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Student Employment

**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: http://www.wku.edu/housing/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=118&Itemid=81
IT HelpDesk:  http://webapps.wku.edu/helpdesk/employment/
Raymond B. Preston Health and Activities center: http://www.wku.edu/IMRec/facilities.php
WKU Libraries:  http://www.wku.edu/library/job.php
WKU Health Services: http://www.wku.edu/healthservices/employment/

 

spring 2015 Vacancies

 

Undergraduate Student Worker at the WKU Farm

$7.25/hour and up to 20 hours per week. (up to 25 hours per week during the summer)

Beginning: April 2015

Number of Positions: 2

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM (flexible hours)

Job Description:

  • assist in implementing and monitoring lab and field experiments
  • aid in sampling and preparing microbiological, soil, plant, and other environmental samples
  • cleaning and organizing laboratory
  • willingness to learn basic lab procedures and analysis software
  • must be organized and detail-oriented

Required Skills:

  • must have a means of transportation to WKU farm
  • must be a US Citizen

If interested, please contact Jason Simmons at jason.simmons@ars.usda.gov.

 

Inventory Control Student Associate

$7.25/hour and 15-20 hours per week.

Beginning Date: ASAP as well as Summer and going into Fall '15/Spring '16 semester.

Number of positions: 1

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday between 8:30a.m.-4:00p.m.

Job Description: Tagging equipment, data entry, working with Excel spreadsheets, using scanner to conduct onsite departmental inventory audits, additional duties as assigned.

Required Skills: Ability to work without close supervision, detail-oriented, ability to work alone or with others as required by work, valid driver's license.

Please email resume and class schedule to donna.mefford@wku.edu. Resumes accepted by email only.

 

Student Assistant - Office of International Programs

10-20 hours per week and $7.25/hour.

Beginning Date: Open

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: Dependent on the availability of student.

Job Description: The Office of International Programs strives to complement Western Kentucky University's vision to be A Leading American University with International Reach through the strategic development, implementation, and management of campus-wide internationalization initiatives. The student assistant will provide staff support by making changes to the office website, creating/editing/distributing marketing materials, fielding phone calls and contacting other offices, and other tasks as needed. The position reports to the Assistant Director of International Programs.

Tasks, gained knowledge, and experience as a student assistant may include but not limited to:

  • Develop understanding of the Office of International Programs as well as other organizations on campus
  • Learn about the role of international cooperation in higher education
  • Improve leadership skills
  • Improve time-management and develop accountability
  • Develop web design and social media skills
  • Create and distribute marketing materials related to Office of International Programs events
  • Perform administrative tasks such as organizing meetings, fielding calls and emails, etc.
  • Provide support for staff as needed

Minimum Qualifications, Skills, and Requirements:

  • Full time undergraduate student in good academic standing;
  • Study abroad experience or another type of  experience with equivalent international/intercultural exposure;
  • Critical thinking skills;
  • Good communication skills;
  • Excellent writing skills;
  • Proficiency in Microsoft Office and web design;
  • Ability to work 10-20 hours per week;
  • A valid U.S. driver’s license


Preferred Skills and  Requirements:

  • Superior writing skills;
  • Demonstrated attention to detail;
  • Graphic design

Application: Those interested in the position should send a resume, cover letter, availability schedule for the allotted time, and writing sample to internationalization@wku.edu with “Student Assistant” in the subject line. Select applicants may be asked to participate in an interview. Any inquiries can be made to internationalization@wku.edu.

 

Tutor for Student Support Services

$7.50/hour and 5-10 hours per week.

Beginning: March 2015

Number of Positions: 2.

Work Schedule: Office is open 8-4:30 Monday-Friday. Schedule is flexible within those hours; some nights and weekends might be required.

Job Description: Provide individual tutoring to students within Student Support Services (SSS). Tutor must meet with students weekly to assist with study skills, time management, review course material, test preparation, papers and assignments.

Required Skills: Tutors MUST be undergraduate students with more than 30 credit hours. Tutors need to have a cumulative GPA of 3.0 or higher and an A or B in the class tutoring and must have a FAFSA on file. Excellent verbal and written communication skills are required and must be patient, dependable and friendly. Preference will go to those who have prior tutoring experience and can commit to at least two semesters. We are looking for tutors for General Education classes to include, but not limited to: Mathematics, Psychology, Sociology,
Biology, Chemistry, English, Economics, and History.

If interested, please email mary.bokkon@wku.edu with an attached resume.

