Nonprofit Jobs & Career Opportunities

Title

AdviseAZ Member

Organization
Organization: 
AdviseAZ AmeriCorps Program
Location

Location:

Job Category

Job Category:

Service Category
Service Category: 
AmeriCorps State and National
Commitment
Commitment: 
Reduced Half Time (675 hours)
Compensation
Compensation: 
Stipend (Paid)
Type of Nonprofit Organization

Type of Nonprofit Organization:

Position Description

Serving alongside high school counselors and other school professionals, advisers will support students as they make the transition from high school to a postsecondary educational institution. Advisers serve part-time and focus on advising students, especially those from low-income backgrounds, through the complex steps toward college enrollment. Advisers will provide students and their families with relevant information regarding the benefits of a postsecondary education, preparing for college attendance, and the admission and financial aid processes. Advisers will commit to an AmeriCorps 675, 450 or 300-hour term of service that will start on September 16, 2022 and go through May 31, 2023. Candidates who are not willing to make a commitment to a full year of service with the program should not apply. This position includes a mandatory orientation and training September 16-18, 2022 (time and location TBD, these dates are subject to change). Successful advisers are fully immersed in the fabric of the local communities and, as such, advisers are encouraged to live in the community in which they are placed. Upon successful completion of the first-year commitment, advisers may be invited to return for one to two additional years of service with the AmeriCorps program if they choose.

Primary Responsibilities:

  • Interact 2-3 times a week with high school students and families in the assigned high school to provide relevant information about postsecondary education and the college choice/financial aid processes
  • Organize group events that encourage students and their families to consider, plan for, and apply to colleges and universities
  • Establish productive collegial relationships with principals, school counselors, and teachers in assigned high school, as well as community-based college access professionals
  • Assist in the assessment and long-term sustainability of the program
  • Build and maintain expertise in admission and financial aid advising

Position Qualifications

  • Associate or Bachelor's degree in any subject area with a 2020, 2021, or 2022 graduation date from an accredited college or university or current college students
  • Available to serve in a local high school or college access program a minimum of 2 days/week in total
  • Ability to effectively partner with students, faculty, and staff, including those from diverse backgrounds
  • Previous experience demonstrating strong leadership abilities, influencing others in a positive manner while achieving goals, and effectively communicating ideas and generating support for ideas
  • Ability to serve independently and analytically, exercise discretion and good judgment
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Proficient computer skills
  • Ability to manage multiple projects; strong planning and organizational skills
  • Willingness to handle complex and detail-oriented tasks and projects
  • High energy, creativity, ability to assume responsibility
  • Take initiative and develop new programs within the high school setting
  • Successfully pass Federal and State background screenings
  • Provide documentation of eligibility for service (e.g. birth certificate, passport, transcripts)
  • Dependable transportation to get to and from your service site
  • Ability to move to different classrooms for presentations and events

How to Apply

Member Application: https://bit.ly/adviseaz22 (case sensitive)

or 

Contact: Marissa Ziering at mziering@educationforwardarizona.org 

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