College Access and Success Coaches

Job Type

Full Time

Salary

Details: AmeriCorps living allowance provided for members while serving.

Published

10/25/2018

Start Date

08/13/2019

Application Deadline

12/31/2018

Address

Chicago
Illinois
United States

Description

An AmeriCorps organization, College Possible seeks college graduates to serve for one year in roles dedicated to empowering low-income students on their path to and through college. Our rigorously tested near-peer coaching model earns top-of-field results that have helped 98 percent of our students earn admission to college, and supported 52% of our enrolled students through graduation…a rate twice as high as their low-income peers. This is your chance to join our efforts to break the cycle of poverty and give more young people the opportunity to thrive.


With positions ranging from high school coaches to grant writers to event coordinators, College Possible offers you a variety of ways to be involved. As a College Possible AmeriCorps member, you will not only gain valuable experience for your next job or graduate school endeavor, you will make a lasting impact in your community.


Available AmeriCorps and VISTA Positions


High School and College Tech Connected Coaches

Support high school and college students in achieving their goal of college graduation through one on one coaching and support via phone, email and other technologies. This opportunity allows you to work in an office environment with other college graduates committed to serving their communities!   You will accomplish this by:

·        coaching high school or college students to and through college via text, email, phone and video calls to provide support in ACT/SAT preparation, the college application process, college application essays, FAFSA completion and navigating college support services;

·        working with students one on one to address their individual needs for achieving college graduation;

·        meeting regularly with College Possible program staff and peers to plan engaging outreach and communications to students about the College Possible program

·        gaining valuable experience with Salesforce database systems by documenting your interactions with students.


Campus Based High School and College Coaches

Support high school and college graduates in achieving their goal of college graduation through in-person coaching and support. In this role, you will coach and support a group of students at their high school or college campus. You will support these students by:

·        leading sessions for students on topics such as ACT/SAT preparation, the college application process, college application essays, FAFSA completion and navigating college support services.

·        working with students on an individual basis providing subject specific assistance or to overcome obstacles in the college education process.

·        meeting regularly with College Possible program staff and peers to plan engaging outreach and communications to students about the College Possible program;

·        gaining valuable experience with Salesforce database systems by documenting your interactions with students.

 

Community Partnerships Team Member

In an office setting, you will build and support partnerships that help College Possible serve our students. This may include:

·        organizing college planning workshops for middle and early high school students;

·        conceiving and organizing program wide events including community service days, college visits and student celebration events.

·        organizing practice ACT/SAT exams for high school juniors.

·        serving as lead substitute for coaches.

·        supporting programming for high school seniors transitioning to college.


AmeriCorps VISTA Positions (St. Paul and Philadelphia)

Serve in an indirect service role support College Possible’s mission behind the scenes, helping the organization grow capacity and create sustainable resources. Available roles include:

·        Development VISTAs support sites in creating and establishing fundraising through activities such as donor research and grant writing .

·        Communications VISTAs support site communications teams in building awareness and creating relationships in new communities through projects like newsletter writing and editing, website content creation and news release processes .

·        Program VISTAs support College Possible’s national program goals, including updating and revising curriculum and creating materials to support new College Possible coaching strategies.

·        Research and Evaluation VISTAs who support data integrity and management and also support internal and external evaluations of College Possible programs.

·        VISTA Leader who supports other VISTA members in their term of service and provides ongoing support in recruiting strong cohorts of AmeriCorps VISTA members. 

Benefits

Compensation includes a living allowance, health coverage and an approximately $6,095 education award that can be used to repay federal student loans or pay future education expenses. Student loans may be deferred during the 10- or 12-month commitment (depending on position). An early August 2019 start date is required.

Please visit our website, www.CollegePossible.org/serve, to learn more about the organization!

Professional Level

Entry level

Minimum Education Required

4-year degree

How To Apply

https://collegepossibleamericorps.applicantpro.com/jobs/

To apply, visit our recruitment page at: https://collegepossibleamericorps.applicantpro.com/jobs/


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