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Department Name and Location - University Housing - Dining

% of Time - 25%

Job Description - Promotes nutrition and health within the dining halls through bulletin boards, blog post, theme meals, and the Health and Nutrition Fair.  Educates/counsels students and staff on nutrition topics, emphasizing food allergies and special diets.  Conducts food allergy and celiac disease training for staff, and assist student with food allergies and/or special diets as they eat in the dining halls.  Students are introduced to key staff, shown the appropriate food allergy safe zones and toured through the dining areas.

Qualifications - BSA/BA degree, admission to graduate school for Masters in Food & Nutrition.  Good written and verbal communication skills, computer skills and comfortable with giving presentations. 

Time Period of Position - August 11, 2015 - May 15, 2016

How to Apply -

Submit application, cover letter, resume and three letters of reference to: 

Peggy Connors, RD
Associate Director of Housing
Student Services Building
1263 Lincoln Drive
Mail code 6722
Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL 62901

Application are available by contacting Ms. Connors at

Deadline to Apply -  August 1, 2015

Number of Positions - 1

Department Name and Location - Recreational Sports and Services, Student Recreation Center, 300 E. Grand Avenue, Carbondale, IL 62901

% of Time - 50%

Job Description -

The position is responsible to oversee graphic designers, assist with creating a media plan, develop creative advertising, and assist in maintaining a social media presence.



  • Supervise student graphic artists
  • Assist with the creation of strategic marketing plans and schedules
  • Assist with the development of creative posters, flyers, and other mediums
  • Assist with the marketing and promotion of all programs, facilities, and services
  • Other duties as assigned

Qualifications -


  • Ability to correspond with a diverse population
  • Ability to organize, manage, and complete multiple projects within timelines
  • A positive attitude, creative personality, strong work ethic, and effective written and oral communication skills
  • Knowledge of latest Social Media trends, applications, and analytics
  • Customer service background
  • Needs to be detail oriented
  • Interpersonal and public relations skills including written and verbal presentations



  • Capable of prioritizing and rearranging job assignments
  • Ability to lead staff and obtain positive results
  • Ability to maintain a flexible work schedule
  • Excellent communication skills


Required Qualifications    Bachelor’s degree in Marketing, Advertising, Graphic Design, or an equivalent from an accredited college or university

Preferred Qualifications   Experience in Marketing, Graphic Design, Photoshop, Illustrator,  InDesign, Social Media such as Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, etc.

Time Period of Position - July 10, 2015-June 30, 2016

How to Apply -

1. You may apply for the graduate assistantship before being accepted into the SIU Carbondale Graduate School or academic department; however, you must be accepted into a graduate program prior to being able to accept a graduate assistantship being offered by Recreational Sports and Services.

2. Must apply and be accepted into an academic department and meet eligibility for a graduate assistantship. ALL candidates must possess a cumulative GPA of a 2.75 for ALL undergraduate classes. Candidates that do not meet the minimum GPA will not be considered.

3. All candidates must submit the following for any consideration:

     •      Letter of application indicating your position(s) of interest

     •      Professional resume (including any copies of   current certifications)

     •      3-5 professional references

     •      Copy of a current transcript that must indicate existing GPA

     •      2 writing samples 3-5 pages in length.

Applicant may use previous projects or written assignments that are soley your work.

Please send (via US Mail or email) all application materials to:

RSS GA Search
Attn: Dee Donaldson
Recreational Sports and Services
300 East Grand Avenue

Deadline to Apply - July 7, 2015

Number of Positions - 1

Department Name and Location -  Vice Chancellor for Research

% of Time - 50%

Job Description - The Graduate Assistant will provide assistance to the Vice Chancellor for Research and the Office Administrator in the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research.  Typical duties include:

  • *Answer and direct calls to the appropriate person.
  • *Sort, deliver, and route mail for staff and Vice Chancellor.
  • *Project – Design new office filing system.
  • *Maintain new filing system             
  • *Work on projects as assigned.
  • *Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications -

  • *Working knowledge of computers and proficient in Microsoft Office.
  • *Must be self-starter with excellent verbal and written skills.
  • *Must possess excellent time management skills.
  • *Must have attention to detail.

