Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School (HIES) is seeking an Associate Director of College Counseling. HIES is the largest Episcopal Parish day school in the country, offering a fully accredited college preparatory program for students age three through 12th grade, with a graduating class of approximately 130 – 150 students per year.
The Associate Director will work with an experienced college counseling team that includes the Director of College Counseling, Associate Directors of College Counseling and the Registrar/College Counseling Assistant to provide a comprehensive college counseling program to Upper School Families. Competitive candidates will have a collaborative attitude, growth mindset, and a desire and willingness to embrace and communicate what makes Holy Innocents’ a special place in which to work and learn.
This is a 10-month (academic year) full time position. Some travel is required as well as occasional evening and weekend commitments.
Reports to: Director of College Counseling
Advise and support a group of juniors, seniors, and their families throughout the entire college search and application process; host student and family advising meetings and write highly individualized letters of recommendations in support of students
Work collaboratively as a member of the college counseling team, including assisting with and planning various programs and events such as grade-level college programs, case studies, admission panels, book clubs, and other college counseling and school events
Contribute strategic thinking in reviewing and revising strategies to deliver the best possible college counseling program to HIES students and parents
Develop and maintain relationships with college admissions professionals, including hosting college representatives at HIES; stay current in the college admissions profession by visiting colleges and participating in conferences and workshops
Prepare regular communications to families, students, teachers, and other school constituents
Collaborate with faculty and different HIES departments to support students; contribute to the school community at large
Fulfills additional duties as assigned
Educational and Other Requirements
Bachelor’s degree or higher (master’s degree preferred) and at least 5 years in selective college admissions and/or previous experience as a college counselor working with high school students
Excellent planning, organizational, and communication skills to support working in a fast-paced environment
Technological proficiency and willingness to learn new platforms for college counseling and the school
A commitment to value diverse dimensions of identity as sources of strength that deepen our common humanity, and enhance the intellectual, social, spiritual, and moral development of all students
Successful completion of pre-employment background screening, drug testing and safety training
About Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School
A co-educational, college preparatory day school located in the Sandy Springs neighborhood of Atlanta, GA, Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School develops in students a love of learning, respect for self and others, faith in God, and a sense of service to the world community. The school enrolls 3 year-olds to 12th grade, with 515 students in the Upper School. 100% of seniors are admitted to four-year colleges and enroll in post-secondary destinations across the country and around the globe. Holy Innocents’ is one of the nation's largest Episcopal schools, enrolling 1,376 students in grades Pre-K 3-12.
Holy Innocents’ Episcopal School offers an educational program encompassing academics, arts, athletics, and spiritual formation. Through opportunities to grow intellectually, spiritually, physically, and emotionally, students develop their individual worth and dignity. The challenging academic program prepares students for higher education and emphasizes learning as a pathway toward ethical leadership and a commitment to the common good.
The school provides a welcoming and supportive environment, embraces the differences inherent in a diverse community, and embodies the inclusive Episcopal tradition of respect for the beliefs of others. Holy Innocents’ is an active community of faith engaged in local, national and international service to others.
Through a comprehensive, age-appropriate program, the College Counseling Team at Holy Innocents’ is focused on building relationships with parents and students over the four years of Upper School to help each student shape a strong profile, both inside and outside the classroom, enabling the student to make a positive college match.
Holy Innocents' Episcopal School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, marital status, amnesty, or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. Holy Innocents' Episcopal School complies with applicable state and local laws governing, non-discrimination in employment in every location in which the school has facilities. This policy applies to all terms and conditions of employment, including, but not limited to, hiring, placement, promotion, termination, layoff, recall, transfer, leave of absence, compensation, and training.
About Holy Innocents Episcopal School
Holy Innocents’ is one of the nation's largest Episcopal schools, enrolling 1,376 students in grades K3-12. Here, in a uniquely vibrant learning community, filled with encouragement and every imaginable opportunity, students are able to explore their talents, pursue their passions, and achieve their full potential. At HIES, our students won't be just a scholar or athlete or artist – they can be all of these, and more. Come to HIES. Explore your interests. Engage your talents. Discover the best in you.