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Financial Aid

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Financial Aid

Helping you finance your education

Financial Aid

Helping you finance your education
Student Employment

Student Employment and Work Study

Skagit Valley College offers on-campus student employment through a variety of programs, including Federal and State Work Study Programs, as well as options for students without Work Study eligibility.

Work Study Student Employment

Both federal and state Work Study programs provide our students with opportunities to work part-time while attending school. Students gain valuable work experience while earning money for college. Often students enhance their course work by integrating what they learn in class with real-world work experience. Work Study is a financial aid program, and we determine eligibility for funding based on information provided on the FAFSA or WASFA applications.

Non-Work Study Student Employment

While most of our positions require Work Study eligibility, there are some departments that have additional funding for student employment. Each position description below identifies if Work Study eligibility is required or not; look for the heading “Work Study Eligibility”.

Current Open Positions (Mount Vernon Campus)

ASSVC Student Government - Multiple Positions (Student Life)

Posted: 09/15/21
Department: Student Government
Campus: Mount Vernon
Starts: Now accepting applications
Pay Rate: Quarterly scholarship of $1500 for Fall, Winter, and Spring, and the potential for an additional $500 scholarship for Summer.
Hrs/Week: Average of 10 hours per week during the academic year. Sometimes more, sometimes less.
Work Study Eligibility: Not required, non-work study funded position

Description of Duties:
The Associated Students of Skagit Valley College currently have multiple vacancies for both the Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island campuses! If you are interested in being part of student government, click the link below to find the application with all the information about eligibility, compensation, requirements, and position descriptions! Positions are open to all students that are registered in at least five (5) credits! That is including first quarter and running start students!

Available Positions:
Vice President – VP of a Campus Student Government
Club Relations and Communication Representative
Community Service Representative
Equity Service Representative
Student Services Issues Representative
Instructional Issues Representative
Technology and Distance Education Outreach Representative
Transportation, Safety, and Parking Representative

Minimum Qualifications:
– Candidates must be current SVC students in good disciplinary standing and must be enrolled in at least five (5) credits during the time they serve in office.
– Skagit Valley College provides a drug-free environment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or age in its programs and employment.
– To run for and hold office, candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.
– MV Campus Positions: Student government positions are specialized (See application for position descriptions below.) There are five positions available position at this time.

Application Process:
View the position descriptions and application online at: https://forms.gle/CCRYUEDVY41UBLo9A. Applications are due by 5pm on October 4th. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Brian Murphy ([email protected]), Leah Eberle ([email protected]), or Rick Flores ([email protected]).

 

 

Athletic Training Student Aide (Athletics)

Posted: 11/12/2021
Department: Athletics 
Campus: Mount Vernon
Starts: 01/04/2022
Pay Rate: $13.69
Hrs/Week: 10-15 hours per week
Work Study Eligibility: Accepting applications for work study and non-work study eligible candidates  

Description of Duties:
The Athletic Training Student Aid will work under the direct supervision of the certified athletic training staff at Skagit Valley College. The student athletic trainer will typically perform the following duties:
– Treat, tape, take care of athletic injuries, and provide first aid under the guidance and supervision of the certified athletic trainer and team physician.
– Assist in the keeping of injury records (accident reports, treatment logs, physician referrals, etc.)
– Get sports medicine equipment ready for practices and games and assist in the clean-up following those events.
– Supervise and maintain the athletic training room when it is left in his/her care.
– Work with rehabilitation of injured athletes under the supervision of the certified athletic trainer.
– Assist with practice and game coverage (including set-up, preventative taping and bracing, clean-up from practice).
– Assist the certified athletic trainer in making inventory of equipment and supplies.
– Learn the proper first aid procedures and emergency care for treating acute injuries.
– Always assist and cooperate fully with the certified athletic trainer, other athletic training student aides, student athletes, coaches, and school administrators.
– Familiarize yourself with the daily cleaning duties and contribute your share. The cleaning of the athletic training facility is the responsibility of everyone.
– Learn the correct application of therapeutic modalities and the precautions involved.
– Refer all injuries to the certified athletic trainer. You are not allowed to evaluate or diagnose any athletic injury. All injuries regardless of severity are to be referred and checked out by the certified athletic trainer. 

Minimum Qualifications:
– An interest in the health care provider field. 