Time Period of Position - Aug. 16, 2015-June 30, 2016

How to Apply - Send resume, cover letter, and references to:

 Nancy Smith at

No walk-ins or phone calls please.

Deadline to Apply - 7-9-15

Number of Positions - 1

Department Name and Location - Intercollegiate Athletics, Boydston Center  

% of Time - 50%

Job Description - Primary responsibilities will be providing athletic training services for an assigned sport intercollegiate sport at Southern Illinois University Carbondale including travel.  Assist with day-to-day operation of athletic training room. Assist with inventory and other administrative duties.

Position is a one year appointment renewable for 2nd year.  This is a year-round appointment with various start dates.  

Qualifications - The successful candidate will be NATABOC-certified or eligible, IL licensed or eligible.  Applicants must secure admission to one of the graduate programs offered by the Graduate School at SIU Carbondale prior to start date.

Time Period of Position - Position is a one year appointment renewable for 2nd year.

How to Apply - Send letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcripts, and 3 references to:

Kristen Trotter, ATC
Interim Ass't AD- Sports Medicine
Lingle Hall
Carbondale, IL 62901-66201

Deadline to Apply - May 31, 2015 or until positions are filled.

Number of Positions - Multiple

Department Name and Location - Center for Teaching Excellence, Morris Library, Room 180

% of Time - 50%

Job Description - SIUonline. Responsible for assisting in customer support for SIUonline (D2L). Support methods include phone, Instant Messaging, email, and walk-ins. Skills involve building and editing online courses, web pages, creating instructions to assist faculty and students in using the SIUonline system. Strong problems solving skills along with written and oral communication skills are required.

Qualifications -

Required Qualifications: Admission to Graduate School and acceptance into an academic degree program. Applicant must also have working knowledge of the use of Dreamweaver, coding/troubleshooting HTML, designing & editing CSS templates, and Microsoft Office products.  Strong problem solving skills and written & oral communication skills are also required.

Preferred Qualifications: Preferred skill/experience in one or more of the following:

  • web development (HTML5, XHTML, XML, CSS.)                           
  • help desk/customer service experience
  • Learning Management Systems, such as Desire2Learn
  • Designing & creating graphic images using Photoshop
  • Developing multimedia such as HTML5
  • Scanning images and documents
  • Wikis, blogs and podcasts

Time Period of Position - May 16, 2015 - Decembere 31, 2015.  Includes opportunity for extended contract.  (Available hours must be between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.  Schedule is negotiable.)

How to Apply - Submit cover letter describing your experience related to this position with available work hours, current resume, and sample work including a description of your development/programming skills that went into the sample work (can be included in the cover letter) to the Center for Teaching Excellence (Morris Library, room 180). Drop off at front desk or via Campus Mail to: Morris Library, Mail Code 6510, SIU. No walk-in inquiries. All applicants must include an electronic sample of work with the application that demonstrates their skills. The format of this sample work can be presented via a URL address or on DVD/CD. Applications without sample work will not be considered.

Deadline to Apply - May 16, 2015 or until filled

Number of Positions - 1

Department Name and Location - Clinical Center, Speech & Language Dept., Wham 141, Student Services Building Room 491

% of Time - 25%

Job Description - 12-month assistantship as administrative assistant to the Coordinator of Speech-Language Services.  Duties include: general client services, client and staff scheduling, quality assurance activities and student training.  Must be available for training in July 2015; start date Aug. 1, 2015.

