Rock Valley College
Rockford, Illinois

Student Jobs on Campus

Please read and follow these instructions:

 1) Eligibility Requirements:

  • Must have a complete financial aid file. This includes filing the FAFSA and returning all requested documents to the Financial Aid office.
  • Must be in good academic standing.
  • Must not have already earned a bachelor's degree.  Must have graduated from high school. 
  • Must not also be employed by RVC as a regular part-time or full-time employee.
  • Must not be in default of a student loan. 
  • Must maintain a minimum enrollment of half-time status (6 credit hours).

2) How to Apply:

  • Review current student job openings at the bottom of this page. 
  • Complete and take the application form to the department where you are interested in working. 
  • The supervisor will then set up an appointment for an interview.
  • When you go for your interview, please take along a copy of your financial aid award letter and schedule planning worksheet.
  • Upon being hired, students must complete the necessary forms required for employment. The forms can be picked up at the Student Employment Desk (located in Financial Aid - Student Center - top floor).  You must also bring a copy of your Social Security card and driver's license.

Student Job Openings

Student job openings are updated as soon as new openings become available.  Please note, all salaries start at $8.25 per hour and students are limited to 20 hours per week.  

Job Openings as of 9-19-14


Supervisor/Contact Person: John Fillicaro 815-921-4625

Location: Educational Resource Center, top floor- room 2420

Description: The major functions of the job include, but are not limited to, answering phones and email related to the EAGLE learning management system used in course work at RVC. Competency in using computers, computer software and troubleshooting required. The candidate must be able to communicate well and help solve any issues related to RVC's learning management system and RVC student mail (Gmail). Needed 15-20 hours per week and must be able to work independently when needed. Applicant must be able to give the EAGLE training sessions in which 15 or more students may attend. Preferred applicants will have completed CIS 102 and ENG 101. Position available for Fall 2014.


Supervisor/Contact Person: LaToya Marble, 815-921-4175

Location: Student Center Building, Main floor

Duties to include basic office tasks, answer phones, help with walk-in traffic, answer questions, give campus tours, help students with Online Services and questions in regards to our student database. Must be highly motivated and enjoy working with people. Must be eligible for College Work Study.


Supervisor/Contact Person: Dave Keaggy  815-921-4847;

Location: Stenstrom Center, room 133, 4151 Samuleson Rd.

Description: Assistant position at the Stenstrom Center requires a student who is able to work with a variety of people, must be dependable, answer computer questions effectively, be able to solve problems, find answers and learn tasks quickly, and also be able to work independently. Applicant must have completed or be enrolled in CIS 102 and ENG 101; must have computer experience. 

Core Work Hours Required: Mon – Thurs, 3:30 PM - 7:30 PM


ADULT EDUCATION & Literacy Program - Tutor Supervisor/Contact Person: Amanda Smith, 815-921-2009

Location: Adult Education Center, Stenstrom Center, 4151 Samuelson Road

Description: Tutor needed for the GED students. Applicant must be well-versed in writing and/or math. A GPA of 2.0 or better is required. Needed 10 hours per week. Must be eligible for College Work Study.


Supervisor/Contact Person:  Shaine Henert   815-921-3804

Location:  Physical Education Center Building – Room 1020

Description: General fitness center duties to include check-in assistance, cleaning equipment, answering telephones, data entry, filing, and assisting students and staff.  Availability between 1-4p Monday-Friday. Knowledge of cardio and resistance training equipment, task-oriented, ability to work independently, good customer service and telephone etiquette all are required. Student will work approximately 10 hours per week. Students eligible for College Work Study preferred, but not required. Please drop off the student worker application at the Physical Education Center, Room 1020.


Supervisor/Contact Person: Nicholas Bowers  815-921-2265

Location: 303 N. Main Street – Supply Core Building

Description: Assistant needed to perform general office duties to include data entry, filing, answering telephones, making copies.  Basic computer skills necessary.  The main focus of this job will be working with the ELEVATE youth program, and assisting students and the general public in the Resource Room, which will consist of a computer lab.  Patrons will be using the lab for job searches, homework assignments and reference searches. The Refugee Program also sponsors a citizenship program, which the applicant will be working with.  Needed 10-20 hours per week and hours are flexible. 


