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Director of Development
The Director of Development supports I Know I Can’s mission by leading the organization’s donor relations and fundraising initiatives. This position holds responsibility for expanding and diversifying I Know I Can’s donor base and works closely with other team members to secure funding for operations, new programs and initiatives.

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College Advising Manager
Work closely with current high school students advising on college and career readiness, providing access to the materials, financial support, mentoring, and counseling services needed to help Columbus students and their families overcome barriers and achieve their college dreams.

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College Success Coach
The College Success Coach will work on a team and focus on serving 9th and 10th grade students to help them prepare for their post-secondary education.

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Middle School College Readiness Advisor
By working closely with current 8th graders in five CCS middle schools, this position will educate students and families on a variety of college and career readiness topics. The middle school advisor will provide classroom instruction, evening workshops that promote high school and college readiness, and develop materials to support our efforts in the middle schools.

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If you would like to be considered for either position, please submit resume and cover letter to Kim Hayes at employment@iknowican.org


AmeriCorps: getting things done

The IKIC AmeriCorps Ohio College Guides program places fresh college graduates in middle schools, high schools and Ohio college campuses to serve as mentors and advisors to Columbus 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 College Guides commit to 1,700 hours of service (35-40 hours weekly) over 11 months from August-June.

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 $13,732 living allowance and health insurance;
  • a $5,920 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 system for your avenues of interest – graduate school, teacher licensure program, career building, etc.;
  • an overall great entry-level career experience.

If you are interested in the Ohio College Guide position at I Know I Can, please submit an application at my.americorps.gov or call our office at 614-233-9510 for more information!

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