College Possible AmeriCorps
  • 03-Feb-2023 to Until Filled (CST)
  • AmeriCorps
  • Full Time


As a College Possible Returner AmeriCorps Coach, you recognize that one year just isn't enough. By returning for another year of service, you'll build on the skills and relationships you've made already to help ensure that our students continue to benefit from College Possible.

Returning AmeriCorps Member Coaches support first-year AmeriCorps Coaches by being a peer-guide while continuing their work with their own assigned students.


As a valued member of the College Possible community, we recognize that Returner AmeriCorps Coaches play a pivotal role in the success of the students we serve. As a currently serving College Possible AmeriCorps Coach, you understand how challenging and rewarding a year of service can be. You have helped students navigate their time in college so far and in this role you are uniquely positioned to continue to support students and ensure they have the skills and self-efficacy to achieve their postsecondary goals. The opportunity to serve another year is an incredible step toward your professional future. To build on your experience and make a positive impact in students' lives, a Returner AmeriCorps Catalyze College Success Coaches will:

  • Contact assigned collegians once per month by phone, email, online messaging, and possible personal meetings to address specific needs and troubleshoot problems that may arise
  • Provide students with support in areas including, but not limited to: student orientation, course registration, financial aid/FAFSA renewal and issues, college transfers, career development, and other miscellaneous issues. Conduct research, provide referrals, arrange meetings, and accompany students to appointments as necessary.
  • Provide extended support and create personalized action plans for students in "red flag" situations, including loss of financial aid, family crises, drop-outs, stop-outs, and unresponsive students
  • Network and collaborate with university staff within academic advising, financial aid, student support, accessibility, athletic, multicultural offices and other offices as needed
  • Organize and maintain up-to-date student information on student progress including milestones and deliverables in databases and physical files; monitor success program statistics; produce reports as needed
  • Submit weekly timesheets, periodic reports (i.e., monthly reports, self-evaluations, and supervisor evaluations), and other service-related documentation as required
  • Attend required programmatic and community service events

Returner AmeriCorps Coaches are expected to take on additional leadership responsibilities and other initiatives, which may include:

  • Participate in all in-person and online trainings, orientations, and staff meetings
  • Participate in organization-wide events
  • Weekly check-in with supervisory staff
  • Maintain a professional and courteous office atmosphere
  • Successfully complete an additional 1,700 service hours
  • Peer mentoring first-year AmeriCorps Coaches
  • Leading trainings and workshops sessions
  • Organizing community building opportunities
  • Scheduling, planning and executing student events to increase program engagement and visibility of the program on the campus

  • Interact daily and work 1:1 with 140 students assigned to portfolio


  • Medical, Vision, Dental Insurance
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Bi-weekly living stipend of $961.54 ($23,000 annual living allowance plus $2,000 annual returner bonus)

    • Some Catalyze partners offer additional benefits such as housing, meal plans, parking, etc
    • At least 22 days of time off

  • Workers' compensation
  • College Possible / AmeriCorps apparel and gear
  • Dedicated support in developing and implementing a Life After College Possible plan; including access to networks and coaching around plan


  • Segal AmeriCorps Education Award of $6,895. Full-time members successfully completing two-terms from August 2022 - August 2024 will receive a total Segal Education Award amount of $13,390 provided that these two terms represent the only AmeriCorps terms they've ever served. The Education Award can be used to repay federal loans or pay for future education expenses
  • Childcare benefits paid by AmeriCorps
  • Loan forbearance and interest accrual payments for qualified student loans
  • Time accrual toward the U.S. Department of Education's Public Service Loan Forgiveness Program
  • Income-based Loan Repayment Plan


Applicants must be a currently serving AmeriCorps Coach at College Possible in good standing. Ideal applicants will have demonstrated leadership skills, an acceptable level of achievement in their current year, the availability and commitment to serving a full 12 months without exiting early and a sincere commitment to the mission of College Possible.

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