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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

Location: Freeport, IL
Closing Date: May 4, 2018 or until position is filled
Hours: Full Time
Wage: Commensurate with experience
Responsibilities in Brief: Under supervision of the Director of Workforce Development, identifies, recruits and enrolls eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers in the NFJP and other programs; and develops occupational and educational opportunities for career pathways to obtain industry-recognized credentials for program participants in collaboration with local community colleges, training providers, American Job Centers and workforce development partners and employers. The successful candidate will receive training to become knowledgeable about regulations governing eligibility determination, program requirements, recordkeeping and reporting. A full job announcement may be requested from the email address below.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or commensurate experience in workforce development, adult education or related field; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to comprehend and follow policy and procedures, e.g., client confidentiality; ability for independent judgment; experience with Microsoft Office and office technology; valid State of Illinois driver’s license, current auto insurance coverage and access to vehicle.
Preferred Qualifications: Bilingual (Spanish/English); familiarity with employability and educational needs of farmworkers and individuals.
Please email your resume and cover letter with the subject line “Recruiter/Career Navigator” to: cthomas@illinoismigrant.org


Coordinator/Lead Teacher

Location: Springfield, IL
Closing Date: April 30, 2018 or until position is filled
Temporary, Part Time: June 6 – August 3 Approximately 25 hours per week
Other: Work hours will be determined based on availability and needs of the Coordinator/Lead Teacher, other staff, and families served.
Hourly Wage: Commensurate with experience
Responsibilities in Brief: Under supervision of the Director of Migrant Education Services, the Coordinator/Lead Teacher is responsible for coordinating instructional services and providing direct instruction for eligible migrant students in Springfield during the Summer 2018 session. S/he will deliver a home-based curriculum designed for use in summer programs, focused on math and literacy, for students in Kindergarten through 7th grade. S/he will also instruct and/or oversee instruction for secondary students and out-of-school youth on scheduled weekday evenings. Training and professional development to prepare the candidate for this position will be provided. A full job announcement may be requested at the email address below.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts or Science degree (K-9 preferred); a valid teaching certificate; demonstrated success in working with students; strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills; sensitivity to the needs of farmworker families; and a valid driver's license and access to an insured auto for limited travel.
Preferred Qualifications: Bilingual (Spanish/English); experience working in the Migrant Education Program.
Please email your resume and cover letter with the subject line “Coordinator/Lead Teacher” to: MigrantEdJobs@gmail.com


Guidance Counselor/Recruiter

Location: Harvard, IL
Closing Date: May 4, 2018 or until position is filled
Part Time Hours: 8:30 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. (25 hrs/wk)
Hourly Wage: Commensurate with experience
Program: : IMC programs provide adult education, employment and training and case management services for low income communities and eligible migrant and seasonal farmworkers and their dependents in Northern Illinois counties, including ESL instruction for limited English speaking residents in McHenry County.
Responsibilities in Brief: Under supervision of the Director of Workforce Development, recruits, enrolls and provides career pathways counseling and case management services for students/participants in programs such as the IL Community College Board (ICCB) ESL class, Community Services Block Grant and National Farmworker Jobs Program; and develops occupational and educational opportunities for career pathways to obtain industry-recognized credentials for students/participants through collaboration with local community colleges, training providers, the McHenry County American Job Center, and other workforce development partners and employers. The successful candidate will receive training to become knowledgeable about regulations governing eligibility determination, program requirements, recordkeeping and reporting. A full job announcement may be requested from the email address below.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor’s Degree or appropriate experience in workforce development, adult education or related field; excellent communication and interpersonal skills; ability to comprehend and follow policy and procedures, e.g., client confidentiality; ability for independent judgment; experience with Microsoft Office and office technology; valid State of Illinois driver’s license, current auto insurance coverage and access to vehicle.
Preferred Qualifications: Bilingual (Spanish/English); familiarity with employability and educational needs of farmworkers and individuals.
Please email your resume and cover letter with the subject line “Guidance Counselor/Recruiter” to: cthomas@illinoismigrant.org


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


Teacher/Instructor

Location: Springfield, IL
Program: Migrant Education Program (MEP) Summer Session
Closing Date: April 30, 2018 or until position is filled
Temporary: June 6 – August 3 Approximately 20 hours per week
Wage: Commensurate with experience
Other: Work hours (at least three times per week in the evenings) will be determined based on availability and needs of the Teacher/Instructor, other staff, and families served
Responsibilities in Brief: Under supervision of the Director of Migrant Education Services, the Teacher/Instructor is responsible for working with the Lead Teacher/ Coordinator to provide direct instruction for eligible migrant secondary students and out-of-school youth in Springfield during the Summer 2018 session. S/he may also assist with instruction for students in Kindergarten through 7th grade focused on math and literacy during morning hours. Training and professional development to prepare the candidate for this position will be provided. A full job announcement may be requested at the email address below.
Minimum Qualifications: Bachelor of Arts or Science degree (preferred); a valid teaching certificate (preferred); demonstrated success in working with students; strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills; sensitivity to the needs of farmworker families; and a valid driver's license and access to an insured auto for limited travel.
Preferred Qualifications: Bilingual (Spanish/English); experience working in the Migrant Education Program.
Please email your resume and cover letter with the subject line “Teacher/Instructor” to: MigrantEdJobs@gmail.com


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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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