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 4/9/2015


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, assisting students and staff, and closing the Fitness Lab.  Must be available to work every Monday and Wednesday from 3-7p, with the possibility of additional hours, as needed. Task-oriented, ability to work independently, good customer service and telephone etiquette all are required. Knowledge of cardio and resistance training equipment preferred. Student will work approximately 10 hours per week. Students must be eligible for College Work Study. Please drop off the student worker application at the Physical Education Center, Room 1020.


Supervisor/Contact Person: Kerri Langdon 815-921-4096

Location: Student Center – 2nd floor, Room 2142

Description: Applicants must be reliable, patient and positive, detailed, and enjoy helping new students get started at RVC. Good communication skills required; competence with RVC technology and basic computer systems also required. Must have the ability to multi-task in a fast paced office. This position will assist new students with Educational Planning Session (EPS) registration, provide support at EPS, assist students with password resets, and confirm EPS registrants. Applicants must be capable of performing basic office duties including filing, copying, answering phones, and taking detailed messages.


Supervisor/Contact Person:  Michelle Rothmeyer 815-921-4267

Location:  Records & Registration Office, 2nd Floor Student Center, Main Campus

Description:  Clerical duties to include answering the phone, processing transcript requests, registering students into computer system, and scanning documents into the document imaging system.  This position requires excellent customer services and problem solving skills when assisting RVC students with their needs.  Needed 15 hours a week.  Must be eligible for College Work Study.

Please drop off the student worker application to the Records & Registration Office.


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

Location:Educational Resource Center / Library

Description - Essential duties include but are not limited to: Excellent customer service, answering phones, operating cash register, checking materials in and out, shelving (may include utilizing a step stool or ladder), collecting book drop materials, scheduling Group Study rooms, data entry, fax and photocopier services, processing outgoing mail, providing directional assistance, annual shifting, and assisting staff and community patrons. Applicant must be registered for a minimum 6 credit hours during spring and fall semesters. Good attendance is required. Other duties as assigned. This position requires the successful applicant to open the library one morning each week at 8:00 A.M., close the library one evening each week at 9 P.M., and work a rotational Saturday. During the summer, the library closes on Friday at 1 PM and is closed on Saturday. You may turn in your application, class schedule and Federal Work Study information at the library circulation desk. Applicants must be eligible for Federal Work Study funds (FWS).


Supervisor/Contact Person: Wanda Stolzer 815-921-3404

Location: JCSM building – room 1009

Description: General office duties to include answering the phone, taking messages, making copies, filing and completing campus errands. Basic computer skills necessary including Microsoft Word and Excel. Must be able to handle confidential material. Needed 15 – 20 hours per week. Must be able to work Fridays, Summer/Fall and Spring. Please submit your student worker application, a copy of your financial aid award letter showing the CWS amount, your class schedule and resume.

Student Life- Student Leader Assistants

Supervisor/Contact Person: Annette Alatorre 815-921-4186

Location: Student Center Building, Main Floor

Description: Student Leader Assistants (SLA) needed for Summer/Fall 2015 to provide excellent customer service to students who are involved or looking to be involved on campus. The SLA's duties include but are not limited to: answering the phone, making copies, scanning, and data entry. The SLA's will also assist with Student Life events and special programming, update multi-media accounts, organize and maintain Student Life areas, as well as being the main contact for the Student Leadership Office. Two positions open at 15 hours a week and hours are flexible. Must be self-motivated and enjoy working with people.


Supervisor/Contact Person: Amanda Smith 815-921-2009

Location: Adult Education Center, 4151 Samuelson Road

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.


Supervisor/Contact Person: Sue Carmichael 815-921-2251

Location:  303 N. Main Street, Rockford

Description:  Job duties would include providing general assistance for customers in the computer lab with tutorials for Windows, Word and Excel; setting up free e-mail accounts; WinWay Resume software; posting/e-mailing a resume on the Internet; Illinois Skills Match; and becoming familiar with Internet job seeking web sites and becoming familiar with library resources for job seekers. Other duties would include answer/response to telephone inquiries, operating fax and copy machines, filing, and maintaining spreadsheets.  Needed 20 hours per week; must be CWS eligible.



Supervisor/Contact Person: Deb Alfredson  815-921-2264

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: John Fillicaro 815-921-4625

Location: Educational Resource Center, top floor – room 2402

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 is 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 required. 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 Summer 2015.


Supervisor/Contact Person: Wanda Stolzer 815-921-3404

Location: JCSM building – room 1009

Description:General office duties required for this position include: maintaining cabinet items, checking ID's during sign-in and sign-outs, and providing support services to students in Life and/or Physical Sciences. Must be able to login to all Eagle/Campus programs. Must be able to follow directions and possess basic computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel.

In addition to your application, you will need to submit the following:

·A resume

·Copy of your financial aid award letter

·Class schedule.

Needed 15 – 20 hours per week (hours are negotiable based on class schedule).


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: 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.