Illinois Student Assistance Commission Corps
Make college a reality
for students across Illinois
For over fifty years, students have been the number one 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 Illinois students.
ISAC has many openings in the ISACorps for individuals interested in helping students as they navigate the college-going process, especially students who will be the first in their family to go to college and/or are from low-income households. The ISACorps program provides a unique opportunity for recent college graduates to gain experience in a variety of education settings and help make a difference in the lives of students. As a result of their work, Corps members have presented at state and national conferences, transitioned to graduate school, and moved on to other exciting positions within education. Many former Corps members can be found working in high schools, colleges, and non-profits throughout Illinois.
- Mentor students facing academic, financial, and social barriers to higher education
- Present to students on the critical steps in the college-going process
- Advise and inform the parents of potentially college-bound students on the college admissions and financial aid processes
- Represent ISAC at college fairs, financial aid nights, conferences, and related events
- Promote programs and services offered by ISAC to communities throughout the state
Corps members are placed geographically in community college districts throughout the state. A map of the community college districts and the corresponding ISACorps Regions can be found in the lower right-hand corner of ISAC’s homepage (www.isac.org). We are recruiting for the following areas:
|Northwestern Illinois||(Region 1)|
|Northeastern Illinois||(Region 2)|
|Chicago Metro South||(Region 3)|
|Western Illinois||(Region 4)|
|Eastern Illinois||(Region 5)|
|Southern Illinois||(Region 6)|
|Chicago Metro North||(Region 7)|
|Central Chicago||(Region 8)|
|Chicago Southwest Suburbs||(Region 9)|
Please note ISAC is unable to cover relocation expenses.
- Bachelor’s degree required. For candidates who have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree, offers will be contingent on graduating prior to the start date. As a program of near peer-mentors, we are looking for candidates who graduated high school during or after 2008.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Office
- We ask that selected candidates commit two years to the ISACorps.
Though not required, we are seeking candidates with strong verbal and written command of a foreign language, such as Spanish, Polish, or Mandarin.
Corps members who complete their two-year commitment receive a $5,000 incentive. Each year, Corps members receive five weeks paid vacation, twelve paid sick days, and twelve paid holidays. We provide a medical insurance stipend. The annual salary for Corps members serving in 2013-14 was $25,000.
We are proud to offer Corps members a tuition waiver at the twelve public universities in Illinois. While with the Corps, many individuals have used this benefit to begin or complete a graduate degree, saving thousands of dollars in out-of-pocket tuition costs.
HOW TO APPLY
The ISACorps application is available online at isac.org/jointheISACorps. The priority application deadline is March 24. We will accept applications after March 24, but applying early gives you a better chance of being placed in your preferred area of the state.
Group interviews begin late-March and individual interviews begin mid-April. There will be multiple interview sites throughout the state. Candidates may choose the most convenient location. Those selected for an individual interview are required to give a 5-minute presentation.
We anticipate the start date for the 2014 ISACorps cohort to be in early June.
FOR MORE INFORMATION
To learn more about the position, visit facebook.com/ISACorps.Recruitment. If you have further questions about the program or the selection process, contact Enrique Castillo, ISACorps Recruitment Coordinator: Enrique.Castillo@isac.illinois.gov, (847) 951-9222.
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.