Traditional 235 work days
Salary Range: $47,655- $57,896
Essential Functions and Objectives:
Implement and support the DPS CareerConnect Youth Apprenticeship program at the school level, recruiting prospective students annually and supporting current students throughout their three-year apprenticeship program. Implement and support additional Innovation Programs team initiatives at the school level including but not limited to EdConnect, Emily Griffith Technical College Concurrent Enrollment options, etc..
- Participates in training provided by the Career and College Success team as requested.
- Demonstrates professional behavior as defined by CareerConnect’s work-based learning program guidelines.
- Works with the Manager, Innovation Programs and Senior Manager, Innovation Programs to develop, revise, and implement program policy, procedures, and structures, with an eye toward student success and program efficacy and efficiency (i.e.: surveys, employer-partnership recruitment, cohort instruction design, etc.).
- In partnership with the other Apprenticeship Coordinators, develops and continually revises CareerConnect Youth Apprenticeship cohort curriculum and professional development.
- In partnership with the school Pathway Director, directs and oversees the CareerConnect Youth Apprenticeship program and all other Innovation Programs at the school level.
- Keeps both the prospective and current student roster/databases up-to-date.
- Supports to develop, coordinate, and deliver any and all CareerConnect Youth Apprenticeship events, such as student orientations, parent nights, student and staff information sessions, advertising events, and the like.
- Utilizes and manages a Schoology class to share information and communicate with students.
- Manages student Chromebook loan paperwork and issues.
- Creates and/or evaluates systems to manage student transportation; primarily via public transit, but also including direct support by driving students to/from program activities, as/if necessary, to ensure student success.
- Maintains communications with school faculty and staff (as needed) regarding CareerConnect Youth Apprenticeship activities and student-specific issues.
- Leads skills workshops for prospective and current students as needed.
- Supports student success in and through the program, taking a whole-person approach, by providing advice as well as appropriate and necessary connections to quality-of-life services, including health, planning, and academic services and supports, among others.
- Meets with work-based supervisors and mentors, in addition to higher-education-based academic advisers, and the student as needed to monitor progress and discuss any concerns.
- Facilitates the development of an action plan for performance issues when warranted.
- Actively promotes and attends, when needed, college and career opportunities within Career and College Success, including career fairs, college admissions events, summer programs, affinity group meetings, parent meetings, etc..
- Establishes and maintains effective working relationships with coworkers, students, and partners.
- Assists students on an individual/group basis with document completion (e.g., resume/cover letter writing, job applications, college/university applications, etc.).
- Provides support and case management to participating students supporting their success in work and educational experience.
- Ensures student is in a safe and supportive work environment and contacts the Manager, Innovation Programs if concerns arise.
- Assists with meaningful closure and transition plans if employment is terminated prematurely.
- Facilitates regular student and/or family cohort meetings.
- Educates students and parents about careers and colleges, the college admissions process, trends, procedures, and testing; and helps students and families choose wisely and plan for the future.
- Provides information about various types of financial aid and scholarships, and provides assistance with the completion of applications for financial aid.
- Other Duties as assigned.
Knowledge, Experience & Other Qualifications:
- Three to five or more years of experience working with young people, school districts and community-based programs.
- Strong organizational, communication, and interpersonal skills.
- Must demonstrate desire and ability to work effectively with urban youth in both individual and group settings.
- Experience managing youth programs.
- Ability to work independently in a self-directed manner with minimal supervision.
- Willingness to work with individuals from high schools, non-profit organizations, postsecondary institutions, and business/industry to develop, organize, and execute activities and structures for students to enrich their educational experience and support them in successful program completion.
- Ability to work and communicate with business and higher education partners, school staff, and community agencies effectively and in a timely manner.
- Knowledge of colleges, their academic programs, admission policies, and financial policies and procedures.
- Ability to assist students in completing necessary tasks in a manner which empowers them to advocate for themselves in the future.
- Must be eligible and attend training to drive DPS small activity bus for related student activities.
- Bachelor's Degree or related experience.
About Denver Public Schools:
Denver Public Schools is committed to meeting the educational needs of every student with great schools in every neighborhood. Our goal is to provide every child in Denver with rigorous, enriching educational opportunities from preschool through high school graduation. DPS is comprised of nearly 200 schools including traditional, magnet, charter and alternative pathways schools, with an enrollment of more than 90,000 students.
Under the leadership of Superintendent Susana Cordova and guided by the tenets of The Denver Plan, DPS has become the fastest-growing school district in the country in terms of enrollment and the fastest-growing large school district in the state in terms of student academic growth. Learn more at dpsk12.org.
Denver Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, age, disability, or any other status protected by law or regulation. It is our intention that all qualified applicants be given equal opportunity and that selection decisions be based on job-related factors.