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College Success Coach

Actively Recruiting

Openings

10 currently recruiting

Service Dates

August 15, 2022 - June 16, 2023

Application Window

November 1, 2021 - July 8, 2022

Location

  • Austin, TX

Contact Information

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

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College Coach

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Description

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.

Opportunity
We are seeking individuals to serve as College Success 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.

Position Responsibilities
- Contact one’s assigned collegians once per month by phone, email, online messaging, and possible personal meeting to address specific needs and troubleshoot problems that may arise
- Provide students 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
- Utilize national college enrollment databases and request school transcripts to confirm college enrollment; track, document and report collegian progress toward college graduation
- Coordinate campus gatherings and student mentor programs for students attending select campuses throughout Texas, and periodically make in-person campus visits.
- Orient College Forward’s high school students to the College success program and its services by assisting the High School Program team in preparing and administering college success and transition curriculum to graduating high school seniors; ensure that students successfully enroll in college success services
- 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

ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS:
- Provide recognition and leadership opportunities to collegians as appropriate, including giving internal/external awards, writing recommendation letters, and composing recognition articles for newsletter and press releases
- Evaluate college success efforts quantitatively and qualitatively for future program improvement by conducting research on best practices in college success initiatives and gathering qualitative collegian feedback (via collegian surveys, retreats, events and/or meetings)
- Maintain excellent working relationships with supervisors, fellow AmeriCorps members, school district and college personnel, students and families, volunteers, donors, and the greater community
- Update and monitor College Forward’s online social networking sites; respond frequently
Assist and attend events and programs and assist non-program students on campuses as requested by the college administration
- Serve on project teams on the following subjects, including but not limited to: AmeriCorps member recruitment, mentor program, students who are undocumented, program monitoring and evaluation, community college students, students who are parents services, and community service activities

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

Full position description and application can be found at this link: https://collegeforward.org/job/college-success-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.

Opportunity
We are seeking individuals to serve as College Success 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.

Position Responsibilities
- Contact one’s assigned collegians once per month by phone, email, online messaging, and possible personal meeting to address specific needs and troubleshoot problems that may arise
- Provide students 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
- Utilize national college enrollment databases and request school transcripts to confirm college enrollment; track, document and report collegian progress toward college graduation
- Coordinate campus gatherings and student mentor programs for students attending select campuses throughout Texas, and periodically make in-person campus visits.
- Orient College Forward’s high school students to the College success program and its services by assisting the High School Program team in preparing and administering college success and transition curriculum to graduating high school seniors; ensure that students successfully enroll in college success services
- 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

ANCILLARY FUNCTIONS:
- Provide recognition and leadership opportunities to collegians as appropriate, including giving internal/external awards, writing recommendation letters, and composing recognition articles for newsletter and press releases
- Evaluate college success efforts quantitatively and qualitatively for future program improvement by conducting research on best practices in college success initiatives and gathering qualitative collegian feedback (via collegian surveys, retreats, events and/or meetings)
- Maintain excellent working relationships with supervisors, fellow AmeriCorps members, school district and college personnel, students and families, volunteers, donors, and the greater community
- Update and monitor College Forward’s online social networking sites; respond frequently
Assist and attend events and programs and assist non-program students on campuses as requested by the college administration
- Serve on project teams on the following subjects, including but not limited to: AmeriCorps member recruitment, mentor program, students who are undocumented, program monitoring and evaluation, community college students, students who are parents services, and community service activities

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

Full position description and application can be found at this link: https://collegeforward.org/job/college-success-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 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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College Coach

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