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College and Career Coach

College Success Foundation, AmeriCorps
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In the College and Career Coach (CACC) position, CSF AmeriCorps members serve at Washington State middle schools to provide college readiness programming to designated Washington State school districts. CACCs partner with schools to implement college readiness curriculum, College Bound awareness initiatives, academic enrichment activities, mentorship, and social skills/leadership development. CACCs' efforts will contribute toward the development and growth of the school's college-going culture and strengthen students' college aspirations for low-income, underserved students.

Service Activities

Directly support middle school students by delivering college and career readiness lessons and developing support services in one of CSF's partner schools to strengthen students' college aspirations.

Administer pre- and post-assessments to students receiving the college and career readiness curriculum to assess the programs' 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 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 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 AmeriCorps program and civic engagement.

Occasional travel and visits to the College Success Foundation's home 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.

Position Outcomes

Our AmeriCorps program offers great opportunities to:
Help students in your community attain their educational goals
Gain professional experience serving in the fields of education and youth development in a school setting
Learn how a passionate nonprofit organization operates
Do great things in public service

Positions are available in the following school district:
Auburn School District
Highline Public Schools
Kent School District
Seattle Public Schools
Spokane Public Schools
Tacoma Public Schools
Yakima School District


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

Details and Benefits The CSF AmeriCorps 11-month service term begins in early August with a required commitment of full service until the following July. $28,026.07 living allowance/stipend distributed throughout the 11-month service term $7,395 education award (upon successful completion of 1700 service hours and 11-month service term) $50/month cellular phone allowance throughout the service term Medical, dental, and vision insurance coverage Loan forbearance and a portion or all of accrued interest paid on eligible loans A two-week interactive and team building training to ensure that the team is prepared for the upcoming year. Ongoing professional development 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

Education Benefits

-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
  • Activity Types Hands On Activities, Office Activities, Professional Activities
  • Focus Areas Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 11 Months
  • Education Requirements College Graduate
  • Placement Individual Placement
  • Service Setting Middle School
  • Weekly Training Hours 5

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