Mission: Culver educates its students for leadership and responsible citizenship in society by developing and nurturing the whole individual, mind, spirit, and body, through integrated programs that emphasize the cultivation of character.
Culver Academies is a private boarding school. We enroll students and employ faculty and staff from across the United States and around the world. We are seeking diverse talent to support our mission and enrich our learning environment. At Culver, we are always looking to strengthen our organizational leadership by adding outstanding talent to our faculty and staff whose passion is to serve our students.
Located on the shore of Lake Maxinkuckee, Culver Academies encompasses 1,800 acres of green hills and woodlands, and a historic collegiate-like campus with beautiful Gothic architecture. Our location in Culver, Indiana, offers the best of both worlds; a beautiful, serene setting with access to large cities nearby, including the home of the University of Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana. We are also less than two hours away from Chicago and Indianapolis.
Culver Academies is seeking an Advisor to join our community of learners beginning in August of 2024 (or earlier). Advisors educate and assist Culver Academies’ students, grades 9-12, and their parents through the course selection, college search, application, and decision-making processes through close relationships and regular conversations centered on self-discovery and student agency.
Culver Academies is committed to developing the whole child, and our students distinguish themselves from others through their pursuit of leadership, character, effective communication, well-being, and scholarship. An Advisor plays a key role in a student’s journey towards realizing these distinguishing characteristics from the moment a student arrives on campus until they graduate. Culver admits students from all around the country and World capable of pursuing a rigorous college-preparatory curriculum while becoming responsible citizens and leaders. Students are selected for their potential to meet Culver’s high academic standards and dedication to Culver’s mission.
Advisors at Culver support students, each other, and the community by committing to the following.
Advise approximately twenty-five students and their families in each grade with the highest ethical and professional standards, adhering to Culver’s core values of trust, honor, duty, and service and acting with wisdom, courage, moderation, and justice.
Support and know each advisee through regular small group meetings and individual meetings throughout a student’s Culver experience.
Provide opportunities for each student to better understand themselves as learners, leaders, and as future citizens throughout their Culver career.
Communicate authentically, promptly, and respectfully in all communication with students and parents through clear and defined channels.
Connect family, student, and advisor at key moments in a student’s full 9-12 experience, including academic scheduling, preparing for the college process, and within the college process.
Support students and families in matters related to academic advising, including academic programming information and opportunities, course requirements, student summer plans, access to college visits and visitors, future scholarships, and college financial aid.
Guide students and their families through all phases of the college selection and application process.
Encourage students and families to explore the broad range of educational opportunities at Culver and beyond and to be intentional about decisions.
Represent Culver and our students in conversations and formal writing with colleges and universities.
Collaborate as a team of advisors to provide consistency and collective wisdom to benefit all Culver students.
Learn continuously, staying abreast of current trends within academic programming and college admission through regular professional development and visits to colleges and universities.
Contribute to the residential programs of the school through evening supervisory duties or contribute to the extra-curricular programs of the school, as personal interest and institutional need dictate.
QUALIFICATIONS • Experience advising students on making academic choices, course selection and post-secondary planning. • Highly developed interpersonal skills: ability to meet people with ease and communicate the written and spoken word with tact. • Expertise in writing and editing effectively. • Ability to anticipate needs, see opportunities and use exceptional judgment in dealing with confidential information. • Ability to work effectively within a team, as well as independently. • Ability to meet deadlines, take initiative, and demonstrate personal accountability. • Highly organized and self-motivated with good problem-solving. • Advanced computer skills with MS Office (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint). • Minimum BA/BS Degree, Master’s degree preferred.
A successful candidate will embrace the fully residential living experience and have a demonstrated gift for engaging a diverse student body and strengthening Culver’s inclusive community in concert with our student-generated diversity statement.
TOTAL REWARDS: Culver offers much to complement your pay. Our health benefits include medical (Health Savings Account available), dental, and vision insurance options offered at extremely affordable rates and one of our most valued offerings is our FREE on-site Health Clinic including various FREE generic medications. Financial planning benefits include Life Insurance and a 403b retirement account with a very generous company match. At Culver we seek to support your whole self –mind, spirit, and body, which is why you have access to our on-site Fitness Center, fall, winter and spring breaks as well as summers off and professional development opportunities to support excellence in your craft. Culver also offers FREE meals in the dining hall, limited laundry and dry-cleaning services and a discount at the Campus Store and Uniform Shop. A strong Tuition Remission Program and scholarship opportunities are available for your eligible children attending both schools and camps.
Culver Academies is an equal opportunity at will employer and does not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment because of age, race, religion, color, disability, sex, sexual orientation, national origin, genetics, pregnancy, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local laws.
Culver Military Academy and Culver Girls Academy, together known as the Culver Academies, make up one of the leading private college preparatory boarding schools in North America. Located in Culver, Indiana, they share a beautiful 1800 acre campus on the shores of Lake Maxinkuckee in Northern Indiana.
The Culver Mission for both The Culver Academies and the Culver Summer Schools and Camps reads:
"Culver educates its students for leadership and responsible citizenship in society by developing and nurturing the whole individual - mind, spirit, and body - through an integrated curriculum that emphasizes the cultivation of character."
Consistent with that mission of educating students for leadership and responsible citizenship in society, we believe what distinguishes Culver from other fine secondary schools is that while it offers academics, athletic, and other extracurricular opportunities second to none, Culver is the leader in delivering practical experience and instruction in leadership for all students and emphasizing high expectations for personal responsibility and integrity. We seek to teach and develop the leadership principles that apply to leaders in all walks of life.
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