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Student Employment Opportunities


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Welcome to the On-Campus Student Employment website. Below is a list of available on-campus jobs from various campus departments. At the top of each job description you will see the words *Federal Work Study and/or *Student Help. Carefully read each definition and decide which one best fits your qualifications.

FEDERAL WORK STUDY (FWS)

FWS is only available to students who have applied for and received a Financial Aid Award Letter with a Federal Work Study allotment. If you are an F-1 Visa student, you may not apply for FWS positions. FWS students are paid 100% through their Financial Aid Award. F-1 Visa students cannot apply for FWS positions.


STUDENT HELP

All SMC students can apply for Student Help jobs as long as they are enrolled in at least 12 Units.

F-1 Visa students can ONLY apply for “Student Help” positions. Many of these positions require that you already have a Social Security Card. (For more information regarding attaining a Social Security Card please visit the International Student Center located in Counseling Village near Pearl Street). If it is not already stated in the job advertisement, ask the interviewer if they will sponsor you for a Social Security Card if hired.
 

Payment Schedules:

All on-campus positions pay $10 per hour. Students may work up to 20 hours per week during the Fall and Spring semesters. If you are a "college Work Study student we recommend that you work no more than 10 hours per week in order to not exhaust your Work Study Award before the semester ends.

If the department that you are working for has Student Help funds you may be able to work during the Summer and/or Winter. You will need to discuss this with your supervisor.

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Current Student Employment Opportunities 
 
 
*Federal Work Study/ *Student Help
Department:
Photo
Contact:
Paul Harris
Work location: Drschr Hall 110-127
Start date: Spring 2015
Work days: Monday-Saturday
Work hours: Day & Evening
Job Description: Working within B&W lab. Will include checking in & out of equipment, making up chemicals to be used in labs, washing and drying of all prints and keeping store room in order. Some B&W printing at a Photo 2 level needed.
How to apply: In person at Drschr 110E
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*Federal Work Study/ *Student Help
Department:
Disabled Students
Contact:
Aaron French: (310) 434-8934
Work location: DH 307
Start date: Spring 2015
Work days: Monday-Thursday
Work hours: Will discuss at interview.
Job description: Format Word documents, transcribe videos for captioning, produce text books in alternate formats, scan textbooks or other class resources. You must have completed English 1, have good understanding of Microsoft Office, ability to understand the English language for transcription services, and have skills on PC & Mac computers.
How to apply: Contact Aaron French
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*Federal Work Study/ *Student Help
Department:
Office of Marketing - Graphics
Contact:
Charles Mark-Walker
Work location: Bundy Campus 4th floor, Rm.#439
Start date:  Ongoing
Work days: Arranged Mon.-Fri.
Work hours: Arranged, 12p.m.-7p.m.
Job description: SMC Office of Marketing & Graphics needs students to assist Graphic Designers working on posters, flyers, programs, adjusting digital images, managing images and files, etc. You will have an opportunity to learn professional procedures and for your work to go out to commercial printing. Interested students must have experience creating graphic layouts using page layout programs (InDesign), and bit-mapped image editing (Photoshop). Also Vector based (Illustrator), and we (Dreamweaver) are a plus. Must be Mac savvy.
How to apply: Call for an appointment. Be prepared to bring a resume and portfolio to the interview.
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*Federal Work Study
Department:
Scholarship Dept.
Contact:
Marcia Fierro
Work location: 1738 Pearl St.
Start date: ASAP
Work days: Mon.-Fri.
Work hours: Varies
Job description: Answer phones, data entry, greet and assist public, assist students with scholarship processing and the Awards Ceremony; Must have knowledge of office machines, i.e., Xerox, computers, and fax machines (or is willing to learn)
Computer skills: Excellent people skills; enjoy working in office  environment; ability to follow directions; able to work independently if needed; able to keep a working schedule that is consistent to the office needs. Must have good, reliable transportation.
How to apply: Call the Scholarship Office to make an appointment or drop in.
(310) 434-4290
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*Federal Work Study/ *Student Help
Department:
Modern Language Tutoring
Contact:
Joshua Everett
Work location: 219 Dresher Hall
Start date: Flexible
Work days: Mondays-Fridays
Work hours: Flexible
Job description: We are currently seeking applicants for Summer and Fall positions for all languages offered at SMC (ASL, Arabic, Chinese, French, German, Hebrew, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Persian, Russian, Spanish, Turkish). In this position you will use your language skills to help SMC language students to learn to communicate and to improve their language skills. In addition to language skills, it requires patience and dedication. The Tutoring Center is open from 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m. in the Summer/Winter and 8:00 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. in Spring/Fall. Your schedule can be flexible in order to allow for your courses.  You must have a strong grasp of grammar in both English and the language you tutor. Ability to communicate complex grammatical principles in English-Dedication to customer service and helping your fellow students. Native Speakers or successful language students preferred. Applicants will be tested in their tutoring language or will require the recommendation of a language instructor to be hired.
How to apply: Contact Joshua Everett, Tutoring Coordinator: Drescher Hall 219B or via email at everett_joshua@smc.edu.
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*Federal Work Study
Department:
Business/CSIS
Contact:
Peter Murray
Work location: B220
Start date: ASAP
Work days: Varies

