- 01-Nov-2012 to 15-Aug-2013 (CST)
- Full Time
College Possible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit making college admission and success possible for low-income students through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support.
Our after-school services include (1) academic support through ACT/SAT test preparation; (2) college application assistance; (3) financial aid consulting; (4) guidance in the college transition; and (5) support toward college degree completion.
College Possible, an AmeriCorps organization, is recruiting college graduates to serve for one year to help make admission to college, and college success, possible for low-income students. With positions ranging from working directly with students to writing grants to coordinating events, there are many opportunities offered. Not only do College Possible AmeriCorps members make a difference in their community, they gain valuable experience for their next job or graduate school endeavor.
College Possible was recognized in Princeton Review's 2008 edition of Best Entry-Level Jobs!
I. Available AmeriCorps and VISTA Positions
A. AmeriCorps High School Coach
Serve as a College Possible coach in a high school. Support juniors by providing ACT/SAT test preparation and work with students on an individual basis providing subject specific assistance. Guide seniors as they complete the college application process including: essay writing, applications for admission, scholarships, and the FAFSA. Reports to Program Team.
B. AmeriCorps College Coach
Serve as a coach for College Possible student alumni as they transition from high school into college. Maintain communication and offer services to alums in college either from a college campus or College Possible Headquarters. Help link students to student services already available on campus, and plan on- and off-campus events for alums. Reports to Program Team.
Community Partnerships and Program Enrichment:
C. Workshop/Volunteer AmeriCorps Member
Partner with College Possible high schools to coordinate college planning workshops for the 9th and 10th grades; help conceive and organize two program-wide community service days for College Possible students. Reports to Community Partners Team.
D. Events AmeriCorps Member
Organize College Possible campus visits; develop relationships with campuses across the country; organize program-wide kick-off event and graduation ceremony, four practice ACT exams, and other outside events. Reports to Community Partners Team.
College degree required. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated leadership skills, a high level of achievement in academics, employment and/or other pursuits, and a commitment to the mission of College Possible. We welcome candidates of all academic majors to apply.
Compensation includes a living allowance, health coverage and a $5,550 Education Award that can be used to repay student loans or future education expenses. Student loans may be deferred. 10 or 12 month commitment (depending on position) beginning in August of 2013 required.
Please visit our website, www.CollegePossible.org, to learn more about the organization!
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