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Student Employment

Ripon College offices and departments actively recruit current students for a variety of on-campus positions. Students seeking work will find part-time openings for the academic-year as well as part-time and full-time summer openings as they become available. Off-campus job opportunities are offered in the private and public sectors and advertised on this site. Please see the contact information included with each job posting below for more information and how to apply.

A list of fall 2014 internship opportunities offered through the Center for Social Responsibility and its partners can be accessed here.

Graduates, alumni and other seeking full-time professional career and internship opportunities, should consult the Office of Career Services and Constituent Engagement or the Ripon College Employment page for opportunities.

Current Vacancies – Academic Year

Admission Office Ambassador

Office or Department: Office of Admission, Evans Center

Contact: Erica Schultz, x8111

Position Description: The primary goal of the ambassador is to represent Ripon College to prospective students, candidates for faculty and administrator positions, and alumni of the college. Ambassadors provide a valuable student perspective during the campus visit experience. Job responsibilities include giving daily individual tours, assisting with admission events, and attending regular training sessions in order to keep up with current campus news. The qualified applicant must be comfortable speaking and sharing experiences with a variety of people, knowledgeable of Ripon College buildings, activities, and services, involved on campus in several organizations, and committed to this important role within the Office of Admission. Success in this position is a great resume builder as it assists you in developing your communication, leadership, and public relations skills. This is a paid position.

Specialized Skills: Training provided

Hours per week: variable

Available Positions: 1

Admission Visit Coordinator

Office or Department: Office of Admission, Evans Center

Contact: Erica Schultz, x8111

Position Description: Student Visit Coordinators work with the Campus Visit Coordinator and Campus Visit Technician to schedule potential student’s visits to campus. They will be responsible for reaching out to faculty, staff and coaches by email and phone to request and schedule appropriate meetings with visitors. Visit Coordinators will be responsible for establishing the Master Campus Visit for daily visits and making sure the interview packet for Admission Counselors consists of all necessary paperwork. Visit Coordinators will assist with incoming phone calls from 3p.m.-5p.m. daily and help direct traffic in the lobby during their office hours. Visit Coordinators will be expected to give tours during their shift as necessary as well as leading prospective students to class and/or appointments on campus. Visit Coordinators will train and manage (with guidance) a team of student ambassadors. Visit coordinators will assist with preparation for admission group events and other duties as assigned during the event. Visit Coordinators must be at least sophomore standing and have a driver’s license and good driving record.

Specialized Skills: Training provided

Hours per week: 8

Available Positions: Multiple

Advancement Phonathon Caller

Office or Department: Office of Advancement, Smith Hall (Lower Level)

Contact: Lori Schroeder, x8356

Position Description: The Phonathon caller works under the direction of the Assistant Director of the Annual Fund. Callers contact alumni and parents of Ripon College to solicit financial support, update records, promote Ripon College, and answer questions.

Specialized Skills: Training provided

Hours per week: 6+ hours

Available Positions: 15

Building Manager

Office or Department: Office of Student Activities & Orientation, S.N. Pickard Commons (Lower Level)

Contact: Melissa Bemus, x8715

Position Description: Students oversee evening and weekend events around campus – ensuring policies are followed and that A/V is working properly.

Specialized Skills: A/V Skills

Hours per week: Various

Available Positions: 1

Department of Theatre Scene Shop Assistant

Office or Department: Department of Theatre, C.J. Rodman Center for the Arts (Rm 329)

Contact: John Dalziel, x8711

Position Description: Scenery Construction, Electrics, Props

Specialized Skills: Previous experience in Theatre

Hours per week: Variable, 4-8 hours

Available Positions: 1

Department of Psychology Teaching Assistant

Office or Department: Department of Psychology, Todd Wehr Hall (B17)

Contact: Joe Hatcher, x8334

Position Description: Provide support for assignments/attendance/etc., for PSC 110 and PSC 211

Specialized Skills: Yes

Hours per week: 4 hours

Available Positions: 1

Editorial and Public Relations Assistant

Office or Department: Office of Marketing and Communications, Carnegie Building (Lower Level)

Contact: Jaye Alderson, x8364

Position Description: The Office of Marketing and Communications is looking for a student to serve as an editorial assistant, working in the lower level of Carnegie. The editorial assistant, in coordination with the Ripon College editor, will assume the following duties:

  • Write profile and feature articles for Ripon Magazine and the Ripon.edu website.
  • Write press releases for distribution to area media and hometown newspapers of students.
  • Possibly assist with photography of people on campus and campus events.
  • Make phone calls to alumni to verify information for sharing in Ripon College media.

