Illinois Student Assistance Commission Corps
Are you interested in helping students with the college going process, or do you know of someone that would be?
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 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 tremendous 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 and families. 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-profit organizations throughout Illinois.
The ISACorps program is funded through the Federal College Access Challenge Grant.
- 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. A map of the community college districts can be found in the lower right hand corner of ISAC’s website (http://www.isac.org). Currently, ISAC is recruiting for the following areas:
- Northwestern Illinois (Region 1) – Illinois Valley, Sauk Valley, and Kishwaukee
- Eastern Illinois (Region 5) – all districts indicated on the map
- Southern Illinois (Region 6) – Rend Lake, Shawnee, Southeastern, and Kaskaskia
- Bachelor’s degree required (must have earned no earlier than May 2012). For candidates that have not yet earned a bachelor’s degree, contracts will be contingent on graduating prior to the start date.
- Excellent written and verbal communication skills
- Proficient in Microsoft Office
- Willingness to relocate within the state of Illinois, at the expense of the employee, if necessary
- Pass a background check
- This public service opportunity is a two-year commitment.
- $25,000 annual salary
- Medical insurance reimbursement
- 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
- $5,000 “Commitment Incentive Payment” (upon completing the two-year commitment)
How to apply
- Email your résumé, cover letter, and contact information for three references to ISAC.CorpPositions@isac.illinois.gov.
- In the subject line of the email, please write: “Corps Field Opening - Name of Preferred district.” (Candidates can find the community college districts in the lower right hand corner of ISAC’s website at http://www.isac.org.)
- In your cover letter, list the community college district(s) in which you would prefer to work.
- In your resume, list the high school and college you attended and the dates of attendance.
For more information
If you have any questions about the ISACorps program and the available positions, 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.