2023-24 College Advising Corps Adviser (Multiple Vacancies, in-person and hybrid options)

  • Appalachian State University
  • Boone, NC, USA
  • Sep 15, 2023
Part time / Adjunct Advising/Counseling/Support

Job Description

Minimum Qualifications
• Earned or will earn a bachelor’s degree between June 2019 and June 2023
• Ability to work well with diverse populations
• Strong desire to serve
• Strong interest in learning and professional growth
• High level of professionalism in all communications and interactions
• Must be able to relocate to the service area and be involved in the surrounding community (in-person mode) OR be willing and able to travel to the assigned partner school site(s) on a regular schedule (to be determined by CAC@AppState Program Staff) for in-person service and events (hybrid mode).
License/Certification Required
Essential Job Functions
The College Advising Corps 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 College Advising Corps at Appalachian State seeks to hire recent graduates to serve as college advisers in high schools throughout western North Carolina. As members of a national movement, College Advising Corps at Appalachian State advisers will help students in rural, under-served Appalachian communities realize their dreams of achieving post-secondary education.

Regular responsibilities may include, but are not limited to:
• Assist senior students with the development of post-graduation plans, including workforce entry, trade or technical school enrollment, 2-year or 4-year college enrollment, or military enlistment
•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 workshops, presentations, and events to promote a 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 in an effort to build trust and relationships
• Collaborate with the CAC@AppState 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 CAC@AppState 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 CAC@AppState 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 CAC@AppState Program Staff, seek out and participate in other opportunities for professional development
• Create resources for the larger advising team, including (but not limited to): social media templates, graphics & videos, advising resources, financial aid resources, scholarship guides, newsletters, event planning guides, etc.
•Assist CAC@AppState Program Staff with the development and facilitation of adviser pre-service and in-service trainings
• Represent the College Advising Corps at Appalachian State program appropriately at all times

College Advising Corps at Appalachian State advisers:

• Report to Appalachian State 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

College Access Partnerships is a department within the Reich College of Education. The RCOE is committed to seeking and sustaining a culturally and ethnically diverse University community that is inclusive of all individuals and groups. 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.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Experience working with high school aged youth
  • Experience managing large projects and working in teams
  • Background in community service
  • Leadership experience
  • Priority given to graduates of Appalachian State University during the initial application review process
  • Proficiency in languages other than English
Work Schedule/Hours
  • Monday-Friday.
  • Daily hours follow the partner high school’s expected schedule for faculty and staff; some nights and weekends required
  • Advisers work towards a set number of service hours as AmeriCorps members. Advisers are provided resources to track and plan for service hour completion.
Number of Hours Per Week 40 hours/week for 11 month period. Advisers typically serve for 2 years.
Number of Months Per Year 11
Mandatory Staff No
Physical Demands of Position
Ability to move 40 lbs., with or without reasonable accommodation; ability to drive in a car for extended periods of time.
Hiring Range $30,000-$35,000 (11-month living allowance)
Pay will be commensurate with applicant competencies, budget, equity and market considerations.

Posting Details Information

Posting Date 01/05/2023
Closing Date
Open Until Filled Yes
Applicant Pool Preference External (Post on the Web)
Special Instructions to Applicants
  • Proposed Hire Date: July 01, 2023
  • Appalachian State seniors and alumni who meet the qualifications and are interested in a "gap year(s)” experience are strongly encouraged to apply.

Please attach required documents:
  • Resume
  • Cover Letter
  • Provide a minimum of 3 professional references in the application or attach a List of References with Contact Information

Optional document to attach:
  • Unofficial Undergraduate Transcripts

For More Information visit: advisingcorps.appstate.edu

Disability Accommodation Information
Individuals with disabilities may request accommodations in the application process by contacting the Office of Access & Equity: Equal Opportunity at 828-262-2144 or email equalopportunity@appstate.edu
AA/EEO Statement
Appalachian State University is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer. The University does not discriminate in access to its educational programs and activities, or with respect to hiring or the terms and conditions of employment, on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, gender identity and expression, political affiliation, age, disability, veteran status, genetic information or sexual orientation.

Important Contacts:

Associate Vice Chancellor of Human Resources
Office of Human Resources
330 University Hall Dr.
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-3187

Executive Director of Access & Equity (ADA/504 Coordinator, EEO/AA Officer, & Title IX Coordinator)
Office of Access & Equity
123 IG Greer Hall
Boone, NC 28608
Background Check Statement
Any offer of employment to a successful candidate will be conditioned upon the University’s receipt of a satisfactory criminal background report.
Eligibility for Employment
Proper documentation of identity and eligibility for employment will be required before the hiring process can be completed.
Clery Act:
Clery Act Compliance
Division of Institutional Integrity
PO Box 32126
Boone, NC 28608
(828) 262-8111

Diversity and Inclusion at Appalachian
We at Appalachian State University are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence both locally and globally.

We understand that the successful implementation of diversity, equity, and inclusive excellence is the responsibility of the entire university community, including alumni and official university governing bodies. A diverse campus community supports an influx of broad and distinct ideas that increase learning opportunities and strengthen the impact of our community as we work collectively to achieve a just experience for all.

We actively encourage, support, and promote a global mindset and an equitable environment where all will know that they belong and are safe to express their culture, identity, values, ideas, opinions, and creativity. We are committed to creating a culture of equity opportunity for all, one that has an expectation of fairness, justice, and equity-minded practice at all levels of the university community.
Quick Link https://appstate.peopleadmin.com/postings/42167
Posting Number 201500742P

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