Salary benchmarked with NAIS medians and commensurate with experience
4 Year Degree
Internal Number: DCC
Director of College Counseling
Applications Accepted Starting 10/9/2023
Application Review Starting 10/23/2023
The Director of College Counseling provides leadership, information, and individualized support to MHS students and their families to prepare them for and to help them navigate their post-secondary educational choices, mentoring students to transition confidently from high school and seek a purposeful life in college and beyond. The Miss Hall’s College Counseling program embodies the School’s mission, core values, and competencies, particularly in areas of honor, growth, and using voice to communicate boldly, effectively, and authentically.
Miss Hall’s School inspires and encourages each girl to pursue the highest standards of learning and character; to contribute boldly and creatively to the common good; and to seek a purposeful life, based on honor, respect, growth, and personal authenticity.
At Miss Hall’s School, we champion social justice; insist that all community members demonstrate respect for each other through words and actions; and affirm that diversity, equity, and inclusion are essential to learning and problem solving, discovery and personal growth, and cultivating empathy and cultural competency. Guided by these beliefs, and with the understanding that being an inclusive community requires ongoing work and commitment, we foster cross-cultural dialogue and allyship to honor and celebrate our diverse community.
Major Duties & Responsibilities:
Serve as a personal college counselor for 30-50 students and families (from the middle of junior year through the end of senior year) to educate them on all aspects of the college search, selection, and application process
Review and develop the MHS College Counseling curriculum and schedule, and teach college counseling classes to juniors
Oversee the generation of transcripts and teacher recommendations, and advise faculty who serve as college essay writing coaches
Advocate for, organize, lead, and encourage college tour opportunities on weekdays and weekends through coordination with Student Life and the Dean of Teaching and Learning
Apply a lens of diversity, equity, and inclusion to the college counseling process, including keeping current with knowledge of postsecondary opportunities for students of color, such as Historically Black Colleges and Universities and Hispanic-Serving Institutions
In collaboration with the Registrar, oversee the coordination and execution of AP, PSAT, SAT, ACT, and TOEFL standardized testing for all students, as well as an annual test prep course for the 11th grade
Maintain and regularly evaluate technological supports related to the college search and application process (SCOIR, Common App, College Kickstart, etc.) and demonstrate proficiency in their use
Commit to Professional Development, including attending conferences and college visits and keeping up with major organizations in the college process such as College Board, ACT, NACAC, etc.
Founded in 1898, Miss Hall’s School was one of the first all-girls boarding schools established in New England. Today the School is a nationally recognized, boarding and day independent secondary school that combines an exceptional college-preparatory curriculum with two acclaimed leadership programs, Horizons and the Girls’ Leadership Project. Both programs are central to our belief that, in addition to outstanding academic preparation, girls need additional skills that allow them to step confidently into college and beyond, when they will be expected to communicate effectively and authentically, voice opinions with resolve and respect, and be comfortable having influence, leading change, and contributing boldly and creatively to the common good.