Interested applicants must submit a resume AND apply through the City of Ontario website: https://www.governmentjobs.com/careers/ontario/jobs/3163234/ontario-promise-corps-promise-scholars-advisor?pagetype=jobOpportunitiesJobs
Ontario Promise Corps – Promise Scholars Advisor
COVID 19 Notice – in the wake of the pandemic the service of AmeriCorps members has been adjusted to include virtual services for students and family members. Mask wearing will be required for all members providing in-person services.
The City of Ontario has an exciting opportunity for a highly responsible, motivated individual, passionate about serving the community, to join the team as an Ontario Promise Corps Promise Scholars Advisor. The overall goal of the Promise Scholars program is to address social inequality by increasing the college-going rate and to prepare students of the Ontario-Montclair School District (OMSD) and Chaffey, Montclair, and Ontario High Schools to be successful in a global society. Promise Scholars partners believe that unlocking the potential of our community relies on unlocking the potential of all children. So we bring everyone together— students, parents, educators, businesses, and local leaders—to introduce kids early to the opportunities available after high school and make sure they get on the education pathway to achieve their goals. Promise Scholars is operated in partnership with the Ontario-Montclair Schools Foundation and Ontario-Montclair School District, Chaffey Joint Union High School District, City of Ontario, and Inland So Cal United Way.
Promise Scholars is seeking 5 highly motivated individuals to serve as Advisors that will provide supports to students navigating the college-going processes in the cities of Ontario and Montclair, California. Each team member will be assigned to a specific set of schools in the area. Advisors will work to ensure that students develop academic mindsets that contribute to college-going behaviors, gain the information and skills necessary to explore the full range of college options, and then enroll and attend college. For the 2021-22 school year, in-person and virtual services will be provided school-wide. As this is a new program, Advisors are expected to contribute to internal learnings around effective student engagement, texting campaigns, and data management practices to help Promise Scholars refine the model for future scale. Advisors will become part of their school community, collaborate with counselors, teachers and administrators, devise creative approaches to reach and connect with students and families, and play an integral role in changing the lives of the students they serve.
- Serve 35 hours per week spanning from the end of September 2020 to the end of August 2020
- Members are expected to be available to serve Monday – Friday from 8:00am – 5:00pm, with flexibility for evening and weekend events
- Must be prepared and able to travel locally and work virtually from home as required
- Must maintain regular and acceptable attendance as determined by the AmeriCorps program
- Serve 1,700 hours with Promise Scholars, a college access program for the cities of Ontario and Montclair.
- Host Zoom meetings for coaching sessions with students and workshop presentations to parents/caregivers
- Lead and support IGTV events/video tutorials that reinforce critical milestones in postsecondary access and success
- Diligently record and track student interactions and engagement with program.
- Assist with updating and creating social media content with provided training
- Support Promise Scholars in continuing to build and expand relationships at elementary, middle, and high school sites
- Conduct workshops in person and virtually, including parent presentation
- Help develop virtual programming as needed
- Attend and provide support at various Promise Scholars special events including, but not limited to golf tournaments and the Ontario 5K Reindeer Run
- Recruit, train, and manage volunteers for Promise Scholars events as needed
- Attend all AmeriCorps development training
- Collaborate with other Ontario Promise Corps sites and respective members
- Collect and share necessary data via surveys for program evaluation
- Participate in AmeriCorps State and National Days of Service
- Assist with other duties as assigned
Dependent Upon Role*
- Assist with coordination and planning of enriching, virtual college visits for OMSD 8th graders to local four-year universities
- Deliver services to 11th-12th graders through virtual 1-on-1s, regular delivery of timely content via text and email
- Support 12th-grade students’ college application and financial aid completion at Ontario, Chaffey, Montclair, or Colony High Schools to assist students and parents navigate access to and financing of college
- Assist with delivery and support of 5th-grade community college field trips and presentations
- Assist with delivery and support of 6th grade career day presentations with local business leaders
- Coordinate, deliver, and support 9th-grade career exploration activities
- Provide assistance with scholarship administration
- Individuals may be required to perform other position-related instructions within the scope of their normal service activities as requested by their supervisor (Site Supervisor and/or AmeriCorps Program Coordinator) and in alignment with program objectives as long as the functions are not unallowable or prohibited activities, all subject to reasonable accommodation.
- Spanish fluency is preferred but not essential for all positions.
- Must be at least 18 years of age
- Must be a U.S. citizen, U.S. national, or legal permanent resident alien of the United States
- Must clear a criminal background check (CA DOJ and FBI; National Sex Offender Public Website Database)
- Must have completed an Associate’s Degree or higher
- Must follow the AmeriCorps Code of Conduct while serving
- Must have reliable source of transportation to commute to multiple service sites if needed
- Must have strong written and verbal communication skills
- Ability to create positive relationships with diverse communities, including but not limited to students, parents, and site staff
- Ability to work on and offsite while meeting deadlines, planning events, providing direct services and keeping track of data and records
- Ability to adjust to and thrive in a complex and changing environment
- Ability to surmount challenges and solve problems creatively and diplomatically
- Ability to speak comfortably in public and conduct oneself in a highly professional manner as a representative of Promise Scholars
- Technology/computer literacy is essential
- Interest and experience in youth, service, K-16 education, and non-profit work
- Annual stipend of $16,000 dependent on length of term (disbursed bi-weekly)
- Segal Education Award: $6,345.00 – eligible to receive upon successful completion of service
- California For All Education Award: $3,655 – eligible to receive upon successful completion of service & subject to funding approval
- Extensive professional development
- Possible educational loan deferment
- Health insurance
- Childcare assistance (if eligible)
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by members to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable an individual with disabilities to perform the requisite essential functions.
Must be physically able to operate a variety of office equipment, including phones, computers, calculators, fax machines, copiers, etc. Must be able to lift/move objects to 30lbs. Sedentary work involves mostly sitting, but may require the ability to stand, stoop, or squat for various periods of time.
Visual acuity and manual dexterity required for typing and computer use.
For additional information or to apply, please submit your resume (cover letter optional).
In the wake of the pandemic the service of AmeriCorps members have been shifted to a more virtual experience to include virtual services for students and family members with new curriculum and support services.