Assistant Director of College Counseling
Founded in 1870, The Webb School is a private day-boarding school in Bell Buckle, Tennessee. Students from grades 6-12 come seeking college preparatory school education in liberal arts at Webb from all over the world. With 10 Rhodes Scholars among its graduates and known by colleges and universities as a reliable producer of well-rounded, prepared students, The Webb School has a reputation of being one of the top private schools in the nation. Webb’s small school community is comprised of an average enrollment of 315 day school and boarding school students and its emphasis on honor truly creates a “Character of Home.” The 150-acre campus is located in a rural setting 50 miles southeast of Nashville. Boarding students comprise approximately one-third of the school's student population, and at present, the school enrolls students from 15 U.S. states and 14 countries.
The Webb School is seeking a charismatic, energetic, and flexible individual to fill the position of Assistant Director of College Counseling. This position will start on or around July 1, 2017.
The Assistant Director of College Counseling is one of two college counselors at The Webb School, and will report directly to the Director of College Counseling. Responsibilities include counseling Upper School students and their parents in the college admission process, establishing professional relationships with college admissions representatives on behalf of the student body, aiding students and families in the timely filing of application materials, and writing letters of recommendation for each senior under his/her guidance. Furthermore, the Assistant Director will maintain and update the school’s Naviance college counseling program, assist in the teaching of the weekly College Counseling course for juniors and seniors, and aid in the overall planning and implementing of The Webb School’s comprehensive college counseling program.
The ideal candidate should have a broad understanding of the application process to both public and private colleges/universities, as well as of current trends in admissions, financial aid, and higher education in general. Engaging in the life of the school through coaching or advising is also an expectation of working in an independent school environment such as Webb.
In addition, the preferred candidate for this position will hold responsibilities as a live-in supervisor of students in our boarding population. On-campus housing will be provided, and all utilities (electric/water/heat) will be included, as well as all meals when the campus cafeteria is open.
Requirements include a bachelor’s degree (with a master’s degree preferred) and at least two to three years of relevant college counseling or college admissions experience. Knowledge and understanding of the culture of independent high schools is strongly preferred. Applicants should be effective and engaging speakers, strong writers, organized program planners with leadership and management skills, and should enjoy working with both students and parents. A good sense of humor and thick skin are also critical! Travel to occasional conferences and individual college visits will be required; counselors often travel over weekends, and must be willing and able to do so.
Please direct all inquiries by April 3, 2017 (including a cover letter, current resume, and contact information for three references) to:
Mr. Ray Broadhead
Head of School
The Webb School
319 Webb Road East
Bell Buckle, TN 37020