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Denver Public Schools
Job Description
220 work days
FTE: 0.5
Salary Range: $29,648-$35,603
Essential Functions and Objectives:
Manages the counselors under and activities of the Colorado Counseling Corp Grant and the GEAR UP Grant. Oversees all staffing activities and grant objectives.
- Coordinates and participates in required professional development opportunities for both GEAR UP and CCCG.
- Coordinates services from partner agencies that provide educational services to DPS students as specified in the DPS GEAR UP and CCC grant programs.
- Monitors progress of counseling services and grant program implementation at 15 secondary schools.
- Maintains effective communications with counselors and administrators.
- Helps Counselors to inform, explain, interpret, and guide students and parent/guardians on PSAT, ACT, SAT, CSAP and other assessment tests.
- Coordinates related counseling activities with magnet programs, alternative schools, summer schools, and various programs from third-party organizations, as required or requested.
- Coordinates student and parent/guardian opportunities for educational planning and transition assistance, including linking scholastic achievement, interests, and aptitude to future educational goals and career plans.
- Works with community based organizations to coordinate college entrance activities for all GEAR UP and CCC grant schools.
- Plans, implements, and evaluates strategies to continuously assess GEAR UP and CCC counseling programs, including an annual needs assessment of all curriculum and programs in accordance grant program requirements.
- Maintains current, state-of-the-art knowledge of research and trends in school counseling.
- Coordinate College visits for every GEAR UP student twice a year.
- Coordinate ordering and spending of grant funds as laid out in grant applications.
- Communicate and coordinate with students and parents (oral and written) about needs assessments, evening events, and other opportunities as they arise.
- Monitor student progress at grant sites.
- Compile data for and conduct statistical analysis for designated programs and report information in requested format.
- Collaborate and provide guidance to counselors based on ASCA National Model, ASCA ethics and best practices.
- Perform other duties, as assigned.
Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:
- Three (3) or more years experience in counseling, preferably in an educational environment.
- Current license in School Counseling from the Colorado Department of Education.
- Strong communication skills including verbal, written and presentation skills. 
- Demonstrated organizational and problem-solving skills.
- Proficient skills with Microsoft Office products (e.g., Access, Excel, Word, and PowerPoint).
- Bilingual skills in Spanish preferred.
- Ability to coordinate and work effectively with site staff and diverse student population.
- Ability to monitor and supervise assigned student activity for sustained periods of time to anticipate and maintain safe environment.
- Ability to communicate in English, both orally and in writing.
Education Requirements:
- Master's degree required, preferably in the area education or counseling.
About Denver Public Schools: 
Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation.  DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.   
Under the leadership of Superintendent Tom Boasberg and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth.  Learn more at dpsk12.org.
Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors. 
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