Graduate Studies

Assistantship Positions

Please note: Assistantship positions are intended to complement the student’s program of study and a rationale may be required from the hiring department if the two are not clearly connected. Also, positions listed below may have already been filled. It is the student's responsibility to verify availability with the hiring departments. Should a student wish to have the assistantship application materials on file in the Graduate School sent to a department outside of their academic program, they must submit the request form (wiu.edu/graduate_studies/current_students/forms/GARequesttoDept.pdf)

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.


None posted at this time.



Graduate Student Employment Positions - Non-Assistantship

The below positions are employment opportunities for graduate students but are not assistantship positions. They do not come with a tuition waiver nor follow the eligibility requirements of assistantships.


House Director - Sigma Alpha Epsilon

Purpose:

The house director's primary responsibility is to assist in the coordination of maintenance and repair of the property, the enforcement of policies and procedures, and the payment of bills.

  • Serve as a facilities manager for an 18-room (max. 20 residents) facility
  • Assist in move-in, move-out duties as well as damage assessment duties
  • Coordinate needed repairs (along with the house manager and House Corp. Board) with local contractors
  • Enforce policies and procedures (alcohol-free, quiet hours, emergency, University, etc.) of the house
  • Assist house manager in assessing fees
  • Oversee the housing budget in coordination with the House Corp.
  • Ensure the living environment is healthy and safe
  • Serve as a resource for the fraternity
  • Encourage a positive, community-oriented learning environment in the chapter house

Qualifications:

  • Male enrolled as a graduate student at Western Illinois University
  • Housing and fraternity experience preferred

Compensation:

The House Director compensation will include the following:

Furnished House Director Apartment: Bedroom and private bathroom, utilities, internet

Application:

The position provides opportunities to learn basic skills in programming, facility management, and administration. The position will begin August 12, 2019 and end May 20, 2020 (with an optional 1-year renewal). Please send your resume and cover letter to Jeremy Robinett at jl-robinett@wiu.edu by July 26, 2019.


House Director - Alpha Sigma Tau

Purpose:

The House Director is an integral part of the Alpha Sigma Tau sorority, serving as a paraprofessional staff resident who has the most direct and constant contact with the sorority residents. This individual will live in the sorority house and work with all residents of the sorority who are currently enrolled at the University. The primary responsibilities are to:

  • Serve as a facilities manager for a 15-room (max. 30 residents) facility
  • Handle move-in, move-out duties as well as damage assessment duties
  • Coordinate needed repairs (along with the undergraduate officer and House Corp. Board) with local contractors
  • Be the primary liaison between the House Corporation Board and catering service
  • Handle security alarm duties
  • Enforce policies and procedures (alcohol-free, quiet hours, emergency, University, etc.) of the house
  • Assist house finance officer in assessing fees
  • Oversee the housing budget in coordination with the House Corp.
  • Ensure the living environment is healthy and safe
  • Serve as a resource for the sorority
  • Encourage a positive, community-oriented learning environment in the chapter house

Qualifications:

  • Female enrolled as a graduate student at Western Illinois University
  • Housing experience and sorority experience preferred

Compensation:

The House Director compensation will include the following:

  • Furnished House Director Apartment: living room, bedroom, bathroom
  • Full meal plan

Application:

The House Director will have the opportunity to learn basic skills in programming, human interaction, and administration. This position will begin August 1, 2019, and end May 30, 2020 (with the opportunity for a 1-year renewal). Please send your resume and cover letter to Cathy Onion at cathyo@winco.net by Monday, May 20.