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Associate Director of College Counseling

Location: New York, NY

Department: Academic Support

Type: Full Time

Min. Experience: Experienced

Associate Director of College Counseling


The Nightingale-Bamford School is seeking candidates for the position of Associate Director of College Counseling.  This position reports to and collaborates closely with the Director of College Counseling to guide junior and senior classes through every aspect of the college search and application process. Strong candidates will have experience in a highly selective college admissions environment and/or college counseling office in an independent school.  This position starts July 1, 2018.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Guiding students and parents through the college application process in both individual and family meetings
  • Presenting to parents and students on a variety of college admission topics
  • Writing recommendations for approximately half of the senior class
  • Providing support to students in writing college essays and completing applications
  • Developing and maintaining strong ties with college admissions officers
  • Pursuing professional development by attending conferences, visiting colleges and participating in local and national organizations
  • Participating in the life of the School, including overnight school trips, after-school meetings as well as evening and weekend programs
  • Co-teaching college counseling classes for juniors and seniors

Strong candidates will exemplify these qualities:

  • Excited about working with adolescents and in school life
  • Value being a team player in a collaborative office environment
  • Work with discretion and highest ethical standards in dealing with students and colleges
  • Respond with energy and empathy to the needs of students and families
  • Demonstrate excellent skills in listening, counseling, time management, verbal and written communication, and public speaking

Educational Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree a plus
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