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On-Campus Student Employment

The Career Management Center has taken steps to ensure student safety as we return back to campus. One of our biggest changes is reducing the amount of physical interaction between our office and students as much as possible and offering more remote career services.

One of the many services we provide is assistance with finding On-Campus Student Employment. We’ve implemented new guidelines to submit the on campus student employment application completely online

STEP 1

Before completing the online application, you need to know whether you qualify for University Regular Work Employment or Federal College Work-Study:

  • University Regular Work Employment – provides part-time employment for students enrolled at Southeastern.  Students are allowed to work up to 29 hours a week (amount of hours will be dependent on departmental budgets).
  • Federal College Work-Study (FCWS) – provides part-time employment for students who are enrolled at least half-time and demonstrate financial need. The maximum amount a recipient can earn under this federal program is determined by his/her financial need and availability of funds.  To be eligible, you must fill out the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA).
    • After filing for FAFSA, you can check Self-Service Financial Aid under “My Awards” to see if you have been awarded FCWS by the Financial Aid Office. If your financial aid file is complete and you are NOT awarded FCWS, you can contact the Financial Aid Office to see if you qualify.
    • You must be awarded work-study to hold a work-study position!

STEP 2

Once you’ve verified the type of work you are eligible for, you are ready to complete the online application below. Once complete and submitted, it will go to our careers@se.edu email for review by our staff. 

Online Application for Student Employment

STEP 3

After your application has been reviewed by one of our staff members, the departments you’re interested in will be contacted and have access to your application.  In order for us to forward your application to the departments you would like to apply for, please complete the following steps:

  1. Review the list of current on campus positions available in different departments below. They are updated regularly, so be sure to check often if there are no current positions you are interested in.
  2. Email the Career Management Center at careers@se.edu and list the departments you would like us to forward your application to.
  3. You will then be contacted by the specific department if they are interested in interviewing you for the position.

What Do You Need to Work on Campus?

Available On-Campus Positions

Athletics Open Close

The Department of Athletics is seeking motivated and dependable Regular Work or Work Study eligible student workers to fill the position of Men’s Basketball Student Assistant/Manager. 

Men’s Basketball Student Assistant/Manager

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Daily laundry duties
  • Sweep gym floors
  • Set up gymnasium for daily practice
  • Keep stats during practice sessions
  • Film games and practice sessions
  • Run scoreboard and clock for practice
  • Daily cleaning of the locker room
  • Assist with managing the equipment room
  • Some travel required for road contest and help with equipment at those games

Some travel may be required for road contests and assistance with equipment at those games.

To apply, click on this link to submit an online application and upload your cover letter and resume: https://form.jotform.com/201895204621047.


The Department of Athletics is seeking motivated and dependable Regular Work or Work Study eligible student workers to fill the position of Women’s Basketball Student Assistant/Manager. 

Women’s Basketball Student Assistant/Manager

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Daily laundry duties
  • Set up gymnasium for daily practice
  • Run scoreboard and clock for practice
  • Film games and practices
  • Responsible for equipment, team uniforms, and apparel
  • Some travel required for road contest and help with equipment at those games

Some travel may be required for road contests and assistance with equipment at those games.

To apply, click on this link to submit an online application and upload your cover letter and resume: https://form.jotform.com/201895204621047.


The Southeastern football team is seeking four dependable and hardworking Work Study or Regular Work students to film football practice and home games starting August 6, 2021. There are no specific qualifications, although previous knowledge of football is preferred.  Students will be trained upon hiring. 

Hours are Tuesday – Thursday from 3:30 p.m. – 6:00 p.m.
Be available on Saturday GAME DAY (3-4 hours depending on game time)


The Department of Athletics is seeking motivated and dependable Regular Work or Work Study eligible student workers to fill the position of Athletic Communications Student Assistant.  Hours will be 15-20 per week (varies with sports schedules).  An interest in sports statistics is encouraged.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Assist with game day operations, including statistics, media interviews, social media, and event management

** Potential to expand into graphic design, photography, or journalism experience as well with the right candidate.

For more information contact Asst. AD for Communications Matt Thomas at mthomas@se.edu or via cell at 918-534-6266

Start date Sept. 1 or as soon as available.


The Department of Athletics is seeking two motivated and dependable Work Study student workers for the 2021 academic year (with the potential to continue in the 2022 academic year).

