Student Career Coach

🇺🇸 Remote - US

🕑 Contractor

💰 $37,306 - $74,268

💻 Academic Advising

🗓️ April 27th, 2023

High School Career
Over 20 years ago, Stride was founded to provide personalized learning — powered by technology. We reached students where they were in their own journeys. We knocked down their barriers to great education. And we gave every learner equal opportunity to succeed — however they defined success. Stride innovated the learning experience with online and blended learning that prepared them for their lives ahead.

Stride is a community of passionate leaders.  Whether teachers, engineers, curriculum writers, or financial managers — whatever your expertise or role, we all work to empower futures through learning. And changing the trajectory of learning itself is one of our greatest missions.  Join us in developing more effective ways to learn and helping learners build the skills and confidence they need to make their way forward in life.
The Student Career Coach is responsible for helping high school Stride Career Prep students define their career aspirations and advise them as they work to meet those aspirations and achieve their educational goals.

The Coach provides program/industry specific career and college exploration support, including prior recruiting/outplacement support; career and program-specific advising; resume, cover letter, and application development support; and job placement support via email, Zoom, and by phone. The Coach provides proactive leadership that engages all stakeholders in the delivery of programs and services to help students achieve success in school and beyond.

Essential Functions:   
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
  • Provide one-on-one coaching, guidance, and feedback to Stride Career Prep students in all aspects of their job search initiatives including identifying and reaching career goals, personal branding/marketing, resume writing, and interview skills. Support students and their families as they go through the college/career process; help students and their families aspire realistically and choose wisely in setting goals;
  • Schedule, organize and participate and provide support in student focused Career Services events, mock interviews, job fairs and seminars;
  • Provide lessons and workshops covering Job Exploration Counseling, Counseling on Post-secondary Opportunities, Workplace Readiness Training, and Instruction in Self-Advocacy;
  • Develop positive and professional rapport with clients and employers, including industry organizations and public agencies to source job openings;
  • Maintain and help students use online college and career planning resources, e.g. Naviance Family Connection Website;
  • Compile an annual profile of the students served, as well as information on grade distributions; track admissions/job placement decision and statistic and report to stakeholders appropriately; assist in interpreting data and implementing growth and improvement plans;
  • Provide various support and conduct activities related to logistics, reporting, training, communications, and processes. Participate in the planning and implementation of new initiatives;
  • Assess and troubleshoot escalated problems and apply expert understanding to resolve complex challenges of stakeholders; focus on root cause identification in order to achieve systemic and sustainable improvement. Approve and document exceptions for compliance record keeping and reporting;
  • Identify opportunities for improvement, prioritize, and recommend solutions to management. Implement approved enhancements to ensure consistency. Identify opportunities to reduce costs; analyze available data, trends, and feedback, and ensure compliance with expectations for optimal operation and goal achievement;
  • Work with appropriate Stride Career Prep faculty and staff to develop and carry out career readiness curriculum appropriate for the related industries and careers in which students will engage

Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities.

Minimum Required Qualifications:   
  • Five (5) years of experience in job placement, career development or workforce initiative, or other related experience OR
  • Five (5) years of experience in college admissions, high school college and career counseling, teaching or other related experience OR
  • Equivalent combination of education and experience

Certificates and Licenses: None required.

Other Required Qualifications: 
  • Effective time management and organizational skills and the ability to handle multiple demands and competing deadlines.
  • Excellent communications skills (written, verbal, and listening).
  • Ability to work effectively with a diverse student population and build and maintain positive relationships with students, faculty, and staff.
  • Professional work ethic with a friendly, personable attitude dedicated to the service of students.
  • Ability to identify student challenges and needs (often not vocalized), effectively communicate with students, and provide remediation or in-college assistance.
  • Ability and willingness to learn and adapt to new technology systems.
  • Microsoft Office (Outlook, Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Project, Visio, etc.); Web proficiency.
  • Ability to clear required background check

Work Environment:  The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • This is a home-based position

Compensation & Benefits: Stride, Inc. considers a person’s education, experience, and qualifications, as well as the position’s work location, expected quality and quantity of work, required travel (if any), external market and internal value when determining a new employee’s salary level.  Salaries will differ based on these factors, the position’s level and expected contribution, and the employee’s benefits elections.  Offers will typically be in the bottom half of the range. 

We anticipate the salary range to be $37,306 to $74,268.17.  Eligible employees may receive a bonus.  This salary is not guaranteed, as an individual’s compensation can vary based on several factors.  These factors include, but are not limited to, geographic location, experience, training, education, and local market conditions. Stride offers a robust benefits package for eligible employees that can include health benefits, retirement contributions, and paid time off. 
The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor.  All employment is “at-will” as governed by the law of the state where the employee works.  It is further understood that the “at-will” nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.  

Stride, Inc. is a Federal Contractor, an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, protected Veteran status age, or genetics, or any other characteristic protected by law.

Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)
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