Job Opening for 2024-25

School Counselor and Operations Manager in Chevy Chase, Maryland, US

School Counselor and Operations Manager

Overview: We are seeking a dedicated and dynamic individual to join our progressive
Montessori school as a Full-time High School Counselor and Operations Manager. This unique
position combines the responsibilities of providing comprehensive counseling services to high
school students while also managing operational aspects of the school to ensure smooth daily
functioning. This role is pivotal in supporting our students’ academic, social-emotional, and
personal growth within a nurturing and innovative educational environment.

1. Counseling and Student Support:
○ Provide individual and group counseling sessions to high school students,
addressing academic, personal, and social issues.
○ Collaborate with teachers, parents, and administrators to support students’
overall well-being and academic success.
○ Offer guidance on college and career planning, including application processes,
scholarships, and vocational opportunities.
○ Implement programs and workshops focused on mental health, stress
management, conflict resolution, and other relevant topics.
○ Develop and update student Educational Plans
2. Operations Management:
○ Oversee daily operations of the high school division, ensuring efficient logistical
○ Manage school schedules, facilities, and resources to support academic and
extracurricular activities.
○ Coordinate with administrative staff on admissions, enrollment, and student
records management.
○ Maintain communication with vendors, contractors, and service providers to
ensure operational needs are met.
○ Develop and implement policies and procedures to enhance school operations
and compliance with regulatory standards.
3. Community Engagement and Collaboration:
○ Foster positive relationships with students, parents, and staff through effective
communication and support.
○ Organize and participate in parent conferences, meetings, and school events to
promote a collaborative educational environment.
○ Engage in professional development opportunities to stay current with counseling
practices and educational trends.
○ Contribute to the school’s strategic planning initiatives and participate in
committees as assigned.

● Master’s degree in School Counseling, Counseling Psychology, or related field.
● State certification or licensure as a school counselor (if applicable).
● Proven experience in counseling high school students, preferably in an educational
● Strong organizational and managerial skills with the ability to prioritize tasks effectively.
● Excellent interpersonal and communication skills to interact effectively with students,
parents, and colleagues.
● Knowledge of Montessori principles and progressive education practices preferred.
● Commitment to fostering a supportive and inclusive school culture that values diversity.

● Competitive salary commensurate with experience.
● Comprehensive benefits package including health insurance and retirement options.
● Professional development opportunities to enhance counseling and leadership skills.
● Opportunity to contribute to a vibrant and innovative educational community committed
to student success and well-being.

Application Process:
Interested candidates should submit a resume, cover letter highlighting relevant experience and
qualifications, and contact information for three professional references. Applications will be
reviewed on a rolling basis until the position is filled.

About Our School:
Our progressive Montessori school is dedicated to providing a nurturing and stimulating
environment where students can thrive academically, socially, and emotionally. We prioritize
individualized learning, creativity, and community engagement to prepare students for lifelong
success. Join us in making a difference in the lives of our students and shaping the future of education.

This service is provided as a courtesy by The Center for Guided Montessori Studies.
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