Office work hours are flexible. Those interested should have some writing experience and a high level of organization and attention to detail. Experience with photography and working on the phone would be helpful.

The position will be paid minimum wage. Interested applicants should fill out the application and send it to the attention of Jaye Alderson at aldersonj@ripon.edu.

Specialized Skills:

Hours per week: 12 hours

Available Positions: 1

Financial Aid Office Assistant

Office or Department: Office of Financial Aid, Smith Hall (Rm 106)

Contact: Dave Woodward, x8301

Position Description: The Office Assistant assists with general office duties including but not limited to: filing, answering phones, data entry, mailings and special projects.

Specialized Skills: Good communication, interpersonal and organizational skills. Comfortable using Microsoft Word and Excel. Sensitive to handling confidential information. Pays attention to detail.

Hours per week: 5-10 hours per week, during the regular business hours (8am-5pm).

Available Positions: 1

Global Studies Departmental Assistant

Office or Department: Department of Global Studies, East Hall (Rm 209)

Contact: Michael Mahoney, x8131

Position Description: Light clerical work

Specialized Skills: Word processing, spreadsheets, internet research

Hours per week: 4 hours

Available Positions: 1

LGBTQ Diversity Internship

Office or Department: Center for Social Responsibility, Harwood Memorial Union 207

Contact: David William Scott, x8318

Position Description: LGBTQ Diversity Internship

The LGBTQ Diversity Internship is primarily responsible for increasing knowledge and awareness of challenges facing LGBTQ students at Ripon College. This includes, but is not limited to, the following duties: 1. Develop and conduct a campus-wide climate survey relatively to the experiences and challenges of LGBTQ students on the Ripon College campus. Work with the Assistant Director of Student Activities and the Pieper Chair of Servant Leadership to identify appropriate survey instrument, and then administer the survey to representative sample of fellow students; 2. Conduct research on topics relative to LGBTQ experiences for semesterly college multicultural newsletter. Write articles for this newsletter at the instruction of the Assistant Director of Student Activities; 3. Attend weekly QSA meetings at 6pm on Tuesday; 4. Participate in diversity leadership roundtable; 5. Perhaps conduct some programming on LGBTQ issues if time and interest allow.

Specialized Skills: We are looking for applicants who can meet the following criteria:

  • Interest in LGBTQ diversity issues;
  • Great social science research skills;
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people;
  • Ability to communicate well to fellow students; Strong writing skills

Hours per week: Six hours

Available Positions: 1

Mascot

Office or Department: Office of Marketing and Communications, Carnegie Building (Lower Level)

Contact: Ric Damm, x8322

Position Description: The Office of Marketing and Communications is looking for a variety of students to fill the role of “Rally” the Red Hawk, the official Ripon College mascot, at athletic and other campus and community events.

Specialized Skills: We are looking for applicants who can meet the following criteria:

  • Able to work in all weather conditions
  • Able to work weekend and evening hours
  • Strong nonverbal comedy communication is preferred
  • Should be 5’ 11”-6’ 2” to properly fit costume

Must possess improvisational skills including:

  • Ability to read and react to a situation
  • Ability to interact with fans of all ages
  • Ability to interact and entertain off the cuff
  • Ability to entertain in different environments
  • Ability to maintain discretion
  • Assist Mascot Coordinator with planning as needed

Hours per week: Hours of work will vary depending on events and each student’s availability

Available Positions: Multiple

Mascot Coordinator

Office or Department: Office of Marketing and Communications, Carnegie Building (Lower Level)

Contact: Ric Damm, x8322

Position Description: The Office of Marketing and Communications is looking for a mascot coordinator to oversee mascot appearances and responsibilities, serve as the mascot handler at athletic and other campus and community events, and have a willingness to appear as the mascot on a backup basis. This position will be tasked with scheduling the mascot and coordinating student schedules, promoting the mascot on and off-campus, and developing an official “Rally” manual that includes a code of conduct and complete listing and description of cheers and other game-time, half-time and spirit traditions. This student will work in the Office of Marketing and Communications, located in Carnegie and will be dispatched to assist with events across campus and in the local community.

