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Lead by Example

Student Leadership

Get involved- gain work experience and pay for college as a Chemeketa student leader.

Why Become a Student Leader?

Student leadership is very important to Chemeketa’s college life. Student leader positions provide financial aid to help meet educational expenses, help college staff do important work, provide you with valuable work experience and the opportunity to develop strong leadership skills.

Student leaders may also participate in special activities 

  • A student leadership training conference
  • Free two credit leadership class
  • Networking social events
  • Awards event recognizing Chemeketa’s outstanding student leaders

Apply

You can apply to be a student leader if you are a recipient of Federal Work Study or are looking for volunteer opportunities. As a student leader, you may be paid at an hourly rate or a receive a tuition waiver.

  • Gain experience (recommended)
    • Take a leadership class and/or participate in volunteer activities to help determine your interests, abilities and experience.
  • Apply online on through Chemeketa’s Human Resources
    • Select “Student Leadership – New & Returning” to complete and submit your application
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  • ACCESSIBILITY SERVICES SUPPORT TECHNICIAN

    Provides customer service at our AIM (Accessible Information Management) help desk, which includes checking in appointments for testing and assisting students to navigate the AIM database. Responsible for editing and converting materials into alternate formats. Responsible for captioning videos and transcribing audio files. Scribe and read for students with disabilities both within the classroom and during tests. Attend meetings and training as needed. Performs other duties as assigned.

    Students must maintain a 2.75 term GPA and be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credit hours each term.

    Accepting applications until filled.

    For more information, contact Tiffany Kennell at 503.365.4724 or Thomas Lambert at 503.399.5192.

  • Advising Peer Assistant

    Advising Peer Assistants, work in the Academic Advising office to support students in various aspects of there college experience. As ad Advising Peer Assistant, you will be working with the Advising team and gain valuable leadership and customer skills. You will play an important role, often being the first point of contact for current and prospective students. You will have the opportunity to participate in special college-wide events to support student success. 

    Advising Peer Assistants assist students in registering for classes, connecting with college resources, and helping them navigate their my.chemeketa portal and the Chemeketa public website, as well as assist staff in developing special projects. 

    Students must maintain a term GPA of 2.75 and successfully complete 12 credits each term

    For more information, contact Erika Coker at 503.399.6557.

  • Associated Students of Chemeketa (ASC)

    The Associated Students of Chemeketa (ASC) is a group of student leaders who represent their fellow peers at Chemeketa. This is a great opportunity for you to develop multiple job related skills, including leadership skills, time management skills, team work skills, computer skills, and build your resume for future jobs or scholarships. ASC’s main tasks are 

    • Represent students at Chemeketa
    • Work closely with students to help improve their well-being at Chemeketa
    • Receive student concerns and take them to the appropriate bodies of authorities
    • Manage tasks and projects as approved by the ASC Student Council

    Students must maintain a term GPA of 2.75 and successfully complete 12 credits each term.

    Most ASC openings happen during spring term, but you are encouraged to apply any time of year.

    For more information, contact Adam Holden at 503.365.4764.

  • CAMP Mentor

    CAMP Mentors participate in mentoring skills training and weekly meetings with the Mentor Supervisor. Maintain a weekly log on assigned CAMP students. Meet weekly with each assigned student. Assist in monitoring students’ success and in CAMP classes when needed. Attend leadership conferences/workshops as assigned. Do student follow up via phone calls or email. Assist with student projects related to CAMP and CAMP presentations at high schools and conferences. Perform other duties as assigned. Mentors must be former CAMP students.

    Mentors must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 throughout the academic year and successfully complete 12 credits each term.

    Accepting applications now until filled.

    For more information, contact Rosalba Aguilar de Luna at 503.399.7778.

  • CAMP Tutor

    CAMP Tutors must complete Level I Tutor Training within the first two terms, and must demonstrate proficiency in subject area. Tutors work with minimum supervision. Participate in weekly meetings with Tutor Supervisor and participate in tutor training activities. Maintain weekly tutor logs. Meet weekly with each assigned student. Assist in monitoring students’ success. Attend leadership conferences/workshops as assigned. Do student follow up via phone calls or email. Provide individual educational assistance to students. Demonstrate problem-solving skills. Tutors may perform various clerical tasks and other duties as assigned.