Preferred Qualifications:
– None 

Educational and Other Benefits of Employment:
– Develop problem-solving skills and time management 

Application Process:
– Email Athletic Director, Mitch Freeman at [email protected]

A-Team Student Ambassador / Office Assistant I (Enrollment Services)

Posted: 05/19/21
Department: Enrollment Services
Campus: Mount Vernon
Starts: Immediately
Pay Rate: $13.69
Hrs/Week: 15 hours per week
Work Study Eligibility: Accepting applications for work study and non-work study eligible candidates 

Description of Duties:
The A-Team is a group of SVC students, which supports the efforts of the Enrollment Services Office by providing information and assistance to students seeking help in the Enrollment Services Department. They provide support to new and returning students and the local community. The A-Team will work toward increasing enrollment by supporting the office and communication functions for the Enrollment Services Team, including phones, emails and/or our instant chat feature, uChat.

Minimum Qualifications:
– Registered SVC Students taking 6 credits or more
– In good academic standing
– Ability to work with diverse populations and different backgrounds
– Strong computer and phone skills
– Knowledge of the college enrollment process
– Excellent public speaking or communication skills
– An interest in community outreach
– A passion for Skagit Valley College
– Ability to participate in trainings and monthly meetings

Preferred Qualifications:
Work study eligibility but applicants with a combination of the following skills maybe given preferential consideration.

Educational and Other Benefits of Employment:
– A-Team employees’ work experience assists with’ career and resume building opportunities as well as professional development and leadership experience.
– Employees will develop ties to their community that will encourage local professional engagement in their future careers.
– Employees make connections with SVC resources, which will serve their own academic achievement.
– Flexible schedule that works with your school schedule.

Application Process:
In order to apply for an A–Team Ambassador position, please submit an email to Angelica Garcia in the subject line write: A-Team Position. E-mail: [email protected]

Computer Maintenance Assistant II (Information Technology)

Posted: 07/13/2021
Department: Information Technology (IT)
Campus: Mount Vernon
Starts: Immediately
Pay Rate: $13.69
Hrs/Week: Max of 15 hours per week; flexible around class schedule, with most hours occurring during normal work hours of Mon – Thur 8am – 8pm. Friday 8am-5pm
Work Study Eligibility: Accepting applications for work study and non-work study eligible candidates

Description of Duties:
– Oversee daily computer needs of the college
– Work with faculty and staff & students with computer issues
– Technical troubleshooting and diagnostic testing
– Work with computers; hardware, software, printers, and mobile devices
– Setup and configure computers and hardware configured by the College’s standards
– Multitasking environment
– Creating and completing service calls within the time frame of our SLA.
– Using and creating documentation

Minimum Qualifications:
– Knowledge of computers
– Windows 10 experience

Preferred Qualifications:
Applicants with a combination of the following skills may be given preferential consideration:
– CIS or computer related studies
– Demonstrate the ability to communicate via phone, email and in person
– Ability to document a process from start to finish

Educational and Other Benefits of Employment:
Develop problem-solving skills and time management. Acceptable position for 199 internships

Application Process:
Applications are available at helpdesk located in the foyer of the Norwood Cole Library. You will be required to present proof of work-study award at time of application submission. Any questions, please contact: Darcy Merryman, Helpdesk Manager 360-416-7857 or [email protected].

Fitness Center/Physical Education Aide (Fitness Center)

Posted: 12/01/2021
Department: PE/Fitness Center
Campus: Mount Vernon
Starts: 01/06/2022
Pay Rate: $13.69
Hrs/Week: 5-10 hours per week; hours are flexible between 9:30-6pm M-F
Work Study Eligibility: Accepting applications for work study and non-work study eligible candidates 

Description of Duties:
Fitness center workers will be asked to do light cleaning, check in fitness center users and monitor the center.

Minimum Qualifications:
– Current SVC student 

Preferred Qualifications:
– None

Educational and Other Benefits of Employment:
– Develop problem-solving skills and time management

Application Process:
– Contact: Susan Deschenes in the PE Department at [email protected] 

Lab Aid/Helper (Automotive Department)

Posted: 06/07/2021
Department: Automotive
Campus: Mount Vernon
Starts: September 2021
Pay Rate: $13.69
Hrs/Week: 10 – 12 hours per week.
Work Study Eligibility: Accepting applications for work study eligible candidates only

Description of Duties:
General shop cleaning and organizing. Assist instructors with class preparations. Cleaning and detailing of vehicles. Cleaning and maintenance of equipment. Some vehicle diagnosis and repair (depending on experience).