Work hours: Monday-Friday
 
Job description: Assist students, answer phones, create MS Word documents and Excel spreadsheets, organize and file paperwork, make copies, and other general office work as needed. Must have strong skills in MS Word and Excel. We are looking for someone with great customer service skills who is friendly and helpful. We prefer a Business or CSIS major, but not required.
How to apply: In person at the Business/CSIS Officei n B220 (Please bring a copy of your class schedule.)
Special notes:
 

 
*Federal Work Study
Department:
Auxiliary Services
Contact:
Ofelia
Work location: 1738 Pearl St.
Start date: ASAP!
Work days: M-F
Work hours: 20 hours per week
Job Description: General Clerical office duties: Customer Service, assisting students, faculty, staff and greeting general public. Receptionist; answer phones, take messages, assist with issues in the department. Computer Work; typing, data- entry, filing and preparing documents. Ability to work well with others, communicate clearly and professionally, both verbally and in writing. Follow procedures and have excellent organizational skills. Basis computer skills (including MS Word & Excel).
How to apply: Apply in person.
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*Federal Work Study
Department:
Health Sciences
Contact:
Bronwyn Webber-Gregg
Work location:
Bundy Campus-3rd Flr. Room 318
Start date: ASAP
Work days: Mon-Fri (Varies)
Work hours:
8:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. (Varies)
Job Description: Provide receptionist/clerical support; update hospital facilities contact information; schedule counseling appointments; maintain upkeep of supply rooms; some data-entry; mailings; perform other related duties as assigned or requested. Must have Excellent computer skills-MS Word, Excel, Outlook, etc., telephone etiquette; customer service; good communicator; reliable; business/casual attire; able to multi-task.
How to apply: Email: Webber-Gregg_Bronwyn@smc.edu
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*Federal Work Study
Department:
Grounds/Recycling
Contact:
Pamela Nears
Work location: Entire Campus
Start date: ASAP
Work days: M-F
Work hours: Between 7:00 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
JobDescription:      Collect recyclables (bottles/cans, paper, cardboard, etc.) from buildings and exterior areas of the campus. Deliver them to the appropriate locations. Sort bottles/cans. Keep recycling areas clean. Keep accurate records of work done each day.
Have a California driver's license and the ability to drive an electric cart. Be able to work well with others and communicate clearly and politely with all members of the college community, be able to follow instructions and work independently, be reliable and consistent. Must be able to lift and bend.
How to apply: Call for an appointment for an interview (310) 434-8724.
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*Federal Work Study/ *Student Help
Department:
Science Learning Resource Center
Contact:
Saundra Faye Willis
Work location:  Science 245
Start date: Now
Work days: TBA
Work hours: TBA
Job Description:  Assist SMC students with homework, laboratory reports and exam preparation. Must have good oral communication skills in English. Must have completed at least one college-level course in science. Science major preferred, but all applicants will be considered.
How to apply: Apply in person.
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*Federal Work Study
Department:
Assessment Center (Matriculation)
Contact:
Uche Dappa
Work location: Assessment Center
Start date: Spring 2015
Work days: Monday-Friday
Work hours: 9a.m.-12p.m., 12p.m.-4p.m., (Mon.-Fri.) or 4p.m.-7p.m. (Tues. & Wed.)
Job Description: Assist with the students in line, Answer general questions about the tests, Help with shredding and clerical tasks, Answer phones and respond to general inquiry emails, Assist with proctoring, and any other jobs that may be assigned from time to time. Must have a valid Social Security Card. Enrolled in at least 6 units at SMC for the entire Fall Semester. Interested in working at the Assessment Center. Willing to work one of the above shifts.
How to apply: Complete the FERPA Training & Quiz. Bring your completed Student Employment Application to the Assessment Center LA Rm. 109. Indicate the actual hours you are willing to work on your application.
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*Federal Work Study/ *Student Help
Department:
Athletics Department
Contact:
Lydia Strong
Work location: SMC Athletic Facilities
Start date: ASAP
Work days: Daily
Work hours: Varies
Job Description: The SMC Athletic department is hiring federal work study eligible students to work as Team Managers for either the football, basketball and volleyball teams. The applicants will be responsible for setting up practices, bringing water to practice fields or court, and assisting with keeping stats, video taping practices and other duties as assigned by the coaching staff. Knowledge of the sports listed above is helpful.

