Lead College and Career Coordinator

TITLE:     Lead College and Career Coordinator


The Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is a nationally recognized urban school district that serves approximately 22-000 students. With a Head Start program- three preschools- 29 elementary schools- 7 middle schools- and 5 college and career academies/high schools- the district serves a wonderfully diverse mixture of students. A remarkable 62 different languages are spoken in the homes of our students. To serve those students- the district employs approximately 3-650 staff- including more than 1-600 teachers.


The vision of the Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools is to be one of the Top 10 School Districts in the Nation. Our goal is that -Each student will exit high school prepared for college and careers in a global society- and at every level- performance is on track and on time for success.-


JOB GOAL:  To facilitate student comprehension and application of concepts- skills and behaviors that contribute to the development of mature- able and responsible member of society. To ensure continuous improvement in state and national performance levels to prepare students for college and careers in a global society- and at every level- performance is on-track and on-time for success.



  • Ensures students are on track to fulfill the goal of being college and career ready
  • Begins work with 9th grade students to create the vision and planning for a successful high school and post-secondary experience. 
  • Works with all students to ensure there is a plan to continue education or career after graduation
  • Works with several internal and external entities to ensure students complete FAFSA and other college-funding forms as well as scholarship opportunities
  • Coordinates with SLC college coordinators to ensure the college and career
  • Ensures all students have applied to and planned for post-secondary learning
  • Coordinate activities/field trips/college visits with College and Career Coordinators
  • Serves as a point of contact for college recruitment- college classes and career experiences and as the Armed Forces liaison
  • Coordinates college visits and college fairs
  • Assist students in the college application process including letters of recommendation and essays
  • Assist counselors with concurrent and dual enrollment
  • Collaborates with counselors related to TEC enrollment and certification completion after graduation
  • Promotes and assists with ACT registration
  • Supervises students enrolled in college classes
  • Provides guidance to students as they make college and career decisions
  • Performs data collection for college process: 
    • 9th graders on track and on time for 10th grade
    • 10th graders who have visited a college or had a workplace experience
    • 11th graders prepared to take a college course
    • 12th graders accepted to a postsecondary education
    • Number of college hours taken
    • Scholarship money awarded to students
    • Percent of students completing the FAFSA or scholarship forms
  • Coordinates outside college support work with the school including:
    • KU Trio Program 
    • Upward Bound
    • Talent Search
    • Gear Up
  • Ability to work a full duty day in the location or locations assigned.
  • Participates in professional growth and development activities including staff meetings- and in-service and staff development activities as required or assigned.
  • Assists in the documentation of student progress by efficiently maintaining and submitting appropriate records and reports.
  • Ensures that the classroom and/or instructional environment is attractive- healthful- safe and generally conducive to learning.
  • Actively participates in extra-curricular activities as requested by the principal.
  • Take attendance and keep attendance registers- according to Board policy.
  • Other duties as assigned by principal or principal’s designee.


  • Meets the employment qualifications set forth by the Kansas City- Kansas Board of Education and the Kansas State Department of Education.
  • Kansas teaching certificate in area of instructional responsibility
  • English as a Second Language endorsement preferred or be committed to obtaining that endorsement
  • Good knowledge of content- curriculum- methods- materials and equipment of instructional specialty to which assigned.
  • Good knowledge of student growth and development applicable to the grade assigned.
  • Good knowledge of school’s program of studies related to mission- goals and organization.
  • Continually study and learn current research and theory.
  • Ability to plan and implement lessons based on curriculum objectives and the needs and abilities of students.
  • Ability to move around the room in order to effectively monitor student work and behavior.
  • Ability to establish and maintain effective relationships with students- parents and peers- including serving as a family advocate in the district-wide Family Advocate System.
  • Skilled and effective in oral and written communication.
  • Excellent human relations skills.
  • Physical and emotional ability and dexterity to perform required work and move about as needed in the fast-paced- high-intensive work environment.
  • Possess the patience- caring and desire needed to work with the students and parents to see that each student has the opportunity to succeed.
  • Know and follow Section 504 and IDEA amendments.
  • Be courteous and professional at all times.
  • Maintain a neat and appropriate appearance.


  • Maintains communication with teachers- other school personnel- and parents/guardians to enhance cooperative action which will meet the educational needs of students.
  • Provides health services- information- and counseling in an effective and positive manner to enhance the health and wellness of the school community.
  • Completes accident/incident reports for students/staff.
  • Compiles data for statistical purposes.
  • Maintains confidentiality regarding educational records.

ORGANIZATION: Utilizes existing technology effectively in the performance of duties. Performs other related work as required.


PHYSICAL DEMANDS: The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this job- the employee is regularly required to sit- walk- stand and talk or hear. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. 


REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists.  Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written- oral- diagram- or schedule form.


LANGUAGE SKILLS:  Ability to read and analyze and interpret general professional journals- technical procedures- or governmental regulations.  Ability to write reports- general curriculum and learning theories- correspondence- and protocols.  Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of administrators- staff- parents- students- and the general public.


WORK ENVIRONMENT: The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential/ functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.


OTHER SKILLS and ABILITIES: Ability to apply knowledge of current research and theory to instructional program; ability to plan and implement lessons based on division and school objectives and the needs and abilities of students.  Ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with students- peers- parents and community; ability to speak clear and concisely in written or oral communication.



SALARY:                Based on the KCKPS Salary Schedule


REPORT TO:          Principal

EVALUATION:       Performance of this position will be evaluated in accordance with Board of Education policy


The information contained in this job description is for compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act (A.D.A.) and is not an exhaustive list of the duties performed for this position.  The individual currently holding this position performs additional duties and additional duties may be assigned.  


Kansas City- Kansas Public Schools is an Equal Opportunity Employer.  KCKPS does not discriminate on the basis of race- religion- color- national origin- sex- age- disability or any other factors that cannot be lawfully considered in its programs and activities as required by all applicable laws and regulations.        


SIGNATURES:  This job description has been approved by all levels of management:


Administrator _______________________________________________


Human Resources ___________________________________________


Employee signature below constitutes employee’s understanding of the requirements- essential functions and duties of the position.


Employee _________________________________    Date ____________

Job Start Date: NA
Applications Due By: 09/30/2019

Job Contact Information

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Employer Information

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools USD 500 www.kckps.org

Kansas City, Kansas Public Schools (KCKPS) is an exceptional urban system using an array of innovative teaching strategies to meet the diverse needs of our students with a vigorous professional development program designed to support our teachers.


Employer Address: 2010 N. 59th St. Kansas City, Kansas

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