Assistant Director of School Counseling (High School)

Alexandria, Virginia
Jun 22, 2022
Aug 22, 2022
Career Level
Entry Level
Full Time
Job Description

The Assistant Director of School Counseling (High School) assists in the design, development, implementation, and evaluation of a comprehensive school counseling program in alignment with the American School Counselor Association (ASCA) national model. The Assistant Director provides leadership for and supports a variety of strategic initiatives at the high school level aimed to increase academic and workplace readiness, social-emotional development, civic engagement, and post-secondary options for a diverse student body.

This job reports to the Director of School Counseling (High School).

  • Education: A master's degree in school counseling
  • Certificates & Licenses: Valid Virginia Department of Education license with an endorsement in school counseling, or eligibility to obtain one through the completion of a master's degree in school counseling. The additional endorsement in Administration and Supervision is required.

Experience & Skills:
  • At least five years of experience working as a school counselor at the high school level with increased levels of responsibility
  • Demonstrated leadership experiences. Supervisory experience preferred
  • Master schedule experience preferred.
  • Ability to produce and deliver clear and accurate written and oral communication
  • Strong attention to detail and follow-up
  • Ability to collect, analyze, interpret and present participation, formative and outcome data
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to prioritize and multitask under tight deadlines
  • Proficiency with, or ability to learn, multiple applications including, but not limited to PowerSchool, Naviance, Mailchimp, Canvas, Google

Essential Functions
  • Provides leadership to fully integrate the full array of school counseling services into the total educational program of the ACHS Connected High School Network.
  • Provides leadership in the development and actualization of a master schedule that accommodates student requests and staffing and coordinates schedules between campuses to maximize opportunities.
  • Collaborates with partnering colleges and universities and other stakeholders regarding the development, delivery, and verification of dual enrollment courses, with an emphasis on maintaining and expanding opportunities.
  • Serves as the point of contact for dual enrollment courses outside of the Governor's Health Sciences Academy.
  • Develops and implements programming which allows for students to gain significant college credit and career skills while in high school.
  • Supports the expansion of ACPS Dual Enrollment & Early College initiatives related to the connected high school network model
  • Collaborates with partners to identify & strengthen work-based learning and civic engagement opportunities for students focusing on internships and externships.
  • Collects analyze, prepares, and reports data related to program progress in key areas aligned to ACHS strategic plans and school improvement efforts
  • Maintains high levels of effectiveness with Professional Learning Communities whereby student data are analyzed and teams collaborate for enhancing school improvement
  • Provides leadership in implementing MTSS that improve student learning and achievement outcomes
  • Oversees the implementation of the 504 process from initial meetings to classroom communication.
  • Serves on a variety of committees and the high school leadership team
  • Performs other related duties, as assigned, to ensure the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit throughout the school year

Other Duties as Assigned
  • Performs other specific job-related duties as directed by the Director of School Counseling or Executive Principal.
  • Assists and/or leads during unexpected, urgent, and emergency situations.

  • Criminal Justice Fingerprint/Background Clearance.
  • Tuberculosis Skin Test

Public Health Compliance
  • Proof of COVID vaccination. Exemptions for religious/medical will be reviewed.
  • Must follow safety and health protocols.


Primary Location:
ACHS Minnie Howard Campus
Salary Range:
$74,224.45 - $120,733.25 / Administrator LAS-C (215)
Shift Type:

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