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EMCC Apply Yourself Initiative Coordinator
Come to Maine and experience the natural beauty and exciting outdoor opportunities provided by its distinct four seasons! Maine Campus Compact (MCC) is a statewide coalition of colleges and universities whose purpose is to further the public purposes and civic mission of higher education. MCC's team of 8 VISTAs will all develop or coordinate programming that mobilizes college students to increase college aspirations in Maine's K-12 youth. Working in the Admissions Office at Eastern Maine Community College, the VISTA will be supported by a very capable team. Continuing in the 2nd year of the Apply Yourself Initiative, the VISTA will create EMCC's Ambassador Club of Eagles to work with the Apply Yourself Initiative. The Initiative is designed to educate rural high school students in four counties on the steps necessary to go to college "including college applications and financial aid applications" and assisting those students with the steps. The Initiative also provides placement testing and tutoring, to academically prepare the students for college. Please follow the application instructions posted at
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Member Duties : The Apply Yourself Initiative Program Coordinator VISTA will: *Develop recruitment strategy and recruit student ambassadors *Develop ambassador training program and schedule *Create partnerships with Title I middle and high school students in the area *Design programming that can be implemented by the ambassadors to educate students of postsecondary educational opportunities and assist them in becoming college ready *Design programming that can be implemented by the ambassadors in assisting students with college and financial aid applications *Organize the administration of Accuplacer (placement) testing at participating schools *Develop a system to provide students who score low on Accuplacer with on-line tutorial software and to monitor their progress *Provide support and recognition to college volunteers throughout the year *Track and maintain data records, program materials, and communications
Program Benefits : Relocation Allowance ,  Meal Plan ,  Choice of Education Award or End of Service Stipend ,  Living Allowance ,  Childcare assistance if eligible ,  Training ,  Housing ,  Health Coverage* . 
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Terms :
Service Areas :
Education ,  Children/Youth . 
Skills :
Leadership ,  Youth Development ,  General Skills ,  Education ,  Recruitment ,  Community Organization ,  Public Speaking ,  Communications ,  Teaching/Tutoring ,  Writing/Editing . 
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AmeriCorps VISTA

EMCC Apply Yourself Initiative Coordinator

Program Start/End Date
08/15/2012  -   08/14/2013

Work Schedule Full Time

Education level
College graduate

Age Requirement
Minimum:  18    Maximum:  None

Program Locations MAINE  

Accepting Applications
From  08/16/2012  To  10/01/2012 

Contact Lauren Ellmers
220 College St
Lewiston   ME   04240
AmeriCorps VISTA

Listing ID 44681