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 Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies

Description - The Department of Educational Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies is seeking a graduate assistant to facilitate the planning and coordination of department events as well as provide faculty and staff support. This position starts January 20th, 2015 and ends May 15th, 2015 with possible summer 2015 employment. The GA position will receive a full tuition waiver and monthly stipend.

Duties & Responsibilities

  • Develops and maintains all event databases and records
  • Collaborates and communicates with university services to establish event locations and catering services
  • Collaborates with guest speakers to facilitate presentation needs, arrival times, and event locations
  • Collaborates with the Office Support Specialist to collect and process membership forms, fees, and billings
  • Communicates with and informs members of event dates, topics, speakers, and presentation materials
  • Develops and maintains membership forms, event flyers, brochures, event materials, and other publications
  • Facilitates and coordinates all events including registration and fees, audio/visual and guest speaker needs, minutes, and program feedback
  • Performs routine clerical duties in support of faculty and office staff as instructed

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
  • Strong computer technology skills with Microsoft Office Suite,  Internet, and electronic communications
  • Ability to work both independently and collaboratively
  • Excellent time management, event planning, and organizational skills
  • Strong professional interpersonal, oral, and written  communication skills

To apply, please submit a resume with a cover letter to: Angie Louden, Office Support Specialist, Department of Educational Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies, Horrabin Hall 115F.

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

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.



Graduate Assistant,
Department of Educational Leadership and Interdisciplinary Studies

Description - The Department of Educational Leadership is seeking a graduate student to assist faculty located in the Quad Cities.   This position will be a four month assistantship starting January 20, 2015 and ending May 15, 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, and electronic communications
  • Significant 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.

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

Screening of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.