Minimum Qualifications:
A desire to learn and a good work ethic. Must be a self-starter and able to work on and complete tasks without constant supervision.

Preferred Qualifications:
Applicants with a combination of the following skills may be given first consideration:
– Automotive or Diesel experience

Educational and Other Benefits of Employment:
Students will learn how an automotive shop operates and how to maintain it. They may also learn some diagnostic and fabrication skills.

Application Process:
Submit (resume/application/cover letter) detailing qualifications, as well as proof that you have been awarded Work Study funding to: [email protected]

Office Assistant I (Bachelor of Applied Science Department)

Posted: 08/11/2021
Department: Bachelor of Applied Science Department
Campus: Mount Vernon
Starts: Immediately
Pay Rate: $13.69
Hrs/Week: Up to 19 hours per week based on award amount and duties required
Work Study Eligibility: Accepting applications for work study and non-work study eligible candidates

Description of Duties:
1) Create proposed social media calendar for BAS programs and execute approved plan;
2) Create proposed community outreach plan for BAS programs and support BAS staff in their execution;
3) Participate in the development of BAS outreach material such as posters, info cards, marketing collaterals, promo videos etc.
4) Manage BAS outreach materials such as photo inventories, BAS alumni databases, and community scholarship information; and,
5) Coordinate placement of BAS marketing materials on MV & WIC campuses & in the community

Minimum Qualifications:
– Minimum 45 credits of college level work including ENG&101 with a B or better
– Skilled in MS Office and in web-based applications
– Track record of working independently and demonstration of a willingness to learn and grow

Preferred Qualifications:
– Associate degree
– Familiarity with Photoshop, Lumen, Canva or other creative design products

Educational and Other Benefits of Employment:
Preferred BAS Programs, Multimedia & Interactive Technology, Business

Application Process:
Contact Shawna Blue providing a 1 page statement that describes why you are interested in the role and how your background prepares you for success [email protected], 360-416-7817.

Office Assistant I (Counseling & Advising Office)

Posted: 08/11/2021
Department: Counseling & Advising Office
Campus: Mount Vernon
Starts: Immediately
Pay Rate: $13.69
Hrs/Week: Flexible, but will need to be between the hours of 9am – 4pm Monday-Thursday
Work Study Eligibility: Accepting applications for work study and non-work study eligible candidates

Description of Duties:
Under general supervision and direction, this customer service position supports the basic office functions of Counseling and Advising Services. Duties include greet the public; work with multi-line phones; send and receive email/mail; schedule appointments using MS Outlook; maintain files and records using Target X; basic word processing and data entry; scanning; copying; faxing; collate and prepare materials for distribution; provide assistance with tasks and projects; perform related duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Must be financial aid/work-study eligible. Excellent customer service and communication skills; punctual and regular attendance; friendly and positive attitude; professional demeanor, neat appearance; computer and Microsoft Office Suite proficiency; work in a team environment and independently.

Preferred Qualifications:
Bilingual and biliterate in English and Spanish

Educational and Other Benefits of Employment:
This is an excellent opportunity to gain professional experience in an educational environment while developing communication, technical, and marketable workplace skills.

Application Process:
Contact Aaron Kirk at (360) 416-7849, or [email protected]

Office Assistant I (International Programs)

Posted: 06/28/2021
Department: International Programs
Campus: Mount Vernon
Starts: 9/13/2021
Pay Rate: $13.69
Hrs/Week: Monday- Wednesday up to 15 hours, able to adjust to fit class schedule, however coverage between the hours of 11:30-1:30 would be preferred.
Work Study Eligibility: Accepting applications for work study eligible candidates only

Description of Duties:
Greet students and visitors, schedule appointments for the International Programs Office staff, assist staff with mailings, filing, typing, data entry, answering phones and other types of inquiries, photocopying, faxing, assist in the planning student activities, and other duties as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications:
Personable, able to related to a variety of people, clear written and oral communication skills, ability to network with current students, self-starter, able to work independently and well as in a group setting. Keyboarding skills and Microsoft/Outlook knowledgeable, knowledge of the campus and services and able to maintain confidentiality.

Preferred Qualifications:
– Cross-cultural experience, bilingual.

Educational and Other Benefits of Employment:
– Gain an understanding and knowledge of cultures outside of your own.

Application Process:
Submit a letter to the International Office or via email to [email protected]; (360-416-7814).

Office Assistant I (Student Online Support)

Posted: 06/05/2021
Department: eLearning
Campus: Mount Vernon
Starts: September 2021
Pay Rate: $13.69
Hrs/Week: Between 10-15 hours/week. Work hours will be completed 8am-5pm, Monday-Fridays and arranged between to match student course schedule.
Work Study Eligibility: Accepting applications for work study eligible candidates only

Description of Duties:
Student Online Support (SOS) workers help answering general and technical questions from students. Those might relate, but not limited to instructional technologies. For example, how to navigate a canvas course | Access to Online tutoring | troubleshoot login issues | Find missing Canvas courses | Submit Assignments | Online orientation | Download and use Office 365 |etc.

Minimum Qualifications:
– Good understanding of internet browsers,
– Experience using, as a student, Canvas learning management system,
– Experience using MS Office Programs (Word, Excel, and PowerPoint)
– Ability to diagnose and resolve basic technical issues with eLearning technologies
– Maintains a professional working relationship with students, faculty and staff.
– Maintains confidentiality of all proprietary and/or confidential information
– Demonstrates dependable, regular attendance

Preferred Qualifications:
– Good understanding of computer systems, mobile devices, and file management
– Customer service experience.
– Able to work for eLearning for at least 3 quarter (Fall/Winter/Spring)

Educational and Other Benefits of Employment:
– Student Online Support workers develop technology and customer service skills skills/experience that enhance their learning and transferable to their future careers.

Application Process:
Contact eLearning at [email protected] or (360)416-6651 to arrange a meeting with eLearning supervisor or for any questions.

Office Assistant II (Campus View Village Apartments)

Posted: 11/12/2021
Department: Campus View Village Apartments 
Campus: Mount Vernon
Starts: Immediately 
Pay Rate: $13.69
Hrs/Week: Between 8-12 hours/wk most weeks; set weekly schedule; hours looking for coverage amongst full staff: Monday 5:30p-7p; Tuesday 8a-7p; Wednesday 8a-7p; Thursday 5:30p-7p; Friday 8a-7p.
Work Study Eligibility:Accepting applications for work study eligible candidates only  
 

Description of Duties:
– Almost exclusively independent work (other support reachable via phone, but not often on-site)
– Answering face-to-face and phone questions
– Relay information to Director of Residence Life
– Assist with resident lock outs
– Sort/distribute mail
– Light clerical work such as filing, printing/posting notices, and document scanning 

Minimum Qualifications:
– Need Based Work Study eligible during Winter and Spring Quarter
– Availability during the specific hours advertised 

Preferred Qualifications:
None 

Educational and Other Benefits of Employment:
– Develop problem-solving skills and time management 

Application Process:
Email Griffin Uchida at [email protected] to schedule Zoom Interview. Interviews will be conducted until positions are filled. Looking to have positions filled ASAP. 

Office Assistant II (Information Technology)

Posted: 07/13/2021
Department: Information Technology (IT)
Campus: Mount Vernon
Starts: Immediately
Pay Rate: $13.69
Hrs/Week: Max of 15 hours per week; flexible around class schedule, with most hours occurring during normal work hours of Mon – Thur 8am – 8pm. Friday 8-5
Work Study Eligibility: Accepting applications for work study and non-work study eligible candidates

Description of Duties:
– Answering multi-line phones, faculty/staff, and students
– Person-to-person @ walk up window to assist faculty/staff and students
– Creating service calls
– Using two-way radios
– Knowledge of Microsoft Office Suite
– Record Keeping
– Inventory
– Other duties as assigned

Minimum Qualifications:
– Good customer service skills
– Ability to multi-task
– Typing

Preferred Qualifications:
None

Educational and Other Benefits of Employment:
Develop problem-solving skills and time management. Acceptable position for 199 internships

Application Process:
Applications are available at helpdesk located in the foyer of the Norwood Cole Library. You will be required to present proof of work-study award at time of application submission. Any questions, please contact: Darcy Merryman, Helpdesk Manager 360-416-7857 or [email protected].

