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Job Opportunities

 The following positions are available through AmeriCorps:

There are positions available at Hocking College (Nelsonville), Eastern Gateway Community College (Steubenville and Youngstown) and Zane State College (Zanesville):

AmeriCorps College Completion Coaches (Coaches) provide intensive support to students in reaching academic milestones that are proven to increase their likelihood of success. Coaches also engage students in activities and events that create awareness and address community needs.

Coaches engage in the following:

• Assist a cohort of approximately 100 students each semester (200 students total over an academic year).
• Complete “coaching contacts” throughout the academic year to help students adjust to college life, identify and remove barriers to their success and problem solve.
• Communicate regularly with students through phone, e-mail, and in-person while on-campus.
• Help students build momentum in completing coursework.
• Connect students to campus and community resources to address barriers.
• Conduct workshops covering topics like study skills, financial literacy, time management, etc.
• Plan civic engagement opportunities for students & the campus-at-large through AmeriCorps days of service.
• Collaborate with college faculty and staff to increase student success.
• Track and monitor data to report on daily and quarterly activities.

Coaches undergo ample training, and are provided with valuable professional development, networking, and guidance and support with career and “Life After the Corps” goals. Members will serve approximately 30 hours per week, or 900 hours over 6 months, and in return receive a modest living allowance and an Educational Award upon completion of the service agreement.

Benefits: Living Allowance ($6,634 distributed evenly bi-monthly) and Education Award Eligibility (up to $2,887.50).
Note: AmeriCorps members receiving federal-assistance, based on need, should be unaffected by their living allowance.

Skills & Personality Requirements: problem solving, teamwork, leadership, public speaking, creativity, professionalism, positive attitude, effective communication, networking/resourcefulness and technology

Preferred Experience: student affairs, education, teaching, tutoring, social services, counseling, and community organization.

This AmeriCorps service opportunity begins in January, 2017 through August, 2017. Apply soon! Positions available until filled.

Instructions to Apply Online:

Step 1: Create an application on the AmeriCorps site:

1. Go to https://my.americorps.gov/mp/recruit/registration.do
2. Create your AmeriCorps profile by following the prompts.
3. Once completed, you may begin applying for AmeriCorps positions.

Step 2: Apply to the College Completion Coaches:

1. Go to http://www.nationalservice.gov/programs/americorps
2. Under "Join AmeriCorps" on the right-hand side of the web page, click on “Advanced Search”
3. For Program Type, select “State/National”; For “State,” select “Ohio”; For “Program Name,” type College Completion Coach.
4. Click “Search.”
5. Select the position listing for the location you are interested in, review the description, and click “Apply” at the bottom of the page to submit your application.