The Hun School of Princeton seeks a dynamic and creative Associate Director of College Counseling with a start date that could begin immediately or in the summer of 2023 dependent upon the circumstances of the successful candidate. Reporting to the Director of College Counseling, this full-time position is exempt, and works twelve months per year.
The College Counseling Program at The Hun School of Princeton is designed to discover and achieve the best college placement for each student. It begins with a college counseling team that is second to none. Our college counseling professionals are experts who leverage their considerable experience and relationships to enhance their work with Hun School families.
The Hun School College Counseling team hosts dozens of education programs for students and parents throughout the year, such as panel discussions with top college admission professionals and case study programs where students and parents get to examine real-life admission scenarios. They offer affinity group programming for LGBTQI+ students, HBCUs, Women’s Colleges, and collegiate student-athletes. They are adept and wholly dedicated to getting to know their counselees early and helping them build a menu of great opportunities so they can identify and meet their collegiate goals.
Counseling and supporting students in the college selection and application process;
Working with students individually and in small groups;
Building relationships with parents;
Writing counselor statements and providing feedback on applicant essays;
Advising students on course selection;
Taking part in professional development opportunities;
Minimum of three to five years combined experience in college counseling and/or college admissions, with an emphasis on college counseling, is preferred;
Experience in an independent school environment a plus;
A love for working with young people;
A commitment to a diverse and inclusive community;
A passion for working in an innovative, experiential, and student-centered environment;
Ability to work collaboratively and effectively with students, parents, faculty, and staff;
Personal qualities including flexibility, resilience, approachability, and kindness;
Demonstrated communication, organization, and management skills;
Excellent listening, counseling, verbal and written communication skills;
Capacity to periodically work beyond and outside the typical workday in order to meet the needs of the College Counseling Office and the School;
Must possess good judgment, tact, sensitivity, and discretion in the handling of confidential information, materials and situations;
Excellent technology skills and experience integrating technology into the college counseling process;
Familiarity or experience with online instruction including the use of Zoom meeting technology;
Knowledge of SCOIR will be an advantage;
A desire to contribute to school life outside of the classroom on a lively boarding school campus.
The Hun School of Princeton is a co-educational, private day and boarding school in Princeton, New Jersey. Individual attention and strong student-faculty relationships are the hallmarks of the School. On the 50-acre campus between Philadelphia and New York City, student-centered, hands-on learning prepares students for the global community in which they will live and work. The Hun School is comprised of 645 students in its Middle School, Upper School, and Postgraduate Program. Our campus is home to students from twenty-two countries and fifteen states.
Our campus is located in historical Princeton, New Jersey, a short train ride away from both New York City (50 miles) and Philadelphia (45 miles). Home to Princeton University, The Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton Theological Seminary, and an array of cultural centers and organizations, Princeton is regarded as one of the most academically-minded communities in the world. Often named one of the country’s best places to live, Princeton is a friendly, multicultural community surrounded by mountains, parks, and lakes. There are award-winning museums and theatres, celebrated public and private schools, destination restaurants... and hotels, and a robust calendar of community events to enjoy.
The Hun School of Princeton empowers each student to thrive in a diverse and ever-changing world, by nurturing resilient character, providing individual mentorship, and inspiring vigorous and joyful learning.
In our mission of educating global citizens with resilient character, we actively seek candidates who can bring a diversity of experiences and perspectives to our community. The Hun School of Princeton is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristics or activity protected by law.
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