Furman College Advising Corps Advisers - Five Positions
Job Description: Job requirements:
A bachelor's degree; any major
A recent grad, Fall 2017 thru Spring 2019 (preferred), as this is a near peer advising program
Basic knowledge of data management
Basic knowledge of college admissions and financial aid processes
Ability to complete 1700 hours of service
Job responsibilities: Provide one-on-one admissions and financial aid advising to any student or family seeking assistance
Encourage each student to consider a broad range of appropriate post-secondary choices.
Develop for each student a comprehensive college timeline including a match college list and deadlines for admission and financial aid.
Help each student complete and submit 3-5 admissions applications and necessary financial aid applications.
Organize group events that encourage students and their families to consider, plan for, and apply to colleges and universities
Visit classrooms, assemblies and student organization meetings to offer College Advising Corps services and emphasize the importance of post-secondary education.
Work with local community groups - churches, community based organizations, social service providers, etc. - offer group events outside school settings and hours.
Establish productive working relationships with principals, counselors, and teachers in the assigned partner school
Assess, in consultation with the College Advising Corps Program Director and partner school personnel, the particular needs of each school and adapt programs and activities to meet these needs.
Actively seek the advice and counsel of the on-site supervisor at your partner high school.
Assist in the efforts of the other College Advising Corps advisers
Regularly visit other partner high schools during the school day.
Help organize, provide support for, and attend evening and weekend events organized by other advisers.
Meet with other advisers several times during the year to discuss, reflect on and share experiences.
Assist in the assessment and long-term sustainability of the program
Assist the program director and evaluation staff to identify, collect and interpret key progress and outcome variables to evaluate the effectiveness of the College Advising Corps.
Record up to date service activity data and submit monthly progress reports to the program director documenting progress and outcome data.
Represent the College Advising Corps, as requested by the program director, to potential supporters and to other interested parties.
Maintain expertise in admissions and financial aid advising
Participate fully in pre- and in-service training.
In consultation with the program director, seek out and participate in other opportunities for professional development.
Competencies: The position of college adviser requires tact, diplomacy, patience and a strong commitment to service. Successful advisers demonstrate the ability to collaborate creatively and effectively with others in order to solve problems and reach goals. Successful advisers also demonstrate excellent organizational and communication skills, including the ability to listen carefully and to write and speak persuasively.
Interview Process - If you are selected for an interview. Round 1- Video conference call interview. Round 2- District-School Level interviews.
Required Documents: Cover Letter, Resume and Diversity Statement The diversity statement should include a description of how your experience, mentoring and/or service might contribute to a liberal arts college community that includes a commitment to diversity as one of its core values. Also discuss how your perspective on diversity and how it relates to serving potential first generation, economically disadvantaged students, and those traditionally underrepresented in higher education.
Job Posting End Date (if date is blank, posting is open ended):
Furman is an Equal Opportunity Employer committed to increasing the diversity of its faculty and staff. The University aspires to create a community of people representing a multiplicity of identities including gender, race, religion, spiritual belief, sexual orientation, geographic origin, socioeconomic background, ideology, world view, and varied abilities. Domestic partners of employees are eligible for comprehensive benefits.
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