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Student Counselor



Texas, USA
Posted on Thursday, July 11, 2024

SpaceX was founded under the belief that a future where humanity is out exploring the stars is fundamentally more exciting than one where we are not. Today SpaceX is actively developing the technologies to make this possible, with the ultimate goal of enabling human life on Mars.


This unique role will be a part of SpaceX’s Starbase education team. The education team’s primary goal is supporting the education of all children who are part of the SpaceX community. As such, this job comes with many responsibilities, primarily including counseling all students and their families, including those with special needs. This individual will work closely with the Education Director throughout the year.


  • Provide social emotional, mental health, and college/career counseling services to students
  • Work with students in 1:1 or in small group settings
  • Provide guidance to families on how to support their students, which may include discussing student progress, discussing students’ IEPs, providing strategies to parents on how they can support their children at home, discussing achievement scores with families, hosting events with parents, handling ad-hoc requests from families, and facilitating Starbase-wide education communication
  • Consult teachers and Head of School on programs and practices that support all students beyond academics
  • Advise teachers and Head of School on programs and practices that support the mental wellbeing of students
  • Setting a long-term vision for counseling programming
  • Build college counseling programs
  • Interface with parents/guardians
  • Occasionally filling in for regular program teachers when they are absent
  • Support testing administration for students ages Pre-K through 12th grade
  • Help and lead other ad-hoc programs/operations that are essential to the success of Starbase education


  • Bachelor’s degree
  • State of Texas Licensed Professional Counselor or Texas School Counselor Certification


  • Master’s degree in education or psychology
  • Has experience working with parents of students
  • Has experience with college counseling
  • Has experience planning and implementing education programs
  • A passion for disruptive education opportunities
  • Excellent skills in prioritization, time management and interpersonal communication skills
  • Has experience in stakeholder management and presenting to senior leaders
  • Deeply curious and ready to work hard in high pressure, fast-paced environments
  • Has a commitment to education for all children and believes in their ability to learn and grow


  • Must be able to work extended hours and weekends, flexibility is required


Pay range:

Student Counselor: $65,000 - $95,000/per year

Your actual level and base salary will be determined on a case-by-case basis and may vary based on the following considerations: job-related knowledge and skills, education, and experience.

Base salary is just one part of your total rewards package at SpaceX. You may also be eligible for long-term incentives, in the form of company stock, stock options, or long-term cash awards, as well as potential discretionary bonuses and the ability to purchase additional stock at a discount through an Employee Stock Purchase Plan. You will also receive access to comprehensive medical, vision, and dental coverage, access to a 401(k) retirement plan, short and long-term disability insurance, life insurance, paid parental leave, and various other discounts and perks. You may also accrue 3 weeks of paid vacation and will be eligible for 10 or more paid holidays per year. Exempt employees are eligible for 5 days of sick leave per year.


  • To conform to U.S. Government export regulations, applicant must be a (i) U.S. citizen or national, (ii) U.S. lawful, permanent resident (aka green card holder), (iii) Refugee under 8 U.S.C. § 1157, or (iv) Asylee under 8 U.S.C. § 1158, or be eligible to obtain the required authorizations from the U.S. Department of State. Learn more about the ITAR here.

SpaceX is an Equal Opportunity Employer; employment with SpaceX is governed on the basis of merit, competence and qualifications and will not be influenced in any manner by race, color, religion, gender, national origin/ethnicity, veteran status, disability status, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, mental or physical disability or any other legally protected status.

Applicants wishing to view a copy of SpaceX’s Affirmative Action Plan for veterans and individuals with disabilities, or applicants requiring reasonable accommodation to the application/interview process should notify the Human Resources Department at (310) 363-6000.