ADMISSIONS ORG (BL-ADMS-IUBLA)
Indiana University is partnering with the College Advising Corps (CAC) and AmeriCorps to promote higher education opportunities to Indiana high school students. Indiana University Bloomington and CAC are devoted to helping every student take advantage of the opportunities that college offers. CAC focuses on college enrollment and completion among low-income, first-generation college and underrepresented high school students by delivering personalized, knowledgeable guidance on college admission, financial aid, and enrollment. This partnership supports the campus strategic plan to recruit and retain a highly motivated, diverse, academically prepared and global complement of undergraduate and graduate students.
Indiana University College Advising Corps (IUBCAC) Advisers work in an assigned Indiana high school alongside high school staff to mentor, encourage, and assist students with their college search, admissions, scholarship, and financial aid applications, and the transition from high school to higher education. Advisers are expected to tailor programs and activities to support the achievement of school-based targets related to Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to increase college enrollment and persistence.
Bachelor’s degree with a graduation date no earlier than May 2020.
Approachable, self-motivated, enthusiastic, and passionate about higher education. Ability to collaborate effectively with others to achieve goals, meet deadlines, plan events, and keep track of data and records. Ability to speak persuasively and tactfully, write professionally, and create multi-media texts such as flyers, presentations, and websites. Strong problem-solving skills; ability to surmount challenges and solve problems creatively, ethically, and diplomatically while helping students navigate the college admissions process. Proven ability to organize and manage many tasks and projects simultaneously. Attention to detail and excellent quantitative and record-keeping skills. Flexibility, creativity, independence, accountability and reliability. Experience with data collection and reporting. Experience working with youth and families from diverse backgrounds. Presentation experience with small and large group.
Ability to speak Spanish is a plus.
Working Conditions / Demands
Must be eligible and committed to complete one full-time term of service beginning with pre-service training July 6, 2021 and ending on June 30, 2022. During their year of service, advisers are expected to live in the city in which their partner high school is located to become fully immersed in the fabric of their community. Advisers may serve up to two terms with IUBCAC if it is mutually agreed upon by the Adviser and the IUBCAC Program Manager.
Locations will be on-site at 1 of 4 high schools with 2 in the Indianapolis area and 2 in southern Indiana.
Advisers receive a living wage stipend in the amount of $29,415 depending on experience and assigned territory, and an education award in the amount of $6,345 to pay student loans or future graduate school expenses. Health care benefits are available and covered by the program.