Being part of the ministry at Plumstead Christian School means joining a dedicated team of professionals committed to establishing and maintaining a caring environment where students are taught to think biblically, serve effectively, and lead Christ-centered lives. It is important to us that these missional objectives are met through not only classroom teaching moments, but through each staff member, faculty, and coach modeling exemplary Christian lives.

Plumstead Christian School is accepting applications for the following positions for the upcoming school year:

Faculty Positions

School Counselor/College Placement Counselor – Full Time Position

We are seeking a licensed school counselor to serve as our School and College Placement Counselor and Registrar.  Our preferred candidate will have a masters in school counseling and at last one year of experience serving as a school counselor and/or college placement counselor.  The position starts August 21, 2017.

The primary function of the school counselor is to adhere to and support board policy, school guidelines, administrative rules and directives while providing a comprehensive competency-based counseling program focused on the learning, personal/social and career/vocational needs of all students.

To be considered a candidate, please submit a completed Plumstead Christian School employment application to the Middle and Upper School Principal, Mrs. Shannon Nusser, at snusser@plumsteadchristian.org.

A more detailed list of responsibilities is found below.

General Counseling Responsibilities

1. Make him/herself available to all students seeking guidance and counseling services.

2. Advocate on behalf of the student and/or his/her family. Take all necessary and reasonable precautions to protect students.
3. Connect students, parents/guardians and staff with appropriate resources, people, or specialized referral agencies.
4. Understand, evaluate, and interpret academic performance data. Interpret information about students to the student, their parents/guardians, and staff.

5. Monitor weekly academic performance for students in grades 9-12 and meet with all students on academic restriction.

6. Implement individual and group counseling methods that are appropriate.

7. Conduct career and educational planning activities.
8. Participate in in-service activities promoted by the district.

9. Consult with students, parents and staff to assist students with academic/career planning.
10. Provides 9-12th grade students with opportunities to assess personal strengths and vocational interests that facilitate career planning.

11. Schedule and coordinate annual Assessment Tests (e.g. PSAT, PSSA, AP) as well as communicate to students the availability of other assessment tests (e.g.               ACT, SAT, etc.)

12. Perform other duties as assigned by the Middle and Upper School Principal.

13. Manage the Counseling/College Placement budget.

College Placement Responsibilities

The College Placement Counselor reports to the Middle and Upper School Principal and is responsible for administering all aspects of the college search and admissions process, including the following:

  1. Educating students and parents about colleges, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and testing; advising and supporting each class of seniors (and their parents) as they go through the process; and helping students and their parents aspire realistically and choose wisely.
  2. Informs students of upcoming test dates, local college events, financial aid, upcoming college rep visits, etc.
  3. Meeting with juniors and seniors, individually and in groups, to talk about process and individual college choices.  The College Counselor also advises 9th and 10th graders on curricular choices, as needed, and works with international students to understand US college admissions, especially aspects unique to them.
  4. Meeting with all college admissions representatives who visit our campus and facilitating meetings between college representatives and our students.  The College Counselor also serves as a liaison with College admissions offices throughout the year.
  5. Compiling an annual Profile of the School, as well as information on grade distributions in junior and senior courses offered at our school.
  6. Writing an official school recommendation for each senior.  To do so, the Counselor gathers information from parents, teachers, school records, and students themselves.  The College Counselor also completes all School Report and mid-year report forms requested by colleges – including evaluations of students.
  7. Maintain bimonthly online newsletter to provide students and parents with relevant college information: college guides, scholarships, financial aid, paying for college, etc.
  8. Chairs the Scholarship committee – a committee comprised of the Middle and Upper School Principal and two to three additional faculty members with the purpose of nominating students for specific selective scholarships (e.g. Washington Crossing scholarship, UNC Moorhead Scholarship) and opportunities (e.g. PA School of Excellence in Science).  This committee only meets when necessary, but every year selections are made for service awards.
  9. Trains students and parents to use Naviance as an effective resource in their college search.
  10. Keeping track of and reporting college acceptances and related statistics to the Middle and Upper School Principal.
  11. Making informational presentations to parents, such as the annual presentations to parents of 8th graders (“The Four Year Adventure”), parents of juniors, new parents, and the Parents’ Association.
  12. Being aware of issues and trends in college admission, higher education, testing, as well as keeping up-to-date about specific colleges and maintaining membership in professional organizations:  the College Board, the National Association of College Admission Counselors.
  13. Maintaining and disseminating information about standardized tests such as SAT, ACT, and TOEFL.
  14. Organizing the fall college interviewing workshop.
  15. Organizing the January pizza party/panel discussion with current seniors and the newest graduates.
  16. Planning, communicating, and executing the spring college tour for juniors.
  17. Assist students with scholarship, college entrance, and financial aid applications.

Registrar Responsibilities

  1. Maintain records on all students in grades 6-12, including GPA’s and transcripts.
  2. Manage quarterly report card production and dissemination.
  3. Plan and Implement the Course Registration and Selection Process.
  4. Create the overall school schedule for classes in grades 6-12 in partnership with the Middle and Upper School Principal.
  5. Create the M Term schedule and manage course registration process for M Term courses.
  6. Oversee the annual updating of the Middle and Upper School Course Catalog.
  7. Ensure that graduation requirements are met by each student.
  8. Work with NCAA to ensure that all courses are eligible.
  9. Provide alumni with requested documentation.
  10. Function as the liaison to colleges and universities that partner with PCS in offering dual-enrollment courses.
  11. Oversee students enrolled in online courses.


Necessary skills include excellent written and verbal communication skills, strong organizational ability and the ability to meet deadlines.  Experience in college admissions or high school college counseling, teaching experience, and computer skills are plusses.

The ideal candidate will have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills; familiarity with the goals, objectives, and mission of an independent college preparatory school; the ability to respond effectively to the needs of a diverse and demanding student and parent population; knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admission policies, and financial policies and procedures.


Staff Positions

There are no staff positions available at this time.

Substitute Teachers:

Lower School substitute teachers are needed.
Please submit resume and completed school application to Mrs. Terri Miquel, Lower School Principal at tmiquel@plumsteadchristian.org.

Middle School and Upper School substitute teachers are needed.  Specialists in math, science, music, and Spanish are highly desired.
Please submit resume and completed school application to Mrs. Shannon Nusser, Upper/Middle School Principal at snusser@plumsteadchristian.org.

Coaching Opportunities:

  • Varsity Girls Tennis (Fall)
  • Middle School Boys Soccer (Fall)
  • Varsity Boys Tennis (Spring)
  • Middle School Track and Field (Spring)

Prior coaching experience is preferred. Clearances required.

Interested candidates contact Jim Zeldenrust, Athletic Director
215-766-8073 or jzeldenrust@plumsteadchristian.org

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