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College Advising Corps Adviser (2022-2023)
North Carolina State University in Raleigh, North Carolina
Date Posted 06/21/2022
Admin-Academic Advising
Salary $28,500 - $31,000 - Salary - (exact living allowance dependent on grantor) -  
Employment Type
Application Deadline Open until filled

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Essential Job Duties

The NC State College Advising Corps (CAC) is a nonprofit college access program and AmeriCorps program that aims to increase the postsecondary enrollment for low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students in North Carolina. NC State CAC recruits recent college graduates to serve as college advisers in under-resourced high schools across the state. By placing college advisers into rural high schools, our program is dedicated to closing the gap in college attainment and ensuring all North Carolina students have access to higher education.

Essential Job Duties
College advisers serve in a partner high school to increase the postsecondary enrollment among all students. College advisers:
  • Provide one-on-one admissions and financial-aid advising to any student or family seeking assistance
  • Organize group events that encourage students and their families to consider, plan for, and apply to colleges and universities
  • Establish productive and strategic relationships with principals, counselors, and teachers within the partner school
  • Enhance visibility of the role through school and community outreach
  • Assist in the efforts of other NC State college adviser(s) within the service area
  • Document and analyze student interactions to assist in the assessment and long-term sustainability of the program
  • Maintain expertise in admissions and financial aid advising
  • Coordinate with college admissions representatives to support students and facilitate college visits

Additional details.
College Advising Corps advisers:
  • Report to NC State-based program staff, as well as a high school-based onsite supervisors
  • Participate in a 4-week paid training (in-person or virtual) during the summer and ongoing professional development throughout the school year
  • Participate in ongoing training and policies related to AmeriCorps
  • Commit to one academic year (11 months) of service with a 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

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Job City & State

College Advising Corps college advisers serve in rural high schools in North Carolina


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College Advising Corps Adviser (2022-2023)

Work Schedule

Monday – Friday. Daily work hours follow the partner high school's expected schedule for faculty and staff.

Other Work/Responsibilities

The College Adviser position is an AmeriCorps position which requires 1700 hours of service and includes a commitment to participate in national days of service and additional responsibilities if called upon. The 1700 hours is fully integrated in the day-to-day responsibilities of the position. AmeriCorps College Advisers who complete 1700 hours of service with satisfactory service performance are eligible for the Segal Education Award totaling $6,495. Learn more about the Segal Education Award: https://americorps.gov/members-volunteers/segal-americorps-education-award.

Minimum Experience/Education

Bachelor’s degree between May 2020-May 2022 (see Purpose section regarding our near-peer model)
  • All majors considered

Department Required Skills

  • Strong organization, leadership, and communication
  • Work well with youth and diverse populations
  • Collaborate effectively with others
  • Initiative, tact, and diplomacy
  • Serve independently and take initiative
  • Write and speak persuasively
  • A strong commitment to service
  • Navigate Google and Microsoft Office suite

Preferred Years Experience, Skills, Training, Education

  • Previous work with youth or coursework around youth and education
  • Previous work with diverse populations
  • Spanish language proficiency
  • Previous leadership positions
  • Previous involvement in a committed volunteer partnership
  • Priority given to graduates of NC State University during the initial application review process

Required License or Certification


Valid NC Driver's License required?


Commercial Driver's License Required?


Anticipated Hiring Range

$28,500 - $31,000 - Salary - (exact living allowance dependent on grantor)

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NC State University is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity, age, sexual orientation, genetic information, status as an individual with a disability, or status as a protected veteran.

If you have general questions about the application process, you may contact Human Resources at (919) 515-2135 or workatncstate@ncsu.edu. Individuals with disabilities requiring disability-related accommodations in the application and interview process, please call 919-515-3148.

 Final candidates are subject to criminal & sex offender background checks. Some vacancies also require credit or motor vehicle checks. If highest degree is from an institution outside of the U.S., final candidates are required to have their degree equivalency verified at www.wes.org or equivalent service. Degree(s) must be obtained prior to start date in order to meet qualifications and receive credit.

NC State University participates in E-Verify. Federal law requires all employers to verify the identity and employment eligibility of all persons hired to work in the United States.
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