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									                                  MILE HIGH YOUTH CORPS

    Mile High Youth Corps helps youth make a difference in themselves and in their communities through
                      meaningful service opportunities and educational experiences.

                             CASE MANAGER: College and Transitions

Summary: The Case Manager: College and Transitions oversees transition and support case management for
youth participating in Corps programs, with an emphasis on post-secondary education placement and long-term
success. The Case Manager: College and Transitions is responsible for preparing Corpsmembers for post-
secondary education and following up to ensure successful retention in post-secondary education. This position is
also responsible for maintaining documentation requirements and data input for various grants affecting the
program. Reports to the Career Developer and YouthBuild Senior Program Manager.

Essential Functions
Program Planning, Implementation and Evaluation
    Develops, oversees, and implements a college preparation program, both during MHYC
     programming and following graduates post-program that meets national standards and goals of
     primary funding sources. The program should include a classroom and on campus for MHYC
     graduates attending post-secondary education, including peer support meetings, tutoring sessions and
     academic planning.
    Develops and implements college preparation workshops and classes to be facilitated within the
     Career Readiness and career development classes at MHYC.
    Ensures that youth are prepared for, and connected with, the appropriate educational opportunities
     and post-secondary education institutions, including college and trade opportunities.
    Facilitates the completion of FASFA for all YouthBuild Corpsmembers, as well as placement testing,
     college applications and essays for those who include post-secondary education as their next
     transition step.
    Connects MHYC graduates with the on-campus support team to include an academic advisor,
     financial aid officer, and other representatives as needed and appropriate. Facilitates a minimum of
     quarterly review meetings with all graduates in college placement to review successes and challenges
     and develop action plans accordingly.
    Successfully coordinate Summer Bridge Program on Community College of Denver’s campus.

Transition and Post-Program Opportunities
    In connection with the Career Developer implements a standardized transition plan for all YouthBuild
     Corpsmembers, working with Corpsmembers throughout their term to ensure preparedness for next
     steps.
    Implements a systematic placement effort, working with local education and training institutions to
     provide post-program opportunities for Corpsmembers in coordination with the Case Management
     team.
    Fulfills outplacement goals and objectives for primary funding sources.



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   Works with the Case Management team to coordinate a quarterly follow-up activity for all
    YouthBuild graduates.
   Maintains consistent follow-up for all YouthBuild graduates in post-program placements, in
    accordance with agency follow-up standards.
   Meets regularly with representatives from post-secondary institutions to review Corpsmembers
    success in their post-program placement and identify other supports as needed.
   Builds and enhances a resource library of information on education programs, post-secondary
    educational opportunities and which institutions accept AmeriCorps Education awards.

Liaison with Post-Secondary Institutions
 Cultivates and develops relationships with college representatives at Community College of Denver,
    as well as other identified institutions (community colleges, apprenticeship programs, certification
    programs, etc.), to include, but not limited to the financial aid office, academic advising offices,
    administrative offices, First Generation and other college support programs, and other appropriate
    contacts within each institution to meet the needs of Corpsmembers.
 Attends community-networking meetings and trainings related to post-secondary education, accessing
    funding for post-secondary education, Corpsmember development and placement. Identify
    organizations and connections appropriate for increased involvement or placement opportunities for
    Corpsmembers.
 Builds relationships with key community figures to increase access to post-secondary education and
    support for MHYC Corpsmembers.

Corpsmember Development
   Develops relationships with Corpsmembers as well as an understanding of their outside supports in
    order to identify resource needs. Communicates these needs within the YouthBuild team to provide
    the most effective service delivery possible.
   Works with Corpsmembers and graduates to proactively identify potential barriers and develop plans
    to address barriers for successful PSE completion.
   Maintains appropriate relationships with outside supports, including Probation and Parole Officers,
    other case managers or support providers to ensure continuity of support.

Administrative Duties
   Documents and enters data in a variety of data systems that track program and post-program
    implementation,
   Tracks Corpsmember follow-up in internal and external systems, including case notes and contact
    information.
   Coordinates and maintains Corpsmember files, including responsibility for obtaining all necessary
    documentation in accordance with the various grant requirements.
   Participates in staff meetings.
   Other duties may be assigned.

Program Support
   Maintains open communication with the YouthBuild team including regular updates and attendance
    at YouthBuild meetings.
   Supports and leads the team in the implementation of a college-going culture.
   Works closely with the Case Management team to ensure maximum benefits and opportunities to link
    Corpsmembers with educational and employment opportunities.




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Qualifications
Education: Four-year college degree in career counseling, psychology, sociology or a related field.
Significant professional experience in a related field may be substituted for post-secondary education.

Experience:
   Minimum three years working as a case manager or a related position with responsibility for
    managing the documentation for multiple funding streams and oversight of 50+ youth on caseload.
   Experience working directly with, including classroom facilitation with, a diverse youth population;
    preferably ages 18-24.
   Minimum one year experience implementing a post-secondary education transition and preparation
    program preferred.

Knowledge, Skills & Abilities
   Strong attention to detail and ability to organize tasks and prioritize to meet deadlines.
   Strong classroom facilitation and interpersonal communication skills.
   Strong knowledge of best practices in the field of post-secondary education program development.
   Proficient in Microsoft products and database management.
   Knowledge of Denver Metro Area, local community organizations, educational and training systems,
    public agencies and private industry preferable.
   Superior people skills, including strong speaking and writing skills.
   Ability to work independently and show strong initiative.
   Ability to work well with people from diverse backgrounds.
   Ability to work well with others in a team atmosphere.
   Bilingual: Spanish/English speaking preferred.
   Ability to legally work in the United States which will be verified via the federal E-verify system.
   Pre-employment background check will be required which may include the requirement that the
    applicant be fingerprinted for a FBI background check.
   Pre-employment drug screen required. May implement drug testing throughout employment.
   Must have an insurable driving record

Hours & Compensation
This is a full-time regular non-exempt position with benefits. The salary range for this position is
$32,000-$36,000 depending on experience. Hours may vary based on student need, but are
typically Monday-Thursday 8:00-4:30 and Friday 8-4. Some evenings and weekend hours may
be required for youth corps related functions.

To Apply Send Resume and Cover Letter to:
Email: brigidm@mhyc.net (include “Case Manager: College and Transitions” in the subject
line)
Fax: 303-433-5997
Mail: Attn. Eliska Champagne-Veselka, 1801 Federal Blvd., Denver, CO 80204


                             MHYC is an equal opportunity employer.




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