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Project CARE Support Specialist (Part Time)

Morton College
Cicero, IL

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Job Title:

Project CARE Support Specialist (Part Time)

Reports To and Evaluated by:

Associate Dean for Strategic Initiatives, Adult, Career & Technical Education

Required Qualifications:

An Associate’s degree. Experience working with postsecondary students or adult learners. Bilingual in Spanish and English. Familiarity with the needs of students in Adult Education programs. Must be able to demonstrate the Morton College core values of compassion, fairness, respect, responsibility, tolerance and truth.

Preferred Qualifications:

Bachelor’s degree in Education, Business Administration (or a related subject). Experience working with Adult Ed students. Familiarity with Customer Relations, Literacy Tutoring, and Database Management.

Job Summary:

Under the direction of the Project Care and Adult Education Liaison, the Specialist is responsible for supporting Project CARE Students as they enter the program. The Specialist will serve as the primary recruiter for new students, coordinating and developing student recruitment initiatives and events. The Specialist will also work with the adult education department to recruit students from Adult Ed Classes into the program. This role is also responsible for expanding Project CARE within the college district.

Specific Job Duties:

  • Assist prospective and current student and with Project CARE intake.
  • Answer phone calls and take messages in the Project CARE office in addition to responding to emails.
  • Perform data entry this includes but limited to sorting, maintaining, and filing student records in database.
  • Support program marketing efforts; this includes but not limited to visiting Adult Education classes to promote the program.
  • Assist with test sign-up, assessment, intake & orientation.
  • Facilitate student relationships with their tutors by advocating on the students’ behalf when necessary. Conduct college tours.
  • Represent Project CARE programs at college events, community events, and other networking opportunities such as career fairs, this will require working off-site on occasion.
  • Attend all required meetings and training sessions.
  • Complete professional development activities as assigned.
  • Preform other duties and special projects as assigned.

Salary Range:

$18-22 per hour

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Special Instructions to Applicants:

Morton College is a public college located in Cicero, IL (minutes from downtown Chicago). Morton College is the second oldest college in the State of IL. As a comprehensive community college who is recognized by the IL Community College Board, Morton College’s mission is: To enhance the quality of life of our diverse community through exemplary teaching and learning opportunities, community service, and life-long learning. Morton College is an HSI – Hispanic Serving Institution.

We strive to have a culture where our community comes first! Morton College is dedicated to diversity and is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We seek applicants from all backgrounds to ensure we get the best diverse talent to join our team. Minorities, women, individuals with diverse backgrounds are encouraged to apply for employment opportunities.

Higher Education is the place to be! Morton College is the place to be!

Note: This position is grant funded


Morton College, the second oldest community college in Illinois, was founded in 1924 to meet the educational demands in the growing communities of Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other near western suburbs which were a national hub of economic activity.

As a comprehensive community college, recognized by the Illinois Community College Board, Morton College's mission is: To enhance the quality of life of our diverse community through exemplary teaching and learning opportunities, community service, and life long learning.


Maximize the College's resources to support student learning.

Conduct ongoing assessment of student learning to discover new ways to help students succeed.

Develop responsive curricula and programs to serve community needs.

Encourage community families to embrace the educational opportunities Morton College provides.

Employment at Morton

Morton College has the distinction of being the second oldest comprehensive community college in Illinois. The pioneering spirit that established this learning community continues to drive Morton today as a Hispanic Serving Institution for Berwyn, Cicero, Forest View, Lyons, McCook, Stickney and other communities.

Morton College is located in Cicero, a western border suburb of Chicago, only eight miles from the heart of the business and cultural center of this great midwestern city. Chicago offers a complete array of entertainment venues, including six major professional sports teams plus the beautiful Lake Michigan recreational area.

As an institution of higher education, Morton College is committed to the development of its employees and encourages them to participate in life-long learning activities.

Morton College does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, marital status, or physical handicap in its educational, admissions, or employment practices.

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