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GEAR UP Kentucky College and Career Coach - Covington Independent

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

GEAR UP Kentucky (GUK) College and Career Coaches (CCC) serve as advisors to a cohort(s) of GEAR UP students and families in a participating middle school and/or high school for a period of no less than one school year (August 2, 2021 –June 3, 2022).

GUK is looking for two candidates to serve students in the Covington Independent school district. Those filling these positions will 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. To this end, they 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.

These positions 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 Experience

A college degree in the area of education, psychology, sociology, guidance counseling, business management, communications, or a closely related field. Minimum of two years of professional experience; experience in the area of teaching, guidance counseling, college and career advising, youth development, and/or social work preferred.

Successful Applicants Will Demonstrate the Following

Contact Information

Those interested in the position should send a cover letter and resume electronically to Beth Lawson at with the subject line, "Application - GEAR UP Kentucky College and Career Coach - Covington."

Those unable to utilize email may mail their cover letter and resume to

Beth Lawson/GEAR UP Kentucky
Kentucky Council on Postsecondary Education
Second Floor, 100 Airport Road
Frankfort, KY 40601

Last Updated 6/23/2021