Posting Summary: The University of Virginia launched the Virginia College Advising Corps (VCAC) in the fall of 2005 as a public service program to address the widening gap in college access for low income, first generation, and under-represented students. Our mission is to increase the number of these students entering and completing higher education.
The Corps places recent college graduates in high schools throughout the Commonwealth to work alongside counselors and other college access organizations. These near-peer College Advisers assist high school students and their families with college searches, essay writing, SAT/ACT prep, college applications, FAFSA completion, scholarship searches, college visits, and successfully transitioning to post-secondary education.
College Advisers also benefit from professional development opportunities including: Fully funded state and national conferences Professional Development/Training sessions throughout their service A College Advising Corps alumni and AmeriCorps alumni network
The Virginia College Advising Corps is a joint venture of The University of Virginia and the College Advising Corps, and is an AmeriCorps program.
Candidates must have a bachelor's degree obtained in 2018, 2017, or 2016. Preference will be given to graduates from the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia's College at Wise. Also required is the ability and willingness to relocate to various locations across the Commonwealth, the ability and willingness to work hours that coincide with a typical school day, including some night and weekend hours.
To apply online, visit http://jobs.virginia.edu; complete a candidate profile and attach a cover letter, CV and contact information for 3 references.
The University of Virginia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. Women, minorities, veterans and persons with disabilities are encouraged to apply.
Required Minimum Level of Education: *Degree Required
Required Specific Degree/Training: Candidates must have a bachelor's degree obtained in 2018, 2017, or 2016. Preference will be given to graduates from the University of Virginia and the University of Virginia's College at Wise.
Required Minimum Level of Experience: None
Preferred Specific Experience: Work or service with underrepresented populations.
Work or service in the field of education, particularly in a high school setting.
Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities: Interest in post-secondary attainment for low-income, underrepresented, and first generation students.
Desire to work directly in a high school setting.
Ability and willingness to move to locations throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia.
Required Computer Applications: Microsoft Word, Excel, Powerpoint. Email and internet.
Founded by Thomas Jefferson, the University of Virginia opened in 1825 as the nation's first public university. A longstanding dedication to preeminence in both scholarship and teaching; top ranking in global satisfaction, collegiality and work/family issues on the COACHE survey of early career faculty; a commitment to excellence that is integrally connected with diversity and a broad array of ben...efits make the University of Virginia a prime choice for both faculty and staff. The University of Virginia is located in the small cosmopolitan city of Charlottesville near the Blue Ridge Mountains, 70 miles from Richmond and 110 miles from Washington, D.C. The University of Virginia remains the No. 2 best public university in the 2013 edition of the U.S. News and World Report rankings. In the 14 years since U.S. News began ranking public universities as a separate category, U.Va. has ranked either No. 1 or No. 2. U.Va. continues to rank in the Top 25 among the best of all national universities, public and private.