The College Advising Corps (CAC) at New York University is a full-time program that seeks to increase the number of first-generation college bound, low-to-moderate income, and underrepresented high school and community college students who enter and persist in college and earn bachelor’s degrees.
The CAC achieves this mission by placing near-peer, recent college graduates to serve as full-time College Advisers in under-served schools across New York City. College Advisers provide college application and financial aid guidance to students and their families while fostering a culture of college attendance and higher education.
The CAC currently serves students at 43 high schools across four boroughs in New York City. This posting is for multiple, full-time College Advisers. Positions are contingent upon continued funding.
In New York the College Advising Corps is housed within the Consortium for Research and Evaluation of Advanced Technologies in Education (CREATE). CREATE engages in research on the design, critique, and evaluation of wide-ranging advanced digital technologies for learning. Projects housed in the consortium involve interdisciplinary teams of scholars and developers who bridge basic and applied research, development, and evaluation
The position will begin with 4-5 weeks of pre-service training, beginning as early as the last full week in August 2017, and the position will run through the end of June 2018. The position requires a commitment to complete two full program years.
Work collaboratively with guidance staff, principals, teachers, and other stakeholders at partner schools to increase the awareness, preparation, and college-going disposition of underserved students
Provide on-site advising and information about college, the application process, and financial aid
Provide individualized support with college and financial aid applications
Organize workshops and programming for students and their families
Organize college tours and visits for students
Participate in weekly staff meetings and in-service training sessions
Track student progress toward college goals through CAC data collection tools
Other duties as assigned
Bachelor’s Degree required. Spring/Fall 2016, Spring 2017 graduates preferred.
Ability to speak Spanish a plus.
Strong interest in providing college access services to youth from low-income families and students who would be first generation college students.
Experience working with youth and families from diverse backgrounds.
Proven ability to organize and manage many tasks and projects simultaneously.
Attention to detail and excellent quantitative and record-keeping skills.
Flexibility, creativity, independence, accountability and reliability.
Experience with Microsoft Excel a plus
Experience with data collection and reporting a plus
Experience with New York City public schools a plus
Must be eligible to complete at least one full-time term of service (for this position, the term is defined as the full academic year).
Founded in 1831, New York University is now one of the largest private universities in the United States. Of the more than 3,000 colleges and universities in America, New York University is one of only 60 member institutions of the distinguished Association of American Universities.