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March 19, 2019
Director of College Counseling
100% FTE
Preferred start date of July 1, 2019; position open until filled

Located in the Presidio of San Francisco, The Bay School is an independent, college preparatory high school committed to providing its 375 students with a challenging, innovative curriculum and a collaborative, supportive community. Our flexible, open-minded staff and faculty members foster and model curiosity, critical thinking, intentionality, good humor and respect for diversity. As co-builders of a young high school, they contribute to an impactful community. Our campus also serves as headquarters for the CATDC (California Teacher Development Collaborative).

The Bay School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender identity, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, age, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are committed to having a faculty and staff and a student body that reflect the diversity of the Bay Area. We strongly encourage candidates of color to apply.

For more information about The Bay School, including Bay's official school profile that includes an overview of the campus and facilities, student body breakdown, academic highlights and college placements, and mindfulness, please visit our website at https://www.bayschoolsf.org.

The Director of College Counseling has overall responsibility for envisioning, planning and refining all aspects of The Bay Schoolís distinctive, student-centered college counseling program. This mission-aligned process focuses the college search on individual fit and provides counsel around the complexities of affordability and access. The Director also serves as counsel to the Academic Dean around the possible impact of contemplated changes in the academic

Reporting to the Dean of Enrollment Management and Community Culture with direct reports being the Associate Director of College Counseling, Assistant Director of College Counseling; and College Counseling Assistant.

The Director of College Counseling will:
*Lead the college team as they work with students and their families through the college process, advising both through regular communication, formal presentations, a weekly college curriculum that begins in the middle of a studentís junior year, to develop a realistic, balanced college list.
*Share responsibility for collecting biographical information and composing letters of recommendation in support of student applications.
*Cultivate relationships with college representatives by visiting campuses, attending professional gatherings, hosting college visitors throughout the fall and winter and advocating for Bay applicants through the admission process.
*Attend national and regional college conferences to understand trends and opportunities, to strengthen the reputation of The Bay School and to develop strong peer networks.
*Mentor, supervise and evaluate the college counseling team in order to promote professional satisfaction and growth, smooth functioning and high performance of the team.
*Assume responsibility for the development and management of the college counseling budget.
*Coach staffulty colleagues as they recommend and support seniors through the college process and periodically inform them about the trends, issues and expectations in the college admission world.
*Provide effective appropriate technological tools to support the college admission process including Naviance and the schoolís college counseling website.
*Share responsibility for presentations at parent meetings, admission open houses and participate on the staffulty admission interviewing team. Serves on the Administrative Team.
*Supervise and supports the SAT prep teacher.
*Serve as the Bay School point of contact for external organizations such as the College Board, ACT, NACAC, NCAA, CSCA and the National Student Clearinghouse.

*Appreciates and is committed to the mission and precepts of The Bay School
*Desires to lead within The Bay School community
*Has a passion for innovating and building within a young educational institution
*Possesses five or more years of demonstrated success as a college counselor in an independent school
*Experience working in college admissions with established relationships within admissions community preferred
*Demonstrates analytical skills and attention to detail
*Demonstrates excellent leadership, management, organizational, analytical, and entrepreneurial skills
*Possesses exceptional communication skills, with proven ability to write effectively, speak persuasively, and listen attentively
*Works well with students and adults of all backgrounds
*Is proficient with information technology including Google apps and SCOIR
*Holds a Bachelorís degree

Bay offers a salary commensurate with experience and a competitive benefits package.

To apply, please send cover letter stating your interest and highlights of your experience along with a resume to Katie Koene, Assistant to the Heads of School, at [email protected] Candidates may be subject to background checks. Start date, July 1, 2019; consideration of
candidates to begin immediately.
Katie Koene
[email protected]

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