Educational Career Coach

Communities In Schools of Charlotte    Charlotte, NC
Job Description
Description:Status: Exempt / Full Time / 11-Month Position The Educational Career Coach will be expected to support secondary level students in their trajectory towards college and career readiness. The ideal candidate will have experience with academic mentoring, tutoring and/or coaching. Candidates should have knowledge of FAFSA, ACT/ SAT Prep and experience with planning college and career enrichment activities. Primary Function:Responsible for the planning and management of Communities In Schools operations at the site and the implementation of the Communities In Schools model of integrating student services. The Educational Career Coach position will identify and assess the needs of enrolled students (caseload 160-180). This position will work directly with students to remain on track for graduation through monitoring their academics, behavior, coursework and with parental involvement. Target goals will be to increase students exposure to post secondary education opportunities and careers; guide students in developing post secondary plans; and assist students with college and career preparation. Major Areas of Responsibility:
  • Build and lead a site team that collaborates with school administrators, staff and teachers in the implementation of the Communities In Schools model. The site team may include other Communities In Schools employees, volunteers, schools staff or faculty and/or other community partners. This process will include the building and nurturing of school staff relations, relationships to school and community and the engagement of volunteer for the delivery of services.
  • Lead the annual needs assessment process. This process will be based on such sources of data as data collected by school districts and schools as part of overall school improvement initiatives, surveys and discussions with staff, parents and students, and evaluation results from the previous year.
  • Develop and maintain community and civic partnerships to help provide services and/or outreach to the students. This may include the coordination of large events such as career fairs, college readiness workshops, job shadowing opportunities, college tours, etc.
  • Lead the development and implementation of the site plan. The plan will include measurable objectives, as well as procedures for delivering school-wide services, targeted and sustained services, monitoring and adjusting services, and evaluating and reporting effectiveness.
  • Lead and coordinate the delivery of evidence-based services based on best practice and risk factor research. Services provided should fall within the framework of Academic, Behavior Coursework and Parent Engagement (ABC+P).
  • Case manage students through targeted and sustained services that will be coordinated and provided at the school site for specific students who are identified as needing further support to pursue post-secondary opportunities after graduation.
  • Monitoring and adjust services. The Site Coordinator will lead the CIS site team in regularly monitoring and adjusting services as needed to maximize effectiveness and impact.
  • Complete appropriate documents relative to capturing services provided to students within seven days of service delivery.
  • Develop comprehensive case plans for each student/family receiving services; implement school-based site plan maintaining required documentation.
  • Evaluate the effectiveness at achieving school and student individualized goals. The ECC will lead the CIS site team in implementing a systematic data collection plan to evaluate the effectiveness of services in achieving school-wide goals and addressing the needs of individual students.
  • Work with students’ parents providing post-secondary success seminars, workshops and programs at school sites and remote locations during and after school hours for targeted students.
  • Collect grade point averages, course completions, promotions and graduation statistics for enrolled students. Monitor student progress quarterly, conducting needs assessments to develop student’s educational plans.
  • Complete annual end-of year reports for school and affiliate leadership.
  • Requirements:
  • Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with a minimum of 2 years of relevant equivalent experience in education, social work and/or related field.
  • Bi-Lingual preferred (proficient in English and Spanish with reading, writing and speaking).
  • Experience working with school-age children; understand and apply basic child and adolescent development principles.
  • Communicate and develop positive relationships with youth.
  • Adapt, facilitate and evaluate age appropriate activities with and for the group.
  • Previous case management experience screening and familiarity with local health and human service agencies.
  • Capacity for creative problem solving, conflict resolution, and violence prevention, with experience conducting presentations/workshops for groups.
  • Display exceptional interpersonal skills and an ability to build and maintain strong relationships while fostering a spirit of collaboration with internal colleagues and external partners; with students, parents, and school personnel.
  • Possess strong time and project management skills; have specific examples of such work, self-starter, well organized, detail-oriented, able to effectively work independently and within a team framework in a fast-paced environment.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills with the ability to write/edit reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
  • Experience working with Microsoft office.
  • Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds.
  • Self-motivated with the ability to work independently.
  • A valid NC driver’s license and an acceptable driving record.

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