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.
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.
2014-15 College Adviser Application
The College Adviser position is a full-time AmeriCorps position. College Advisers are placed at partner schools to serve students and carry out the mission and goals of CAC as described above.
The College Adviser Position will begin with pre-service training as early as the last full week in July 2014. The position runs through June 30, 2015. Please note that positions are contingent upon funding. Compensation will include a taxable living allowance, an education award, and health insurance.
Round 1 applications are due by February 7, 2014. Interviews for compelling applicants will be scheduled during the week of February 17, 2014 and hiring decisions will be made prior to the round 2 application deadline.
Round 2 applications are due by April 11, 2014. Interviews for compelling applicants will be scheduled during the week of April 21, 2014 and hiring decisions will be made on a rolling basis until positions are filled.
Please review full program description and application instructions. The 2014-15 application form and recommendation forms (professional and academic) must be completed and submitted per instructions by the deadline.
Note: We encourage interested applicants to apply as early as possible to ensure their consideration before spots are filled.
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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