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Student Employment at SJR State

Welcome to SJR State! The College has several employment opportunities at SJR State for student employees. We encourage you to review available Student Employee Jobs (located at the bottom of the page) and apply for those positions that are of interest to you. We want your student experience at SJR State to ROCK! So, if you ever have any questions or we can assist you in any way, please contact us:

  • Human Resources 386-312-4070
  • Financial Aid 386-312-4040

Student employment programs
Student Employment Programs are intended to provide real-life job experiences for students. They also provide students with a similar application and interview process like other employment at SJR State. Students are provided with the opportunity to earn valuable work experience and income while they attend college. The College will work with student employees and their schedules to ensure that education is THE priority. Students may be employed for up to 20 hours per week and are paid the prevailing minimum wage. Payday is once per month on the last business day of each month. Student employment is an opportunity that is evaluated semester-by-semester. Each semester, eligibility must be reestablished. Student employment is not guaranteed. At the end of each semester, it is the prerogative of the immediate supervisor to determine whether or not a student employee will be rehired.

Student eligibility for on-campus employment
To be eligible for employment, you must:

  • Apply for financial aid - Complete the free application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) (SJR State Code: 001523)
  • Not be receiving financial aid from another educational institution
  • Be registered as a student at least half-time. For Spring and Fall, that is 6 credit hours per semester. For the Summer terms, students must be registered for at least 3 credit hours per semester
  • Be pursuing a degree or certificate offered by SJR State
  • Be making satisfactory academic progress as defined by our Financial Aid Department
  • Possess a valid Social Security Number
  • Be at least 16 years of age
  • Be a high school graduate or hold a GED

Work schedules
Students shall not work during scheduled class time. Students and their supervisors will work together to ensure that the student's education is the top priority. Work schedules should be determined by class and study schedules. College departments value the contributions of and rely on their student employees. A student employee's dependability, reliability and professionalism are crucial to continued success. Any exceptions to a work schedule should be approved in advance by the appropriate supervisor. Student employees are permitted to work a maximum of 20 hours per week, in accordance with the needs of the department.

What kind of jobs are available?
If you work on campus, you'll work for SJR State in a department or assisting a faculty member. Various departments throughout the College request student employees. Positions may be available in Advising, Financial Aid, One-Stop, the Bookstores, the Business Office, Athletics, Publications, Public Relations, as the College mascot and more. Faculty members may request student assistants as well.

How do I find these awesome opportunities?
On the College's HR Webpage, click on the link for "Employment listings at SJR State" and view all available positions. Student Employee Jobs are located at the bottom of the page. Once you apply for one position, it is very simple to transfer that information to other student employment vacancies. Be sure to upload a copy of your schedule. Departmental staff will review the applications and then interviews will be scheduled. Students are provided with real-world experiences in applying online for positions and interviewing for the jobs.
If you need assistance with the online application system, please contact Cindy Champion at 386-312-4261 or Tammy Bartelli at 386-312-4299.

Someone called me for an interview. What's my next step?
Please be sure to take a copy of your class schedule with you to your interview. Dress appropriately. You are going to interview for a job. Student employees represent the College on a professional level. If you are offered the position, the Human Resources Department will contact you to schedule you for employee orientation. You will fill out all of the necessary employment paperwork; and, be fingerprinted so that a criminal history background check may be conducted. Once you have been cleared to begin employment, your hiring supervisor will contact you with a confirmed start date and schedule.

Program descriptions
Federal Work Study is funded by the federal government, which allocates funds to the College each year. The College administers these funds through the Office of Financial Aid. Federal Work Study funds are granted based on financial need. Students who qualify for the Federal Work Study program have a higher degree of success in job placement. It is the primary goal to place as many Federal Work Study students as possible in student worker positions so that students have an opportunity to earn their maximum award amount. These may be on-campus positions assisting departments with clerical work and other assigned duties. In addition, SJR State must use at least 7% of its Federal Work Study allocation to employ students in community service jobs with at least one Federal Work study student employed as a reading tutor for children in a reading tutoring project or performing family literacy activities in a family literacy project.

SJR State Student Assistant is funded directly by the College. These are on-campus positions for students who do not meet the eligibility criteria for the Federal Work study or FWEP programs.

Florida Work Experience Program (FWEP) This is a work program created to introduce eligible students to work experience that will complement and reinforce their education program and career goals. Students must be Florida residents.

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