College & Career Specialist

Reports to: Director, JNCG

 

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 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 supports 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.

 

Core Competencies:

Leadership

Planning

Customer Focus

Quality Orientation

Time Management

 

Job Competencies:

Accountability

Innovation

Continuous Improvement

Oral Communication

Knowledgeable

Teamwork

 

Required Education/Experience:

  • Bachelor’s degree in social service, counseling, business, education, or a related discipline is preferred. Equivalent combination of training, education, and experience may be considered.
  • North Carolina’s Professional Educator’s Licensure preferred, but not required
  • Experience working with students and a 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).

 

We are an equal employment opportunity employer and do not discriminate against any person because of race, color, creed, religion, sex, national origin, gender, gender identity, sexual orientation, disability, age, genetic information, or any other characteristic protected by law (referred to as “protected status”). This nondiscrimination policy extends to all terms, conditions and privileges of employment as well as the use of all company facilities, participation in all company-sponsored activities, and all employment actions such as promotions, compensation, benefits and termination of employment.

 

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