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CTE Career Coach and Outreach, Workforce Solutions

Kellogg Community College
Job Location:
Battle Creek, Michigan
Career Development and Services

External Posting Number: 20130310P

Position Number: 1481

Position Type: Administration

Classification: Professional 1 - Administration

Department: Workforce Solutions

Division: Instruction


Workforce Solutions

Work Schedule

This is a full-time administrative position. Work schedule is Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Evening and weekend hours may be required for job-related meetings and events, as needed by the program and the College.

RESPONSIBILITIES include but are not limited to the following

  • Provide intensive and intrusive intake, advising, coaching, counseling, and job placement services for K-12 students, youth from diverse populations, and students enrolled in industrial trades programs. 
  • Work one-on-one with students to develop individualized learning and employment plans; including goal setting, career and education progression/advancement,  academic and interest assessments and strategies in mitigating barriers to personal, academic, and employment success.
  • Counsel students on social, personal, and life issues related to family, mental health, substance abuse and addiction, and any other relevant issue that is a barrier to success.
  • Participate in student activities and recognition events, respond to student questions and concerns, and address barriers to success.
  • Monitor student progress through job-training classes to ensure success or refer students to external supports and professional services when deemed appropriate and applicable.
  • Maintain a comprehensive knowledge of internal and external referral sources for students at risk.
  • Assist in providing feedback to create robust resumes, cover letters, letters of reference, and holding mock interviews to practice their interviewing skills.
  • Serve as the touchpoint for all dual-enrolled students at the RMTC.
  • Assist all RMTC students in the transition from dual enrollment status to regular KCC student status.
  • Assist in the implementation of designed improvement strategies intended to address access, enrollment, retention, completion, and overall student success.
  • Ensure student privacy rights are protected under FERPA.
  • Engage and recruit employers for placement opportunities for both traditional and non-traditional students completing job-training programs. 
  • Collaborate with employers to identify and address student learning outcomes, supervision issues, mentoring opportunities, liability, and pre-access requirements. 
  • Work with students who lost their jobs to update resumes, cover letters and applications to secure new employment. 
  • Collaborate with faculty by visiting schools and attending community events with the industrial trades mobile lab to promote skilled trades pathways and careers.
  • Provide intensive outreach and advising to KAMA graduates by promoting further education in skilled trades and explaining the benefits of stacking credentials from a certificate to a degree.
  • Collaborate with economic development agencies in KCC's service delivery area by promoting KAMA and skilled trades programs, with the goal of employer participation in the form of job shadowing, tours, and employment opportunities.
  • Coordinate with Michigan Works and the economic development agencies to host a job fair for all industrial trades students at the RMTC and the EAC.
  • Recruit students from local high schools, industrial trades programs, and the Michigan Job Challenge in order to promote education and training opportunities in the skilled trades.
  • Perform extensive outreach and recruitment efforts to high schools for KAMA (Kellogg Advanced Manufacturing Assembly).
  • Advise in the creation of informational materials for both traditional and electronic distribution that are inclusive of and encourage a diverse student population.
  • Ensure all necessary instructional resources are encumbered to support student learning, effective and efficient delivery of instruction, student success, and employer satisfaction and return on investment.
  • Assist in the development and maintenance of informational materials for both traditional and electronic distribution that are inclusive of and encourage a diverse student population.
  • Coordinate, schedule, and secure faculty resources for job-training instructional delivery.
  • Ensure that the schedule is followed by faculty so that students receive required seat time and instruction for the class.
  • Coordinate activities and efforts so that instructional delivery aligns with the course outcomes.
  • Respond to faculty questions and concerns, address instructional barriers to success, and offer recommendations or solutions.
  • Monitor and asses performance of faculty and contracted providers of instruction as it relates to course outcomes, compliance, and student success.
  • Work with instructional staff and administrators on resolving student behavior and attendance issues before they become a barrier to completion, retention, and job-placement.
  • Represent the College by maintaining a presence in the community through volunteering with community initiatives related to workforce development.
  • Engage with existing and potential local partners to advance the mission of the College, most specifically related to the work of the department. 
  • Meet regularly with members of community outreach and partner development teams to match participants with opportunities.
  • Develop and deliver public-speaking presentations to articulate information about job-training programs to external stakeholders. 
  • Support and coach students into various types of work-based learning opportunities including job shadowing, employer mentoring, earn and learn models and apprenticeships.
  • Support and reinforce classroom work-based learning content like guest lecturers, company tours, mock interviews, and job and career fairs.
  • Serve as an advocate for both traditional and non-traditional students in work-based learning engagements.
  • Coordinate and embed various types of work-based learning opportunities (job shadowing, employer mentoring, company tours, guest lecturers, etc.) into program curriculum that is customized to student profile and employer criteria.
  • Engage with college administrators, faculty, and other internal and external stakeholders on project teams related to educational partnerships, student outreach, success, completion, and employment.
  • Collaborate with KCC departments such as the Center for Student Success, Financial Aid, KCC Foundation, Admissions, and Records and Registration in order to facilitate a smooth transition for students in their educational journey.
  • Communicate regularly with high school counselors and Michigan Job Challenge staff in regard to student progress and grades.
  • Work closely with area outreach, partner development and service delivery teams to identify and match participants with opportunities that result in student achievements and measurable outcomes for the long-term success of both the program and its participants.
  • Assist department with scheduling, observing instructors' delivery methods and effectiveness, and responding to immediate needs with professionalism and integrity.
  • Identify industry professionals to participate in industry specific interview panels, workshops and job fairs to promote students' career opportunities.
  • Share feedback from employers and students as it is related to recent job openings, hiring projections, and required current skills and knowledge.
  • Support the department's ongoing efforts to assess program effectiveness in program curriculum review and revisions efforts.
  • Adapt curriculum, with faculty assistance, to meet current student needs (IEPs).
  • Calculate and submit grades based on course assignments and attendance.
  • Allow flexible delivery by adjusting the schedule and delivery of courses based on the needs of external partners.
  • Field staff questions and concerns and provide solutions, or relay to Program Manager for appropriate resolution.
  • Provide input to Program Manager on classroom performance of college faculty and contracted providers of instructional services.
  • Work with faculty and instructional staff on resolving student behavior and attendance issues before they become a barrier to completion.

