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Job Number - 1

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

% of Time - 50%

Job Description - Responsible for assisting with the development of instructional materials and supporting online distance education initiatives. Skills involve building & editing online courses, web pages, PowerPoint slides and other Microsoft Office products, assessments, and other support materials for classroom and online instruction.  Strong problem solving skills, as well as, written & oral communication skills are required.

Job duties vary from day to day and include building learning objects and online modules, developing & editing ADA compliant web pages, researching/exploring new online technologies, and providing customer service support for Desire2Learn via walk-in customers, phone, email, or instant messaging.

Qualifications -

REQUIRED QUALIFICATIONS:

Admission to Graduate School and acceptance into an academic degree program. Applicant must have knowledge of, or be in courses studying, instructional design principles (applying pedagogical theories, developing instructional objects, assessment, etc.).

Strong problem solving skills

Strong written & oral communication skills

Learning Systems Design & Technology program students preferred.

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

  • Learning Management Systems, such as Desire2Learn
  • experience in the field of distance education
  • Universal Design for Learning
  • Captivate and other tutorial development software
  • accessibility guidelines based on ADA compliancy
  • Illinois Information Technology Accessibility Act (IITAA)
  • help desk/customer service experience
  • Microsoft Office products
  • Dreamweaver
  • designing & editing CSS templates
  • coding/troubleshooting HTML
  • wikis, blogs, & podcasts
  • SCORM
  • developing multimedia such as Flash technology
  • developing mobile applications

Time Period of Position - Spring Semester Contract starting January 13, 2014 – May 15, 2014 (Available hours must be between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. Schedule is negotiable).

How to Apply - To apply submit:
(1) cover letter describing your experience related to this position,
(2) available work hours,
(3) current resume, and (4) sample work & description of project.

Note: All applicants must include an electronic sample of work (developed by applicant) that demonstrates their instructional design abilities/skills. Examples include:

  • instructional modules/objects
  • simulation, tutorial, or game
  • online course
  • instructional plan
  • instructional website

The format of this sample work can be presented via a URL address or peripherals such as DVD or CD. Media containing sample work will not be returned unless requested by the applicant. Sample work should include a description of your development/ programming skills that went into the sample work (can be included in the cover letter).

Applications without sample work will not be considered.

Submit application to the Center for Teaching Excellence (Morris Library, room 180). Drop off at front desk, mail, campus mail, or email to teach@siu.edu

ATTN: Heidi Jung
Center for Teaching Excellence
Morris Library
Mail Code 6510
605 Agriculture Dr. Carbondale, IL 62901

No walk-in inquiries.

Deadline to Apply - Dec. 23 or until filled

Number of Positions - 1


Job Number - 2

Department Name and Location - University Programming Office, SIU Student Center

% of Time - 50%

Job Description - This Graduate Assistant is one of three who work under the direct supervision of the Associate Director, Student Center and the Coordinator of Student Programs. Primary responsibilities include advisement of students involved in the Student Programming Council as they execute a wide variety of student produced programs such as comedy, concerts, lectures, films, special events, visual arts, Homecoming and Saluki Family Weekend. Additional responsibilities include facilitating leadership training programs and assisting various other groups in the development and implementation of programs and events.

Qualifications - In order to be considered for this position, individuals must;

  • Be an unconditionally admitted Graduate Student at SIU Carbondale
  • Demonstrate strong commitment to and understanding of cultural, educational, recreational and social programming
  • Have direct experience in student programming, student organization advising, marketing or event management
  • Demonstrate high motivation, good interpersonal skills, flexibility and ability to accept responsibility

Time Period of Position - Position is available beginning June 1, 2014.

How to Apply - To apply, please forward a complete application packet containing; 1) letter of interest, 2) current resume, 3) names, addresses, email contact and phone numbers of three references to:

Graduate Assistant Search Committee
University Programming Office, Code 4428
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1255 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901-4428
Electronic applications may be submitted to dcastle@siu.edu.

Deadline to Apply - The review of applications will begin on March 28, 2014 and continue until the position is filled

Number of Positions - 2


Job Number - 3

Department Name and Location - Special Programs, SIU Student Center

% of Time - 50%

Job Description - This Graduate Assistant works under the direct supervision of the Associate Director, Student Center. Primary responsibilities include developing, promoting and managing a wide variety of Student Center sponsored events such as Sunset Concerts, International Festival, Bingo and Dawgs Nite Out. In addition this person will assist in collaborative programming efforts with various other student and campus groups.

