At CAN, AmeriCorps College Coaches provide crucial support to students as they navigate the social and academic challenges of high school and enter the intimidating college search, application, and enrollment processes. They build meaningful relationships to empower students to succeed and prepare for life after high school.
College Coaches are placed to serve either 11th Grade, 12th Grade, or CAN College Students.
CAN's 11th and 12th Grade AmeriCorps College Coaches work together on-site at their assigned high school sites to implement and deliver our comprehensive curriculum and program model, including session facilitation, intensive coaching, event planning, and tracking data related to program participation and student success. Each Coach recruits a cohort of 35 students. 11th and 12th Grade Coaches facilitate weekly after school sessions, which include activities such as career and college exploration, college list development, resume and personal statement writing, campus visits and college fairs, SAT test preparation and registration, FAFSA/WASFA and scholarship application completion, and general advising to remove barriers for our students.
CAN's College Campus Coaches work together on assigned college campuses to implement and deliver curriculum focused on transition programming, developing study skills, managing financial decisions, maintaining financial aid, building support networks, re-enrolling in services and preparing to enter the workforce. Campus Coaches connect with an assigned cohort of 60 CAN college students, through engaging individual and group advising sessions focused on supporting persistence to college graduation. Activities include FAFSA/WASFA renewal, scholarship application completion, academic support, career exploration and readiness, individual and group advising sessions, and general problem-solving to remove barriers for our students to persist and graduate.
We are currently recruiting for 13 11th Grade Coaches, 13 12th Grade Coaches, and 6 Campus Coaches.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
● $14,500 annual living stipend ($1,450 per month before taxes throughout the 10-month service term)
● $6,095 annual education award for qualifying educational expenses (upon completion of 1,700 service hours)
● 100% paid medical, dental and vision insurance premiums on qualifying plans
● Work iPhone for professional communication purposes
● Complimentary ORCA transit pass, providing free and unlimited access to regional bus and light rail service
● Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program (SNAP) benefits depending on income eligibility
● In-depth weekly trainings, workshops, and professional development opportunities related to social justice, education, youth development, diversity, leadership, professionalism, non-profit administration, and more
High School Graduate
Desired Certifications or Qualifications
● U.S. citizen, national, or legal permanent resident
● HS Diploma or GED, and **ONE** of the following:
1. Associate's Degree or higher, OR
2. One year of experience working with youth, OR
3. Any combination of experience and education which demonstrates the ability to perform the position duties
● Experience working with diverse racial, ethnic, and socioeconomic communities
● Knowledge of, or interest in learning about, college admissions, financial aid and issues related to student success in higher education
● Must be available to serve a 10 month term, beginning August 26, 2019 and ending June 26, 2020
● Must be able to serve on average 9 hour days, Monday through Thursday at a Seattle or King County high school or college, with Fridays spent at the CAN main office in Seattle, as well as some evening and weekend hours for events/trips
Permits attendance at school during off hours
Subject to criminal background check