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College & Career Coordinator, Talent Search - Thomas Jefferson High

AIM Council Bluffs, IA

Job Description

AIM needs a bold, engaging, supportive, tech-savvy (yes, that spells “best”) College & Career Site Coordinator to serve youth in our program at Thomas Jefferson High School in Council Bluffs. This is a fun, challenging, and meaningful position with major impact. You will manage the daily administration of a grant-funded program for academically promising teens who are low-income, first-generation students. You will work with students to provide services to help them reach their full potential—that means academic advisement, help with career research and college planning, and leading workshops and other program activities. 

You will have scheduled appointments with students. You will also get to experience occasional staff development opportunities to ensure that project activities are top-quality. It’s a Monday-Friday gig with some evening and weekend duties. Occasional travel may be required.

Our ideal candidate is English/Spanish bilingual, has a background in education or mentoring, and is strongly tech-savvy, especially with Google Suite or Microsoft Office. This person lives by our values of being bold, engaging, supporting, and tech-savvy, drives the mission of AIM and the Upward Bound program, and is eager to work with students and learn.


  • Identify, recruit, and select and serve project participants
  • Design, implement, lead and supervise workshops and activities presented to participants and parents
  • Supervise afterschool studies
  • Routinely interact with students, parents, school personnel and the public
  • Maintain current information on each participant through documentation and record keeping
  • Develop knowledge of 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
  • Supervise the overall program
  • Ensure the program meets the grant’s 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 


  • Bachelor’s degree in psychology, counseling, educational leadership, or a similar field 
  • Preferred Spanish bilingual but not required
  • Minimum three years of relevant work experience that includes working with low-income and/or first generation students 
  • Preferred experience designing, managing, and implementing UB, TRIO or other grant programs and curriculum development but not required
  • Preferred experience overcoming barriers similar to participating students (low income, first-generation status) but not required
  • 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 and email
  • Ability to work independently and accurately, and make decisions in accordance with established policies and procedures
  • Occasional travel to various events or on fieldtrips with students

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

AIM is a not-for-profit organization that provides a variety of services in the community to grow, connect, and inspire the tech talent ecosystem. Our culture is one of our best assets: a supportive, fun, and innovative environment with a passion to help businesses and facilitate economic development. Our people distinguish us wherever we do business.

Discover more about AIM, including our culture, mission, benefits, and other postings.

AIM is an EOE/M/F/D/V. 


Job Details

Date Posted August 9, 2019
Date Closes September 8, 2019
Located In Council Bluffs, IA
Department TRIO
Job Type Full-time Employee
Compensation Salary, Varies
Shift Custom
Hours 40 hours per week
Start Date 2018-07-31
SOC Category 11-9039.00 Education Administrators, All Other
Zipcode 51501
Name HR

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

This job requires the following skills

  • Google Docs
  • College Administration
  • Community College Administration
  • High School Teacher
  • Technical College Administration
  • Technical Education Coordinator
  • College Planning
  • Microsoft Office
  • Social Software / Networks
  • Website Design
At a Glance
Enjoy these benefits
  • 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Health-Care Spending Accounts
  • Accidental Death and Dismemberment
  • Dental
  • Dependent Life Insurance
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