Position Summary

The Career Coach provides intensive and intrusive outreach, intake, advising, coaching, counseling, and job placement and retention services to students enrolled in dual enrollment programs at the Regional Manufacturing Technology Center (RMTC), the Michigan Job Challenge students, and students enrolled in industrial trades programs at the RMTC. This position is critically important in connecting students to job-training programs in in-demand industries and promoting further education in industrial trades by stacking credentials. The Career Coach helps students navigate the academic and employment landscape, while providing wrap-around coaching and supportive services that leads to academic success and completion, job placement, and on-going job retention. The Career Coach coordinates all aspects of training for high school dual enrollment and Michigan Job Challenge students enrolled in iACT courses.

At Kellogg Community College, we are committed to creating an inclusive environment where we foster respect for others and our differences, support cultural understanding, demonstrate ethical behavior and champion social justice. We will accomplish this by:
  • Deepening our understanding of diversity, equity and inclusion through learning, engagement with others and personal reflection;
  • Valuing the lived experiences and perspectives of others while nurturing and understanding the differences between us;
  • Rejecting all forms of prejudice, discrimination and racism; and
  • Advancing integrity, justice and civility among and between us.

Physical Demands

The job responsibilities are performed in an office setting, presentation, and/or classroom venues. Travel by car is required. The job has intermittent periods during which continuous physical exertion is required, such as walking, standing, sitting, stooping, bending, climbing, lifting material or equipment, some of which may be heavy or awkward (8 - 45 pounds). The job requires regular use of one or more physical senses of medium intensity and long duration. Must meet reasonable deadlines, standards for accuracy, and, may be involved in some mildly unpleasant situations.

Minimum Qualifications

  1. Bachelor's degree in Education, Social Work, or related area from an accredited college or university 
  2. Evidence of at least three (3) years' related experience, such as education/teaching, social work, counseling, or youth development 
  3. Experience with youth and young adult engagement and development strategies 
  4. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, and PowerPoint or similar level applications at an intermediate level
  5. Experience providing services to diverse populations

Preferred but not Required

  1. Master's degree in Education, Social Work, Counseling, or related area from an accredited college or university 
  2. Public school experience at the Freshman through Senior level 
  3. Experience collaborating with employers and community partners 
  4. Experience with and entering data into database systems

Proposed Salary

According to the Kellogg Community College Hay Administrative Compensation Program. Administrative, Professional 1, 2021-2022 salary range $45,101 to $53,058.

Special Instructions to Applicants

This position is open to internal and external candidates at this time. To be considered, all required materials must be submitted no later than Thursday, September 23, 2021, at 9:00 a.m. EST, and it is the responsibility of the applicant to ensure all required materials are submitted by the closing date and time. Only online applications will be accepted - any paper applications will be rejected and returned to the applicant. If you have questions regarding our online application process, please call 269 565-2074 or e-mail

External Closing Date:

External Closing Time: 9:00 a.m. EST

Internal Closing Date: 09/23/2021

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