College Possible Leadership Team
  • 21-Sep-2018 to 04-Jan-2019 (CST)
  • Human Resources
  • St Paul, MN, USA
  • Contract
  • Open Until Filled

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 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 nearly $20 million, more than 125 full-time employees and more than 250 AmeriCorps and VISTA service members. During the 2018-2019 school year, we will reach an estimated 23,000 students in all 50 states, at more than 90 partner high schools and at more than 350 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.

Headquartered in Saint Paul, Minnesota, College Possible also operates in Milwaukee, Wisconsin; Portland, Oregon; Omaha, Nebraska; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania and Chicago, Illinois. We're joining forces with colleges to achieve a transformational impact: by 2021, we will partner with 400 colleges to reach 50,000 students.

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Basic Description

The Senior AmeriCorps Recruiter will support multi-state AmeriCorps recruitment efforts through implementation of innovative approaches to sourcing a qualified, diverse applicant pool.  This includes, but is not limited to, creating and implementing a strategy for engaging passive applicants, creating targeted marketing materials to support site recruitment efforts and leading and participating in recruitment events such as career fairs and information sessions.  This position will provide recruitment and member onboarding guidance to our site recruitment teams.  This includes aspects of AmeriCorps compliance.

Essential Job Functions

  • Creates and implements a strategy to attract passive applicants to AmeriCorps recruitment opportunities across multiple states
  • Represents the organization at careers fairs, information sessions and on-campus interviews and provides leadership throughout these processes
  • Creates various marketing materials to support site recruitment efforts
  • Conducts phone and video interviews and makes hiring recommendations to site partners
  • Assists in creating a strategy to attract a diverse pool of applicants
  • Manages job postings
  • Some travel required to career fairs

Professional Requirements (Skills & Qualifications)

In addition to the requirements below, College Possible staff and service members are expected to demonstrate the Idealistic Leader traits of Strive to be Delightful, Energize those in your Presence, Keep Your Eyes on the Prize, Challenge Cynicism, Practice Empathy, Learn to be Grateful and Have Fun, as expressed in our organizational value statement and have a significant commitment to the mission of helping low-income students earn admission to college and persist toward degree completion.


  • Bachelor's degree required in Human Resources, Business or related field required;

Related Work Experience:

  • A minimum of four years of recruitment experience required; college recruitment experience strongly preferred;
  • Demonstrated success in recruiting diverse applicant pools highly desired;
  • Understanding of AmeriCorps or previous service with an AmeriCorps organization helpful.

Computer/Software Skills:

  • Strong computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency in: Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint required;

Other Skills, Abilities and Requirements:

  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills and strong interpersonal skills;
  • Self-starter with the ability to prioritize multiple projects and deadlines simultaneously;
  • Must have a demonstrated ability to thrive in a fast-paced environment;
  • Attention to detail, including proofreading and project follow-through.


Salary commensurate with experience.  This is a full-time six-month temporary opportunity.

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