Qualifications -

  1. Must be admitted to the SIUC Communication Disorders & Sciences graduate program.  No outside candidates will be considered.
  2. This position is strictly limited to students enrolled in good standing in CDS 594 – Advanced Clinical Practicum.  No outside candidates will be considered.
  3. Candidate must maintain good standing in academic and clinical coursework throughout employment.
  4. Strong critical thinking skills.
  5. Strong verbal and written skills.
  6. Strong interpersonal skills.
  7. Ability to organize, multitask, and attend to detail with independent follow-through.
  8. Strong sense of personal responsibility and professionalism.
  9. Proficiency in Microsoft Word, Excel and PP.

Time Period of Position - August 1, 2015 – July 31, 2016

How to Apply - Please email letter of application addressing each of the qualifications and resume to:

Diane Muzio

 Selected candidates will be contacted for interview.

 Deadline to Apply - Position open until filled

Number of Positions - 2

Department Name and Location - Fraternity & Sorority Life

% of Time - 25%

Job Description - Graduate Assistants will participate in a rotation of assignments to provide them with a broad experience base within the various functions of the fraternity and sorority advising profession. The rotation is designed to begin developing Graduate Assistance along the Association of Fraternity & Sorority Advisors Core Competencies for Excellence in the Profession. The rotation will include:

  • Advise, coordinate, & promote fraternities & sororities ( & their programs, including advising one of the following councils: Interfraternity Council, Panhellenic Association, or Multicultural Greek Council.
  • Assist the Fraternity and Sorority Life team in planning, implementing and evaluating various programs and activities.
  • Advise/attend meetings of governing councils and honor societies
  • Assist in organizing and facilitating officer training and transition retreats.
  • Assist in gathering data and preparing reports related to our student population.
  • Assist chapters in understanding the Greek Standards criteria and in developing action plans to achieve goals related to Greek Standards.
  • Present events for chapter officers (treasurers, social chairs, scholarship chairs, new member educators, etc.) as well as general presentations on topics such as hazing, public relations, risk management, goal setting, etc.
  • Assist in planning major events such as Recruitment Activities, Greek Sing, Variety Show, Greek Week, Greek Awards, etc.
  • Assist in the Greek Standards evaluations. 
  • Help with any other task as needed.

Qualifications - Significant previous Fraternity/Sorority leadership experience in chapter or council is preferred.  Applicants should be currently enrolled or be granted admission to SIU graduate program, have strong oral & written communication skills, demonstrated leadership skills, positive attitude, willingness to work in a team environment, & the ability to work varied hours in response to changing program activity schedules. Preference to candidates in College Student Personnel or educational related graduate program.  

Time Period of Position - 9 month.  Beginning date is August 2015.  

How to Apply - Submit a cover letter, names of 3 references, & resume to

 Deadline to Apply - until the position is filled.

Number of Positions - 2

Department Name and Location - SIU Alumni Association, Colyer Hall

% of Time - 50%

Job Description -  

Scope of the SIU Extern Program:

The nationally recognized SIU Extern Program, which was established by the SIU Alumni Association in 1984, provides SIU students with professional experience in their chosen career fields.  Each spring break, current students are matched with SIU alumni and friends of SIU to apply their skills learned in the classroom in a professional work environment. 

Duties and Responsibilities

This position provides direct assistance in the database management, customer service initiatives, marketing activities and administrative duties of the SIU Extern Program.  This position will:

  • Coordinate a team of college representatives in the selection and placement of Extern participants
  • Manage the SIU Extern Program database (curretnly Access) by entering data, developing reports, interrupting reports, and ensuring accuracy of the database information
  • Participate as an active member in the promotion and evaluation of the SIU Extern Program
  • Perform administrative duties which include but are not limited to preparing forms, crafting professional emails, event and meeting scheduling, filing necessary paperwork, and communicating with both on and off campus professionals
  • Participate in University & Association events and programs that include but are not limited to New Student Orientations, SIU Open Houses, professional seminars, philanthropy activities, etc.
  • Promote courtesy and open communication while conveying a customer-service attitude that view each SIU student , faculty and staff, alumni, and friend of the Association as a valuable member of the university and community
  • Other responsibilities may include: administrative assistance with the Student Alumni Council, research on trending Alumni programs and other related duties as assigned.  

