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Advising Success Center Peer Advisor

Posted: 11/17/2015

The Advising Success Center is looking for competent, personable, and organized students interested in becoming Peer Advisors. We are looking for junior or senior standing students who are in good academic standing and in compliance with the student code of conduct. 

Advising Success Center Peer Advisors assist conditionally admitted students transition to the university by assisting them with basic academic processes, reinforce student skills for success, act as a referral source, offer a complementary point of view from staff or faculty perspectives, and act as a role model for college success at BSU.  

Peer Advisors are hired as student workers and their hours will work around their college schedule.  Each Peer Advisor will be asked to have a minimum of 5 hours per week devoted to the responsibilities of the position. 

To apply, please stop by the Advising Success Center in Sattgast Hall 207 and pick up an application. 

Contact: Zak Johnson at (218) 755-2226 or Jackie Dotson at (218) 755-2224 or email


Academic Technology Assistant

Job Description:

The Academic Technology Center supports audio visual technology in the classrooms and meeting spaces across campus.  The position includes video recording classes and campus events, video editing and duplication, providing audio visual support for events held on campus, and responding to support calls for help with classroom equipment.

The ATC Assistant position requires excellent customer service skills and reliability along with an interest in developing technical and troubleshooting skills.  You must be able to lift up to 20 pounds.  Scheduling is flexible and requires some evening and weekend hours as well as daytime hours. We will train on specific technology used on campus.  Preference will be given to freshmen and sophomores.

If interested contact Geri Olson at 218-755-2759.


Athletics - Bucky the Beaver Mascot

Posted: 1/07/2016

Bucky the Beaver Tryouts: Jan 20th, BSU Gym at 7:30pm

Students interested in trying out for the Bemidji State University Mascot "Bucky", we will be having tryouts on Wednesday Jan 20th in the BSU Gym! Students who have experience with being a mascot or a willingness to perform and interact with the public during Events, Athletic Contests, Promotions, etc.. are encouraged to attend. We are also looking for potential students who are accomplished skaters as well! Requires ability to work weekends and is a Paid Position through Games Management within the BSU Athletics Department.


Athletic Media Relations

Position: Student Video Assistant
Job Description:

The BSU Office of Athletic Media Relations is seeking students with a passion and knowledge of sport who possess video skills to help in the coverage and publicity of the University’s 15 varsity athletic programs. 

The video student assistant will report to the Athletic Media Relations Director and will be responsible for video content for both the athletic department website ( and its web streamed events, as well as its social media entities on, Twitter, YouTube, Facebook, etc.

This individual will be charged with capturing game highlights from various home events throughout the year, and then packaging them together for use on the department website, as well as social media channels. They will also be responsible for managing the department’s live web stream events, including, setup, takedown, as well as monitoring and contributing to social media in game. This individual will also be responsible for a number of video projects in support of the department’s end of the year banquet. Additional duties such as developing feature stories, content for video boards or other video/media needs may be assigned.

Requirements: Proficiency in the operation of video/lighting equipment including cameras and editing software, self-motivated, good written and verbal communication skills, ability to manage projects, research skills, ability to work weekend hours, experience shooting video, Twitter, Facebook, YouTube and other social/new media methods.

Contact: Brad Folkestad, 755-4603, PE203


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

Posted: 3/30/2016

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


Call Center Representative

The BSU Call Center Representatives raise scholarship funds for BSU by calling alumni and asking them to make a gift to the Lakeside Fund, the general scholarship fund. The Call Center utilizes computerized calling terminals and is located in the lower level of the David Park House (BSU Foundation).
Call Center Representatives serve an important role as the primary point of contact between BSU and a large portion of our alumni, therefore it is critical that they serve as positive ambassadors of BSU.

•    Work between 6 and 12 hours per week.
•    Effectively communicate with alumni of BSU to encourage giving to the Lakeside Fund.
•    Be a goodwill ambassador for Bemidji State University.
•    Attend all mandatory-training sessions.
•    Arrive promptly to all assigned calling sessions and follow all policies/procedures of the BSU Call Center.

Reports to:       Director of Annual Giving
Tenure:    The calling center will operate throughout the entire academic year.  Calling will not be scheduled for holidays, semester breaks and for the weeks of finals.
Qualifications:    Working with the Calling Team requires demonstrated excellent oral communications skills.  Successful candidates will be enthusiastic about Bemidji State University and be knowledgeable about the campus and current happenings.

Calling team members should have general computer skills and be comfortable working with computers.  An ability to quickly learn new skills is essential.  Good command of the English language is also required
Evaluation:    Calling Team members will be evaluated on their attendance, oral communication skills, and fund raising and recruitment performance.
Hours:   The Bemidji State University Calling Center hours are:  Sunday, Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 6PM – 9PM

To apply:  e-mail Lisa Hofstad  (755-2872) for an application.


