College Adviser

Michigan College Access Network

About the organization

Michigan College Access Network aims to help students in Michigan access and attain college certificates and degrees — the foundation for success in a knowledge-based economy — so they can achieve a lifetime of their own goals, both economically and intellectually.


What Do College Advisers Do?

Serving alongside high school counselors, advisers support low-income students, first-generation college-going students, and students of color as they make the transition from high school to postsecondary education. Advisers focus on advising students through the complex steps of college enrollment and providing students and families with relevant information regarding the benefits of a postsecondary education, preparing for college attendance, and the admission and financial aid processes.

AdviseMI does not require any specific experience. We are proud of the training we provide to our members to prepare them to enter their service sites. We do require enthusiasm for helping students and an eagerness to learn.

We have positions around the state, and ask candidates to preference their service location.

This is an AmeriCorps position that requires full-time hours. College advisers generally serve the same hours expected of other school employees at their placement sites, along with some additional hours to reach 1700 hours for the term.

What You Need to Know:

Living Stipend: $25,000, before taxes.
Transportation: Reliable transportation required.
Housing: You must live in or near the community in which you are serving.
Education Award: $6,345 (before taxes). Possible eligibility for the forbearance of federal student loans.
Training: Advisers will receive mandatory training in college access and advising.


- Bachelor’s degree (or Master's degree) in any subject area with graduation date in or after December 2018
- Ability to effectively partner with students, faculty, and staff, including those from diverse backgrounds
- Previous experience demonstrating strong leadership abilities, influencing others in a positive manner while achieving goals, and effectively communicating ideas and generating support for ideas
- Ability to serve independently and exercise discretion and good judgment
- Excellent verbal and written communication skills
- Proficient computer skills
- Ability to manage multiple projects; strong planning and organizational skills
- Willingness to handle complex and detail-oriented tasks and projects
- High energy, creativity, ability to assume responsibility
- Take initiative and develop new programs within the high school setting
- Successfully pass Federal and State background screenings
- Provide documentation of eligibility for service (e.g. birth certificate, passport, transcripts)
- Dependable transportation to get and from your service site. Applicants are expected to live within 45 miles of their service site.

Applicants must be a United States citizen, a national, or a legal permanent resident and at least 18 years of age.



Application instructions

Contact email: [email protected]

Applicants are encouraged to apply as soon as possible, as applications are reviewed on a rolling basis.

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