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Program Assistant - Graduate School

University/Agency Eastern Illinois University
Civil Service Classification Program Assistant
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Posting Duration 6/22/2022 - 7/6/2022
Probationary Period 12 months

Job Description

Eastern Illinois University invites applications for the position of Program Assistant in the Graduate School. This program assistant position works closely with the Graduate School Dean to manage curriculum changes and graduate program revisions. This position also manages graduate student award programs, oversees the Graduate School website, and helps advice graduate program leaders and students on Graduate School policies. This position also assists with social media program and some recruitment and student support activities.


The position requires a Bachelor’s degree in any course of study and:
• One year of experience working in a higher education setting
Preference will be given for candidates with some knowledge of graduate education, along with candidates who have excellent written and oral communication skills. Demonstrated commitment to diversity and experience with promoting inclusive excellence is required.




Program Assistant - Graduate School

Contact Information

University/Agency Eastern Illinois University
Department/College Human Resource
Contact Haylee Brickey
Phone Number 12175812258
Address Department of Human Resources – Employment
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Comments The Civil Service examination for this position is a credentials assessment. No participation other than the submission of application materials is required from qualified applicants.
Interested candidates should submit an application, letter of interest, resume, unofficial transcript, and the names, addresses and contact information of at least three references, with explanations of the candidate’s relationship to these references, at: If selected for an on-campus interview an official transcript is required. Review of applications begins immediately and will continue until campus interviews are scheduled. Priority will be given to applications received prior to July 6, 2022. The preferred start date is August 1, 2022.
Questions about the search may be directed to Ryan Hendrickson, L.M. Hamand Dean of the Graduate School at For questions concerning the application process, please contact Donna Noffke at
EIU offers an excellent benefits package, including competitive employee insurance premiums as well as flexible options for medical coverage. Vision insurance is included at no cost and dental insurance is available. Eligible employees participate in the State University Retirement System, which offers medical insurance upon retirement. Tuition waivers are offered for continued educational goals, and a generous paid time off package includes at least 11 paid holidays, earned vacation, and sick time. AA/EEOE