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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)
One Semester 2/3rds Time GA/RA Assistantship Available - Spring 2014 only - Sociology Department
The Effect of Disclosure Network Formation and Characteristics on Sexual Assault Survivor Outcomes
Duties and Responsibilities:
- GA/RA will become familiar with the grant purpose and goals.
- GA/RA will complete training on how to interview trauma survivors and disclosure partners.
- GA/RA will identify and summarize literature relevant to sexual assault disclosure processes, survivor psychological outcomes, and social network analysis.
- GA/RA will contribute to the development of research protocol, interview schedule, and initial social network questions for data collection.
- GA/RA will coordinate interviews.
- GA/RA will interview participants and administer surveys.
- GA/RA will transcribe interview data and work on data analysis.
- Must be interested in college students’ trauma support networks (with thesis research connected to the grant preferred).
- Must have a professional and serious demeanor suited to interviewing individuals about traumatic experiences.
- Must be able to work independently and with minimal supervision.
- Must have good time management.
- Must have good oral and written communication skills.
- Must be able to work well with others, be dependable, and able to keep regular hours.
- Must be organized and detail-oriented.
Send names and contact information for three professional references and an interest letter that specifies relevant previous training/coursework, experience, fit for duties, and qualifications to both Drs. Craig Tollini (email@example.com) and Bridget Welch (firstname.lastname@example.org) by 5 PM on Monday, 12/2 . *You are required to have a completed Application for Assistantship.
Graduate Assistant Student Services at QC Campus
The Graduate Assistantship for Student Activities Programming is an appointment in the Student Services Office. The Graduate Assistant supervised by the Associate Director of Student Services and assists in providing advising to the Student Organizations and other campus programs.
- Develop and provide leadership for the development of programmatic initiative related to student activities programming, including but not limited to such areas as Student Activities, Campus programming, and programming for off campus students.
- Assist with daily operations in Student Services [i.e. Answering phones, textbook pickup, photo ID’s, student payments, filing, etc.]
- Support Student Activities in its efforts towards improved assessment, multicultural programs, adult programs, volunteerism, and programming.
- Supervise events and/or facilities as assigned to insure compliance with University policies and procedures.
- Assist with the training and development of student leaders. Coordinate on-going training and development.
- Coordinate special projects as assigned. [I.e. Blood Drives, Awareness Programs, Assessment, etc.]
- Assist in the preparation and maintenance of appropriate periodic/special operations reports and surveys.
- Assist with the implementation of Student Activities Center weekly/monthly programming.Develop strategies to present no-cost/low cost programming.
- Promote student involvement in campus programming,
- Develop and implement assessment outcomes for Student Activities programming. Collect and compile evaluation data from all QC Student Activities events. Conduct a research project related to student activities programming and departmental goals.
- Participate in staff development programs for the Office of Academic Advising and Student Services to enhance personal and professional development. Participate in departmental and divisional planning and evaluation processes.
- Serve as an active member of the Student Activities department, attend meetings, and contribute to departmental goals and objectives. Perform other duties as assigned by the Associate Director and assume additional responsibilities within the scope of the position as required. Provide support for special events and functions that occur.
- Background in program planning, implementation and evaluation.
- Attention to detail and an enjoyment of evaluation and research.
- Ability to serve as a role model for undergraduate and graduate students.
- Competence in technology; proficiency in Word, Excel, and PowerPoint.
- Highly motivated, enthusiastic, and outgoing.
- Understanding of the value of out-of–class involvement.
- Must have flexible work hours; some evening and weekend work required.
- Ability to work both independently and collaboratively.
- Ability to work with a diverse student population.
- Excellent time management, organizational, and leadership skills.
- Full time admission to and enrollment in a graduate program at Western.
- Must maintain a 3.0 cumulative GPA throughout their term of appointment. Failure to do so can result in the loss of their position and future financial remuneration.
To apply, send a letter of application and a current résumé or curriculum vita to Temia Rice, Office of Academic Advising & Student Services, Riverfront Campus, 3300 River Drive. Attach a list of completed coursework if it is not included in your résumé or vita. Screening of applications will begin August 28, 2013 and will continue until the position is filled. Contact Curtis Williams at CM-Williams11@wiu.edu or 309-762-3999 ext. 62236 for more information.
