• Full Time
  • San Anselmo
  • July 1, 2024

Website San Domenico School

K-12 Private School

Upper School Counselor (Full-Time Faculty – 1.0)

Academic Year 2024-2025



San Domenico is an independent, K-12 day and boarding school with a tradition of innovation and academic excellence since 1850. Our mission is to deliver an exceptional education rooted in inquiry, reflection, and purpose. We foster a community where students are encouraged to discover their passions; lead with courage, wisdom, and kindness; and make a meaningful impact in their immediate and extended environments. Embracing inclusivity and our role in an interconnected society, we emphasize respect for a broad spectrum of diversities and encourage our students to become advocates for a better, more just future.

Located on a bucolic 515-acre campus in Marin County, San Domenico is California’s oldest independent school. Comprising individuals from around the world, our student body is the foundation of our dynamic and diverse cultural and academic environment. In this unique setting, our diverse community of 680 students, including 140 boarding students from over 20 countries, flourishes as scholars, innovators, and responsible global citizens.

Purpose Statement:

We seek a dynamic professional to serve as one of two Upper School Counselors for the 2024-2025 school year. The school’s Counseling Department, in conjunction with the Dean of Students office, offers on-campus support and programs that enhance the overall health and wellness of our students and families through a focus on social and emotional well-being. Both members of the counseling department provide short-term mental health services, including one-on-one guidance, problem-solving, and referrals to outside resources; student and parent/guardian education programs; and a wide range of wellness resources. They do not provide ongoing, formal psychotherapy.

Key Responsibilities of the Upper School Counselor:

Support Upper School students and families through short-term and, when appropriate, long-term counseling referrals.
Collaborate closely with the second counselor, the Health Educator, the Health Center, and the Upper School Administrative Team to provide a well-rounded and intentional wellness program.
Collaborate closely with our Residential Life program to support our students and faculty who live on campus.
Communicate regularly with parents/guardians, students, and faculty about students’ well-being via email, phone, and in-person meetings.
Assess and evaluate student and family needs.
Make referrals as needed to outside resources and collaborate with all outside care providers.
Facilitate short-term small group discussions with Upper School students.
Collaborate with the Health Educator and Dean of Students to provide and facilitate regular parent/guardian education sessions.
Attend weekly meetings of the Student Support Team, chaired by the Academic Dean.
Support classroom teachers in finding ways to help students succeed.
Assist other departments as needed (in committees, task forces, training, etc).
Consult with Admissions on new and transfer student applicants, as needed.

In terms of qualifications, the successful candidate will:

Enjoy working with high school-aged students.
Have a Master’s in Counseling Psychology, Clinical Psychology, or Social Work (LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, PsyD).
Background and active engagement with Cultural Competencies and the ability to work across a variety of cultures within the school setting
Have experience with and be an advocate for progressive DEIB work in Independent Schools.
Have experience with short-term one-on-one and/or small-group counseling with students.
Have some experience with classroom instruction and a willingness to teach one or two sections of Human Development when/if needed.
Communicate comfortably and skillfully with both adolescents and adults.
Have experience designing and conducting parent/guardian education programs about relevant adolescent development and social-emotional topics.
A history of fruitful collegiality and collaboration with teachers, student support professionals, and administrators.
Have experience designing, organizing, and leading counseling activities, assemblies, and student leadership groups.
Find inspiration in the San Domenico Mission.
Be technologically competent (e.g., with iPad, Mac computer, Gmail/Google Drive, and MS Office – Word/Excel).
Be able to work under pressure and meet deadlines while maintaining a positive attitude.

In addition, though not required, the outstanding candidate might also possess:

Certification or licensing as appropriate to the advanced degree (LMFT, LCSW, LPCC, PsyD)


The salary range for this position is $90,000 to $135,000 annually, commensurate with skill set and experience. We also offer an excellent benefits package including medical/dental/vision/life/matching 403b retirement plan, daily lunch.

How to apply:

Please send a cover letter describing how your experience and skills will contribute to the position, along with your resume and salary requirements, to hr@sandomenico.org or mail to:

San Domenico School

1500 Butterfield Road

San Anselmo, CA 94960

Attn: Upper School Counselor position

San Domenico School is an Equal Opportunity Employer and values diversity.

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity or expression, genetic information, age, physical disability, mental disability, medical condition, religion, marital status, military or veteran status, or any other legally protected basis.

No phone calls, please.

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