Qualifications - In order to be considered for this position, individuals must;

  • Be an unconditionally admitted Graduate Student at SIU Carbondale
  • Demonstrate strong commitment to and understanding of cultural, educational, recreational and social programming
  • Have direct experience in student programming, student organization advising, marketing or event management
  • Demonstrate high motivation, good interpersonal skills, flexibility and ability to accept responsibility

Time Period of Position - Position is available beginning June 1, 2014.

How to Apply - To apply, please forward a complete application packet containing; 1) letter of interest, 2) current resume, 3) names, addresses, email contact and phone numbers of three references to:

Graduate Assistant Search Committee
University Programming Office, Code 4428
Southern Illinois University Carbondale
1255 Lincoln Drive, Carbondale, IL 62901-4428
Electronic applications may be submitted to dcastle@siu.edu

Deadline to Apply - The review of applications will begin on March 28, 2014 and continue until the position is filled

Number of Positions - 1


Job Number - 4

Department Name and Location - Counseling Center, Student Health Center

% of Time - 50%

Job Description - The Graduate Assistant will provide general therapy services (intake, individual, and group) to the college student population; provide AOD assessments;  provide therapy to a diverse caseload in terms of presenting problem and cultural identities; provide outreach programs, community intervention, and social justice advocacy; provide case management and documentation appropriately utilizing electronic record systems;  and engage effectively in receiving supervision.

Qualifications - Requirements: Must have previous counseling experience with adults or older adolescents, ability to provide multi-culturally informed counseling, good communication and interpersonal skills, and be pursuing a graduate degree in the following general fields of study: psychology, social work, educational psychology, rehabilitation counseling, or similarly-related field. Preferences: An expressed interest and/or previous experience working with treatment resistant clients (alcohol/drug, eating disorders, anger management, mandated); a demonstrated ability to work with clients individually and in group counseling; an ability to provide community intervention services to various constituent groups within SIU and the broader community.

Time Period of Position - Fall 2014 - Spring 2015

How to Apply - Send cover letter, resume or curriculum vita, and the names and contact information of three academic or professional references to

Rosemary Simmons
Counseling Center
374 E. Grand Ave., MC 4715
Carbondale, IL 62901

or rsimmons@siu.edu

Deadline to Apply - Application review process begins March 24, 2014 and will continue until position is filled.

Number of Positions - 1


Job Number - 5

Department Name and Location - Clinical Center, Speech and Language Dept., Wham 141

% 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 2014; start date Aug. 1, 2014.

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 Excel.

Time Period of Position - August 1, 2014 - July 31, 2015

How to Apply - Please email letter of application and resume to:  Diane Muzio  dmuzio@siu.edu

Selected candidates will be contacted for interview.

Deadline to Apply - Position open until filled

Number of Positions - 2


Job Number - 6

Department Name and Location - College of Business, Dean's Office

% of Time - 50%

Job Description - The Graduate Assistant will provide assistance to College of Business staff.  Typical responsibilities include…

  • updating social media
  • writing press releases/news articles
  • assisting in the creation of promotional materials (photography/videography/graphic design)
  • planning and working events
  • corresponding with students, faculty, and alumni

Qualifications -

  • Graduate student at SIU in Journalism or MBA 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 organization skills
  • Must have attention to detail

Time Period of Position - To begin summer or fall 2014

How to Apply - NO WALK-INS OR PHONE CALLS PLEASE. Forward letter of interest, a current resume, and the names and addresses of three references to hwillis@business.siu.edu

Or:

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

Deadline to Apply - April 18, 2014 or until filled

Number of Positions - 1


Job Number - 7

Department Name and Location - Center for International Education

% of Time - 50%

Job Description - Coordinating and assisting with all phases of New International Student Orientation from email communications pre-arrival, assisting with new student arrival arrangements through planning, organizing, and follow-through. Assisting with workshops, seminars, and special events. Training student and community volunteers.

