College and Career Coach, AmeriCorps
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. 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 sign ups, academic enrichment activities, mentorship and social skills/leadership development. The member's 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.
We are hiring for 19 College and Career Coach positions! Our AmeriCorps members serve in communities throughout the state of Washington including Auburn (1), Highline (2), Kent (2), Seattle (2), Spokane (3), Tacoma (6), and Yakima (3) school districts.
PRIMARY DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
- Work directly with middle school students by developing and delivering college and career readiness 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 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 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 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.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
- Ability to commit to a term of service for a minimum of 900 hours of service.
- Ability to work the standard hours of service are Monday through Friday, 8 hours a day (40 hours per week) with a minimum 30 minute lunch break in the service day; this break does not count as service time. Specific hours will be based on the individual needs of the individual assigned school and CSF AmeriCorps.
- Ability to work weekends and weekdays, various hours based upon individual middle school hours, planned events, or afterschool programs.
- Outstanding interpersonal, oral and written communication skills.
- Excellent organizational and project management skills. Ability to multi-task and work well under pressure.
- Ability to identify and solve problems.
- Skills in Microsoft Office Suite.
- A proven "self-starter" with the ability to work independently and comply with all standards of the supervision personnel and related programs and services of the employer.
- An established commitment to work collaboratively and harmoniously with CSF staff, colleagues, community resource agencies, school district personnel and stakeholders.
- A commitment to diversity and equal opportunity.
- Knowledge of college readiness, awareness and planning.
- Understanding of the communities at the middle school service delivery sites and recent effective involvement with students in those schools and communities.
- Ability to work flexible hours to include out of school time activities with community partners, pending prior approval from supervisor. May include nights and/or weekends.
- Ability to be upbeat, positive, outgoing, personable and able to relate well with diverse populations and age groups, with particular emphasis on working with young people, ages 12 - 14.
- Ability to travel to all meetings outside the assigned service site.
QUALIFICATIONS FOR THE POSITION:
- College degree (Bachelor's or Associate's degree) required. Bachelor's preferred in education, sociology, psychology, social work, public service or a related field.
- Clearance with required CNCS and CSF background checks (Washington State Patrol criminal registry, FBI fingerprint check, National Sex Offender Registry background check, drug test).
- Provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination