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AmeriCorps Returner Coach - Chicago

Company: College Possible
Location: Chicago
Posted on: April 2, 2024

Job Description:

AmeriCorps Returner Coach
College Possible Chicago

Time Period: One year position, August 12, 2024 - June 30, 2025
Employment Status: In-Person, Full-Time; Monday - Friday during traditional school hours

  • Living Allowance of at least $25,00 paid in bi-weekly installment
  • Segal Education Award valued at $7,395, after successfully completing your service term
  • Medical, Vision, and Dental coverage at no monthly cost to you

    Our Returner Coaches
    As a College Possible Returner AmeriCorps Coach, you recognize that one year just isn't enough. By returning for a second year of service, you'll build on the skills and relationships you've made in your first year to help ensure that our students continue to benefit from College Possible.
    Returner AmeriCorps Member Coaches support first-year AmeriCorps Coaches by being a peer-guide while continuing their work with students and watching them grow and build on skills developed.
    What You'll Do
    As a valued member of the College Possible community, we recognize that Returner AmeriCorps Coaches play a pivotal role in the success of the students we serve. As a College Possible alum or currently serving AmeriCorps Coach, you understand how challenging and rewarding a year of service can be. You have helped students prepare and succeed in college and in this role, you are uniquely positioned to continue to support all students and ensure they have the skills to achieve their postsecondary goals. The opportunity to serve another year is an incredible step toward your professional future. To build on your experience and make a positive impact in students' lives, a Returner AmeriCorps Coach can choose from the following roles at our site:
    College Access service positions focus on coaching and supporting high school juniors or high school seniors who are seeking to earn a college degree. You will be matched as a high school coach who supports students in understanding, applying, and attending the college of their dreams. High school coaches will serve primarily inside a partner high school, coaching a caseload of high school juniors and/or seniors as they explore college opportunities and complete the college application process.
    Returner College Access Coach (High School Coach)

    Teach college preparatory classes for 40 or more underserved high school students at local high school campus(es)
    Ensure that students consistently receive the highest quality of services, that school partner needs are met, and that each student makes satisfactory progress toward program goals
    Provide one-on-one coaching to students to develop their college plan
    Gain and maintain knowledge of all students' interests, needs, and backgrounds
    Perform follow-up parent/student phone calls
    Collect, organize, and maintain student and program documents
    Update the database and spreadsheet files on a weekly basis; maintain student records and statistics
    Provide mid-year and end of year-end progress reports for all students
    Coordinate with the College Success Team to provide college transition services to graduating high school seniors
    Submit weekly timesheets, periodic reports (i.e., monthly reports, self-evaluations, and supervisor evaluations), and other service-related documentation as required
    Attend required programmatic and community service events

    The Community Partners Team Member holds a multifaceted role central to the mission of our organization. Your primary responsibility will be to build and nurture vital community partnerships that directly benefit the students we serve. This involves organizing a diverse range of events, from College Prep Talks and college planning workshops for high school students to program-wide community service days. This role is an ideal fit for someone who thrives on project management, meticulous planning, and provides crucial support behind the scenes.
    Returner Community Partners Team Member

    Build and support community partnerships to best serve College Possible students
    Organize events like College Prep Talks and college planning workshops for high school students
    Conceive and organize program-wide community service days for College Possible team members and stakeholders
    Aid in organizing visits to college campuses
    Serve as lead substitute for coaches
    Support summer bridge programming for high school seniors
    Support programming for students transitioning from first-to-second-year of college


    Successfully completed at least one term of service with College Possible
    Hold US Citizenship or Permanent Resident Status
    Have not completed more than four (4) terms with AmeriCorps State and National

    College Possible Coach Benefits & Perks

    3 weeks of paid school breaks & holidays
    Up to 10 personal days
    3 weeks onboarding and training
    Consistent professional & leadership development training
    Employee Assistance Program access, with mental, physical, & financial wellness benefits
    Company-provided technology
    Company-provided gear & apparel
    Access to College Possible alumni network

    AmeriCorps Eligible Benefits

    Student loan deferment and interest forbearance
    Child care benefits program
    Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) Benefits
    Department of Education's Public Service Loan Forgiveness program
    Access to Schools of National Service Network for additional education benefits
    Access to AmeriCorps alumni & Employers of National Service networks

    College Possible is committed to diversity, equity and inclusion, and seeks to build a diverse workforce to create impact in partnership with the communities we serve. We welcome a diverse pool of qualified applicants. For each of its positions, College Possible is mindful about what best serves our students, and seeks to hire staff with relevant experience, skills and aptitude, and a commitment to the power of education.

Keywords: College Possible, Chicago , AmeriCorps Returner Coach - Chicago, Education / Teaching , Chicago, Illinois

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