Interim Co-Director Of College Counseling
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91 - New York, NY
$200,000.00 - $215,000.00 Salary/year

The School seeks an experienced educator for a leave replacement to serve as Co-Director of College Counseling from June 2023-May 2024. The office consists of two Directors of College Counseling who co-counsel an entire class of 69 students through every aspect of the college search and application process. 

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Guiding students and parents throughout the entire college search process in both individual and family meetings

  • Meeting individually with students and their parents

  • 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 

  • Maintaining strong ties with college admissions officers and staying informed of the issues and changes pertaining to to college admissions

  • Participating in the life of the School, including after-school meetings and evening programs

  • Co-teaching college counseling classes for juniors and seniors

  • Work closely with faculty and administrators

  • Guiding sophomores in selecting college entrance tests and preparing for them


Qualities we seek in a candidate: Strong candidates will have substantial experience in a highly selective college admissions environment and/or college counseling office in an independent school. In addition, they will:

  • Find joy in working with adolescents and in school life

  • Show a commitment to engaging with and learning from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences

  • 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 organizational, analytical-writing and public speaking skills.

  • Serve as a leader in the Upper School Community

  • Engage with a healthy sense of humor, warmth, patience, confidence and professionalism

Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. The salary range for this role is $200,000 - $215,000. 

Spence is committed to an equitable program and a diverse faculty and student body. We therefore actively seek candidates from diverse backgrounds.

Please note that the School has a mandatory COVID-19 vaccination policy, which requires that all employees be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 and provide proof of vaccination.