• Part Time
  • Oakland
  • This position has been filled

Website Head-Royce School Head-Royce School

Head-Royce School, an independent K-12 school in Oakland, California, seeks a part-time Upper School Counselor within its Center for Community Engagement (CCE). This is a part-time position – the equivalent of a 2 section (.4) teaching release.

Reporting to and working closely with the Director of the Center for Community Engagement, the CCE Counselor will help students imagine and explore their unique paths in high school as well as fulfill their community engagement requirement. Primarily working during the school year, the counselor will have some specified hours during school breaks, to be determined upon hire.

The CCE serves as Head-Royce’s hub for community impact programming. Specifically, the CCE creates learning opportunities for our students from Kindergarten through Senior year that aim to promote empathy, exploration of personal interests, and hands-on practice in working towards local solutions for global challenges — all central to the School’s Mission of Citizenship.

Through its network of community organizations and co-curricular external programs, the CCE helps Upper School students identify and pursue their emerging interests — from volunteering and internships to off-campus coursework, from global study-travel to local summer opportunities — all of which become the crucial experiences that help launch them into meaningful adult lives. In this new role, the CCE counselor will offer guidance to our high school students as they explore their interests beyond the classroom and wrestle with the “big question” of what is truly important to them.

Serve as a support to students in 12 assigned Advisories (three Advisories per grade level) as they pursue community impact interests and summer programming
Meet in-person with students 1:1 and in small groups to help them explore and develop their community-focused interests over four years
Support Community Engagement Clubs and Initiatives as part of the mentoring work, continuing to build the School’s partnerships with local organizations
Co-develop in collaboration with the CCE Director a Summer Internship Program for rising Seniors which creates opportunities for students between their 11th and 12th Grade years to work with HRS alumni, parents or local organizations in a field of interest to them
Assist in training and supporting the Upper School Community Engagement Board (CEB)
Assist in developing CCE curriculum for both the Upper School Advising Program and possibly some academic classes

Strong rapport with high school students that centers deep listening followed by active guidance on how to pursue their interests
Expertise in and desire to coach a wide variety of students from 9th through 12th Grades as they explore what it means to actively contribute to their communities
Deep curiosity about and growing expertise in the East Bay’s varied landscape of community-based organizations
Demonstrated cultural competence and commitment to promoting equity and belonging in this community work
Exceptional organizational and time management skills that allows the simultaneous facilitation of multiple projects
Excellent written and verbal communication skills, including comfort with public speaking
Ability to effectively liaise with Professional Community members across all three divisions (especially when creating opportunities for our high school students in the Lower and Middle Schools) and all departments (Academic, Communications, Business, etc)
A truly collaborative spirit marked by humility, flexibility, hard work, and joy

Bachelor’s Degree required, Advanced Degree preferred
At least five years of experience working with high school students that includes some examples of program development and formal mentorship
Understanding and support of Head-Royce’s core values with strong emphasis on civic and community engagement

$30,000 – $50,000 a year
*Dependent on Years of Experience Teaching and Education Level
[relevant experience may be considered in place of teaching experience]

Location: Oakland, California
Education: Bachelor’s degree required
Start Date: August 2024
Website:  headroyce.org

To Apply

Interested candidates are asked to submit a letter of interest as well as a current resume.
Application materials should be submitted through our website.
Priority given to applications received by March 18, 2024

Located on a 22-acre campus in Oakland, California, Head-Royce (HRS) is a pre-eminent, co-educational, independent, K-12 day school with a 137-year history. Our mission is to inspire in our students a lifelong love of learning and pursuit of academic excellence, to promote understanding of and respect for diversity that makes our society strong and to encourage active and responsible global citizenship.

Head-Royce enrolls 900 students in the three separate divisions—Lower, Middle and Upper—and provides a dynamic, whole-child education to every student.

Please note – HRS is unable to provide immigration sponsorships such as H1B Visas. Applicants must be authorized to work in the United States and be willing to undergo both Livescan background check and TB screening as part of the hiring process.

Head Royce is an equal opportunity employer and makes employment decisions including but not limited to employment, training, promotion, demotion, transfer, leaves of absence and termination based on qualifications and without regard to protected status. We will not discriminate based on age, color, creed, sex (including pregnancy, childbirth, breastfeeding or related medical conditions), gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, marital status, national origin or ancestry, race (including traits historically associated with race, such as hair texture and protective hairstyles), religion, registered domestic partner status, physical or mental disability, a medical condition including genetic characteristics, military or veteran status, reproductive health decision making or any other consideration made unlawful by federal, state or local laws Head-Royce School seeks to be a community in which every individual is treated with sensitivity, courtesy and respect.

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