    Tutors must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0 throughout the academic year and successfully complete 12 credits each term.

    Accepting applications now until filled.

    For more information, contact Rosalba Aguilar de Luna at 503.399.7778.

  • CAP Assistants

    The CAP (College Access Programs) Assistants perform receptionist duties and provide support for all College Access Programs such as CAMP, TRIO, TRIO Pre-college, and the Chemeketa Completion Program (CCP). This team will assist with the Resource Center's front desk and the main office's front desk by welcoming students, staff, and the community in a friendly, helpful, and approachable manner and providing department information.

    Resource Center front desk duties include 

    • Welcome and check-in students
    • Monitor the Resource Center
    • Maintain computers, lab and resource center security and keep work areas clean
    • Answer phones or assist staff/students with computer equipment and/or software use
    • Answer general student questions
    • Other duties as assigned

    Main office front desk duties include 

    • Welcome and greet clients (students, staff, and the community)
    • Provide CAP information and reply to phone, email and in person inquiries
    • Schedule appointments
    • Answer main phone line
    • Assemble various materials and packets of information for distribution
    • Assist with special projects such as labeling or preparing files
    • Assist with college activities such as registration, conferences and special events
    • Other duties as assigned

    For more information, contact Rosalba Aguilar de Luna at 503.589.7778 or Liliana Landa-Villalba at 503.589.7660.

  • CAP Tutor

    CAP tutors must complete Level I Tutor Training within the first two terms, and must demonstrate proficiency in subject areas. Tutors work with minimum supervision, providing individual educational assistance to students. Tutors will meet with each student that schedules an appointment online, assist in monitoring students’ success and maintain weekly tutor logs. They must demonstrate problem-solving skills and communicate regularly with the tutor supervisor and other CAP staff. Tutors may perform various clerical tasks and other duties as assigned.

    Tutors must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA throughout the academic year and complete a minimum of 6 credits per term.

    For more information, contact Joel Gisbert at 503.587.7660.

  • Conversation Table Leaders

    Thank you for your interest in leading a conversation table and building bridges between cultures. Your willingness to share your native language(s) and help others informally learn about language and culture enhances our college community and enriches learning for all. As peer leaders representing International Programs/English Institute, conversation table leaders apply current cross-cultural communication skills and continue to build them.

    Students must maintain a term GPA of 2.75 and successfully complete 12 credits each term.

    Accepting applications now until filled.

    For more information, contact Kimberly Eitner at 503.589.7783.

  • Chemeketa Press Design/Production

    Chemeketa Press Design/Production interns work on various projects related to Chemeketa's ongoing textbook affordability initiative. They put into practice the skills they are learning in the Visual Communications program through graphic and web design and production work. They gain hands-on experience working with the clients of the Press and develop skills in handling that relationship with regularly adjusting goals and deadlines. They gain experience effectively managing their time, working with a team of graphic designers and editors, critiquing and consulting with others, and managing project processes and skills. Interns receive other hands-on training that helps them be successful in their program as well as in graphic design industries.

    Students must maintain a term GPA of 2.0 and successfully complete 6 credits each term.

    For more information, contact Brian Mosher at 503.399.5254.

  • Chemeketa Press Editorial

    Chemeketa Press Editorial interns work on various projects related to Chemeketa's ongoing textbook affordability initiative. They put into practice the skills they are learning in writing, research, and copyediting through directed work on textbook and web projects. They gain hands-on experience working with the clients of the Press and develop skills in handling that relationship with regularly adjusting goals and deadlines. They gain experience effectively managing their time, working with other professional editors and designers, critiquing and consulting with others, and managing project processes and skills. Interns receive other hands-on training that helps them be successful in their program as well as in publishing or business industries.

    Students must maintain a term GPA of 2.0 and successfully complete 6 credits each term.

