At The Wilberforce School, the goal of education is to cultivate adults who are equipped to care for, govern, and build God’s kingdom. For the majority of our students, education at the college level will be an important part of achieving this goal. Finding a good fit for college, applying, and learning how to fund college is a process. Our school’s role is to provide guidance in this process, and to help inform and prepare students and families at each milestone.
Our College Guidance Director works closely with students and families to help identify colleges where our students will continue to develop as whole persons – intellectually, socially, and spiritually. Initial counseling meetings serve to help students identify colleges of interest and become familiarized with the application process, while later meetings focus on assisting students to complete the application process.
This part-time position is approximately 25 hrs/wk during the school year and 5-10 hrs/wk over the summer. Some of the work can be done from home. We also provide students and families with detailed timelines for applying with key dates and deadlines. Not only do we offer up-to-date materials and resources, we also host college application and Financial Aid workshops. Students may also attend sessions hosted by college representatives, who visit the school.
Another major role of the CGD is to promote awareness of and respect for Wilberforce’s program and students with College Admissions Officers and Representatives. This involves building relationships with college admission offices and advocating for our students with these offices.
Administrative ability to establish and refine the process, pay attention to detail, and track students through the process
Ability to engage with parents, students and admissions officers constructively
Credible profession of faith in Jesus Christ
Godly character, as demonstrated by character reference(s)
Member or regular attendee of a local church
Well spoken, with excellent grammar, diction, vocabulary
Understanding of and agreement with the mission, philosophy and pedagogy of The Wilberforce School
Understanding of and ability to articulate biblical world and life view
Ability to explain TWS mission and vision in a compelling way
Maturity and emotional stability
Discreet. Able to keep sensitive information about applicants and families completely confidential.
About The Wilberforce School
The Wilberforce School is a PK - 12 Christian school located in Princeton, NJ. The Wilberforce School was founded to provide a distinctively Christian prep school education characterized by academic excellence and joyful discovery within a classical framework.