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Kentucky Campus Compact – Open Positions

Below are the open positions for our KyCC programs: VISTA, KCC, and KAA. Feel free to explore this website to learn about all three. If you would like more information about VISTA and KCC in particular, this link will take you to a different website with more information.

KyCC VISTA Program

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Location:  Midway University
Department: Office for Student Success
Position Description:
Midway University’s Office for Student Success is dedicated to supporting at-risk college students. The OSS will utilize the VISTA member to enhance the capacity of the office to track, analyze, and report meaningful data related to efforts that support this targeted student population. The VISTA will build and manage systems of support, support the systematic data tracking and reporting, build and implement a retention plan between the date of admission and census to reduce melt and increase connection to campus, and support career development to increase persistence to graduation. These efforts will help students earn a degree and gain skills to support themselves and their family, decreasing their likelihood to continue living in poverty.
Essential Functions:
  • Efficiently and effectively manage the incoming alerts into the system, and sustainably log all incoming alerts regarding at-risk students.
  • Use best communication practices to assign alerts to case managers assisting at-risk case managers.
  • In collaboration with at-risk case managers, serve as a case manager to ensure that this targeted student population receives the appropriate support
  • Provide outreach to individual student cases and ensure that the case data is effectively being captured.
  • Assist with the development of and implementation of a summer bridge program and in-semester training workshops targeting at-risk students.
  • Create and execute targeted outreach efforts that promote student success for special populations including but not limited to student-athletes, 1st Gen and evening and online students.
  • Assist with designing, organizing, distributing, and analyzing assessment/evaluation instruments and data.
  • Utilize and review student records to create targeted marketing and outreach strategies.

VISTA Terms & Benefits:

  • AmeriCorps VISTA is open to all U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens age 18 and older
  • Full-time (40 hours/week), one-year commitment
  • Monthly living allowance of $1,128 per month ($13,536/year) before taxes
  • Upon completion, choose between an education award ($6,195) or a cash award ($1,800)
  • Forbearance/deferment of federal student loans payments
  • Eligible to receive healthcare allowances
  • Access to professional development and training opportunities
  • Additional resources: https://www.vistacampus.gov/in-service/benefits-service

Kentucky College Coaches Program

Location:  Midway University
Department: Academic Affairs
Position Description:
The AmeriCorps College Coach for the Office for Student Success will assist in the implementation and facilitation of programs that increase student success and persistence. The primary areas of responsibility will be (1) Academic Coaching, (2) General Academic and Advising Support for at-risk students, and (3) Supporting and Supervising the Peer Tutoring Program
Essential Functions:
  • Meet with and support students on Academic Probation, Academic Fresh Start, Conditional Admits, Re-Admits, and students enrolled in Developmental Courses; 
  • Assist with the coordination of interventions to best support students identified as “at-risk” through the Midway Retention Alert;
  • Create and execute targeted outreach efforts that promote student success for freshmen, transfer students, and other special populations; 
  • Assess student interactions to determine needs for personal or academic support;
  • Assist in development and implementation of best practices that promote student success and persistence; 
  • Assist with the development of and implementation of workshops and classroom presentations relative to study skills, academic success and academic planning;
  • Assist with managing program logistics (attendance tracking, scheduling, email correspondence); 
  • Support approved testing accommodations; and 
  • Support the success of the Peer Tutoring Program.
  • Maintain confidential records and files 
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

An earned bachelor’s degree. Must have organizational and customer service skills.  Must have responsibility in managing multiple tasks.

AmeriCorps requires that you hold one of the following citizenship or legal residency statuses: US citizen, US National, Lawful Permanent Resident (i.e. Green Card status), and persons legally residing within a state.

