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Project Path-Post-Secondary Transition Counselor & Alumni Support (College Preparatory High Schools)

at Responsive Ed

Posted: 7/9/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 4819

Job Description

This position will cover our College Preparatory High Schools 

Position Summary:

The Regional Post-Secondary Transition Counselor is responsible for the implementation and execution of programs that assure the effective transition of ResponsiveEd graduates, from our brick and mortar and virtual credit-recovery brands to post-secondary pathways, including college, trade school, career, and military options, where each student is most likely to be successful. This individual will also be responsible for the continued engagement of alumni for the benefit of schools within their designated region. Program oversight includes, supervision of the college and career readiness platform (planning, tracking, assessing), facilitation of personalized college transition phone visits, hosting college, career, and financial aid workshops for students and parents, coordinating student engagement events focused on celebrating accomplishments and providing opportunities for post-secondary success, supervision of the Alumni Ambassadors Program, periodic interaction with alumni as they progress through their post-high school plan, and significant involvement in continuous improvement of our college and career knowledge base. Assist in the collection of appropriate program metrics and measurements for evaluation and planning.

Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree

Experience

  • 3+ years’ experience working in an educational setting
  • School leadership experience (preferred)
  • Certification in school counseling (preferred)

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Awareness of House Bill 5 which focuses on building college and career pathways that ensure all
  • professional decisions and actions are directly linked to helping all students succeed in high school, college and their chosen career
  • Knowledge of the American School Counseling Association Model
  • Ability to contribute and support an evolving College and Career Transition and Alumni Program.
  • Ability to engage with parents, students, district staff, and community stakeholders to create excitement and engagement in college and career planning.
  • Proficient in computer applications and supporting software (Microsoft and Google applications), including social media outlets.
  • Knowledge of the college application and admissions process and requirements.
  • Knowledge of the financial aid process and requirements (FAFSA and TASFA).
  • Familiarity with collegiate resources geared toward first-generation students and families
  • Skills in communicating effectively with others including making oral and written presentations
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assure preparation, participation, and performance in the Naviance suite of college and career assessments by all students.
  • Assists students with skills for career and college development.
  • Supports students’ post-secondary planning endeavors and advocates for district transition and alumni program (PATH Program)
  • Collaborates with Campus Directors to positively impact student achievement and postsecondary planning.
  • Uses and helps others to use district, school, and student data appropriately in interpreting, reporting and acting on post-secondary outcome results.
  • Develops partnerships with non-district personnel and institutions of higher learning to augment the resources available to students through the school transition program including, but not limited to, dual credit opportunities, institutions of higher education, college/career fairs, and financial aid events.
  • Develops College and Career Pathways unique to the needs of students in collaboration with
  • Career and Technology Education (CTE) program directors, campus staff, community input, and labor market demands to develop coherent course sequences and/or certification pathways in multiple areas.
  • Builds common visions for PATH program improvement with Alumni Coordinator and District
  • College and Career Readiness Director.
  • Oversees administration of testing associated with the college admissions process (SAT, ACT, PSAT, TSI, and AP exams).
  • Provides district leadership in current college admissions practices by staying up-to-date on all
  • standardized testing used in the admissions process, collaborating with standardized testing
  • Agencies.
  • When needed, assist in the research, organization, and registration for students seeking certification through CTE programs and state licensing agencies.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with college admissions offices, recruiters from two and four-year colleges, trade schools, military, and alternative programs.
  • Maintains and contributes to the College & Career Readiness website/social media channels.
  • Collaborate with Campus Directors to plan and coordinate parent and community informational meetings regarding dual credit opportunities, advanced academics, etc.
  • Connect all assigned students to school and community resources that help overcome barriers and ensure successful transitions from high school to post-secondary success.
  • Performs all other duties as assigned 

Equipment Used:

All equipment required to perform jobs duties and task previously described.

