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College Advising Corps Matriculation Coach Application

Thursday, April 20th to Wednesday, May 31st, 2017
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SupervisorElena Vasquez
Hiring ManagerElena Vasquez

The College Advising Corps at Brown University’s Swearer Center is recruiting talented and committed Matriculation Coaches to provide advising and support between high school graduation and college matriculation to decrease incidents of summer melt among economically disadvantaged youth in Rhode Island.


Working closely with the Program Manager of the College Advising Corps, Matriculation Coaches will:

  • familiarize themselves with Rhode Island community assets and challenges

  • commit fully to 1 week of training in July; topics include: college enrollment procedures, common causes of summer melt, and high-impact interventions in combating summer melt, developing productive mentorship and advising relationships with high school students

  • commit to ongoing Learning Communities on Friday afternoons (1-4pm) to establish a network of best practices and support  

  • commit to minimum daily hours of 8:00am-4:00pm

  • provide one on one college advising to low/moderate income recent high school students

  • utilize  various technology interfaces, including, video, phone, text messaging, and email to advise students in the final college matriculation process

  • diligently record and track services and outcomes of students served

  • be responsible for their own group of students

  • work with Rhode Island School Districts to meet the needs of recent high school graduates by traveling to schools or public locations to meet with students in person

  • be eligible to complete a minimum-time term of AmeriCorps Service

Site Leaders dedicate an average of 40 hours per week for 8 weeks starting July 1, 2017 to August 18, 2017 to leading and managing their group of recent high school graduates.


  • Undergraduates will further their learning on the barriers to college matriculation for low income, underserved students

  • Access to high quality, rigorous, college access leadership development training

  • Connection to peers who are engaged in meaningful community engagement

  • Access to Swearer Center Staff

  • Students are eligible for a $2,000 stipend and an AmeriCorps education award with the completion of 300 hours of service. The stipend for the Matriculation Coach position is not an hourly wage but rather a stipended fellowship and, as such, does not need to be posted to Brown’s Student Employment website.  


Matriculation Coaches must be Brown undergraduates who are in Rhode Island from July to August.


Matriculation Coaches candidates will be interviewed and selected by groups that will include the Program Manager for the College Advising Corps, College Advising Corps Members and Swearer Center staff members.

To Apply

Please submit a current resume and a cover letter (1 page maximum) that addresses the following questions:

  • Qualifications, Interest and Experience: What qualifies you for participating in the College Advising Corps as a Matriculation Coach this summer? What interests you about this position? What relevant knowledge or experience do you bring? Why do you want to be an AmeriCorps member?

  • Reflection: What challenges did you face during your own college application process?  What advice would you offer recent high school graduates who are unsure about the college matriculation process?

  • Inclusion: Discuss your thoughts about  college access in Rhode Island.  

This position is contingent on AmeriCorps funding.

Application materials should be submitted electronically to Elena Vasquez, Program Manager, College Advising Corps at no later than May 1, 2017.  College Advising Corps Matriculation Coaches will be hired no later than May 12, 2017.

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