Student Employment & Graduate Assistants

Student Employment

Anderson University offers part-time jobs to enrolled students. These jobs are often related to students’ academic or professional interests. Working allows a student to earn money for college expenses, establish a work record, develop useful professional skills, and provide an opportunity for interaction with faculty, staff, and fellow students. Learn how to search and apply for student employment.

AU is an equal opportunity employer. To be eligible for student employment, students must:

  • Be registered for at least 6 hours of classes (or for the next semester during periods of non-enrollment). Incoming students need to pay the enrollment deposit for fall semester to be eligible for student employment the preceding summer.
  • Maintain a satisfactory academic progress.
  • Complete Student Employment ApplicationFederal and State Tax forms, and I-9 form.*
  • Provide banking information for direct deposit of bi-weekly paycheck.
  • Support the university’s mission to provide quality education in a Christian environment.

The majority of student positions pay an hourly wage. The hourly wage is determined by the student wage category of the position. There are also some stipend positions available, such as resident assistant (see below). Because students are part-time temporary employees, they do not receive benefits such as paid holidays and health insurance, but they are covered under Worker’s Compensation.

For more information on student employment, including tax exemptions and hour restrictions, please consult the Anderson University Student Employee Handbook.

*You may also opt to complete your I-9 Form on the INS website.

Graduate Assistants

Assistantships for graduate students provide students with financial resources to help them complete their degrees. Assistantships offer varying educational and professional benefits but, in general, assistantships can offer the opportunity to…

  • gain further instruction in techniques in your field
  • hone your research skills
  • acquire pedagogical experience necessary for an academic career
  • develop professional skills including leadership, interpersonal effectiveness, and
  • performance evaluation

Review the guidelines and policies regarding the Graduate Assistantship Program and download an application from the student employment forms section of the website.

Elected and Appointed Student Job Listings

NOTICE: To inquire about a student job posting, please come to AU Human Resources, Decker Hall, Room 11. You will be given additional information and a referral to contact the department. A Student Employment Referral must be obtained from Human Resources to contact a department for student employment.

Students are elected to the position or are appointed to lead a program or project. Positions are typically a stipend position. Job openings are announced in chapel, through signs/announcements around campus and in Human Resources (HR). Come to HR for a student employment referral and additional information. Many positions for the summer or the next academic year are advertised in January to begin the application process, including references and interviews, with hiring decisions usually made by the end of March. The types of positions that are typically available on an annual basis include:

Student Life Leadership

A variety of positions are available each year through the Department of Student Life. These positions include resident assistants, discipleship coordinators, peer mentors, CAB, and more!

Theatre

Hired as needed for each theatre production: Sound Designer, Costumer, Shop Foreman, Scenic Artist, Lighting Designer, House Manager, Stage Manager, Stage Lighting Technician, Props Master.

PACT program

The Peace and Conflict Transformation (PACT) program seeks to provide opportunities for students to grow in their understanding of peacebuilding. The PACT Student Coordinator will be responsible for organizing Student Peace Initiative, serving on the PACT Advisory Committee, and assisting with various PACT sponsored campus events. Coordinate activities for the Peace and Conflict Transformation (PACT) Program to help fulfill its objectives. A student will gain experience in planning and implementing events in conjunction with PACT and SPI (AU’s Student Peace Initiative), as well as cooperating with other partners both on and off campus. The student will help raise the visibility of the PACT Program on campus and provide support and assistance to students in SPI, working to ensure continuity in the leadership of SPI.

RCA (Summer Position)

A Resident Conference Assistant (RCA) is a current Anderson University student and hired through the conferencing office for summer employment. Each RCA plays a vital role in ensuring the success of the University’s summer conference and camp program. The Resident Conference Assistant is involved in every aspect of the conference and camp program, from general preparation for a visiting group, to planning specific group needs with individual conference directors or coaches, and on-site management. The RCA assigned to a specific group will be the primary contact person for any arrangements that needs to be made for a camp or conference once the summer has begun. Prior to the completion of the semester, all correspondence can be done through the conferencing office.