College Access Coordinator, AMERICORPS VISTA 2013-2014

Posted by on March 31, 2013

Position Summary:  We are seeking a Pennsylvania Campus Compact (PACC) VISTA to serve as the College Access Coordinator for the University Community Collaborative (The Collaborative).  Housed at Temple University, the Collaborative provides a continuum of youth leadership programming for high school aged students and technical assistance for organizations on a wide range of youth related issues.  The College Access Coordinator will work with 2-3 high schools helping to provide leadership development, networking and college awareness for high school students. The primary mechanism will be student governments or councils.

Currently, we are partnered with Picket and Gratz High Schools, both of which are run by Mastery Charter Schools.  The College Access Coordinator will build on this work that began in July 2012 and is still on-going. We may add a third high school for the upcoming academic year. As the College Access Coordinator, the PACC*VISTA will work directly with the student governments and the school liaisons serving at least 45 students.  The PACC VISTA will be fully integrated into the Collaborative Team, a group of very energetic, dynamic and creative staff dedicated to the empowerment and achievement of all high school students.

Position Components and Activities:

The position has three major components:

1. Leverage the Collaborative’s programming expertise for in school activities in order to promote the educational success of high school students.

•Maintain partnerships with the high schools

•Provide assistance to school personnel on student leadership initiatives

•Identify possibilities for additional programming at the high schools or at Temple for students from those schools

•Monitor the progress of the partnerships and programs

2. Leverage resources of Temple University and other organizations to assist in the college access process

•Work with Temple student organizations to identify volunteers

•Identify networking opportunities and site visits for students that expose them to professional opportunities in the Philadelphia area

3. Document the process and outcomes

•Maintain records of meetings, programs/activities, participants, and other aspects related to process, activities and outcomes

Minimum Requirements for this position include:

•Bachelors’ degree required (Education, Public Policy or Social Science degree preferred)

•Experience in program development and project management

•Strong interpersonal skills

•Computer literacy (Word, Excel, PowerPoint, and understanding of social media)

•Strong oral and written presentation skills

•Strong organizational skills including planning and leading events and experiences, record keeping and data collection, and follow through

•Creativity and problem solving

•Flexibility and adaptability

•Strong motivation and initiative

•Ability to work independently and on a team

•Demonstrated commitment to diversity and cross-cultural issues

•Effective inter- and intrapersonal skills; strong emotional intelligence and emotional maturity

•Experience working with youth and young adults

Service, Compensation and Benefits:

The term of service for this position is July 21, 2013 through July 25 2014. There is also a mandatory Pre Service Orientation from July 21-25, 2012. Compensation is a living allowance of $12,312 plus an education award of $5,550 or End of Service Stipend of $1,500.  Health insurance coverage is provided by Seven Corners.  Child care assistance if available to eligible applicants and a relocation allowance is available.  Training and professional development opportunities will be provided throughout the year.  There will also be a transportation allowance.

To apply please go to to log in or create a new profile in My Americorps.  Once you have created a profile, apply to our position:  44100

Interested applicants should also send cover letter and resume to:

Barbara Ferman, Executive Director

University Community Collaborative

Applications will be accepted until April 30, 2013

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