 

Undergraduate Research Assistant

$7500/year, 20 hours/week academic semesters, 36 hours/week summer

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 2

Work Schedule: TBA

Required Skills: Chemistry laboratory experience necessary. Organic chemistry laboratory experience best. These are grant-support positions for chemistry and closely allied majors. MS candidate positions also are available. Full time summer research appointments can be worth $4000.

Applicants must be enrolled in the Sciences.

If interested, please contact donald.slocum@wku.edu

 

 

   

TO BE ELIGIBLE FOR THE JOBS LISTED BELOW, YOU MUST BE ELIGIBLE FOR FEDERAL WORK STUDY:

 

 

Glasgow Campus Library Student Assistant

$7.25/hour and 15 hours per week

Beginning: 1/26/2015

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.

The application can be found at http://www.wku.edu/library/dlts/appform.php. Please email audrey.robinson-nkongola@wku.edu for more information.

 

America Reads Tutor

America Reads student needed for the Bowling Green City Schools Preschool and Family Literacy Programs.

The hours of operation for the Dishman Preschool program where they need help is from 11:30 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.

Interested applicants must have a minimum 2.5 GPA and should email a resume to Teresa.sneed@bgreen.kyschools.us.

 

Building Services Attendant

Department of Facilities Management

Status: Part-time

Work Hours: 9:00 pm – 1:00 am

To apply for the position, please visit the employment section of the WKU website at www.wku.edu/employment .

Purpose of Position: The Building Service Attendant (BSA) reports directly to the Building Services Supervisor who in turn reports to the Manager of Building Services. The BSA performs custodial duties in order to keep campus buildings in a clean and orderly condition.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: The following duties are customary for this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on management discretion and institutional needs: Clean university classrooms, residence halls, laboratories, hallways, lobbies, lounges, restrooms, locker rooms, athletic areas, corridors, elevators, stairways and any other public areas. Dust furniture and equipment and clean chalkboards, draperies, and upholstered furniture. Polish wood and metal work. Clean windows/sills and door panels, wash walls and ceilings, and polish woodwork & metal work. Service, clean, and supply restrooms. Gather and empty wastebaskets, segregate recyclables, and transport trash to disposal/collection areas. Clean building floors by sweeping or vacuuming, mopping, scrubbing, sealing, finishing, and polishing. Transport equipment and/or supplies between buildings as required. Move furniture and/or set-up tables and chairs. Notify team leader or supervisor concerning damage, vandalism, unsafe conditions, thefts, and the need for repairs. Assist building security and safety by performing such tasks as locking doors and turning off lights prior to leaving assigned work areas.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities: Maintain excellent communication/customer service with Building Coordinators to ensure client satisfaction and that employees are demonstrating respect, hospitality, and quality service. Communicate bi-laterally with other supervisors and team members within DFM to ensure that services are provided in an efficient and timely manner. Perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Training and Experience Required: High School Diploma or GED equivalency required

Knowledge and Skills Essential for SuccessKnowledge of machines and tools needed for the cleaning industry to include carpet cleaning equipment, floor polishers, floor washing machines, scrubbers, as well as knowledge of chemicals and their uses. Knowledge of the correct procedures in relation to all cleaning tasks and safety and equipment use including comprehensive knowledge of chemicals. Ability to provide excellent customer service to both internal and external business contacts. Ability to monitor and assess performance of yourself to make improvements or take corrective action. Excellent communication and time management skills. Familiar with and/or have experience in the use of radio protocol. Ability to work well individually and as a team member. Possess basic computer skills, familiar with web/internet navigation, and willingness to learn and utilize new technology based products as applicable. Strong attention to detail with the ability to work effectively in a service-oriented environment. Ability to accept feedback and deal calmly and effectively with stressful situations.

Physical Abilities Required: Ability to work near moving mechanical parts; be exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic

chemicals, extreme cold, extreme heat, and risk of electrical shock and vibration. Ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). Ability to perform strenuous physical labor, which includes lifting/moving up to 10 lbs. on a regular basis, moderate lifting/moving up to 25 lbs. frequently, and lifting/moving up to 50 lbs. occasionally. Ability to perform physical activities that require the employee to; stand or walk; use hands to grip/move objects, tools, or controls; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance, stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl; talk, hear and smell. Must be able to work 1st, 2nd or 3rd shift based on the needs of the university. Must be able to wear protective eye wear, hearing protection, head protection, foot protection, or other appropriate personal protective equipment (PPE) as the task dictates. Overtime is expected during special events that require housekeeping services. All team members are expected to pull their turn in the regular overtime rotation process.

