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January 2020 Start-AmeriCorps College Access and Success Coaches-All Locations!

at College Possible AmeriCorps

Posted: 9/21/2019
Job Status: Full Time
Job Reference #: 1193346
Categories: Other/General
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  • 12-Sep-2019 (CST)
  • AmeriCorps
  • Other
  • Full Time

Serve your community through a year of service with College Possible!

College Possible is a growing nonprofit dedicated to coaching low-income students to-and-through college, breaking the cycle of poverty and empowering our workforce. Our rigorously-tested model earns top-of-field results that have helped 98 percent of students served earn admission to college and supported nearly 80 percent through graduation. A 2011 Harvard study found that the program more than doubles a student's chance of enrolling in a four-year college.

So what is AmeriCorps?  When you think of AmeriCorps, think of the Peace Corps but in your own backyard. AmeriCorps is a civil society program supported by the U.S. federal government, foundations, corporations and other donors engaging adults in public service work with a goal of "helping others and meeting critical needs in the community."  Not only do College Possible AmeriCorps members make a difference in their community, they gain valuable experience for their next job or graduate school endeavor.

As an AmeriCorps organization, College Possible is recruiting college graduates to help make a college degree and college success possible for low-income students.  Not only do College Possible AmeriCorps members make a difference in their community, they gain valuable experience for their next job or graduate school endeavor.

We currently have rewarding 8 month opportunities available beginning in  January/February, 2019 in our Portland, Oregon; St. Paul, Minnesota; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; Seattle, Washington; Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Chicago, Illinois; and Omaha, Nebraska sites.

Available Opportunities:

Transition Coach

As a College Transition Coach you will support high school seniors through graduation and the summer transition period to ensure fall college enrollment.  This includes assisting in presenting workshops to high school students, leading College Possible recruitment efforts for Class of 2021 at designated high schools, and serving as additional support in teaching College Possible sessions.  In addition, you will assist unenrolled College Possible students in determining future college and career goals. 

High School Coach

Serve as a College Possible coach in a high school. Support juniors by providing ACT/SAT test preparation and work with students on an individual basis providing subject specific assistance. Guide seniors as they complete the college application process including essay writing, applications for admission, scholarships, and the FAFSA. Reports to Program Team.

Serve as a College Possible coach in a pilot program that is utilizing technology to reach high school students across the state. Provide one-on-one coaching for juniors on college options, goal setting, ACT/SAT test prep and much more. Guide seniors as they complete the college application and decision process including essay writing, applications for admission, scholarships and the FAFSA.

CollegePoint Coach

Support a group of high-achieving, lower-income high school students across the country as a part of the CollegePoint initiative. Utilize technology to provide personalized information and resources to students surrounding such topics as creating a college list, writing a college essay, and accessing financial aid and scholarships. Develop relationships with students as you coach them through the emotional and social transition of attending a top-performing college. Assist in planning and implementing workshops for high-achieving College Possible students at your site.

College Coach

Serve as a coach for students as they navigate the milestones and resources essential to graduating from college. Maintain proactive communication and offer services to students in college either from a college campus or College Possible office. Help link students to services already available on campus, plan events for students and connect them to meaningful opportunities.

 

Benefits:

Benefits include a bi-weekly living allowance, health coverage and an Education Award of about $4,200 that can be used to repay federal student loans or pay future education expenses.  Some student loans may be deferred. 7-8 month commitment (depending on position) beginning in January/February of 2020.

Required Skills:

Four year college degree required.  Ideal applicants will have demonstrated leadership skills, a high level of achievement in academics, employment and/or other pursuits, and a commitment to the mission of College Possible.  Applicants of all academic majors are welcome to apply.

Please visit www.CollegePossible.org/serve to learn more about College Possible and serving with our organization!

College Possible is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance. Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals and conduct all possible activities in fully accessible settings. Alternative application formats are available upon request by contacting Chad Karlsson at CKarlsson@collegepossible.org.