    For more information, contact Brian Mosher at 503.399.5254.

  • Design OP

    The Design OP team work on retention projects by putting into practice skills they are learning in the Visual Communications program through graphic design and/or interactive media. Simultaneously, they learn how to manage a small business, work with a team of graphic designers, critique and consult with each other, project management processes and skills, consult with clients to assist clients with their design needs, and hands-on training which helps students be successful in their program as well as successful in the graphic design industries as business leaders. Various duties may also include photography, video, web design and working with the Courier Brief's editor to design, print and deliver the school newspaper.

    Students not in the Visual Communications program who are proficient and have a passion for photography, video and/or web design, are encouraged to apply.

    Students must maintain a term GPA of 2.75 and successfully complete 12 credits each term.

    For more information, contact Yesica Navarro at 503.399.5147 or William Velez at 503.399.2527.

  • English as a Foreign Language (EFL) Tutors

    Assist international speakers of other languages studying basic English as a peer tutor. Provide learners speaking and listening practice. Assist students in understanding & completing homework assignments. Provide help with basic English grammar, reading, writing and vocabulary development.

    Students must maintain a term GPA of 2.75 and successfully complete 12 credits each term.

    Accepting applications now until filled.

    For more information, contact Kimberly Eitner at 503.589.7783.

  • Environmental Stewardship Assistants

    The Environmental Stewardship Assistants help track and analyze environmental data, do light office work, data entry, complete inventories and recruit students to events. 

    Preferred Skills: experience with Microsoft Word and Excel.

    Some of their main tasks may include –

    • Assist with environmental data gathering (e.g. fuel consumption, building statistics, etc)
    • Update inventory of hazardous chemicals
    • Assist with data entry about recycling, composting and trash pick up
    • Assist with Earth Day planning
    • Staff tables during events to promote sustainability and recruit people to events.

    Assistants must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75 and successfully complete 12 credits each term.

    Accepting applications now until filled

    For more information, contact Steph Fregosi at 503.584.7262

  • Evening Study Night Tutors

    The Evening Study Mentors serve as a resource to students utilizing the evening study hours offered by Chemeketa’s Multicultural Center. This position will provide academic assistance to students in addition to campus referrals and college skills guidance.

    Mentors must maintain a cumulative GPA of 3.0, successfully complete 12 credits each term and obtained a B or higher in 100-level coursework or higher in at least one of the following subjects: math, reading, writing or computer science. 

    Accepting applications now until filled.

    For more information, contact Linda Ringo-Reyna at 503.399.5143.

  • Financial Aid Peer Assistants

    Financial Aid Peer Assistants work in the Financial Aid office and have the unique opportunity to assist other students in all aspects of the college experience. As a peer assistant, you will gain valuable leadership and customer service skills while helping other students with their financial aid questions as well as our college’s online resources.

    Students must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.75, successfully complete a minimum of 6 credits each term.

    Accepting applications now - ongoing.

    For more information, contact Becky Beggs at 503.399.5018.

  • Food Pantry Relations Assistants
    Assists with maintenance, upkeep and growth of the Student Food Pantry. Students in this area also help grow relations with organizations, departments and businesses who support the Student Food Pantry. Food Pantry Relations Assistants also help with developing awareness of food insecurity at Chemeketa Community College and help provide referrals to students and community members to departments in campus and outside organizations. 
     
    Training for the functions of the job will be provided by supervisor upon hiring. 
     
    This is a Federal Work Study Job (FWS) only. Student needs to complete the FAFSA application and indicate that they would like to receive FWS. 
     
    Student must maintain a term GPA of 2.75 and successfully complete 12 credits each term. 
     
    For more information, call Grecia Garcia at 503.399.5121
  • Front Desk Peer Assistant

    Front Desk Peer Assistants work in Advising and Counseling and Career Services and have the unique opportunity to assist other students in all aspects of the college experience. As a front desk peer, assistant, you will gain valuable leadership and customer service skills while helping other students with the Admission process, scheduling appointments and providing information by phone or at the front desk. You will also play an important role in helping students check in for their appointments. 

