The College Advising Corps (CAC) is a national nonprofit that partners with colleges and community-based organizations to increase the post-secondary enrollment for low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students nationwide. For more information about the mission and history of the College Advising Corps, please visit https://advisingcorps.org. The UNCW College Advising Corps seeks to hire recent graduates from UNCW to serve as college advisers in high-need high schools in the following North Carolina counties: Beaufort, Craven, Cumberland, Jones, Columbus, and Pasquotank. As members of a national movement, UNCW College Advising Corps college advisers will help students in rural, under-served communities realize their dreams of achieving post-secondary education.
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 and financial aid applications
Offer a variety of in-school workshops, presentations, and events to promote 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, attending events, and interacting with the school and community to build trust and 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 liaison 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 facilitator
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 or will earn 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
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.
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.