Convent of the Sacred Heart - 91st St | New York, NY | Associate Director of College Counseling

Convent of the Sacred Heart is New York City's oldest independent school for girls. As an independent, Catholic school, educating students in Pre-K through 12, we are part of an international network of 160 schools. We are committed to a set of principles shared by all Sacred Heart Schools. Known as the "Goals and Criteria," these principles articulate the core components of a Sacred Heart education and charge our community with a unified educational mission.

At the heart of our philosophy is the belief that each child possesses unique gifts. Our job is to unearth those gifts, nurture them, and empower each child of the Sacred Heart to share those gifts with the global community. Convent of the Sacred Heart is committed to building a community that is anti-racist, anti-bias, fair, inclusive, and welcoming to everyone and seeks candidates who connect to our 
Mission and Goals.

Associate Director of College Counseling
Full time
Beginning August xx, 2022
Position: Associate Director of College Counselling
Reports to: Upper School Division Head
FLSA: Exempt, full-time

The Associate Director of College Counseling will join a collaborative office in a fast-paced and supportive environment that consists of a full-time Director, a full-time Associate Director, and a full-time Administrative Assistant. The student population for grades 9-12 is approximately 230 girls, 100% of whom are college-bound. The Associate Director’s caseload is 28-30 students in each grade. 
  • Counsel and advice students and their families on all phases of the college selection and application process, including developing an appropriate list of colleges, providing guidance with the financial aid process, and reviewing all aspects of the application.
  • Discuss the course registration process as well as standardized testing plans, including reviewing results, with students in grades 9-11.
  • Develop and plan college counseling and financial aid programs and workshops for students, parents, and caregivers grades 9-12. 
  • Co-teach college counseling classes for junior and seniors and develop appropriate curriculum.
  • Compose counselor letters of recommendation for seniors. 
  • Cultivate and maintain strong relationships with admissions counselors through travel to college campuses and hosting representatives who visit Sacred Heart. 
  • Involvement in professional organizations and travel are expected.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Director of College Counseling and Head of the Upper School.
  • Bachelor’s degree required; Master’s degree strongly preferred. 
  • At least five years of experience in the field: experience in college admissions required; college counseling in independent schools preferred; knowledge and background in financial aid is a plus. 
  • Superb interpersonal, communication, organizational, public speaking, and writing skills.
  • Proficiency with Microsoft Office and Google Suite; familiarity with SCOIR and College Kickstart strongly preferred.
  • Knowledge of, appreciation for, and demonstrated commitment to anti-racist and anti-bias education.
  • A clear understanding of the complex nature of the college counseling and college application process.
  • Willingness to acquire new skills.
The Associate Director of College Counseling is a 10-month position from mid-August through mid-June. Salary is competitive and commensurate with experience. 
To be considered for the Associate Director of College Counseling position, please submit a cover letter, resume, and list of four references (references will not be contacted without the candidate’s permission). Please also feel free to submit up to two redacted letters of recommendation.

It is the policy of Sacred Heart to provide equal employment opportunity to all employees and applicants. This means that all employees and applicants will be treated on an equal basis without regard to race, religion, color, gender, sex, age, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, marital status, pregnancy, military status, Vietnam or other veteran status, sexual orientation, domestic partnership status, disability, genetic information, gender identity, unemployment status or any other status protected by law. In addition to the protected classifications included in our EEO policy, the School also prohibits any form of discrimination or harassment based on being a certified medical marijuana patient, arrest or conviction, or domestic violence victim status in accordance with state law. This policy applies to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment, including but not limited to: hiring, training, faculty development, promotion, compensation, benefits, educational assistance, employee facilities, termination, and retirement. Any employee who engages in conduct that violates this policy is subject to discipline, up to and including termination.
Schools of the Sacred Heart share in the educational mission of the Society of the Sacred Heart as articulated in the Goals and Criteria. The structure supporting Sacred Heart education in Canada and the United States includes the Conference of Sacred Heart Education and the Network of Sacred Heart Schools.  Together they provide services and programs to ensure vitality of mission for the member schools sponsored by the Society of the Sacred Heart.