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)


Graduate Assistant - Student Services - Quad Cities Campus

General Description: The Graduate Assistantship for Student Activities Programming is a Fall 2014 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.

Specific Duties:
  • 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. P
  • articipate 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.
Preferred Qualifications:   
  • 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.
Required Conditions:
  • 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 1, 2014 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.