Physical / Environmental Factors:

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Responsive Education Solutions considers applicants for all positions without regards to race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital status, veteran or military status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. ResponsiveEd is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

Position Summary:

The Regional Post-Secondary Transition Counselor is responsible for the implementation and execution of programs that assure the effective transition of ResponsiveEd graduates, from our brick and mortar and virtual credit-recovery brands to post-secondary pathways, including college, trade school, career, and military options, where each student is most likely to be successful. This individual will also be responsible for the continued engagement of alumni for the benefit of schools within their designated region. Program oversight includes, supervision of the college and career readiness platform (planning, tracking, assessing), facilitation of personalized college transition phone visits, hosting college, career, and financial aid workshops for students and parents, coordinating student engagement events focused on celebrating accomplishments and providing opportunities for post-secondary success, supervision of the Alumni Ambassadors Program, periodic interaction with alumni as they progress through their post-high school plan, and significant involvement in continuous improvement of our college and career knowledge base. Assist in the collection of appropriate program metrics and measurements for evaluation and planning.

Qualifications:

Education/Certification:

  • Minimum of a Bachelor’s degree

Experience

  • 3+ years’ experience working in an educational setting
  • School leadership experience (preferred)
  • Certification in school counseling (preferred)

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs)

  • Awareness of House Bill 5 which focuses on building college and career pathways that ensure all
  • professional decisions and actions are directly linked to helping all students succeed in high school, college and their chosen career
  • Knowledge of the American School Counseling Association Model
  • Ability to contribute and support an evolving College and Career Transition and Alumni Program.
  • Ability to engage with parents, students, district staff, and community stakeholders to create excitement and engagement in college and career planning.
  • Proficient in computer applications and supporting software (Microsoft and Google applications), including social media outlets.
  • Knowledge of the college application and admissions process and requirements.
  • Knowledge of the financial aid process and requirements (FAFSA and TASFA).
  • Familiarity with collegiate resources geared toward first-generation students and families
  • Skills in communicating effectively with others including making oral and written presentations
  • Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.

Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Assure preparation, participation, and performance in the Naviance suite of college and career assessments by all students.
  • Assists students with skills for career and college development.
  • Supports students’ post-secondary planning endeavors and advocates for district transition and alumni program (PATH Program)
  • Collaborates with Campus Directors to positively impact student achievement and postsecondary planning.
  • Uses and helps others to use district, school, and student data appropriately in interpreting, reporting and acting on post-secondary outcome results.
  • Develops partnerships with non-district personnel and institutions of higher learning to augment the resources available to students through the school transition program including, but not limited to, dual credit opportunities, institutions of higher education, college/career fairs, and financial aid events.
  • Develops College and Career Pathways unique to the needs of students in collaboration with
  • Career and Technology Education (CTE) program directors, campus staff, community input, and labor market demands to develop coherent course sequences and/or certification pathways in multiple areas.
  • Builds common visions for PATH program improvement with Alumni Coordinator and District
  • College and Career Readiness Director.
  • Oversees administration of testing associated with the college admissions process (SAT, ACT, PSAT, TSI, and AP exams).
  • Provides district leadership in current college admissions practices by staying up-to-date on all
  • standardized testing used in the admissions process, collaborating with standardized testing
  • Agencies.
  • When needed, assist in the research, organization, and registration for students seeking certification through CTE programs and state licensing agencies.
  • Establish and maintain relationships with college admissions offices, recruiters from two and four-year colleges, trade schools, military, and alternative programs.
  • Maintains and contributes to the College & Career Readiness website/social media channels.
  • Collaborate with Campus Directors to plan and coordinate parent and community informational meetings regarding dual credit opportunities, advanced academics, etc.
  • Connect all assigned students to school and community resources that help overcome barriers and ensure successful transitions from high school to post-secondary success.
  • All other duties as assigned

Equipment Used:

All equipment required to perform jobs duties and task previously described.

Physical / Environmental Factors:

The physical demands are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. Responsive Education Solutions considers applicants for all positions without regards to race, color, national origin, age, religion, sex, marital status, veteran or military status, disability, or any other legally protected status. Being authorized to work in the U.S. is a precondition of employment. ResponsiveEd is an Equal Opportunity Employer.



Primary Location: District Wide

Shift Type: Full-Time

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Applications will be accepted beginning
Thursday, June 20, 2019 12:00 AM
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