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 (

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.

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


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


  • Male enrolled as a graduate student at Western Illinois University
  • Must be eligible for employment in the United States
  • Housing and fraternity experience preferred


The House Director compensation will include the following:

The house is located at 720 Wigwam Hollow Road – easily within walking distance of campus. The house director has his own furnished bedroom and private bathroom, utilities & internet included


The position provides opportunities to learn basic skills in programming, facility management, and administration. The position will begin January 11, 2021 and end May 18, 2021(with an optional 1-year renewal). Please send your resume and cover letter to Jeremy Robinett at by December 21, 2020.