assistant Director of college counseling
Founded in 1870, The Webb School is a private 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 consistently high SAT scores, The Webb School has a reputation of being one of the top private schools in the nation. Webb’s small school community comprised of an average enrollment of 300 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. Approximately one-third of the school's student population is boarding students. At present, the school enrolls students from 14 U.S. states and 10 countries.
The newly created position of Assistant Director will be one of two college counselors at The Webb School. Responsibilities include counseling upper school students and their parents in the college admission process, establishing 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 their guidance. The Assistant Director will also help guide students at all levels in curricular choices to optimize their potential at Webb. Furthermore, the assistant director will maintain and update the school’s Naviance program as well as aid in planning and implementing The Webb School’s comprehensive college counseling program.
The candidate should have a broad understanding of the application process to both public and private colleges and universities as well as current trends in admission, financial aid, and higher education. Engaging the life of the school is an expectation of working in an independent boarding school environment.
Qualified candidates for this position will have a Bachelor’s Degree and at least three years of relevant college counseling or college admissions experience. 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. Travel to conferences and individual college and university visits is required; counselors often travel over weekends and must be willing and able to do so.
Please direct all inquiries by March 3, 2014
(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