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Director of College Counseling

Location: Lafayette
Posted on: March 19, 2023

Job Description:

Job Details
Level: Experienced
Job Location: Dawson School - Lafayette, CO
Position Type: Full Time
Education Level: 4 Year Degree
Salary Range: $80,000.00 - $105,000.00 Salary/year
Travel Percentage: Negligible
Job Category: Education

DescriptionDawson, a K-12 independent school of 535 students located east of Boulder on a beautiful 112-acre campus, seeks a Director of College Counseling to counsel Upper School students about the college admission process, coordinate college entrance exam testing, write recommendations, nominate students for scholarships and awards, provide informational counseling and programs for families, meet with college representatives, and teach college counseling classes. Dawson is a growing and passionate educational community dedicated to the healthy development and education of all of its students.The approximate start date for this position is July 1, 2023.
Dawson School Mission Statement
Dawson School is dedicated to excellence of mind, body, and character. We prepare students through challenging and relevant learning, to become creative, resilient problem-solvers who bring their best to the world.
Professional Qualifications

  • Bachelor's degree

  • Previous college counseling experience

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational ability and the ability to meet deadlines

  • Strong familiarity with US and international colleges and universities and an eagerness to nurture and maintain relationships with admissions staff at those schools

  • Personal warmth and friendliness

  • Attitude that exemplifies teamwork and personal responsibility

  • Ability to maintain strict confidentiality in all matters

    Personal Qualities

    • Demonstrate enthusiasm for work with all school constituencies

    • Model school virtues of respect, compassion, courage, and integrity

    • Collaborate and work positively as a member of a team


      • Report to Director of Upper School

      • Work closely with the College Counseling team to coordinate work assignments

      • Prepare Dawson Profile for publication

      • Conduct College Counseling Parent Night meetings

      • Meet 1-1 with seniors and juniors

      • Teach College Counseling class during fall semester for seniors and during spring semester for juniors

      • Assist students with the packaging of college applications

      • Coordinate college entrance exam testing including serving as a Test Center for College Board (PSAT, SAT, AP) and ACT

      • Meet with college admissions personnel during visits to Dawson; coordinate student participation in college visits; cultivate positive relationships with college admissions offices

      • Participate in professional development workshops both locally and nationally when possible

      • Track and report student's college acceptances and scholarship offers

      • Communicate frequently with parents regarding college counseling deadlines and other matters

      • Assist in school-wide activities

      • Serve as faculty advisor for Senior Projects

      • Serve as student advisor

      • Teach classes as assigned by the Upper School Director/Head of School

      • Participate in class trips and Winterim

      • Serve on Upper School lead team

      • Additional duties as deemed necessary by the School

        The salary range for this position is $80,000 to $105,000. Compensation is commensurate with experience and relevant skills. We offer a competitive benefits package that includes Medical, Dental, Life, 401(k), and generous paid time off. The approximate start date for this position is July 1, 2023.
        Interested candidates should go to the Dawson website (), scroll to the bottom of the page, click on the Employment link, click the link under Current Job Opportunities at Dawson, and select the Director of College Counseling posting to apply for this position. Only online applications will be accepted. No phone calls please.
        Dawson School Diversity Statement:
        Dawson actively promotes and embraces the exchange of diverse perspectives, experiences, and backgrounds through curricular design, community involvement, and the integration of our four virtues -- respect, compassion, courage, and integrity - into every aspect of our community life. It is our responsibility to provide a safe and inclusive learning environment for all members of our community, regardless of race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, ability, or religion, as well as to cultivate in each student the ability to make empathetic, socially responsible decisions.

Keywords: ALEXANDER DAWSON SCHOOL LLC, Lafayette , Director of College Counseling, Executive , Lafayette, Louisiana

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