Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

GEAR UP Kentucky College and Career Coach - Multiple Positions

Type of position: Interim state employment, mid-August to mid-May, with option for possible reemployment after 90-day break in service. Part-time and full-time positions available; Internships considered for this position.

Primary working conditions: Works primarily in assigned school building(s) or district(s) with infrequent in-state and out-ofstate travel required.

Compensation: $15/hour - $19/hr based on experience and education. See salary schedule.

School Districts: Bath County, Bourbon County, Frankfort Independent, Holmes High School, Pendleton County


GEAR UP Kentucky (GUK) College & Career Coaches (CCC) serve as advisors to a cohort(s) of GEAR UP students and families in a participating high school during the academic year. The anticipated contract timeframe for 2022-2023 will be (August 16, 2022 –May 15, 2023).

Coaches collaborate with school and GUK staff to assist students and their families in making meaningful connections between 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 and family advising, coordinate and implement GUK services and events.

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. Candidates will complete all required 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

Minimum Training and Experience

Successful Applicants will Demonstrate

Benefits and Pay Scale

Contact Information

Interested applicants should send a letter of application specifically addressing the responsibilities and qualifications of the position and indicating the school(s) interested in serving, a resume, and the names, titles, and contact information for at least three professional references to:

Rae Smith, Human Resources
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education

Last Updated: 9/27/2022