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Albany Herald


April 23, 2021

POSITION: Graduation Coach

LOCATION: Monroe High School


The High School Graduation Coach will provide assistance to all high school students regarding high school graduation and completion. The Graduation Coach will analyze data to identify students or subgroups with potential high school graduation problem as well as identify and resolve barriers to graduation, and facilitate career choices and planning.

GPSC certification in the following areas: Teaching, School Counselor, School Psychology, School Social Worker, or Leadership; At least three years of experience in one or a combination of the certified areas above in secondary schools; An understanding of the multiplicity of social services available in the community to support at-risk students; Knowledge of alternative education opportunities, e.g., Communities-In-Schools, Credit Recovery, etc.; Strong computer knowledge of various software programs for entering, retrieving, presenting and reporting data; Such alternatives to the above qualifications as the Superintendent and the Board may find appropriate.
Ability to communicate effectively with youth and adults (written and oral); Ability to manage and analyze/disaggregate student test data; Ability to analyze, develop, implement, and track intervention plans and strategies; Ability to analyze data, including that available from the GADOE, Governor’s Office of Student Achievement, and from other sources; Ability to work well with students, parents, staff and the community.


Utilize the components of a profile of characteristics of potential dropouts developed by the GADOE to identify high school students with the high probability of not graduating; Collaborate with feeder middle schools to utilize the components of a profile of characteristics of potential dropouts developed by the GADOE to identify students with the high probability of not graduating; Employ the GADOE School Improvement Data Utilization Guide to identify students scoring within a band of 5% above and 5% below proficiency levels; Develop and implement individual intervention strategies to increase the likelihood that these students will stay in school and graduate; Work with students to establish a graduation and achievement plan to include the best program to meet academic and post-secondary goals; Coordinate a transition program for 8th graders to successfully adapt to rigor of high school; Develop a local mentoring program with business partners and connect with individual students with mentors; Provide training to parents of students identified as being at-risk of not graduating; Identify and link area social agencies with youth at-risk of not graduating and their parents/guardians; Attend, participate, and redeliver all required high school training provided by the Department of Education and/or its collaborative partners; Develop partnerships with community organizations to support the goals of the high school graduation initiative; Provide and/or submit reports to the Department of Education as scheduled and requested; Perform other duties as determined by the Supervisor.

REPORTS TO: Principal

SALARY RANGE: 10 months. Competitive salary and excellent benefits package in accordance with the DCSS Compensation Guide.

APPLICATION DEADLINE: Review of applicants will begin on May 7, 2021 and will continue until the position is filled.

The System reserves the right to waive any qualifications or other provisions of this advertisement by statute or regulations.
Dougherty County School System uses the Applitrack system from Frontline to manage employment applications online.

About Us

The Dougherty County School System is a leading catalyst and advocate for public education in Southwest Georgia. It's the largest school system in the second congressional district. The school district has 21 schools (14 elementary, 4 middle and 3 high schools), five learning centers and the Commodore Conyers College & Career Academy. All schools are accredited by Cognia The DCSS offers a competitive salary and benefits package.

Dougherty County is recognized for its quail and duck hunting, fishing, the Flint River and many cypress swamps. The County has a population of approximately 90,000. Our County has two institutions of higher education, Albany State University and Albany Technical College. Notable points of interests include the Albany Museum of Art, the Flint RiverQuarium, the Albany Civil Rights Institute, the Parks at Chehaw, Radium Springs Gardens, and Thronateeska Heritage Center, which includes the Museum of History, Wetherbee Planetarium, and the Science Discovery Center. Dougherty County is a short drive to Atlanta, the Georgia coast, as well as the Florida Gulf Coast beaches.

Important Note This document provides descriptive information about the above The Dougherty County School System position. Work actually performed by incumbents in this position may vary. Although this document may be used for recruiting, staffing, or career planning, the information contained herein should only be used as a guideline or recommendation for the content of and qualifications for this position. The Dougherty County School System reserves the right to make changes to this document as deemed necessary without providing advance written notice.

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