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Adviser Criteria

The NC State College Advising Corps is an AmeriCorps program that places recent college graduates into rural high schools across North Carolina to serve as full-time AmeriCorps College Advisers. AmeriCorps College Advisers assist students throughout the college application and financial aid process. College advisers serve the entire school year, with the expectation that they will return for a second year of service (pending funding and performance).

Position Requirements

The position requires professionalism, leadership, and a strong commitment to service. Successful candidates will:

  • Earned a bachelor’s degree within the last four years
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to service
  • Passion for working with youth of diverse backgrounds
  • Demonstrate the ability to collaborate effectively with others
  • Ability to relocate to the service area and be involved in the surrounding community

Additional preferred skills:

  • Previous work or coursework with youth or education
  • Work or volunteering with diverse populations
  • Demonstrated leadership
  • Additional consideration will be given to Spanish-speaking applicants
  • Additional consideration will be given to applicants willing to commit to two years of service (performance and funding permitting)

AmeriCorps College Advisers will report to the Program Director and Assistant Program Director. Advisers are expected to commit to serving for the entire school year; preference will be given to those candidates who are willing to commit to two full years of service. New employees will be required to pass a background check (conducted by NC State HR) and the National Criminal History Check through AmeriCorps.

Position Expectations

Advisers will be expected to complete 1,700 hours of service throughout the school year. Advisers will tailor programs and activities to meet the specific needs of their assigned schools and perform the following primary functions:

  1. Provide one-on-one admissions and financial-aid advice to any student or family seeking assistance
  2. Organize group events that encourage students and their families to consider, plan for, and apply to colleges and universities
  3. Establish productive working relationships with principals, counselors, and teachers in the assigned high school
  4. Assist in the efforts of other NC State college adviser(s) within the service area
  5. Assist in the assessment and long-term sustainability of the program
  6. Maintain expertise in admissions and financial-aid advising

Benefits and Compensation (24-25 Program Year)

  • Full-time living allowance of $34,000 for new AmeriCorps College Advisers
  • Health benefits (medical, dental, and vision)
  • $7,395 Segal Educational Award for loan forgiveness or future educational costs
  • AmeriCorps Member Benefits
  • On-going professional development

Contact the program staff using the interest form or via email at