College Access and Success Coaches


Cause Areas

When

It's flexible! We'll work with your schedule.

Where

215 West Superior StreetChicago, IL 60654

About

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.

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.

Serve as a College Possible coach in a pilot program that is utilizing technology to reach high school students across the state in Minnesota and Oregon. Provide one-on-one coaching for juniors on college options, goal setting, ACT/SAT test prep and much more. Guide seniors as they complete the college application and decision process including essay writing, applications for admission, scholarships and the FAFSA.

College Coach

Serve as a coach for students as they navigate the milestones and resources essential to graduating from college. Maintain proactive communication and offer services to students in college either from a college campus or College Possible office. Help link students to services already available on campus, plan events for students and connect them to meaningful opportunities.

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 two program-wide community service days for College Possible students; organizing practice ACT exams for high school juniors; organizing campus visits to College Possible partner colleges and coordinating support services to College Possible partner colleges. In addition, this role will organize the annual Launch celebration; serve as lead substitute for coaches; and support programming for students transitioning from first to second year of college and supporting summer bridge programming for high school seniors. Research policies, timelines, and resources specific to your site for partners such as high schools, colleges, scholarships, summer programs, etc.

Skills

  • Mentoring
  • Literacy / Reading
  • Math / Science Instruction
  • Financial Literacy
  • Reading / Writing
  • General Education

Good Match For

Teens

Requirements & Commitment

  • Background Check
  • Orientation or Training
  • 11 months

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