Qualifications  - Candidates need to be adaptable, punctual, courteous, motivated, and have the ability to work well on their own as well as on a team.  The environment can be fast-paced and deadlines are present.  Candidates should also have: 

  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills
  • Experience with basic Microsoft Office principals with knowledge of Access preferred
  • Ability to work varied hours in the response to changing program and activity schedules
  • A strong sense of personal responsibility and professionalism
  • Prior knowledge of the SIU Alumni Association Extern Program

Candidates should be an unconditionally admitted graduate student at SIU Carbondale in one of the following programs: Business Administration, Higher Education, Public Administration, Workforce Education and Development or closely related field.  

Time Period of Position - Position is a one year (Fall 2015 & Spring 2016) appointment that will be renewable for a second year.  If candidate that is hired enrolls in Summer 2015 classes, an early start date can be negotiated.

How to Apply - Send letter of interest, a resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to:

Emily Spann
Director of Student Relations

Deadline to Apply - Applications will be accepted through Friday, April 10th, 2015 or until position is filled. 

Number of Positions - 1

Department Name and Location - SIU Alumni Association, Colyer Hall

% of Time - 50% 

Job Description -  Marketing Coordinator

The SIU Alumni Association is implementing a comprehensive marketing strategy to promote the message of its three pillars – Tradition, Pride, and Opportunity. The marketing coordinator will assume a day-to-day leadership role in this implementation.

 In addition, this position will oversee and manage the Association’s NPS survey processes and results, which helps us gain valuable feedback and marketing data.

Duties Include:

  • Managing a student team, consisting of a member services/on-site sales assistant; graphic designer; and social media assistant.
  • Maintaining the Association's primary marketing calendar, which included promotions for campaigns and Association events.
  • Planning promotional efforts for on- and off-campus events with the Association's Events Team.
  • Perform administrative duties, which include but are not limited to: Preparing forms; crafting professional emails; event and meeting scheduling; filing necessary paperwork and communicating with both on- and off-campus professionals.
  • Participating in University and Association events and programs as needed.
  • Promoting courtesy and open communication while conveying a customer-service attitude that views each SIU student, faculty, staff, alumni and friend of the Association as a valuable member of the University and community.
  • Other responsibilities may include: Filling some roles of teh Director of Member Services/Marketing during absences; Research on marketing trends and other alumni/student data; and other assignments as necessary.

Qualifications  - We’re looking for a creative, adaptable, punctual, courteous, motivated, team-building individual, who can thrive with minimal direction and meet deadlines without fail.

Candidates should have:

  • Experience with marketing and market research.
  • Exceptional oral and written communication skills.
  • Experience with basic Microsoft Office programs.
  • Ability to work a consistent number of hours each day of the work week.
  • A strong sense of personal responsibility and professionalism.
  • Prior knowledge of the SIU Alumni Association.

Candidates should be an unconditionally admitted graduate student at SIU Carbondale in one of the following programs: Marketing; Management.

Time Period of Position - Position is a one year (Fall 2015 & Spring 2016) appointment that will be renewable for a second year. If candidate that is hired enrolls in Summer 2015 classes, an early start date can be negotiated.

How to Apply - Send letter of interest, professional writing samples, and resume, including names and contact info of references, to:

Caleb Hale
Director of Member Services/Marketing

Deadline to Apply - Applications will be accepted until position is filled.

