South Arkansas Community College is accepting applications for a full-time, 12-month, College & Career Coach for Lakeside School District. This position will report to the Early College Coordinator at SouthArk and is responsible for providing college and career guidance to students and families in Chicot County.
This grant-funded position will be stationed at the school district and will work with students in the middle and high schools. While the services of the identified Career Coach will be available to all students, the Career Coach will specifically target students who are considered high priority as determined by the program. The Career Coach will encourage students to aspire to postsecondary education, workforce training and/or apprenticeships as the means to a career that will afford economic self-sufficiency.
Specific Duties and Responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:
Meeting the objectives set forth by the Arkansas College and Career Coach Program
Providing early outreach to students and their parents about postsecondary education including information on careers, career pathways, and educational requirements
Providing interest inventories and skills assessments to assist individuals in making informed career decisions
Facilitating the development of individual career plans and portfolios
Connecting students to academic and career enrichment activities such as study groups, tutoring, workshops, bridge programs, job shadowing, mentoring, and internships
Connecting high school students to early college programs, Advanced Placement classes, and academic and career and technical education (CTE) and concurrent-credit enrollment
Providing a continuum of career guidance to ease the transition of students from middle school to high school to postsecondary education or training and ultimately to the workplace
Maintaining accurate daily records on all services and programs provided to students
Submitting monthly and yearly reports as required
Providing a calendar of upcoming events and activities to College and school administrators including changes to schedule and calendars
Working with business/industry partners to identify career opportunities within the state and region
Required Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree in education, administration, counseling, social work or related field. Excellent oral, written, interpersonal, communication, and leadership skills are a must. Ability to utilize technology is required. Candidate must hold a Career Development Facilitator (CDF) Credential. If the desired individual does not hold a CDF credential, they may be employed under condition of obtaining certification within a year of employment. Some travel is required.
This is a grant funded position.
APPLICATION PROCESS (PLEASE FOLLOW THE DIRECTIONS TO APPLY)
Applicants must complete the South Arkansas Community College application form available at www.southark.edu or from the Human Resources Office. Resumes, transcripts, and reference list may accompany, but will not replace the application. Official Transcripts must be on file with the Human resources Office before an offer is made to the successful candidate. Return application to the South Arkansas Community College Human Resources Office, P. O. Box 7010, 300 South West Ave, El Dorado, Arkansas 71731-7010. Telephone (870) 862-8131 ext. 146.
Fill out application located at this link: http://www.southark.edu/app
Applications will be accepted until the position is filled. AA/EOE. Applications are subject to the Arkansas FOIA.
Chosen Candidate will be required to submit to a criminal background check and have acceptable background results, provide any certificates of training (if the candidates possess any) or Licenses, Official Transcripts (for positions requiring undergraduate or graduate education), must have a clean driving record, and must complete all new hire paperwork prior to starting work.