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Graduate Assistantships in Housing and Dining

 

 

Associate Resident Director ARD (Residence Halls, University Court, and Greek Court) 

The ARD is responsible for the shared management, administration, services, and activities in a residential building/complex with the supervision of a full-time staff member. As a member of the professional staff, ARDs assist with the overall quality and efficiency of administrative activities as they relate to University Housing and Dining Services. ARDs are expected to use an approach that balances sound developmental concepts with a managerial philosophy in carrying out assigned duties. On specific occasions, you may be called upon to perform additional duties up to and including the coordination and supervision of specific projects, committees, and/or activities for the department.  

Qualifications: Residence Hall:  This is a required live on-campus position with prior University housing leadership and or staff experience. Greek Court: Greek affiliation experience preferred.  University Court: (position 1) social media design experience and (position 2) research experience.  

Timeline: Applications generally open in January and remain open until mid-April each year.   

Contact Info: For more information please email housing@eiu.edu  or visit eiu.edu/housing/can_info.php 

 

Business Operations

The Business Operations is responsible for the accounting, reporting, reconciliation and contracts for the 22 departments within Housing & Dining. The Housing Operation includes Technical Support, Residential Life, University Apartment Operations, Office of Student Standards & Administrative Support. The Dining Operations include Retail Operations (Food Court, Catering, Java & Convenience stores) in addition to the 3 residence hall food services.  We are one of the largest & most complex operations of the University.    

Qualifications: Must apply to or be currently enrolled in the EIU MBA program with an emphasis in business or accounting and be willing to make a 2 school year commitment to this assistantship.

Timeline: Applications generally open in November and remain open until mid-January. Currently, this position is filled until May 2023.  

Contact Info: For more information please contact housing@eiu.edu 

 

Graphic Designer  

Serve as a graphic designer for the University Housing and Dining Services (UHDS) department focusing on developing and updating pieces for a variety of mediums such as print and electronic (email, web and social media).  Will coordinate activities/projects and awareness campaigns in areas identified by direct supervisor.  Assists with supervision of Marketing Assistant undergraduate student workers focused on graphic design and other multimedia projects 

Qualifications: Undergraduate degree in Graphic Design or closely related field and seeking a graduate degree in a related field preferred  

Timeline: Applications generally open in January and remain open until mid-April each year.   Currently, this position is filled until May 2021.    

Contact Info: For more information please contact housing@eiu.edu 

 

Student Dietetic Coordinator 

The Student Dietetic Coordinatois responsible for supporting Panther Dining by assisting students with food allergies, intolerances, or special diets, working with staff to assess menu items for the Allergen-Friendly Station and various other nutritional concerns, creating nutrition-related content for the dining centers and housing and dining social media accounts, participating in campus-wide events and fairs, and presenting allergen information during RA training. They will meet with students to provide counseling and educational resources related to special dietary needs, and provide nutritional education materials for distribution through various channels. The Dining Operations include Retail Operations (Food Court, Catering, Java & Convenience stores) in addition to the 3 residence hall food services. 

Qualifications: Must apply to or be currently enrolled in the EIU graduate school; MSND or MSND: Dietetic Internship Option (NDDI) 

Timeline: Applications generally open in November and remain open until mid-January. Currently, this position is filled through December 2022.  

Contact Info: For more informationplease contact dining@eiu.edu 

 

Student Hiring Coordinator Assistant  

The Student Hiring Coordinator is responsible for supporting and assisting Panther Dining in the oversight of the student employment program.  They assist in the solicitation of student employment positions, review the application process including; application processing, interviewing, hiring, training, and reporting. The coordinator will work closely with Unit Directors to help fill labor needs with Panther Dining operations. The Dining Operations include Retail Operations (Food Court, Catering, Java & Convenience stores) in addition to the 3 residence hall food services and employs up to 600-700 students annually. 

Qualifications: Must apply to or be currently enrolled in the EIU MBA program with an emphasis in business or human resource management. 

Timeline: This position normally is from May to May, but Panther Dining has been utilizing a January to May training period as an undergrad before an individual assumes the Grad role, due to the absence of the hiring coordinator position. Applications generally open in November and remain open until mid-January each year. Currently, this position is filled until May 2022.

Contact Info: For more information, please contact dining@eiu.edu 

 

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Housing & Dining Services

MLK Jr., University Union,
600 Lincoln Ave.
Charleston, IL 61920
217-581-5111
Fax: 217-581-6489


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