Student Assistant

Department: Liberal Studies and Language Arts

Posted 2 years ago

Employment Type: Federal Work-Study

All potential Federal Work Study Student Employees must be approved for and awarded Federal Work Study funding via the College of Alameda Financial Aid Office. The Financial Aid Office maintains a pool of qualified individuals who are eligible to participate in the Federal Work-Study Program. At this time there may not be an immediate vacancy, but candidates may provide their application to this posting. To learn more about the Federal Work-Study Program, please visit:

College Information:

College of Alameda’s mission is to meet the educational needs of its multicultural and diverse community by providing excellent comprehensive and flexible programs including basic skills, transfer, and occupational, which will enable each student to achieve their own unique goals. The College is California’s only island-based community college, and it offers both park-like tranquility and easy access to urban resources. Having served almost half a million day, evening, and weekend students since its 1970 founding, College of Alameda enjoys a well-deserved reputation for excellence in its academic, vocational, and student support programs. The College of Alameda is proud of its strong ties to the City of Alameda and is recognized for its strong partnerships with the local business community.

Reporting Supervisor: Lilia Celhay, Dean of Liberal Studies and Language Arts (LSLA)

Location: H-Building

Pay Rate: $15.75 per hour

Job Description


Under general supervision of the dean and/or designee, performs a range of clerical tasks to support the division.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Providing coverage for the front desk/reception area, including answering phones, transferring calls, and taking messages 
  • Providing coverage at the table located in the lobby of the H Building
  • Directing students to different offices, buildings, programs, departments, and classes
  • Providing a professional, helpful, welcoming atmosphere and a positive attitude for faculty, staff, students, families, callers, and visitors 
  • Making copies or scanning documents for staff members or as a part of  specialized projects
  • Picking up and distributing mail
  • Maintaining bulletin boards
  • Assisting with projects as required 
  • Staffing information tables and helping with events
  • Performing other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:

  • Demonstrates cultural competency, sensitivity to and understanding of the diverse academic, socioeconomic, cultural, gender, disability, and ethnic backgrounds of a community college population
  • Knowledge of MS Office Suite, internet browsers, websites, and e-mail
  • Multitasking and prioritizing tasks to meet needs
  • Good written and spoken communication skills

Desirable Qualifications:

  • Bilingual skills are desired but not required

Tools & Equipment Used:

  • Computer, telephone, standard office machines and equipment that may be specific to an assigned discipline/functional area

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