Essential Functions: The Graduation Coach is a key coordinator who drives support for students in need of credit recovery as well academic support. The Graduation Coach will spend their time managing an academic recovery program for students at-risk of dropping out. This would include managing first time credit, credit recovery curriculum, as well as engaging students and families to support dropout prevention. The Graduation Coach supports a high touch relational approach to educational support and has superior customer service skills and a commitment to provide the best experience possible for their students and families Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Conduct an analysis that focuses on data for individual students and subgroups such as attendance records, behavior records, records of teacher conferences, grade retention records, and records of credits earned
Monitors student engagement/attendance for graduation requirements on their caseload and identifies barriers to school attendance or academic achievement by initiating recurring contact by phone with students and their families when students begin showing signs of failure/struggle as determined by grades, missed log-ins, course activity, and number of missing assignments;
Contacts every student on their caseload by phone or in-person for a regularly scheduled conference call; answers all phone calls from students, staff and parents, keeps an activity log for all such contacts for documentation purposes;
Acts as an advocate for students and families and refers students on their caseload (and families), as applicable, to outside agencies or school level support services to ensure needs are met;
Attends and participates in school and K12 sponsored meetings and Professional Development Events related to student engagement or that are specific to the needs of staff that provide direct instruction or direct non-instructional services to credit recovery students; (referring students/families to Social Worker
Provides parents with opportunities to partner with the school and support student learning through engagement activities;
Provides materials and training on how parents can improve their child’s achievement;
Provides reasonable support for parental involvement as requested and ensure, to the extent possible, that information sent home is in a language and form parents can understand.
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities.
Minimum Required Qualifications:
Bachelor’s degree AND
Three (3) years classroom, guidance counseling, or leadership experience OR
Equivalent combination of education and experience
Strong attention to detail
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Excellent problem-solving skills
Organizational skills, multi-tasking abilities
Passionate about student engagement and success
Ability to quickly learn new technology
Flexible schedule; ability to travel as needed, up to 20% of the time
Ability to pass background check
Experience working with students and their families
Experience supporting adults and children in the use of technology
Certificates and Licenses: None Required
· Experience with student success coaching
Work Environment: 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.
· This is a home-based position
The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is “at-will” as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the “at-will” nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.
Job Types: Full-time, Contract