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College Connection Coach

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Work type: Full Time Administrative
Location: Terre Haute, IN
Categories: Administrative/Professional, Student Affairs/Student Services

General Description of Position: The primary goal of the College Connection Coach is to establish relationships with a case load of high school students to encourage and assist toward enrollment at Ivy Tech Community College. The coach will increase the conversion rate of traditional age applicants to Ivy Tech, and provide strategic guidance to high school students for a completion pathway to high wage/high demand employment. The Coach will also work closely with the assigned high school(s) and Ivy Tech stakeholders on dual credit/dual enrollment, while identifying gaps in dual credit/dual enrollment offerings that must be available to lead to an Ivy Tech credential/conversion.
Ivy Tech, as an outstanding and accessible option for many high school students, including those without a post-secondary plan, will be on the forefront of the Coaches referral plan.
This position will be a hybrid model that will include campus-based work along with travel to assigned high schools.
Major Responsibilities:

Guide high school students without a post-secondary plan to possible career options that include workforce ready short term training all the way through to associate degree options and beyond.

Utilize IvyConnect (CRM) to track efforts in the Ivy Tech application and conversion process.

Utilize Degree Tracker to determine students’ progress toward an Ivy Tech Credential.

Complement services that may be available through high school, college, or the community including college exploration services, admissions processes, financial aid and scholarship resources.

Utilize community resources that support student access and success in college.

Provide support for employer partnerships. 

Coach students on the transitions from high school to Ivy Tech to work.

Implement student career workshops, which may involve on-campus activities, tours, industry visits, and other experiential learning opportunities.

In conjunction with high school guidance counselors, support dual credit registration in the DualEnroll.com platform.

Inform students of the Knowledge Assessment process to help identify student eligibility for dual credit/dual enrollment classes.

Participate fully in all school activities targeted to students and parents logically associated with the college process including: freshman orientation, freshman student/parent nights, career days, FAFSA workshops for parents, and all other related programs

Communicate closely and regularly with the guidance staff at the high school.

Communicate with students and parents the benefits of Ivy Tech and Dual Credit.

Conduct all activities at the school within the guidelines of the respective school and state law

Attend Ivy Tech on campus recruitment programs, dual credit nights, New Student Orientation and other programs logically associated with the coaches’ role.

Must stay current with Ivy Tech academic programs and resources, admission and registration processes, career and higher education trends, and requirements of the Indiana Department of Education.

The Coach will attend Ivy Tech meetings, training sessions and other activities as necessary.

The above list of duties is not to be construed as an exhaustive list. Other duties logically associated with the position may be assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree required

Minimum of two years of relevant professional work experience preferred.

Must be able to pass a background check and be able to work with high school age students.

Demonstrated experience in managing multiple projects required.

Must possess excellent relationship building skills including working successfully with diverse populations, including (but not limited to) college and school personnel, teachers and prospective students.

Must possess effective communication skills (phone, email, and written) and experience in public speaking. Proficiency with Microsoft Applications (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Teams) is required; experience with a Customer Relationship Management tool is preferred.

Must be able lift 50 pounds, have a valid driver’s license, be willing and an able to travel, and work a flexible schedule that may include evenings and weekends.

Must demonstrate ability to promote an inclusive environment that reflects the broad diversity and backgrounds represented by our students and employees and which every individual feels respected and valued.

Preferred Qualifications:

Masters degree preferred.

Experience in K-12 or college-level preferred. Training or teaching experience with young adults preferred.

Other Requirements:

Must be able to maintain the ability to work in all assigned high schools.

Work Hours:  
Hiring Range: $35,600 per year
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