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 **For this employment, state law requires a state and national criminal history background check as a condition of employment.

Are you interested in Student Employment on campus? Review the following list of current vacancies and contact those departments that have vacancies for which you are qualified. PLEASE REMEMBER - every student worker must have an updated FAFSA on file in order to work (with the exception to International Students). If you are unsure as to whether or not you are eligible for Student Employment or to check on your FAFSA, please call (270)745-5513.
The following departments have online applications that can be submitted directly to their departments:
Housing and Residence Life:
IT HelpDesk:
Raymond B. Preston Health and Activities center: 
WKU Libraries:
WKU Health Services:  

Spring 2016 Vacancies

Undergraduate Research Assistant
Up to 20 hours/week academic semesters, 36 hours/week summer
Beginning: as soon as possible
Number of Positions: 2
Work Schedule: to be arranged
REQUIRED SKILLS:  Some organic chemistry laboratory experience required. These are grant-support positions for chemistry and closely allied science majors. MS candidate positions also are available. Full time summer research appointments can be worth $4000.
Applicants must be enrolled in the Sciences.
Contact: Reply to 


Toppertalk: Student Fundraiser

Location: Augenstein Alumni Center, Room 210

Scheduling: Minimum 9 hours per week, with schedules built for student life. Staff members earn up to $8.50 per hour with incentives based on performance and attendance.

 Job description: Student fundraisers are responsible for connecting with alumni, parents of current students, and members of the Bowling Green community to update contact information and fundraise for scholarships and other academic programs at WKU. Applicants must be well spoken, outgoing, persistent, and willing to work as a team.

 For more information: The program manager, Joel Thorson, can be reached at 270-745-5395 or Applications are filled out online at


 Glasgow Campus Library Student Assistant

$7.25 per hour and 15 hours per week.

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: Flexible schedule that could include evenings.

Job Description: Responsible for providing general library support in such areas as technical service, circulation, and basic computer support; provide clerical assistance to Campus Librarian and Library Assistant; instruct patrons in use of TopNet and library databases.

Required Skills: Federal Work-Study Eligible; must have excellent customer service skills; possess excellent oral and written communication skills, can respond to general information requests by telephone or refers to Librarian, is proficient at typing and computer skills, knowledge of various software packages (Microsoft Office) and modern office technology.

If interested, the application can be found at


Postal Services Delivery Driver

$8.00 per hour and 15-20 hours per week.

Beginning: February 2016

Work Schedule: A.M. and P.M. shifts - Monday thru Friday

Job Description: Delivering mail to campus buildings, 50lb cases of copy paper across campus, delivering cart loads of mail to downtown Post Office, and outside work.

Required Skills: Valid drivers license, some heavy lifting and carrying, and clean driving record.

Applications can be obtained at the College Heights Post Office at the bottom floor of Downing Student Union. Please do not email.  


Kentucky Museum Gallery Guide/Guard Fall 2015

$7.25 per hour and hours will vary.

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 2

Work Schedule: Either Tuesdays and Thursdays 9AM-12PM or Tuesdays and Thursdays 12PM-4PM plus alternating weekends.

For more information, see the following website:


Evening Tutoring Lab Manager

$10 per hour and 10 hours per week.

Beginning: January 4th, 2016

Work Schedule: The Gordon Ford College of Business Student Success Center is open for tutoring 8:30AM - 7:00PM Monday through Thursday and 8:30AM - 2:00PM on Fridays. The Tutoring Lab Manger works from 4:30PM - 7:00PM Monday through Thursday. Multiple managers may be hired if they cannot work each evening Monday - Thursday. The Student Success Center is located on the 4th floor of Grise Hall.

Job Description: The manager works under the direct supervision of the GFCB Associate Dean for Faculty and Administration. The manager is responsible for facilitating some operations in the Student Success Center and properly shutting down the center each evening Monday - Thursday.

Required Skills: Applicant must be a graduate student at WKU with an overall GPA of at least a 3.25. Applicants must be able to work on their own during the evenings and to provide some tutoring for business courses. Applicants must have earned an "A" or a "B" in each course they will tutor, in order to maintain tutor certification thought the College of Reading and Learning Association.

If interested, please fill out the employment application listed here:



$7.40 per hour and 10-20 hours per week.

Beginning: January 4th, 2016

Work Schedule: The Gordon Ford College of Business Student Success Center is open for tutoring 8:30AM - 7:00PM Monday through Thursday and 8:30AM - 2:00PM on Fridays.

Job Description: The tutor works under the direct supervision of the GFCB Associate Dean for Faculty and Administration. The position is responsible for providing undergraduate WKU students with the instruction and support necessary to achieve their educational goals in our GFCB classes. Tutors work in the GFCB Student Success Center to be located on the 4th floor of Grise Hall.

Required Skills: Applicant must be a currently enrolled undergraduate student at WKU with an overall GPA of at least a 3.25. Applicants must have earned an "A" or "B" in each course they will tutor, in order to maintain tutor certification through the College Reading and Learning Association.

