Associate Director of College Counseling
Job#: 412146
Positions: 1
Posted: 07/18/2018
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Location: Lawrenceville, NJ
Department: College Counseling Office
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Job Description
Title: Associate Director of College Counseling
FLSA Status: Exempt
Reports to: Directors of College Counseling
Department: College Counseling
Founded in 1810, The Lawrenceville School, one of the country’s premier independent schools, is located in central New Jersey, five miles south of Princeton, 55 miles south of New York City, and 40 miles north of Philadelphia. Lawrenceville attracts outstanding students in grades 9-12, including about two dozen post-graduates.  Lawrenceville’s 810 students come from more than 30 states and 30 countries, with more than a quarter receiving assistance from a $10.5 million dollar financial aid budget.  Across residential, academic, and co-curricular settings, Lawrenceville challenges a diverse community of promising young people to lead lives of learning, integrity, and high purpose, inspiring the best in each to seek the best for all.
The Lawrenceville School seeks enthusiastic, energetic, collegial individuals who want to work with both adults and students in a collaborative and inclusive academic setting.  
The Associate Director of College Counseling in the College Counseling Office (CCO) advises a group of 42-45 seniors, including post-graduates, about all aspects of the college admission process. This position requires to live on campus and participate in the residential life of the School.
Essential Duties & Responsibilities
  • Advises and supports students and their families in all aspects of the college admission and application process, including facilitating applications to need- and merit-based financial aid programs.
  • Works collaboratively with the College Counseling staff, school administration, and faculty to support departmental and school-wide programming.
  • Establishes and maintains working relationships with college admissions professionals.
  • Writes comprehensive school letters of support, and initiates appropriate follow-up for each student’s candidacy.
  • Actively seeks continuous personal development in the field of admission and college counseling, including traveling to professional meetings and conferences and visiting college and university campuses.
  • Establishes competence with web and computer-based software systems such as Veracross, Naviance, and Powerschool.
  • Coaches or assists with a sport, or the equivalent, in two seasons.
  • Serves as an advisor to five to eight students, and does one evening a week of “house duty,” providing evening supervision in a student residence.
  • Chaperones a weekend activity (dance, coffee house, etc.) one time a term.
  • Works professionally and cooperatively within the department, the School, and the broader Lawrenceville community.
Knowledge, Skill, & Ability
  • Familiarity with and a desire to continue to learn about a wide range of colleges and universities both in the United States and abroad.
  • Excellent interpersonal and counseling skills, and the ability to work effectively with both young people and adults.
  • Excellent communication skills, oral and written.
  • Strong organizational skills.
  • The capacity to take initiative, work independently, think critically, and solve problems.
  • Strong computer skills, including email communication, electronic submission of documents.
  • Flexibility, and the capacity to adapt to the dynamic and ever-evolving college admissions landscape.
  • Able to travel to different colleges and universities during the year.
Education and/or Experience
  • Bachelor’s degree or higher.
  • At least three years of experience working in selective college admission.
Work Environment and Physical Demands
  • Operates in a professional work environment.
  • Routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets, fax machines etc.
  • Must be able to lift up to 25 lbs.
  • Must be able to climb stairs.
  • Required to stand, talk, hear, walk, use hands to finger, handle or feel and reach with hands and arms.
  • Must be capable of using visual display terminal with continuous wrist movement on a keyboard.
EEO Statement
The School is committed to a policy of non-discrimination and equal opportunity for all employees and qualified applicants without regard to the individual’s race, creed, color, religion, national origin, nationality, sex, pregnancy, affectional or sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, veteran status, physical or mental disability (including AIDS and HIV related illness), genetic information, refusal to provide genetic information, refusal to submit to genetic testing, ancestry, familial status, marital status, domestic partnership status, civil union status, atypical cellular or blood trait, military service, application for military service, or any other characteristic protected by applicable law. The Lawrenceville School will make reasonable accommodations for qualified individuals with known disabilities, in accordance with applicable law.
This commitment is evident in all aspects of the School’s employment practices and policies, including recruiting, hiring, job assignment, promotion, compensation, discipline, discharge, benefits and training.
Background Check Statement
The Lawrenceville School conducts pre-employment screening for all positions which includes a criminal background check, verification of work history, academic credentials, licenses, and certifications. Employment is contingent upon successful completion of the background check.
Eligible employees receive a competitive benefit package that includes health insurance coverage, paid leave and retirement plan options and many other valuable programs.

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