Skip to main content

This job has expired

Migrant State Recruiter (36097)

Employer
Northern Illinois University
Location
Illinois, United States
Salary
Salary Not Specified
Date posted
Feb 26, 2024
Position Summary

The Migrant Education State Recruiter is responsible for identifying andinterviewing grant-eligible children. Will work with school districts, socialservice providers, migrant programs and employers, and others. Will learnand stay current with all Federal and State regulations; responsible forrecruiter training programs. There are several recruiters geographicallylocated in places where migrant families typically are employed – thisposition is the state recruiter who is responsible for the other areas of the state. This position is grant-funded.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Recruiter for Migrant Children Across Illinois
  • Recruit MEP -eligible migrant children and encourage children and their parents/guardians to participate in program services.
  • Maintain current knowledge about all Federal and State regulations
    pertinent to the identification and recruitment of migrant children and
    youth.
  • Research potentially-eligible migrant populations in targeted areas of
    Illinois by working collaboratively with school districts, social service
    providers, migrant programs, migrant employers, and others.
  • Follow up on leads and travel to various locations throughout the state
    of Illinois including migrant housing, employment sites (farms and
    processing plants), social service agencies, school districts, and other
    locations, to identify the presence and location of migrant children.
  • Work with local grantees to ensure areas within their responsibility are
    covered.
  • Cover areas of the state which are not part of the local grantees’
    territory.
  • Work collaboratively including, but not limited to, reporting findings
    regarding the presence of MEP -eligible children to the Illinois State
    ID&R Coordinator in a timely manner and plan follow-up activities and
    any changes in the recruitment plan jointly.
Identification of Migrant Children and Determination of Pre-Eligibility
  • Identify and interview potentially-eligible children and families and explain the MEP to them.
  • Assist in the preparation and delivery of training to various personnel like business HR people and school district staff, providing technical assistance, as needed.
  • Facilitate communication among migrant families, school/ MEP programs, and communities, and serve as an advocate for MEP -eligible children.
  • Maintain sensitivity to the strengths and challenges of the migrant population and culture.
  • Complete the appropriate paperwork, including Certificates of Eligibility (CoE), Out of School Youth Profiles, and Migrant Education Program Recruiter Logs.
  • Work closely with the Eligibility Coordinator to ensure CoEs are accurately completed and information is submitted in the proper systems.
  • Participate in Quality Control procedures as they relate to training, eligibility determinations, and documentation.
Technical Assistance and Training
  • Plan, coordinate and participate in monthly recruiter training and CoE training to local grantee staff including additional training in programs who submit consistently inaccurate CoEs.
  • Participate in technical assistance programs from IL MEP and Identification and Recruitment Consortium ( IDRC ) for MEP project personnel in completing required COE information, data analysis, and maintaining various records as need by entities.
  • Expand the network of individuals and agencies capable of contributing to the knowledge of migrant populations in Illinois.
Evaluation and Program Improvement
  • Oversee data collection and analysis for meeting federal and state requirements.
  • Conduct a continuous improvement process that upgrades methodologies, technologies and reference materials, producing metrics that establish program accountability.
  • Plan, coordinate and participate in monthly recruiter training and CoE training to local grantee staff including additional training in programs who submit consistently inaccurate CoEs
  • Participate in technical assistance programs from IL MEP and Identification and Recruitment Consortium ( IDRC ) for MEP project personnel in completing required COE information, data analysis, and maintaining various records as need by entities.
  • Expand the network of individuals and agencies capable of contributing to the knowledge of migrant populations in Illinois.
Minimum Required Qualifications (Civil Service)
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • One (1) year (12 months) of experience (paid or unpaid) in advocacy, social services or educational systems to support immigrant, Latinx or other refugees.
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities (KSAs) (Civil Service)

