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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. By placing graduates 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 schools 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
College Advising Corps advisers:
Report to NC State-based program staff, as well as a high school-based on-site facilitator
Participate in a 4-week paid training during the summer and ongoing professional development throughout the school year
Commit to one academic year (11 months) of service with a preferred two-year commitment if mutually agreed upon by the program staff and the adviser.
Must be able to relocate to the service area and be involved in the surrounding community
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.Minimum Experience/Education
Bachelor s degree from December 2017 and May 2019
All majors considered
No advanced degree by hire dateDepartmental 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 write and speak persuasively
A strong commitment to service
Ability to listen carefully
Ability to effectively navigate Google and Microsoft Office
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
The following documents are required in addition to the application:
At least 3 educational or professional references
More information can be found by visiting the website by attending an info session on campus, or by emailing ...@ncsu.edu.Job Open Date 12/05/2018 Must Be Open Until
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.
Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-###-####.
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 verified at www.wes.org. Degree must be obtained prior to start date.
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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