Number of Positions - 1

Department Name and Location - Athletics/Women's Basketball

% of Time - 50%

Job Description - Southern Illinois University – Carbondale, a Division I institution and a member of the Missouri Valley Conference, is seeking applicants for a graduate assistant to join the women’s basketball staff.  Job responsibilities include assisting the head coach and staff in day to day operations and organizational tasks.  Specific duties and responsibilities may include but not limited to:  film upload/downloads in compliance with Missouri Valley rules and regulations, coordination and coaching of summer camps and clinics, oversight of managers and/or practice players, coordination of visiting teams, practice statistics and analysis, implementation of pre-practice and pre-game warm up routine.  

Qualifications  - Bachelor’s Degree and admittance into one of the Master’s programs offered by Southern Illinois University. Collegiate basketball playing experience preferred.  Strong communication and organizational skills, computer skills (Excel, Word, and various basketball specific video editing software) 

Time Period of Position - Position is a one year appointment renewable for 2nd year

How to Apply - Send letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcripts, and 3 references to:

Andrea Gorski
Associate Head Women’s Basketball Coach
185 Donald Boydston Center
Mail Code 6620
Carbondale, IL 62901
Or via email to:
Andrea Gorski: and Cindy Stein:

Deadline to Apply - May 31, 2015 or until position is filled 

Number of Positions - 1

Department Name and Location - College of Business-Dean’s Office or Business Placement Center

% of Time - 25% and 50%

Job Description - 

  • The Graduate Assistants will provide assistance to staff of College of Business.  Typical responsibilities will include:
  • planning and working events,
  • answering phones, setting appointments, bookkeeping, data entry, and/or analytical/statistical work
  • Updating social media and writing press releases/news articles
  • assisting in the creation of promotional materials (photography/videography/graphic design)
  • Speaking with current and/or potential students

Qualifications  - 

  • Graduate student at SIU (preferably in the MBA or MAcc program)
  • Working knowledge of computers and proficient in Microsoft Office software.
  • Must be self-starter with excellent written and verbal skills.
  • Must be energetic and hard working.
  • Must have excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Must have an attention to details.

Time Period of Position - To begin Fall 2015

How to Apply - 

NO WALK-INS OR PHONE CALLS PLEASE.  Forward a letter of interest, a current resume, and the names, addresses and phone numbers of three references to: or:

College of Business, Mail Code 4619
Attn:  Heather Willis
Southern Illinois University
1025 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL  62901

Deadline to Apply - May 1, 2015 or until filled

Number of Positions - 1-25%, 2-50%

Department Name and Location - Center for Environmental Health and Safety - 1325 Radio Dr

% of Time - 50%

Job Description - Collection, transportation and sorting of hazardous chemical and biological waste from various labs and buildings on Campus.  This position requires a person that is in good physical health and able to transport 700 pound drums on occasion (with the assistance of a dolly).  Other duties to include fume hood and autoclave testing, as well as various other jobs.

Qualifications  - Student must be a responsible, hard-working and reliable individual.  The ideal person will help in the transport of hazardous chemicals and biologic waste.  Some drums may weigh over 500 pounds.  Dollies and carts are available to aide in the transport of items.   Biologic waste includes, but is not limited to, petri plates, sharps, cadaver waste and animal carcasses.  Student must be able to work independently and take initiative.  This position requires a background check and a valid driver’s license.  

Time Period of Position - Graduate Assistant needed to begin July, 2015 and continue through the Fall semester.  Student will need to be available during breaks and intercession.

How to Apply - Please email a letter of interest, qualifications and any previous related experience to Leslie Korando ( .  Alternatively, this can be mailed to the Center for Environmental Health & Safety, ATTN:  Leslie Korando, 1325 Radio Drive, Southern Illinois University, Carbondale, IL  62901-6898

Deadline to Apply - Until position is filled

Number of Positions - 1

Department Name and Location - Intercollegiate Athletics: Strength and Conditioning

% of Time - 50%

Job Description - Design and implementation of strength and conditioning programs for teams as assigned by the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach.  Applicant must exhibit ability to instruct, supervise and demonstrate associated exercises in a Weightlifting based training environment.  Successful candidate must display competency to coordinate with Head Strength & Conditioning Coach and Athletic Trainers regarding certain biomechanical assessments as well as implementation of the return to play protocols for athletes returning from injury.  Includes additional duties assigned by the Head Strength & Conditioning Coach.