Teaching Aide I (Reading Tutor)

Posted: 02/22/2021
Department: Counseling & Advising
Campus: Mount Vernon
Starts: Immediately (always hiring)
Pay Rate: $13.69
Hrs/Week: 15-19 hours per week
Work Study Eligibility: Accepting applications for work study eligible candidates only

Description of Duties:
Working one on one with local elementary school students to aid in their reading efforts. Listening to students read out loud.

Minimum Qualifications:
Must be Federal Work Study eligible

Preferred Qualifications:
None

Educational and Other Benefits of Employment:
This classroom experience is great for those students interested in going into the teaching profession.

Application Process:
Submit an e-mail to Flor Hernandez Morales with the words: Reading Tutor as the subject. Then describe your interest in the position and any previous experience you have working with young children.

E-mail: Flor Hernandez Morales, [email protected]

Tech Coach (Basic Education for Adults - Navigation Team)

Posted: 09/03/2021
Department: Basic Education for Adults – Navigation Team
Campus: Mount Vernon
Starts: Immediately
Pay Rate: $14.31/hr
Hrs/Week: Up to 15 hours per week
Work Study Eligibility: Not required, non-work study funded position

Position Summary:
Skagit Valley College is looking for service-oriented, self-starting individuals to join the Basic Education for Adults (BEdA) Navigation team and fill the part-time role of tech coach for up to 15 hours a week. Tech coaches help English Language Acquisition (ELA) and High School Completion (HSC) students, particularly those who need computer literacy assistance, learn how to use Canvas for their class work and to use their MySVC email for communication. Ideal candidates should have strong basic computer literacy and can speak Spanish or another language fluently. SVC is hiring 4 student tech coaches, 3 of these will be positioned at the Mount Vernon campus and one at the Whidbey Island Campus in Oak Harbor.  Some remote work will be expected.

Description of Duties:
Tech Support (40%)
– Assist and troubleshoot with students when logging into Canvas and setting up MySVC account
– Provide support in becoming familiar with Canvas and functionality, including responding to requests for help with submitting assignments and viewing grades and feedback
– Help students create email accounts and log into Zoom for class sessions

Student Follow-Up (40%)
– Work alongside instructors and advisors to identify students who need support or follow up in logging in or submitting assignments using the Early Alert System.
– Continue to communicate with instructors and advisors about student needs upon connecting with students.
– Communicate with current and potential students utilizing calling campaigns and email outreach.
– Connect students with tutoring support.
– Field any further questions from students and connect them to the appropriate resource or staff person.

Intake/Program Admin (20%)
– Monitor and assist students in completing WABERS+ intake form in coordination with Enrollment Services.
– Aid BEdA programs with other student services as deemed necessary.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge or understanding of:
– MS Office products, such as Outlook, Word, and Excel
– SVC websites used regularly, such as Canvas, MySVC, and Zoom
– Basic tech support concepts

Ability to:
– Work as part of a dynamic team of staff, instructors, and personnel to meet the needs of students utilizing BEdA services
– Provide excellent customer service in-person and remotely

Minimum Qualifications:
– 6 months customer service experience
– Strong computer competency
– Read, write, speak Spanish or other regionally used language besides English

Preferred Qualifications:
– Experience working in an educational setting
– Experience working with diverse populations

Conditions of Employment:
– Prior to employment, the candidate must pass a criminal background check;
– If hired you will be required to provide proof that you are either 1) a U.S. citizen, or 2) an immigrant whose status permits you to lawfully work in this country.

Application Process:
– Submit an e-mail to James Price, Director of Student Support Programs including your resume. Email: [email protected]

Teaching Aide I (Student Services/TRIO)

Posted: 02/22/2021
Department: Student Services/TRIO
Campus: Mount Vernon
Starts: Immediately
Pay Rate: $13.69
Hrs/Week: Between 2-15 hour/week, depending on desire and demand.
Work Study Eligibility: Accepting applications for work study and non-work study eligible candidates

Description of Duties:
Tutors work with students one-on-one or for drop-in tutoring to assist in clarifying concepts and suggest study tips. Tutors designate the courses they feel comfortable to tutor. Tutors set an example for positive academic demeanor and use a growth mindset to encourage student success.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Must have taken the course they wish to tutor (or by instructor permission if currently in course.)
• Must have an A or B in course
• Must have an instructor approval for each subject area

Preferred Qualifications:
• Previous tutoring experience

Educational and Other Benefits of Employment:
Tutors work on campus and/or remotely and get to review the previous course materials as part of their job. This enhances their own learning.

