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AmeriCorps Returner Coach - Washington

College Possible
$23,400.00 / yr
United States, D.C., Washington
April 15, 2024

AmeriCorps Returner Coach
College Possible Washington

Time Period: One year position, August 2024 - June 2025
Employment Status: In-person/hybrid, Monday-Friday (with occasional weekend service)

  • Living Allowance of at least $23,400, 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 and College Success Coach service positions focus on coaching and supporting high school juniors, high school seniors, or current college students who are seeking to earn a college degree. You will be matched as either a high school coach who supports students in understanding, applying, and attending the college of their dreams or a college coach who assists with supporting students in persisting through and graduating from college. 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.

College coaches will serve in a tech-connected/in-person hybrid model. Tech-connected college coaches meet by phone, online messaging, and virtual personal meetings to support students in successfully matriculating through college; assisting in tasks like choosing the correct classes, reapplying for the financial aid and scholarships, college success skill-building, and addressing specific student needs as they arise.

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

Returner College Success Coach (College Coach)

  • Contact assigned collegians by phone, email, online messaging, and possible in-person meetings to address specific needs and troubleshoot problems that may arise
  • Provide students with direct high-school-to-college transition coaching and support in areas including, but not limited to: new student orientation, course registration, financial aid/FAFSA issues, college transfers, career development, and other miscellaneous issues. Conduct research, provide referrals, arrange meetings, and accompany students to appointments as necessary
  • Provide extended support and create personalized action plans for students in "red flag" situations, including loss of financial aid, family crises, drop-outs, stop-outs, deferrals, MIA students, and students enrolled in two-year colleges
  • Network and collaborate with university staff within academic advising, financial aid, and student support offices
  • Utilize national college enrollment databases and request school transcripts to confirm college enrollment, track, document, and report collegian progress toward college graduation
  • Organize and maintain up-to-date student information on student progress including milestones and deliverables in databases and physical files; monitor success program statistics; produce reports as needed
  • 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


  • 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

  • 17 days (3 weeks) of non-service days & holidays
  • Up to an additional 5 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.

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