AmeriCorps College & Career Guide

College Now Greater Cleveland, Inc.

About the organization

College Now’s mission is to increase postsecondary educational attainment through college and career access advising, financial aid counseling, and scholarship and retention services.

Duties

College Now’s AmeriCorps program maintains that all students and families deserve equal access to educational opportunities. The goal of the program is to ensure that all Ohioans, especially those that are typically underserved – first generation college-going, low-income, and minority – get the information and knowledge they need and deserve to prepare, access, and complete a postsecondary credential. AmeriCorps members will deliver programs and counseling on college and career exploration and financial education to 6th through 12th graders; provide support to 11th and 12th graders on postsecondary access and financial planning; and facilitate successful postsecondary transitions, persistence, and ongoing financial education with high school graduates.

College Now's AmeriCorps Members are a corps of driven and highly qualified professionals, whom students can relate with, confide in, and eventually emulate, as they are guided in planning for their future and taking constructive steps toward successful completion of their goals.

College Now's AmeriCorps members will serve in a full-time capacity (1700 hours over 11 months) from early August 2024 to June 30, 2025. We have programs/host sites in 4 locations: Cleveland, Columbus, Canton, and Oberlin.

Qualifications

Minimum of an Associate degree, with a Bachelor's degree or in senior year of college preferred.
Excellent communication and public speaking skills.
Ability to serve independently and be a contributing member of the AmeriCorps and host site team.
Strong attention to detail.
Ability to serve in a fast-paced environment and multi-task effectively.
Ability to commit to 1,700 hours of service in 11 months.
Ability to serve for at least 8 hours in a row on any given weekday day.
Ability to serve during minimal evenings and weekends as required.
Ability to arrange own travel to and from service sites.
Strong organization and task management skills and self-motivation.
Proactive in the provision of service delivery.
Maturity, enthusiasm, positivity and great “people skills.”
Satisfactory result of BCI and FBI background check, sexual predator check and drug screen.
Strong commitment and passion for promoting access to and completion of higher education for everyone.
Experience with a variety of computer programs including, but not limited to, Microsoft Office Suite.

Salary

$30,000 plus $7,395 education award

Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

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