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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. AmeriCorps Member college advisers will report to program staff and to an on-site supervisor in each of the schools they will serve.


Essential Functions:

• 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 CAC-BU 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.

• Maintain expertise in admissions and financial aid advising by participating fully in pre- and in-service training and other opportunities for professional development.


Marginal Functions:

• Assist in the efforts of the other CAC-BU advisers.

• Represent CAC-BU to potential supporters and other interested parties.

• Assist with school-based events, such as clubs, field trips or enrichment activities


Qualifications:

• 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 2021, December 2020, May 2020, or December 2019, 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.


Terms of Service:

• Position Start Date: ASAP

• Position End Date: June 2022

• Full-Time: 40 hours / week, times vary per school placement schedule (average 7:30 AM-4 PM).

• Length of Service: This position will have the option to extend for an additional full year if mutually agreed upon by program staff and the adviser.

• Location: Each adviser will be placed at a Boston-area high school. The majority of service hours take place at said high school, with additional service hours completed at Boston University.

• Supervision: Each adviser will report to a CAC-BU supervisor and an On-Site Supervisor designated by the high school.

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. AmeriCorps Member college advisers will report to program staff and…

Details at a Glance

  • Time Commitment
    Full Time Schedule
  • Education
    4-Year Degree Required
  • Professional Level
    Entry level

Compensation

See below
Paid AmeriCorps service position

Benefits

  • Living allowance: $2,281.41/month
  • Education award: $4,441.50; upon completion of 1,200 hrs. of service (three-quarter time position); distributed by AmeriCorps and subject to AmeriCorps regulations
  • Boston University tuition remission
  • Health insurance
  • Paid time off
  • Loan forbearance: subject to AmeriCorps regulations
  • Leadership opportunities: Training development & facilitation experience; program & systems development at school sites

 

  • Living allowance: $2,281.41/month
  • Education award: $4,441.50; upon completion of 1,200 hrs. of service (three-quarter time position); distributed by AmeriCorps and subject to AmeriCorps…

Location

On-site
Boston, MA, United States

How to Apply

Applications must be submitted via the Boston University website: http://www.bu.edu/hr/careers/. Tracking code: 7179. Direct link to the position is found here. Please follow the instructions in the 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 or to be placed on a contact list, email us at cacbu@bu.edu. Visit www.advisingcorps.org for more information on national program structure and adviser opportunities.

Applications must be submitted via the Boston University website: http://www.bu.edu/hr/careers/. Tracking code: 7179. Direct link to the position is found here. Please follow the…

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