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High School Options Coordinator

Full Time
  • Full Time
  • Bend, OR
  • $59,000 - $65,000/yr. USD / Year
  • Salary: $59,000 - $65,000/yr.

Website Central Oregon Community College

Primary Purpose

The High School Options Coordinator is responsible to lead, promote, coordinate, and support all concurrent enrollment programs; serve as the primary point of contact for career connected learning; lead strategic efforts as they relate to concurrent enrollment and accelerated learning opportunities; promote all aspects concurrent enrollment programs to students, parents, and K-12 partners.

This is a grant-funded position with secure funding through June 30, 2025. No guarantee of employment past this date but intent is to pursue additional funding to extend the position beyond June 30, 2025.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Concurrent Enrollment Management:
  • Coordinate admissions and registration support services for high school concurrent enrollment programs such as Expanded Options and others.
  • Serve as primary point of contact for high school counselors and administrators as it relates to concurrent enrollment programs.
  • Develop and maintain efficient systems and processes to support program needs and facilitate data sharing with participating K12 partners.
  • Manage necessary processes to support concurrent enrollment programs such as billing and grade reporting to participating K12 partners.
Career Connected Learning:
  • Build relationships and connections for K-12 schools within COCC’s district that maintain, develop, and/or enhance CCL and Work-Based Learning (WBL) opportunities.
  • Coordinate and collaborate with CTE Regional Coordinators, STEM Hubs, Workforce Development Board and Local Workforce Investment Boards, Local/Regional Business and Industry, School Districts, and the High Desert ESD (Education Service District).
  • Help to identify and remove barriers to aid student transition into CTE college programs and/or careers.
  • Develop and implement strategies to identify and address capacity and equity gaps in connecting regional CCL systems to COCC programs.
  • Participate in statewide network of similar positions and promote CCL resources in support of statewide educational attainment goals and priorities.
  • Collaborate with COCC’s internal and external partners on best practices for providing equitable, quality career awareness, exploration, preparation and training programs for K-12 students while ensuring those programs align to the broader workforce development systems in the region.
Other Duties:
  • Promote COCC’s high school options within COCC’s service district.
  • Collect data needed to satisfy COCC and potential grant reporting requirements.
  • Perform other essential functions as assigned that support the overall objectives of the position.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the duties and responsibilities of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities. The individual is expected to follow College work rules and policies.
  • Demonstrated knowledge and understanding of K-12 and postsecondary educational settings.
  • Knowledge of project management including planning, implementing, and supporting grant related projects and activities.
  • Possess effective interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and to use good judgment with respect to priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to carry out complex tasks and build new programs with limited guidance.
  • Ability to manage conflicts within and/or between groups and to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to consistently treats customers, partners, vendors and co-workers with dignity and respect.
  • Ability to communicate and develop strong working relationships with people from different cultural backgrounds and other aspects of human diversity; possess a high degree of cultural competence.
  • Ability to monitor budgets and other administrative processes in a timely and professional manner.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, set work priorities, and manage workload.
  • Ability to use software programs and database systems which include Microsoft Office Suite, email, website editing, basic desktop publishing, and modern office equipment.
Regular office hours are established between 8 am – 5 pm during the workweek. This position requires a flexible work schedule that may include frequent regional travel, some overnight, and some evening and weekend work. Travel throughout the COCC regions as well as to state meetings is required for this position.
Incumbent must be able to function effectively indoors in an office environment engaged in work of primarily a sedentary nature. Requires the ability to work at a workstation for extended periods. Requires ability to write, read written materials and computer screens, and ability to use telephonic conversations. Occasional lifting up to 25lbs. All individuals are required to perform essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.

Minimum Requirements

  • Bachelor’s degree in education, business, human development or related field.\
  • Two years of related professional work experience in any combination of the following:
    • Working with students and/or community partners representing diverse communities.
    • Coordinating support services within education.
  • Current Oregon Driver’s License, or the ability to obtain within 30-days of hire.

Equivalency Statement

The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. To qualify under equivalency, applicants must indicate how they qualify by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process.
All employees are required to successfully complete and pass a background screen, which includes a criminal history check.

Preferred Qualifications

  • Master’s degree in education, business, human development or related professional field.
  • Experience working in a higher education or K12 setting, especially work that demonstrates an understanding of Career and College Readiness, Career Connected Learning, or Work-based Learning efforts.

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