College Possible AmeriCorps
  • 24-Aug-2021 to Until Filled (CST)
  • AmeriCorps
  • Other
  • Part Time

Education award, health coverage, loan deferement


Serve your community through a part-time AmeriCorps term of service with College Possible! Are you a current college student or graduate student? Apply to serve as a College Access or Success Coach as you work toward your college degree - 675 or 900 hour terms available.

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 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.

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.

We have opportunities available immediately in Omaha, Nebraska serving both high school and college students.


Available AmeriCorps Opportunities

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.

675 hour AmeriCorps term - 15-20 hours per week (depending on start date)
Now-December:

  • 10am-2pm twice a week at a school (days are flexible to member schedule)
  • Friday 9-Noon at the office
  • Rest of the hours can be done remote or at the office or at the high school. (4-8 hours)

December-End of school year

  • 9am-1:00pm once a week at school (days are flexible to member schedule)
  • 1pm-5pm once a week at school (day is flexible to member schedule
  • Friday 9am-Noon at the office
  • Rest of the hours can be done remote or at the office or at the high school. (4-8 hours)

College Coach

Serve as a coach for students as they navigate the milestones and resources essential to graduating from college. Maintain proactive communication and offer services to students in college either from a college campus or College Possible office. Help link students to services already available on campus, plan events for students and connect them to meaningful opportunities.

675 OR 900 hour AmeriCorps term - 15-25 hours per week (depending on start date)

Now-End of school year:

  • Flexible daily hours depending on member schedule, with some week day availability Monday through Friday
  • Friday 9am - noon at the office

Benefits:

Benefits include a bi-weekly living allowance, health coverage and an Education Award of $3,172 or $2,417 that can be used to repay federal student loans or pay future education expenses. Some student loans may be deferred. 6-10 month commitment (depending on position and term) with flexible start dates.

Required Skills:

Current undergrad and graduate students welcome to apply. Four year college degree preferred. Must be able to serve in the Omaha metro area. Ideal applicants 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. Applicants of all academic majors are welcome to apply.

Please visit www.CollegePossible.org/serve 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 CKarlsson@collegepossible.org.

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