Assistant Director of Secondary School Advising

Faculty / Full-Time

Carroll School, Lincoln, MA


Located in Waltham, Lincoln, and Wayland, Massachusetts, Carroll School is an independent day school that serves students with language-based learning differences, such as dyslexia. Carroll School empowers children to become academically skilled students who are strong self-advocates and confident lifelong learners prepared to enter other academic settings. Carroll is an inclusive community committed to embracing diverse strengths, identities, and lived experiences in order to give each child what they most need to thrive. The Carroll Middle School is located on the Lincoln campus and serves grades 6-8.

Research shows that people from underrepresented groups apply to jobs if they meet 100% of the qualifications. Carroll School encourages you to break that statistic and apply as it’s rare to find applicants who meet all the qualifications. We look forward to receiving your application. 


Carroll School is an equal opportunity employer that offers competitive salaries and benefits, including comprehensive professional development opportunities.


Position Summary:

The Secondary School Advising Department oversees the process of guiding graduating Carroll students to their next schools. Reporting to the Director of Secondary School Advising, this role will collaborate with various departments within the school to enhance the overall experience for Carroll families as they transition to new educational institutions. This includes a detailed analysis of student profiles, helping families identify suitable schools, and supporting them with hi-touch support throughout the process. The office supports approximately 100 families annually in this transition.



  • Support students and families through the independent school application process, ensuring comprehensive support and resources.
  • Assist with public school enrollment, offering guidance for a smooth transition and providing IEP/504 support.
  • Meet with parents to discuss high schools that align with their student’s learning profile.
  • Provide ongoing counsel to parents and students through individual meetings and Secondary School Advising events. 
  • Analyze student profiles through comprehensive reviews of neuropsychological testing, academic reports, admission file summaries, teacher feedback, and classroom observations.  
  • Develop an in-depth understanding of secondary schools. 
  • Foster strong relationships with admission officers from various secondary schools through visits and regular communication.
  • Communicate student learning profiles to high school admission professionals, discussing necessary academic supports, accommodations, or modifications. 
  • Coordinate and review teacher recommendations and conduct mock interviews
  • Ensure that all application materials are complete and delivered by school application deadlines.


  • Bachelor’s degree required; 5 years of experience in education administration preferred 
  • Excellent organizational, interpersonal, and communication skills (written and oral)
  • Self-starter with a solutions-oriented mindset
  • Proficiency in working with Google Suite and databases such as Aspen, Ravenna, etc.  
  • Ability to manage confidential information with discretion
  • High level of integrity and strong work ethic
  • Ability to multitask and juggle competing priorities
  • Flexibility and ability to work collaboratively within a team

Carroll School

Lincoln, MA
Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender