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School Year - 9:30am-3:00pm
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Regular Payroll



The offices of the President, Academic Affairs and Student Development and Enrollment are seeking a highly motivated student employee(s) to provide office assistance in our administrative offices.

This is a work-study and/or regular payroll position(s). The maximum hours students can work per week during the academic year is 20 hours and 40 hours during breaks (spring, winter and summer).  Staffing hours are Monday – Friday between 7:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

Employment Dates:

Beginning Spring 2015.  Must be able to breaks (spring, summer, winter).

Job Duties:

  • Answering and/or placing phone calls and taking detailed messages
  • Receiving, sorting and distributing incoming and outgoing mail
  • Conduct tasks using the Microsoft Office Suite (PC, Word, Excel, Publisher, PowerPoint and Access)
  • Photocopying, scanning, faxing, filing, sorting, shredding, etc.
  • Checking and entering data, updating databases as necessary
  • Monitoring inventory of office supplies
  • Webpage updates/maintenance
  • Keeping administrative area, including conference rooms and workroom, neat and clean.

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Ability to prioritize workload from multiple offices
  • Strong customer service skills
  • Discreet when working with confidential information
  • Highly organized, strong attention to detail with a high level of accuracy
  • Problem solving, adaptability and responsibility
  • Strong communication skills – verbal and written
  • Willingness to learn new skills
  • Self-starter, takes initiative, strong work ethic

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Preference will be given to students with work-study funding and prior office experience.

A high level of professionalism (conduct and apparel) is required for this position.  Interested applicants may obtain an application at the reception desk, third floor Deputy Hall outside of room 306 or by email to:  To be considered for this position, you must submit your application by 4:30 p.m. on Tuesday, December 9, 2014.


Athletics - Event Management Workers

Event Management workers for Athletics! Hiring Ushers, Program Sellers,  Security, Scoreboard Operators, Announcers, etc.. for BSU Beaver athletic events. Must have some experience with High School or College Athletics either as a player or worker. Hiring for Work Study or Payroll Positions! Meeting for hiring on Mon August 25 at 9pm in the Beaver Pride Room which is located in the PE Building next to the John Glas Fieldhouse!! Sports included: Football, Volleyball, Soccer, Men’s and Women’s Hockey, Men’s and Women’s Basketball, Indoor Track and Field and other events as needed. Contact Tim Bellew if interested at 755-4108.


Athletics - Event Management Student Leads & Supervisors

Event Management Student Leads and Supervisors for Athletic Contests! Looking for highly motivated student workers who wish to be in a supervisory role. These Student workers are involved in the planning, marketing, set up, supervision of working staff and work directly with our Event Manager and Director of Athletics. Positions available for all sports! The positions available are for either Student Work Study or Student Payroll. Contact Tim Bellew if interested at 755-4108.


Athletics - Bucky the Beaver Mascot

Now Hiring students for Bucky the Beaver Mascot. Must be outgoing and willing to interact in a positive manner with children and the public attending BSU Athletic Contests. We are also looking for students who can Ice skate and are willing to work Men’s and Women’s Hockey at the Sanford Center as Bucky the Beaver! The positions are available for both Student Work Study or Student Payroll! Contact Tim Bellew if interested at 755-4108.


Athletics - Football Student Video Coordinator

Position: Student Video Coordinator for Football Program - work study eligible preferred.  Must be able to work 3-6pm each day and some weekend work will be required.  This is a position that can gain more responsibility as the worker becomes part of the program.  If available for the start of camp on August 14th, room and board during camp can be provided. 
Contact: Eric Medberry, Offensive Coordinator, BSU Football (218-755-3770)


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


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:


Career Services

Position: Peer Advisor

Peer Advisors assist new and existing BSU students by working in partnership with faculty, and all other offices within Student Development and Enrollment to provide resume critiques, marketing career events/fairs, providing information on majors by directing students to Career Outlooks by major and presenting to FYE and other classes on general office services.  Peer Advisor’s work a minimum of 10 hours weekly.

Requirements and responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Create cooperative, positive relationships with students in order to build and maintain retention and to launch an effective job search.
  • General office duties; scheduling appointments, answering phones, greeting customers and special projects.
  • Check in students into the BSUCareers before appointments.
  • Meet one on one with students during Resumes on the Run to critique resumes and provide other career information such as Career Outlooks by Major.
  • Assist students with registering and using BSUCareers.
  • Marketing upcoming Career Events/Job Fairs to students across campus.
  • Conduct follow up contacts/assessments with student to determine if their needs have been met via iPod.
  • Receptionist duties, including answering phones, scheduling appointments and greeting visitors to our office.
  • Referral to appropriate offices regarding transcripts, holds; declaring or changing a major, tutoring, disability services, Trio Programs and American Indian resources.
  • Answer general questions.


  • Must be Junior or Senior in good standing, having completed at least one semester at BSU.
  • Cumulative GPA of no less than 2.75
  • Appearance: always dress appropriately (presentable pants, skirt, or shorts; skirts or shorts must fall below fingertips when hands are at your-side.
  • Skill and enthusiasm to present to groups of 15 or more.
  • Excellent communication: oral and interpersonal skills.
  • Punctuality & dependability: always show up for your scheduled times.
  • Professional demeanor, ability to work well under minimal yet specific supervision.
  • Be able to follow directions/instructions and handle confidential information.
  • Willingness to work in a team environment and be a team player.
  • Be willing to learn about career advising, effective communication and BSU campus resources.
  • Be willing to work effectively in a collaborative, culturally diverse environment, including American Indian student population.
  • Be able to work independently.
  • Have the ability to use sound judgment, tact, and diplomacy to deal with a variety of situations that require empathic communication.
  • Be able to exercise initiative in problem solving.
  • Be able to work requiring a high degree of accuracy and attention to detail in an open office environment.
  • Listen carefully to instructions and to ask for clarification whenever a question or doubt arises.
  • Appreciate that you are a peer advisor, not a counselor or professional advisors.
  • Follow through mindfully on assigned projects, communicating important details clearly with other staff.

* Refer students to Career Services counselors:

  • For career counseling or
  • If a student asks any questions you are not comfortable answering

To apply submit resume, cover letter, available times to work during the week and three names of recommendation by August 29, 2014  to: Career Services, 1500 Birchmont Drive NE, #18, Bemidji,  MN  56601-2699

Or email your information to  If you have any questions you can call our office at 755-2038 or stop in Sattgast 207.

Center for Extended Learning

Extended Learning has an opening for student employee (up to 20 hours a week) to assist with general office work, which includes answering phones, filing and assisting with mailings.  Requires good communication skills; computer skills are helpful.  This position could start immediately and would extend through Spring semester.  Contact Lynn Johnson, Extended Learning, Deputy 105, 755-2068,

English Language Center at BSU

The English Language Center at BSU (ELCB) is looking for one or two students for the following hours and duties for the fall 14 semester:

From August 15 to August 25

Duties: This person will be the main contact person for ELC B students (the most 5 students only). This person will also assist the ELCB students regarding airport pickups, dorm room check-ins, hotel arrangements, if the dorm is not ready, orientation, shopping trips, and other ELCB student needs.

Hours: flexible, needed when students arrive, including weekends.

From August 25 to the end of the fall semester

Duties: This person will serve as an English language tutor for 1.5 hours per day on M, W and F (excluding holidays and the finals week); this person will also organize local trips and activities for the ELCB students (details to be discussed and finalized).

Tutoring Hours: flexible, either 4:00 to 5:30 or 6:00 to 7:30

Activity hours: to be discussed and finalized—will be flexible

Note:  Persons taking the job must be BSU students and have a valid MN driver’s license and a good driving record.  The position also requires good English language skills.


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 Video Crew (2 positions available) Date Posted:

Job Description:

The faculty, staff and students at Bemidji State University have stories to tell, and BSU's Office of Communications and Marketing (OCM) is seeking two student workers who possess skills or interest in video production to help us share those stories with the world.

Our video students report to the associate director of communications and marketing and are responsible for shooting, editing and producing video content that we use in a variety of different channels, including but not limited to the BSU website and social media channels such as YouTube, Vimeo, Twitter and Facebook. Our video students also occasionally have assignments to shoot classes, presentations and other on-campus events or activities so the OCM can add stock footage to its library for future use.

Requirements: You should have an interest in the end-to-end process of producing video content, from gathering footage to delivering a final video, and you should have an interest in how that process supports the news and marketing functions of the university. You should have an interest in meeting new people and talking to them about what makes their work interesting and worth sharing with others.

We would prefer you to have existing skills with video editing and production; we use Final Cut Pro X for Macs, but in the past our students have also used Adobe Premiere or iMovie. You also should know or be willing to learn how to use some cloud services like Dropbox and Trello. Mostly, we want someone willing to learn, have fun and produce good work.

Contact: Val Mason, 755-2041, Deputy Hall 325 OR Andy Bartlett, 755-2041, Deputy Hall 327


Public Safety Officer

The Department of Public Safety is currently in the process of hiring student officers.  
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), fax (218-755-2350) 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: Alissa Carlson - 218-755-3888 or Jeff Sillerud – 218-755-3888


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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