1.0 FTE (LTS)
Effective Date of Employment:
On or about September 27 , 2021 – Novemeber 23, 2021

Application Deadlines:
 September 16, 2021 – 4:00 p.m.

 Application Procedures:
Internal and External Candidates:  Apply on-line at


  1. Licensed by the State of Minnesota as a school counselor.
  2. Strong general academic background.
  3. Knowledge of the skills and attitudes students need to achieve academic success, college and career readiness and social/emotional development.
  4. Ability to relate positively to students, staff and community.
  5. Demonstrated experience and proficiency working with a culturally, ethnically, racially and socioeconomically diverse school community is preferred.


  1. Provides individual and group counseling for students.
  2. Provides academic counseling for students.   
  3. Provides assistance to the student services administration in dealing with student/teacher challenges.
  4. Initiates referrals in child study/special programs, as well being a resource person in teams of school personnel.
  5. Apply developmental, learning, counseling and education theories.
  6. Demonstrate understanding of educational systems, legal issues, polices, research and trends in education. 
  7. Demonstrate leadership through the development and implementation of a comprehensive school counseling program.
  8. Apply legal and ethical principles of the school counseling profession.
  9. Apply school counseling professional standards and competencies.
  10. Demonstrate understanding of the impact of cultural, social and environmental influences on student success and opportunities.
  11. Use the ASCA Mindsets and Behaviors for Student Success standards to inform the implementation of the comprehensive school counseling program.
  12. Make referral to appropriate school and community resources.
  13. Consult to support student achievement and success.
  14. Collaborate with families, teachers, administrators, other school staff, and educations stakeholders for student achievement and success.
  15. Assess and report program results to the school community.

Responsible To:
Building Principal

According to contractual agreement.
District 196 is a public school district of choice located in the southern suburbs of Minneapolis and St. Paul. It is the fourth largest school district in Minnesota, serving 30,000 students and more than 150,000 residents. The district’s 110 square miles encompass all or part of the cities of Rosemount, Apple Valley, Eagan, Burnsville, Coates, Inver Grove Heights and Lakeville, and Empire and Vermillion townships.
District 196 has 19 elementary schools (grades K-5); six middle schools (grades 6-8); four high schools (grades 9-12); an optional School of Environmental Studies at the Minnesota Zoo for juniors and seniors; an Area Learning Center for students who are more successful in a non-traditional high school setting; a K-12 special education school for students with emotional and behavioral challenges, and a special education school serving young adults ages 18-21. The district also operates two learning centers that provide early childhood and Adult Basic Education, and offers robust community education programs and classes for life-long learners of all ages.
In District 196, the sky’s the limit. That’s because our committed team of educators is dedicated to helping learners explore the outer limits of their vast potential. District 196 is nationally recognized for providing boundless opportunities in which students can learn and grow. Whether they have an affinity for academics, arts and/or athletics, our goal is to expose students to the infinite possibilities that exist for their futures. Together, we encourage students each day to pursue excellence as they experience their exciting journey along the road of life.
Equal Opportunity Employer
 As required by Title IX and other state and federal nondiscrimination laws, District 196 does not discriminate in employment or in any of its education programs and activities, including vocational opportunities, on the basis of sex, race, religion, color, creed, national origin, marital status, familial status, disability, status with regard to public assistance, sexual orientation, membership or activity in a local human rights commission, age or genetic information. District 196 provides equal access to designated youth groups.
The Director of Human Resources, Tom Pederstuen (651-423-7859 – is the designated Title IX Coordinator and has also been designated to respond to employment-related inquiries regarding the district’s non-discrimination policies. The Director of Elementary Education, Sally Soliday (651-423-7782 – and the Director of Secondary Education, Michael Bolsoni (651-423-7712 – have been designated to respond to student-related inquiries regarding the district’s non-discrimination policies. The Director of Special Education, Janet Fimmen (651-423-7629 – has been designated to respond to inquiries concerning the rights of a student with a disability. The mailing address for all directors is 3455 153rd Street W, Rosemount, MN 55068. Title IX inquiries may also be referred to the Assistant Secretary of the US Office for Civil Rights (OCR).