College and Career Transition Counselor/Coach

Position Title:

College and Career Transition Counselor/Coach

Reporting Relationship:

Dean of Student Development

Starting Salary:

$48K - $52K/Year

Position Summary:

Responsible for providing direct services to students, parents/families, and school staff across two districts and the college to support postsecondary success and college preparation.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s degree required. Master’s degree with a license or endorsement in school counseling or a master’s in a related field preferred.
  • Experience in secondary and/or postsecondary education settings.
  • Experience in programs serving low-income, minority, and ELL students and families.
  • Understanding of the community college mission, and a proven dedication to its students.
  • A demonstrated focus on student success.
  • Well-developed skills in oral and written communication.
  • Competency in suing computers and other forms of technology to carry out daily tasks.
  • Must be willing to work a flexible work schedule. Valid Driver’s license and ability to travel, as needed.

Typical Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assists all students, individually or in groups, with developing academic, college, and career goals and all opportunities surrounding possible postsecondary plans.
  • Collaborate with school counselors, administrators, and teachers to support academic success, career exploration, goal setting, leadership development, college planning, and campus visits for all students.
  • Connects with work-based learning coordinators, Iowa Intermediary Network and other identified resources to provide opportunities for greater career exploration for students.
  • Detailed work with FAFSA to include activities designed to increase FAFSA completion and communication surrounding FAFSA process and follow-up to include award letter review, issues with FAFSA verification and navigation of financial aid process.
  • Responsible for case management to include: tracking, proactive communications, follow-up with students, faculty, and other resources to increase student success.
  • Provide students with information regarding application, educational offerings, financial aid, assessment testing and course placement, and related district policies and processes.
  • Assist students with course selection, creation of academic plans, registration process and facilitating the transfer of students to four-year colleges/universities.
  • Works with the college Student Services team (admissions, advising, financial aid, student activities, housing, registration) to support students.
  • Develop and/or connect students to summer melt programs to assist in removing barriers to enrollment intent.
  • Understand and apply district post-secondary data including remedial rates, post-secondary intent, persistence, enrollment and demographics to CCTC programming and CCTC program goal setting.
  • Possible assistance with summer Bridge college orientation sessions and other recruitment or enrollment events for incoming first year students.
  • Collects and analyzes student data and confers with school and college staff to identify and refer students in need of more intensive academic support such as tutoring, extended learning, mentoring, and counseling.
  • Works with students who attend the home community college for one year after graduation as part of the student’s support system; connects to resources and works with the college academic counselor on the postsecondary campus to ensure student success
  • Responsible for monitoring attendance, academic performance, college prep course selection, enrollment in AP and dual enrollment courses, credits needed for graduation, and progress towards goals of all students.
  • Conducts parent/family outreach and education (including home visits) activities to strengthen family/school partnerships and facilitate college selection and financial planning.
  • Collaborates with school staff to establish high expectations for all students and develop a rigorous/relevant curriculum to build the foundation needed for success in post-secondary education.
  • Supports a smooth transition from 12th grade to post-secondary education for students and families.
  • Connects students and families with community and higher education resources to support success in school and facilitate planning for post-secondary education.
  • Serves as a resource for school staff, students, parents/families, and community members.
  • Potentially teach First-Year Experience courses, Freshman Seminars, work-based learning courses and direct workshops for students.
  • Participates in professional development, as EICC and the school districts direct.
  • Assists with other duties as may be assigned.

Physical Requirements:

  • This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers, phones, photocopiers, filing cabinets and fax machines.
  • This would require the ability to lift files, open filing cabinets and bend or stand as necessary.
  • Prolonged periods sitting at a desk and working on a computer.

Review of applications will begin February, 28, 2023 and continue until the position is filled. For consideration please complete online application and send resume and cover letter to e-mail

It is the policy of Eastern Iowa Community College District not to discriminate in its programs, activities, or employment on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, creed, religion, and actual or potential family, parental or marital status, as required by the Iowa Code §§216.6 and 216.9, Titles VI and VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 (42 U.S.C. §§ 2000d and 2000e), the Equal Pay Act of 1973 (29 U.S.C. § 206, et seq.), Title IX (Educational Amendments, 20 U.S.C. §§ 1681-1688), Section 504 (Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. § 794), and Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (42 U.S.C. § 12101, et seq.).

If you have questions or complaints related to compliance with this policy, please contact EICC’s Equal Employment Opportunity Officer/Equity Coordinator, Eastern Iowa Community College District, 101 West Third Street, Davenport, Iowa 52801, 563-336-5222, or the Director of the Office for Civil Rights U.S. Department of Education, John C. Kluczynski Federal Building, 230 S. Dearborn Street, 37th Floor, Chicago, IL 60604-7204, Telephone: (312) 730-1560 Facsimile: (312) 730- 1576, TDD (800) 877-8339 Email: