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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 '21- '22” to complete and submit your application
    • Once your application is submitted, please email the supervisor of the positions you have applied to let them know that your application is in. The supervisor will be contacting you. 
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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 Thomas Lambert at 503.399.5192.

  • Advising Peer Assistants

    Advising Peer Assistants are student leaders who represent the Advising and First-Year Programs department as well as your fellow peers at Chemeketa Community College. Working as a student leader you will support students by engaging with prospective, new, and current students on a daily basis. This is an essential role to the Advising Department.

    Advising Peer Assistants are students who have experience and knowledge of the campus, navigating the website, using the my.chemeketa student portal, and registering for classes. 

    This position gives you the opportunity to develop leadership skills working directly with students and staff. In this position, you will have an opportunity to gain valuable experience in networking, communication, teamwork, customer service,  and public relations.

    Core Competencies:

    • Outstanding customer service skills
    • Strong communication skills
    • Excellent listening skills
    • Ability to work with a diverse student population

    Students in this position must maintain a term GPA of 2.75 and successfully complete a minimum of 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 Joel Gisbert 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 Liliana Landa-Villalba at 503.589.7715.

  • 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 Liliana Landa-Villalba at 503.589.7715.

  • 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 Lupe Najar-Perez at 503.315.4293

  • 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 Angela Archer at 503.399.6148.

  • Peer Language Assistants

    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. Peer Language Assistants 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 Teter Kapan at 503.399.5141.

  • Design OP

    Design OP is looking for Visual Communications students interested in putting into practice skills they are learning in the program through graphic design and/or interactive media.

    Design OP provides hands-on opportunities which helps students be successful in their program as well as in the graphic design industries as business leaders.

    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
    • Build a working relationship with vendors
    • Design for various medias
    • Consult with clients and assist them with their design needs

    Various duties may also include –

    • Photography
    • Video
    • Web design
    • Collaborate with other departments to design recruitment and/or retention materials

    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 Marie Hulett at 503.399.2530.

  • Retention Hub Mentors

    Retention Hub Mentors participate in the program by mentoring a cohort of incoming first year students attending Chemeketa. Mentors assist in monitoring students’ college success by meeting with mentees and according to their availability participating as Teacher’s Assistants on an FYE105 class (First Year Experience) class during the fall term. Mentors also assist in monitoring students’ college success in person, via email, phone or texts. They also assist with workshops and other student activities as needed. Mentors will be required to mentor a minimum of 15 mentees. Mentors work 10-12 hours a week. Mentor work begins on the summer term.

    Interested students should:

    • Be in their second year of college at Chemeketa Community College for the 2020-2021 academic year.
    • Maintain a 2.75 G.P. A or higher throughout the academic year and successfully complete 12 credits each term and pass their classes with a C or better. No Ds or Fs accepted while employed.

    Core Competencies:

    • Strong communication skills
    • Excellent listening skills
    • Ability to work with students of different backgrounds, abilities, and unsupported or unmotivated college students.
    • Has worked in the past or has experience helping first year college students or first-generation college students.

    Training or past experience mentoring is not required.

    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.

  • Peer Advisors for Veteran Education

    The role of the Peer Advisor is to support the student veteran as they transition to campus life.  Peer Advisors will be existing students who have experience and knowledge of the campus. The Peer Advisor will act within an agreed range of confidentiality and will ensure they have the best interest of the student veteran in mind at all times.

    Roles and Responsibilities

    • Complete initial online training modules
    • Coordinate times to call or meet with student veterans
    • Provide informal support to student veterans to increase awareness of the resources available
    • Refer student veterans to university, federal and community resources as needed
    • Complete all interaction and outreach logs on a regular basis
    • Increase campus awareness of the PAVE program and specific needs of student veterans

    Qualifications

    • Military service
    • Good academic standing (0 or above GPA)
    • Ability to work with others
    • Good interpersonal, communication and problem solving skills
    • Insight about transition challenges
    • Can engage with and motivate people from diverse backgrounds

    Time Commitment

    • Attend initial training session(s)
    • Attend optional group events and program recognition events
    • Make a minimum of two semester commitment
    • Reach out to student veterans at least one time per month
    • Participate in scheduled calls or meetings with other Peer Advisors to share successes and discuss any challenges

    Contact: Angela Archer at 503.399.6148.

