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MT Tech - Institute for Educational Opportunities (Helena Region)

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The Institute for Educational Opportunities at the Montana Technological University (Montana Tech) is a consortium of programs developed to provide K-12 students with the support they need to achieve success in higher education.

Service Activities

Although based in Butte, the program operates a satellite program in Helena, MT. In this position you will serve on part of a team of five full-time AmeriCorps members supported by eight college student AmeriCorps members. You will provide one-on-one and small-group academic mentorship to high school students at Helena High School and Capitol High School, helping them to apply for college, explore careers, and succeed in school.

Community Need Addressed

Increase academic success of Helena-region K-12 and college students

Position Outcomes

Provide mentorship and coaching to 30 low-income or first-generation college students. Provide K-12 students, college students, and other community members opportunities to volunteer on Martin Luther King Jr. Day and Global Youth Service Day.


Childcare assistance if eligible, Education award upon successful completion of service, Health coverage, Living allowance, Non-competitive eligibility (federal jobs), Relocation allowance (if applicable), Training

This site provides: A vehicle for service-related activities, travel expenses for service-related travel, and access to the campus gym. AmeriCorps College Coaches also receive: 10 Days of Personal Leave; 10 Days of Sick/Medical Leave; Professional development and training opportunities; Eligible for hiring preference with Employers of National Service; Access to My Life Expert member assistance program.

Skills you will gain

Teaching/Tutoring, Youth Development, Leadership, Team Work, Education

Competencies You Will Develop

Demonstrate sensitivity and empathy, 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, Write cleary and effectively
Develop constructive working relationships and maintain them over time, Establish a high degree of trust and credibility with others
Identify and prioritize the key issues involved to facilitate the decision making process
Create plan of action, schedule tasks so that work is completed on time, Demonstrate the effective allocation of time and resources efficiently, Set goals
Be pleasant, courteous, professional and respectful when dealing with internal and external customers or clients, Honor the privilege of being able to work with and for those being served, Understand the significance of maintaining a healthful and safe environment
  • Activity Types Office Activities
  • Focus Areas Education & Youth
  • Length of Service 12 Months
  • Education Requirements Some College
  • Placement Team Placement
  • Service Setting Elementary School, High School, Middle School
  • Weekly Training Hours 1

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