Connect2Complete (C2C) Academic Engagement Specialist at Tigard High School

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Campus Compact of Oregon

Summary of Position: The C2C AmeriCorps Member will serve with Tigard Tualatin School District in the Reengagement Program at Tigard High School (THS). The primary function will be to support THS in providing interventions with chronically absent students and families as well as deepening student engagement for continued success. Members will develop, implement, and expand attendance and academic engagement programs utilizing mentorship, family engagement, and service- learning to get students to increase their attendance and create a more inclusive school environment. The program will focus on students with low-school attendance (80% and below) which includes disproportionate numbers of low-income students, students of color, and students who are the first in their family to attend college (first generation students).


Major Responsibilities and Related Tasks:
  • Foster healthy relationships w/ students and families
  • Assist in cultivating school/community partnerships
  • Work as a member of a multidisciplinary team to increase attendance and school connection for students experiencing challenges to engagement.
  • Provide supports to students including academic support, needs assessment, activities to support school engagement
  • Connect students and families to resources for barriers that prevent them engaging with school
  • Deepen student and family relationships w/ schools
  • Create and implement service-learning and leadership opportunities for students, parents and volunteers
  • Promote program impacts to internal and external stakeholders
  • Engage in personal reflection


Campus Compact of Oregon AmeriCorps Responsibilities:
  • Complete 1200 hours of service (by August 31, 2022)
  • Complete all Campus Compact of Oregon required progress reports, timesheets and other paperwork
  • Attend all Campus Compact of Oregon and Connect2Complete AmeriCorps trainings
    • Pre-Service Orientation
    • Monthly cohort trainings
    • 3 In-Service Campus Compact trainings
    • Participate in National Service Days
  • Create and implement at least one service project and recruit volunteers

Required Qualifications:
  • 18 year and older
  • U.S. Citizen, U.S. National or lawful permanent resident
  • Ability to pass a criminal history background check
  • Ability to serve effectively with people of diverse backgrounds
  • Strong organization, written and oral communication skills
  • Basic office computer skills, including Word processing
  • Program management experience (marketing, event planning, training, volunteer management)
  • Strong initiative; self-starter
  • Enthusiasm for helping others succeed
  • Experience and openness to learn about and discuss racial equity and social justice

Preferred Qualifications:
  • AA or BA/BS Degree
  • Fluent in Spanish
  • Academic knowledge of critical theory and race relations in the US
  • Experience applying an equity lens

Connect2Complete AmeriCorps Member Benefits :
  • A total pre-tax living stipend of $11,200 (disbursed twice monthly in even payments throughout service)
  • A taxed education award of $4440 pending successful completion of service
  • Loan forbearance and interest accrual payment on qualified student loans
  • Childcare (if eligible)
  • Access to extensive network of AmeriCorps Alums
  • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities

Site Specific Benefits:
  • Access to $150 professional development fund
  • Mileage reimbursement for service-related travel

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About Campus Compact of Oregon

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620 SW 5th Ave. Suite 910, Portland, OR 97204, US

Mission Statement

OUR MISSION Campus Compact of Oregon convenes and supports the work of educational institutions individually and collectively to improve their practice around institutional equity, collaborative learning, and community engagement to respond effectively to a racially diverse and changing Oregon. OUR EQUITY STATEMENT As a racial justice and educational equity organization, we owe it to ourselves, our partners, and the communities that we collaborate with to strive for the utmost integrity. With this, we seek to dismantle harmful systems that perpetuate hate, xenophobia, and ignorance while working to center those most impacted by institutional, systemic, and interpersonal oppression: Black Indigenous & People of Color, LGBTQAI2++ people, immigrants and refugees, low-income people, and people with disabilities. ‚Äč

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Campus Compact of Oregon is the only statewide organization working with private, public, four-year, and two-year institutions of higher education, and the only regional or state Compact welcoming K12 schools and education nonprofits as members. We embrace our unique position to strengthen educational equity in Oregon through a focus on racial justice, community engaged learning, and college and K12 partnership. Take a look at how we do this through our programs.

AmeriCorps
Campus Compact of Oregon currently operates four AmeriCorps programs: an AmeriCorps VISTA program, Summer VISTA, and two state/national projects Connect2Complete and College Access Corps. All Campus Compact of Oregon programs are committed to promoting racial equity and social justice, and eliminating inequities that exist in Oregon in postsecondary access and success for students of color and first generation students. National service members are placed at colleges, universities, K12 schools, or education nonprofits and work with a supervisor at this host site. Each of our programs achieve this mission in a slightly different way.

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9000 Southwest Durham RoadTigard, OR 97224

(45.40327,-122.76905)
 

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