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Position: Student Employment Positions

Date posted: Wednesday, July 23, 2014
Department: Human Resources
Location: Columbia, MO

Type: Other
Term: Student employment


Student Employment offers flexible schedules to work around your class schedule while gaining work experience. Student Employment is also a great way to get connected with CC!

Below is a list of available on-campus and community service student employment positions for Fall 2014 with Columbia College. These positions are for currently enrolled - at least half time Columbia College students only. Read more about student employment positions at Columbia College.

In order to be considered for a job on campus you will need to complete an application for Student Employment.

Please do not contact the individual departments. Question regarding the following positions should be directed to Human Resources, at 573-875-7495 or

Remember, Student Employment is a competitive process, so follow-up is very important. Please stop by and visit with Human Resources in Missouri Hall room 123.

-* Jumpstart

Description: This position is approximately 10-12 hours per week. This includes the following weekly activities: Participate in Jumpstart sessions with team and children, two afternoons a week. Participate in a team planning meeting, directly following each session. Serve as a classroom assistant 3 hours each week in a preschool classroom. Additional required activities include: Pre-service training and on-going training workshops including one Saturday each semester, and the potential of additional Saturday trainings dependent upon performance. Three community service events including two preschool projects and football concession stand service to support the Reading Rocks book bag program for children. AmeriCorps training events including CPR/First-Aid training, Disaster Preparedness training, Show-Me Service conference, and Missouri Service Day. These responsibilities all count toward the 300 hour goal.Schedule: Jumpstart sessions/team planning meetings occur two afternoons each week. Students are expected to enroll for spring semester classes that allow them to maintain these two Jumpstart shifts. Tuesdays & Thursday, 3:00-7:00. Qualifications: Must be work study eligible. Dedication to early childhood education. Experience working with young children, and/or a desire to learn more about early childhood education. Strong language and communication skills. Ability to build relationships and collaborate with families of Jumpstart children. Willingness to learn about lesson planning and implementation. Commitment to AmeriCorps service. Experience with community service projects. Ability to work with people from diverse backgrounds. Enthusiastic and positive attitude toward helping others. Professionalism. Ability to work well on a team. Availability, dependability, and flexibility. Maturity and good judgment in relating to Jumpstart peers, partners, and families.

-* Events,Protocol and Design

Description: Provides assistance with the following tasks: Assist in general office duties (e.g., answer phones, file, staff meeting notes (types and files in electronic file) assemble packets, prepare envelopes for mailings, completes journal entries, research assignments, delivers print materials throughout assigned areas on Campus. Assist with preparation and set up of activities and events. Promotional products: fill orders received, prepare paperwork and deliver to MPS, manage the inventory, receive, organize and maintain stock. All other duties as assigned. 20 hours available. Qualifications: Must be work study eligible. Must be a reliable and independent worker in a fast paced, ever changing environment. Ability to multi-task. Experience with customer service. Must be courteous, friendly and polite, and be comfortable working with CC personnel. Excellent computer skills, Microsoft Office is preferred. Ability to work as a team player.

-* Evening Campus Office Assistant

Description: Evening Campus Office Assistant will greet and assist students, faculty and staff in person, on the telephone and via email. Filing, data entry and clerical responsibilities will also be expected. Other duties as assigned.6 hours available. Qualifications: Must be work study eligible. Assistant must be dependable, self-motivated, patient, courteous, detail oriented, practice superior customer service and able to maintain confidentiality. The assistant must perform job duties in accordance with Columbia Colleges vision, mission and values. The assistant must display respect and civility to all constituencies regardless of the method of contact or communication.

-* Banks Office Assistant

Description: Employee will do the following: Sign confidentiality agreement for Res. Life and Student Affairs. Work in the office after hours or hours when the AC is not present during the day to provide students with access to hall amenities. Provide lock-out assistance when needed. Know the resources on campus in case students need a referral to some other area. Ensure storage and supply areas are kept accessible and tidy. Weekly check of lounges to ensure furniture and accessories are as they should be. Weekly meeting with AC about position and personal development. Answer phone when necessary. Deliver and retrieve items from MPS. Design and distribute marketing materials for events, hall closure, important information for students, break housing information, etc. (Marketing is not limited to these items.) Assist AC in reviewing, scanning and filing paperwork. Responsible for keeping Campus Event boards clean looking by organizing material and removing outdated information. As always in Student Affairs, other duties as assigned. 10 hours available.Qualifications: Must be work study eligible. Student needs to be living in Banks or Hughes Hall and have a GPA of 2.5 or above.

