Western Illinois University Campus Recreation will be accepting applications for 1-2 anticipated Graduate Assistantships for the Fall 2019 semester. Opportunities are potentially available for 1-2 Facility Management/Intramural Sports/Sport Clubs Graduate Assistantships. This position is a combined facility management, intramural sports, and sport clubs assistantship. Combining and customizing the position(s) will give the GA the opportunity to maximize their experience and skills.
NIRSA ATTENDEES: Interviews will be conducted Sunday-Monday, February 17-18, at the NIRSA Conference by Nick Knowles, assistant director of Campus Recreation for Aquatics, Facility Management, and Sport Clubs. For an interview, email Nick at NS-Knowles@wiu.edu.
NON-NIRSA: If you are not attending NIRSA, please send your cover letter and resume to the Graduate Coordinator.
Vian Neally Assistant Director/Graduate Coordinator of Campus Recreation Spencer Student Recreation Center 200 Western Illinois University 1 University Circle Macomb, IL 61455-1390
For additional information about Campus Recreation, visit wiu.edu/campusrec. for more information about Campus Recreation.
Candidates must have completed requirements for a Bachelor’s degree from an accredited higher education institution. Any offers will be contingent upon acceptance into a graduate degree program in College Student Personnel, Health Sciences, Kinesiology, Recreation Parks & Tourism Administration, Law Enforcement and Justice Administration, Business Administration, Sport Management, etc. at Western Illinois University. A 3.2 GPA or higher is preferred. Additionally, candidates must have an assistantship application, a statement of personal goals, and three letters of recommendation on file in the School of Graduate Studies.
About Western Illinois University Campus Recreation
THE UNIVERSITY: Recognized as a "Best Midwestern College" by the Princeton Review for 14 consecutive years and as one of 37 public universities ranked a top tier "Best Midwestern University" by U.S.News & World Report, Western Illinois University (WIU) serves nearly 10,000 students at its traditional residential campus in Macomb and its metropolitan, non-residential location in Moline, Illinois.
The WIU-Macomb and -Quad Cities campuses are comprised of accomplished faculty, state-of-the-art technology and facilities, and a wide range of academic and extracurricular opportunities. Western is a comprehensive university offering 66 undergraduate and 38 graduate degree programs, which includes an Ed.D. in educational leadership and a Ph.D. in environmental science. With a student-to-faculty ratio of 15:1, the University's 566 full-time faculty members teach 96 percent of all undergraduate and graduate courses, in addition to eight pre-professional degree programs and 19 certificate programs.
Western offers a broad-based athletics program, sponsoring 19 NCAA Division I intercollegiate varsity sports. Football competes in the NCAA Division I Football Championship Subdivision throug...h the Missouri Valley Football Conference; all other varsity sports compete at the Division I level through The Summit League. WIU is the cultural center of the region. University Libraries house an extensive collection and offer online database access to thousands of academic periodic journals and publications.
WIU-Macomb, IL (Student Population: 8,109): A traditional, residential four-year campus with select graduate programs, including a doctorate in education, WIU-Macomb is located in the heart of west central Illinois in Macomb (population 20,000). Macomb is an Amtrak city with twice-daily service to Chicago. Macomb is located approximately 75 miles from the Quad Cities International Airport (Moline, IL) and 70 miles from the Greater Peoria Regional Airport (Peoria, IL).
WIU-Quad Cities (Student Population: 1,332): The only public university in the Quad Cities area, WIU-QC offers select undergraduate and graduate programs, including a doctorate in education and a doctorate in environmental studies, at its metropolitan, non-residential campus in Moline, IL (population 44,000). The Quad Cities (population 376,000) rests on the banks of the Mississippi River and is comprised of Moline and Rock Island in western Illinois and Davenport and Bettendorf in eastern Iowa. Moline, Illinois is home to the Quad Cities International Airport.
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