Title: College Counselor, part-time
Mission: Waring School is a co-educational, college preparatory day school for a student population of 165, grades 6-12 in Beverly, MA. Waring’s mission is “To create and sustain a community of lifelong learners who are working together for the individual and common good.”
Summary: Waring’s College Counselor works closely with Waring’s students, families and faculty in all areas of college admissions support.
Key Responsibilities include:
Will be solely responsible for college counseling duties, reporting to the Head of School.
Guide students and families through all aspects of the college admissions process, interfacing with key members of Waring Staff, from Waring’s Academic Administrator and School Leadership, to individual faculty members, as appropriate.
Manage and update Waring’s College Counseling Handbook and web content.
Plan and facilitate the visits/sessions with College Reps (typically 20-30/year in the fall); maintain strong relationships with Area Reps.
Guide students in the teacher recommendation process.
Meet with each college-bound student as needed throughout the process.
Facilitate/gather input (from the student, his/her teachers, and parents) for Waring’s “Counselor Recommendations” and draft each letter in consult with the Head of School.
Lead information sessions for parents and students at appropriate times during the year.
Arrange a panel session for recent Waring alumni to mentor juniors and seniors in the process.
Invite outside experts to give presentations on the process as appropriate, publicizing outside opportunities for families as well.
Bachelor’s Degree (minimum), advanced degree preferred
A minimum of 3-5 years’ experience related to college counseling; more experience preferred.
Flexibility and willingness to perform many different functions.
Dexterity with Google Docs.
Understanding of basic principles of writing, journalism, and copy-editing.
Ability to think critically, strategically, and creatively.
Ability to effectively interface with constituents of a school environment including faculty, staff, students, board members, alumni and parents. Skilled in diplomacy, and tact, uses good discretion, and is able to maintain confidentiality.
Has cultural proficiency with diverse students and families and the ability to foresee socio-economic and cultural difficulties in the college process.
Salary is commensurate with experience.
To apply for this position, please submit a cover letter and resume to:
Tim Bakland, Head of School
35 Standley Street
Beverly, MA 01915
Waring School is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We actively seek to increase the diversity of our faculty and student body, and do not discriminate in employment practice with regards to gender, gender identity or expression, race, color, disability status, sexual orientation, genetic information, religion, or national and ethnic origin.