May 03, 2019

Transitions Coordinator

  • TenSquare
Full-time Education

Job Description

ABOUT TENSQUARE 
TenSquare is a national charter school support organization that works alongside schools to make lasting and measurable change. TenSquare works in partnership with school leaders to help them navigate the charter accountability landscape, grow and thrive in an increasingly competitive charter school environment, and improve student outcomes. Our strategic, hands-on engagements have led to significant gains in student achievement and organizational performance as measured by state exams and authorizer report cards.  

TenSquare seeks a Transitions Coordinator for a school in Washington, DC. 

ABOUT THE POSITION
The Transitions Coordinator helps to plan, facilitate, and provide oversight of students’ post-secondary placement. This is a full-time position, with occasional weekend and evening service hours. The Transitions Coordinator reports to the Head of School and manages the Transition Specialist. Primary responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

Leadership

  • Serve as a member of the school’s  Leadership Team, advise on critical program decisions.
  • Support the professional development, and provide supervision to, the Transitions Specialist

Career and College Readiness

  • Collaborate with the Academic Department to build students’ college and career awareness and readiness; work with students to develop Individual Transition Plans.
  • Set up job site visits and career exploration activities to introduce students to various jobs, careers, and apprenticeship/internship opportunities.
  • Set up campus visits and college exploration activities to introduce youth to post-secondary opportunities, various jobs, careers, and apprenticeship/internship opportunities.
  • Work with Transitions Specialist to recruit and enroll AmeriCorps student members in accordance with applicable CNCS guidelines, grant agreements, etc.
  • Track member progress toward achieving performance measures as outlined in the AmeriCorps grant agreement.

Placement

  • Meet organizational goals for placement and retention in the workforce and/or post-secondary education.
  • Track alumni one year after exit to ensure retention in job/career opportunities. Support  alumni with career readiness, securing employment and accessing post-secondary education.
  • Develop partnerships with foundations and other organizations to provide scholarship opportunities to students (e.g., New Futures). 
  • Collaborate with the Head of School, the Construction Manager, and other school leaders to secure student placement in internships, apprenticeships, and other employment opportunities.
  • Follow-up with students on their employment and PSE status via phone, email, and social media.
  • Verify student placement by conducting site visits, phone calls, email communication, and Social Security Number employment inquiries.
  • Help support the development of an Industry Advisory Council.

Data Management

  • Track progress towards career development goals (such as resume and cover letter completion, participation in mock interviews, successful job applications), as well as post-secondary education and employment outcomes via the school’s Student Information System, as well as funder-sponsored databases (e.g., DYB database).

QUALIFICATIONS

  • Bachelor’s degree required, with at least two years of experience teaching opportunity  youth and demonstrated success assisting youth in obtaining employment and completing post-secondary education.
  • Excellent oral and written communication skills.
  • Database management experience a plus. Fluency in Spanish is preferred. 
  • Alignment with, and adherence to the school’s mission to transform lives of DC opportunity youth
  • Commitment to mentoring and educating opportunity youth, and belief that all students can achieve success.
  • Demonstrated ability to provide engaging and developmentally appropriate programming.
  • Commitment to regularly assessing student progress and using data to strengthen student performance
  • Demonstrated ability to engage diverse young adult learners, including those with disabilities and English Language Learners.
  • Familiarity with youth development principles and alternative high schools.
  • Strong cultural competency skills, including excellent ability to communicate with  diverse students and staff.
  • Must be flexible, energetic, and resourceful.

NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

TenSquare provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics. In addition to federal law requirements, TenSquare complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities.

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