Level 1

Level 1 student workers are typically employed for clerical and non-technical positions where directions and supervision is required and training may be necessary. Tasks include typing, filing, errands, taking phone messages, and basic computer processes. Examples of level 1 positions include academic department office assistants, college center desk employees, library periodicals assistant, and Financial Aid Office assistant.

Pay Rate

Academic Year: $7.25

Summer: Resident-$8; Commuter-$8.50

 

Level 2

Level 2 student worker positions require specific skills. Campus positions may be physical and training is required. Tasks include less supervision and more independent thinking. Examples of level 2 positions include lifeguard, Valley Ambassador, facilities crew, IT Services computer lab assistant, and safety patrol. 

Pay Rate

Academic Year: $7.75

Summer: Resident-$8.50; Commuter-$9

 

Level 3

Level 3 student worker positions require students to assume responsibility for projects and/or supervision of other students. Level 3 positions requires high skill level and ability to think and act independently. Examples of level 3 positions include Student A/V Technician, Business Office (Acct.) Intern, Head Computer Lab Assistant, and College Store Student Manager.

Pay Rate

Academic Year: $8.25

Summer: Resident-$9; Commuter-$9.50

 

Level 4

Level 4 student workers engage in off-campus community service and tutoring throughout the academic year and/or scientific research during the summer.  An example of a level 4 position during the academic year could include working as a daycare classroom assistant. During the summer, student workers may hold positions as biology or chemistry lab assistants.

Pay Rate

Academic Year: Based on employer and grant funding

Summer: Based on grant funding

Notes:
  • Students who are approved to live on campus during summer employment will pay a weekly room charge that will be automatically deducted from his/her pay. The student will receive 19 meals per week. The weekly meal value will be added to his/her taxable earnings as a “taxable fringe benefit” according to IRS guidelines.  All taxes will be calculated on the total of the earned income plus meals value and deducted from the earned income.
  • Student employees are not eligible for paid vacation or holiday hours.
  • Total number of hours worked during the academic year may not exceed 20 hours per week; summer hours may not exceed 40 hours per week.
  • During the academic year, students are exempt from paying Social Security tax (FICA) on wages earned through campus employment.
  • All jobs on campus will be considered Level 1 unless the employer has applied, and been approved, to have a particular job reclassified at a higher level.