Student Advisor - AmeriCorps Member

Breakthrough Central Texas

About the organization

Breakthrough is a non-profit organization with the mission of providing a path through college for first-generation college graduates. Beginning in sixth grade, AmeriCorps members provide essential support to students who are on this path. Members provide mentoring, academic support, coaching, program planning, and implementation, and other activities to contribute to the success of Breakthrough students. Members will receive extensive training in a variety of areas to prepare them for a rewarding and successful placement with Breakthrough.

Our Mission
Breakthrough Central Texas creates a path to and through college for students who will become the first in their families to earn a college degree.

Our Vision
All Central Texas children have the opportunity to realize their potential through the life-changing power of a college degree.


Full-time members are required to accumulate 1700 hours & complete the full term of service period of Sept 1, 2020 through Aug 13, 2021, with occasional Sat's & evening events.

All of the following duties & responsibilities are essential position functions, though some members may have a greater responsibility for some of the functions listed. Individuals may be asked to perform other position-related duties within the scope of their normal service activities as requested by their supervisor or other Breakthrough staff member in alignment with the grant & not unallowable or prohibited activities, all subject to reasonable accommodation. Members will have recurring access to vulnerable populations.

• Act as a role model to Breakthrough students
• Communicate with students & families regularly
• Work closely with assigned Program Coordinator to provide individualized support to assigned caseload (40-50 students)
• Provide academic support services to students at the Breakthrough office or at the student’s campus
• Assist in the development & implementation of after-school & Saturday programming
• Support in cultivating & managing Breakthrough volunteers assigned to your team and/or students
• Mentor students on the skills & strategies needed for success in school
• Participate actively in all training, professional development, civic reflection, and service activities
• Serve under a Middle School Team, or a High School Team, or on the College Completion Team.


Members will have the following qualifications:
• Spanish language fluency (English only spots full)
• Have a Bachelor’s degree from a four-year college or university
• Be a U.S. citizen, or U.S. national or lawful permanent resident of the United States
• Have a commitment to community service and the ability to serve for the complete program year (September 1, 2020 – August 13, 2021)
• Must have own vehicle

• Living Stipend: First-time members (AmeriCorps Member) $14,279; Second-year returning members (AmeriCorps Leader) $21,142; Third-year and beyond returning members (AmeriCorps Senior Leader) $28,558
• Education Award: Upon successful completion of the Member’s 1700 service hours and completion of the full term of service, members are eligible to receive an Education Award from the Corporation for National and Community Service of $6,195 to pay education costs at qualified institutions of higher education, for educational training, or to repay qualified student loans. Members may receive no more than the aggregate value of two full-time education awards.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

To schedule an interview send your resume, cover letter, and references to [email protected]

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