College Access Corps Member for T3: Training Teens for Tomorrow Program


AmeriCorps and Boys and Girls Club


Salem, OR


Job Title: College Access Corps Member for T3: Training Teens for Tomorrow Program 

Employer: College Access Corps and Boys and Girls Club of Salem

Contact Information: Cristal Ramos at 503-581-7383 extension 30 or

Address: 1395 Summer St. NE, Salem OR 97301

Education or Degree Required:  BA/BS in related field

Job Location:  Salem, OR


  • Living stipend of $12,530 (distributed over 10.5 months)
  • Loan Forbearance and Interest Accrual Reimbursement on qualifying loans
  • Basic Health Care Plan  Education Award of $5,730 upon successful completion of the program
  • Childcare assistance for qualifying members
  • Access to Club-owned vehicles for service-related travel (pending driver history check)
  • Work cell phone provide

Job Type: Full-time

Application Materials Needed: If interested, contact Cristal Ramos for more information.

Job Description:

The College Access Corps Member will serve with the Boys & Girls Club of Salem, Marion & Polk Counties’ T3: Training Teens for Tomorrow program at the Wipper Teen Center location in Salem, Oregon. The primary function will be to recruit and train college students from neighboring college campuses to act as college access coaches for economically disadvantaged teens attending local schools. The College Access Corps member will also recruit volunteers for National Days of Service.  Member will continue to build a volunteer infrastructure with a college & community focus and provide college access support and career exploration for teens who face multiple barriers. The member will provide training, curriculum building, tracking of youth receiving intervention, and assist program staff with delivering transformational opportunities. Member will also work with organizational staff to outreach to local community organizations, BGC Board of Directors, BGC Resource Development team, and local Salem/Keizer School District.

Hours of Service: 10:00 a.m. to 6:30 p.m., M – F with evening and some weekend hours (At least 1,700 hours over the 10.5 month term of service)

Major Responsibilities and Related Tasks:

  • Recruit, select, and train college students as college access coaches
  • Recruit volunteers for National Days of Service, community service events, and BGC volunteer opportunities
  • Track and maintain data system for youth’s volunteer hours for all service based events/opportunities
  • Coordinate near-peer mentoring opportunities for high school aged youth which include (college readiness & academic tutoring)
  • Develop, maintain, and train college readiness curriculum to mentors  Administer training, provide stewardship and mentor recognition opportunities 
  • Build a programmatic infrastructure around college access programming best practices
  • Administer program assessment
  • Continue to cultivate school and community partnerships
  • Promote program impacts to internal and external stakeholders
  • Participate in College Access Corps trainings, including orientation, mid-year training, graduation, regional cohort meetings and others as available
  • Participate in professional development opportunities provided through BGC
  • Engage in personal reflection
  • Upon completion of establishing 15 hours of intervention per youth implement family engagement workshop sessions to assist teens in maintaining a strong support system
  • Collaborate, assist and help lead with program staff in all college & career readiness program opportunities (i.e college tours, job shadows, college fairs etc.)
  • Adhere by BGC program policies and procedures

Required Qualifications:


  • 21 years or older  
  • Associate’s Degree or higher
  • Ability to work well with people of diverse backgrounds Demonstrate a commitment & willingness to engage in conversations about racial justice, equity, and racism
  • Strong organizational, problem-solving and written and oral communication skills
  • Basic office computer skills, including Microsoft suite  
  • Program management (marketing, event planning, training, volunteer management) experience.
  •  Strong initiative; self-starter  
  • Ability to creatively problem-solve
  • Enthusiasm for helping others succeed
  • Ability to pass a drug test and criminal history background check, including a clean motor vehicle record  

Desired Qualifications:

  • BA/BS degree in a relevant field  
  • Experience working directly with teens who face multiple barriers to education  
  • Bilingual (Spanish) candidates are strong encouraged to apply  
  • Ability to drive a 14-passenger bus or truck (CDL not required)
  • Knowledge of or a participant in bridge/support programs (i.e. TRIO, Upward Bound, GearUp, ASPIRE, CAMP, etc.)


Closing Date: 

Tuesday, 4 December 2018