MCAC College and Career Adviser
The Missouri College Advising Corps (MCAC) is a college access and AmeriCorps program dedicated to Empowering Missouri Students to Go to College and Succeed. MCAC seeks recent college graduates to serve as full-time, near-peer college advisers in partner high schools across the state with high percentages of students of color, students from low-income backgrounds, and first-generation college students. After completing pre-service training, MCAC college advisers are immersed in a partner high school to provide information and support to students and their families on college admissions, financial aid, and planning processes as well as alternative postsecondary pathways.
Specific duties include collaborating with school administration and counselors to foster a college-going culture; advising students on all aspects of postsecondary planning in a one-on-one and small group setting; coordinating college exposure activities (e.g., campus tours, college rep visits, etc.); delivering presentations and workshops for students and family members; assisting students with registering and preparing for college entrance exams; and assisting students and families with financial aid and scholarship processes. The goal is to help students identify and overcome barriers to accessing their "best fit" postsecondary option whether it be a 4-year or 2-year institution, career and technical education certificate program, military, etc.
MCAC college advisers may serve up to 2 years with the program. This opportunity is great for recent and upcoming college graduates who want to:
- Make a positive impact on historically marginalized communities through direct service;
- Assist high school students with deciding what's next after high school graduation;
- Pursue a career in education (K-12 teaching, counseling, higher education, or educational policy); and
- Engage in personal and professional development while earning money for graduate school.
Positions are available in St. Louis, Kansas City, and multiple locations across the Southern region of Missouri.