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Annapolis Area Christian School

Dean of Counseling

Seeking a Dean of Counseling to support students in academic achievement, planning for college and career readiness, and personal and social development.

The Dean of (Guidance and School) Counseling serves as a key member of the Upper School Building Leadership Team and partners with the Director of College and Career Counseling to provide a robust counseling program to all students. The Dean of Counseling supports students in academic achievement, planning for college and career readiness, and personal and social development.

This is a 12-month position.

Job Requirements

Key Tasks and Responsibilities:

Academic Counseling:

  • Manage 4-year academic plans that challenge students and prepare them for college and/or career readiness
  • Monitor student academic progress and organize honor rolls and extra-curricular academic opportunities
  • Identify students at risk for academic, spiritual, or social concerns
  • Communicate/manage academic probation for students
  • Coordinate home instruction when necessary
  • Maintain accurate and current student records and files
  • Monitor student progress to ensure graduation requirements are fulfilled
  • Partner with the principal and admissions office to audit transcripts of prospective students and support the transition of student records between schools

Social/ Emotional Counseling

  • Counsel (intervene and assess the needs of)students with acute (apparent) personal and psychological issues that affect their performance, behavior, and/(Or) socialization in school
  • Refer students with chronic personal and psychological issues to local mental healthcare providers
  • Liaise as appropriate with outside support services to help students with emotional, personal, or psychological issues
  • Communicate with parents/guardians, faculty, and staff to understand and support students’ social/emotional challenges and needs
  • Maintain case files and reports to track student progress and needs

Scheduling:

  • Collaborate with other Building Leadership Team members to create and maintain the master schedule and course catalog
  • Partner with parents and students to create academically-appropriate schedules for each student
  • Assist with new family/student interviews, placement testing, and schedule creation for new students
  • Update online records and manage course changes, withdrawals, or late entries
  • Register and oversee students taking online courses, dual enrollment courses, and/or internships

Academic Records:

  • Manage report card distribution
  • In collaboration with the Guidance Assistant/Registrar, ensure transcript records are maintained and accessible for alumni

Testing Coordination:

  • Schedule and supervise the administration of standardized tests, including PSAT, MAP, and AP tests
  • Maintain and analyze testing data to identify trends and inform instructional and curricular decisions
  • Coordinate with Educational Support and teachers to provide accommodations and/or modifications for students with Educational Service Plans

Other:

  • Participate in events and programs such as Orientation, Back to School Nights, Open Houses, Conferences, Graduation, and other student events
  • Plan, facilitate, and provide logistical leadership for the annual Awards Night
  • In collaboration with the principal and administrative support staff, plan and facilitate the annual graduation ceremony
  • Supervise the Guidance Assistant/Registrar
  • Serve as a mentor group leader for students
  • Support the hiring process for faculty and staff as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Education Requirements

Core Competencies:

  • Excellent written and oral communication skills–The person in this position is a key representative of the high school, and the role involves regular communication with students, parents, and teachers)
  • Discretion to maintain the confidentiality of any sensitive information
  • Commitment to equity, high expectations, and helping every child achieve
  • Ability to work productively as a contributing member of a leadership team and adapt to changes as necessary
  • Strengths in administration and organization
  • A mature, godly spirit and a clear Christian Testimony

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Ani Carapetian-Cook
HR Manager

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