Application Process:
Complete a tutor application at www.skagit.edu/tutoring (on bottom left side of webpage.) Contact Liesl Johnson at [email protected] or (360) 679-5393 for any questions.

Current Open Positions (Whidbey Island Campus)

ASSVC Student Government - Multiple Positions (Student Life)

Posted: 09/15/21
Department: Student Government
Campus: Whidbey Island
Starts: Now accepting applications 
Pay Rate: Quarterly scholarship of $1500 for Fall, Winter, and Spring, and the potential for an additional $500 scholarship for Summer.
Hrs/Week: Average of 10 hours per week during the academic year. Sometimes more, sometimes less.
Work Study Eligibility: Not required, non-work study funded position

Description of Duties:
The Associated Students of Skagit Valley College currently have multiple vacancies for both the Mount Vernon and Whidbey Island campuses! If you are interested in being part of student government, click the link below to find the application with all the information about eligibility, compensation, requirements, and position descriptions! Positions are open to all students that are registered in at least five (5) credits! That is including first quarter and running start students!

Available Positions:
Vice President – VP of a Campus Student Government
Club Relations and Communication Representative
Equity Service Representative

Minimum Qualifications:
– Candidates must be current SVC students in good disciplinary standing and must be enrolled in at least five (5) credits during the time they serve in office.
– Skagit Valley College provides a drug-free environment and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, disability, sexual orientation, or age in its programs and employment.
– To run for and hold office, candidates must maintain a cumulative GPA of 2.5 or better.
– MV Campus Positions: Student government positions are specialized (See application for position descriptions below.) There are five positions available position at this time.

Application Process:
View the position descriptions and application online at: https://forms.gle/CCRYUEDVY41UBLo9A. Applications are due by 5pm on October 4th. If you have any questions, feel free to contact Brian Murphy ([email protected]), Leah Eberle ([email protected]), or Rick Flores ([email protected]).

 

 

Library Assistant I (Library)

Posted: 12/1/2021
Department: Library
Campus: Whidbey Island
Starts: Immediately
Pay Rate: $13.69
Hrs/Week: Monday, Wednesday; Thursday 9am -4pm and Tuesday 11-6pm
Work Study Eligibility: Accepting applications for work study eligible candidates only

Description of Duties:
– Assist patrons at the circulation desk- check materials in and out. Answer directional questions, proctor makeup exams, create student IDs and other various duties.
– Assist students with standard computer login
– Assist with operation and maintenance of copier/printer
– Assist students technical issues
– Assist in reimaging laptops
– Keep library tidy

Minimum Qualifications:
– Excellent customer service and public relations skills.
– Friendly attitude.
– Prompt regular attendance
– Organized, with attention to detail.

Preferred Qualifications:
– None

Educational and Other Benefits of Employment:
– Develop knowledge and computer technology skills
– Develop problem-solving skills and time management

Application Process:
Contact Kim Mitchell at [email protected] or 360-679-5221. Fill out library’s internal application form; return with resume and cover letter. 

Teaching Aide I (Student Services/TRIO)

Posted: 02/22/2021
Department: Student Services/TRIO
Campus: Whidbey Island
Starts: Immediately
Pay Rate: $13.69
Hrs/Week: Between 2-15 hours/week, depending on desire and demand.
Work Study Eligibility: Accepting applications for work study and non-work study eligible candidates

Description of Duties:
Tutors work with students one-on-one or for drop-in tutoring to assist in clarifying concepts and suggest study tips. Tutors designate the courses they feel comfortable to tutor. Tutors set an example for positive academic demeanor and use a growth mindset to encourage student success.

Minimum Qualifications:
• Must have taken the course they wish to tutor (or by instructor permission if currently in course).
• Must have an A or B in course
• Must have an instructor approval for each subject area

Preferred Qualifications:
• Previous tutoring experience

Educational and Other Benefits of Employment:
Tutors work on campus and/or remotely and get to review the previous course materials as part of their job. This enhances their own learning.

