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Employment Opportunities

Graduate Assistantship

No positions available at this time. Updated 2/5/2024

Employment Requirements: Graduate Assistants are required to work 19 hours a week, including some evening and weekend commitments; in-office hours required (COVID-19 may change expectations). Students applying should have a bachelor's degree, as well as maintaining a 3.0 GPA minimum. Degree background in health promotion, health communications, community health, psychology, public relations, or counseling /interest in alcohol and drug prevention is highly preferred. Experience with public health & research is greatly encouraged.

Expectations for Applying Include:

  • Submitting EIU Graduate Assistant Application
  • Submitting a resume
  • Submitting a cover letter
  • Interview
  • 3.0 GPA

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Ability to work at least 19 hours per week (Monday - Friday, 8 a.m - 4:30 p.m.)
  • Create marketing materials for IHEC events, meetings and webinars
  • Create and distribute monthly newsletter and other informational materials, such as an events calendar, as assigned
  • Update and maintain IHEC Facebook, Instagram and Twitter accounts & other social media sites needed
  • Develop, maintain and update Illinois Higher Education Center website housed on EIU domain
  • Assist in the development and writing of educational documents (white papers, research briefs, literature reviews, brochures, etc.)
  • Assist in planning and implementation of higher education, statewide substance abuse prevention and intervention trainings, webinars, IHEC affiliate meetings and  statewide conferences.
  • Participate in training activities as directed, including orientation activities, staff development, and scheduled meetings with supervisor
  • Research alcohol, other drug and violence prevention topics as it pertains to program development, marketing & research projects
  • Assist in evaluation of programs and surveys as needed
  • Specific skills in computer database programs and desktop publishing may be necessary for website development & media management
  • Network with appropriate student/university organizations, field experts, and statewide committees as an IHEC representative

New employment relies on availability of funding and open positions. For more information, please contact Assistant Director, Annabelle Escamilla, or Director Eric S. Davidson



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