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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:
Raymond B. Preston Health and Activities center:
WKU Libraries:
WKU Health Services:


Fall 2014 Vacancies

Student Secretary

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

Beginning Date: ASAP (once all hiring paperwork is complete)

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: To Be Determined (M-F 8:00-4:30 P.M.)

Job Description:Greeting and assisting students and guests who come into our office, answering the phone and directing caller or answering questions, running campus errands, copying, scanning, typing, data entry, filing, assisting all department faculty and staff with tasks, aiding the Office Coordinator with duties as needed, scheduling department tours, and additional tasks as the need arises.

Required Skills: Good phone and people skills, typing, knowledge of Microsoft software, personable, friendly, reliable, organized, and comitted to doing the job well.

If interested, please submit a resume and current semester schedule to Tricia Harper in room 2101 of the Environmental and Biological Sciences Building.


AudioVisual Services Technical Consultant

$8.50/hour and up to 20 hours per week

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 1

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

Job Description: Answering calls at the Technical 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, if needed.

Submit a current resume with your Fall 2014 class schedule to Please do not call or come to the IVS office. Applications are accepted by email only.


Desktop Support Student Consultant

$8/hour and 20 hours per week

Beginning: ASAP

Number of positions: 2

Work Schedule: 8 A.M. - 5 P.M. Monday - Friday (up to 20 hours)

Job Description: Working on help desk regarding issues related to computers, mobile devices and peropherals. Also work on other projects as needed.

Required Skills: Experience with Windows 7 and 8, OSX, Microsoft Office (all platforms) and general computer troubleshooting.

Please email with an attached resume if interested.


Student Office Assistant - Department of Agriculture

Payrate: $7.25/hour and 15 hours per week

Beginning: December 1st, 2014 (Resumes must be submitted by October 22, 2014)

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: TBD

Job Description: Welcoming students, faculty, and staff into the office; assisting faculty members with their needs (copying, running errands, other duties as assigned); Assisting the Office Associate (answering the phone and taking messages, copying, filing, assiting with mailings, errands on campus, maintaining faculty office hours, and other duties as assigned); Assiting the Accounts Specialist (running errands on campus, copying, and other special projects) (Non-Agriculture majors only)

Required Skills: Proficient in Microsoft Office (Word, Excel, Publisher), good interpersonal skills, good communication skills, ability to operate various office equipment (computer, fax machine, copier, etc.)

Please email with an attached resume if interested.








Tutors needed immediately for adults working on their GED in the Adult Education Department at Southcentral KY Community and Technical College.  Tutors should have strong reading and language skills as well as other basic academic skills.  Tutors should enjoy working with adults students one-on-one as well as in classroom settings.  Hours can usually be adjusted to the tutor's class schedule. Please email if interested. You MUST submit a resume AND your Western student id number within the email.


Tutor for the Family Literacy Program and Preschool program.  The hours for the Family Literacy Program Childcare is on Tuesdays from 4:30 to 6:30pm and Thursdays from 4:30 to 6:30pm.  The hours of operation for the Parker-Bennett-Curry Preschool Classroom is 8:00am to 11:00am and 12:00 to 3:00pm Monday thru Thursdays. On Fridays they are 8:00 to 3:00pm with working on activities in the classroom. Please email if interested. You MUST submit a resume AND your Western student id number within the email.


 Graduate Assistants 


There are currently no positions in this category.



Communications Intern

The Department of Human Resources is seeking a Communications Intern to assist in the development of communication materials to help increase awareness and information exchange of serveral HR related projects.

Duration: October 1st, 2014 until March 13, 2014 with an oppourtunity to extend.

Hours: 10-20 hours per week. Schedule negotiable.

Compensation: This is a paid internship. Compensation is based upon experience.

Key Functions:  - Develop "how to" video tutorials for the following projects (This includes video design and voice): Benefits Open Enrollment Process AND Interview Exchange Applicant Tracking System. - Assist in developing content and design for communication materials for benefits open enrollment, including direct mail pieces, electronic communications, website material and other items as needed.

Qualifications: - Working toward a college degree, preferably in a related field (e.g. English, Graphic Design, Marketing, Communications, Advertising/Broadcasting/Journalism/Public Relations).  - Must be computer literate (knowledge of Powerpoint and Website Design required). - Excellent written and verbal communication skills.  - Strong attention to detail.  - Strong concept and design skills.  - Video production skills.


Off Campus Opportunities


Student Worker for Bowling Green Metalforming - Human Resources Department Intern

PURPOSE OF POSITION:  To provide administrative and clerical support to the Human Resources Department.

RESPONSIBILITY AND AUTHORITY:  Responsible for supporting the ongoing administrative activities for the Human Resources Department.  The HR Co-Op is expected to initiate solutions, and maintain the confidentiality of the department.


1)  Follow all plant safety policies andprocedures

2)  Understand and promote Magna’s philosophies and Employee’s Charter

3)  Organize meetings, telephone conferences, reservations for rooms and resources, etc.

4)  Champion HR related projects

5)  Apply learned HR skills and disciplines as needed

6)  Demonstrates the ability to work effectively within a team environment and be a positive contributing member of that team

7)  Perform daily administrative activities that may include filing, typing, photocopying, answering telephones, sending faxes, updating communication boards, preparing presentation, etc.

8) Participate in the hiring process for contacting applicants for interviews, conducting reference checks, and coordinating movement of applicants during the face-to-face interview process

9) Update systems as applicable during the New Hire Process, Termination Process, Employee Status Change, etc.

10) Monitor and maintain good housekeeping

11) Assist in the coordination of company events, including the Summer Picnic and Christmas parties

12)  Perform other duties as required.


SKILL (Ability to do the job)

-Must have excellent interpersonal, communication, and organizational skills (verbal and written)

-Proficient and productive with computer applications such as Microsoft Office Word, Excel, and


-Ability to work in a fast-paced environment

-Ability to multi-task and have good organizational skills

-Ability to work flexible hours as business needs required

-Ability to work in a confidential manner

-Ability to work with a sense of urgency to meet deadlines

Start date:  ASAP

How to apply: Email resume to



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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