Employment at GCYC

High School Transitions Coordinator

Reports To

Manager of College Preparation

Position Summary

Position Summary: The High School Transitions Coordinator is responsible for monitoring the social, emotional, and academic growth of 9th graders at the Comer Education Campus. These goals will be accomplished by revising and delivering curriculum in high school transition focused programming at Gary Comer Youth Center (GCYC), working closely with staff across the Comer Education Campus to increase their knowledge of and capacity for effectively supporting students as they transition into high school, and by meeting individually with students who are struggling to meet academic and attendance targets at GCCP. The coordinator will meet with students individually and in small groups to determine interventions and strategies to maximize each student’s potential growth in the above stated areas.  


Full Time

Qualifications & Requirements
  • Bachelor’s degree
  • 2+ Experience working with middle school and/or high school aged students
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills, with a strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to multi-task, troubleshoot and problem solve effectively.
  • Strong computer and writing skills, especially with the creation of presentations and MS Office Suite.
  • Demonstration of cultural competency, dedication to working with youth, families and community members in our care.
Functions & Responsibilities
  • Support adults who work with 9th graders across the Comer Education Campus in their knowledge of CCSR high school success indicators
  • Support curriculum design and instruct high school transition focused Leaps and Bounds Program (aligned with 8th and 9th grade courses at GCCP)
  • Using the CCSR “On-Track” indicators, identify 9th grade students who are off-track to graduate high school
  • Work closely with the GCCP 9th Grade Team to design and support the necessary interventions for students who are, or are likely to be, of- track to graduate high school.
  • Coach 9th grade students especially in the area of developing executive functions
  • Collect and organize all data required to assess program effectiveness
  • Chaperone periodic college exploration trips and events
  • Assist with special projects as needed