College Forward coaches underserved, motivated students to achieve the benefits of higher education and a post-secondary degree. We pair students with near-peer coaches who provide personalized support to guide students from 11th grade through college graduation.
College Forward seeks AmeriCorps*Texas members to serve as AmeriCorps College Access Coaches at our Austin site. The applicant must possess a sincere interest in empowering youth and a passion for higher education. Applicants should also possess the ability to carefully and strategically plan individual work goals in order to meet organizational objectives in a timely manner; ability to closely monitor progress towards these goals and take appropriate remedial action when necessary. Successful applicants are leaders with strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
College Access Coaches serve high school juniors and seniors by providing support and guidance through the college application process. These coaches work with students one on one and within a classroom environment to ensure students are on track towards accomplishing their academic goals. College Access Coaches lead college prep classes, assist students with submitting financial aid and scholarship applications, and attend college campus visits.
AmeriCorps Service Term
The AmeriCorps program at College Forward is a paid service opportunity for those who want to gain professional development while serving the community. Below are some of the benefits of completing a service term:
- Positively impact a community
- Develop both personal and professional skills
- Living Stipend (paid bi-weekly)
- Education Award to be used for education expenses like eligible student loans and tuition
- Building a network of peers and mentors with similar interests and goals
- Free medical insurance
- Low-cost dental and vision insurance
- Monthly mileage and cell phone use reimbursements
- Opportunity to forbear qualified student loans during service
- Professional Development Training
We highly recommend all applicants submit their applications directly through our website at https://collegeforward.org/job/college-access-coach/
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training
College Forward provides millage reimbursement for all travel related to service along with a monthly cell phone allowance.
Subject to criminal background check
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