Associate Director of College Counseling and Academic Dean

Berkeley Preparatory School
Tampa, FL United States

 Associate Director of College Counseling and Academic Dean

 Berkeley Preparatory School seeks an experienced educator to serve as Associate Director of College Counseling and Academic Dean. The office consists of the Director of College Counseling and three Associate Directors of College Counseling who guide a class of approximately 160 seniors through every aspect of the college search and application process. Each is also responsible for serving as an Academic Dean to a portion of the junior class, overseeing student progress.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  • Working individually with approximately 40 students in grades eleven and twelve respectively (total caseload of approximately 80 students)
  • Guiding students and parents throughout the entire college search process in both individual and family meetings
  • Providing academic advising for students, counseling them about their four-year course plan, and discussing course requests through the lens of the college admissions process
  • Meeting individually with students and their parents
  • Presenting to parents and students on a variety of college admission topics
  • Writing recommendations for approximately forty seniors and acting as an advocate for each counselee
  • Providing support to students in writing college essays and completing applications
  • Developing and maintaining close professional relationships with students, parents, faculty/staff/administrators, and college admission personnel
  • Maintaining strong ties with college admissions officers and staying informed of the issues and changes pertaining to college admissions
  • Participating in the life of the school, including after-school meetings and evening programs
  • Teaching workshops for juniors and seniors on topics relevant to the college application process
  • Overseeing the academic progress of their assigned group of students as the students move through junior and senior years
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications & Competencies

Strong candidates will have a minimum of a Bachelor’s degree and three to five years of experience in selective college admissions and/or independent school college counseling. In addition, they will:

  • Find joy in working with adolescents and in school life; be able to listen, reflect, and connect with students
  • Show a commitment to engaging with and learning from people with diverse backgrounds and experiences
  • Value being a team player in a collaborative office environment
  • Work with discretion and highest ethical standards in dealing with students and colleges
  • Respond with energy and empathy to the needs of students and families
  • Demonstrate excellent organizational, analytical writing and public speaking skills
  • Serve as a leader in the Upper Division Community
  • Engage with a healthy sense of humor, warmth, patience, confidence and professionalism

Compensation and Benefits

The successful candidate could start as early as February 1st and as last as July 1,2024. The position is an exempt, full-time 12-month position with full benefits. The compensation package will be very competitive nationally and commensurate with experience, degree attainment, and the national independent school and college markets.


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Berkeley Preparatory School does not discriminate on the basis of age, gender, religion, race, color, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, disability, or national or ancestral origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, athletic and other School-administered programs, or in the administration of its hiring and employment practices. The above information on this description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to this job.