Work Study Positions

Listed below are the Institutional Work Study and Federal Work Study opportunities available at McKendree University. Students may contact the various departments on campus and ask them how to apply for the open positions.


~Offices Currently Hiring~


Admissions Office

Student Ambassador (# of Vacancies 12)

Responsibilities - Giving Campus tours, attending admission and campus events, serving as overnight host when needed, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - Josie Blasdel (618) 537-6836


Archives Department

Archives Student Worker (# of Vacancies 2)

Responsibilities - Search and organize archival materials, help repair damaged materials, input collections into archival database, assist in the operation of the Archives museum.

Supervisor - Debbie Houk (618) 537-6951


Event Staff (# of Vacancies 8)

Responsibilities - Help with all game functions to keep games running smoothly and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - Dominique Bobo (618) 537-6597

Football Filmer (# of Vacancies- as many as possible)


Responsibilities - Film practices and games, film breakdowns, and other duties as needed.

Availability -

Practice from 7-9 a.m. and on game days

Be available from Tuesday – Thursdays 6:30 - 9:30 a.m.

Be available on Saturday home games

To apply for this position, please click HERE

Supervisor - Jonathan Bellamy (385) 258-4088


Campus Activities Office

The Lair - Student Manager (# of Vacancies 2 Substitutes)

Responsibilities - Supervision of the staff and general operation of the Lair Equipment Desk/Gameroom area and concessions at athletic events.

For the complete job description and to apply please click HERE.

Supervisor - Craig Robertson (618) 537-6856

Campus Activities Board Program Coordinators (# of Vacancies 2)

Responsibilities - Coordinators lead in the promotion and presentation of a variety of activities for the campus community. As a staff, all work together to assist each other in our mission to provide a number of events and activities. Through various activities, our staff may also work with agents and promoters to book entertainment and events that appeal to the student population. Our areas for programming includeEntertainment, Welcome Week/Team Bogey, Excursions, Special Events/Late Night Events, Issues & Culture, Traditional Events, Social Media/Marketing.

For the complete job description and to apply please click HERE.

Supervisor - Craig Robertson (618) 537-6856

  Weight Room Attendant/ Recreational General Staff (# of Vacancies 2; prefer 6am-8am availability)

Weight Room Responsibilities - Be alert and visible to all users of the facility. Maintain appropriate volume and content of music. Keep equipment clean and organized. Other descriptions as listed.

Recreation General Staff Responsibilities – Maintain reception area, assist students and coaches with lights, backboards, curtains, and etc. Sweep gym, clean windows, and maintain a clean working area.

For the complete job description and to apply please click HERE.

Supervisor - Craig Robertson (618) 537-6856

Campus Recreation Student Coordinator (# of Vacancies 2; prefer 7:30-8am and 2:30-3pm Monday through Friday)

Responsiblities - Assist with the planning and scheduling leagues and events. Assist with the training of officials and other essential staff employees. Assist with the supervision of Intramural activities.

For the complete job description and to apply please click HERE.

Supervisor - Craig Robertson (618) 537-6856

Office of Financial Aid

Student Worker (# of Vacancies 1)

Responsibilities - General office duties that include, but are not limited to, answering phones, greeting all who enter the office, scanning, filing, assisting counselors, and other duties as needed.

To apply for this position, click HERE

Supervisor - Brittany Harper (618) 537-6827

Hettenhausen Center for the Arts

Artist Services Coordinator (# of Vacancies 1)

Responsibilities - Coordinate hospitality for artists at McKendree Presents, procure artists' requirements before each performance, and arranging the green room. 

To apply please click here.

Supervisor - Elizabeth Crabtree (618) 537-6863

Event Staff/House Manager (# of Vacancies 6)

Responsibilities - Fulfill ticket requests for events, answer phones, respond to internet and in-person inquiries, provide administrative assistance to the Director, update database, operate box office for ticketed events at the theater, take tickets at theatre entrance, assist patrons to their seats, distribute programs, reset the house following a performance for next event, assist with special event needs, and other duties that may arise. Need to be able to work some evenings and weekends. 

To apply please click here.

Supervisor - Elizabeth Crabtree (618) 537-6863

Hett Graphic Designer (# of Vacancies 1)

Responsibilities -Design flyers promoting events at the Hett, layout programs for events, and create images to use with labvertising.

To apply please click here.

Supervisor - Elizabeth Crabtree (618) 537-6863

Theater Technician (# of Vacancies 6)

Responsibilities - Assist in setting up and tearing down events, assist in the maintenance of theatrical equipment, assist in the construction of scenic elements for productions, and other duties as needed. Technical theater experience preferred.

To apply please click here.

Supervisor - Doug Magnussen (618) 537-6551

Information Technology

Daytime Helpdesk Assistant (# of Vacancies 2)

Responsibilities - Customer service and phone support for Helpdesk and Switchboard, troubleshooting technical questions, assist with account maintenance, audio and visual equipment configurations, in field work, and configuring network, hardware, and software.

Supervisors - Mike Smith (618) 537-6844 & Amy Stein (618) 537- 6423



Student Worker (# of Vacancies 2)

Responsibilities - Performs all circulation desk duties, put items back on shelves using LC call number system, and other duties assigned by librarians. May require evening and weekend hours.

Supervisor - Jennifer Funk (618) 537-6515


Physical Plant

Clerical Worker (# of Vacancies 1)

Responsibilities - Answering phones, taking messages, filing, entering information into spread sheets, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor (618) 537-6969

Custodian (# of Vacancies 2)

Responsibilities - Lifting and moving furniture, vacuuming, scrubbing, waxing floors and classrooms, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - Sue Froding-Adams (618) 537-6974

Maintenance (# of Vacancies 2)

Responsibilities - Carpentry, building repairs, light plumbing, maintenance cleaning of appliances and equipment, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - (618) 537-6487

Sports Information

Student Staff (# of Vacancies 6)

Responsibilities - Filming home games for Bearcat Sports Network, provide game-day statistics at home contests, take action and candid photos of sporting events, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - (618) 537-6879


~Office Positions Currently Closed~


Academic Affairs

Student Worker 

Responsibilities - Distribute mail in PAC mailroom. Verify COVID supplies in every classroom. Monitor whiteboard condition/supplies. Monitor bulletin boards for timeliness of flyers. Flexible hours and great exercise.  Other duties as assigned.

Supervisor - (618) 537-6812


Academic Records

Office Clerk 

Responsibilities - Provide customer service, data entry, filing, and answering the phone.

Supervisor - (618) 537-6819


Administration and Finance Office

Accounting Assistant 

Responsibilities - Data entry, review bookslips, data analysis, and other projects as needed.

Supervisor - (618) 537-6868


Admissions Office

Office Worker 

Responsibilities - Assisting with mail and filing, data entry, assembling of program material, give campus tours, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - Josie Blasdel (618) 537-6836


Responsibilities - Communicate with prospective student via telephone, help generate applications, campus visits, and interest in McKendree, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - Josie Blasdel (618) 537-6836


Art Gallery


Responsibilities - Open and close the gallery, maintain and welcoming environment, assist with receptions as needed, assist with handling artwork as needed.

Supervisor - Amy MacLennan (618) 537-6986



Student Equipment Manager

Responsibilities - Set -up and break down facilities for sporting events, launder and sort practice and game uniforms, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - Josh Frisbee (618) 537-6918

Student Manager for Women's Basketball 

Responsibilities - Handling laundry and equipment, film and process games, run the clock for practices, assist in travel arrangements, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor -  Hallie Sample (618) 537-6976

Track & Field Student Worker 

Responsibilities - Inputting data entry for results and recruiting, working track and field preview days, assisting with all digital and printing recruiting efforts, and other duties as needed.