Criminal Justice

(Beginning immediately, up to 10 hours per week during the academic year)

Work study or payroll student workers may apply. Flexible schedule.

Position: Criminal Justice student worker. Criminal Justice program at Bemidji State University, is seeking one student worker with a passion and knowledge of both print and web-based media relations support the department’s web presence and marketing materials.

This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in marketing, communications, public relations while learning about the complexities of the criminal justice field.  Student workers will work independently and in a team to achieve program goals.

The following is a potential list of projects and tasks that a student can expect:

Assist with the BSU Criminal Justice Department web presence.

Develop print-based marketing materials for the department.

§  Assist with various marketing research (e.g. statistics, social media platforms).

§  Coordinate and support various departmental activities and events as needed.

§  Design templates, ads, and other promotional materials.

§  Attend recruitment and advising events in support of faculty.

§  Search and post current criminal justice related job openings.

§  Maintain criminal justice hallway boards and screens.

Work is primarily directed by Dr. Elizabeth Hagensen, Chair of the Criminal Justice Department and Teresa LaFriniere. Please contact or 218-755-284 with any questions about the position. Please send resumes to  or Interviews will be scheduled immediately based upon resume and availability.


Marketing Assistance and Research Solutions (MARS) Student Researcher

Posted: 12/4/2015

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

Supervises:      Non-supervisory

Function:         Conduct applied marketing research for MARS clients

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.


Mass Communication

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



Position: OCM Student (2 positions available)

Fall: 2016

Date Posted: 6/20/2016

Job Description:

Everyone at Bemidji State University has a story to tell — faculty, staff or students, we all have something about our lives that is interesting and worth sharing. BSU’s Office of Communications and Marketing (OCM) is seeking two student workers to help us find those stories and share them with the world.

Our students report to the associate director of communications and marketing and are responsible for a variety of different tasks, including but certainly not limited to helping manage and develop content for the university’s official social media channels, writing news releases and helping us track stories that mention BSU in the media. Our students also help us build graphics for our outdoor message boards and for use on the web.

Students in our office also shoot, edit and produce video content that we use in a variety of different channels, such as the BSU website, YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter and Facebook. We also plan for our students to occasionally be assigned shoots of classes, presentations and other on-campus events or activities so our office can develop a library of video footage for use in our projects.


Students from any major or program on campus are welcome to apply for these positions. There are a few things we look for in our student workers. This isn’t a comprehensive list, and if you don’t fit some of these we can teach you. But this will give you a good idea of what we think you’ll need to be successful in these positions.

  • You should have an interest in meeting new people and talking to them about what makes their lives interesting and worth sharing with others.
  • You should have an interest in finding ways for the stories we tell to support the communications and marketing goals of the university.
  • You should be able to function in an environment that has dozens of projects going at any one time and be able to deliver quality work on deadlines — and sometimes under intense pressure from deadlines.
  • You should be comfortable with computers, and we prefer you to have a good working knowledge of Apple computers. We don’t expect you to be experts, but we’re a very technology-focused office and will be expecting you to learn a lot of software.
  • We would love it if you have an interest in the end-to-end process of producing video content, from gathering footage to delivering a final video. We would prefer you to have some existing skills with video editing; we have an editing station with Adobe Premiere.
  • Mostly, we want someone who is willing to learn, someone who will have fun and who will produce professional-quality work for our office.

Does this sound like something you’d want to do? Please contact us, and be prepared to share a resume and a sample of something you’ve written.

You’re going to enjoy working here.

Contact: Andy Bartlett, 755–2041, , @abart01 on Twitter, Deputy Hall 325


Public Safety Officer

Fall: 2016

Posted: 6/20/2016

The Department of Public Safety is currently in the process of hiring student officers to begin employment spring 2016 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



•    Work between 10 and 20 hours per week.
•    Effectively communicate with faculty, staff and students.
•    Provide phone and hands-on technical support to faculty, staff and students on a variety of software and hardware issues with the prime emphasis on troubleshooting and problem solving.

Reports to:  Student Manager

Position: Students needed at Northwest Technical College and Bemidji State University Tech Support.

Qualifications:    Excellent customer service skills. General computer skills and be comfortable working with computers.  An ability to quickly learn new skills is essential.  Good command of the English language. Preference given to Freshmen and Sophomores.

Hours:   Tech Support hours are Monday – Thursday 7:30-5:00 p.m. and Friday 7:30 to 4:30 p.m.

To apply:  Pick up application at the front desk in Tech Support in Deputy 161. Return to Melissa Arneson when completed with copy of Fall schedule.

Any questions,  please email Melissa at marneson@bemidjistate,edu



Posted: 6/2/2016

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.













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