-* Chemistry Lab Assistant Science (Dr. James)

Description: Student will assist in organizing chemistry laboratories and in updating and maintaining chemical inventories. 8 hours available. Qualifications: Must be work study eligible. Knowledge of general chemistry. Basic computer knowledge. Good organizational skills.

-*Financial Aid Word Study Verification

Description: Financial Aid Work Study will be sending electronic checklists, analysis of verification documents like federal taxes; FAFSA; and other documents; assist with footprint tickets; and various other tasks as assigned. 20 available. Qualifications: Must be Work Study eligible. Applicant must be able to work in a very fast paced, ever changing environment. Ability to multi-task. Computer experience with Microsoft Office especially Excel spreadsheets if preferred.

-* Admissions Office Assistant

Description: Office Assistant duties are as follows: Work the front desk; answer phones, assist callers and visitors with Columbia College and the admissions process. Open and log all incoming mail/process returned mail; data entry; assist Admissions Counselors in communicating with prospective students; Aide Operations Staff in processing and preparing student files; Prepare and send out mailings and letters/emails; Assist and setup for Admissions Sponsored campus events; Inventory management of publications and promotional items; Special projects as needed; other duties as assigned. 20 hours available. Qualifications: Must be work study eligible. Applicant must be able to work in a very fast paced, ever changing environment. Ability to multi task. Experience with customer services, and Microsoft Office (especially Excel), as well as other computer skills are preferred.

-* Academic Affairs Office Assistant

Description: Assist with day-to-day activities for the Academic Affairs office and Academic Affairs Advising Staff during the summer. Provide administrative assistance with maintaining advising files and assist with coordinating projects. Filing, data entry and assistance with phones will be required. 40 hours available. Qualifications: Can be work study or work program eligible. Ability to work independently and as part of a group. Dependable, detailed oriented and able to maintain confidentiality. Must have working knowledge of Microsoft Office.

-* Tech Services - End User Support Assistant

Description: Individuals will assist with work station and software deployment. Duties include setting up computers and preparing them for staff use. Job will also include other duties as assigned.20 hours available. Qualifications: Can be work study or work program eligible. Extensive experience with computer hardware and software. Experience troubleshooting Technology Equipment. Ability to multitask and learn quickly. Customer Service Experience. Communicate clearly and accurately in verbal and written format, including the ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical users. Interact in a pleasant, cooperative and timely manner with internal and external personnel at all levels. Must be organized, have an attention to detail, use good judgment and have the ability to set priorities.

-* Volunteer Room Worker/Helper/Front Desk Receptionist

Description: Provide assistance with the following tasks: Assist with repacking and/or sorting of food. Assist with maintaining the Volunteer Room and processing equipment cleanliness utilizing superior housekeeping and sanitary techniques. Assist with work area set-up and break-down for each specific project. Assist with inventory on Volunteer Room supplies. Assist as receptionist at front desk receiving volunteers/donors. Work at all times to maintain the image of The Food Bank as a positive one in the public view, most specifically as it pertain to the critical nature of volunteer relations. All other duties as assigned. 10 hours available. Qualifications: Must be Work Study eligible. Must be flexible and available to work varied hours. Must be comfortable working with diverse and multiple individuals and groups. Must be courteous, friendly, and polite. Ability to lift 25 pounds. Ability to work as a team player.

-* Alumni Relations Student Assistant

Description: Provide assistance with the following tasks: Assist with organizing alumni events. Assist with alumni relations projects. Assist with updating the alumni relations web site. Assist with collating alumni stories. Assist with updating alumni relations social media sites (Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, etc). Assist with updating alumni records in Raiser ' s Edge (the alumni database). Conduct campus tours for visiting alumni, when required. Conduct research on alumni-related programming. Assist with day-to-day office work. All other duties as assigned. 15 hours available. Qualifications: Must be Work Study eligible. Must be flexible and available to work varied hours. Must be comfortable working with diverse and multiple individuals and groups. Must be courteous, friendly, and polite. Working knowledge of Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Outlook. Ability to work as a team player. Excellent communication skills is a must.