    Students must maintain a term GPA of 2.75 and must successfully complete 12 credits each term. 

    For more information, contact Blanca Aguirre at 503.399.5171.

  • Gender Equity Education Facilitator

    The Gender Equity Education Facilitators work in collaboration with the Compliance Director/Title IX Coordinator to coordinate, promote, and facilitate educational opportunities for students as related to relationship and sexual violence. Students will gain knowledge of applicable laws and regulations while developing skills in  

    • Project management 
    • Time management
    • Facilitation
    • Verbal communication

    Students must have previous experience as a student leader, ability to communicate well in a public setting, and demonstrable time management skills. Students must maintain a term GPA of 2.75 and successfully complete 12 credits each term.

    Accepting applications now until filled.

    For more information, contact Vivi Caleffi Prichard at 503.365.4723.

  • High School Partnerships Mentors

    The HSP Mentor Program pairs first-year students with (current or former) HSP student volunteers who will help guide them through their first terms at Chemeketa. As an HSP Mentor, you will have the opportunity to develop strong leadership skills as you assist students with their transition into college life.

    Must be a current or former High School Partnerships student and maintain 12 credits each term.

    Accepting applications TBA

    For more information, contact Maggi Daugherty at 503.399.2338.

  • International Ambassadors

    Assist with recruitment, orientation and retention programs offered to international and study/service learning abroad students. Respond to requests from prospective and continuing students. Assist all staff in the department to deliver services, activities and training. Conduct campus tours. Serve as peer leaders for international education programs. Coordinate student involvement in the international community with International Club and Associated Students of Chemeketa (ASC).

    Students must maintain a term GPA of 2.75 and successfully complete 12 credits each term.

    Accepting applications now until filled.

    For more information, call Kimberly Eitner at 503.589.7783.

  • Library Clerk

    Library Clerk I (FWS Job #14485)

    Shelve library materials and maintain shelf order. May help patrons and staff locate requested items. Use Library database and basic computer applications to accomplish tasks. General office tasks, including photocopying, scanning, packaging, mailing, filing and other duties. Good customer service skills and ability to work with minimum supervision.

    Library Clerk II (FWS Job #14483)

    Six months of library experience are required for this position. In addition to Library Clerk I duties, Library Clerk II work at the Circulation desk with the ability to work in a busy environment and prioritize tasks, including answering phones, collecting fines and checking items in and out using Library database. Help patrons locate materials, give directional and informational assistance, and assist with use of equipment and student technology.

    Library Clerks must able to reach upper and lower library shelves, be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits and pass the Dewey Decimal skills test.

    Accepting applications now until filled.

    For more information, contact Tricia Bender at 503.399.5216.

  • Multicultural Student Services (MSS)

    The MSS team members are responsible for

    • Maintaining the Multicultural Center facilities
    • Coordinating ongoing cultural awareness projects
    • Providing support for the cultural student clubs
    • With MSS team plans events
    • Promoting upcoming multicultural events by creating flyers and posters and maintaining a designated display case and bulletin board
    • Providing general information to the public by communicating effectively and collaboratively throughout the campus community

    Students must maintain a term GPA of 2.75 and successfully complete 12 credits each term.

    Accepting applications now until filled.

    For more information, contact Linda Ringo-Reyna at 503.399.5143.

  • POLK PEER ASSISTANT & RECRUITMENT LEADER

    The position assists with the overall retention and recruitment efforts at the Polk Center. They assist with the planning, publicizing and coordination of various events at the Polk Center, and also assist with high school recruitment events throughout the school year, held on and off campus. This includes working information tables, speaking on student panels, staffing college fairs, and assisting with Oregon Promise application and FAFSA forms.

    Students must maintain a term GPA of 2.75 and successfully complete 12 credits each term.

    For more information, contact Glen Miller at 503.399.6520.

  • Polk Building Inspection Leader

    The position assists with the overall retention and recruitment efforts for the Building Inspection program at the Polk Center. They lead the Chemeketa Chapter of ICC; participate in advisory meetings; attend industry related meetings; plan, publicize and coordinate various events on and off campus; and mentor new students entering the program.

