Western Kentucky University

Student Employment

Current Job Vacancies

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 4:00pm.

   

Spring 2014 Vacancies

Gardener

$7.25/hour and 10-15 hours/week

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: TBD, flexible

Duties: Gardening and yard work. Some housework position available at a home near campus

Required Skills: Must be able to work during the breaks and throughout the summer. Resident of Bowling Green is a plus.

Contact: Contact Donald Slocum at donald.slocum@wku.edu

 

Challenge Course Facilitator

$8.00/hour and up to 20 hours per week

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: Open

Work Schedule: TBD

Duties: Lead groups of participants safely through the Challenge Course. Duties include, but are not limited to: group leadership, safety checks, set-up and take down. There will be an interest meeting Wednesday, April 23 at 5pm in the Preston Center 

Required Skills: Strong verbal communication skills. A high level of maturity and the desire to help people learn about themselves.

Contact: Brooks Riddlesperger at ryan.riddlesperger260@wku.edu.

 

Inventory Control Student Assistant

$7.25/hour and 25-35 hours per week

Beginning: ASAP (summer position)

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday between 8:00 A.M. and 4:00 P.M.

Duties: 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

Contact: Please email resume to donna.mefford@wku.edu. Resumes accepted by email only.

 

Student Assitant – Graduate School

$7.50/hour and 10-20 hours per week

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 2

Work Schedule: Class dependent (morning or afternoon blocks of time preferable)

Duties: Provides general administrative support to the Graduate School including scanning, electronic filing, anserwing the phone, creating reports and public relation materials, website maintenance, etc.

Required Skills: Microsoft Office, Adobe Pro (or will train), excellent written and verbal skills with attention to detail, ability to multi-task, excellent interpersonal communication, customer service and website experience a plus.

Contact:

The Graduate School

Colette Chelf

270-745-2446

 

Student Support Specialist

$7.75/hour and 20 hours/week (semester dependent)

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 2

Work Schedule: Class dependent

Duties: Provide remote end user support for Active Directory and Email (Exchange, Outlook, and Mailman) and task request.

Required Skills: Understanding of Microsoft Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. Linux experience is desired, but not required. Technical writing skills are necessary to maintain standard documentation for troubleshooting.

Contact: Administrative Systems and Applications

Alvin Smith and William Wells

270-745-5680

 

Lifeguard

20 hours/week during school year and 40 hours a week during summer

Beginning Date: ASAP

Number of Positions: open

Work Schedule: varies

Job Description: The primary role of a lifeguard is to ensure the safety of users in the natatorium.  Duties include, but are not limited to: supervision of users; cleaning, policy enforcement, performing chemical checks, documenting shift reports, assisting with program set-up, and coordinating the use of audio equipment.

Required Skills: Current American Red Cross Lifeguarding and First Aid, and CPR/ AED for the Professional Rescuer are required certifications.  Certification for Water Safety Instructor and Lifeguarding Instructor are recommended.  Previous lifeguarding experience is preferred.  A high level of maturity and the desire to work as part of a team are also expected.

Contact: tanner.deisch863@wku.edu

 

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

  

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

 


Undergraduate Research Assistant

$7500/year, 20 hours/week academic semesters, 40 hours/week summer

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: TBD

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

Contact: Reply to donald.slocum@wku.edu

 

 

***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 Health Services: http://www.wku.edu/healthservices/employment/.

 

 Summer 2014 Vacancies

Student Office Assistant

$7.25/hour and 10-20 hours/week

Beginning: May 19th, 2014

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: Several hours each day on Monday-Friday between the hours of 7:45am and 4:30pm.

Duties: Answering telephones, typing of class and office materials, campus errands, filing, making copies, assisting office staff and faculty as needed.

Required Skills: Must have working knowledge of Word and Excel; possess excellent communication skills and phone etiquette. Punctuality and dependability a must. Prefer a freshman or sophomore who will work with the department until graduation. NO CELL PHONES PERMITTED WHILE WORKING.

Contact: Email or send resume along with three letters of reference to Karen.gogel@wku.edu

Ms. Karen Gogel

Marketing Department GH401

Western Kentucky University

1906 College Heights Blvd #11059

Bowling Green, KY 42101-1059

 

Financial Aid Call Center Student Worker

 $7.25/hour and 15-20 hours/week during academic year. Full-time during the summer and winter break.

