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Working with University Housing and Dining Services can lead to great things! Whether you are looking for a full-time position, or you are a WIU graduate or undergraduate student, we have opportunities for you! See what our former staff members have to say about how WIU and working for UHDS contributed to their success story. . . 

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"Western Illinois University provided a supportive environment for professional growth by integrating lessons in CSP classes with advising, supervision and administrative responsibilities in my assistantship. I still use the knowledge I obtained at Western in my career as a housing professional."

-LT Robinson, Residence Life Program Manager at the University of Texas at Austin

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"WIU opened my eyes to possibilities I did not know existed. Who knew college students could be a career – a career that continues to challenge and reward me daily!!"

-Jacque Bollinger, Director of Residential Life at Indiana University

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"WIU and UHDS set the professional foundation for a lifetime of professional and personal networks. There are very few colleges and universities that do not have some type of ‘seven degrees’ of WIU, and to be a part of that network is a honor and privilege."

-Todd Clark, Vice President of Student Affairs and Dean of Students at Guilford College
 

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"WIU and the CSP program provided me with an amazing foundation of knowledge, experience, and mentorship. The WIU community routinely challenges and guides my career in student affairs and I am lucky to have such great friends and colleagues."

-Edwin S. Darrell, Associate Director of Residential Education at San Diego State University

Professional/Full-Time Employment

Complex Director

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Job Description

Complex Directors are responsible for the overall administration and supervision of a residence hall housing approximately 600-900 students. Responsibilities include hiring, training, supervising and evaluating all undergraduate staff, graduate assistants, and a full-time Residence Hall Clerk. Coordinate the administrative functions of a residence hall complex, which include: facility management, maintenance, information desk operations, student employment, and payroll budget. Provide leadership in promoting an atmosphere within the residential community that supports academic achievement and fosters responsible decision-making. Coordinate community and student development through service learning initiatives, social and educational programming, human issues education, faculty involvement programming, student government advising, and the development of special lifestyle communities. Provide advice and counsel for individual students, student leaders, and student groups. Participate in an on-call duty. Serve as a chairperson/member to one departmental committee and have an option to teach a credit-bearing training course for Resident Assistants. Opportunities to participate with other special interest committees or initiatives within the department.  

We are actively searching for Complex Directors at the Oshkosh Placement Exchange (Oshkosh, WI), February 26-March 1 and The Placement Exchange (New Orleans, LA), March 18-22. To interview at either of these conferences, contact Dr. Mishelle Oaks at MD-Oaks@wiu.edu or 309-298-3328.

Assistant Director of Residence Life for Leadership & Development

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Job Description

The Assistant Director of Residence Life for Leadership Development will be a partner with the Director of Residence Life and the residence life team to execute necessary areas within the residence life area of University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS).  The Assistant Director of Residence Life for Leadership Development helps to provide leadership for a dynamic residence life staff that supports the intellectual, personal, and social development of 4,000 students living in residence halls. The Assistant Director of Residence Life for Leadership Development will work closely with the Director for Residence Life and residence life team, providing a vision of residential living marked by the core values of safety, community, learning and service to fruition.

The Assistant Director of Residence Life for Leadership Development has primary responsibilities in the area of leadership development, student programming, community building, and undergraduate staff selection. The Assistant Director of Residence Life for Leadership Development will be the primary advisor to our residence hall student organization (IHC), serve as a conference advisor for the students (requires some yearly travel), create, establish and assess a student leadership and training program for staff and students, assist with large scale residence hall programming, assist with Welcome Week programming yearly, facilitate and oversee the community development model for hall staff, and oversee and execute Resident Assistant and Desk Assistant selection, evaluation, and training. The Assistant Director of Residence Life for Leadership Development also has yearly responsibilities with crisis response, crisis follow up, and, when needed, assistance in instructing a two credit hour course for Resident Assistants. In addition, the Assistant Director will work with the residence life team to build campus partnerships. 

Questions? Contact Dr. Mishelle Oaks at MD-Oaks@wiu.edu or 309-298-3328.

Assistant Director of Facilities and Conferences

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The Assistant Director of Facilities and Conferences oversees all activities that relate to the marketing activities and coordination of services for conference operations on the Macomb Campus.  Work includes arranging facilities and services including, but not limited to, lodging, housekeeping, recreation, meeting room facilities, food service requirements, and special requests. The position also represents the department on construction and renovation projects as necessary and work with Physical Plant staff in upkeep of residential facilities including routine and preventative maintenance, repairs and custodial services.  Including the coordination of the departments work order system/Sprocket.  This includes review and establishing proper labor schedules and needs to meet the needs of the Residential Facilities. The position is also responsible for inventory control, maintaining accurate records of all University furnishings and equipment in residential and dining facilities and recommending replacement or disposal of furnishings and equipment as needed.   

Questions? Contact Dr. Mishelle Oaks at MD-Oaks@wiu.edu or 309-298-3328.

Graduate Student Employment

Assistant Complex Director

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Job Description

Assistant Complex Directors are graduate students who are involved in various administrative and management functions, as well as all areas of student development.

We are actively searching for Assistant Complex Directors at the Oshkosh Placement Exchange (Oshkosh, WI), February 26-March 1 and The Placement Exchange (New Orleans, LA), March 18-22. To interview at either of these conferences, contact Dr. Mishelle Oaks at MD-Oaks@wiu.edu or 309-298-3328.

Questions? Contact Dr. Mishelle Oaks at MD-Oaks@wiu.edu or 309-298-3328.

GFH Resident Managers

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Resident Managers work in our University Graduate and Family Housing Apartments as community facilitators, crisis responders and day-to-day administrators of our apartments.

Applications due by 3:30 pm, April 17, 2015 to Angela Wagner in Seal Hall.

Questions? Contact Joseph Roselieb at JA-Roselieb@wiu.edu

Student Employment Opportunities

There are many employment opportunities for students in the Residence Halls, Dining Centers, and on campus. In many cases students can find jobs through the Financial Aid Office. Make an inquiry at the Financial Aid Office to see if you qualify for jobs around campus. In addition, check with your Residence Hall Staff and Dining Hall Managers for positions within University Housing and Dining Services. 

Questions? Contact Cerese Wright at CK-Wright@wiu.edu

Resident Assistant (RA)

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Job Description

Selection Process

Residence hall floors are staffed by full time students who act as a primary resource and mentor for residents.The Resident Assistants (RAs) facilitate programming, enforce policies, and serve on duty. Their primary duties are to create a floor community where students feel they belong and are an important part of the community.