Academy Advisory Counselor

ACS Athens, a student-centered international school, embracing American educational philosophy, principles and values, is seeking to recruit an Academy Advisory Specialist (advisory takes place within a classroom setting). The Counselor reports to the Counseling Coordinator K-12.


  • Run and manage the Advisory class with 9th and 10th grade students.
  • Guides students through the relevant guidance curriculum in accordance with the departmental standards and benchmarks;
  • Makes available to students opportunities for individual and/or group counseling for personal, social and academic challenges;
  • Communicates with parents the progress of the students;
  • Maintains a detailed, informative Moodle Shell for the Advisory course;
  • Provides essential information to teachers about students which will result in desirable classroom relationships;
  • Is responsible for interpreting the results of Standardized tests for students, teachers, and parents;
  • Provides guidance to students when selecting courses for the succeeding year;
  • Assists in the scheduling process, working with the counselors on the Master schedule and on conflict-solving;
  • Actively monitors student schedules;
  • Assists students and parents in creating and updating four-year plans;
  • Works closely with the Principal on individual and group issues;
  • Conducts small group counseling sessions directed toward issues of concern to the student body (i.e. study skills groups, bullying, etc.);
  • Attends Advisory meetings with the counseling team;
  • Facilitates new student orientation/registration;
  • Monitors quarterly progress reports;
  • Serves as team member of school-wide Advisory Program;
  • Assists students with scholarship and award opportunities;
  • Serves as creative team member of school-wide Wellness Week;
  • Assists with presentations to parents (new parent orientation, College evening, etc.)
  • Keeps the K-12 Counseling Coordinator abreast of all relevant issues;
  • Works closely with the OLP department to facilitate smooth progress of students with learning differences;
  • Works closely with the JK-12 counseling psychologist as needed regarding student socio emotional well being;
  • Works closely with Registrar in relation to college/university application process;
  • Other duties, as assigned.


  • Teaching certification or equivalent in Guidance Counseling/School Counseling;
  • Academic degrees from an accredited University/College in relevant field (MA);
  • At least two years of relevant experience;
  • Ability to clearly and effectively communicate, both orally and written, in English;
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality as necessary;
  • Knowledge of technological tools; word, excel, moodle;
  • Currently contributing to US Social Security and FICA tax, required.  


To be considered for this vacancy, please reference job title and your last name in the subject line (e.g. RE:

ADVISORY_COUNSELOR_SMITH), and submit in English:

  • Cover letter, which should include a statement of your educational philosophy;
  • Resume, which should contain applicable license/certification information and;
  • The contact information for three professional references.

 Submit the above required information to

Incomplete submissions will not be considered.

Deadline: July 26, 2019.

ACS Athens does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, age, gender, sexual orientation, genetic information, or disability in admission to, access to, employment in, or treatment in its programs and activities. ACS Athens is an equal opportunity employer, committed to diversity in our workplace. The school system's educational philosophy and HR goals, including the goal of equal employment opportunity, will be considered in filling all positions.