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)

Western Illinois University endeavors to provide a safe environment for its employees and students and requires candidates to submit to a background investigation upon offer of employment. Employment is contingent upon compliance with University policies and procedures relating to the receipt and evaluation of information contained in the background investigation.


Athletics - Strength & Conditioning, Western Hall
Graduate Assistant (2 positions) - Full-time, 20 hours/week

Western Illinois University, a member of The Summit League Conference, Missouri Valley Football Conference and sponsor of 19 Division I sports, is seeking applicants for the 2019-20 academic year.

Position Description:
The position of Graduate Assistant for Strength and Conditioning is responsible for directly assisting the Director of Strength and Conditioning in all aspects of developing and implementing strength and conditioning programs for all 19 Division I sport programs.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Implement strength and conditioning programs for assigned sports teams
  • Coordinate times for assigned teams around class and team schedules in conjunction with weight room and strength staff
  • Assist with and conduct periodic performance and strength testing
  • Stay abreast of current trends in the field
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Certified Strength and Conditioning Specialist coaching credential
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends

Application Process:

Graduate assistant positions include a monthly stipend plus tuition waiver. Employment is contingent upon proof of admission to the Graduate School.

Applicants should email cover letter, resume and three professional references to Shelby McAvoy, at sb-mcavoy@wiu.edu. Please list the position of interest in the subject of the email. Review of applicants will begin March 1, 2019 and will continue until positions are filled. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience in the position applied for. All application materials must be submitted to be considered for the position. All positions require the ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends.


Athletics - Marketing and Promotions, Western Hall
Graduate Assistant - Full-time, 20 hours/week

Western Illinois University, a member of The Summit League Conference, Missouri Valley Football Conference and sponsor of 19 Division I sports, is seeking applicants for the 2019-20 academic year.

Position Description:
The position of Graduate Assistant for Marketing and Promotions is responsible for directly assisting the Assistant Athletic Director for External Engagement and Game Operations with implementing all aspects of the Western Illinois Athletics Marketing plan.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Working cooperatively with sponsors
  • Overseeing game day promotions/events
  • Maintaining Western Illinois Athletics advertising/promotion of events
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Strong verbal and written communication skills to emcee in-game promotions
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends

Application Process:

Graduate assistant positions include a monthly stipend plus tuition waiver. Employment is contingent upon proof of admission to the Graduate School.

Applicants should email cover letter, resume and three professional references to Shelby McAvoy, at sb-mcavoy@wiu.edu. Please list the position of interest in the subject of the email. Review of applicants will begin March 1, 2019 and will continue until positions are filled. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience in the position applied for. All application materials must be submitted to be considered for the position. All positions require the ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends.


Athletics - Creative Design, Western Hall
Graduate Assistant - Full-time, 20 hours/week

Western Illinois University, a member of The Summit League Conference, Missouri Valley Football Conference and sponsor of 19 Division I sports, is seeking applicants for the 2019-20 academic year.

Position Description:
The position of Graduate Assistant for Creative Design is responsible for directly assisting the Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Communications with design, creation, development, and production of all multimedia projects.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Producing, filming, and editing video content, including features, interviews, highlight packages, and commercials for the department website, social media, and video boards
  • Creation of all department social media graphics and print materials
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends

Application Process:

Graduate assistant positions include a monthly stipend plus tuition waiver. Employment is contingent upon proof of admission to the Graduate School.

Applicants should email cover letter, resume and three professional references to Shelby McAvoy, at sb-mcavoy@wiu.edu. Please list the position of interest in the subject of the email. Review of applicants will begin March 1, 2019 and will continue until positions are filled. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience in the position applied for. All application materials must be submitted to be considered for the position. All positions require the ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends.


Athletics - Facilities, Events, and Game Operations, Western Hall
Graduate Assistant - Full-time, 20 hours/week

Western Illinois University, a member of The Summit League Conference, Missouri Valley Football Conference and sponsor of 19 Division I sports, is seeking applicants for the 2019-20 academic year.

Position Description:
The position of Graduate Assistant for Facilities, Events, and Game Operations is responsible for directly assisting the Assistant Director for External Engagement and Game Operations and the Manager of Equipment Operations with the management of game day and athletics facilities operations.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Contacting and organizing game day staff
  • Hosting visiting teams and officials
  • Assisting in set-up and tear down of events
  • Assisting with athletics facility scheduling, planning, and maintenance
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Ability to lift up to 75 lbs
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends

Application Process:

Graduate assistant positions include a monthly stipend plus tuition waiver. Employment is contingent upon proof of admission to the Graduate School.

Applicants should email cover letter, resume and three professional references to Shelby McAvoy, at sb-mcavoy@wiu.edu. Please list the position of interest in the subject of the email. Review of applicants will begin March 1, 2019 and will continue until positions are filled. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience in the position applied for. All application materials must be submitted to be considered for the position. All positions require the ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends.


Athletics - Athletic Training, Western Hall
Graduate Assistant - Full-time, 20 hours/week

Western Illinois University, a member of The Summit League Conference, Missouri Valley Football Conference and sponsor of 19 Division I sports, is seeking applicants for the 2019-20 academic year.

