Skip to main content

College Advisor - Missouri College Advising Corps

Job Details

Hiring Department

MO College Advising Corps

Job Description

Are you looking for an opportunity to serve with a national movement and make a difference in the lives of Missouri students? Serve with the Missouri College Advising Corps!

The Missouri College Advising Corps (MCAC) mission is to empower Missouri students to go to college and succeed. Headquartered at MU and part of a national CAC network, MCAC recruits, trains, and places recent college graduates as full-time, near-peer college advisers in partner high schools across the state with high percentages of students from underrepresented and low-income backgrounds. Placements are available in the Kansas City, St. Louis, Springfield, South Central, and Bootheel regions of the state.

MCAC college advisers are assigned to partner schools to help students identify their “best fit” postsecondary option (e.g., 4- or 2-year institution, career/technical certification program, military or national service, etc.) and navigate admissions, financial aid, and planning processes. General duties include:
  • Collaborating with school administration and counselors to foster a college-going culture.
  • Meeting one-on-one and in small groups with seniors and juniors to help them identify their ‘best fit” postsecondary option.
  • Providing students and their families information about and assistance with college admissions, financial aid and scholarships, and college or career planning processes.
  • Planning activities for students in grades 9-12 to help them explore diverse college and career options.
  • Delivering presentations and workshops to students and their families on a variety of postsecondary planning topics.
  • Executing other activities that ensure students and their families recognize the value of a postsecondary education and can make informed decisions about their next steps after high school.
MCAC is an AmeriCorps program and college advisers are eligible for AmeriCorps benefits including a monthly living stipend, healthcare and childcare coverage, loan forbearance and interest accrual repayment, ongoing training and professional development, and an education award upon successful completion of the term of service. MCAC covers lodging, meals, and eligible travel expenses for training and professional development events.

MCAC requires a minimum one-year commitment (July – June) and college advisers may serve up to 2 years (or 3 years in special circumstances) with the program.


40 hours per week, Monday-Friday

Minimum Qualifications
  • Must have a Bachelor’s degree in any academic discipline earned from any institution between 2020 and August 2024.
  • Must meet the minimum requirements to participate in AmeriCorps including status as a U.S. citizen, national, or lawful permanent resident and clearance of a National Service Criminal History Check pursuant to 45 C.F.R. § 2540.202.
Preferred Qualifications
  • Prior volunteer/service experience or experience working with youth from diverse backgrounds.
  • Basic computer skills; experience with Microsoft Office (particularly Outlook and Excel);
  • Prior experience with data collection, entry, and analysis.
  • Strong customer service and communication skills
Anticipated Hiring Range

Salary: $1,375 training stipend (July); $2,750 monthly stipend (August-June)
Grade: MKT
University Title: Stipend Recipient

Application Materials

Application materials must include an application, resume, motivational statement (cover letter), and the names and contact information for 3 references. The motivational statement (cover letter) should briefly describe your motivation for wanting to serve with MCAC and/or how this opportunity aligns with your personal and/or professional goals.

Benefit Eligibility

This position is not eligible for University benefits. Individuals in non benefit eligible positions may choose to participate in the Tax Deferred Annuity Plan (403b). For information about this plan, please visit the Faculty & Staff Benefits website at

Values Commitment

We value the uniqueness of every individual and strive to ensure each person’s success. Contributions from individuals with diverse backgrounds, experiences and perspectives promote intellectual pluralism and enable us to achieve the excellence that we seek in learning, research and engagement. This commitment makes our university a better place to work, learn and innovate.

In your application materials, please discuss your experiences and expertise that support these values and enrich our missions of teaching, research and engagement.

Equal Employment Opportunity

Equal Opportunity is and shall be provided for all employees and applicants for employment on the basis of their demonstrated ability and competence without unlawful discrimination on the basis of their race, color, national origin, ancestry, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, age, disability, protected veteran status, or any other status protected by applicable state or federal law. This policy shall not be interpreted in such a manner as to violate the legal rights of religious organizations or the recruiting rights of military organizations associated with the Armed Forces or the Department of Homeland Security of the United States of America. For more information, call the Director of Employee and Labor Relations at 573-882-7976.

To request ADA accommodations, please call the Director of Accessibility and ADA at 573-884-7278.

Know Your Rights

To read more about Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) please use the following links:



The University of Missouri was founded in 1839 in Columbia, Mo., as the first public university west of the Mississippi River and the first state university in Thomas Jefferson's Louisiana Purchase territory. MU provides all the benefits of two universities in one — it's a major land-grant institution and Missouri's largest public research university.

Considered one of the nation's top-tier institutions, Mizzou has a reputation of excellence in teaching and research, and is the flagship campus of the four-campus University of Missouri System. It is one of only 34 public universities, and the only public institution in Missouri, to be selected for membership in the Association of American Universities. MU offers more than 280 degree programs — including more than 75 online degree options — and is designated as comprehensive doctoral with medical/veterinary by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.

Mizzou is recognized nationally and receives top rankings for its programs in many areas, including journalismdispute resolutionfamily and community medicinecampus writing program and Freshman Interest Groups. As one of only six public universities in the country with medicineveterinary medicine and law all on one campus, MU provides Missouri with an educated work force of doctors, veterinarians and lawyers.

At Mizzou, we know how to make an impact—and our work reaches far beyond our campus. When you become part of our community, you’ll be part of our collective effort to teach, to learn and to drive change that results in better lives and brighter futures for the world.

Mizzou Tigers are lifelong learners, and that includes our faculty and staff members. All employees have the opportunity to pursue personal and professional growth and acquire new skills for their own benefit and the benefit of the university.

Our university seeks to support the whole employee, and that includes a competitive compensation and benefits package, support that will help you find work/life balance, a focus on career planning and plenty of opportunities to find and be recognized for your success.

We support an engaged and energized university community through competitive medical, dental and vision insurance as well as diverse programs to support whole-person wellness.

Mizzou empowers employees to make a lasting financial plan with retirement plan options, some of which are accessible to all faculty and staff, no matter their eligibility for other benefits.

Mizzou is a world-renowned educational and research institution, and our first-rate faculty, staff and students are part of something big. If you’re looking for a vibrant community that offers endless opportunities to grow and make a difference throughout our state, the nation and the world, our university may be the place for you. 

Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert