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Career Center
January 2, 2020

School Counselor

St. Andrew's-Sewanee School
Sewanee TN United States
Co-ed Day and Boarding School, Gr 6-12, 250 students
Position Starts: July 31, 2020
Application Deadline: February 28, 2020


St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School seeks a school counselor with a commitment to boarding and day school education in a diverse and welcoming Episcopal environment. The counselor provides supportive counseling, referring specialized care as needed to local clinicians. This person will collaborate with the school’s Dean of Students, Chaplain, Residential Life Coordinator, and Health Clinic staff to provide mental wellness programming for students in grades 6-12 and provide guidance to faculty and staff.

This is a 10-month, full time residential position and reports to the Dean of Students. The projected start date is August 2020 with an earlier start date possible. Outstanding candidates will be self-directed, possess exceptional rapport-building skills, have a generally upbeat and enthusiastic disposition, and enjoy working with adolescents and adults in fostering lives of challenge, balance, and joy.


Named one of the eight most beautiful high schools in the South by Southern Living magazine, St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School (www.sasweb.org) is a private, co-educational, Episcopal, day and boarding college-preparatory school serving 240 students in grades 6-12. Established in 1868, the school welcomes students from across the country and around the world. Our faculty and staff appreciate abundant outdoor adventure, access to the cultural opportunities of the nearby University of the South, and the joy of cultivating close relationships in a small community. At SAS, we challenge our students to fulfill their greatest potential while helping them to cultivate lives of balance and joy.


  • Facilitate a positive and healthy school experience for all students.
  • Develop, implement, and support mental health and wellness programs in collaboration with the Dean of Students, Chaplain, Residential Life Coordinator and Health Clinic staff.
  • Provide direct services to students through programs, preventative activities, and individual and group counseling that include a variety of approaches from therapeutic to holistic wellness techniques.
  • Provide emergency and sustained counseling support to students as needed, including on-call support for students.
  • Proactively identify and address behavior problems that may be interfering with student well-being.
  • Teach and/or coach two courses or afternoon programs.
  • Participate in the community as an engaged and involved presence, and perform weekend and night responsibilities to support the life of the residential community as assigned.
  • Work with colleagues to establish, maintain, and communicate mental health protocols.
  • Conduct faculty, staff, and student training on mental health, wellness, and abuse prevention.
  • Proactively communicate with parents regarding student well-being and counseling needs.
  • Expand and maintain a network of mental health professionals and refer students and their families to appropriate outside professionals for medical or social services, when necessary.
  • Maintain student records, confidential records, records of services provided, and behavioral data.
  • Support the Admission Office by reviewing student files and conducting conversations with outside mental health professionals as needed during the admission process.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Dean of Students or Head of School.


  • Master’s degree in Counseling, Psychology, or Social Work
  • Appropriate licensure/certification as a counselor or therapist
  • 3-5 years minimum of relevant experience
  • Enthusiasm and commitment to caring for adolescents
  • Experience working with families from diverse backgrounds in a school counseling setting
  • Commitment to St. Andrew’s-Sewanee’s mission and vision and comfort with the tenets of the Episcopal Church
  • Ability to communicate and work effectively with members of the SAS community
  • Strong work ethic, generous spirit, and excellent speaking and writing skills

Applicants with residential boarding school experience and/or interest and experience in athletic coaching and/or outdoor education will be given special consideration.


This is a fulltime, 10-month position. Salary is dependent on education and experience. Campus housing may be provided. Benefits include a tuition remission plan, health and dental insurance, worker’s compensation, short-term and long-term disability, group life insurance, retirement plan, and eligibility for grants for professional enrichment and continuing education. Vacation time includes academic year holidays/breaks and two months in the summer.


Applications should be directed to the Counselor Search Committee at employment@sasweb.org. In addition to the required Employment Application, please include a letter of introduction and a résumé. We will begin reviewing applications immediately and will close the application process when the position is filled.

St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Contact Information

Direct applications and inquiries to:

Counselor Search Committee
St. Andrew’s-Sewanee School
290 Quintard Rd.
Sewanee, TN  37375