Job Description

    Administrator: Certified Coordinator- Counselor JobID: 3876
  • Position Type:
    Administration/Certified Coordinator

  • Date Posted:

  • Location:
    District Office

  • Closing Date:
    Until Filled

  •   Additional Information:

    JOB DESCRIPTION – Certified Coordinator- Counselor

    TITLE: Certified Coordinator- Counselor FTE: 1.0


    WORK CALENDAR: 261 days

    COMPENSATION: Administrative Salary Schedule (starting range $81,993)


    The District Counselor Coordinator is responsible for oversight of school counseling programs to include academic, post-secondary planning, and social-emotional. The District Counselor Coordinator is responsible for professional development of counselors aligned to counseling standards in monitoring individual student progress; encouraging high academic performance in individual student progress; providing individual students with long term career and academic planning through the use of state mandated Education and Career Action Plans (ECAPs); providing preventive services to individual students, and responding to identified student needs.

    1. Coordinates, develops, implements, and evaluates student guidance and academic planning for the district.

    2. Leads the district in development and maintenance of the professional development of school counselors.

    3. Serves as member and/or consultant of the Crisis Team, Alternative Placement, and Tier II/III Multi-Tiered System of Support (MTSS).

    4. Support campus Assistant Principals of Discipline/Registration/Curriculum and Instruction in student attendance, discipline, registration, and scheduling matters.

    5. Liaison between AFHSD and colleges, universities, and Joint Technical Educational Districts (JTEDs).

    6. Support campus counseling teams with the Academy logistics and professional development.

    7. Communicates the goals of the comprehensive school advisory program to education stakeholders.

    8. Provides leadership and collaborates with other educators in the district-wide integration of the School Counseling Standards and Professional Learning Communities.

    9. Guides the district in transition of feeder school 8th graders to register in appropriate courses.

    10. Provide in-service training, as mandated, to disseminate policy and procedural information.

    11. Oversees the district ECAP planning process utilizing district tools.

    12. Provide support on all student hearings and Manifestation Determination (MD) meetings for Special Education (SPED) students.

    13. Assist with the maintenance of the AFHSD Student Handbook and Course Description Book.

    14. Maintain an especially high level of ethical behavior and confidentiality given the nature of student and parent records maintained at each site and in the Curriculum & Instruction department.

    15. Assist district Social Workers in the referral of students, in consultation with their parents, to appropriate community resources.

    16. Assist with NCAA eligibility education and processes.

    17. Ensures campus collaboration with parents/guardians and educators to assist students with meeting all graduation requirements, and referring where necessary, to remediation opportunities.

    18. Conducts a yearly program audit (Action Plan and Quarterly Benchmarks) to review the extent of program implementation.

    19. Liaison for McKinney-Vento students.

    20. Performs other related duties as assigned for the purpose of ensuring the efficient and effective functioning of the work unit.


    To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The qualifications for this job description are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required

    Education / Certificate

    1. Bachelor’s degree in Education, Counseling, or other related field.

    2. Master’s degree in Counseling, Education, Administration, or other related field, preferred.

    3. Must possess, and maintain, proper school counselor certification as established by the Arizona Department of Education.

    4. Valid AZ Department of Public Safety (DPS) Identity Verified Print (IVP) Fingerprint Clearance Card.

    5. Must possess and maintain appropriate Arizona driver's license and safe driving record.


    1. Minimum of five (5) years of counseling experience.

    2. Minimum three (3) years of leadership experience preferred.

    3. Experience in conducting training, workshops, and / or classroom presentations.

    4. Experience in working with youth and / or families in crisis.

    5. Experience in intervention, assessment, and referrals.

    6. Experience in working with Project Management, ECAP, West-MEC, Benchmark process and Counseling Standards and Individual Student Planning.

    7. Knowledge of principles, methods, and procedures for diagnosis, treatment, and rehabilitation of physical and mental dysfunctions, and for career counseling and guidance.

    8. Knowledge of human behavior and performance; individual differences in ability, personality, and interests; learning and motivation; psychological research methods; and the assessment and treatment of behavioral and affective disorders.

    9. Knowledge of dropout intervention best practices that lead to connection to the school community and student success.

    10. Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.

    11. Knowledge of community resources and appropriate referral practices.

    12. Knowledge of and sensitivity to ethnic, cultural, and socioeconomic influences on the student.

    13. Knowledge of and experience in team building and team maintenance. 19. Knowledge of computer applications that will assist in tracking the activities and success of the program(s).

    14. Knowledge of the school district and its departments, policies, and procedures, preferred.

    15. Ability to assume responsibility, exercise sound judgment, and handle confidential material and information.

    Communication Skills

    1. Strong writing, literacy, and communication skills; uses effective communication strategies to interact with a variety of audiences

    2. Proficient public speaking abilities are an asset

    3. Bilingual communication is beneficial

    Computer/Technology Skills

    1. Knowledge of Google Suites

    2. Knowledge of website updates and development

    3. Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or related software


    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential duties and responsibilities of the job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

    1. Must be able to lift and carry materials and packages weighing up to 20 pounds

    2. Must be able to push, pull or otherwise move boxes and materials

    3. Must be able to bend at the waist and/or use appropriate lifting postures


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

    1. Must be able to tolerate a semi-private working environment

    2. Must be able to tolerate prolonged periods of sitting and computer work

    3. Must be able to multitask

    4. Must be able to be flexible with work hours


    The District provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, the District complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment. The District expressly prohibits any form of workplace discrimination or harassment based on race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, genetic information, disability, or veteran status.

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