AmeriCorps College Guides and Career Coaches

College Now Greater Cleveland

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.


The AmeriCorps Ohio College Guides places recent college graduates into schools and community centers to provide a pipeline of new and current information about preparing for, accessing and persisting in a postsecondary education program, ultimately striving to be a caring adult committed to motivating students and families to think seriously about the plans and goals that will lead them into an opportunity-rich future. The College Guides is a corps of driven and highly-qualified professionals getting a start in education, 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.

The goal of the AmeriCorps Career Pathway Coaches is to deliver curriculum on career and college pathways and self-discovery and to serve as role models and coaches for Cleveland Metropolitan School District 8th graders and high school students attending the four Academies of Cleveland. Career Pathway Coaches will provide direct support and interventions that will increase 8th graders confidence in their high school choice as well as impacting an increase in 9th and 10th grade student’s knowledge of career and college opportunities, interest in further pursuing a path toward a postsecondary education and belief that their postsecondary goal can become a reality.

Full position descriptions available at the application link below.


Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree
Ability to effectively communicate and carry out the College Guide’s/Career Coaches’ and host site’s mission in the community.
Excellent communication and public speaking skills.
Ability to serve independently and be a contributing member of the College Guide/Career Coaches and host site team.
Strong attention to detail.
Ability to serve in a fast-paced environment and multi-task effectively.
Ability to commit to 1700 hours of service in11 months.
Ability to serve for at least 7.5 hours in a row on any given day.
Ability to serve during days, evenings, and weekends as required.
Ability to arrange own travel to and from service sites.
Strong organization and task management skills, 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.



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