College Access and Success Coach - Cedar Rapids Community School District


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Mon Oct 23, 2017 - Mon Oct 22, 2018


2500 Edgewood Rd. NWCedar Rapids, IA 52405


College Access and Success Coaches will support high school students as they complete college-going steps in their senior year. Following Iowa College Aid's college-access program, Course to College, coaches will provide one-on-one, small group and large group assistance on college-going activities that include completing college applications and financial aid forms; sending high school transcripts; comparing award letters; choosing a college; registering for college orientation and arranging transportation. Coaches also will arrange and assist with financial aid and college access nights as well as recruit and train community volunteers for additional event assistance. Coaches will track students' progress through the program with the goal of matriculation to postsecondary education.

College Access and Success Coaches are AmeriCorps volunteer positions and part of Iowa College Aid's Course to College Corps. Coaches will receive training in needed skills and professional/personal development during term of service.


  • People Skills
  • Capacity Planning
  • Relationship Building
  • Verbal / Written Communication
  • Critical Thinking
  • Multi-Tasking

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Requirements & Commitment

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • FT = 1,700 hours; PT = 900 hours
  • one-year commitment; must have college degree or be a current college student.

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