Part-Time Grant Funded College to Career Coach (Two (2) Positions)

Part Time College to Career Coach (Two (2) Positions) (Workforce Equity Initiative Grant) South Suburban College


Student & Enrollment Services

Description of Position:

College to Career Coach works under the supervision of the Dean of Student Development as part of the Workforce Equity Initiative Grant. This position has the responsibility of working with students to provide wrap-around services for participants enrolled or enrolling in the following career path programs: Nursing, Patient Care Technician, Community Health Worker, Certified Production Technician, Barber Technician.

The College to Career Coach provides comprehensive support services and information resources that enable students to engage in a successful academic career path, career development and job search process; prepare students for the workforce academically and through soft-skill/leadership development; assist students in securing suitable employment through a variety of job-readiness activities; foster employer and community relationships and identify opportunities for students to develop professional skills, integrate academic learning from work, and find jobs. College to Career Coach is responsible for managing a student case load of approximately 150 students, including the identification, intake, placement, monitoring, advising, planning, and documentation of each participant.

Essential Functions and Basic Duties:

  • Manage a caseload of approximately 150 student participants with the goal of certificate completion within 12mos and placement into the selected career workforce.
  • Implement and adhere to grant goals, objectives and expectations as outlined in the approved application. Provide reports and deliver presentations as requested.
  • Initiate, complete and document the participant eligibility screening, intake, planning and placement of each participant.
  • Develop, implement and monitor an academic plan, career plan, and intervention plan with each participant in accordance to grant processes and procedures.
  • Meet regularly, as defined in the approved application, with participants and document each interaction appropriately.
  • Provide career exploration, job search, and employment advising/coaching participants.
  • Provide academic, social and emotional support for participants.
  • Maintain accurate files/records for each participant, documenting activities and progress in accordance to grant processes and procedures.
  • Participate in drop-in hours, career fairs, special events, workshops, seminars and trainings at times and locations identified by the supervisor or grant leadership.
  • Collaborate with faculty, administrators, and campus departments to support participant needs and coordinate programming.
  • Responsible for the implementation and attainment of approved grant application programming and activities, goals, objectives, and outcomes.
  • Support College-wide goals and objectives as outlined in the College’s strategic plan.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:


Bachelor’s degree required, Masters preferred


1-2 years’ experience in supporting student completion and career placement


  • Understanding of support programming and academic planning.
  • Good interpersonal and public relations skills; confidence in establishing new relationships.
  • Solid analytical, creative, and problem-solving abilities with ability to collect interpret and report on both quantitative and qualitative data as it relates to both job opportunities and student experiences.
  • Project management skills, being able to simultaneously work on multiple initiatives.
  • Able to work well independently.
  • Database management and reporting experience.
  • Experience working with college-aged and returning adult populations.
  • Ability to interact and engage with diverse stakeholders and produce high level results.
  • Possess cultural competency, experience working with diverse and underrepresented population, and a strong commitment to racial equity.


  • Excellent writing skills
  • Strong presentation skills
  • Data interpretation skills


Must successfully pass a criminal background check.


This is a temporary grant funded position 20 hours per week. Pay rate is $25 per hour. This position is funded through September 17, 2020.

Application Deadline:

November 6, 2019

Application Procedure:

Please include the title of the position applying for in the subject line. Submit cover letter, resume, licensure credentials (if required), and unofficial transcripts via email to:

Office of Human Resources
Room 1245
South Suburban College
15800 South State Street
South Holland, IL 60473

or email to:

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