Job Posting Description, Safe Harbor - College & Career Readiness Coach
Contact Information
Human Resources - Sarah Painter
408 South Carroll Ave
Michigan City, IN 46360
Job Locations
Mullen Bldg.
Application Open: 01/09/2018, Filing Deadline: 02/09/2018
Available Jobs
 Job # Description
139 Safe Harbor - College & Career Readiness Coach

Location:   Mullen Center (Safe Harbor)

Organization Description: The mission of the Safe Harbor Before and After-School /Hours for Ours School-Based Mentoring Programs is to empower at-risk youth and families in our schools and community to make positive life choices that enable them to maximize their personal and academic potential. Through collaborative programming with schools, community and faith-based organizations and businesses, staff will facilitate before and after-school opportunities, school-based mentoring, family involvement and summer enrichment opportunities to enhance students’ academic and life skills performance, while fostering community connections, and expanding students’ exposure to future life/academic options.

 Supervisor:  Middle School Team Leader

 Professional Experience and Qualifications: Bachelor’s degree preferred with emphasis in social work, psychology and communications within an educational setting.

  • Two or more years’ experience in mentoring, after-school, or youth development working within community organizations and/or schools preferred
  • Candidates must possess excellent communication skills and possess a strong desire to assist others
  • Extremely strong organizational, written, verbal, and interpersonal skills
  • Creativity and flexibility are essential in assuming significant direct-service responsibility
  • Experience working in racially, ethnically, and socio-economically diverse urban communities preferred
  • Demonstrated knowledge and experience in computer skill proficiency
  • Knowledge and experience in implementing and managing private, state and federal grants
  • Experience in public speaking
  • Experience in program development and monitoring

 Approximate Salary: Part time, 30 weeks, 20 hours a week, $13.39 an hour, Grant Funded Position, no benefits

 Responsibilities/Duties: The College and Career readiness coach will establish productive relationships to ensure common understanding of college and career preparation objectives in schools served. Build shared goals at each school and meet regularly with school administration /post-secondary team and MCAS K-12 College Readiness Coordinator to mark progress towards goals and develop strategies to improve student results. Provide guidance to students and parents considering post-secondary education.  Counsel students on the types of academic training required for them to enter their chosen fields of interest

  • Schedule and manage a yearly schedule of college campus visits 1 per month for nine months
  • Schedule and manage a yearly schedule of Local Business visits in the LaPorte County area I per month
  • Perform public relations activities and act as a liaison to families and the surrounding community;
  • Development of speakers bureau consisting of business leaders, college students, youth who have completed secondary education
  • Maintain and distribute an up-to-date list of schedules to parents, teachers, and community youth serving networks.
  • Needs to be a self-starter with ability to conduct multiple projects concurrently, both independently and as a member of a collaborative team
  • Facilitate interaction with other youth and family service providers;
  • Monitor, identify, and evaluate students and/or families with unmet needs as an additional referral resource for families and students.
  • Develop relationships to build capacity with schools, training centers, and community and faith-based agencies to enhance support for students and families;
  • Maintain appropriate documentation to evaluate effectiveness of programs and make necessary program revisions;
  • Candidate must have a car, valid driver’s license. Must be willing to be taught to drive a small 15 passenger mini bus
  • Availability to work occasional evenings and weekends
  • Serve as a resource to school staff and community regarding programs and services available;
  • Develop staff information packets to distribute to students and their parent throughout the school year;
  • Attend local, regional, and national conferences to increase knowledge of before and after school, and school-based mentoring programs and best practices;
  • Assist with funding strategies to expand and diversify funding sources, grant writing (research, proposal writing, and reporting and advisory board development.
  • Attend all of the middle school registration times to educate school personnel, students and parents on the Career and College Readiness responsibility and Role.
  • Provide leadership, guidance and monitoring to each of the sites on the Indiana Quality Program Self-Assessment program which requires meeting on an as needed basis with the site level teams and regular communication with the Local Evaluator and the Safe Harbor Data Specialist.
  • Attend all Chamber of Commerce and other local service agency meetings and activities as assigned.
  • Develop and maintain a continuum of College and Career Readiness from elementary to high school
  • Other duties as assigned

The Michigan City Area Schools does not discriminate on the basis of the Protected Classes of race, color, national origin, sex (including transgender status, sexual orientation and gender identity), disability, age, religion, military status, ancestry, or genetic information, which are classes protected by Federal and/or State law (collectively, "Protected Classes"). This includes the Corporation's employment opportunities, programs, and/or activities, or, if initially occurring off Corporation grounds or outside the Corporation's employment opportunities, programs and activities, affecting the Corporation's environment. For further information, clarification, or complaint, please contact the MCAS School Administration, 408 S. Carroll Avenue, Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000 for Title IX (gender equity related issues); or Special Education Director , 408 S. Carroll Avenue, Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000 for Section 504 (non-discrimination/disability issues and Americans with Disabilities). Any other information concerning the above policies may be obtained by contacting the Superintendent, Dr. Barbara Eason-Watkins, 408 S. Carroll Ave., Michigan City, Indiana 46360 at (219) 873-2000.


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