Specialized Skills: We are looking for applicants who can meet the following criteria:

  • Able to work in all weather conditions
  • Able to work weekend and evening hours
  • Strong nonverbal comedy communication is preferred
  • Should be 5’ 11”-6’ 2” to properly fit costume

Must possess improvisational skills including:

  • Ability to read and react to a situation
  • Ability to interact with fans of all ages
  • Ability to interact and entertain off the cuff
  • Ability to entertain in different environments
  • Ability to maintain discretion

Hours per week: Hours of work will vary depending on events and each student’s availability

Available Positions: 1

Office Assistant - Student Activities & Orientation

Office or Department: Office of Student Activities & Orientation, S.N. Pickard Commons (Lower Level)

Contact: Melissa Bemus, x8715

Position Description: Students staff the front desk in the SAO and assist with office duties.

Specialized Skills: Computer design skills are a plus

Hours per week: 4-6 hours

Available Positions: 1

Physical Plant Student

Office or Department: Physical Plant Department

Contact: Brian Skamra, x8174 or John Tobin, x8795

Position Description: Weekday and Weekend Event Set-up and assistance with grounds department tasks and deliveries

Specialized Skills: None

Hours per week: 10 hours

Available Positions: 1

Racial and Cultural Diversity Internship

Office or Department: Center for Social Responsibility, Harwood Memorial Union 207

Contact: David William Scot, x8318

Position Description: Racial and Cultural Diversity Internship

The Racial and Cultural Diversity Internship is primarily responsible for advocating for students from minority racial and cultural backgrounds at Ripon College. This includes, but is not limited to, planning campus programming, managing social media, and coordinating with other leaders. Job duties include Assist with the planning of racial and cultural diversity programming including, but not limited to, Social Justice Week, Social Justice Retreat, and “Movie Mondays” discussion; Manage diversity-related social media, including weekly posts on the SAO tumblr blog, a weekly newsletter for what’s going on around campus regarding diversity, and/or a new twitter handle promoting diverse events and awareness of relevant topics/issues locally and nationally; Collaborate with LGBTQ Diversity Intern on development and administration of a campus climate survey; Coordinate monthly dinners with leadership of cultural organizations; Participate in diversity leadership roundtable; Serve as a liaison between the student body and staff.

Specialized Skills:

  • Interest in racial and cultural diversity issues;
  • Great program planning and coordination skills;
  • Knowledge of relevant social media;
  • Ability to work with a diverse group of people;
  • Ability to communicate well to fellow students

Hours per week: Six hours

Available Positions: 1

Security Shuttle Driver

Office or Department: Physical Plant Department/Campus Security

Contact: Brian Skamra, x8174 or Mike Tyloch, x8795

Position Description: Provide student escort and shuttle service

Specialized Skills: College-approved driver

Hours per week: 10 hours

Available Positions: 1

Sodexo - Dining Room

Office or Department: Sodexo, Commons (Dining Room)

Contact: Food Service, x8331

Position Description: Dining room service and support

Specialized Skills: Ability to multi-task

Hours per week: 10-20 hours

Available Positions: 3

Sodexo - The Pub

Office or Department: Sodexo, The Pub (Lower Level)

Contact: Food Service, x8331

Position Description: grill/cashier/stocking

Specialized Skills: Ability to multi-task

Hours per week: 10-20 hours

Available Positions: 10

Sodexo - Commons

Office or Department: Sodexo, Commons

Contact: Food Service, x8331

Position Description: prep/deli/pizza/grill

Specialized Skills: Ability to multi-task

Hours per week: 10-20 hours

Available Positions: 6

Sodexo - Catering

Office or Department: Sodexo, Catering

Contact: Food Service, x8331

Position Description: catering

Specialized Skills: Ability to multi-task

Hours per week: 10-20 hours

Available Positions: 6

Sodexo - Starbucks Beverage Assistant

Office or Department: Sodexo, Starbucks Beverage Assistant

Contact: Food Service, x8331

Position Description: beverage assistant

Specialized Skills: Ability to multi-task

Hours per week: 10-20 hours

Available Positions: 3

Sodexo - Food Prep at The Terrace

Office or Department: Sodexo, The Terrace (Bovay Hall)

Contact: Food Service, x8331

Position Description: food prep

Specialized Skills: Ability to multi-task

Hours per week: 10-20 hours

Available Positions: 6

Student Support Services Tutor

Office or Department: Student Support Services, Bartlett Hall (G1)

Contact: Jessi Billings, x8107

Position Description: An Student Support Services (SSS) Peer Tutor is a paid campus position that assists Ripon College students (tutees) with specific course content throughout the semester. SSS Peer tutors must possess a solid understanding of course material, a professor recommendation to be an eligible tutor, and exhibit patience, flexibility, consistency, and creativity in working with tutees in helping them towards attaining an established grade goal. Any student beyond their first semester of college that meets the qualifications can apply to become a tutor. Students request tutors for almost all courses on campus, with 100-level and 200-level courses being the most requested. SSS Peer Tutors complete a 2-3 hour paid training that explains more detail about position expectations and how to be an effective tutor before becoming eligible to sign contracts with tutees. Interested students can stop in the SSS main office, Bartlett Hall, G1, for an application and more information on how to apply.

