Dwight School is the first school in the Americas to offer all four International Baccalaureate programs from preschool to grade 12. Guided by our philosophy of igniting the spark of genius in every child, Dwight is an inclusive school that aims to meet the unique needs, abilities, and interests of each student. At the same time, Dwight challenges every student to develop intellectual independence, respect for diversity and belonging, and to become innovators and thought leaders.
Known for its low student-teacher ratio, Dwight enrolls 1,100 students with 400 faculty and staff. Our School rests on three pillars: personalized learning, community, and global vision. As part of a leading global network of schools, Dwight offers employees exciting cross-campus opportunities. Additionally, with the support of The Dwight School Foundation’s generous grants, Dwight provides faculty professional development, enabling teachers to deepen their content knowledge and pursue their own sparks of genius to be shared with the community.
At Dwight, we strive to ensure that our environment is welcoming — a place in which everyone can thrive — and an organization we are proud of. We recognize that this takes trusting relationships and ensuring that all individuals feel valued regardless of their backgrounds. At Dwight, we encourage diversity in all respects, including diversity of thought, and embrace innovation and foster collaboration and growth.
We consistently strive to advance the equity, diversity and belonging of our community in all domains, including the curriculum, admissions, environment, and hiring. Our goal is to achieve and maintain equal employment opportunities, with policies in place to maintain a work environment free from discrimination.
As a school, we prioritize the health and safety of all community members, especially during the COVID-19 pandemic. We have numerous protocols and precautionary measures in place for everyone’s protection, and all community members are required to follow strict guidelines, including wearing a face covering at all times, performing daily symptom checks, and taking weekly COVID-19 tests.
Global Head of College Counseling
Full Time, 8 am-4 pm
Dwight School, a pre-K through 12th grade independent International Baccalaureate (IB) day school, is seeking a full-time Global Head of College Counseling. The Dwight vision is to foster the next generation of global leaders who will thrive anywhere in the world. As a values-driven establishment, we seek talent whose values align with our mission: relentless pursuit of quality, commitment to teamwork and dedication to fostering each student’s spark of genius. The Global Head of College Counseling will lead the Dwight Schools (currently made up of Dwight NY, Dwight London, Dwight Shanghai, Dwight Seoul, Dwight Dubai and Dwight Global Online) College Counseling team providing individualized, student-centered college admissions counseling to students and their parents. College counselors help process applications not only for universities in the United States, but also for institutions in a wide variety of countries throughout the world.
Dwight School, an innovative preschool-grade 12 coeducational school on the Upper Westside of Manhattan, is currently offering in-person and remote academic programming for the 2020-21 school year. We are seeking a self-directed, experienced, and energetic High School English Teacher to begin in August 2021.
Managing and directing a network of college and career counselors at our campuses abroad and online
International travel and spending time at our network of campuses
Ability to identify and guide students based on their talents, passions and interests
Providing one-on-one college counseling to students and parents in individual and group meetings
Educating students and parents in Grades 9-12 about colleges, the admission process, trends, procedures, and testing
Assisting students with the Common Application and other applications
Providing support to students in writing college essays
Assisting families in planning for standardized testing
Writing letters of recommendation
Organizing and leading college education events
Facilitating the financial aid process for students and families
Meeting with college representatives who visit Dwight and facilitating meetings between college representatives and students. Developing relationships and serving as liaison with college admissions officers throughout the year
Utilizing technology platforms such as Naviance and ManageBac
Tracking college admissions decisions, financial aid packages, and other statistics and creating timely reports of each
Assisting with standardized testing (PSAT, practice ACT)
Pursuing professional development by visiting colleges, attending conferences, and participating in local groups.
Other duties as assigned or necessary
A Bachelor’s degree is required; a Master’s is preferred
A minimum of 8 years of college counseling in a private or independent school or college admissions at a selective institution
The ability to successfully interact with a diverse student population in the context of an international community
Outstanding written interpersonal, oral, and communication skills
The ability to work as a team member with a willingness to collaborate in any way that is deemed necessary
A genuine desire to work with teenagers and a high level of patience
Knowledge of colleges, academic programs, and admissions policies
Ability to work with students with learning differences and those with exceptional talents
Expertise in the US college admissions process
Familiarity with IB Diploma requirements, knowledge of UCAS, Canadian applications, and other international application processes would be highly valued
We’re ready to welcome your ideas, views, and your innovative and ambitious spirit.
Interested candidates should submit their most recent resume and cover letter.
We are committed to making our recruitment practices barrier-free and as accessible as possible for everyone. This includes making adjustments or changes for disabled people or people with long-term health conditions. If you would like us to do anything differently during the recruitment process, or provide any information in an alternative format, please let us know.
Dwight School’s goal is to achieve and maintain equal employment opportunities. It is also the policy of Dwight School to maintain a work environment free from discrimination based on race, color, religious creed, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, age, disability, genetic information, veteran/military status, marital status, or other status protected by federal or state law, with regards to any term or condition of employment.