The Universities at Shady Grove
Rockville, Maryland
Jan 24, 2022
Feb 28, 2022
Administrative, Other
Full Time

Position Number: 126097

Payroll Title: Coordinator

Functional Title: ACES Career Readiness Coordinator

Category: Exempt, Contingent II 

Location: The Universities at Shady Grove, Rockville, MD 20850

Posting Date: 01/12/2022

Closing Date: 02/11/2022

Position Information:

Achieving Collegiate Excellence and Success (ACES) is a partnership between the Universities  at Shady Grove (USG), Montgomery County Public Schools (MCPS), and Montgomery  College(MC) to increase baccalaureate degree attainment and career-readiness among underrepresented students, especially African American and Hispanic youth. 

This position is necessary to provide career readiness programming and support for students  along the Montgomery County ACES educational pathway. The Coordinator will organize  programming and assist ACES students at Montgomery County Public High Schools in  integrating classroom studies with continuous and progressive career-related workshops  based on the NACE career competencies and work experiences such as job-shadowing,  internships, mentoring, and apprenticeships, with a special emphasis on STEM pathways and  careers.

Additionally, the Coordinator will collaborate with ACES academic coaches and staff at MCPS,  MC, and USG to provide career readiness training, quality career coaching, and career  experiences to students as they progress along the ACES Pathway. The coordinator will also  manage resources provided from each of the partner institutions, employers, and the  community that are designed to specifically assist ACES high school students.

Minimum Qualifications:


▪ Bachelor’s degree required.


▪ Two 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.


▪ 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.

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;

▪ 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 outreach events, employer events, community events, etc.) Ability to lift 25+lbs.  ▪ Ability to work some evening and occasional Saturday hours also required.

Additional Information: 

This position is located in Rockville, MD. This is a contractual grant funded position. To apply for this position, please visit

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