In the College and Career Coach (CACC) position, the College Success Foundation (CSF) AmeriCorps member will develop and deliver college and career readiness lessons to 8th grade middle school students in one of CSF's partner schools. The member's efforts will contribute toward the development and growth of the school's college-going culture and strengthen students' college aspirations. The CACC will work in a collaborative manner with school staff, community partners and CSF staff.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Work directly with middle school students by delivering college and career readiness curricula and support services to strengthen students' college aspirations. Administer pre and post assessments to students receiving the college and career readiness curricula to assess the programs' efficacy.
- Support parent/guardian and/or school staff efforts to build and strengthen the school's college-going culture to provide the best opportunity for students to be college ready.
- Participate in mandatory monthly member development meetings to receive ongoing training and career development to prepare for life after AmeriCorps.
- Participate in regional CSF college and career readiness events.
- Collaborate on activities with out-of-school time providers to keep youth and families engaged in college readiness programming.
- Coordinate and participate in approved community service activities for National Days of Service and other CSF AmeriCorps special events.
- Complete required and timely reporting and administrative duties as assigned.
- Adhere to the expectations and conditions as outlined by the CSF AmeriCorps Individual Position Description and Member Contract.
- Promote AmeriCorps program and civic engagement.
- Occasional travel and visits to the College Success Foundation's home office in Issaquah as well as CSF's regional office are required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to commit to a term of service for a minimum of 1700 hours of service.
- Outstanding interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent organizational and project management skills. Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure.
- Ability to identify and solve problems.
- Skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
- A proven "self-starter" with the ability to work independently and comply with all standards of the supervision personnel and related programs and services of the employer.
- An established commitment to work collaboratively and harmoniously with CSF staff, colleagues, community resource agencies, school district personnel and stakeholders.
- A commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.
- Knowledge of college readiness, awareness and planning.
- Understanding of the communities at the middle school service delivery sites and recent effective involvement with students in those schools and communities.
- Ability to work flexible hours to include out of school time activities with community partners, pending prior approval from supervisor. May include nights and/or weekends.
- Ability to be upbeat, positive, outgoing, personable and able to relate well with diverse populations and age groups, with particular emphasis on working with young people, ages 12 – 14.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION:
- Associate's degree required. Bachelor's preferred in education, sociology, psychology, social work, public service or a related field.
- Clearance with required CNCS and CSF background checks (Washington State Patrol criminal registry, FBI fingerprint check, National Sex Offender Registry background check, drug test).
MEMBER COMPENSATION & BENEFITS
Members receive an annual living allowance and an Education Award (upon completion of year of service). Health, dental, and vision insurance; FICA and worker's compensation are also provided.
Members must have access to transportation for meetings outside the assigned job site; however, the College Success Foundation will provide mileage reimbursement to the Member for service related to these activities, per CSF Guidelines. The AmeriCorps living allowance does not reduce eligibility for some government benefits, such as Basic Food (food stamps), TANF and Supplemental Security Income (SSI). AmeriCorps Members may attend school or hold other employment outside of AmeriCorps service hours; however, those activities may not conflict with AmeriCorps team activities or the Member's work schedule at their site. Members must also attend National Days of Service and other CSF AmeriCorps mandated events. All training and professional development are counted within the 40 hour/week AmeriCorps schedule.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; reach with hands and arms and talk and hear. The employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle or feel; frequently lift and/or move up to 10 pounds, and occasionally lift and/or move up to 25 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by a member to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Service is generally conducted in a school and classroom. May require physical effort associated with using the computer to access information, or occasional standing, walking, lifting needed to carry out everyday activities.
Members must be able to handle stress that is involved in meeting strenuous deadlines, and be flexible and able to interact with CSF employees and school staff at all levels.
The work environment characteristics described are representative of those a member encounters while performing the essential functions of this service. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
CONDITION OF POSITION:
The position may change based upon needs of the program and/or organization needs and available funding. College Success Foundation maintains a drug free environment. Members of College Success Foundation and its subsidiaries must be able to successfully work in and promote a multicultural and diverse work environment.
1605 NW Sammamish Rd Suite 200
Issaquah, WA, US 98027
950 Pacific Ave Suite 1250
Tacoma, WA, US 98042
1825 N Hutchinson Suite 200
Spokane, WA, US 99212
1200 12th Ave S
Seattle, WA, US 98144
Start and end dates:8/8/2016
Duration:3 months or longer
Time commitment:Full time (30-40 hours/week)