Qualifications - Candidates must be accepted to a Graduate Studies Program, possess a valid driver’s license, have previous experience interacting with different cultures and be able to work a flexible schedule. Must be detail oriented, enthusiastic, and possess exceptional verbal and written communication and organizational skills. Previous international student orientation experience and customer service experience preferred. Proficient in Microsoft Office.

Time Period of Position - Start June 1

How to Apply - Please submit a cover letter and resume including three (3) references to:

Elaine Conrad
Community & Educational Programs Coordinator
MC 4333
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901

You may also email the above information to: econrad@siu.edu

Deadline to Apply - May 1, 2014

Number of Positions - 1


Job Number - 8

Department Name and Location - Clinical Center

% of Time - 50%

Job Description - Graduate Assistant to provide psychological services under the supervision of the Clinical Center Director.  Duties include assisting with psychological assessments, client therapy, providing emergency services, and other administrative duties.

Qualifications - Applicant must be a graduate student with graduate level course work in psychological interventions/therapy, assessment, psychopathology and completed a campus based clinical/counseling practicum experience at the Clinical Center

Time Period of Position - TBA - Not to begin prior to 7/1/14

How to Apply - Forward all information to Dr. Holly Cormier, Clinical Center, mailcode 4602 Wham 141

  • Cover Letter of interest
  • Resume
  • Names of 3 references

Qualified applicants will be contacted for personal interview

Deadline to Apply - 04/23/14

Number of Positions - 4


Job Number - 9

Department name and Location - Associate Provost for Academic Programs

% of Time - 50%

Job Description - Provide customer service in a fast-paced academic office to campus-wide faculty, staff and students. Process large volumes of paperwork by reviewing, editing, scanning and logging. Research policies and write summary documents. Draft correspondence. Research accreditation standards. Maintain database for degree program and course changes for entire campus. Update database for proposed adjustments to educational units, curriculum, and degrees. Update and edit Associate Provost for Academic Program’s webpage. Job duties vary from day to day.

Qualifications - Bachelors degree and admitted to Graduate School. Articulate and proficient oral and written communication skills are a must. Knowledge and use of database software required. Extensive knowledge of the campus and available academic resources preferred. Experience with confidential customer service and FERPA requirements. Experience with D2L, Microsoft Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Adobe, and LiveCycle designer preferred. Needs to be a multi-tasker with good organizational skills, detail oriented, have ability to prioritize and work without direct supervision at times. 

Time Period of Position - August 11, 2014

How to Apply - Submit Resume, cover letter and 3 references to:

Ruth O’Rourke at APAP@siu.edu 
or Mail to:
Associate Provost for Academic Programs
Mailcode 4305. 

Please no phone calls or visits. 

Deadline to Apply - Until position is filled

Number of Positions - 1


Job Number - 10

Department Name and Location - Center for Incluive Excellence

% of Time - 25%

Job Description - Using the theoretical framework of Inclusive Excellence, the graduate assistant will work with the Center to address multicultural programs and services with a particular focus on Teaching and Learning, Campus Outreach, Student Support and Community Relations. In addition, the GA will assist with the coordination of all multicultural efforts on campus by working with the coordinators of the Black Resource Center, Hispanic Resource Center, Women’s Resource Center and the LGBTQ Resource Center.

The successful candidate will have good organizational, oral communication and written communication skills; can work independently; is computer literate and has the basic knowledge to assist in maintaining the CIE website; and assist students, faculty, and staff in fostering a strong sense of self and community. The candidate will be responsible for coordinating both Asian American and Native American Heritage months. Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications - Must be admitted into graduate school in order to be considered for this position. Successful candidate must demonstrate strong interpersonal, organizational, and intercultural communication skills along with the ability to work on multiple projects. Selected individual should have direct experience working in academic and social settings with Black, Latino/a, and LGBTQ students. Solid mentoring skills are strongly recommended along with the ability to lead meetings, deliver presentations, conduct workshops, research, gather relevant data, perform evidence-based evaluations, and plan programming events.

Time Period of Position - August 15, 2014 - May 15, 2015

How to Apply - Please submit:

  • Cover Letter
  • Resume/Vitae
  • The names, addresses, and phone numbers of three professional references to:
Jennifer Kaiser
Center for Inclusive Excellence
Student Center 3rd Floor (Room 318)
Mail Code 4729
1255 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL  62901

Electronic submissions may be sent to: j.kaiser@siu.edu

Deadline to Apply - Application review begins April 23 and will continue until positions are filled.