If interested, please fill out the employment application listed here:



English Peer Tutor

$7.40 per hour and 10-20 hours per week (must be available on Tuesday/Thursdays and some Saturdays but those are optional).

Beginning: Spring 2016 - January 25th

Number of Positions: 5

Work Schedule: Based on student schedule during operating hours of LAC.

Job Description: Tutor South Campus students in freshmen level English. Assist students with study skills and basic computing issues. Additional duties may include class visits to promote the LAC, assisting with ATP, and working with specific classes in a manner similar to PASS.

Required Skills: Must be a current WKU student. English tutor: A or B in ENG100 (ENG200 completion preferred). Must have a 3.2 GPA or higher, excellent interpersonal skills, excellent communication skills, and fluent verbal and written command of the English language. Must be interested in helping others and be an open, tolerant individual and the ability to tutor other subjects as needed.

If interested, please apply in person at South Campus, C234. Interviewing begins ASAP.


Graduate Assistants 

**There are currently no vacancies for Graduate Assistants.


 **There are currently no vacancies for Graduate Assistants.


Off Campus Opportunities

The HotRod's Ballpark is hiring for the 2016 season!

Interested in the fast-paced world of sports entertainment? The Hot Rods have several employment opportunities at the Bowling Green Ballpark. Find the spot right for you!

  • Concession Stand and Portable Cashiers
  • Picnic and Catering Venue Operators
  • Kitchen Managers and Line Cooks

Work your way up quickly in a fun, team-building environment. We will provide you with the necessary training to deliver high-quality food with positively outrageous service to all Hot Rods fans!

If interested, please contact Clay Patton at 270-495-6015 or at




We have two year round permanent part-time positions available, the hours are Saturday 8 – 5 or 9 – 6.

Beginning: Immediately

Hourly rate: 9.00

The duties include answering a multi-line phone and light cashiering.   Honesty and dependability are the most desired attributes, and someone who works well with others and is pleasant with the public.
Interested parties please email


America Reads Tutor - SKYCTC (Two open positions)

Ensuring our students’ needs is a top priority at the Warren County Adult Education Center located on the campus of Southcentral Kentucky Community and Technical College (SKYCTC). The Adult Education Center will provide a positive learning environment for students to achieve their desired educational goals. This environment includes a caring and qualified staff, attractive classrooms, and state of the art equipment and materials to assist students in improving skills, obtaining a GED, earning a National Career Readiness Certification (NCRC), increasing English proficiency, enrolling in higher education, and improving skills for the ever changing job market. Tutors are critical to the academic progress of our students and are expected to perform a variety of functions. Tutoring allows the opportunity to develop intellectually, psychologically, and personally. Under the direction of assigned Instructors, Tutors mature and gain self-confidence as they work. They develop the ability to get along with others by gaining skills of communication, mediation, and negotiation. Applicants from diverse backgrounds and fields of study are encouraged to apply.

Job Duties 

The following describes the general duties of an America Reads Tutor:

  • Tutors will assist students and instructors in academic functions of the center.
  • Tutors will provide one-on-one academic assistance in Reading, Writing, Math, English Language Acquisition, computer skills and other areas that prepare our students for college and career readiness.
  • Tutors will help students with subject content according to individual strengths and will be assigned to particular classes and areas based upon tutoring needs.
  • Tutors will learn and be able to help students with study strategies and techniques.
  • Tutors will learn or improve cultural competency skills and must be sensitive to the diverse backgrounds of many of our students.


Applicants should be patient, responsible, self-motivated, dependable, and hardworking.  Applicants should demonstrate strong reading, language, and math skills and enjoy working with adults of diverse backgrounds. Previous tutoring experience is highly preferred but not required.  Tutors must maintain a 2.5 GPA at WKU and qualify for the Federal Work Study program.

Work Schedule 

Required: Tuesday and Thursday evenings (5 – 7 pm); preferred: Monday and Wednesday during the day. The number of hours per week will be determined based upon eligibility in the Federal Work Study program.


Margaret Sullivan: 270-901-1089

Warren County Adult Education is located at 1845 Loop Drive and operates Monday through Thursday 8 am – 8 pm and Fridays 8 am – 4 pm. Our program serves a very diverse and international student population ages 18 and up with the majority of students ranging 20 – 50 years old.



ABC Children's Academy is now hiring!

ABC Children's Academy (child care / preschool) at 1740 Cave Mill Road, Suite B in Bowling Green, Kentucky 42104, is now hiring for Part-time and Full-Time Positions. 

We are open M-F from 6:30 am - 5:30 pm so we would need someone during those times.  No week-end work!  Very flexible and can work around schedules.  Looking for dependable and caring individuals who love children.
For more information, please contact Melanie at 270-782-3456.


America Reads for the Housing Authority of Bowling Green - the Learning Center

Supervisor: L'Tonya Johnson (, 270-784-0576)

Hours: Sunday-closed, Monday-Friday 2:00PM-6:00PM, Saturday-closed.

Basic Responsibility: tutoring assistance for youth grades K-12th, peer reading with students, academic enrichment and homework assistance, mentoring, sports and recreational activities and art and crafts activities.

