The UIC Student Centers Administration is seeking a dynamic, innovative, and team oriented Graduate Assistant with a passion for sustainability and environmental preservation. The Graduate Assistant will assist the Student Centers’ Executive Director on sustainability initiatives that include: administering special projects; generating reports and benchmarks; providing awareness training and education; researching products and equipment; and developing long-term strategies to improve sustainability for the Student Centers. The candidate must have a strong interest in sustainability and environmental work. Additional experience as an employee in facilities, public health, engineering, or urban development is preferred but not required.

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Graduate Research Assistant Position Available

The Chicagoland Add Us In (AUI) initiative located at the Department of Disability and Human

Development is looking for a graduate research assistant (GRA) with experience in statistics and

conducting research in community intervention program for a 25% appointment, equal 10 hours per

week. The appointment is available immediately for the Fall 2014 and Spring 2015 semesters. The

GRA may also be eligible for a tuition waiver. The goal of the project is to help people with disabilities

to get jobs or to start and run their own small businesses.

Principal responsibilities and qualifications include:

• Coordinating data collection, data entry, and data analysis.

• Some traveling around the city to conduct interviews.

• Knowledge quantitative and qualitative research methods and statistics.

• Various other research-related tasks as assigned

• Proficiency in Microsoft Office.

• Bilingual in English and Spanish preferred but not required

If interested, please send resume or CV and letter of interest to Shawn Dimpfl, at:

Provide event planning and program support for Asian American Studies. This graduate assistantship is a 25% appointment, which is an average of 10 hours/week, and carries with it a tuition waiver.

Duties include, but are not limited to:
– Coordinating publicity, reservations, catering, and other event planning needs
– Supporting ASAM programming, including faculty meetings, colloquia, teaching collaborative sessions, Knowledge Bowl, and ASAM Expo
– Maintaining via Sitefinity

One year of work experience either on- or off-campus, ideally in an office setting. Must be a responsible self-starter who follows through on tasks effectively and efficiently, has strong interpersonal skills, yet excels in independent work. Ability to learn Sitefinity required, and familiarity with Google Drive preferred.

This Graduate Assistantship is for Fall 2014 with the possibility of
continuing for Spring 2015. A flexible schedule is desired, and occasional pre-scheduled evening hours may be necessary to staff events.

To apply, please email Jill Huynh, Assistant Director, at with 1) your resume, 2) an explanation of why this position interests you and what your qualifications are, and 3) your full availability for a 20-minute interview the week of August 11. The position is open until filled, but review of applications will begin Tuesday, August 5.

Note: While students who have Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals ( are eligible for student employment at UIC, we regret that DACA students are not eligible for employment in this program. Unfortunately, international students are also ineligible for this appointment.

Graduate Assistant Positions are available in Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services and the Commuter Student Resource Center for 2014-2015

All positions are 50% and include a tuition waiver and stipend. Attached are descriptions for the open positions and contact information. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. The final deadline for materials is Wednesday, March 19, 2014.


Title: CSRC GRADUATE ASSISTANT (contingent on funding)

FTE: 0.5 (20 hours weekly, during regular business hours)

Calendar: I: Summer 2014 July 16, 2014 – August 15, 2014

II: Fall 2014 August 16, 2014 – December 15, 2014

III: Spring 2015 January 5, 2015 – May 15, 2015

Position Description

The Graduate Assistant, under the direction of the Associate Director of Student Development Services, will serve

the Commuter Student Resource Center. The Graduate Assistant will focus on collaboratively planning and

facilitating site services and events and have important impact on the Commuter Assistant program. Specifically,

the Graduate Assistant will:

• Coordinate and implement the programming and event production initiates of the Commuter Student

Resource Center (CSRC).

• Provide outreach to UIC student groups, colleges, and offices through presentations and consultations to

promote programs, resources, and services.

• Research current issues, literature, and resources in commuter and non-traditional student education.

• Assist the Associate Director with long- and short-term projects and initiatives.

• Assist with management of the Commuter Student Resource Center facility and daily supervision of

student staff members.

• Assist with recruiting, selecting, training, monitoring and evaluating student workers serving as office

assistants and/or peer advocates.

• Update website related to Commuter Student Resource Center programs and events.

• Provide appropriate resource referrals to students on a walk-in basis.

