Brentwood School, a vibrant and diverse K-12 independent school, is seeking a full time Associate Director of College Counseling to begin on July 1,2023. The ideal candidate will be team-oriented with an interest in working with high school students, their families, college representatives, faculty and administrators.
The principal responsibilities of an Associate Director include:
Assisting and advising students and their families as they move through the college research, application, and selection process
Acting as academic advisor to a small cohort of students
Reading and giving feedback on student essays
Writing letters of recommendation
Staying up-to-date on all college related activities and assisting with college communications
Assisting with the coordination and presentation of informational events for parents
Conferring individually with students about college and career opportunities, high school curriculum choices, and the athletic recruitment process
Functioning well under stress and time constraints
A strong interest in professional development and relationship building within the school community and counseling profession.
A willingness to travel occasionally
Advising students about course selections and the course scheduling process
Supporting college counseling team efforts with the school website and other related platforms
Being an active community member, participating in division-specific duties, and the general support and care of the school community
Participating in evening, weekend, and overnight programs as required
Assisting with the updating of office materials, including our college profile
Meeting with college representatives and establishing solid working relationships with admissions counselors throughout the country
Engaging and supporting students of varied identities, lifestyles, and beliefs
Creating an environment that fosters open discussion with the freedom to express varied points of view
Engaging actively in the Brentwood School community, including attending sporting events, performing arts productions, and other student activities
Sharing chaperone responsibilities with college counseling team members for college trips
Acting as an advocate for students, and attending state and national conferences
Additional attributes include:
Strong collaboration and cross-cultural competence
A detail-oriented approach to work and outstanding communication skills including writing, listening, and public speaking
The energy, patience, and sense of humor necessary to work effectively with high school students and their families
Proficiency in MS Office, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and the ability to learn additional software such as Naviance, College Kickstart
Ideal candidates have at least 5 years of experience in admissions, college counseling, or a related field, preferably at both the college and high school levels
Engage in professional and personal development and commit to growth in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Participate and initiate opportunities that demonstrate one's growth, knowledge, and skills
A sense of humor, warmth of personality, and energy
A Bachelor’s degree is required with advanced degrees preferred
Brentwood School is dedicated to the creation of a diverse faculty and staff that better represents our student body and the city of Los Angeles. For further information about Brentwood School, please visit the school’s website: www.bwscampus.com.
COVID vaccination will be required for this position unless candidate has a legally valid exemption.
For this position, the broad salary range which includes all experience levels is $100,000 - $135,000. Salaries are determined based on education, experience, part-time status, and number of months of work per school year.
Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Angela Olinghouse, the College Counseling Assistant. In your letter, highlight your education and experience specifically related to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Mission & ValuesBrentwood School is a vibrant and diverse community whose purpose is to promote personal and intellectual growth. We provide challenging, engaging programs in a nurturing learning environment, devoting care and attention to every student. Embracing high standards of character, commitment, and achievement. Brentwood School encourages students to think critically and creatively and to act ethically. In its relatively short history, Brentwood School has grown to be one of the premier independent day schools in Southern California. Founded as a non-profit corporation in 1972, Brentwood School acquired the Brentwood Military Academy, which had existed since 1902. Brentwood School opened in the fall of 1972 as a co-educational, college preparatory day school with grades 6-10. Grade 11 was added in fall 1973, and the school graduated its first senior class in June 1975.