AmeriCorps VISTA – Higher Education Liaison

Job Type

Full Time
Temporary

Salary

Details: • A modest living stipend paid out semi-monthly, with amounts varying by region

Published

07/13/2018

Start Date

09/03/2018

Address

400 South Colorado Boulevard
Suite 700
Denver
Colorado
80246
United States

Description

About CareerWise


Do you want to make a lasting difference in the lives of high school students who are just starting to explore the path to their future? Become part of a bold new program that is redefining the look of Colorado’s workforce, and multiplying the pathways students can take to success.


CareerWise Colorado is a nationally-recognized startup organization that is reshaping Colorado's workforce through innovative youth apprenticeships. At CareerWise, apprenticeships provide paid and meaningful job training experience that are designed to prepare each apprentice for a career in that field. While completing their three-year commitment, our youth apprentices earn a year’s worth of college credit, a nationally-recognized industry certification, and establish an invaluable professional network. All this while being paid to gain meaningful real-world experience.


CareerWise is seeking a detail-oriented, proactive AmeriCorps VISTA member to strengthen our ability to support apprentices’ higher education experience. You’ll work one-on-one with apprentices to identify the supports they need to participate and succeed in the higher education component of their apprenticeship program. Your work will inform our longer-term strategy.  


CareerWise is supported by nearly $15M of investment from leading national and local funders including Bloomberg Philanthropies, JP Morgan Chase Foundation, the Daniels Fund and the Colorado Health Foundation. For more information about our innovative organization, see: https://www.careerwisecolorado.org



About AmeriCorps VISTA


The most pressing challenges we face as a nation require the most courageous and creative people to address them. An AmeriCorps VISTA member serves as a catalyst for change, living and working alongside community members to advance local solutions. VISTA is designed to build the capacity of an organization and enhance its ability to serve the community. For more information about the program see:

https://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps/americorpsvista


How you’ll make an impact:

·        Course enrollment support: Support apprentices to apply and enroll in community college courses.

·        Logistics coordination and troubleshooting: Help with one-on-one student support around transportation, scheduling, and other logistics.

·        Billing support: Ensure necessary paperwork is completed for billing.

·        Textbook and success support: Help apprentices and businesses identify appropriate text books to purchase and other supports needed for success in completing courses.

·        Technology system development: Identify and pilot an online system to track course progression of students through higher education requirements of their apprenticeship.

·        Higher education orientation: Help new cohort of apprentices understand the courses that they will be taking throughout their three-year apprenticeship by creating and delivering relevant information, materials, or trainings.

·        College exploration: Support four-year-college tours and exploration for students to consider what opportunities are available post apprenticeship.

·        Process recommendations: Compile learnings from all higher education support work and make recommendations about longer term processes, supports, and staffing needed to ensure apprentice success in attaining college credit.

·        Relationship management: Assist with building and maintaining contacts, opportunities, notes, tasks, etc., for Higher Ed/Education database in Salesforce.


Required experience/skills:

·        Be at least 18 years of age

·        US Citizenship or Permanent Resident status

·        High school diploma or equivalent

·        Commitment to fulfilling your entire term of service with the ability to serve your scheduled hours consistently.

·        Must be an organized self-starter exhibiting good judgment with the flexibility to adapt to shifting priorities and demands

·        Experience using technology required to input program data and communicate with other team members- we use Salesforce and Google products

·        Deep commitment to national and community service as demonstrated through volunteerism or other service work

·        Experience interacting with diverse communities and the ability to integrate into an existing school community

·        Ongoing access to reliable transportation to and from your assigned school sites (cost of travel will be reimbursed, but transportation means must be provided by the VISTA member)


As an AmeriCorps VISTA member at CareerWise:

·        You’ll be part of a national movement to give a year of your time in service to your community

·        A modest living stipend paid out semi-monthly, with amounts varying by region

·        Medical health insurance at no cost

·        Access to Dental and Vision insurance at a low cost

·        Education award that can be used for eligible student loans, tuition, and other education related expenses after successful completion of your service year. See more information here-www.nationalservice.gov/programs/AmeriCorps/alumni/segal-AmeriCorps-education-award

·        Leadership skill development and valuable experience for a career in education and youth development


Sound interesting?

Send resume and cover letter to:

careers@careerwisecolorado.org


If you’re selected, you’ll need to enroll in AmeriCorps through the MyAmeriCorps portal. Criminal history background checks are conducted on all AmeriCorps members when an offer is made. Your term of service is always contingent upon satisfactory completion of a background check. The results of state and FBI criminal history background checks and national sexual offender checks through the National Sex Offender Public Registry Website (NSOPW) are considered. Successful completion of a Tuberculosis (TB) test and CPR and First Aid certification upon hire.


CareerWise Colorado is an Equal Opportunity Employer

Benefits

As an AmeriCorps VISTA member at CareerWise:

·        You’ll be part of a national movement to give a year of your time in service to your community

·        A modest living stipend paid out semi-monthly, with amounts varying by region

·        Medical health insurance at no cost

·        Access to Dental and Vision insurance at a low cost

·        Education award that can be used for eligible student loans, tuition, and other education related expenses after successful completion of your service year. See more information here-www.nationalservice.gov/programs/AmeriCorps/alumni/segal-AmeriCorps-education-award

·        Leadership skill development and valuable experience for a career in education and youth development

Level of Language Proficiency

None

Professional Level

None specified

Minimum Education Required

High School


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