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Student Employment

Student Outreach and Recruitment (SOAR) Student Assistant Position

Student Outreach and Recruitment (SOAR) provides services for students at over 100 high schools, 26 community colleges, and various middle and elementary schools. We serve as the clearinghouse for university information and inquiries stemming from prospective students. The Outreach and Recruitment Student Assistant will assist in the execution of outreach events, outreach inquiries/requests, assist the Outreach Coordinator with events and projects and promote access to higher education.

The Outreach and Recruitment Student Assistant will:

  • Continually provide a high level of quality service
  • Maintain a working philosophy oriented around leadership and initiative
  • Contribute to efforts that will constructively improve the quality of service
  • Always highlight CSUN in a positive way

Work Days/Hours

  • Available to work Monday-Thursday, 2-9 p.m. (Schedule may vary)
  • Work some Saturdays at various college fairs from 8 a.m.-2 p.m.
  • Available for Saturday outreach events (Dates will be given upon hire)
  • Must commit to working a full academic year
  • Position starts in August and continues through May

Start Date: Aug. 24, 2018.

Salary: Starts at $12.00 per hour and varies with experience

Job Duties:

  • Represent CSUN at college and community agency fairs
  • Assist with our online college fair, College Week Live
  • Provide support to outreach counselors with outreach and recruitment
  • Will learn and continue to train about CSUN admissions, academic departments, student services and other campus facts and highlights
  • Will assist Outreach Coordinator with planning and executing department events
  • Provide administrative support when needed; answer phones, assist with campus tours, assist at SOAR's information desk in Bayramian Hall, etc.
  • Attend bi-monthly staff meetings and/or one-on-one meetings with supervisor
  • Students will be responsible for monthly and end of the year data

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a diverse environment
  • Have experience and/or the desire working with K-12 and/or community college students
  • Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver's license and auto insurance
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Must be friendly, approachable, trustworthy, team and goal oriented
  • Must be able to adapt, manage time and problem solve
  • Leadership skills: must be professional, self-motivated, an independent thinker and flexible
  • All majors encouraged to apply. Must be at least a sophomore and have above 2.5 GPA
  • Must be able to attend mandatory meetings, trainings and events

To Apply:

Contact Jaclyn Kietzman, Outreach Coordinator at (818) 677-2967 or jkietzman@csun.edu to obtain more information. Application review will begin July 16, 2018. Please fill out an application at Student Outreach and Recruitment Services, located in Bayramian Hall 190.

Upward Bound (UB) Administrative Student Assistant Position

General Information:

Provide pre-college advisement to high school students participating in the Upward Bound program. Upward Bound is a federally funded TRiO program that seeks to increase the number of first generation and low-income students that successfully enroll in post secondary institutions.

Duties:

  • Under the supervision of the administrative assistant and project director, provide clerical support to the Upward Bound program.
  • Assist in the daily tasks, including but not limited to; typing and distributing correspondence, answering the phone and directing calls, filing, copying, data entry, translation of documents from English to Spanish, prepare bulk mailings, compile data and retrieve reports.
  • Assist staff in preparation for activities and workshops.

Qualifications:

  • Must be a current student, sophomore and/or junior, in good academic standing
  • Knowledge of commonly used Microsoft (MS) software
  • Knowledge of basic office procedures and the operation of office machines (i.e. fax and copier)
  • Able to establish positive working relationships with staff and student assistants
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Must be proactive, maintain confidentiality, reliable, responsible, self-directed, and detail oriented
  • Bilingual skills preferred (English – Spanish)
  • Must be friendly, punctual, professional, and a quick learner
  • Must be able to attend mandatory trainings once a month on Friday afternoons
  • Must be able to work at least four consecutive hours at a time and commit to full August-May academic year.

Required documentation upon hiring:

  • Two letters of recommendation (form will be provided)
  • Your fall class schedule
  • Live scan and proof of Tuberculosis (TB) testing

Purpose:

The mission of Upward Bound is to promote access to higher education by providing guidance and support to first generation and/or low income students. UB serves approximately 65 parents and students in the San Fernando Valley.

