College Adviser

Job description

Working Title: College Adviser

Position Type: Hourly Wage

Department: College Guide Program

Location: Charlottesville

Posting Date: 10-05-2017

Posting Summary:
The University of Virginia launched the Virginia College Advising Corps (VCAC) in the fall of 2005 as a public service program to address the widening gap in college access for low income, first generation, and under-represented students. Our mission is to increase the number of these students entering and completing higher education.

The Corps places recent college graduates in high schools throughout the Commonwealth to work alongside counselors and other college access organizations. These near-peer College Advisers assist high school students and their families with college searches, essay writing, SAT/ACT prep, college applications, FAFSA completion, scholarship searches, college visits, and successfully transitioning to post-secondary education.

College Advisers also benefit from professional development opportunities including:
Fully funded state and national conferences
Professional Development/Training sessions throughout their service
A College Advising Corps alumni and AmeriCorps alumni network

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 in 2018, 2017, or 2016. Preference will be given to graduates from the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia's College at Wise. Also required is 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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Posted: 2/28/2018
Application Due: 4/29/2018
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