Kentucky Advising Academy

Position Title:  KAA Regional Coordinator
Duration:  January 2022 – July 31, 2022 (Year 1) (Possible second year: Year 2 – August 1, 2022 to July 31, 2023)

Living Allowance/Pay:  $1,800 per month in living allowance, less FICA and other applicable taxes

Regions: Positions will be organized by the Educational Cooperative Regions whose headquarters are in the following cities: Ashland, Bowling Green, Cold Spring (NKY), Hazard, Lexington, Murray, Richmond, and Shelbyville

Benefits:  Healthcare and childcare if eligible, education award of $1718 – $3247 (depending on start date) upon fulfillment of contract, federal student loan forbearance eligibility, and professional development.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree, excellent communication and organizational skills, knowledge of college access and student success components. Experience working in schools or as a school counselor is preferred.

Position Description:

As a KAA Regional Coordinator, you will serve as an AmeriCorps member to help strengthen and build the capacity of the college access ecosystem in Kentucky. You will help students succeed by helping school professionals build their own skills. You will facilitate professional development, lead communities of practice and offer technical assistance and support to school counselors and Family Resource/Youth Service Center (FRYSC) coordinators in K-12 schools in one region of the state. In addition, you will serve as a liaison between the school and community organizations to strengthen the partnership and opportunities for connections.
The Kentucky Advising Academy (KAA) program will also develop a toolkit that inventories effective and up-to-date local, state, and national resources that school professionals can use to help students and parents navigate the transition from high school to college and other postsecondary opportunities.
One of your tasks will be to become familiar with the toolkit, as well as best practices for college advising, the resources available regionally and statewide and attend workshops on how to effectively train and support school professionals. KAA is a new program and your expertise will be used in the ongoing development of the resource toolkit, virtual and face to face professional learning sessions, on-site support for school staff, community partnerships and other opportunities.
The academy is organized by regions, based on the eight Kentucky Educational Cooperatives.  The main offices of the Cooperatives are located in Ashland, Bowling Green, Cold Spring (NKY), Hazard, Lexington, Murray, Richmond, and Shelbyville. Each Regional Coordinator will lead a team of 4-5 AmeriCorps members to serve the region. Two full-time members will serve as Outreach Specialists, one will focus on K-12 and the other on institutions of higher education. These members will spread the word about the Academy and recruit counselors, FRYSC coordinators, teachers, and staff to participate. The other team members will generally be current college students and will serve  part-time as a program assistant.
The Academy will be a free comprehensive series of professional learning and resources for school counselors, teachers, and Family Resource/Youth Service Center(FRYSC) coordinators and will provide flexible opportunities to connect and learn with higher education and counselor leaders. Designed to enhance professional learning and build the capacity of school counselors and FRYSC coordinators statewide, the academy will consist of insightful discussions, updates and advising strategies relevant to the ever-changing postsecondary landscape that will aid students, families and professionals.

The structure of the academy will include a variety of options giving school counselors and FRYSC coordinators the freedom to take part in learning that aligns with their specific professional needs and availability:

  • Face-to-face professional learning meetings as part of a geographical cohort/series
  • Virtual professional learning meetings/series
  • Face-to-face mentoring and support in schools, FRYSCs and institutions of higher education
  • Development and promotion of a school counselor’s college and career counseling toolkit
  • Development and promotion of online guidance and sample counseling plans

More Information: 

Regional Coordinators will serve in a full-time capacity, generally 37.5 hours per week beginning in January, 2022 through July 31, 2022.
There will be significant travel to schools in the region to provide training, facilitation and support. Other work with the regional team will be done in person or virtually. 

Application Process:

  1. Send resume and email of introduction to Gayle Hilleke at execdirector.kycompact.org
  2. Have an introductory conversation (someone from KyCC will send you a zoom invitation)  

(After step 2, you are ready to apply through AmeriCorps)

  1. Create an account with MyAmeriCorps and an application: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/recruit/registration.do
  2. Submit your application to the Kentucky Advising Academy (It may say Kentucky Counseling Academy in MyAmeriCorps) program here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=98193
  3. Need help submitting your application? Click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19XnetmJ3EQ3S7-rp8Y6k8ilJaPjT0LL2/view
  4. Complete a required screening survey and attach your professional resume: https://forms.gle/Vt1hK9ynrJNaA4Br7