Duties include but are not limited to:

Game Operations Assistant 

  • Assist in all pre-game operations to enhance Savage Storm Athletics home events that includes aiding in the setting up and breaking down pre and post-game
  • Playing pre-game and in-game music for all Savage Storm Athletics home events
  • Coordinator of media timeouts with public address announcer during all Savage Storm Athletic Events
  • Video board operations during all Savage Storm Athletic Events
  • Public address as needed
  • Other duties as assigned

Marketing/External Operations Assistant 

  • Aid in the promotions during media timeouts at all Savage Storm Athletics events
  • Aid in the recognition of Savage Storm Athletic Partners when needed
  • Aid in the marketing of Savage Storm Athletic events on the campus of Southeastern Oklahoma State by passing out printed media to faculty, staff and students
  • Other duties as assigned

Hours needed to fill are nights and weekends, Monday – Sunday. It will average 20 hours per week during the academic year.

Athletics Job Posting PDF

Boys & Girls Club of Durant Open Close

Boys & Girls Club of Durant is seeking dependable and motivated students for Regular Work and Work Study positions.  This year they are offering Virtual Learning and Regular After School Program options. 

Job duties include assisting student with the following:

  • Virtual Learning Program curriculum
  • Homework help
  • Healthy lifestyle curriculum
  • Education and career development
  • Set up and run physical education clinics and daily physical fitness activities (play pool, basketball, video games, etc.)
  • Art projects
  • Character and leadership development

Boys and Girls Club Fall job opening PDF

Campus Police & Safety Open Close

The SE Campus Police & Safety Department is looking for a Regular Work or Work Study student to fill a position in motor pool for 20-25 hours a week.

Applicants need to have general knowledge on motor vehicle upkeep.  Duties will include but are not limited to: Vehicle maintenance, vehicle inspection, checking fluids, washing/cleaning inside and outside, transporting vehicles to various automotive shops for repair and maintenance.  Must have a valid driver’s license and clean driving record.

Career Management Center Open Close

The Career Management Center (CMC) is seeking two motivated and dependable Regular Work or Work Study eligible students.

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Greet students and employers
  • Entering data into the CMC careers services portal Handshake and approving student/alumni/employer account registrations
  • Create and schedule events and career fairs through the Handshake portal for employers, as well as students and alumni to register and attend
  • Create and run monthly reports
  • Assist with job postings for on and off campus employment
  • Assist students with completing student employment applications and distribute them to the appropriate departments for consideration
  • Create graphics and content for promotion of CMC on all social media outlets
  • Create graphics and content for promotion of off campus employment opportunities on all CMC social media outlets
  • Review and critique cover letters and resumes
  • Assist students with completing Interest Inventories
  • Assist students with job search exploration
  • Assist with setting up and tearing down of all CMC events on campus (workshops, career fairs, employer recruiting)
  • General clerical work (answering phones, filing, running errands on and off campus)
  • Organize, maintain, and restock supplies needed for the office, as well as CMC events
  • Assist the Director with other duties as assigned

Interested applicants need to be familiar with Microsoft Word, Excel, PowerPoint, Canva, as well as how to post content on all CMC social media outlets such as Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.  Students need to be detail-oriented, have good written and oral communication, and a positive work ethic.

Department of Occupational Safety & Health Open Close

The Department of Occupational Safety & Health is seeking a Work Study eligible student for the fall semester.  A freshman or sophomore student is preferred.  Hours will be approximately 10 hours per week.

Job duties:

  • Assist faculty in grading of labs, quizzes, and other assignments
  • Assist faculty with archiving slides and other documents
  • General clerical work (answering phones, filing, running errands on campus)

A good work ethic and a good attendance are required.

Educational Opportunity Center Open Close

The Educational Opportunity Center (EOC) is seeking a “Regular” student employee to tutor participants who wish to obtain their GED or prepare for other standardized tests. Tutoring specialization area will be focused on math, but may include other subject areas.

When not tutoring, the employee will also do clerical work, office errands, and other duties, as needed.

Our office is open 8AM to 5PM Monday to Friday (closed on Friday during the summer) and work hours may be up to 29 hours a week.  This tutoring position pays $8.60 per hour.

Finance Department Open Close

The Finance department is seeking a motivated and dependable Work Study eligible student to work 10-15 hours a week.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Filing paperwork
  • Data entry in Excel
  • Office/Clerical support (answering phones, running errands, email)
  • Help maintain the work area in a clean and organized manner
  • Assist with other duties as assigned

Interested applicants need to be familiar with Excel and Outlook, detail-oriented, have good written and oral communication, and a positive work ethic. Good attendance is also required.

Financial Aid Office Open Close

SE’s Student Financial Aid Office is seeking one Work Study student worker to start immediately.

Job duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Answering phones
  • Assisting students and parents with financial aid paperwork
  • Working with various computer related equipment and software
  • Running errands

Prior office work experience is preferred, but not required.  Training will be provided.

