The College Transitions Coach position is responsible for creating a seamless educational pathway to CLC and providing a support structure for high school students to ensure college completion. This position fosters early collegiate connections with 9th 12th grade high school students in Lake County.
The program will promote academic preparedness, provide clear academic pathways, provide academic program advising, financial aid support, create individualized coaching plans, provide testing support, and partner with high school counselors on career exploration and college preparation plans throughout the entire educational pathway to enrollment at the College of Lake County. This position will primarily be housed at the partner high school and supervised by Assistant Director, Student Development.
CLC offers a competitive salary, excellent benefits that currently includes BlueCross/BlueShield of Illinois health, Delta dental and Superior vision insurance plans, tuition support for employees and qualified family members, three retirement plans, disability, group and supplemental life insurance, health and dependent care flexible spending account plans, a four-day work week in the summer (Fridays off!), generous vacation, sick and personal time off and 13 paid holidays each year.
Bachelor's degree from an accredited four-year institution.
Bilingual Spanish and English.
A minimum of 2 years experience advising, counseling or coaching students and/or recruitment or financial aid in a high school or college environment.
Valid driver's license.
Ability to work flexible hours as needed.
Ability to plan and prioritize work requirements and demonstrate independent decision making capabilities.
High level of interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
Experience in developing presentations and workshops. Possess the knowledge, principles and practices of academic and career development.
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Word, PowerPoint and Excel. Experience with databases or CRM management.
Proven ability to work effectively and constructively with persons of diverse cultures, language groups, and abilities; demonstrate sensitivity to and ability to work with the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural and ethnic backgrounds of community college students, faculty, and staff, including those with disabilities; establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.