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College Counselor and Instructor

Roycemore School seeks a College Counselor and Teacher for the 2023-2024 school year. Roycemore is a highly regarded, coeducational independent school for students from 3 years old through 12th grade. Located in Evanston, Illinois, on the north side of Chicago, Roycemore celebrates over 100 years of small school excellence.

Roycemore School Mission

Roycemore: Our diverse and intimate community, rooted in academic excellence, inspires students to discover their passions, think without limits, find their voice, and live courageously.

Roycemore’s Vision

Launching responsible citizens, innovative thinkers, and compassionate leaders.

Essential Functions

  • Leads College Counseling Office in developing 21st Century College Counseling environment for students, parents, and school 
  • Counsels students and their parents, individually and in groups, regarding college selection, application/ financial aid process and admission procedures
  • Advise, guide and write for members of the senior class
  • Teach students to write effective college essays and advise teachers about writing recommendations
  • Oversees and coordinates the standardized testing calendar, arranges for review sessions, testing dates; provides pre and post-test counseling
  • Coordinates accurate records of student testing and academic work with the Systems & Operations Coordinator
  • Oversees the timely completion of faculty recommendations and reports for college applicants
  • Develops reports for the Head of School, key administrators and Board of Trustees regarding student progress and college placement statistics
  • Oversees visits to and from college representatives
  • Maintains an informative and up-to-date college guidance center on campus
  • Establishes relationships with college admission staffs organizes in house visits by college reps, and maintains communication with and knowledge of appropriate colleges
  • Adopts and implements the most up-to-date college guidance technology, including the use of Common Application, College Board etc.
  • Teaches an Upper School course when qualifications match need.
  • Prepares course materials such as syllabi,  homework assignments, and handouts
  • Adapts teaching methods and instructional materials to meet student’s varying needs and interests
  • Maintains student attendance records, grades, and other required records
  • Evaluates and grades students’ class work, assignments, and papers
  • Compiles, administers, and grades examinations
  • Plans, evaluates, and revises curricula, course content, and course materials and methods of instruction
  • Instructs students individually and in groups, using various teaching methods
  • Uses effective class management techniques to ensure effective learning
  • Serves as an adviser to students, guiding them in academic, extracurricular, social and personal development and acting as primary liaison to parents/ guardians
  • Meets with parents and guardians to discuss their children’s progress, and to determine their priorities for their children and their resource needs
  • Collaborates with other teachers and administrators 
  • Maintains expertise in subject matter through professional development
  • Regularly attends faculty meetings
  • Performs other duties as assigned 


  • Bachelor’s degree or postgraduate work in subject matter and/or counseling.  A Master's degree is preferred
  • A minimum of three years of administration experience in independent school college counseling.  Experience in college admissions preferred
  • Demonstrated leadership and facilitative skills
  • Experience with international students attending US universities
  • A strong passion for teaching and commitment to student learning and development
  • Excellence in classroom management techniques
  • Ability to interface and communicate effectively with students, parents and other staff members
  • Enthusiasm for embracing the independent school model of mentoring, advising and supporting students outside the classroom
  • Embraces authentic assessment, innovative pedagogies, and project-based learning
  • Enthusiasm for professional development
  • Comfortable using online texts, iPads, Learning Management System, and computer systems
  • Working knowledge of Macintosh operating systems
  • Experience with G-Suite (Google Apps) for Education (preferred)
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality 
  • Commitment to inclusion and issues of social justice and equity
  • Ability to use basic office equipment


Roycemore is an equal opportunity employer. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, marital status, age, national origin, ancestry, disability, medical condition, pregnancy, genetic information, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, veteran status, or any other status protected under federal, state, or local law.

For best consideration please email or send a cover letter and resume with three references to Chris English, Head of School, by May 12, 2023:

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