Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) is a partnership between the Universities at Shady Grove (USG), Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), and Montgomery College (MC) to increase baccalaureate degree attainment and career readiness among underrepresented students, especially African American and Hispanic youth.
This position is necessary to provide career readiness programming and support for students along the Montgomery County ACES educational pipeline. The coach will facilitate programming and assist ACES students at Montgomery County Public high schools in integrating classroom studies with continuous and progressive career-related workshops (based on NACE career competencies) and work experiences such as job shadowing, internships, mentoring, and apprenticeships.
The coordinator will also manage resources provided by each of the partner institutions, employers, and the community that are designed to specifically assist ACES high school-level students.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited institution of higher education required.
Minimum 3 years of professional, full-time equivalent experience related to the coaching/counseling of diverse youth/young-adult populations providing career-readiness related programming and career exploration guidance.
Master's degree preferred in Higher Educational Administration, Counseling, Student Services, Human Resources, Business or a closely related field.
Previous experience with and understanding of employment law preferred. Previous professional experience and understanding of the Montgomery County and State of Maryland regional business communities preferred. Professional experience with the University System of Maryland, its partner institutions, and/or regional higher education centers highly preferred.
Previous experience with and understanding of employment law Previous professional experience and understanding of the Montgomery County and State of Maryland regional business communities preferred.
Professional experience with the University System of Maryland, its partner institutions, and/or regional higher education centers highly preferred.
Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Knowledge of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) career competencies and experience in programmatic development using those competencies.
Direct service delivery experience working with youth populations.
Experience working with students, faculty, employers and community organizations in identifying available job opportunities, internships and career experiences and in facilitating workshops on all aspects of the job search process including resume and cover letter writing.
Career development theory, effective job search strategies, and ability to incorporate labor market information into career decision making process.
Career Assessment tools and online career planning tools and resources.
Reporting and data analysis tools.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability build relationships in order to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
This position is located in Rockville, MD.
Two Exempt Contingent II (contractual) positions will be hired from this posting.
Benefits offered: The University offers a comprehensive benefits package, including 22 Days Annual Leave; 15 Days Sick Leave; 3 Days Personal Leave; 15 Paid Holidays; Tuition Remission; Health, Dental, Vision and Prescription coverage.
Candidates must be able to provide proof of eligibility to work in the No H1-B Visa sponsorship is offered for this position.
Upload a resume, cover letter, and contact information for references. For best consideration, please apply by June 28th; otherwise, the position will remain open until July 7th.
The University of Maryland, College Park, an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws and regulations regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action; all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, physical or mental disability, protected veteran status, age, gender identity or expression, sexual orientation, creed, marital status, political affiliation, personal appearance, or on the basis of rights secured by the First Amendment, in all aspects of employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.