AmeriCorps Career Pathway Coaches (Cleveland)
Job Details
College Now - Cleveland, OH
2 years or higher
$8,471.00 - $8,471.00 Salary/year
Description

 

 

Program Overview

 

The AmeriCorps Career Pathway Coaches is a partnership between the Ohio Commission on Service and Volunteerism (ServeOhio), College Now Greater Cleveland, and the Cleveland Metropolitan School District (CMSD).

 

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.  The service provided by the Career Pathway Coaches will impact the skills and career gap in Greater 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.

 

The AmeriCorps Career Pathway Coaches program will engage a total of 5 AmeriCorps Members to serve in a part-time capacity (900 hours in 6 months) from January 10, 2022 to June 30, 2022.

 

Your AmeriCorps Career Pathway Coach assignment is with College Now Greater Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio. Your site supervisor is Deanna Jarvis.  Your title will be AmeriCorps Career Pathway Coach and you will be serving all CMSD 8th grade students and/or high school students attending the Cleveland Metropolitan School District Academies of Cleveland.

 

Attitude and General Responsibilities:

  • Strive to create and maintain a positive, professional and cohesive work environment
  • Respect confidentiality of the families and students you serve, staff you engage with in the schools or otherwise, and other AmeriCorps members.
  • Maintain a professional demeanor at all times.
  • Abide by the AmeriCorps Rules of Conduct and Prohibited Activities (outlined in Member Service Agreement and Member Handbook)
  • Consult with your supervisor if you have any ideas, issues, or concerns, offering analysis and solutions whenever possible.
  • Report any accidents, illness, or sickness to your host site supervisor immediately.
  • Practice sound health habits, including getting sufficient rest, to effectively perform the position and service to the community.
  • Enter accurate data into the program’s database to track progress and success of all activities with students, families and others you serve in the community.  Data must be entered no later than the 10th of every month.
  • Stay up-to-date with all AmeriCorps Career Pathway Coaches reporting requirements.
  • Enter time and service reports into AmeriCorps OnCorps system, abiding by provided deadlines.

Program Leadership

  • Participate with other College Now AmeriCorps team members, or other AmeriCorps Members and volunteers in your assigned location, in the planning, creation, implementation and evaluation of service projects within the host site community.
  • Each AmeriCorps Career Pathway Coach is responsible for recruiting a minimum of 4 volunteers to participate in service days or to assist with events at the school or for the college access program.  Ideally, volunteers will be secured beyond a one-time commitment.
  • Make connections with individuals and volunteers in the community for program outreach and program enhancement.  Career Pathway Coaches should seek guidance and support from their host site supervisor in conducting outreach in their communities.
  • Train and assist volunteers for service day activities and other projects in which you engage them.
  • Be proactive in developing ways to better engage the students and families you serve, seeking guidance and input from your site supervisor.

Program-Specific Duties

Career Pathway Coach-True2U-8th grade focus

 

  • Provide direct support to 8th grade students through individual and/or group advising.
  • Acclimate students to postsecondary planning by setting goals, administering career and personality assessments and assisting students with determining possible career pathways.
  • Serve with Career Pathway Coaches in the Academies of Cleveland high schools during downtime in 8th grade services to support high school students with their postsecondary plans to include assisting with the concrete steps needed to implement their plan(i.e. applications, scholarships and aid, etc.).
  • Support College Now’s Key Events in the high schools during downtime in 8th grade services (i.e. application month, signing day, etc.) serving alongside College Guides and College Now advisors.
  • Assist students with making a post-secondary education plan.
  • Help to facilitate career and college information sessions and programs for students and parents.
  • Assist with planning and coordinating visits to industry sector partners in health, technology, and manufacturing in addition to college visits.
  • Assist with planning and coordinating events: True2U Kick-off event; high school choice fair; exposure/experience trips; Year-end culminating event.
  • Career Pathway Coaches aim for 50% of students served to report confidence in their high school choice and to ultimately enroll in their high school of choice.
  • Serve as a mentor in the True2U Youth Development & Career Awareness Program. Mentors will help to prepare 8th grade students for the transition from middle to high school. All mentors will attend orientation, training sessions, and program events.
  • Utilize the Naviance system and assessments when serving students.
  • Track services for students by inputting data into College Path.

