Position Title: Co-Director of College Counseling
Department: Student Support/Advising
Status: Full-time, exempt
Position Start Date: July 2023
Pay Scale: $125,000-$145,000
Our pay ranges are reasonable estimates of what the school anticipates paying for a role but are not guaranteed. If hired, the base salary for the position is commensurate with education and experience.
About Marymount High School
Marymount is an Independent, Catholic all-girls high school that fosters confidence, joy, leadership, and a sense of greater purpose in each student. Education of the whole girl is one of the most important pillars upon which the academic and co-curricular programs are built. The school celebrates the individuality of each student, empowering girls to become their best selves academically, emotionally and socially. Established in 1923 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart of Mary (RSHM), Marymount High School shares the tradition of an international network of schools including sister schools in New York, Europe, and South America. We are located in Westwood/Bel Air, just north of UCLA in Los Angeles.
- Advise students about college options and the application processes, counseling them about self-understanding, self-presentation, and making academic and personal choices.
- Foster effective interpersonal conversations with students, both one-on-one and in workshop and group settings: college nights, workshops and class
- Work with parents/guardians to include them as informed and supportive partners in the college counseling process.
- Coordinate and manage the efforts of College Counseling, ensuring that application materials and school documents are sent in a timely manner.
- Keep abreast of changes in the college application and admission procedures and financial aid programs to determine the implications of these changes for students and school programs.
- Maintain a strong working knowledge of colleges and universities, including making regular visits to colleges and developing relationships with admission office representatives as appropriate.
- Serve on the Heads Council, Academic Council, Student Life Team, and on other committees as assigned.
- Support and train faculty in the writing of effective letters of recommendation.
- Produce and keep current the School Profile.
- Oversee College Counseling office budget.
- Support College Counseling team efforts with the school website and other related platforms.
- Be an active community member, participating in division-specific duties and the general support and care of the school community.
- Participate in evening, weekend, and overnight programs as required.
- Meet with college representatives and establish solid working relationships with admissions counselors throughout the country.
- Engage and support students of varied identities, lifestyles and beliefs.
- Create an environment that fosters open discussion with the freedom to express varied points of view.
- Engage actively in the Marymount School community, including attending sporting events, performing arts productions, and other student activities.
- Share chaperone responsibilities with College Counseling team members for college trips.
- Act as an advocate for students, and attend state and national conferences.
- A minimum of seven years in some combination of selective college admissions and/or leadership in independent school college counseling.
- Knowledge of emerging trends, policies, and practices within the college admissions process.
- A strong belief in all-girls education, DEIJB, and educating the “whole girl” – dedication to the Marymount mission.
- Keen emotional intelligence and demonstrated ability to work with students and families from a range of diverse backgrounds.
- A collaborative and approachable nature.
- Excellent communication skills, including clear and dynamic writing abilities.
- Experience managing and mentoring others.
- Enthusiasm for working with teenagers and in a school community.
- A bachelor’s degree; an advanced degree is preferred.
- An ability to be both a leader and a learner on our campus – acclimate quickly, work hard and act confidently.
The rate of pay offered to the selected candidate is based on internal pay policy and budget. New hires are commonly paid at the minimum of the wage range or within the lower part of the range. We consider a number of factors when making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience, training and other department needs.
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