College Possible AmeriCorps
  • 14-Apr-2021 to 13-Jun-2021 (CST)
  • AmeriCorps
  • Other
  • Full Time

Education award, health coverage, loan deferement

Serve your community through a summer of service with College Possible Portland!

College Possible is a growing nonprofit dedicated to coaching low-income students to-and-through college, breaking the cycle of poverty and empowering our workforce. Our rigorously-tested model earns top-of-field results that have helped 98 percent of students served earn admission to college and supported nearly 80 percent through graduation. A 2011 Harvard study found that the program more than doubles a student's chance of enrolling in a four-year college.

So what is AmeriCorps? When you think of AmeriCorps, think of the Peace Corps but in your own backyard. AmeriCorps is a civil society program supported by the U.S. federal government, foundations, corporations and other donors engaging adults in public service work with a goal of "helping others and meeting critical needs in the community." 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.

As an AmeriCorps organization, College Possible is recruiting college graduates to help make a college degree and college success possible for low-income students. 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.

We currently have rewarding 2-3 month opportunities available beginning in July, 2021 and completing in early September, 2021 in our Portland, OR location.

Available Opportunities:

Transition Coach

Serve College Possible students in various roles from high school to college. Support high school seniors through high school graduation and the summer transition period to ensure fall college enrollment. Assist in presenting college workshops to high school students, serve as additional support in teaching College Possible sessions and help engage unenrolled College Possible students to better determine future college and career goals.

Essential Functions:

  • Communicate with program participants, College Possible members and staff in person and via email, phone, and other technology tools
  • Track and record program participants information using Salesforce and Microsoft excel
  • Work individually with students
  • Participate in weekly meetings and group planning sessions/trainings
  • Research colleges/universities to provide supplemental resources for student enrollment
  • Support student recruitment through partner, student, and family communication and pre-program engagement

Marginal Functions:

  • Assist with AmeriCorps recruitment (generating visibility on college campuses, tabling, speaking to college classes)
  • Chaperone campus visits, college fairs, and other events for students
  • Help with other organizational tasks as requested; i.e. working with the media, leading trainings for other AmeriCorps members, etc.


  • 4 year college degree by June 2021
  • Strong leadership, academics, and communication skills
  • Ability to handle multiple priorities and be detailed oriented
  • Ability to work 40+ hours per week
  • Commitment beginning in July 2021
  • Applicants from all majors are welcome to apply


  • Bi-weekly living allowance
  • Education Award of $1311.11 (Can be used to repay federal student loans or pay future education expenses)
  • Free health coverage
  • Some student loans may be deferred
  • Working in a collaborative educational environment
  • Access to a large network of College Possible alumni and networking events

Please visit to learn more about College Possible and serving with our organization!

College Possible is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance. Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals and conduct all possible activities in fully accessible settings. Alternative application formats are available upon request by contacting Chad Karlsson at

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