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Director of Counseling

at Adams 12 Five Star Schools

Posted: 3/13/2019
Job Reference #: 58610

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ADAMS 12 FIVE STAR SCHOOLS Job posting 58610
1500 EAST 128TH AVE, THORNTON, Colorado, 80241Job posted as of Mar 11, 2019,12:01 AM MST until Mar 31, 2019,11:59 PM MST

Located just seven miles north of downtown Denver, Adams 12 Five Star Schools is close to the conveniences of a major city center yet far enough to offer the quiet of the suburbs. The five stars represent the five unique communities the district serves: Broomfield, Federal Heights, Northglenn, Thornton and Westminster.

The District shall not discriminate in its employment or hiring practices on the basis of race, color,sex, age, religion, creed, national origin, ancestry, genetic information, marital status, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, or other basis prohibited by applicable law. The District is committed to cultural diversity among district personnel as a means of enriching the educational experience. The District shall identify, solicit, and consider applicants for employment from a broad spectrum of qualified individuals who will contribute to that effort.

Job Title
Director of Counseling

Hours Per Week
Months Per Year
District Name
School / Location Name
Learning Services
1500 East 128th Ave., Thornton, Colorado, 802412601
Posted on
Mar 11, 2019,12:01 AM MST
Expiry Date
Mar 31, 2019,11:59 PM MST
Job Description
SUMMARY: Serve as part of the Learning Services team whose primary responsibilities are to support schools, lead a comprehensive vision for teaching and learning district wide and model the way regarding best practices. Coordinate the delivery of a comprehensive counseling program and curriculum for K-12 students in Adams 12 Five Star Schools. Provide leadership in the execution and interpretation of graduation requirements, including the implementation of Individual Career and Academic Plans, Naviance programming, and concurrent enrollment. Manage the counseling corps grant. Co-lead the design and implementation of K-12 social emotional learning (SEL) programming.
? Master’s degree in Education required
? Additional coursework required for certification or licensure in School Counseling and/or School Leadership
? Minimum of five (5) years of experience in school counseling, teaching, and/or school leadership required
? CLDE Endorsement and/or coursework in Linguistically Diverse Education preferred.
? Last Performance Evaluation meeting or exceeding standards in all performance areas and overall performance.
? Demonstrated ability to work effectively as part of a team
? Previous successful experience working with adult learners preferred
? Colorado Department of Education Special Services Provider license - School Counselor (K-12) required.
? Colorado Administrator license preferred.
? Criminal background check required for hire.
? Valid driver’s license
? Demonstrates positive, collaborative leadership and participates in collegial problem solving in a variety of situations with departments and schools, emphasizing teamwork and beneficial effects on student learning,
? Experience in leadership, change and systems development.
? Deep knowledge of counseling standards and mindsets.
? Knowledge of standards based education.
? Demonstrated skills in facilitation, conflict resolution and adult learning.
? Demonstrated skills in data gathering and analysis, project planning and evaluation.
? Ability to make appropriate data based decisions.
? Ability to facilitate professional learning related to content area.
? Ability to manage district grants and budgets.
? Excellent oral, written, and public speaking communication skills.
? Ability to use Google suite for education.
? High level of interpersonal skills.
? Ability to keep up-to-date technically and apply new knowledge to your job. Includes adapting to and mastering new system applications and processes as implemented by the district or department.
? Ability to promote and follow Board of Education policies, District policies, building and department procedures.
? Ability to stay current with district policy, standards and training in the areas of data quality, data privacy, and cyber-security with respect to student and staff data, and related information systems
? Ability to communicate, interact and work effectively and cooperatively with all people, including those from diverse ethnic and educational backgrounds. Willingness to contribute to cultural diversity for educational enrichment.
? Ability to recognize the importance of safety in the workplace, follow safety rules, practice safe work habits, utilize appropriate safety equipment and report unsafe conditions to the appropriate administrator.


The salary listed is for full time positions (1.0 FTE). This salary will be adjusted, as needed, based upon the FTE. Administrative employees' salary will be commensurate on the employees’ education and/or work experience.

Salary Range: (Level 14) $82,172 - $111,173

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All applicants (current district employees and external applicants) should list any and all work experience, including current district experience, when completing the employment application or when including a resume. Since the Human Resource department uses the application and/or resume to screen for minimum qualifications required for each job, it is important to have a complete application so you will be considered for the position you are applying for.


A change in hiring practice now allows certified and classified internal applicants who are stipend eligible to receive either their Certified Compensation Stipend/Career Service Stipend if hired into a different employment group, such as administration. Please contact Jason Thompson in Human Resources with questions or for further information.

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