Director of College Counseling


Moses Brown School, Providence, RI

Moses Brown seeks an enthusiastic and highly qualified college counselor to join our team. The leadership model of

which the successful candidate is part will depend on their qualifications, experience, and qualities, and may be either a shared leadership model or sole directorship. Those interested in either model are encouraged to apply.

The ideal candidate would possess a Master’s degree and a minimum of three years of college counseling experience. A background in college admissions and college counseling office leadership experience is strongly preferred. The most compelling candidates will possess the willingness and desire to work as a collaborative team

member; a robust work ethic; outstanding organization and time-management skills; excellent written and oral

communication skills; creativity; humor; and the ability to effectively engage with a diverse group of students,

parents and guardians, faculty, and administrators.

Reporting to the Head of Upper School, this is a 10-month full-time position to begin in August 2023. Responsibilities include:

  • Participating in the management of a comprehensive college counseling program with the support of an office coordinator and two other counselors
  • Serving as the primary college counselor to approximately 35 students in the senior class and approximately 35 students in the junior class
  • Advising and supporting members of the senior and junior class and their parent(s)/ guardian(s) in all aspects of the college admission process, including discussing college possibilities, guiding course selection, educating families about the college admission landscape and trends in higher education, providing guidance on essay and supplement writing, navigating the athletic recruitment process, and offering resources regarding financing an undergraduate education
  • Engaging with the Moses Brown community in ways that will help the counselor develop a holistic understanding of each student within its context, as well as gain an understanding of the MB program
  • Writing a compelling and detailed letter of recommendation for each senior counselee
  • Participating in planning, presentation, and sponsorship of all office programming, including occasional evening and weekend commitments
  • Meeting with college representatives who visit Moses Brown and cultivate excellent relationships with admission colleagues
  • Pursuing professional development by visiting college campuses, attending regional/national conferences, engaging in college-sponsored events, and participating in professional organizations
  • Exhibiting proficiency with technology related to college search and application: Naviance, Common Application, Coalition Application, College Kickstart, and other web-based programs
  • Performing other duties both within and outside the college office given the talents and background of the individual

The position may include responsibilities such as supervising the Office Coordinator, managing the office budget, presenting to the Board of Trustees, and/or overseeing a variety of other aspects of the college counseling program, dependent on the candidate’s background and skills and the office leadership model.

To apply: Please submit a resume, cover letter that serves as a statement of interest, and the names and contact information for 3 references to It is very important that you indicate the job number (CCO-001) in the subject line of the email. Once we have read and discussed applications, we will be in touch with

select candidates to arrange interviews.

Moses Brown School

Providence, RI
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender