Graduation Coach For Black Students

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Position Title: Graduation Coach For Black Students Job
Company: Halton Catholic District School Board
Work Type: Full Time
City of work: Burlington ON
Salary: $62,834–$70,706 a year
Last Date to Apply:
URL Expiry: 2023-03-09
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Graduation Coach For Black Students Job Detail

This is a full-time, twelve (12) month, thirty-seven and a half (37.5) hour per week position to commence immediately for a period of up to three (3) years.

LOCATION: St. Francis Xavier Catholic Secondary School
SALARY: Salary Band 3 ($62,834 to $70,706 per annum)


The purpose of the Graduation Coach Program is to provide comprehensive, culturally responsive support to students who identify as Black in order to improve their well-being, academic achievements, and help affect systems change. The Graduation Coach will support Black students by acting as a mentor and advisor, collaborating with school based and other staff and the broader community in responding to individual and systemic barriers (e.g. academic, mental health, justice); identifying and addressing individual barriers to engagement, learning and well-being; and facilitating access and referrals to academic supports and community resources to provide an integrated support system for the students and support students to be able to thrive in the framework of the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations.


  • Post-secondary degree or diploma in Humanities or Social Sciences with two years of experience in a related field; or equivalent combination of education and experience as determined by the Board
  • Life experience deeply rooted in Black communities
  • Deep understanding of systemic barriers and challenges that Black students face in the education system and in the wider community
  • Demonstrated deep understanding of youth culture and the principles of youth engagement
  • Understanding of the Ontario Catholic School Graduate Expectations
  • Excellent communication, interpersonal and problem-solving skills
  • Demonstrates sound judgment and sensitivity, and ability to build rapport with various stakeholders
  • Experience in handling contentious issues with sensitivity, confidentiality, tact and discretion
  • Demonstrated respect and understanding of the diversity and composition of local Black communities paired with an understanding of the intersections of race, gender, faith, socio-economic dynamics and sexual orientation
  • Ability to identify systemic barriers such as anti-Black racism, Islamophobia and other forms of oppression and propose appropriate intervention points
  • Awareness of local community resources and the ability to support students and their families in accessing and navigating these resources
  • Broad understanding of and an inclusive approach to relationship building with diverse stakeholders in the community and in schools
  • Ability to be a mentor and advisor and demonstrated commitment to working with and supporting Black youth
  • Strong organizational skills and ability to manage a large caseload, prioritize and organize work effectively, and maintain detailed records


  • Collaborate with school administrators, teachers, families, system staff, and community resources to identify systemic barriers and develop meaningful solutions to support the engagement, well-being and academic achievement of Black students
  • Maintain open communication with participating students and their caregivers/families, as well as relevant community members about the progress and needs of the students
  • Establish the protective factors necessary for participating students to thrive, including integrating and linking new programs and supports to existing ones
  • Create a welcoming environment in the school for all Black students, including allocating a welcoming and culturally responsive dedicated room/space
  • Facilitate access and referral to academic supports and community resources to provide integrated support systems for Black students
  • Build positive and trusting relationships with Black students through a strength-based approach
  • Act as mentor, trusted advisor, and advocate for participating Black students
  • Engage Black students and their families by affirming their identity and culture through culturally responsive and relevant practices
  • Establish space for participating students to be supported throughout extended school breaks
  • Assist students with the successful transition from secondary school into post-secondary education, training or labour market opportunities
  • Establish and collaborate with a core team and school staff to create a long-term vision/plan for identified Black students
  • Build/establish and maintain relationships with various service agencies serving the community

To be considered for this position, please submit an updated resume, detailing your experience and qualifications
to the following e-mail address: [email protected] no later than Friday 30, 2022. Please note that resumes sent to any other e-mail address or by fax or mail will not be considered.

Please quote the competition number “ADMIN–2022-26” in the subject line of your email.

Competition #: ADMIN–2022-26
Date of Release: Thursday, 15, 2022

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