Number of Positions - 1


Job Number - 11

Department Name and Location - Wellness & Health Promotion Services, Student Health Center

% of Time - 50% and 25%

Job Description - Wellness and Health Promotion Services (WHPS) provides current and accurate health information about important lifestyle decisions.  Graduate Assistants in WHPS are responsible for providing health education and health promotion to SIU students.  Primary emphasis will be on health promotion and behavior change interventions in nutrition, sexual health, stress management, alcohol tobacco & other drugs, bystander and other areas of wellness that impact student success.  Some evening and weekend hours are required.

Qualifications -

Required Qualifications – BS/BA degree; admission to graduate school in one of the following programs: Doctorate in Health Education, Master’s in Public Health, Master’s in Food & Nutrition, Master’s or Doctorate in Applied Psychology; professionalism; good written and verbal communication skills; good computer skills.

Preferred Qualifications – Experience in program development/evaluation, health education/promotion, harm reduction, and public speaking.

Time Period of Position - August 4, 2014 – May 15, 2015 (please note early start date)

How to Apply - Submit application (available at shc.siu.edu), cover letter, resume/C.V., and names and current telephone numbers of three references to:

Graduate Assistant Application,
Wellness & Health Promotion Services, Student Health Center
374 E. Grand Avenue, Mail Code 6740
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901
Or Email:  wellness@siu.edu
Or fax: 618-453-4519

Deadline to Apply - Applications will be accepted through April 24 or until position is filled.  Interviews begin the week of April 21, 2014.

Number of Positions - Multiple

Number of Positions - 1


Job Number - 12

Department Name and Location - Wellness & Health Promotion Services, Student Health Center

% of Time - 50%

Job Description - Wellness and Health Promotion Services (WHPS) provides current and accurate health information about important lifestyle decisions.  The Graduate Research Assistant in WHPS will work closely with the Assessment Coordinator and other WHPS Coordinators to help assess and evaluate programs designed to improve the health and well-being of the student body.  Primary emphasis will be on working with coordinators to help develop appropriate research designs, develop and implement data collection instruments, analyze data and write technical research reports.  Some evening and weekend hours are required.

Qualifications - 

Required Qualifications – BS/BA degree; admission to graduate school in one of the following programs: Master’s or Doctorate in Applied Psychology, Educational Psychology or a closely related social science field; Doctorate in Health Education or Master’s in Public Health; professionalism; attention to detail; good written and verbal communication skills; experience using Excel and SPSS.

Preferred Qualifications – Needs assessment, program evaluation, survey development and administration, focus group facilitation, quantitative and qualitative data analysis, record of, or interest in presenting at conferences and publishing, and public speaking experience.

Time Period of Position - August 4, 2014 – May 15, 2015 (please note early start date)

How to Apply -Submit application (available at shc.siu.edu), cover letter, resume/C.V., and names and current telephone numbers of three references to:

Graduate Research Assistant Application
Wellness & Health Promotion Services, Student Health Center
374 E. Grand Avenue, Mail Code 6740
Southern Illinois University
Carbondale, IL 62901
Or Email:  wellness@siu.edu
Or fax: 618-453-4519

Deadline to Apply - Applications will be accepted through April 24 or until position is filled.  Interviews begin the week of April 21, 2014.

Number of Positions - 1


Job Number - 13

Department Name and Location - Evaluation and Developmental Center, 500 C Lewis Lane, Carbondale, IL, 62901

% of Time - 25% - 50%

Job Description - Graduate Assistant – Activities of position can include:  Provide vocational evaluation testing, completing reports, provide job placement services for competitive employment in the community, supervise consumers in on-the-job evaluations and supported employment situations, provide job coaching as needed, develop relationships with employers to assist individuals to obtain employment, complete job analysis, provide job readiness training and job club activities, monitor and report progress to supervisor and IL DRS Counselors, provide independent living skills and/or vocational training to individuals with disabilities in residential, classroom and community settings, provide behavioral observations, document consumer progress, provide case management and work with other case managers and staff to assist consumer with developing independent living skills, assist with consumer goal planning and assisting consumer to increase independent living skills, perform residential room checks and meal preparation, supervise consumers and ensure security of building during night time hours, collect data and compile internal monthly reports, compile quarterly reports for funding agency, compile annual inernal performance evaluation report, maintain termination and feedback spreadsheets, maintain data management system, maintain administration CARF compliance processes and procedures, research and apply for grants.