    Students must maintain a term GPA of 2.75 and successfully complete 12 credits each term.

    For more information, contact Glen Miller at 503.399.6520.

  • Public Safety Office Assistants
    • Works various shift hours based on scheduling Monday through Friday
    • Provides customer service information on security, safety, first aid, facility usage, card access/key control, parking and traffic management and other college functions to visitors, students, staff and faculty
    • Provides clerical support for Public Safety Officers
    • Inputs data with high degree of accuracy, including parking permits, incident reports and key requests into established computer programs in a prescribed manner
    • Operates two-way radio, and computer equipment; issues college keys and access cards to staff
    • Uses appropriate technology tools to accomplish job functions; understands and utilizes available technology as communication and data gathering tools
    • Understands and collaborates effectively with a variety of students, staff and the public from diverse cultural, social, economic and educational backgrounds
    • Provides information and responds appropriately to a variety of requests for information and assistance, including emergency calls through the 911 system
    • Money handling, permit sales and parking citation payments
    • Operates information booth
    • Filing, general office duties
    • Issues parking citations for various parking infractions on Salem campus
    • Parking citation appeals resolution
    • Perform other duties as assigned

    Students must maintain a term GPA of 2.75 and successfully complete 12 credits each term.

    Accepting applications now - ongoing

    For more information, contact Chris Cooper at 503.589.7647.

  • Safe Zone Assistants

    The safe zone assistants staff the LGBTQ+ Safe Zone and Student Clubs Resource Center and are responsible for creating and maintaining a welcoming environment for all students who visit and use the room. This includes overseeing the use of the space for its visitors in a professional and appropriate manner to encourage participation for all students. They also perform daily tasks to operate the room such as washing dishes, vacuuming, and wiping down the tables to maintain a clean and welcoming environment. They also meet once per week as a group to collaborate on projects that seek to improve services and/or educational events provided by the Safe Zone

    Student must maintain a term GPA of 2.75 and successfully complete 12 credits each term. 
     
    For more information, call Adam Holden at 503.365.4764
  • Student Ambassadors

    Student Ambassadors are essential to the college’s marketing and outreach efforts. They are often the first point of contact for a prospective student. Ambassadors lead campus tours, communicate with prospective students in person and online, maintain our prospective student database and are involved in a variety of public and community relations events. Ambassadors gain valuable experience in networking, communication, teamwork, customer service, public relations and event coordination.

    Students must maintain a term GPA of 2.75 and successfully complete 6 credits or each term.


    For more information, contact Cristina Barba at 503.399.4951 or Esthela Zendejas at 503.584.7152.

  • Student Retention Assistants

    Get the customer service skills you need by working as a Student Retention Assistant. You will learn clerical skills on the job and work on retention related activities that will improve student success outcomes. You will assist in

    • Maintaining department records
    • Filing
    • Inputting data
    • Scheduling
    • answering phones
    • Ordering office supplies
    • Postings
    • Lending Library
    • Other duties including conducting campus tours and presentations

    Students must maintain a term GPA of 2.75 and successfully complete 12 credits each term.

    For more information, contact Grecia Garcia Perez at 503.399.5121

  • Theater Technician III

    A Theater Technician III performs a variety of duties such as

    • Assist with publicity
    • Act as stage/house manager or assistant director,
    • Hang and focus lights, operate light/sound controls. W

    Must work independently with minimum supervision, be able to lift 35 lbs. and must be able to work some weekends and evenings.

    Students must maintain a 2.50 GPA and be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits.

    For more information, contact Terry Rohse at 503.589.7871.

  • Tutor – Student Computer Center

    Tutor II Computer Lab (FWS Job #15763)

    Tutors assist students in the Student Computer Center located in the Library using computer software to complete course assignments. Assist with technology equipment (scanner, printer and photocopier) and wireless connections. Paid mandatory tutor training is included.

    Tutor III Computer Lab (FWS Job #15722)

    After completion of Level 1 Tutor Training, receive higher pay level. Same job duties as above.

