All Other Positions - Goodwill Excel
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Job Title: College and Career Readiness Counselor
Job Location: Excel Center High School - St. Louis
Beginning: Immediately
Deadline: May 01, 2021**
District: Goodwill Excel
St. Louis, MO 63103
Telephone: None Specified
Job Description:
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Who are we?
Since 2018, MERS Goodwill has opened four adult high schools across the state of Missouri.  The Excel Center administers a curriculum that allows adults to earn a traditional High School diploma at an accelerated rate, and often times coupled with dual college credit and industry-recognized credentials.  The school is currently being held online but is anxiously awaiting the return to a traditional classroom setting as early as the Fall of 2021. The Excel Center holds year-round classes and is open from 9 AM to 9 PM with drop-in daycare on site.  
What is the position like?
College and Career Readiness Specialists traditionally work Monday through Friday 8 AM to 4 PM but do have to work one evening per week.  College and Career Readiness Specialists establish relationships with our students to help them further their learning outside of earning their High School Diploma.  Our goal is for College and Career Readiness Specialists to find joy in both teaching and learning. College and Career Readiness Specialists will lead the school culture toward the development and design of career pathways for targeted, industry-driven programs with sequential options, including dual-enrollment, noncredit, and credit certificate programs. Missouri is the 6th state to open Goodwill Excel Centers so there is the opportunity to exchange ideas, curriculum, and best practices on a national level as well.
What will you love about Goodwill?
  • Employer subsidized individual and family medical benefits
  • Employer subsidized individual and family dental and vision
  • Employee retirement (403b) with company matching 50% up to 6% of employee wages after 1 year of employment
  • Employer contributed retirement (401a) of varying contribution percentages, annually after 1 year of employment
  • Employer contributed life insurance (twice W2 wages)
  • Optional short-term disability, additional life insurance, and accidental death and dismemberment offered
  • Employee discount
  • Paid vacation, holiday, and sick
  • Opportunities for advancement
What are your primary duties?
  • Work with the center Life Coaches and industry advisory networks to develop more student exposure to the world of work, including on-the-job opportunities, internships or job shadowing and other experiential learning for career pathways.
  • Make sound recommendations to the school director on student placement into internships and job opportunities.
  • Develop innovative, career-focused marketing and recruitment strategy for promoting career pathway opportunities to students.
  • Conduct, gather and coordinate the development of research and performance measures for credential completion, educational attainment and efforts that bridge educational systems for career-path employment.
  • Align job training and education programs to jobs that are in demand or likely to grow in the immediate future in the local market.
  • Attend and participate in meetings of key stakeholders in education and training, workforce and economic development to develop and strengthen information and resources related to the creation of career pathways.
  • Oversee and support students in all certification and dual-credit classes they attend.
  • Coordinate college preparation testing for all students (ACT, SAT, and/or ).
  • Provide information on college fairs, campus visits, scholarships, etc. to current students, teachers and alumni.
  • Create and maintain outreach efforts to Excel Center alums.  Stay in contact with and track graduates as they pursue their post-secondary options in order to maintain up-to-date employment, career and college attainment.
  • Provide additional services at the request of the school’s director.
  • Other duties as assigned.

  • Bachelor’s Degree in education, social work, or psychology required
  • Master’s degree and teaching or training experience preferred.
  • Must have strong verbal and written skills and be able to work with a diverse group of students, staff, and co-workers.
  • Knowledge of Missouri community colleges, technical schools, and adult training schools and ability to navigate each preferred.
  • One year experience in providing career counseling and job placement preferred.  

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