 Beginning: May 19th, 2014

 Number of Positions: 1

 Work Schedule: TBD

 Duties: Answer financial aid related questions via telephone or email

 Required Skills: Must be a freshman or sophomore in good academic standing, have the ability to work with the public in a professional manner, is dependable and courteous, be able to remain composed in stressful situations, proficient computer skills, excellent verbal and written skill and be able to work full time during the summer and early January and 15-20 hours per week during the academic year

 Contact: Please send resumes to fa.employment@wku.edu

 

 

Interactive Video Services Helpdesk Consultant

 $8.50/hour and 40 hours/week during the summer/20 hours/week during academic year

 Beginning: May 19th, 2014

 Number of Positions: Multiple

 Work Schedule: Monday – Friday (8am – 9pm) and Saturdays (8am – 5pm)

 Duties: Answering calls, solving 1st level 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, experience with MS Office, excellent communication and customer service skills, a track record of responsibility and reliability and good academic standing

 Contact: Please send your resume and your class schedule to Brandon Davidson at brandon.davidson@wku.edu.

 

Student Office Assistant

 $8.00/hour and up to 40 hours per week during the summer

 Beginning: May 19th, 2014

 Number of Positions: 1

 Work Schedule: May 19-June 6 – 8AM – 3PM, June 9-August 15 – 8AM-4PM

 Duties: Receptionist, Anserwing phones, mail distribution, customer service, data entry, filing, running campus errands and other duties as assigned.

 Required Skills: Strong verbal communication skills, computer skills requied are Word, Excel, good organizational skills. Person must be dependable, detailed oriented and courteous.

 Contact: Gatton Academy, Julie Fryia at julie.fryia@wku.edu

 

Student KY Museum Education Assistant

$7.25/hour and 25-30 hours per week

Beginning: Five weeks from Tuesday, May 27 through Friday, June 27th to help with the KY Museum's Summer Camp Program

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: 7:30AM-12:30PM   Monday-Friday     May 27th-June 27th

Duties: The Education Department of the KY Museum is looking for one student worker to assist with summer camp May 27th-June 27th

Required Skills: Outstanding student, smart, hardworking, super people skills, ability to work with children, etc. 3.0 GPA or higher. Must be a WKU undergraduate. **Students MUST have already completed a FAFSA for the 13-14 school year and be cleared to work. If you do not have a completed FAFSA, do not apply.

Contact: For application, please go to http://www.wku.edu/kentuckymuseum/education/student_museum_education_job.php complete application, email completed application to Christy.spurlock@wku.edu. PLEASE NO DROP IN VISITS TO THE MUSEUM

 

Student Office Assistant

$7.25/hour and 20-25 hours per week

Beginning: May 19, 2014

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: TBD

Duties: This student worker will report to the Office Associate of Folk Studies and Anthropology and will be responsible for general administrative office duties, including word processing, checking-out/checking-in equipment on the Reservation System, preparing forms, budget maintenance, filing, and other basic office functions to support the Head of Folk Studies and Anthropology and Office Associate. Position requires concentration on the computer and the ability to operate a variety of office machines including computer, printer, copier, and fax machine.

Required Skills: Computer skills, required are Excel and Word. Person must be dependable, detailed oriented, and courteous.

Contact: Folk Studies and Anthropology

Drue Belcher CAP

 270-745-5295

 

Intramural Sport Complex Grounds

$7.25/hour and 10-20 hours/week

Beginning: May 18, 2014

Number of Positions: 2-4

Work Schedule: Weekdays and weekends, depending on events. Flexible schedule.

Duties: Persons to take part in upkeep of fields that include mowing, weed eating, dragging, painting fields, and other duties as assigned.

Required Skills: Minimal experience required. On-site training will be offered.

Contact: If interested, contact Sean Sherwood at sean.sherwood@wku.edu or at www.wku.edu/imrec/intramurals/jobs.php

 

Student Assistant – Manuscripts & Folklife Archives

$7.25/hour and 30 hours/week

Beginning: May 19, 2014 (summer position only)

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: Between 8 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Mon-Fri with occasional Saturdays (10 a.m. and 3 p.m.). Availability to cover lunch hour is especially helpful.

Duties: Greeting and assisting library researchers; retrieving and re-shelving manuscript materials; sorting, arranging and numbering manuscript collections; electronic document creation using Microsoft Word; photocopying; errands and courier duty to Helm-Cravens.

