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The Nueva School seeks an Associate Director of College Counseling to join our highly collaborative team of three educators in creating and executing a comprehensive and dynamic program supporting the college search and application process.


·     Educate students and parents about the search/application process through programs, individual meetings, and seminars from grades 9 to 12.
·     Communicate options to individual students based on interests and profile; help students discover “fit.”
·     Develop and nurture relationships with college and university representatives.
·     Attend professional conferences, travel to college campuses, and promote Nueva as appropriate.
·     Write comprehensive letters of recommendation and serve as students’ advocate throughout the application process.
·     Assist students in all aspects of the application process.
·     Assist with course approval processes for the UC system and NCAA.
·     Support programs (such as advisory, admissions, and/or chaperoning trips/events) as requested.


A qualified candidate must have a strong background in independent schools or higher education, experience in college counseling or selective college admissions (5+ years in either environment, a combination of the two preferred), as well as be comfortable engaging with a diverse, high achieving student body and their parents. It is essential that applicants understand and appreciate Nueva’s unique educational philosophy.

Additional qualifications include:

·     BA/BS required. Master’s degree preferred.
·     Strong public speaking and written communication skills.
·     Deep knowledge of all aspects of the college admissions process.
·     The ability to work both collaboratively and independently. Strong sense of initiative and tolerance for ambiguity.
·     Robust technology skills, including facility with Naviance, SCOIR, MaiaLearning, College Kickstarter, and/or Ciaflo.
·     Unwavering sense of ethics and impeccable integrity.
·     Demonstrated intellectual drive and curiosity.

Application process:

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