Thank you for your interest in joining the Department of Student Life as a student employee. At CPTC, there are a variety of ways that students can get involved on campus. Supported by the Services and Activities Fees collected from every student’s tuition, the Department of Student Life and Associated Student Government (ASG) provide programming, campus organizations, and leadership opportunities to all students.
Deadline to Apply: Thursday, February 20 at 11:59pm
Note: You must complete the application in one sitting as you will not be able to save your information if you leave the site at any point.
Student Employment Opportunities
Each year there are nearly thirty students employed in four different student organizations and three centers within the Department of Student Life. The programs and average hours per week are as follows:
- Student Government (12-19 hours/week)
- Campus Activities Board (12-19 hours/week)
- Student Leadership & Service Center (8-12 hours/week)
- Fitness Center (opening Fall 2019) (8-12 hours/week)
- Center for Diversity, Inclusion & Civic Engagement (opening Winter 2020) (8-12 hours/week)
- Student Marketing & Communications (8-12 hours/week)
- Student Representative (4 hours/month or 4-6 hours/week)
Our Process Explained
Each quarter the Department of Student Life conducts a hiring process to fill a variety of student employment positions. Prospective employees who submit an application may be invited to participate in an information session prior to participating in an interview with the hiring committee; made up of students and staff advisors. Applicants that are selected by the hiring committee to move forward will be invited to attend an orientation to learn more about the onboarding process of the department and what to expect moving forward. We have found that over the years, that it is difficult to determine “best fit” for a position/team with just an application and 15-minute interview. By deciding position placement towards the end of the onboarding/training process (which is paid), the department has a higher success rate of placing students into leadership development positions where they can be the most successful.
- Complete the online application no later than Thursday, February 20 at 11:59pm
- Applicants will be contacted between February 21- 24 about the status of your application.
- Select students will be invited to a first round interview scheduled for Thursday, February 27.
- Finalists will be invited to a second round interview/ in person assignment scheduled for Friday, February 28.
- Students will be notified with a final decision by Tuesday, March 3.
Three Ways to Contact Us!
Stop by The Department of Student Life (Bldg 23, Rm 108).
Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org
Department of Student Life:
- Complete the online application no later than Sunday, July 7.
- Applicants will be contacted between July 9-10 about the status of your application.
- Select students will be invited to participate in an information session between July 11-12 prior to their individual interview scheduled for July 15-19.
- Applicants will be contacted by July 19 about the status of your application post interview.
- Finalists will be invited to new hire orientation on July 22 to learn more about the summer training series and what to expect moving forward in the process.
- Must be a currently registered CPTC student
- Maintain a quarterly and cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
- Must be a student in good standing with the College, ASG and the community.
- Must be making academic progress in an academic degree or certificate program
If you do not meet one or more of the above requirements, please include a statement with your completed application packet explaining to the committee why you should be considered and explain any circumstances that may have prevented you form meeting a requirement(s). Submitting a statement with your application does not guarantee an interview.
To submit your application you will need to complete all sections of the online application:
- Applicant Information
- Personal Statements:
Tell us about yourself
What skills and abilities would you bring to the Student Life Team?
Tell us how you will be able to successfully balance your student leader position responsibilities (8-19 hours/week) along with your obligations at school and home?What interests you in being a student leader?
- Resume (not required – strongly encouraged)
Please list an individual who can speak to your experience, character, and temperament that is not a friend or family member.
Associated Student Government (12-19 hours/week)
Associated Student Government student employees work on either the Student Council or Campus Activities Board (CAB). Student Council is an advocate of the student voice and a partner with other governing units. The Student Council oversees the administration of the ASG. Council meetings, which are open to the public, are held on a regular basis while CPTC is in session. CAB promotes and coordinates a well-balanced program of student-initiated activities that enhance health and wellness, cultural, social and recreational needs of the Associated Students outside the classroom aimed at enhancing student life.
Peer Ambassadors (8 - 12 hours/week)
The Peer Ambassador Program is coordinated by the Department of Student Life. The program serves as a leadership opportunity for students who are dedicated to serving and representing Clover Park Technical College. Ambassadors are paid student employees who coordinate peer help desk activities, conduct walking tours of the campus, and participate in special events related to student retention. Peer Ambassadors staff the Student Leadership & Service Center in Bldg 23.
Student Marketing & Communications (8 - 12 hours/week)
The Student Marketing & Communications positions are responsible for the graphic design, overall promotion of, reporting about and creating of a strong online presence (including social media) for the ASG and the Department of Student Life. Graphic design, photography and writing skills highly desired.
Committee Members (4 hours/month with the ability to increase to 4 - 6 hours/week)
Committee members are paid student representatives who serve on various Clover Park Technical College committees. Additionally, committee members can sign-up for event shifts that are sponsored by the Department of Student Life and increase both work hours and leadership opportunities.