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 ***For this employment, state law requires a state and national criminal history background check as a condition of employment
 Review the following list of current vacancies and contact those departments that have vacancies for which you are qualified.
If you are unsure as to whether or not you are eligible for Student Employment, call (270)745-5513. Office Hours: Monday-Friday 8:00am to 4:30pm.
***The following departments have online applications that can be submitted directly to their departments:
Housing and Residence Life:
Raymond B. Preston Health and Activities center:
WKU Libraries:
WKU Health Services:


Fall 2014 Vacancies


Personal Trainer

16.00/hr, up to 20 hours a week.

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: Open

Work Schedule: TBD

Duties: Work one-on-one or with two to three clients either in the Preston Health & Activity Center Fitness Center or in the Health & Fitness Lab personal training studio. Help clients to set up realistic short term and long term goals and create an appropriate exercise program. Work with clients in sessions helping them with their workouts using cardiovascular, strength and flexibility exercises, monitor and record progress.

Required Skills: Possess a National Certification through an accredited recognized professional organization devoted to fitness and related areas, such as ACSM, ACE, AFAA, NSCA, CSCS; Obtain CPR and First Aid certifications within 30 days of hire date; Ability to effectively communicate with Program Coordinator and clients; Manage scheduling sessions, paperwork and all other items to track sessions; Previous personal training experience preferred.

Contact: Lindsay Thomayer, 270.745.6531


Group Fitness Instructor

16.00/hr, up to 20 hours a week.

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: open

Work Schedule: TBD

Duties: A Group Fitness Instructors main responsibility is to provide a safe and effective workout to WKU students, faculty and staff in the dance studio and/or Natatorium. Instructors must be able to effectively instruct and maintain control of participants. Group Fitness Instructors must develop creative routines for participants through specific class formats. The Instructor must maintain a professional presence while working with class participants and providing a fun and effective class.

Required Skills: Group Fitness Certification; Current CPR/AED and First Aid certification; Arrive 10-15 minutes prior to your scheduled class; Is responsible for finding a sub in a timely manner if needed; Ensure the safety of all participants by using proper form, technique and modifications; Attend all workshops/ trainings; Be familiar with departmental policies and procedures; Wear appropriate Group X uniform while teaching; Be available before and after class for participant questions; Maintain/ keep up to date on all certifications; Obtain national certification within 60 days of hire date; Prior group fitness experience, teaching or assisting; Interpersonal and communication skills are a must; Instructor is required to maintain all National Certifications by earning the correct amount of continuing education credits (CEC's).

Contact: Lindsay Thomayer, 270.745.6531






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Graduate Assistants 


There are currently no positions in this category.



Off Campus Opportunities



Experienced sitters needed at Lake Barkley September 4-6th for a military event.


6 sitters needed

Work Schedule: September 4th: 4p.m. to 8p.m. September 5th: 9a.m. to 3p.m. and 5p.m. to 9p.m. September 6th: 9a.m. to noon.

Job Description: We will have two rooms and seperate the infants from the older kids. We set up like a daycare on-site at Lake Barkley. We bring everything needed for infants and we bring toys, arts and crafts for older kids.

Required Skills: Experience with children, clean background and over 18 years of age.

If interested, please call Michelle or Heather at 615-596-3033 or 615-373-0300 or fill out an event application online at


End User Support Intern

Up to 25 hours per week

Job Description:The End User Support Assistant provides technical and administrative support for company systems and infrastructure: (e.g., desktop, telecommunication, and network systems); installs, modifies, and makes necessary repairs to staff computer hardware and software systems; and provides technical advice and support to internal users.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: • Provide remote and onsite system support relating to software and hardware needs reported by internal users. • Assist in installation, upgrades, and documentation of workstations and devices on the network. • Install new software applications or hardware, coordinating with third parties when necessary. • Provide high levels of support to users for operating systems, applications, and network solutions. • Train users in efficient and effective use of systems and solutions. • Maintain records and documentation regarding company's technology assets. • Add and train users on effective usage of communications systems. • Responsibilities are not all inclusive; additional duties may be assigned.

Education/Experience: Must hold or currently be pursuing an Associate's or Bachelor's degree in Computer Information Systems or Computer Science. • CompTIA Network+ or comparable certification a plus.

