Director of Well-Being and Counseling

Administrator / Full-Time

Brewster Academy, Wolfeboro, NH

Brewster Academy seeks to hire a talented and thoughtful mental health professional to be our first Director of Well-Being and Counseling.  This is a new and exciting opportunity for a thoughtful, student-centered professional with strong leadership skills, vision, and a desire to help shape the way schools, and Brewster specifically, look at the health and well-being of all of their students and staff.

Position Summary:

The Director of well-being and Counseling oversees the strategic direction of the Well-Being and Counseling office.  Working closely with the Assistant Head of School, the Director, and their team will work to build and implement a framework focused on a forward-looking approach to holistic student well-being. Out of this framework will come high-quality programs and services that will focus on enhancing the student experience and supporting student success.  The Director will oversee one full-time counselor, be a member of the Student Life Team and the School Resource Team, and will report to the Assistant Head of School.

General Responsibilities:

  • Provide crisis intervention, ongoing monitoring, and assessment of students.
  • Provide individual counseling, group counseling, and crisis counseling to students.
  • Provide psychosocial evaluations on students as needed.
  • Conduct ongoing evaluation of well-being and counseling services to assess the efficacy of individual services, community outreach, and broader efforts to promote a culture of well-being
  • Work with students, faculty, and staff to create customized training, workshops, and presentations that individual and community mental health and well-being.
  • Conduct alcohol and substance abuse evaluations as needed.
  • Support and participate in the social and emotional learning program. 
  • Serves as a supportive adult to students who are going through the disciplinary process.
  • Oversight of the day-to-day operational needs of the counseling center. 
  • Serves as a member of the School Resource Team, and Student Life Team, and attends and actively participates in Team Meetings.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Health Services on retention and treatment plans for students.
  • Collaborate with the Director of Admission, their team, and prospective families on the appropriate fit of applicants, seeing the process through to successful matriculation and transition.


Desired Qualifications:

  • Hold an applicable,  current, and valid State of New Hampshire licensure in counseling, mental health, or a related field.
  • Minimum of a Master’s degree in counseling, psychology, school psychology, social work, or related human services field. 
  • Demonstrated experience leading a student support services and/or student counseling services department; previous counseling experience in a school.
  • Effective leadership and management skills, including interpersonal, organizational, and analytical skills.
  • Experience with personnel supervision and training.
  • Ability and desire to connect joyfully, appropriately, and respectfully with students, faculty, and parents as needed.
  • A commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Strong coordination, evaluation, and assessment skills to promote best practices in the ever-changing landscape of student support services.
  • Deep and broad knowledge of counseling, public health approaches to promoting well-being, and health and wellness education across the developmental stages.
  • Strong interpersonal and leadership skills; a positive attitude, energy, and an inspiring and entrepreneurial leadership style.
  • Commitment to lifetime learning and professional and personal integrity.


This is a full-time (10-Month) faculty position that follows the School’s schedule.  As we are a boarding school,  the Director of well-being and Counseling or a designee will be available to attend to emergencies and crisis situations as they arise, including having “on-call” responsibilities throughout the school year.

Brewster Academy

Wolfeboro, NH
High School, Post Graduate
Day, Boarding
All Gender