 

Summer 2015 Vacancies

Graphic Design Student Worker

$7.25/hour (or based on prior experience)

Hours per week: Summer: 25-35; Fall 2015: 12-20

Beginning: May 2015

Number of Positions: 2

Work Schedule: Mostly Monday-Friday 8 AM - 5 PM.

Job Description: The student worker will create marketing materials that will be circulated across 22 campuses in KY, IN, TN, and WV. Target audience approximately 200,000 students and faculty. Design pieces include posters, rack cards, pamphlets, etc. for print as well as digital media designs of KIIS marketing and promotional items.

Required Skills: Competence with Adobe CS4 or above (Photoshop, InDesign, Illustrator). Able to multi-task and meet time-sensitive project deadlines. Creative designer with great attention to details. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. Self-motivated and able to work independently and as a team.

Interested students in the graphic design position should have at least one faculty reference. Email resume with 3 references and at least two graphic design pieces to rebekah.golla@wku.edu. For questions, call 270-745-2187. The KIIS office is located WKU’s Tate Page Hall, room 129.

 

Social Media Student Worker

$7.25 per hour (or based on prior experience)

Hours per week: Summer: 10-20; Fall: 10-15

Beginning: May 2015

Work Schedule: Mostly Monday-Friday 8AM-5PM

Job Description: The Social Media Student Worker will be responsible for KIIS’s Facebook, Twitter, Instagram and other media outlets. Target audience is 200,000 students and faculty across 22 campuses in KY, TN, IN, and WV. Student will create content and interact with other students, faculty, and parents on KIIS social media sites (including conducting research for content). Student will also assist with the KIIS photo contests.

Required Skills: Able to multi-task and meet time-sensitive project deadlines. Highly organized and shows great attention to detail. Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. Self-motivated and able to work independently as well as a team. Some experience creating event flyers with Photoshop, InDesign, or MS Office.

Interested students in the Social Media position should have at least one faculty reference. Email resume with 3 references to rebekah.golla@wku.edu. Please also submit two creative, written and/or digital pieces that highlight student’s visual or written skills. For questions, call 270-745-2187. The KIIS office is located WKU’s Tate Page Hall, room 129.

 

GEAR UP Counselor

$750 stipend for the duration of the 3 week program, all meals paid for, housing providing

Beginning: June 28 – July 18

Number of Positions: 2.

Work Schedule: Every day with the availability to be flexible on the weekends and evenings.

Job Description: The GEAR UP Counselor will serve as the primary adult responsible for the high school students in their group. Their duties include: getting their students to academic workshops on time, ensuring the safety of their students at all times, cooperating with the Graduate Student Site Coordinators, and assisting with non-academic activities. Advisors will also serve as the student facilitators for the Café College track of the academy.

Required Skills:

  • Must have a cumulative 2.7 GPA or higher
  • Assume responsibility of the safety of students and report all incidents to the Site Coordinator(s).
  • Required to be on campus at all times (day and night) for the duration of the Academy unless prior permission was received.
  • Follow academy objectives, rules, policies, and guidelines.
  • Serve as a positive role model for the youth.
  • Make sure students get to and from their classes safely.
  • Serve as facilitators for the Café College sessions.
  • Work to ensure all students are comfortable and included.
  • Be punctual and organized.
  • Be aware of, and implement safety guidelines and student code of conduct.
  • Assist professors in the classroom and/or on fieldtrips as needed.
  • Assist with planning and implementation of evening activities as needed.

If interested, please complete the application that can be found:  https://wku.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_6fFRohUlTygOG9f

Must be submitted by May 8, 2015.

 

Study Away Student Assistant

$7.25/hour and up to 20 hours per week.

Beginning: May 17th, 2015

Number of Positions: 1

Hours: Monday-Friday (5/hours per day)

Job Description: Maintain set hours in main office to answer phones, direct inquires, collect/deliver mail, run errands (general office tasks).  Build awareness of and access to all our programs, which includes developing and distributing marketing materials. Assist with the planning, preparation and implementation of events and programming. Maintain social media presence for all our programs.  Other duties as assigned.

Required Skills: Interest in advising students and student development.  Outgoing, organized, reliable self-starter with proven ability to follow through on projects. Critical thinking, problem-solving, time-management, consensus building, student development, initiative, leadership and professionalism. Excellent communication skills in face-to-face, group and mediated formats.  Sensitivity to cultural, economic and educational differences of the diverse populations served. Experience in marketing, public relations, presentations and/or online media useful.

Application Process: The deadline May 10, 2014 and open until filled.  Expected start date in mid-May. Selection will be made based upon a combination of experience, goals, relevancy to graduate program and recommendations from faculty members and/or professional contacts. Though summer 2105 is required, preference given to candidates able to continue in the fall 2015 and spring 2016. 

Submit resume, cover letter, and 2 recommendation letters (email) from faculty members and/or professional contacts to the Jerry Barnaby either in person (Tate Page Hall 104, Attn: Study Away-Summer 2015), or via email to jerry.barnaby@wku.edu (Subject: Study Away-Summer 2015).

 

Upward Bound Tutor Counselor

$7.25/hour. (Free private room June 2, 2015 – July 10, 2015. Meals and all fees to activities are provided All-expense paid trip to major city)

Hours: 37.5 per week for 5 weeks.

Beginning Date: June 2 (start date)-July 10 (end date)

Number of Positions: 4-6

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday

Job Description: The primary responsibility is to ensure the well-being of the UB student participants, with regards to health and safety, discipline, interpersonal relationships, and approach to studies. Tutor Counselors will live in a residence hall and supervise students during the week. Tutor Counselors will participate in all program activities including teaching an elective class, supervising study halls, and tutoring students.  In addition to supervising all participants, Tutor Counselors are expected to lead a group of 10-14 students.

Required Skills:

  • Must have a cumulative 2.7 G.P.A. or higher
  • Must have completed their sophomore year in college as of summer 2015
  • Must have a valid driver’s license
  • Must have strong interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills
  • Must have strong leadership skills.
  • Must  be mature, and have excellent professional judgment
  • Preferred candidates should have experience working with low-income, first-generation students, and/or prior residential advisor or camp counselor experience.

If interested, please complete the online application at https://www.wku.edu/upwardbound/employmentopportunities.php. Applications must be submitted by April 27, 2015.

 

Digital Services Student Assistant (Warren County Public Library) 

$7.25/hour and 28 hours per week.

Beginning: May 18, 2015 through July 24, 2015

Number of Positions: 1

Job Description: Assist Digital Services Manager and other library staff with Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) Camps for children ages 8 to 16; assist with maintaining a safe, clean learning environment and assure the well-being and safety of children in his/her care; assist with preparing materials and supplies in advance for activities; assist in the direction and supervision of large groups of children; assist with safeguarding all supplies and equipment used; may assume role of leading selected activities during designated parts of camps; establish and maintain effective working relationships with children, parents and staff; may perform other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills: Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing; ability to instruct/teach others how to do things; and the ability to use independent judgment and take action within specific parameters. Knowledge of circuit boards, processors, chips, electronic equipment, and computer hardware and software, including applications and programming; Knowledge of mathematics and the use of its applications; Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology, including application of principles, techniques, procedures and equipment to design and produce various goods and services; and know how to generate or adapt equipment and technology to serve user needs. Applicants must be able to travel to all public library locations in Warren County. Experience working with Kodu, Scratch, VR toolkits, Arduino Boards, EV3 Lego Robots and 3D printers is strongly preferred. It is also preferred that students qualify for the Federal Work Study Program or the Kentucky Work Study Program. STEM Camp classes and topics include: game design, computer programming, DIY virtual reality, mobile game design, Arduino-Bots, circuits and electronics, coasters and contraptions, inventor’s workshop, Lego Robotics, and 3D printing.

This is a temporary position beginning May 18, 2015 and ending July 24, 2015. Work schedule is 28 hours per week, Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 2:00 PM.

Applications are available at www.warrenpl.org. Completed applications can be sent to amyb@warrenpl.org, mailed to 1225 State Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101 or faxed to 270-781-7323.

 

Technical Services Student Assistant (Warren County Public Library)

$7.25/hour and 15-20 hours per week.

Beginning: May 2015

Number of Positions: 1-2

Job Description: Duties include a variety of fundamental library support work including: preparing materials for circulation by jacketing, laminating, bagging, re-packaging, producing graphics and labeling; delivering processed materials to appropriate location within the library; and interacting positively with staff members to accomplish other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills: Outstanding organization skills and be attentive to detail; ability to use tools such as X-Acto knife, scissors, and folding tools; ability to push book carts; computer skills, including Adobe Photoshop and Microsoft Office software; and the ability to use independent judgment to take action within specific parameters. It is preferred that students qualify for the Federal Work Study Program or the Kentucky Work Study Program.

Work schedules typically include 15-20 hours per week. Technical Services Department hours are:

Monday – Friday: 8:00 AM – 4:00 PM

Applications are available at www.warrenpl.org. Completed applications should be sent to amyb@warrenpl.org, mailed to 1225 State Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101 or faxed to 270-781-7323.

The Warren County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer

 

Public Services Student Assistant (Warren County Public Library)

$7.25/hour and 15-20 hours per week.

Beginning: May 2015

Job Description: Duties include a variety of fundamental library support work including: sorting and shelving library materials, and ensuring the correct order of such materials of the shelf; assisting patrons who need help locating items throughout the library; providing various levels of customer service when assisting patrons at public service desks; and interacting positively with patrons and staff members to accomplish other related duties as assigned.

Required Skills: Excellent customer service skills; outstanding organization skills; ability to sort and file alphanumerically; ability to use independent judgment and take action within specific parameters; ability to stand, stoop, bend, reach, and push book carts; and the ability to use computers and other office equipment proficiently. Traveling to public library branches in Warren County may be necessary. It is preferred that applicants qualify for the Federal Work Study Program or the Kentucky Work Study Program.

Work schedules typically include 15-20 hours per week. Library hours are:

Monday – Thursday: 8:00 AM - 8:00 PM

Friday – Saturday: 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM Sunday: 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM Applications are available at www.warrenpl.org. Completed applications should be sent to amyb@warrenpl.org, mailed to 1225 State Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101 or faxed to 270-781-7323.

The Warren County Public Library is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

 

Athletic Tutor/Monitor

$7.25/hour and 15-20 hours per week.

Beginning: Summer 2015

Number of Positions: 3 (Business, Math, and Foreign Language majors are encouraged to apply)

Work Schedule: Primarily morning/afternoon hours

Job Description: Provide tutorial and mentoring assistance to student-athletes. Maintain academic reports and accurate records of tutoring schedules. Provide front desk, computer lab, and study hall assistance to the SASC staff.

Required Skills: 3.0 GPA. Computer skills (Blackboard and Topnet competencies). Proficient organizational and communication skills.

If interested, please contact Lacee' Carmon-Johnson at lace.carmon-johnson@wku.edu with an attached resume.

 

Fall 2015 Vacancies

 Math/English Peer Tutor

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

Beginning: August 17th, 2015.

Number of Positions: 3

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

Job Description: Tutor South Campus students in freshmen level mathematics and/or 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.  Math tutor: Minimum of an A or B in DMA 096 and enrollment in MA 116 (MA 116 completion preferred) English tutor: A or B in ENG 100 (ENG 200 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 to Jan Duvall or Nichole Sherrell on South Campus, C234.

 

AudioVisual Services Student Consultant

$8.50/hour and up to 20 hours per week.

Beginning: Fall 2015 (Summer position available)

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: Days/Nights/Weekends (as needed)

Job Description:Answering calls at the Support Center, resolving 1st level administrative and technical issues, facilitating classes, and other miscellaneous duties as needed.

Required Skills: Intermediate computer hardware/software knowledge and experience installing webcams and microphones, basic understanding of Audio/Video components (projectors, monitors, microphones, speakers, control systems, etc), experience using MS Office and other business/technology applications, a track record of responsibility and reliability, good academic standing (Students enrolled in technical fields are preferred), must be fluent in English, excellent telephone communication and customer service skills.

The ideal student will have experience with video conferencing or experience at a call center or troubleshooting/diagnosing technical problems.

The open position requires that all consultants be prompt, motivated and professional.  Must have the capacity to develop a strong background in technology and feel very comfortable communicating with clients over the phone.  Most importantly, student consultants must be available to work mornings, nights and/or weekends, as needed.

If interested, please submit a current resume and your Fall 2015 class schedule to Brandon.davidson@wku.edu.  Please do not call or come to the AVS office.  Applications are accepted by email only.

 

Student Administrative Assistance

$7.50/hour and 15 hours per week

Beginning: Fall 2015

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: TBD, ICSR office hours are 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM, but some evening hours may be required.

Job Description: This student worker position is primarily responsible for administrative assistance to ICSR faculty + staff. This position assists with administrative tasks, organizing and promoting ICSR programs, and recruiting students for ICSR classes and minor.

Required Skills: Familiarity with Microsoft Office Suite. A high level of maturity, initiative, and the ability to work as part of a team are also expected. Website management, public speaking, and/or organizing skills a plus. ICSR and Diversity & Community Studies students are especially encouraged to apply for this position.

If interested, please send a resume and cover letter to Lindsey Devore at Lindsey.devore@wku.edu with "Student Administrative Assistant" in the subject line by April 24, 2015

 

Kentucky Museum Gallery Guide/Guard

$7.25/hour and hours will vary.

