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January 31, 2017
Director of College Counseling to Start July 2020
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Think critically and creatively.
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Shape a future with meaning.

Director of College Counseling

Brentwood School, a vibrant and diverse K-12 independent school, is seeking resumes from qualified candidates interested in a full time Director of College Counseling to begin in July 2020. This position reports directly to the Upper School Director. The Director of College Counseling is a member of the Upper School Administrative Team and the Brentwood School (K-12) Leadership Team. The ideal candidate will be team-oriented with an interest in working with high school students, their families, college representatives, faculty and administrators. This is a 12 month position with a workload that can vary greatly during the course of the year.

The principal responsibilities of the Director of College Counseling include:
• Leading and effectively managing the college counseling department including two Associate Directors and one full time support staff member
• Advising students and families as they move through the college research, application, and selection process
• Writing letters of recommendation
• Reviewing, adjusting, and improving the college counseling program each year.
• Executing on-campus programs and workshops for parents, students and college admissions representatives
• Advising on course selection, registration, and consequences in the college selection process
• Preparing regular mailings and electronic communication to parents in tandem with the communications staff
• Overseeing progress through the fall process of finalizing college lists and sending off applications
• Visiting college campuses to establish and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with college admission staffs
• Representing Brentwood School at national and regional conferences
• Guiding the work of the office through weekly department meetings
• Attending weekly faculty and administrative meetings
• Preparing and presenting to the Board of Trustees regular reports on the college admission process, placement, and national trends
• Attending regular curriculum committee meetings
• Advising faculty in their writing of college recommendations
• Work with various personnel who support the college counseling process, including the Liaison for Student Athletes and the Essay Writing Coach
• Establishing and maintaining a yearly budget
• Sharing chaperone responsibilities with the College Counseling Team for Brentwood’s East and West Coast College Trips
• Engaging actively in the Brentwood School community, including attending student performances, athletics events, social activities and serving as an advisor
• Organizing and implementing the annual Essay Writing Workshop for seniors

Desirable attributes include:
• A detail-oriented approach to work and outstanding communication skills including writing, listening, and public speaking
• The ability to work collaboratively with the administration, faculty, and other key members of the Brentwood community
• The energy, patience, and sense of humor necessary to work effectively with high-school students and their families
• Proficiency in MS Office, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and the ability to learn additional software such as Naviance and PowerSchool
• Ideal candidates should have extensive experience in selective college admissions and/or college counseling
• A demonstrated commitment to diversity and inclusion
• An interest in and openness to professional growth and development
• An advanced degree is strongly preferred

Brentwood School is dedicated to the creation of a diverse faculty and staff that better represents our student body and the city of Los Angeles. For further information about Brentwood School, please visit the school’s website: www.bwscampus.com.

Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and three references electronically to:

Corisa Cobden
Administrative Assistant to Upper School Director
E-mail: [email protected]
Corisa Cobden
[email protected]

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