A Student Center is more than a building. It serves as a unifying force in the life of the University. As a student employee of Student Centers, you play an important role in representing George Mason University and its programs to our patrons. You are in a unique position to stay informed about events and activities on campus, meet student and administrative leaders and faculty members, influence the direction of student-led programs, shape the quality of student life on campus,and help mold the university's image among those who are visiting and inquiring about our campus.
Your contribution to Student Centers need not be limited to your duties as a student employee. We encourage you to take advantage of the many opportunities for involvement and leadership available through Student Centers.
The Student Centers Student Employment Program provides for on-campus employment, avenues for professional and personal growth, and vehicles for developing leadership skills among George Mason University students. It augments classroom learning with interpersonal skills. Students, as a result, have the opportunity to make greater contributions to the university community and become more responsible citizens. The Student Centers Student Employment Program is committed to the ongoing process of becoming a multicultural organization that models the principles of equity, fairness, diversity, and openness which promotes innovation and responsible risk-taking.
To foster an environment that values cultures and lifestyles, the Student Centers Student Employment Program is committed to actively combating bigotry, prejudice, discrimination, harassment, or any other force that seeks to suppress another individual or group of individuals. To this end, it is the philosophy of the Student Centers Student Employment Program that staff should not engage in any type of activity that colludes with or perpetuates bigotry, prejudice, discrimination, or harassment. Such activity includes, but is not limited to, the use of jokes, insults, gossip, and nonexclusive language aimed at different cultures or lifestyles and any practice of discriminating that affects this philosophy. Further, staff should challenge themselves, all students, and co-workers to be open to and supportive of this philosophy.
(but not limited to)
• Be able to work independently and take initiative
• Be able to work with people of diverse backgrounds
• Be able to communicate ideas clearly both orally and in writing
• Be able to learn quickly
• Have knowledge of the university and its environment
• Be outgoing and pleasant
• Possess a positive attitude
• Maintain good academic and discipline standings
• Be interested in growing personally and professionally
• Have great availability to work
• Extra income
• Personal and professional training
• Convenience of working on campus
• Flexible scheduling
• Increased knowledge of university resources
• Opportunities to network with faculty,staff, and other students
• Opportunities to work with and meet people from different backgrounds and cultures
• Experience to develop a resume by learning and enhancing skills applicable to career goals
• Opportunities to develop leadership skills
• Acknowledgement for academic achievement
• Opportunities to participate in ACUI travel and Conferences
The positions listed below are essential in operating Student Centers. All positions maintain working hours on weekdays, weekends, and nights. Most allow each staff person to work regularly 8-20 hours a week, depending on the flexibility of his or her academic and personal schedule.
• Teamwork Award
• Volunteerism Award
• Professionalism Award
• Initiative Award
• Mentor Award
• Customer Service Award
• Rookie of the Year Award
• Student Employee of the Year Award
Student Centers holds two major hiring campaigns. Applications are accepted in April for positions beginning in the fall and in November for positions beginning in the spring. Summer positions are automatically staffed by current employees. Applications are received throughout the year and kept on file, however, new applications must be filed in April and November.
Applications are available on the Forms page, at the Corner Pocket, and at the Administration Office in the Johnson Center, Room 324. It is recommended that applicants attach a resume to the application form and prepare for a professional interview if selected as a potential candidate.
8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Scheduled on a weekly basis
• Students are generally sceduled to work between 8-20 hours a week, depending on
the work area.
• Students must work at least 8 hours a week, unless otherwise approved.
• Students should provide as much availability to work as possible. It is important for us to have students who are also able to substitute for other students.
• The work schedule is the same for the entire semester. Adjustments may be made during exam periods. New schedules are made for the winter and summer break.
• Students are responsible for their scheduled shifts and must identify a substitute in times where they may not be available to work.
• When providing availability to work, students should leave at least 15 minutes between class or other commitments. Leaving 30 minutes is the most ideal situation.
Questions should be directed to firstname.lastname@example.org/ 703.993.2921, located in Johnson Center, Room 324.