College Counselor

Administrator / Full-Time

Montrose School, Medfield, MA

An independent school for girls in grades 6-12, inspired by the teachings of the Catholic Church, Montrose School was founded in 1979 and is located in the welcoming community of Medfield, 17 miles southwest of Boston. Montrose School attracts a talented and growing student population from over 50 towns and communities.  The students and their families as well as the faculty and staff are noted for their commitment to the school’s mission – educating young women who are called to greatness.


Montrose School seeks an enthusiastic, experienced full-time, 12 month College Counselor.  The College Counselor works closely with the Director of College Guidance in key areas that support the work of this department in light of the Montrose mission:

  1. Serves as the counselor who supports a proportion of the senior class in all aspects of the college application process.
  2. Develops and teaches 9-12th grade curriculum to prepare students effectively for the college application process.
  3. Serves as the liaison between the school and colleges by facilitating connections to an expanded network of colleges.
  4. Works on special projects and initiatives to enhance departmental offerings and to promote the visibility of Montrose School and its applicants to colleges.
  5. Supports annual and occasional events related to the department.

Essential Job Requirements:

  • Works closely with the Director of College Guidance to support a designated proportion of the senior class through the college application process, including drafting counselor letter of recommendation, building balanced college lists, resume development, essay review, use of College Kickstart and Naviance, researching colleges as well as enrichment opportunities, and develop strategies for applying to and demonstrating interest in key colleges.
  • Partners with the Director of Athletics to support students in the college recruitment process
  • Initiates, manages and communicates opportunities to connect with college reps, including visiting area colleges, supporting local college fairs, and hosting lunch-time rep visits on campus. 
  • Under the direction of the Director, participate in annual public events at the school, including the January College Kick-off event, June Launch event, and an all-upper school event in late November that includes speakers and/or panelists from universities and Montrose alumnae, as well as open houses and other key admission events at Montrose.
  • Co-host and teach seminars and hands-on workshops for students and their parents that coach, facilitate and model elements of the application process – essay writing workshops, Common App guidance, interview simulation and practice, meaningful ways to express interest, waitlist coaching. 
  • Develops curriculum and enrichment opportunities to help upper school students (grades 9-12) prepare well for the college application process, in collaboration with the Director of College Guidance.
  • Researches and communicates opportunities for summer and other academic enrichment opportunities based on emergent student interests.
  • Builds relationships with local colleges and universities to develop dual-enrollment opportunities for Montrose students to bolster our rigorous college preparatory program
  • Leverages Montrose alumnae and parent network to develop job shadowing and internship opportunities for current students. Create a directory for Montrose juniors and seniors to connect with Montrose alumnae on college campuses for student college visits.
  • Manages the Montrose School Upper School Awards and Senior Awards planning and execution process. Facilitates the selection of junior book award recipients. 
  • Liaise with our expert financial aid consultant and attend all of their virtual financial aid programming 
  • Serve as Naviance Coordinator: 
    • Assist students with registration and log-ins to Naviance.
    • Be familiar with Naviance and its use in college guidance, including assigning student surveys for grades 9-11 and updating GPAs mid-year and end of year for juniors and seniors.
  • Assist with standardized test proctoring for PSAT, Pre-ACT, ACT, SAT, and AP exams.

Experience & Education Requirements: 

  • Bachelor’s degree required, Master’s degree or Certificate in College Counseling preferred.
  • 2-3 years experience in related college counseling, university admissions, or essay coaching roles
  • Astute oral, written and digital communication skills.
  • Love of working closely with young people and collaborating with faculty and staff. 
  • Facility with all Office Suite applications including GoogleSuite; facility with or openness to learning other systems including Naviance, College Kickstart and emergent apps.
  • Exemplary planning and time management skills, able to complete work in a timely, accurate and thorough manner
  • Ability to self-initiate, collaborate, and work independently with minimal supervision while keeping supervisors appropriately informed.


To apply, please submit a letter of interest, a resume and three references.

Montrose School

Medfield, MA
Elementary, Middle School, High School