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School Counselor

Bard High School Early College Baltimore
Baltimore, Maryland, United States
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 22, 2024
The Bard Early Colleges, tuition-free, satellite campuses of Bard College operated through partnerships with public school systems, are founded on the belief that many high-school-age students are eager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a college education.

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About the Bard Early Colleges
The Bard Early Colleges (BECs) are founded on the belief that many high school–age students are eager and ready for the intellectual challenges of a college education. The Bard Early Colleges act on this belief by providing younger scholars with a tuition-free, credit-bearing college course of study in the liberal arts and sciences following the 9th and 10th grades. Students are taught by college faculty in seminar classes; they receive up to 60 college credits and an associate in arts (A.A.) degree from Bard College, concurrently with a high school diploma. Now in its second decade, the Bard Early College network serves over 3,000 students in campuses in Lower Manhattan and Queens, New York; Newark, New Jersey; New Orleans, Louisiana; Cleveland, Ohio; Baltimore, Maryland; and in Washington, DC. Since 2003, Bard College has awarded more than 3,000 A.A. degrees to its early college students.

Position Objectives
  • The School Counselor will remain accessible and available to students for advising and counseling in regards to academic, educational, socio-emotional, short-term and long-term intra and interpersonal conflicts. School counselor candidates should be competent in serving as a consultant for students and families, faculty and staff for specific academic, educational, and socio-emotional needs as presented by the campus.
  • Additionally, the School Counselor will establish relationships with college admissions representatives and help them interpret and appreciate the unique BHSEC Baltimore transcript. The School Counselor also assists with in-house college fairs as well as event/trip planning and data management.
  • The successful candidate will have strong management and interpersonal skills, will function effectively as part of a team, and will show an interest in our mission and in enabling our students to make a smooth transition to four–year colleges or other appropriate paths. Prior experience with college admissions or advising is preferred.
  • As part of a small team, BHSEC Baltimore employees work together to ensure the completion of successful initiatives that center student outcomes. A good fit for this position is a motivated individual, a self-starter who is able to plan and execute projects from beginning to end, someone who is creative, and solutions-oriented.
  • The School Counselor will report to the Principal of BHSEC Baltimore and will work closely with the BHSEC Baltimore administrative team. This position is for a 10 month contract with Baltimore City Public Schools.

College and financial aid guidance (both in and outside of routine college advisory classroom space)
  • Utilize data to determine college readiness and to determine interventions needed to assist students in a grade-appropriate manner to access high school and post high school options
  • Coordinate with college faculty and the student activities office on field trips and other experiential learning activities
  • Assist all students (individually or in groups) in developing academic, career and personal/social skills, goals, and plans
  • Collaborate with parents/guardians, educators, and stakeholders to assist students with educational, career, and life planning
Student Emotional and Social Support
  • Use data to develop comprehensive programs that meet the needs of students; implement the school counseling program and develop activities and resources to implement and evaluate the program; develop and maintain a written plan for effective delivery of the school counseling program
  • Provide counseling sessions and support socio-emotional treatment plans to promote positive student well-being
  • Communicate with students and families to best understand students’ academic, socio-emotional and behavioral needs
  • Implement developmentally appropriate and prevention-oriented group activities to meet student needs and school goals
  • Monitor student academic performance, behavior, and attendance and facilitate appropriate interventions
  • Provide individual and group counseling services to meet the developmental, preventive, and remedial needs of students
  • Consult with students, parents, teachers, and other school and community personnel to assist in meeting the needs of students
  • Assist faculty and staff with developing treatment plans to address students’ socio-emotional and behavioral needs
  • Assist at-risk students and students with disabilities with early college transitional needs
  • Connect students and families to local resources and supports for assistance and counseling during times of distress or crisis
  • Use data to guide program planning; conduct a yearly program audit to review extent of program implementation and effectiveness
  • Implement classroom guidance lessons as required by the needs of the school
  • Provide support/implementation and/or participation as required by the needs of the school on the following initiatives: IEP team, Student Support Team (SST), Instructional Leadership Team (ILT), Restorative Practices (RP), attendance meetings and supports, and other social-emotional supports as required by the need and staffing model of the school.
Job Type: Full-time
Compensation: $52,712-$93,279 (compensation commensurate with experience)
Job Location: Bard High School Early College Baltimore
Start Date: September 2024

We are pleased to offer our full-time employees an excellent benefit package which includes; multiple heath insurance options; TIAA retirement plans ; generous vacation, sick, and personal time; and more. To learn more about employee benefits and eligibility at Bard College, please visit .

  • Master's Degree from an accredited college or institution
  • Certified as a School Counselor by the State of Maryland
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient in the knowledge and use of technology and computer applications, including Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint
  • Experience in urban schools is preferred
  • Knowledge of current research and trends in school counseling and guidance
  • Knowledge of current research and trends in college and career readiness
  • Knowledge of crisis prevention and arbitration techniques
  • Ability to analyze data
To Apply
Please upload a letter of interest, curriculum vitae/resume, and the names and contact information for three professional references directly with Bard College by clicking on the “Apply Now” button through the Interfolio job application link provided here:
Questions: Inquiries may be directed via email to Helene Coccagna at: [email protected] . Review of applications begins immediately and will proceed until the position is filled.


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