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Coordinator, High School Programs Career & Job Readiness

Austin Community College
Austin, TX

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Position Information
40 hours per week Monday - Friday as assigned. Some evenings and weekends required.
Coordinator 3/120 ($40,494.00 - $57,849.00)
FLSA Status:
Reports To:
Manager, High School Career Programs
Criminal Background Check:
Pre-employment criminal background checks are required for all Staff and Faculty positions. Pre-employment urinalyses drug screens are also required for all top candidates considered for positions in ACC's College Police department.
College Profile

Austin Community College is a public two-year institution that serves a diverse population of approximately 41,000 credit students each Fall and Spring semester. We embrace our identity as a community college as reflected in our mission statement. We promote student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training, including appropriate applied baccalaureate degrees, in our service area.

As a community college committed to our mission, we seek to recruit and retain a workforce that:
  • Reflects the diversity of our community
  • Values intellectual curiosity and innovative teaching
  • Is attracted by the college mission to promote equitable access to educational opportunities
  • Cares about student success and collaborates on strategies to facilitate success for under-represented populations
  • Welcomes difference and models respectful interaction with others
  • Engages with the community both within and outside of ACC
Student Profile

Austin Community College District (ACC) is a Hispanic-Serving Institution. ACC's designation as a Hispanic-Serving Institution reflects the commitment the college has to supporting our students' educational goals as well as the economic and social well-being of the surrounding communities we serve. ACC currently enrolls approximately 41,500 students each Fall semester, over half of whom are non-white. In fall 2019, ACC's students were 42% White, 38% Latinx, 8% African-American, 6% Asian, <1% Pacific Islander, <1% Native-American, and 4% multiracial.

ACC pursues educational excellence by being accountable and committed to achieving diversity in our faculty and staff ranks. ACC seeks to be innovative in all its operations and provides students with guidance and support in achieving success in their educational goals, whether they are seeking a degree, successful transfer, employment or lifelong learning.Our Mission

The Austin Community College District promotes student success and community development by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in its service area.

For more information, see to Equity and Inclusion

ACC is committed to the ongoing systemic changes needed to ensure the increased recruitment, inclusion, retention and completion of historically underserved and under-represented populations. Through continual strategic community engagement and professional development of administrators, faculty, staff and students, the college demonstrates its dedication to fostering a culture and climate for equitable outcomes.

As an open access and low-cost institution, ACC is proud to serve a diverse student body. Dedicated faculty members are excellent professors who help students achieve their educational goals and are sensitive to the diverse cultures and socio-economic backgrounds of our students. In 2017 our faculty adopted a Statement of ACC Faculty Values. This Statement affirms that ACC's faculty members value collaboration, service, agency, scholarship, inclusion, and teaching, all of which attest to our commitment to equity, diversity, and inclusion at the heart of our mission.General Statement of Job

To serve as the primary contact for recruitment, enrollment, registration support, and job readiness for Career Academies and PTECH programs. Serves as liaison for career academies and independent school districts and works closely with independent school district (ISD) partners to develop, maintain, and grow campus high school programs participation.Description of Duties and TasksEssential duties and responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  1. Serves as primary High School Career Programs resource for career academies. Builds and fosters a positive working relationship between partnering ISDs and Austin Community College (ACC).
  2. Develops, coordinates, and evaluates the ACC enrollment and recruitment on a high school campus.
  3. Coordinates and plans with partner ISDs to host ACC career academy class sections. Organizes and leads meetings with representatives from partner school districts.
  4. Develops the semester and annual course scheduling for individual high school locations to include negotiation with ACC academic department chairs for course approvals, cancellations, and adjustments for CHSR sections at high school and ACC campuses.
  5. Coordinates and delivers new student orientation session for career programs.
  6. Oversees the accuracy of the ACC online schedule by working with the supervisor of Instructional Support Services and partner ISDs.
  7. Coordinates, creates, organizes, and delivers recruitment and outreach events for career programs.
  8. Provides ACC faculty support for facility needs and student registration support for career academies.
  9. Develops a job readiness workshop for graduating students to include: resume writing, interview preparation, workforce networking, and work readiness.
  10. Creates and maintains an active role on the high school campus in order to actively recruit students from targeted underserved populations.
  11. Monitors semester registration of restricted career academy classes and verifies semester class rosters.
  12. Communicates high school programs career academy information, changes, etc. to ISD high school partners.
  13. Serves on high school, community, and college wide committees as assigned.
KnowledgeMust possess required knowledge and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Student support services. Educational institutions' programs and functions.SkillsMust possess required skills and be able to explain and demonstrate, with or without reasonable accommodations, that the essential functions of the job can be performed.

Maintaining an established work schedule, including some evenings and weekends. Effectively using interpersonal and communications skills, including the use of tact and diplomacy. Effectively using organizational and planning skills, including the use of attention to detail and follow-through. Coordinating administrative support services. Making individual and group presentations. Maintaining confidentiality of work related information and materials. Establishing and maintaining effective working relationships.Technology Skills

Use a variety of spreadsheet, word processing, database, graphic creation and presentation software, and Google applications.Required Work Experience

  • Two years related work experience.
Preferred Work Experience

Two years related work experience in higher education support services.
Bilingual/Spanish Speaker preferred.

Required Education

  • Bachelor's degree.
Preferred Education

Master's DegreeSpecial RequirementsLicenses/Certifications; Other

Valid Texas Driver's License and reliable transportation for ACC service area travel.Other Preferred Qualifications

- Position will be available beginning September 1stPhysical Requirements

Work is performed in a standard office or similar environment. Subject to standing, walking, sitting, bending, reaching, pushing, and pulling. Occasional lifting of objects up to 10 pounds.Safety

  • Work safely and follow safety rules. Report unsafe working conditions and behavior. Take reasonable and prudent actions to prevent others from engaging in unsafe practices.
HR Use Only

  • Updated 10-25-2019
ACC Benefits Overview

Full-time Faculty and Staffing Table employees who work in full-time and/or part-time positions at the College are eligible for ACC medical benefits effective the first of the month after their first 60 days of employment. Benefits include medical, dental, life insurance, short and long term disability, retirement plans and AD&D.

ACC does not participate in Social Security. ACC participates in the Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS) and the Optional Retirement Program (ORP-Faculty Only). Part-time and Hourly employees participate in the ACC Money Purchase Plan (ACCMPP) as a retirement program required by Federal law.


The above description is an overview of the job. It is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and responsibilities of the job, nor is it intended to be an all-inclusive list of the skills and abilities required to do the job. Duties and responsibilities may change with business needs. ACC reserves the right to add, change, amend, or delete portions of this job description at any time, with or without notice. Employees may be required to perform other duties as requested, directed, or assigned. In addition, reasonable accommodations may be made by ACC as its discretion to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Austin Community College provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability or genetics.

As required by the US Department of Education, employees are required to report violations under the Title IX and, under the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Policy and Crime Statistics Act (Clery Act), select individuals are required to report crimes. If this position is identified as a Campus Security Authority (Clery Act), you will be notified, trained, and provided resources for reporting.


The Austin Community College District is the primary gateway to higher education and training for residents in eight Central Texas counties. ACC is among the fastest-growing community colleges in the country, providing access to valuable programs and services that change lives and benefit communities.

Mission and Vision

The Austin Community College District values and respects each individual student. We promote student success and improve communities by providing affordable access, through traditional and distance learning modes, to higher education and workforce training in the eight-county service area. Community colleges have a diverse, four-part mission:

  • General education and academic transfer
  • Workforce education
  • Foundation programs to get students college-ready
  • Lifelong learning (Continuing Education)


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