Southeast/South-Central Educational Cooperative

Job Opportunities

Posting Date: November 17, 2021
Closing Date: Open until filled
Job Title: College Success Coach

Qualifications:   Graduate from college with four-year degree and proven success overcoming obstacles as an Appalachian student matriculating to and through college and a proven track record of relationship building, at times across lines of difference. Experience communicating effectively with individuals and groups in a variety of formats. Coaches must possess persistence, exceptional organizational skills and habits, and the ability to prioritize, focus, and self-reflect for personal and professional growth, especially around diversity, equity, and inclusiveness. Coaches must also be willing and able to engage in potentially difficult conversations as well as possess intermediate technological/ computer skills, strong interpersonal and communication skills, be a self-starter and independent worker. Finally, coaches must be able to maintain professional relationships, operating in an ethical manner at all times.

Reports to: SESC Executive Director/Designee and College Success Project Director 

        ·        In partnership with your manager, devise, use,   and execute organizational techniques that allow you to be in close contact   with students, family members, and school staff members.
   ·        Effectively track and keep records of your   work with the students on your caseload, maximizing organizational tools to   your priorities with each student
   ·        Maintain systems that demonstrate students’   individual goals, progress, and needs
   ·        Work closely with districts and schools to   identify individual students for your cohort, as well as broader cohort needs   and opportunities.
   ·        Co-create a personal development plan for each   student as they seek to gain the skills and competencies needed to achieve   their college and career goals, grounded in culturally responsive practices.
   ·        Work virtually with students 1:1, in small   groups and at the cohort level to teach skills, engage in reflective   conversations, and coordinate supports to ensure students are prepared to   thrive at the college of their choosing.
   ·        Build relationships with families in relation   to creating expectations and support toward college enrollment and success
   ·        Serve as an active and engaged member of the   SESC, TFAA and community networks in which your students live, seeking to   understand the bigger picture and your role in the system.
   ·        Engage in ongoing training with your manager   and other regional experts on topics such as college readiness, effective   mentoring, and family engagement.
   ·      Communicate and interact with outside agencies in   professional manner that promotes positive relationships and perceptions of   SESC and TFAA.     
        ·      Serve as a positive member of the SESC and TFAA teams, contributing   and taking initiative, within reasonable limits, to promote the mission and   vision of the coop.     
        ·      Recognize potential problems within assigned   responsibilities and communicate them to supervisor in timely fashion.     
        ·      Stay up-to-date and comply with requirements of law,   regulations, and/or policies related to responsibilities.     
        ·      Maintains and submits appropriate documentation/paperwork   in timely and accurate manner.
   ·      Performs assigned duties in a timely, professional, and   accurate manner.
   ·      Other duties as   assigned.      

 Job Role:  As one of the premier partners for school districts and employees in Southeastern and South-Central Kentucky, our organization’s bright future includes a compelling vision for increasing the number of Appalachian youth who attend and succeed in college. As someone who has proven this possible through your own journey, you will serve as a personal college coach to a cohort of 25 students attending high school in the counties of Bell, Clay, Harlan, Knox, Leslie, Letcher, Perry, and Whitley counties in Appalachian Kentucky. If you are a college graduate with a powerful vision for our region’s future and a deep belief in our students, this role represents an opportunity to make a tremendous impact in the region you call home. As a natural and gifted relationship builder, you will create an ecosystem of support for your students to engage them in reflection about their future goals, teach them concrete skills as they navigate the application and matriculation process to college, and build their self-efficacy and resilience as lifelong leaders and learners. A highly organized and self-motivated person, you will be in a cohort of 16 other coaches who are committed to learning, growing, and doing whatever it takes to get Appalachia’s incredible students to and through the postsecondary institution of their dreams.  

Terms of Employment:   215-day contract prorated based on starting date.Salary will be based on the SESC certified salary schedule – Rank VI salary of $133.00 daily rate. Employee must be available to work atypical work hours such as early morning arrival or late evening meetings. Must be able to drive at least four hours per day (as needed) with some overnight travel required. Must be able to lift at least 25 pounds. Satisfactory criminal records check is required to complete the employment process. 

Evaluation: Performance will be evaluated in accordance with SESC policies and procedures.

To Apply: Send: Letter of application, resume and verification of college degree to Johnda Bales at or mail hard copy to:  

Southeast/South-Central Educational Cooperative
 College Success Coach
PO Box 1777
Richmond, KY  40476-1777
For more information contact  Sarah Evans or 859-582-0386

SESC is an Equal Opportunity Employer including disability/veterans. *VEVRAA Federal Contractor 
 *This contractor and subcontractor shall abide by the requirements of 41 CFR 60–1.4(a), 60–300.5(a) and 60–741.5(a). These regulations prohibit discrimination against qualified individuals based on their status as protected veterans or individuals with disabilities, and prohibit discrimination against all individuals based on their race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, or for inquiring about, discussing, or disclosing information about compensation. Moreover, these regulations require that covered prime contractors and subcontractors take affirmative action to employ and advance in employment individuals without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.  

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