Bullis School seeks a full-time Assistant/Associate Director of College Counseling for the 2021-2022 academic year to play an essential role in guiding students and families through a comprehensive college search process aligned with the college preparatory mission of the school. Candidates should be professionals who are empathetic and strong communicators with current knowledge of secondary and higher education trends.
The Bullis College Counseling department is highly collaborative, fostering a culture of creativity and continued growth in a supportive and upbeat environment. College Counselors guide students through the college search and application process and are assigned to 30-50 seniors each year for whom they serve as a direct resource for the student and their families and compose a counselor letter of recommendation. The college counselor’s role focuses solely on supporting the college application process without additional teaching duties while remaining deeply involved in curricular and programmatic discussions throughout the school and serving as course selection coaches for rising seniors. Throughout the year, counselors coordinate parent coffees, a sophomore class spring program, mock admission programs, essay writing workshops and an August application workshop, often employing EdTech and other tools to maximize student engagement. College Counselors serve as ambassadors of the school and cultivate strong relationships and conduct programs in collaboration with college admission representatives and college counselors in Washington Area Independent Schools.
Bullis is a community that welcomes new people and ideas, embraces diversity, and shares a common vision of kindness, challenge, and reflective learning. Bullis is proud of its culture of innovation and growth and supports faculty with ample professional development opportunities, as well as a commitment to Equity, Inclusion and Justice training and education. Bullis School is an independent coeducational college preparatory day school for students in grades K-12 situated on a beautiful 102-acre campus in Potomac, MD, and is home to a full range of state-of-the-art facilities for learning, arts, discovery, and athletics. To learn more about teaching and learning at Bullis School please click here.
Qualified candidates should possess the following education & experience:
Empathetic and able to cultivate positive relationships with young people
Detail-oriented, with the capacity and flexibility to efficiently manage numerous small and large tasks
Exceptional verbal, written communication, and listening skills
A proven collaborator who can work with all internal and external members of the community
Use of reflection and feedback aimed at continued growth
Bachelor’s Degree (required)
Master’s Degree in Higher Education Administration or Counseling (preferred)
Minimum of three years in college counseling and/or selective college admissions
Bullis School is committed to staff diversity, equality, and continued professional growth. Bullis School provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, Bullis School complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment.