Serve your community through a year of service with College Possible!
College Possible is a growing nonprofit coaching students from low-income backgrounds to and through college to break the cycle of poverty and empower the next generation of leaders. Our model has earned national recognition: the inaugural Evergreen National Education Award recognized our leadership in increasing access to and success in college for students from low-income backgrounds. It also earns top-of-field results: a 2011 Harvard study found that the program more than doubles a student's chance of enrolling in a four-year college, and our students are four times more likely to become college graduates than their low-income peers.
College Possible has a budget of $24 million, more than 140 full-time employees and more than 270 AmeriCorps and VISTA service members. During the 2019-20 school year, we will reach an estimated 25,000 students in all 50 states, at more than 100 partner high schools and at more than 400 colleges.
College Possible is committed to equity, diversity, 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.
Headquartered in Saint Paul, MN, College Possible also operates in Philadelphia, PA; Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; Omaha, NE; and Portland, OR; and has Catalyze partnerships in California, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, Ohio and Tennessee. We're joining forces with colleges to achieve a transformational impact: our goal is to serve more than 100,000 students annually and make a significant contribution to closing the degree divide.
So what is AmeriCorps? When you think of AmeriCorps, think of the Peace Corps but in your own backyard. AmeriCorps is a civil society program supported by the U.S. federal government, foundations, corporations and other donors engaging adults in public service work with a goal of "helping others and meeting critical needs in the community." Not only do College Possible AmeriCorps members make a difference in their community, they gain valuable experience for their next job or graduate school endeavor.
Available AmeriCorps VISTA Projects
College Possible Texas, formerly College Forward, serves Central Texas and beyond. The External Relations and Development team consists of the Director of Development and the Community Partnerships and Engagement Manager. The VISTA member will report directly to the Director of Development to provide support and assistance to 3 major objectives enabling the team to reach its annual goals working toward excellent outreach to stakeholders advancing the mission of College Access and College Success in Texas. Assist with the annual fund appeal including digital campaigns, issuing email messages, and social media platforms. Assist with the promotion of special events on social media platforms. Assist with the coordination of the editorial calendar including newsletters, social media posts, and email blasts
Familiarity with Salesforces or donor databases
Comfortable with ambiguity and flexibility
Willing to learn
Cultural competence and comfortability in DEI conversations
Ability to work autonomously as well as collaboratively
National Service VISTA Benefits Information: https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers/vista/benefits
Please visit www.CollegePossible.org/serve to learn more about College Possible and serving with our organization!
College Possible is an Equal Opportunity Employer. Applicants will receive consideration for employment regardless of their race, color, creed, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, marital status, or status with regard to public assistance. Individuals with disabilities encouraged to apply. We provide reasonable accommodation for qualified individuals and conduct all possible activities in fully accessible settings. Alternative application formats are available upon request by contacting Mayra Diaz at MDiaz@collegepossible.org.
Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Stipend
College Forward provides millage reimbursement for all travel related to service along with a monthly cell phone allowance.
Credential or Certification
Subject to criminal background check
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