Dorm counselors are responsible for supporting the student body in their effort to generalize daily living skills. The position allows the appropriate candidate an opportunity to explore employment at a preeminent private, college-prep boarding school; find pathways to advancement within EHS and the independent school world; and, to directly impact change in the lives of 220 high school students with learning (dis)abilities within a college prep environment.
Hours: Sun.-Thurs. 3pm-11pm (and student wakeups)
Openings for 3 positions 1 in underclassmen boys dorm and 2 for underclassmen girls.
A resident counselor’s duties include, but are not limited to:
Maintain responsibility for the residential program of 18-20 students
Develop a program for, and guide, each student in areas of executive function, time management, organization etc…with the goal being the internalization of these processes before graduation and enrollment in college.
Oversee morning routines
Supervise evening study hall
Facilitate clubs and activities or coach a sport
Maintain consistent expectations for appropriate faculty/student and student/student interactions
Administrate appropriate education in and out of the dormitory as assigned by the Assistant Headmaster for Student Life
Serve as the primary point of contact for the parents and family of students under the resident counselor’s supervision.
Complete satisfactorily all necessary reports and records needed for parents, Eagle Hill School, or related agencies
Participate in rotational weekend duties and holiday sendoff/return transportation responsibilities as assigned
Attend all training sessions, opening day, faculty meetings, parent conferencing, graduation and technology training unless excused by the Headmaster or is designee
Assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant Headmaster for Student Life
Excellent organizational and multitasking skills
Highly ethical, with the ability to deal with sensitive and confidential information
Possess a level of maturity and confidence necessary to deal effectively with faculty, parents, administrators, trustees and a high school age population
Appreciation for working with learning (dis)abled students
Prompt and thoughtful follow-through
Bachelor’s degree required. Masters degree with focus on education, psychology or related field preferred
Additional Salary Information: Eagle Hill School provides a generous compensation and benefits package for all resident counselors including housing, competitive salary, 403(b) retirement and matching plan, health insurance, long/short term disability, graduate school financial support, professional development, free meals in our dining hall, use of all facilities including the new indoor Olympic-length lap pool, squash courts, basketball courts, fitness center, indoor track and more. All resident counselors are required to pursue an Academic Life Coaching certification through the International Coaching Federation. This begins in year 2 of employment and the cost is fully covered by EHS. Housing provided (in dorm).
About Eagle Hill School
Eagle Hill School is an independent, college preparatory boarding school servings students identified as learning (dis)abled.
Head of School: PJ McDonald, Ed.D.
Full-time faculty members: 80, 123 employees
Student to faculty ratio: 2.5:1
Average class size: 6:1
College Acceptance: 96%