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The Illinois Migrant Council makes all hiring and employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin or ancestry, age, genes, disability (impaired condition, i.e., physical or mental), political affiliation or belief, sexual orientation, marital status or military or veteran status. Every applicant who is hired is required to demonstrate their authorization to work in the United States (I‐9 documentation) within three days of their employment start date (according to U.S. law). Criminal background checks are conducted upon acceptance of contingent offer.

RECRUITER/CAREER NAVIGATOR

Brief Job Description: Recruitment, enrollment, employment and training and case management services for IMC’s National Farmworker Jobs Program (NFJP) and other programs in Boone, Stephenson and Winnebago counties. Development of occupational and other educational opportunities for migrant and seasonal farmworkers in coordination with local community colleges, training providers, workforce development partners and employers. Collaboration with American Job Centers (AJC), e.g., Freeport , for NFJP participants in Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA) NFJP.
Responsibilities in Brief: Full time position is responsible for identifying and recruiting MEP-eligible children and youth who are migrant agricultural workers or have a parent/guardian that is a migrant agricultural worker. The State Recruiter works in collaboration with numerous school districts, local and state agencies, social service organizations, agricultural employers, businesses, and others to locate migrant farmworker families in Illinois.
Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate experience in workforce development /education; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to comprehend and follow policy, procedures and program requirements; ability to maintain client confidentiality, use judgment and take initiative when required; familiarity with employability and educational needs of farmworkers and individuals; experience with Microsoft Office and office technology.; bilingual Spanish/English preferred; valid State of Illinois driver’s license, current auto insurance coverage and access to vehicle.
Employment Start Date: December 3, 2017
Tentative Location: Freeport, IL
Hours: Freeport, IL
Wages: Commensurate with education and experience
Contact: For more information and/or to submit a cover letter and resume, send an email to cthomas@illinoismigrant.org with the Subject Line "Application for Recruiter/Career Navigator."


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The Illinois Migrant Council makes all hiring and employment decisions without regard to race, color, religion, national origin or ancestry, age, sex, gender identity, disability (impaired condition, i.e., physical or mental), political affiliation or belief, sexual orientation, marital status, military status, or veteran status.

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