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The Athenian School is a 6-12 independent college preparatory boarding and day school with students from throughout the East Bay, California, the US and from the rest of the world. Since our founding, we have been dedicated to educating students through experiential, collaborative, and interdisciplinary learning. We foster critical thinking and value reasoned discourse, mutual respect, and social justice. Please read through our site to learn more about our community. We look forward to meeting you as you consider Athenian!


We are seeking an Associate Director of College Counseling to join an experienced, forward thinking, and student-centered team of four, including support from a Registrar/Assistant to College Counseling. This is a full-time, 12-month position with a flexible summer schedule. As part of a highly collaborative team, the Associate Director will counsel and support students with an approximate caseload of 30-35 students in each class. The College Counseling Office is committed to empathetic and enthusiastic advocacy for our students and families in all aspects of post-secondary planning. Our team embraces the work of Challenge Success and is committed to building a culture of inclusivity, balance, and wellness for all students.

Primary responsibilities for this position include advising and supporting students and their parents/guardians in all aspects of the college search and application process. This includes meeting with students individually and in small groups, writing letters of recommendations, and taking part in department efforts to present college admission programming for each grade level. At the core of this position is the ability to build successful relationships with students, families, and colleges and universities.

It is important that candidates possess a high standard of professionalism with a focus on creating uplifting, and trusting working relationships marked by humor, optimism, humility, empathy, and strong interpersonal skills. Three to five years of experience in college admissions and/or college counseling with knowledge of the college admission process is preferred.

Successful candidates will contribute strengths and skills as well as a willingness to embrace continued growth as part of a dynamic and dedicated team. Additionally, we seek candidates with demonstrated awareness of and commitment to cultural competence, an appreciation for the joys and challenges of working with high school students, excellent communication and organizational skills, and the ability to work effectively with technology.

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