College and Career Pathway Endorsement Coordinator - new 3 year position
New pilot program seeks to hire an individual to work with area school districts in Coles, Clark, Cumberland, Douglas, Edgar, Effingham, Moultrie, and Shelby counties to develop and/or expand access to a range of experiences that will position students to earn new College & Career Pathway Endorsements.
This position is a 3-year temporary position that is renewed annually with the availability of grant funds.
Assist area school districts in preparing to implement College and Career Pathway Endorsements
Assist the districts with the development of better systems for career counseling to students and conduct Career Plan development and assessment with students
Solicit industry professionals to participate in advisory committees, sponsoring team-based challenges, or other work-based learning efforts
Serve as liaison between CTE educators and staff, EFE System personnel, school counselors, social service and government agencies, community colleges and universities and employers within the EFE System to coordinate efforts toward increasing work-based learning and dual-credit
Collaborate with educators to identify, incorporate, and embed work-based learning opportunities into both CTE and core coursework
Understand and structure and local/regional context of the Education for Employment (EFE) System, including its districts, it CTE programs, student and community demographics, leading and emerging industries
Understanding of and proven ability/passion to work with diverse populations, including Special Populations and defined by Perkins V
Contact and work with local employers for work-based learning opportunities including but not limited to career exploration, job shadowing, professional mentoring, internships, and apprenticeships. Keep the information current in the ISBE work-based learning database for the CTE system
Experience: Two years working with career advisement, youth services, and/or workforce training
Education: 60 or more credit hours or Associate's Degree
Ability to carefully track data and program outcomes
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment, with the ability to lift up to 40 lbs with proper technique.
This job requires regular travel to schools in the EIEFES 340 region as well as to business and educational partner sites.
Terms of Employment:
This is a 10 month position
35 hours per week, Monday-Friday 8:30am-4:30pm
Paid holidays, Bi-monthly payroll
Position may qualify for IL Municipal Retirement Fund or TRS pension depending on qualifications
Must have a clean background check
To apply for this position, please send your cover letter and resume to:
Laura Sullivan, Director
1617 Lake Land Boulevard
Mattoon, IL 61938
*Position duties may change as dictated by the grant