Part-time Career Coach, South Davidson High School

Part-time Career Coach, South Davidson High School

Employer

Davidson County Community College
297 DCCC Road
Thomasville, NC 27360
Phone: 336-249-8186

Job Location

PHYSICAL ADDRESS:

DCCC at South Davidson High School

14954 S. NC Hwy 109

Denton, NC  27239

Salary/Grade

$19.00 - $22.25 per hour based on candidate’s experience, education, and funding source availability

Benefits

None

Job Category

  • Technical/Paraprofessional

Application Period

Opens: Tuesday, September 26, 2017
Closes: Friday, October 13, 2017

Target Start Date

Monday, October 16, 2017

Expected Work Hours

20 hours or less per week

Reports to

Director, Career Development

Employment Type

Part-time Technical Support

Minimum Qualifications

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution 
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in secondary or post-secondary education
  • Ability to work collaboratively with college and high school personnel
  • Demonstrated knowledge in college policies, processes and procedures
  • Skill in the use of computers, MS Office and commitment to use of technology in instruction
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills Ability to work effectively and collegially with others Commitment to the use of data in decision making
  • Ability to handle multiple demands
  • Commitment to DCCC's mission, vision and values
  • Familiarity with and appreciation for the mission of a comprehensive community college
  • Effectiveness in the following College organizational competencies
    -     Translating College purpose, values, and vision into organizational action
    -     Collaborating and facilitating
    -     Creating and innovating
    -     Anticipating and responding to change
    -     Providing vision and leadership
    -     Assessment of student learning
    -     Engagement and assessment of successful student retention models

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution in counseling, education, psychology, or closely related field.
  • Two years’ experience providing counseling, educational support or career development services to students. 
  • Experience using various career exploration tools.
  • Experience interpreting labor market information. 

Position Description

Summary:

The Part-time Career Coach assists South Davidson High School students with determining career goals and identifying College programs that would enable students to achieve these goals.  This is a grant-funded, part-time (a minimum of 20 hours per week) 9-month position and will be physically located at South Davidson High School.  The Career Coach reports directly to the DCCC Director, Career Development and has the following responsibilities.

Responsibilities:

  • Develops and implements programs and services that provide support, engagement and guidance to help high school students define career interests and explore career and educational opportunities. 
  • Meets one-on-one with students and families to discuss academic and career goals and develops pathways and monitors student progress toward goal achievement.
  • In collaboration with the South Davidson High School Career Development Coordinator, counselors and the DCCC Career Development office facilitate career exploration, job shadowing, internships, apprenticeships and other career activities to equip students with necessary skills and employment preparation strategies.
  • Collaborates with the Career Development Coordinator and the DCCC Career Development office to maintain and distribute information regarding career fields, employment opportunities, labor market information and specific employers for full-time and part-time internship and work-study opportunities.
  • Complies data and maintains records to evaluate and report program objectives and success for the purpose of modifying and/or enhancing program structure and meeting program goals.
  • Collaborates with community college personnel to provide South Davidson students and their families with information and support regarding college admissions, Career & College Promise pathways, student financial aid and testing.
  • Prepares a variety of manual and electronic reports and materials for the purpose of communicating with staff, students, and community stakeholders.
  • Collaborates with the high school Career Development Coordinator and the DCCC Director, Career Development to design and coordinate a variety of events, programs and presentations (student assessments, classroom presentations, career fairs, career day, field trips, student placement and follow-up, teacher and counselor in-services, etc.) for the purpose of supporting a smooth transition of students from middle school to high school and from high school to post-secondary opportunities (college, employment, military training, etc.).
  • Collaborates with the high school Career Development Coordinator to develop relationships and jointly serve as liaison with post-secondary institutions, employers, community leaders, for the purpose of building resources and expanding program opportunities for job shadowing, internships and apprenticeships.
  • Participates in meetings, workshops, and committees (community organizations, advisory committees, etc.) for the purpose of conveying and/or gathering information required to perform job functions and remaining knowledgeable of career opportunities and program requirements.
  • Collaborates with the high school Career Development Coordinator to jointly represent South Davidson High School and Davidson County Community College to various on- and off-campus groups, including meetings with employers, middle and high school parents and teachers, students and the general public.
  • Participates in professional development opportunities as appropriate for the position to achieve program outcomes and goals.
  • Promotes the College mission, values and vision.
  • Performs other tasks as assigned that support the College mission and program initiatives.

Qualifications Required:

  • Bachelor's Degree from an accredited institution 
  • Minimum of 2 years' experience in secondary or post-secondary education
  • Ability to work collaboratively with college and high school personnel
  • Demonstrated knowledge in college policies, processes and procedures
  • Skill in the use of computers, MS Office and commitment to use of technology in instruction
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills Ability to work effectively and collegially with others Commitment to the use of data in decision making
  • Ability to handle multiple demands
  • Commitment to DCCC's mission, vision and values
  • Familiarity with and appreciation for the mission of a comprehensive community college
  • Effectiveness in the following College organizational competencies
    -     Translating College purpose, values, and vision into organizational action
    -     Collaborating and facilitating
    -     Creating and innovating
    -     Anticipating and responding to change
    -     Providing vision and leadership
    -     Assessment of student learning
    -     Engagement and assessment of successful student retention models

Qualifications Preferred:

  • Master's Degree from a regionally accredited institution in counseling, education, psychology, or closely related field.
  • Two years’ experience providing counseling, educational support or career development services to students. 
  • Experience using various career exploration tools.
  • Experience interpreting labor market information. 

ADA Summary:

ADA requirements for this position include critical thinking skills with the ability to process information and exercise good judgment; ease of mobility within the work environment and other areas of campus and College locations; travel between campus locations may be required; and effective use of all forms of communication including use of computer.

Salary Range: 

$19.00 - $22.25 per hour based on candidate’s experience, education, and funding source availability

How to Apply

APPLICATION MUST BE SUBMITTED ON DCCC WEBSITE:     For complete job description and the electronic application, please go to the employment page of our website, http://www.davidsonccc.edu\Employment, click on Search Jobs Icon, then select position title TO SUBMIT THE ELECTRONIC APPLICATION.  Note:  We do not accept resumes without the completed application.

Application Requirements:

1) Complete online application, including electronic signature

2) Cover Letter, stating your qualifications related to (a) position responsibilities and qualifications and (b) College purpose, vision, and organizational competencies

3) Unofficial transcripts from a regionally accredited institution (uploaded with application, sent electronically, faxed or mailed.)   International transcripts must be evaluated by WORLD EDUCATION SERVICES (WES).   Official transcripts are required within 30 days of employment.  

Job Post Contact

Eleanor Brewer,  Administrative Support Staff, Human Resources

Davidson County Community College

336-249-8186 ext. 6360

Fax:  336-249-1933

hr@davidsonccc.edu