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Regular Payroll

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


360 Center for Excellence


Accepting applications for Summer and Fall of 2016

(Beginning immediately, up to 20 hours per week during the academic year and up to 40 hours per week during the summer)

Work study or payroll student workers may apply.

Position: Marketing/Graphic Design student workers or interns (2 available)

360, a manufacturing-based center of excellence led by Bemidji State University, is seeking two student workers with a passion and knowledge for education to support marketing and communications for 360’s programs.

This is an excellent opportunity for students interested in pursuing a career in marketing, communications, or public relations while learning about the exciting, high-tech industry of advanced manufacturing.  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 to take on during their internship (work is divided between student workers):

  • Design monthly 360 and Dream It. Do It. MN monthly newsletters
  • Assist with website content development and maintenance for 360 and Dream It. Do It. MN
  • Proof and write press releases, ads, articles, etc. and assist with press release coordination
  • Assist with various marketing tasks such as social media posts, social media analytics, e-newsletter analytics, Google Analytics, and Google Alerts
  • Assist with special events and robotics camps as needed
  • Assist with mailings, including tracking
  • Manage Dream It. Do It. MN Facebook and Twitter accounts
  • Create YouTube vidoes and utilize YouTube annotations to promote and build
    • YouTube presence, create YouTube playlists, and assist with increasing YouTube
    • SEO
  • Assist with the development or creative for promotional toolkits, like videos, etc. for Dream It Do It and 360.
  • Assist with various marketing research (e.g. statistics, social media platforms)
  • Attend and contribute to staff meetings
  • Design templates, ads, and other promotional materials.

Knowledge of Adobe software and Microsoft Office preferred.

This position may be used as an internship. Other benefits include scheduling work hours around your class schedule, possible employment throughout your studies at BSU, work on campus, and real-world experience.

Work is primarily directed by Jaimee Meyer, assistant director of 360/executive director of Dream It. Do It. MN and Jessica Gehrke, communications specialist for 360.

Please contact Jessica Gehrke at 218-755-2206 or with any questions about the position. Please send resumes to Interviews will be scheduled immediately based upon resume and availability.


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


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

Job Title: Peer Advisors

Posted: 11/17/2015

CLICK HERE for a detailed job description and instructions on how to apply. 


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.


HMU Information Desk Worker

Posted: 5/14/15

Serves as the first point of contact at the Information Desk and performs a variety of tasks that provide support for HMU’s operations & programs.  Daytime, evening and weekend shifts, average 10 hrs./week.  Work Study given first preference.  Applications available at the Hobson Memorial Union Information Desk.


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)

Date Posted:

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: Val Mason, 755–2041, Deputy Hall 325 OR

Andy Bartlett, 755–2041,, @abart01 on Twitter, Deputy Hall 327


Public Safety Officer

The Department of Public Safety is currently in the process of hiring student officers to begin employment spring 2015 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


Records Office

Posted 8/28/2015

Work study only position.  Duties include, sorting mail, answering phones, helping students at the walk up window, data entry. Preferred hours 10-2 Mon-Fri..some flexibility . 

Please bring resume to the Records Office window Deputy 101 and ask for Sue



•    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


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 is looking for Mentors/Tutors

Support your community by encouraging and supporting high school students to be successful in school and go on to college.

As a Mentor you will: 

  • Contact 8-10 high school students bi-monthly in the evening.
  • Attend a monthly “Back to Campus” event on a Saturday.

We are looking for tutors who are: 

  • Comfortable driving in the winter weather
  • Knowledgeable in Math and Science
  • Available Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday afternoons

Build your resume by working with Upward Bound

These are payroll positions.  If interested pick up an application in Sattgast 321 or Click Here to print one off.

Questions: Sarah Behrens 755-2093/Sattgast 321 or Zach Olson 755-2108/Sattgast 318


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 

2014 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 Duluth.  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


$2500 for a first-year RA.  Returning staff members are paid at a higher rate and RAs who teach UB courses receive additional compensation.  A single room is provided free of charge during the duration of the Summer Program.  Staff meals will be provided free of charge during training hours and from Sunday dinner through Friday lunch each academic week.

Contact Sarah Behnrens or Zach Olson for an application.





























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