Job Description

Job Number:2019-7196
College and Career Access Specialist
Mt. Rainier High School
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Position Type: Regular
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Salary: $63,604.00 - $70,927.00
08/21/2019 - To be considered for this position, please submit a completed
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Professional/Technical LEVEL: 16

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The College & Career Access Specialist (CCAS) plays a critical role in fulfilling our mission of preparing all students for postsecondary and career success. The CCAS will be the campus-based lead for a full program of college and career awareness-building opportunities, activities and events that help students gain access to their post-secondary plans- education, training, or work. The Specialist will serve as manager and point-of-contact for outside partners who provide related services, project manager for school-driven events and opportunities, and liaison between students, counselors, teachers, administrators, and district staff for career-awareness activities, internships, college visits, career counseling, and more.

Highline Public Schools serves approximately 19,000 students in the communities of Burien, Des Moines, Normandy Park, SeaTac, Boulevard Park and White Center in Washington State. Starting in the fall of 2012, the Highline community came together to develop a four-year strategic plan outlining the community’s bold goals and big dreams for its children. The plan’s promise is that every student in Highline Public Schools is known by name, strength, and need, and graduates prepared for college, career, and citizenship. The collective commitment embodied in the plan is grounded in the community’s deep belief that Highline students are capable of reaching the plan’s ambitious goals and is driven by students’ aspirations for their future. The instructional vision articulated in the plan is organized around Four Pillars that guide professional and organizational practices: * Equitable access to rigorous, standards-based instruction. High-quality instruction for all students. * Results-focused professional learning and collaboration. Investing in our people so they continuously fine-tune their craft and grow in their profession. * Strong partnerships with families and community. Schools can’t do it alone. We are better when students, families, community and educators work hand-in-hand. * A culturally responsive organization. Our diversity is a strength and an asset. We are committed to equity, excellent service for all, and continuous improvement.

include the following. This list is meant to be representative, not exhaustive. Some incumbents may not perform all the duties listed while in other cases related duties may also be assigned. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. * Develop strategy for as well as independently oversee and manage College & Career Center, which serves as a resource hub for students regarding postsecondary education and career opportunities. Ensure ample and appropriate programming and supports are available through the Center, in collaboration with district and school administration, counselors, teachers, students and community partners. * Promote a strong college and career culture in the school by highlighting successes of students who have achieved their postsecondary vision and create school wide energy for a wide variety of careers by promoting internships, scholarships, and employer-sponsored recognition programs. Help struggling students see the relevance in their school experience by generating excitement about future opportunities and making connections to high school.

COLLEGE AND CAREER ACCESS SPECIALIST (SCHOOL-BASED) * Oversee and plan logistics for small and large-scale events such as college and career fairs, job shadow events, college and career-related field trips, college presentations, internships and other events. * Provide leadership and support for students and teachers on High School & Beyond Plans and related activities. * Initiate opportunities to work with students on resumes, cover letters, scholarships, financial aid (FAFSA and WAFSA), and college and internship applications. * Market district’s college and career strategy and programs to community partners. Facilitate involvement of businesses, higher education, families and community through meetings, correspondence, newsletters, and training. * Participate in collaboration, knowledge-sharing, and community-building events with counselors, Success Deans, other CCASs, central office program managers, and community partners related to career- and college awareness and access. Make sure that efforts are collaborative when working with community partners to prevent confusion or competition for opportunities. * Negotiate and evaluate effectiveness of contracts with external partners who provide college and career support to students. Ensure college and career-related volunteers have appropriate legal clearance to support students. Track and recognize volunteer participation, and serve as the campus relationship manager for active volunteers working on college and career activities. * Support school-based advisory programs by proactively identifying opportunities to work with teachers in designing or delivering career, college, and High School & Beyond Plan-related lessons. * Engage students and college/career partners in promoting opportunities through the use of social media and school-based marketing strategies. * Track and evaluate program participation, progress towards goals, and key measures of success and submit regular reports to your Principal and appropriate district managers. Share successes and challenges with colleagues. * Obtain required permissions and Driver’s License to drive and chaperone students when needed. * Perform related duties as required.

: Education and Experience Bachelor’s Degree Two years project management, event planning, or partnership management experience where you were the lead and the project, event or partnerships were self-initiated ADDITIONAL QUALIFICATIONS: Proficient with technology, including use of Microsoft Office, social media and spreadsheets Must be able to work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends

Experience working in educational settings, preferably with high school aged students Experience working with first-generation college-bound students and their families from diverse socioeconomic, racial, and ethnic backgrounds Knowledge of career exploration programs and job outlook for region Customer service and networking experience

Criminal background clearance Valid WA State driver’s license and proof of insurance Obtain a Type II driver’s license within 90 days of hire Highline Public Schools 81R16CCAS College and Career Access Specialist Page 2 of 4


2- and 4-year college application and entrance requirements Systems, processes, and skills for successful job searching and acquiring employment Trajectory of experiences that help students become aware of and learn how to access career opportunities Community based and work-based learning resources Public relations/marketing School board policies and procedures

Communicate effectively verbally and in writing Initiate and maintain effective working relationships with individuals and groups in a multicultural and diverse community Work collaboratively with school and central office administrators, students, parents, and community members Remain flexible to changes in assignments or situations Organize activities, set priorities, and follow instructions Demonstrate success in developing school-community programs Demonstrate organization, time management skills Speak well in public and generate enthusiasm for supporting HPS’s goals Develop and manage systems between school and business/higher education communities Work flexible hours including some evenings and weekends Comply with school board policies and follow administrative procedures

School principal

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit, stand, and walk. The employee frequently is required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee must regularly lift and/or move up to 10 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, and ability to adjust focus.

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. While performing the duties of this job, the employee regularly works in indoor conditions and regularly works near video display. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate. The employee must adjust to frequent interruptions in their work schedule. Flexible work hours, includes some evenings and weekends. Job descriptions are written as a representative list of the ADA essential duties performed by the entire classification. They cannot include, and are not intended to include, every possible activity and task performed by every specific employee.

Updated by Human Resources as outlined by Chief Talent Officer, 2017.12.01 Updated Superintendent’s statement, 2014.10.15 Created by Human Resources as outlined by Director Curriculum Reform and Management, 2014.06.09 Highline Public Schools 81R16CCAS College and Career Access Specialist Page 3 of 4

COLLEGE AND CAREER ACCESS SPECIALIST (SCHOOL-BASED) Highline Public Schools, District #401, complies with all federal rules and regulations and does not discriminate in admission, access, treatment, or employment in education programs or hiring practices on the basis of race, creed, religion, color, national origin, age, sex, sexual orientation including gender expression or identity, marital status, honorably-discharged veteran or military status, the presence of any sensory, mental, or physical disability, or the use of a trained dog guide or service animal by a person with a disability. This holds true for all students who are interested in participating in educational programs and/or extracurricular activities. Any person having inquiries should contact: Age Discrimination Act, Americans with Disabilities Act, Affirmative Action, Civil Rights Act (employees), and Title IX: Chief Talent Officer, 206.631.3121,; Civil Rights Act: Executive Director of Student Support and Family Engagement, 206.631.3100, 206.631.3100,; Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act- Director of Health and Social Services, 206.631.3011, Highline Public Schools 81R16CCAS College and Career Access Specialist Page 4 of 4

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