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 underrepresented students. Our mission is to increase the number of these students entering and completing higher education.
Virginia College Advising Corps is a joint venture of The University of Virginia and the College Advising Corps, and is an AmeriCorps program.Responsibilities:
- VCAC college advisers serve full-time in high schools across Virginia
- Provide one-on-one admission and financial-aid advising to any student or family seeking assistance, utilizing a “match & fit” framework.
- Organize group events that encourage students and their families to consider, plan for, and apply to colleges and universities
- Establish productive working relationships with principals, counselors, and teachers in each assigned high school, as well as community-based organizations.
- Maintain expertise in postsecondary planning, including 2- and 4-year colleges, trade and technical options, workforce, and other opportunities.
- Represent the University of Virginia, AmeriCorps, and the College Advising Corps
Candidates must have 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.
Visit our website: https://vcac.virginia.edu/become-college-adviser
For additional information:
Contact: Assistant Director Jeron Baker at email@example.com