Coordinate the CATS/MVP program and other volunteer activities with the students, parents and community for Arvada West High School.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Coordinate student placements for the CATS/MVP that maximize educational and experiential learning opportunities. Collaborate with teachers, students, parents, advisors, local businesses and/or volunteer placements.
Work with school counselors and advisors to interface with the Naviance system to develop and maintain an electronic portfolio to document student engagement in career exploration and to ensure compliance with Individual Career Assessment Program (ICAP).
Facilitate relationships with organizations and businesses for site apprenticeships and service learning opportunities.
Assist in growth and development of placement options for students and foster positive relationships between Arvada West, local employers and organizations in the community at large.
Coach students for academics, employment, apprenticeship, and service learning opportunities. Help students to determine readiness and prepare for CATS/MVP site placement. Provide continued support on job related instruction, coaching and supervision at the job site to ensure success.
Coordinate with advisors to monitor student progress with regular check-ins with CATS/MVP site supervisors.
Promote and coordinate parent and community volunteer opportunities with Arvada West's Leadership Council, Parent Teacher Student Organization, and other Arvada West parent organizations and community.
Act as a liaison to support the development of mutually beneficial volunteer opportunities throughout the K-12 community. Including volunteer workshops, establishing guidelines, documentation protocols, etc.
Assist with submitting grant proposals to foundations and other grant-making organizations, communicating the mission and goals of Arvada West High School to potential funders.
Plan, develop, coordinate and implement PR strategies including; writing and distributing press releases, maintaining the schools online presence, and preparing multimedia promotional materials (e.g. publicity brochures, handouts, direct mail leaflets, promotional videos, photographs, films etc.)
Perform other duties as assigned.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND TRAINING: High school diploma/GED required, plus post secondary courses in business or vocational school or work experience equivalent to up to two years of college.
EXPERIENCE: 5 or more years experience in high school setting, youth-based apprenticeships/service learning programs.
SKILLS, KNOWLEDGE, & EQUIPMENT: This position requires knowledge in community based learning, must have excellent communication skill, interpersonal and multi-tasking skills.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, & REGISTRATIONS: Requires CPR and First Aide training within 2 months of hire. Must maintain Colorado Drivers License and meet district/state requirements.
SUPERVISION/TECHNICAL RESPONSIBILITY: This job has no supervisory responsibilities. This position serves as a resource to teachers, parents, students and staff. Provide support for the student success in the CATS/MVP program at Arvada West.
CONTACTS: This position requires daily contact with persons in same work unit/building, students, and parents to provide a service. Weekly contact with the general public, Social Services, businesses, health providers, and volunteer organizations to furnish/obtain information. Monthly contact with persons in other departments/buildings to furnish/obtain information. Annual contact with applicants to furnish/obtain information.
SAFETY TO SELF AND OTHERS: Low exposure to self to cuts and bruises due to typical classroom accidents and exposure to auto accidents when transporting students on day and/or extended trips.
The physical demands, work environment characteristics, and mental functions described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
PHYSICAL DEMANDS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required stand, walk, use hands to finger, handle, or feel, reach with hands and arms, talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to sit. The employee is occasionally required to climb/balance, stoop, kneel, or crouch, and taste/smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision and ability to adjust focus.
WORK ENVIRONMENT: This position requires frequent exposure to outdoor weather conditions and occasionally exposed to high/precarious places. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
MENTAL FUNCTIONS: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate, instruct and use interpersonal skills. The employee is frequently required to analyze, coordinate, and evaluate. The employee is occasionally required to compare, copy, compute, synthesize, compile and negotiate.
JUDGMENT AND DECISION MAKING: Work is assigned by the needs of school curriculum and individual student needs. Typical decisions are made with students and are based upon their personal, social and intellectual needs and requires a high level of independent judgment. Decision making is guided by District policies and school procedures as they relate to a democratic facility. Collaboration in decision making includes colleagues, students, parents, staff and administration. Errors in decision making could cause the inability to ask for help, the inability to work collaboratively and the inability to reflect on the work and accept feedback from others. This could impact students as advisees or students. The staff is a collaborative group and the school is a place where students become self-directed learners. Supervisor is involved in major decisions only.
DIVERSITY OF DUTIES: Duties requires the capability to advise students, teach classes and act as a sponsor for trips taken by students. The daily duties are within the immediate department.