Classification: III

Wage: Wages start at $10.50 per hour and are based on experience.

Hours:

Fall or spring semesters, 12 to 15 hr. per week. Prefer students that have two to three full days during the week. Must be able to work at least four consecutive hours at a time and commit to a full August–May academic year.

To apply:

Please submit an employment application, resume, and unofficial transcripts to the Department of Student Outreach and Recruitment located in Bayramian Hall 190. For additional information, please contact the UB office at (818) 677-2515, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Upward Bound (UB) Tutor/Mentor

General Information:

Provide tutoring in areas of specific academic need (i.e., English, math, foreign language and the sciences) for high school students participating in the Upward Bound Program at CSUN. Upward Bound is federally funded TRiO program that seeks to increase the number of first generation and low-income students that successfully enroll in post-secondary institutions.

Duties:

  • Under the supervision of the program coordinator and UB staff, the UB Academic tutor will provide tutoring to Upward bound participants in small groups or individually.
  • Maintain complete and accurate records of tutoring sessions, provide student followup and periodic assessments.
  • Assist in the planning and coordinating of the Saturday Academies and cultural/educational fieldtrips.
  • Provide pre-college advisement for student’s grades 9-12 in the areas of college awareness, life skills, financial aid, and academic preparedness.
  • Attend mandatory training sessions, held once a month on Fridays, to increase competency in working with students.
  • Help students develop the study skills necessary for academic success.
  • Provide accurate and precise information of post-secondary and financial aid opportunities.
  • Serve as a positive role model for Upward Bound participants.
  • Perform other duties as assigned to achieve project goals and objectives.

Qualifications:

  • Minimum of sophomore status at a post-secondary institution required.
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher in subject matter.
  • Two letters of reference from professors required.
  • Prior tutoring experiences with first generation, low-income middle school students in a classroom setting or after school program is a plus.
  • Must be reliable, responsible and self-directed.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; bilingual preferred
  • Must be friendly, punctual, professional, proactive, and a quick learner
  • Must be able to attend mandatory trainings; prior to working in the schools, as well as monthly trainings held once a month on Fridays
  • Have reliable transportation and ability to work in the afternoons at selected target schools.
  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) a plus.

Required documentation upon hiring:

  • Minimum of sophomore status at a post-secondary institution required.
  • Minimum grade point average of 3.0 or higher in subject matter.
  • Two letters of reference from professors required.
  • Prior tutoring experiences with first generation, low-income middle school students in a classroom setting or after school program a plus.
  • Reliable, responsible and self-directed
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills; bilingual preferred
  • Must be friendly, punctual, professional, proactive, and a quick learner
  • Must be able to attend mandatory trainings; prior to working in the schools, as well as monthly trainings held once a month on Fridays
  • Have reliable transportation and ability to work in the afternoons at selected target schools.
  • Bilingual skills (English/Spanish) a plus.

Required documentation upon hiring:

  • Two letters of recommendation (form will be provided)
  • Your fall class schedule
  • Live scan and proof of Tuberculosis (TB) testing

Purpose:

The Upward Bound program is a federally funded TRiO program sponsored by California State University, Northridge. The mission of Upward Bound is to promote access to higher education by providing guidance and support to first generation and/or low income students.

Classification: III

Wage: $11-$15.20/hr

Hours:

Fall or spring semester, Monday-Friday, 12-17 hrs. a week. One Saturday a month. Students must be available to tutor after school from 2-6 p.m. Commitment of full academic year, August–May is required.

To apply:

Please submit an employment application, resume, and unofficial transcripts to the Department of Student Outreach and Recruitment located in Bayramian Hall, Room 190. For additional information, please contact the Upward Bound office at (818) 677-2515, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.

Outreach Internship Program (OIP) Student Assistant (Posted 7/13/2018)

The OIP is designed to support matriculated California State University, Northridge (CSUN) students by providing a mechanism for them to engage in outreach services. The OIP has complemented Student Outreach and Recruitment Services for over 20 years by providing peer advisor/mentor services. OIP students are trained in pre-admissions consulting, guest relations and marketing and communications with the principal purpose of increasing access to the California State University system and CSUN for high school and community college students in our local area. OIP is designed to provide a meaningful experience in career and self awareness while complementing their educational experience.

