College Advising Corps Adviser

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The College Advising Corps is a national nonprofit that partners with colleges and community-based organizations to increase the postsecondary enrollment for low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students nationwide. For more information about the mission and history of the College Advising Corps, please visit
Founded in 2014, the NC State College Advising Corps seeks to extend educational opportunities to all students across the state of North Carolina. College advisers are recent college graduates; this “near-peer” approach gives the college advisers a recent perspective of the college experience that they can share with the students they serve. By placing college advisers into rural high schools, our program is dedicated to closing the gap in college attainment and ensuring all North Carolina students have access to higher education.

The goal of the college adviser is to work within a partner high school to increase the postsecondary enrollment for low-income, first generation, and underrepresented students.
The college adviser works toward this goal by:
•Providing one-on-one admissions and financial-aid advising to any student or family seeking assistance
•Organizing group events that encourage students and their families to consider, plan for, and apply to colleges and universities
•Establishing productive and strategic relationships with principals, counselors, and teachers within the partner school
•Assisting in the efforts of other NC State college adviser(s) within the service area
•Documenting and analyzing student interactions to assist in the assessment and long-term sustainability of the program
•Maintaining expertise in admissions and financial aid advising
•Working closely with college admissions representatives to support students and facilitate college visits
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College Advising Corps advisers:
•Report to NC State-based program staff, as well as a high school-based on-site facilitator
•Participate in training during first month of service and ongoing professional development throughout the school year
•Commit to the remainder of the one 20-21 academic year with a preferred two-year commitment if mutually agreed upon by the program staff and the adviser.
•Must be able to relocate within commuting distance of the service area and be involved in the surrounding community.

College Advising Corps college advisers serve in rural high schools located in Bladen, Duplin, Franklin, Granville, Martin, Moore, Pitt, Pender, Perquimans, Washington, and Wayne counties in North Carolina. CURRENT VACANCY: J.F. Webb High School in Granville County

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College Advising Corps college advisers serve in rural high schools in North Carolina: CURRENT VACANCY - J.F. Webb High School in Granville County


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College Advising Corps Adviser

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Monday – Friday. Daily work hours follow the partner high school's expected schedule for faculty and staff.

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The College Adviser position is an AmeriCorps position which requires 1700 hours of service and includes a commitment to participate in national days of service and additional responsibilities if called upon. The 1700 hours is fully integrated in the day to day responsibilities of the position. The AmeriCorps hour requirement and Education Award will be prorated based on mid-year hire start date.

Minimum Experience/Education:

-Bachelor’s degree between May 2018 and December 2020 (see Primary Purpose of the Position section regarding our near-peer model)
-All majors considered.

Department Required Skills:

•Strong organization, leadership, and communication
•Ability to work well with youth and diverse populations
•Ability to collaborate effectively with others
•Initiative, tact, and diplomacy
•Ability to work independently and take initiative
•Ability to write and speak persuasively
•A strong commitment to service
•Ability to listen carefully
•Ability to effectively navigate Google and Microsoft Office suite

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education:

•Previous work with youth or coursework around youth and education
•Previous work with diverse populations
•Spanish language proficiency
•Previous leadership positions
•Previous involvement in a committed volunteer partnership
•Priority given to graduates of NC State University during the initial application review process

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Valid NC Driver's License required?:


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Anticipated Hiring Range:

$27,750 (prorated based on start date) + $6,195 - AmeriCorps Segal Education Award for loan forgiveness or future education costs per year of service (prorated based on start date)

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NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or [email protected] Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.




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Posted: 11/10/2020
Application Due: 1/9/2021
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