High School Counselor

Positions begins: August 1, 2022
Application due date: Until Filled
Reports to: Director of Counseling and Guidance.
10-month contract, renewable annually at the discretion of the Principal.

Junipero Serra High School is a Catholic college preparatory for boys. Located in San Mateo, in the heart of the San Francisco Peninsula, Serra’s legacy spans over 75 years of excellence in Catholic education. A rich and rigorous college preparatory curriculum, a wide range of extracurricular activities, and an environment of support, compassion, and mutual respect are hallmarks of Serra. Serra’s faculty and staff are deeply committed to mentoring their students, providing a framework for young men to grow in faith, wisdom and service as active members and leaders in the community.


The Upper Division Counselor will assist students in areas of academic achievement, personal or social development and career exploration, so that each student can identify personal goals, strengths, weaknesses and interests and grow to become a well-adjusted and productive adult. A commitment to Junipero Serra High School: a Catholic-faith based community, including personal integrity, service to others, excellence in education, ensuring Junípero Serra students receive outstanding guidance in the context of Serra’s Catholic mission. 


  • Bachelors Degree
  • Master’s Degree in Counseling and/or a PPS certification preferred
  • 3+ years experience in a Guidance Counselor role at the high school level
  • 3-5 years minimum experience working in college admissions at the high school or college level
  • Demonstrated adherence to and support of the Catholic Mission of the school
  • Have experience and proficiency in with MaiaLearning or Naviance
  • Such alternative or additional qualifications as may be deemed appropriate 


  • Manage a caseload of juniors and seniors
  • Teaching the College Advising Seminar curriculum for juniors
  • Writing comprehensive and timely school recommendations in support of student applications
  • Collaboratively plan department events, including college representative visits, speaker series, mock interviews, test preparation programs, and financial planning events
  • Steward relationships with domestic and international colleges and universities
  • Present to large groups of students, parents, faculty, Board of Trustees and others on issues surrounding the selective admissions process
  • Performs such related tasks as may from time to time be assigned.
All interested candidates must submit a cover letter, two letters of reference, and resume to: Human Resources 


All employees of the Archdiocese of San Francisco shall be employed without regard to race, color, sex, ethnic or national origin and pursuant to the San Francisco Fair Chance Ordinance, will consider for employment qualified applicants with criminal history.