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.
- Be a recent college graduate within the last five years, with an earned bachelor’s degree.
- Ability to make a commitment for a full-time Monday-Friday position.
- 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 a full-time position. 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.
- 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.
Interested applicants should email a cover letter, resume, and three references to Courtney Witherspoon at email@example.com. Applications will be reviewed on an ongoing basis until positions are filled. Please visit https://servect.org/americorps/ to learn more about the College Advising Corps.
Employment of the successful candidate is contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment criminal background check.
All employees are subject to adherence to the State Code of Ethics which may be found at http://www.ct.gov/ethics/site/default.asp.
The University of Connecticut is committed to building and supporting a multicultural and diverse community of students, faculty and staff. The diversity of students, faculty and staff continues to increase, as does the number of honors students, valedictorians and salutatorians who consistently make UConn their top choice. More than 100 research centers and institutes serve the University’s teaching, research, diversity and outreach missions, leading to UConn’s ranking as one of the nation’s top research universities. UConn’s faculty and staff are the critical link to fostering and expanding our vibrant, multicultural and diverse University community. As an Affirmative Action/Equal Employment Opportunity employer, UConn encourages applications from women, veterans, people with disabilities and members of traditionally underrepresented populations.