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AmeriCorps Peer Mentor Coaches will serve in a Quarter Time (QT) capacity during a 10-month term of service from August 17, 2020 – May 28, 2021. Applicants should possess a sincere interest in empowering youth and a passion for higher education. Applicants should possess strong interpersonal, organizational, and research skills to assist College Forward with providing college completion services to more than 3,000 collegians and improve and build the sustainability and success rate of the program in order to serve a rapidly increasing number of college students and graduates. These members will each serve more than 450 hours to help expand college access for low-income and first-generation students while gaining professional skills and earning an Education Award upon successful completion of term requirements. Together, these individuals will work closely and plan strategically to meet organizational objectives in a timely manner. Peer Mentor coaches will be expected to build and maintain congenial professional relationships internally and externally and will represent College Forward to the public. Successful applicants will possess a sincere interest in helping empower other youth to pursue higher education.
NOTE: Mandatory pre-service orientation will take place during the first week of service. Members are also required to meet for staff meetings on a monthly basis. This position will have reoccurring access to vulnerable populations. In addition, all AmeriCorps members are required to be easily identifiable as AmeriCorps Members. Members must wear the AmeriCorps logo, visibly, daily.
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.
Supervise volunteers and/or students as necessary at organizational and/or service events.
To perform this position successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. All AmeriCorps members must also pass a comprehensive criminal background check.
For additional information, please visit collegeforward.org/americorps, or contact us at codonnell[at]collegeforward.org.
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.