GA Job Postings | Graduate School | SIU

SIU Logo

Graduate School

Target - Excellence!

SIU student research

Graduate Administrative Assistantship Job Postings Main Content

Please contact the hiring department concerning the Graduate Assistant jobs posted here.

When applying for an administrative graduate assistantship, please be aware of the taxation rules and policies that apply to administrative assistantships only.

* For Research GA appointments at Morris Library, please check their web page


Department Name and Location - McNair Scholars Program/CURCA - C117 Woody Hall

% of Time - 50%

Job Description -

The staff maintains ongoing coaching relationships with over 30 students, builds and maintains professional relationship with faculty, interacts with numerous other programs and services both on and off campus to assist with recruitment and outreach efforts, develops programs and seminars to meet students’ professional needs, identifies scholarship and fellowship opportunities, maintains an extensive library of information about graduate and professional school programs to aid in discussions about options for graduate study; meets regularly with summer research participants to discuss their summer research projects provide feedback on written and oral components related to research project; Assists in program assessment and evaluation activities; Maintains the highest ethical and professional standards;

Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications -

Admission to Graduate School and acceptance into an academic degree program (PhD student preferred). Strong interpersonal skills necessary. Experience working with minority, first generation and/or low income college students and/or former student participant in a TRIO program.  Strong research and writing skills required. Experience in planning co-curricular and advising activities. Experience with Microsoft Word, Excel, Publisher, and Adobe preferred. Must be a multi-tasker with good organizational skills, detail oriented, have ability to prioritize and work without direct supervision at times. Articulate and proficient oral and written communication skills are a must. Extensive knowledge of the campus and available academic resources preferred. Available for some evening and weekend job responsibilities.

Time Period of Position - 5/16/16-7/22/16

*This office is an administrative office and follows the university calendar. 

How to Apply -

Submit Resume/CV, cover letter and 3 references to

Rhetta Seymour at rseymour@siu.edu.

List email subject line as: “Applying for McNair GA Position Summer 2016

Please no phone calls or visits.

Deadline to Apply - May 10, 2016

Number of Positions - 1


Department Name and Location - Curriculum and Instruction main office Wham 327 – Position #3

% of Time - 25%

Job Description - Duties include, but are not limited to, the following…

  • facilitate the America Reads Program
  • interview and hire tutors
  • facilitate tutor training
  • observe and provide feedback to tutors

Qualifications -

  • Admitted to an SIU graduate program
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Teaching experience in USA K-12 schools preferred

Time Period of Position - Fall 2016- Spring 2017

How to Apply - Email cover letter and resume to siucireception@gmail.com

Deadline to Apply - May 6, 2016 or until postition filled

Number of Positions - 1 - 2


Department Name and Location - Curriculum and Instruction main office Wham 327 – Position #2

% of Time - 25%

Job Description - Duties include, but are not limited to, the following…

  • answer telephone and greet visitors in main office
  • create and update forms and charts
  • make copies
  • create Powerpoint slides for video monitor

Qualifications -

  • Admitted to an SIU graduate program
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Experience with Word and Powerpoint

Time Period of Position - Fall 2016- Spring 2017

How to Apply - Email cover letter and resume to siucireception@gmail.com

Deadline to Apply - May 6, 2016 or until postition filled

Number of Positions - 1


Department Name and Location - Curriculum and Instruction main office Wham 327 – Position #1

% of Time - 25%

Job Description - Duties include, but are not limited to, the following…

  • gather and summarize data for departmental reports
  • organize and file documents
  • prepare materials for orientations

Qualifications -

  • Admitted to an SIU graduate program outside of the College of Education and Human Services
  • Excellent English writing skills
  • Experience with Word and Excel

Time Period of Position - Fall 2016- Spring 2017

How to Apply - Email cover letter and resume to siucireception@gmail.com

Deadline to Apply - May 6, 2016 or until postition filled

Number of Positions - 1


Department Name and Location - Intercollegiate Athletics, Lingle Hall

% of Time - 50%

Job Description -

Duties include, but are not limited to, assisting with increasing the Saluki Athletic Scholarship Fund monetary value through donations, creating and implementing strategies to increase donations, assisting with graphic design, planning events catered around athletic outings, and hosting events during athletic outings.

Qualifications -

Admitted to a graduate program at SIU. Business background with prior experience in sales and fundraising preferred.

Time Period of Position - Summer 2016

How to Apply -

Send cover letter, resume, and references to Jason Fairfield at jason.fairfield@siu.edu

Please no drop ins or phone calls

Deadline to Apply - May 9, 2016

Number of Positions - 1


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

% of Time - 50%

Job Description - Fitness (2)

GA responsibilities include working with Associate Director of Programs to recruit, hire, train, schedule, and evaluate fitness staff. Direct supervision of instructors, trainers, and/or weight room attendants. Develop, market and evaluate fitness programs and services that serve a diverse populations. Candidates should be certified in AFAA, ACE, ACSM, NSCA, or other reputable, national agencies. Special Populations responsibilities include oversight of administration and programming efforts related to the Access Inclusive Recreation (A.I.R.) program including hiring, training, supervision and evaluation of student fitness partners who provide support to students and members who need assistance accessing programs and services due to a disability. Experience working with and administration of programs for special populations is preferred. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications -

Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.8 or better is required (3.0 preferred). Masters programs available in Sports Management, Exercise Science, Health Education, Recreation Education Administration, College Student Personnel, and others available. Must apply and be admitted to SIUC and the Graduate School by June 1, 2016.

