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Back to search results Apply now Job no: 764998
Work type: Support Staff
Pay Grade: 05
Major Administrative Unit / College: Asc Provost For Undergraduate Education
Department: Migrant Student Services 10053279
Sub Area: AP- Professionals
Salary: Pay Commensurate with Experience
Location: In State
Categories: On-Call

Position Summary(Basic Job Function)

This is a temporary or an on-call position. Provides professional support. Responsibilities may include general business, science, medical, agricultural or other professional support functions. Term: Temps can work two (2) nine (9) month terms with a week break in service in between and at the end of the second term terminate for three (3) months or switch to an on-call. On-Call allowed to work 1039 hours in any twelve (12) month period.

Unit Position Summary

The position of Recruiter within the MSU Identification and Recruitment Center has the purpose of accurately identifying and recruiting all eligible migrant youth between the ages of 0-21 who are not already enrolled in the Migrant Education Program; updating records of students already in the system; developing and maintaining partnerships with community agencies, crew leaders, farmers, growers, and to be an available advocate for migrant families.

The recruiter will hold the responsibility of visiting and connecting with businesses such as greenhouses, dairy farms, fruit, and vegetable growers as well as visiting homes and camps of agricultural workers. This requires an open and flexible work schedule that often includes hours in the evenings and whole weekends. The recruiter will also work to build community relationships, building a network of community resources to connect families to. This position also requires distribution and familiarization of ESL and life skills materials to qualifying youth.

Responsibilities:

  • Maintaining accurate records of students in assigned areas.
  • Completes all required documentation involving recruitment efforts.
  • Regular communication with migrant farm working families building good rapport and trust.
  • Driving to farms and agricultural businesses in assigned areas to identify and recruit eligible youth.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Bilingual: English and Spanish.
  • High school diploma or Equivalent.
  • Valid driver's license.

Working Conditions

The selected candidate will work remotely with available office space on MSU’s main campus. The recruiter will work primarily evenings and weekends visiting or calling potential migratory families, support agencies, and agricultural employers. The employee will use a personal vehicle for in-state travel and be compensated the government rate for mileage. The recruiter will be provided with a laptop, hotspot, other equipment, and supplies. Hours will range from 15 hours per week in the off-season to 40 hours per week during the main growing season. Some overnight trips or out-of-state travel may be necessary on a limited basis. The employee will collaborate with other Migrant Student Services programs and staff, as well as other Migrant Education Programs in Michigan and across the nation.

Desired Qualifications

  • Communicate effectively in Spanish and English both verbally and in writing.
  • Effective communication and ability to work in a team with other recruiters and Migrant Student Services (MSS) staff.
  • Experience using business email services such as Microsoft Outlook, Basic Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and Google Drive.
  • Cultural awareness and sensitivity to the migrant and seasonal farmworker lifestyle and/or a history of working in agriculture.
  • Ability to work independently while achieving set goals.

Equal Employment Opportunity Statement

All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, citizenship, age, disability or protected veteran status.

Required Application Materials

Please attach resume and cover letter.


Together-we-will Statement

The university is requiring all MSU students, faculty and staff to be vaccinated against COVID-19 with limited exceptions. Learn more at: https://msu.edu/together-we-will/

Work Hours

ON-CALL

Website

https://mss.msu.edu/identification/index.html

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