Atlanta International School

United States
seeks a

College Counselor

effective 1 August 2019

Applications are encouraged from dedicated, enthusiastic professionals for the position of College Counselor. This is a full-time position working with students in grades 9-12 in age-appropriate ways throughout the college process.

Applicants should have the training, personality, relevant experience, and ability to work effectively with students and other populations such as teachers, administrators, parents and college admissions officers. Applicants should also be able to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and demanding population of students and families from all over the world in furtherance of our school's mission.

Areas of responsibility will include:

  • Counsel, mentor, and support a group of students, grades 9-12, and their families throughout the college process which begins, at AIS, in grade 9 and includes steps such as the composition of a working list of colleges, supervising the writing and editing of college essays, and the writing of individualized recommendation letters for each counselee
  • Educate the students, families, and faculty about the college process; trends in admissions, both nationally and internationally; the importance of fit in the college search
  • Be aware of and educate students about what makes college applications stand out and educate teachers about what makes good recommendation letters; educate universities and admissions reps about AIS and the IB
  • Visit universities and expand our school's relationships with colleges and their reps
  • Be aware of and work with the other college counselor in researching, collecting, and disseminating the most up-to-date information regarding the college process
  • Organize dynamic college-related programs such as the Mock Interview Day, College Kick-Off Night for juniors and parents, annual meeting for seniors and parents, and other needs that arise
  • Actively participate in regional, state, national and international professional organizations
  • Adhere to professional and ethical guidelines in accordance with the American Counseling Association and the American School Counseling Association as well as NACAC

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor's degree is required; Master's degree in counseling or administration desirable
  • Multiple years of relevant experience working in selective college admissions desirable
  • Superior writing, oral communication, and organization skills  
Application Procedure

Please submit cover letter, resume, and a sample letter of recommendation or a 500-word writing sample. Please also type "SS College Counselor" into your subject line

Application Deadline

31 January 2019 


Kristen Breedlove, Director of Human Resources: