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Employment Opportunities

Graduate Assistantship

Current Positions:

We are currently looking for applicants for a graduate assistant position that would start immediately and continue until June 30th. The position for the next year depends on funding from the grant. If we are funded for the next year, the position could be renewed. Applicants will need to submit the EIU Graduate Assistantship Application before submitting the IHEC application. The link can be found here: GA Application (

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. Background in health promotion or interest in alcohol and drug prevention is preferred.

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 and Twitter accounts and 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, etc.
  • Participate in training activities as directed, including orientation activities, staff development, and scheduled meetings with supervisor on an on-going basis
  • Research alcohol, other drug and violence prevention topics and assist in evaluation of programs as needed
  • Specific skills in computer database programs and desktop publishing may be necessary in some program areas
  • Network with appropriate student/university organizations and committees as an IHEC representative

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



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