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College & Career Coordinator, Upward Bound at Abraham Lincoln High School

AIM Council Bluffs, IA

Job Description

AIM is seeking a College & Career Site Coordinator to serve Abraham Lincoln High School participants in Council Bluffs, Iowa.  The College & Career Coordinator manages daily administration of a grant for teens with academic promise who are low income, first generation students. This positions works directly with students to provide services which include academic advisement, assistance with career research and college planning, and leading workshops and other program activities. #Education #FirstGeneration #Technology


  • Identify, recruit, and select and serve project participants
  • Travel to continuing education conferences and seminars as outlined in the grant
  • Design, implement, lead and supervise workshops and activities presented to participants and parents
  • Supervise afterschool studies
  • Routine interaction with students, parents, school personnel and the public
  • Maintain current information on each participant through rigorous documentation and record keeping
  • Knowledgeable regarding scholarships and financial aid sources and applications
  • Coordinate disbursements and expenditures of program funds
  • Coordinate the counseling and instructional functions of the project
  • Provide comprehensive services to participants, including career, personal, academic and group advising/counseling
  • Provide for overall program supervision
  • Ensure that the program meets objectives
  • Complete Annual Performance Reports
  • Ensure equal student access to the program
  • Establish, evaluate, and revise information and reporting systems and participant needs assessment
  • Collaborate with other programs and services to create a climate that fosters success
  • Disseminate information about the availability of services, including presenting the program at appropriate meetings
  • Track and assist graduating seniors through their college experience
  • Perform other duties as needed/assigned



  • Preferred Bachelor’s degree in psychology, counseling, educational leadership, or a similar field required
  • Minimum three years related work experience to include working with low-income and/or first generation students required
  • Experience designing, managing, and implementing UB, TRIO or other grant programs and curriculum development preferred
  • Must be available to travel, specifically overnight, for program activities, conferences and seminars, and as assigned
  • Experience overcoming barriers similar to participating students preferred (low income, first-generation status)
  • Excellent interpersonal and verbal skills
  • Experience with mentoring, tutoring, or counseling
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality
  • Ability to establish and maintain good working relationships with students and others of diverse backgrounds
  • Ability to work effectively and efficiently with public schools
  • Proficiency in computer applications such as Word, Excel, Google Documents and email
  • Ability to work independently and accurately, and make decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures

Preferred Skills:

  • Videography
  • Digital cameras
  • Tablet technologies
  • Google tools
  • Web development
  • Mobile applications
  • Robotics
  • YouTube and blogging
  • Knowledge of computer systems
  • Digital media design
  • Database usage

Benefits (for full-time positions):

  • 401K
  • Medical and Dental Insurance
  • Life and Disability Insurance
  • Paid Time Off  (PTO accrued on a monthly basis)
  • 8 paid holidays
  • Base pay is determined on previous experience

The site coordinator office environment includes scheduled appointments. This position will include occasional staff development opportunities to ensure that project activities are top-quality. The position involves working Monday-Friday, including occasional evening, weekend, and overnight duties.

AIM is a not-for-profit membership organization with impact. AIM provides a variety of services in the community to build, connect, and inspire the IT community. The culture at AIM is one of its best assets. It is a supportive, fun, and innovative environment with a passion to assist businesses and economic development everywhere we go. Our people are what distinguish us in every community we do business.

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Job Details

Date Posted November 20, 2018
Date Closes December 20, 2018
Address 1205 Bonham St
Located In Council Bluffs, IA
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Varies
Shift Custom
Hours 40 hours per week
Start Date 2018-08-14
SOC Category 21-1012.00 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
Zipcode 51503

This job offers the following benefits

  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
  • Life Insurance
  • Long-Term Disability
  • Medical
  • Continuing Education Program
  • Financial Planning
  • Fitness Classes
  • Flexible Hours
  • Health Club Membership
  • Health Fair
  • Holiday Party
  • Bonus Plan
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Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
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