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 coordinator 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, with a special emphasis on IT and STEM pathways and careers. The coordinator will also manage resources provided from each of the partner institutions, employers, and the community that are designed to specifically assist ACES high school-level students.
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, or equivalent experience and certifications in Counseling and/or career coaching; Coursework and/or certifications in STEM, IT, Education, Human Resources, or related fields.
KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS, AND ABILITIES
The successful candidate will have the knowledge, skills, and abilities to fulfill the following goals:
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.
Experience providing career coaching/career development support to students pursuing IT and/or STEM careers.
Strong written and oral communication skills.
Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships in order to work effectively with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community.
Normal office environment. Travel to various schools and sites in Montgomery County and surrounding areas required. Ability to lift items of less than 40 pounds.
Internal Number: 125179
About The Universities at Shady Grove
Established in 2000, The Universities at Shady Grove (USG) is a unique partnership of nine University System of Maryland universities on one convenient campus in Montgomery County. Each university provides its most in-demand academic programs and awards its own degrees. USG, in turn, provides centralized on-site student, academic and administrative services, in the areas of admissions, financial aid, technology, student support and campus life. USG’s innovative and pioneering partnership approach to higher education is designed to connect college students to outstanding career opportunities, while providing regional employers with a highly educated, skilled workforce.