Qualifications  - Bachelor’s Degree required, preferably in related field.  Acceptance into SIUC Graduate School; Must maintain a full-time course load per semester in chosen academic field;  Must be certified (or have made preparations to be certified) by the National Strength & Conditioning Association, Collegiate Strength & Conditioning Coaches Association, or USA Weightlifting;  Preferred experience as a collegiate athlete, or no less than one academic year of undergraduate/postgraduate internship experience at the collegiate level;  Evidence of sound organizational skills; Ability to interact effectively with student-athletes, colleagues, and the public.

Time Period of Position - A one year 12-month appointment, renewable for a 2nd year.

How to Apply - Electronically submit letter of interest, resume, contact information for three professional references, to: Clete McLeod, Head Strength & Conditioning Coach, SIUC.  Email:

Deadline to Apply - June 12, 2015 or until the position is filled.

Number of Positions - 1

Department Name and Location - Intercollegiate Athletics: Boydston Center

% of Time - 50%

Job Description -

*Offensive Assistant

  -Video Coordinator

  -Film Consultant on the development of Technique

  -Film Consultant on the instruction of assignments

  -Assisting in game planning computer Scouting Reports

  -Assisting in Practice Scripts & Scheduling

  -Evaluation and film grades of weekly performances

*Scout Team Assignments

  -Offensive and Defensive Preparation

  -Special Teams Preparation

*Film Duties

  -Practice Film, Breakdowns

  -Checkerboard game, practice film

*Game day assignments

*Recruiting assignments

*Academic assignments

*Additional Jobs as assigned

Qualifications  - Must be a college graduate and accepted into the graduate program at SIU.

Time Period of Position - Position is a one year appointment renewable for the 2nd year.

How to Apply - Please send cover letter, resume, and references to Phil Meyer at or to the address below:

Phil Meyer
179 Boydston Center
1490 Douglas Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Deadline to Apply - June 30th, 2015

Number of Positions - 1

Department Name and Location - SIU Extended Campus

% of Time - 50%

Job Description - Posting financial transaction to internal/external spreadsheets, monitor and review institutional compliance forms, prepare internal financial documents, and financial filing.

Qualifications  - Business related field of study (accounting, finance, business administration, etc.)

Time Period of Position - Fall 2015

How to Apply - Email resume and 3 references (2 work experience and 1 personal) to

Deadline to Apply - 6/30/15

Number of Positions - 1

Department Name and Location - Career Services, Student Services Building, Suite 0179

% of Time - 50%

Job Description - Responsibilities include meeting with students to assist with writing resumes, cover letters, interviewing skills, job and internship searches, career advising and other employment service related assistance.  GAs conduct mock interviews, give oral presentations to classes and student organizations on various employment topics, and assist with job fairs, workshops, open houses, NSOs and other special events hosted by Career Services.

Qualifications  - Admission to Graduate School and acceptance (pending applications considered) into one of the following academic degree programs: Educational Psychology, College Student Personnel, WED-Human Resources.  Must have strong written and verbal communication skills (English) as GAs frequently edit the writing of students and alums. Must have a positive attitude and enjoy working one-on-one with students and alumni needing assistance. Must be available some evening hours.

Time Period of Position - 

1 position -August 1 – June 30, 2016

1 position - August 1 – May 13, 2016

How to Apply - Send cover letter, resume, the names and contact information of 3 professional references to:

Jaime Conley-Holt, SIU Career Services, 1263 Lincoln Drive, MC 4703, SIU, Carbondale, IL

Please no phone calls or email submissions

Deadline to Apply - June 30, 2015

Number of Positions - 2