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Department Name and Location – Information Technology

% of Time - 50%

Job Description –To help maintain, troubleshoot and expand the SIU Carbondale campus area network.

Qualifications – Planning and organization skills. Experience in troubleshooting and maintaining a data network is beneficial. Good written and verbal skills.  Must have a basic knowledge of computer networks.

Time Period of Position –  Fall 2016 Through May 2017

How to Apply –  Email resume and application to

Deadline to Apply – October 14, 2016

Number of Positions – 1

Department Name and Location – Intercollegiate Athletics, Troutt-Wittmann Academic Center

% of Time - 50%

Job Description

The academic graduate assistant will work with a select group of student-athletes under the direct supervision of the Assistant Athletic Director-Student Services.  During regularly scheduled hours, the academic graduate assistant will provide academic support and mentoring to student-athletes.  Additional responsibilities may include monitoring satisfactory progress, working with tutors and study hall, facilitating educational programming, organizing community service opportunities.  Evening and weekend hours may be required.

Qualifications – In order to be considered for this position, individuals must:

  • Be admitted to a graduate program at SIU Carbondale.
  • Have excellent written and verbal communications skills.
  • Demonstrate a strong commitment to the educational success of student-athletes
  • Have the ability to multi-task in a highly demanding office environment
  • Have the ability to work independently and take initiative
  • Demonstrate proficiency with Microsoft Office

Time Period of Position –  To begin immediately.  Will not include a tuition waiver for Fall 2016

How to Apply –  a current resume and the names and contact information for three references to Keith Merritt, Assistant Athletic Director-Student Services at  

Deadline to Apply – Tuesday, September 27, 2016

Number of Positions – 1

Department Name and Location – College of Science, Recruitment and Retention in the Dean’s Office

% of Time - 50%

Job Description

  • Communicate with prospective and current students regularly including by email and/or phone to discuss their current and future collegiate goals.
  • Assist with providing resources for academic and professional interventions (referral to tutoring or other support services office).
  • Assist with student recruitment and retention activities for the college.
  • Assist with the coordination of the Science Living and Learning (LLC) programs.
  • Assist with the coordination of the Saluki Science Ambassadors (SSA) program and provide mentoring to these students.
  • Assist in preparing for program events.
  • Assist students with networking opportunities and resources both on and off campus.
  • Help prepare for graduate school fairs, campus visits, and the college/department tours.
  • Utilize Hobsons Connect and Retain database.

Other duties as assigned


  • Must be accepted to a SIU Graduate Program.
  • Excellent written and verbal communication skills.
  • Extensive presentation experience.
  • Knowledge and use of Microsoft Office software is required.
  • A commitment to evening and weekend job responsibilities.
  • Ability to organize and multitask with a strong attention to detail.
  • Able to work independently and take initiative
  • Previous experience in co-curricular and advising activities is desired.
  • Preference given to applicants with B.A. or B.S. in science.
  • Prefer applicants with student recruitment and retention support, database management, and/or new student program experience.

Time Period of Position –  Fall 2016

How to Apply –  

Submit Resume/CV, cover letter and 2 references to:

Valerie Rasp at

List email subject line as: “COS Recruitment & Retention GA Position FA16 Please no phone calls or visits.

Deadline to Apply – 9/14/16

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 - 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