Director of College Counseling

Administrator / Full-Time

Boston University Academy, Boston, MA

Boston University Academy (BUA) is seeking a Director of College Counseling to begin in the summer of 2022. The Director is a senior leader and strategic partner to the Head of School, tasked with overseeing all aspects of college counseling at BU Academy. The Director will lead a three-person team — an Associate Director and a part-time Administrative Associate — serving roughly 50-student graduating classes. Due to BUA’s unique secondary-university relationship, BUA seniors who meet certain minimum criteria are guaranteed admission to Boston University. In addition to the core college counseling duties, the Director plays a key role in course counseling and registration, serves as a faculty advisor to a group of 11th and 12th graders, engages in committee work, mentors clubs, assists with chaperone duties, and is part of the senior administrative leadership team. The Director reports to the Head of School.

Interested candidates are asked to upload a resume, list of references (if available), and cover letter addressed to Mr. Chris Kolovos, Head of School here. Please send any questions to

Ideal candidates will have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree; master’s preferred
  • At least eight years experience working in secondary-school college counseling and/or in a college or university admissions office
  • Familiarity with independent schools
  • A passion for working with high school students
  • Deep knowledge of the college landscape and trends
  • Strong leadership and proven supervisory skills
  • Flexibility and a collaborative spirit
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills
  • Exceptional interpersonal skills

For all positions, we look for candidates who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment, who are flexible and creative, who will fully engage in the life of the school, and who are committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable community.

As the only high school in New England that is part of a major research university, Boston University Academy (BUA) offers students who love learning both a traditional, caring independent school experience and access to a broad range of university courses. In the eleventh and twelfth grades, students follow their passions by regularly completing up to twelve courses from Boston University’s undergraduate curriculum. The school’s 220 students are curious, capable, and kind. They come from 60 cities and towns in the Greater Boston area. 59% of students identify as students of color. 30% of students are on financial aid — a reflection of BUA’s commitment to equity and access.

Boston University’s generous benefits package includes health, dental, life insurance, and paid time off. Full-time employees are also eligible for tuition remission for courses at Boston University, and the remission benefit extends to dependents as well. For more details on benefits, please refer to the Boston University benefits page at

We are an equal opportunity employer and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability status, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.

Boston University Academy

Boston, MA
High School
All Gender