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ISACorps - Community Worker Position
For over sixty years, students have been a top priority at the Illinois Student Assistance Commission (ISAC). Our steadfast commitment to college completion is reflected in our mission of making college accessible and affordable for all Illinois students.
The ISACorps program provides a unique opportunity for recent college graduates to gain valuable work experience. By becoming an ISACorps member you will be exposed to a variety of educational settings and help make a difference in the lives of students. You will work with Illinois students and parents as they navigate the complicated college and financial aid application process, especially for students who will be the first in their family to go to college and/or are from low-income households. Many former Corps members can be found working in high schools, colleges, non-profits, and other industries throughout Illinois.
Provide accurate, complete, and sensitive counsel to students facing academic, financial, and social barriers to higher education.
Deliver quality curriculum and presentations to Illinois students and their parents.
Represent ISAC in the classroom setting, parent information nights, and college preparation events.
Promote programs and services offered by ISAC to communities throughout the state.
Provide technically proficient, yet easily accessible advice and information to the parents of potentially college-bound students on the college admission and financial aid application process.
Corps members are placed in community college districts to work with select middle schools or high schools throughout the district. ISAC seeks to fill openings for the 2021-22 academic year in the following regions – please click on the Regional District map below for a list of districts within each region:
· Region 1-NorthWest: Illinois Valley Community College district
· Region 3-Southern: South Suburban College district
· Region 4-Western: Spoon River College district, Illinois Central Community College district, John Wood Community College district
· Region 5-Eastern: Richland Community College district and Parkland College district
· Region 6-Southern: Kaskaskia College district and Illinois Eastern Community College district
The Corps offers specialized services to a group of select Illinois middle schools that include:
· Hoopeston Area School District
· Spring Valley School District
· Bachelor’s degree required. As a program of near-peer mentors, we are looking for candidates who graduated high school during or after 2015.
· For students that have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree, employment will be contingent on graduating prior to the start date.
· Excellent written and communication skills.
· Desire to work with students pursuing a college credential, especially low-income and first-generation college students.
· Proficient in Microsoft Office.
· Able to pass a background check.
· Available to make a two-year commitment.
· Availability to attend mandatory six-week paid training program from mid-June through July.
· ISAC offers an attractive benefits package including: Health, vision, life insurance, State Employees’ Retirement System, educational benefits, and more.
· $30,000 annual salary
· Five weeks paid vacation (three weeks are predetermined)
· 12 paid sick days
· 12 paid holidays
· Tuition waiver at select public Illinois universities
How to apply:
Please create a profile and submit a cover letter and resume at https://recruiter.isac.org
Additional information on the ISACorps can be found at http://www.isac.org/students/before-college/isacorps/.
Please note that ISAC does not pay relocation expenses.
It is the policy of ISAC to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, creed, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, age, sex, marital status, disability, or any other non-merit factor including but not limited to, sexual orientation.