Position Title:  KAA Outreach Specialists
Duration:  January 2022 – July 31, 2022 (Year 1) (Year 2 – August 1, 2022 to July 31, 2023)

Living Allowance/Pay:  $1,800 per month in living allowance, less FICA and other applicable taxes

Regions: Positions will be organized by the Educational Cooperative Regions whose headquarters are in the following cities: Ashland, Bowling Green, Cold Spring (NKY), Hazard, Lexington, Murray, Richmond, and Shelbyville

Benefits:  Healthcare and childcare if eligible, education award of $1718 – $3247 (depending on start date) upon fulfillment of contract, federal student loan forbearance eligibility, and professional development.

Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree, excellent communication and organizational skills, knowledge of college access and student success components. Experience working in schools or as a school counselor is preferred.

Position Description:

As a KAA Outreach Specialist, you will serve as an AmeriCorps member to help strengthen and build the capacity of the college access ecosystem in Kentucky. You will help students succeed by helping school professionals build their own skills. You will lead outreach efforts to get the word out about the Kentucky Advising Academy as a free resource for high schools counselors, Family Resource/Youth Service Center (FRYSC) coordinators, teachers and administrators in one region of the state. Each region will have two Outreach Specialists – one focused on K-12, the other one focused on higher education.
The academy is organized by regions, based on the eight Kentucky Educational Cooperatives.  The main offices of the Cooperatives are located in Ashland, Bowling Green, Cold Spring (NKY), Hazard, Lexington, Murray, Richmond, and Shelbyville. Each Region will have a team of four or five AmeriCorps members – a Regional Coordinator, two Outreach Specialists, and one or two part-time Program Assistants (current Kentucky college students).
The Academy will be a free comprehensive series of professional learning and resources for school counselors, teachers, and Family Resource/Youth Service Center(FRYSC) coordinators and will provide flexible opportunities to connect and learn with higher education and counselor leaders. Designed to enhance professional learning and build the capacity of school counselors and FRYSC coordinators statewide, the academy will consist of insightful discussions, updates and advising strategies relevant to the ever-changing postsecondary landscape that will aid students, families and professionals.

The structure of the academy will include a variety of options giving school counselors and FRYSC coordinators the freedom to take part in learning that aligns with their specific professional needs and availability:

  • Face-to-face professional learning meetings as part of a geographical cohort/series
  • Virtual professional learning meetings/series
  • Face-to-face mentoring and support in schools, FRYSCs and institutions of higher education
  • Development and promotion of a school counselor’s college and career counseling toolkit
  • Development and promotion of online guidance and sample counseling plans

More Information: 

Outreach Specialists will serve in a full-time capacity, generally 37.5 hours per week beginning in January 2022 through July 31, 2022.
There will be travel to schools in the region to provide outreach and recruitment as well as virtual meetings. Meetings with the regional team will be done in person or virtually. 

Application Process:

  1. Send resume and email of introduction to Gayle Hilleke at execdirector.kycompact.org
  2. Have an introductory conversation (someone from KyCC will send you a zoom invitation)  

(After step 2, you are ready to apply through AmeriCorps)

  1. Create an account with MyAmeriCorps and an application: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/recruit/registration.do
  2. Submit your application to the Kentucky Advising Academy (It may say Kentucky Counseling Academy in MyAmeriCorps) program here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=98193
  3. Need help submitting your application? Click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19XnetmJ3EQ3S7-rp8Y6k8ilJaPjT0LL2/view
  4. Complete a required screening survey and attach your professional resume: https://forms.gle/Vt1hK9ynrJNaA4Br7

Position Title:  KAA Toolkit Coordinator
Duration:  January, 2022 – July 31, 2022 (Year 1) (Possible Year 2 – August 1, 2022 to July 31, 2023)

Living Allowance/Pay:  $1,800 per month in living allowance, less FICA and other applicable taxes

Benefits:  Healthcare and childcare eligibility, education award of $1718 – $3247 (depending on start date), federal student loan forbearance, and professional development.

