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  • Junior-Senior High School Counselor


    Junior-Senior High School Counselor

    Date:  May 22, 2019


    Notice is hereby given that the following position is available August 2019 for the 2019-2020 school year in the Michigan Center School District, Michigan Center, Michigan.


    Position Title:   7th - 12th GRADE COUNSELOR


    Requirements:  ​Master of Arts degree in school counseling with MDE school counselor endorsement.


    Summary: ​To provide comprehensive guidance and counseling programming for students in grades 7-12 and specifically provide activities and strategies to meet the needs of students; consult with teachers, staff, and parents to enhance their effectiveness in helping student(s), and provide support to other educational programs.


    Essential Duties and Responsibilities:  (included but not limited to)


    • Implement the high school guidance curriculum. Conduct guidance learning activities in the classroom as planned in conjunction with school administration and teachers.  Consult with and be a resource person for teachers to facilitate the infusion of guidance activities into the regular education curricula.  Participate in evaluation and revision of the guidance and counseling program, as needed.


    • Counsel individual students and groups through the development of educational and career plans. Provide orientation for students new to the school including incoming parents and students.  Guide 7th-12th graders in updating their plans; evaluating their current status and the requirements needed for high school graduation.  Guide 12th graders in developing and taking appropriate steps toward implementing their post-high school educational or career plans.  Provide information and sources of financial aid and scholarships; guide groups of individual students and their parents in the use of test results and information for education and career planning.  Guide all students to develop tentative career/technical plans through the use of resources available to them.


    • Participate in child study meetings.


    • Conduct and facilitate conferences with teachers, students, and parents.


    • Act as advocate for groups or individual students as appropriate in conjunction with other staff.


    • Attend College Night, JCEC Nights, Senior Awards Night, Graduation, and appropriate evening parent meetings.


    • Counsel small groups and individual students with specific needs. Work with staff to plan and implement goal-oriented counseling sessions to meet the identified needs of individuals or groups of students; i.e. self-concept, academic problems, attendance and behavior problems, peer problems, family issues, child abuse, substance abuse, suicide, sexuality issues, etc.  Refer severe problems to appropriate personnel and/or programs.


    • Consult with teachers, staff, and parents regarding meeting the developmental needs of students.

    Counsel/guide students and parents in use of test results for education/career planning.  Assist families with school-related issues.  Refer students to appropriate community agencies in consultation with parents. Consult and coordinate within district and community agencies.


    • Assist staff in the placement of students.


    • Facilitate and schedule student course schedules.


    • Work with educational organizations for coordination of dual enrollment, JCEC, and career options.


    • Participate in the implementation of district assessment programs.


    • Respond to crisis situations, when appropriate.


    • Participate in continual professional growth opportunities.


    • Participate in District level staff meetings, in-service activities, school improvement teams and planning committees as appropriate to the assignment.


    • Represent the Michigan Center School District in an affirmative manner in the community.


    • Perform such other tasks as may from time to time be assigned by the supervisor.


    Other Skills and Abilities:


    Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on school objectives and the needs and abilities of students to whom assigned.  Ability to use appropriate language and accompanying techniques with adolescents on one-to-one basis as well as in groups. Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.  Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students, peers, and parents; skill in oral and written communication.


    To Apply:

    Please apply electronically by sending the following documents to principal, Lisa Falasco, at lisa.falasco@mccardinals.org​:


    • Cover Letter and resume including a review of experience appropriate to the position.
    • Transcript of Degree and graduate credit (student copy acceptable at this time).
    • Up-to-date credentials including at least two recent letters of recommendation.
    • Any other materials you deem relevant.


    Deadline for applying:   Open until filled - Minimally open through 3:00 P.M. on Friday, June 7.


    The Board of Education does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, religion, height, weight, marital or family status, ancestry, genetic information, or any other legally protected category, in its programs and activities, including employment opportunities.


    Please provide written notice for any special needs accommodation. 


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  • Early Education Director


    Early Education Director

    POSITION/TITLE:               Michigan Center School District: Early Education Director


    REPORTS TO:                      Superintendent of Schools


    Job Description:


    Michigan Center School District is looking for a highly motivated, enthusiastic, dynamic, and dedicated Early Childhood Education Director to provide exceptional service for our families and community.  


    The Early Childhood Education Director is responsible for the overall operation of the Michigan Center early education experience (GSRP and Tuition pre-school) and child care programs.  Responsibilities include but are not limited to family enrollment, parent and community relations, interviewing/hiring/evaluating staff, professional development, staff supervision, payroll and operating budget, program marketing, and alignment with Arnold Elementary curriculum, scope, sequence, and readiness.  The ideal candidate will be an experienced administrator who is well-versed in Michigan’s DHHS licensing standards, Quality Rating, and Great Start Readiness Program.


    Essential Skills and Experience:


    Bachelor’s degree in Early Childhood Education or equivalent required.

    Valid Michigan Teaching Certificate with a ZA or ZS endorsement preferred.

    Administrative experience preferred.

    Meets all state credentials to comply with Michigan licensing standards.

    Knowledge of the HighScope Curriculum, PQA.

    Demonstrates knowledge of and proficiency with technology.

    Sales and/or marketing experience.

    Possesses time management and organizational skills.

    Possesses excellent written and oral communication skills.






    1. Prepares and maintains a budget for the child care and preschool programs.
    2. Responsible for child care and preschool programs, services, and activities.
    3. Work cooperatively with all the principals, teachers and counselors in the preK-12 program.
    1. Supervises and evaluates personnel.
      1. Determines personnel needs.
      2. Completes a master work schedule and arranges for substitutes.
      3. Assists in recruitment, selection, and orientation of personnel.
      4. Recommends staff assignments to the Superintendent of Schools
      5. Schedules and monitors responsibilities delegated to personnel.
      6. Schedules and conducts meetings of assigned personnel.
      7. Conducts an evaluation process with all assigned personnel according to district master agreements, policies, rules and procedures.
      8. Administers due process procedure when disciplining personnel.
      9. When/where necessary, insures that individual employees records are in compliance with required standards.
      10. Completes payroll (as required) including substitutes.
    2. Updates personal knowledge and skills through self improvement activities (conferences, seminars, etc.) and keeps licenses and permits updated.
    1. Standardizes accounting procedures in cooperation with the district business office.  Checks all bills and purchase orders for accuracy before recommending payment.
    1. Provide annual evaluations of the total program and investigate better means to meet the needs as they arise.
    1. Responsible for the preparation of all state department and intermediate school district reports related to the preschool/child care programs.
    2. Responsible to pursue and utilize state and federal funding opportunities to develop and enhance the districts child care/preschool programs.
    3. Establish and maintain a direct and adequate record keeping practice to support students and staff record keeping requirements.
    1. Performs other duties as assigned by the Superintendent of Schools.
    2. Agrees to perform all duties in a competent and efficient manner.


    TERMS OF EMPLOYMENT:   At will employment.  52 weeks for 8 hrs/day -- July 1st – June 30 th


    PAY RANGE:        


    Michigan Center School District offers competitive wages and a comprehensive benefits package.



    EVALUATION:  This position is evaluated annually.


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  • Sub Positions Available for Transportation and Food Service


    Sub Positions Available for Transportation and Food Service

     o   Transportation

    §  Sub positions available now, with potential position with the District for the current school year

    §  If interested, please contact our Transportation Director, Lori Grantham, at (517) 867-5713


    o   Food Service

    §  Sub positions available now, with potential position with the District for the current school year

    §  If interested, please contact our Food Service Director, Rebecca Nutt, at (517) 867-5711

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