College Possible Leadership Team
  • 04-Jan-2019 to 31-Jan-2019 (CST)
  • Human Resources
  • St Paul, MN, USA
  • Semester Internship
  • 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 110 full-time employees and more than 270 AmeriCorps and VISTA service members. During the 2018-19 school year, we will reach an estimated 30,000 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 Philadelphia, PA; Chicago, IL; Milwaukee, WI; Omaha, NE; and Portland, OR; and has Catalyze partnerships in Minnesota, Iowa and Ohio. We're joining forces with colleges to achieve a transformational impact: by 2021, we will partner with 400 colleges to reach 50,000 students. 

To learn more, visit CollegePossible.org.

Join us to learn more about talent acquisition in a fun and dynamic environment with people who care passionately about the world around us.  This internship will help you gain experience with recruitment, data analytics, and working with various technologies and platforms (i.e. LinkedIn) to share on your resume. 

Basic Description

This position will support recruitment of AmeriCorps members for the organization.  This includes identifying and contacting potential applicants via phone and email, posting opportunities on job boards, conducting various data analysis and conducting candidate outreach as needed.

Essential Job Functions

  • Utilize applicant databases to identify potential applicants for AmeriCorps opportunities, initiate contact and discuss opportunities to serve with College Possible.
  • Track success of initiating contact with potential applicants.
  • Post and update AmeriCorps postings on job boards.
  • Conduct recruitment data analysis to ensure effectiveness of recruitment techniques.
  • Conduct candidate outreach as needed.

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.

Education/Certifications/Licenses:

  • Must be pursuing or have recently received a Bachelor's degree in Human Resources or related field;

Related Work Experience:

  • Strong written and verbal communication skills required
  • Must be comfortable "cold-calling" potential applicants
  • Experience with or knowledge of the AmeriCorps program preferred
  • Highly organized and detail-oriented
  • Excellent project management skills

Computer/Software Skills:

  • Strong computer skills, including demonstrated proficiency in Microsoft Office Suite.
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