Illinois Student Assistance Corps
Help Make College a Reality for Students Across Illinois!
For almost 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.
ISAC has immediate 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.
Corps members are placed geographically in community college districts throughout the state. ISAC is currently seeking candidates to work in the Illinois Eastern Community Colleges district, which includes Wabash Valley, Frontier, Lincoln Trail and Olney Central.
- 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
- 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 2011.
- 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
- $25,000 annual salary
- Five weeks paid vacation (three weeks are predetermined)
- 12 paid sick days
- 12 paid holidays
- Computer stipend
- Tuition waiver at select public Illinois universities
How to apply
Please submit a cover letter and resume to Tonya Polk, Manager, ISACorps Recruitment at firstname.lastname@example.org
Interviews will be conducted throughout the state; candidates may choose the most convenient location.
The potential candidate will start ASAP.