Associate Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning (June 2024)
Our School, founded on Jewish values, is about who our children can become and how they can help others become who they might be. Because the world our children will create tomorrow is born in the School we build today, our mission is to educate our children so they can surpass us.
Milken Community School is hiring an Associate Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning. The Associate Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning is an integral member of the College Counseling Office, who will offer college counseling and academic planning guidance to students and families, perform administrative tasks that advance work on behalf of students in their college search process, and promote the success of the school’s overall college counseling program. This position will report directly to the Director of College Counseling & Academic Planning and is an 11-month Salaried Position with a tentative start date of June 17, 2024.
Manage the college counseling process for 30-35 seniors and 30-35 juniors.
Meet with seniors as needed to create and finalize college lists, review essays, proofread/edit applications and resumes, etc.
Author personalized letters of recommendation for high school seniors.
Participate in all office-sponsored programming and show enthusiasm for enhancing programming.
Teach a college counseling curriculum in a classroom setting to juniors & seniors.
Utilize college counseling technology to both guide students through the college selection process as well as to upload/submit college applications and supporting documents and manage enrollment data.
Show willingness to learn new technological skills and/or systems in order to manage and assess current practices.
Engage in professional development opportunities, such as visiting colleges and universities throughout the academic year and attending national and regional college admissions counseling conferences.
Meet with college representatives (both on campus and through professional development opportunities) in order to develop collegial relationships.
Advise students in grades 8-11 in mapping academic goals and course selection.
Understand and enforce academic policies.
Track and support students in meeting MCS graduation requirements.
Present on Academic policies and pathways to students and parents.
Participate in regular Academic Planning Leadership Meetings to discuss policies and course development.
Attend regular Division 11/12 Meetings.
Demonstrate a willingness to become a part of the broader Milken community through participation in campus events, club advising, school committee membership, etc.
- Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s preferred.
- Approximately 5-6 years of experience in college counseling and/or college admissions.
- Find joy in working with adolescents and in school life; be able to listen, reflect, connect, and see potential in every student.
- Demonstrate excellent organizational, analytical writing, and public speaking skills.
- Ability to maintain a high degree of confidentiality with sensitive student records.
- Computer literacy, including proficiency in Google Suite and Scoir. Blackbaud is a plus.
- Engage with a healthy sense of humor, warmth, patience, confidence, and professionalism.
- A willingness to try new things and develop new procedures and strategies as the College Counseling Team adapts to an ever-changing college admissions environment.
- Ability to multi-task in a fast-paced, high-traffic environment.
APPLICATION MATERIALS (submitted as one PDF in resume upload field)
1 required and 1 Optional Supplemental Response(s) - max 250 words each:
Required - Please share what excites you about this position and why you’re interested in working at Milken Community School.
Optional - What else should we know about you that we can’t learn through your resume?
3 Sample Letters of Recommendation (reflecting 3 different types of students)
Candidates who will be invited for an on-campus interview will be asked to supply three references
Standard On-Campus Hours
Start: M - F by 8:00 AM
End: M - Th 3:30 PM, F 2:30 PM
*All schedules are subject to change.
Milken strives to be a nurturing, diverse and inclusive community. It is a vibrant academic home, drawing faculty and staff from the spectrum of faith and cultural backgrounds.
SALARY RANGE: $85,000 - $100,000
Interested candidates may apply here.