Indiana University is partnering with the College Advising Corps (CAC) and AmeriCorps to promote higher education opportunities to Indiana high school students. Indiana University Bloomington and CAC are devoted to helping every student take advantage of the opportunities that college offers. CAC focuses on college enrollment and completion among low-income, first-generation college and underrepresented high school students by delivering personalized, knowledgeable guidance on college admission, financial aid, and enrollment. This partnership supports the campus strategic plan to recruit and retain a highly motivated, diverse, academically prepared and global complement of undergraduate and graduate students.
We are beginning our search for next year’s Advisers.
Indiana University College Advising Corps (IUBCAC) Advisers work in an assigned Indiana high school alongside high school staff to mentor, encourage, and assist students with their college search, admissions, scholarship, and financial aid applications, and the transition from high school to higher education. Advisers are expected to tailor programs and activities to support the achievement of school-based targets related to Key Performance Indicators (KPI’s) to increase college enrollment and persistence.
Advisers receive a living wage stipend in the amount of $26,100 - $28,558 depending on experience and assigned territory, and an education award in the amount of $6,095 to pay student loans or future graduate school expenses. Health care benefits are available and covered by the program.
Must be eligible and committed to complete one full-time term of service beginning with pre-service training mid-June and ending on June 30, 2021. During their year of service, advisers are expected to live in the city in which their partner high school is located to become fully immersed in the fabric of their community. Advisers may serve up to two terms with IUBCAC if it is mutually agreed upon by the Adviser and the IUBCAC Program Manager.
Minimum Education: Bachelor’s degree from Indiana University Bloomington with a graduation date no earlier than May 2019.
Required knowledge, skills, and abilities:
Must be approachable, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and passionate about higher education. Advisers must be able to collaborate effectively with others to achieve goals, meet deadlines, plan events, and keep track of data and records. Must have the ability to speak persuasively and tactfully, write professionally, and create multi-media texts such as flyers, presentations, and websites. Strong 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. 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 data collection and reporting. Experience working with youth and families from diverse backgrounds. Presentation experience with small and large groups. Ability to speak Spanish a plus.
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This posting will remain opened until filled. The Search Committee will be interviewing throughout the search timeline with final selections determined by mid-April.
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