Georgia State University College Advising Corps seeks to hire 5 new graduates to serve as college advisers in high-need high schools. As members of a national movement, College Advising Corps college advisers will help students in underserved communities realize their dreams of attending college. College Advising Corps advisers will report to program staff and to an on-site supervisor in each of the schools they will serve. Advisers will be expected to live within the service area and to involve themselves in the surrounding communities.
Job responsibilities include:
Provide one-on-one admissions and financial aid to any student or family seeking assistance
●Encourage each student to consider a broad range of appropriate post-secondary choices.
●Develop for each student a comprehensive college timeline including a match college list and deadlines for admission and financial aid.
●Help each student complete and submit 3-5 admission applications and necessary financial aid applications.
Organize group events that encourage students and their families to consider, plan for, and apply to college and universities
● Visit classrooms, assemblies and student organization meetings to offer College Advising Corps services and emphasize the importance of post-secondary education.
● Work with local community groups – churches, community-based organizations, social service providers, etc. – to offer group events outside school settings and hours.
Establish productive working relationships with principals, counselors and teachers in assigned partner school
● Assists, in the consultation with College Advising Corps Program Director and partner school personnel, the particular needs of each school and adapt programs and activities to meet these needs.
● Actively seek the advice and counsel of the on-site supervisor at partner high school.
Assist in the efforts of the other College Advising Corps advisers
● Regularly visit other partner high schools during school days.
● Help organize, provide support for, and attend evening and weekend events organized by other advisers.
Assist in the assessment and long-term sustainability of the program
● Assist the program director and evaluation staff to identify, collect and interpret key progress and outcome variables to evaluate the effectiveness of College Advising Corps.
● Record up to date service activity data and submit monthly progress reports to the program director documenting progress and outcome data.
● Represent the College Advising Corps, as requested by the program director, to potential supporters and to other interested parties.
Maintain expertise in admissions and financial aid advising
● Participate fully in pre-and in-service training.
● In consultation with the program director, seek out and participate in other activities as instructed.
This is an AmeriCorps service position. The start date for this position is early July 2018 through the end of May 2019.
Disclaimer: This job requisition provides a high-level job definition. It is not intended to provide a comprehensive or exclusive list of job duties. As such, job duties and/or responsibilities within the context of this job requisition may change at the discretion the employee’s direct supervisor.
Qualifications: A combination of education and related experience.
College/Business Unit: Enrollment Management
Department: Enrollment Management
Salary: Stipend per month is $2,334.09
Pay Grade: NPP
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Job Type:Part-Time (No Benefits Eligible)
Special Instructions: A cover letter and resume are required for consideration. Finalist candidates will need to submit name and contact information for three professional references.