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School Year - 8am-4:30pm
Summer - 7:30am-4pm

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School Year - 9:30am-3:00pm
Summer - 9:30am-3:00pm


Regular Payroll


Alumni/Foundation Phonathon

Posted: 02/01/2017

Along with wage compensation and the flexibility of evening hours, the BSU Phonathon is an excellent way to develop strong rapport building skills, confidence in overcoming objections, and mature in your ability to think quickly. BSU callers raise scholarship funds for BSU by calling alumni and sharing information about our Annual Campaign.


  • Work between 6 and 12 hours per week (from 6:00-9:00pm)
  • Be a goodwill ambassador for Bemidji State University
  • Attend all mandatory-training sessions
  • Arrive promptly to all assigned shifts and follow policies/procedures

Reports to:   Director of Annual Giving


  • Demonstrated excellence in oral communications skills 
  • Successful candidates must be enthusiastic about Bemidji State University and well-informed about the campus and current happenings
  • Good general computer skills/knowledge
  • Ability to learn new skills quickly
  • Good command of the English language


Calling Team members will be evaluated on their attendance, oral communication skills, fundraising and recruitment performance.

The Bemidji State University Calling Center hours are:  Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday evenings. The calling center will operate throughout the entire academic year.  Calling will not be scheduled for holidays, semester breaks, or during finals.

To apply:  Contact Jana Wolff  (755-2872) for more information.


AIRC University Ambassador

Posted: 1/10/17

Duties & Responsibilities – Job Description

This position is the first contact for people entering the American Indian Resource Center.  Applicants must exhibit the ability to multi task and show outstanding customer service.


  • Meet and greet, answer phones, take messages, assist faculty/staff, assist students with copying/faxing/support services/computer lab, assist prospective students with admissions and financial aid questions/assist in scheduling tours with AIRC or admissions. Mailings, errands and other duties as assigned.

AIRC Website:

  • Daily, weekly and monthly upkeep of AIRC website in areas of: e-newsletters, news feeds, e-calendar, AIRC photo gallery and flicker.

Assist with EMS/scheduling rooms at AIRC

Tour Guide (will be trained)


  • Base knowledge of Microsoft Outlook
  • Must be full time enrolled (registered) at the time of employment
  • Knowledge & experience using PC/Microsoft
  • Good oral and written Communication skills
  • Positive attitude
  • Some knowledge of American Indian culture, language and traditions and willingness to learn.
  • Dependable

Contact Stephanie Hendricks at for information on how to apply.


Athletics – Student Equipment Manager – Men’s & Women’s Hockey

Posted: 1/4/2017

Job Description:

Beaver hockey is seeking two to three student equipment managers to fulfill a variety of duties: laundry services, general cleaning such as vacuuming and mopping, preparation for practices and games, preparing the locker room, basic inventory and restocking, and assist visiting teams, officials, and game day staff. This position is ideal for a student interested in becoming a hockey equipment manager, and is a great opportunity to learn hands on what is takes to manage a hockey club.

One student equipment manager will travel to all road games with the women’s hockey team; he or she will need knowledge in skate sharpening, riveting, sewing, repairing, and must be organized.

Requirements: passion for the game of hockey, self-motivated, basic knowledge of hockey equipment, good communication skills with players and staff, willingness to learn new things, available for a variety of different shifts such as afternoon practices, weekend games, and/or evening laundry.

If interested, please contact Toby Palmiscno, (218) 755-2707 or


Athletic Media Relations Student Assistants

The BSU Office of Athletic Media Relations is seeking students with a passion and knowledge of sports to help in the coverage and publicity of the University’s 15 varsity athletic programs in 2017-18.

Requirements: Self-motivated students must possess a broad knowledge of sports, good written and verbal communication skills, ability to manage projects, research skills, ability to work evening and weekend hours, experience shooting video and knowledge of social/new media methods. Should have working knowledge of some or all of the software within in the Adobe Creative Cloud.

Duties: Student assistants will be asked to complete historical research projects using University archives, write weekly previews, feature stories, recaps, compose biographical information, perform data entry projects, contribute to athletic social media accounts, interview student-athletes and coaches, edit/shoot videos, design static images and GIFs, update and maintain, staff assigned home athletic events, Calculate in-game statistics, distribute box scores to appropriate individuals during and post-contest, assist with weekly and post-game press conferences, with other duties as assigned.

Contact: Brad Folkestad, 755-4603, PE 225 with any questions.

To apply for any of the above position, please send a resume to Brad Folkestad, Associate Director of Athletics for Communications and Marketing, at


Honors Program & Center for Professional Development

POSITION PURPOSE:  Perform as an office assistant to Directors and staff by providing support to the Honors Program and Liberal Education programs.

Responsibilities include: 

  • Monitoring both mid and end of semester reviews
  • Typing and calculating data
  • Answering phones
  • Photocopying and running errands
  • Cataloging and filing materials
  • Typing documents for distribution to faculty and staff
  • Providing students with basic information on Honors Programs and Liberal Education programs
  • Other duties as assigned
  • Assisting with layout and story creation of program(s) newsletter
  • Supervise Honors Lecture Series


  • Skills in word processing and spreadsheet creation/management sufficient to use software such as Microsoft Word and Excel to prepare documents for distribution to faculty and staff
  • Ability to communicate effectively and efficiently, both verbally and in writing to provide prompt, courteous, and accurate information to students, faculty and staff in person, on the phone, through email and other written correspondence while maintaining a professional demeanor. 
  • Other duties as assigned

Application Information:  Work study or payroll students may apply.  Please contact Jennifer Baumann at 218-755-3984 with any questions about the position.   To apply, please email your resume to .



Marketing Assistance and Research Solutions (MARS) Student Researcher

Posted: 8/9/2016

Reports to:       Director, Marketing Assistance and Research Solutions (MARS)

Supervises:      Non-supervisory

Function:         Conduct applied marketing research for MARS clients

Job Summary:  2016 MARS FLYER

Rate:  $10 per hour


Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Arrives to work on time for scheduled hours
  • Dresses appropriately for all work hours
  • Works well in teams and autonomously
  • Conduct professional work from the MARS center (Mayflower building)
  • Communicate regularly with teammates, the Director and clients
  • Conduct team discussions
  • When appropriate, lead projects
  • Read the MRA Code of conduct
  • Complete the CITI IRB training and certification
  • Work with the client and director to determine the most appropriate research approach
  • Prepare proposals
  • Prepare Institutional Review Board applications
  • Prepare questionnaires
  • Conduct telephone surveys
  • Conduct internet surveys
  • Conduct mail surveys
  • Conduct focus groups
  • Conduct feasibility studies
  • Conduct needs assessments
  • Write research reports
  • Construct questionnaires and discussion guides
  • Use the discussion guides and questionnaires
  • Graph survey and focus group data and other results
  • Create crosstabs to assist in data analysis
  • Prepare formal research reports
  • Prepare and make formal presentation (frequently at the client’s location)
  • Works on creative marketing campaigns (may include, but not limited to: social media marketing, developing marketing collateral (i.e. banners, posters, brochures, etc.), and more
  • When appropriate, students evaluate research results, the current environment and make recommendations
  • Appraise own work at the conclusion of each project

Physical Demands:

  • Work is performed while standing, sitting and/or walking
  • Requires the ability to communicate effectively using speech, vision and hearing
  • Requires the use of hands for simple grasping and fine manipulations
  • Requires bending, squatting, crawling, climbing, reaching
  • Requires the ability to lift, carry, push or pull light weights
  • Requires the ability to drive and hold a valid driver’s license

Education and Experience:

  • Currently enrolled at Bemidji State University
  • Junior or senior student in good academic standing
  • Completed or currently taking BUAD 4467: Marketing Research

Minimum Skills, Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Must possess skills or the ability and openness to quickly develop skills in marketing research
  • Ability to maintain confidentiality and adhere to ethics standards
  • Advanced computer skills, particularly with the Microsoft Office suite of applications
  • Ability to foster a collaborative, professional, client-oriented working environment
  • Demonstrated record of initiative, problem solving, and adaptability
  • Strong listening, communication, and collaboration skills

Desired Skills, Qualifications and Requirements:

  • Proficiency in marketing research
  • Demonstrated proficiency with electronic and printed reference materials
  • Strong analytical skills, including expertise in research and analysis of data

Cover Letter/Resume, Inquiries and Interest Should be Expressed to:

Dr. Kelly La Venture, Director of Marketing Assistance & Research Solutions


Multiple openings beginning August 2015 through May 2016.


Marketing Assistance & Research Solutions (MARS)

Posted: 2/22/17

Graphic Designer –

Here’s your opportunity to create a product catalog for a client!

  1. Create a catalog design, concept, and sample layout based on knowledge of layout principles and esthetic design concepts.
  2. Determine size and arrangement of illustrative catalog design and copy, and select style and size of type.
  3. Mark up, paste, and assemble final layout to prepare layout for printer.
  4. As needed for the project, print charts, graphs, illustrations, and other artwork, using computer.
  5. Review final layout and suggest improvements as needed.
  6. Confer with client to discuss and determine layout design.
  7. Coordinate schedules, photoshoots, and meetings with client, photographer, and supervisor as related to the catalog project.

Interested students should contact MARS Director, Dr. Kelly La Venture immediately. She is reachable in-person: M132 or the MARS office (102 1st Street W, Suite 102 – in the Mayflower Building near Giovanni’s Pizza); phone: 218.755.4404; email:

Mass Communication

Posted: 12/7/16

Job Opening: Mass Communication will have openings for equipment checkout workers and students to work sports video and radio station jobs again this year.
Contact: Roger Paskvan, Deputy 215L, 755-3903


Public Safety Officer

Posted: 2/14/2017

The Department of Public Safety is currently in the process of hiring student officers to begin employment spring 2017 with the opportunity for full time hours during the summer.

This employment opportunity is a great resume builder regardless of field, offers a diverse working experience, and gives students an opportunity to help provide a safe and secure learning environment for the Bemidji State University and Northwest Technical College communities.

