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Department Name and Location – Sustainability Office, Student Center

% of Time - 50%

Job DescriptionSustainability Programming Specialist

Primary Responsibilities include:

  • Develop and implement new and recurring programs to engage SIUC students, faculty, and staff on sustainability issues
  • Work to improve waste diversion including collaboration with departments and student groups to develop and promote zero waste programming on campus
  • Help integrate and raise awareness of social change with students’ daily decisions and existing initiatives on campus
  • Provide data analysis and assessment of waste and other programming statistics
  • Other duties as assigned


Excellent interpersonal and presentation skills, excellent written and oral communication skills, interest in procurement strategy and waste diversion, availability to work some nights and weekends, understanding of environmental, economic, and social issues related to energy use, water conservation, transportation, and waste streams and diversion techniques, experience in creating work teams or programs, proficiency in excel or data analysis software, able to adapt to a changing environment with competing priorities

Time Period of Position –  Fall 2016 with possibility of addition of Spring 2017

How to Apply –  

Please email resume, cover letter, references and relevant examples of work to:

Geory Kurtzhals, Sustainability Coordinator:

with “Sustainability Programming Specialist GA Applicant” in the subject line.

Deadline to Apply – Open until filled

Number of Positions – 1 - 2

Department Name and Location – University Communications and Marketing, Web Communications, 106 Beimfohr Hall

% of Time - 50%

Job Description

The graduate assistant will be responsible for working with members of the campus community to convert websites to an updated template on the Cascade Content Management System, lead customer service and support efforts, organize trainings, train website owners, as well as work to help SIU websites meet accessibility laws. The graduate assistant will lead the student Web Team, a team of 6 undergraduate student employees, and will be directly supervised by the Webmaster and Lead Web Strategist.


Must be a current SIU graduate student and enrolled in the fall 2016 term. Previous experience with writing, marketing, and/or websites preferred. This position requires a person who is punctual and responsible with excellent communication skills as well as writing and proofreading ability who is flexible and able to lead a team. The employee will be required to multi-task in a fast-paced, always changing environment.

Time Period of Position –  Fall 2016 and Spring 2017

How to Apply –  Email a resume and cover letter to

Deadline to Apply – Sept 8, 2016

Number of Positions - 1

Department Name and Location – College of Business (Office of Minority Affairs)

% of Time - 50%

Job Description

Office of Minority Affairs GA responsibilities include, but are not limited to: assist in the day-to-day operations of the office, assisting underrepresented students, represent CoB Office of Minority Affairs at events, support at-risk students, assist with Mentoring, Academic Counseling, Tutoring, components work other CoB events as needed. Other general duties as assigned by CoB Office of Minority Affairs Director.


  • Admitted to a Master’s program at SIU, preference for Accountancy and Business Administration students and those who completed a business undergraduate degree at SIU
  • Strong data collection and assessment skills. Advanced Excel skills.
  • 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.
  • Personable and able to build relationships quickly.
  • Strong knowledge of social media.
  • Excellent time management and organizational skills.
  • Attention to detail is key.
  • Required to work some evening and weekend hours. There is a possibility of travel

Time Period of Position –  Fall 2016

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:  Michael Haywood

Southern Illinois University

1025 Lincoln Drive

Carbondale, IL  62901

Deadline to Apply – Sept 7, 2016

Number of Positions - 1

Department Name and Location – Center for International Education

% of Time - 50%

Job Description

Graduate assistant will work under the direct supervision of the International Recruitment Coordinator. Primary responsibilities include responding to prospective student email inquiries, working with multiple databases, and direct interaction with students both electronically and in person. Additional responsibilities include assisting with new international student orientation, webpage management, and social media management.


1) Must be a current SIU graduate student and enrolled in the fall 2016 term.

2) Strong computer skills are required, background in IT is a positive trait.

3) Fluent Arabic language skills strongly preferred.

4) Strong written and verbal communication skills in both English and student’s primary language.

5) Excellent organizational skills are necessary.