Henry G. Bennett Memorial Library Open Close

Henry G. Bennett Memorial Library is seeking students who qualifies for regular work  for the Spring 2022 semester (with the potential of employment for Summer semester)

Job duties include:

  • Answering phone at circulation desk
  • Helping students, faculty, and staff at the circulation desk
  • Shelving books, dusting shelves etc.

Hours needing to fill are mornings, afternoon and evenings. It will be 15-20 hours per week. Please submit applications to Brandi Pate, Henry G. Bennett Memorial Library.

Housing & Residence Life Open Close

Department of Housing and Residence Life is seeking a Work Study or Regular Work student worker for a Residence Facilities Assistant (RFA). Reports to Housing Facilities Supervisor. Duties include assisting housing facilities staff, by completing minor maintenance and/or custodial tasks, which may include: cleaning HVAC filters, changing light bulbs, minor carpentry work, assisting with custodial tasks and other duties assigned. Typical hours are scheduled between 8:00 am – 4:00 pm on Monday – Friday. However, some hours may include evening, weekend, or holidays. Additional opportunities for students residing in SE Residence Halls. While experience with any custodial or maintenance tasks is preferred, training will be provided as needed.  A good work ethic and good attendance is required. Background check will be required for this position.

Department of Housing and Residence Life is seeking a Work Study or Regular Work student worker for part-time desk clerk (DC). Duties include general office work, such as answering the phones, assisting callers with their questions, limited filing, customer service, data entry and computer work, mail runs and other duties as needed. Strong customer service skills are required, computer skills and any office/receptionist experience is preferred.  Typical hours are scheduled between 8:00 am – 5:00 pm, on Monday-Friday.  A good work ethic and good attendance is required.  Background check will be required for this position.

Office of Admissions & Recruitment Open Close

Student Worker Office Policies

The Office of Admissions and Recruitment is the first stop on campus for many prospective students and their parents. It is essential student workers act and dress professionally at all times. We expect you to be friendly with students, knowledgeable of University policies and events, and willing to provide above and beyond service! The Admissions and Recruitment Office depends on student workers, and our success is not possible without your wonderful talents and abilities.

Student worker duties include:

· Provide quality customer service to current students, prospective students, and their families as they enter the Welcome Center or via phone/ email.

· Providing accurate information on Southeastern facts and admission policies as visitors enter the Welcome Center or via phone/ email.

· Initial contact with prospective students regarding admission application.

· Open, sort, and file mail accordingly.

· Enter ACT/SAT scores and HS transcripts in Colleague.

· Make labels/file folders for new admission applications.

· Enter official High School and College transcripts, ACT/ SAT scores and CPF in Softdocs.

· Filing documents for University Scholarships/ Foundation

· Escorting prospective students and their parents on campus visits and showing them the Southeastern experience. Student worker must also follow up with thank you notes and phone calls.

· Help coordinate weekly mass mailings, including stuffing envelopes and sorting bulk mail.

· Represent the Southeastern student body at various recruiting events on campus.

· Participate in phone campaigns to contact prospective students and visit with them about Southeastern.

· Input prospective student data in Colleague.

· Performing general office duties and other tasks, as assigned.

Office Etiquette:

· Make sure all areas are kept neat and clean.

· If the person at the front desk is busy with someone or on the phone and someone comes in the front door, help them.

· Be courteous on the phone and in person.

· If the phone rings, you should be the first to answer it.

· When answering the phone, please say this “Office of Admissions and Recruitment, this is _______.” If you are asked a question and don’t know the answer, tell the person “I’m not sure about that, please hold a moment so I can find out the answer for you.”

· When a student calls regarding a problem with their record, please get the following information prior to checking with a full-time employee: Student’s Name, Student ID number, What the problem/question is.

· Please take detailed phone messages, noting the person who called, the number to call back, and the day called.

· Please try to have as few visitors or personal phone calls as possible during work hours. The use of cell phone needs to be kept to a minimum and on silent.

Many tasks that are important may not seem so at the time and may be boring. These may include filing or putting forms in name order. This becomes very important when we need to look up someone’s record later. We have to be able to find it. Thus accuracy ranks with confidentiality in importance in doing your job well. Trying to maintain a conversation while filing often leads to misfiling. Remember accuracy is the best policy.

 

Dress Code:

· During work hours, student workers will wear office appropriate attire of their choice.

· When giving campus or residence hall tours, student workers will wear a SE shirt. This includes Southeastern T-shirts, pullovers, provided polo’s, windbreakers, or other SE logo apparel.

· Remember — no short shorts, halter tops, bare midriffs, strapless tops, tight jeans, torn jeans, cut-offs or caps. You might wear shorts as long as the inseam is at least 5 inches.