 

Career Pathway Coach – Academies of Cleveland (AOC) – high school focus

 

(East Tech, Garrett Morgan, Glenville and, Max Hayes)

 

  • Provide direct support to high school students through individual and/or group advising.
  • Support students with making a post-secondary education plan to include assisting with the concrete steps needed to implement their plan (i.e. applications, scholarships and aid, etc.).
  • Support College Now’s Key Events in the high schools during downtime in services (i.e. application month, signing day, etc.) serving alongside College Guides and College Now advisors.
  • Help to facilitate career and college information sessions and programs for students and parents.
  • Assist with planning and coordinating visits to industry sector partners in health, technology, and manufacturing in addition to college visits.
  • Assist with planning, coordinating and implementing the following events: 9th grade Career Experience Fair, 9th Grade Commitment to Graduation Ceremony; resume workshops; mock interviews; job shadowing days; and classroom speakers.
  • Implement College Now’s 9th, 10th and 11th grade curriculum/workshops, resulting in a change in behavior from students (i.e. students will increase their belief in a postsecondary education as measured by a pre/post test)
  • Career Pathway Coaches aim for 50% of students served in 9th and 10th grade to identify their career pathway of choice by the end of the academic year.
  • Utilize the Naviance system and assessments when serving students.
  • Track services for students by inputting data into College PATH.

 

Program Training:

  • Participate in AmeriCorps Career Pathway Coaches orientation in January 2022.
  • Participate in other trainings coordinated by College Now and the CMSD.
  • Participate in statewide Career Pathway Coaches conference calls/webinars.
  • Participate in Justice Talking and reflection of service opportunities.
  • Participate in AmeriCorps training and events as required and requested by ServeOhio.
  • Participate in required community service activities.

Service Schedule:

  • AmeriCorps Career Pathway Coaches are expected to serve between 40-42 hours a week.  College Now will confirm your expected start time each day, which is dependent on your assigned school.
  •  Participate in service project for required national service days including:
    • Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service-Monday, January 22, 2022
    • AmeriCorps Week-March 6-12, 2022 
    • Global Youth Service Day-April 22-24, 2022
    • Serve Ohio Day of Service-June 25, 2022
  • Career Pathway Coaches will receive a calendar of activities that will help in planning.
  • Career Pathway Coaches are expected to remain at “40-42 hours average needed per week or under to meet the service commitment” as indicated by the OnCorps timekeeping system.
Qualifications and Benefits

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor’s or Associate’s degree
  • Ability to effectively communicate and carry out the Career Pathway Coaches’ and College Now’s mission in the community.
  • Excellent communication and public speaking skills.
  • Ability to serve independently and be a contributing member of the Career Pathway Coaches, College Now, and the CMSD team.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Ability to serve in a fast-paced environment and multi-task effectively.
  • Ability to commit to 900 hours of service in 6 months.
  • Ability to serve for at least 8.5 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 and 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.

Program benefits:

  • Up to a $8,471 living allowance (please note, the living allowance is taxed)
  • Upon successful completion of the part-time 900 hour commitment, Career Pathway Coaches will be eligible for an education award up to $3,172.50 (please note, education award is taxed in year it is used).
  • Qualified Federal student loans are eligible for forbearance during time of service and potentially a portion of accrued interest may be eligible to be paid by the Corporation of National and Community Service after the completion of the service term.  Note, AmeriCorps Members must follow instructions to apply for forbearance.  Payments should be continued to be made on loans until a confirmation of forbearance is received directly from the lender. 
  • Statewide orientation and other trainings in January 2022.
  • Orientation to College Now, the CMSD and surrounding community will be provided.
  • Intense training throughout the month of September provided by College Now and the CMSD to prepare you for entering schools and community centers to begin providing service.
  • Ongoing training and professional development opportunities throughout the year, with at least two trainings a month: one statewide conference call/webinar conducted by College Now and at least one in-person training conducted by College Now.
  • Two performance reviews over the 6-month service term
  • Guidance and support for “Life After the Corps” goals
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