  • Student Bookstore Leader

    Student Bookstore Leaders work in the Bookstore at the Salem campus. Working as a student leader you will assist students, staff, faculty and the public with purchases. This position gives you the opportunity to develop leadership skills as well as enhance your experiences in customer service and public relations.

    This is an essential role at the bookstore as you will often be the first face seen when entering. Some of the other roles and responsibilities are as follows:

    • Establish a student leadership role both on the campus and within the Bookstore.
    • Answer general questions in regards to campus information, merchandise, required course materials and bus information.
    • Assist fellow students, staff, faculty and the public with course material selection and general merchandise.
    • Maintain the Bookstore sales floor to be clean and inviting to all.
    • Perform relative tasks as assigned.
    • Communicate and work effectively with students, staff and the public from diverse cultural, social, economic and educational backgrounds.
    • Use appropriate technology to accomplish job functions.
    • Work independently, with minimum supervision.

    Core Competencies:

    • Outstanding customer service
    • Strong communication skills
    • Excellent listening skills
    • Ability to work with students of different backgrounds and abilities
    • Public contact through employment and/or volunteer experience

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Experience with handling cash, credit/debit card transactions

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

    For more information, contact Amanda Faltyn at 503.399.2540.

  • 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 Timothy Richardson at 503.399.5023 and Bob Denherder at 503.399.5023.

  • 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 Joel Gisbert at 503.365.4764
  • Student Ambassadors

    Student Ambassadors work at the recruitment office at the Salem campus. Their main job is to assist with recruitment efforts of the college. Some of their other roles and resposnabilities are to:

    • Establish student leadership roles and presence within the college
    • Answer general questions about the admissions process, classes and college life
    • Conducts campus tours to prospective students, their families and members of the public
    • Assist prospective and newly admitted students with the enrollment process
    • Maintain prospective student records and database
    • Perform related tasks as assigned
    • Communicate and work effectively with students, staff, and the public from diverse cultural, social, economic, and educational backgrounds
    • Use appropriate technology to accomplish job functions
    • Work independently, with minimum supervision

    Core Competencies:

    • Strong communication skills
    • Excellent listening skills
    • Ability to work with students of different backgrounds and abilities.
    • Public contact through employment and/or volunteer experience

    Preferred Qualifications:

    • Bilingual (English and other language)

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

    For more information, contact Cristina Barba at 503.399.4951

  • 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
    • 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.

  • Student Retention Assistants

    Student Retention Assistants work at the office of Student Retention and College Life. Their main job consists of connecting with current and returning Chemeketa students via phone, text or email helping the navigate resources at Chemeketa. They are also in charge of the lending library process, food pantry, campus postings, and other clerical tasks for the office.

    Interested students should:

    • Be in their second year of college at Chemeketa Community College for the 2020-2021 academic year.
    • Maintain a 2.75 G.P. A or higher throughout the academic year and successfully complete 12 credits each term and pass their classes with a C or better. No Ds or Fs accepted while employed.

    Core Competencies:

    • Strong communication skills
    • Excellent listening skills
    • Ability to work with students of different backgrounds and abilities.

    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

  • Tutor – Student Computer Center

    Tutor II Computer Lab (FWS Job #16314)

    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 #16231)

    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, Canvas and at least two of the following, and preferred completion of CIS101 or CIS120 –

    • MS Office 2019 (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 Aspen Padilla at 503.399.6088.

  • Wine Studies Assistant and Student Leader

    The Wine Studies Assistant and Student Leader performs a variety of duties including:

    • Assistance with various wine related events, including tasting room events, wine judging events, and annual barrel tasting event.
    • Assistance with student recruiting events and activities (held both on and off campus).
    • Providing tours of the Northwest Wine Studies Center.
    • Participating as student representative on the Wine Studies Advisory Committee (1 meeting/term).
    • Winery, vineyard, and tasting room assistance as needed.

    Must be able to work independently with minimum supervision, be able to lift 40lbs. and must be able to work some weekends and evenings. Must obtain OLCC servers permit upon hire.

    Students must maintain a 2.75 GPA and be enrolled in a minimum of 12 credits.

    For more information, contact Megan Jensen at 503.584.7254

  • 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 Francisca Sandoval Juarez at 503.316.3260.

  • Yamhill Valley Recruitment & Retention Student Leaders

    These six positions 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 Mackenzie Fraser at 503.316.3206. or  Danielle Hoffman at 503.316.3264.