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,
Department of Educational Studies  

Description:

Seeking a graduate student to assist Educational Leadership faculty located in the Quad Cities.   This position will be a four month assistantship starting August 24, 2015 and ending December 18, 2015.  The GA position will receive a full tuition waiver and a $943/month stipend.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist in preparing articles, reports, and presentations
  • Performs routine clerical duties as instructed
  • Meets regularly with faculty to discuss related assignments
  • Performs other duties as assigned

Skills & Qualifications:

  • Meets all requirements for graduate assistantship as defined by the School of Graduate Studies (http://www.wiu.edu/graduate_studies/prospective_students/gainfo.php)
  • Familiarity with public education in the United States
  • Excellent written communications skills
  • Strong computer skills with Microsoft Office Suite,  Internet, interest in learning webpage design and maintenance, and electronic communications
  • Proofreading and editing skills with knowledge and experience using  APA Style
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills for meeting deadlines and accomplishing work in a timely manner
  • Strong interpersonal and oral communication skills

To apply, please submit a resume with a cover letter to: Angie Louden at an-louden@wiu.edu by April 3, 2015.

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 Angie Louden as well, using the following form:  http://www.wiu.edu/graduate_studies/current_students/forms/GARequesttoDept.pdf



Graduate Assistant, 
Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center

Description:

Seeking a graduate student to assist the Director in the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center (GBCC). This position will be a four month assistantship starting August 24, 2015 and ending December 18, 2015.  The Graduate Assistantship position will receive a full tuition waiver and a $943/month stipend.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Assist the Director in advising student groups associated with the GBCC.
  • Assist relevant student organization leadership in creating promotional media (flyers, programs, brochures, etc.) as needed for events/activities sponsored/co-sponsored by the Gwendolyn Brooks Cultural Center and student organizations.
  • Compile student information from general information/weekly schedule sheets, mainframe records, and judicial checks as requested by Director.
  • Perform routine clerical duties as instructed
  • Meet regularly with the Director to discuss projects and initiatives
  • Monitor student workers during their shift in the Director’s absence
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Required Qualifications:

  • Meets all requirements for graduate assistantship as defined by the School of Graduate Studies (http://www.wiu.edu/graduate_studies/prospective_students/gainfo.php)
  • Interest in diversity and a clear understanding of the obstacles facing underrepresented minority students
  • Excellent critical thinking and analysis skills
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills
  • Advanced computer skills in the use of Microsoft Office software, online research, and social media
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills for meeting deadlines and accomplishing work in a timely manner

A complete application includes:

  1. A personal statement
  2. Resume/CV
  3. Three letters of recommendation

Please submit your completed application to the Interim Director of the GBCC, Dr. Erik Brooks, at fe-brooks@wiu.edu by April 3, 2015. If your assistantship application materials are already on file in the Graduate School, you may request that your materials be sent to Dr. Brooks by using the following request form: (wiu.edu/graduate_studies/current_students/forms/GARequesttoDept.pdf)

Please note that a graduate assistantship application (located at: http://www.wiu.edu/graduate_studies/current_students/forms/assist.pdf) must be on file with the School of Graduate Studies at the time of hire.


 

Graduate Assistant, Liberal Arts & Sciences Program

This is a 2/3 graduate assistant (GA) position for the 2015-16 academic year. The GA will work 13 hours per week for each 16-week semester (fall and spring). Compensation: $2516.00 per semester plus tuition waiver. Enrollment in 9 sh required during each semester (fall and spring). Duties will include:

  • providing LAS website support, including site updates and regular social media engagement;
  • creating LAS promotional and professional development materials;
  • aiding with alumni outreach;
  • aiding with LAS program recruitment, including promotional events;
  • aiding with orientations and professional development programming for LAS majors;
  • providing clerical support in the LAS program office as needed;
  • providing other support services as needed.

Required qualifications:

  • excellent time management and organizational skills;
  • ability to work both independently and collaboratively;
  • excellent writing skills;
  • excellent interpersonal and oral communication 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)

Preferred qualifications:

  • 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, Tillman 301B.

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 Dr. Mossman, ap-mossman@wiu.edu or 309-298-3025.