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Academic and College Counselor

Valor Christian High School
Posted: 03/06/2024
Salary/Range: $50,000-60,000
Highlands Ranch, CO
This position offices in-person, on campus
Team members at Valor Christian High School are charged with preparing tomorrow’s leaders to transform the world for Christ. Every member must live out a compelling relationship with Jesus Christ, which is central to daily instruction and interactions with students, parents and others in the Valor community.
In partnership with committed parents, The Academic and College Counselor provides support services to students, including academic, post-secondary, and career counseling. There is a strong focus on strategic academic counseling with students so they are prepared for successful admission into competitive colleges. It is also imperative to develop intellectually, socially, emotionally and spiritually healthy Christian leaders that will be influential at the college of their choice and in the world beyond.
Valor Christian High School is a decidedly Christian, college preparatory school whose core values honor a biblical foundation. Valor employees are faith-filled, joyful believers who are active in a local, Christian church whose beliefs are in alignment with the school’s Statement of Beliefs. They are both called and committed to the school’s vision and mission and seamlessly integrate faith into their daily work. You will be most successful if you have a true servant’s heart, a teachable spirit, a love for the Lord Jesus Christ, and a commitment to the school’s beliefs and values.
Possess and Model a Growing Relationship with Christ
  • Pursue full devotion to Christ and live a life that reflects that authenticity
  • Model the fruits of the spirit in communications, relationships and daily work
  • Demonstrate teachability and a willing heart for service
  • Embody others-centered, servant-leadership in all interactions
Demonstrate Trustworthy Commitment to Valor Christian High School
  • Accept and uphold Valor’s values and beliefs as found in the Statement of BeliefsChristian Community Policy, and Valor Culture Document
  • Accept and abide by all affirmations in Valor’s Annual Statement of Commitment
  • Be relationally involved in the life/lives of our students with a heart of service and mission
  • Seamlessly and deliberately integrate Biblical truth and Christian values into daily work
Provide Excellent Customer Service to Students and Families
  • Communicate promptly and effectively with students and parents
  • Process class requests and facilitate scheduling each semester
  • Consistently monitor a caseload of students to ensure their successful progression against the school’s graduation requirements
  • In concert with Academic Success, review eligibility for extracurricular participation
  • Partner with Valor’s socio-emotional services department and the Dean’s Office to support students struggling with various difficulties and handle day-to-day issues that may arise
Support Student Post-Secondary Aspirations
  • Four-year academic planning, post-secondary, college and career planning
  • Prepare students so they become attractive college applicants
  • Assist families with college research, review application details, and support their application through a personalized letter of recommendation
  • Remain current with the changing college admissions process and related topics
Effectively Represent Valor’s Academic Brand to Colleges
  • Communicate in a thoughtful, timely and effective manner
  • Serve as a liaison between the college admissions representative and Valor students
  • Understand and present the overall academic data and profile information to colleges
  • Travel to promote Valor students and learn about colleges
Serve Wholeheartedly as an Exceptional Teammate
  • Uphold and embody Valor’s culture as set forth in the Valor Culture Document
  • Model servant leadership, grace and love in all relationships and interactions
  • Develop relationships with colleagues with goals of teamwork, relational unity and spiritual growth
  • Provide team support regarding all matters, processes and initiatives
  • Demonstrate loyalty to teammates in action and word
  • Assist Team members to facilitate school-wide wins
Demonstrate a Commitment to Fulfilling Valor’s Vision and Mission
●  Assume collaborative responsibility for Operating Plan Goals and Fiscal stewardship
●  Be a ‘culture- keeper’
Demonstrate a Commitment to Growth
●  Participate in Valor Team meetings, Chapel and weekly meetings with Team/Supervisor
●  Demonstrate teachability and receptive to feedback
●   Pursue professional/personal/spiritual growth and development
●   Participate in the broader ministry of Valor by contributing time, talent and treasure beyond assigned role responsibilities
        Academic Leadership Team
        Lead Academic and College Counselor
        Academic and College Counselors
        Academic Support
        Deans of Students
        Socio-emotional Services
        Parents and students
        Facilities Team and Event Support Staff
        College Admissions Officers
        Other Valor departments and team members as needed
The successful candidate will effectively manage his or her caseload of students and be a positive contributor to the Academic and College Counseling team. The role requires counselors to balance the relational investment with students and parents while nurturing the strategic interactions with college representatives. The candidate will support the various tasks and projects of the department that occur throughout the year like course scheduling, College Day, informational nights, and standardized testing. The role requires significant amounts of collaboration with the Deans of Students and socio-emotional services to support students when they are struggling with a range of challenges. The successful candidate balances these responsibilities while cultivating authentic opportunities to engage in Christian mentorship with students.
  Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university; Master’s degree preferable
  Solid biblical and theological foundation and understanding
   Previous college counseling or college admissions experience is an asset
   Administrative and customer service skills that demonstrate exceptional care for people        and details
   Strong critical thinking skills, ability to problem solve, quick learner and intentional          relationship builder
   Expertise in Microsoft Office, Scoir, Student Information System (SIS) databases and      Google products
    Efficient work pace, manage multiple tasks, and oversee systems and processes
    Strong communication skills in written and verbal form
POSITION TYPE: B: Traditional school calendar with additional weeks prior to school starting and after school ends. July – June. This position offices in-person, on campus
HOURS PER WEEK: Full-time, Exempt. Occasional night, weekend, and summer work as needed.
SUPERVISOR: Lead Academic & College Counselor
PAY RANGE: $50,000-60,000
START DATE: July 25, 2024
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