Creating a New Student Position
If you are interested in posting an online announcement for a pre-existing student position in your department, you will be utilizing our program, PeopleAdmin. The url for PeopleAdmin is https://employment.pointloma.edu/. If you do not have a user account already set-up with PeopleAdmin, please contact Debra Lively of the Student Employment Office at DebraLively@pointloma.edu to request an account. Please note that training is required before you post for the first time. Once your position is posted, students will be able to view it and apply online.
The Student Employment Office is available to assist you with the posting process if you have any questions or experience any difficulties with the program.
Periodically, a department may need to hire a student employee for a new position. Before hiring, that department must create a job description for the new position, which must then be approved through the Student Employment Office. In most cases the process is very simple:
- Review your budget to ensure you would be able to pay a new student employee or employees the minimum wage of $9.00 an hour or higher depending on the job for the duration of their employment.
- Develop a job description including the hiring department, job’s location, duration, contact person, and application process, in addtion to the standard applicant qualifications, duties, and responsibilities. Be thorough with the details in order that students will know of the expectations. E-mail this job description to Debra Lively of the Student Employment Office at DebraLively@pointloma.edu for review.
- If the Office of Student Employment determines that the position is a Level 1 paying minimum wage, the job may be posted without further discussion.
However, there are some jobs that require special skills, training, or experience and may warrant a higher pay level. You will be notified immediately if it appears that the job will warrant a pay rate higher than minimum wage.
In these instances:
- Steps 1 and 2 from above will be followed.
- The job description in question will be compared with other positions already in place on campus and tentatively assign it a comparable pay rate.
- The position and proposed pay level will be discussed with management for final approval. If approved, you will be contacted and the position may now be posted.
The Student Employment Office offers temporary employees to on-campus employers who need occasional student assistance (e.g. bulk mailings, special events, etc.). The Temporary Work Corps, as it is called, is a group of students who have already completed employment paperwork and who are established in PLNU’s payroll system—thus they are available and eligible to work on short notice. The Student Employment Office maintains an e-mail distribution list for these students.
If you need to hire a Work Corps student, simply contact the Student Employment Office with a brief job description, contact person, and the size/length of the job. Please try to do this approximately one week in advance. An e-mail will then be sent to the Work Corps group, and interested students will respond to you directly. Hired students must submit a completed Student Employment Authorization Form to our office for our records. You will pay these students out of your departmental budget at the current minimum wage rate.
PLNU currently has no tradition of an on-campus job fair, but this may change in the future. The Student Employment Office vision for the On-Campus Job Fair is as follows:
The Campus Mall will be reserved for the fair one afternoon during the first week of school in the Fall. Various departments on campus will send representatives to service the informational booths. At these booths, students will be able to learn about the different aspects of each department and the types of jobs available in each area, thus increasing the students’ ability to choose a job relevant to their interests and/or course of study. This will also give recruiters a chance to meet (and possibly interview) prospective employees before hiring and to advertise their departments to the campus. Employers may even want to accept applications on site and keep them on file to meet future hiring needs.
The Job Fair could conceivably allow students to search, interview, and be hired for a job all in one afternoon, which would also serve to meet departmental hiring needs in an expeditious manner. Of course, departments will be under no obligation to do their hiring at this fair alone. We understand the need of many departments to have at least a skeletal student staff in place as soon as school begins. However, job openings always arise, and there are many incoming freshmen and transfer students who will be eager to fill the need.