Graduation & Career Coordinator

The Graduation & Career Coordinator is responsible for developing successful relationships with at risk youth between grades 9th to 12th and those who have graduated to make sure they graduate on time and are being self-sufficient. The Coordinator is responsible for developing and providing an educational enrichment atmosphere where up to a minimum of 20 youth can become career, college and community ready and make plans for a successful future. This position will also focus on developing life skills with the youth including making smart choices, budgeting and developing soft skills. Promote the components of health, wellness and fitness based on the organization’s strategic plan.  It is the responsibility of all staff to help cultivate and maintain positive donor relationships.

This position works closely with the Oshkosh Area School District to perform all outcomes of the Be Great Graduate Grant. This position will primarily work out of North High School. The hours will depend on the hours of operation of the school and will be mixed between North High School work hours and hours at the Oshkosh Club. The hours will be Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday 8am to 4pm at the school. Tuesday 12-4pm at the school and 4-8pm at the club. Fridays 1-4 at the school and 4-9 at the club. As well as every other Wednesday attending staff meetings at the club from 12-2pm. The summer hours will depend on when youth are available as well as programming but overall will be between 9am to 5:30pm in the summer at the Club. This is a salaried position and it is understood that there may be hours required outside of those listed here.

Responsibilities

  • Case manage a minimum of 20 9th to 12th grade age youth who are involved in the Be Great: Graduate and mentoring program.
  • Maintain and supervise 20 mentee relationships and act as mentor by meeting one hour every week with the mentee/student.
  • Have accountability meetings with all youth to make sure they are meeting their goals.
  • Connect youth to graduation and workforce readiness programming at the Club or in the community and help them have accountability and break down barriers to help them be successful.
  • Help youth develop life skills and making smart life choices, including budgeting.
  • Help youth secure education and gainful employment in the community. This can include job placement while in the program.
  • Ensures that youth growth and achievement is continuous and appropriate based on the measurable outcomes of Be Great: Graduate program for those youth still in high school.
  • Report on measureable outcomes per grant requirements using Check and Connect software.
  • In collaboration with Teen Center Program Director, Director of Teen Services and Director of Academic Success coordinate and maintain cooperative working partnerships with local area school district, higher education institutions, and other community partners to enhance the program
  • Take the lead role in the following programs to be run at Club Teen Center and or at school over lunch time as appropriate: Boys 2 Men, Money Matters, EAA Week, Professional Workshop, Diplomas 2 Degrees, Skills to Pay the Bills, Teen 2 Work programming, post-secondary visits to colleges
  • Work collaboratively with Director of Teen Services to facilitate overall program
  • Maintains efficient and effective record keeping procedures
  • Communicates effectively with students, parents, volunteers, peers, and the community
  • Collaborates with program team to enhance the program environment
  • Models professional and ethical standards
  • Meets professional obligations, paperwork, and deadlines through efficient, organized work habits
  • Mandated child abuse reporter.

Qualifications

  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in appropriate field of study.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with program team, at risk youth, parents and community leaders.
  • Strong management and organizational skills.
  • Strong communication and interpersonal skills.
  • Competency in computer software including, Microsoft Excel, Word, Outlook, and Publisher, as well as nFocus software, Kidtrax.
  • Competency in general office equipment usage including; copier, printers, fax, and cash register.
  • Ability to work independently with limited supervision.
  • Experience in establishing and leading programs, activities and services for at risk youth.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license and good driving history.
  • Proven ability to motivate and case manage AT RISK youth
  • Proven ability to deal with the general public.
  • Proven ability to plan, market and implement quality programs using a youth development strategy.
  • Proven ability to organize and supervise AT RISK members in a safe environment.
  • Commitment to role model and promote a life style of health, wellness and fitness.
  • Strong communication skills, both oral and written.
  • Must possess a clean driving record.
  • Mandatory CPR and First Aid Certification

Physical and Mental Requirements

  • High energy level, comfortable performing multi-faceted projects.
  • Good vision and hearing necessary to complete tasks.
  • Must be able to stand or sit for extended periods.
  • Must be able to climb stairs.
  • Must be able to lift a minimum of 50 lbs.
  • Must be able to function in a fast paced and noisy environment.
  • Must be able to think clearly and concisely.

Disclaimer

The information presented indicates the general nature and level of work expected of employees in this classification. It is not designed to contain, or to be interpreted as, a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, qualifications, and objectives required of employees assigned to this job.

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Sunday, August 30th, 2020
2 p.m. to 6 p.m.

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