UNCW College Advising Corps was launched in 2021 in partnership with the national College Advising Corps organization and the University of North Carolina at Wilmington. UNCW College Advising Corps (CAC) works to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college and underrepresented high school students who enter and complete higher education. By placing recent college graduates as college advisers in partner high schools, students can work closely with their near-peer adviser and explore post-secondary options that are best for them. Advisers assist students with all aspects of the college application process, including FAFSA, scholarship applications, and college enrollment. The UNCW College Advising Corps serves six high schools along Eastern North Carolina. Partner schools for the 2021-2022 academic year are: Jones Senior High School, Pasquotank County High School, Southview High School, South Columbus High School, Washington High School, and West Craven High School.
This position is located at Pasquotank County High School in Elizabeth City, North Carolina.
As an AmeriCorps partner program, College Advisers are AmeriCorps members and are eligible for AmeriCorps benefits. For more information, click here.
Regular responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
Provide one-on-one admissions and financial aid advisement to any student or family seeking assistance
Encourage students to consider a broad range of appropriate post-secondary choices and assist them in developing a comprehensive list of good fit and match options
Help students and families complete and submit admissions, financial aid, and scholarship applications
Offer a variety of in-school workshops, presentations, and events to promote a college-going culture and inform students and families about important college access information
Engage families and mentors in support of their students' post-secondary process when possible
Participate in activities, attend events, and interact with the school and community to build trust and foster relationships
Collaborate with the UNCWCAC Program Staff and partner school personnel to fuel a school-wide college-going culture
Record up-to-date service activity data using the College Advising Corps' web-based database system, GRACE (training provided)
Submit weekly progress reports to the UNCWCAC Program Staff documenting progress and outputs
Establish productive working relationships with principals, counselors, teachers, and other student support staff in partner high school(s)
Actively seek the advice and counsel of the on-site supervisor at partner high school and the UNCWCAC Program Staff in order to provide student and family services most effectively
Develop expertise in admissions and financial aid advising
Participate fully in pre- and in-service training
In consultation with the UNCWCAC Program Staff, seek out and participate in other opportunities for professional development
Always represent the UNCW College Advising Corps program appropriately UNCW College Advising Corps advisers
Report to UNCW based program staff, as well as high school-based on-site supervisor
Participate in 4 week training during the summer and ongoing professional development throughout the school year
Commit to one academic year (11 months) of service with 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
Minimum Education and Experience Requirements:
Earned a bachelor's degree between June 2019 and June 2021
Ability to work well with diverse populations
Strong interest in learning and professional growth
High level of professionalism in all communications and interactions
Successful candidates will demonstrate leadership and innovation in advancing diversity and dedication to recruiting and serving students with diverse needs, backgrounds, ethnicities, abilities, and other distinct characteristics in respectful, sensitive, and understanding ways.
Experience working with high school aged youth
Experience managing large projects and working in teams
Background in community service
Priority given to graduates of UNCW during the initial application review process
Proficiency in languages other than English
As AmeriCorps members, the service term is one academic year (11months) with the option to return for a second year. College Advisers must be willing to relocate to the service area and be involved with the surrounding community. Please note, this is a temporary position. The length of the assignment will be based on department need with the possibility of continuation. Temporary assignments cannot exceed 11 consecutive months without a full 31-day break from employment. Employees in temporary positions are not considered permanent state employees and do not earn leave. Temporary employees are subject to the Affordable Care Act guidelines. For more info/to apply visit http://jobs.uncw.edu. Applications must be submitted through the online application system to be considered.
At the University of North Carolina at Wilmington (UNCW), our culture reflects our values of inclusion, diversity, globalization, ethics and integrity and innovation and we are committed to providing equality of educational and employment opportunity for all persons without regard to race, sex (such as gender, gender identity, marital status, childbirth, and pregnancy), age, color, national origin (including ethnicity), religion, disability, sexual orientation, political affiliation, veteran status, military service member status, genetic information, or relationship to other university constituents – except where sex, age, or ability represent bona fide educational or occupational qualifications or where marital status is a statutorily established eligibility criterion for State funded employee benefit programs. UNCW believes that embracing the unique contributions of our faculty, staff and students is critical to our success and paramount in being recognized for our global mindset.
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About University of North Carolina Wilmington
The University of North Carolina Wilmington, the state’s coastal university, is dedicated to the integration of teaching, mentoring, research and service. Widely acknowledged for its world-class faculty and staff and continuously recognized at a national level for scholarly excellence and affordability, UNCW offers a powerful academic experience that stimulates creative inquiry and critical thinking and a community rich in diversity, inclusion and global perspectives.A public institution with nearly 18,000 students, UNCW offers a full range of baccalaureate- and graduate-level programs, as well as doctoral degrees in educational leadership, marine biology, nursing practice and psychology; and many distance learning options, including clinical research, an accelerated RN-to-BSN program, an Executive M.B.A. program structured for working professionals, and the nation’s only bachelor’s degree program focused on coastal engineering.The university’s efforts to advance research and scholarly activities have earned UNCW the elevated designation of “Doctoral Universities: High Research Activity” institution (R2 University) by the Carnegie Classification of Institutions of Higher Education.UNCW has been part of the University of North Carolina System since 1969.