High School & GED Coordinator

Posted: 08/21/2022

Mission Statement: Hope House Colorado (HHC) empowers parenting teenage moms to achieve personal and economic self-sufficiency and to understand their significance in God’s sight, resulting in a healthy future for them and for their children. 

Position Title:  High School & GED Coordinator
Exemption Status: Salaried, Non-Exempt 
Reports To:  Empower Program Manager
Salary Range: $40,000/year - $45,000/year depending upon experience.
Department: Program
Benefits Eligibility: Eligible

Work Environment: This role is expected to work 40 hours/week on the HHC campus, except when offsite for HHC work-related purposes. The existing schedule is 8 hours per day Monday - Friday, to include one evening shift each week. 

Position Summary: The High School & GED Coordinator (“HSGC”) is responsible for building relationships with HHC moms interested in furthering their education. The HSCG coordinates the HHC High School & GED Program, which supports the educational goals of HHC moms and prepares them to successfully pass the GED or HiSET test, or receive a high school diploma through Penn Foster, an online accredited high school diploma program. HHC provides an alternative learning structure that focuses on one-on-one instruction and tutoring, and best supports the needs of HHC moms to allow them to move at their own, unique academic pace. Graduation with GED/HiSET or a high school diploma removes significant barriers to economic self-sufficiency and empowers HHC moms to explore other possibilities of all they can achieve.

Essential Duties/Responsibilities:

  • Work collaboratively with the Empower Program Manager to develop organizational goals for the annual operating plan in the Education domain.
  • Respond to teen mom inquiries about the HS & GED Program and complete new student intakes
  • Prepare lessons, create individual learning plans for each student, and teach the appropriate material
  • Manage relationships with volunteer tutors, including training tutors in HS & GED material, assigning tutors to students, volunteer appreciation, ensuring volunteer hours are tracked, sharing any issues or concerns with the Volunteer Manager, and making journal notes in Raiser’s Edge (Champion data base) for volunteer tutors in both the HHC HS & GED Program
  • Manage the partnership and budget between HHC and Jefferson Academy 
  • Enter new students into the Program database (Apricot) and maintain student information and progress in database
  • Provide transportation for students to and from class (through a ride share service or in a HHC vehicle) as it falls within HHC transportation guidelines
  • Manage the HS & GED budget and any corresponding school partnership budgets on a monthly basis
  • Collaborate with the College & Career Coordinator for all students wishing to move on to college or a career upon HS/GED graduation
  • Coordinate all HHC HS & GED graduation celebrations
  • Act as the liaison with Jefferson Academy/Summit Academy, including implementation of the partnership, admissions, recruiting for count day, budget, attendance tracking in Jeffco Public School District Infinite Campus system, etc.
  • Consistently communicate with HHC students to actively build relationships, give assignments, provide encouragement, and to notify them of information pertaining to the HS & GED Program and upcoming HHC events and activities.
  • Provide financial assistance recommendations for individual teen moms to the Empower Program Manager 
  • Update and maintain the HHC HS & GED Program Handbook

Data Collection: 

  • Collect and report necessary for grant application and reports 
  • Conduct HHC Connections Meetings with teen moms as assigned by the Admissions & Activities Coordinator within 1-3 weeks of enrollment.  
  • Conduct teen mom IGP meetings as requested and score IGPs each week  
  • Collect, input, and report data appropriately into software platforms utilized by HHC (Apricot and KPI Dashboard).  

Other Duties and Responsibilities:  

  • Promote the values of HHC throughout the organization and external relationships.  
  • Attend team and organizational meetings, activities, and events.  
  • Collaborate with HHC staff and perform job duties to advance the organization’s mission and vision.  
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and within a team, seeking guidance as appropriate.  
  • Comply with all organizational policies and procedures.  
  • This position is expected to work all shifts in the office.  

Competencies:

  1. Relationship Building: Builds constructive working relationships characterized by a high level of acceptance, cooperation, and mutual respect.
  2. Coaching & Mentoring: Enables teen moms to grow and succeed through feedback, instruction, and encouragement.
  3. Adaptability & Flexibility: Adapts to changing business needs, conditions, and work responsibilities.
  4. Accountability & Dependableness: Takes personal responsibility for the quality and timeliness of work, and achieves results with little oversight
  5. Attention to Detail: Diligently attends to details and pursues quality in accomplishing tasks.
  6. Ethics & Integrity: Earns others’ trust and respect through consistent honesty and professionalism in all interactions.
  7. Results Focus & Initiative: Focuses on results and desired outcomes and how best to achieve them. Gets the job done.
  8. Problem Solving: Partners with clients to identify and resolve complex or sensitive issues; resolves difficult or complicated challenge
  9. Values Diversity: Helps create an environment that embraces and appreciates diversity.
  10. Enforcing rules & regulations: Enforces rules and regulations and initiates enforcement in a way that is perceived as fair, objective, and reasonable.

Supervisory Duties: None

Physical Demands: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to sit, stand, and walk as well as bend, squat, and climb stairs. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. 

Note: This job description is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, responsibilities, or qualifications associated with this position. We are a team and support each other in all ways necessary to continue working toward the HHC mission. 

Benefits: HHC benefits are available to employees who consistently work a minimum of 24 hours a week. Benefits offered are subject to change at HHC's sole discretion.  

  • Health Benefits: Employees may elect medical, dental, vision & life insurance plans.  
  • Simple IRA: Employees may choose to make salary reduction contributions through HHC’s Simple IRA plan and HHC will match the employee’s contribution up to a maximum of 3% of the employee’s annual salary.  

Paid Time Off (PTO): 

  • Vacation: Upon hire, employees earn 6 hours of vacation per paycheck up to 120 hours (3 weeks) in a year. Accruals are adjusted to increase vacation earned per hours worked based on length of employment with HHC. 
  • Holidays: HHC observes eleven (11) holidays throughout the year. Salaried employees are paid for these holidays according to the nationally recognized observation day for each holiday. In addition, salaried employees are currently gifted either the week of Christmas or the week of New Year’s off, to be scheduled at the discretion of their supervisor.
  • Sick Leave: HHC provides eligible employees with Paid Sick and Safe Leave (PSSL) and Public Health Emergency Leave (PHEL) in accordance with the requirements of Colorado's Healthy Families and Workplaces Act (HFWA).
Requirements
  • Must be committed to Hope House Colorado’s Core Values and continually working towards the HHC mission
  • Applicant must have a valid driver’s license and current automobile insurance
  • Must pass rigorous background and motor-vehicle record checks
  • Self-directed and comfortable/competent working autonomously 
  • Exercises good judgement in a variety of situations

Desired Skills and Attributes:

  • Experience working with at risk populations, preferably teenage mothers
  • Highly organized and detail oriented
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Ability to maintain good working relationships with outside service organizations (i.e. school partnership relationships)
  • Comfortable working with Microsoft Office Suite
  • Experience planning and organizing events and activities
  • Bilingual, English & Spanish (not a requirement)

Education and Training:

  • Two years’ teaching experience
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Wage Type: Salary

Now Hiring!: Full-Time

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Required Candidate Screenings: Background Screen Required,Require Passed Drug Screen