Dorm Counselor

Job Description

Date Posted: March 11, 2022
Department: Student Life 
Job Status: Full-Time, live on campus
Hours: Sun-Friday morning wake ups, (Sun: 5pm-11pm; Mon: 2:30-11, T-Thurs: 3pm-11pm)
Reports To: Assistant Head of School for Student Life


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Dorm counselors are responsible for supporting the student body in their effort to generalize daily living skills. The position allows the appropriate candidate an opportunity to explore employment at a preeminent private, college-prep boarding school; find pathways to advancement within EHS and the independent school world; and, to directly impact change in the lives of 220 high school students with learning (dis)abilities within a college prep environment.   

Essential Duties

  • Maintain responsibility for the student life program of 16-18 students
  • Develop a program for, and guide, each student in areas of executive function, time management, organization etc…with the goal being the internalization of these processes before graduation and enrollment in college.
  • Oversee morning routines
  • Supervise evening study hall
  • Facilitate clubs and activities or coach a sport
  • Maintain consistent expectations for appropriate faculty/student and student/student interactions
  • Administrate appropriate education in and out of the dormitory as assigned by the Assistant Head of School for Student Life
  • Serve as the primary point of contact for the parents and family of students under the dorm counselor’s supervision.
  • Complete satisfactorily all necessary reports and records needed for parents, Eagle Hill School, or related agencies
  • Participate in rotational weekend duties and holiday sendoff/return transportation responsibilities as assigned
  • Attend all training sessions, opening day, faculty meetings, parent conferencing, graduation and technology training unless excused by the Head of School or is designee
  • Assume other responsibilities as assigned by the Assistant Head of School for Student Life


  • Excellent organizational and multitasking skills
  • Highly ethical, with the ability to deal with sensitive and confidential information
  • Possess a level of maturity and confidence necessary to deal effectively with faculty, parents, administrators, trustees and a high school age population
  • Appreciation for working with learning (dis)abled students
  • Prompt and thoughtful follow-through
  • Bachelor’s degree required. Masters degree with focus on education, psychology or related field preferred


Eagle Hill School provides a generous compensation and benefits package for all resident counselors including housing, competitive salary, 403(b) retirement and matching plan, health insurance, long/short term disability, graduate school financial support, professional development, free meals in our dining hall, use of all facilities including the new indoor Olympic-length lap pool, squash courts, basketball courts, fitness center, indoor track and more. All resident counselors are required to pursue an Academic Life Coaching certification through the International Coaching Federation. This begins in year 2 of employment and the cost is fully covered by EHS.

About Eagle Hill School

Eagle Hill School is a residential, co-educational secondary school in Hardwick, MA. Eagle Hill School seeks applications from candidates who will promote the school's commitment to attracting and retaining a highly talented and diverse faculty and staff. A successful candidate will be prepared to engage in the boarding community and co-curricular programs as well as provide inspirational and innovative education in and outside the classroom.

It is the policy of Eagle Hill School to give equal opportunity to all qualified persons without regard to race, color, religious creed, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, genetic information, ancestry, age, disability, or pregnancy.