Assistant Director of College Counseling (Leave Replacement)

Boston University Academy is seeking an interim Assistant Director of College Counseling to fill a leave replacement position for roughly three months — from February through April of 2022. Reporting to the Director of College Counseling, the Assistant Director’s primary roles are supporting students and families through the college process and helping manage the college guidance program more broadly. The Assistant Director also provides academic advising and student support for 11th and 12th grade students. This is envisioned as a full-time position, but candidates who prefer a part-time role will be considered.


The ideal candidate will have the following qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree or higher
  • 3+ years of experience in college counseling and/or college admissions
  • Experience working with high-school students
  • Excellent interpersonal and writing skills
  • A collaborative mindset and team-player mentality
  • Excellent time-management and organization skills


Experience in or knowledge of independent schools is a plus. For all positions, we look for candidates who enjoy working with colleagues in a collaborative environment, who are flexible and creative, who will fully engage in the life of the school, and who are committed to fostering an inclusive and equitable community.

As the only high school in New England that is part of a major research university, Boston University Academy (BUA) offers students who love learning both a traditional, caring independent school experience and access to a broad range of university courses. In the eleventh and twelfth grades, students follow their passions by regularly completing up to twelve courses from Boston University’s undergraduate curriculum. The school’s 220 students are curious, capable, and kind. They come from 55 cities and towns in the Greater Boston area. Roughly 60% of students identify as students of color. One third are on financial aid — a reflection of BUA’s commitment to equity and access.


To apply, please send a resume, list of references (if available), and cover letter to addressed to Jill Atkinson, Director of College Counseling.