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College Connection Coach-EVSC

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Work type: Full Time Administrative
Location: Evansville, 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 high school students in order to encourage and assist students toward enrollment in college and persistence toward degree completion. The College Connection Coach will plan and implement outreach services and dual credit opportunities in the EVSC school system. The Coach will provide college and career support to high school students who are seeking employment or a four-year degree upon completion of a Technical Certificate or Associate Degree. Will work with Academic Affairs on coordinating dual credit opportunities.

Major Responsibilities:


Responsible for student recruitment by identifying high school juniors, seniors, or graduates who are college-bound.
Advising for Retention and Persistence
Provide one-on-one coaching that:
• Supports college attainment and career exploration
• Complements services that may be available through high school, college, or the community including college exploration services, admissions processes, financial aid and scholarship resources, course selection and advising, academic tutoring, development of an academic career plan, and resume and job interview preparation.
• Utilize community resources that support student access and success in college.

Develop and convene regularly scheduled small group sessions for students throughout the academic year. These sessions are structured as informal group check-ins and as workshops designed to help students navigate the college environment, access resources, and build a network of peer support. (i.e. program specific groups, financial aid workshops, ACT & SAT information, Knowledge Assessment information)

Enroll students in dual credit courses, input SAT/ACT scores, input GPA, etc.

May provide support for employer partnerships.

Coach students on the transitions from high school to college to work.

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

Develop and deliver annual orientation for new student participants and a summer series of college preparation and team building workshops.

Program Reporting, Research, and Evaluation

Maintains accurate records and collects and enters required information and case notes for each student in the coaching cohort, including regularly updated student contact information, and academic progress. Develops required reports.

Participate in ongoing tracking of outcomes, evaluation of services, and program development as part of the postsecondary team and the EVSC.

Must stay current with Ivy Tech programs, 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 and a minimum of 2-4 years related experience in advising, career counseling, recruiting, or other student service related job.

Ability to travel throughout the Vanderburgh County area is required.

Strong written and oral communication and presentation skills. Proven ability to initiate and balance multiple work projects. Proven ability to work both independently and collaboratively with a team.

Preferred Qualifications: Experience in K-12 or college-level preferred. Training, or teaching experience with young adults preferred.
Other Requirements:

Must maintain eligibility to work in all assigned schools. Must be willing to submit to new background checks periodically.

Work Hours: Must maintain eligibility to work in all assigned schools. Must be willing to submit to new background checks periodically.
Hiring Range:  
Team Ivy Referral:  
Diversity Statement: At Ivy Tech Community College, we honor and appreciate diversity, equity, and belonging as essential elements of a highly-functioning society. We are working every day to build educational environments that respect and affirm the unique contributions of each individual, regardless of race, ethnicity, religious belief, gender identity, sexual orientation, socioeconomic status, age, disability, or political affiliation. We strive to put diversity, equity, and inclusion into practice by graduating culturally literate individuals who will make positive contributions to local communities, and through recruitment and retention of talented faculty and staff who reflect our great state of Indiana. All belong at Ivy Tech!


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