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College Advising Corps - Boston University


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July 1, 2020
$26,580 - $26,580Paid AmeriCorps service posiiton

College Advising Corps-Boston University (CAC-BU) places well-trained, recent college graduates as full-time advisers in 33 area high schools (Boston Public Schools, KIPP Lynn Academy, Somerville High School, and Maldan High School) to help students navigate the complex processes of college admissions, matriculation and securing financial aid.


Position Overview: CAC-BU seeks to select recent Boston-area college graduates for a year of full-time AmeriCorps service as college advisers in partner high schools. College advisers will report to program staff and to an on-site supervisor in each of the schools they will serve.


Job Responsibilities: CAC-BU advisers will be expected to tailor programs and activities to meet the specific needs of their assigned schools and perform the primary functions listed below among others:


  • Provide one-on-one admissions and financial aid assistance to students and families.
  • Organize group events that encourage students and families to create post-graduate plans/apply to college.
  • Establish productive working relationships with principals, counselors and teachers in assigned partner school.
  • Assess, in consultation with CAC-BU and partner school, the needs of the school and adapt programs and activities to meet these needs.
  • Assist the director and evaluation staff by collecting and interpreting key progress and outcome variables to evaluate the effectiveness of programming.
  • Record service activity data and submit monthly progress reports to document outcomes.
  • Assist in the efforts of the other CAC-BU advisers.
  • Represent CAC-BU to potential supporters and other interested parties.
  • Maintain expertise in admissions and financial aid advising by participating fully in pre- and in-service training and other opportunities for professional development.


Competencies: 


  • Tact, diplomacy, and a strong commitment to service.
  • Ability to work independently and collaborate effectively in order to solve problems and reach goals.
  • Excellent organizational and communication skills.
  • Bachelor degree required. Preferably earned in May 2020, December 2019, May 2019, or December 2018, and preferably from a Boston-area college/university.
  • Boston natives who earned their Bachelor's degree outside Boston, or Bachelor's degree graduates of other College Advising Corps partner institutions are also preferred.

College Advising Corps-Boston University (CAC-BU) places well-trained, recent college graduates as full-time advisers in 33 area high schools (Boston Public Schools, KIPP Lynn Academy, Somerville High School, and Maldan High School) to…

Details at a glance

  • On-site Location
  • Full Time Schedule
  • 4-Year Degree Required
  • Entry level

Benefits

Benefits Available:


  • $26, 580 annually (paid in a monthly living allowance)
  • Education award- $6, 195; upon completion of 1,700 hrs of service; distributed by AmeriCorps and subject to AmeriCorps terms
  • Boston University tuition remission
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Loan forbearance; subject to AmeriCorps regulations
  • Leadership opportunities: Training development and facilitation experience; program and systems development at school sites.

Benefits Available:


  • $26, 580 annually (paid in a monthly living allowance)
  • Education award- $6, 195; upon completion of 1,700 hrs of service; distributed by AmeriCorps and subject to…

How to Apply

All applications must be submitted via the Boston University's Human Resources website. The College Adviser position is located under the title of “College Adviser, Enrollment, Undergraduate Admissions” on http://www.bu.edu/hr/careers/ (Tracking Code #7184). Please follow the instructions in the job posting to submit a resume and cover letter via the BU HR portal. Note that the cover letter must be added separately later in the application in “Step 5: Profile Attachments” (initial upload is resume only). Cover letters should address the following: Why are you interested in committing to a year of service? What will make you an effective adviser? How will this experience benefit you both personally and professionally?

For questions, email us at cacbu@bu.edu. Visit www.advisingcorps.org for more information on national program structure and adviser opportunities.

All applications must be submitted via the Boston University's Human Resources website. The College Adviser position is located under the title of “College Adviser, Enrollment…

Location

Boston, MA

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