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AmeriCorps Transition Coach - MILWAUKEE

College Possible
4,857.06 Living allowance paid in biweekly installments
United States, Wisconsin, Milwaukee
April 15, 2024

AmeriCorps Transition Coach
College Possible Milwaukee

Location: Milwaukee, WI

Employment Status: In-Person; Full-time; Monday - Friday (40 Hours/Week)

Term: 300-hr; July 2024 - August 30, 2024


  • Living Stipend of $4,857.06; paid through equal biweekly payments
  • Segal Education Award of $1,565.08
  • 100% Employer Paid Medical, Dental & Vision Benefits

Who We Are

As one of the largest and most successful college access and success programs in the country, since 2000 College Possible has helped more than 85,700 students from under-represented communities get into and through college through an intensive curriculum of coaching and support. Its pioneering model matches students with a near-peer coach and an evidence-based curriculum designed to help students overcome the most common barriers to getting into college and completing their degree - all at no cost to students or their families. Nationwide, College Possible students are three times more likely to earn a bachelor's degree within six years than their peers from similar backgrounds.

College Possible is a proud AmeriCorps program. AmeriCorps is a federal agency that brings people together to tackle the country's most pressing challenges through national service. Our AmeriCorps members commit to a year of service as a College Possible coach in communities throughout the country. Many coaches represent the identities of the students they serve, and each brings a commitment to social justice and closing the college equity divide.

Our near-peer coaching model has earned national recognition: the inaugural Evergreen National Education Award recognized our leadership in increasing access to and success in college for students from low-income backgrounds. It also earns top-of-field results: a Harvard study found that the program more than doubles a student's chance of enrolling in a four-year college, and our students are four times more likely to become college graduates than their low-income peers. College Possible has an annual operating budget of ~$33.5 million, more than 190 full-time employees and more than 245 AmeriCorps and VISTA service members. During the 2021-2022 school year, we reached an estimated 25,700 students nationwide.

Headquartered in Saint Paul, MN, College Possible operates regional sites in Austin, TX; Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; Omaha, NE; Philadelphia, PA; Portland, OR; Saint Paul, MN; and Seattle, WA; as well as Catalyze partnerships in California, Iowa, Minnesota, New York, Ohio, Tennessee and Texas.

Our Coaches

College Possible Coaches are selected from a diverse group of individuals from various backgrounds across the United States to serve our students as college access and success mentors; each Coach brings their unique skill set to assist students' success. We seek talented, caring, and capable people committed to supporting our students in their path to college. Through this service year opportunity, our Coaches develop leadership skills, participate in professional development workshops, engage in public speaking and much more. This is not only a positive learning experience for our students but for our Coaches as well!

What You'll Do

As a College Possible AmeriCorps Member, your service will help empower equitable college opportunity for eligible program students in your service location. Transition Coaches must commit to begin service in early July 2024 (start date TBD) and serve through August 30, 2024, completing a total amount of 300 service hours.


As a valued member of the College Possible community, your AmeriCorps service will focus on supporting students approaching their freshman and sophomore year of college as they transition through the spring and summer. Transition Coaches ensure fall enrollment and persistence by connecting with students virtually or in-person to complete college enrollment steps and work through any concerns.

  • Communicate with program participants, College Possible scholars, and staff in person at partner high schools and virtually via email, phone, and other technology tools
  • Track and record program participants' engagement and progress using Salesforce and Microsoft Excel
  • Work individually with a large portfolio of students
  • Participate in weekly meetings and group planning sessions/trainings
  • Research colleges/universities to provide supplemental resources related to student enrollment, orientation, and institutional resources


  • Participate in all in-person and online trainings, orientations, and staff meetings
  • Assist with AmeriCorps recruitment by generating visibility on college campuses, tabling, and speaking to college classes
  • Support in planning annual "Launch!' event for graduating high school seniors
  • Weekly check-in with supervisory staff
  • Maintain a professional and courteous office atmosphere
  • Successfully complete the required 300 service hours

Note: As appropriate to the activity and at the direction of the school district, college partner, and/or College Possible, your service, training and development may be delivered in-person or through a virtual platform such as Microsoft Teams, Zoom or Google Classrooms.


  • You are a U.S. citizen; AmeriCorps members are required to be U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent residents
  • You have obtained a bachelor's degree
  • You must clear a National Service Criminal History Check and all other security and health requirements set forth by College Possible and the school district in which you serve before the start of training

College Possible Coach Benefits & Perks

  • 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.

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