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College and Career Specialist

Company: Communities In Schools North Carolina
Location: Flat Rock
Posted on: June 12, 2021

Job Description:

About Communities In Schools of North Carolina:At Communities In Schools, we are all-in for kids. It is our passion-- it is our mission. As the State Office for North Carolina, we deliver CIS programs across the state and we collaborate with local affiliate organizations, to provide resources and create communities of caring adults who work hand-in-hand with educators to make sure young people have the tools they need to stay in school and achieve in life. Communities In Schools is the nations largest dropout prevention organization, serving 1.5 million students in 2,400 sites across the country. We achieve this mission by hiring bright, creative, and innovative team members who have a passion for what we do. At CISNC, we value relationships, collaboration, learning, integrity and commitment.Position Overview:The College & Career Specialist in the Henderson County Career Academy. 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 JAGs 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.Required Education/Experience: Bachelors degree in social service, counseling, business, education, or a related discipline is preferred. Equivalent combination of training, education, and experience may be considered. North Carolinas Professional Educators 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).Core Competencies: Leadership Planning Customer Focus Quality Orientation Timing ManagementJob Specific Competencies: Innovation Continuous Improvement Accountability Oral Communication Knowledgeable Teamwork Requirements: Must be willing to travel up to 10% Must be able to type, see, speak and hear Must be able to move about the classroom Must be able to lift 10 lbs. on an intermittent basisLearn more at , and stay connected with CISNC on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.Perks:We offer outstanding benefits including medical, dental, vision, and 403(b) and MORE!!! We offer paid vacation, sick time and holidays. Our team is friendly, fun and collaborative.

Keywords: Communities In Schools North Carolina, Asheville , College and Career Specialist, Other , Flat Rock, North Carolina

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