GENERAL KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs)
1. Knowledge of the community and resources as defined by the specific
program.
2. Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and
personal services.
3. Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language
including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition,
and grammar.
4. Knowledge of clerical procedures and systems (word processing,
spreadsheet software, etc.).
5. Skill in service orientation – anticipating, recognizing, and meeting
others’ needs.
6. Skill in active listening.
7. Skill in analyzing situations and finding workable solutions (critical
thinking).
8. Skill in being organized and detail oriented.
9. Ability to engage and establish rapport with people from varied
ethnic/social/economic backgrounds.
10. Ability to communicate clearly, both verbally and in writing.
11. Ability to prioritize, and to manage time effectively.
12. Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
POSITION - SPECIFIC KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES (KSAs)·
1. Ability to commit to advancement of engagement in higher education
2. Ability to work a flexible schedule including evenings and weekends
when farmworker families are available
3. Ability to complete extensive travel across the state, individually
traveling to remote, rural locations, meeting with migrant/farmworker
employers and employees (must include insured auto and valid drivers license) with occasional overnight stays.

Specialty Factors (Civil Service)

Bilingual in English-Spanish

Preferred Qualifications (Civil Service)
  • Bachelor’s degree preferred
  • One year experience delivering services to eligible migrant children.
  • One year experience working with Migrant/Latinx students
Minimum Required Qualifications (SPS)

N/A

Additional Requirements (SPS)

N/A

Preferred Qualifications (SPS)

N/A

Physical demands/requirements

Travel

Appointment and Compensation Details

Appointment and Compensation Details

Anticipated Appointment Start Date

As soon as possibe after close date

Anticipated Appointment End Date

Percent of Staff Year

1.00

Standard Hours Per Week

37.50

Working Hours

8 am - 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday, one-hour lunch; evenings and weekends as needed

Salary

$40,000 - $55,000 Commensurate with experience and qualifications. NIU offers a robust Benefits Package.

Hourly or Semi-monthly Pay Rate/Range

$1667.25 - $2291.67 per pay period

Earn Type

Salary

Application Procedure

Application Procedure

Application Procedure

Application Procedures:

  1. Fully complete the Education and Work History sections of the application. Be specific on your entire work history, including employment dates and duties for all positions held. Applicable part-time work experience will be considered toward qualifying for this position; however, it will be converted to a full-time equivalency to determine combined length of experience. Important: Please upload any unofficial transcript(s) and/or documentation that verifies any education, experience, and/or training you have received.
    • If eligible for Veteran’s Preference Points, DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256 paperwork reflecting an Honorable Discharge MUST be uploaded to this application to receive the maximum eligible points on the Civil Service examination.
  2. After the posting has closed, your submission will be reviewed to determine if you meet the minimum qualifications for the classification, including any specialty factors associated with this position. If you meet the minimum required qualifications for this position, you will receive a score based on your education and experience, and your name will be placed on the active employment register.
  3. Please monitor your e-mail for further information regarding your application. Emails will be generated from jobs@niu.edu and CivilServiceTesting@niu.edu . Please add these emails to your address book to ensure timely delivery of any future communication.
  4. Applicants must be a current citizen or resident of the State of Illinois to move forward in the hiring process.


Credentials Assessment Examination:
  • The examination for this position is a Credentials Assessment and is based on your application materials as submitted for this posting. A Credential Assessment is a rating by the Human Resources Office of an applicant’s/employee’s education, experience, and special credentials/qualifications (licenses, etc.). Applicants are required to upload documentation to verify the minimum qualifications for this position has been met.
  • Required documentation noted in the posting, such as a driver’s license, licensures, or certifications MUST be uploaded with your application materials.
  • After assessment of all qualified applicants has been completed for this position, the names with the top three (3) scores will be referred to the hiring department for interview.
Additional Details:
  • Click on Community Outreach Worker for more information including salary ranges, typical duties, minimum acceptable qualifications, and testing requirements.
    • Applicants who may assume they do not meet the exact minimum qualifications are still invited to apply. Within the application documents, applicants should be sure to explain how their credentials and related qualifications address the requested minimum requirements.
  • Please click on Human Resource Services – Benefits for detailed information about Northern Illinois University’s benefits package.
  • Employment is contingent upon your passing a criminal background investigation. You may not begin work until the criminal background investigation results have been received and cleared by Human Resources.
Special Instructions

Quick Link to Applicant

https://employment.niu.edu/postings/76559

Is Background Check Required?

