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College Access Coach

Actively Recruiting

Openings

25 currently recruiting

Service Dates

August 15, 2022 - June 16, 2023

Application Window

January 3, 2022 - July 8, 2022

Location

  • Austin, TX

Contact Information

Serve College Forward
(512) 967-3468
serve@collegeforward.org

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About College Forward
Since 2003, College Forward has coached underserved, motivated students to achieve the benefits of higher education and a college degree. We believe that all motivated Texas students can access and complete college. Our personalized, near-peer coaches and resources in both high schools and higher education institutions across the state offer the right amount of support to empower our students every step of the way. Our approach is working: College Forward students are five times more likely to earn a Bachelor’s degree than their peers. We can’t wait to keep leveling the playing field. As part of our continued commitment to deepen our impact and scale meaningful student outcomes, College Forward became a part of the national College Possible organization in July 2021.

College Forward seeks individuals 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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Teach after-school, college preparatory classes for 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
- Gain and maintain knowledge of all students’ interests, needs, and backgrounds
- Perform follow-up parent/student meetings as required
- Collect, organize, and maintain student and program documents
- Plan and organize the student recruitment process for any schools partnered with College Forward
- 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
- Conduct research and understand higher education norms and trend for the state of Texas as necessary pertaining to students’ college and financial aid needs and interests
- Grade and provide feedback on classroom assignments, including ACT/SAT diagnostic tests
- Chaperone students on events such as college visits and the Summer Tour of Colleges
- 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

ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS:
- Serve on project teams on the following subjects, including but not limited to: program events, student communications, financial aid and literacy, AmeriCorps member recruitment, parent services, curriculum revision, and community service activities
- Adhere to program and organizational calendars for on-time task assignment and completion
- Coordinate with the supervisor to order, maintain, and inventory program supplies.
- Maintain excellent working relationships with supervisors, fellow AmeriCorps members, school district and college personnel, students and families, volunteers, donors, and the greater community

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 - $1980 gross monthly living allowance (paid bi-weekly)
- Education Award to be used for education expenses like eligible student loans and tuition ($4,441.50 for three quarter-time AmeriCorps members)
- Building a network of peers and mentors with similar interests and goals

Other Benefits
- Free medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Monthly mileage and cell phone use reimbursements
- Opportunity to forbear qualified student loans during service
- Professional Development Training

TO APPLY:
We highly recommend all applicants submit their applications directly through our website at https://collegeforward.org/job/college-access-coach/

About College Forward
Since 2003, College Forward has coached underserved, motivated students to achieve the benefits of higher education and a college degree. We believe that all motivated Texas students can access and complete college. Our personalized, near-peer coaches and resources in both high schools and higher education institutions across the state offer the right amount of support to empower our students every step of the way. Our approach is working: College Forward students are five times more likely to earn a Bachelor’s degree than their peers. We can’t wait to keep leveling the playing field. As part of our continued commitment to deepen our impact and scale meaningful student outcomes, College Forward became a part of the national College Possible organization in July 2021.

College Forward seeks individuals 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.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Teach after-school, college preparatory classes for 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
- Gain and maintain knowledge of all students’ interests, needs, and backgrounds
- Perform follow-up parent/student meetings as required
- Collect, organize, and maintain student and program documents
- Plan and organize the student recruitment process for any schools partnered with College Forward
- 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
- Conduct research and understand higher education norms and trend for the state of Texas as necessary pertaining to students’ college and financial aid needs and interests
- Grade and provide feedback on classroom assignments, including ACT/SAT diagnostic tests
- Chaperone students on events such as college visits and the Summer Tour of Colleges
- 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

ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS:
- Serve on project teams on the following subjects, including but not limited to: program events, student communications, financial aid and literacy, AmeriCorps member recruitment, parent services, curriculum revision, and community service activities
- Adhere to program and organizational calendars for on-time task assignment and completion
- Coordinate with the supervisor to order, maintain, and inventory program supplies.
- Maintain excellent working relationships with supervisors, fellow AmeriCorps members, school district and college personnel, students and families, volunteers, donors, and the greater community

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 - $1980 gross monthly living allowance (paid bi-weekly)
- Education Award to be used for education expenses like eligible student loans and tuition ($4,441.50 for three quarter-time AmeriCorps members)
- Building a network of peers and mentors with similar interests and goals

Other Benefits
- Free medical, dental, and vision insurance
- Monthly mileage and cell phone use reimbursements
- Opportunity to forbear qualified student loans during service
- Professional Development Training

TO APPLY:
We highly recommend all applicants submit their applications directly through our website at https://collegeforward.org/job/college-access-coach/
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Living Allowance

$1980 - $1980 monthly

Benefits

Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend, Student loan forbearance, Training

Education Benefits

College Degree

Education Requirements

College Graduate

Desired Languages

English, Spanish

Other Conditions

Car recommended
Subject to criminal background check

Age Requirement

21 - 35

Service Details

Focus Areas

Education & Youth

Weekly Hours

33

Location Type

Suburban, Urban

Service Type

Direct Service

Service Environment

Indoor

Placement

Individual and Team Placements

Service Setting

Community-based Nonprofit, Higher Education Institution, High School

Activity Types

Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities

Contact Information

Serve College Forward
(512) 967-3468
serve@collegeforward.org

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