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AmeriCorps Returner Coach - Catalyze

College Possible
25000 per year Living allowance paid in biweekly installments
United States, Minnesota, Saint Paul
755 Prior Avenue North (Show on map)
April 19, 2024

AmeriCorps Returner College Success Coach
at College Possible Catalyze

Time Period: One year position (August 1, 2024 - July 31, 2025)
Employment Status: In-person; Full-Time; Monday-Friday during traditional school hours
Compensation:



  • Living Allowance of at least $25,000; paid in bi-weekly installments
  • 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:

The Returner College Success Coach service position focuses on coaching and supporting current college undergraduate students who are seeking to earn a college degree. College coaches will serve in-person on a specific college campus. College success coaches communicate with their students via email, text message or telephone and meet with them by in-person or video meetings. College success coaches, support students in successfully persisting through college; assisting in tasks like navigating course registration, reapplying for financial aid and scholarships, and addressing specific student needs as they arise.

Returner College Success Coach



  • Contact one's assigned collegians once per month by phone, email, or text. Hold 1:1 coaching sessions to address specific needs and troubleshoot problems that may arise.
  • Provide students support in areas including, but not limited to new student orientation, course registration, financial aid/FAFSA issues, career development, and other miscellaneous issues. 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, academic warning, etc.
  • Network and collaborate with university staff within academic advising, financial aid, and student support offices
  • Organize and maintain up-to-date student information on student progress including milestones and deliverables in databases; 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 training, programmatic and community service events


Qualifications



  • 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



  • 3 weeks of paid school breaks & holidays
  • Up to 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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