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Position Descriptions

Serve With Us

As an AmeriCorps organization, College Possible seeks college graduates to serve for one year in roles dedicated to empowering students from low-income backgrounds on their path to and through college. Our rigorously tested near-peer coaching model earns top-of-field results that have helped 98 percent of our students earn admission to college, and supported 52 percent of our enrolled students through graduation; a rate twice as high as their peers from low-income backgrounds. This is your chance to join our efforts to break the cycle of poverty and give motivated students the opportunity to thrive!

College Possible offers you a variety of ways to be involved, with positions ranging from high school coaches to grant writers to event coordinators.  As a College Possible AmeriCorps member, you will not only gain valuable experience for your next job or graduate school plans; you will make a lasting impact in your community.

  • Available AmeriCorps and VISTA Positions

    High School and College Tech Connected Coaches

    Support high school and college students in achieving their goal of college graduation through one-on-one coaching and support via phone, email and other technological platforms.  This opportunity allows you to work in an office environment with other college graduates committed to serving their communities!   You will accomplish this by:

    • Coaching high school or college students to and through college via text, email, phone and video calls to provide support in ACT/SAT preparation, the college application process, college application essays, FAFSA completion and navigating college support services.
    • Working with students one-on-one to address their individual needs for achieving college graduation.
    • Meeting regularly with College Possible program staff and peers to plan engaging outreach and communications to students about the College Possible program
    • Documenting your student interactions in Salesforce database and gaining valuable experience with the software system.

     

    Campus Based High School and College Coaches

    Support high school and college graduates in achieving their goal of college graduation through in-person coaching and support.  In this role, you will coach and support a group of students at their high school or college campus. You will support these students by:

    • Leading sessions for students on topics such as ACT/SAT preparation, the college application process, college application essays, FAFSA completion and navigating college support services.
    • Working with students on an individual basis by providing subject specific support or assistance overcoming obstacles in the college education process.
    • Meeting regularly with College Possible program staff and peers to plan engaging outreach and communications to students about the College Possible program.
    • Documenting your student interactions in Salesforce database and gaining valuable experience with the software system.

     

    Community Partnerships Team Member

    In an office setting, you will build and support partnerships that help College Possible better serve our students. This may include:

    • Developing college planning workshops for middle and early high school students;
    • Planning and organizing program wide events including community service days, college visits and student celebration events.
    • Organizing practice ACT/SAT exams for high school juniors.
    • Serving as lead substitute for coaches.
    • Supporting programming for high school seniors transitioning to college.

     

    AmeriCorps VISTA Positions (St. Paul, Philadelphia and Chicago)

    • Development VISTAs support sites in creating and establishing fundraising channels through activities such as donor research and grant writing (CHI).
    • Communications VISTAs support site communications teams in building awareness and creating relationships in new communities through projects like writing and editing newsletters, website content creation and news release processes (CHI).
    • Program VISTAs support College Possible’s national program goals, including updating and revising curriculum and creating materials to support new coaching strategies.
    • Research and Evaluation VISTAs support data integrity, management and the internal and external evaluations of College Possible programs.
    • The VISTA Leader supports other VISTA members in their term of service and provides ongoing support in recruiting new cohorts of AmeriCorps VISTA members.

Compensation:

Compensation includes a living allowance, health care coverage and an approximately $6,095 end of service education award that can be used to repay federal student loans or pay future education expenses. Student loans may be deferred during the 10- or 12-month commitment (depending on position). An early August 2019 start date is required.

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

Required Skills:

Bachelor’s degree required. Ideal candidates will have demonstrated leadership skills, a high level of achievement in academics, employment or other pursuits, and a commitment to the mission of College Possible. We welcome candidates of all academic majors to apply.

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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