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The Director of College Counseling is a full-time position, reporting directly to the Upper School Director. The

Director of College Counseling is a member of the Upper School Leadership Team and the Brentwood School (K-12) Leadership Team. The ideal candidate will be a team-oriented, effective manager and leader with an interest in working

with high school students, their families, college representatives, faculty, staff, and administration.



The next Director of College Counseling will accomplish the following:


Leading and effectively managing the College Counseling Department including four Associate Directors,
a part-time College Counseling Athletic Liaison, and one full-time support staff member

Advising students and families through the college research, application, and selection process
Writing letters of recommendation
Reviewing, adjusting, and improving the college counseling program each year
Executing on-campus programs and workshops for parents, students, and college admissions representatives
Advising on course selection, registration, and consequences in the college selection process
Preparing regular communications to parents/guardians in tandem with the communications staff
Overseeing progress through the fall process of finalizing college lists and applications
Visiting college campuses to establish and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with college admissions staffs
Representing Brentwood school at national and regional conferences
Guiding the work of the office through weekly department meetings
Attending weekly faculty and leadership meetings
Preparing and presenting to the Board of Trustees regular reports on the college admissions process, placement,
and national trends

·         Attending regular curriculum committee meetings

·         Advising faculty in their writing of college recommendations

·         Work with various personnel who support the college counseling process, including the Liaison for

Student Athletes

·         Establishing and maintaining a yearly budget

·         Sharing chaperone responsibilities with the college counseling team for East and West Coast College Trips

·         Organize and implement the annual Essay Writing Workshop for seniors

Use institutional data and relevant research to inform decisions and track progress towards a more equitable experience for all constituents, especially members of underrepresented groups
Engage fully in the daily life of the school, including attending student performances, athletics events,
and social activities,

Serve as a skilled spokesperson for the school’s vibrant, programs
Work closely with the Head of School and members of the Brentwood Leadership Team to foster
the strength of the entire school



Brentwood School is interested in candidates who can support, articulate, and promote a mission-driven, inclusive and equitable student-centered model of education. Along with excellent organizational and leadership skills, ideal

candidates will have backgrounds that demonstrate most, if not all, of the following:


A warm, approachable presence on campus that invites and respects the views of others yet is decisive
when needed

Visible and accessible on campus, knowing and enjoying the faculty, staff, parents, and especially the
students of the school

Engage actively with students, faculty, staff, and families in the daily life of the school, preserving and
promoting the warmth and closeness that defines the school’s culture

The ability to motivate, inspire, and support faculty, staff, and students
The energy, patience, and sense of humor necessary to work effectively with high-school students and
their families

A deep understanding and appreciation for diversity and a demonstrated commitment to equity and inclusion
Strong familiarity with significant educational, DEI, and college counseling trends in independent schools
Effective communication with faculty members, students, and parents, in a clear concise, and timely
manner, keeping these groups appropriately informed

Ability to synthesize and articulate the school’s educational vision and to inspire and motive others
towards further strengthening the Upper School

Collaborative approach to leadership and the ability to grow others professionally
A lifelong learner who uses the latest research to complement their own experiences
Proficiency in MS Office and the ability to use additional software such as Naviance
Extensive experience in selective college admissions and/or college counseling
An advanced degree is preferred

The favored candidate is an energetic, confident, collaborative, culturally competent person of keen intellect and

integrity who will enjoy developing and guiding the college counseling process.




Candidates should submit the following materials:


A cover letter explaining their interests and qualifications for becoming the next Director of College

A current resume
The names, e-mail addresses, and telephone numbers of three references, including a current supervisor
Please send all information and address all inquiries to:


Amelia Hollis


Assistant to the Head of School

100 South Barrington Place

Los Angeles, CA 90049



To apply for this job email your details to ahollis@bwscampus.com

Director of College Counseling
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