Become A College Adviser

The Virginia College Advising Corps seeks service-minded, motivated undergraduates in their last semesters to serve as college advisers in our partner high schools. For general questions contact Assistant Director Ashmore Hyndman III at [email protected].


  • A Bachelor’s Degree obtained between 2021 and 2024
  • Ability and willingness to relocate to various locations across the Commonwealth.
  • Ability and willingness to work hours that coincide with a typical school day, including some night and weekend hours.

Term of service:

  • Two years; this includes a multiple-week pre-training program the summer before service begins.

Annual Compensation:

Bi-weekly pay of $1,480 ($37,000 annual rate)

$7,395 Segal Education Award (AmeriCorps)

$4,679 Health Insurance included (approximate)

$49,074 approximate total compensation package*

*Total compensation package is determined by the start date. College advisers who begin on the scheduled start date in July will receive 25 bi-weekly payments totaling $37,000. College advisers who begin later in the program year will receive bi-weekly payments of the same amount over fewer pay periods, respectively.

College Advisers also benefit from professional development opportunities including:

  • Fully funded state and national conferences
  • Ongoing Professional Development/Training sessions at UVA.
  • A large network of College Advising Corps and AmeriCorps alumni and partner institutions

Information on AmeriCorps Partner institutions can be found on the AmeriCorps website.

College Adviser Position Description

Selection Process Timeline For Positions with the 2024-2025 Adviser Cohort

  • Step 1: Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis. Qualified candidates will be invited to a virtual first-round interview.
  • Step 2: After the virtual first-round interview, selected candidates will be invited to virtually interview with representatives from one of our open partner schools. Current openings will be shared directly with selected candidates.
  • Step 3: Once school representatives evaluate candidates, finalists will be invited to visit the school they matched with before their placement is finalized via an official offer letter. Note: Site visits will be bypassed once the school year ends. At that time, finalists will receive an offer letter after the virtual interview with school representatives.

Apply to join our 2024-2025 Team
Position Begins: July 2024