Postsecondary Coach


Job Type

Full Time

Published:

03/29/2018

Application Deadline:

04/26/2018

Address

2 Oliver Street
Boston
MA
02109
United States

Description

As a part of the Success Boston initiative, PIC postsecondary coaches provide college and career support to Boston Public Schools (BPS) graduates transitioning from high school to local two-year colleges in order to increase college persistence and completion rates. The work is part of a larger citywide initiative to improve college outcomes for BPS graduates. The PIC postsecondary coach would be part of a team of six, who coach at Bunker Hill Community College, Roxbury Community College, Quincy College, Benjamin Franklin Institute for Technology and UMass Boston. Postsecondary coaches are responsible for student recruitment, transition support, persistence coaching, program reporting, and support for employer partnerships. We do our work in conjunction with a policy and practice community that applies what we learn to better support college completion for students. 


GENERAL RESPONSIBILITIES:


Recruitment


1.      Identifies and recruits high school seniors or graduates who are college-bound or interested in postsecondary or higher education, in collaboration with fellow PIC staff, the Boston public high schools, collaborating colleges and employers. 


2.      Attends college and career events to inform students and local programs of the postsecondary coaching services available.


Coaching


1.      Provides one-on-one coaching that:


a. supports college retention and career exploration

b. helps students develop the life skills, organizational skills and leadership skills they need to navigate college and career

c. connects students with services that may be available through high school, college, or community program staff in areas including:

  • college exploration and visits
  • college admission process
  • financial aid and scholarship resources
  • course selection and advising
  • academic tutoring
  • development of an academic and career plan
  • resume and job interview preparation


2.      Develops and convenes regularly scheduled small group sessions for students throughout the academic year. These sessions help students navigate the college environment, access resources, and build a network of peer support.


3.      In conjunction with postsecondary staff, develops and delivers:

  • annual orientation for new student participants 
  • summer series of college preparation and team building workshops


Program Reporting, Research and Evaluation


1.      Maintains accurate records and collects and enters required information and case notes for each student in coaching cohort, including regularly updated contact information, academic progress, and attendance at group and individual meetings in order to track delivery of services and to develop required reports.


2.      Participates in ongoing tracking of outcomes, evaluation of services, and program development, as part of the postsecondary team and the citywide Success Boston initiative.


3.      Additional duties as required through postsecondary program development.


Employer Partnerships


1.      Builds on employer partnerships or develop new partnerships, in collaboration with the Employer Engagement team, to identify jobs for postsecondary program participants.


2.      Follows up on program graduates’ employment connections.


DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS:


1.      Counseling, training, or teaching experience with young adults of diverse backgrounds.


2.      Knowledge of schools (BPS high schools and Boston’s postsecondary institutions), local communities, and web-based resources.


3.      Knowledge of career assessment and career decision-making tools and resources for young adults.


4.      Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills; bilingual skills a plus.


5.      Proven ability to initiate, multi-task, and balance work projects.


6.      Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team.


7.      Ability to travel throughout the Greater Boston area as required.


8.      Bachelor’s degree preferred and minimum of 2-4 years of related experience.

Professional Level

Professional

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

https://www.bostonpic.org/about-us/job-openings

Please submit cover letter and resume to Cameron Mendes-Moreau (camreon.mendes-moreau@bostonpic.org) by Thursday, April 26, 2018.


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