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Pre-Apprenticeship Career Coach

Central Oregon Community College

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Position Title Pre-Apprenticeship Career Coach
Classification Title Administrator
Grade Level 23
Starting Wage/Salary $55,402 – $58,000 plus exceptional benefits
Revision Date 12/01/2023
Position Type/Employee Class Administrative
FTE 1.0
Contract Months 12
Overtime Eligible Exempt
Location Redmond
Hybrid Remote Work Eligible? Yes but no COCC position is fully remote. Hybrid/Remote possibilities to be determined by the supervisor/department and discussed during interview process.
Exceptional COCC Benefits Summary


Primary Purpose The Pre-Apprenticeship Career Coach is responsible for working with students to provide wrap around services, prepare for job search and placement, and explore registered Apprenticeship opportunities.
This is a grant funded position with secure funding through June 2025, and is not guaranteed beyond that date.
Essential Duties and Responsibilities Case Management/Coaching:

  • Assist Pre-Apprenticeship students in developing a portfolio to address and support short – and long-term academic and career goals.
  • Meet regularly with students to monitor progress and provide individual coaching and support, all with the goal of increasing student retention. Example activities include coaching students on basic student success skills, including time management, organizing study groups, connecting with faculty and related activities.
  • Coach students on job search strategies providing support and encouragement in the job search process.
  • Collaborate with COCC Admissions and Records and CAP services to provide additional support and connection to COCC resources.

Industry Connection:

  • Coordinate with industry partners to identify and create a system for employment opportunities.
  • Develop ongoing opportunities for industry partners to network with program graduates through recruitment events and interviews.
  • Collaborate with Registered Apprenticeship partners to identify and track application windows and program requirements.


  • In partnership with Admissions and Records and the Office of High School Partnerships, establish and maintain working relationships with school counselors, career centers, teachers, local vocational and workforce training programs, local employers, and community organizations.
  • In partnership with Admissions and Records, design, implement, and facilitate interactive outreach presentations in a variety of settings: high schools, alternative program classrooms, career and college fairs, trades fairs, high school future centers, and virtual information sessions.

Data Tracking:

  • Monitor student academic and employment progress as needed to submit local, state and federal reports.
  • Maintain student case files to regularly track course benchmarks, individual student goals, training site (internships and other experiential learning opportunities), attendance and related areas.
Department Specific This is a grant funded position with secure funding through June 2025, and is not guaranteed beyond that date.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities Individuals must possess these knowledge, skills and abilities or be able to explain and demonstrate that the individual can perform the duties and responsibilities of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities. The individual is expected to follow College work rules and policies.

  • Ability to advise students on a wide range of college and individual success strategies, as well as on institutional policies and processes, including admissions, academic planning, trade interest identification, goal development, classroom success and self-advocacy.
  • Provide leadership, advocate for, and support recruitment efforts that target students who have been underrepresented aimed at increasing diversity in the skilled trades workforce. Includes developing materials in Spanish.
  • Knowledge of planning, implementing, and supporting educational programs and activities.
  • Ability to build and maintain strong partnerships with community organizations.
  • Ability to communicate and develop strong working relationships with people from different cultural backgrounds and other aspects of human diversity; possess a high degree of cultural competence.
  • Strong interpersonal, organizational, and oral and written communication skills.
  • Ability to work independently and to use good judgment with respect to priorities and deadlines.
  • Ability to communicate effectively with students, staff, and faculty from diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to manage conflicts within and/or between groups and to work in a team environment.
  • Ability to meet deadlines, set work priorities, and manage workload.
  • Ability to use software programs and database systems which include Microsoft Office Suite, email, website editing, basic desktop publishing, and modern office equipment.
Ergonomic Requirements Regular office hours are established between 8 am – 4 pm during the workweek. A flexible work schedule, including nights and weekends, may be necessary due to the nature of the responsibilities.
Incumbent must be able to function effectively indoors in an office environment engaged in work of primarily a sedentary nature. Requires the ability to work at a workstation for extended periods. Requires to write, read written materials and computer screens, and ability to use telephonic conversations. Occasional lifting up to 25lbs. All individuals are required to perform essential functions with or without reasonable accommodation.
Minimum Requirements Education:

  • Bachelor’s Degree in education, business, or related field.


  • Two years’ related experience in social services, career/workforce development, student affairs positions, and/or employment and training programs.


  • Valid Driver’s License, as occasional travel is required for this position.
Equivalency Statement The College recognizes the value of skills and knowledge gained outside of formal higher education and paid employment. Applicants who do not meet minimum qualifications but present other qualifications or experience equivalent to those required will be considered and are encouraged to apply. To qualify under equivalency, applicants must indicate how they qualify by responding to the supplemental question presented during the application process.
All employees are required to successfully complete and pass a background screen, which includes a criminal history check.
Preferred Qualifications Experience:

  • Experience in workforce development programming.
  • Experience working in higher education.
  • Experience working on Federal, State, and/or local grants.
  • Experience providing career coaching and job readiness resources to individuals.
EEO Statement The goal of Central Oregon Community College is to provide an atmosphere that encourages our faculty, staff and students to realize their full potential. In support of this goal, it is the policy of Central Oregon Community College that there will be no discrimination or harassment on the basis of age, disability, sex, marital status, national origin, ethnicity, color, race, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, citizenship status, veteran or military status, pregnancy or any other classes protected under federal and state statutes in any education program, activities or employment. Persons with questions about this statement should contact Human Resources at 541.383.7216 or the Vice President for Student Affairs at 541.383.7211.
This policy covers nondiscrimination in both employment and access to educational opportunities. When brought to the attention of the appropriate parties, any such actions will be promptly and equitably responded to according to the process outlined in general procedures sections N-1, N-2, or N-3.
In support of COCC’s EEO statement, bilingual fluency in English and Spanish is considered a plus, along with experience working in a diverse multicultural setting.

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