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Associate Director of College Counseling

Brentwood School inspires every student to:

Think critically and creatively.
Act ethically.
Shape a future with meaning.

Brentwood School, a vibrant and diverse K-12 independent school, is seeking
a full time Associate Director of College Counseling to begin on July 1, 2023. 
The ideal candidate will be team-oriented with an interest in working with
high school students, their families, college representatives, faculty and

The principal responsibilities of an Associate Director include:

  • Assisting and advising students and their families as they move through the college research, application, and selection process
  • Acting as academic advisor to a small cohort of students
  • Reading and giving feedback on student essays
  • Writing letters of recommendation
  • Staying up-to-date on all college related activities and assisting with college communications
  • Assisting with the coordination and presentation of informational events for parents
  • Conferring individually with students about college and career opportunities, high school curriculum choices, and the athletic recruitment process
  • Functioning well under stress and time constraints
  • A strong interest in professional development and relationship building within the school community and counseling profession.
  • A willingness to travel occasionally
  • Advising students about course selections and the course scheduling process
  • Supporting college counseling team efforts with the school website and other related platforms
  • Being an active community member, participating in division-specific duties, and the general support and care of the school community
  • Participating in evening, weekend, and overnight programs as required
  • Assisting with the updating of office materials, including our college profile
  • Meeting with college representatives and establishing solid working relationships with admissions counselors throughout the country
  • Engaging and supporting students of varied identities, lifestyles, and beliefs
  • Creating an environment that fosters open discussion with the freedom to express varied points of view
  • Engaging actively in the Brentwood School community, including attending sporting events, performing arts productions, and other student activities
  • Sharing chaperone responsibilities with college counseling team members for college trips
  • Acting as an advocate for students, and attending state and national conferences

    Additional attributes include:
  • Strong collaboration and cross-cultural competence
  • A detail-oriented approach to work and outstanding communication skills including writing, listening, and public speaking
  • The energy, patience, and sense of humor necessary to work effectively with high school students and their families
  • Proficiency in MS Office, specifically Word, Excel, and PowerPoint, and the ability to learn additional software such as Naviance, College Kickstart
  • Ideal candidates have at least 5 years of experience in admissions, college counseling, or a related field, preferably at both the college and high school levels
  • Engage in professional and personal development and commit to growth in the areas of diversity, equity, and inclusion.
  • Participate and initiate opportunities that demonstrate one's growth, knowledge, and skills
  • A sense of humor, warmth of personality, and energy
  • Flexibility
  • A Bachelor’s degree is required with advanced degrees preferred

Brentwood School is dedicated to the creation of a diverse faculty and staff that
better represents our student body and the city of Los Angeles. For further
information about Brentwood School, please visit the school’s website:

COVID vaccination will be required for this position unless candidate has a legally valid

For this position, the broad salary range which includes all experience levels is
$100,000 - $135,000. Salaries are determined based on education, experience,
part-time status, and number of months of work per school year. 

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to Angela
Olinghouse, the College Counseling Assistant. In your letter, highlight your
education and experience specifically related to diversity, equity, and
Ms. Angela Olinghouse
Administrative Assistant, College Counseling