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 from 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.
Career Coaching certification by NACE, PARW/CC, NCDA or other professionally recognized certifying agency.
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 the ability to incorporate labor market information into career decision-making process.
Career Assessment tools and on-line career planning tools and resources.
Reporting and data analysis tools.
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.
Professional working environment. Light lifting, event set up, and the ability to transport and set up materials for various events (outreach events, employer events, community events, etc.) both on and off-campus required. Regional travel to partner institutions, employer sites, workforce and community events, and other meetings required. Limited travel to regional and national conferences also required. Ability to work some evening and occasional Saturday hours also required.
Internal Number: 125181
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.