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Academic Counselor, Texas

Stellar Virtual
Remote friendly
United States
$25 - $28 USD hourly
Division / Department: Counseling / Academics
Reports To: Department Chair, Elementary
Position Classification/ Type: Part-Time / Hourly, Non-Exempt
Location: Remote - Texas Virtual Schools (Texas Only)

About Us

Stellar Virtual is a dynamic and rapidly growing Texas-based virtual company in an emerging space of innovation in education. Our mission is empowering families and unleashing potential. We serve parents of K-12 students who are unhappy with their current school or need an at-home/flexible learning environment. We offer tailored teaching we call uBu! that enhances the strengths of each unique student. Our School of One approach ensures that we are responsive and build relationships so that our students and families receive the time and attention they need. We believe in Education with Destination and provide each child with foundational skills for future planning.

Our Promise: A high-quality virtual school empowering families with dedicated staff focused on student outcomes and an exceptional customer experience, our program will enable students to thrive and unleash their full potential.

Core Focus

Empower families. Unleash potential. Stellar Virtual seeks to change education forever through innovation and technology, offering guidance and support to each student on their unique path.

Core Culture & Values

  • Kids First, Always!
    • Our actions, decisions, and behaviors are always grounded by what is best for kids.
  • Respect
    • Assume positive intent with our students, families, and colleagues.
  • Create, Collaborate, and Communicate
    • Demonstrate the skills we want our students to learn.
  • Make Your Motion Matter
    • Prioritize, focus, and support company goals.
  • Go the Extra Mile
    • Customer Service is everyone’s job.

Technology Aspect
To establish a clear duty of care, Stellar Virtual and its affiliates require all employees to cover the costs associated with acquiring and providing the equipment (i.e., computers, internet service, telephone, home office setup, etc.) associated with virtual employment.

Position Overview

As an Academic Counselor, you will play a vital role in supporting the academic and personal development of virtual students. You will provide guidance, counseling, and resources to help students navigate their educational journey successfully. If you are a qualified counselor with a passion for helping students achieve their goals in a virtual learning environment, we invite you to apply and contribute to our mission of excellence in virtual education.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Hold and maintain a valid current certification as a guidance counselor, which is age-appropriate for the particular assignment as required by federal, state, or local regulations, laws, or regulatory bodies including the No Child Left Behind Act; which may also include acceptable scores on mandatory tests or other documentation meeting the requirements set forth by our organization and /or regulatory bodies for this position;
  • A demonstrated understanding of state test procedures and prior testing experience;
  • Prior experience or formal training in working with “at-risk” students preferred;
  • Demonstrated aptitude to perform the tasks expected of a school-based counselor;
  • A proven ability to work in a polite and friendly manner with a variety of constituencies including parents, students, and staff;
  • Attend ARD meetings as needed;
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills; 
  • Ability to coordinate school support operations;
  • Conduct progress checks on student grades;
  • Return daily emails (to parents/students);
  • Strong organizational, communication, public relations, and interpersonal skills;
  • Guide students’/parents’ questions pertaining to benchmarks, TSIA2, TELPAS, and STAAR State testing;
  • Promote a positive, caring climate; 
  • Attend all meetings as required;
  • Deal sensitively and fairly with persons from diverse cultural backgrounds;
  • Ability to exercise good judgment in decision-making, especially in difficult circumstances;
  • Proctor in-person state test sites as needed;
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Qualifications

  • Master’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university;
  • At least one (1) year of successful School Counseling experience;
  • Experience using a student information system and/or other type of database;
  • Strong written and verbal communication skills;
  • Proven proficiency in Zoom, Google Workspace, PEIMS, LMS, MS Excel, MSWord, and Outlook;
  • Ability to pass required background check.

Available Benefits

  • Medical Insurance (HMO and PPO)
  • Dental Insurance (PPO)
  • Vision Insurance (PPO)
  • Health Savings Account
  • Retirement Savings (401k and Roth IRA)
  • Generous Paid Time Off (PTO)
  • Disability (Short and Long-Term)
  • Employer-Paid Life Insurance ($25,000)
  • Company-Paid Holidays (10 Paid Holidays Year-Round)
  • Nectar Employee Recognition Incentives

EEO Statement
: At Stellar Virtual, we embrace diversity and foster an inclusive and supportive work environment. We welcome applicants from all backgrounds and experiences. Stellar Virtual is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, or veteran status. Stellar Virtual participates in E-Verify and will provide the federal government with your Form I-9 information to confirm that you are authorized to work in the U.S.

At-Will Notice
: Employment with Stellar Virtual will be on an at-will basis. As such, this position description is not a contract or guarantee of employment for a definite amount of time. 

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