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Job Number - 1

Department Name and Location - Sustainability Coordinator; 1255 Lincoln Drive; MC 4418; Carbondale

% of Time - 50%

Job Description -

  • Coordination and tracking of recycling & waste information for the University.
  • Creating a campaign on campus for promoting waste reduction and sustainability, including development of educational materials and presentation to campus constituencies.
  • Work with Plant and Service Operation personnel.
  • Write grants related to recycling and sustainability.
  • Participate in and host events including a recycling competition, sustainability days, and waste audit.

Qualifications -

  • Enrolled in a Masters or PhD program
  • Interest in sustainability
  • Experience/proficiency tracking data in excel spreadsheet
  • Ability to coordinate and work with different groups on campus
  • Must possess a valid driver’s license
  • Must be proficient in the English language
  • Energetic
  • Familiar with project management and strategic planning

Time Period of Position - September 2, 2014 through June 30, 2015

How to Apply - Send statement of interest, resume and two references to Kris Schachel, Sustainability Coordinator at sustainability@siu.edu

Deadline to Apply - August 22, 2014 or until filled

Number of Positions - 1


Job Number - 2

Department Name and Location - Dean's Office, College of Education and Human Services

% of Time - 50%

Job Description -  Editor of the Journeys Magazine and content writer for the College of Education and Human Services.  This position assists the Web Specialist of the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) in the research and development of the Journeys Magazine and other various communication vehicles.  This position is responsible for researching and developing a creative story line and coordinating information and photographs in order to produce a quality publication that is distributed throughout the SIU campus and to COEHS alumni.  Journeys is published Spring and Fall semesters.  Hours include some evening and weekend work.  Available hours must be between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and some evening and weekends.  Schedule is negotiable.

Responsibilities include:

Composing and weaving a story from:

  • Interviewing individuals
  • Writing and gathering information about events, academic achievement, awards, and featured individuals in the eight academic departments, the Dean's office, and alumni
  • Researching facts about COEHS and writing reports to be used in the College's annual report, website, hallyway monitors and more

Duties include:

  • Shooting photographs of individuals and of various events that coincide with the featured articles (some evening and weekend assignments are required)
  • Attending events and functions that originate from or relate to the College
  • Contacting all academic departments within the College either in person, by telephone or through email to collect information and/or articles that will be featured in the magazine
  • Other duties include writing for a variety of internal and external communication vehicles such as the College and departmental websites, scripts for video productions, social media, etc.
  • Assisting in marketing the College
  • Some clerical tasks and other duties as assigned

Qualifications -

Required Qualifications:  Admission to Graduate School and acceptance into an academic degree program.  Applicant must also have working knowledge of Microsoft Office products as well as:

  • Excellent grammar and writing composition and communication skills
  • Investigative reporting and journalistic hierarchy writing style
  • A professional demeanor
  • Self-discipline to meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Computer literate, social media skills and problem solving skills
  • Creativity and attention to detail
  • A willingness to learn new skills
  • Ability to take instructions and to prioritize
  • Some web development, marketing, and video/audio production is beneficial

Time Period of Position - August 18, 2014 - May 15, 2015; contract will be per semester with a renewal option for each semester thereafter based on performance and funding availability.

How to Apply - Submit cover letter describing your experience related to this position with available work hours, current resume, and two writing examples.  Send via Campus Mail to: COEHS, Mail Code 4624, SIU, or as an email attachment to submit2journeys@siu.edu.  No walk-in inquiries.  Applications without samples will not be considered.

Deadline to Apply - August 26, 2014 or until filled

Number of Positions - 1


Job Number - 3

Department Name and Location - Information Technology - Research Computing and Cyber Infrastructure - NW Annex B331 area.  This position is sponsored by the OVCR and will spend 25% time in OSPA and 25% time in IT.

% of Time - 50%

Job Description - Assistant will work with IT Research Computing, Enterprise Systems, Enterprise Applications and the Office of Sponsored Projects Administration to develop and integrate Kuali COEUS software and systems into the Office of Sponsored Projects and Administration and then into the SIU System.

Qualifications - 

  • Master's degree or equivalent experience
  • Heavy use of linux, use of various contemporary programming languages 
  • Has or can quickly obtain an understanding of the grant administration process at SIU 
  • Admission to Graduate School and acceptance into an academic degree program 
  • Excellent grammar and writing composition and communication skills 
  • A professional demeanor
  • Self-discipline to meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Computer literate, social media skills and problem-solving skills
  • Creativity and attention to detail
  • A willingness to learn new skills
  • Ability to take instructions and prioritize
  • Java development skills are a big plus

Time Period of Position - ASAP - May 2015

How to Apply - Submit cover letter describing your experience related to this position with available work hours, current resume, and two writing examples to Rustomji Vania at gvania@siu.edu.

Deadline to Apply - ASAP - September 12, 2014 or until filled

Number of Positions - 1


Job Number - 4

Department Name and Location - Information Technology - Research Computing and Cyber Infrastructure - NW Annex B331 area. 

% of Time - 50%

Job Description - Assistant will work with IT Research Computing to develop and integrate centralized research technology related solutions for the SIU System.  Areas we may be working upon: research storage, research networking, network metrics, high performance computing, scientific visualization, outreach assistance to campus researchers, grant writing, MIT-Kuali-Coeus grant document project, other duties as assigned.

Qualifications - 

  • Master's degree or equivalent experience
  • Heavy use of linux, use of various contemporary programming languages 
  • Deep knowledge of contemporary networking
  • Admission to Graduate School and acceptance into an academic degree program 
  • Excellent grammar and writing composition and communication skills 
  • A professional demeanor
  • Self-discipline to meet strict deadlines
  • Excellent organizational skills
  • Computer literate, social media skills and problem-solving skills
  • Creativity and attention to detail
  • A willingness to learn new skills
  • Ability to take instructions and prioritize

Time Period of Position - ASAP - May 2015

How to Apply - Submit cover letter describing your experience related to this position with available work hours, current resume, and two writing examples to Rustomji Vania at gvania@siu.edu.

Deadline to Apply - ASAP - September 12, 2014 or until filled

Number of Positions - 3