Position Description:
The position of Graduate Assistant for Athletic Training is responsible for directly assisting the Director of Sports Medicine with providing first class healthcare to all Western Illinois student-athletes.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Maintaining proper medical records
  • Coverage of practice/home/away events as assigned
  • Treatment/rehabilitation of orthopedic and general medical injuries/illnesses
  • Refer patients when appropriate to WIU team physicians/student health center
  • Transport student-athletes to physician's appointments as needed
  • Serve as the primary contact for baseball
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Bachelor Degree in Athletic Training
  • BOC Certified Athletic Trainer by July 2019
  • State of Illinois Licensure
  • CPR/AED for the Professional Rescuer or Healthcare Provider
  • Valid Driver's License
  • Ability to lift, move, push and pull equipment or boxes in excess of 25 lbs.
  • Ability to handle outdoor temperatures for a reasonable period of time
  • Must be able to move around campus which includes gym, turf, fields
  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experience traveling with a sport team
  • Desire to work in the collegiate/professional setting as a career choice
  • BOC certified athletic trainer
  • Advanced sports knowledge through internship or clinical rotation

Application Process:

Graduate assistant positions include a monthly stipend plus tuition waiver. Employment is contingent upon proof of admission to the Graduate School.

Applicants should email cover letter, resume and three professional references to Shelby McAvoy, at sb-mcavoy@wiu.edu. Please list the position of interest in the subject of the email. Review of applicants will begin March 1, 2019 and will continue until positions are filled. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience in the position applied for. All application materials must be submitted to be considered for the position. All positions require the ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends.


Athletics - Athletic Communications, Western Hall
Graduate Assistant (2 positions) - Full-time, 20 hours/week

Western Illinois University, a member of The Summit League Conference, Missouri Valley Football Conference and sponsor of 19 Division I sports, is seeking applicants for the 2019-20 academic year.

Position Description:
The position of Graduate Assistant for Athletic Communications is responsible for directly assisting the Assistant Athletic Director for Athletic Communications with the promotion/publicity of all Western Illinois University student-athletes and coaches.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Planning and implementing communications strategies for assigned sports
  • In-game activities with statistics
  • Updating stats for website publishing
  • Writing press releases, game notes, and game programs
  • Updating the department website
  • Submitting honors for conference and national recognition
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends

Application Process:

Graduate assistant positions include a monthly stipend plus tuition waiver. Employment is contingent upon proof of admission to the Graduate School.

Applicants should email cover letter, resume and three professional references to Shelby McAvoy, at sb-mcavoy@wiu.edu. Please list the position of interest in the subject of the email. Review of applicants will begin March 1, 2019 and will continue until positions are filled. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience in the position applied for. All application materials must be submitted to be considered for the position. All positions require the ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends.


Athletics - Athletic Administration, Western Hall
Graduate Assistant - Full-time, 20 hours/week

Western Illinois University, a member of The Summit League Conference, Missouri Valley Football Conference and sponsor of 19 Division I sports, is seeking applicants for the 2019-20 academic year.

Position Description:
The position of Graduate Assistant for Athletic Administration is responsible for directly assisting the Assistant Athletic Director for Compliance with all aspects of the education, administrative oversight, and monitoring of coaches, staff, and student athletes regarding NCAA Rules, and assisting the Director of Athletics with special projects.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Design, produce, and distribute rules education initiatives
  • Monitor recruiting and practice logs
  • Assist in initial eligibility certification
  • Research of and completion of various interpretation, waiver, and infraction reports
  • Assist with National Letter of Intent program
  • Perform data entry
  • Direct oversight of the student-athlete Fuel Zone station
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends

Application Process:

Graduate assistant positions include a monthly stipend plus tuition waiver. Employment is contingent upon proof of admission to the Graduate School.

Applicants should email cover letter, resume and three professional references to Shelby McAvoy, at sb-mcavoy@wiu.edu. Please list the position of interest in the subject of the email. Review of applicants will begin March 1, 2019 and will continue until positions are filled. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience in the position applied for. All application materials must be submitted to be considered for the position. All positions require the ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends.


Athletics - Athletic Academic Services, Western Hall
Graduate Assistant (2 positions) - Full-time, 20 hours/week

Western Illinois University, a member of The Summit League Conference, Missouri Valley Football Conference and sponsor of 19 Division I sports, is seeking applicants for the 2019-20 academic year.

Position Description:
The position of Graduate Assistant for Athletic Academic Services is responsible for directly assisting the Assistant Athletic Director for Academics and Student-Athlete Development with monitoring and evaluation of the academic performance of all student-athletes at Western Illinois University.

Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Successfully mentor academically at-risk athletes
  • Monitor and evaluate academic eligibility and satisfactory progress of student-athletes
  • Supervise study hall hours
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications:

  • Ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends

Application Process:

Graduate assistant positions include a monthly stipend plus tuition waiver. Employment is contingent upon proof of admission to the Graduate School.

Applicants should email cover letter, resume and three professional references to Shelby McAvoy, at sb-mcavoy@wiu.edu. Please list the position of interest in the subject of the email. Review of applicants will begin March 1, 2019 and will continue until positions are filled. Preference will be given to applicants with prior experience in the position applied for. All application materials must be submitted to be considered for the position. All positions require the ability to work flexible hours, including nights and weekends.


Graduate Student Employment Positions - Non-Assistantship

The below positions are employment opportunities for graduate students but are not assistantship positions. They do not come with a tuition waiver nor follow the eligibility requirements of assistantships.


None posted at this time.