Minimum Qualifications:  Bachelor’s degree, strong technology and computer development skills, knowledge of college access and student success components. Experience with curriculum design is preferred.

Position Description:

As the KAA Toolkit Coordinator, you will serve as an AmeriCorps member to help create an online resource that is intended to strengthen and build the capacity of the college access ecosystem in Kentucky. The KAA team has already begun identifying resources for a toolkit that inventories effective and up-to-date local, state, and national resources that school professionals can use to help students and parents navigate the transition from high school to college and other postsecondary opportunities.
Your task would be to take the lead on organizing and developing a framework for the toolkit so that it will be easy for stakeholders to navigate and use. At a minimum, the toolkit will be online, but there may be other formats developed as needed to serve the school personnel. You will work with a team of people who can give input and ideas, but your responsibility will be to keep the project moving to completion. After it is created, you will continue to monitor, update, revise, and troubleshoot as needed.
The Academy itself will be a free comprehensive series of professional learning and resources for school counselors, teachers, and Family Resource/Youth Service Center(FRYSC) coordinators and will provide flexible opportunities to connect and learn with higher education and counselor leaders. The toolkit will be one of those resources that will be key to the implementation of KAA. 

The structure of the academy will include a variety of options giving school counselors and FRYSC coordinators the freedom to take part in learning that aligns with their specific professional needs and availability:

  • Face-to-face professional learning meetings as part of a geographical cohort/series
  • Virtual professional learning meetings/series
  • Face-to-face mentoring and support in schools, FRYSCs and institutions of higher education
  • Development and promotion of a school counselor’s college and career counseling toolkit
  • Development and promotion of online guidance and sample counseling plans

More Information: 

The Toolkit Coordinator will serve in a full-time capacity, generally 37.5 hours per week between  January, 2022 through July 31, 2022.  There will be the opportunity to serve a second year from August 1, 2022 through July 31, 2023.

There may be some in-person meetings with the team, but the majority of the work will be done virtually. 

Application Process:

  1. Send resume and email of introduction to Gayle Hilleke at execdirector.kycompact.org
  2. Have an introductory conversation (someone from KyCC will send you a zoom invitation)  

(After step 2, you are ready to apply through AmeriCorps)

  1. Create an account with MyAmeriCorps and an application: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/recruit/registration.do
  2. Submit your application to the Kentucky Advising Academy (It may say Kentucky Counseling Academy in MyAmeriCorps) program here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=98193
  3.  Need help submitting your application? Click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19XnetmJ3EQ3S7-rp8Y6k8ilJaPjT0LL2/view 
  4. Complete a required screening survey and attach your professional resume: https://forms.gle/Vt1hK9ynrJNaA4Br7

Position Title:  Program Specialist
Duration:  January, 2022 – July 31, 2022 (Year 1) (Possible second year: Year 2 – August 1, 2022 to July 31, 2023)

Position Status:  Volunteer member of the AmeriCorps national service program

Regions: Positions will be organized by the Educational Cooperative Regions whose headquarters are in the following cities: Ashland, Bowling Green, Cold Spring (NKY), Hazard, Lexington, Murray, Richmond, and Shelbyville

Benefits:  Education award of up to $1374 depending on number of hours served, federal student loan forbearance, and professional development.

Specialist Areas: Communications, Graphic Design, Marketing, Social Media, Technology, Video Creation

Qualifications:  Skills and knowledge in one of the specialist areas, strong communicator, organized, able to take the initiative.