Math Tutor - Disability Resource Center
To provide tutoring in math courses to students registered with Disability Resource Center and to assist with general office operations.
This position is a teaching support assistant position that reports directly to the DRC Office Manager and the DRC Learning Specialist. The DRC Director provides administrative supervision.
This position is 20 hours/week. Positions are appointed by semester and can be renewed. Graduate Assistants are required to work a set schedule and should report to DRC during those hours.
Essential Functions 95%:
- 15% Explains math concepts in all courses ranging from Math 99 to Math 139 and other math related courses, such as statistics
- 10% Explains and demonstrates how math solutions can be obtained
- 10% Assists students with understanding text book information
- 5% Provides students with accurate solutions
- 5% Explains charts, diagrams, and graphs
- 5% Interprets word problems
- 15% Assists students in preparing for exams and quizzes
- 5% Assists DRC staff with developing/revising policies/procedures and collecting data for reports
- 10% Assists with written text conversion to E-Text, Braille, or cassette tape
- Translates graphs and charts in math for E-Text or Braille
- 3% Proctors exams
- 2% Acts as a scribe or reader during exams
- 5% Delivers completed exams to appropriate academic department
- 5% Provides front desk coverage, as needed
Marginal Functions 5%:
- 3% Assists with office projects and events
- 1% Helps with clerical tasks such as copying, shredding, filing, etc.
- 1% Provides campus orientation for visually impaired students
Graduate Assistants must be punctual, dependable, and have good reading and proofreading skills. This position requires good communication skills and ability to work with a diverse group of students and staff. Chosen candidates must be able to maintain professional behavior, test security, and confidentiality. Applicants should be current WIU graduate students. In addition, the math tutor will have proven proficiency in algebra, trigonometry, calculus, statistics, and physics. Some campus travel may be required for this position.
To apply for this position, applicants must come to DRC, 143 Memorial Hall, 309-298-2512, fill out an application and should bring a copy of their resume. We will have applicants make an appointment at that time to take our Math test. Getting a high score on the Math test is a requirement for hiring. High scoring applicants will be called to interview for the position.
Graduate Assistant - Liberal Arts & Sciences Program - Spring 2014
This is a 2/3 graduate assistant (GA) position for spring 2014. The GA will work 13 hours per week for 16 weeks. Compensation: $2516.00 plus tuition waiver for spring 2014. Enrollment in 9 sh required during the spring 2014 semester.
Duties will include:
- providing LAS website support, including updates and regular social media engagement,
- creating LAS promotional materials,
- aiding with alumni outreach,
- aiding with LAS program recruitment, including campus visits and promotional events,
- aiding with orientations and professional development programming for LAS majors,
- providing clerical support in the LAS program office as needed,
- assisting with undergraduate advising support as needed,
- providing other support services as needed.
- excellent time management and organizational skills;
- ability to work both independently and collaboratively;
- excellent interpersonal and oral communication skills;
- excellent writing skills;
- familiarity with Microsoft Suite programs;
- baseline requirements for graduate assistantship as defined by the School of Graduate Studies (http://www.wiu.edu/graduate_studies/prospective_students/gainfo.php)
- experience with online social networks and blogs;
- familiarity with Adobe Suite software;
- familiarity with web-based content management systems.
To apply, please submit a letter of application explaining your qualifications and a resume to: Dr. Amy Mossman, Liberal Arts & Sciences Program, Tilman 301.
Additionally, all graduate assistants must have a personal statement, 3 letters of recommendation, and a graduate assistantship application (http://www.wiu.edu/graduate_studies/current_students/forms/assist.pdf) on file with the School of Graduate Studies prior to hiring. Please request that these documents be sent to Dr. Mossman as well, using the following form: http://www.wiu.edu/graduate_studies/current_students/forms/GARequesttoDept.pdf
Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled. Questions? Please contact Amy Mossman, email@example.com or 309-298-3025.