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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.
Associate Director of College Counseling

Brentwood School, a vibrant and diverse K-12 independent school, is seeking resumes from qualified candidates interested in a full time Associate Director of College Counseling position beginning July 1, 2024. The ideal candidate will be team-oriented with an interest in working with high school students, their families, college representatives, faculty and administrators.

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
  • Advise students about course selections and the course scheduling process
  • Supporting college counseling team efforts with the school website and other related platforms
  • Helping 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 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
  • Act as an advocate for students, and attend state and national conferences

Additional attributes include:

  • 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 Scoir  College Kickstart
  • 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 Bachelor’s degree is required with advanced degrees preferred

While being vaccinated for COVID-19 is not required, it is strongly recommended.

COMPENSATION: Brentwood School's employment requirements vary, from positions requiring no experience to those needing 20+ years of expert experience. Our salary range includes all levels of experience, from $110,000 - $135,000. Salaries are determined based on years of experience, education, full- or part-time status, the category of the role, and the number of months of worked per school year. Salary ranges do not include benefits, i.e. 403b retirement matching, paid lunch time, free breakfast and lunch, free parking, subsidy toward medical, dental, vision, life/AD&D plans, and generous time off. The pay range is an estimate and is not guaranteed. If hired, your actual base salary will be determined by your education, experience, and category.

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:

Interested candidates should submit a cover letter and resume to:

Angela Olinghouse
College Counseling Administrative Assistant