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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.

Regional Recruiter

Location: Cobden, IL

Part-Time Hours: Approximately 15-25 hours per week (possible full time in summer months)

Hourly Wage: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: February 1, 2018 or until position is filled

Responsibilities in Brief: Under the supervision of the Technology Learning Center Coordinator in Cobden, identifies the presence and location of migrant farmworker families by conducting outreach in farms, nurseries, and migrant camps in Southern Illinois in collaboration with the State Identification and Recruitment Coordinator. The successful candidate will receive the training to become knowledgeable about regulations regarding eligibility and appropriate enrollment documentation. The candidate will work in conjunction with families, local school districts, social service agencies, other migrant education programs, and allied programs migrant to provide advocacy for migrant students and facilitate their access to needed services and instruction.
Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s Degree (preferred), or minimum two years of experience working with migrant farmworkers or similar populations; proficiency with Microsoft Office; sensitive to the strengths and challenges of migrant farmworker population; effective oral and written communication skills; ability to travel throughout Southern Illinois and work semi-independently; ability to read, write, and speak fluently in English and Spanish; able to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends as needed. Candidate must have access to a reliable vehicle and car insurance.
Please email Resume and Cover Letter addressed to the attention of Eva Jimenez at MigrantEdJobs@gmail.com


Instructor/Migrant Student Advocate

Location: Cobden, IL

Part-Time Hours: Approximately 15-20 hours per week

Hourly Wage: Commensurate with experience

Closing Date: January 19, 2018 or until position is filled

Program: The Migrant Education Program (MEP) of this statewide non-profit organization serves eligible children and youth in farmworker families in Union County.

Responsibilities in Brief: Under supervision of the Technology Learning Center Coordinator in Cobden, provides after school tutoring for eligible students, and assists with parent education workshops. The successful candidate will provide tutorial assistance to students, monitor their progress, conduct instructional home visits, and assist with parent or parent/child workshops to support the education of participating students. The candidate will work in conjunction with families, local school districts, and allied programs to provide supplemental instruction and facilitate access to needed services. Training and professional development will be provided.
Preferred Qualifications: Associate’s Degree (Bachelor’s Degree preferred); demonstrated success in working with students and parents; computer literacy; ability to effectively present information to students and their families; strong organizational and interpersonal communication skills (bilingual in English/Spanish preferred); and sensitivity to needs of farmworker families. Primary work hours will be after school when students come to the TLC for tutoring and homework help, but a few evenings and weekends may be necessary. Candidate should be able to travel on a limited basis and must have access to an insured auto and possess a valid driver’s license.
Please email Resume and Cover Letter addressed to the attention of María Domínguez at ilmees@frontier.com


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: February 5, 2018
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."


Migrant Education Recruiter/Student Advocate

Location: Metro East, IL
Part Time Hours: Approximately 15-20 hours per week
Hourly Wage: Commensurate with experience
Closing Date: Until position is filled
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


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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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