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Illinois Student Assistance Commission Corps

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

Location
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.

Requirements
• 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 firstgeneration
college students
• Proficient in Microsoft Office
• Pass a background check
• We ask that selected candidates commit two years to the ISACorps
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.
Although not required, we are seeking several candidates with a strong verbal and written command of
a foreign language, such as Spanish or Polish.

Compensation/Benefits
• $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 will be available online beginning March 1st at www.isac.org/jointheISACorps.
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. No
audio/visual equipment will be provided for the presentation.
We anticipate the start date for the 2017 ISACorps cohort to be early June.

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.
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.

For more information
If you have any questions about the ISACorps program and the available positions, contact Abel
Montoya, Director of Outreach Operations: Abel.Montoya@isac.illinois.gov. Additional information on
the ISACorps can be found at http://www.isac.org/students/before-college/isacorps/.