Coach, Career Connected Learning

  • Dallas College
  • Dallas, Texas
  • Jul 26, 2022
Full time Careers Services & Placement

Job Description

Working Title
Coach, Career Connected Learning

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Salary Level

Salary Range (Full-Time)
$53,000+ (commensurate with education and experience)

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Dallas College will utilize the Coach, Career Connected Learning as the key strategy to track student’s matriculation into post-secondary internally and externally for youth 18-24 years old. Throughout student program participation and at completion of program, the coordinator will engage students in virtual and face to face, individual and group sessions to assist students through the post-secondary enrollment process, collecting documentation of enrollment and reporting to program director and Dallas College data lead.
In addition to ongoing coaching and following up on student goals and outcomes, Dallas College will employ the following process to align with grant requirements.

Position Summary
Dallas College is looking for an inspiring career connection coach to motivate students toward reaching their full potential. In this role, you will be responsible for evaluating individual needs, motivating students to work towards their goals, and monitoring their progress. Career connected coaches will be responsible for facilitating orientations, You may also be required to help students adjust after having achieved overwhelming success.
Career coaches should possess experience in success coaching and be familiar with motivation techniques. Candidates must demonstrate excellent ability in identifying realistic pathways toward achieving individual goals.

Required Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
• Demonstrate strong commitment to shared accountability and high-quality concierge service and care.
• Demonstrate experience effectively engaging and supporting students in a remote work environment.
• Demonstrate an understanding of emerging technologies and the effective application of service technologies to enhance student career planning, tracking, and engagement with internal and external resources and supports.
• Demonstrate a commitment to diversity, equity, and inclusion best practices and professional learning strategies to create a sense of belonging and address historic and systemic inequities for student success.
• Working knowledge of relevant national policies, practices and legislation that relates to retention, career coaching, development, and support.
• Exceptional ability to determine individual goals and develop goal-oriented steps.
• In-depth knowledge of motivation techniques and success-enhancement strategies.
• Extensive experience in fostering sustained motivation and focus toward achieving goals.
• Ability to monitor progress and mitigate factors hindering progress.
• Proficiency in keeping up with advancements in the field of success coaching.
• Excellent recordkeeping, interpersonal, and communication skills.

Physical Requirements
Normal physical job functions performed within a standard office environment.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to individuals with physical challenges to perform the essential duties and responsibilities.

Minimum Knowledge and Experience
• Bachelor’s degree plus two (2) years of experience working with underserved, diverse population.
• Coursework in counseling or social work preferred.
• ***Will be subject to a criminal background check. Some positions may be subject to a fingerprint check. ***

Essential Duties and Responsibilities
• Develop, manage, and communicate services and resources through program promotions, class presentations, training sessions, and faculty and community collaborations.
• React and respond appropriately to issues in a dynamic rapidly changing educational/ economic environment
• Determine the personal and professional goals of individual students and identifying potential challenges.
• Develop realistic and effective strategies toward realizing goals.
• Provide goal-oriented guidance and steps to success, as well as encouraging active participation.
• Facilitate follow-up sessions and integrating feedback.
• Perform progress assessments and utilizing motivation techniques.
• Encourage students by recognizing milestones and mitigating challenges that hinder progress.
• Promote success-enhancing cognitive, psychological, and physical habits and routines.
• Consult and collaborate with other stakeholders on students' progress, where relevant.
• Regularly report on progress made and results obtained with students.
• Pursue continued professional development and keeping abreast of advancements in the field.
• Present and/or coordinate workshops on a variety of topics that supplement and support instructional curriculum.
• Facilitate student success by creating peer networks. Foster student accountability, self-advocacy, self-awareness, and effective use of resources
• Provide excellent customer service.
• Completes required Dallas College Professional Development training hours per academic year.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities performed by incumbents of this job and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total of the specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Incumbents may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Position requires regular and predictable attendance.

Dallas College is part of an equal opportunity system that provides education and employment opportunities without discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity or gender expression. Dallas College complies with the Americans with Disabilities and Veterans Act.

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