Providence Country Day School / Henry Barnard School
Location: East Providence, Rhode Island
Type: Full Time
4 Year Degree
Providence Country Day School, an independent school serving students in grades PK-12, seeks a dynamic, versatile educator who will serve as the full-time Director of College Counseling. Successful applicants will demonstrate creative approaches to counseling and a commitment to knowing and representing all students well. Applicants must possess enthusiasm for working in a dynamic environment, working with a range of students, and developing and sustaining positive relationships with parents, faculty, school leadership, and staff.
PCD’s College Counseling Office prides itself in knowing our students deeply through their work in our classrooms, our stage, our fields, and our community. Our college counselor is present and involved, as they work with other faculty in Advisory, participate in leadership discussions in the Upper School, and communicate regularly with our families. Successful candidates will have a Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) and significant experience in college counseling and/or college admissions.
The Director of College Counseling is responsible for championing the work that lies within our students' hopes and dreams of what might come next for them after high school.
Successful candidates should possess the following attributes:
Impeccable written and oral communication skills
Extensive knowledge of a wide variety of colleges and universities
Proven experience and success with the admissions process from multiple angles
An interest in and attention to trends and patterns within the changing world of college admissions
Commitment to building positive and supportive relationships with students and families
An ability to connect with a wide variety of students on a personal level in order to help them identify academic and future goals
A sense of humor and fun in our work at school
Beyond that, the Director of College Counseling will take up the following work:
Understanding PCD’s mission and program and how that impacts the lens through which our students will approach the college process
Coaching students on the most effective ways to present themselves through written work, digital portfolios, interviews, and other correspondence
Creating and executing information sessions and workshops for students and families in grades 9-12 regarding the college process, testing, and financial aid
Overseeing the administration of, and access to, standardized testing and AP exams
Handles all NCAA compliance rules and regulations
Coordinating, supervising, and editing both the Student Profile and Teacher Recommendation processes
Coordinating on-campus visits with representatives from college admissions offices and maintaining strong relationships with those institutions
Appropriate travel to colleges, universities, and professional conferences
Teaching and managing our community’s use of Naviance throughout the application process
Our Director of College Counseling will enter a lively and vibrant school where we are celebrating our 100th anniversary. Providence Country Day School is an equal opportunity employer and an open and affirming community that seeks candidates of diverse backgrounds. This 12-month position will start in July 2023. Interested candidates should send a cover letter, resume, and three references to Susan Anderson at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Who are we? The Providence Country Day School, established in 1923, is a college-preparatory school serving students in grades PK–12. Through a vigorous hands-on program of academics, visual and performing arts, competitive athletics, and service, PCD students develop as independent and critical thinkers, resourceful creators, and resilient innovators.
PCD's mission and values are upheld by a faculty distinguished by academic excellence and deep personal commitment. Deep and lasting relationships are at the very core of our teaching and learning. Our diverse student population is drawn from more than 45 communities throughout southeastern New England and around the world.
PCD is an affirmative action, equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color, members of the LGBTQ+ community, and bilingual candidates are encouraged to apply. We strive to have a team that reflects the diversity of our students and families. It is important to us that our students can see themselves in the adults that surround them each day.
About Providence Country Day School / Henry Barnard School
Established in 1923, PCD is a college preparatory school serving a diverse student body from over 45 different communities in southeastern New England and around the world.
The mission of The Providence Country Day School is to inspire lives of engaged citizenship in an inclusive community that values the unique strengths of all students. By setting high standards for academic achievement, ethical behavior, and community participation, PCD empowers students to grow with confidence and prepare for a lifetime of learning and leadership to meet the challenges of an ever-changing world.
Students benefit from an educational program that balances rigorous academics, creative visual and performing arts, and competitive athletics. By meeting high standards for academic achievement, ethical behavior and community participation, PCD students grow with confidence and prepare for a lifetime of learning and leadership.