BB&N is seeking a full-time (10-month) Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling. The Assistant/Associate Director will be responsible for counseling an assigned list of junior and senior students going through the college admission process. The Assistant/Associate Director meets with students and families, assists students as they select colleges, complete applications, write essays, and manage the financial aid process. The Assistant/Associate Director writes letters of recommendation for their counselees and works closely with parents and faculty members. The Assistant/Associate Director is responsible for communicating with all constituencies, including ninth and tenth grade students and families, college admission representatives, and the larger BB&N community. The Assistant/Associate Director will travel to visit colleges and attend conferences and work collaboratively in an office of five.
The ideal candidate will have a minimum of two to three years of college counseling experience. A Bachelor’s degree is required and a Master’s degree preferred. Additionally, experience in college admission is desired.
The ideal candidate will also demonstrate the following:
dedicated to the goal of creating and maintaining an authentic, inclusive community;
enthusiasm for working with adolescents and their parents;
exceptional interpersonal skills to work effectively with a diverse group of people, including students, parents, faculty, and staff;
strong communications skills through writing, speaking, and listening;
ability to work in a highly collaborative team environment;
knowledge of and familiarity with college admission offices, processes, and personnel;
excellent organizational skills and ability to manage multiple projects to deadline;
meeting and event management experience;
an understanding of working in a Mac-based environment as well as a proficiency in Google suite for education, web-based college process management, and Zoom conferencing;
comfortable learning new software;
experience with MaiaLearning, Slate, or College Kickstart a plus;
willingness to get involved in the wider BB&N school community beyond the college counseling office.
About Buckingham Browne & Nichols
Located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, Buckingham Browne & Nichols is an independent day school that engages students in grades pre-K through 12 in a rich and invigorating educational experience of the highest quality. The school excels at helping students discover their unique talents and passions and develop those strengths to the fullest. The curriculum is challenging, forward-thinking, innovative, and flexible, designed to help students, from a range of backgrounds and with a wide spectrum of talents and interests, reach new levels of accomplishment. Co-curricular opportunities in athletics, the arts, community service, and other areas add important dimensions to students’ learning. Students learn on three age-appropriate and developmentally appropriate campuses. At every grade, BB&N takes full advantage of the range of opportunities its locations afford.
BB&N’s mission is to promote scholarship, integrity, and kindness in diverse, curious, and motivated students. The School prepares students for lives of principled engagement in their communities and the world. At BB&N, we value a diverse and inclusive community that fosters respect for the identities and perspectives of all.