Required Skills: Basic computer skills, especially Microsoft Word; ability to deal with the public in a professional manner; excellent verbal and written skills; neat penmanship; organizational skills, accuracy and attention to detail; ability to life heavy boxes and cope with dust and mold.

Contact: Please complete application at Kentucky Building front desk OR download at: http://www.wku.edu/library /job.php (see under "Student Jobs: Kentucky Library and Museum"; resumes optional as attachments) and leave at front desk. YOU DO NOT NEED TO CALL. We will contact you on or before April 21 to arrange an interview.

 

Special Collections Library Student Assistant

$7.25/hour and up to 30 hours/week (2 students 30 hours, 1 student 20 hours)

Beginning: May 19, 2014

Number of Positions: 3

Work Schedule: Monday-Friday 9:00-4:00. We prefer that your schedule allows them to work 2-3 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 perform general office maintenance; assist in the processing of special collection 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, stacks maintenance/cleaning projects 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: Please fill out Student Application: http://www.wku.edu/library/job.php and return by email attachment to maria.lewis@wku.edu. No phone calls please – interviews by appointment only – no walk-in interviews.

 

Athletic Tutor

$7.25/hour and 10-20 hours per week

Beginning: 5/19/2014

Number of Positions: open (business, biology, chemistry, foreign language, recreation, sport management, and English major encouraged to apply)

Work Schedule: flexible, primarily day time hours

Job Description: Provide tutorial 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

Contact:

Student Athlete Success Center

Lacee' Carmon-Johnson

Smith Stadium East 1096

Lacee.carmon-johnson@wku.edu

 

Upward Bound Tutor/Counselor

Description of Program: Upward Bound (UB) is a federally funded TRIO program designed to prepare low income/potential first generation high school students for success in postsecondary education. The 6-week summer program includes academic, cultural, and recreational activities.

Description of Position: Tutor Counselors will live-in the dormitory and supervise student resident life. Tutor Counselors develop rapport with students, provide leadership and serve as a mentor while maintaining a safe and healthy dormitory environment. Tutor Counselors will develop, implement, and participate in all program activities including teaching an elective class, supervising study halls, and tutoring students. In addition, Tutor Counselors are expected to lead

a group of 10-14 high school students.

Qualifications: Applicants must have a 2.5 G.P.A. or higher and has completed sophomore year of college. Applicants must also have experience working with low-income, first-generation students, and/or prior residential advisor or camp counselor experience.

Compensation:

Free private room June 1, 2014 – July 10, 2014Meals and all fees to activities are providedAll expense paid trip to major city$7.25 per hour for 37 ½ hours per week.       Approximately $1850

For Information and an Application: Contact Jenna Hughes by email at jenna.hughes@wku.edu or contact the Upward Bound Office staff at (270) 745- 4873 or 745-4403. In addition, feel free to stop by the UB Bound Office to pick up an application in Room 100, Jones-Jaggers Hall.

Deadline for Applications: March 17, 2014

Upward Bound will screen applications as they are submitted and will continue until all positions are filled.

 

 

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

 

Light of Chance, Inc. Part-time Program Coordinator

$8.00/hour, Hours/week TBD

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: TBD

Duties: Primary responsibilities include but not limited to: • Work directly with Light of Chance's wellness program (Get Set Go) • Create, assist, and manage nutrition curriculum. • Create, assist, and manage physical activity curriculum. • Recruit, hire, and provide training and supervision of employees and volunteers. • Communicate program status with Executive Director on weekly basis. • Oversees the youth wellness program and provides continuous quality improvement and program innovation to all youth program sites. • Foster relationships among local schools, universities, businesses and other community youth and education programs to enhance the development of the program. • Maintain open communication lines among partners, volunteers and participants. • Assist with fundraising. • Assume duties as directed during Executive Director's absence. • Submits reports to funders and the board of directors as necessary. • Assist with public relations and marketing. • Attend Coalition meetings. • All other duties as assigned.

Required Skills: • Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Physical Education, Recreation, Sports Management, or related field. • Exhibit interest in non-profit organizations, wellness, and/or community outreach programs. • Ability to work independently and in team environment. • Excellent project management and planning skills. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Highly positive and enthusiastic style capable of motivating others. • Employee must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite software. Moderate knowledge of computers is required (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc). Must possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills, team builder, and meet deadlines.

Contact: Submit a cover letter and current resume to stephanie.palmer@wku.edu with the subject "Light of Chance Program Coordinator".

