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Monroe Harding

College and Career Coordinator

Monroe Harding


Job Summary

Who We Are

Monroe Harding’s mission is to change young people’s lives. Our cause is to ensure that foster care youth and other vulnerable young people build a solid foundation of strengths that position them for success in adulthood. Our cause and mission are accomplished through trauma and resiliency informed programs and services in foster care, supportive housing, clinical emotional and mental health support services, and education, career development, and life skills support services.

What We Value

Optimism – We celebrate and encourage the good in each other. We create an environment in which people can have fun, express gratitude, feel uplifted, explore their passions and increase their resiliency.

Inclusion – Thru a lens of respect, we advocate for our families, our youth and each other by creating a sense of belonging, understanding and value for the uniqueness of each individual.

Curiosity – We are committed to creating a learning environment that seeks knowledge, looks to the future and goes beyond the status quo.

Collaboration – We believe that people who are committed to open communication, a willingness to help and working together as a team create a safe environment and a culture of excellence.

Personal Accountability – We empower one another to be our best selves. By showing up, listening and providing throughtful feedback we create a culture that allows for self-care.

Who We Are Looking For

Monroe Harding is searching for a College and Career Coordinator to provide post-secondary and career support to young adults.

Job Responsibilities

Responsibilities of the College and Career Coordinator

College Students:

  • Work directly with Monroe Harding’s current clients who are in college or planning to attend college
  • Build relationships with appropriate staff at technical schools, colleges, and universities
  • Arrange internal and external tutoring sessions
  • Assist students with applications and FAFSA completion
  • Schedule appointments to complete initial college discussions and tours
  • Take students to orientation
  • Assist with ACT and Accuplacer prep, registration, and transportation
  • Demonstrate college LMS and website access to students
  • Assist with obtaining school IDs, books, schedules
  • Help students arrange on campus tutoring and/or counseling sessions
  • Help students obtain documents for school (tax records, immunization records, transcripts)
  • Communicate with caseworkers about college progress
  • Check-in weekly with all students
  • Be aware of deadlines (FAFSA, application, course withdrawal, purge dates, etc.) and communicate to students
  • Identify and assist with barriers to success
  • Encourage students throughout the semester


  • Assist students with job search efforts, resumes, cover letters, interview skills and all parts of the employment process
  • Co-Facilitate employment classes


What we expect in College and Career Coordinator at Monroe Harding

Education and Experience

Bachelor’s degree in Education, Social Sciences or related field.  Two to three years experience in working with older teens and/or young adults required. 

Qualifications Required

  • works in partnership with the team
  • follows principles of Trauma- and Resiliency-Informed Care (TRIC), including:
    • possess flexibility.
    • acknowledges small successes
    • establishes rapport with students
    • understands the influence of the system and environment on youth
  • maintains healthy boundaries
  • ensures safety
  • demonstrates commitment to youth success


  • Detail-oriented
  • Flexibility
  • Follow Through
  • Reliable
  • Consistency
  • Empathy
  • Give/Receive Feedback

Applicants must pass thorough background check and drug screen.  Must have valid Tennessee driver’s license. 

Additionally, The Diana Screen® is administered to all potential applicants to help ensure that ethical boundaries between children and adults are maintained. At Monroe Harding, the safety and protection of the youth who have been entrusted to us is our #1 priority.

Additional Information


Salary and Benefits

  • Salary: $42,000
  • Medical, dental, and vision insurance available (100% coverage paid by Monroe Harding for the employee)
  • Life Insurance
  • Long Term Disability
  • Generous paid time off package
  • 401k (Monroe Harding will match up to 4%)
  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)
  • Professional development and training

How to Apply

Contact Information and Procedure:

Think you are interested in joining our team?  Please apply online at


  • Date Posted: September 19, 2022
  • Type: Full-Time
  • Job Function: Programs and Service Delivery
  • Service Area: Social / Human Services
  • Salary Range: 42,000