Educational and Career Coach – Bi-Lingual Preferred

POSITION: Educational and Career Coach (Bi-Lingual Preferred) 

LOCATIONS: CMS High School Site

STATUS: Exempt/Full Time/11-Month 


Responsible for the overall planning and management of Communities In Schools’ operations at the site and the implementation of the Communities In Schools’ model of integrating student services, with a focus on college and career exploration. This is a 11-month position working August through June each year, off during July.


Implementation of the Communities In Schools model of integrated student services:

• Build and lead a site team that collaborates with school administrators, staff and teachers in the implementation of the Communities In Schools model. The site team may include other Communities In Schools employees, volunteers, schools staff or faculty and/or other community partners. This process will include the building and nurturing of school staff relations, relationships to school and community and the engagement of volunteer for the delivery of services.

• Lead the annual needs assessment process. This process will be based on such sources of data as data collected by school districts and schools as part of overall school improvement initiatives, surveys and discussions with staff, parents and students, and evaluation results from the previous year.

• Lead the development and implementation of the site plan. The plan will include measurable objectives, as well as procedures for delivering school-wide services, targeted and sustained services, monitoring and adjusting services, and evaluating and reporting effectiveness.

• Lead and coordinate the delivery of evidence-based services based on best practice and risk factor research. Widely accessible school wide services will be provided to help address identified school-wide needs or to build and reinforce student assets.

• Case manage students through targeted and sustained services that will be coordinated and provided at the school site for specific students who are identified as needing further support to pursue post-secondary opportunities. Work with students’ parents providing post-secondary success seminars, workshops and programs at school sites and remote locations during and after school hours for targeted students. Collect grade point averages, course completions, and promotion and graduation statistics for enrolled students. Monitor student progress quarterly, conducting needs assessments to develop student’s educational plans. 

• Monitoring and adjust services. The Site Coordinator will lead the CIS site team in regularly monitoring and adjusting services as needed to maximize effectiveness and impact.

• Evaluate the effectiveness at achieving school and student individualized goals. The Site Coordinator will lead the CIS site team in implementing a systematic data collection plan to evaluate the effectiveness of services in achieving school-wide goals and addressing the needs of individual students.

• Lead the Site Team in annual reporting. Annual end-of-year reports will be provided to school and affiliate leadership which are instrumental in planning site services for the following year, as well as contributing to affiliate level reports for partners, the state office and the Communities In Schools National Office.


To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

Aside from having experience in working with school-age children, effective written and verbal communication skills and familiarity with local health and human service agencies an Educational and Career Coach must possess the knowledge, skills and personal attributes needed to support the critical features of positive youth development settings. These core competencies are as follows:

• Understand and apply basic child and adolescent development principles

• Communicate and develop positive relationships with youth

• Adapt, facilitate and evaluate age appropriate activities with and for the group

• Respect and honor cultural and human diversity

• Involve and empower youth

• Identify potential risk factors with students, families and communities and take measures to reduce those risks

• Care for, involve and work with families and community

• Work as part of a team and shows professionalism

• Demonstrate the attributes and qualities of a positive role model

• Interact with and relate to youth in ways that support asset building.


Candidates must have at least a bachelor’s degree in education, school counseling, social work or related field, along with 2 years of relevant work experience in these areas. In addition, candidate will need training/skill in college and career exploration. Must have a valid driver’s license with an acceptable driving record.


Candidates must have:

• Ability to analyze and interpret business periodicals, professional journals, technical manuals, and governmental regulations


• Skills to speak Spanish to include speaking/reading/writing preferred

• Ability to write and edit reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals

• Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from managers, clients, and the general public, orally and in writing

• Ability to speak effectively to guest, candidates or employees of the organization.


The position is located within the Charlotte Mecklenburg area. Regular and satisfactory attendance and punctuality are required.

To apply for this position, please e-mail your resume and cover letter to cishr@cischarlotte.org by January 26, 2018.