-* Office Assistant- Criminal Justice

Description: Provide assistance with the following tasks: Assist with files. Assist in placing information on the class and departmental website from online material. Assist with general requests related to teaching/advising/research. Update and maintain Department bulletin boards. Prepare correspondence. Errands to campus office. 10 hours available. Qualifications: Must be Work-study eligible. Must be flexible and available to work varied hours. Must come as scheduled on a consistent basis. Ability to work as a team player. Good computer skills. Good communication skills.

-* Nursing Department Student Worker

Description: The Nursing Department Student Worker assists in the day to day operations of the Nursing Program, including receiving and assisting students, faculty, and others, both in person and by phone and performs clerical and secretarial functions with accountability to the Nursing Site Coordinator. 20 hrs available. Qualifcations: Must be Work Study eligible. Good communication skills. Secretarial experience preferred.

-* Registration and Financial Services (RFS) Ambassador

Description: The RFS Ambassador will serve students in both the call center and walk-in center, will counsel students regarding eligibility for federal, state, and institutional aid programs, assist students with payments and/or questions in reference to their account, and register students for courses. In addition, will assist with special projects throughout the year. Other duties as assigned. 40 hours available. Qualifications: Must be work study eligible. Applicant must be able to work in a very fast- paced, ever changing environment, and switching gears as needed. Must work a consistent schedule. Ability to attend to detail. Outgoing/friendly attitude. Be dependable and trustworthy. Preferred Qualifications: Experience with customer service, computer skills, and efficiency in Microsoft Office is preferred.

-* Office of the Registrar- SRT

Description: Transcripts Assistant assists with processing transcript requests, answering calls regarding the process/status of requests, data entry of request information into Colleague, updating address information, processes payment information for priority status requests and filing/purging form and other duties as assigned. Student Records Assistant assists with packaging/mailing diplomas, proofreading transcripts and mailing labels, completing the posting status in Colleague and compilation of graduation letters in diploma covers for Commencement. Provides assistance with scanning registration documents and various forms and indexing into OnBase, completing enrollment verifications for outside agencies, filing of all registration forms, various Commencement related activities, preparing form packets for Connections events and Advising Week. 25 hours available. Qualifications: Must be Work Study eligible. Must have a strong attention to detail; positive and friendly attitude. Must have good communication skills and be able to manage confidential information. Must be comfortable working on a team or independently.

-* Enrollment Management Student Administrative Aide

Description: Provide assistance with the following tasks: Answer phone calls. Coordinate and maintain office calendar on Microsoft Outlook. Assist with administrative tasks associated with the office; coordinate meetings with other offices. Create and maintain PowerPoint slides for executive presentations. Schedule conference rooms for meetings. Assist with travel planning to include reservations. Assist in program development, preparation and implementation as well as daily functions. Create publicity and marketing materials for evens and programs sponsored by International Student Services. Process and review applications from international students for Optional Practical Training (OPT). Prepare OPT applications for submission to the Department of Homeland Security for adjudication. Develop Google Docs for use by international students to sign up for events and appointments with invited guests. Coordinate the purchase of items for welcome baskets for new international students as well as assembling and delivering the baskets to the residence halls. Track inventory of items for welcome baskets from semester to semester and determine what items need to be purchased. Develop forms, spreadsheets, PowerPoint slides/presentations and other documents used in the office. Research and compile data related to international education initiatives and organize information in a logical and usable format. Generate written correspondence to send to international students regarding tax obligations, travel during school breaks and the mandatory health insurance program. Facilitate the mandatory insurance health program for international students, including processing enrollments, producing insurance cards and contacting students to pick up necessary information. Review he international students section of the college's website and provide feedback on information that is relevant to our student population. All other duties as assigned. 10 hours available. Qualifications: Can be work study or work program eligible. Self-motivated and able to work with minimal supervision. Computer proficiency with working knowledge of Microsoft Office suite. Excellent customer service and interpersonal skills. Ability to maintain confidentiality of student records accessed. Ability to work as a team player.

