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Career Coach

Career Coach

Ozarka College in Melbourne, Arkansas seeks qualified applicants for a part-time, 20 hours per week, Career Coach to serve in the Viola School District. This is a grant-funded position reporting to the College Registrar, and provided in partnership between the Arkansas Department of Career Education and the Viola School District, with funding approved through June 30, 2018.  Deadline for submitting applications will be when an acceptable candidate has been selected.  To apply, submit a detailed letter of application, an Ozarka Employment Application, resume, unofficial copies of transcripts, and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to:

Ozarka College

Attn:  Human Resources

P. O. Box 10

Melbourne, AR  72556

870)368-2002/ Fax (870)368-2094

Ozarka College is an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity Employer.

Job Summary: While the services of the Ozarka College Career Coach will be available to any Arkansan, Career Coaches will specifically target those students who are most in need of career planning. One of the specific targets will be students from low-income backgrounds (TANF or TANF eligible families). The Career Coach will identify these students through their middle/high schools and encourage them to aspire to postsecondary education, workforce training and/or apprenticeships as the means to a career that will afford economic self-sufficiency.

Specific Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Providing early outreach to low-income students and their parents with information about the importance of postsecondary education, as well as accurate information on how to prepare, apply, and pay for it
  • Providing interest inventories and skills assessments to assist individuals in making informed career decisions
  • Facilitating the development of individual career plans and portfolios
  • Assisting students with enrolling in education or training programs
  • Providing information on careers, career pathways, and educational requirements
  • Providing opportunities for job shadowing, mentoring, internships, visits to business and industry, and other career awareness activities
  • Providing or connecting low-income students to support services that will ease the transition to postsecondary education
  • Providing information on pursuing and obtaining industry-valued certifications
  • Providing information on how to earn a Workforce Alliance for Growth in the Economy (WAGE) certificate
  • Connecting educationally disadvantaged youth and adults to “bridge programs” that teach basic academic skills in the context of training for advancement to better jobs and postsecondary education
  • Connecting students to academic enrichment activities such as study groups, tutoring, and workshops on study skills
  • Connecting high school students to early college programs, Advanced Placement classes, and academic and career and technical education (CTE) and concurrent-credit enrollment
  • Providing a continuum of career guidance to ease the transition of students from middle school to high school to postsecondary education or training and ultimately to the workplace
  • Assist with delivery of ACT remediation services and programs
  • Other duties as assigned or as required by the grant

Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.  Experience in higher education or a public school environment is preferred. 
  • Must be highly motivated and able to work with minimal direct supervision.  
  • Must have excellent computer skills with a strong background in Word, PowerPoint, and Excel.  
  • Must have excellent interpersonal and organizational skills and the ability to communicate effectively orally, in writing and in public presentation settings.   
  • Background check is required.


Remit to:
Ozarka College
Office of Human Resources
Attention: Career Coach Search Committee
P. O. Box 10
Melbourne, AR 72556
(870) 368-2002/FAX (870) 368-2094

Adobe PDF Document Ozarka College Application (PDF)

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DeEdra Steed
Contact Information:

Director of Human Resources
Ozarka College
P.O. Box 10
Melbourne, Ar 72556
870.368.2094 fax