The New School (TNS), a private four-year high school in Atlanta, offers an innovative curriculum that blends traditional academic study and community engaged learning, creating opportunities for students to do real-world work that takes them beyond the classroom. TNS takes a blended approach combining experiential learning opportunities with a rigorous college prep program to equip students with the competencies they’ll need to thrive. TNS students apply their classroom learning in the city through major interdisciplinary projects, an entrepreneurship program, and internships, and in the process develop portfolios of exceptional work and experiences. To learn more, please visit www.tnsatlanta.org.
The New School was founded in 2014 and currently enrolls approximately 85 students in grades 9–12. Enrollment is predicted to remain at this level for the 2019-20 academic year.
The New School seeks a Director of College Counseling to administer a college search and admissions program for students at The New School. This is a rare opportunity to make your mark on an innovative high school at a critical stage in the organization’s growth and continue to build a world-class college counseling program for our school. There will be approximately 21 seniors graduating in May 2020, and approximately 20 graduating in May 2021.
The Director of College Counseling position may be part-time or full-time, depending on applicant qualifications and institutional needs.
*Please indicate on your application whether you are applying for a FULL TIME position or a PART TIME POSITION.
**If you are applying for a full time position, please indicate any other experience and/or administrative or faculty position interest that would supplement the Director of College Counseling position.
Essential Job Functions
Below are some of the tasks required of this position:
Develop and execute a strategy for an innovative and highly effective college admissions process at The New School
Identify and build relationships with college admissions representatives at relevant colleges
Meet with juniors and seniors, individually and in groups, to talk about process and individual college choices
Compile an annual Profile of the School
Maintain extensive knowledge of issues and trends in college admission, higher education, testing, as well as keeping up-to-date about specific colleges and Georgia specific admissions issues
Educate students and parents about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and testing
Compile a regular college counseling newsletter, and in other school communications about key dates in the testing and admissions processes, local college events, and financial aid
Maintain a healthy communication channel with parents and students to provide regular information about
Work with the school leadership to maintain records on all students, including GPA's and transcripts
Plan and conduct college counseling information sessions to parents and students of all grades
Research summer internships and academic placements and coach students through
Write official school recommendations for each senior
Serve as the Governors Honor Program Coordinator
Serve as the “Move On When Ready”/”Dual Enrollment” Coordinator
Serve as the SSD/TAA Coordinator
Attend faculty meetings after school and planning/work afternoons throughout the year
Participate in and attend recruitment events (e.g., Information Sessions and Open Houses)
Participate in planning and attend Exhibitions, Curriculum Nights, Parent Events
Maintain the school culture of continuous reflection and growth
Use detailed data analysis of student performance to inform best practices
To apply or learn more, please send a resume and cover letter to email@example.com.
All faculty and staff are expected to embody the following New School values:
The belief that students should be architects of their own learning
A commitment to knowing students well and serving as their guide
A passion for innovation, collaboration and participation in a community of learning
Masters degree preferred
Two years of experience in college admissions at a University, or high school level strongly preferred
About The New School
The New School, an independent high school in Atlanta, offers an innovative curriculum which blends traditional academic study and community-engaged learning, creating opportunities for students to do work that is meaningful and relevant to their lives. The New School uses multiple experiential learning opportunities to supplement a rigorous college prep program equipping students with the competencies they’ll need to thrive. TNS students apply their classroom learning in the real world and in the process, take the passions to the next level. Every student learns to code and build websites, every student goes through a year-long entrepreneurship program, every student takes internships, creativity meets technology and innovation in core classes and enrichment programs. The school day starts with yoga, and reflection and peer review are an integral part of projects and classes. To learn more, please visit www.tnsatlanta.org.