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COLLEGE ADVISOR, Enrollment, Undergraduate Admissions

Boston University
Boston, MA
Closing date
Jul 27, 2024

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Position Type
Adviser / Advisor
Employment Type
Organization Type
College / University, Non-profit
Organization Information:
The College Advising Corps (CAC) is a national non-profit organization that works to increase opportunities for students by making education beyond high school more accessible and equitable. College Advising Corps-Boston University (CAC-BU) places well-trained, recent college graduates as full-time advisers in 32 area high schools (Boston Public Schools, KIPP Academy Lynn Collegiate High School, Malden High School & Somerville High School) to help students navigate the complex processes of college admissions, matriculation and securing financial aid.
Position Overview:
CAC-BU seeks to select recent Boston-area college graduates for a year of full-time AmeriCorps service as college advisers in partner high schools. AmeriCorps member college advisers will report to program staff and to an on-site supervisor in each of the schools they will serve. They serve for 1-2 years in a paid AmeriCorps service position and receive a living allowance as well as a benefits package including health and dental, educational award and tuition remission.
Essential Functions:
- Provide one-on-one admissions and financial aid assistance to students and families.
- Organize group events that encourage students and families to create post-graduate plans/apply to college.
- Establish productive working relationships with principals, counselors and teachers in assigned partner school.
- Assess, in consultation with CAC-BU and partner school, the needs of the school and adapt programs and activities to meet these needs.
- Assist the CAC-BU and evaluation staff by collecting and interpreting key progress and outcome variables to evaluate the effectiveness of programming.
- Record service activity data and submit monthly progress reports to document outcomes. Maintain expertise in admissions and financial aid advising by participating fully in pre- and in-service training and other opportunities for professional development.
Marginal Functions:
- Assist in the efforts of the other CAC-BU advisers.
- Represent CAC-BU to potential supporters and other interested parties.
- Assist with school-based events, such as clubs, field trips or enrichment activities
Required Skills Qualifications :
- Tact, diplomacy, and a strong commitment to service.
- Ability to work independently and collaborate effectively in order to solve problems and reach goals.
- Excellent organizational and communication skills.
- Bachelor's degree required. Preferably earned in May 2024, December 2023, May 2023, or December 2022, and preferably from a Boston-area college/university.
- Boston natives, graduates of the high schools CAC-BU serves or graduates of other CAC partner institutions also preferred.
- Due to AmeriCorps requirements, applicants must be U.S. citizens, nationals, or lawful permanent resident aliens and consent to a National Service Criminal History and SORI check process.
Terms of Service:
- Position Start Date: July 16, 2024
- Position End Date: July 15, 2025
- Full-Time: 40 hours/week, times vary per school placement schedule (average 7:30 AM-4 PM).
- Length of Service: This position will have the option to extend for an additional full year if mutually agreed upon by program staff and the adviser.
- Location: Each adviser will be placed at a Boston-area high school. The majority of service hours take place at said high school, with additional service hours completed at Boston University.
- Supervision: Each adviser will report to a CAC-BU supervisor and an On-Site Supervisor designated by the high school.
- Benefits: Semi-monthly living allowance, health and dental, educational award and tuition remission.
As an organization that seeks to increase the number of low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students pursuing post- seconda ry goals, CAC-BU is committed to the ongoing personal and professional development of advisers. CAC-BU will recruit a diverse team that is reflective of the students we serve and demonstrate a commitment to anti-racism. Through training and dialogue centered around anti-racist practices, the CAC-BU team will be provided with the necessary skills to address issues of inequity, empower students, and further CAC-BU's mission within the organization and school communities.
Boston University is an equal opportunity employer, and all qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, natural or protective hairstyle, religion, sex, age, national origin, physical or mental disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, genetic information, military service, pregnancy or pregnancy-related condition, or because of marital, parental, or veteran status. We are a VEVRAA Federal Contractor.
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