Job TitleCareer Coach - Grant Funded
DepartmentPublic School Programs
Bachelor’s Degree in human services or in fields related to career services or counseling.
One year within the last five years working as a career development counselor in industry or labor, as a coordinator of work-based learning in a community or school-based setting, or related experience.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
1. Evidence of strong interpersonal and organizational skills;
2. Effective oral and written communication and public relations skills;
3. Excellent problem solving and critical thinking skills;
4. Ability to manage multiple tasks and meet deadlines;
5. Ability to think creatively and put ideas into action;
6. Ability to make presentations to large audiences;
7. Excellent computer skills as evidenced by experience with Microsoft Office products, including Excel and Word;
8. Personal integrity, honesty, and the ability to maintain confidentiality; and
9. Understanding of the mission, goals, and objectives of a community college.
The Career Coach works collaboratively with faculty and staff of Durham Tech and Orange High School to promote and deliver a seamless transition process for high school students into the college. The Career Coach is responsible for helping high school students define their career aspirations and identify community college programs and/or training to meet their career goals. The Career Coach will educate students to make informed decisions regarding career and academic plans in preparation for success in post-secondary education and training.
• Provide career exploration, planning, and development guidance and college advisement to high school students;
• Develop and maintain quality partnerships with local business and industry leaders to promote career readiness among students;
• Collaborate with high school Career Development Coordinator to provide students with appropriate work-based learning opportunities;
• Engage students, counselors, faculty, parents, and other stakeholders in order to provide information sessions related to college success and opportunities at Durham Tech;
• Work in collaboration with high school Career Development Coordinators to promote CTE degree options and careers and to develop career plans;
• Participate in school-related activities at which Durham Tech can be promoted (e.g., parent nights, grade-level meetings, financial aid events);
• Advise prospective students through the recruitment and enrollment process;
• Maintain records for enrollment, tracking, and audit reporting purposes;
• Conduct orientations for CCP students at the beginning of each semester, as appropriate;
• Conduct tours on campus for high school students;
• Submit monthly progress reports to Director, College Recruitment and High School Partnerships documenting progress and outcome data;
• Maintain quality partnerships with secondary school personnel in collaboration with the Director, College Recruitment and High School Partnerships;
• Participate in team meetings and professional development activities, as directed by the Director, College Recruitment and High School Partnerships;
• Other duties as assigned by the Director, College Recruitment and High School Partnerships; Vice President, Student Engagement, Development and Support Division; and President of the college.
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of this position. The staff person must be physically able to travel locally to high schools and other activities related to recruitment and enrollment. The physical and mental demands described as follows are representative of those that must be met by an employee in performing the essential functions of this job:
• Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time;
• Ability to lift, at times, 20 lbs.; and
• Good eye/hand dexterity.
Required Working HoursA 40-hour work week, including evening and weekend hours. Summer schedule may vary.
Hiring Range$48,000 - $51,000
Job TypeFull Time Staff
Open Until FilledYes
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