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The Agnes Irwin School

Rosemont , Pennsylvania ( map )

Job Details

  • Job ID: 2896898
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Posted : March 5, 2018
  • Starting Date: August 1, 2018

Job Description

The Agnes Irwin School, an independent Pre-K-12, all girls day school located in the Philadelphia suburbs, is seeking a full-time, 11-month (August 1 through June 30) Assistant or Associate Director of College Counseling, depending on prior experience, effective the 2018-19 school year. This professional will be involved in all facets of the AIS College Counseling program, primarily in close work with juniors and seniors, along with their parents, in the college search and application processes (including athletic and artistic recruiting angles), along with liaising with School staff and college officials The yearly senior advising load is approximately 35 students, depending on size of class. Specific duties will include coordinating standardized testing and other projects as assigned. A small percentage of teaching or coaching duties may also be included, if interest and expertise pertain.

About to celebrate its 150th birthday, The Agnes Irwin School (AIS) was founded in 1869 by Agnes Irwin, the great-great granddaughter of Benjamin Franklin who went on to be the first Dean of Radcliffe College. AIS is committed to fostering the intellectual and personal growth of girls and young women. Providing its students with a rigorous academic education, AIS is dedicated to developing each student's highest potential in intellect, character, and physical well-being through a research-based educational pedagogy through the work of its Center for the Advancement of Girls. Committed to being a diverse community that fosters self-confidence and respect for others, the School prepares each student to learn, to lead, and to live a legacy.

• Master’s and/or counseling degree preferred
• Prior experience on either college or independent secondary school side required, experience with both preferred
• Demonstrated counseling skills in the context of an empathetic understanding of family dynamics
• Proven knowledge base of U.S. colleges/universities, and the ability to reasonably predict college admissions decisions required, knowledge of overseas (UK) programs a plus
• Strong communication/marketing, interpersonal, organizational,, and decision making skills

The Agnes Irwin School is actively recruiting candidates in accordance with diversity plans and is an Equal Opportunity Employer, offering competitive salary and benefits.
  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category : Administrator > Director/Coordinator/Manager
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    The Agnes Irwin School does not discriminate in any term or condition of employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, ancestry, citizenship, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or any other characteristic or status protected by federal, state or local law.

    Application Instructions

    The Agnes Irwin School does not require applicants to submit transcripts, and you need not enter this information on the SchoolSpring application. However, depending on an applicant's experience, transcripts may be requested later in the recruitment process.

    To apply for this position, candidates must complete the SchoolSpring online application. Please do not email candidate information directly to The Agnes Irwin School. Employment consideration is only given to candidates who complete the SchoolSpring online application.

    Application Questions

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    • 1. Why are you interested in this position? What makes you a strong candidate?
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    • 2. Have you ever been previously employed by The Agnes Irwin School?
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    • 4. Have you ever applied for a position at The Agnes Irwin School?
    • 5. How did you learn about this position?
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    • 6. Are you age 18 or older?
    • 7. Are you able to perform, with or without reasonable accommodation, the essential functions of this position for which you are applying?
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    Contact Information

    • The Agnes Irwin School
    • Ithan Avenue and Conestoga Road
    • Rosemont, Pennsylvania 19010

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