Career Coach Coordinator

Full-time (Norristown)

The Career Coach Coordinator serves in a critical role to assist individuals/students 12 to 24 with career development, professional goals and long-term workplace success strategies. This role supports the individuals/student’s skills growth and development by constructing meaningful plans which are compatible with each student’s life goals. The Career Coach uses a solution-oriented approach to assist and inform any individual/student who is in need of career advice. Through personal consultations, the Career Coach Coordinator helps people identify their specific aptitudes and skills and to realize their career goals. They lead the High School ADELANTE program every Saturday during the school year and the Teen Club during summer. The ideal candidate will be a strong written and verbal communicator, experienced in career coaching, and proactive with solutions and adjustments. The Career Coach will be responsible for the following essential functions:

Role and Responsibilities:

  • The Career Coach assist their clients in identifying personal goals, developing leadership skills and planning career moves.
  • Help clients to identify new employment opportunities, providing feedback on resumes or cover letters and strategizing for a successful job interview.
  • Advises clients individually and in class presentations regarding resume writing, interviewing and job search skills.
  • Designs and implements outreach programs and promotional materials to promote and encourage use of career services.
  • Researches and implements best practices, data, curriculum, statistics and/or any other information we may need for program development.
  • Develops, administers and analyzes surveys, processes and other forms/documents needed for the creation of the program including entrepreneurial opportunities. Creates new tools for measuring program impact.
  • Monitor and maintain protocol that provides support for high demand jobs, certificates, degree programs, and non-credit training options that lead to career advancement.
  • Assists individuals in finding career information on the web or in career fairs.
  • Work in partnership with community partners to provide wraparound services around professional development and career opportunities.
  • Coordinate, recruit, train and assign volunteers, interns, tutors and mentors for all education programs including collecting documentation and coordinating activities.
  • Plan long-term curriculum and daily lesson plans to achieve youth programs goals and objectives. Create and acquire engaging, relevant and authentic materials.
  • Develop an effective means of assessing, compiling and organizing student work. Monitor student work and administer assessments.
  • Review and enter data from assessments to ensure that lessons address student needs and the goals and objectives of lessons.
  • Alert the supervisor of any need for social services that a individual may have, and/or refer them to the social services department.
  • Develop, organize, coordinate business development workshops for clients and other community members including small local business.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • A bachelor’s degree from an accredited college or university in education, human services or any related field and at least 2 years of working experience as a career coach or related field, OR An associate degree in the above categories and 5 years of working experience as a career coach or related field.
  • Bilingual (English/Spanish).

Preferred Skills:

  • Able to prioritize and manage multiple projects simultaneously and follow through in a timely manner.
  • Proficient in Microsoft Word, Outlook, Excel, and PowerPoint.
  • Work with a variety of data management using standardized methods and job-related equipment including ability to enter and track client’s data.
  • Comfortable working both independently and as part of a team.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication, detail oriented, interpersonal and organizational skills.
  • Be a passionate supporter of ACLAMO’s mission, vision and programs.

Special Notes:

  • Must have and maintain a valid drivers’ license, automobile insurance and daily access to an automobile and cell phone.
  • This position requires visual and auditory acuity and the physical ability to ascending or descending ladders, stairs, ramps among other physical abilities. Adjusting, lifting up, carrying up or moving objects up to 35 pounds in all directions.
  • Standing or sitting for prolonged periods, walking and working on your feet for a minimum of 6 hours at a time.
  • This position requires occasionally work some nights and Saturdays.
  • Must obtain the following three clearances:

Pennsylvania Child Abuse History Clearance;

Pennsylvania State Police Criminal Record Check; and

Federal Bureau of Investigation Criminal Background Check.