To apply to be an AmeriCorps Success Coach, contact Sofia Sanchez or Hakim Bellamy.
About the Success Coach Position
Stationed on an Albuquerque Public Schools high school campus.
Through the Mayor-Governor Initiative, AmeriCorps members will serve between date of enrollment (Dec. 1 or later) and Aug.31, 2015.
- To improve the high school graduation rate at low income, underperforming (Title 1) schools in Albuquerque by providing direct support and mentorship to currently enrolled juniors and seniors.
- To increase the capacity of guidance staff at high schools by providing supplemental college and career readiness.
- To provide pathways to internships and future employment opportunities by engaging community partners and resources to meet student ambitions.
- To provide academic success and financial literacy training to high school juniors and seniors at during and after school hours.
- To acquire professional development skills through paid training.
Duties and Responsibilities
- Coordinate hours to be on campus and available to assigned junior and senior population.
- Identify and secure student resources for tutoring, mentorship and internships.
- Weekly contact with assigned student “caseload” (20-25 students).
- Identify and establish community partnerships (i.e. Resources, in-kind trainings, volunteers, etc.).
- Identify and facilitate student participation in positive youth development opportunities.
- Identify and facilitate student participation in service learning opportunities.
- Facilitate student engagement in the Running Start for Careers program.
- Provide college readiness services to students (i.e. test prep, college applications, financial aid assistance, etc.)
- Recruit and manage volunteer base at site campus.
- Attend and actively participate in Orientation, monthly professional development trainings, and weekly virtual meetings with fellow Success Coaches.
- Participate in AmeriCorps team building activities.
- Weekly reflection and online journaling.
- Administering pre- and post- evaluations with service population.
- Complete bi-weekly timesheets, and other AmeriCorps related administrative paperwork.
- Assist in AmeriCorps Success Coach recruitment.
- Meet all expectations of the service site (campus) and abide by all the rules and regulations set out in the City of Albuquerque AmeriCorps Handbook.
Varies according to site (campus). Members also required to attend monthly paid trainings and weekly paid (virtual) conference.
Must be 18+ years of age, a US citizen or legal resident
Member commits to 900 hours of service by the end of the service year (Aug. 31, 2014). The member will receive a living allowance of $5,645, training, child care (based on income eligibility and need), and an AmeriCorps education award of $2,822 upon successful completion of service.
- $5,645 Stipend (paid out bi-weekly over the course of the member service year)
- Education Award $2,822 (upon completion of member service hours)
- Invaluable communication, leadership and networking skills
- Great for strengthening resumes
- Post service employment incentives and opportunities
- National service opportunity that is close to home
The Mayor-Governor Initiative is a partnership between the City of Albuquerque, the State of New Mexico, and the Corporation for National and Community Service.