Academic Counselor

 Published 20 days ago
    
 United States
    
 $55,000 to $65,000
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The Academic Guidance Counselor is a key role at Williamsburg Academy of Colorado and the individual who fills it provides a valuable service to WAC’S students and families.


Roles

This position works closely with the administrative team and reports to the school Executive Director. He/she is accountable for performing the following functions:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

1) Serve as WAC’s Graduation Path Coordinator

Ensure that graduation path meetings happen for each student annually 

Coordinate scheduling of these meetings

Work with each student and family to create an individual plan for graduation, college, or the path that works best for them.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

2) Serve as WAC’s Academic and College Advisor

Provide scholarship information and assistance to students and families 

Coordinate communication about available scholarships and programs

Provide career spotlights and other opportunities for WAC students to learn about future careers 

Ensure graduation checks happen for each student on the graduation path

Utilize student achievement data to drive instruction

Work collaboratively with the Williamsburg Learning team to support student success

Support the CMAS (Colorado Measures of Academic Success) process


3) Approve Student Schedules

Approve schedules

Approve class drops and adds

Work with Registrar to coordinate dual enrollments as needed                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           4) Responsive Services

Respond to student/parent concerns in a timely manner

Provide direction and guidance to school leaders on best practices in supporting students emotionally

Provide families with resources as needed/requested

Provide small group instruction as needed


5) Support the Building and Strengthening of WAC School Community

Attend and support school meetings, events, and activities, contributing to a school community experience for our families

Build and strengthen the school community and family experience at the school. Share ideas to develop this program

Attend Family and Student Activities as requested by the Executive Director

Share feedback from families with the WAC Executive Director


                                                                                                                                                  

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Minimum Qualifications
  • Certified CO School Counselor
  • A proven working experience with staff, students and their families
  • Integrity, professionalism, and sound judgment
  • Advocacy skills and the ability to work with other staff members to achieve overall vision for school
  • Ability to respond effectively to the needs of diverse students and families
  • Excellent interpersonal and communication skills
  • The ability to manage programs and processes and integrate them into a larger school vision
  • Excellent computer skills with the ability to adapt and learn various state systems, programs and processes
  • High degree of flexibility with an aggressive growth mindset


Preferred Qualifications
  • School Experience in Colorado
  • Knowledge of Colorado State Standards, curriculum, and graduation requirements
  • A solid understanding of the Williamsburg Culture and Curriculum.
  • Positive work experience with school staff, students and their families
  • Integrity, professionalism, and sound judgment
  • Advocacy skills and the ability to work with other staff members to achieve overall vision for school
  • Ability to respond effectively to the needs of diverse students and families
  • Knowledge of Special Education, RTI, ELL, GT, and other programs for students with special needs
  • Excellent computer skills with the ability to adapt and learn various state systems, programs and processes
  • High degree of flexibility with an aggressive growth mindset
  • The ability and willingness to travel to CO (if not a CO resident) as needed/required


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$55,000 - $65,000 a year
We Offer:

Health Benefits
401K
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