Career Opportunities


Career Coach Melbourne

Ozarka College in Melbourne, Arkansas seeks qualified applicants for a full-time Career Coach to serve in the Melbourne School District. This is a 12-month grant-funded position reporting to the College Registrar, and provided in partnership between the Arkansas Division of Career and Technical Education and the Melbourne School District, with funding approved through June 30, 2023.   

Job Summary: The College and Career Coach program is designed to motivate and support Arkansas students and adults achieve their goals as it relates to college and career planning through intensive hands-on, programs and services. The program provides assistance and information for resources in the areas of academic tutoring, career counseling, college preparation and admission, financial aid guidance, mentoring, and other support necessary for post-secondary education/training access, retention, and success.

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
  • Provide students with assistance in enrolling in education or training programs, completing college applications, the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), the Arkansas Universal Scholarship application, and other activities that
  • Providing information on careers, career pathways, and educational requirements and 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
  • 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 students with preparation and support for collegiate placement testing (ACT or Accuplacer).
  • Fulfill student tracking and reporting requirements as required
  • Other duties as assigned to full the mission and goals of the Division of Career and Technical Education Career Coach Program.

 Job Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree.  Experience in higher education or a public school environment is preferred.
  • Must be energetic, 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.
  • Ability to effectively communicate with students, faculty, staff, high school counselors and administrators, parents, and the community;


Application Deadline: Open until filled.  Interviews will begin immediately. 

To apply, submit a letter of application, Ozarka Employment Application, resume, unofficial copies of transcripts and names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references 

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

Adobe PDF Document Ozarka College Application (PDF)

Ozarka College and the State of Arkansas does not discriminate in access to employment opportunities or in employment or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or genetic information.

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DeEdra Steed
Director of HR
Contact Information:

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