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 3-26-14


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.



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: 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: 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.



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.