Team Manager must be reliable, responsible, and able to work with others. Applicants must be able to lift and transport 10 to 20 lbs. of equipment to and from practices depending on the sport.
How to apply: Email Coach Strong at strong_lydia@smc.edu
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*Federal Work Study
Department:
Academic Computing
Contact:
Lee Peterson
Work location: Cayton Computer Lab
Start date: ASAP
Work days: Flexible
Work hours: Flexible
Job Description: Help students with computer software and hardware. Load paper into printers. Enforce lab rules. Keep lab clean. Control lines of students waiting for computers. Report problems to supervisor in writing and verbally. You must be familiar with common computer software (MS Office, Google Aps, Internet browsers, etc.). Must be able to communicate clearly in English.
How to apply: Follow instructions at: http://www2.smc.edu/cayton_lab/
Special notes: No calls please.

 
*Federal Work Study
Department:
Athletics
Contact:
Diane Watanabe (310) 434-4314
Work location: MC15
Start date: Now
Work days: Monday-Saturday TBA
Work hours: Varies
Job Description: Assist athletic trainers with the care and treatment of sports injuries, set-up and breakdown equipment at practices and games. Tape athletes, stock supplies, and clean equipment. Other duties as assigned. Must be able to lift 25lbs. Must be available to work days, evenings and Saturdays at athletic games and practices.
How to apply: Contact Diane Wtanabe to set-up an interview.
Special notes:

