College Possible AmeriCorps
  • 27-Sep-2016 to 19-Feb-2017 (CST)
  • AmeriCorps
  • Other
  • Full Time

Education award, health coverage, loan deferement


***The Feb 19th Deadline is the final deadline for this position***

 

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.

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.

As an AmeriCorps organization, College Possible is recruiting college graduates to serve for one year to help make a college degree 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. 

 

Position Summary:

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 going workshops to high school students, lead College Possible recruitment efforts for Class of 2019 at designated high schools, and serve as additional support in teaching College Possible sessions.  Help engage unenrolled College Possible students to better determine future college and career goals.  Reports to Program Team.

Essential Functions:

  • Communicate with program participants (high school and college), College Possible members and staff in person and via email, phone, Facebook and other technology tools
  • Assist in student recruitment (generating visibility, leading information sessions, collecting applications, conducting interviews, and tracking data)
  • Co-lead College Prep Talks (college going workshops for middle school aged, 9th and 10th grade students)
  • Track and record program participants information using online database and Microsoft excel
  • Work individually with students on a case-by-case basis
  • Participate in weekly meetings and group planning sessions/trainings relative to various projects

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.
  • Fax/Copy machine use

Compensation:

Compensation includes a living allowance, health coverage and an approximately $2,880 Education Award that can be used to repay federal student loans or pay future education expenses. Student loans may be deferred. 5-6 month commitment  beginning in January or March of 2017 required.

Please visit our website, www.CollegePossible.org, to learn more about the organization!

 

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.

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