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Guidance Counselor (BFA)

Opportunity in Germany


Black Forest Academy (BFA) provides a quality, international Christian education that equips its students to influence their world through biblical thought, character, and action. BFA serves the children of international Christian workers and international business families who want a North American curriculum that incorporates a Christian worldview. The academy provides an English language education for grades 5-12, and grades 1-4 are part of a bilingual school, Christliche Schule Kandern. BFA has an enrollment of approximately 260 students, and about 50% of the 9th-12th-grade students are residents in the boarding program (only grade 9 and above are accepted to the boarding program). The school’s commitment to quality, international, Christian education makes BFA a great place to grow through service. BFA is seeking men and women who are passionate about missional Christian education, who will serve as models to students of what it means to follow Christ.

The Guidance Counselor will properly supervise the students’ academic career towards graduation requirements, especially in light of the transitional and educational role of Black Forest Academy in the lives of students and families. The duration of this role is a minimum of 2 years.

Responsibilities and Duties

  • To ensure that students receive post-secondary guidance and maintain resources necessary for the planning of students’ post-secondary academic and/or non-academic experience (e.g., college catalogues, financial information, career opportunities, etc.)
  • To update Registrar (record holder/database) and maintain all academic and student records
  • To keep the parents and the teachers informed of the students’ academic progress and social development
  • To be fully aware of the curriculum requirements for graduation as set out by BFA’s Board Policies and assist students in meeting the requirements
  • To regularly check the academic progress of all students
  • To keep accurate and up-to-date records of students’ courses and course changes


  • Bachelor’s degree, counseling degree not required
  • Attention to detail and good communication skills
  • Good understanding of post-secondary educational opportunities in N. America
  • Willingness to live in a small community

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