Assistant Director of College Counseling

Faculty / Full-Time

St. Mark’s School, Southborough, MA

Position Title: Assistant Director of College Counseling 

First commitment: July 1st, 2023

Contract type: Yearly; 12-month 

School Type: Boarding 

Position Summary: St. Mark’s School (Southborough, MA) seeks an Assistant Director of College Counseling for the 2023-24 academic year. The Assistant Director of College Counseling is responsible for administering all aspects of the college search and admissions process in conjunction with other members of the College Office. The position also includes teaching or coaching and contributing to St. Mark’s vibrant boarding school community through advising, residential life responsibilities, and community responsibilities. The Assistant Director is a member of the College Counseling Office and reports to the Director of College Counseling.

We invite interested candidates to apply by completing an application on the St. Mark’s School Employment page

What You’ll Do as an Assistant Director of College Counseling: 

As the Assistant Director of College Counseling, you will work closely with a dynamic and collaborative team committed to creating a developmentally appropriate college counseling program that is fully integrated into students’ overall educational experience. This includes, but is not limited to, educating and counseling students and parents about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, and procedures and serving as a primary counselor for 25-30 students. Other key responsibilities are as follows: 

  • Meet with college admissions representatives who visit our campus and serve as a liaison with college admissions offices throughout the year
  • Help design and lead innovative college counseling classes
  • Work jointly with Director on projects as needed
  • Maintain awareness of issues and trends in college admission, higher education, standardized testing, and keep up-to-date about specific colleges

What You’ll Do as a St. Mark’s Faculty Member: 

As a St. Mark’s faculty member, you will advise three to seven students, attend all school and faculty required events, and teach one course or coach one season of sports. Other key responsibilities are as follows:

  • Supervise a dorm during evening hours once weekly and five Saturdays per year
  • Participate in community life through Social Duty (four weekends per year)
  • Give up to six admission tours per year
  • Participate in St. Mark’s Experiential Learning Programming 
    • Teach a season of Saturday classes designed by the College Counseling Office
    • Teach a Lion Term course 

Required Skills and Abilities

  • Strong leadership, collaboration, interpersonal, and communication skills
  • Experienced public speaker; Ability to craft clear, well-written communications
  • Outstanding task and time management skills with high attention to detail
  • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment
  • Proficiency with computer applications such as Google Suite, including Docs, Slides, and Sheets

Preferred Qualifications 

  • Two or more years of experience in college counseling or college admission 
  • Knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admission, and financial aid policies and procedures 
  • Experience in an educational setting, including familiarity with residential communities and the needs of adolescents 
  • Demonstrated success working with culturally diverse populations 
  • Commitment to continuous self-reflection and professional growth 

 Things You’ll Love: 

  • On-campus housing; health, dental, and vision coverage; tuition remission (100%); retirement contribution – after one year of service, the school contributes 10% of your annual salary to a 403 (b) retirement plan (100% immediate vesting); three meals a day are available at the dining hall during the school year for you and your family; use of facilities for you and your immediate family: weight rooms, outdoor pool, ice rink, basketball courts, nature trails, etc.; annual financial planning services available; parental leave: 8 weeks at full pay, and 4 weeks at a quarter pay; Health Assistance Program; Employee Assistance Program; Child Day Care financial assistance program; William A. Coolidge Fund – annual financial assistance for each employee’s child attending tuition-charging schools


  • Pay is commensurate with experience. For reference, please find the base salary bands for faculty members whose primary responsibilities are in the classroom below: 
  • Years of experience between 31 and 42 years: $84,240 – $94,340
  • Years of experience between 21 and 30 years: $65,000 – $83,752
  • Years of experience between 11 and 20 years: $52,000 – $63,200
  • Years of experience between 0 and 10 years: $27,000 – $50,700

About St. Mark’s School: 

St. Mark’s School is a coed, private boarding high school of approximately 375 students with a strong, college preparatory curriculum located 22 miles west of Boston and 12 miles east of Worcester. St. Mark’s School educates young people for lives of leadership and service. Founded in 1865 as an intentionally small residential community, the School challenges its students to develop their particular analytic and creative capabilities by both inspiring their academic and spiritual curiosity and kindling their passion for discovery. We value cooperation over self-interest, and we encourage all members of our community to explore their place in the larger world beyond our campus.

St. Mark’s School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, national origin, gender, age, sex, sexual orientation, disability or genetics, and any other characteristic or status protected by law.

St. Mark’s School

Southborough, MA
High School
Boarding, Day
All Gender