The Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling reports to the Director of College Counseling and assists with the daily operation of the college counseling program at Tabor Academy, including programs to assist and educate students and their families about the college search and application process, developing relationships with colleges and universities, and the creation and submission of school materials in support of the college application. The person who assumes this role must maintain the highest levels of confidentiality and be an excellent representative to our students, families, and the community. This role will also serve as a dorm parent with related residential duties and contribute (coach or the equivalent) for one trimester/season in the afternoon program. This position includes housing.
Responsible for providing guidance and counsel to students, families, and faculty in all phases of the college search and application process
Assist with various programs sponsored by the College Counseling Office and assume special projects and assignments as determined by the Director of College Counseling
Empower and educate students so they can make thoughtful and well-informed decisions
Write counselor recommendations
Craft personalized standardized testing plans that align best with each student’s skills and aspirations
Timely communication with families about their child’s college process
Advocate for students throughout the college search and application process
Stay current with changes and trends in school counseling, higher education, and DEI research and practices
Foster and maintain relationships with college admissions representatives; meet with representatives who visit Tabor’s campus and attend college social gatherings as necessary
Travel to college campuses to establish and maintain mutually beneficial relations with college admissions officers
Pursue professional learning opportunities, including attending national and regional conferences such as NACAC, ACCIS, NEACAC, and BISCCA
Have an intuitive understanding of the dynamics of an educational community
Possess a high degree of cultural competency and demonstrate an ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and demanding population; able to create responsive, caring and appropriate relationships with students, families and colleagues
Excellent interpersonal, communication (writing, presenting, listening, advising), and organizational skills, and the ability to interact and work effectively with students, parents, faculty and other employees.
Understanding colleges, their academic programs, admissions and financial aid policies and procedures
Strong organizational skills for multi-tasking and prioritizing responsibilities
Ability to learn and become proficient with emerging technology as required
Invest in the community and participate in the lives of our students outside the realm of college counseling
Minimum: Bachelor’s degree and interest in working with teenagers
Preferred: Prior work in college counseling or college admission
Electronic materials only, please. If interested, please send employment application, cover letter, and resume to [email protected] with “College Counseling” in the subject line. In the cover letter (or in a separate statement of educational philosophy), we invite you to share how your understanding of/capacity with Diversity, Equity, Inclusion has evolved, whether from personal or professional experiences.
Tabor Academy is eager to consider applications from groups traditionally underrepresented in independent school communities.
Tabor Academy does not unlawfully discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other Academy-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices.
About Tabor Academy
Tabor Academy is a selective independent coeducational boarding and day school of 500 students in grades 9-12. Located on 87 acres of waterfront property on Sippican Harbor, the village of Marion in the southeastern corner of Massachusetts is under an hour’s drive from Boston and Providence. Established in 1876 to serve the children of Marion, Tabor today serves students from 20 states and 21 countries with broad socio-economic representation and a myriad of cultural and educational experiences.