Specialized Skills:

  • Grade of B or better in the course to be tutoring for
  • Professor recommendation for the course to be tutoring for
  • At least a 2.75 GPA
  • Possess excellent study skills (note-taking, reading comprehension, test-taking, regular study sessions throughout week, etc…)
  • Desire to help other students succeed in course to be tutored
  • An ability to listen and question others to help them learn
  • Patient and flexible with another student’s learning process

Hours per week: Ongoing recruitment based on need, applications accepted throughout academic year. First-year students are not permitted to become tutors until their second semester.

Available Positions: Multiple

Non-Vacant Positions – Academic Year

Admission Overnight Host

Office or Department: Office of Admission, Evans Center

Contact: Eliza Stephenson, x8396

Position Description: Overnight hosts spend time with a prospective student in the relaxed, informal setting of their day-to-day student life and have the student stay overnight in their residence hall room. Overnight hosting does not require extensive experience, but students must have a welcoming and friendly attitude, be responsible, follow college policies, and have a sincere desire to represent Ripon College well.  Typical hours of a visit are from 4 p.m. to 8 or 9 a.m. (dependent on class schedule); students are not paid hourly, but a set amount for each night spent hosting students.  Hosts spend time having fun with their assigned students, but also go about normal activities like attending club meetings, dinner, and completing classwork.  Hosting assignments are not guaranteed as they depend on student demand, maximum nights is 10-12 per year–as such this is an ‘on-call’ type job. To be hired for this position students must pass a background check, and have their roommate give consent to host students in their shared room.  Position is open to first-year students through junior students living in Tri-Dorms, Johnson, or Scott Halls only.  If you are enthusiastic about your Ripon College experience, easily get along with and enjoy meeting new people, please apply for this position.

Specialized Skills: None

Hours per week: variable

Available Positions: Multiple

Advancement Office Assistant

Office or Department: Office of Advancement, Smith Hall (Lower Level)

Contact: Lori Schroeder, x8356

Position Description: Student workers are under the direction of the Office of Advancement. Students are responsible for sending out required mailings, event and other non-solicitation calling, and other miscellaneous office duties as assigned. Students will work with Jenzabar EX database, training provided.There is opportunity for student office workers to attend alumni events, as well as transition into internship positions.

Specialized Skills: Training provided

Hours per week: 6-8 hours

Available Positions: 2

Fulfillment Center Customer Service Assistants

Office or Department: Office of Marketing and Communications, Smith Hall (Lower Level)

Contact: Melissa Anderson, x8365

Position Description: The Office of Marketing and Communications is looking for 1-3 students to serve as customer service assistants for the new Fulfillment Center, located in the lower level of Smith Hall. The Fulfillment Center is open Wednesday – Friday, and serves as the main depot for campus print orders and paper supplies. The customer service assistants, in coordination with the executive director of marketing and communications, will assume the following duties: Manage, organize and replenish Fulfillment Center office supply stock (i.e. paper, comb binds, laminating paper, and other materials) as well as ensure for the tidiness of the self-service area. Coordinate deliveries with vendors and campus purchasing units. Communicate weekly with internal Physical Plant regarding incoming paper and print shipments and large commodity paper deliveries. Track inventory and provide support for end-of-month budgeting. Make small deliveries around campus as needed. Administer Fulfillment Center e-mail address and respond to questions and concerns from staff and faculty in a prompt and timely manner

Specialized Skills: All majors will be considered. Students interested in project management, business management and entrepreneurship are encouraged to apply.

Hours per week: 6-12 hours

Available Positions: None

Student worker - Office of the Registrar

Office or Department: Office of the Registrar, Bartlett Hall, Room 105

Contact: Linda Schneider, x8119

Position Description: Assist with the functions of the Office of the Registrar

Specialized Skills: Due to the nature of the work in the Office of the Registrar all student workers are informed of confidentiality policies and must adhere to such.

Hours per week: Eight hours

Available Positions: no open positions