Position Description:

Program Specialists are part-time AmeriCorps members who help strengthen and build the capacity of the college access ecosystem in Kentucky. Program Specialists will work with KAA staff to help build the capacity of the program in a specific area. A technology specialist could help create the online toolkit. A marketing specialist could help create materials to promote the program.  A graphic design specialist could help with the toolkit design and materials for the program. A video specialist could help capture KAA activities for historical and promotional purposes. This would be a fantastic opportunity for you to contribute to your portfolio in your area of expertise while building your network. Specialists will serve approximately 10-12 hours a week with a flexible schedule to accommodate for classes and other academic commitments.
Your tasks will be to become familiar with available college advising resources through the KAA toolkit that is being developed. Then you will work virtually with a KAA staff member to contribute in your area of specialty. KAA is a new program so the entire team will be learning as we go and you will also be able to add your knowledge and experiences to the ongoing development of the program.
The academy is organized by regions, based on the eight Kentucky Educational Cooperatives.  The main offices of the Cooperatives are located in Ashland, Bowling Green, Cold Spring (NKY), Hazard, Lexington, Murray, Richmond, and Shelbyville. Each Region will have a team of four or five AmeriCorps members – a Regional Coordinator, two Outreach Specialists, and one or two part-time Program Assistants (current Kentucky college students).
The specialists will either be working with a Regional Coordinator or with the KAA staff who are located in Northern Kentucky and Frankfort. This is a great opportunity for you to be creative in your area of expertise and to add important work to your portfolio.

Application Process:

  1. Send resume and email of introduction to Gayle Hilleke at execdirector.kycompact.org
  2. Have an introductory conversation (someone from KyCC will send you a zoom invitation)  

(After step 2, you are ready to apply through AmeriCorps)

  1. Create an account with MyAmeriCorps and an application: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/recruit/registration.do
  2. Submit your application to the Kentucky Advising Academy (It may say Kentucky Counseling Academy in MyAmeriCorps) program here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=98193
  3.  Need help submitting your application? Click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19XnetmJ3EQ3S7-rp8Y6k8ilJaPjT0LL2/view
  4. Complete a required screening survey and attach your professional resume: https://forms.gle/Vt1hK9ynrJNaA4Br7

Position Title:  Program Assistant
Duration:  January, 2022 – July 31, 2022 (Year 1) (Opportunity to serve a second year if desired: Year 2 – August 1, 2022 to July 31, 2023)

Position Status:  Volunteer member of the AmeriCorps national service program, placed with KAA

Regions: Positions will be organized by the Educational Cooperative Regions whose headquarters are in the following cities: Ashland, Bowling Green, Cold Spring (NKY), Hazard, Lexington, Murray, Richmond, and Shelbyville

Benefits:  Education award of up to $1374, based on number of hours served, federal student loan forbearance, and professional development.

Qualifications:  Interest in college access and student success, strong communicator, organized, able to take the initiative.

Position Description:

Program Assistants (PA) are part-time AmeriCorps members who help strengthen and build the capacity of the college access ecosystem in Kentucky. Assistants will work with a KAA Regional Coordinator to provide opportunities for school counselors, teachers, and Family Resource/Youth Service Center (FRYSC) coordinators to participate in professional learning  and communities of practice and to receive technical assistance and support. PAs will serve approximately 10-12 hours a week with a flexible schedule to accommodate for classes and other academic commitments.
You will work virtually with the Regional Coordinator to help recruit participants, follow up with participants to get their feedback, respond to inquiries and request for technical assistance, and offer suggestions to the Coordinator based on the interactions you have with the school counselors, teachers, and Family Resource/Youth Service Center (FRYSC) coordinators.  KAA is a new program so the entire team will be learning as we go and you will also be able to add your knowledge and experiences to the ongoing development of the toolkit, trainings, and other opportunities.
The academy is organized by regions, based on the eight Kentucky Educational Cooperatives.  The main offices of the Cooperatives are located in Ashland, Bowling Green, Cold Spring (NKY), Hazard, Lexington, Murray, Richmond, and Shelbyville. Each region will have 1 FT Regional Coordinator, 2 FT Outreach Specialists, and and 2-3 PT Program Assistants. We will try to align PA placements, FT Regional Coordinators, and Outreach Specialists in the same region. However, since PAs will be primarily serving virtually, we may assign positions in a different region.

