St. Margaret’s Episcopal School is seeking an additional member of the College Counseling team. The successful candidate will have at least three to five years’ experience in selective college admissions and/or college counseling in independent schools. The candidate will work closely with all members of the College Counseling Office as well as the high school administration to guide 11th and 12th grade students through all aspects of the college exploration and application process. This is a twelve-month position. Anticipated start date: July 1, 2021.
St. Margaret's Episcopal School does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, religion, sexual orientation or national and ethnic origin in the administration of its educational, admission, financial aid, hiring and athletic policies or in other school-administered programs.
Key qualifications include:
Three to five years' experience in selective college admissions and/or college counseling in independent schools
An in-depth knowledge of colleges and universities as well as a contextual grasp of the current college admissions landscape
An interest in progressive educational pedagogy and a commitment to guiding students with a wide variety of academic and extra-curricular interests and abilities
A desire to work intensively and collaboratively with each grade of approximately 120-125 families, eagerly welcoming conversations and encouraging interaction among students, parents and the college counseling office
Strong analytical writing skills and the ability to craft letters of recommendation filled with relevant information
An ability to engage students in a classroom setting and teach a course geared towards the college search and application process and a willingness to serve as a faculty advisor
Active participation in local and national associations relevant to our profession, including NACAC, College Board and ACCIS, as well as interest in attending college tours and networking with colleagues in college counseling and college admissions
Strong public speaking skills and the desire to participate in events for students, parents and colleagues
A team-oriented approach to all aspects of the college counseling process and a collaborative spirit of engagement in all professional endeavors
The ability to successfully coordinate large scale programs and events, such as PSAT and AP testing, Case Studies, etc.
About St. Margaret's Episcopal School
St. Margaret’s Episcopal School is an independent, college-preparatory day school in Orange County, serving 1,245 students in Preschool through Grade 12. St. Margaret’s is situated on a picturesque 22-acre campus in San Juan Capistrano, California, with dedicated campuses for each school division, modern classrooms and facilities, including a performing arts center, science and technology labs, library, athletics fields and gymnasiums. Head of School William N. Moseley leads a team of experienced and passionate administrators and educators, including principals in each school division. A 21st-century, rigorous and balanced curriculum prepares every student for future success and healthy, productive lives.