Program Assistant

Working Title – Outreach Coordinator

Student Success and Retention


  • Bachelor’s degree.
  • Master’s degree preferred
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience in high school college access/community outreach and/or related experience.  
  • A minimum of 3 years of experience collaborating with university personnel and departments that support student enrollment, success, and retention.
  • Experience working with university personnel, processes, policies, and structures.
  • Sensitivity and commitment to the needs of low income, first generation students from diverse backgrounds. 
  • Bilingual/bicultural preferred. 

(Each position requires a background check.)

The Program Assistant is responsible for building bilingual/bicultural structures for reaching out to the designated high schools and successfully transitioning students into postsecondary education. They will engage and support students from CPS High Schools providing supportive services for students, their families, and the high schools through academic, social-emotional, and financial wellness interventions for the Title V- Caminos al Éxito grant.

 Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Serve as the Caminos al Exito Outreach Coordinator for thirteen CPS high schools (Amundsen, Foreman, Lane, Lakeview, Mather, North Grand, Prosser, Roosevelt, Schurz, Senn, Steinmitz, Taft, and Von Steuben). 
  • Responsible for building bilingual/bicultural structures that engage and support the transition of students and their families to NEIU and Wilbur Wright College.
  • Facilitate (virtually and in person) group workshops, after school activities, small meetings for students and families from Exito schools. 
  • Participate in meetings with NEIU, Wilbur Wright College, as well high school level meetings to discuss opportunities for EXITO students. 
  • Collaborate with campus-wide events to support student success and retention. 
  • Reports to the Director, attends team meetings, assists in collecting data, and contributes to annual performance reports


$23.00- $30.00 per hour


To Be Determined

(Hours may vary depending on departmental needs)



To apply:

In order to be considered for employment by Northeastern Illinois University (NEIU), you must submit the following:

Above you can download and print a copy of the Employment Application and Statement of Annuitant Form. You must complete, sign and date the application and annuitant form and submit them along with official transcripts, resume and cover letter to cs-employment@neiu.edu by the application deadline. A new application and annuitant form are required for each position applied.

If you have any questions, please call the Office of Human Resources at 773-442-5200, or email us at CS-Employment@neiu.edu. Please visit the State Universities Civil Service System website at http://www.sucss.illinois.gov/updates.aspx for general information. NEIU Employment Services reserves the right not to consider any application on the basis of incomplete information/documents, delay in submission, and disqualifications under the rules of State Universities Civil Service System. Employment Services, however, assures that your application will be duly reviewed on the basis of the classification(s) in which you qualify and, accordingly, will inform you of their decision.

Application Deadline:

A current application, affirmative action form, statement of annuitant status form, official transcript(s), resume and cover letter must be submitted by the close of business 7/26/21.

Northeastern Illinois University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action Employer and invites applications from Women, Minorities, Veterans and Persons with Disabilities, as well as Other Qualified Individuals. Northeastern Illinois University positions are contingent upon the University's receipt of its State of Illinois appropriation.