AmeriCorps Student Success Navigator
- 900 Hour Position
- Approximately 20 hours/week
- Service Location: Tucson, AZ
- Service Dates: September 5, 2017 – August 31, 2018
- CONTACT: 520-230-2155 or [email protected]
PROJECT FOCUS AREAS AND ACTIVITIES
Resource Development: The AmeriCorps members will research, create, and update resources for In School Success and Post-Secondary Success. The members will research, create, and update resources that can help students be successful while in school (e.g. fundamental learning skills and strategies, financial literacy, other skills and topics that impact overall success, etc.), as well as resources that can help students be successful in preparing for life after high school (e.g., SAT/ACT prep, post-secondary education options information and “how to get there” planning, FAFSA assistance, resume, and job applications, etc.)
Documentation and Data: The members will work with YOTO staff to create or use already existing metrics and systems to establish an effective and efficient way to collect and analyze data. They will implement and use data collection process when providing services to students, and evaluate data being collected to determine impact of services or referrals on student success.
Program Implementation: The AmeriCorps members will schedule and present fundamental learning skills and life after high school readiness presentations at high schools. They will provide connections to YOTO based and outside agency resources, and provide follow-up as necessary. Members will connect students with resources (e.g. school tutoring programs, Online academic resources, College & Career counselors at schools, minimizing food insecurity, basic needs, etc.) that will help them be successful in high school and in preparation for life after high school. Members will continuously work with Program Coordinators and Career Development Coordinator to identify and remediate any needs of the students that align with success in high school and preparation for life after high school.
Program Evaluation: AmeriCorps members will develop and administer a post presentation/workshop survey that has a previous knowledge reflection piece to determine what they have gained throughout the program. At the end of the school year, members will analyze all findings (e.g., surveys, key observations, program outcomes, etc.), and create a written report detailing the program results. Working with key YOTO staff, members will make recommendations for this program’s continuation and assist with the development of a sustainability plan. Members will recommend changes and modifications to program for upcoming year to ensure that the program is ready to re-launch in September.
REQUIREMENTS AND BENEFITS
Education, Skills and Abilities
- Must be 18 years of age (21 or older preferred), no upper age limit, older applicants are encouraged to apply.
- Must be self-starting and able to work independently
- Strong time management and organizational skills
- Strong communication skills working with students and other key stakeholders
- Self-starting and able to work independently
- Ability to multi-task and coordinate projects
- Ability to create and maintain energetic and positive interactions with students, staff, volunteers, and the community
- Ability to work with and maintain confidential files, records, and correspondence with understanding of timely and accurate maintenance of program data and statistics
- A desire to work with/affinity for disadvantaged youth
- Ability to be flexible and work well in a variety of situations
- Proficient with Microsoft Office software (e.g., Word, Excel, PowerPoint, etc.)
- Must possess valid driver’s license, clean driving record, and have access to vehicular transportation (mileage reimbursement provided)
- Bilingual (English and Spanish)
- Experience working with at-risk populations
- Experience working with school-aged youth (ages 11-21)
- Ability to generate creative programming ideas
- Strong knowledge in how to apply for college, post-secondary education programs, Financial Aid, and Scholarships.
- Living Allowance – $240 biweekly stipend
- $2,907.50 education award upon completion of service
- Student loan deferment and reimbursement of accrued interest on eligible student loans
- Certificate in Civic Leadership and Service through Prescott College
- Team support and coaching
Arizona Serve is committed to diversity in the workplace. Females, minorities, protected veterans, and individuals with disabilities are encouraged to apply. Prescott College is a proud participant in the Employers of National Service initiative. AmeriCorps, Peace Corps, and other national service alumni are encouraged to apply.
To apply for this position, please download the AmeriCorps State application: HERE
This application is a fillable PDF file. Save and submit your completed application electronically to: [email protected]