Yes

EEO Statement Summary

In accordance with applicable statutes and regulations, NIU is an equal opportunity employer and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, age, physical and mental disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, political affiliation, or any other factor unrelated to professional qualifications, and will comply with all applicable federal and state statutes, regulations and orders pertaining to nondiscrimination, equal opportunity and affirmative action.

The following person has been designated to handle inquiries regarding the non-discrimination policies:

Ethics and Compliance Officer, Title IX Coordinator
Health Services 230
TitleIXCoordinator@niu.edu
815-753-5560

Visa Policy

In compliance with federal law, all persons hired will be required to verify identity and eligibility to work in the United States and to complete the required employment eligibility verification document form upon hire.

ADA Accommodation

NIU remains committed to ensuring that its recruitment and application procedures include full opportunities for applicants with disabilities. Employment opportunities will not be denied to anyone because of the need to make accommodations for a person’s disability during either the application or interview process. An applicant who believes they require an accommodation to participate in the employment process due to a disability may request that accommodation through the Accommodation Request Form . For further assistance, please contact the office of Affirmative Action and Equal Opportunity ( AAEO ) at ada@niu.edu .

Safety Information

NIU provides annual reports on campus security and fire safety.

Read the Annual Safety and Security Report. Contact the Ethics and Compliance Office at 815-753-1649 for a hard copy.

Read the Fire Safety Report . Contact the Department of Environmental Health and Safety at 815-753-0404 for a hard copy.
Applicant Documents
Required Documents
  1. Cover Letter
  2. Resume/Curriculum Vitae
  3. List of References
Optional Documents
  1. Transcripts (unofficial with official required at hire)
  2. Military Discharge Documents ONLY (DD214/DD215/NGB22/DD256)

Supplemental Questions

Required fields are indicated with an asterisk (*).

  1. * Select the answer that best describes your work experience providing customer-related services, such as greeting visitors, answering questions, and providing general information to the public about the organization and its services, processes, etc
    • No work experience directly related to the job function described.
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance.
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently.
  2. * Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or résumé. (“See Résumé” is not an acceptable response.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  3. * Select the answer that best describes your work experience with gathering, preparing, and documenting information and/or recordkeeping
    • No work experience directly related to the job function described.
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance.
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently.
  4. * Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or résumé. (“See Résumé” is not an acceptable response.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  5. * Select the answer that best describes your work experience with community-based programs and organizations
    • No work experience directly related to the job function described.
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance.
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently.
  6. * Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or résumé. (“See Résumé” is not an acceptable response.)

    (Open Ended Question)

  7. * Select the answer that best describes your work experience with individuals from various social, ethnic, and economic backgrounds
    • No work experience directly related to the job function described.
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed under guidance.
    • My work experience relevant to the job function described was performed independently.
  8. * Please provide the name of the employer and the dates of employment where you gained this experience. Please note that this information must be verified on an NIU application and/or résumé. (“See Résumé” is not an acceptable response)

    (Open Ended Question)

  9. * Have you attached all transcripts to support the degrees you are submitting for consideration?
    • Yes
    • No
  10. * How many years of experience do you have in this type of position?
    • 0-1
    • 1-3
    • 3-5
    • 5-7
    • 7+
  11. * Are you currently a citizen or resident of the State of Illinois?
    • Yes
    • No
  12. * If applicable, have you attached a copy of your DD214, DD215, NGB22, or DD256 for consideration of Veterans Preference Points? The copy submitted should reflect the status of discharge in order to be considered.
    • Yes
    • No
    • Not Applicable


Get job alerts

Create a job alert and receive personalized job recommendations straight to your inbox.

Create alert