An Associate Director of College Guidance is first and foremost a college counselor who fosters personal relationship with students and their families. This individualized approach to college counseling reinforces the philosophy that the goal of "fit" in the college process is different for every student. A key member of the college guidance team, the Associate Director reports to the Director of College Guidance and works with the counseling team to support the mission and vision of Gill St. Bernard’s School.
Guides and oversees all aspects of the college search and admissions process for an appropriate caseload of students to help them identify the best match schools for their interests, abilities, and needs.
Provides outreach to students and parents through workshops, webinars, presentations, school events, email and phone communication.
Understands the landscape of current college admission and counseling trends through reading and research, membership in professional associations, participation in campus visits and tours, and extensive networking with college admissions and college counseling colleagues.
Advocates for students in the college process by drafting letters of support and pursuing counselor calls with college admissions offices.
Works with Maia Learning, a web-based college counseling management system, and helps to prepare reports and presentations for the faculty and the Board of Trustees.
Participates fully in the life of the school, building relationships with faculty, students, and other community members.
Represents the College Guidance Office at school functions, conferences, presentations, and professional development opportunities, on committees and in the community.
Takes on other tasks as assigned by the Director of College Guidance, Director of the Upper School, or the Head of School.
Qualifications for candidates:
A minimum of five years of experience in college admissions is required. Masters degree is preferred.
Well-developed interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; a familiarity with the goals, objectives, and mission of Gill St. Bernard’s School. This includes a strong interest in student-centered work and a clear commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
Ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and demanding student and parent population.
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational competence, and the ability to meet deadlines.
A team player and a self-starter who can collaborate effectively and think independently.
A lively sense of humor, strong work ethic, enthusiasm, and a willingness to become a fully invested member of our community are essential.
Internal Number: 202105
About Gill St. Bernard's School
About the School
Gill St. Bernard’s School (GSB) is one of only a handful of New Jersey independent schools to offer preschool through grade 12 on a single campus. Founded in 1900 and home today to approximately 600 students, the school is situated on a 208-acre campus with collegiate-like facilities that include more than 20 buildings, a performing arts center, a turf field, tennis courts, a working farm, as well as a two-acre garden and an orchard. The campus is conveniently located just north of Interstate 287 and Route 206 in Gladstone, NJ. It is easily accessible from Morristown, Summit, and Bridgewater.
The school is a diverse community rooted in the values of courage, integrity, respect, compassion, and excellence, committed to the belief that education takes place not only in the classroom, but on the stage, in the studios, on the fields, and wherever faculty, staff, and students interact. The school firmly believes in lifelong learning and supports the development of individual and collective talents.
GSB is committed to recruiting, retaining, and supporting an exceptional faculty and staff who are dynamic educators seeking to foster a love of learning and to bring ...out the best in all its students, and who are guided by the school’s mission and an understanding that a sense of balance permeates all that the school does.