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Wily Network Clinical Coach/Program Coordinator

The Wily Network's primary goal is to provide wraparound support for college students who lack permanent family to support them through college. They are foster care alumni, legally homeless young adults, and students who for other reasons are experiencing college without family assistance. Through three key program elements: coaching, financial assistance and group programming (social, educational, and networking) we work to help students navigate their college experiences. For more information, please visit:

The Clinical Coach Position

The Wily Network Coach is the primary support for Wily Scholars. The Coach provides direct service to Scholars on campus including one-on-one coaching. The Coach reports to the Coaching Director. Each coach's job varies by location and the needs and expectations of the college, its Wily Scholars and the community at large.

The Program Coordinator Position

The Program Coordinator reports to the Executive Director and works closely with the Coaching Director. The primary role is as a Wily Scholar Coach with a smaller role as program coordinator. The short description below describes the program coordination aspects of the job.
The Program Coordinator is responsible for developing programming, promoting
community among staff and students, and managing the program budget. The Program Coordinator is also responsible for communicating the program's vision, mission, and values to Wily Network staff, funders, college partners, and community partners.

This document is fluid and will be continually revised.

Scholar Coach Responsibilities:

With Students:
● Provides on-campus direct service to Wily Scholars. Serves as primary
contact for Scholars and engages Scholars in coaching sessions and skill
building activities with the goal of college assimilation, retention and graduation. The Coach also focuses on overall student wellbeing, monitors mental health issues, and directs students to appropriate resources. Clinical content will often emerge in coaching meetings and Coaches will work with Scholars to navigate these issues, however, coaches will NOT engage in any form of clinical therapy, irrespective of their training and credentials.

● Facilitates regular individual meetings with scholars using clinically driven coaching model

● Works with Scholars to be sure all basic needs are met and that Scholars
are engaged in academic and campus communities.
● Empowers Scholars to develop and execute plans to meet their academic,
physical and social-emotional needs.
● Ensures that Scholars are meeting the requirements detailed in the Wily
Scholar Agreement.
● Serves as campus liaison for Scholars, connecting them to resources and
existing campus supports. Develops strong working relationships with
campus and community programs and connects to students to appropriate
people/and or resources.

With College Partners:
● Identifies, trains (present trauma-informed approaches and promote basic
trauma awareness), introduces and supervises on-campus mentors (staff
and faculty).
● Serve as the campus liaison for The Wily Network. Develop and maintain
positive working relationships with key individuals, groups, and resources
on and near campus.

● Plans, develops and executes skill-based seminars.
● Ability to be "on call" and available outside of traditional work hours and
calendar. On call responsibilities are divided equally among the staff. This
includes major holidays such as Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve, Christmas
and New Year's Eve. These holidays will be shared among all staff on a
rotating basis.
● Participates in some vacation, summer, weekend and holiday group
activities planned by coaching team. These dates will be determined

Other Expectations:
● Attends three-day coach training paid for by The Wily Network at
Fostering Success Michigan in Kalamazoo, Michigan. Participates in
weekly team supervision
● Engages in bi-monthly direct supervision from a senior Coach bi-monthly
Works with Wily Network team to collect, track, and analyze data based
on interactions with Scholars and campus staff. With support of team
members, creates and implements data-informed interventions.
● Collaborates with Wily Network's Executive Director to provide
psychoeducation and outreach to campus staff and community resources.
Upon the request of the Executive Director, collaborates on additional
projects as necessary to support and advance the program's objectives.
● Continues to develop professional skills by attending training and
conferences (all-staff trainings will be covered by Wily Network ; other
trainings should be submitted to supervisor for consideration prior to
● Represents The Wily Network as an ambassador at events and meetings
● May be called on to set up relationships with potential referral sources and
to present to high school students, counselors or other referral sources
Program Coordinator Responsibilities
● These responsibilities are in addition to the expectations detailed in the scholar
coach job description
● ⅔ of the Program Coordinator's time is spent working as a Wily Scholar Coach.
The balance of this position will be adjusted as needed.

Related to Students and Student Programing:
● Develops and implements strategies to promote team building amongst students and supports ongoing relationship building activities
● Designs and implements summer programming for students, particularly
incoming freshman, that can help assess and fill gaps prior to entry (future)
● Ensure Scholar applications, agreements and media releases are signed and in order
● Tracks key benchmarks in the calendar to make sure they are being addressed
by the coaches (this is done in conjunction with the Coaching Director)

● Coordinates care packages and holiday/birthday celebrations for students at key intervals during the school year

Related to Systems and Program:
● Contributes to the evolving development and implementation of The Wily
Network's policies, procedures, and programming
● Maintains an understanding of other foster-care support programs and services
(locally and nationally) through trainings, networking with employees at partner
organizations, and ongoing research
● Maintains up-to-date and accurate student files in Salesforce and utilizes
Salesforce tools
● Contributes to the efficient functioning of the organization and the attainment of
goals of the agency.
● Develops and maintains the Wily Network calendar (with input from coaches and Coaching Director)
● Participates in activities related to fundraising, conferences and other activities
related to

Minimum Qualifications:
● Passion for working with youth with foster care experience or those without
permanent homes
● Mental health professional, Master's degree and/or doctorate in related field (i.e. social work, psychology, counseling)
● Ability to develop and maintain strong working relationships with Wily Scholars
campus staff, Wily Network team members, and community members
● Valid driver's license and safe driving record, reliable vehicle, and ability to travel throughout greater Boston area and to transport students
● Outstanding interpersonal and organizational skills
● Experience working with culturally and economically diverse populations and
interest in learning about new cultures
● Strong verbal and written communication skills and, fluent in English
● Ability to be "on call" and available outside of traditional work hours and calendar
● Ability to manage multiple tasks/projects, develop creative solutions to problems
● All Staff will be subject to a Criminal Offender Record Information (CORI) check
which is a record of all criminal court appearances for a particular individual, including arrests, convictions, dismissals, and serious violations

Desired Qualifications:
● Working knowledge of higher education policies and procedures
● Experience working on college campus and/or with college-aged youth
● Experience with program development and evaluation

● Working knowledge of local and federal academic, social, and mental health
● Advanced training in and professional experience with crisis management,
conflict resolution, and strengths-based problem-solving methods
● Excellent technology skills including Microsoft Office Suite, email, social media
and WordPress
● Trained in Collaborative & Proactive Solutions, National Wraparound Initiative,
Motivational Interviewing and/or Trauma-Focused Cognitive Behavioral Therapy
● Experience collaborating with interdisciplinary teams and community-based
supports (including DCF, DMH, outpatient providers, school staff)

How to Apply:
All applications require a resume that outlines how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position as well as a cover letter stating how you heard about this opportunity and why it interests you either in Word / PDF format. In addition, please provide list of 3 professional references along with their contact information.

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This description indicates the general nature and level of work performed by employees in the above job. It is not intended to be a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities, and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.