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Ky3C Coalition Coordinator

Function of position

The Kentucky College & Career Connection Coalition Coordinator oversees the development, management and work product of the Coalition in conjunction with its Board of Directors. This role is also responsible for the creation and implementation of policies, procedures, materials and messages that communicate and support Ky3C and the greater college and career outreach efforts across Kentucky.


The Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education, in partnership with the Kentucky Department of Education, the Kentucky Higher Education Assistance Authority, and Kentucky Adult Education formally created the Kentucky College and Career Connections (Ky3C) Coalition in February 2015. Previously facilitated by GEAR UP Kentucky, the Coalition is a statewide network of outreach programs, proponents and practitioners that seek to align, enhance, and expand college and career outreach statewide, leading to an increased college going culture and rate. Coalition membership currently includes representative members from more than 25 agencies, institutions, and organizations focused on reaching out to students and families from every segment of the education pipeline, especially those providing services and resources to Kentuckians in traditionally underrepresented and/or low-income communities.

The Coalition is seeking a qualified individual to serve as the Ky3C Coalition Coordinator.  The Ky3C Coalition Coordinator will increase the capacity and effectiveness of the Coalition through the facilitation of communication and collaboration among its members. The Ky3C Coordinator will lead the development and execution of collaborative initiatives and events aligned with Ky3C strategic goals, and work with the Ky3C Board of Directors to establish infrastructure and secure funding that will sustain Coalition operations long term.

Position hours and location

The position is a non-merit, time-limited, full-time (37.5 hours per week) position located at the Council on Postsecondary Education offices in Frankfort, Kentucky.

The Coalition intends to fill this position immediately to ensure the selected candidate can begin service on June 1, 2017.  Funding has been secured for this position through June 30, 2018, with the potential for annual renewal dependent upon renewal of federal and state grant funding.

Compensation and benefits

$55,000 plus benefits

Minimum training and experience

A Bachelor’s degree is required in the area of communication, public relations, education, psychology, sociology, guidance and counseling, business management, or a closely related field and 5 years of professional experience in education, communications, community engagement/organizing, partnership development, non-profit management,  and/or public relations. Experience in the educational access and transition is preferred.


Roles and responsibilities

Sustainability Planning & Administrative Support

Support the ongoing strategic planning and development work of the Coalition's board and work groups to establish infrastructure to ensure the long-term sustainability of Coalition operations. Specific responsibilities include:

Organizational and Relationship Management
Communicate the Coalition vision and mission effectively to all stakeholders and support ongoing efforts to build relationships and foster collaboration among partner organizations.

Communication & Digital Outreach

In conjunction with the Ky3C Board, member organizations/representatives, and volunteer work groups, raise public awareness of the Coalition's work and collaborative outreach initiatives through coordinated public relations and community engagement efforts. Specific responsibilities include:

Data Collection & Research

Maintain and elevate the public image of the Coalition through the development and distribution promotional materials, messages, and media.  Specific responsibilities include:

Contact information

Interested applicants should send a letter of application specifically addressing the responsibilities and qualifications of the position; a resume; and, the names, titles, and contact information (phone and email) for at least three  professional references to:

Rebecca Bowman, Human Resources
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
1024 Capital Center Dr., Ste. 320
Frankfort, KY 40601

The Council on Postsecondary Education is an equal opportunity employer.

Last Updated 4/5/2017