Roland Park Country School seeks an experienced candidate to join its College Counseling team. RPCS College Counseling is a comprised of three professionals who serve an Upper School community of 285 students. The Associate Director of College Counseling reports to the Director of College Counseling.
RPCS College Counseling
The College Counseling Office supports, guides, and educates our students and their families as they engage in self-reflection and consider a wide variety of colleges and universities, ultimately evaluating what program and school will be best for them – academically, socially, and financially. In our supportive college counseling environment, students learn to establish goals based on interests, to manage the tasks involved in a complex process, and to make healthy and confident decisions about the next step in their education. Numerous events are offered for families at each grade level.
The College Counseling Office advocates for our students and our School by hosting college representatives for fall information sessions, visiting college campuses to remain current on offerings and admission practices, and attending professional conferences and association meetings.
We are a collaborative department and frequently partner with Upper School Faculty and Advisors, School Counselors, and members of the Student Services Department to support our students. We welcome diverse perspectives and encourage creativity and optimism as we counsel families throughout the arc of the college planning process.
Counsel and support a diverse group of approximately 30 students and families per graduating class beginning late sophomore year. This includes academic planning, college list building, understanding and articulating selectivity, standardized test advising, essay and application review, interview preparation, financial aid counseling.
Write compelling, individualized, and comprehensive school letters of recommendation.
Communicate regularly with 11th and 12th graders and their families.
Participate in planning and teaching weekly College Counseling and Wellness classes for juniors and seniors.
Schedule and host college representatives to learn about their schools and advocate for our School and students.
Work as a team to develop thoughtful, effective college counseling strategies and robust and innovative programming for students and their families.
Travel on behalf of Roland Park to learn about colleges and cultivate relationships with college counselors and admission professionals.
Maintain electronic databases and update student information in Naviance throughout the year, including standardized test scores, transcripts, letters of recommendation, etc.
Model and build a culture of inclusivity and wellness.
A Bachelor’s degree is required, advanced degree preferred.
Experience working with a diverse community and demonstrated mindset of equity and inclusion. Awareness of one’s own identity and biases.
Three or more years in either selective college admissions and/or college counseling
Exceptional skills in listening, counseling, written communication, public speaking, and technology
Broad and current understanding of higher education and financial aid
Understanding of the positives of an all-girls’ environment and wellness culture
Growth mindset, flexibility, and openness to collaboration and experimentation
Interest in participating in the wider Roland Park Country School community
Expertise in administering standardized testing including PSAT and Advanced Placement Exams. This includes leading communication with College Board and ACT, communication about test dates and procedures, coordinating all aspects of test administration and materials.
Proficiency in Naviance, Google Suite, and other relevant technology and platforms
History of participation in professional organizations and associations
About Roland Park Country School
Roland Park Country School, a traditionally all-girls college preparatory school, is dedicated to the intellectual and moral development of its students. We cultivate creativity, independence of thought, tenacity of purpose, self-discipline, and emotional, physical, and spiritual well-being. We maintain high academic standards, uphold tradition, and promote innovation. We nurture a cooperative, resilient spirit within an atmosphere of mutual trust and respect. In a diverse, inclusive, and joyful community, Roland Park Country School strives to instill in its students a lifelong love of learning, as well as the responsibility to look within and beyond themselves to contribute to and serve as stewards and leaders of their communities.
Equal Opportunity Employment Policy
RPCS is an equal opportunity employer. The School is committed to equal employment opportunities in all employment practices and decisions including but not limited to: recruitment, hiring, promotion, training, compensation, and disciplinary action. RPCS does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion or creed, familial status, pregnancy, childbirth, a medical condition resulting fr...om pregnancy or childbirth, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, physical or mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected under applicable federal, state, or local law (“Protected Categories”).