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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 - Achieve Program

% of Time - 50%

Job Description - Case management and supervision of students with learning disabilities and differences. Duties include tracking of academic progress, regular communication with instructors, advisors, parents, and students. Assist with reading, writing, and teach students effective study strategies and skills. Provide organizational assistance and time management solutions. Weekly meetings with students for planning and follow-up. Respond in timely and efficient manner to student issues as they arise. General office duties including regular computer use, maintaining detailed logs, and professional report writing.

Qualifications -

  • Graduate student at SIUC
  • GPA 3.0 or above (undergraduate or graduate)
  • Excellent command of oral and written English language
  • Effective communication skills
  • Ability to interact with diverse populations
  • Good customer service skills
  • Good time management
  • Organizational skills
  • Must have time and cognitive flexibility to resolve issues and provide solution to students
  • Must be available to work blocks Monday through Friday totaling 20 hours a week.
  • Preference given to those with experience working

Time Period of Position - Aug 10 - Dec 18, 2015. Contracts for subsequent semesters dependent on performance and department need.

How to Apply - Send cover letter, resume, unofficial copies of transcripts, and two letters of recommendation to:

Achieve Program
Dr. Arlene Tan
Southern Illinois University
870 Lincoln Drive MC 6832
Carbondale, IL 62901
Hand deliver:
NW Annex, Bldg C Room 123
Previous applicants need not apply again.

Deadline to Apply - February 20, 2015.

Number of Positions - 4 - 5

Department Name and Location - University Housing – Residence Life

% of Time - 25%

Job Description - Graduate Assistant – Academic Initiatives

  • Facilitate collaboration among live-in Residence Life staff, students, and Faculty/University Associates
  • Foster positive relationships among live-in Residence Life staff, student members of Living Learning Communities, and the communities’ associated faculty and staff members
  • Plan and implement programs and events to support the academic efforts of University Housing

Qualifications - Enrolled as full-time graduate student; Enrolled in Higher Education or a related graduate program is preferred

Time Period of Position - 3 months (2/2/15 – 5/15/15)

How to Apply - Email, fax or mail a completed application including letter of interest, current resume and contact information for 3 current references to  Go to for complete instructions on applying for job.

Deadline to Apply - January 30, 2015.

Number of Positions - 2

Department Name and Location - SIU Extended Campus; NWA-A, Room 134

% of Time - 50%

Job Description - Assist in the design and implementation of an inventory project management process with in SIU Extended Campus; assist with other types of projects, day-to-day team management and operations; and other duties as assigned. Asset management experience is a plus.

Qualifications - 

  • Essential Work Competencies:  Excellent customer service skills; ability to give and follow oral and written instructions; ability to interact with team and students in a positive manner; ability to multitask; ability to lead, prioritize, and arrange job assignments
  • Recommended Experience:  Excel, Word, and Access

Time Period of Position - Spring 2015

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

Deadline to Apply - January 22, 2015.

Number of Positions - 1

Department Name and Location - Alumni Services, Colyer Hall

% of Time - 25%

Job Description - The successful candidate will be responsible for assisting in the preparation of the SIU Alumni Association’s informational tax return. This position will also be responsible for reconciling accounts for the SIU Alumni Association as well as other duties related to accounting for the Association.

Qualifications - This position is strictly limited to students who possess or are pursuing a Masters of Accountancy.  Proficiency in Microsoft Excel and Microsoft Word. Must be very organized, detail oriented and able to multitask.

Time Period of Position - 1/22 – 6/30/2015

How to Apply - Apply by submitting your resume electronically to Tim Marlo at

Deadline to Apply - January 21, 2015.

Number of Positions - 1

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

% of Time - 50%

Job Description - SIUonline Responsible for assisting with the development of instructional materials and supporting online distance education initiatives with a focus on custom programming of learning objects, applications, and other online solutions. Position also includes the responsibility to provide customer service support for SIUonline via walk-in customers, phone, email, or instant messaging. Skills involve building & editing online courses, web pages, creating instructions for software & other online tools, building/editing Microsoft Office documents, and other support materials for classroom and online instruction. Strong problem solving, written & oral communication skills are required. (Available hours must be between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Schedule is negotiable).

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 programming (HTML5, XHTML, XML, CSS, PHP, MySQL, Java, Javascript, AJAX, perl, Jquery etc.)                           
  • help desk/customer service experience
  • developing mobile applications
  • Learning Management Systems, such as Desire2Learn
  • designing & creating graphic images using Photoshop
  • developing multimedia such as Flash and HTML5 ·SCORM
  • scanning images & documents
  • wikis, blogs, & podcasts

Time Period of Position - Jan 19, 2015 – June 30, 2015. Includes opportunity for extended contract.

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 - Jan 19, 2015 or until filled

Number of Positions - 1