· Be prepared to dress accordingly for special events. We want you to look professional and make a good impression.

· Student workers will not wear logos or apparel representing another university during working hours at Southeastern

· Student workers will not wear letters promoting a sorority or fraternity during working hours at Southeastern

If something is not considered appropriate for the office, you will be asked to go home and change.

Work Schedules and Absences:

· I will be available to work some selected Saturdays and evenings, provided I am given at least 2 weeks’ notice.

· I will work my scheduled shift and arrive on time. If I will be late, I must notify the Office ahead of time. If I am 15 minutes late for work more than 3 times in any semester, I understand it is grounds for termination.

· I will give the Office one week advance notice if I need to take a day off.

· If I am sick, I will call the Office to let them know before my scheduled shift.

FERPA/PRIVACY

Please make sure you are aware of directory information. Disclosing non-directory information to someone without a release has legal implications for Southeastern. If they keep asking/arguing, pass them off to a full-time employee.

For privacy, we also have to be careful when there are students in the Office. Southeastern is just as legally responsible for the indirect or accidental release of information. Please be aware of who is in the office before speaking about a student’s record.

We must also be careful about leaving paperwork out on the counter/desk. Having paperwork out where others can see applications/transcripts, SSNs, or Student ID is a violation of FERPA. Make sure the desk is clean whenever possible.

Remember, we deal with information that is governed by the Privacy Act; others who do not work in our office should not have access to this information.

Failure to adhere to these policies is grounds for termination

Office of Student Life Open Close

The SE Office of Student Life is seeking dependable students for two open positions for the Fall semester.

Job duties include but are not limited to:

  • Manning the front desk and assisting students
  • Answering phones
  • Filing paperwork
  • Moving furniture, cleaning, and helping set up events

There is some lifting involved along with physical labor.

Office of University Advancement (Alumni Relations, Foundation, Special Events) Open Close

The Office of University Advancement is seeking a motivated and dependable Work Study eligible student.

JOB SUMMARY: This position provides support for University Advancement, Alumni Relations, Foundation, and Special Events during the Fall Semester and support for Presidential Press Box Fall football season. Must be able to lift to 30 lbs. Must be available to work all home football games starting one hour prior to game.

  • Assist in covering the front office area and greets visitors
  • Will handle incoming phone calls
  • Able to deliver excellent customer service
  • Able to be flexible and adapt to various tasks
  • Assist in gathering items for various events
  • Conducts ongoing inventory of Special Event supplies
  • Expected to maintain the work area in a clean and organized manner
  • Must adhere to confidentiality in certain cases where discretion should be used
  • Must be accountable for work he/she is entrusted with
  • Inventory and help maintain organization of Sales Room items and SE logo items
  • Assist in gathering food and drinks for the Presidential press box each week before home game
  • Carry food and drink items up to the Press Box
  • Assist in setting up food service area in Presidential press box
  • Carry ice and run errands during the football games
  • Help secure the Press box when game is over
  • Able to deliver excellent customer service

Interested applicants need to have a positive work ethic and like to serve others.  Good attendance is also required.

President's Office Open Close

Student Worker for the Office of the President

Supervisor: Terri Rogers
Location: Administration Building Room A201
Phone 745-2510

JOB DUTIES:

Job duties include, but are not limited to, those listed below:

  • Duplicate materials for meetings
  • Updating and maintaining the database
  • Manage all student worker paperwork and prepare payroll for supervisor’s approval
  • Answer the phone
  • File documents
  • Receive and route mail
  • Set up for meetings
  • Serve as a liaison for the President in the office, Presidents’ home and travel points
  • Fuel and clean SOSU car to have ready for trips
  • Organize and gather items needed for trips
  • General errands
  • Assist President’s Office Staff with office duties as necessary
  • Greet visitors
  • Maintain office file
  • Collect and deliver receipts to Campus Motor Pool
  • Prepare letters and correspondence under the direction of President’s office staff
Physical Plant Open Close

The Physical Plant Department is seeking a motivated and dependable Regular Work or Work Study eligible student employee.

Work Location: SE Physical Plant – 2906 N 1st Street, Durant, OK 74701

Job Duration: The student worker position is 20-29 hours per week (hours will be dependent on Student Work Award, as well as Department Budget).

