Opportunities by Area
*prior experience required
Lead Recreation Assistant*
Directs and organizes several types of recreation programs, including leagues and tournaments. Serves as a group team leader and training assistant for members of the recreation assistant staff. Team leadership includes monitoring and coordinating a weekend closing team and assuring team dependability. Leaders are expected to demonstrate leadership skills and serve as examples to the recreation assistant crew in all employment aspects. The lead recreation assistant also assumes responsibility for programmatic marketing, event promotions, and administrative projects as directed by the recreation center manager.
Serves as a front-line customer service agent for the union recreation center.
Event Operations Assistant
Event Operations Setup Staff
The event operations setup staff is accountable for the placement of all requested equipment in reservable spaces in Squires Student Center and the Graduate Life Center at Donaldson Brown. Utilizing a computerized reservations system and other relevant documents, the setup staff will plan and execute setups, break down setups, and promptly return all equipment to the appropriate storage area after use. The staff will also maintain equipment consisting of, but are not limited to, chairs, tables, risers, and audio-visual equipment. Event operations setup staff will also provide assistance to event operations management as requested to perform any additional duties. Duties include, but are not limited to, conducting inventories and banner hanging.
Event Planning Specialist*
This position is the primary assistant to event planners and assists with all assigned duties and tasks including event scheduling, management and on-site coordination, and maintenance and communication of liability and risk management. The event planning specialist is also responsible for various client consultations, referrals, account maintenance, and event coordination as well as general office tasks (filing, mailing, copying, etc.). The event planning specialist will participate in meetings with professional staff and various clientele, act as secondary scheduling assistant during high-traffic/busy office times, and assist the office manager, planners, and the assistant director with duties and tasks as assigned.
Graduate Information Associate
The Graduate Life Center graduate information associate works closely with the Graduate Life Center operations manager to provide services to the university customers who use the Graduate Life Center. This includes providing excellent customer service, oversight of the information desk, administrative support, marketing, and clerical duties.
Graduate Services Associate
The Graduate Life Center graduate services associate works closely with the Graduate Life Center operations manager to provide services to the university customers who use the Graduate Life Center. The graduate service associate also acts as the evening and weekend operations manager. This includes providing excellent customer service, responsibility for event services, administrative support, cleaning, and special project support.
Front of House Assistant
The front of house assistant position is critical to patron safety and assists staff in creating a positive experience for the attendees of cultural, social, and educational programs in Burruss Auditorium.
Assistant Building Supervisor
Assistant building supervisors must be capable of assisting customers with a multitude of information-related services in a swift, professional, courteous, and effective manner. Student employees serve as a representative of the department and their behavior should reflect that awareness. Assistant building supervisors must have the ability to work unsupervised, be customer service orientated, and be able to lift up to 60 pounds. The assistant building supervisor is supervised by the Johnston Student Center manager. In the absence of the manager, the CSA will be supervised by the service assistant/lead housekeeper. Guidance is provide to the assistant building supervisors by the assistant building supervisor team leader
Off Campus Housing Office Assistant
The Off-Campus Housing assistant serves as an information source to customers using Virginia Tech Off-Campus Housing services. The assistant maintains the office supply of information, updates the bulletin board, and assists with Virginia Tech Off-Campus Housing marketing efforts. This position also plays a major role in implementing two housing fairs through planning, organizing, and marketing initiatives.
Student Building Manager*
The Squires student building manager is a prominent position among Student Centers and Activities student employees and is hailed as an invaluable senior experience. Building Managers have the ultimate responsibility for the smooth, efficient operations of Squires Student Center and its employees during the assigned evening and weekend shifts. The student building manager must exhibit exceptional leadership abilities, interpersonal skills, accountability and the ability to supervise and delegate successfully. Student building managers must exercise sound judgment and exhibit a professional image at all times.
Operations team maintains the cleanliness of the Squires Student Center during their shifts, including public space, reserved spaces, the BreakZONE, and restrooms. The team utilizes leadership skills ranging from time management and delegation to staying organized and completing multiple tasks that may have time implications. The team must prioritize tasks during the course of their shifts while working independently; ultimately, the ability to operate in the team setting will ensure the success of the operations staff of Student Centers and Activities as a whole.
The operations lead is an integral part of the continuous efficient operation of Squires Student Center. As a student leader, the operations lead’s primary responsibility is meeting space setups and restorations. They also provide support to Student Centers and Activities staff and customers in response to requests or any unanticipated needs, as well as support to security concerns for Squires facility and equipment.
Information Services Assistant
Students working in the Squires Information Services area must be capable of assisting Squires Student Center patrons (students, faculty, staff, and visitors) with a multitude of information related services in a prompt, professional, courteous, and effective manner.
Art Gallery Attendant
Gallery attendants serve as public relations and security personnel for the Student Centers and Activities Perspective Gallery.
Production Technician I
The production technician is an entry-level position in the Production Services office. This position will support events in Squires Student Center, Burruss Auditorium, and other locations across the Virginia Tech campus. As an entry-level position, the technician is exposed to basic sound reinforcement principles and basic system operation (lighting and sound), and will work under the leadership of the production technician II and technical supervisors to learn the skills necessary for moving into the next-level position.
Lead Student Activities Office Assistant
There will be one lead office assistant supervising two to three office assistants responsible for collecting and scheduling times to work in the Department of Student Activities each week for all student assistants. This student will be responsible for making the schedule. They will submit to staff "recommendations" as to hiring and disciplinary actions for the positions he/she supervises. Responsible for receiving projects from the office manager, administrative assistant, or faculty/staff of Student Activities and delegating these as seen fit. The office assistant will report any and all problems or opportunities with students they supervise to the supervisor. This position was created as a learning tool for deserving students and is given to students who have already held a position in Student Activities for a semester or more. Departmental support may include assisting students, university public, and faculty/staff both internal and external. Additionally, the job exists for handling departmental and organizational mail and communications while collecting and recording various forms for office operations. Office assistants will help interpret student organization policies, procedures, and relevant award notifications to various student organizations.
Student Activities Office Assistant
This job exists for the purpose of supervising and supporting the operational aspects of the Department of Student Activities. Departmental support may include assisting students, university public, and faculty/staff both internal and external. Additionally, the job exists for handling departmental and organizational mail and communications while collecting and recording various forms for office operations. Office assistants will help interpret student organization policies, procedures, and relevant award notifications to various student organizations.
Ticket Office Attendant
Selected applicants process season ticket orders for Virginia Tech Union, the Lively Arts series, and the School of the Arts series; and sell single ticket orders via mail, phone, and over the counter. The Ticket Office attendant distributes literature to patrons and answers questions about shows and events. Other than selling tickets, the top priority of the Ticket Office attendant is customer service.
Venture Out Assistant Team Leader
The Venture Out assistant team leader is the liaison between the Venture Out manager and the assistants and as such, set the example and provide leadership in all assistant responsibilities.
Venture Out Assistant
Venture Out assistants serve as front line customer service agents for Venture Out equipment rentals, trips, and resources.
Chapel Services Specialist*
The chapel services specialist will contribute to providing a customer-oriented atmosphere. Recognizing the chapel customers as the first priority, the specialist must be capable of assisting customers in a professional, courteous, and effective manner and demonstrate the ability to work under minimal supervision as needed. Knowledge of basic website maintenance is helpful, but not mandatory. The chapel services specialist holds a leadership position in Student Centers and Activities and participates in professional development and student leadership opportunities.