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DCAC College Adviser Fellow Application 2022-23

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DCAC College Adviser Fellow Application 2022-23





DCAC is seeking recent college graduates with a passion for educational equity, social justice, and a genuine interest in increasing educational opportunities for underrepresented, first generation, and low-income high school students.



The DCAC College Adviser Fellowship is a paid, full-time, 10-month position, requiring a two-year commitment. Following the College Advising Corps (CAC) near-peer model, advisers are recent college graduates who have graduated within the last two years. College advisers undergo four weeks of full-time paid training and then begin working at their assigned high school or community-based organization site in Alameda, Contra Costa, or Santa Clara counties. College advisers receive continuous individual support and specialized training throughout the year, including extensive college advising training, graduate school, and career support.  After two years of service, many of our adviser alumni pursue graduate school or careers as school counselors, higher education advisers, educational policymakers, and other social service positions.



  • Recruit and mentor a cohort of high school students
  • Provide individual support with college and financial aid applications to high school seniors
  • Assist cohort and non-cohort students with college access information and preparation
  • Organize events that encourage students and their families to consider, plan for, and apply to colleges and universities
  • Record all student interactions on a daily basis using College Advising Corps’ web-based system, GRACE
  • Prepare regular progress reports for DCAC supervisor and school administrators
  • Establish productive and strategic relationships with principals, counselors, and teachers within the partner site
  • Collaborate with site personnel to promote the college-going culture at the site
  • Participate in a month-long paid training during August and in regular professional development meetings and training throughout the academic year



  • Must be a recent college graduate (BA/BS earned in 2021 or 2022)
  • Commit to a 10-month, two-year term, starting on August 1 through May 31. (Contingent to job performance and program funding)
  • Able to work Monday – Friday from 8:00 am-5:00 pm. Occasional evening and weekends
  • Proven ability to organize and manage many tasks and projects simultaneously
  • Able to meet deadlines, plan events, and track data consistently
  • Excellent oral and written communication, presentation, and leadership skills
  • Ability to work independently as well as collaborate effectively with others
  • Ability to relate well with a diverse high school student population
  • Access to reliable transportation to and from school sites. (Access to a reliable car highly preferred)
  • Ability to relocate to a region of placement
  • Criminal Background Clearance. (FBI, DOJ, Dru Sjodin)



  • Prior experience working with middle and/or high school students; college access and outreach programs
  • Genuine interest in increasing educational opportunities for youth
  • Strong quantitative and record keeping skills
  • Experience working with diverse populations
  • Flexibility, creativity, independence and accountability
  • Student or customer service experience



  • $3,200 monthly living allowance for a 10-month term 
  • $4,000 End-of-Year Award upon successful completion of 10-month term of service
  • 7 floating holidays off in addition to all UC holidays
  • Comprehensive benefits package includes full health,  vision, and dental insurance
  • Extensive training and professional development in college advising best practices
  • Access to local, state-wide webinars and seminars, participation in the annual national CAC conference
  • Exposure to higher education networks
  • Summer employment opportunities within CEP programs may be available for eligible candidates       



Learn more about DCAC, the role of the College Adviser, and listen directly from current Fellows about their experience.  

  • Tuesday, February 1
  • Thursday, February 10
  • Tuesday, February 15
  • Wednesday, February 23

All sessions are at 5:30pm on Zoom. RSVP Here to get the link


HIRING CYCLE FOR 2022-23 APPLICANTS​                                                                                                                                        

We will begin reviewing applications and scheduling interviews in the first weeks of April 2022. We typically continue interviewing candidates through June. If offered a position, a candidate can expect a start date of August 1, 2022. If you are interested, we encourage you to apply as soon as possible to increase your chances to be placed in the region of your preference. 

Mid-Year Hiring Cycle

If a position opens mid-year, we review resumes and schedule interviews on a rolling basis. The start date will be ASAP


Apply today! Click on  DCAC College Adviser Fellow Application to complete your application form 


 Questions?  We would love to hear from you.  Please email us at



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