Work Study Positions

-Updated as of 10/20/2021-

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

First Year Introduction Peer Leader (# of Vacancies Unknown)

Responsibilities - Work directly with incoming students to support their transition to McKendree University. Peer leaders will train during the spring semester and attend scheduled F.Y.I. sessions during the spring and summer months. 

Supervisor- Alexis Higgs (618) 537-6436

To apply for this position, click HERE

Student Ambassador (# of Vacancies 15-20)

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

Supervisor - Caitlin Mueller (618) 537-6408

Tele-Counselor (# of Vacancies Unknown)

Responsibilities- Call prospective students and encourage them to visit campus and make applications to the University by sharing your McKendree spirit and answering questions. Phone calls will be made in the evenings in the Office of Admissions during the fall and spring semesters. 

To apply for this position, click HERE

Supervisor- Alexis Higgs (618) 537-6436

 

Athletics

Event Staff (# of Vacancies 8)

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

Supervisor - Wyatt Troyer Email- wyatt.troyer21@mckendree.edu

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

Spring:

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 Unknown)

Entertainment:

(Minimum requirements: Variety of Music and Comedy events through the semester)

This position is responsible for researching current music and comedy trends locally, regionally, and nationally to bring McKendree the very best in entertainment.

Excursions:

(Minimum requirements: Variety of travel/off-campus based events per semester)

Plans local area events or regional trips that appeal to on campus students as well as non-traditional students or those that are commuters. Many of the events may be free or at a discounted rate, including tickets to Fine Arts or sporting events. Popular programs include: Target Tuesday or Walmart Wednesday, St. Louis Zoo, City Museum, and many others.

Special Events/Late Night:

(Minimum requirements: Variety of daytime, late night, and weekend events per semester).

Plans a number of unique, random, low-budget activities that may involve food, creativity, and fun! Most events are late-night events or may occur on a Friday or Saturday night. Actively works with other campus groups and local businesses to provide collaborative entertainment. Past programming has included: Caricature Artists, Massage Therapists, I Hate Valentine’s Day Party, Survival Bingo, and others.

Issues and Cultures:

(Minimum requirements: Variety of Issue-based and Culture Events per semester)

Issues and Culture programming can be serious, fun, educational, or a bit of all three! This coordinator strives to provide forums, lectures, and talks on a variety of issues and topics that challenge students' thinking. It may also focus on activities for and about other cultures, minority groups, or underrepresented populations. Our goal is to bring awareness to pressing issues on campus, locally, nationally, and internationally to expand students’ knowledge beyond the classroom.

Spirit/Team Bogey and Traditional Events

(Minimum requirements: Variety of Annually Scheduled Programming and Athletic-Based Events per semester) We're all about tradition and plan some of the larger events that are available to McKendree students, faculty, staff, their families, and the Lebanon community. These are generally events that have been longstanding and unite tradition with memorable moments. The following events are the primary focus of the committee: Involvement Fair, Welcome Week, Fall Family Weekend, Homecoming Week (overall coordination, Relay Games, Royalty Court, and Parade), Finals Week Stress Fest (fall and spring), McKendree Idol, Spring Fling. Help get our Bearcats hyped to see our various teams through the year with a number of events and promotions.  Plan crazy, fun, events related to McKendree spirit.  Our goal is to promote activities and enthusiasm that will lead to involvement and commitment at athletic events.  Events may include: student tailgate parties, special giveaways, away game viewing parties, and other sports-related activities! 

Hours: The coordinator will work a flexible schedule but possibly not more than 8-10 hours per week. This position is available for Federal Work Study.

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. Plans a number of unique, random, low-budget activities that may involve food, creativity, and fun! Most events are late-night events or may occur on a Friday or Saturday night. Actively works with other campus groups and local businesses to provide collaborative entertainment. Past programming has included: Caricature Artists, Massage Therapists, I Hate Valentine’s Day Party, Survival Bingo, and others.

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

Campus Recreation Lead Coordinator (# of Vacancies Unknown)

The Lead Coordinator(s) will serve as the official representatives 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.

Campus Activities Social Media and Photography Coordinator (# of Vacancies Unknown)

The Social Media and Photography Coordinator will assist the Office of Campus Activities with a variety of creative designs and publicity materials. This position plays an important role in the branding and overall image of the Office of Campus Activities, specifically with The Lair, Campus Activities Board, and Campus Recreation.  Some duties may require specialized experience and/or knowledge.

 

Development, Alumni, & Parent Relations Office

Assistant to Staff  (# of Vacancies 2)

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 (# of Vacancies 15)

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 (# of Vacancies 1)

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

 

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 3)

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 

 

The Lyn Huxford Center for Community Service

Student Mentors  (# of Vacancies 2 in the morning and 2 in the afternoon)

Responsibilities - Lebanon Elementary Before and After School Program for student workers who enjoy mentoring and assisting young students with their homework. Elementary education majors or related field of study preferred. 

Monday through Friday's when school is in session.

Mornings: 6:45 am - 8:30 am

Afternoons: 2:30 pm - 6:00 pm

Supervisor - Rev. Beverly Wilkes-Null (618) 537-6962

 

Operations

Operations Assistant (# of Vacancies 4-6)

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

Supervisor - Shawn Connelly (618) 537-6958

 

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

 

Public Safety

Bearcat Patroller (# of Vacancies Unknown)

Responsibilities-  Bearcat Patroller's are called upon to assist Public Safety with parking for sporting events, Hett events, and other high traffic, high crowd events on campus. We will also attempt to visit St. Clair county jail, St. Clair county courthouse, State Police forensic lab, and foster a ride-along with Lebanon Police Department. Students must first be approved for work-study.

Supervisor- Brian Fix (618) 537-6911

 

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/ Office of the President

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.  Answering the phone, greeting visitors, filing, computer work, and other duties as needed.

Supervisor - Tammy Uchello (618) 537-6812 and Yvonne Stroder (618) 537-6949

 

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

 

Archives Department

Archives Student Worker

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

Supervisor - Debbie Houk (618) 537-6951

Museum Attendant

Responsibilities - Oversee the operations of the Museum in Bothwell Chapel, change out/set up displays in the Museum, maintain a welcoming environment, and assist with other projects as needed. 

Supervisor - Debbie Houk (618) 537-6951

 

Art Gallery

Gallerist 

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

Supervisor - (618) 537-6986

 

Athletics

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 - (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

 

Biology

 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

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 - Create monthly newsletters; design signage, and other marketing materials for social media pages to promote various events; assist with social media marketing; partner with staff for the annual Graduate Survey; help professional staff with administrative tasks, and other duties as needed. Looking for a creative and detail-oriented student interested in obtaining transferrable skills for employment after McKendree. 

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

 

Office of Financial Aid

Student Worker

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

 

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

 

Library

Student Worker 

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

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 - Tim Ros (618) 537-6503

 

Music

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

Operations Assistant 

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

Supervisor - Shawn Connelly (618) 537-6958

 

Physical Plant

Grounds 

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

Supervisor - Adam Kasper (618) 537-6099

 

Political Science Department

Research Assistant

Responsibilities- Analyze and code documents (much easier than it sounds). Training provided. You can set your own hours. No background in political science is necessary.

Supervisor- Dr. Brian Frederking (618) 537-6913


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

 

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

Tutor 

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

Supervisor - Jennifer Miller (618) 537-6572

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 - Jennifer Miller (618) 537-6572

 

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