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 (

Graduate Assistant Student Affairs at QC Campus

General Description:

The Graduate Assistantship for Student Affairs is a Fall 2015 appointment at the QC campus.  The Graduate Assistant supervised by the Associate Director of Student Affairs and assists in providing support for Veterans Resource and Volunteer Centers, Career Development, and other campus programs.

Specific Duties:

Veterans Center

▪ Develop and provide leadership for the development of programmatic initiative related to the QC Veterans Center which includes but not limited to marketing the center, tracking usage, maintaining inventory, and serving as resource for veterans and their families.

Volunteer Center

▪ Create and maintain volunteer resource web page and database.

▪ Serve as a resource to link students, faculty, and staff with local volunteer opportunities.

Career Development

▪ Maintain employer and employment database, Leatherneck Link.

▪ Assist with the development of career workshops on campus, which includes marketing, customer service, and logistical support.

▪ Assist with the creation and evaluation of assessment tools used to determine effectiveness of career workshops, appointments, fairs, and class presentations.

▪ Provide basic resume support for QC students.

Student Affairs

▪ Serve as an active member of Student Affairs, 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.

▪ Supervise events and/or facilities as assigned to insure compliance with University policies and procedures.

▪ Assist in the preparation and maintenance of appropriate periodic/special operations reports and surveys.

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 17, 2015 and will continue until the position is filled. Contact Curtis Williams at or 309-762-3999 ext. 62236 for more information.