6) Patience in dealing with the public is paramount.

Time Period of Position –  September 2016 – May 2017

How to Apply - Email a resume and cover letter detailing how the student meets the required criteria

Eligible students will be contacted for an interview.

Deadline to Apply – 2 September 2016 or until filled.

Number of Positions - 1

Department Name and Location - Intercollegiate Athletics, 0089 Boydston Center

% of Time - 50%

Job Description

Job responsibilities include assisting the Director of Equipment in ordering, receiving, distributing, retention, inventorying, laundering, repair, and other responsibilities as assigned. Sport responsibility include, but not limited to Women’s Basketball, Baseball, Track, and Women’s Golf as well as other support groups within the Athletics Department. Knowledge and understanding of NCAA, Missouri Valley conference, and SIU policies and procedures is important.


Must be a college graduate and accepted into the graduate program at SIU. Candidate must have previous work experience in college/professional level equipment room. Must be willing to work nights, weekends, and if necessary travel with respected sports. This individual must be a self-starter, self-motivated, work well with other, and communicate in an effective manner, as well as have a positive attitude.

Time Period of Position –  Fall Semester 2016 and Spring Semester 2017

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

Adam Borts

0089 Boydston Center

1490 Douglas Dr.

Carbondale, IL 62901

Deadline to Apply – September 2, 2016 or until the position is filled

Number of Positions - 1

Department Name and Location – Development and Alumni Relations Information Systems Kaplan 202

% of Time - 50%

Job Description

This position works within the Division of Development and Alumni Relations (DAR) to facilitate requests for information from units internal to the Division, as well as other University departments.  The incumbent will accept and log information requests, document project requirements, communicate project statuses to information requestors, and work with DAR IT staff to produce data/reports.  The incumbent may also utilize pre-written programs and processes to assist with the management of DAR data.  This includes running processes that:  extract data for mailings to alumni and donors, create management reports, import data from other campus departments, and executing queries to identify data exceptions.

Qualifications –  

Bachelor’s Degree with preference given to candidates who hold degrees in Information Systems Technology, Computer Science or Business Administration. 

Evidence of excellent customer service, communication, analytical & organizational skills required.

Time Period of Position –  September 1 - 2016 – December 23, 2016

How to Apply

Please send a resume and cover letter to:

Dawn Moake

Applications Analyst Information Systems

Development and Alumni Relations

Mail Code 6836

Or attach to an e-mail message addressed to:

Deadline to Apply – August 31st or until filled

Number of Positions - 1

Department Name and Location - Dean’s Office, College of Education and Human Services. Wham Building, room 135F

% of Time - 25%

Job Description

The graduate student will be supervised by the Web Specialist in the College of Education and Human Services (COEHS) in the production of various communication vehicles to help in marketing the college. This position is responsible for developing story lines for Journeys Magazine and for developing scripts used in the production of digital and social media. Candidates will shoot photographs and videos to produce quality publications and digital media.  The candidate must be self-motivated, dependable, and detail oriented.  The ability to maintain confidentiality is mandatory. Additional responsibilities will be assigned as needed.


A bachelor’s or master’s degree in Media Arts, Cinema and Photography and/or Journalism related field. Excellent grammar, writing skills and communication skills are required. Student must be enthusiastic, organized, and have a professional demeanor. Work both with a team and independently. Meet strict deadlines, learn new skills, and prioritize. Experience in marketing campaigns, production of promotional videos is highly preferred. Specific skills: Microsoft Office, social media, and use of software for digital editing. Windows based computer usage and familiarity of Mac computers is desired.

Cascade Server (SIU’s website content management system) is a plus.

Time Period of Position – Contract is for the Fall 2016 semester, with renewal contingent upon performance and funding.

How to Apply

Submit cover letter describing your experience related to this position with available work hours, and a current resume. Include examples of your creative writing and links to one or more video productions. Send to Applications without samples work will not be considered.

Deadline to Apply – 4:30 p.m. on August 31, 2016

Number of Positions - 1