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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]).

 

 

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].

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].

Lab Aid/Helper (Environmental Conservation Department)

Posted: 8/6/2021
Department: Environmental Conservation
Campus: Mount Vernon
Starts: September 2021
Pay Rate: $13.69
Hrs/Week: 10 – 19 hours per week.
Work Study Eligibility: Not required, non-work study funded position

Description of Duties:
Environmental Conservation is seeking a student enrolled in or intending to enroll in the ENVC, BASEC, Biology, or Chemistry program.  Having a valid WA driver’s license is strongly recommended.

All ENVC lab jobs begin with basic tasks such as washing dishes and cleaning/maintaining equipment.  As competency is demonstrated and opportunities arise, the student worker will be trained in accredited lab procedures.  The successful applicant will gain experience in analytical chemistry and field work support during their time in this position.  Work will involve bending, lifting, reaching, and standing for long periods of time.  This position may also entail some office work supporting the BASEC and BASAM programs including social media outreach and other tasks.

The position lasts through Fall, Winter, and Spring quarters of the 2021-2022 school year.  The student will be expected to work 10-19 hours per week.  If the position is a good fit then the student may be hired to work in future school years.  This work location is primarily onsite at the Mount Vernon Campus but may require the student to travel to other locations.

Minimum Qualifications:
Enrolled in or intending to enroll in the ENVC, BASEC, Biology, or Chemistry program.

Preferred Qualifications:
Valid WA driver’s license is strongly recommended.

Application Process:
For questions or to apply, email Jen Coslor at [email protected] with a resume and a short email answering the following questions:

  • What do you plan to study at SVC and when do you anticipate you will graduate?
  • What is your dream job(s)?
  • What is your favorite plant or animal and why?

Applications are being accepted now.  Initial selection will begin by Monday, August 16th, 2021.

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 I (TRIO Tutoring/Tutoring Services)

Posted: 06/05/2021
Department: TRIO Tutoring/Tutoring Services
Campus: Mount Vernon
Starts: July 6, 2021
Pay Rate: $13.69
Hrs/Week: 9-15 hours per week
Work Study Eligibility: Accepting applications for work study and non-work study eligible candidates

Description of Duties:
We will need a variety of workers to help check-in and check out students per COVID protocol as they enter and exit the rooms where tutoring is happening. Responsible for taking names and student info, light cleaning/restocking the cleaning supplies stations and monitoring room maximums and waiting areas.

Minimum Qualifications:
Responsible, punctual and friendly

Preferred Qualifications:
None

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

Application Process:
Please send an email to Liesl Johnson ([email protected]) or call (360) 679-5393.

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].

Library Assistant I (Library)

Posted: 5/19/2021
Department: Library
Campus: Mount Vernon
Starts: Immediately
Pay Rate: $13.69
Hrs/Week: Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday; 9am -4pm
Work Study Eligibility: Accepting applications for work study eligible candidates only

Description of Duties:
Customer service skills include answering phones, greeting patrons and answering navigational questions, as well as troubleshooting very basic computer and printing issues. Main duties will be to assist patrons by checking materials in and out. This includes receiving and then cleaning returned items following COVID protocol guidelines.

Other duties may include shelving materials; keeping the library tidy—may involve cleaning tables, stamping due date cards; filling printers with paper; assisting with photocopying; processing materials for entry/removal from the library collection: can include stamping, labeling; assist with library displays.

Other opportunities available are assisting with Media Services which can involve learning Adobe Suite programs, filming, editing, designing posters and creating content for Social Media.

Minimum Qualifications:
Good communication skills; punctual and reliable; friendly attitude; neat appearance; prompt and regular attendance and have keyboarding skills. Will be detail oriented in a variety of tasks including shelving books utilizing the Dewey decimal and alphabet system. Students must be able to lift up to 20 lbs.

Preferred Qualifications:
Spanish language / translation skills

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

Application Process:
Contact Sharon Cherney at 360.416.7837 or email [email protected] for additional information and an application.

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]).

 

 

Office Assistant I (TRIO Tutoring/Tutoring Services)

Posted: 06/05/2021
Department: Student Services/TRIO
Campus: Whidbey Island
Starts: Immediately
Pay Rate: $13.69
Hrs/Week: 9-15 hours per week
Work Study Eligibility: Accepting applications for work study and non-work study eligible candidates

Description of Duties:
We will need a variety of workers to help check-in and check out students per COVID protocol as they enter and exit the rooms where tutoring is happening. Responsible for taking names and student info, light cleaning/restocking the cleaning supplies stations and monitoring room maximums and waiting areas.

Minimum Qualifications:
Responsible, punctual and friendly

Preferred Qualifications:
None

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

Application Process:
Please send an email to Liesl Johnson ([email protected]) or call (360) 679-5393.

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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