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College Readiness Navigator

Job Type: Operational Staff


The College Readiness Navigator will work collaboratively with the College Readiness Coordinator and JALC Ambassador to create activities to expose students to college life and college culture; assist with cohort recruitment, retention, programming, and data collection; work with students’ families to address issues or concerns and to answer questions regarding the college onboarding process; and be a regular presence in JALC district high schools and mentor students in the cohort. 

Essential Functions and Responsibilities

  • Assist cohort students in registering for JALC events, including, but not limited to: Applied Technology Day, STEM Day, Technology Day, the Healthcare and Public Service Showcase, and New Student Orientation Days.
  • Develop and organize relevant data on the college bridge cohort to track student success and identify patterns among the obstacles impacting students’ enrollment and transition to JALC.
  • Assist cohort students in completing college-related tasks, including, but not limited to: admissions applications, placement test scheduling, financial aid and scholarship applications, and program applications.
  • Work with district high schools and school counselors to identify students for the cohort.
  • Build prospective student perception of JALC as a top choice in higher education by linking student’s interest, career, and educational goals to academic programs at the college.
  • Attend various community events to promote the College and recruit students.
  • Other duties as assigned.
  • Duties must be performed on John A. Logan College campus or designated locations.

Required Qualifications

  • High school diploma or GED
  • Familiarity with the Illinois community college system and John A. Logan College district 

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associate’s degree from John A. Logan College or other Illinois community college
  • Demonstrated communication, collaboration, and leadership skills that can be used to work with multiple team members to accomplish goals in a fast-paced environment 

Deadline to Apply: Open until filled 

Type of Position: Part-time; Grant; Operational

Funding Source: The expected end date of this position is June 30, 2023, but could be extended contingent

    upon grant funding. 

Hours: 15-29 hours per week (variable hours) 

Salary: $15.00 per hour

Send a John A. Logan College operational application, and copy of all transcripts to or to the address listed below.

John A. Logan College
Attn: Office of Human Resources (C116)
700 Logan College Drive
Carterville, IL 62918