University School of Nashville seeks an experienced, engaging, and visionary counseling professional to provide thought leadership and direct services in the area of social and emotional learning for lower school students. The Lower School Counselor reports to the Lower School Division Head and is a member of the student support services team.
We seek applicants who honor individual learning styles, are able to work effectively on a team, have advanced communication skills, and creatively use the latest educational research.
USN is an independent, non-sectarian, co-educational day school with enrollment of 1,050 students kindergarten through 12th grade. In 1915, the George Peabody College for Teachers opened Peabody Demonstration School, USN’s predecessor, which earned acclaim for its curriculum and faculty. In 1974, Peabody College announced plans to close PDS, and a group of parents, alumni, students, and teachers reconstituted and re-chartered the school as University School of Nashville.
USN’s midtown location next to Vanderbilt University and its Peabody College for Teachers reminds us every day of our 102-year-old roots in the demonstration school culture of innovation and educational best practices. It’s a vibrant educational community for both students and teachers in the midst of a dynamic city.
A deep-rooted culture of achievement at USN means students expect much of each other, and faculty benefit from that high standard. We seek educators who are enthusiastic about their own learning to complement their teaching, and we offer many opportunities for professional development. USN is committed to creating an institutional environment mirroring the cultural and ethnic composition of greater Nashville. USN encourages a diverse applicant pool and provides equal employment opportunities for employees and job applicants.
Qualifications and Experience:
Bachelor's and graduate degrees in relevant fields, plus appropriate and current licensure
Minimum 5 years experience working in school environments
Interested candidates must complete the online application for this position available on USN's website, www.usn.org/jobs .
University School of Nashville
is a K-12, independent, co-educational, non-sectarian day school established in 1975 as the successor to Peabody Demonstration School. USN is known for its academic excellence and for its commitment to putting students first.