; responsibility; and dedication to the students in their intellectual and personal growth. Additionally, active support for environmental conservation, international understanding, equity, inclusion, justice, participatory government, outdoor education, and service is essential. Cultural competence is an expectation of employment for all teaching and professional staff at Athenian. As a school that from its founding has
valued the worth and integrity of each individual, we are particularly interested in candidates with a proven commitment to teaching and working in a diverse, multicultural setting.
The Athenian School strives to attract and retain a faculty and staff of the highest caliber. We have a unique community here, filled with many differing opinions, backgrounds, ideologies, and experiences. We have students from all over the globe representing all income levels. Our families also reflect the diversity of our institutional values; students are parented by moms and dads, two moms, two dads, single parent...s, guardians, and stepparents. We have many faiths and those who are non-observant. What we share is a belief in Athenian’s mission. By embracing diversity in all forms — gender and gender identity, sexuality, faith, ethnicity, socio-economic status — we encourage students to take intellectual risks, to challenge their own assumptions and to learn to work collaboratively as global citizens and advocates for positive change.