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Application For Academic Counselor

Cristo Rey Richmond High School is searching for an Academic Counselor!



The Class of 2023 Academic Counselor supports the numerous goals that Cristo Rey Richmond sets for student achievement and college attendance and works collegially with students and families in accomplishing these goals. The Class of 2023 Counselor is an integral part of the Cristo Rey Richmond school academic leadership team and partners with faculty and staff, as well as students and families, to ensure students are supported and equipped to be successful. The Academic Counselor will focus exclusively on the Class of 2023 and will grade up with the class of 2023, supporting the class with academic development, and college applications and enrollment. Work is performed under the supervision of the principal. 







  •     Uphold the Cristo Rey mission, vision and values
  •     Embrace school-wide systems and promote high standards of behavior
  •     Collaborate with school leadership, providing input to school programs
  •     Actively participate in professional development sessions
  •     Communicate professionally with peers, supervisors, parents and students
  •     Be committed to a longer school day and calendar year
  •     Adhere to professional guidelines as indicated in the staff handbook
  •     Participate in school-wide culture and faith formation events, including, but not limited to, Faculty/Staff Retreats, Student        Retreats and Mission Meetings
  •     To supervise students by being present at all school masses/assemblies
  •     As needed, provide substitute classroom coverage
  •     Value and support the Corporate Work Study Program as a place of learning and growth for students
  •     Know, teach and follow school-wide routines and procedures (CRRHS non-negotiables)
  •     Perform other duties as assigned




  •     Educate students and parents about the benefits of post-secondary education
  •     Support students with the goal that 100% remain enrolled at CRRHS until graduation
  •     Ensure 100% of students are on target to graduate from CRRHS and enroll in a four-year college or university
  •     Emphasize the criticality that 100% of students attend school each day
  •     Support teachers in planning college lessons and scheduling college visits
  •     Works collaboratively with the Student Data Coordinator to ensure testing data is reviewed promptly to inform instruction
  •     Support Social-Emotional Learning for the campus
  •     Guide students and parents through college searches, admissions and financial aid processes
  •     Work collaboratively with the Student Data Coordinator and administration to create the master class schedule and place        students (yearly)
  •     Communicate with families regarding student academics and behavior
  •     Provide college seminars and work collaboratively with teachers to support college readiness as a part of the curriculum
  •     Attend faculty and department meetings as well as in-service and professional development workshops, as directed by the      administration
  •     Encourage and monitor the progress of individual students and use information to inform teachers when planning lessons
  •     Maintain accurate and complete records of students' progress towards completion of the graduation requirements
  •     Update all necessary records accurately and completely as required by laws, network policies and school regulations
  •     Maintains an orderly and safe work environment free of hazards
  •     Maintains confidentiality regarding school matters
  •     Ability to use independent judgment and to manage and impart information to a range of students and families
  •     Outstanding interpersonal and public relations skills and the ability to communicate and work effectively within a diverse        community
  •     Ability to foster a collaborative work environment
  •     Ability to organize, prioritize, schedule, and complete job tasks effectively and accurately
  •     Ability to skillfully use all Microsoft Office components
  •     Ability to appreciate and communicate a passion for Catholic college preparatory education
  •     Must have the ability and proven ability to report to work on a regular and punctual basis
  •     Perform all other related work delegated or required to accomplish the objectives of the total school program
  •     Knowledge and implementation of relevant technology
  •     Meet professional school counseling requirements of school, network and state
  •     Bachelor’s Degree (required)
  •     Possession of a valid Virginia Pupil Personnel Services License (required)
  •     Two years of urban teaching experience, college admissions work or social work (preferred)
  •     Bilingual (not required)
  •     Commitment to the Mission, Vision and Values of CRRHS
  •     Sensitivity to the ethnic, cultural, racial and religious backgrounds of the students
  •     Superior communication skills, the ability to interact confidently and effectively with school staff, students, donors,                    trustees, school administration
  •     Working knowledge of Microsoft Office (Word, PowerPoint, Excel), the Internet and relevant technology
  •     Experience in a faith-based school or not-for-profit environment preferred
  •     Demonstrated ability to work on a team that requires humility, integrity, tolerance a desire for continuous improvement          and openness to feedback
SALARY:  Commensurate with experience and education.
BENEFITS: Full benefits package.
WORKING CONDITIONS: Full-time, exempt position. Occasionally, time will be required for night and weekend meetings and eventsRegularly required to sit, stand, walk, talk, hear, operate a computer, hand-held learning devices and other office equipment, reach with hands and arms, and must occasionally lift and/or move up to 10 pounds.