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Associate Director of College Counseling
Wellington School, The
Upper Arlington, Ohio
Date Posted: 12/30/2020
Job ID: 53495
Position/Title: Associate Director of College Counseling
Employer: Wellington School, The
Department: College Counseling
Category / Heading #1: Administration  College Counseling - Associate Director
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Status: FullTime
Job Description/Responsibilities:
Job Title: Associate Director of College Counseling Office or Division: Upper School Reports To: Director of College Counseling Effective Dates: July 1, 2021 - June 30, 2022 (11 month; FTE 1.0) Position Summary: Have you always wanted to work in an environment where new ideas are valued and it is understood that being a part of a diverse community makes us all better thinkers and problem solvers? Wellington seeks an associate director of college counseling to serve as the third member of a college counseling team dedicated to helping students find their purpose and realize their potential for tomorrow’s world. This is a full time, 11-month position that reports to the director of college counseling. Wellington is an independent, coeducation, preschool-through-grade 12, college-preparatory day school. Our students benefit from small classes as they dive deep into their knowledge of the world and themselves. Our graduates go on to attend college, with many matriculating to the nation’s top universities. Students carry with them the ideals of Wellington and an insatiable desire for lifelong learning. Key Responsibilities • Support students and their families through all aspects of the college search, application and decision-making processes with attention to individual backgrounds, goals, strengths, abilities, and interests • Thoughtfully develop personalized letters of recommendation for approximately half of the senior class (30-35 students) • Work closely with the director of college counseling to develop, organize, and deliver targeted programming for small and large audiences of students in grades 9-12, families, and members of the Wellington community • Guide students in thoughtful completion and timely submission of all aspects of their college applications, including essays, personal statements, resumes, interviews, financial aid, and scholarship applications • Stay current with admissions trends and best practices through regular professional development and attendance at national, regional, and local conferences; serve as a resource to the Wellington community regarding these topics • Maintain strong relationships with college and university admissions officers through Wellington programming, professional development, and travel to college campuses • Contribute to the development of office publications • Serve as an active, approachable, and visible presence within the upper school community • Collaborate with various offices, faculty, and staff at Wellington, including: advisors, alumni relations, athletics, fine & performing arts, grade level deans, head of upper school, upper school learning specialist, and testing coordinator
Minimum Degree: BA
Certification Required: No
Minimum Experience: 1-3 Years

• Bachelor’s degree required • Extensive knowledge of colleges and the application process; 2-3 years of experience in college admissions/college counseling preferred • Demonstrated experience in and passion for working with high school students, including an ability to actively engage with adolescents • Appreciation of the importance of mental health and wellness throughout the application process • Effective communication skills, with strengths in writing, public speaking, and relationship-building • Deep commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion, as well as a desire to celebrate the backgrounds, abilities, and identities of the members of our community • Collaborative spirit, creativity, patience, and a sense of humor • Comfort with and understanding of technology • Advanced organizational skills, with specific attention to details, deadlines, and program planning • Understanding and appreciation of the complexities and ever-changing nature of college admissions • Eagerness to creatively pivot and innovate in response to the needs of students, families, and colleagues • Willingness and ability to travel for professional development opportunities We believe every person plays a role in making Wellington a diverse, equitable, and inclusive place to learn, teach, and work. We seek to attract culturally and academically diverse faculty and staff who thrive on being engaged participants in our vibrant, innovative educational community. We embrace diversity and do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, disability, sexual orientation, age, or national or ethnic origin in the administration of our admission policies, financial aid, or employment.
Application Notes:
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Contact Info
Ms. Cassie Monak, upper school administrative assistant