Solomon Schechter School of Westchester, an independent K-12 Jewish day school serving approximately 800 students on two campuses outside of New York City, seeks a Director of College Counseling. The High School serves approximately 280 students, of whom nearly 100% attend four-year colleges and universities—several after first participating in gap-year programs
The Director of College Counseling works primarily with 11th and 12th grade students and their families to plan the college search and application processes. He/she also serves as a member of the High School Leadership Team and participates broadly in the life of the school.
High energy, a strong work ethic, outstanding communication skills, and the ability to work collaboratively are essential for success in this position.
Supervise the College Counseling Office, which presently includes an Associate Director of College Counseling and an administrative assistant
Communicate actively with students and parents in order to maintain a high degree of community confidence in the college counseling program
Maintain active, positive relationships with admissions officers at colleges and universities throughout North America
Attend national and local conferences pertaining to college admissions
Manage office budget, including travel expenses, association memberships, programming, and purchasing of software and guidebooks
Advise students in all grades on curricular choices and standardized testing
Track admission statistics and report to Head of School/Principal
Update School Profile and College Handbook annually
Oversee annual departmental programs, including Westchester County Jewish Students’ College Fair, College Panel Night, and eleventh-grade Boston trip
Participate in High School advisory program
Develop an understanding of gap-year programs that are popular among Schechter Westchester students
Other duties as assigned by the Principal and/or Head of School
Solomon Schechter School of Westchester, a Conservative Jewish day school, is set apart by a unique approach that empowers and cultivates the mind, body, and spirit. Teaching Jewish values and critical thinking, we optimize individual development and help students passionately apply a value-based intelligence to their lives.We provide comprehensive general and Jewish academic programs, the arts, athletics and extra-curricular experiences and encourage openness to new ideas. This imbues our students with the confidence to find their own voice and navigate life’s journey with intellectual honesty and moral integrity, ultimately preparing them for college and beyond.More than simply a K–12 school—we are a community. We inspire our students to sustain bonds with the Jewish Community and Israel, celebrating meaningful lives as citizens of the world who thrive on individual and group success.