Director or Co-Director of College Counseling

Staff / Full-Time

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School, Cambridge, MA

Start Date: August 2024

Reports to: Upper School Director

Job Summary: 

BB&N is seeking a full-time Director of College Counseling or Co-Director of College Counseling. The school is open to both possibilities for leading a highly-accomplished team of five individuals – four counselors and an office manager. We are seeking an educator and leader within the college counseling and/or college admission profession to join our community and lead our well-respected college counseling team. Candidates should have exceptional interpersonal and communication skills to establish and nurture an authentic, inclusive community. Candidates must have knowledge of and curiosity about the field of college admissions, strong organizational, writing, speaking, and listening skills, and the ability to manage multiple projects to deadlines. Candidates will support the school’s mission of diversity, equity, and inclusion and an understanding and appreciation of intercultural fluency. We are building a team in which a multitude of experiences, backgrounds, and talents are valued in order to work with a diverse community of students, faculty, staff, and families.

We are seeking a collaborative candidate who will contribute to our student-centered philosophy that focuses on listening deeply to our students as they navigate the college process. Essential responsibilities include, but may not be limited to:

  • Supervising and managing a team of five professionals in the college counseling office;

  • Leading the college counseling office with a collaborative leadership and developmental management style;

  • Maintaining appropriate levels of connection and communication during the summer months;

  • Serving as a member of the Department Heads and Educational Policy Committees;

  • Counseling an assigned list of approximately 40 juniors and seniors, meeting with students and families, and assisting students as they select colleges, complete applications, write essays, and manage the financial aid process;

  • Writing letters of recommendation for their counselees;

  • Working closely with faculty members and academic advisors;

  • Communicating with all constituencies, including students, families, college admission representatives, and the larger BB&N community;

  • Presenting annually to the Board of Trustees about trends in college admissions at BB&N and beyond;

  • Visiting colleges, attending and presenting at conferences, coordinating and assisting with college counseling events held throughout the school year including occasional evenings and weekends, and presenting to students, families, and the faculty;

  • Engaging in the wider BB&N school community beyond the college counseling office, including serving as an academic advisor.

Skills and Competencies:

The ideal candidate will have:

  • Experience in the college admissions arena;

  • Proficiency in an Apple-based environment, Google suite for education, web-based college process management, Zoom conferencing;

  • Experience with MaiaLearning, Slate, or College Kickstart is a plus.

Salary: $120,000.00

Compensation for full-time employees includes a 403(b) plan with up to a 10% match of salary and other competitive benefits offerings. Benefits offered to eligible employees include health & dental insurance; commuter benefits; long-term disability insurance, and more. 

To Apply:

Please visit the Careers at BB&N page to complete your online application. Please upload your Cover Letter, Resume, Personal Statement, and/or Teaching Philosophy and Reference List.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, creed, age, gender identity, national origin or ancestry, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information, or any non-job related physical or mental disability. We welcome candidates who will increase our diversity; we encourage candidates of color and all diverse candidates to apply.

Buckingham Browne & Nichols Schools takes the health and safety of its community members very seriously. All faculty, staff and students are strongly encouraged to receive at least one bivalent vaccine dose, whether or not they have received monovalent vaccination

Buckingham Browne & Nichols School

Cambridge, MA
Early Childhood, Elementary, Middle School, High School
All Gender