 

Light of Chance, Inc. Part-Time Student Nutrition Assistant

Beginning: asap

Number of Positions: TBD

About the Company: Light of Chance, Incorporated (www.lightofchance.org) is a 501 c(3) non-profit organization founded in 2005. The mission is to serve youth and the community through innovative arts and wellness programs. GET SET GO is a free health initiative that encourages youth grades K-8 to become more active and healthy through nutrition and physical activity. The program also seeks to combat childhood obesity by showing participants healthier ways of eating in their existing environment and increasing their physical activity.

Work Schedule: TBD

Duties: The assistant will help coordinate and implement all aspects of the Get Set Go program. This position is paid and the assistant will report directly to the Executive Director and Program Director. Transportation to participating sites will be required. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: Work directly with Light of Chance wellness program (Get Set Go). Assist with facilitating and implementing nutrition education. Educate youth to make healthier eating choices in their existing environment. Collect data for research. Interact with underserved and vulnerable youth populations as a mentor for the wellness program. Secondary responsibilities include but are not limited to: Work directly with Executive Director and Program Director. Assist with fundraising. Attend Coalition meetings. Assist with recruitment of volunteers. Develop and maintain project budgets.

Required Skills: Applicant should exhibit interest in wellness and community outreach programs. The Assistant should be a detail-oriented self-starter with analytical thinking abilities with excellent communication skills. Moderate knowledge of computers is required (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc). Must possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills, be a team builder, and meet deadlines.

Contact: Submit a cover letter and current resume to stephanie.palmer@wku.edu with the subject "Light of Chance Student Nutrition Assistant".  

 

Light of Chance, Inc. Marketing and Event Coordinator

Beginning: asap

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: TBD

Duties: As a Marketing and Event Coordinator, you will manage the planning and implementation of special events and public relations activities for the Organization. You will focus on promoting and expanding the reach and impact of the Organization. You will assist the Executive Director in planning the overall communications strategy, develop branding and messaging then promote the Organization and its programs across various media outlets. You will report directly to, and work closely with, the Founder and Executive Director as well as senior management to achieve the Organization's targeted strategic communications goals. Primary responsibilities include (but are not limited to): Actively participate in the execution and management of Light of Chance's fundraising programs including the ability to multi-task, handling logistics and follow through on multiple events/programs at the same time. Assist in the development of a marketing/advertising/media strategy. Manage event details and logistics. Responsible for the development and fulfillment of the events and marketing budgets. Develop, implement and manage event performance measurements. Prepare weekly reports for Executive Director. Develop, plan and participate in marketing and media networking events on behalf of Light of Chance. Coordinate the recruitment of volunteers. Work directly with volunteers and staff in event execution. Plan and execute strategies to raise capital on an ongoing basis. Secure sponsorships for organizational special events. Coordinate event logistics, publicity, including public relations, advertising and collateral material design, production and distribution. Write, submit and follow-up to ensure placement on press releases and stories Responsible for silent auction, prize and in-kind donation solicitations for each event. Assist with develop and implement marketing plans and materials. Broaden social networking to benefit the organization. All other duties as assigned.

Required Skills: This student must be self-motivated and accountable. He or she will have proven initiative and will have utilized innovative approaches to Marketing and fundraising. The ideal candidate will be flexible with the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and will be able to work successfully under pressure and meet deadlines.

Contact: Submit a cover letter and current resume to stephanie.palmer@wku.edu with the subject "Light of Chance Marketing and Event Coordinator".    

 

Light of Chance, Inc. Youth Wellness Program Assistant

Beginning: asap

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: TBD

Duties: Primary responsibilities include (but not limited to): Work directly with Light of Chance wellness program (Get Set Go) Assist with facilitating and implementing physical activity. Assist with nutrition management. Assist with physical activity curriculum. Perform measurement and evaluation of the program participants. Gain experience with exercise testing and prescription. Gain wellness coaching experience by working directly with program participants' and their family while providing feedback and tips on leading a healthy lifestyle. Collect data for research. Interact with underrepresented and vulnerable youth populations as a mentor for the wellness program. Assisting with structure of wellness program. Secondary responsibilities include (but not limited to): Work directly with Executive Director. Assist with fundraising. Attend Coalition meetings. Help with Board Recruitment. Assist with public relations and marketing. Recruitment of volunteers for special events. Develop and maintain project budgets. Assist with day-to-day operations.

