salary commensurate with education, experience and skills.
4 Year Degree
The Assistant Director of College Counseling will be responsible for organizing and overseeing the college search and application process for an assigned group of students. The college counseling program is an integral part of the upper school experience and embodies the mission, philosophy and objectives of the school. There are approximately 430 students in the upper school (grades 9-12) and 3.5 FTE positions dedicated to college counseling (2 full-time and 3 part-time).
Key responsibilities and accountabilities:
Serve as college counselor for a group of Pembroke Hill students in grades 10,11, and 12. Size of the group will depend on the size of the graduating class, typically a range of 25-30 students per grade level. Build relationships with these students and their families. Oversee all components of the college search and application process for assigned students and families.
Meet with students (individually and in groups) as necessary to discuss college options and procedures.
Help each student develop an individualized standardized testing plan.
Write the counselor letter of recommendation.
Advise students on their course selection choices.
Complete the Secondary School Report and other supporting documents to support student college/scholarship applications.
Use SCOIR to send application materials and communicate with students.
Be a resource for students/families interested in financial aid/scholarships.
Assist with college counseling office responsibilities including but not limited to meeting/greeting visiting college/university representatives, planning office events, standardized test administration, writing/editing/publishing office communications, etc.
Research and stay current on trends in the college counseling profession and higher education.
Nurture long term relationships with colleges and universities.
Embrace an approach that nurtures diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
Other duties, as assigned.
Pembroke Hill seeks to fulfill our mission by recognizing that diversity, belonging, equity and inclusion are integral elements of school and community life. Our mission-inspired goal is together, cultivating each to be a global thinker and valuable member of the PHS community poised to acquire the academic and life skills that make a significant difference for all.
Bachelor’s Degree in education or equivalent
?Minimum of 1-3 years in selective college admissions or independent school college counseling
Demonstrated ability to work enthusiastically with adolescent youth and build relationships
Exceptional communication skills, verbal and written
The Pembroke Hill School is a private independent school with 100+ years of history located in a beautiful and historical area in Kansas City. We currently have approximately1,200 students from Early Years through grade 12 on two campuses within a mile of each other.
Pembroke Hill School has a competitive compensation and benefits package. If you would like to be considered for an employment opportunity, visit www.pembrokehill.org/about-us/employment and complete an online application.