de Toledo High School, a vibrant and innovative independent high school, is looking for a dynamic Associate Director of College Counseling and Associate Dean of Academic Advisement to lead the college search process for both students and parents. The Associate Director of College Counseling and Associate Dean of Academic Advisement reports to the Director of College Counseling and Dean of Academic Advisement. Preferred start date July 1.
Understand and be able to articulate the mission and vision of dTHS as well as the mission of the Department of College Counseling.
Meet with assigned students in grades 9-12 to individually guide them through the transition from high school to college and assist them to find the right “fit.”
Educate families about colleges, the college admission process, trends, procedures, and testing. Assist students with writing essays, completing applications, and preparing for interviews.
Write a letter of recommendation for each assigned senior and submit all necessary documents including initial, mid-year, and final transcripts to colleges in advance of relevant due dates.
Provide academic planning and advisement throughout students’ high school programs.
Participate in group presentations to parents, students, faculty, and administration.
Assist in the coordination of the PSAT, SAT, ACT, and AP examination administrations as needed.
Provide basic financial aid resources and assistance to families.
Meet with college admission representatives during their visit to our campus and facilitate meetings between college representatives and our students. Serve as a liaison with college admission offices throughout the year.
Keep up to date on colleges, their admission processes, admissions trends, and provide information on gap year programs and post-secondary options in Israel and around the world.
Visit colleges and universities throughout the academic year and attend national and regional college admission counseling conferences and forums such as WACAC, NACAC and ACCIS.
Attend various workshops; departmental, staff, and faculty meetings; open houses for student recruitment; class trips and school events; Shabbatonim; curriculum evenings; and certain religious services and other activities as designated by the School Administration.
Create deep and meaningful connections with the families and students, and ensure this with the rest of the department.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Minimum 5 years of experience in college counseling and/or college admissions.
Understanding of highly selective college admissions.
Commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Values including teamwork, organization, sense of humor, attention to detail, accountability, flexibility, and positive attitude.
Knowledge of independent school philosophy and culture.
Involvement in regional and national admissions organizations such as WACAC and NACAC.
Experience with online college admissions software (CIALFO) and school software (Blackbaud) is strongly preferred. Proficiency with technology and online resources.
Demonstrated interest in working with adolescents and their parents.
Ability to work well one-on-one with high school students and colleagues; willingness to be an active, enthusiastic member of the de Toledo community.
Exceptional written, oral, interpersonal, and presentation skills.
Founded in 2002, de Toledo High School (formerly New Community Jewish High School) is an independent Jewish community high school located in West Hills, CA. It is a vibrant and academically rigorous school community where intellectual imagination and ethical action are inseparable. We seek to shape students into persons of character who will be respectful, knowledgeable and collaborative leaders who conduct themselves in accordance with ethical standards. At dTHS, every student may strive to be both an A+ student and an A+ human being.
Our mission is to raise a new generation of Jewish leaders for whom Jewish values and tradition shape and guide their vision and for whom knowledge creates possibilities for moral action, good character and shalom.
For more information, please visit www.dths.org.