Application Process:

  1. Send resume and email of introduction to Gayle Hilleke at execdirector.kycompact.org
  2. Have an introductory conversation (someone from KyCC will send you a zoom invitation)  

(After step 2, you are ready to apply through AmeriCorps)

  1. Create an account with MyAmeriCorps and an application: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/recruit/registration.do
  2. Submit your application to the Kentucky Advising Academy (It may say Kentucky Counseling Academy in MyAmeriCorps) program here: https://my.americorps.gov/mp/listing/viewListing.do?fromSearch=true&id=98193
  3.  Need help submitting your application? Click here: https://drive.google.com/file/d/19XnetmJ3EQ3S7-rp8Y6k8ilJaPjT0LL2/view
  4. Complete a required screening survey and attach your professional resume: https://forms.gle/Vt1hK9ynrJNaA4Br7

National Campus Compact Positions

Below we will post open national positions of interest as they arise. For those interested in all of the positions available within National Campus Compact, please visit their website for the most recent listings.

Network Positions

This is where we post all openings that do not fall into one of the above categories. They aren’t necessarily involved with the state of Kentucky or AmeriCorps in general.

Click this link to apply.

Location: Colgate University

Department: Max A. Shacknai Center for Outreach, Volunteerism, and Education (COVE)

Position Description:

Colgate University, a premiere liberal arts university of approximately 3,000 students, seeks an energetic, motivated, and dedicated Assistant Director of the Max Shacknai Center for Outreach, Volunteerism and Education (COVE) to serve as a trusted leader and resource for students and community partners in volunteerism and civic engagement. Reporting to the Director of the COVE, the assistant director takes an active leadership role in the holistic development of students.

The Max A. Shacknai Center for Outreach, Volunteerism, and Education (COVE), strives to foster a commitment to social responsibility and community engagement among the Colgate community, through mutually beneficial, community-centered partnerships.  The COVE envisions a sustained, engaged relationship with the community that promotes positive social change and enhanced student learning.  Working with community partners in rural Madison, Chenango, and Oneida counties, in small cities like Oneida and Utica, and in other places across the country, COVE staff, students, and campus partners seek breadth and depth in their community engagement efforts.  Annually, over 700 Colgate students participate in the COVE’s programming, typically contributing more than 35,000 hours of service.  The Assistant Director holds a crucial position, serving as a primary contact for community partners, overseeing successful implementation and assessment of many volunteer programs, has significant budgetary oversight and responsibility, and helps grow a culture of students who see themselves as engaged citizens striving for a just society.
Click this link to apply.
DEADLINE TO APPLY: Open until filled
Location: Eastern Kentucky University
Department: University Diversity | Military and Veteran Affairs

The Associate Director role will focus primarily on high level operations and professional support services for eligible students utilizing Veterans Administration (VA) educational benefits, as well as other federal and state entitlement programs. This will be executed through the implementation of programs, processes and systems that provides the highest quality of services to eligible students while also ensuring compliance with all state and federal rules and regulations.

Job Functions:

  • Plans, coordinates, and executes programs, processes and systems that contribute to OMVA administrative operations to include delivery of federal, state and institutional benefits to veteran and military students.
  • Plan, develop, implement and facilitate programming and strategies for the successful recruitment, retention and training to effectively utilize and leverage the VA Work Study Program.
  • Analyze and summarize data for internal and external audits and reporting to ensure compliance with all University, state, and federal requirements.
  • Support office functions by completing all other duties and special projects as assigned.

Minimum Requirements:

  • Bachelor’s degree is required. Master’s degree in public administration, business or student services is preferred.
  • Three years of related experience required.
  • Honorably Discharged Veteran of the US Armed Forces with a cumulative record of service of at least 3 years. An official DD 214 or DD 256 must be provided.  Military Spouses may be considered with the same qualifications.  An official DD 214 or DD 256 of the sponsor must be provided. Or, experience of at least 3 years working with federal/state agencies directly with service and family members in higher education may be considered.
  • Demonstrated ability to work with veteran and military students required.
  • Experience as a VA School Certifying Official, preferred.