-* Office of the Registrar Document Imaging Center

Description: Assist with the digital archiving of the historic and back student record, as well as assist with other college wide document imaging special projects. Prepare documents for scanning, operate high speed scanner, perform detailed inspection of scanned digital files, sort, alphabetize and file various forms, perform basic data entry and other duties as assigned. 40 hours available. Qualifications: Must be work study eligible.Student must demonstrate organizational skills and be dependable; ability to pay high attention to detail and work collaboratively with others is needed for this position.Preferred Qualifications:Document imaging and indexing experience, filing experience, experience with Microsoft Office (Excel) and Adobe Acrobat, able to work during scheduled school breaks.Special Work Conditions:The Document Imaging facility is located at the Main Campus in Columbia.Will need to be able to lift approximately 30 pounds.

-* Technology Services Lab Assistant

Description: The Lab Assistant position involves the monitoring of the Columbia College open computer labs in Buchanan Hall, The Tenth Street Center, and/or Federal Hall. When in Buchanan Hall the lab assistant will also assist instructors as needed in the two classroom computer labs. Lab Assistants will assist customers in troubleshooting basic computer problems as well as attending to lab hardware (computers, printer, scanner, and copier). More complex software and hardware will be escalated to the Lab Coordinator for resolution.11 hours available. Qualifications: Must be Work Study eligible.Must strive for excellence in customer service and function as a proactive customer advocate.Strong technical troubleshooting skills.Proficient skills in Microsoft applications and operating systems, including Word, Excel, Power Point, Access, Outlook and Windows 7.Communicate clearly and accurately in verbal and written format, including the ability to explain technical concepts to non-technical clients and users.Needs a high level of energy and outgoing personality, as well as the ability to work effectively and collaboratively with a minimum of direction.

-*Sports Information student worker (Athletics Office)

Description: Office Assistant serves as photography and historical assistance for all sports and includes working during games and other athletic events. Assistant will spend majority of time inputting, editing and organizing for department. 15 hours available. Qualifications: Must be Work Study or Work Program eligible. Applicant must be able to work in a very fast paced, ever changing environment. Ability to multitask and be flexible with hours. Experience with creative suite, Microsoft office and Photoshop perferred.

-* Atkins-Holman Information Desk

Description:Serve as an informational guide to visitors of the campus as well as students. Responsible for giving directions to offices and buildings on campus. Student is also responsible for making sure the Commons area remains clean and clutter free, that furniture is arranged as diagramed, and that the TVs are always on. Responsibilities also include checking out pool equipment to be used on the Commons second floor, making sure all lights are on in the Commons, and assisting with various tasks for the Student Affairs office. 10 hours available. Qualifications: Must be Work Study eligible. Applicant must be able to work well with the public and always have a smile on their face. Applicant will need to be familiar with the campus and where offices are located, as well as various campus processes.

-* Human Resources Office Assistant:

Description:Office Assistant serves as application processor who updates applicant spreadsheet with current/ update application information. Are also in charge of taking care of re-apply application request. Assistant will serve as backup for forwarding applications to hiring managers in the absence of the Administrative Assistant. Student Assistants are back up to the Administrative Assistant for first point of contact for all walk in traffic and incoming phone calls to ensure all customers receive outstanding customer services. Assistants maintain filing for personnel, benefit, and student files which keeps all files up to date. Assistant will also be responsible for creating and maintaining new employee packets for student employees, part time employees and full time employees. Assistants serve as back up for escorting interview candidates to their interview locations. Responsible for corresponding with student employees in regards to their application status. Forward applications based on eligibility to hiring managers. Participating and / or assisting with planning Connections Days, and National Student Employment Appreciation Week Activities as well as other HR sponsored events. Student Assistants are cross trained to assistant all members of the HR office. 20 hours available. Qualifications: Must be Work Study eligible.Applicant must be able to work in a very fast paced, ever changing environment. Ability to multitask. Experience with customer services is a must. Ability to use Microsoft Office Suite is required.

