College Adviser

Charlottesville, VA
Apr 02, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution

Working Title: College Adviser

Position Type: Hourly Wage

Department: College Guide Program

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 10-03-2016

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia launched the Virginia College Advising Corps in fall 2005 to address the widening gap in college access for low income, first generation, and under-represented groups. The Corps places recent U.Va. graduates in high schools throughout the Commonwealth to work alongside counselors and other college access organizations. Our goal is to encourage and assist high school students with college applications, financial aid, scholarship searches, and making the transition to post-secondary education.

College Advisers also benefit from professional development opportunities including:

Fully funded state and national conferences
Professional Development/Training sessions in Charlottesville
A large and growing network of College Advising Corps alumni and partner institutions

The Virginia College Advising Corps is a joint venture of The University of Virginia and the College Advising Corps, and is an AmeriCorps program.

Candidates must have a bachelor's degree obtained from the University of Virginia or the University of Virginia's College at Wise in 2016 or 2017, the ability and willingness to relocate to various locations across the Commonwealth, the ability and willingness to work hours that coincide with a typical school day, including some night and weekend hours.

To apply online, visit; complete a candidate profile and attach a cover letter, CV and contact information for 3 references.

The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:
Interest in post-secondary attainment for low-income, underrepresented, and first generation students.

Desire to work directly in a high school setting.

Ability and willingness to move to locations throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.

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