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Stride, Inc. High School Guidance Counselor in Saint Paul, Minnesota

Job Description K12, a Stride Company, believes in Education for ANY ONE. We provide families with an online option for a high-quality, personalized education experience. Students can thrive, find their passion, and learn in an environment that encourages discovery at their own pace. In support of this, we are committed to creating and maintaining a culture of inclusion and diversity where our employees are passionate about serving students and families, treat one another and customers with respect, challenge each other to innovate and always strive to do better. Passionate Educators are needed at the Stride K12 partner school, West Virginia Virtual Academy (WVVA). We want you to be a part of our talented team! The mission of West Virginia Virtual Academy (WVVA) is to provide an exemplary individualized and engaging educational experience for students by incorporating school and community/family partnerships coupled with a rigorous curriculum along with a data-driven and student-centered instructional model. Student success will be measured by valid and reliable assessment data, parent and student satisfaction, and continued institutional growth within the academic community. Join us! Utilizing leadership, advocacy and collaboration the High School Guidance Counselor promotes student success by providing preventive services and responding to identified needs through implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program that helps guide all learners in their academic success, social and emotional development, and career and college planning and readiness. The salary for this position will likely be $55,000-$60,000 with a performance bonus of up to 5% This position is for an Immediate Start within the 2023/2024 School Year This is a full-time position. Ability to work independently, typically 40+ hours per week is required. Ability to maintain a professional home office without distraction during workday, typically 9-5 (or 8-4) or as defined by the school. ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS:

  • Helps all students:
  • Plan for postsecondary options (enroll in education, enlist in military option, employ in work force)
  • Apply academic achievement strategies
  • Manage emotions and apply interpersonal skill
  • Focuses students and families on college and career readiness;
  • Meets quarterly with all students on caseload to review graduation plan and post-secondary options;
  • Delivers classroom instruction based on student success standards;
  • Reviews transcripts and other academic documentation for new and returning students;
  • Works collaboratively with teaching staff to develop a four (4) year graduation plan and audits student schedules for candidacy for graduation as determined by school and state policies;
  • Assist students in course placement including recommendations on Advanced Placement (AP) and pathways to challenge and enrich student learning opportunities;
  • Analyzes student data and develops data-driven programs for intervention action plans;
  • Provides short-term counseling to students and referrals for long-term support, as necessary;
  • Provides a support system that strengthens the efforts of teachers, staff, and parents;
  • Supports standardized testing program; parent education; and staff development;
  • May advocate for students at individual education plan meetings and other student-focused meetings;
  • Focuses students and families on goal setting and academic planning for college and career readiness;
  • Act as a systems change agent to improve equity and access, achievement and opportunities for all students.
  • Ability to travel up to 20% of the time for face-to-face professional development, student testing, and/or as required by the school.

Endorsement: School Counselor Residency Requirement: West Virginia residency preferred; open to bordering states (KY, MD, OH, PA, VA) but you must be willing to cover the cost of travel outsid of the WV border Certificates and Licenses: Appropriate West Virginia School Counselor certification REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Bachelor's degree AND
  • Three (3) years of experience in counseling and/or advisement
  • School Counselor License
  • Ability to clear required background check


  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite, Web-based search engines, and database systems
  • Flexible schedule; Ability to travel as needed
  • Master's degree in school counseling
  • Experience with distance learning
  • Advanced coursework in counseling and administration
  • Experience as a teacher
  • Experience in a customer service environment.
  • Experience with Local, State, and Federals laws and mandated reporting
  • Experience in a charter school environment preferred
  • Experience with state career planning systems, Pathfinder, or other career planning platforms/tools

Work Environment: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • This is a virtual role

Job Type Regular The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is "at-will" as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the "at-will" nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer. Stride, Inc. is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status age, or genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law. Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)