Coordinator, ACES Career Readiness Programs

Rockville, Maryland
Mar 05, 2021
Apr 09, 2021
Full Time

Talent Ready is a collaborative project between Montgomery County Public Schools, Montgomery  College, the Universities at Shady Grove, and the Greater Washington Partnership. The project  is designed specifically to assist and prepare students to meet the growing demands of the  regional employers. This position is necessary to provide career readiness programming and  support for students in IT pathways as they transition along the MCPS – MC – USG Pathway.  The Coordinator will provide case management support to 150-200 students in high demand, high  growth IT careers. 

Position Summary: 

  • Work with students in the Achieving Collegiate Excellence & Success (ACES) program,  leveraging existing career readiness resources 
  • Organize programs and assist in integrating classroom studies with continuous and  advanced career-related workshops based on National Association of Colleges and  Employers (NACE) career competencies and incorporate work experiences such as job shadowing, internships, mentoring, and apprenticeships, with a special emphasis on IT  pathways and careers 
  • Manage resources provided from each of the partner institutions, employers, and the  community that are designed to assist students in IT pathways 
  • Collaborate and build partnerships with regional IT employers that will result in work based learning experiences for students. 

Minimum Qualifications: 


  • Bachelor’s degree from an accredited institution of higher education required Experience  
  • 2 years of professional, full-time equivalent experience related to coaching and/or counseling of diverse youth population and experience providing career-readiness related programming and career exploration guidance.



  • Master’s degree preferred in Higher Education Administration, Counseling, Human  Resources, Business or a closely related field 
  • Career coaching certification by NACE, PARW/CC, NCDA or other professionally  recognized certifying agency 
  • Education, training, or certifications related to information technology 


  • Previous professional experience and knowledge of the Montgomery County and State  of Maryland regional business communities preferred. 
  • Professional experience obtained at the University System of Maryland, its partner  institutions, and/or regional higher education centers highly preferred. 
  • Previous professional experience and knowledge of information technology field Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities: 
  • Direct service delivery experience working with youth population 
  • Experience working with students, faculty, employers and community organizations in  identifying available job opportunities, internships and career experiences ∙ Experience in facilitating workshops related to job search process including resume and  cover letter writing 
  • Experience utilizing career assessment tools, on-line career planning tools, resources  and reporting and data analysis tools 
  • Experience supporting students in IT academic and career pathways
  • Ability to incorporate labor market information into career decision making process ∙ Knowledge of career development theories and job search strategies 
  • Knowledge of the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE) career  competencies and experience using those competencies to develop programmatic goals ∙ Strong written and oral communication skills 
  • Strong interpersonal skills and the ability to build relationships in order to work effectively  with a wide range of constituencies in a diverse community 

Physical Demands 

  • Extended periods of computer work. Physical activities include set up and break down of  events, and standing for long periods of time and travel to various locations (i.e. to  attend and host events on and off campus). 
  • Ability to work some evening and occasional Saturday hours also required. Additional Information  

This position is located in Rockville, MD 20850. This is a contractual grant funded position. Thank you! 

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