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 Program Coordinator Madi Barnes. 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:
    • 2021, 2022 or 2023 (for July 2023 start)
    • 2020, 2021, 2022 or December 2023 (for January 2023 start)
  • 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:

$30,000 - $32,000 Annual Living Allowance (Final amount dependent on grant funding) for a July start date, paid bi-weekly. For later start dates, living allowance will be pro-rated.

$6,495 Segal Education Award (AmeriCorps)

$4,679 Health Insurance included (approximate)

$41,174- 43,174 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

Selection Process Timeline For Positions with the 2023-2024 Adviser Cohort (July Start)

Application Open Now.

Apply to join our 2023-2024 Team
*Note: For best consideration, apply by March 10. Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis after February 4th until all positions are filled

First- Round Interviews: January - March 2023
Second-Round Interviews: March 24, 2023
Position Begins: July 2023 with a two-week training period (dates TBA)

Selection Process Timeline For Positions with the 2022-2023 Adviser Cohort (January 2023 Start)

Application Open Now.

Apply to join our 2022-2023 Team
*Note: Applications will be considered on a rolling basis

Interviews: December 2022 - January 2023
Position Begins: January 2023, with a training period Jan. 4-6