In the College and Career Coach (CACC) position, the CSF AmeriCorps member works with middle school staff to provide college readiness programming to designated Washington State school districts. The CACC partners with schools to implement college readiness curriculum, college bound scholarship sign ups, academic enrichment activities, mentorship and social skills/leadership development.
Work directly with middle school students by developing and delivering college and career awareness curriculum and support services to 8th grade middle school students in one of CSF’s partner schools to strengthen students' college aspirations. Administer pre and post assessments to students receiving the college and career awareness curriculum to assess the program’s efficacy.
Support parent/guardian and/or school staff efforts to build and strengthen the school's college-going culture to provide the best opportunity for students to be college ready.
Participate in mandatory statewide Member development meetings to receive ongoing training and career development to prepare for life after AmeriCorps.
Participate in regional CSF college and career readiness events.
Collaborate on activities with school staff, community partners, out-of-school time providers and CSF staff to keep youth and families engaged in college readiness programming.
Coordinate and participate in approved community service activities for National Days of Service and other CSF AmeriCorps special events.
Complete required and timely reporting and administrative duties as assigned.
Adhere to the expectations and conditions as outlined by the CSF AmeriCorps Member Service Agreement.
Promote CSF AmeriCorps program and civic engagement.
Occasional travel and visits to the College Success Foundation's national office in Bellevue as well as CSF’s regional office are required.
Community Need Addressed
Established in 2010, AmeriCorps – College and Career Coach (CACC) is a service program managed by College Success Foundation. This results-driven program provides the opportunity for individuals to become involved in service communities by providing support to low-income, underserved youth and families.
A team of 19 AmeriCorps members will deliver CSF’s college and career awareness lessons to middle school students in one of our partner schools throughout Washington State from the following school districts: Auburn, Kent, Highline, Seattle, Spokane, Tacoma, and Yakima. The member’s efforts will contribute toward the development and growth of the school’s college-going culture and strengthen students’ college aspirations. The CACC collaborates with counselors, teachers, community partners and College Success Foundation staff.
Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Student loan forbearance, Training
-Up to $475 cellular phone allowance throughout the service term
-Support for accessible and quality mental health services
-Dental and Vision insurance coverage
-A two-week interactive and team-building orientation to prepare you for the school year
-Ongoing professional development training that supports day-to-day service activities
-Comprehensive career development that will prepare you for your next occupational endeavor life after AmeriCorps
-Statewide network of CSF AmeriCorps members
-CPR, First Aid
Skills you will gain
AmeriCorps members will gain skills as a result of their training and service that can be utilized and will be valued by future employers after their service term is completed, specifically, teaching and presenting, volunteer recruitment and management, communication and facilitation skills, coaching and team building, data tracking and reporting, civic responsibility and engagement, and community building and leadership.
Competencies You Will Develop
Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, Lead group discussion, Listen to and consider others' viewpoints, Maintain open lines of communication with others, Speak clearly, in precise language and in a logical, organized and coherent manner, Turn taking, Write cleary and effectively
Creativity & Problem Solving
Able to identify and define the problem, Capable of generating possible solutions, Communicate the problem to appropriate personnel, Improvise, Provide relevant expertise, Select and implement well-considered solution
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others, Interact professionally and respectfully with supervisors and co-workers, Stay positive and outcome oriented, Use appropriate strategies and solutions for dealing with conflicts and differences to maintain a smooth workflow
Accepts responsibility, Anticipate the consequences of decisions, Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process, Involve people appropriately in decisions that may impact them, Quickly respond with a back-up plan if a decision goes amiss
Carefully consider which tools or technological solutions are appropriate for a given job, Consistently choose the best tool or technological solution for the problem at hand, Operate tools and equipment in accordance with established operating procedures, safety standards, and ethical guidelines, Seek opportunities to improve knowledge of tools and technologies that may assist in streamlining work and improving productivity
Able to prioritize various competing tasks, Create environment of contribution, Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Drive decision making, Effectively delegate tasks, Facilitate group planning, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Evaluate customer or client satisfaction, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Provide personalized, prompt, and efficient service to meet the requirements, requests and needs of customers, Recognize the importance of maintaining privacy and confidentiality of those being served, Understand and anticipate the needs of others, Understand the importance of one's role in the functioning of the organization, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment