Student Employment Supervisor Overview

Student Employment Supervisor Overview

As a supervisor, you have many roles to play in developing and guiding student employees to achieve academic and student success simultaneously.  Some of the key roles you play as a supervisor are:


  • Coaching and mentoring the student so he or she can grow and develop professionally by providing ongoing positive and constructive feedback that creates awareness and results in performance improvement.
  • Offering department insights and continually communicating information to guide the student employee.
  • Setting semester performance and developmental goals that will strengthen the student contribution as well as increasing overall performance for the department.
  • Continuously create opportunities for your student to apply classroom learning in hands-on work experiences.


Hiring a Student Employee

This section is a tool for supervisors to easily access the information needed to hire new and returning student employees.  One of the Student Employment Office goals is to provide a “one-stop shop site” option to facilitate your role as supervisor.  All on-campus positions for student employees should be filled through positions posted in the Handshake platform. Before being able to view these job postings, your user account needs to be created by a student employment coordinator.  For user access, contact 

Additional steps would need to be taken when hiring a student worker who is under 18 years old.  For more information please read or contact

Titles and Salary Rates Used to Hire a Student Employee On-campus

  • Work Study (student must complete FAFSA and meet eligibility requirements)
  • Direct Wage (non-work study option)

Job Title and Classification Codes for Fiscal Year 2020-2021.


Job Title  Classification Code Minimum Pay Rate Maximum Pay Rate Maximum Hours Per Week
Student Academic Tutor 10057 $8.00 $15.00 19

Student Academic Assistant

10058 $8.00 $15.00 19
Student Assistant 10059 $8.00 $13.00 19
Student Project Associate 10060 $10.00 $25.00 19
WS Student Academic Tutor 10051 $8.00 $15.00 19
WS Student Academic Assistant  10053 $8.00 $15.00 19
WS Student Assistant 10054 $8.00 $13.00 19
WS Student Project Associate 10055 $10.00 $25.00 19
Part-Time Non-Student* 10061 $8.00 $35.00 19

*This title is for positions that cannot be performed by a student.

Please note that any pay rate above $13 per hour will require a review by HR – Compensation