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Date Posted:  2/21/2017

Closing Date: Open Until Filled         

Position Title: School Based Career Coordinator

Starting Salary Range: $39,603.20 - $49,504.00 (Level 210)  

Minimum Education: Bachelor’s Degree in Education, Counseling or related field.                  

Minimum Experience: One year of successful experience in job placement, employment counseling, or student services. Experience with workshop or curriculum development is desirable.

Job Summary
As part of the Career Plus Program, the Career Coordinator will split his or her time between the Employ Milwaukee offices and two area high schools. In the high schools, they will be responsible for recruiting and coordinating programming and services for a cohort of 50 students per school. Career Plus seeks to create the bridge many students need between school and career paths. Services include linking students with subsidized work experiences, resume help, career exploration and planning, linkages with apprenticeship opportunities, and exposure to Social-Emotional Learning sessions. Includes both group facilitation and one-on-one coaching.

Minimum Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Counseling and coaching skills with the ability to work effectively in youth teams in a culturally diverse environment and function in an educational environment.
  • Strong verbal and presentation skills including group speaking including one-on-one support and group facilitation.
  • Strong written communication skills including ability to write routine reports and correspondence.
  • Case Management skills and abilities, including maintaining and updating client files, monitoring client progress, and data entry.
  • Must be a problem solver with analytical skills and the ability to think independently, willing and able to work effectively without consistent availability of supervision and training.
  • Ability to read and interpret documents such as program guidelines, procedure manuals, and government rules related to workforce development contract implementation.
  • Basic math and data entry computer skills are required.
  • Working knowledge of PC applications including MS Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, and the Internet.
  • Must possess valid driver’s license and reliable transportation.

Job Duties:        

  • Must have the ability and necessary communications skills to work with at-risk youth in jeopardy of dropping out of high school.
  • Must be willing and have the ability to work at multiple sites.
  • Builds positive relationships with school staff, and collaborates with other Career Plus Career Coordinators.
  • Recruits, assesses, and develops Individual Service Strategy and provides case management to youth.
  • Plans, coordinates, and facilitates sessions at assigned schools and community-based organizations.
  • Coordinates Youth Apprenticeship (YA) opportunities for youth and attends YA consortium meetings.
  • Coordinates and implements strategies to increase private sector employer participation in program activities which provide participants with meaningful work experience through work-based learning opportunities such as mentoring, job shadowing, post-secondary education, mock interviews, referrals to job fairs and apprenticeships.
  • Coordinates student career development activities, including assessments and dissemination of student career plan information, with students, parents, and schools.
  • Tracks academic performance and attendance of the students and provides feedback.
  • Provides contract monitoring and program evaluation.
  • Performs general program administrative duties including internal and grant mandated database entry, file maintenance and documentation. (Current systems include ETO, ASSET and MIS)
  • Attends scheduled staff and team meetings and participates in committees.
  • Completes work permits and Selective Service forms, assists with youth payroll pick-up and delivers time sheets and paychecks to community-based organizations.
  • Maintains positive working relationships with school staff in order to facilitate program goals and objectives.
  • Conducts outreach efforts to promote the benefits of Employ Milwaukee youth programs.
  • Act as a contributing member of the department Career Plus is based in, Employ Milwaukee’s Office of Career Exploration. This may entail contributing to the Office’s summer programming with special responsibilities during summer months.
  • Must be willing and able to work occasional non-standard hours to accommodate client needs.
  • Performs other duties as assigned or required.

To Apply:

Send cover letter and resume, stating the position you are applying for, to:

Human Resource Specialist
Employ Milwaukee
2342 N. 27th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53210
Fax: (414) 270-7599


Interviews may be conducted during the posting period.


 Employ Milwaukee is an Equal Opportunity Employer




Employ Milwaukee

2342 North 27th Street
Milwaukee, WI 53210

Phone: (414) 270-1700
Fax: (414) 225-2375

Employ Milwaukee is an equal opportunity service provider.

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