AmeriCorps Ohio College Guides - Columbus, OH

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Recruiting Organization: College Now Greater Cleveland

Member Duties: Serving with I Know I Can, the College Guides positions include 3 service tracks: Columbus City middle school, high school, and postsecondary.

  • Utilize an online college planning tool to develop and deliver classroom-based workshops to students in grades 6-12 and meet with college students via one-on-one meetings and electronic communications to ensure they have a successful first-year of college.
  • Plan and promote college and career advising services and programs for students and parents including college planning workshops (Blueprint: College), college visits, application workshops, FAFSA Workshops, district-wide events, etc.
  • Lead collaborative efforts with College Advising Managers, students, parents, school counselors, school principals, and community partners to ensure proper delivery of services.
  • Assist students with all aspects of their college search, admissions, and financial aid processes, including ACT/SAT fee waivers, college application fee waivers, FAFSA and financial aid assistance, and grant processing.
  • Remove financial barriers to persistence through FAFSA and scholarship renewal assistance
  • Plan and implement college campus workshops and pre-enrollment/orientation activities
  • Assist, coordinate, execute and record data and outcomes from middle and/or high school summer camps that occur at the end of the academic year.
  • Assist staff by collecting, organizing and entering grant application data to award students with the IKIC Scholarships and/or Grants.
  • Develop and execute timely communication plan with students via email, phone, and in-person meetings
  • Lead collaborative efforts with students, higher education representatives, and community partners to ensure proper delivery of services
  • Represent I Know I Can at various school and community events.
  • Enter accurate and timely data into the CollegePath database to track progress and success of all activities. Data must be entered no later than the 10th of every month.
  • Each member will have a specific area of responsibility, and will be expected to assist with advising and programming for all students served.

Education: Associates degree

Program Benefits: Training , Living Allowance , Health Coverage , Childcare assistance if eligible , Education award upon successful completion of service .

Terms: Car recommended , Permits working at another job during off hours .

Service Areas: Education .

Skills: Communications , Youth Development , Counseling , Team Work , Teaching/Tutoring , Leadership , Education , Public Speaking .

Service Description: Make a real impact on the lives of Ohio students and their surrounding community - become an Ohio College Guide AmeriCorps member and serve as an advisor, mentoring and guiding typically underserved Ohioans- first generation college-going, low-income, and minority - in getting the information and knowledge they need and deserve to prepare for, access and complete a postsecondary credential. The College Guides deliver programs and counseling on college and career exploration and financial education to 6th through 12th graders; provide support to 11th and 12th graders on strategic and tactile postsecondary access and financial planning; and facilitate successful postsecondary transitions, persistence and ongoing financial education with high school graduates. Develop advising, mentoring, interpersonal, and leadership skills. This position is a full-time commitment of 1,700 service hours to be completed in 11 months, starting in August 2022. College Guides will receive a modest living allowance up to $16,502 or $750.10 per pay before taxes, and an education award up to $6,495 upon completion of service. Additionally, existing qualified student loans are deferred during time of service and accrued interest may be eligible to be paid by the Corporation of National and Community Service. The AmeriCorps Ohio College Guides receive ongoing skills training, and professional development opportunities. Host sites for the 2022-2023 Ohio College Guides program are: Canton (Stark Education Partnership); Cleveland (College Now Greater Cleveland); Columbus (I Know I Can); and Oberlin (Ninde Scholars Program).

Stipend Provided

Training Provided

Housing AvailableFalse

Language/Cultral Support AvailableFalse

Wheelchair AccessibleFalse

Fee RequiredFalse

Fee Amount: None

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