College Adviser (AmeriCorps Service Member)

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College Adviser (AmeriCorps Service Member)


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About the University of Georgia:

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education ( UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,700 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 39,000 students including over 30,000 undergraduates and over 9,000 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department:

The Georgia College Advising Corps (GCAC) is a grant-funded near-peer college access program and a partner with the national non-profit College Advising Corps. GCAC seeks to help Georgia students from low-income, first-generation-college, and underrepresented backgrounds attend and
graduate from college.

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Advisers work regular, full-time hours during the school year, following the high school/site
supervisor’s schedule. Advisers will begin service in their assigned schools in August 2021 following summer training at UGA during the month of July, and work until May 31, 2022.

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Please upload three documents with your application: 1) Your resume; 2) A cover letter/statement of interest addressing the following questions: Why are you interested in serving as an adviser? How will this experience benefit you both personally and professionally? What skills, experience, or
knowledge will you bring to this position that will help you succeed? In which locations would you be willing to serve: Atlanta, Athens, Cairo, Conyers, Norcross, McDonough, Stockbridge, and/or Social Circle?; 3) A list of three references including their names, titles, relationship to the applicant, phone numbers, and email addresses.

Location of Vacancy:

Other North Georgia Area

EOO Statement:

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, ethnicity, age, genetic information, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status. Persons needing accommodations or assistance with the accessibility of materials related to this search are encouraged to contact Central HR ([email protected]).


Work with high school juniors and seniors, providing them with information on the college
admissions process, financing college, registering for and taking ACT/SAT exams, and completing college applications

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Assist students with finding scholarship resources

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Complete all GCAC reports and projects as assigned. Track, using the College Advising Corps Student GRACE web-based system, all student interactions

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Work with the site liaison at the assigned high school, with the understanding that your official
supervisor is the Program Director of the Georgia College Advising Corps

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Host college fairs and information sessions regarding college admission and financial aid.

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Conduct outreach to high school sophomores and freshmen to build interest and enthusiasm
toward college. When possible, participate in extracurricular activities in the school/community in an effort to build relationships with students and parents.

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Position Summary:

The Georgia College Advising Corps (GCAC) seeks service-minded recent graduates to lead low income, first-generation, and underrepresented students to college. We look for individuals from diverse backgrounds who are friendly, self-motivated, and passionate about our mission.

College advisers work alongside counseling staff in underserved public high schools throughout the state of Georgia. They assist students with navigating the college admissions process. This includes helping each student identify potential colleges, complete college applications, identify
financial aid and scholarship opportunities and complete forms and applications, prepare and register for college entrance examinations, and make informed postsecondary plans.

GCAC college advisers are members of the College Advising Corps and AmeriCorps servicemembers.

Relevant/Preferred Education, Experience, Licensure, Certification in Position:

Advisers should have earned a Bachelor’s degree by July 2021 and should have graduated from high school between 2015 and 2018.
Advisers should have a strong desire to serve and they should be able to work well with diverse populations.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies :

To be successful in the role of college adviser, the following skills are necessary:

Interpersonal Skills: Ability to collaborate effectively with others to achieve goals.

Organization Skills: Ability to meet deadlines, plan events, and keep track of data and records.

Communication Skills: Ability to speak persuasively and tactfully, write professionally, and create multi-media texts such as flyers, presentations, and websites.

Problem-solving Skills: Ability to surmount challenges and solve problems creatively, ethically, and diplomatically as they help students navigate the college admissions

Physical Demands:

Willing to do light lifting.

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Posted: 4/3/2021
Application Due: 7/2/2021
Work Type: Full Time