    All tutors must have demonstrated proficiency in Windows 10, eLearn/Blackboard and at least two of the following, and preferred completion of CIS101 or CIS120 –

    • MS Office 2016 (Word, Excel, Access, Power Point, Publisher)
    • Adobe Suite (InDesign, Photoshop, Dreamweaver)
    • QuickBooks/Accounting
    • Web design/HTML
    • Programming (Java, C++, Visual Logic/Basic, QT Creator)

    Must be enrolled in a minimum of 6 credits per term and be in good standing with Financial Aid and have a current Federal Work Study (FWS) award.

    Accepting applications now until filled.

    For more information, contact Mary Schroeder at 503.399.3912.

  • TUTORING & STUDY SKILLS

    Tutor II

    Tutor fellow students with math, science, or writing concepts. Improve your own skills.

    Required – Completed mandatory training as a Tutor II, completed MTH095 or higher or WR115 or higher with an A or B plus a recommendation from an instructor.

    Tutors must maintain a cumulative 3.0 GPA throughout the academic year and complete a minimum of 6 credits per term.

    For more information, contact James Gapinski (Writing) at 503.589.7681, Adrienne Beebe (Math) at 503.365.4739, or Ashley Dern (Science) at 503.365.4744.

    Clerical II

    As a receptionist, you will work at the front desk of the Tutoring and Study Skills Center. You will gain valuable knowledge about the services available to students at the Center while you play a vital role as the face of the Center and first contact with students. A friendly, approachable demeanor and excellent customer service skills are important for making students feel welcome.

    Receptionists workday hours during the summer and day and evening hours during the academic year. Typing skills are not essential.

     

    Front desk duties include –

    • Welcoming students to the Center
    • Assisting students with the check-in/check-out process
    • Directing students to appropriate services within the Center
    • Answering general student questions
    • Answering phones
    • Assisting staff/students with resource check-out
    • Keeping work areas clean
    • Filing documents
    • Other duties as assigned

    Clerical II student leaders need to maintain a 2.75 G.P.A throughout the academic year and complete a minimum of 6 credits per term.

     

    For more information, contact Guinne Muir at 503.399.5190 or Abby Grewatz at 503.365.4740.

  • Woodburn Peer Leaders

    The Woodburn Center is looking for leaders within the student population who wish to gain work experience within a wide range of positions. They focus on the planning, publicizing and coordination of various events at the Woodburn Center, including student clubs, cultural events, and community service events. The Peer Leaders serve as positive role models and representatives for the student of Woodburn.

    The Woodburn Center is looking to fill the following positions 

    • Office Assistant
    • Student Club Leader/Associated Students of Chemeketa (ASC) Representative
    • Computer Lab Assistant
    • ESOL Class Assistant
    • Advising Assistant

    Woodburn Peer Leaders must maintain a term GPA of 2.75 and successfully complete a minimum of 12 credits per term.

    Accepting applications now until filled.

    For more information, contact Efrain Alonso at 503.316.3265.

  • Yamhill Valley Recruitment & Retention Student Leaders

    These six positions (three talent waivers and three federal work study) assist in the overall retention and recruitment efforts at Yamhill Valley Campus. They focus on the planning, publicizing and coordination of various events at the Yamhill Valley Campus, including student clubs, cultural events and community service events. They also assist with high school recruitment events throughout the school year, held on and off campus. This includes giving campus tours, speaking on student panels and staffing college fairs. Additionally, one of the Recruitment and Retention Student Leaders will be an active member of the Associated Students of Chemeketa (ASC), which is the student government for Chemeketa Community College. The ASC Rep will attend the ASC weekly meetings at the Salem campus and report on the events and happenings at YVC. They will also work to strengthen the collaboration between the Salem and Yamhill Valley Campuses.

    Students must maintain a term GPA of 2.75 and successfully complete 12 credits each term.

    Accepting applications TBA

    For more information, contact Danielle Hoffman at 503.316.3264, or Kelsey Anderson at 503.316.3206.