• Initiate and maintain contact with student organizations and university departments.

• Attend Commuter Student Resource Center events and meetings as negotiated.

• Provide office coverage as scheduled, and other duties as assigned.

Special Skills Required:

• Working knowledge (or familiarity with) of issues facing commuter students

• Event planning experience

• Experience in an administrative office setting a plus

• Strong oral and written communications skills a must

• Proven organizational skills (attention to details and manage multiple tasks)

• Ability to work independently and as a team member is expected

• Good at multitasking and with follow-through

• Comfortable speaking to groups and giving presentations

• Capable of working with a wide spectrum of diverse students

• Experience with Microsoft Office Suite, specifically Word, Excel, and Publisher

To apply, submit résumé, cover letter, and list of 3 references to the CSRC, c/o Elizabeth Kubik

(, by 12pm on Wednesday, March 19.

Graduate Assistant Positions are available in Student Leadership Development and Volunteer Services for 2014-2015

All positions are 50% and include a tuition waiver and stipend. Attached are descriptions for the open positions and contact information. Interviews will be scheduled on a rolling basis. The final deadline for materials is Wednesday, March 19, 2014.

See below for a position description and how to apply.


Title: SLDVS Graduate Assistant (multiple program-specific appointments possible)

FTE: 0.5 (20 hours weekly, during regular business hours)

Calendar: I: Summer 2014 July 16, 2014 – August 15, 2014

III: Spring 2015 January 5, 2015 – May 15, 2015

II: Fall 2014 August 16, 2014 – December 15, 2014

Position Description

The mission of SLDVS is to help students learn and serve through co-curricular opportunities designed to

cultivate awareness of community needs and inspire advocacy for social justice. This is done through the

development of personal and professional leadership skills rooted in academic foundations and unique

intellectual perspectives. The goals of the department are to work with students in co-curricular learning

experiences that will:

• Develop competencies for leadership on campus and in surrounding communities;

• Inspire growth in civic engagement from personal and professional perspectives; and

• Encourage understanding issues of social justice and advocacy for social concerns.

Graduate assistantships may be available in the department for the 2014-2015 academic year, contingent on

funding. The specific program foci of all assistantships complement each other; while there are multiple separate

positions, cross-program and cross-topic collaboration is expected, and work will overlap.

Graduate Assistants will accomplish the following tasks within the office of Student Leadership Development and

Volunteer Services (SLDVS):

• Plan, implement, assess, and evaluate large-scale leadership-oriented programs for students, including: an

annual campus leadership institute for individual students; a student organization skill-building

conference; and potential large-scale leadership conferences;

• Plan, implement, assess, and evaluate large-scale service-oriented programs for students, including:

keynote speakers and panel presentations; campus institutes and service conferences; and off-campus

service days;

• Coordinate, assess, and evaluate small-scale, weekly learning opportunities for individual students,

including: speakers series; service and civic-engagement workshops; and a calendar of regular volunteer


• Assist with the planning of other office- and department-wide annual events, as needed;

• Co-coordinate the University’s annual Chancellor’s Student Service and Leadership Awards (CSSLA),

from setting an annual planning calendar, coordinating the event’s advisory board, and planning for

actual event-day needs;

• Develop the University Student Ambassadors program, including research on peer institutions’

best practices, team member recruitment/selection, training, and development, and overall

branding/marketing and facilitation of the team’s involvement across the University.

II: Fall 2014 August 16, 2014 – December 15, 2014

390 Student Center East (MC 330) | 750 South Halsted Street | Chicago, Illinois 60607

(312) 996-4500 | Fax (312) 413-9365 | |

• Recruit, train, advise, develop, and evaluate UIC ServiceCorps (student community-service team);

• Co-advise “Dance Marathon at UIC,” a student-designed and student-run national philanthropy program;

• Assist with recruitment, selection, training/development, and supervision of student staff within SLDVS;

• Assume responsibility for the office’s presence in social media, including its website and online-
calendar updates, Facebook and Twitter presence, and in any other forum, as appropriate;

• Serve as an expert resource, consultant, or liaison for leadership programs for professional peers, colleague

departments, and partner agencies on- and off-campus, providing outreach and collaboration, as needed;

• Lead office and program-related outreach efforts among neighboring offices/departments within Student

Affairs, at UIC, with alumni, and externally with partnering service agencies throughout Chicagoland;

• Represent SLDVS and SDS on departmental, divisional, and University committees, as assigned;

• Maintain database records, files, and historical data relevant to SLDVS programs;

• Attend SLDVS, SDS, Student Affairs, and other University programs and events, as requested; and

• Provide office coverage as scheduled, and perform other duties, as assigned.

