Friends School is a Quaker, co-educational, college preparatory school, Pre-K through Grade 12, in Baltimore City, enrolling 880 students, 37% of whom identify as children of color. We are guided by the Quaker ideals of simplicity, peace, integrity, community, equality, and stewardship. We strive to be a purposefully inclusive community that reflects the racial, ethnic, cultural, socioeconomic, and religious diversity of our city and our region.
Educators at Friends are expected to model and foster the habits of mind we believe are essential to an outstanding education: creativity, curiosity, empathy, reflection, and resilience. We seek educators whose teaching styles and experiences demonstrate:
A desire to understand diverse attitudes, beliefs, behaviors, and practices and to incorporate a culturally responsive lens into teaching and learning.
A record of successful collaboration with colleagues, families, and students.
A commitment to lifelong learning, and ongoing professional development.
An ability to infuse technology to enhance student learning.
An openness to interdisciplinary teaching.
An appreciation for and understanding of the social and emotional development of students.
Flexibility, optimism, and a sense of humor.
Context and Philosophy:
Friends School of Baltimore has an opening for an Assistant Director of College Counseling to begin in July 2021. The College Counseling program is a 4-year sequence with grade level programming in the 9th and 10th grades and more intensive, individualized counseling and advocacy in the 11th and 12th grades. This position provides individual counseling to a caseload of 11th and 12th grade students and families among the ~395 Upper School students and their families. This position also provides all the support, scheduling, database management, communications, and program support for the Office of College Counseling. This position is a full-time, 12-month employee.
Fulfill a “plus one” responsibility in the co-curricular or extra-curricular life of the school including clubs, coaching, special event planning, field trips, seminars, etc.
Attend All-School Professional Days, Department meetings, and Upper School faculty meetings.
Help move the initiatives of the School forward by serving on committees and lending his/her expertise and voice.
Collaborate with faculty within the division, and cross-divisionally.
Advise a cohort of students with whom you will progress through their years in the Upper School.
Work closely with the Upper School Administrative Team and Grade Deans.
Serve on the Friends Forum teaching team, delivering a seminar style curriculum for all grades on various topics including college admissions.
Plan, attend, and present at evening and summer programs and workshops for students and families.
Manage databases (SCOIR), scheduling, and calendar for the Office of College Counseling.
Work with the SSD Coordinator to administer standardized college admissions testing (AP, SAT, SAT Subject Tests, ACT).
Oversee communications between Friends School and College Board, NCAA, college admissions offices, NACAC, and other outside organizations.
Attend regional and national college counselor programs at colleges and universities, as well as conferences hosted by professional organizations (NACAC, PCACAC, ACCIS).
Teach seminar-style classes in college readiness, essay writing workshops, and navigating the college admissions process.
Oversees administrative components of the college application process for all students.
Bachelor's degree required; Master’s degree and experience preferred
Experience working in college admissions and/or counseling preferred
Candidates should demonstrate a willingness to understand and incorporate Quaker Principles and Quaker education into their work.
Friends School of Baltimore actively promotes equity, diversity, and inclusion in all programs and operations, including admissions, financial aid, and hiring. To form a community which strives to reflect the world’s diversity, we do not discriminate on the basis of race or color, religion, nationality, ethnicity, economic background, physical ability, sex, gender identity or expression, or sexual orientation. Friends School of Baltimore is an equal opportunity employer. Candidates of color and members of other underrepresented groups who might enrich and diversify the school community are strongly encouraged to apply.