Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana

  • Excel Coach (Decatur)

    Location(s) US-IN-Indianapolis
    High Schools
    Full Time

    The Excel Center® is operated by Goodwill Education Initiatives, Inc., a not-for profit organization formed by Goodwill of Central & Southern Indiana.

    At the Excel Center we address the needs outside the classroom, provides free child care, offers free transportation assistance, and we give students the ability to balance school and work schedules. We allow students to learn at their own pace and complete their educational requirements throughout the year.


    You will be an integral staff members at the Excel Center.  Your primary role is to promote continued student engagement in the Excel Center and to serve as a student advocate.  You will be responsible for a caseload of students, typically ranging from 65-80 students.  In order to support student learning and productivity, you will build relationships with students and provide resources to remove barriers from their educational progress.  As an effective coach you will understand how to triage their caseloads by managing their core responsibilities while also being responsive to student crises as they arise.


    The core responsibilities of life coaches fall under three primary umbrellas:


    Building Relationships

    • Tracking Student Data
    • Guide Students in Overcoming Obstacles/Problem Solving
    • Setting and Maintaining a Positive School Cultural


    What We're Looking For:

    To be successful in this position you would have this type of experience:

    • Bachelor’s degree
    • 2 years of experience in social work, counseling, advising, academic guidance or related field.
    • Experience working with high school age students in a non-traditional setting and/or in adult education setting highly preferred.
    • Superior verbal and written communication skills.
    • Strong meeting facilitation skills.
    • Bi-lingual in English and Spanish highly preferred.
    • Has working knowledge of computer programs to perform clerical tasks: Google Applications (specifically Gmail), School Information Management System, Excel, Word and Internet Explorer.                 
    • Demonstrated ability to develop relationships at all levels and to relate to a diverse population.
    • Requires occasional local travel/transporting individuals.  Valid driver’s license, up-to-date auto insurance, and good driving record.
    • Awareness of community resources.
    • Ability to embrace change positively, strong planning and organizing skills, independent, self-manager.
    • Outstanding role model for professionalism.
    • Must be able to successfully pass a background check.
    • Ability to gather and analyze data for informed decision making


    Full-time employees may participate in a comprehensive benefits program that includes:

    • Continuing education and leadership development
    • Comprehensive health plan
    • Paid time off (PTO)
    • Life, dental and vision insurance
    • Short- and long-term disability plans
    • Nationally recognized preventive health and wellness program
    • Section 125 pre-tax health spending account, dependent care spending account and premiums
    • Retirement plan with generous match or contribution into Teachers’ Retirement Fund for eligible employees.
    • 20% discount at Goodwill Retail stores

    To learn more about our Mission and Values, please click here.


    Goodwill of Central and Southern Indiana is an EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled




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