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. To get started, or if you still have questions after reading the  information below, contact Assistant Director Jeron Baker. If you want perspective on the position from a current adviser or have questions about a specific placement, please contact the current Adviser at that school.


  • A Bachelor’s Degree obtained in 2019, 2020 or 2021
  • 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 4-week training program the summer before service begins.

Annual Compensation:

$29,000 Annual Living Allowance

$6,345 Segal Education Award (AmeriCorps)

$4,679 Health Insurance included (approximate)

$40,024 Total compensation package

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

Apply to Join Our Team

Selection Process Timeline

Application Opens - December 1, 2020

Application Deadline - January 29, 2021

Interviews with Site Supervisors - March 12, 2021