Applications for 2019-2010 will open in April 2019! Please see below for information about the types of student staff employment available in the Center for Civic Engagement. Visit OSU Jobs for all on campus student jobs!


2018–2019 Academic Year

Center for Civic Engagement

Student Leadership & Involvement


Student Leadership & Involvement Overview:

Student Leadership and Involvement (SLI) shapes campus culture through self-discovery, leadership development, collaboration, community building, and social responsibility with a myriad of active learning opportunities, preparing students to be catalysts for a more equitable and caring world. 

Center for civic engagement Overview:

Imagine a better world. Make it happen.  

We believe a better and more just world is possible. We believe that everyone's actions matter and that OSU students have the power to shape the world. At CCE, we work to create more healthy, caring, and equitable communities. Join us!

Within SLI, the Center for Civic Engagement (CCE) creates space for students to craft and progress their collective visions of social, economic, and environmental justice by facilitating community-engaged learning experiences. In partnership with community-based organizations, CCE provides direct service, advocacy, philanthropy, and other community engagement opportunities that allow students to work towards a more just, sustainable world. CCE builds community capacity, enhances students' leadership skills, and inspires positive change through connecting students’ interests and talents with community needs.


Position Summaries

We are looking to hire and fill student staff positions for 2018–2019 academic year. The CCE student staff work closely with the Civic Engagement Graduate Assistant and three full time staff supervisors to offer meaningful community engagement and service opportunities to the campus community. Our student staff positions focus on the following responsibilities: community partnership development, event and service project coordination, campus collaboration and student organization support, leading student service projects, and media and communications. The CCE is looking for passionate, responsible, open-minded, and self-motivated students who want to enrich the diverse campus community.

Pay starts at $11.05/hour.

Available positions are:


Community Partnership Specialist

Community Partnership Specialists build and strengthen community by fostering mutually beneficial relationships with local nonprofit organizations to identify community needs in the areas of direct service, philanthropy, and advocacy. They collaborate with community partners and Event Specialists to plan civic engagement opportunities for students.

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Eco-Reps Specialist

The Eco-Reps Specialist assists with managing and mentoring the Eco-Reps program. Oregon State University’s Eco-Representatives (Eco-Reps) is a cohort-based student leadership development program that advances a culture of sustainability in OSU residence halls.

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Event Specialist

Event Specialists advance community-engaged learning and leadership and strengthen communities through planning and managing civic engagement events and service days that meet community-identified needs or explore community issues.

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Growing Food Security Specialist

The Growing Food Security Specialist creates a more equitable campus food system through managing the Growing Food Security educational garden and other basic needs security programs. Growing Food Security is a partnership between the Center for Civic Engagement and the Human Services Resource Center (HSRC) that aims to give students the resources that they need to be successful at Oregon State University.

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Media Specialist

Media Specialists inspire and celebrate civic engagement through managing the CCE newsletter, social media, website, event photography, and graphic design orders. Media Specialists work with Outreach Specialists as part of the Communication team to tell the CCE's story to the campus and local community.

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Outreach Specialist

Outreach Specialists elevate CCE’s campus presence through developing and facilitating trainings and workshops, tabling, and recognition program development and management. Outreach Specialists work with Media Specialists as part of the Communication team to tell the CCE's story to the campus and local community.

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Waste Watchers Specialist

The Waste Watchers Specialist coordinates educational events and leads a volunteer team that fosters student engagement in challenging consumer norms, reducing consumption, reusing/repurposing material goods, and recycling in collaboration with Campus Recycling. Waste Watchers is a joint group between Campus Recycling and the Student Sustainability Initiative whose mission is to engage students and the community in waste reduction at OSU by providing educational programming, meaningful opportunities for action, and empowerment of future leaders.

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Application Process

To apply for a Center for Civic Engagement student staff position, the same process applies to all positions. Please be sure to review the position descriptions for all positions you're interested in to get a full overview of the duties, qualifications, and terms of employment. Submit the following online by 11:59pm on the application deadline, Monday, April 16, 2018:

  • Cover letter (no more than 2 pages) describing your interest and qualifications for a position with CCE and addressing the following three prompts:
    • What are your strengths and skills and how do you believe these qualities will help you to successfully contribute to Student Leadership & Involvement/Center for Civic Engagement as well as students on the OSU campus? Give examples that illustrate your strengths and skills.
    • Describe why you care about civic engagement, sustainability, and/or social justice and why it’s important to engage in this type of work.
    • Describe an experience you have had with a culture, belief, or lived experience different from your own that you believe influenced or impacted your perspective.
  • Resume addressing your related employment, community, service, social justice, and/or leadership experiences
  • References: Name, email, phone number, title, relation to you for at least two references.



Contact Eric Beeler, Student Sustainability Initaitive Program Coordinator

Contact Erin McIlraith, Civic Engagement Coordinator

Contact Emily Bowling, Assistant Director for Civic Engagement & Sustainability


OSU commits to inclusive excellence by advancing equity and diversity in all that we do. We are an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer, and particularly encourage applications from members of historically underrepresented racial/ethnic groups, women, individuals with disabilities, veterans, LGBTQ community members, and others who demonstrate the ability to help us achieve our vision of a diverse and inclusive community.