AmeriCorps and VISTA Positions, College Possible
Posted by College Possible on August 22, 2016
College Possible AmeriCorps and VISTA Positions 2016/17-All sites
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.
Four year college degree required. Ideal candidates 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. We welcome candidates of all academic majors to apply.
I. Available AmeriCorps and VISTA Positions
AmeriCorps 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. Reports to Program Team.
AmeriCorps College Coach
Serve as a coach for College Possible student alumni as they transition from high school into college. Maintain communication and offer services to alums in college either from a college campus or College Possible Headquarters. Help link students to student services already available on campus, and plan on- and off-campus events for alums. Reports to Program Team.
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