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The Department of Student Life is currently accepting applications for Student Employment positions on the Student Marketing & Graphics Team. The deadline to submit applications is Sunday, August 18 at 11:59pm. If you have any questions about the hiring process, please contact or 253-589-5734. Deadline to Apply: August 18, 2019 by 11:59pm

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Thank you for your interest in joining the Department of Student Life as a student employee. At CPTC, there are a variety of ways that students can get involved on campus. Supported by the Services and Activities Fees collected from every student’s tuition, the Department of Student Life and Associated Student Government (ASG) provide programming, campus organizations, and leadership opportunities to all students. 

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Note: You must complete the application in one sitting as you will not be able to save your information if you leave the site at any point.

Deadline to Apply: August 18, 2019 by 11:59pm

Student Employment Opportunities

Each year there are nearly thirty students employed in four different student organizations and three centers within the Department of Student Life. The programs and average hours per week are as follows:

  • Student Government (12-19 hours/week)
  • Campus Activities Board (12-19 hours/week)
  • Student Leadership & Service Center (8-12 hours/week)
  • Recreation and Activities Center (Title TBD & opening Fall 2019) (8-12 hours/week)
  • Center for Diversity, Inclusion & Civic Engagement (Title TBD & opening Fall 2019) (8-12 hours/week)
  • Student Marketing & Communications (8-12 hours/week)
  • Student Representative (4 hours/month or 4-6 hours/week)

Our Process Explained

Each year the Department of Student Life conducts a spring hiring process to fill a variety of student employment positions for the upcoming academic year with an anticipated start date of August 1. Prospective employees who submit an application may be invited to participate in an interview with the hiring committee; made up of students and one staff advisor. Applicants that are selected by the hiring committee to move forward will be invited to attend an orientation to learn more about the summer training series. Just prior to the end of the training series in August, students will be informed of their position placement within the organization. We have found that over the years, that it is difficult to determine “best fit” for a position/team with just an application and 15-minute interview. By deciding position placement towards the end of summer training series (which is paid), the department has a higher success rate of placing students into leadership development positions where they can be the most successful.

Three Ways to Contact Us!

Stop by The Department of Student Life (Bldg 23, Rm 108).
Call (253-589-5780)
Email us at


Department of Student Life:

  1. Complete the online application no later than Sunday, July 7.
  2. Applicants will be contacted between July 9-10 about the status of your application.
  3. Select students will be invited to participate in an information session between July 11-12 prior to their individual interview scheduled for July 15-19.
  4. Applicants will be contacted by July 19 about the status of your application post interview.
  5. Finalists will be invited to new hire orientation on July 22 to learn more about the summer training series and what to expect moving forward in the process.

  • Must be a currently registered CPTC student
  • Maintain a quarterly and cumulative GPA of 2.5 or higher
  • Must be a student in good standing with the College, ASG and the community.
  • Must be making academic progress in an academic degree or certificate program

If you do not meet one or more of the above requirements, please include a statement with your completed application packet explaining to the committee why you should be considered and explain any circumstances that may have prevented you form meeting a requirement(s). Submitting a statement with your application does not guarantee an interview.

To submit your application you will need to complete all sections of the online application:

  1. Applicant Information
  2. Personal Statements:
    Tell us about yourself
    What skills and abilities would you bring to the Student Life Team?
    Tell us how you will be able to successfully balance your student leader position responsibilities (8-19 hours/week) along with your obligations at school and home?What interests you in being a student leader?
  3. Resume (not required – strongly encouraged)
  4. Reference
    Please list an individual who can speak to your experience, character, and temperament that is not a friend or family member.


If you do not meet one or more of the requirements for participation, you may appeal to have your application considered by the Selection Committee. To appeal, please email a statement after you submit your completed application packet explaining to the committee why you should be considered for a leadership position and explaining any circumstances that may have prevented you from meeting a requirement(s). Submit your appeal via email to Any questions you can contact 253-589-5780. Submitting an appeal does not guarantee that your application will be considered for an interview by the Hiring Committee.

Student Employees for the Department of Student Life make minimum wage, which is currently $13.50/hour.

The Department of Student Life also hires Peer Ambassadors, students who work on the Communications & Marketing Team as well as committee members. If you are interested in these positions please check back frequently to see if we are hiring or contact and ask for a hiring update for any of these positions.

No. Students are paid from S&A fees instead of workstudy money for student positions with the Department of Student Involvement (OSI). You may have an additional position through workstudy as well as work in the OSI but cumulative hours may not exceed 19 hours/week.

Student Council positions range between 16-19 hours/week. Campus Activities Board positions range between 12-16 hours/week.

We encourage South Hill Campus students to apply for any position with the Department of Student Involvement, however, transportation to training, office hours and meetings at the Lakewood campus will be required.

Yes. We require students to wear CPTC gear as part of their uniform, however we will supply you with a few items when you begin working.

One of the best things of a job in the Department of Student Involvement is flexibility around your personal and class schedule. You create your own working hours within the Monday-Friday, 8am-6pm work day (as well as attend 1-2 required meetings per week).

Associated Student Government (12-19 hours/week)

Associated Student Government student employees work on either the Student Council or Campus Activities Board (CAB). Student Council is an advocate of the student voice and a partner with other governing units. The Student Council oversees the administration of the ASG. Council meetings, which are open to the public, are held on a regular basis while CPTC is in session. CAB promotes and coordinates a well-balanced program of student-initiated activities that enhance health and wellness, cultural, social and recreational needs of the Associated Students outside the classroom aimed at enhancing student life.

Peer Ambassadors (8 - 12 hours/week)

The Peer Ambassador Program is coordinated by the Department of Student Life. The program serves as a leadership opportunity for students who are dedicated to serving and representing Clover Park Technical College. Ambassadors are paid student employees who coordinate peer help desk activities, conduct walking tours of the campus, and participate in special events related to student retention. Peer Ambassadors staff the Student Leadership & Service Center in Bldg 23.

Student Marketing & Communications (8 - 12 hours/week)

The Student Marketing & Communications positions are responsible for the graphic design, overall promotion of, reporting about and creating of a strong online presence (including social media) for the ASG and the Department of Student Life. Graphic design, photography and writing skills highly desired.

Committee Members (4 hours/month with the ability to increase to 4 - 6 hours/week)

Committee members are paid student representatives who serve on various Clover Park Technical College committees. Additionally, committee members can sign-up for event shifts that are sponsored by the Department of Student Life and increase both work hours and leadership opportunities.