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Hiring a College & Career Specialist

JOB DESCRIPTION

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To apply for this position visit: https://jsco.re/d4boy

Position Overview:

The College & Career Specialist will take personal responsibility for ensuring that 35-45 high school students who are at risk of dropping out of school and/or failing to successfully transition into the workplace, achieve expected outcomes, including graduation and placement into postsecondary education, the workforce and/or the military.  He/she will provide targeted youth with employability and life survival skills through classroom instruction based on JAG’s (Jobs for America’s Graduates) high school competencies, guidance/counseling, academic remediation, work-based learning experiences, summer activities, postsecondary, and career advisement and provides a twelve-month follow-up period following graduation. This position is a full-time, year-round position dedicated 100 percent (50% classroom teaching and 50% post-high school graduation placement/planning & case management) to the implementation of the JAG Model and responsible for delivering the JAG High School Curriculum.   The Specialist is responsible for reinforcing the competency-based lessons during other periods of time in which students and graduates are engaged in the JAG Multi-Year Program. They also will create a sustainable system of support throughout the local community for students through graduation and one year of follow-up services and targeted outcomes.

 Essential Functions:

  • Establishes a positive and on-going supportive relationship with students, families, principals, administrators, and school faculty to support students in the JAG Multi-Year Program.
  • Collaborates with school personnel and community partners to support and reinforce the curriculum and build support for personal, academic and career success for JAG students
  • Analyzes student data and confers with the JAG advisory committee (or School Success Team) to identify and develop a pool of qualified students in need of intensive academic support.
  • Deliver the JAG curriculum for the targeted 35-45 students in grades 11 and 12 with an emphasis on the core competencies through classroom instruction and Project Based Learning.
  • Monitor basic skills improvement and provide appropriate academic support and remediation as needed
  • Develop, implement and update monthly individualized development plan (IDP) with all students on the program roster.
  • Establishes a positive and on-going supportive relationship with students, families, principals, administrators, and school faculty to support students in the JAG Multi-Year Program.
  • Collaborates with school personnel and community partners to support and reinforce the curriculum and build support for personal, academic and career success for JAG students
  • Analyzes student data and confers with the JAG advisory committee (or School Success Team) to identify and develop a pool of qualified students in need of intensive academic support.
  • Deliver the JAG curriculum for the targeted 35-45 students in grades 11 and 12 with an emphasis on the core competencies through classroom instruction and Project Based Learning.
  • Monitor basic skills improvement and provide appropriate academic support and remediation as needed
  • Develop, implement and update monthly individualized development plan (IDP) with all students on the program roster.

Additional Skills:

  • Perform various school-related functions such as lunch duty; work closely with the school administrator to limit non-JAG Model assignments.
  • Connect the full cohort of students to and/or organize and lead field trips to higher education institutions, business and industry, and other community-based activities and events.
  • Complete special projects and duties as assigned.

Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social service, counseling, business, education, or a related discipline is preferred.  An equivalent combination of training, education, and experience may be considered.
  • North Carolina’s Professional Educator’s Licensure is preferred, but not required
  • Experience working with students and knowledge of child development issues
  • Experience in secondary and/or postsecondary education settings.
  • Skills in human relations, leadership, supervision, and motivational techniques.
  • Ability and interest to work 12 months per year.
  • Ability to work independently while managing multiple priorities.
  • Ability to establish appropriate boundaries while developing and nurturing supportive relationships with students.
  • Ability to educate a variety of constituencies and interested parties about the program by developing ongoing relationships and making formal presentations.
  • Ability to support curriculum instruction, projects and/or other educational opportunities consistent with the goals of the program.
  • Working knowledge of basic computer applications such as word processing, Excel, and electronic data tracking, using the Internet-based Electronic National Data Management System (e-NDMS).

Core Competencies:

  • Leadership
  • Planning
  • Customer Focus
  • Quality Orientation
  • Timing Management

Job-Specific Competencies:  

  • Innovation
  • Continuous Improvement
  • Accountability
  • Oral Communication
  • Knowledgeable
  • Teamwork

Requirements:

  • Must be willing to travel up to 10%
  • Must be able to type, see, speak and hear
  • Must be able to move about the classroom
  • Must be able to lift 10 lbs. on an intermittent basis

Perks:

We offer outstanding benefits including medical, dental, vision, 403(b), and MORE!!! We offer paid vacation, sick time, and holidays.  Our team is friendly, fun, and collaborative.

To apply for this position visit: https://jsco.re/d4boy

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