College Advising Corps

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The College Advising Corps at Brown University (CAC), housed within the Swearer Center, seeks to increase the number of low-income, first-generation college and underrepresented students who enter and complete higher education.  We accomplish this by providing college application and financial aid guidance to students and their families, while fostering a culture of college attendance and higher education in Rhode Island’s urban communities.

Twelve College Advisers work full-time in urban public high schools across Rhode Island to increase college awareness, preparation, and enrollment of disadvantaged students. College Advisers are recent college graduates who are also full-time AmeriCorps members.

Meet this year's advisers (click on their names for full bios) and read stories on Swearer Sparks.

Brown undergraduates also contribute to the program as Access Scholars who support the work of the College Advisers. Access Scholars work on individual and group SAT preparation, essay writing, and financial aid programming. Access Scholars also participate in training and other Swearer Center activities that combine student learning outcomes with thoughtful community engagement opportunities. Access Scholars gain in-depth academic and hands-on experience of college access issues nationally and locally, and are eligible for an AmeriCorps scholarship and work-study stipend.

Apply to be a College Adviser 

Two positions are currently available:

  • Adviser for the current academic year at Central High School (Jan. 2016 - June 2016; hiring ASAP) 
  • Advisers for the 2016-2017 academic year (Aug. 2016 - June 2017; deadlines below)

Central High School Adviser - January 2016 to June 2016

The College Advising Corps (CAC) at Brown University is a full-time AmeriCorps 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 recent college graduates to serve as full-time College Advisers in under-served schools across Rhode Island. College Advisers provide college application and financial aid guidance to students and their families while fostering a culture of college attendance and higher education in Rhode Island's urban communities. The CAC currently serves students at 13 high schools in 6 school districts as well students at the Community College of Rhode Island. 

This posting is for one, full-time College Adviser to serve Central High School in Providence, RI. The position begins ASAP and runs through June 30, 2016.

Compensation includes a living stipend, health insurance, and an educational award.

How to Apply

  1. Download and complete the 2016 Central High School College Adviser Application
  2. To apply specifically for this position go to www.careers.brown.edu click on the ‘College Adviser’ Job Title REQ121915.
  3. Submit your cover letter and resume with your completed application forms through the posting on careers.brown.edu;

Interested candidates should apply ASAP. Position open until filled

2016-2017 College Adviser - August 1, 2016 to June 30, 2017

The College Advising Corps (CAC) at Brown University is a full-time AmeriCorps 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 recent college graduates to serve as full-time College Advisers in under-served schools across Rhode Island. College Advisers provide college application and financial aid guidance to students and their families while fostering a culture of college attendance and higher education in Rhode Island's urban communities. The CAC currently serves students at 13 high schools in 6 school districts as well students at the Community College of Rhode Island. 

This posting is for several, full-time College Advisers to serve CAC partner schools across RI. The position begins August 1, 2016 and runs through June 30, 2017.

Compensation will include a gross taxable living allowance of $17, 000 for the program year, an education award, and health insurance.

The position requires a commitment to complete one full program year (August through June). Minimum daily hours are 8:00AM to 4:00PM depending on school and program training schedules.

Application Deadlines

Round 1 applications are due by Friday February 5, 2016. Interviews for compelling applicants will be scheduled during the week of February 15, 2015. Candidates will be notified on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

Round 2 applications are due by Friday April 8, 2016. Interviews for compelling applicants will be scheduled during the week of April 18, 2015. Candidates will be notified on a rolling basis until positions are filled.

How to Apply

  1. Download/Complete the 2016-2017 CAC Application Instructions and Forms
  2. Download the Professional Recommendation Form and Academic Recommendation Form, and forward to selected recommenders for completion
  3. To apply specifically for this position go to www.careers.brown.edu click on the ‘College Adviser’ Job Title REQ121997.
  4. Upload and submit the completed ‘ 2016-2017 CAC Application Form’ along with your résumé and cover letter through the posting on careers.brown.edu

We encourage interested candidates to apply as early as possible to ensure their consideration before spots are filled.

Learn More

The College Advising Corps is funded by Serve Rhode Island and the van Beuren Charitable Foundation. For more information, please visit the National College Advising Corps website, or contact Ashley Greene, Program Director.

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