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College Transition AmeriCorps Coach

College Possible Omaha, NE

Job Description

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Service Position Summary:

Serve College Possible students in various roles from high school to college.  Support high school seniors through high school graduation and the summer transition period to ensure fall college enrollment.  Assist in presenting college going workshops to high school students, lead College Possible recruitment efforts for Class of 2019 at designated high schools, and serve as additional support in teaching College Possible sessions.  Help engage unenrolled College Possible students to better determine future college and career goals.  Reports to Program Team.

Essential Functions:

  • Communicate with program participants (high school and college), College Possible members and staff in person and via email, phone, Facebook and other technology tools
  • Assist in student recruitment (generating visibility, leading information sessions, collecting applications, conducting interviews, and tracking data)
  • Co-lead College Prep Talks (college going workshops for middle school aged, 9th and 10th grade students)
  • Track and record program participants information using online database and Microsoft excel
  • Work individually with students on a case-by-case basis
  • Participate in weekly meetings and group planning sessions/trainings relative to various projects

Marginal Functions:

  • Assist with AmeriCorps recruitment (generating visibility on college campuses, tabling, speaking to college classes)
  • Chaperone campus visits, college fairs, and other events for students
  • Help with other organizational tasks as requested; i.e. working with the media, leading trainings for other AmeriCorps members, etc.
  • Fax/Copy machine use


College degree required. Interest in education, youth work, social services, or related fields preferred. Desire to work with individuals from a variety of backgrounds. Demonstrated commitment to public service and social justice. Excellent leadership and communication skills; and strong organization and time management abilities.


Access to reliable transportation required.

Service Environment:

AmeriCorps members will be based at the College Possible office, but will also spend some time at local service sites (high schools and colleges). Must be able to multi-task and handle potentially stressful situations with maturity. Must be capable of working independently and with others and have high energy and creativity in working with young people.


Compensation includes a living allowance, health coverage and a $5,775 Education Award that can be used to repay student loans or future education expenses. Student loans may be deferred. 7 - 8 month commitment beginning in January 2018 is required

We are committed to the inclusion of all individuals without regard to disability, race, religion, national origin, gender, sexual orientation, political affiliation or other non-merit factors.

Reasonable accommodations provided upon request. If you feel you need an accommodation, please notify College Possible.

Job Details

Date Posted October 25, 2017
Date Closes November 24, 2017
Address 900 S. 74th Plaza
Located In Omaha, NE
Department Program
Job Type Full-time Employee
Experience Level Entry Level (0-2 yrs. experience)
Hours 40 hours per week; Flexible
Start Date 2018-01-23
Positions Available 3
SOC Category 21-1012.00 Educational, Guidance, School, and Vocational Counselors
Zipcode 68114
Name Tonya Johnson
Address 900 S 74th Plaza
City, State and Zip Omaha, NE 68114
Phone 402-884-4750

This job requires the following skills

  • Microsoft - Outlook
  • Drop Out Prevention
  • Educational Research
  • Educational Research Coordination
  • Computer Usage
  • Customer Service / Troubleshooting
  • Media Planning
  • Social Media Marketing
  • Resume Writing