UChicago College Advising Corps Advisers-1

Chicago, IL
Mar 14, 2018
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution


59678 Enrollment And Student Advance

About the Unit
Founded in 2005 at the University of Virginia, College Advising Corps works to increase the number of first-generation college going, low-income, and/or underrepresented students who apply, enter, and complete college. From 2005 to 2016, College Advising Corps has served over 848,000 students in high schools across America. Today, after more than a decade of growth and impact, with more than 600 advisers, we serve students in 14 states, in high schools both rural and urban, from New York City to the Rio Grande Valley to the San Francisco Bay Area.

Job Information

Job Summary:

UChicago College Advising Corps Advisers assist students with admission, financial aid, and scholarship applications. The Advisers support the guidance departments at each of their partner schools to develop and implement strategic plans to reach out to students and their parents, and to help them with college, scholarship, and financial aid applications. Advisers also work to increase the college-going culture at each of their schools by working one-on-one with students, conducting group presentations, and coordinating whole school events.

  • Work full-time in a Chicagoland high school as a post-secondary coach.
  • Meet one-on-one with high school students, guiding them through the college application and matriculation process.
  • Support families as they register for standardized testing, complete the FAFSA, submit college applications, and process financial aid letters.
  • Attend monthly training sessions with other advisers in the network.

  • Strong interpersonal, communication, organization, and analytical skills.
  • Strong writing, public speaking, and presentation skills.
  • Ability to work with both students and adults in a professional and courteous manner.
  • Requires critical thinking, sound judgment, creativity, and a passion to help students overcome obstacles and realize their college-going potential.
  • Willingness to serve in high schools across the Chicago metropolitan area.

Additional Requirements

  • Undergraduate degree

  • Background in working with students in an academic or mentoring context
  • In-depth knowledge of the college application process

Technical knowledge:
  • Microsoft Office
  • Naviance (preferred)
  • Driver's license (preferred)

Working conditions:
  • Working within a within a high school within the Chicagoland metropolitan area.
  • Willingness to work with high school students.

Required documents:
  • Cover Letter, Resume, and References

(NOTE: When applying, all required documents MUST be uploaded under the Resume/CV section of the application.)

Benefit Eligibility

Pay Frequency

Pay Range
Depends on Qualification

Scheduled Weekly Hours


Job is Exempt?

Drug Test Required?

Does this position require incumbent to operate a vehicle on the job?

Health Screen Required?

Posting Date

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Posting Statement:

The University of Chicago is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity/Disabled/Veterans Employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national or ethnic origin, age, status as an individual with a disability, protected veteran status, genetic information, or other protected classes under the law. For additional information please see the University's Notice of Nondiscrimination.

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Full time

About Us
The University of Chicago is an urban research university that has driven new ways of thinking since 1890. Our commitment to free and open inquiry draws inspired scholars to our global campuses, where ideas are born that challenge and change the world.

We empower individuals to challenge conventional thinking in pursuit of original ideas. Students in the College develop critical, analytic, and writing skills in our rigorous, interdisciplinary core curriculum. Through graduate programs, students test their ideas with UChicago scholars, and become the next generation of leaders in academia, industry, nonprofits, and government.

To learn more about the university click here http://www.uchicago.edu/


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