Time Period of Position - August 15, 2016 through May 15, 2017

How to Apply -

Submit the following materials to Dee Donaldson:

Letter of application indicating which position you are applying for

Current resume

At least three professional references

Copy of all certifications relevant to the position you are applying for

Current copy of any/all academic transcripts

(Copies accepted)

Send to:

Dee Donaldson

Recreational Sports and Services

Southern Illinois University

300 East Grand Avenue - MC 6717

Carbondale, Illinois   62901

Go to reccenter.siu.edu or contact Dee Donaldson at 618/453-1274 or ddnldson@siu.edu.

Positions are subject to change/elimination at any time.

Deadline to Apply - June 1, 2016

Number of Positions - 2


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

% of Time - 50%

Job Description - Facilities/Informal Recreation (1)

The Graduate Assistant for Facilities is responsible for hiring, supervising, and evaluating hourly student personnel working for the department of Recreational Sports and Services. Major areas of focus include training student staff, facility maintenance, custodial operations, security monitoring, member interaction, emergency preparation training, special event staffing, payroll preparation and event supervision. Candidates will be responsible for managing evening and weekend staff. This position will require evening and weekend supervisory duties.  Certifications in the following strengthen the candidate’s application: EMS training, and ARC Instructor/Trainer. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications -

Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.8 or better is required (3.0 preferred). Masters programs available in Sports Management, Exercise Science, Health Education, Recreation Education Administration, College Student Personnel, and others available. Must apply and be admitted to SIUC and the Graduate School by June 1, 2016.

Time Period of Position - August 15, 2016 through May 15, 2017

How to Apply -

Submit the following materials to Dee Donaldson:

Letter of application indicating which position you are applying for

Current resume

At least three professional references

Copy of all certifications relevant to the position you are applying for

Current copy of any/all academic transcripts

(Copies accepted)

Send to:

Dee Donaldson

Recreational Sports and Services

Southern Illinois University

300 East Grand Avenue - MC 6717

Carbondale, Illinois   62901

Go to reccenter.siu.edu or contact Dee Donaldson at 618/453-1274 or ddnldson@siu.edu.

Positions are subject to change/elimination at any time.

Deadline to Apply - June 1, 2016

Number of Positions - 1


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

% of Time - 50%

Job Description - Competitive Sports/Special Events (1)

The Graduate Assistant for Competitive Sports will take on a leadership role in hiring, supervising, training, scheduling, and evaluating supervisors, officials, scorekeepers, and equipment managers. Coordinate the scheduling of teams and participants in leagues and tournaments. GA will assist with programming over 35 sport clubs that actively travel and schedule practice times. The candidate will assist a 7-person Executive Board, and manage allocation processes for each sport club. Assist in the marketing and promotion of Intramural Sports/Sport Clubs activities. Assist with field, court, and equipment set up. Assist with CPR, AED, First Aid classes, and labs. Candidate will also be required to assist with oversight and coordination of numerous special events within the department including rentals and/or programs. May be required to work evening, weekend, and break hours. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications -

Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.8 or better is required (3.0 preferred). Masters programs available in Sports Management, Exercise Science, Health Education, Recreation Education Administration, College Student Personnel, and others available. Must apply and be admitted to SIUC and the Graduate School by June 1, 2016.

Time Period of Position - August 15, 2016 through May 15, 2017

How to Apply -

Submit the following materials to Dee Donaldson:

Letter of application indicating which position you are applying for

Current resume

At least three professional references

Copy of all certifications relevant to the position you are applying for

Current copy of any/all academic transcripts

(Copies accepted)

Send to:

Dee Donaldson

Recreational Sports and Services

Southern Illinois University

300 East Grand Avenue - MC 6717

Carbondale, Illinois   62901

Go to reccenter.siu.edu or contact Dee Donaldson at 618/453-1274 or ddnldson@siu.edu.

Positions are subject to change/elimination at any time.

Deadline to Apply - June 1, 2016

Number of Positions - 1


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

% of Time - 50%

Job Description - Aquatics & Safety Programs/Facilities (1)

Aquatic facilities include an Olympic-size natatorium and a boat dock on the campus lake. Responsibilities include recruiting, hiring, training, and evaluating lifeguards and swim instructors; coordinating, supervising, and instructing swim lessons; special event staffing, emergency preparation training, event supervision, and payroll preparation. Certifications in the following strengthen the candidate’s application: EMS training, Lifeguard Instructor Certification, Water Safety Instructor, certified pool operator or equivalent. RSS is affiliated with the American Red Cross and is an authorized provider. Candidates must teach safety programs within the department. ARC Instructor/Trainer certifications are preferred. Other duties as assigned.

Qualifications -

Undergraduate cumulative GPA of 2.8 or better is required (3.0 preferred). Masters programs available in Sports Management, Exercise Science, Health Education, Recreation Education Administration, College Student Personnel, and others available. Must apply and be admitted to SIUC and the Graduate School by June 1, 2016.

Time Period of Position - August 15, 2016 through May 15, 2017

How to Apply -

Submit the following materials to Dee Donaldson:

Letter of application indicating which position you are applying for

Current resume

At least three professional references

Copy of all certifications relevant to the position you are applying for

Current copy of any/all academic transcripts

(Copies accepted)

Send to:

Dee Donaldson

Recreational Sports and Services

Southern Illinois University

300 East Grand Avenue - MC 6717

Carbondale, Illinois   62901

Go to reccenter.siu.edu or contact Dee Donaldson at 618/453-1274 or ddnldson@siu.edu.

Positions are subject to change/elimination at any time.

Deadline to Apply - June 1, 2016

Number of Positions - 1


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 (fsl.siu.edu) & 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 -

3 months.  Beginning date is March 7, 2016 and Ending on May 14, 2016.

How to Apply -

Submit a cover letter, names of 3 references, & resume to vmanne@siu.edu.

Deadline to Apply - Deadline to apply: until the position is filled.

Number of Positions - 1