Required Skills: Interns should exhibit interest in wellness and community outreach programs. The Intern is a detail-oriented self-starter with excellent analytical thinking abilities with excellent communication skills. The internship is a great chance to receive hands on and real world experiences with the opportunity to affect many lives. Position will remain open until filled. CHARACTERISTICS AND NECESSARY SKILLS: Moderate knowledge of computers is required (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc). Must possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills, team builder, and meet deadlines.

Contact: Contact: Submit a cover letter and current resume to stephanie.palmer@wku.edu with the subject "Light of Chance Youth Welness Program Assistant".   

 

Parking Attendant

$8.50/hour and 5-20 hours per week

Beginning: 5-19-2014

Number of Positions: 40+

 Work Schedule: As needed but must be able to work all (6) Fall 2014 Football Games

 Duties: 4o positions needed for Parking Special Events position is an outdoor part-time position, rain or shine. We staff for all the events on WKU, including but not limited to sporting events, concerts and conventions. This position is involved with customer interface at specific parking lots during an event. 6-8 positions needed for Parking Lot Enforcement and other departmental tasks as needed. This position requires a valid driver's license. Fall hour shifts 8-noon or 5pm-10pm. Summer training flexible.

 Required Skills: Oversee the parking or vehicles at various locations. Provide information and assistance to motorist and tourists. Ability to sit or stand for long periods of time (up to 6 or 8 hours, less break). Ability to withstand extreme temperatures. Ability to list and carry 25-30 pounds. Must be able to repeatedly and aggressively flag cars into specific parking spaces. Must be able to work outdoors and withstand elements. Put up and take down barricades, signs and cones.

 Contact: Parking and Transportation Department,

Scot Henry,

103 Parking and Transportation Services Building,

270-745-2373 or scot.henry@wku.edu


  Fall 2014 Vacancies

Interactive Video Services Helpdesk Consultant

 $8.50/hour and 40 hours/week during the summer/20 hours/week during academic year

 Beginning: Fall

 Number of Positions: Multiple

 Work Schedule: Monday – Friday (8am – 9pm) and Saturdays (8am – 5pm)

 Duties: Answering calls, solving 1st level 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, experience with MS Office, excellent communication and customer service skills, a track record of responsibility and reliability and good academic standing

 Contact: Please send your resume and your class schedule to Brandon Davidson at brandon.davidson@wku.edu

 

 Study Abroad and Global Learning Student Worker

$7.25/hour and 20 hours per week

Beginning: Fall 2014

Number of Positions: 2

Work Schedule: TBD

Duties: As follows but not limited to: creating budgets for various study abroad programs, collect data and create spreadsheets with this data. The student will inter data in studio abroad, deliver and pick up mail. The student will assist students, faculty, staff and visitors in conducting business with Study Abroad and Global Learning. The student will perform data entry tasks, file documents and folders, answer the front desk phone, and make calls on behalf of the department. The student will assist the staff with all areas of Study Abroad and Global Learning.

Required Skills: Study Abroad and Global Learning (SAGL) is looking for a student with good communication, and computer skills, is patience, is detail oriented, and has the ability to multitask. The student should be punctual and possess the ability to handle confidential matters and be professional. If you have gone on a study abroad program that is helpful but not required. We are specifically looking for someone who can work the full academic year, 2014/2015 and would prefer a freshman/sophomore or junior.

Contact: Please send a resume and cover letter to debra.hall@wku.edu by 4:30 P.M. on May 16th, 2014

 

Intramural Sports Official

$7.25/hour and 10-20 hours/week

Beginning: August 18, 2014

Number of Positions: 30-40

Work Schedule: Times will range. Monday-Thursday, 4-11; some weekends may be required.

Duties: Persons to officiate league play and on-campus tournaments for a variety of sports; duties may also include scorekeeping and registration.

Required Skills: No previous experience required. On-site training will be offered.

Contact: Interested individuals please contact Sean Sherwood by email at sean.sherwood@wku.edu.

 

Intramural Sport Complex Grounds

$7.25/hour and 10-20 hours/week

Beginning: August 18, 2014

Number of Positions: 2-4

 Work Schedule: Weekdays and weekends, depending on events. Flexible schedule.

 Duties: Persons to take part in upkeep of fields that include mowing, weed eating, dragging, painting fields, and other duties as assigned.

 Required Skills: Minimal experience required. On-site training will be offered.

