Stanford's Online High School is an accredited, diploma-offering, highly selective independent high school, offering courses for grades 7-12. The mission of Stanford Online High School (OHS) is to create a worldwide learning community of diverse, intellectually passionate students and teachers. Through vibrant seminars, the rigorous curriculum challenges students to reason analytically, think creatively, and argue critically. Beyond the classroom, collaborative extracurricular activities cultivate lasting relationships among students and teachers. The school's supportive environment fosters independence, strength of character, and a lifelong pursuit of knowledge.
Stanford Online High School is also the new home of Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies (SPCS), which provides a diverse array of academic enrichment programs that take place mostly in the summer but also throughout the academic year. Held, primarily online, SPCS programs serve intellectually curious pre-college students from around the world.
The High School Counselor plays a key role in our HS program by offering direct counseling services and ensuring our students in grades 9-12 have the support they need to succeed academically and thrive in their social-emotional development. As part of our robust student support staff, the HS counselor has the opportunity to provide intensive short-term individual counseling and is also responsible for designing, creating, and delivering workshops and other group-oriented experiences for students. The HS counselor collaborates with our other HS counselors and works closely with our Student Life team to integrate the HS counseling program into a comprehensive approach to enhancing student well-being and extracurricular life.
*Stanford Online High School and Stanford Pre-Collegiate Studies offices are located at the Stanford Redwood City Campus, however this position will be performed completely online and requires you to have the ability, technology, and appropriate tools to successfully perform all job duties online. You must be located within the United States of America.*
**All employees may be subject to Stanford's travel policy, if relocating from outside of California and are expected to perform work on-site. Please note that you will be subject to all COVID-19 requirements for Stanford employees, which includes being fully vaccinated for COVID-19 pursuant to our vaccination policy. **
Your responsibilities include:
One-on-one short-term confidential counseling for students
Individual support for student academic success using a "fading scaffold approach," in which as students gain competence and confidence, support fades, allowing them to take full ownership
Consultation with parents, instructors, and other educators, such as tutors or learning specialists with whom families are working
Referrals to in-house resources as well as outside support services, such as local learning specialists and mental health professionals, as needed
Development and delivery of workshops for high school students on topics such as learning strategies, onboarding for new students, communication skills, stress management, and other topics
Intervention and advocacy at a systemic level within our school
To be successful in this position, you will bring:
Bachelor's degree and three years of relevant experience, or combination of education and relevant experience.
Interpersonal Skills: Demonstrates the ability to work well with Stanford colleagues and clients and with external organizations.
Promote Culture of Safety: Demonstrates commitment to personal responsibility and value for safety; communicates safety concerns; uses and promotes safe behaviors based on training and lessons learned.
In addition, preferred requirements include:
Strong communication skills to clearly and effectively communicate information to internal and external audiences, client groups, and management.
Advanced analysis and problem solving skills.
Advanced computer skills, including experience with Microsoft Office Suite.
Advanced customer service skills.
Relevant computer systems/technology experience.
Understanding of financial transactions.
Ability to ensure and apply compliance with legal, financial, and university policies and external regulations.
Frequently sit, perform desk-based computer tasks.
Occasionally stand, walk, twist, use fine manipulation, grasp, use a telephone, write by hand, sort and file paperwork, lift, carry, push, and pull objects that weigh up to 10 pounds.
Why Stanford is for You
Imagine a world with limitless connections and access to knowledge. Consider lives saved through first-ever organ transplants and research to cure illnesses. Stanford University has revolutionized the way we live and enrich the world. Supporting this mission is our diverse and dedicated 17,000 staff. We seek talent driven to impact the future of our legacy. Our culture and unique perksempower you with:
Freedom to grow. We offer career development programs, tuition reimbursement, or audit a course. Join a TedTalk, film screening, or listen to a renowned author or global leader speak.
A caring culture. We provide superb retirement plans, generous time-off, and family care resources.
A healthier you. Climb our rock wall, or choose from hundreds of health or fitness classes at our world-class exercise facilities. We also provide excellent health care benefits.
Discovery and fun. Stroll through historic sculptures, trails, and museums.
We invite you to apply for this position by clicking on the "Apply for Job" button. To be considered, please submit a cover letter and resume along with your online application.
*Note: The job duties listed are typical examples of work performed by positions in this job classification and are not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, tasks, and responsibilities. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary depending on department or program needs without changing the general nature and scope of the job or level of responsibility. Employees may also perform other duties as assigned.
*Visa sponsorship is not available for this position. All candidates must be eligible to work in the U.S.
*Consistent with its obligations under the law, the University will provide reasonable accommodation to any employee with a disability who requires accommodation to perform the essential functions of the job.
*Stanford is an equal employment opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by law.
Why work at Stanford?Stanford University has changed the world, over and over again.We are one of Silicon Valley's largest employers - and also one of the most unique. Our mission is to educate future leaders and promote interdisciplinary, world-class research and teaching. This passion makes Stanford an intensely creative, rewarding, and challenging place to work. At the same time, our traditions of respect and collaboration sustain a humane, supportive environment in which to pursue your life and your career.At Stanford you'll work with bright, diverse, dedicated people. You'll find encouragement to learn and grow. You'll enjoy excellent benefits and an outstanding environment. How will it change you?