Western Kentucky University

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
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/


Fall 2014 Vacancies


Office Assistant (Undergradute ONLY) 

$7.25/hour and 20 hours per week

Beginning: August 25th, 2014

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: M-F 8:00-4:30 (as class schedule permits)

Job Description: General office duties including phones, data entry, copying, filing, greeting visitors, mail/message delivery and other assigned duties. Perfer freshman or sophomore, but will consider all candidates.

Required Skills: Excellent verbal, written, and customer service skills, dependable, courteous, detail-oriented, MS Word and Excel. Experience Publisher preferred, but not required. Must be able to lift up to 50 pounds.

If interested, please email resume with cover letter to april.schleig@wku.edu or bring it by the office in Grise Hall room 434A.


Postal Service Clerk

$8.00/hour and 20 hours per week

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: 11 AM - 3 PM OR 12 PM - 4 PM -- Monday - Friday

Job Description: Sorting incoming WKU mail and processing outgoing WKU mail.

Required Skills: This position requires periods of standing, bending, and some heavy lifting.

If interested, please email John Grismore at john.grismore@wku.edu.


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



Student Consultant – Applied Statistics Center

Starting at $8.00/hour and hours per week will vary (maximum of 20 hours per week)

Beginning: Fall 2014 – August 25th, 2014

Number of Positions: TBD

Work Schedule: Varies

Duties: Student consultants will gain hands-on experience on real projects and participating in the different stages of research and statistical consulting. Students will work independently, under the supervision of a faculty mentor. Students will conduct meeting with clients, learn about and carry out statistical analyses, and communicate findings with clients.

Required Skills: Have successfully completed an introductory statistics course and at least one upper-level statistics course (at minimum). Motivated, independent, and willing to work on projects from a variety of disciplines. Good communication skills and good computer skills. Must be an undergraduate or graduate student at WKU.

Contact: For more information and to apply, QUALIFIED applicants should visit www.wku.edu/appliedstats/apply.php.


Kentucky Library Research Collections Research Assistant

$7.25/hour and 15 hours per week

Beginning: Fall (August 25th, 2014)

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: Kentucky 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 to 3 hour time blocks.

Duties: Under the direction of 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.

Required Skills: 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 lift 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.

Contact: If interested, please fill out student application at http://www.wku.edu/library/job.php and return by email attachment to maria.lewis@wku.edu.





Student Assistant for Warren County Public Library

Work Schedule: Work schedules are flexible around class schedule and typically include 15-20 hours per week. Library hours are: Monday-Thursday (8:00AM – 8:00PM), Friday – Saturday (9:00AM – 5:00PM), Sunday (1:00PM – 5:00PM).

Duties: Duties include a variety of fundamental library support work including: sorting and shelving library materials, and ensuring the correct order of such materials on 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; the ability to sort and file alphanumerically; the ability to use independent judgment and take action within specific parameters; the ability to stand, stoop, bend, reach, and push book carts; and the ability to use the computer and other office equipment proficiently. It is preferred that applicants qualify for the Federal Work Study Program or the Kentucky Work Study Program.

Contact: Applications/resumes should be sent to amyb@warrenpl.org or mailed to 1225 State Street, Bowling Green, KY 42101. Applications can also be faxed to 270-781-7323. The link to the application is: http://www.warrenpl.org/custdocs/WCPL%20Student%20Employment%20Application%20March%2029%202013.pdf


Graduate Assistants 


There are currently no positions in this category.



Off Campus Opportunities


Retail Sales - The WKU Store: Technology Center

$7.25/hour and up to 20 hours per week

Beginning: 08-15-2014

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: Store hours and as needed

Job Description: Retail sales of computers, tablets, and accessories. Retail experience desired. Computer literate. Ability to handle cash register and other retail functions.

Required Skills: Computer literacy, ability to interact with people, and cash handling skills.

If interested, please contact Mr. Kennon at lurien.kennon@wku.edu or at 270-745-2975.


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 hr@connectednation.org.


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 hr@connectednation.org.


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 www.prospectinc.com. 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 http://wku.thecallingcenter.com.


Child Care

Payrate:  Commensurate with experience
Hours per week: Sunday through Thursday from 9pm to 5am

Beginning Date: ASAP

Number of positions: 1-2

Job Description: Stay with two children from 9pm to 5am.

Contact: Christina at 925-360-7729 or email chirstina.burcell@wku.edu.


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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