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College Advisor

Deerfield Academy, College Advising

Job Title: College Advisor
Job Location: Deerfield, MA
United States
Status: Full-Time
Job Category: Admissions/retention/enrollment mgmt.
Application Closing Date: Open Until Filled

Job Description

College Advisor
Deerfield Academy

Deerfield Academy seeks a dynamic and experienced College Advisor who is willing to coach and live in a dorm to start on August 15, 2017. The College Advisor works with individual students and their parents on all aspects of the college admissions process.  We’re looking for candidates who enjoy working with adolescents, bring the best out of their students, and are interested in working collaboratively with colleagues. As a private boarding school, Deerfield actively seeks to increase the diversity of its faculty and develop an inclusive community.

Job Responsibilities:

  • The primary responsibilities include counseling, writing the school’s recommendation, developing lists of colleges for students to consider, and advising about standardized testing, summer opportunities, scholarships, financial aid, course of study and personal presentation.
  • Supervise co-curricular activities (e.g. varsity or sub-varsity teams, community service activities, clubs, publications, etc.)
  • Other responsibilities include those that are normally part of a boarding school commitment: dormitory association, community meals, committee work, and other routine duties.

Job Requirements


  • Several years of college advising/college admissions experience is required.
  • Common sense, strong interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate effectively orally and in writing.
  • Interest and skill working with adolescents and demonstrated multicultural competency are essential.
  • The desire to live and work in a residential community, and the ability to work as part of a team.
  • The interest, initiative, and energy to thrive within a lively and fast-paced workplace.

Information and Application Process Instructions

Apply here for the College Advisor position.

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Applicants with dual-career considerations can find university jobs such as professor jobs, dean jobs, chair / department head jobs, and other faculty jobs and employment opportunities at the Deerfield Academy and at other institutions of higher education in the region on

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