MICHIGAN SCHOOL GUIDANCE COUNSELOR JOB POSTINGS

2017 Michigan School Counselor Job Posting Update: November 15, 2017 (320+ K-12 School Guidance Counselor and 73+ counselor-like positions-College Academic Advisor/Counselor)

Governor Snyder Signs Law Mandating College and Career Training for School Counselors

Michigan Educational Job Search

Most Popular Michigan School Job Postings 2011-2017 Total 2011 Job Postings Total 2012 Job Postings Total 2013 Job Postings Total 2014 Job Postings Total 2015 Job Postings Total 2016 Job Postings Total 2017 Job Postings
Guidance Counselor 188+ 195+ 224+ 259+ 262+ 339+ 320+
Elementary Principal/Assistant Principal 164+ 134+ 148+ 160+ 154+ 123+ 140+
Social Worker 128+ 104+ 133+ 120+ 130+ 167+ 153+
Speech Therapist/Pathologist 116+ 107+ 94+ 57+ 81+ 105+ 81+
High School/Secondary/Alternative/Vocational Principal 112+ 92+ 91+ 92+ 69+ 68+ 73+
High School/Secondary/Vocational/Alternative Assistant Principal 107+ 98+ 100+ 100+ 98+ 74+ 80+
Superintendent 85+ 61+ 60+ 69+ 78+ 62+ 40+
Business Manager 80+ 46+ 62+ 70+ 47+ 57+ 37+
School Psychologist 73+ 82+ 81+ 57+ 97+ 98+ 92+
Special Education Director/Supervisor/Principal/Administrator 64+ 58+ 62+ 50+ 42+ 56+ 51+
Curriculum Director 62+ 79+ 51+ 53+ 40+ 57+ 46+

Historical Summary of Michigan School Guidance Counselor Job Postings 2003-2017

2016 Michigan School Guidance Counselor Job Postings

2015 Michigan School Guidance Counselor Job Postings

Year Total Michigan School Guidance Counselor Job Postings

2017

2016

2015

2014

2013

2012

2011

2010

2009

2008

2007

2006

320+

339+

262+

259+

224+

195+

188+

234+

120+

178+

132+

122+

2005 122+
2004 132+
2003 103+

Here is a good example of how many school districts attempt to "privatize" the school counselor role. Davison posted a Career Placement Coordinator on July 2, 2014 deadlining on July 16. It was listed on Applitrack as "secretarial/clerical." The pay rate is $10 per hr., 25 hrs. per week, 190 days per school year ($47,500 per year, no health insurance or other benefits). Here is a list of job responsibilities:

Maintain confidentiality of information regarding all students 
• Collect and organize all student EDPs at fall registration 
• Follow up on missing or incomplete EDP's 
• Check individual plans for quality and completeness 
• Maintain career portfolios for 9th - 12th grade students 
• Facilitate 3-day career units to 9th-10th-11th graders in core classes 
• Assist with Senior EDP updates in fall and spring 
• Assist with production and assembly of all scheduling materials 
• Assist with job shadowing experiences in conjunction with Sophomore English classes 
• Record and track community service hours 
• Maintain current posting of community service opportunities 
• Work with employers to highlight jobs and volunteer activities for students 
• Issue work permits 
• Assist students with career exploration, and college, scholarship, and financial aid applications 
• Member of several scholarship selection committees 
• Assist  with 7th grade career unit and provide all materials to core teachers 
• Assist with 7th grade Career Day 
• Assist 8th grade teachers with "Career Cruising" and Health/Career class curriculum - provide materials to teachers 
• Military and college admissions liaison - set schedules and supervise visits 
• Coordinate ASVAB testing 
• Assist at fall student registration 
• Supervise callers and generate report from yearly Graduate Follow Up Surveys 
• Coordinate mock Interviews for Seniors 
• Coordinate EDP planning meetings, mid-year and end-of-year reviews with GISD consultant 
• Plan and organize 9th grade spring college trips 
• Coordinate online classes for high school students 
• Assist CTE Director with work based learning students and employers 
• Coordinate with community resources for high school career fair 
• Create promotional materials for CTE classes 
• Train students on resume building and interviewing techniques 
• Other duties as assigned


What are your State Counseling Organizations or the MEA doing to prevent or eliminate this type of job posting behavior from school districts on positions responsible for student EDPs?

It is important to know about the educational environment as you conduct your job search, here are some links that may assist you:

Layoffs, Retirements and School Closings in Michigan

Educational Articles for Michigan

Michigan Education Issues

Top Public Schools in Michigan

Blue Ribbon Schools in Michigan (1982-2009)

Educational Salary Comparisons

Contract Settlement Figures