 
*Federal Work Study
Department:
Center for Environmental & Urban Studies
Contact:
Katie Colimitras
Work location: CEUS (1744 Pearl St.)
Start date: Fall 2014
Work days: Varies
Work hours: Up to 20 Hours/Week
Job Description: Several positions are available. Positions  focus on maintaining a friendly and educational atmosphere in the Center for Environmental & Urban Studies. This includes supporting the college's commitment to reducing its environmental impact associated with transportation, climate changes, water use, waste, chemical use, and energy consumption. These staff members work with the college Director of Sustainability as well as various shared governance committees and student groups to achieve mutual campus sustainability goals. Projects include greenhouse gas inventory, transportation planning, green campus tours, maintaining the environmental resources library, urban gardening, cleaning and reception. Federal Work Study or Student Help requirements apply. An interest or background in environmental issues is required. Professional conduct is essential for working with diverse stakeholders. Strong communication, organization, and computer skills are necessary. Design skills are a plus.
How to apply: Send resume to ceus@smc.edu and arrange an interview. If you are selected, if you are selected a SMC student application will be necessary to facilitate hire.
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*Federal Work Study
Department:
Transfer Counseling Center
Contact:
Linda or Julia
Work location: Front Counter
Start date: ASAP
Work days: Tuesday & Wednesday Evening
Work hours: Evenings
Job Description: Answer phone, make appointments, customer service, closing procedures, data-entry, clerical duties. Must be available to close at 7:30 p.m.
How to apply: Come to front counter and ask for Linda or Julia.
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*Federal Work Study/ *Student Help
Department:
DSPS/Pathfinders
Contact:
Elena or Lynne
Work location: TBA
Start date: ASAP
Work days: Tues., Thurs., and/or Fri
Work hours: Varies
Job Description: Assist instructor during physical exercise classes designed for individuals who have had strokes or brain injuries. Some bending and limited lifting required. Must have the ability to follow directions, lift, bend and have patience in communicating with students who have a stroke injury. Communicate effectively with students who have disabilities.
How to apply: See Elena or Lynne for a job application at the Disabled Students Center (DSPS) main office SS 101 (next to Admissions) in person. Must have a Social Security Card and take a TB exam ($5) at SMC Health Office
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*Federal Work Study/ *Student Help
Department:
Design Technology
Contact:
Jamie Cavanaugh
Work location: Airport Campus
Start date: Fall 2014
Work days: Varies
Work hours: Varies
Job Description: Expertise in WordPress, HTML, CSS, and Social Media to help update the Department website. Ability to work remotely on updating Design Technology website within a 48 hour turnaround. Maintain social media channels for the website and the department. Manage SEO and Google Analytics; produce a monthly statistics report. Work with faculty on developing new content and additional website maintenance issues. Must be skilled in Word Press, HTML/CSS, Social Media, and Graphic Design. Good Communication skills. SEP/Google Analytics experience preferred.
How to apply: Email your experience and credentials to Associate Professor Jamie Cavanaugh a: cavanaugh_jamie@smc.edu
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*Federal Work Study/ *Student Help
Department:
Academic Computing
Contact:
Mohamad Fakih
Work location: B231, CSIS Lab
Start date: ASAP
Work days: Flexible, Mon.-Sat
Work hours: Flexible
Job Description: The Computer Lab Assistant will help students and faculty with computer related questions in a computer lab or classroom. Clean computer equipment and lab furnishing regularly. Attend to printers and load printerss with paper. Monitor lab activities and enforce lab rules. Answer phone and take messages. Report problems and other issues in the lab to supervisor. You must be willing to work in busy and demanding settings. Must have taken at least one CS or CIS class at SMC. Computer related majors are preferred. Basic training is provided.
How to apply: In person. 8:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m.
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*Federal Work Study
Department:
Center for Environmental & Urban Studies
Contact:
Katie Colimitras
Work location: Organic Learning Garden
Start date: Fall 2014
Work days: Varies
Work hours: Up to 20 Hours/Week
Job Description: Supervises the SMC Organic Learning Garden. This includes keeping the garden area clean and orderly, instructing participants on best gardening practices, and maintaining equipment inventory. This position also supports Club Grow and facilitates guest speakers, education activities, community relationships, and arranges tours of other local gardens. You must have Federal Work Study. There are two positions available, one focusing on internal management of the garden and its participants (plant knowledge required) and the other focusing on external relationships, communications, and social media for the OLG (strong computer skills required). Interest in organic gardening practices and environmental issues is required. Design and strong communication skills are a plus.
How to apply: Send resume to ceus@smc.edu and arrange an interview. If you are selected, you will complete and submit a student employment application.
Special notes:

