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Academic Counselor $60,000 – $98,000

Saint Monica Preparatory (Santa Monica)






Saint Monica Preparatory is a coeducational parish high school that provides a college preparatory curriculum for students of diverse abilities, cultures, and faiths. Saint Monica Preparatory is accepting resumes for a full-time School Counselor for the 2024-2025 school year.

Responsibilities include (but are not limited to):

  • Conducting one-on-one meetings with parents and students to develop a 4-year academic / social-emotional plan, discuss college and career goals, and select classes each year.
  • We monitor students’ academic progress throughout the year and create student success plans unique to each student’s emerging needs.
  • Facilitating student group sessions to address academic and social issues that may hinder progress, such as study skills, stress management, executive function issues, social problems such as social media, transition to high school, or grade to grade.
  • Serve as a grade-level Advisory and sit on the Lead Advisory Planning Team.
  • Guide Naviance workshops to help students navigate the college and career search process.
  • Be familiar with SIS and SMS systems, such as Schoology Learning Management System and PowerSchool, for student scheduling and advising.
  • Collaborating effectively with the school’s administration, faculty, and staff in all aspects of the counseling process.

Salary commensurate with education and experience. The Archdiocese of Los Angeles offers health benefits, including medical, dental, and vision, and all employees are enrolled in pension benefits from the time of employment and considered vested after five years of full-time employment.

To apply, please submit a resume and cover letter addressing your high school academic counseling background to:

Attention: Dr. Kris Anderson, Assistant Principal: Curriculum & Instruction


Minimum requirements include a Bachelor’s Degree and experience working in a school environment. Desirable qualifications include a PPS credential in school counseling.

Additionally, ideal candidates will have experience in college/academic counseling at the high school level, a creative approach to student advising and exposure to four-year universities, certification in college counseling, strong technical skills, and familiarity with digital programs for college and career (e.g., Naviance); knowledge and commitment to Catholic education; and strong writing, communication, and organizational skills.​

Wage Range
The rate of pay offered to the selected candidate is based on internal pay policy and budget. New hires are commonly paid at the minimum of the wage range or within the lower part of the range. We consider a number of factors when making compensation decisions including, but not limited to, skill sets, experience, training and other department needs.

Information/Application Contact

Saint Monica Preparatory (Santa Monica)

1030 Lincoln Blvd.

Santa Monica, CA 90403