 Contact: If interested, contact Sean Sherwood at sean.sherwood@wku.edu or at www.wku.edu/imrec/intramurals/jobs.php

 

Student Administrative Assistant

15 hours/week

Beginning: Fall 2014

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: TBD (ICSR office hours are M-F 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. but some evening hours may be required)

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

Required Skills: Familiarity with the 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 are a plus. ICSR and Diversity and Community Studies students are especially encouraged to apply for this position.

Contact: Diversity and Community Studies

Terry Shoemaker

270-745-3217 or terry.shoemaker@wku.edu

 

Student Administrative Assistant

15 hours/week

Beginning: Fall 2014

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: TBD (ICSR office hours are M-F 8 am – 4:30 pm but some evening hours may be required)

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

Duties include (but not limited to):

Assist with basic administrative functions of the office:

             - Friendly and welcoming reception -Tidiness of office and kitchen area -Functioning of office machines, supplies & inventory      -Running errands

Assist with publicity for ICSR programming and curriculum:

             -Preparation of publicity and recruitment materials -Tabling and short in-class presentations -ICSR social media -Assistance with events logistics -Special projects or research

Assist with other ICSR programmatic initiatives and administrative needs as determined by ICSR faculty and staff

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 are a plus. ICSR and Diversity and Community Studies students are especially encouraged to apply for this position.

 Contact: Send a resume and cover letter to terry.shoemaker@wku.edu by April 25, 2014

 

Athletic Tutor

$7.25/hour and 10-20 hours per week

Beginning: Fall 2014

Number of Positions: open (business, biology, chemistry, foreign language, recreation, sport management, and English major encouraged to apply)

Work Schedule: flexible, primarily day time hours

Job Description: Provide tutorial 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

Contact:

Student Athlete Success Center

Lacee' Carmon-Johnson

Smith Stadium East 1096

Lacee.carmon-johnson@wku.edu

 

Athletic Monitor

$7.25/hour and 10-20 hours per week

Beginning: Fall 2014

Number of Positions: 4

Work Schedule: flexible

Job Description: Provide front desk, computer lab, and study hall assistances to the SASC staff; maintain academic reports and accurate records of tutoring schedules

Required Skills: computer skills(Blackboard, Microsoft Office and TopNet competencies); organizational and communication skills

Contact:

Student Athlete Success Center

Lacee' Carmon-Johnson

Smith Stadium East 1096

Lacee.carmon-johnson@wku.edu

 

Student Assistant

$7.25/hour and up to 20 hours a week

Beginning: 8/21/2014

Number of Positions: 3

Work Schedule: Students who apply will need to be able to work various days and times. M-F from 8-5PM.

Job Description: Students must be friendly, reliable and able to be on time. Students will be responsible for answering phones and transferring calls as needed. Students will be responsible for keeping order in the ACE Lab, informing students of advisors offices, and making copies as needed.

Required skills: Students must have basic knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite (knowledge of Adobe Acrobat and Photo Shop is a plus). Students must be able to greet the public and be able to talk on the phone. Students must have a working knowledge of how to run office equipment (some on job training will be provided).

Contact:

Academic Center for Excellence in the College of Health and Human Services – Academic Complex 411

Mandy Skinner

270-745-2992

 

Math/English Peer Tutor

$7.40/hour and 10-20 hours per week

Beginning: August 18, 2014

Number of Positions: 4

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

Job Description: Tutor South Campus students in freshman 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). 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.

Contact: Alice Rowe Learning Assistance Center – South Campus

Jan Duvall or Nichole Sherrell

South Campus, C234

Please apply in person.

 

 

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

Light of Chance, Inc. Part-time Program Coordinator

$8.00/hour, Hours/week TBD

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: TBD

Duties: Primary responsibilities include but not limited to: • Work directly with Light of Chance's wellness program (Get Set Go) • Create, assist, and manage nutrition curriculum. • Create, assist, and manage physical activity curriculum. • Recruit, hire, and provide training and supervision of employees and volunteers. • Communicate program status with Executive Director on weekly basis. • Oversees the youth wellness program and provides continuous quality improvement and program innovation to all youth program sites. • Foster relationships among local schools, universities, businesses and other community youth and education programs to enhance the development of the program. • Maintain open communication lines among partners, volunteers and participants. • Assist with fundraising. • Assume duties as directed during Executive Director's absence. • Submits reports to funders and the board of directors as necessary. • Assist with public relations and marketing. • Attend Coalition meetings. • All other duties as assigned.

