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GCAC College Adviser - AmeriCorps Participant

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Please upload three documents with your application: 1) Your resume; 2) A cover letter/statement of interest addressing the following questions: Why are you interested in serving as an adviser? How will this experience benefit you both personally and professionally? What skills, experience, or knowledge will you bring to this position that will help you succeed?; 3) A list of three references including their names, titles, relationship to the applicant, phone numbers, and email addresses.

Posting Details

Posting Details

Posting Number T00026P
Working Title GCAC College Adviser - AmeriCorps Participant
Department INSTITUTE OF HIGHER EDUCATION
About the University of Georgia

The University of Georgia (UGA), a land-grant and sea-grant university with statewide commitments and responsibilities is the state’s oldest, most comprehensive, and most diversified institution of higher education (http://www.uga.edu/). UGA is currently ranked among the top 20 public universities in U.S. News & World Report. The University’s main campus is located in Athens, approximately 65 miles northeast of Atlanta, with extended campuses in Atlanta, Griffin, Gwinnett, and Tifton. UGA was founded in 1785 by the Georgia General Assembly as the first state-chartered University in the country. UGA employs approximately 1,800 full-time instructional faculty and more than 7,600 full-time staff. The University’s enrollment exceeds 36,000 students including over 27,500 undergraduates and over 8,500 graduate and professional students. Academic programs reside in 17 schools and colleges, as well as a medical partnership with Augusta University housed on the UGA Health Sciences Campus in Athens.

About the College/Unit/Department

The Georgia College Advising Corps (GCAC) is a grant-funded near-peer college access program and a partner with the national non-profit College Advising Corps. GCAC seeks to help Georgia students from low-income, first-generation-college, and underrepresented backgrounds attend and graduate from college.

College/Unit/Department website http://ihe.uga.edu/outreach/georgia-college-advising-corps/
Posting Type External
Retirement Plan
Employment Type UGA Affiliate
Benefits Eligibility Non-Benefits Eligible
Full/Part time Full Time
Work Schedule
Work Schedule (other)

Advisers work regular, full-time hours during the school year, following the high school/site supervisor’s schedule. Advisers will begin service in their assigned schools in August following summer training at UGA during the month of July, and work until the end of May.

Advertised Salary $24,930
Posting Date 12/01/2017
Open until filled No
Closing Date 04/02/2018
Proposed Starting Date 07/02/2018
Anticipated End Date 05/31/2018
Special Instructions to Applicants

Please upload three documents with your application: 1) Your resume; 2) A cover letter/statement of interest addressing the following questions: Why are you interested in serving as an adviser? How will this experience benefit you both personally and professionally? What skills, experience, or knowledge will you bring to this position that will help you succeed?; 3) A list of three references including their names, titles, relationship to the applicant, phone numbers, and email addresses.

EEO Policy Statement

The University of Georgia is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, disability, gender identity, sexual orientation or protected veteran status.

Location of Vacancy Other North Georgia Area

Position Information

Classification Title Americorps Particpant
Pay Grade 000
FLSA Exempt
FTE 100
Minimum Qualifications
Position Summary

The Georgia College Advising Corps (GCAC) seeks service-minded recent graduates to lead low-income, first-generation, and underrepresented students to college. We look for individuals from diverse backgrounds who are friendly, self-motivated, and passionate about our mission.

College advisers work alongside counseling staff in underserved public high schools throughout the state of Georgia. They assist students with navigating the college admissions process. This includes helping each student identify potential colleges, complete college applications, identify financial aid and scholarship opportunities and complete forms and applications, prepare and register for college entrance examinations, and make informed postsecondary plans.

GCAC college advisers are members of the College Advising Corps and AmeriCorps service members.

Additional Education, Experience, Licensure, and/or Certification

Advisers must have earned a bachelor’s degree by June 2018 and must have graduated from high school between 2012 and 2016.

Advisers must have a strong desire to serve and they must be able to work well with diverse populations.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and/or Competencies

To be successful in the role of college adviser, the following skills are necessary.

Interpersonal Skills: Advisers must be able to collaborate effectively with others to achieve goals.

Organization Skills: Advisers must be able to meet deadlines, plan events, and keep track of data and records.

Communication Skills: Advisers must have the ability to speak persuasively and tactfully, write professionally, and create multi-media texts such as flyers, presentations, and websites.

Problem-solving Skills: Advisers must be able to surmount challenges and solve problems creatively, ethically, and diplomatically as they help students navigate the college admissions process.

Preferred Qualifications
Physical Demands

Some light lifting may be required.

Is driving required to perform essential duties outlined in this position? (This does not include infrequent trips) The successful candidate would have to provide proof that s/he has a valid driver's license when offered employment. No
Does this position have financial responsibilities? Yes

Duties/Responsibilities

Duties/Responsibilities

Work with High School juniors and seniors, providing them with information on the college admissions process, financing college, registering for and taking ACT/SAT exams, and completing college applications

Percentage of time 40
Duties/Responsibilities

Assist students with finding scholarship resources

Percentage of time 15
Duties/Responsibilities

Complete all GCAC reports and projects as assigned

Percentage of time 15
Duties/Responsibilities

Work with the site liaison at the assigned high school, with the understanding that your official supervisor is the Program Director of the Georgia College Advising Corps

Percentage of time 10
Duties/Responsibilities

Track, using the College Advising Corps Student GRACE web-based system, all student interactions

Percentage of time 5
Duties/Responsibilities

Host college fairs and information sessions regarding college admission and financial aid

Percentage of time 5
Duties/Responsibilities

Conduct outreach to High School sophomores and freshmen to build interest and enthusiasm toward college

Percentage of time 5
Duties/Responsibilities

When possible, participate in extracurricular activities in the school/community in an effort to build relationships with students and parents

Percentage of time 5

Posting Specific Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * In the event you are selected as a finalist for employment, the hiring department may conduct a background check. Any offer of employment with the University of Georgia is contingent upon a successful completion of a background investigation. If necessary, will you consent to a background check?
    • No Response
    • No
    • Yes
  2. * The Georgia College Advising Corps is a near-peer college access program. Did you graduate from high school within the last six years?
    • Yes
    • No

Applicant Documents

Required Documents
  1. Resume/CV
  2. Cover Letter
Optional Documents
  1. Unofficial Transcripts
  2. Other Documents #1