Wrestling Management 

Responsibilities - Video Events, operate head table at events, clean mats daily, wash practice laundry, keep statistics for wrestling program, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - James Kisgen (618) 537-6872


Band Department

 Office Staff 

Note - Must be a current Band member.

Responsibilities - Any administrative task which needs to be completed.

Supervisor - (618) 537-6492



 Research Assistant

Responsibilities - Clean aquariums, make fish water, monitor chemistry aquarium, help with experiments, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - Dr. Angie LaMora (618) 537-6895

Business Office

Office Clerk 

Responsibilities - Filing, computer work, organizing, shredding, some heaving lifting, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - Emilee Hubbard (618) 537-6868


Campus Activities Office

    Lair - General Staff 

Responsibilities - Greet and direct visitors, provide information and answer inquiries regarding programs and campus resources. Check equipment in and out. Some concession and snack sales. General facility cleaning and maintenance and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - Craig Robertson (618) 537-6856

Campus Activities Board Lead Coordinator 

Responsibilities - The Lead Coordinator will serve as the official representative on select committees (ie. SGA meetings, RSO President’s Forums, Board of Trustees meetings, etc.). The Lead Coordinator is responsible and accountable for providing leadership in the development of a well-balanced Master calendar of programs that serve the needs and interests of the McKendree campus community. This position schedules and presides over the weekly meetings of CAB and acts as a liaison with other campus organizations. The Lead Coordinator makes sure scheduling deadlines are set and met and appropriate forms have been submitted.

Supervisor - Craig Robertson (618) 537-6856

 Campus Activities Van Driver (# of Vacancies 0)

Responsibilities - Operating a multi-passenger vehicle to transport students and possibly faculty or staff to special events as scheduled.

Supervisor - Craig Robertson (618) 537-6856


Career Services

Career Service Assistant 

Responsibilities - Assist the professional staff with administrative tasks, such as answering phone calls, retrieving mail, running errands, copying, faxing, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - Katelynn Schuetz (618) 537-6805

University Communications & Marketing

Marketing & Communications Specialist 

Responsibilities - Promote and enhance the image and visibility of the University by writing press releases, plan events, update web pages, take photos/videos of campus events, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - Krysti Connelly (618) 537-6861


Counseling Services

 Front Desk Worker 

Responsibilities - Student workers will greet and check students into their appointments, answer phone calls, schedule appointments, and regular office duties as needed. 

Supervisor - Melissa McHenry (618) 537-6416

Development, Alumni, & Parent Relations Office

Assistant to Staff 

Responsibilities - Greet alumni and other guests coming into the office, answer phones, provide office coverage during lunch hours, and assist with various projects and initiatives in the office.

Supervisor - Lori Kuper (618) 537-6443

Phonathon Student Caller

Responsibilities - Calling alumni, parents, and friends of the University to solicit gifts for the Annual Fund, collect updated donor contact information, exhibit a positive professional manner in the office and on all calls, and provide campus information to donors. 

Supervisor - Holly Sallee (618) 537-6824

Student Philanthropy Ambassador

Responsibilities - Educating students about philanthropic initiatives that they can participate in on campus, promote events and other programming surrounding Give Big to the Pig, Senior Class Gift, and #GivingTuesday, and enlightening students, in hopes that they lead philanthropic lives long after graduation.

Supervisor - Holly Sallee (618) 537-6824


Faculty Secretary's Office

 Assistant to Faculty Secretary (Piper) 

Responsibilities - Run errands on campus, distribute mail, make copies, send and deliver faxes, assist faculty or staff when requested, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - (618) 537-6807


Health Services

Front Desk Clerk 

Responsibilities - Check patients in for appointments, answer phones, light office work, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - Lesa Auten (618) 537- 6503


Office of Institutional Advancement

 Office of Chaplain Student Worker 

Responsibilities - Answer phones, publicity, computer and communication, classroom details, setup details for special events, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - (618) 537-6962



Technical Services Student Worker 

Responsibilities - Search for records in library catalog, assist with entering records into library database, assist with library displays, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - Debbie Houk (618) 537- 6951

The Lyn Huxford Center for Community Service

Office Assistant 

Responsibilities - File management, developing and advertising programs, making copies, general office work, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - (618) 537-6901

House of Miles 

Responsibilities - Work with children on any subject, homework help, mentoring children, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - (618) 537-6901

Student Driver 

Responsibilities - Provide weekly transportation to and from Fairmont City Library using a McKendree vehicle, participate in the volunteer service with peers, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - (618) 537-6901

MBA/ Division of Business

Office Assistant for MBA Program

Responsibilities - Some grading of undergraduate tests, tabulating and keeping records and files for MBA students, communicating with students and the Academic Records Office, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - Roxanne Beard (618) 537-6988



Assistant to the Music Education Professor

Responsibilities - Copy music for both professors, help with organizing music and instruments, and other duties as needed. (Must be music major or minor.)

Supervisor - Dr. Jennifer Moder-Bell (618) 537-6428

Assistant to VPA Chair 

Responsibilities - Assist with choir and music department items, get music from Eisenmayer, organize robes for choir, copy music for the vocal department, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - Dr. Nancy Ypma (618) 537-6922

Division of Nursing

Student Worker 

Responsibilities - Filing, typing on the computer, answering phones and taking messages, running errands, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - Richelle Renneharbe (618) 537-2148


Operations Assistant 

Responsibilities - Moving items, set up events on campus, and administrative duties as needed.

Supervisor - Shawn Connelly (618) 537-6958


Physical Plant


Responsibilities - Weed whacking, using a backpack blower, exterior painting, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - Adam Kasper (618) 537-6099


Office of the President

Student Worker 

Responsibilities - Answering the phone, greeting visitors, filing, office mailing, computer work, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - Yvonne Stroder (618) 537-6949

Public Safety

Bearcat Patroller 

Responsibilities - Assist with parking for events, be the eyes and ears of public safety, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - (618) 537-6911

Printing & Mail Services

Print Shop Worker 

Responsibilities - Greet students, faculty, and staff when they enter the print shop, notify students of package delivery via text message, sort and forward mail, and other duties as needed.

We are looking for students who are available at these specific days and times:

Monday 9am to 11am

Tuesday 12pm to 1pm

Wednesday 10am to 11am & 2pm to 3pm

Thursday 12pm to 1pm

Friday 10am – 11am

Supervisor - Tim Mullins (618) 537-6927


Show Choir

Show Choir Student Worker 

Responsibilities - Perform various recruitment tasks, assist with the preparation and success of numerous events, utilize creativity to come up with new recruitment ideas, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - John McDonald (618) 537-6554


Student Success Center

 Proctor for Testing Center 

Responsibilities - Students will receive, process, proctor, file and submit exams for faculty on behalf of students who have missed exams, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - Linza Brachear (618) 537-6427


Responsibilities - Work with student peers to provide one-on-one or group tutoring assistance in person or online and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - (618) 537-6901

Student Assistant 

Responsibilities - Provide excelled customer service, answer phones, schedule appointments, sort mail, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - Linza Brachear (618) 537-6427

Writing Consultant 

Responsibilities - Provide one-on-one assistance with writing to students, support writing center initiatives, use non-tutoring time to improve on tutoring skills, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - (618) 537-6901


Voigt Science

Laboratory Assistant 

Note- Only Science Majors who have an academic standing of Sophomore-Senior should apply.

Responsibilities - Assist Scientific Materials Manager, faculty, and staff by providing indispensable support in a variety of ways that support the laboratory courses including, but not limited to: cleaning and organization of teaching spaces and associated work areas, laboratory preparation work such as preparing materials, reagents, and equipment needed to conduct laboratory exercises, turning over material when labs are completed, occasional assistance with laboratory instructions, and other duties as needed. 

Supervisor - Paul Lega (618) 537-6954