Friday, May 5, 2017

Madison Metropolitan School District: School counseling leadership position

The Madison Metropolitan School District has recently posted a new school counseling leadership position.  This position, which can be found on our district's Human Resources website under "View Jobs" is titled the "Counseling and Transitions Coordinator."  The additional information from the job description is copied, below.  This is a full-time, full-year position. 

Application deadline is May 12th, 2017. 
Core Competencies:
  • Co-lead cross-functional team, including representation from ACP, 9OT, MTSS, Experiential Learning, Pathways, Student Services, OMGE, to support integration of comprehensive school counseling program core practices with other universal systems and our multi-tiered systems of support model
  • Lead district initiatives, collaborating across departments and functional areas that support adoption and implementation of a high-quality comprehensive counseling model
Collaboration & Facilitation
  • Work collaboratively with staff at both the district and school levels
  • Facilitate, in collaboration with the Lead Counselor, monthly counselor advisory team meetings
  • Work closely with school counselors and school administrators in implementing comprehensive counseling systems and structures to support all students
  • Support principals to provide evaluative feedback to school counselors when requested by school administrators
  • Collaborate and communicate with key post-secondary partners
  • Develop metrics and tools for monitoring success outcomes of comprehensive counseling program implementation
  • Develop guidance and resources to support schools in understanding how comprehensive counseling programs are implemented within and outside of our pathways model
  • Delineate and communicate expectations, in collaboration with Lead Counselor, in determining the role of school counselors in the ACP process
  • Align scope and sequence for school counselor professional learning to annual goals and expectations
  • Review, update, and maintain counseling protocol and procedure guidance documentation, including but not limited to policy implementation, transcripting, advising, etc.
  • Provide recommendations and rationale for long-range decision making (e.g., budget and allocation decisions, professional development structures, etc.) regarding the role of the school counselor and school counseling services
  • Manage early college credit opportunities and preparation programs
  • Manage Career Cruising state license relationship to support students usage
Work LocationDoyle-Curriculum & Instruction
Hours of work8am - 5pm
FTE/Hours Per Week
 Range based on years of experience is $75, 774.40 - $95, 638.40
Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities

Knowledge, Skills, and Qualifications:
  • Evidence of and ability to articulate commitment to equity-focused work and the role that school counseling programs play in closing opportunity gaps and eliminating inequitable student outcomes
  • Knowledge of and experience with secondary systems and structures, the design and delivery of comprehensive school counseling programs, and the ASCA National Model
  • Knowledge of school counseling best practices related to academic advising, post-secondary planning, and social-emotional well-being and evidence of a commitment to stay current on relevant research
  • Evidence of exceptional collaboration skills - ability to hold multiple perspectives and make connections between ideas and concepts
  • Ability to effectively engage in cognitive conflict and stay calm in potentially stressful conditions
  • Evidence of exceptional leadership and organizational skills
  • Experience with the design and delivery of professional learning opportunities for adult audiences: Knowledge of the needs of adult learners and characteristics of effective PD
  • Evidence of exceptional interpersonal and communication skills
  • Experience with coaching and mentoring practices, for adults
  • Evidence of a commitment to, and enthusiasm for, lifelong learning and professional/personal growth
  • Evidence of groundedness in confidentiality and professional ethics
Minimum Qualifications

Minimum Training and Experience:
  • Master?s Degree
  • Hold DPI license 7054 - School Counselor
  • Five years experience at either the middle or high school levels
Desired Qualifications

Desired Training and Experience:
  • Currently hold or be willing to obtain the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) Certification and GCDF Trainer Certification

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