Preferred Qualifications/Competencies

• Active, demonstrable knowledge of theoretical/practical foundations and theory related to college student

identity and leadership development, social justice awareness, and civic engagement;

• Personal experience of involvement with organizational leadership or community-service roles, especially

in a college/university campus-life setting;

• Significant practical experience with college student advising (individual and group), campus event

planning, and administrative/office management; and

• Creativity and willingness to contribute to program design, explore innovative teaching methods, and

assess student learning through short- and long-term educational interventions.


• Graduate tuition waiver and stipend (as negotiated by the current GEO contract).

Application Process

• Potential candidates must be enrolled as a graduate student at UIC for the 2014-2015 academic year and

must be authorized to work in the United States.

• Submit a letter of interest, a current professional résumé, and contact information for at least two

(2) professional references (via U.S. Mail, campus mail, or e-mail) to:

Student Leadership Development & Volunteer Services (SLDVS)

c/o Haroun Dada (

University of Illinois at Chicago

750 South Halsted Street (MC 330; SCE 390)

Chicago, Illinois 60607


• Deadline for receipt of materials is Wednesday, March 19, 2014, at 12pm.

The Office of Sustainability to looking to hire a GA for the spring 2014
term. Please see the below solicitation for more information; the position
is also posted online at:

The Office of Sustainability is piloting a structured internship that will
place students in various campus units to assist in advancing the campus’
sustainability goals. We are seeking a Graduate Assistant to:
·       Provide organizational support for the internship program;
·       Create website content for the program;
·       Develop campus partnerships for internship placement;
·       Assist in curriculum development for the interns;
·       Assist in recruitment of interns.

The preferred candidate will:
·       Have an undergraduate degree in sustainability, an environmental
field, or cultural anthropology;
·       Be proficient in computer applications (Word, Excel, etc);
·       Have excellent organizational and communication skills, both
written and verbal;
·       Be available to work during Spring 2014.

Additional experience as an instructor or teaching assistant, preferably in
the area of sustainability studies, public health, or environmental studies
is desirable. This position is a 25% graduate assistantship (10 hrs/week).

For full consideration, please submit a letter of interest and resume to
Joe Iosbaker at with subject line “Graduate Assistant” by
January 28, 2014. Only electronic applications will be accepted.

The Asian American Resource and Cultural Center (AARCC) invites applications for a 25% time Graduate Assistantship (G.A.) for the Summer, Fall, and Spring semesters 2014-2015. The stipend will be for 10 hours per week.  Students must meet the criteria outlined in the Policy on the Appointment of Graduate Assistants. To review criteria or for additional general information on UIC graduate assistantships, see: position will begin May 12, 2014.
The AARCC Graduate Assistant will be assigned to work with the Asian American Mentor Program (AAMP), a peer mentor program now in its 8th year.  The G.A. will assist the AARCC Director or Associate Director in supervising the staff of approximately 26 Peer Mentors in working with 60 or more first- year Asian American students at UIC.  The G.A. will also coordinate workshops and events for AAMP starting in summer for Summer College and assist with recruiting incoming 1st year students to the program for the Fall.  Additional responsibilities will include assisting the AARCC Staff with other programs related to Asian American students. Most hours will need to be in the afternoon, with rare early evening hours.
The ideal candidate will have experience coordinating student activities and workshops, leadership training, as well as with counseling, advising, or peer mentor programs.  Applicants should be well-organized, possess strong communication skills, and be able to work effectively with diverse student populations, particularly 1st generation college and Asian American students.  Preferred academic backgrounds include education, psychology, social work, or a related field.
For fullest consideration, please EMAIL* letter of interest and résumé by 9:00 AM on Monday, February 3rd to:
Jeffrey Alton, Associate Director
For more information on AARCC or AAMP, please visit:
*Please note that we will not be accepting any resumes dropped off to our office*