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C&I College & Career Readiness Counselor

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Requisition ID : 2941

Business Unit : Central Office

Job Code : 0923

FTE: 1.00 

Credential : PPSC: School Counseling


Who We Are

The San Francisco Unified School District (SFUSD) is the seventh largest school district in California, serving more than 57,000 students who speak more than 44 documented languages across 132 schools in the city of San Francisco every year. We aim for every student who attends SFUSD schools to discover his or her spark, along with a strong sense of self and purpose. Our goal is that all students graduate from high school ready for college and career, equipped with the skills, capacities and dispositions outlined in SFUSD’s Graduate Profile. Every day in our quest to achieve this mission we provide each and every student the quality instruction and equitable support required to thrive in the 21st century.

What It Means to Work Here

When you join our team at SFUSD you can expect to be part of an inclusive, innovative and equity-focused organization that approaches public education as a social justice movement, requiring broad collaboration across an array of strategic partners. In 2014, SFUSD created an inspiring statement, Vision 2025, which captures our aspirations and vision for the future of public education in San Francisco. Alongside the District’s strategic plan, Transform Learning. Transform Lives.SFUSD is reimagining how public education will change over the next decade to meet the dynamic future of San Francisco. As aCORE district, SFUSD is also a leader in critical systems change for more comprehensive school accountability and innovations that help strengthen the instructional core, which is the foundation of our strategic plan and Vision 2025.

Who We Want

We want talented people with diverse backgrounds and experiences, who are inspired by our mission steeped in equity, and who are motivated to unleash our children’s potential. We want people who are strong collaborators, skilled communicators, and problem solvers comfortable in a community of continuous learning. A school counselor provides a comprehensive counseling and guidance program, based on the ASCA National counseling standards, ensuring that academic, career, and personal/social services are offered to all students. The school counselor assumes a leadership role in the development of an appropriate program of guidance for the school site. A school counselor works in collaboration with school staff, administrators, parents and community members to be an advocate for students in order to maximize student potential and academic achievement, so that students may be healthy and productive members of society.

Minimum Qualifications

  • Possession of a valid California Pupil Services Credential in School Counseling 

  • Experience in High School and/or College Counseling 

  • Experience working with underrepresented students

Desired Qualifications

  • Experience in designing and providing workshops specifically with career development and college preparation 

  • Demonstrated ability conducting workshops and orientations, and making presentations to students, faculty, staff, and families at various levels 

  • Experience and sensitivity in counseling African American, English Learners and Latino students who are first generation, academically under-prepared, non-traditional or returning students.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities

In accordance with the American School Counselor Association Standards, the Counselor for Early College works under the supervision of the Supervisor in CCR in collaboration with teachers, counselors, families, community, and community stakeholders, and is responsible for the fulfillment of the essential duties set forth below. 


  1. Work with underrepresented students and their teachers, counselors, administrators, and other school staff to develop and implement an on-ramp to college and career for English Learners, students with disabilities, students in continuation schools, and students who are 18+. 

  2. Support CCSF registration and implementation and help students transition to and complete non-credit and credit concurrent enrollment coursework and postsecondary opportunities.

  3. Lead study groups to support students to be successful in their Early College courses.

  4. Present workshops primarily designed for Special Education, English Learner, Latino, African American and alternative students to assist them in transitioning to post-secondary programs and for career/job advancement. 

  5. Provide site support and technical support to school counselors as it relates to district wide initiatives and policies in regards to Extended Learning options. 

  6. Provide counseling support for students to access Early College. 

  7. Collaborate with Career Pathways, Work-Based Learning, Internships, Extended Learning and other CCR staff to implement the work of College & Career Readiness.

  8. Other duties as assigned. 

The  length of the work year for counselors shall be 184 days of service. The contract made between the San Francisco Unified School District and the United Educators of San Francisco is available at www.uesf.org. 

This is a one-year assignment and continuance of the position is conditional of continued funding.

What We Offer

SFUSD is committed to attracting and retaining the best educators in the nation. Benefits of teaching in San Francisco include:

  • Competitive salaries determined by experience, education level, and credentials
  • Comprehensive medical, vision, and dental insurance for teachers and their eligible dependents
  • City and state programs for housing assistance:
  • Teacher Next Door Program: https://sfmohcd.org/teacher-next-door
  • MyHome Assistance Program: https://www.calhfa.ca.gov/homebuyer/programs/myhome.htm
  • Additional salary stipend of $5000 for National Board Certified teachers
  • Additional salary stipend of $2000 for credentialed teachers teaching in high potential schools and a $1000 stipend for teachers teaching hard to fill subject areas

How to Apply

  • Go to: https://careers.sfusd.edu/
  • Create an account and complete an application.
  • Go to the “Current Openings” tab to view and apply for specific openings.

Please check back often to connect your application to specific openings as they are posted. Applicants will be contacted based on the needs of the district. For more information about careers at SFUSD, please visit https://careers.sfusd.edu/. For more information about SFUSD’s mission and Strategic Plan please visit www.sfusd.edu. For other questions, contact us at teach@sfusd.edu.

Non-Discrimination Policy

San Francisco Unified School District programs, activities, and practices shall be free from unlawful discrimination, harassment, intimidation, and bullying based on actual or perceived race, color, ancestry, national origin, ethnic group identification, age, religion, marital or parental status, physical or mental disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, or gender expression; or on the basis of a person’s association with a person or group with one or more of these actual or perceived characteristics. This policy extends to San Francisco County Office of Education, including community school programs and activities. For more information about the District's non-discrimination policy, please review Board Policy 4030.

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Nearest Secondary Market: Oakland

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