Woodberry Forest School is accepting applications for an assistant director of college counseling. Woodberry’s next assistant director of college counseling with be a critical member of a five-member team including the assistant headmaster for admissions and college counseling, director of college counseling, associate director of college counseling, and testing coordinator/administrative assistant.
The assistant director position is a full-time, ten-month appointment. Although our college counselors are assigned students during the junior year with whom they will work closely throughout their junior and senior years, the college counseling team works collectively with students in their freshman and sophomore years as we continue to build a robust college counseling program. The assistant director will advise students and their families on all aspects of the college search and application process. Specifically, the assistant director will help students identify colleges of interest, support students in completing their applications, write thoughtful letters of recommendations, advocate appropriately for students, serve as a resource to parents, and participate in various professional organizations, conferences, and college visit programs, both on and off campus.
The ideal candidate will be a team player with excellent communication and interpersonal skills, a desire to work closely with a range of talented students, an appreciation of single-sex education, and a willingness to engage in the life of a residential school community. Candidates must be organized, able to meet deadlines, detail-oriented, good listeners, and excited about working collaboratively with colleagues and students. A bachelor’s degree is required, and professional experience in college admission and/or college counseling is preferred. As a member of a boarding school, the assistant director will also be involved in multiple aspects of the school life. The assistant director of college counseling will invest in the boarding school life to connect fully with the boys we serve. Depending on the interest of the successful candidate and the needs of the school, teaching and coaching opportunities may be possible.
Woodberry Forest School is one of the nation’s premier independent boarding schools for boys in grades nine through twelve. Located on 1,200 beautiful acres in Madison County, Virginia, near Charlottesville and Washington, DC, Woodberry is an all-residential school. We enroll approximately 385 students from the United States and abroad. Since our founding in 1889, Woodberry Forest has become recognized internationally as a leader in the education of boys. Students are carefully selected from an outstanding group of strong applicants.
This administrative faculty position offers a competitive salary and generous benefits package, including housing and meals. Woodberry Forest School is an equal opportunity employer.
Interested applicants should send a cover letter, résumé and references to firstname.lastname@example.org
or by mail to Debbie Lloyd, director of personnel, at Woodberry Forest School, 10 Woodberry Station, Woodberry Forest, Virginia 22989.