Beginning: August 15, 2015. (Apply now as interviews will begin in May, 2015)

Number of Positions: 4-6

For work schedule, job description and qualifications, please follow this link: http://www.wku.edu/kentuckymuseum/education/student_museum_education_job.php

If you are interested in this report, please follow the instructions posted on the website above and submit to kymus@wku.edu

 

KY Library Research Collections Student Assistant

$7.25 per hour and 15 hours per week.

Beginning: August 17th, 2015.

Number of Positions: 2

Work Schedule: KY Library Research Collections is open Monday-Friday 9:00-4:00 and Saturdays 10:00-3:00. All students are required to work approximately one Saturday per month. We prefer that their schedule allows them to work 2-3 hour time blocks.

Job Description: Under the direction of the librarian, scan and accession archival materials according to archival standards; Shelve and retrieve materials; assist onsite patrons with basic research under the direction of staff; assist patrons with photocopier, microfilm reader, scanner; courier duties between libraries; file materials and preform general office maintenance; assist in the processing of special collections items; boxing and foldering collections, straightening up/re-shelving in the reading room, breaking down boxes for recycling; preservation and/or other photocopying; replacing damaged boxes and box labels; shelve, label and other miscellaneous duties as assigned.

Minimum/Essential Qualifications Needed to Preform Job: Familiarity with scanning, creating PDF files, OCR Recognition; ability to work according to an established schedule, basic computer skills, attention to detail, ability to work without close supervision, organizational skills, ability to life and move heavy boxes, ability to work with the public, some understanding of historical research methods and approaches; interest in history or library science is a plus.

If interested, please fill out Student Application under Special Collections: http://www.wku.edu/library/job.php and return by email attachment to maria.lewis@wku.edu.  

 

History Tutor for Kelly Autism Program

$8.50/hour and 5-15 hours per week.

Beginning: Fall 2015

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: KAP is open from 9 am to 6:30 pm Monday through Thursday and  9 am-6:00 pm on Friday. Occasional weekend work will be expected to help with socials.

Job Description: Tutor upper level History classes and help students develop and edit papers written in Chicago style in a group setting. Will also be tutoring some general education courses. Job duties will also include mentoring a group of college students through weekly meetings.

Required Skills: Must have taken at least two 300 level History classes and received a grade of an A or B. Be proficient in the Chicago writing style. Must have a least two semesters left before graduation. A  mandatory staff training will be held on August 18th through the 20th.  Staff must be able to attend this training in order to be eligible for the position. Must have current FASFA on file.

If interested, please email sarah.mcmaine@wku.edu with resume.

 

Mechanical Engineering Tutor for Kelly Autism Program

$8.50/hour and 5-15 hours per week.

Beginning: Fall 2015

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: KAP is open from 9 am to 6:30 pm Monday through Thursday and  9 am-6:00 pm on Friday. Occasional weekend work will be expected to help with socials.

Job Description: Tutor Mechanical Engineering classes, as well as some general education classes. Job duties will also include mentoring a group of college students through weekly meetings.

Required Skills: Must have taken  at least two 300 level classes with a grade of an A or B. Must have a least two semesters left before graduation. A mandatory staff training will be held on August 18th through the 20th. Staff must be able to attend this training in order to be eligible for the position. Must have current FASFA on file.

If interested, please email sarah.mcmaine@wku.edu with resume.

 

Athletic Tutor

$7.25/hour and 10-20 hours per week.

Beginning: Fall 2015

Number of Positions: Open (Business, Math, and Foreign Language, Science, and Sport Management majors encouraged to apply)

Work Schedule: Flexible; primarily evening hours

Job Description: Provide tutorial and mentoring assistance to student-athletes; Maintain academic reports and accurate records of tutoring schedules.

Required Skills: 3.0 GPA; computer skills (Blackboard and TopNet competencies); organizational and communication skills.

If interested, please contact Lacee Carmon-Johnson at lacee.carmon-johnson@wku.edu with an attached resume.

 

  Graduate Assistants 

GEAR UP Graduate Student Site Coordinator

$1000 stipend for the duration of the 3 week program, all meals paid for, housing providing

Beginning: June 28 – July 18

Number of Positions: 2.

Work Schedule: Every day with the availability to be flexible on the weekends and evenings.

Job Description: The GEAR UP Graduate Student Site Coordinator is responsible for overseeing the academic and non-academic issues concerning the students. The Graduate Student Site Coordinator will oversee the GEAR UP Counselors (undergraduate students).  He or she will work closely with the Site Director(s) to determine discipline regulations.

