College Possible AmeriCorps
  • 14-Aug-2020 to Until Filled (CST)
  • AmeriCorps
  • Full Time

AmeriCorps Living Allowance, Childcare benefit if eligible, VISTA health coverage, training

Serve your community through a year of service with College Possible!


College Possible is a growing nonprofit coaching students from low-income backgrounds to and through college to break the cycle of poverty and empower the next generation of leaders. Our model has earned national recognition: the inaugural Evergreen National Education Award recognized our leadership in increasing access to and success in college for students from low-income backgrounds. It also earns top-of-field results: a 2011 Harvard study found that the program more than doubles a student's chance of enrolling in a four-year college, and our students are four times more likely to become college graduates than their low-income peers.


College Possible has a budget of $24 million, more than 140 full-time employees and more than 270 AmeriCorps and VISTA service members. During the 2019-20 school year, we will reach an estimated 25,000 students in all 50 states, at more than 100 partner high schools and at more than 400 colleges. 


College Possible is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and seeks to build a diverse workforce to create impact in partnership with the communities we serve.  We welcome a diverse pool of qualified applicants.  For each of its positions, College Possible is mindful about what best serves our students, and seeks to hire staff with relevant experience, skills and aptitude, and a commitment to the power of education.


College Possible is recruiting for AmeriCorps VISTA Positions in St. Paul, MN; Omaha, NE; and Seattle, WA. Specific information about the positions and where they are located is below!


Catalyze Partnerships VISTA-St. Paul, MN

The Catalyze Partnerships VISTA will assist College Possible in creating systems and resources that can be used to advance the organization's growth strategy with multiple audiences, including current and potential partner institutions.


Catalyze Program and E-Learning VISTA-St. Paul, MN

Further College Possible's efforts to scale to additional schools and prepare Catalyze program staff and AmeriCorps members to serve first generation and students from low-income backgrounds in achieving a Bachelor's degree to combat cyclical poverty at scale. Achieve this by evaluating current programmatic curriculum through collection and synthesis of relevant published research and best practices from analogous student success programs. Suggest improvements to programmatic curriculum based on this evaluation, then outline partner and coach competencies that support the implementation of this curriculum. Build program capacity by developing a comprehensive, year-long e-learning strategy that develops these curricular competencies. Create sustainability for project by creating an initial version of this strategy within our learning management system for use by coaches and partners.



Curriculum Development VISTA-St. Paul, MN

Create systems that improve and align College Possible's high school and college programming around a unified goal of college completion for low income students to end cyclical poverty. Build program capacity by drafting and improving materials to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of programming as well as building curriculum resources for pilot programs. Develop resources, processes and tools to ensure sustainability of program updates.


Data and Information VISTA-St. Paul, MN

Update systems that allow for data collection integrity.Create improved systems for the collection, input, and management of program information. Determine organization needs for data reporting and assist with the development of new reports to meet the needs of program staff and evaluators. Help create data request process for internal and external use. Utilize improved data management practices to drive program results and find new best practices to serve more students in gaining college degrees to end cyclical poverty.


Research and Evaluation VISTA-St. Paul, MN

Support College Possible teams by crating tools to help teams effectively and accurately enter program participant data.  Support internal and external evaluations of program and create systems for monitoring program effectiveness. Utilize improved data practices to drive programmatic improvements and support fundraising to allow for students to be more effectively served and to help end cyclical poverty through education


Omaha Volunteer Engagement VISTA

Develop resources and connections with volunteers to enrich programmatic content and build community of support for students with a goal of improving program outcomes and ending poverty through educational degree attainment. Identify additional volunteer opportunities within programmatic structure that would enrich community. Build sustainability by creating documented resources for future team members to utilize in planning and implementing volunteer centered activities and events.


Seattle College Success Program VISTA

The Seattle College Success VISTA will assist College Possible Washington in creating systems and resources that will be used to advance the organization's growth strategy within the success space. The Success VISTA will focus on developing resources targeted towards multiple audiences, including coaches, prospective and partner institutions, and students with a goal of ending cyclical poverty.


Seattle Communications VISTA

Raise College Possible's profile and expand scale and reach through undertaking a number of capacity building initiatives specifically geared toward increasing awareness of College Possible. Build a local supporter network that will enable organizational stability and growth to scale and help additional students attain degrees and end cyclical poverty.


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