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Student Assistant Pool - Coastline College
Coast Community College District in Costa Mesa, California
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Date Posted 08/23/2016
Admin-Student Affairs and Services
Salary $12.00 -  USD Per Hour
Employment Type Fulltime
Application Deadline Open until filled


A student assistant works in a particular department of the college or the district site and has job responsibilities specifically designed for a student. Assignments typically deal with clerical or communication related duties and assistance to any division. However, the nature of the job may vary from department to department. These jobs also take into account the class timings and exam schedule of the student and are more flexible than off-campus jobs. Most of these jobs are part of a financial aid package for a student and are also known as work study.
Student employment under the Federal Work Study program is intended, to the maximum extent practicable, to complement and reinforce the educational program or vocational goals of each student. Departments hiring student assistants who are paid through the Federal Work Study program should confirm with the student the program, of study that the student is pursuing and make a reasonable effort to provide a job which relates to and complements the respective program of study.
EXAMPLES OF DUTIES:  Student assistants have a wide variety of choices and can choose assignments in a department that is aligned with their academic and career goals and interests, as available.  Accordingly the duties and responsibilities will varying depending on the nature of the assignment.  Examples include, but are not limited to the following:


  1. Clerical office support, such as answering phones, filing, sorting mail.
  2. Use modern office equipment.
  3. Use a computer and applicable software to enter and retrieve information and reports.
  4. Grading objective tests.
  5. Manual labor.
  6. Laboratory maintenance; assist students in lab settings.
  7. Custodial duties.
  8. Groundskeeping.
  9. Food preparation.
  10. Cashiering.
  11. Accounting.
  12. Drive delivery routes.
  13. Make simple repairs on various media equipment.
  14. Security Patrol.
  15. Operate technical equipment.
  16. Mix chemicals.
  17. Perform tasks requiring technical skills.
  18. Deal with public and other students or employees in a stressful environment.
  19. Repair technical and electronic equipment.
  20. Act as student management trainee.
  21. Act as language interpreter or interpreter for the handicapped.
  22. Assist students in advanced science or math laboratories.
  23. Assist in computer programming.

Skills required to perform job assignment.
Ability to balance work and studies.



Students must be enrolled in a minimum number of units to be eligible for a student assistant position. Please refer to AP 7270 Student Assistants for additional information.

Conditions of Employment


  • Regular attendance is considered an essential job function; the inability to meet attendance requirements may preclude the employee from retaining employment.
  • The person holding this position is considered a mandated reporter under the California Child Abuse and Neglect Reporting Act and is required to comply with the requirements set forth in Coast Community College District policies, procedures, and Title IX. (Reference: BP/AP 5910)
  • The Coast Community College District celebrates all forms of diversity and is deeply committed to fostering an inclusive environment within which students, staff, administrators, and faculty thrive. Individual's interested in advancing the District's strategic diversity goals are strongly encouraged to apply. Reasonable accommodations will be provided for qualified applicants with disabilities who self-disclose.

Application materials must be electronically submitted on-line at http://www.cccd.edu/employment.  Incomplete applications and application materials submitted by mail will not be considered.

A copy of the current class schedule and total units must be attached.


Additional Information


  • To be considered in the initial committee review, all materials requested in this vacancy notice must be received no later than the filing deadline.  Submission of all application materials is the responsibility of the applicant.
  • The District does not contact nor employ outside agencies or headhunters to assist us in the recruitment process for our vacant positions.
  • Applicants wishing to apply for more than one position must submit separate application materials for each desired position.
  • During the interview process, consideration will be given to factors in addition to education and experience, including but not limited to: professional development, ability to work with others, and commitment to meet student needs.
  • Applicants who are eliminated from consideration will be notified by email. All applicants are requested to provide an email address in their online application.
  • Candidates should not expect official notification of the status of their candidacy until the Board of Trustees has acted upon the College's recommendation for employment.
  • The District reserves the right to contact the current or most recent employer and to investigate past employment records of applicants selected for interviews.
  • The District reserves the right to extend the deadline, re-advertise the position or delay filling this position based on the needs of the District and the student population we serve.
  • The College does not return materials submitted in application for a position. (Copies of original supporting documents are acceptable.)


The Coast Community College District is a multi-college district that includes Coastline Community CollegeGolden West College, and Orange Coast College.  The three colleges offer programs in transfer, general education, occupational/technical education, community services and student support services.  Coastline, Golden West and Orange Coast Colleges enroll more than 60,000 students each year in more than 300 degree and certificate programs. 

Since it's founding in 1947, the Coast Community College District has enjoyed a reputation as one of the leading community college districts in the United States.  Governed by a locally elected Board of Trustees, the Coast Community College District plays an important role in the community by responding to needs of a changing and increasingly diverse population.



The Coast Community College District is committed to employing qualified administrators/managers, faculty, and staff members who are dedicated to student learning and success. The Board recognizes that diversity in the academic environment fosters awareness, promotes mutual understanding and respect, and provides suitable role models for all students.  The Board is committed to hiring and staff development processes that support the goals of equal opportunity and diversity, and provide equal consideration for all qualified candidates.  The District does not discriminate unlawfully in providing educational or employment opportunities to any person on the basis of race, color, sex, gender identity, gender expression, religion, age, national origin, ancestry, sexual orientation, marital status, medical condition, physical or mental disability, military or veteran status, or genetic information.

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