Required Skills: • Bachelor's degree in Exercise Science, Physical Education, Recreation, Sports Management, or related field. • Exhibit interest in non-profit organizations, wellness, and/or community outreach programs. • Ability to work independently and in team environment. • Excellent project management and planning skills. • Excellent written and verbal communication skills. • Highly positive and enthusiastic style capable of motivating others. • Employee must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite software. Moderate knowledge of computers is required (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc). Must possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills, team builder, and meet deadlines.

Contact: Submit a cover letter and current resume to stephanie.palmer@wku.edu with the subject "Light of Chance Program Coordinator".

Light of Chance, Inc. Part-Time Student Nutrition Assistant

Beginning: asap

Number of Positions: TBD

About the Company: Light of Chance, Incorporated (www.lightofchance.org) is a 501 c(3) non-profit organization founded in 2005. The mission is to serve youth and the community through innovative arts and wellness programs. GET SET GO is a free health initiative that encourages youth grades K-8 to become more active and healthy through nutrition and physical activity. The program also seeks to combat childhood obesity by showing participants healthier ways of eating in their existing environment and increasing their physical activity.

Work Schedule: TBD

Duties: The assistant will help coordinate and implement all aspects of the Get Set Go program. This position is paid and the assistant will report directly to the Executive Director and Program Director. Transportation to participating sites will be required. Primary responsibilities include but are not limited to: Work directly with Light of Chance wellness program (Get Set Go). Assist with facilitating and implementing nutrition education. Educate youth to make healthier eating choices in their existing environment. Collect data for research. Interact with underserved and vulnerable youth populations as a mentor for the wellness program. Secondary responsibilities include but are not limited to: Work directly with Executive Director and Program Director. Assist with fundraising. Attend Coalition meetings. Assist with recruitment of volunteers. Develop and maintain project budgets.

Required Skills: Applicant should exhibit interest in wellness and community outreach programs. The Assistant should be a detail-oriented self-starter with analytical thinking abilities with excellent communication skills. Moderate knowledge of computers is required (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc). Must possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills, be a team builder, and meet deadlines.

Contact: Submit a cover letter and current resume to stephanie.palmer@wku.edu with the subject "Light of Chance Student Nutrition Assistant".

Light of Chance, Inc. Marketing and Event Coordinator

Beginning: asap

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: TBD

Duties: As a Marketing and Event Coordinator, you will manage the planning and implementation of special events and public relations activities for the Organization. You will focus on promoting and expanding the reach and impact of the Organization. You will assist the Executive Director in planning the overall communications strategy, develop branding and messaging then promote the Organization and its programs across various media outlets. You will report directly to, and work closely with, the Founder and Executive Director as well as senior management to achieve the Organization's targeted strategic communications goals. Primary responsibilities include (but are not limited to): Actively participate in the execution and management of Light of Chance's fundraising programs including the ability to multi-task, handling logistics and follow through on multiple events/programs at the same time. Assist in the development of a marketing/advertising/media strategy. Manage event details and logistics. Responsible for the development and fulfillment of the events and marketing budgets. Develop, implement and manage event performance measurements. Prepare weekly reports for Executive Director. Develop, plan and participate in marketing and media networking events on behalf of Light of Chance. Coordinate the recruitment of volunteers. Work directly with volunteers and staff in event execution. Plan and execute strategies to raise capital on an ongoing basis. Secure sponsorships for organizational special events. Coordinate event logistics, publicity, including public relations, advertising and collateral material design, production and distribution. Write, submit and follow-up to ensure placement on press releases and stories Responsible for silent auction, prize and in-kind donation solicitations for each event. Assist with develop and implement marketing plans and materials. Broaden social networking to benefit the organization. All other duties as assigned.

Required Skills: This student must be self-motivated and accountable. He or she will have proven initiative and will have utilized innovative approaches to Marketing and fundraising. The ideal candidate will be flexible with the ability to work independently and as part of a team, and will be able to work successfully under pressure and meet deadlines.

Contact: Submit a cover letter and current resume to stephanie.palmer@wku.edu with the subject "Light of Chance Marketing and Event Coordinator".