Required Skills:

  • Must have a cumulative 3.0 GPA or higher
  • Coordinator will stay in the same housing as the students for the duration of the Summer Academy.
  • Rotate nights to ensure there’s at least 1 coordinator spending the night on campus.
  • Set meeting times with the WKU Site Director to report the continuing operations of the academy.
  • Set meetings times with the Undergraduate Counselors to intervene with any issues associated with the academy.
  • Help handle disciplinary issues pertaining to the staff and students.
  • Supervise the Undergraduate GEAR UPCounselors.
  • Accompany students to all GEAR UP activities
  • Conduct daily assessments to ensure stewardship of current resources and identification of future needs
  • Work collaboratively with internal and external groups to ensure the enhancement of the camp operation.
  • Follow academy objectives, rules, policies, and guidelines.

 If interested, please complete the application that can be found:  https://wku.co1.qualtrics.com/SE/?SID=SV_byL48GACTwoaeOh

Must be submitted by May 8, 2015.

 Internships

 

Graphic Design Internship

Creative Web Services – Public Affairs

 The Graphic Design Intern reports to Creative Web Services, part of the Division of Public Affairs at Western Kentucky University.

This position is an unpaid internship open to WKU students, with course credit available. Must be available to work 10-20 hours per week during the semester.  Hours are also available during Winter and Summer terms.

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday, hours between 8:00 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. TBD

Description: Reporting to Creative Web Services and Public Affairs, the Graphic Design Intern is responsible for designing marketing and promotion materials for use by the Creative Web Services department. Though this position will focus primarily on design for web and social media, marketing and promotion materials may also include print (posters, brochures), digital signage, and other supplementary items.

Primary Duties and Responsibilities: The following duties are customary of this position, but are not to be construed as all-inclusive. Duties may be added, deleted and assigned based on management discretion, and institutional needs.

 

  • Perform graphic design duties as assigned.
  • Adhere to project timelines and procedures.
  • Initiate timely communication with the Digital Media Marketing Coordinator and Creative Web Services Manager regarding design concepts, edits and assignment priorities.
  • Possess ability to listen and accept constructive guidance.

Secondary Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist with posting designs to websites/social media accounts
  • Assist with other Creative Web projects as needed

Performance Expectations:

The duties and responsibilities of this position must be performed in a competent manner following general standards for responsibility, accountability, teamwork, and customer service.

Required Skills:  Proficiency with Mac computers, proficiency in the use of Adobe Illustrator, InDesign, Photoshop. Working knowledge of Color Modes (CMYK/RGB). Experience with social media is a plus.

Application Procedures:  Send resume and portfolio to webservices@wku.edu or deliver to Creative Web Services, Wetherby Room 312

 

Off Campus Opportunities

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 www.zintellect.com, make an account, and enter the reference code ORNL15-21-RNSD to find the position posting. Refer questions to ORNLedu@orau.org.  

 

PHP /MYSQL DATABASE DEVELOPER

PayRate will be decided upon experience and knowledge.

Beginning: 2nd or 3rd week of March.

Job Description: Existing .php web site needs home page revisions of .php coinciding with new page design. Will provide new .html and .cs to support the design. Some existing .php can be utilized.

Required Skills: Comprehensive expertise with writing and editing .php MYSQL database work may be needed. Examples or previous projects required.

If interested, please contact greg@paylance.net.

 

Mary Jane's Chocolates

Mary Jane's Chocolates is looking for an Exceptional Customer Service Associate. This local business is seeking a business, communication, merchandising, hospitality, visual studies, design, sales or other related major. The ideal candidate will be qualified for Federal Work Study. Applicants must be independent, detail-oriented, friendly, professional, hard-working, multitasking, timely, reliable and drug-free. The ideal candidate will possess excellent customer service skills, would enjoy helping shoppers, keeping our shop neat and packaging chocolates to go out in the store.  Bow-tying is a regular duty. Dress is business casual.  Starting pay is $8/hour. We are closed all major holidays and many minor holidays, but require employees to fulfill their shifts during the days and weeks leading up to major holidays; therefore, we ask that the applicant be a resident of Bowling Green or the surrounding areas.  We will work around finals schedules.  We are closed 2 weeks in the summer, and 2 weeks after Christmas. Opportunity for wage increases is directly related to employee performance. Please contact Marie at maryjaneschocolates@gmail.com or stop by our store at 1640 Scottsville Road, behind Steak N Shake for an application.  Candidates may also call 270-363-5260 for further information. 

