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College Advising Corps Adviser

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College Advising Corps Adviser applicants must have received a bachelor’s degree from NC State by the position hire date. Recent graduates are considered applicants who received a degree in December 2015, May 2016, December 2016, or May 2017. The following documents are required in addition to the application: • Resume • Cover Letter • References (at least 3) • Unofficial Transcript • Short Answer Essay Short Answer Essay: Please answer the following questions. There is no minimum response, but please limit your total response to no more than 500 words Why do you want to serve as a college adviser with the NC State College Advising Corps? What kind of experiences have you had that have helped prepare you for working with diverse populations, including first generation youth and youth from rural and low-income backgrounds?

Position Details

Position Information

Vacancy Type Temporary
Is Internal Transfer Only No
Working Title College Advising Corps Adviser
Salary Range
Anticipated Hiring Range Salary - $24,930. College Advising Corps advisers will also receive $5,815 for loan forgiveness and/or future education costs for each year of service
Position Number 24lsd50
Work Schedule Approximately 40 hours/week. Daily work hours follow the partner high school's expected schedule for faculty and staff.
Full Time Equivalent (FTE) .80
Department 240405 - TRIO Programs
Department College Advising Corps
Job City & State
Essential Job Duties

The North Carolina State University College Advising Corps is recruiting recent NC State graduates to serve as college advisers for the 2017-2018 school year. College Advising Corps adviser applicants must have received or will receive a bachelor’s degree from NC State in December 2015, May 2016, December 2016, or May 2017.

The College Advising Corps is a national non-profit that through partnerships with colleges and community based organizations seeks to increase the post-secondary enrollment for low-income, first generation, and underrepresented students nationwide. The NC State University College Advising Corps seeks to hire recent North Carolina State University graduates to serve as college advisers in high-need, rural high schools. As members of a national movement, college advisers will help students in under-served communities realize their dreams of attending two and four year colleges and universities.

The goal of the College Adviser is to work within a partner high school to increase the post-secondary enrollment for low-income, first generation, and underrepresented students. They college adviser will work alongside the school staff to enhance the college-going culture within the school. The adviser will do this by meeting students 1:1, conducting classroom and parent workshops, assisting students in applying to college and for financial aid, working closely with college admissions representatives, and planning and conducting college visits.

College Advising Corps Advisers are placed in rural high schools located in Franklin, Granville, Moore, Martin, Pitt, Washington, Pender, Bladen, Wayne, and Duplin counties in Northeastern and Southeastern North Carolina. This year openings will occur in Franklin, Granville, Pitt, Washington, Pender, Duplin and Bladen Counties. Updates on the open locations can be found on our website: https://advisingcorps.dasa.ncsu.edu

College Advising Corps advisers will report to program staff and to an on-site facilitator in the high schools in which they serve. Advisers are expected to live within the service area and to involve themselves in the surrounding communities.

The advisers work responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:
• Provide one-on-one admissions and financial-aid advice to any student or family seeking assistance
• Organize group events that encourage students and their families to consider, plan for, and apply to colleges and universities
• Establish productive working relationships with principals, counselors, and teachers in the assigned high school
• Assist in the efforts of other NC State college adviser(s) within the service area
• Assist in the assessment and long-term sustainability of the program
• Maintain expertise in admissions and financial-aid advising
Advisers participate in a 5-week training during the summer and on-going professional development throughout the school year

Advisers 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.

Location –
South Creek High School in Robersonville, NC

Other Work/Responsibilities

The College Adviser position is an AmeriCorps position and includes a commitment to participate in national days of service and additional responsibilities if called upon.

Minimum Experience/Education

Bachelor’s Degree from NC State University without an advanced degree by position hire date. All majors considered.

Departmental Required Skills

Strong organizational skills
Leadership skills
Ability to effectively navigate Google and Microsoft Office
Strong Communication Skills
Ability to collaborate effectively with others

Preferred Experience, Skills, Training/Education

The position of college adviser requires initiative, tact, diplomacy, and a strong commitment to service. Successful advisers demonstrate the ability to work well with youth, collaborate creatively and effectively with others, and demonstrate excellent organizational and communication skills, including the ability to listen carefully and to write and speak persuasively

Preferred Experience: previous work or coursework with youth or education, work with diverse populations, demonstrated leadership, and/or a committed volunteer partnership, and ability to speak Spanish preferred.

Required License or Certification

N/A

Special Instructions

College Advising Corps Adviser applicants must have received a bachelor’s degree from NC State by the position hire date. Recent graduates are considered applicants who received a degree in December 2015, May 2016, December 2016, or May 2017.

The following documents are required in addition to the application:

• Resume
• Cover Letter
• References (at least 3)
• Unofficial Transcript
• Short Answer Essay

Short Answer Essay: Please answer the following questions. There is no minimum response, but please limit your total response to no more than 500 words

Why do you want to serve as a college adviser with the NC State College Advising Corps?

What kind of experiences have you had that have helped prepare you for working with diverse populations, including first generation youth and youth from rural and low-income backgrounds?

Job Open Date 11/01/2017
Must Be Open Until

Positions will be posted until 5:00 PM ET on this date. Positions remaining posted after this date are still accepting applications but may close at any time.
11/08/2017
Is this position partially or fully funded on ARRA stimulus monies? No
Proposed Hire Date
AA/EOE

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 919-515-3148.
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 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.

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. How did you learn of this opportunity?
    • NCSU Website
    • NCSU Executive Search Services
    • Monster.com
    • CareerBuilder.com
    • InsideHigherEd.com
    • Other Online Job Board
    • Carolina Job Finder / Employment Guide
    • Job / Career Fair
    • The Chronicle of Higher Education
    • Professional Journal
    • Print Advertisement (Newspaper / Periodical)
    • Professional Organization
    • Direct Contact from NCSU HR Representative / Recruiter
    • NCSU Employee Referral
    • Social Media (LinkedIn, Twitter, Facebook, Other)
    • Other
  2. If you learned about this vacancy from "other source" or "other website", please provide the source.

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Did you or will you receive a bachelor’s degree from NC State Dec. 2015, May 2016, Dec. 2016, or May 2017?
    • Yes
    • No
  4. * How did you hear about the NC State College Advising Corps?
    • Current college adviser
    • Former college adviser
    • Professor/Academic Advisor
    • Information session
    • Career Center
    • Marquee on NCSU campus
    • NCSU job site
    • Other website
    • ePack
    • Other

Application Materials Required

Required Documents
  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Other Document (1)
  4. Other Document (2)
  5. Contact Information for References
Optional Documents