Richard Milburn Academy (learn more)

Odessa, Texas (map)

Job Details

  • Job ID: 3521694
  • Application Deadline: Posted until Filled
  • Re-posted: October 26, 2021

Job Description







Salary Range:

Board approved pay scale




As needed


See current RMA Board approved organizational chart



To assist students, parents and RMA staff in understanding graduation requirements, preparing student personal graduation plans and providing needed information to instructional and assessment staff in a way that advances student success in the classroom.



  • A Master’s degree or higher from an accredited college or university.
  • Maintains a valid current certification as a guidance counselor, which is age appropriate for the particular assignment as required by federal, state or local regulations, laws or regulatory bodies including the No Child Left Behind Act; which may also include acceptable scores on mandatory tests or other documentation meeting the requirements set forth by our organization and /or regulatory bodies for this position.
  • At least three (3) years of successful teaching experience preferred, but not required.
  • A demonstrated understanding of state test procedures and prior testing experience.
  • Prior experience or formal training in working with “at-risk” students preferred.
  • Demonstrated aptitude to perform the tasks listed below.
  • A proven ability to work in a polite and friendly manner with a variety of constituencies including parents, students, and staff.
  • Must possess a sense of humor.
  • Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the district may find appropriate and acceptable.


  • Works with the Counselor Coordinator and Principal to develop a master schedule that meets the needs of students while preserving sound instructional practice.
  • Assists students and parents in the course selection process.
  • Maintains student records and protects their confidentiality.
  • Works to assist students in overcoming educational handicaps.
  • Works to prevent students from dropping out of school.
  • Helps students evaluate career interests and choices.
  • In concert with the Special Projects Director, coordinates all state testing at the site.
  • Works with students, both individually and in groups, in the solution of problems related to instructional difficulties.
  • Convenes parent-teacher conferences when necessary.
  • Makes provision for being available to students and parents for education-related purpose outside the instructional day when required or requested to do so under reasonable terms.
  • Works with the Director of Special Populations to disseminate educational, occupational, and military information consistent with graduation goals and – when needed – IEP transition planning.
  • Assists students in making application to college and other post secondary schools.
  • Makes recommendations to colleges for admission and financial aid.
  • Counsels students in the areas of educational and vocational planning.
  • Refers students to other schools, community agencies, or professionals capable of rendering services not available at the school.
  • As assigned by the State Special Projects Director prepares and trains all personnel for State Assessments per TEA guidelines as required.
  • Attends /serves as the EOC Coordinator for the assigned RMA campus.
  • Is responsible for the required preparation of individual Graduation Plans and updating the plan within 15 days of all earned credits and in advance of all special education ARD meetings.
  • Assist the Principal with scheduling and conducting parent-student conferences at least annually regarding individual Graduation Plans. Enters/Updates all high school transcripts into Websmart system in a timely manner.
  • Is a required member of the Campus Improvement Team and the campus Attendance Committee.
  • Conducts/approves all schedule changes in each grading period.
  • Is responsible for informing students and parents of graduation ceremonies, collecting/completing all graduation documentation for central office within the required timelines.
  • Is responsible for accurately computing GPA’s and Class Rankings per RMA guidelines and seeking prior approval for each by the Counselor Coordinator before communicating this information to students, faculty, or the public.
  • Is responsible for attending appropriate training(s) regarding graduation requirements as needed.
  • Serves as a campus school board member unless the campus is rated Academically Unacceptable by the State.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Principal, Counselor Coordinator, or Superintendent up to and including site support at all RMA campuses.


  • Monday through Friday, during normal business hours.

GENERAL INFORMATION: The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by individuals assigned to this position. They are not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, and skills required of personnel so classified.


This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee incumbent in this position.  Employee will be required to follow any other job-related instructions and to perform any other job-related duties requested by any person authorized to give instructions or assignments.


A review of this position has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incident to the performance of fundamental job duties.  All duties and responsibilities are essential job functions and requirements and are subject to possible modification to reasonably accommodate individuals with disabilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the skills, aptitudes, and abilities to perform each duty proficiently.  Some requirements may exclude individuals who pose a direct threat or significant risk to the health or safety of themselves or others.  The requirements listed in this document are the minimal levels of knowledge, skills, or abilities.  This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an “at will” relationship.




Physical Demands

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb stairs; balance; stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk or hear; taste or smell.  The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by the job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus.


Work Environment

Work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is not exposed to weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.




Performance of this job will be evaluated in accordance with procedures established by the

district on the evaluation of support personnel 

  • Position Type: Full-time
  • Positions Available: 1
  • Job Category: Student Services > School/Guidance Counselor
  • Equal Opportunity Employer

    Richard Milburn Academy is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free from discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, pregnancy, gender identity, sexual orientation, marital/civil union status, ancestry, place of birth, age, citizenship status, veteran status, political affiliation, genetic information or disability, as defined and required by state and federal laws. Additionally, we prohibit retaliation against individuals who oppose such discrimination and harassment or who participate in an equal opportunity investigation.

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