*The three available time positions are: Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 1:45 pm to 6:15 pm (18 hours/week) OR Monday, Wednesday, Friday and Saturday from 9:45 am to 2:15 pm (18hrs/week) OR Tuesday and Thursday from 9:45 am to 6:15 pm (17hrs/week).

 

Lead Preschool Teacher

$8.00/hour and about 30-40 hours per week.

Beginning: February

Number of Positions: 1

Job Description: As a Lead teacher, it will be your responsibility to be the role model to all substitutes under you. You will be responsible for creating a fun and engaging lesson plans to promote the kids to learn in a fun way. You will have to follow guidelines to create milestones for each child in helping them be ready for kindergarten. You will have to be able to create structure and control of at least 10 preschoolers by yourself. Most days, you will have an assistant. Part of your job will also to be able to control your assistant and create a smooth flowing day for all kids in center and be able to speak to parents well.

Required Skills: Good communication skills with parents, other staff, and the children. You will have to be able to problem solve and sometimes deal with difficult child behaviors. You will need to be respectful, professional, and follow policies and procedures.

**To submit an application, please go to ashleyangelschildcare.com and fill out an application under the careers tab.

 

Substitute Teacher

$7.50/hour and about 20-25 hours per week

Beginning: February

Number of Positions: 3

Job Description: Substitutes are on a when needed basis, and act as a fill in for teachers. Most of the times needed would  be scheduled, and would be based off of the substitutes availability. You will assist the Lead Infant, Toddler, and Preschool teachers with curriculum needs, the development of the children, family communication, and overall communication of the classroom. You must be a reliable member of the team, working cooperatively and with flexibility!

Required Skills: Being able to communicate well with parents and staff members. You will need to be able to problem solve well
and take direction from those around you.

**To submit an application, please go to ashleyangelschildcare.com and fill out an application under the careers tab.

 

Topper Talk

Need a part-time job? Looking to build a resume? Topper Talk is hiring!

Starting wage at $7.75/hour plus monthly bonuses and incentives!

Schedules built for student life!

Valuable fundraising experience and on-campus location!

If interested, please apply online at http://wku.thecallingcenter.com

Contact Joel Thorson at 270-745-5395 or joel.thorson@ruffalocody.com with questions about positions.

 

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 http://wku.thecallingcenter.com.

 

Summer Consulting Internship in China

Summer Consulting Internship in China is supported by the Global Multinational Companies Education Alliance (GMEA). The goal of GMEA is to provide strong supports for the international elites to pursue their higher education and future career especially with a focus on China. The students who participate in their programs will have more opportunities to work for the multinational companies either in China or in the US after their graduations.

 -Consulting internship experience in Chinese enterprises focuses on Chinese management challenges

-Intensive practical training in business Chinese language and etiquette

-Business School Lectures on Chinese Entrepreneurship and Innovation, Chinese History and Chines MNCs

-Cross Culture Communication Coaching

-Case Studies on Chinese Management Characteristics and Internationalization of Chinese enterprises

-Tours of historical areas

-Cultural experiences in China

 This Program is designed to provide participants with a global view of business, but with a particular focus on Chinese business philosophy and challenges. It provides students with an edge in the business world. Through creativity, entrepreneurship and globally important ideas, students are challenged to deepen their view of MNCs, develop a strategic mindset and grasp the latest management tools required by a multinational company leader in today’s fast-moving business world.

 The Program places each student into a Chinese multi-national company for two different experiences: a single day immersion with a Senior Manager and a 4 weeks long placement in a consulting engagement. The first placement allows students to understand a Chinese MNC's manager's typical day and the challenges that he or she faces. The second placement allows the students to study a particular problem in an MNC and propose a formal solution to the issue, using internal and external information as appropriate. 

 The Program blends innovative course design with face-to–face interaction, consulting experience and immersion study tours. It also unites students from diverse educational and cultural backgrounds in the spirit of learning, open-mindedness and debate, while at the same time providing a deeper understanding of Chinese business philosophy and culture through first-hand experience. At the end, students may earn their college academic credits once they complete the program.

Academic and professional requirements:

-- Undergraduates and graduates at college/university or equivalent

-- Eager to gain experience in a multinational company

-- Dynamic and open-minded with International mindset

-- Ability to appreciate different cultural models of business

-- Strong leadership potential

-- Clear motivation, drive and maturity

-- Recognized achievements

-- Academic ability

-- Minimum 3.0 GPA

Application Procedures

Step 1 – Send CV to imba@nbs.edu.cn

Step 2 – Scholarship /Company Stipend Application

Step 3 -- Acceptance by NBS Committee

Step 4 —Visa

Step 5 – Pre-training

 

*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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