Qualifications - Minimum: 

  • Admission to Graduate School and a degree program
  • Student in good standing
  • Minimum GPA of 3.0
  • Bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation or related human service field
  • Valid driver’s license and good driving record
  • Must be able to pass a background check
  • Ability to work with individuals with various disabilities
  • The ability to self-initiate, good problem solving skills, good interpersonal skills, open to supervision, punctuality good time management skills, organizational skills, good oral and written communication.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Enrolled in Master’s Degree or Ph.D. program at Rehabilitation Institute 
  • Ability to drive 10 passenger van
  • Preference given to individuals who have day,  nights and weekend availability

Time Period of Position - Summer, 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015

How to Apply - Submit letter of interest and resume to:

Director
Evaluation and Developmental Center
500C Lewis Lane
Carbondale, IL 62901

Deadline to Apply - Apply by April 25, 2014

Number of Positions - 3-4


Job Number - 14

Department Name and Location - Intercollegiate Athletics, 126C Lingle Hall

% of Time - 50%

Job Description - 

  • Provide support for athletics department administrator. 
  • Work with an established database and survey software.
  • Data entry and retrieval.
  • Ability to work independently and with minimal supervision.
  • Ability to handle sensitive information.
  • Assist with basic office duties as assigned. Duties may vary from day to day.

Qualifications -

  • SIUC graduate student unconditionally admitted to a graduate program.
  • Must be in good academic standing.

Preferred Qualifications  

  • Experience in collegiate athletics or interest in working in a related area

Required Skills -

  • Need to be proficient in Word, Excel, Powerpoint with a working knowledge of Access and Outlook.
  • Strong problem solving, written, and oral communication skills.
  • Attention to detail and top organizational skills are required.

Time Period of Position - May 12, 2014 - May 15, 2015

How to Apply - Candidates are required to submit the following –

  1. Resume
  2. Cover Letter
  3. Contact Information for 3 professional references

Please send to:

Kathy Jones
Intercollegiate Athletics
Mailcode 6620
Southern Illinois University Carbondale, IL 62901
Or via email at ckjones@siu.edu

Deadline to Apply - May 7, 2014 or until the position is filled

Number of Positions - 1


Job Number - 15

Department Name and Location - Center for Inclusive Excellence

% of Time - 25%

Job Description - Using the theoretical framework of Inclusive Excellence, the graduate assistant will work with the Center to address multicultural programs and services with a particular focus on Teaching and Learning, Campus Outreach, Student Support and Community Relations. In addition, the GA will assist with the coordination of all multicultural efforts on campus by working with the coordinators of the Black Resource Center, Hispanic Resource Center, LGBTQ Resource Center and Women’s Resource Center.

An in-depth understanding of Latino/a achievement in higher education is strongly preferred. The successful candidate will have good organizational, oral communication and written communication skills; can work independently; is computer literate and has the basic knowledge to maintain the Hispanic Resource Center website; will assist Hispanic students, faculty, and staff in fostering a strong sense of self and community. Other duties as assigned. 

Qualifications - Must be admitted into graduate school in order to be considered for these positions. Successful candidates must demonstrate strong interpersonal, organizational, and intercultural communication skills along with the ability to work on multiple projects. Selected individuals should have direct experience working in academic and social settings with Latino/a students. Solid mentoring skills are strongly recommended along with the ability to lead meetings, deliver presentations, conduct workshops, research, gather relevant data, perform evidence-based evaluations, and plan programming events. Candidate must be bilingual in English and Spanish.

Time Period of Position - August 15, 2014 - May 15, 2015

How to Apply - Please submit:

Cover Letter
Resume/Vitae
The names, addresses, phone numbers of three professional references to:
 
Jennifer Kaiser
Center for Inclusive Excellence
Student Center 318
Mail Code 4729
1255 Lincoln Drive
Carbondale, IL 62901

Electronic submissions may be sent to: j.kaiser@siu.edu

Deadline to Apply - Application review begins May 5th and will continue until positions are filled. 

Number of Positions - 1