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About our School:

Milton Academy is an independent college preparatory K–12 school, boarding and day in grades 9–12, located just outside Boston.

Milton Academy cultivates in our students a passion for learning and a respect for others. Milton students grow by developing their own identities, learning from and listening to the lived experiences of others, and living and working among peers whose differences they accept with respect and care.

In our ongoing work to create an environment that confronts bias, injustice, and bigotry, we encourage each other to be open to learning, explore our histories and identities, and seek to understand the world around us with a critical lens. At Milton, we prepare students to partner with their future communities to create a more just world and to have the courage to speak up and live by our motto, “Dare to be true.”

About the Position:

The Dean of College Counseling sets the vision, direction, and strategy for the college counseling office’s short-term and long-term effectiveness. The Dean of College Counseling oversees the operations, communications, program analysis, and external affairs of the college counseling program at Milton Academy. The Dean of College Counseling manages a team of college counselors to ensure every student at Milton Academy receives quality support and guidance navigating the college admission process.

Primary Responsibilities

  • Act as liaison to the members of the Milton community on college counseling matters.
  • Establish and preserve relationships with admission professionals.
  • Be well-informed on post-secondary institutions’ latest evolutions, including changing admission policies, financial aid practices, government decisions, NCAA regulations, and other pressures associated with colleges and universities.
  • Facilitate communication both internally and externally with broad constituents.
  • Analyze and report findings of college counseling trends and prominent social issues that could impact college admission; propose new or modified policies and practices in light of the developments.
  • Serve as a general resource for students, parents, and teaching faculty regarding admission criteria and college data.
  • Utilize various available data and statistics to evaluate program effectiveness and future direction.
  • Consistently report college application and data trends with the Milton Academy community to inform practices and decision-making.
  • Ensure operations and academic teams are informed, aligned, and supporting the data needs, i.e., transcripts and data imports from students’ information systems
  • Delegate responsibilities and action items to members of the College Counseling office related to programming, communications, responses to inquiries, visitations from college admissions officers, student interviews, and informational seminars
  • Provide all members of the college counseling team with regular feedback and coaching aligned to professional growth.
  • Oversee the assignment of students to counselors
  • Serve as a College Counselor to a group of students (20 to 30) each year and guide students and families through the college admissions and application process.
  • Represent Milton before students, parents, alums, admission representatives, and varied constituencies.
  • Compile records of office activities and maintain an efficient database system.
  • Represent Milton and act as liaison with outside organizations, including ACCIS, NACAC, NCASS, the College Board, EISSCAP, etc.

Milton Academy is an equal opportunity employer. It does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national or ethnic origin or ancestry, age, veteran status, religion, creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, genetic information, marital status, disability, or any other characteristic protected by law. Diversity, equity, inclusion, and justice are fundamental elements of Milton’s mission. We welcome applications from candidates of all backgrounds.

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