Job Posting: College Advisor

Deerfield Academy announces a search for a full-time position as College Advisor to begin duties August 15, 2014.

The College Advisor works with individual students and their parents with the process of applying to college.  This full-time job includes counseling, writing the school’s recommendation, developing lists of colleges for students to consider, advising about standardized testing, summer opportunities, course of study and personal presentation.  Common sense, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively are important qualities for the job as is the willingness to participate as fully as possible in the Deerfield community.  Other responsibilities for this position include those that are normally part of a boarding school commitment: dormitory residence or association, coaching assignments, dining hall duties, committee work, and other routine duties.

Previous experience in College Advising or Admissions is valuable. A candidate must also possess the interest and energy to thrive with a lively work pace, a genuine appreciation of adolescents, a sense of humor and the ability to work as part of a team. Clearly a desire to live and work in a residential academic community is essential.

Deerfield Academy is situated in the middle of Historic Deerfield, a colonial village in western Massachusetts.  Nonsectarian and coeducational, the Academy enrolls 650 students and employs 120 faculty; it offers competitive salary and benefits packages.

Candidates should send a cover letter and resume to John Taylor, Associate Head of School, via e-mail to collegeadvisor2014@deerfield.edu. The subject line in the email should be titled College Advisor.

Deerfield Academy does not discriminate against any individual on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, marital status, transgender status, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, age, disability, status as a veteran or being a member of the Reserves or National Guard, or any other classification protected under state or federal law.