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.
Migrant Education Recruiter/Student Advocate
Location: Metro East, IL
Closing Date: Until position is filled
Part Time Hours: Approximately 15-20 hours per week
Hourly Wage: Commensurate with experience
Program: The Migrant Education Program (MEP) of this statewide non-profit organization serves eligible children and youth of farmworkers in Metro East Illinois including the counties of Greene, Jersey, Bond, Washington, Monroe, Randolph, St. Clair, Clinton, Madison, and Calhoun.
Responsibilities in Brief: Under supervision of the State Identification and Recruitment Coordinator, identifies the presence and location of migrant farmworker families by conducting outreach in farms, nurseries, and migrant camps in designated counties. The successful candidate will receive the training to become knowledgeable about regulations regarding eligibility and accurate eligibility documentation. The candidate will work in conjunction with families, local school districts, social service agencies and allied programs to develop advocacy plans for migrant students.
Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s Degree, or two years of experience working with migrant farmworkers or similar populations; effective interpersonal, oral and written communication skills; proficiency with Microsoft Office; ability to travel throughout Metro East region and work semi-independently; ability to read, write, and speak fluently in English and Spanish; availability to work flexible schedules (evenings and weekends) as needed; access to reliable vehicle and car insurance. Desirable: Experience working in the Migrant Education Program, bilingual (Spanish/English), and sensitivity to strengths and challenges of migrant families.
Please email Resume and Cover Letter: addressed to the attention of Eva Jimenez at MigrantEdJobs@gmail.com
Equal Opportunity Employer
Auxiliary Services are available upon request.
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.