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Illinois Student Assistance Commission Corps

Help Make College a Reality for Students Across Illinois!

For over fifty 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.

ISAC has several job openings in its ISACorps program for recent college graduates interested in working with students and parents as they navigate the college going process, especially for 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 work 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.

Job Duties

  • Provide accurate, complete, and sensitive counsel to students facing academic, financial, and social barriers to higher education
  • Deliver quality presentations to middle, high school, and college student audiences
  • Represent ISAC at college fairs, financial aid nights, conferences, and related 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 geographically in community college districts throughout the state. ISAC is currently recruiting for every region of the state. Please note that ISAC is unable to cover relocation expenses.


  • Bachelor’s degree required. For candidates that have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree, contracts 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 2010.
  • Excellent written and communication skills
  • Passion for working with students pursing a college credential, especially low-income and first-generation college students
  • Proficient in Microsoft Office
  • Pass a background check
  • We ask that selected candidates commit to two years to the ISACorps

Although not required, we are seeking several candidates with a strong verbal and written command of a foreign language, such as Spanish, Polish or Mandarin.


  • $25,000 annual salary
  • Five weeks paid vacation (three weeks are predetermined)
  • 12 paid sick days
  • 12 paid holidays
  • Computer stipend
  • Work cell phone and internet card
  • Tuition waiver at select public Illinois universities

How to apply

The ISACorps application is available online at

Interviews will be conducted throughout the state; candidates may choose the most convenient location. Candidates will be asked to give a 5-minute presentation on the topic of their choice. 

We anticipate the start date for the 2016 ISACorps cohort to be early June.

For more information

If you have any questions about the ISACorps program and the available positions, contact Abel Montoya, Director of Outreach Operations: Additional information on the ISACorps can be found at

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.