College Possible

College Access and Success Coaches, College Possible

Posted on March 19, 2018

AmeriCorps Positions Starting August 2018

When you serve, you make College Possible. Become an AmeriCorps member at College Possible and launch your career!

Available AmeriCorps and VISTA Positions

Tech Connected Coaching-including high school, college and CollegePoint coaching positions.

Serve as a College Possible coach in positions utilizing technology to reach high school and college students. Provide one on one services by:

  • coaching high school or college students to and through college using technology such as texting, email, phone and video calls to cover topics such as ACT/SAT prep, college application processes, application essays, FAFSA and navigating college support services.
  • working with students on an individual basis providing subject specific assistance.
  • meeting regularly with program staff and peers to plan engaging outreach and communications to students about our college access and success curriculum.
  • regularly and reliably tracking interactions with students and keep student records up-to-date in Salesforce database.

In Person Coaching-including high school and college coaching positions

Serve as a College Possible coach at a partner high school or college. Serve students either in a cohort or one on one in person setting. Provide services by:

  • leading in person sessions for students on topics such as ACT/SAT prep, college application processes, application essays, FAFSA and navigating college support services.
  • working with students on an individual basis providing subject specific assistance.
  • meeting regularly with program staff and peers to plan engaging outreach and communications to students about our college access and success curriculum.
  • regularly and reliably tracking interactions with students and keep student records up-to-date in Salesforce database.

Community Partnerships AmeriCorps Member

Support College Possible’s programming by building and supporting partnerships to serve students. This may include:

  • organizing College Prep Talks, college planning workshops for middle and early high school students;
  • conceiving and organizing program wide events including community service days, college visits and student celebration events;
  • organizing practice ACT exams for high school juniors;
  • serving as lead substitute for coaches;
  • supporting Summer Bridge programming for high school seniors transitioning to college;

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

Serve in an indirect service role support College Possible’s mission behind the scenes, helping the organization grow capacity and create sustainable resources. Available roles include:

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

Compensation:

Compensation includes a living allowance, health coverage and an approximately $5,920 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 2018 start date is required. January start positions are available, see our website for more information!

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


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