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GEAR UP Kentucky College and Career Coach Positions

Available in 12 school districts

GEAR UP Kentucky, a federal grant program administered through the Council on Postsecondary Education, is seeking College and Career Coaches in the 12 school districts it serves: Bath County, Bourbon County, Bracken County, Covington Independent, Fleming County, Frankfort Independent, Mason County, Marion County, Mercer County, Paris Independent, Pendleton County and Robertson County. Full- and part-time positions are available.

TO APPLY: Submit a cover letter and resume to Valerie Drake at

Format your subject line in the following way:

CCC – Name(s) of District(s) in which you are interested in working – FT or PT (indicating your interest in working full-time or part-time)

EXAMPLE: CCC – Bourbon County – FT

GEAR UP Kentucky College and Career Coach Position Description

GEAR UP Kentucky (GUK) College & Career Coaches (CCC) serve as advisors to a cohort of GEAR UP students in a participating middle school or high school for a period of no less than one school year. Coaches collaborate with school staff to assist students in making meaningful connections between their school work and career and college options and pathways. Coaches work with their District Program Manager (DPM) and School Site Teams to deliver a structured curriculum, provide individualized student advising and coordinate GUK services.

Coaches will be selected by GUK with input from school leadership and employed on an hourly basis through Adecco Temp Services. This is a 9.5 month position (mid-August 2019 through May 2020) with a base rate of $11-15/hour (dependent upon applicant’s education level and related experience); part- and full-time positions available.

Coaches will have access to multiple professional development and networking opportunities related to the education sector. Some in-state and overnight travel is expected to attend GUK-sponsored trainings, meetings, and conferences, including a full week training August 12-16 in Frankfort, KY. Candidates will complete all trainings and background checks required by the school district in which they serve.

Duties and Responsibilities:

Instruction & Service Delivery

Program and Relationship Management

Student Monitoring and Advising

Professional Development:



GEAR UP Kentucky is an equal opportunity employer.

Last Updated 6/19/2019