Lincoln Academy, in Newcastle, Maine seeks a full-time School Counselor for the 2021-2022 school year. Founded in 1801, Lincoln Academy is an independent Town Academy deeply rooted in the midcoast communities of central Lincoln County. For 220 years we have served as an educational center for students from more than 15 towns in the region. In addition to our local students, the school enrolls up to 55 international and domestic boarding students. This results in an exciting mix of students, and the school is committed to providing an outstanding education for each of them.
We seek a creative and collaborative School Counselor who is enthusiastic about working with 9th-12th grade students as they plan their high school experiences and lives after Lincoln Academy. Our office takes a great deal of pride in helping to shape the lives of Lincoln Academy students through thoughtful conversations that include long term planning and yearly scheduling options in a supportive environment. A demonstrated affinity for working with students from across the spectrum of educational aspirations and diverse socio-economic and cultural backgrounds is essential. In addition, faculty members are required to advise a group of students and participate in duties associated with the school’s boarding program.
The successful candidate will possess previous experience at independent schools in college counseling or academic advising, Guidance Counselor certification is preferred. The candidate should have experience supporting the academic, social, and emotional skills of high school students. Exposure to a diverse range of post-graduate plans is also important, as Lincoln Academy students enter a wide array of post-secondary opportunities. Additional important skills include strong oral and written communication skills, a collaborative approach to problem solving, and a warm and positive attitude.