Supervisor/Contact Person: Samantha Vancil 815-921-4409

Location: Support Services Building – room 2200

Description: General office duties to include answering the phone and taking messages, filing and periodically covering the front desk. Basic computer skills a must. Student will assist with Image Now scanning and document management; run cashier station, handle cash, check and credit cards. Assist students in understanding their Student Financial account. Must be able to handle confidential material; will help other Financial Services departments as needed and perform additional duties as assigned.


Supervisor/Contact Person: Becky Whitlow 815-921-4603

Location: Educational Resource Center

Description: Opening for student assistant to perform library duties to include data entry, maintain computerized library data, operate a cash register, and assist students & patrons with the photocopier, prepare mailings, and answer phones. Basic computer experience required. Good communication skills are necessary, and also the ability to work with a diverse student, faculty, staff and community patron population. Student must be available to open the library one morning each week at 7:50 A.M., closing the library one evening each week at 9 P.M., and working a rotational Saturday approximately 3-4 times each semester (during the summer, the library closes at 1:00 P.M. on Friday and is closed on Saturday).Applicant must be eligible for College Work Study. Must be able to work a minimum of 12 hours per week with maximum of 20 hours. A copy of the applicant's College Work Study award letter and class schedule must accompany the application.


Supervisor/Contact Person: Sharie Holub, 815-921-3471

Location: Science Division Office - JCSM 1015

Description: This position lends support to the Dean of Sciences, Life and Physical Science department faculty/staff, RVC students & general public. Will only consider applicants with previous office experience & excellent computer skills. Individual needs to be dependable, personable, organized, & able to follow instructions efficiently, adhering to a high standard of confidentiality. This position will assist with daily office operations, specialized projects, & semester preparations as needed. Duties may include: filing, copying, labeling, answering phones, taking messages, faxing, running campus errands, email correspondences, mailings, etc. Proficiency needed utilizing Windows 7/Office10: Microsoft Word, Excel, Power Point, internet usage and emailing. Position will be begin late summer with training to start Fall 2014 thru Spring/Summer 2015 terms, preferably afternoons, Monday thru Friday, up to 20 hours per week. Must have filed FAFSA for 2014/2015 fiscal year, completed intake papers with Financial Aid, & have been issued an award letter. Complete a job application, attach a copy of the Financial Aid award letter, your class schedule, resume, and deliver in person to JSCM 1015.



Supervisor/Contact Person: Melissa Clements, 815-921-2363

Description: Peer tutors needed to assist students in content areas and with study skills. Tutoring is done in the Tutoring Lab during regularly posted hours. Other duties may include helping in the office when needed. Applicants must have and maintain an overall GPA of at least 3.0 and have received an A or B in the classes they are tutoring. Applicants must obtain a referral from a faculty member. Must complete an interview and training will be given per CRLA guidelines. Hours will be scheduled around his/her classes. The Tutoring Center is open on the main campus Monday – Thursday from 9 am to 8 pm; Friday from 9 am – 2 pm during the Fall/Spring semesters; Summer semester Monday – Thursday 9 am to 5 pm; Friday 9 am to 1 pm. Hours at the Stenstrom Center and the LOC may vary.



Supervisor/Contact Person: Mike Webb  815-921-2151

Location: Main Campus – Building F

Description:  Students need to help in the theatre and set.  Must be reliable and dependable.  Also students need to assist in the costume shop.  Sewing experience is necessary.



Supervisor/Contact Person: Bob Seele (

Location: Support Services Building – room 2216 (main campus)

Description: Two job openings at the Stenstrom Center, 4151 Samuelson Road, ideal for students who have classes there. Duties would include general inside maintenance assistance with supervision as assigned for trash collection, minor custodial duties, events setups, bathroom stocking and minor repairs. One opening is for mornings and one is for evenings until 7:00 PM.  Must have a valid driver's license.


Supervisor/Contact Person: Melvin Allen – 815-921-4272

Location: Student Center, main floor

Description: The Admissions Office is looking for passionate and enthusiastic students to serve as the College mascot, the Golden Eagle. This is an integral part of the college's community outreach program and the Golden Eagle appears at athletic events, school visits, parades and festivals, campus events and other activities. Applicant must be reliable and able to work a variety of hours, including weekdays, weekends and evenings as a part of a rotation of mascot performers. Applicant must have the ability to be "larger than life" with movements and gestures, be good with kids, be comfortable performing in front of crowds, be able to think on his/her feet, and work under varied conditions. Prior mascot, theater, and movement or dance experience preferred; must be flexible and adaptable. The position is paid on an event-by-event basis.