Rules specific to location: Each student will present their student ID's and be given a Volunteer name tag to be worn at all times. Students will be left alone with student participants at any time. Students must also have a 2.5 GPA. All America Reads participants will be required to govern themselves as do other employees of HABG.

Send resume and your student ID number to L'Tonya at the email listed above.


Janitorial General Cleaner

Bowling Green, KY for Aetna Integrated Services Bowling Green, KY 42101 – BANDO USA

Please apply online at

Overview Aetna Integrated Services is seeking energetic, conscientious people to join our team. We've been in business for over 75 years, a leader in contract cleaning and facilities management, and we continue to grow, grow, grow! We want to hire people who care about their work and who are excited about the possibility of advancement.
We believe that customer satisfaction is directly connected to employee satisfaction - and we have a long track record of treating our employees fairly. That is why we have the highest employee retention rate in the industry.
Mon-Fri 10pm - 2am; $9.50/hour. (20 hours/week)
Position Requirements
Cleaning, janitorial or housekeeping experience preferred but not required. Ability to work independently without direct supervision and be able to follow supervisor's directives when given.
GENERAL CLEANERS - Responsible for the upkeep and cleanliness of the client's facility, including, but not limited to, removing trash, vacuuming, dusting, cleaning and stocking restrooms and performing other various cleaning duties as assigned at the contracted site.
Interested candidates must successfully pass a Nationwide background check and drug screen
Additional Information/Benefits We offer industry competitive wages and a benefits package that is among the best in the industry. Comprehensive training is offered to all employees, with additional education offered to those interested in greater opportunities. Each employee must pass a national background check and full panel drug screening.
Aetna Integrated Services is a Drug Free Workplace as well as an Equal Opportunity Employer. Qualified applicants shall be considered for all positions without regard to race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, veteran status, or any other status protected by federal, state or local law.
Benefits: 401K/403b Plan
Screening Requirements: Drug Screen, Criminal Background Check


America ReadsTutor for the Bowling Green City Schools Preschool & Family Literacy Programs

The hours of operation for the Parker-Bennett-Curry Preschool program is from 8:00am to 3:00pm Monday thru Thursday. On Fridays they can work any times from 8:00 to 3:00pm working on activities in the classroom.

The hours of operation for the Family Literacy Childcare is on Tuesdays from 4:30pm to 6:30pm and Thursdays from 4:30pm to 6:30pm at the Professional Development and Learning Center.

The job duties in the Preschool program would be working with the Preschool children with activities. Helping the Preschool staff and teacher with daily activities and preparing items for lesson plans in the Preschool classroom. 

The job duties for the Family Literacy child care is to help with homework, play games and to provide a safe environment for the children while they are playing. Student must be eligible for Federal Work Study and have a GPA of 2.5. If interested, please email your resume to


Math and Reading Tutor at T.C. Cherry Elementary School

Students will tutor students and work with the classroom teachers to improve student’s reading and math skills.  Preferred times and dates are 9:00-12:00 each day, but times can be adjusted based upon needs. Must be eligible for Federal Work Study with a cumulative GPA of 2.5. Please send resumes to TC Cherry Elementary School attention Kory Twyman either by mail or email.

School Address- 1001 Liberty Way, Bowling Green, KY 42104

Email Address-  


Boys & Girls Club of Bowling Green 

Number of positions available: 6

Job Title: Program Facilitator

Days/Hours: Monday through Friday 2:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m. with occasional night or weekend field trips.  Hours can be adjusted to fit WKU class schedule. 

Job Duties include supervising and mentoring club members, helping members with homework and facilitating national programs, driving 15-passenger van, being a role model to club youth. Must have Federal Work Study eligibility and at least a 2.5 GPA.

If interested, please contact Abbey Kitchens at


Immediate Opening – Post-Bachelor’s Research Associate in Mathematics & Engineering

Oak Ridge National Laboratory (ORNL) – Oak Ridge, Tennessee

The Reactor and Nuclear Systems Division at ORNL is searching for a qualified Research Associate to conduct detailed numerical verification of the various methods used to solve the Boltzmann transport equation. A detailed convergence analysis on the radiation transport models employed in the RNSD code Exnihilo is needed. The successful candidate will help build a library of ‘real scenario’ problems, including reactor analysis, radiation shielding, criticality safety and dosimetry, which can be used to analyze new methods and verify existing methods.

Qualifications: Must have a B.S. degree in math, applied math, engineering or equivalent. Candidate also must have basic computing skills on Linux/POSIX-type systems. Programming skills in python are desired and C/C++ experience is a plus. A background in numerical analysis is advantageous, but not required. Strong writing and presentation skills are also preferred. Applicants cannot have received their most recent degree more than three years before the date of application and must complete all degree requirements before starting their appointment.

Interested? To apply, go to, make an account, and enter the reference code ORNL15-21-RNSD to find the position posting. Refer questions to  



*Western Kentucky University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, age, religion, or disability, and provides, on request, reasonable accommodations including auxiliary aids and services necessary to afford an individual with a disability an equal opportunity to participate in all services, programs, and activities.


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