St. Paul Academy and Summit School seeks candidates for the position of Upper School Counselor, short term leave replacement position.
About St. Paul Academy and Summit School:
St. Paul Academy and Summit School (SPA) is a coeducational, non-sectarian, college preparatory day school serving more than 920 students in kindergarten through grade 12. Our two campuses are located approximately a mile apart in St. Paul, Minnesota, serving Grades K-5 on our Goodrich Campus and Grades 6-12 on our Randolph Campus. The school draws students from St. Paul, Minneapolis, and throughout the eastern and western suburbs.
Our mission—shaping the minds and the hearts of the people who will change the world—is a promise to our students and our families, and it pushes us to be thoughtful about everything we do. It inspires us to be our best and reminds us that we have the responsibility to respect the unique potential in every child. Our mission gives us purpose and represents our greatest aspirations and values. But most of all, it reflects our deep belief in the talents and capabilities of our students.
For additional information about the school’s curriculum, community, and culture, please visit our website at www.spa.edu.
About the Upper School:
The Upper School is home to students in Grades 9-12 and is characterized by advanced inquiry, lively discussion, deep engagement with topics, a strong sense of community, and a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Students develop the habits and relationships that will carry them through high school and into the world of college and beyond. The Upper School's rigorous academic curriculum and seminar-based learning model is complemented by a network of support that includes teachers, advisors, college counselors, and resources for both academic and social/emotional well-being.
SPA seeks candidates for the position of Upper School Counselor. This is a four-month leave replacement position from August 15-December 16, 2022. The primary focus of the Upper School Counselor is to provide direct social and emotional support to students in grades 9-12, with an emphasis on grade 10. Additional responsibilities include: teaching grade 10 wellness classes; working collaboratively with parents, teachers, and administrators; providing parent education; sitting in as part of the Upper School Administrative Team. Graduate degree in counseling, school psychology, or a closely related field is required, along with demonstrated experience working with adolescents and excellent interpersonal and communication skills.
Candidates are expected to carry out the mission of SPA, “Shaping the minds and the hearts of the people who will change the world,” in support of the vision of the Upper School and in contribution to the life of the school outside of the classroom. To apply, please provide a cover letter, resume and list of references.
How to Apply:
The position includes a competitive salary and benefits package, commensurate with experience. Interested candidates should submit a letter of interest, resume, and a list of references. To apply, please visit our website at www.spa.edu/careers.
SPA is committed to recruiting and supporting a diverse faculty and staff, and maintaining a workplace culture in which all are treated equitably.