Application Process:
Complete a tutor application at www.skagit.edu/tutoring (on bottom left side of webpage). Contact Liesl Johnson at [email protected] or (360)679-5393 for any questions.

Tech Coach (Basic Education for Adults - Navigation Team)

Posted: 09/03/2021
Department: Basic Education for Adults – Navigation Team
Campus: Mount Vernon
Starts: Immediately
Pay Rate: $14.31/hr
Hrs/Week: Up to 15 hours per week
Work Study Eligibility: Not required, non-work study funded position

Position Summary:
Skagit Valley College is looking for service-oriented, self-starting individuals to join the Basic Education for Adults (BEdA) Navigation team and fill the part-time role of tech coach for up to 15 hours a week. Tech coaches help English Language Acquisition (ELA) and High School Completion (HSC) students, particularly those who need computer literacy assistance, learn how to use Canvas for their class work and to use their MySVC email for communication. Ideal candidates should have strong basic computer literacy and can speak Spanish or another language fluently. SVC is hiring 4 student tech coaches, 3 of these will be positioned at the Mount Vernon campus and one at the Whidbey Island Campus in Oak Harbor.  Some remote work will be expected.

Description of Duties:
Tech Support (40%)
– Assist and troubleshoot with students when logging into Canvas and setting up MySVC account
– Provide support in becoming familiar with Canvas and functionality, including responding to requests for help with submitting assignments and viewing grades and feedback
– Help students create email accounts and log into Zoom for class sessions

Student Follow-Up (40%)
– Work alongside instructors and advisors to identify students who need support or follow up in logging in or submitting assignments using the Early Alert System.
– Continue to communicate with instructors and advisors about student needs upon connecting with students.
– Communicate with current and potential students utilizing calling campaigns and email outreach.
– Connect students with tutoring support.
– Field any further questions from students and connect them to the appropriate resource or staff person.

Intake/Program Admin (20%)
– Monitor and assist students in completing WABERS+ intake form in coordination with Enrollment Services.
– Aid BEdA programs with other student services as deemed necessary.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
Knowledge or understanding of:
– MS Office products, such as Outlook, Word, and Excel
– SVC websites used regularly, such as Canvas, MySVC, and Zoom
– Basic tech support concepts

Ability to:
– Work as part of a dynamic team of staff, instructors, and personnel to meet the needs of students utilizing BEdA services
– Provide excellent customer service in-person and remotely

Minimum Qualifications:
– 6 months customer service experience
– Strong computer competency
– Read, write, speak Spanish or other regionally used language besides English

Preferred Qualifications:
– Experience working in an educational setting
– Experience working with diverse populations

Conditions of Employment:
– Prior to employment, the candidate must pass a criminal background check;
– If hired you will be required to provide proof that you are either 1) a U.S. citizen, or 2) an immigrant whose status permits you to lawfully work in this country.

Application Process:
– Submit an e-mail to James Price, Director of Student Support Programs including your resume. Email: [email protected]

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I know if I am eligible for Work Study?

Generally, to be eligible for Work Study funding, you must have completed the following steps:
– Submitted your FAFSA or WASFA for the academic year
– Indicated interest in Work Study on the application
– Are eligible for Financial Aid funding

The best first step is to check your Financial Aid Portal. If you do not see any Work Study awards, that does not necessarily mean you are not eligible. You can contact the Financial Aid office or work with the department staff for the position you are interested in to review your eligibility. Don’t forget, we do have some positions that do not require Work Study eligibility!

How am I paid?

Student employment, regardless of work study eligibility, is a real job on campus. If you successfully obtain a position within one of our departments, you will receive a regular paycheck throughout the quarter based on the employer’s pay schedule. Since you must earn these funds, they are not available at the beginning of the quarter to help you pay tuition and fees or purchase books.

How many hours a week can I work?

This will depend on your Work Study award, or the amount of funding within the department. The average student works between 8-12 hours per week. Once you are hired, you will work with your supervisor to determine your hours. Student employees cannot work more than 19 hours per week.

How many credits must I be enrolled in?

The general rule is that you must be enrolled in at least 6 credits during the quarter you are receiving Work Study funding. However, there are some exceptions. Please work with your supervisor if you anticipate a quarter at less than half time enrollment (under 6 credits).

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