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Daily administrative tasks (answer phones, filing, making copies, running errands on campus)
  • Issuing keys to faculty, staff and students
  • Returning and logging issued keys from faculty, staff, and students
  • Completing Work Orders submitted through the School Dude system
  • Assist with other duties as assigned

Minimum Skills and Qualifications:

  • Current enrolled SE Student
  • Customer service oriented
  • Ability to interact professionally with outside vendors and customers, as well as members of the SE community including alumni, students, faculty, and staff
  • Strong work ethic
  • Ability to multitask
  • Accountable and reliable

Interested applicants must possess strong communication skills and the desire to work as a team to help students, faculty, staff, and employers.

Sodexo Food Service Open Close

Marketing Assistant

Job Overview: Supports the on-site dining services team in the process of activating dining promotions by providing input to inform and inspire creative ideas, along with guiding the implementation of the resulting promotion campaigns. In this role, the Marketing Assistant interacts with internal team members, creative agencies (if applicable), media and public relations personnel, client stakeholders, key student groups and customers in the formulation of a promotional plan of action. This individual will have a high level of customer contact and must be comfortable assuming a leadership position during the actual promotional events. The Marketing Assistant requires strong presentation skills, excellent verbal and written communication skills, strong organizational skills, and dynamic leadership abilities. The position reports directly to an assigned Dining Department Supervisor.

Cashier/Food Service Worker 

Job Overview: The Cashier/Food Service Worker works primarily in the foodservice operation, handling cash and credit transactions from Sodexo customers. In addition, they will assist in setup and serving of food from counters and steamtables. Duties will include cleaning and sanitizing equipment and workstations. As a cashier, they must accurately operate the cash register/POS and complete the transactions. Will also provide support to the retail operation, including setup, maintaining supplies and products, and assisting in cleanup and closedown.  These responsibilities may differ depending on business necessities and client requirements.

Student Supervisor 

Job Overview: The Student Supervisor may work in any type of food location on client premises. This individual will work under the direct supervision of on-site management and will serve as the working lead for student employees engaged in food operations. These responsibilities may differ depending on business necessities and client requirements.

Food Service Worker 

Job Overview: The Food Service Worker may work anywhere on property where food is prepared. This person will assist in setup and serving of food from counters and steamtables. Duties will include cleaning and sanitizing equipment and workstations. These responsibilities may differ depending on business necessities and client requirements.

Dish Room Lead 

Job Overview: The Dish room Lead’s primary objective is to provide a clean and safe kitchen area for our employees. They will wash and clean tableware, pots, pans, and cooking equipment. This position will ensure the Dish room and equipment are clean and organized. These responsibilities may differ depending on business necessities and client requirements.

Catering Service Worker 

Job Overview: The Catering Service Worker will organize, set up and deliver requested catering services to specific requested location or conference room. Provide prompt and courteous service to all customers. Provide customers with efficient and attentive service while exceeding the customer’s expectations. These responsibilities may differ depending on business necessities and client requirements.

Southeastern Rodeo Open Close

Southeastern Rodeo is looking for hard-working and dependable Work Study and Regular Work eligible students to fill three open positions.  Work hours will be up to 29 hours maximum (this will include weekday and weekends to help take care of the Equestrian Center while the SE Rodeo Team is on the road – approximately 10 weekends throughout the semester).

Job location:  Southeastern Equestrian Center – 4311 S. 9th Avenue, Durant, OK  74701

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Feeding livestock
  • Opening gates at practice
  • Cleaning out stalls
  • Taking care of the Equestrian Center

Interested applicants must possess a strong work ethic.

Student Health Services & Counseling Center Open Close

Student Health Services is seeking a highly motivated Work-Study eligible student for the Spring 2022 semester.

Interested applicants must possess the following:

  • Good customer service skills, telephone, and computer skills
  • Basic computer keyboarding skills and working knowledge of Word, Power Point, Excel, and Outlook preferred

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Perform data entry and collection of confidential information
  • Organize, maintain and restock supplies, educational materials, and equipment
  • Create files and conduct filing
  • Daily cleaning duties
  • Occasional errands

There is occasional lifting and physical labor involved with this position.

Visual Arts Open Close

Looking for a cool position where you can learn all about Art?  We have one!

Job Title: Art Department Assistant

Job Description: Various duties to include cleaning of 6 classrooms where painting, ceramics, charcoal drawing, etc.… is performed; organizing tools, materials, and chemicals, and assisting in maintaining organization within the classrooms; screening & labeling of materials/chemicals; cleaning outdoor sculpture yard; and miscellaneous tasks as requested by Faculty and/or Staff. May occasionally include assisting with Centre Gallery exhibit set ups/tear downs in the VPAC Centre Gallery. Sanitizing and other tasks may be applied.

 

Note: most student workers are scheduled an average of 5-14 hours per week, with pre-approved exceptions of additional hours, up to 18 hours per week, depending on exhibits or special projects, as assigned.