101 Myrtle Street
Works directly with 18 -26 year old Corpsmembers in the Civicorps Corpsmember Academy, a public charter high school and job training center to prepare them for postsecondary education. The College Counselor is responsible for supporting Corpsmembers in the Academy and Interns with a high school diploma through the college enrollment process.
This position provides a variety of ongoing services to all Corpsmembers that facilitate and support their transition into post-secondary education and/or training. The successful candidate must have a clear understanding of steps necessary for first-time and returning students to enter into college. The counselor will provide in-class support to current teachers, co-teach classes regarding college preparation work directly with students to complete all enrollment steps, including online applications, assessment exams and accessing financial aid, plan and execute quarterly events such as college visits, and promote a "college-bound" culture at the Corps. This position will provide ongoing individual and group mentoring support to help motivate Corpsmembers to enroll and stay in post-secondary education and/or training to ultimately attain their degree or certificate and secure employment. Familiarity with local community colleges in the Peralta Community College District, Contra Costa Community College District, Chabot-Las Positas Community College District a plus. Other duties may be assigned, as needed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following. Other duties may be assigned.
Direct On-site Support:
Provides individual and group support and services to help Corpsmembers become familiar with the college enrollment process, campus resources, purchasing of textbooks and necessary supplies, and skills necessary for college success.
Supports students in obtaining necessary services, such as remediation, tutoring, and support services to Corpsmembers enrolled in college courses.
Provides follow-up services through meetings, phone calls, emails, and social media.
Provides information to college students and the Civicorps community regarding upcoming campus events or opportunities related to college.
Serves as a mentor to students.
Leads the college preparation class during Learning Academy and engages with students during "graduation seminar." Facilitates the Higher Education portfolio assignment with all Civicorps Academy Corpsmembers.
Assists Corpsmembers in the AmeriCorps Education Award application process and guides Corpsmembers in the process of applying the Education Award to post-secondary institutions.
Direct Off-site Support:
Supports students getting to campus and directly helps them identify and access the necessary resources or organizations.
Actively engages with students on their college campus.
Provide post-program support for Corpsmembers and interns designed to ensure placement and/or persistence in post-secondary education.
Program Development and Support:
Assists in preserving a college culture at Civicorps by maintaining and updating information, resources, "college wall", etc.
Coordinates with Corpsmember program staff to achieve "measurable pupil outcomes" as set by school charter.
Collects data and maintains a variety of records relating to participants and services; prepares routine and special reports.
Maintains and updates files with supporting documentation.
Tracks and complies with all due dates, paperwork and other assigned contract requirements.
Provides training, development, safeguards and serves as a mentor and good role model.
Demonstrates a high level of professionalism and work principles.
Demonstrates sensitivity, understanding, and the ability to effectively interact with individuals (internal and external) from diverse cultural, socioeconomic, disability and ethnic backgrounds.
Demonstrates excellent communication skills (oral and written): characterized by actively listening and ensuring respectful two-way communication interactions; and possessing the skills necessary to prepare concise, logical, grammatically correct documents and presentations.
Demonstrates a high level of accountability, responsibility, and dependability.
Demonstrates initiative, a positive attitude, self-discipline and self-awareness.
Demonstrates teamwork through cooperation and collaboration with others.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Civicorps has a culture of caring for each other, personally and professionally. We enjoy a working environment that includes on-going staff activities, numerous health and wellness programs, employee recognition programs, and much more.
Civicorps offers a competitive employee benefits package including:
-Health Plan Options, including mental health care
-Dental and Vision
-Employer Paid Long Term Disability
-Life, Accidental Death/Dismemberment Insurance
-Health and Wellness Activities
-Paid Time Off, with additional paid winter leave
-403(b) and ROTH retirement plans with generous company match
-Flexible Spending Account for Health/Child Care
-Free Parking (close to BART and Jack London Square)
Minimum Education Required
How To Apply
HIRING PROCESS: Please provide a cover letter, resume or CV. Application materials that do not reference this specific position will not be considered. NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE!!
For More Information:
Visit the Civicorps website: http://www.cvcorps.org/about-civicorps/job-opportunities/