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College Forward seeks AmeriCorps* Texas members to serve as AmeriCorps Lead College Access Coaches at our Austin site from August 15, 2023 – June 16, 2024. The applicant must possess a sincere interest in empowering youth and a passion for higher education. Applicants should also possess the ability to carefully and strategically plan individual work goals in order to meet organizational objectives in a timely manner; ability to closely monitor progress towards these goals and take appropriate remedial action when necessary. Successful applicants are leaders with strong organizational and interpersonal skills.
Members must serve a minimum of 1,200 hours of service (an average of 32 hours/week) and complete their full contractual term of 10 months in order to qualify for the Eli Segal AmeriCorps Education Award.
All state/national AmeriCorps members receive a modest annual living allowance that is paid either biweekly (every two weeks). The amount of the living allowance is determined by the National Corporation for Community Service and varies moderately by your service location.
Three-quarter-time new positions
Living allowance: $19,800/yr
Biweekly stipend: $900.00
All other part-time new positions
*For remaining part-time state and national positions, please refer to the recruiter for annual living allowance and/or biweekly stipend amounts.
At the end of your service term, you’ll receive an education award of $4,441.50* for three-quarter-time AmeriCorps service roles that you can use to repay student loans or put toward future education expenses.
As a College Possible AmeriCorps member, you’ll spend your first two weeks immersed in comprehensive, hands-on training sessions thoughtfully designed to set you up for success in your service role.
As a College Possible AmeriCorps member, you’ll gain access to in-person and virtual professional development opportunities to build sought-after professional skills that can be transferred into any career path, including: team leadership, conflict resolution, multicultural communication, inclusion and equity, data management, facilitation and student coaching. You’ll also benefit from participation in a national community of practice with fellow AmeriCorps members and program staff to accelerate your skill building and broaden your network.
Modest healthcare (medical, dental and vision) coverage plans are available.
At the end of your service term, you can apply for the government to pay the interest accrued on your loans during your term of service.
We also offer monthly mileage and cell phone use reimbursements.
In the event of a local, state, or federal disaster declaration, AmeriCorps members may be asked on a volunteer basis or be required by OneStar to activate to assist in disaster response and recovery activities within their communities. This may involve virtual service opportunities or in-person service opportunities. This may include service opportunities outside of the member’s standard service hours or in place of their standard service duties. In the event of a large-scale, high needs local, state, or federal disaster, AmeriCorps members may voluntarily or be required by OneStar to deploy to an area outside of their service area to assist in disaster response and recovery activities.
College Forward is a dynamic, progressive and youth-focused working environment. The noise level in the work environment can be moderate to loud. Responsibilities may frequently require an adjusted work schedule and/or evening/weekend hours in order to meet deadlines or satisfy program requirements.
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. College Access Coaches must also submit to and pass a comprehensive criminal background check before a final placement offer can be made, and annually thereafter.
College Forward provides equal employment opportunities to all team members and/or applicants for employment or service, without regard to race, color, class, religion/creed, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national origin, age, weight, height, disability, political affiliation, marital or familial status, partnership status, citizenship status (except as required by law), veteran status, or status in any group protected by federal law, state law, or local ordinance. We provide reasonable accommodations upon request in compliance with the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act. We encourage and support diversity and tolerance in our workplace.
* Position placement and enrollment is contingent upon final notification of funding by the Corporation for National and Community Service.