Associate Director of College Counseling
Job Type
Full-time
Description

  

Landon School is committed to the ethical, intellectual, and personal development of boys. We challenge and inspire them to think deeply, individually, and broadly; to live with respect and honor; and to grow into healthy, well-rounded men of integrity and character who seek to make a positive difference in the world around them.


Landon is a diverse community committed to creating an environment where boys are encouraged to strive, reach, and endeavor towards becoming their best selves. This is done through our teacher-coach-mentor model of instruction, our caring and dedicated faculty, and a robust co-curricular program.


Landon seeks a creative and thoughtful Associate Director of College Counseling to collaborate with juniors and seniors and their families through every phase of the college admissions process. 


Responsibilities

  • Advise and support students and families; conduct individual and family meetings, counsel students and their parents throughout the entire admission process.
  • Write individualized letters for students highlighting their academic, extracurricular, and personal strengths; advise students on supplemental application materials, i.e., artistic submissions.
  • Meet with college admissions representatives who visit campus. 
  • Work with colleagues to strategically assess and compile the annual school profile.
  • Travel to colleges, universities, and professional meetings, look for opportunities for continued outreach with college admissions representatives and update them about significant aspects of the School’s curriculum and extracurricular program.
  • Arrange auxiliary programs such as on-campus college night programs, financial aid presentations, recommendation letter workshops for teachers, essay workshops, and case study programs, host open office hours for parents and Landon teachers.
  • Conduct classes for students on essay writing, interviewing, and resume writing.
  • Represent Landon at various Admissions events and in organizations including ACCIS, WAIS, PCACAC, and NACAC. 
  • Participate in professional conferences and other professional development opportunities as appropriate.
  • Plan local WAIS college fairs with colleagues from nearby schools.
  • Become involved with the life of the Upper School beyond college guidance as appropriate by advising, teaching and /or coaching.
Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree (Master’s preferred) and at least 3 years of related experience in college admissions and/or independent school college counseling.
  • A high level of competence using technology, including SCOIR.
  • Excellent organization, time management, and communication skills (both written and oral).
  • Strong ability to listen, reflect, and connect with students. 
  • Capability to maintain accurate records for admissions decisions and statistics. 
  • Ability to be empathetic to the needs of students and their parents even in difficult situations.
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaboratively.

This position may involve working outside of normal school hours.


Landon offers a warm collegial work environment in a college campus-like setting. 


Landon provides competitive salary and a comprehensive benefits package including health, dental, and vision insurance, an attractive 403(b) retirement plan, employer paid life insurance and short term/long term disability coverage, dependent care or healthcare flexible spending accounts, pet insurance, commuter benefit, professional development opportunities, free lunch, and much more.