 
 
*Federal Work Study
Department:
Center for Environmental & Urban Studies
Contact:
Katie Colimitras
Work location: CEUS
Start date: Fall 2014
Work days: Varies
Work hours: Up to 20 Hours/Week
Job Description: This position coordinates the development and implementation of the Bike SMC campaign. This includes actively empowering, educating, and encouraging the SMC community to ride their bicycles safely and confidently, as both a form of transportation and recreation. The local cycling community is to be involved through  educational events for both a means of community development and awareness for SMC students and beyond. An extensive background in cycling is necessary. Successful performance requires a broad background in commuting, bicycle safety literature, as well as general knowledge and involvement in the local cycling community. Experience in bicycle mechanic work and strong computer and communication skills a plus.
How to apply: Send resume to ceus@smc.edu and arrange an interview. If you are selected, you will complete and submit a student employment application.
Special notes:

 
 
*Federal Work Study/ *Student Help
Department:
Life Science
Contact:
Roger Cobb
Work location: SCI 125
Start date: ASAP
Work days: Monday-Friday
Work hours: 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
Job Description: 3 positions available: Student Lab Assistant: (Must have FWS Award before applying). Applicant should have had a college-level Biology or Chemistry course with lab (preferably at SMC). Biology Major's Lab Assistant 1: Must have had Biology 21 at SMC. Biology Major's Lab Assistant 2. Must have had Biology 23 at SMC.
Job Description: Assist in maintaining a clean and orderly laboratory. Tasks include glassware washing, cleaning lab apparatus, lab benches and surroundings. Other duties as assigned.
How to apply: Come in person to SCI for an interview. Please no calls.
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*Federal Work Study
Department:
Design Technology
Contact:
Edna
Work location: Airport Campus,
2800 Airport Ave.
Start date: ASAP
Work days: Varies
Work hours: Varies
Job Description: Basic office duties such as filing, sorting, organizing, typing.
How to apply: Telephone call between 9a.m.-5p.m. to make an appointment.
Special notes:

 
 
*Federal Work Study
Department:
Photography & Fashion
Contact:
Carlota Bennett
Work location: BUS/RM B120
Start date: ASAP
Work days: Flexible
Work hours: Afternoons Only
Job Description: Help set up of new filing system and file. Work days can be arranged per student's schedule. Hours arranged, 3x's a week, 2 hours per day. Worker may sometimes be asked to deliver or pick up campus mail to/from mailroom, or deliver documents to academic affairs in Drescher Hall-Third Floor. Willing to train the right applicant.
How to apply: 1:00p.m.-5:00 p.m. in Business-RM 120 Reception Desk.
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*Federal Work Study
Department:
Film Studies Program
Contact:
Prof. Josh Kanin
Work location: LS 126
Start date:  February 17, 2015
Work days: TBA
Work hours:
TBA
Job Description: Will assist professor with office and computer tasks. Must be familiar with MS Word, PowerPoint, Excel, etc. Must be a fast and accurate typist. 
How to apply: Send letter of interest, with resume/qualifications to: Kanin_josh@smc.edu
Special notes: This is a Federal Work-Study position. Only students who have received (or will be receiving) a FWS Award Letter should apply.

 
 
*Federal Work Study
Department:
Purchasing
Contact:
Cindy Ordaz
Work location: 2714 Pico Blvd., Rm 310
Start date: ASAP
Work days: Mon. Fri
Work hours: Flexible
Job Description: Work under the direct supervision of the Director/Staff Members. Office Assistants must be energetic, responsible, prompt, dependable, as well as professional. Duties will include, but not limited to filing, photocopying, database entry, word-processing, and special projects as assigned. Qualifications needed are reliability, maintain confidentiality and be detail oriented. Must have knowledge of computer software; MS Office, web research, and general office knowledge.
How to apply: Email: Ordaz_cindy@smc.edu to schedule and appointment.
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