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College and Career Coach-Warren High School - South Arkansas College

Listed: 07/02/2024
Listing Expires: 08/22/2024

Job Description

South Arkansas College is accepting applications for a full-time, 12-month, Career Coach for the Warren School District. This position will report to the dean of Student Support Services at SouthArk and is responsible for providing college and career guidance to students and families in Bradley County. This grant-funded position will be stationed at the school district and will work with students in the middle and high schools. While the services of the identified Career Coach will be available to all students, the Career Coach will specifically target students who are considered high priority as determined by the program. The Career Coach will encourage students to aspire to postsecondary education, workforce training and/or apprenticeships as the means to a career that will afford economic self-sufficiency. This position is governed by state and federal laws and agency/institution policy.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

N/A

Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Meeting the objectives set forth by the Arkansas College and Career Coach Program.
  • Provide early outreach to students and their parents about postsecondary education including information on careers, career pathways, and educational requirements.
  • Provide interest inventories and skills assessments to assist individuals in making informed career decisions.
  • Facilitate the development of individual career plans and portfolios.
  • Connect students to academic and career enrichment activities such as study groups, tutoring, workshops, bridge programs, job shadowing, mentoring, and internships.
  • Connect high school students to early college programs, Advanced Placement classes, and academic and career and technical education (CTE) and concurrent-credit enrollment.
  • Provide a continuum of career guidance to ease the transition of students from middle school to high school to postsecondary education or training and ultimately to the workplace.
  • Maintaining accurate daily records on all services and programs provided to students.
  • Submit monthly and yearly reports as required.
  • Provide a calendar of upcoming events and activities to college and school administrators including changes to schedule and calendars.
  • Work with business/industry partners to identify career opportunities within the state and region.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Skills and Abilities:

Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills are a must. Ability to utilize technology is required

Required Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in education, administration, counseling, social work or related field. Candidate must hold a Career Development Facilitator (CDF) Credential. If the desired individual does not hold a CDF credential, they may be employed under condition of obtaining certification within a year of employment. Some travel is required.

Preferred Education and Experience:

Bachelor’s degree in education, administration, counseling, social work or related field. Candidate must hold a Career Development Facilitator (CDF) Credential. If the desired individual does not hold a CDF credential, they may be employed under condition of obtaining certification within a year of employment. Some travel is required.

Physical Requirements:

Prolonged periods of standing, walking, and sitting; with occasional lifting of up to 20 pounds.

APPLICATION PROCESS (PLEASE FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO APPLY):

Applicants must complete the South Arkansas College application form available at www.southark.edu/app. Resumes, transcripts, and reference list may accompany, but will not replace the application.

Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. Applications are subject to the Arkansas FOIA. South Arkansas College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. South Arkansas College does not discriminate on the basis of race, sex, color, religion, national origin, age, handicap, or veteran status in the provision of educational or employment opportunities or benefits.

The college is in compliance with titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964; title IX of the Educational Amendments of 1972; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973; and the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 (ADA), and all other federal and state laws related to equal opportunity practices.

Chosen Candidate will be required to submit to a criminal background check and have acceptable background results, provide any certificates of training (if the candidates possess any) or Licenses, Official Transcripts (for positions requiring undergraduate or graduate education), must have a clean driving record and must complete all new hire paperwork prior to starting work.

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Job Info

Job Category: Education
Job Type: Full Time
Job Location: El Dorado, Arkansas

Contact Info

Name: Brandi Cotterman
Phone Number: 870-864-7146
Email: bcotterman@southark.edu