UConn College Advising Corps

College Adviser

Position Description

University of Connecticut College Advising Corps (UConnCAC) is an affiliate of College Advising Corps, a national non-profit organization that works to increase the rates of college enrollment and completion among low-income, first-generation college and underrepresented high school students. In partnership with AmeriCorps, UConnCAC seeks to hire recent college graduates to serve as college advisers in high-need high schools. As members of a national movement, UConn College Advising Corps college advisers will help students in underserved communities realize their dreams of attending college. College advisers will report to CAC Director and to an on-site liaison in their respective high school placement sites. Advisers will be expected to tailor programs and activities to support the achievement of school-based targets related to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to increase college enrollment and persistence for students. Advisers will undergo a mandatory month-long training in advance of their appointment from expert professionals on topics of college access, admissions, financial aid and scholarships, test preparation, and working with diverse populations.

Minimum Qualifications

· Be a recent college graduate, within the last five years, with an earned bachelor’s degree.

· Be able to report to an assigned public high schools in the state of Connecticut.

· Excellent interpersonal skills and some experience working in a college or an educational environment.

· Some experience working with teenagers, community organizations, summer and/or academic programs.

· Demonstrate maturity, good judgment, patience, and commitment to providing educational opportunities to students from diverse backgrounds.


· This is an AmeriCorps volunteer position with a living allowance estimated at $29,000.

· Annual Education Award (can be used to pay student loans or graduate school expenses).

· Health, Vision and Dental Insurance.

Appointment Terms

This is a full-time eleven-month position beginning in mid-July 2022 and ending in June 2023. Advisers will undergo a mandatory training in advance of their appointment from expert professionals. Successful completion of a criminal background check and Minor Protection Training are required. Employment at the University of Connecticut is contingent upon the successful candidate’s compliance with the University’s Mandatory Workforce COVID-19 Vaccination Policy. This Policy states that all workforce members are required to have or obtain a Covid-19 vaccination as a term and condition of employment at UConn, unless an exemption or deferral has been approved.

To Apply

Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Courtney Witherspoon email: courtney.witherspoon@uconn.edu. Applications will be reviewed on-going until positions are filled.

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As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.