Elementary School Counselor

Flagstaff Academy Charter School

Contract type
Closing date
Jun 30, 2024 12:00 AM

Elementary School Counselor

Full Time


Position Description

Flagstaff Academy seeks a school counselor for the 2023-24 school year.  The candidate will provide holistic counseling services to K-5th grade students to enhance personal/social, academic, and career success. Roles include crisis intervention, short-term counseling, group counseling, 504 plan coordination, consultation with teachers and parents, participation in our MTSS (formerly RtI) process, behavior interventions, academic planning and support, and transition planning. The candidate will work closely with the elementary school assistant principal and the mental health team to enhance a comprehensive school counseling program to meet the needs of K-8 school. Collection and reporting of data, parent collaboration, district meetings are also expected.


Qualifications sought

We seek a talented educator who can inspire students and teachers while being inspired by our mission -- “where science and technology take flight.” The successful candidate is expected to deliver dynamic educational experiences with high educational expectations and accountability.


Specifically, we seek an educator with:

  • Excellent communication skills

  • Strong skills working with families and community partners

  • Master's Degree in school counseling 

  • Experience working with 504 plans and students with disabilities

  • Ability to maintain high ethical and legal standards in a school setting

  • Knowledge of the ASCA National Model

  • Willingness to work in a comprehensive counseling program

  • Elementary School experience preferred

  • Familiarity with Infinite Campus preferred

  • Charter school experience preferred


The candidate’s pedagogy should be student-centered and practiced in differentiated instruction with a particular focus on the teaching through investigation and inquiry.


 Job Skills and Qualifications:

  1. Current Colorado school counselor license

  2. Ability to interpret and communicate student data

  3. Strong systems orientation and commitment to follow-through

  4. Experience working with elementary students


About Flagstaff Academy Charter School

Located in Longmont, Flagstaff Academy is a tuition-free public charter school serving grades kindergarten through eighth. Our school also offers a tuition-based full- and part-time preschool program for three and four year olds. 


Since its founding in 2005, Flagstaff Academy has grown into Longmont’s premier science and technology school. Our mission is to develop students who are equipped to be well-rounded, ethical leaders in the world community with a foundation based on science and technology.


As a public charter school, Flagstaff Academy is operated by a board of directors made up of parents and community members. Our school serves approximately 800 students and is part of the St. Vrain Valley School District. The Flagstaff Academy guiding principles are:

  • Provide a K-8 Core Knowledge-based education with a science and technology focus that challenges students to achieve their academic potential.

  • Pursue excellence in every student and employee.

  • Promote, value, and recognize academic achievement and creativity.

  • Welcome a diverse student population.

  • Respect the individual, classroom, school, community, and world.


Salary Range

Salary for our teaching staff is competitive and based on years of experience and level of education.


Flagstaff Academy Offers an Extensive Benefit Package:


  • Medical & Rx - Employees can choose between two UMR healthcare plans, a PPO or a HDHP, with prescription coverage through OptumRx.

  • Teledoc - At no cost to employees, Flagstaff Academy provides access to a telehealth program that offers medical and behavioral health visits via video or telephone.

  • Dental - Dental insurance is provided through Delta Dental of Colorado with Flagstaff Academy paying the full cost for the employee’s coverage.

  • Vision - A voluntary vision insurance plan is available through VSP.

  • Flexible Spending Accounts - A medical FSA is available for those covered under the UMR PPO plan, allowing employees to use pre-tax dollars to pay for unreimbursed healthcare costs.  A dependent care FSA is available for employees to pay for qualifying dependent care expenses with pre-tax dollars.

  • Health Savings Account - A HSA partners with coverage under the UMR HDHP plan, allowing employees to contribute funds on a pre-tax basis to use or save for eligible healthcare expenses now and in the future.  Flagstaff Academy contributes $720.00 to the HSA for employee only coverage or $1,200.00 for employee + dependent(s) coverage.

  • PERA Retirement - In lieu of Social Security, public employees in the state of Colorado contribute to a tax-deferred retirement account that is administered by Colorado PERA.  Employees contribute 11% of monthly earnings while Flagstaff Academy contributes 21.4% to the PERA pension trust fund on the employee’s behalf.

  • Life/AD&D insurance - Flagstaff Academy provides a Life/AD&D insurance policy with a $40,000 benefit for each eligible employee.

  • Short Term Disability - Flagstaff Academy provides a Short Term Disability policy for each eligible employee.

  • Paid Time Off - Employees are granted PTO based on years of service and number of contract days.  Part-time employees are granted PTO prorated at the percentage of a 40-hour week.

  • Free Childcare - Staff can access childcare before/after school, as well as during all professional development days, through our Dragon Flight program.

  • Employee Appreciation - Flagstaff Academy offers an unmatched employee appreciation program throughout the school year.


Additional Voluntary Benefit Options:


  • Voluntary Retirement Options - Employees may choose to contribute additional funds through payroll deductions to either a 401(k) or 457(b) plan offered through PERA Plus.

  • Life/AD&D Insurance - Additional term life insurance is available at a group rate for coverage of employee, employee’s spouse, and employee’s child(ren).

  • Long Term Disability - Long term disability insurance is available at a group rate.

  • Aflac - Aflac Accident and Aflac Critical Illness plans are available at a group rate.

  • Norton LifeLock - Two plans for iIdentity theft protection are available at a group rate.


To apply, send a letter of interest, a current resume, and three letters of recommendation/reference to [email protected], or by mail to Employment, Flagstaff Academy, 2040 Miller Drive, Longmont, CO  80501.


Flagstaff Academy is an equal opportunity employer.


NOTE: This job description is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties, responsibilities

or qualifications associated with the job. Flagstaff Academy reserves the right to modify any descriptions contained herein provided such changes are publicly posted and disclosed to all applicants.



How to apply


To apply, send a letter of interest, a current resume, transcripts,  licensure details, and three letters of recommendation/reference to [email protected], or by mail to Employment, Flagstaff Academy, 2040 Miller Drive, Longmont, CO  80501.