Days:

  • Available to work Monday-Friday
  • Work two full days during the week
  • Available on Fridays and occasional weekends

Hours:

  • Must commit to working a full academic year
  • Position starts in August and continues through May
  • Must be available between the hours of 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Monday-Friday, 15-20 hours per week

Start Date: August 24, 2018.

Salary: Starts at $12.00 per hour and varies with experience

Job Duties:

  • Working in local high schools or community colleges with students one-on-one, in small groups and classroom presentations
  • Provide pre-college advisement for students, grades 9-12 and community college students with transfer and major requirements
  • Encourage and motivate students to attend college and inform them of their financial aid options
  • Act as student liaison between affiliated schools and CSUN
  • Assist college and outreach counselors with outreach and recruitment
  • Attend weekly school visits during school hours
  • Participate in occasional evening, weekend activities and university events
  • Attend bi-monthly staff meetings
  • Provide monthly and end-of-year data reports

Qualifications:

  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills with the ability to work in a diverse environment
  • Have experience working with high school or community college students
  • Must have reliable transportation, a valid driver's license and auto insurance
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Must be friendly, approachable, trustworthy, team and goal oriented
  • Must be able to adapt, manage time and problem solve
  • Must possess leadership skills including professionalism, self motivation, independent thinking and flexibility
  • All majors are encouraged to apply. Applicant must be at least a sophomore and have above 2.5 GPA
  • Must be able to attend mandatory meetings, trainings and events

To Apply:

Please contact OIP Coordinator Cynthia Martinez at (818) 677-2967 or cmartinez@csun.edu to obtain more information. Application acceptance and review will begin July 16, 2018. Please fill out a student application and submit it to the Department of Student Outreach and Recruitment located in Bayramian Hall 190.

Educational Talent Search (ETS) Administrative Student Assistant Position

General Information:

Provide pre-college advisement to middle school and/or high school students participating in the Educational Talent Search program. Educational Talent Search is a federally funded TRiO program that seeks to increase the number of first generation and low-income students that successfully enroll in post secondary institutions.

Duties:

  • Under the supervision of the administrative assistant and project director, provide clerical support to the Talent Search program
  • Assist in the daily tasks, including but not limited to; typing and distributing correspondence, answering the phone and directing calls, filing, copying, data entry, translation of documents from English to Spanish, prepare bulk mailings, compile data and retrieve reports
  • Assist staff in preparation for activities and workshops

Qualifications:

  • Must be a current student, sophomore and/or junior, in good academic standing
  • Knowledge of commonly used Microsoft (MS) software
  • Knowledge of basic office procedures and the operation of office machines (i.e. fax and copier)
  • Able to establish positive working relationships with staff and student assistants
  • Must have excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Must be able to manage multiple projects at one time
  • Must be proactive, maintain confidentiality, reliable, responsible, self-directed, and detail oriented
  • Bilingual skills preferred (English – Spanish)
  • Must be friendly, punctual, professional, and a quick learner
  • Must be able to attend mandatory trainings once a month on Friday afternoons
  • Must be able to work at least four consecutive hours at a time and commit to full academic year — August 2017–May 2018.

Required documentation upon hiring:

  • Two letters of recommendation (form will be provided)
  • Fall class schedule
  • Live scan
  • Tuberculosis (TB) tested

Purpose:

The mission of Educational Talent Search is to promote access to higher education by providing guidance and support to first generation and/or low income students. ETS serves over 1,200 parents and students in the San Fernando Valley.

Classification: III

Wage: $10.50-$15.20, starting salary is $10.50/hr.

Hours:

Fall and Spring, 12-15 hr/week. Prefer students that have 2-3 full days during the week. Must be able to work at least four consecutive hours at a time and commit to full academic year — August–May.

To apply:

Please submit an employment application, resume, and unofficial transcripts to the Department of Student Outreach and Recruitment located in Bayramian Hall 190. For additional information, please contact the ETS office at (818) 677-4550, Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m.