(CWHS) Career Coach (9-12)
Must hold a certificate issued by any agency.
The Career Coach supports the school’s mission to ensure that every student graduates high school with an appropriate postsecondary plan. This position is responsible for working with students in career exploration, research and planning; employment skills; interpretation of career and college assessments; and job placement. The Career Coach secures and disseminates resources that assist students through the process of postsecondary exploration, application, and selection. The Career Coach works closely with teachers, administrators, support staff, employers, and others to accomplish the goal of all students successfully transitioning to a postsecondary pathway.
• Assist with student orientation process. Evaluation Criteria • Orientation Checklist is completed for all activities or lessons for which Career Coach is responsible
• Coordinate postsecondary readiness, preparation and transition activities. Evaluation Criteria o Audit of Individual Graduation Plans (IGP) - all students have a completed postsecondary section o Bridges/Choices portfolio – 100% of students have a completed portfolio and understand the features and benefits o Armed Services Vocational Aptitude Battery (ASVAB) scheduled twice annually o Postsecondary test preparation opportunities for students - schedule and documentation of activities o Applications for postsecondary tests are available in the College and Career Center o Meets or exceeds goals for students transitioning to established postsecondary pathway o Documentation that students have met with Career Coach individually or in small groups to review results of postsecondary and career assessments o Evidence that My Success© is used to communicate postsecondary and career opportunities to students (e.g., guest speakers, college recruiters, job fairs, etc.)
• Monitor students’ postsecondary transition progress and My Success©, document and record all postsecondary activity. Evaluation Criteria o Evidence that students have entered postsecondary information (career interest and postsecondary path) in My Success© o Career Coach follows all pertinent policies and procedures o Evidence that all students’ Individual Transition Plans are maintained and completed according to policy and procedures o Student services reports are accurate, complete, and meet established deadlines
• Manage the College and Career Center and its activities. Evaluation Criteria o College and Career Center meets standards established in the College and Career Center protocol (i.e., purpose, description, load list) o Evidence that all students have received a tour of the College and Career Center o Career and postsecondary materials and information are easily accessible to students o College and Career Center meets standards for orderliness and appearance o Inventory of College and Career Center equipment and materials maintained
• Network with community resources in order to provide experiential learning in careers through work experience, job shadowing, internships, and possible employment. Evaluation Criteria o Meet or exceed goals for student work experience, internship, and employment hours for which credit may be received o Evidence that an approved, accurate, up-to-date tracking system is in place for all students involved in experiential learning o Career Coach adheres to company policy regarding maintenance of experiential learning data and submission of required reports
• Assist students in the development of job readiness skills and personal qualities to prepare them to be competitive in the job market; i.e., personal appearance, punctuality, courtesies of expression, responsibility, confidentiality. Evaluation Criteria o Schedule and documentation of lessons to students on job readiness skills o Students can articulate skills and qualities required for postsecondary and career success o Choices / Bridges – 100% of students completed required assessments and have had results reviewed o Documentation confirming partnerships (e.g., workforce board, businesses, Chamber of Commerce, local employers, vocational technical institutions, etc.)
• Organize employment and postsecondary functions for students, parents and family members (financial aid, career days, motivational speakers, college admission representatives, military recruiters, field trips, etc.) Evaluation Criteria o Schedule of school year events posted on school calendar in Student Tracking and Academic Reporting System (STARS) and regularly communicated to staff, parents, and students o Documentation of student attendance at college and career events o Documentation of student and/or family member attendance at employment/postsecondary functions o Meets or exceeds goals established for onsite employment/postsecondary functions o Documentation of student attendance at college and career events
• Assist in all initiatives to ensure school meets defined FTE enrollment and attendance goals. Evaluation Criteria o School meets or exceeds FTE enrollment goals
• Perform all other duties as deemed necessary, which are aligned in accordance with company policies and procedures to ensure student educational and behavioral goals and objectives are achieved.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES: • Knowledge of career and occupational resources, trends and opportunities • Knowledge of college entrance and admissions requirements and procedures, financial aid requirements • Knowledge of correct English usage, grammar, spelling, punctuation, and vocabulary • Ability to communicate effectively both orally and in writing • Knowledge of job readiness skills • Ability to organize, maintain, and operate a high school Career Center • Ability to provide specialized assistance and information concerning career planning and college entrance to students, families, staff, and community agencies • Ability to establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships • Ability to meet schedules and timelines • Ability to analyze career and postsecondary assessments and inventories and provide career and college advisement • Skilled in use of productivity software, including but not limited to: Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Outlook