Marymount School of New York seeks a seasoned college counseling professional with a background in independent school settings to help lead our team. The ideal candidate will have a warm and personal approach to meeting students’ and families’ needs, and has a particular understanding of the experience of young women. We seek a candidate that will contribute to a culture of teamwork and collaboration, one who possesses extraordinary interpersonal and organizational skills, and who will guide families through the successful transition to post-secondary education with care.
College Counseling Responsibilities:
Work closely with the college counseling team to meet with students individually and with families throughout the college process
Teach guidance classes to second-semester juniors and first-semester seniors
Establish and maintain successful relationships with colleges and universities across the country
Advise students on course selection and its impact on the college selection process
Write letters of recommendation for the graduating class and advise faculty in their writing of recommendations
Counsel advisors and coaches on how to help students through the college selection process
Oversee the internship program
Establish and maintain ongoing relationships with college admission officers
Host college admissions representatives on campus (or virtually, as needed) each fall
Plan and coordinate regular informational meetings for families on topics related to the college application process
Represent Marymount School of New York in professional associations
Take advantage of opportunities to regularly visit college campuses and attend important conferences
Prepare college admissions reports for the Board of Trustees and administrative team and give an annual end-of-year report to the Board
Act as PSAT and AP Coordinator
Work closely with the Learning Specialist to address individual accommodations and testing needs
Work with director of communications on annual publications and oversee maintenance of the college counseling portion of the school's website
Establish and maintain yearly budget for the college counseling office
Review, adjust, and expand the college counseling program each year
Manage digital College Counseling platforms (MaiaLearning, College Kickstart, Common Application, UCAS)
Master’s and/or counseling degree preferred
Significant college counseling experience on independent secondary school side required; experience with both college admissions and secondary school college counseling preferred
Demonstrated counseling skills beyond college admissions extending to the context of family dynamics
A willingness to learn and counsel in the context of the unique culture of Marymount School
Proven knowledge base of independent schools as well as U.S. colleges/universities, and the ability to reasonably predict college admissions decisions, knowledge of overseas programs a plus
Strong communication/marketing, interpersonal, organizational, and decision-making skills
Marymount School is an independent, Catholic day school that seeks to educate young women who continue to question, risk, and grow—young women who care, serve, and lead—young women prepared to challenge, shape, and change the world.
Marymount is a college preparatory school for girls, committed to the development of the lifelong skills of critical thinking and problem solving. The dynamic and inquiry-based academic program promotes in each student a respect for her own unique abilities and a commitment to responsible living in a changing world. Marymount welcomes diversity and draws upon it to foster cultural sensitivity, religious understanding, and a global perspective. The School is housed in three campuses on the Upper East Side of Manhattan. For additional information on the School, please visit www.marymountnyc.org
Marymount seeks educators who are committed to learning and teaching in a collaborative, student-centered environment. In addition to being innovative instructors in their respective classrooms, faculty are expected to be active participants in the School community. Teachers serve as mentors, advisors, or supervisors to students in a variety of school activi...ties and contribute to the life of the School through chapel services, staff meetings, parent events, etc. Teachers also have the opportunity to serve as coaches for after school sports or moderators of extracurricular activities.
An Apple Distinguished School, Marymount has a 1:1+ program (iPads in the N-V and MacBook Airs in VI-XII), and all teachers are expected to be comfortable using educational technology daily. With the School's modified block schedule in each of its four divisions (instructional periods of 50-80 minutes in the Lower and Lower Middle Schools and 60 or 75 minutes in the Upper Middle and Upper Schools), teachers are expected to have a range of appropriate instructional practices in their repertoire and be equipped to differentiate instruction to reach a range of learning styles.