Student Ambassador Team Leader - Metropolitan Education Commission - AmeriCorps
- Volunteer Opportunity posted by Arizona Serve
Part time (10-30 hrs/wk)
Long-Term (6 months-1 year)
Metropolitan Education Commission
Student Ambassador Team Leader
900 Hour Position
Approximately 20 hours/week
Service Location: Tucson, AZ
Service Dates: September 1, 2018 – August 31, 2019
I. ORGANIZATIONAL PURPOSE AND BACKGROUND
The Metropolitan Education Commission (MEC) was established through Resolutions by Tucson Mayor and Council and the Pima County Board of Supervisors in 1990. The 34 Citizen Commissioners it is comprised of advises, makes recommendations, and serves as an advocate in all the areas as they affect the educational welfare of the citizens of Tucson and Pima County. The MEC’s goals include: To empower and advocate for students, their teachers, and their families; To acknowledge individuals and groups within the community whose exemplary service to students and to education merits such special recognition; and To promote graduation from high school as a first step toward an enriched future for students and a realistic sense of their post-secondary pathway and place within the community.
The goal of the Regional College Access Center (RCAC) Student Ambassador Program is to alleviate the burden on understaffed high school college and career counseling departments by providing assistance with Operation AmeriCorps Priority Areas and providing an extra hand with regard to detailed college planning needs for every high school senior. The Student Ambassador Team Leader will assist the RCAC and AmeriCorps Program Managers with supervisory and administrative responsibilities involved with the Student Ambassador Program.
II. PROJECT FOCUS AREAS AND ACTIVITIES
A. Student Ambassador Assessment: The AmeriCorps State member will assist staff with all aspects related to the implementation, management, and evaluation of the Student Ambassador Program at partner high schools throughout Pima County. They will also meet with the School Site Liaison(s) and Student Ambassadors at each school site to identify high school seniors and help them work through the college planning checklist.
B. College Access Workshop Creation: The State member will work with staff to create college application workshops related to college admission, financial aid, and scholarships for students and parents. They will also help with the creation of workshops related to college “Next Steps Processes” and the implementation of college entrance exams.
C. Summer Outreach and Activity Assistance: The State member will assist staff with workshops/seminars related to summer transition programs, in the creation of college access workshops, and in the planning and implementation of financial aid workshops and seminars for parents and students.
D. Data Collection and Report Preparation: The State member will assist with data collection for reporting purposes and the preparation of monthly, quarterly and end-of-year reports as required. They will also participate in End of the Year sessions and assist with establishing areas needing improvement and action plans for next school year.
III. Requirements and Benefits
A. Education, Skills and Abilities
o Age 17 or older
o Fluent in Spanish and English
o Has knowledge of college access processes
o Experience working with diverse student population
o Ability to work as a part of a team
o Strong computer skills including Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and Google Apps
o Strong written and verbal communication skills
o Demonstrated ability to work independently and in a team setting in a consistent, energetic, and positive manner
o Effective problem-solving skills
o Ability to understand the "big picture" while completing detail oriented tasks
o Friendly and effective interpersonal skills
o Consistent and reliable access to reliable transportation
AmeriCorps State Member Benefits (900 Hour)
● $6,265 living allowance during term of service
● Upon completion of service, part-time (900 hour) AmeriCorps members receive a $2,907.50 education award that can be applied to educational costs or student loans
● Members participate in 10 (2-hour) trainings that qualify them for a Certificate in Civic Leadership and 4 college credits from Prescott College
● Team support and coaching
Arizona Serve is committed to implementing inclusive practices in the workplace. We do not discriminate on the basis of race, religion, age, ethnic background, sex, disability, size, sexual orientation, gender identity, or gender expression. Those who have marginalized identities, whether or not those identities provide protected status, are encouraged to apply.
Prescott College is a proud participant in the Employers of National Service initiative. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
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