Our NaviGo coaches are empowering students for life.
Drawing on years of educational and classroom training, the NaviGo team has developed a customized curriculum to address the needs of high school students as they engage in the process of college and career planning for life beyond high school. Most high school students report that they:
What do NaviGo coaches actually do?NaviGo coaches work with students on a journey of self-discovery and guided exploration. Starting with a focus on the student’s personal interests, talents, and passions, NaviGo coaches use a customized curriculum to help students discover possible career clusters, eventually leading to three viable, affordable, and achievable career paths. Our curriculum is entirely student-centered and inquiry-based.
- Find it difficult to be motivated about school and remain interested in the classroom,
- Have trouble understanding why school, in general, is relevant and how specific curricula benefits them, and
- Struggle with knowing how to turn their interests, talents, and passions into meaningful career paths.
Even though students acknowledge the need for assistance when it comes to planning for tomorrow, efforts to help them be competitive in today’s global marketplace requires extraordinary time and energy—both at school and at home. The NaviGo Way requires a commitment of time, the building of trust through developing one-to-one relationships in a safe environment, and the expert guidance of a NaviGo coach.
I think I’d be interested in becoming a NaviGo coach. What are you looking for?
We are constantly looking to add new coaches to our team. Keep reading below to better understand what we expect of coaches, the things coaches are responsible for, and the ideal qualifications of a NaviGo coach. You can also download our coach application to complete and submit it.
Please note that we, NaviGo Prep, LLC, reserve the right to require coaches undergo ongoing training and testing as we see fit.
Commit to work with a NaviGo client for a full calendar year, which includes a summer session and 11 months of coaching
Attend all required professional development training events, plus any additional training sessions that may be needed
Meet face-to-face for a 60-minute work session with a NaviGo client once per month on a local college campus (meetings take place in the evenings or on weekends)
Commit to another 30 to 60 minutes of additional online contact each month with a NaivGo client
Provide regular client progress reports to NaviGo leadership
Demonstrate the positive teaching and coaching disposition necessary to develop and maintain a trusting, respectful, and meaningful working relationship with a NaviGo client
Actively participate in all ongoing and advanced NaviGo professional training events as assigned
Demonstrate the skills necessary to execute NaviGo’s customized curriculum as written
Demonstrate the ability to create one-on-one work sessions that are entirely student-centered with an emphasis on open-ended questions and inquiry-based learning
Demonstrate flexibility in the development and delivery of NaviGo’s curriculum to best reflect a client’s needs and progress
Demonstrate computer skills necessary to access technical platforms and online data as part of the implementation of NaviGo’s curriculum
Demonstrate a willingness to seek out information, advice, and insight from NaviGo’s leadership team and other coaches via text, e-mail, telephone, or the web
Assist NaviGo clients in developing the research and analytical skills necessary to successfully complete the NaviGo program
Provide regular client progress reports to NaviGo team leaders upon the completion of tasks articulated in NaviGo’s curriculum
(If working with a NaviGo Scholar) Develop and maintain a good working relationship and use a sound communication strategy with the company assigned as the Scholar’s career-specific mentor (In the NaviGo Scholars program, a mentor acts as a career coach on the side, providing up-to-date insights and information from the mentor’s professional experience; NaviGo coaches in this program are responsible for managing the relationship between the mentor and NaviGo Scholar in order to maximize the effectiveness of the program and to minimize any intrusions on the time of the mentor)
NaviGo coaching positions are open to individuals who meet at least one of the following criteria:
♦ Are actively teaching or counseling (certified in an area of education)
♦ Are recently retired from a position in the educational field
♦ Have recently completed or are in the process of completing additional training and certification in a related educational field
To work with NaviGo, a bachelor’s degree is required. We will also consider non-certified applicants with the appropriate disposition and experience. Additional training and certification in school counseling, school psychology, or social work is helpful. Other relevant work experiences will be considered as well.
If you determine you fulfill NaviGo’s coach qualifications, and you are confident you can meet our expectations and requirements, we invite you to apply to be a NaviGo coach!
Downloading and completing this application is the first step. Once you’re ready to submit it, scan a signed copy and send it to Stephanie Layton at firstname.lastname@example.org.
If you have questions as you apply, please contact Stephanie Layton.