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GEAR UP College Advisor (Retention) 

The College Advisor (Retention) works with GEAR UP students to assist them in transitioning from their respective high schools to their chosen postsecondary institution. The College Advisor (Retention) helps GEAR UP students enroll in, persist, graduate, and earn a postsecondary certificate or degree. The College Advisor (Retention) will work with students primarily in grades 12 and beyond. The College Advisor (Retention) will work virtually and in-person.

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Marketing and Communications Manager

The Marketing and Communications Manager is responsible for supporting the organization’s marketing, communications and community outreach efforts, as well as I Know I Can’s overall image and building brand awareness. This position is part of the development and communications team for the organization and will support all development related communications activities including: newsletter outreach, solicitations, and stewardship.

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Development and Communications Coordinator (Part-time Contractor) 

The Development and Communications Coordinator supports the daily operations of the I Know I Can (IKIC) Development and Communications Team. This role will assist with the ongoing fundraising efforts for IKIC and execute details of the organization’s communication plan. These activities will include gift acknowledgement, coordinating mailings, supporting events, executing social media posts, working with outside vendors, project management and other activities that support the strategic vision of the development and communications team.

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Financial Controller

The financial controller, along with the Director of Finance & Operations, will undertake all functions of the organizations financial management including financial reporting, budget and forecast preparation as well as develop internal control policies and procedures.

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Administrative Assistant 

The Administrative Assistant will provide administrative support to the Director of Finance & Operations along with serving as the front office coordinator. This position is the first-line of contact with students, families and community members via phone, office visits or through email. The person will provide overall organizational support for I Know I Can and is responsible for some administrative support to Boys & Girls Clubs of Columbus.

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College Advising Manager

I Know I Can College Advising Managers are placed in high schools and work in partnership with school counselors and principals, to provide college and career services for students and their families. IKIC College Advising Managers provide one-one-advising to students, to ensure the completion of necessary postsecondary attainment milestones, such as ACT/SAT registration, college and career exploration, college application assistance, and completion of the FAFSA.

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AmeriCorps: getting things done

The IKIC AmeriCorps Ohio College Guides program places recent college graduates in middle schools, high schools and Ohio college campuses as mentors and advisors to Columbus City Schools and South-Western City Schools students as they get ready for, get in and get through their postsecondary pursuits.

AmeriCorps members work alongside full-time IKIC advisors and school staff to ensure that students- typically first-generation college-going, low-income and minority students – get the information and resources they need to make educated decisions and plans for their future.

AmeriCorps Ohio College Guides commit to 1,700 hours of service (40 hours weekly) over 11 months from August 8th-June 30th or September 12th-July 30th.

In return for their service, Guides receive:

  • Significant training and valuable professional development, networking, guidance and support with career and graduate school goals;
  • compensation that includes a $16,502 living allowance and health insurance;
  • a $6,495 Education Award that can be used to repay qualified student loans or future education expenses. (Also, qualified federal student loans may be deferred for the duration of the 11-month term of service);
  • ample training, professional development and networking opportunities and a support and advising system for your avenues of interest – graduate school, teacher licensure program, career building – for “Life After the Corps.”
  • an overall great entry-level career experience.
  • the opportunity to make a difference and help students reach their higher education dreams.

Please note that having your own, reliable transportation is a must.

If you are interested in the Ohio College Guide position at I Know I Can, please submit an application at my.americorps.gov or contact Kim Ebbrecht at kebbrecht@iknowican.org or via phone at 614-233-9510 x113 for more information!

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