College Possible Leadership Team
  • 22-Nov-2019 (CST)
  • Graduate Intern - Washington
  • Seattle, WA, USA
  • Semester Internship
  • Open Until Filled

About the Organization

College Possible is a growing nonprofit coaching students from low-income backgrounds to and through college to break the cycle of poverty and empower the next generation of leaders. Our model has earned national recognition: the inaugural Evergreen National Education Award recognized our leadership in increasing access to and success in college for students from low-income backgrounds. It also earns top-of-field results: a 2011 Harvard study found that the program more than doubles a student's chance of enrolling in a four-year college, and our students are four times more likely to become college graduates than their low-income peers.

College Possible has a budget of $24 million, more than 140 full-time employees and more than 270 AmeriCorps and VISTA service members. During the 2019-20 school year, we will reach an estimated 25,000 students in all 50 states, at more than 100 partner high schools and at more than 400 colleges.

College Possible is committed to equity, diversity and inclusion, and seeks to build a diverse workforce to create impact in partnership with the communities we serve.  We welcome a diverse pool of qualified applicants.  For each of its positions, College Possible is mindful about what best serves our students, and seeks to hire staff with relevant experience, skills and aptitude, and a commitment to the power of education.

College Possible Washington, formerly College Access Now, recently joined the College Possible network and supports more than 2,200 high school and college students, including more than 600 high school students at 11 high schools in four school districts, and more than 1,600 college students in Washington State and throughout the country.

Headquartered in Saint Paul, MN, College Possible also operates in Philadelphia, PA; Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; Omaha, NE; Seattle, WA; and Portland, OR; and has Catalyze partnerships in California, Iowa, Maryland, Minnesota, New York, Ohio and Tennessee. We're joining forces with colleges to achieve a transformational impact: our goal is to serve more than 100,000 students annually and make a significant contribution to closing the degree divide.

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Basic Description


The graduate student intern provides oversight and coordinates college coaching programming for AY 2019-20 within the College Services team. The intern works with, and is supervised by, the Assistant Program Director in the development and implementation of the College Coaching Program. Components of the College Coaching Program include, but are not limited to: recruitment, hiring, orientation, curriculum development, advising, and assessment. The Graduate Intern will work closely with a team comprised of one College Services Coordinator, 5 College Success Mentors and their cohort of up to 20 college students (100 students in total) and the Assistant Director of College Services. This position involves team building, program development, student support, and data assessment.


Primary Responsibilities

  • Coordinate multiple components of the E-Advising Program including, but not limited to: student outreach, calendar management, E-advising, social media management, and individual student advising
  • Manage the College Services Accounts including: Signal Vine, Gmail, and Social Media accounts
  • Maintain and update yearly E-Advising calendar with scheduled text messages and emails to be sent to college students 
  • Provide student-support through E-Advising and in-person advising appointment sessions  
  • Support the creation of communication materials including but not limited to emails, e-advising text messages, and College Services Newsletter 
  • Build and maintain a network of resources to support the growth of College Services. These resources include but are not limited to committees, professionals, volunteers, and institutional partnerships


Data, Reporting, and Assessment (20%)

  • Work with Assistant Director to develop assessment tools to track student engagement within and across College Services Programming 
  • Update student records, track progress, and prepare reports using Salesforce
  • Provide regular reports to the College Services team on the success of the E-Advising Program 
  • Collaborate with the College Services team to develop and implement timely program improvement strategies informed by data as necessary 


Minimum Position Requirements

  • Current student actively working towards a Master's Degree
  • BA/BS from an accredited institution
  • Proficiency with technology
  • Satisfactory completion of both state and federal background checks are required as part of the hiring process.


Desirable Qualifications & Skills

  • Experience working in higher education; knowledge of student development theory
  • Ability to create and maintain rapport with students
  • Sensitivity and competence in working with a diverse population
  • Excellent oral, written, and interpersonal skills
  • Ability to manage projects, execute tasks with tight deadlines and see projects to completion
  • Collaborate with team members across different levels of the organization
  • Demonstrated resourcefulness and creativity in proposing new ideas, soliciting feedback, and gaining buy-in from others
  • Self-driven with the ability to work with minimal supervision



Job Location & Schedule

The hours of this are 20 hours per week, specific schedule will be determined upon hire with the Assistant Director, College Services.  Some evening and weekend hours may be required, as well as travel to/from school sites and various meetings and events. This position is a limited-term employment ending in June 2020.


Compensation and Benefits

This is a limited term contract from January 2020 until June 30, 2020.  Pay rate $1,250 per month paid bi-weekly.


To Apply

Please apply at: Include a resume and cover letter. While applications will be accepted until position is filled, first review of applications will begin Dec. 9, 2019. Anticipated start date is January 13, 2020.




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