Jackson-Madison County School System
  • Jackson, TN, USA
  • Full Time

Jackson Madison County School System strives to develop and prepare our students for excellence in higher education, work and life. With twenty-three schools and the largest school district in West Tennessee outside of Shelby County, Jackson-Madison County School System is committed to providing a quality education to every student that enters through our doors. We are focused on having students finish career ready and believe that every student should graduate high school with options and opportunities.

Our Mission: To provide tomorrow's leaders options and opportunities to succeed by providing a safe, caring, learning environment, working in cooperation with families and the community, and providing appropriate curriculum and effective instruction.

Our Vision: All students will acquire the knowledge and skills to pursue options and opportunities and become productive citizens.

Jackson Madison County School System has an immediate opening for a Graduation Coach at the High School Level. Candidates interested in this position require a certification from the State of Tennessee - Department of Education to be considered a qualified candidate.  The position reports directly to its respective School Principal. Pay rate is based on a District Scale, approved by the District School Board and is commensurate with relevant education, experience and certifications.

Position Summary:

The Graduation Coach is responsible for engaged in high school graduation assistance activities, including but not limited to working with students, school faculty and staff, parents, and guardians in order to assist all high school students, individually and in groups, regarding high school graduation and completion, including but not limited to analyzing data to identify students or subgroups with potential high school graduation problems.

Required Education / Certification / Endorsement:

  • Valid Tennessee secondary teacher's license
  • Experience teaching at the high school level
  • Knowledge of Tennessee graduation requirements preferred

Essential Functions:

  • Plan, implement, and track individual high school graduation plans
  • Identify and resolve barriers to graduation
  • Facilitate career choices and planning
  • Identify and counsel high school students at risk of dropping out and develops strategies to continue to engage them in learning throughout their high school career, using relevant academic and behavioral data and other measures
  • Develop and implement Engagement and Career plans for students who are at risk for not graduating, working with teachers, counselors, parents, employers, mentors and other individuals or organizations that have responsibility for or that significantly influence the student's personal and school life.
  • Review and monitor students' Engagement and Career Plans each semester and make adjustments, as necessary; and work with appropriate parties when student is not adhering to Engagement Plan
  • Provide training and/or support to middle school and high school teachers on support measures that work with youth identified as at risk for not graduating
  • Work with faculty and administrators to develop credit recovery and alternative options to adapt curriculum and differentiated instruction to meet the needs of identified at risk students
  • Develop and implement individual, small group, and whole school intervention and prevention strategies to increase the likelihood that students will stay in school and graduate
  • Develop Transition Programs and Vertical Teams with Middle and High Schools
  • Conduct quarterly vertical team meetings among middle and high school faculty and staff to develop action steps to improve individual student and subgroup transition success rate
  • Collaborate with teachers, counselors, and/or advisors to assure the continued use of the transition process for 8th graders and freshmen to help students successfully adapt to the rigors of the high school experience
  • Facilitate collaborations with parents/guardians, community organizations, and other resources
  • Connect individual students and their parents/guardians with community organizations and programs
  • Any other duties assigned by the building administrator

Evaluation: Performance of this job will be evaluated annually in accordance with provisions of the Board's Policy.

Expected Experience, Expertise and Ability:

  • Expertise in specialty field;
  • Ability to create a classroom environment which is conducive to learning and appropriate to the maturity and interests of the students;
  • Experience in the instruction of students with varied learning styles and levels of mastery;
  • Experience in effectively solving challenging problems through a positive, collaborative approach;
  • Strong written and oral communication skills;
  • Ability to build positive and meaningful relationships with students, parents, faculty and staff;
  • Demonstrated skill in effective communication, conflict resolution, creativity, problem solving, decision making and time management.


If you are ready to make a positive impact to the students of Jackson Madison County Schools Apply today!


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