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.


Center for International Studies – International Student Services
Memorial Hall 347
309-298-3734

2/3 Time Graduate Assistant Position - Fall 2018

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to a wide range of cultures
  • Valid driver’s license issued in the U.S. and ability to drive a 15-passenger van
  • Knowledge of software programs to create promotional materials for international student activities

Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous participation in international student activities, especially Conversation Partners, International Neighbors, New International Student Orientation volunteer

Duties:

  • Facilitate all aspects of the Conversation Partners program.
  • Assist with social media and advertising
  • Assist with the publicity, planning, and implementation of all international student activities (including website updates)
  • Assist with the planning, implementation, and evaluation of New International Student Orientation
  • Drive 15-passenger van for international student activities
  • Assist in the creation of new activities and organizations that help WIU international students integrate into the campus and community
  • Assist with CIS responsibilities where needed
  • Assist in all aspects of serving the international student population
  • Drive when needed for international student activities and WESL field trips

Application Procedure:

All applicants must write an essay (500-word maximum) answering the following questions:

Why are you interested in this assistantship?
How can you contribute to improve the services offered to international students?


Applicants should email the following information to DM-Sistko@wiu.edu:

1)      Essay

2)      Resume

3)      Contact information for three references

4)      Scanned copy of your valid U.S. issued driver’s license (permits will not be accepted).

Applications will be accepted until March 23, 2018.


Center for International Studies – International Student Services
Memorial Hall 347
309-298-3734

Full Time Graduate Assistant Position – Fall 2018

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication skills
  • Awareness of and sensitivity to a wide range of cultures
  • Valid driver’s license issued in the U.S. and ability to drive a 15-passenger van
  • Knowledge of building webpages using HTML, CSS and JS
  • Past experience in creating promotional materials for events and activities preferably using InDesign, Illustrator, Photoshop and Publisher.
  • Familiar with social media and third party APIs.

Preferred qualifications:

  • Previous participation in international student activities, especially Conversation Partners, International Neighbors, New International Student Orientation volunteer

Duties:

  • Manage/maintain existing website
  • Build/create new webpages as required by the department
  • Assist with social media and advertising
  • Assist with the planning and implementation of all international student activities including New International Student Orientation
  • Assist in the creation of new activities and programs that help WIU international students integrate into the campus and community
  • Assist in all aspects of serving the international student population
  • Assist with CIS responsibilities where needed
  • Drive when needed for international student activities and WESL field trips

Application Procedure:

All applicants must write an essay (500-word maximum) answering the following questions:

-Why are you interested in this assistantship?

-How can you contribute to improve international student activities?

-What experience have you had with website development or web design?  


Applicants should email the following information to DM-Sistko@wiu.edu:

1)      Essay

2)      Resume

3)      Contact information for three references

4)      Scanned copy of your valid U.S. issued driver’s license (permits will not be accepted)

5)      Examples of past work/any promotional materials or related work you have done (optional)

Applications will be accepted until March 23, 2018.


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.


None posted at this time.