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College Connection Coach

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Work type: Full Time Administrative
Location: Lawrenceburg, IN, Lawrenceburg - Batesville, IN
Categories: Academic Advising/Academic Support, 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 in college and persistence toward degree completion. The Coach will plan and implement outreach services and dual credit/dual enrollment opportunities in the campus service area by providing strategic guidance to high school students for a completion pathway to high wage/high demand employment. The Coach will also help to identify gaps in dual credit/dual enrollment offerings that must be available to lead to an Ivy Tech credential. The Coach will provide college and career support to high school students who are seeking employment for a four-year degree upon completion of a Technical Certificate or Associate Degree with Ivy Tech.

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.

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

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.

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 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 possess a valid driver’s license, be willing and 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:

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.

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