FULL-TIME ASSISTANT/ASSOCIATE DIRECTOR 
OF COLLEGE COUNSELING
IMMEDIATE OR SUMMER 2024
 
Christchurch School is a co-ed Episcopal boarding and day school serving grades 9—12. Founded in 1921, Christchurch is located on a 125-acre waterfront campus on the Rappahannock River in eastern Virginia’s tidewater region. The school’s Mission is to inspire and guide each student's unique journey to self-confidence, purpose, and identity within a caring, structured community, where they discover their infinite value and develop the skills to become compassionate, successful, and engaged global citizens.
 
Position Overview. Christchurch School seeks a full-time Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling to work with, and assist, the Director of College Counseling. This position will work with a caseload of students in their junior and senior years and lead projects as guided by the Director of College Counseling.
 
Christchurch School fosters a student-centered approach to pedagogical practices, valuing the craft of teaching and embracing the boarding school model for meaningful education of the whole child. Equally, employees at CCS are expected to foster an inclusive workplace and contribute to a community built on equitable policies and procedures. This position also contributes to the school by leading an advisory of 7-10 students, being a part of a duty team one evening per week and 6-7 weekends per year, and participating in two seasons of co-curriculars (athletics, fitness, visual and performing arts, community service, and/or meaningful play).
 
Job Responsibilities
  • Assist the Director of College Counseling in designing and implementing a program for students and families to counsel them through the college admissions process.
  • Provide individualized expert advice on the college search, standardized testing, course selection and financial aid.
  • Write detailed and compelling letters of recommendation for senior students and coordinate the delivery of application materials to colleges (approx. caseload of 30-35 seniors).
  • Cultivate and sustain relationships with college reps, including hosting them on our campus.
  • Be willing to engage in professional development to stay abreast of the evolving trends in college admissions, visit college campuses and attend conferences as appropriate.
  • Contribute to the vibrant life of a busy boarding/day school by acting as advisor to a small group of students and performing evening and weekend duty on a rotating basis throughout the year.
  • Contribute to the co-curricular program two out of three seasons 
  • Manage other duties as assigned by the Head of School.
 
Qualifications
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • Excellent communication and organization skills.
  • Strong technology skills and ability to learn new technology platforms
  • Candidates should be realistic and excited about teaching in a boarding school 
 
 
Preferred
  • Prior experience in college admissions, either as a high school counselor or college admission officer
  • Proficiency or experience with programs like Scoir, Slate, the Common Application, NCAA Initial Eligibility Center, and FAFSA/CSS Profile.
  • This position is also expected to participate in the school’s co-curricular program.  Women’s and men’s soccer, volleyball, and softball are specific areas of possibility but not required to apply.
 
Work environment and physical demands:
  • Ability to be mobile around campus and buildings
  • Ability to work at a desk and computer screen for extended periods
  • Some travel required 
 
Equal Employment Opportunity: The School is an equal opportunity employer. The School provides equal employment opportunity to all employees and job applicants without regard to an individual’s race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran, marital status, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions including lactation, age, disability, genetic information or any other factor prohibited by applicable law. All aspects of personnel management – including hiring, promotion, demotion, transfer, recruitment, layoff, discipline, termination, compensation, benefits, training and working conditions – will be administered in accordance with this policy. Each employee is expected to do their part to maintain a working environment free of discrimination, harassment and retaliation.
 
Conditional Offers: An offer of employment for this position is contingent upon the applicant’s right to work in the United States, authorization for and completion of successful background checks as may be requested by the school or required by law.
 
Compensation & Benefits: Christchurch School offers a competitive compensation package for this full-time position with benefits to include health plan options, retirement benefits, tuition remission for dependents, professional development, networking opportunities, and potentially on-campus housing.
 
Please submit an electronic resume and a letter of interest to teach@christchurchschool.org.  You can also go https://www.christchurchschool.org/at-a-glance/employment for more details about the position and working at Christchurch School.  Candidates will be contacted within two weeks of receiving application materials if we are interested in setting up an initial phone interview.
 

Christchurch School

49 Seahorse Lane,
Christchurch, Virginia 23031
804.758.2306