Qualifications: Basic knowledge of current Windows Desktop and Server operating systems. • Basic knowledge of MacOS and iOS. • Experience and knowledge of TCP/IP networking. • General knowledge of VoIP. • Extensive knowledge of all desktop, remote access, and network equipment in use by Connected Nation end users (laptop versions, iPhone, phone systems, etc.). • Ability to troubleshoot and problem solve logically and efficiently. • Ability to maintain confidentiality. • Ability to work independently with minimal assistance. • Ability to effectively communicate and establish a rapport with end users to understand needs and follow through until resolution of the issue. • Ability to present complex computing concepts to technical and non-technical staff. • Ability to logically break down a problem into smaller manageable parts to solve. • Ability to handle multiple tasks.• Possess strong computer skills, including a thorough knowledge of Microsoft® Office Suite. • Willing to travel as needed. • Valid state driver's license required.

Essential Physical Requirements: Ability to sit and/or stand for long periods of time. • Ability to lift and carry up to 60 lbs. • Ability to operate computer and other equipment in the office. • Must have sufficient mobility to move around the office and the community.

 *Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to


Communications Intern

Beginning: August, 2014

Job Description: The Communications Intern will provide support to the Communications division of Connected Nation and administrative support to the Bowling Green, KY office.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities: Support online strategies with updates to website including, but not limited to calendar, staff & blog pages, gathering photos for galleries, and news articles for media center • Assist with researching and writing articles for blogs, newsletters, and social media posts. Assist creative services in design and edits of new and existing communications materials including video, research reports, newsletters, and outreach materials (brochures, event invites, flyers, posters, push cards, 2-pagers, etc.) • Develop and maintain media contact lists and assist with distribution of press materials as needed. • Assist with maintenance of communications material inventory. • Work with state program offices to coordinate and manage shipping needs for various events across the country.• Identify cost efficient printing vendors in each state and work with said vendors to oversee production and delivery of collateral items and signage. • Perform Internet research as necessary to obtain requested information for projects. • Maintain strictest confidentiality of all organizational matters. • Perform administrative duties in the Bowling Green, KY office. • Responsibilities are not all inclusive, additional duties may be assigned

EDUCATION/EXPERIENCE: • Must hold or be currently pursuing a Bachelor's or Master's degree. Related communications, advertising, marketing, or journalism design experience is required.

QUALIFICATIONS: • Knowledge and familiarity with Adobe Creative Suite (Photoshop, InDesign and Illustrator) and experience with Final Cut Pro/Motion desired, but not required. • Possess an understanding of the professional atmosphere. • Strong writing skills required. • Ability to multi-task and function in a team environment. • Strong interpersonal and communication skills (written and verbal) to effectively communicate with individuals from diverse backgrounds. • Possess strong computer skills, including a thorough knowledge of Microsoft® Office Suite applications (Excel, Outlook, PowerPoint and Word.) • Well organized and self-directed individual who is a team player. • Ability to meet travel requirements. • Must have a valid state driver's license required.

ESSENTIAL PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS: • Ability to sit at a desk for one or more hours at a time. • Ability to lift and carry 10 lbs. • Ability to operate computer and other office equipment. • Must have sufficient mobility to move around the office and the community

* Interested applicants should submit a resume and cover letter to


Part-Time Clean Up Crew (Hospitality Tech)

$8.00/hour and 10-15 hours/week

Beginning: 8/20/2014

Number of Positions: 15

Work Schedule: Sunday mornings during football season, nights during basketball season and various during special events.

Duties: Clean bleachers, bathrooms and press boxes. Will include trash pick-up and mopping.

Contact: Apply at Apply for Hospitality Technician.


Student Fundraiser

 Up to $8.50/hour, and a minimum of 9 hours per week

Beginning: ASAP

Work Schedule: Select three shifts for work schedule: Sunday 5-8, Monday-Thursday 6-9. Calling will continue up to June 30th and end on July 1st. Students hired to work in the summer will be invited to join our staff once we resume in the fall.

Duties: Call alumni, parents, and friends of WKU to update their contact information, build a positive relationship with them, and raise funds for scholarships, research funds, and other academic pursuits.

Required Skills: Applicants should be persistent, enthusiastic, and outgoing. Preference will be given to students that can work between finals week and June 30th.

Contact: Applications are taken at



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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