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Michigan State University(MSU) Americorps Aide in In State, Michigan

h3Position Summary(Basic Job Function)/h3 This is a temporary or on-call position. Provides assistance and support for education, health and human needs, the environment and/or public safety as part of the National AmeriCorps volunteer program. Term: Temps can work two (2) nine (9) month terms with a week break in service in between at the end of the second term terminate for three (3) months or switch to an on-call. On-Call allowed to work 1039 hours in any twelve (12) month period. h3Unit Position Summary/h3 Position Summary Michigan State University College Advising Corps (MSUCAC), in close partnership with the national College Advising Corps (CAC) and the Michigan College Access Network (MCAN), is seeking to help more Michigan students pursue post-secondary education. Recent Michigan State University graduates will serve as AmeriCorps members in selected public high schools across Michigan, particularly those that are located in communities with low socio-economic status and low adult educational attainment rates. In conjunction with school professionals, Michigan State University College Advising Corps AmeriCorps members will serve as College Advisers and will support students as they make the transition from high school to a post-secondary institution. Advisers serve full time and focus on low-income, first generation students, mentoring these students through the complex and costly steps toward college enrollment. Advisers will provide students and their families with relevant information regarding the benefits of a post-secondary education, preparing for college attendance, and the admission and financial aid processes. Commitment Advisers will commit to complete required service hours from August 4, 2021 through June 17, 2022, in their schools to receive post-service benefits. To be fully enmeshed in the fabric of the local communities, Advisers are expected to live in the community in which they are assigned. Upon successful completion of the first term of service, Advisers may choose to commit to an additional school year of service with the MSUCAC. Primary Responsibilities Interacting on a daily basis with high school students and/or families in the assigned high school to provide relevant information about the postsecondary education experience and the college admission/financial aid processes: Encourage each student to consider a broad range of appropriate college choices Develop for each student a comprehensive college timeline, including application deadlines for admission and financial aid Help each student complete and submit admissions and financial aid applications Assist each student in interpreting correspondence from colleges, including offers of admission and financial aid Provide information regarding high school course selection, test taking skills, and basic financial planning to help ensure students are college ready Organize group events that encourage students and their families to consider, plan for, and apply to colleges and universities Visit classrooms, assemblies, and club meetings to offer services and emphasize the necessity of post-secondary study Collaborate with local community groupsand#8212;particularly Local College Access Networks (LCANs)and#8212;to provide college access services outside school setting and hours Host regular workshops for the families of students to discuss topics relevant to college preparation Establish productive professional relationships with principals, counselors, and teachers in assigned high school as well as other community based college access representatives Assess, in consultation with MCAN, and the communities Local College Access Network, the particular assets and needs of assigned school, and adapt programs and activities to fill gaps, reinforce existing activities, and avoid duplication Active

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