OPEN POSITIONS for Nationwide Campuses -

-* Kansas City Campus Office Assistant

Description: Assist with day-to-day clerical functions, including but not limited to, copying, filing, data entry, scanning/document imaging, shredding. Assist with front desk activities, including but not limited to, answering phone calls and managing walk-in traffic. Assist with outreach to current, past, and prospective students via phone or email. Assist with routine classroom cleaning, including but not limited to, cleaning tables and whiteboards, stocking markers and erasers, moving classroom furniture as needed. Maintain all campus bulletin boards. Maintain faculty workroom and student lounge areas. Provide support when needed during staff absence. Assist with various projects through the year, including but not limited to, Kansas City Commencement, honor society induction ceremonies, faculty meetings, and hosting/sponsorship of other special meetings. All other duties as assigned. 10 hous available. Qualifications: Must be Work-study eligible. Flexible schedule (ability to work evening and weekend hours occasionally with advance notice). Ability to work in fast-paced environment. Personal attributes to include pleasant and courteous demeanor, dependability, ability to work independently or with team, patience, detail orientation, self-motivation, ability to maintain confidentiality. Strong oral and written communication and analytic skills preferred. Prior experience with customer service preferred. Computer literacy, especially with Microsoft Office products, is required. Business casual dress required

-*Rolla Campus Office Assistant

Description: Assist with front desk activities, such as answering phone calls and helping walk-in traffic. Assist with calls to students. Assist with various projects through the year, such as holiday meals, faculty meetings, and the annual Rolla Campus Commencement. Copy materials for faculty. Maintain bulletin boards. Maintain faculty/staff lounge. Fill in when needed in staff absence. Work days and times are variable. 12 hours available. Qualifications: Must be Work Study. Applicant must be able to work in a fast- paced environment and have the ability to multi task. Personal attributes must include a pleasant demeanor, friendly customer service, ability to maintain confidentiality, and contribute to the professionalism of the campus. Experience with Microsoft Office preferred.

-*Freeport Campus Student Assistant

Description: This position reports to the Director of Columbia College Freeport. Primarily manages:Assist in the organization and implementation of Campus Graduation Ceremony.Maintenance of campus scholarship database.Holds office hours for tutoring and website navigation skill teaching.Assist in identifying needs of walk-in students and prospects to make appropriate referral to campus team member.Answer multiline phone system, assist caller, and transfer calls accordingly.Assists with day to day clerical functions. Other duties as assigned.Assist with all outgoing mail and shipping.Coordinate and contribute to the success of recruitment and retention programs.15 hours available. Qualifications: Must be Work Study.Experience with D2L, Cougar Tracks, MS Office Suite.High School Diploma, GED or Associates Degrees Considered.Excellent oral and written communications skills.Excellent critical thinking, organizational, promotional and long-term planning skills.


1. If you are interested in applying for a specific department other than listed on your application, please contact Human Resources at listing which position(s) you would like to apply for.Please remember that when apply for a position you are not guaranteed placement in the student employment program.

2. Your application will be sent to the department requested if a position is open.

3. If that department is interested in interviewing you for a position, they will contact you by phone or Cougar mail.

4. Please give the process of getting your application in the database 10-12 business days.

If you have not filled out a student employment application, please do so.

If you would like to find out if you have been awarded work study, please contact Registration and Financial Services at 800-231-2391 x7390 or

Remember the more initiative you show through the application process, the more often your application will be sent. Please remember there is no guarantee of Student Employment at Columbia College.

The offer of employment and assignment to duties is contingent upon a satisfactory criminal background check. The information may include, but is not limited to, academic, residential, achievement, performance, attendance, disciplinary, employment history, credit history, driving history, and criminal history of public record.

Interested applicants can apply online at, or by submitting a completed Columbia College application, resume and cover letter to:

Columbia College Human Resources
1001 Rogers Street
Columbia, MO 65216
or via fax (573) 875-7266

Review of applications will begin immediately and continue until the position is filled. Columbia College is an equal opportunity employer.

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