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Associate Director of College Counseling

The Urban School of San Francisco, one of the Bay Area’s premier independent secondary schools with an enrollment of 375 students in grades 9-12, is seeking a full-time Associate Director of College Counseling, effective July 1, 2013. The Urban School is known for its extraordinary teachers and as an educational leader, having introduced innovations such as block scheduling, a community service curriculum, collaborative learning, and a cutting edge technology program that are now widely copied by other high schools in the Bay Area and across the country. The Urban School seeks to ignite a passion for learning, inspiring students to become self-motivated, enthusiastic participants in their education and active citizens in their communities. The school’s core values emphasize learning as a process of discovery, the use of city and Bay Area resources to extend learning beyond the classroom, mutual respect between students and teachers, and a strong commitment to diversity and inclusion. For further information on Urban’s mission and programs, please visit our website at

The Associate Director of College Counseling is responsible for working with the Director of College Counseling to plan and oversee all activities related to the college selection, application, and admission process. Specific areas of responsibility include organizing the calendar and program of events for students and parents, providing individual counseling, writing school reports for 45-50 seniors, and overseeing all standardized testing. The Associate Director of College Counseling reports directly to the Director of College Counseling.

The successful candidate will have previous experience in college counseling at independent schools or colleges, an enthusiasm for working with high school students, and a commitment to his/her continued professional growth. Key qualifications include highly developed interpersonal skills, the ability to write well, effective public speaking, strong organizational capabilities, and the ability to work independently and as a member of a team. Lastly, candidates should be energetic, self-motivated, friendly, easily approachable, and able to work with a diverse group of students and parents.

Salary will be competitive based on experience and qualifications. A comprehensive benefits package is provided, which includes medical, dental, life, and long-term disability insurance and the TIAA-CREF retirement program.

Applicants should submit a resume and letter of interest via email (strongly preferred) to:

or via regular mail to:

Mark Salkind, Head of School
The Urban School of San Francisco
1563 Page Street
San Francisco, CA 94117

Please note the title of the job for which you’re applying in the subject heading of your email.

The Urban School is an equal opportunity employer; the school actively encourages applications from candidates of diverse cultural and socioeconomic backgrounds.

The Urban School of San Francisco
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