- In-school model: We place well-trained, recent college graduates from our partner universities as full-time college advisers in high schools across the nation.
- Virtual model: We leverage technology to connect well-trained, recent college graduates with students everywhere in the U.S. that technology can reach.
- Provide one-on-one admissions and ﬁnancial aid advisement to students
- Help students complete and submit admissions and ﬁnancial aid applications.
- Visit classrooms, assemblies and student organization meetings to offer college advising services and emphasize the importance of a post-secondary education.
- Work to engage families in support of their students’ college-going process.
- Organize events and activities that encourage students and their families to consider, plan for, and apply to college and universities.
- Collaborate with school personnel to promote the college-going culture at the high school.
- Record service activity data using the College Advising Corps’ web-based system, GRACE.
- Submit progress reports to the program manager documenting progress and outcomes.
- Represent College Advising Corps-Rhode Island, as requested by the program manager, to potential supporters and to other interested parties.
- Represent the 2021-22 AmeriCorps program and adhere to all guidelines of AmeriCorps and the Corporation for National and Community Service.
- Culture and mission-driven – extremely passionate about CAC and increasing opportunity for all students;
- A can-do attitude and willingness to go the extra mile in service of our mission;
- Enthusiasm for collaborating effectively with others to achieve goals;
- Ability to meet deadlines, plan events, and keep track of data and records;
- Superb communication skills which allow you to speak persuasively and tactfully, write professionally, and create multi-media texts such as ﬂyers, presentations, and websites;
- Problem-solving abilities that aid in surmounting challenges and solving problems creatively, ethically, and diplomatically as they help students navigate the college admissions process
- Have earned a bachelor’s degree by June 2021
- Have earned a bachelor’s degree within the past two years preferred
- Have a strong desire to serve and support diverse populations
COLLEGE ADVISING CORPS
College Advising Corps is a non-profit organization that works to increase the rates of college enrollment and completion among low-income, first-generation college and underrepresented high school students. College Advising Corps places well- trained, recent college graduates from our 24 partner institutions of higher education as full- time advisers in the nation’s persistently lowest-performing schools. College Advising Corps provides the support that high-need students require to navigate the complex processes of college admissions and matriculation and securing financial aid. Advisers also work to foster a college-going culture within the schools they serve, which is one of the best predictors of whether students will pursue higher education at all.
ALLOWED SCHOOL YEARS
Graduating May 2018 – June 2021
All majors allowed
WORK AUTHORIZATION REQUIREMENTS
US work authorization is required