An application can be obtained at the Department of Public Safety office located in the lower level of Walnut Hall or via the Internet at  Simply go to the About tab, select the Student Employment tab from below, and click the “download an application here” link that is provided on that page.  The application can be submitted to the Department of Public Safety office via person, mail (The Department of Public Safety, 1500 Birchmont Dr. NE, Box #33, Bemidji, MN 56601- 2699), or e-mail (

Minimum requirements include: Enrolled for a minimum of six credits, GPA of at least 2.0 or higher, no criminal history (background checks are conducted), and a valid driver’s license.

Contact: Aaron Ebbighausen – 218-755-3888



Posted: 6/20/17

Job Description:

Ticket sellers needed for athletic and cultural activities on campus.  Must be willing to work evenings and weekends, be punctual and accurate, and interact well with the public.  This position includes selling various tickets at different prices while working at a fast pace.   Math and computer skills are essential.  Number of hours depends on activities held on campus, each event lasting between two to four hours. 

Contact Sharon in the Cashier Office:

Deputy Hall 202, Monday through Friday between 8:00 AM to 3:30 PM



TRIO/Student Support Services - Peer Tutors

TRIO/Student Support Services is seeking students to tutor other college students in the TRIO program. Tutors are not required to know everything about a subject but must have a desire to help other students learn how to study course material and understand it.  Tutoring is done on a one-on-one basis or in small groups of up to 3 students taking the same class.  Training is provided.


  • Be a sophomore, junior or senior taking at least 6 credits. 
  • Have a cumulative GPA of at least 2.8
  • Have received an A or B in the class(es) tutoring, or
  • Be a math education major or have a strong background in math for tutoring math courses.
  • Have good oral communication skills, a positive attitude, and patience.
  • Be self-motivated and dependable.

Hours vary and work with the tutor’s schedule.  All tutoring is done in public spaces on the BSU campus.

Applications are available at

or in the TRIO office in 207 Sattgast Hall.

Contact Linda Wolf at 755-2222 or at for more information. 

Upward Bound

Posted: 1/4/17

UB Resident Assistant Position Description

Upward Bound Students

The Upward Bound program at Bemidji State University serves 101 students from 7 area high schools.  Students range from freshmen to seniors and approximately 70-75 students attend the summer program each year.  About one-third of all summer program participants are new recruits entering Upward Bound for the first time.

What Upward Bound Seeks in Resident Assistants

Upward Bound hires 10 RAs each summer.  We seek staff members who are responsible, hardworking, and flexible.  We look for team players who communicate well with students and staff alike, who are able to plan fun activities, who enjoy working in an energetic environment, and who respond well under pressure.  Upward Bound RAs help ensure the welfare of students.  They do this, in part, by providing oversight in the residence hall and at all activities.

Although enforcing policy in a fair and consistent manner is a key responsibility for RAs, we are not looking for staff members who take an authoritarian approach.  RAs serve as mentors, role models, and advocates for UB students and need to be caring and approachable, as well as willing to participate in activities and simply have fun.   As high school students are often less in need of “counseling” than of having an attentive listener, we seek RAs who are eager to build trusting relationships with students and who will take the time to listen to their concerns.

RA Work Contracts/Time Commitment 

2017 Summer Program RAs will be contracted to work from June 6th – July 21st.  This time period covers an in-service training week, five weeks of UB classes, and a final week that includes a four-day trip to Chicago.  Since this is a residential program, RAs are essentially on-call 24 hours per day with the exception of specific nights off and weekends.  UB students go home on weekends and RAs are off-duty starting Friday afternoons at 2:00 p.m. through Sunday afternoons at 4:00 p.m.                                                                                                                 

RA Conduct

Since Upward Bound RAs serve as role models for students, staff members are expected to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner at all times.  RAs are expected to follow the same policies as students.  This includes rules about the possession and use of alcohol, tobacco products and controlled substances in dormitory areas and in the presence or vicinity of students.  Staff found to be in violation of a policy would be subject to termination.        

RA Responsibilities

RAs live in single rooms in the residence hall.  Duties include, but are not limited to:

  • Participating in pre-program staff training
  • Preparing residence hall for student arrival
  • Being a positive role model and leading by example
  • Holding students accountable for abiding by rules
  • Documenting all incidents in writing within 24 hours using proper forms
  • Transporting or accompanying students to activities, for medical care, and for other approved purposes
  • Being available at night to converse with and/or tutor floor members
  • Participating in floor or program-wide cultural and recreational activities
  • Providing administrative support by working desk shifts and answering phone calls, assisting with check-ins/check-outs, etc.
  • Actively participating in daily staff meetings
  • Being a loyal team member, respecting staff confidentiality when dealing with students, working together to form a cohesive team, and addressing any staff conflicts that may arise in a timely and mature manner
  • Assisting in the closing of the residence hall at the end of the Summer Program
  • Performing any additional tasks as assigned by the Head RA and/or Program Director

If interested please complete the attached application and return to Sarah Behrens in the Upward Bound office.








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