Assistant or Associate Director of College Counseling Position begins August 2021
Pembroke Hill is an independent, coeducational, college preparatory day school serving students from Early Years (age 2) through 12th grade. Created in 1984 through the merger of the all-girls Sunset Hill School (founded in 1913) and the all-boys Pembroke-Country Day School (founded in 1910), the school’s 2020-2021 enrollment is 1177 students; 428 students in the Upper School; 104 students in the Class of 2021. Students from seven surrounding counties and 82 different zip codes, in both Kansas and Missouri, travel to Pembroke Hill each day. These students represent a variety of socioeconomic, religious, ethnic and racial backgrounds; students of color represent 30 percent of the school population. For the 2020-21 school year, $3 million in need-based financial aid has been awarded to approximately 25 percent of the student body.
We are seeking an enthusiastic professional with expertise in college counseling and/or selective college admissions to join our College Counseling team. The Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling (title commensurate with expertise and experience) will report to the Upper School Division Head and be responsible for organizing and overseeing the college application process for an assigned group of students. The college counseling program is an integral part of the upper school experience and embodies the mission, philosophy and objectives of the school. There are approximately 430 students in the upper school (grades 9-12) and 3.5 FTE positions dedicated to college counseling. Pembroke Hill School is committed to a culturally competent education.
Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
Serve as college counselor for a group of Pembroke Hill students in grades 10,11 and 12. Size of the group will depend on the size of the graduating class, typically a range of 25-35 students per grade level. Build relationships with these students and their families.
Oversee all components of the college search and application process for assigned students and families.
College counseling office responsibilities including but not limited to meeting/greeting visiting college/university representatives, planning office events, standardized test administration, etc.
Research and stay current on trends in the college counseling profession and higher education.
Nurture long term relationships with colleges and universities.
Embrace an approach that nurtures diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging.
The ideal candidate will have:
Bachelor’s Degree in education or equivalent
At least 3 years in selective college admissions or independent school college counseling
Demonstrated ability to work enthusiastically with adolescent youth and build relationships
Exceptional communication skills, verbal and written
Proven organization and follow up skills
Strong technology skills
Positive attitude with a sense of humor
About The Pembroke Hill School
The Pembroke Hill School is a private independent school with 100+ years of history located in a beautiful and historical area in Kansas City. We currently have approximately1,200 students from Early Years through grade 12 on two campuses within a mile of each other.
Pembroke Hill School has a competitive compensation and benefits package. If you would like to be considered for an employment opportunity, visit www.pembrokehill.org/about-us/employment and complete an online application.