Light of Chance, Inc. Youth Wellness Program Assistant

Beginning: asap

Number of Positions: 1

Work Schedule: TBD

Duties: Primary responsibilities include (but not limited to): Work directly with Light of Chance wellness program (Get Set Go) Assist with facilitating and implementing physical activity. Assist with nutrition management. Assist with physical activity curriculum. Perform measurement and evaluation of the program participants. Gain experience with exercise testing and prescription. Gain wellness coaching experience by working directly with program participants' and their family while providing feedback and tips on leading a healthy lifestyle. Collect data for research. Interact with underrepresented and vulnerable youth populations as a mentor for the wellness program. Assisting with structure of wellness program. Secondary responsibilities include (but not limited to): Work directly with Executive Director. Assist with fundraising. Attend Coalition meetings. Help with Board Recruitment. Assist with public relations and marketing. Recruitment of volunteers for special events. Develop and maintain project budgets. Assist with day-to-day operations.

Required Skills: Interns should exhibit interest in wellness and community outreach programs. The Intern is a detail-oriented self-starter with excellent analytical thinking abilities with excellent communication skills. The internship is a great chance to receive hands on and real world experiences with the opportunity to affect many lives. Position will remain open until filled. CHARACTERISTICS AND NECESSARY SKILLS: Moderate knowledge of computers is required (Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook, etc). Must possess strong interpersonal and organizational skills, team builder, and meet deadlines.

Contact: Contact: Submit a cover letter and current resume to stephanie.palmer@wku.edu with the subject "Light of Chance Youth Welness Program Assistant".

 

 Graduate Assistants 

Interactive Video Services Graduate Assistant

Payrate: N/A.

Hours: 20 hours per week (Winter/Spring/Summer/Fall)

Beginning: Summer position (May 19th, 2014) and Fall position needed

Number of Positions: Multiple Work Schedule: Monday – Friday (8am – 9pm) and Saturdays (8am – 5pm)

 Duties: Answering calls, solving 1st level 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, experience with MS Office, excellent communication and customer service skills, a track record of responsibility and reliability and good academic standing

Contact: Please send your resume and your class schedule to Brandon Davidson at brandon.davidson@wku.edu

  

 

Off Campus Opportunities

     

Mutuel Teller at Kentucky Downs

$12.50/hour and 10-15 hours a week

Beginning: April 19th, 2014

Number of Positions: 10-12

Work Schedule: Part Time/Seasonal

Duties: The Mutuel Teller is responsible for the handling and balancing of all monies under his/her. He/she must serve the customers according to the highest standards.

Required Skills: Must possess above average mathematical skills and have interpersonal skills to facilitate Customer Service.

Contact: Mutuel Department

Robbie Hesson

(270)586-7778 ext.282

 

Student Fundraiser Employer:

Hired applicants will be employed by RuffaloCODY and represent Western Kentucky University.

Payrate: Up to $8.50/hour, nine hours per week minimum

Beginning: ASAP

Number of Positions: 8

Work Schedule: Select three shifts for work schedule: Sunday 5-8, Monday-Thursday 6-9.

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.

Desired traits: Applicants should be persistent, enthusiastic, and outgoing.

How to apply: Applications are taken at http://wku.thecallingcenter.com.

 

Substitute Teacher

$7.50/hr for 4.5 hrs or less/$60.00 for 5.5 hours or more a day

Beginning Date: 3/12/13

Number of Positions: 2

 Work Schedule: TDB

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. For Substitutes that are seeking more hours, we do offer a minimum of eight hours a week. These hours will be included with any substituting hours you receivie during that week.     

 Required Skills: Filling in for infant, toddler, or preschool teachers, relieving breaks, cooking, cleaning and the basic care of the children. Substitutes must have the ability to teach and create lesson plans.    

Contact: Please apply online at: www.ashleyangelschildcare.com; 1258 Shannon Way, Bowling Green, KY (Five minute drive from WKU campus; No calls please.

 

Operations Manager

Payrate                    Starting at 10.00/hr

Hours per Week      40

Beginning Date       ASAP!

Number of Positions   1

Work Schedule       8:30am-5:30pm

Job Description      Please visit www.ashleyangelschildcare.com

Required Skills       Please visit www.ashleyangelschildcare.com

Contact Person      Submit cover letter and resume to Ashley Binns at: aaccinc@ashleyangelschildcare.com


 

Toddler Lead Teacher

Payrate                    Starting at 8.30/hr

Hours per Week      35-40

Beginning Date       ASAP!

Number of Positions   1

Work Schedule       7:30am-3:30pm

Job Description      Please visit www.ashleyangelschildcare.com

Required Skills       Please visit www.ashleyangelschildcare.com

Contact Person     Instructions on how to apply and where to send application at www.ashleyangelschildcare.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


 

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 Last Modified 4/22/14