AmeriCorps College Access Coach
About College Forward
College Forward coaches underserved, motivated students to achieve the benefits of higher education and a post-secondary degree. We pair students with near-peer coaches who provide personalized support to guide students from 11th grade through college graduation.
Since 2003, College Forward has coached underserved, motivated students to achieve the benefits of higher education and a college degree. We believe that all motivated Texas students can access and complete college. Our personalized, near-peer coaches and resources in both high schools and higher education institutions across the state offer the right amount of support to empower our students every step of the way. Our approach is working: College Forward students are five times more likely to earn a Bachelor’s degree than their peers. We can’t wait to keep leveling the playing field. As part of our continued commitment to deepen our impact and scale meaningful student outcomes, College Forward became a part of the national College Possible organization in July 2021.
We are seeking AmeriCorps*Texas members to serve as College Coaches from August 15, 2022 - June 16, 2023 at our Austin site. The applicant must possess a sincere interest in empowering youth and a passion for higher education. Applicants should also possess the ability to carefully and strategically plan individual work goals in order to meet organizational objectives in a timely manner; ability to closely monitor progress towards these goals and take appropriate remedial action when necessary. Successful applicants are leaders with strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
College Access Coaches serve high school juniors and seniors by providing support and guidance through the college application process. These coaches work with students one on one and within a classroom environment to ensure students are on track towards accomplishing their academic goals. College Access Coaches lead college prep classes, assist students with submitting financial aid and scholarship applications, and support students through the college exploration journey.
AmeriCorps Service Term
The AmeriCorps program at College Forward is a paid service opportunity for those who want to gain professional development while serving the community. Below are some of the benefits of completing a service term:
- Positively impact a community
- Develop both personal and professional skills
- Living Stipend (paid bi-weekly)
- Education Award to be used for education expenses like eligible student loans and tuition
- Building a network of peers and mentors with similar interests and goals
- Free medical insurance
- Low-cost dental and vision insurance
- Monthly mileage and cell phone use reimbursements
- Opportunity to forbear qualified student loans during service
- Professional Development Training
Full position description and application can be found at this link: https://collegeforward.org/job/college-access-coach/
$1312 - $1312 monthlyBENEFITS
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, TrainingADDITIONAL BENEFITS
College Forward provides millage reimbursement for all travel related to service along with a monthly cell phone allowance.EDUCATION REQUIREMENTS
College GraduateDESIRED LANGUAGES
English, SpanishOTHER CONDITIONS
Subject to criminal background check
21 - 35SERVICE DETAILS FOCUS AREAS
Education & YouthWEEKLY HOURS
Rural, Suburban, UrbanSERVICE TYPE
Direct ServiceSERVICE ENVIRONMENT
Individual and Team PlacementsSERVICE SETTING
Community-based Nonprofit, Higher Education Institution, High SchoolACTIVITY TYPES
Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
About College Forward
P.O. Box 142308, Austin, TX 78714, US
College Forward coaches underserved, motivated students to achieve the benefits of higher education and a college degree.
College Forward is a nationally-recognized, near-peer coaching organization that pairs recent college graduates with students to empower them to achieve their postsecondary goals. Our students are 2.5 times more likely to graduate than their unsupported peers.
Since 2003, College Forward has grown from a local college access program to become a national leader in the higher education nonprofit industry. In 2005, we expanded our programming to offer college completion services, becoming one of the first organizations in the country to provide college persistence support.
We also created a unique student information system: CoPilot, which we utilize today to manage our students’ data and license to partners nationally who currently serve more than 350,000 students.
We are now implementing our most ambitious vision: to dramatically advance and scale our efforts to serve many more students in realizing their education and career goals through personalized, tech-mediated coaching services. In July 2021, College Forward became part of the national College Possible organization.
PO Box 142308Austin, TX 78714
November 16, 2021
- General Education
- Youth Services
- Background Check
- Must be at least 21
- Orientation or Training
- 32-33 hours/week