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AmeriCorps Pathway Coach

Highline Public Schools (AmeriCorps) – Burien, WA

JOB TITLE: AmeriCorps Pathway Coach (4 positions)

JOB LOCATION: Position will be assigned to 1 of 4 high schools in Highline Public Schools

DATES OF WORK: August 26, 2019- July 15, 2020

START DATE: August 26th

SCHEDULE: schedule is 7:30 4:30, Monday Friday for a total of 40 hours including a full day of training each week.

SUMMARY: Gaining Early Awareness and Readiness for Undergraduate Programs (GEAR UP) is a six-year grant funded by the U.S. Department of Education to significantly increase the number of low-income students who are prepared to enter and succeed in postsecondary education.GEAR UP Highlines vision is that all students are academically, socially, and financially prepared to enter and complete the postsecondary program or institution of their choice. GEAR UPs objectives are:

  • Increase academic performance and preparation for postsecondary education. 95% of HPS students increase their academic performance and 75% are academically prepared to succeed at college-level work
  • Increase high school graduation and postsecondary participation rates.95% of HPS students graduate from HS and 85% enroll in postsecondary
  • Increase students and their families knowledge of postsecondary options, preparation, and finances. 95% of HPS students and families increase their educational expectations and knowledge of postsecondary options, preparation, and financing 95% of HPS students and families increase their educational expectations and knowledge of postsecondary options, preparation, and financing

The Pathway Coach will be assigned to serve at 1 of 4 high schools in Highline Public Schools to provide critical coordination of services including comprehensive mentoring, outreach, and supportive services to increase student and family engagement during the school year and throughout summer and school breaks.

The Pathway Coach will partner with Success Deans and the GEAR UP Director to identify students at risk of falling off track using early warning indicators and build and provide supports and interventions to ensure students dont fall of track academically and graduate prepared to enter and succeed in post-opportunities. Student Success Coaches will serve one-on-one, in small groups, and school-wide to build a college-going culture and support a path to success for every student

CONTEXT AND MISSION: Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center Heights in Washington State. Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining the communitys bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plans promise is that every student in Highline Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for the future they choose.

The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the communitys deep belief that Highline students are capable of reaching the plans ambitious goals and is driven by students aspirations for their future.

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ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive.

Our Pathway Coacheswill focus their supports on 11th and 12th grade students. Recent Student Survey data showed that while nearly 97% of students want to attend a post secondary program very few of them feel like they have a step-by-step plan to get into the post secondary program of their choice. The Pathway Coaches will focus on support 11th & 12th grade students who have identified that they do not have a step-by-step plan. We will use EWI data and our Student Survey data to identify students who need additional supports and they will work with a Pathway Coach throughout the year to identify next steps, develop skills, stay on track academically, and get connected to college & career programs, resources, and supports.

SECONDARY DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Develop a consistent follow-up and outreach plan for ensuring student tasks and program goals are completed
  • Collaborate and maintain relationships with other AmeriCorps Student Success Coordinators, staff, teachers, and counselors including attendance and participation in weekly AmeriCorps trainings, meetings, and planning sessions
  • Collaborate with out of school time providers and community partners to keep youth and families engaged in college readiness programming.
  • Other duties as assigned

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS

EDUCATION AND EXPERIENCE:

  • Minimum 2 years college experience
  • Commitment to public service, civic engagement, racial equity and social justice
  • Excellent verbal and written communication and interpersonal skills
  • Energy, passion and creativity to inspire students, including the ability to lead engaging large group presentations and develop relationships with students
  • Upbeat, positive, outgoing, personable and able to relate well with diverse populations and age groups, with particular emphasis on working with young people, ages 12 18
  • Ability to work flexible hours to include out of school time activities and field trips which may include nights and/or weekends.
  • Ability to help students in math (up to algebra), science, reading and writing
  • Demonstrated dependability, initiative, and the ability to work independently and collaboratively as part of a team while observing and complying with all rules and standards of your school and Highline Public Schools
  • Ability to handle potentially stressful situations calmly and appropriately
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office, PowerPoint, Excel, and social media applications
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work site

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS & SKILLS :

  • Bachelor s degree
  • Previous teaching, tutoring, mentoring, leadership or youth development experience (work and/or volunteer)
  • Experience working within diverse communities
  • Knowledge of college admissions, financial aid and issues related to student success in higher education
  • Bilingual
  • Experience working with ELL students and families
  • Knowledge of South King County communities and resources
  • Knowledge of early warning indicators & reengagement strategies
  • Experience using technology to support blended learning techniques (using technology in classrooms)

CONDITION OF EMPLOYMENT:

  • U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident
  • Must successfully pass a background check
  • Valid Photo ID
  • Successful application and acceptance to AmeriCorps Program

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

Other Benefits:

  • A monthly living allowance of $1,450 (before taxes)
  • Basic health insurance coverage
  • Education award of $6,095 upon successful completion
  • Training and professional experience
  • Student loan forbearance
  • Subsidized child care if qualified
  • Free Orca Transportation Pass

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $1,450.00 /month

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $1,450.00 /month

Experience:

  • college: 2 years (Preferred)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Preferred)

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