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Transition Coach

Johnson County Community College
Kansas, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Jan 24, 2022

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Position Type
Administrative, Student Affairs, Disabled Student Services
Employment Level
Employment Type
Full Time
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Johnson County Community College

Position Title
Transition Coach

Continuing Education & Workforce Development

Position Type
Part-time Regular, Non-Exempt

Number of openings

Work Schedule, Hours per week
Varies, 25 hours per week

Position Grade

Pay Range
$23.95-28.74 per hour (actual pay depends on qualifications)

Olathe Health Education Center (OHEC)

Job Summary
Established in 1969, Johnson County Community College is dedicated to transforming lives and strengthening communities through learning. Located in Overland Park, Kansas, JCCC has enjoyed a national reputation for educational excellence and student success for more than 50 years. That's five decades dedicated to smaller class sizes, more resources and a thriving campus culture - not to mention our competitive tuition rates and extracurricular experiences that transcend the norm.

The JCAE Transition Coach is responsible for assisting GED, English Connection, and ESL students in succeeding in JCAE coursework and with all aspects of preparing for future success in college, in a career, and in their community. Focus includes:
  • Connecting students with essential support services (transportation, childcare, housing, food, etc.) to eliminate barriers that might otherwise impede their progress.
  • Helping students explore and research career options to determine their career and life goals, and work with them to develop strategies to achieve their goals.
  • Supporting enrollment at JCCC (applying to the college, applying for financial aid, preparing for placement testing, engaging with JCCC Counselors, selecting courses, enrolling in classes, purchasing materials and textbooks, connecting students with JCCC resources, etc.).
  • Initiates, leads, and supports marketing efforts to build awareness and promote JCAE.
  • Supporting student job search and placement.
  • Collect and report student data for internal use and to meet state reporting requirements

    Required Qualifications
    Bachelor's degree in related field.
    Minimum of 3 years' relevant experience in adult education as an instructor and/or as an advisor, mentor, or coach.
    Demonstrated student focus, with passion for serving adults in attaining basic skills and high school equivalency credentials, and for encouraging their continued pursuit of education and/or career training.
    Demonstrated project management skills and effective program development and execution.
    Must be proficient in Microsoft Office products including Excel, Word, Outlook and PowerPoint, and have experience with enterprise resource systems.
    Strong relationship-building and communication skills (oral and written).
    Demonstrated effectiveness in collaborating with peers and individuals inside and outside the program to promote program objectives and leverage resources to advance program objectives.
    Ability to manage sensitive and confidential information.
    Knowledge of FAFSA and financial aid options.
    Available for periodic evening and weekend work as needed and occasional travel within Kansas.
    This position requires 25 hours per week, and currently offices in Olathe. Work schedules are negotiable, but the TC will work Monday through Thursday with a schedule that includes morning, afternoon, and evening hours to maximize accessibility to all JCAE students.

    Preferred Qualifications
    Master's degree in a related field.
    Knowledge of functions and processes associated with college admission, financial aid, resources for students, challenges of first-generation students.
    Familiarity with JCCC departments, processes, and key staff.

    Required application documents

    Cover Letter

    Every employee of the college is expected to treat all members of the college community with dignity and respect demonstrating professional, courteous and respectful behavior and engage in constructive conflict resolution, when needed.

    In accordance with the college policy, finalists for this position will be subject to criminal background investigations. Individual hiring departments at JCCC may elect to administer pre-employment tests, which are relevant to essential job functions as part of the applicant selection/hiring process. Many departments require those selected for hire to submit a certified transcript for all degrees obtained. For full consideration, applicants are encouraged to apply prior to the review date listed in posting.

    Johnson County Community College (JCCC) is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer. JCCC provides equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants without regard to race, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, color, age, religion, protected veteran or disability status, or genetic information.

    If you are an applicant requesting assistance or a reasonable accommodation in the application process, please contact the Office of Human Resources at 913-469-3877, or email

    For a summary of all disclosures (Background Check, Clery Act, ADA, EOE, etc.) refer to the links on our Careers Page.

    To apply, please visit:

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