General Information
Student Hiring Process
Student Teaching/Research Assistants
Recruitment Resources
Student Employment Onboarding

General Information

  • Student Hiring Eligibility Requirements
    • Minimum GPA - Student employees must have a minimum GPA of 2.0 during the term in which they are employed in addition to holding a cumulative GPA of 2.0.
    • Academic Standing - Student employees must be in current good academic standing for the term in which they are holding a student employment position.
    • Enrollment Credits - Student employees must be enrolled in 6 (six) credit hours or more through OSU-Cascades or COCC and can work a maximum of 20 hours per week.
    • Post-Graduation - Students who have graduated from OSU-Cascades are no longer eligible to hold a student employment position
  • Student Employment Manual
  • FAQs for Student Employment Roles
  • Criteria: An Employee as a Volunteer
  • Benny Hire

Student Hiring Process

Student Job Posting Requests

  • Current postings (including pooled positions) can be found on the HR Jobs Page. Search for Student positions in Bend.
  • Request Hourly Student Job Posting if you need a new posting (scroll down to “Request Hourly Student Job Posting for hiring supervisors”)
    • You must complete all required sections on each tab (as seen below) in order to submit your job posting.

Hiring A Student

  • Student Employment Request Form (SERF)
    • Please complete SERF and return to Human Resources once the student worker has been identified and applied online to the existing posting. Human Resources will then verify the eligibility of the student to hold a student employment position.
    • You cannot make an offer to the student until Human Resources has verified eligibility.
  • Supervisors of student worker are expected to be familiar with the Student Employment Manual

Required Student Employee New Hire Paperwork

  • Human Resources will communicate with the student regarding obtaining new hire documents and if applicable CHC/MVHC screenings. Allow at least 2 weeks for Human Resources to process the hiring documents. Criminal History and DMV Checks can slow the timeline considerably.  Once all required documentation and screenings have been completed, Human Resources will notify the hiring manager/supervisor that the student has be ‘cleared to work.’ Under no circumstance is a student to begin employment until this process has been completed in its entirety.

Student Teaching/Research Assistants

As budget allows, the Dean’s office offers student worker support to academic faculty. This support can take the form of Teaching Assistants (TAs) and/or Research Assistants (RAs). 

  • Undergraduate courses enrolled with over 40 students and graduate courses over 30 students will automatically qualify for TA support. Other courses may qualify based on justification and approval by the Program Director. The number of hours per TA for a given course will be determined by the Program Director.
  • All full-time faculty are eligible for 100 hours of RA student worker support. RAs can be used to support your teaching activities or for research and scholarship related activities. Student workers will be approved by sending an email request to your Program Director.

Initiation of TA or RA Student Hire

Hiring the Student TA or RA

  • The BC HR signature will initiate the hiring process.; Allow at least 2 weeks for Human Resources to process the hiring documents.; Criminal History and DMV Checks can slow the timeline considerably. Make sure you receive the Cleared to Work notification before scheduling your student worker.

TA or RA Temporary Hires

In cases where qualified students are not available for essential faculty support, faculty can request to hire a Temporary worker to fill the role. Temporary workers are non-students, and their labor costs are higher than students. In addition, use of non-student workers circumvents one of the intended benefits of the budgeted student worker dollars, namely the opportunity for students to gain valuable academic and employment experience. Consequently, use of a Temporary worker requires additional justification and approval.

  • Initiation of TA or RA Temporary Hire – Complete Application for Temporary Worker. Once you have obtained Program Director approval, submit the form to Human Resources to initiate the hiring process. Temporary hires have a more complex onboarding process, allow at least 4 weeks for Human Resources to complete the hire. Criminal History and DMV Checks can slow the timeline considerably.

Recruitment Resources

Student Employment Experience

Work Study