Beginning on July 1, 2019, the Associate Director of College Counseling will work in collaboration with the Director of College Counseling and five teacher/counselors to educate and assist Stevenson School students, grades 9-12, and their families through the course selection, college search, application and decision making processes. In addition, the Associate Director will write letters of recommendation for, assist in defining the right match, and advocate for students with their selected colleges. The Associate Director will be expected to do the following:
educate parents and faculty advisors on the college admissions process
develop and deliver workshops for parents and students
serve as chaperone on our two annual student college tours
travel nationally to get to know colleges on counselor tours
attend professional conferences (ACCIS, NACAC, WACAC etc)
host college representatives on campus every fall and communicate with them throughout the year
keep current with trends in national and international college admission
support school-based standardized testing.
Salary is competitive, commensurate with experience and education level, and includes meals when school is in session. Stevenson provides an excellent, comprehensive benefit package, including retirement benefits, a variety of health insurance offerings, dental, vision, life, short- and long-term disability offerings, and HSA/FSA options. Resources to support advanced degree work, as well as participation in professional conferences, workshops, summer study, and travel, are also available. As Stevenson is a boarding school there may be an opportunity to participate in our boarding program, for which accommodation (plus utilities) is provided.
Stevenson is an equal opportunity employer. Unlawful discrimination based on sex, race, color, gender, gender identity, gender expression, religion, citizenship, military or veteran status, marital status, age, national origin or ancestry, physical or mental disability, medical condition, sexual orientation, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions, genetic characteristics, and any other characteristic protected by Federal, State, or local laws is prohibited.
Interested candidates should provide a cover letter (addressed to Ms. Martha Allen, Director of College Counseling) stating interest in the position, a resume, and three supervisory references from recent employment. Please send materials to email@example.com
Minimum of Bachelor’s degree and five years’ experience either in college admission and/or independent school college counseling required; both strongly preferred.
Excellent writing, editing, presentation, and communication skills.
Proven track record of developing educational programming for students and families.
Highly developed organizational skills, including facility with technology and database management (Naviance, Scoir, Parchment, Slate, Filemaker Pro).
Knowledge of college application and financial aid requirements and procedures, nationally and internationally.
Willingness to travel 3-4 weeks per school year.
Ability and willingness to contribute to an established area of co-curricular life, such as by coaching an interscholastic team or supporting student activities, a significant plus
Discretion and respect for confidentiality.
The ability to work with a diverse student population.
About Stevenson School
Founded in 1952, Stevenson School is a selective co-educational boarding and day school with 750 students and 30 buildings on 50 acres of land and two campuses. The 500-student upper division, comprised of grades 9-12, is located on the Pebble Beach Campus, where about 60% of students reside in six faculty-supervised dormitories; the lower and middle divisions, totaling 250 students in grades PK-8, are located on the Carmel Campus.
As an American school with a global sensibility, Stevenson is premised on a vision of education as the means by which we discover ourselves in the world and thus contribute to its transformation. We believe that one’s education is best pursued in the company of others, for others’ benefit as well as one’s own. Our Latin motto—Suaviter in modo, fortiter in re (Gentle in manner, resolute in action)—inspires humility and perseverance. Our mission includes three aims: to prepare students for success in college and beyond, to foster their passion for learning and achievement, and to help them shape a joyful life.
In keeping with this project, Stevenson seeks to:
• Train students in critical academic, intellectual, social, and emotional skills;
•... Help students to develop honor and integrity;
• Teach students to engage productively and peacefully with others;
• Nurture students’ ambitions and healthy pursuit of excellence;
• Balance convention and innovation such that we remain true to our enduring values and relevant to the emerging needs of the present generation of students.
We expect all members of our community to be:
• Devoted to our tenets of scholarship and citizenship;
• Honest, honorable, and empathetic;
• Able to examine and be responsible for their beliefs and behavior, respectful of the consequences that attend both;
• Willing to risk failure in the pursuit of wisdom;
• Committed to global literacy, environmental stewardship, and civic engagement.
Stevenson offers its students, faculty, and staff a values-driven community experience influenced by the distinctive beauty, ecological biodiversity, and contemplative culture of the Central Coast.