Whether your plan is to take classes and transfer to a four-year university or enter one of our career programs designed to get you into the workforce right away, Rock Valley College has what you are looking for. Select from one of our more than 60 transfer areas or more than 30 career programs.
Whether you are new to the college or know your way around, we have a variety of services designed to help you succeed. We're here for you every step of the way.
Have fun. Try stuff. RVC gives you opportunities to get involved. There are lots of student activities to choose from. We offer more than 20 clubs and organizations. Try your hands at student government. Join the staff of our campus newspaper. What's it going to be?
At Rock Valley College, you're not just a number. Our highly respected faculty have master's degrees, doctorates and real-world experience. You won't be competing for attention in a huge lecture hall. Our average class size is 21, so you'll get a chance to interact, challenge and be challenged by your instructors.
The Estelle M. Black Library at Rock Valley College features nearly 75,000 volumes and more than 650 periodicals, and access to the interlibrary loan system. It also features spaces for individual and group study, and if you get thirsty, there's a coffee shop in the lobby!
RVC competes in NJCAA Division III in men's and women's basketball, women's volleyball, golf, baseball, softball, men's and women's tennis, and men's and women's soccer. Not to brag, but we're pretty good at it. Our teams have won 11 national championships and we have had more than 130 All-Americans.
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 3-26-14
FINANCIAL AID OFFICE
Supervisor/Contact Person: Mary Struthers 815-921-4162
Location: Student Center; Top Floor
Description: General clerical duties, to include: file maintenance, handling financial aid intake paperwork, answering phone calls, taking messages, data entry and special projects. Practical experience with Microsoft Word is a must. Applicant will need to be customer service oriented, dependable, and display a professional attitude at all times. Must be enrolled in or have taken college level math. The successful candidate must be available to work 15-20 hours per week, including one evening a week until 6pm and Tuesday mornings; other hours are flexible.
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.
THEATRE & ARTS PARK DEPARTMENT
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.
PLANT OPERATIONS & MAINTENANCE –
Supervisor/Contact Person: Bob Seele (R.Seele@RockValleyCollege.edu)
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.
ADULT EDUCATION & LITERACY PROGRAM
Supervisor/Contact Person: Amanda Smith 815-921-2009
Location: Adult Education Center,
Description: General clerical duties to include answering the phone, assisting with filing, computer data input, mailings, running copies.Applicant must have basic computer skills, good communication skills, and must be able to work well with students and staff. Must be able to speak Spanish. Needed 20 hours per week.Must be eligible for College Work Study.
ADMISSIONS OFFICE – College Mascot
Supervisor/Contact Person: Jennifer Thompson – 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.
ENROLLMENT SERVICES - RECORDS & REGISTRATION OFFICE
Supervisor/Contact Person: Michelle Rothmeyer, Registrar815-921-4267
Location: Student Center Building, top floor, Main Campus
Description: Clerical duties to include answering the phone, processing transcript requests, registering students into the computer system, and scanning documents into the document imaging system.This position requires excellent customer service and problem solving skills when assisting RVC students with their needs.Needed 15 hours per week.Must be eligible for College Work Study.