The High School Graduation Specialist is the primary point of contact for high school students and the families on their pathway to successful graduation. The HSGS works closely with teachers, social workers, advisors, administration, and operations to ensure that Washington Virtual Academies' students graduate with all proper credits, coursework, and documentation.
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS, DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:The below statements are intended to describe the general nature and scope of work being performed by this position.This is not a complete listing of all responsibilities and/or duties required; other duties may be assigned.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties.
Assessment & Graduation Pathway identification and completion verification
Advertise upcoming ACT & SAT tests and available review opportunities; Optional PSAT communication and support (9th and 10th)
Implement Skyward High School and Beyond Plan tool
Successful implementation of Tallo
Coordinate and/or offer support for: Graduation Planning Committee; Senior Awards Assembly; scholarship and grant information sessions and college planning sessions.
Host virtual and face-to-face college and career fairs
Utilizes early warning indicators to identify high school students who are most likely at risk of not graduating; creates a database of at risk students and tracks individual and subpopulation progress toward graduation;
Identify students that qualify and would benefit from credit recovery
Works closely with teachers, advisors and administrators to develop systematic strategies and initiatives to identify and support students and collects data to determine effectiveness of strategies and initiatives;
Works with teachers and advisors to develop Individual Learning Plans with academic and post-secondary goals including interventions to increase likelihood that at risk students will stay in school and graduate;
Collaborates with teachers and administration to develop a transition program for 9th graders to successfully adapt to high school in the virtual environment;
Connects students and their parents with programs and social agencies throughout the community by referring families in crisis to School Resource Coordinator
Assists in identification of students that have not met the state testing component of the graduation requirement; encourage at risk students to enroll in state testing remediation sessions and retake state testing exams; documents retake opportunities as required by state regulation;
Communicates high expectations and shows an active interest in student's achievement, establishes and maintains a positive rapport with families; communicates regularly with parents and students at risk of not graduating.
Collaborate with Everett Community College for CTE dual credit programming
MINIMUM REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:
Bachelor's Degree(s) AND
Three (3) years advising Experience OR
Equivalent combination of education and experience
Certificates and Licenses: None required.
Residency- You must live in Washington State
OTHER REQUIRED EXPERIENCE, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS & ABILITIES:
Understanding of graduation requirements as mandated by OSPI and The State Board of Education
Organizational and multi-tasking abilities
Adaptable in a fast-paced work environment
Proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite (Word, Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint)
Strong written and verbal communication skills
Experience working with High School Students
Familiarity with online or distance learning experiences
Customer service experience
Ability to clear required background check
Supervisory Responsibilities: This position has no formal supervisory responsibilities
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.
This is a home-based position but may require one or more days a week in the office as determined by the supervisor.
The above job is not intended to be an all-inclusive list of duties and standards of the position. Incumbents will follow any other instructions, and perform any other related duties, as assigned by their supervisor. All employment is "at-will" as governed by the law of the state where the employee works. It is further understood that the "at-will" nature of employment is one aspect of employment that cannot be changed except in writing and signed by an authorized officer.
Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities
The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)