Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling
  • College Counseling

Dana Hall School, Wellesley, MA

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Dana Hall School seeks candidates for the position of Associate/Assistant Director of College Counseling. The individual in this position will be accountable for:

  • Counseling approximately 40 students in each junior and each senior class beginning mid-year junior year to guide them through the research, self- assessment, and application process
  • Writing the official School recommendation for each student and meeting as often as needed with individual students and their parents
  • Establishing and maintaining relationships with college admission officers on behalf of the School and the students 
  • Presenting workshops and meetings for parents, students in grades 9-12, and faculty
  • Supporting the work of the Director of College Counseling with office initiatives and projects
  • Visiting college and university campuses regularly and fostering relationships on behalf of the School 
  • Participating in professional organizations regionally and nationally 
  • Taking advantage of varied professional development opportunities 
  • Participating in the life of the School through such activities as serving as faculty advisor to a group of students and on other faculty/administrative committees

Dana Hall offers a comprehensive college counseling program that supports students throughout their Upper School experience. One of the cornerstones of the School’s college counseling program is the student-centered approach. The Associate/Assistant Director of College Counseling, in collaboration with the college counseling team and colleagues across the School, will foster a student-centered college selection process that prepares students to move to higher education with confidence and competence.

Candidates must have: a bachelor’s degree, advanced degree preferred; experience in selective college admissions and/or in a college counseling/guidance counseling office; a thorough understanding of the application process at public and private colleges and universities, as well as current trends in admission and financial aid.  Experience working with a diverse range of students (racial, ethnic, national origin, socioeconomic status, neurodiversity) is essential.

Candidates must enjoy working with adolescents and possess a strong work ethic, superior communication skills, a commitment to collegiality, and a healthy sense of humor. Strong preference will be given to candidates with significant admissions experience at the post-secondary level. A demonstrated talent for and interest in working with bright, motivated students is essential, as is the ability to communicate proactively with parents and to address questions and concerns as they arise.

This is a twelve-month, full-time position reporting to the Director of College Counseling.

Dana Hall seeks candidates who will contribute to and are committed to diversity and multicultural educational practices.


  • Full-time