Join the Division of Student Affairs!

As a community of educators, Students Affairs focuses on designing and facilitating co-curricular experiences to develop students’ personal, professional, and intellectual talent, preparing them to learn, lead, and serve.

By joining this community, you will have the opportunity to:

  • Gain personal and professional development
  • Advocate and mentor peers related to their success as students
  • Connect and network with new people
  • Grow your understanding of your role in society
  • Foster a sense of social responsibility and contribute to the advocacy of an equitable community

Paraprofessional Positions Available

Remember, position availability varies each semester and each department recruits on different timelines. Handshake will reflect any current open positions that are accepting applications.

Athletics

The Department of Athletics prepares our student-athletes for life-long success by providing opportunities for them to excel in the classroom, in competition and in the community.

Team Manager

The team manager serves in various support roles as assigned by the head coach of the team. Duties could include filming of practices and/or competition, assisting with statistics and facility/equipment set-up for practices and/or competitions.

Volunteer position

Students are hired as needed

Contact: athleticsdepartment@wcupa.edu

Campus Recreation

Campus Recreation engages the West Chester University community through co-curricular experiences by providing diverse programs to inspire lifelong health and wellness.

Recreation Attendant

This position is primarily responsible for front desk customer service, equipment check-out, equipment cleaning, and patron safety. Recreation attendants are the first face of daily operations of the Student Recreation Center.

Paid position

Students are hired each semester typically in August and December.

Contact: campusrecreation@wcupa.edu


Intramural Official

Intramural officials are expected to referee and/or score-keep all intramural competitions. Officials should develop and maintain a good working knowledge of the sport’s rules and regulations.

Paid position

Students are hired in late August. Additional hiring may be completed in December/January if needed.

Contact: campusrecreation@wcupa.edu


Climbing Wall Monitor

This position provides quality customer service by welcoming students to our climbing wall. Ensures risk management protocol is followed to maintain a fun environment.

Paid position

Students are hired in April and November.

Contact: campusrecreation@wcupa.edu


Trip Guide

This position provides an opportunity for students to facilitate outdoor experiences for the WCU Community. No prior experience is necessary as the position includes a semester-long training process that includes nationally recognized certifications (Wilderness First Aid, Leave No Trace Trainer).

Paid position

Students are hired in October.

Contact: campusrecreation@wcupa.edu

Career Development Center

Twardowski Career Development Center is a bridge connecting students and alumni to the professional world, introducing them to who they can become.
Career Ambassador

Assist with the central mission of the office which is to educate students and alumni in actively developing and implementing their academic, career, personal, and professional goals. Responsibilities include but are not limited to representing the office at events and programs, presenting to campus organizations, providing guidance to students on resume creation, and greeting and directing office visitors or phone calls.

Paid position

Students are hired in February.

Contact: cdc@wcupa.edu


Career Development Center Internship

Seeking an active team member in the delivery of direct service to students in a range of career services. The position is structured to enable HEPSA interns to fulfill requirements for contact hours and gain experience comparable to an entry level professional in career services.

Volunteer position

Students are hired in October/November for spring.

Contact: cdc@wcupa.edu

Center for Civic Engagement & Social Impact

The Center for Civic Engagement & Social Impact promotes community-based learning experiences that address issues of public concern by building mutually beneficial partnerships and empowering students to be active citizens in their local, national and global communities.
RamCorps Organizing Social Action (OSA)

RamCorps OSA members engage their peers in educational, service, and advocacy opportunities surrounding issues of public concern. Roles available are Environmental Justice, Education Equity, Health Equity, and Food & Housing Security.

Paid position

Students are hired in April.

Contact: https://www.wcupa.edu/ccesi 


RamCorps DIRECT

RamCorps DIRECT members are matched with a non-profit or community agency to assist in meeting critical community needs. This is a Federal Work Study position.

Paid position

Students are hired in September and on rolling basis.

Contact: https://www.wcupa.edu/ccesi 


America Reads Site Leader

An ARYM Site Leader serves as the liaison between a community agency and WCU. They are responsible for recruiting student volunteers to serve on site and developing educational workshops for new mentors.

Volunteer position unless eligible for Federal Work Study.

Students are hired in April.

Contact: https://www.wcupa.edu/ccesi


America Reads Mentor

An America Reads Mentor serves on-site (or virtually) at local after-school and childcare academic development programs. They are expected to work 8-10 hours each week between direct service and participation in workshops and trainings.

Volunteer position unless eligible for Federal Work Study.

Students are hired in September and on rolling basis.

Contact: https://www.wcupa.edu/ccesi


Resource Pantry Ambassador

A Pantry Ambassador is in charge of maintaining daily operation of the Resource Pantry (stocking, serving students, processing donations). This is a Federal Work Study position.

Paid position

Students are hired in September and on rolling basis.

Contact: https://www.wcupa.edu/ccesi


Campus Election and Engagement Project Fellow (CEEP)

The CEEP Fellow is in charge of engaging their peers in voter education and engagement efforts. This position is funded through our partnership in the Campus Election and Engagement Project.

Paid position

Students are hired in September.

Contact: https://www.wcupa.edu/ccesi

Center for Trans and Queer Advocacy

The mission of the Center for Trans and Queer Advocacy is to create an environment where the intersectional experiences of trans and queer people are supported, celebrated, validated and affirmed.

Peer Educator

Peer Educators are trained through the office and offer ways for the Center to enhance campus partnerships, campus climate, and the overall experiences for LGBTQIA+ people. Additionally, some specific responsibilities may include, but are not limited to: assist with departmental programs and Visibility Identity Weeks, development/facilitation of the RAM I AM program series, participate in advocacy and outreach, website development, social media development, creation of various forms of advertisement, development/facilitation of educational trainings, participation in ongoing staff development and general office responsibilities.

Paid position

Students are hired in March.

Contact: transandqueer@wcupa.edu

Center for Women & Gender Equity

The Center for Women and Gender Equity actively promotes and advocates for a campus community that values the safety, equality, and intellectual advancement of women and other historically marginalized groups.

Peer Educator

CW&GE's peer educators work to raise awareness of issues that disproportionately impact women and historically marginalized gender identities and create an inclusive environment for all students. Peer educators accomplish these goals through innovative programs, outreach, and collaboration.

Paid position

Students are hired in March.

Contact: cwge@wcupa.edu

Dining Services (with Office of Sustainability)

Sustainability is about ensuring that all people - today and into the future - can live in healthy communities and participate in productive local economies without sacrificing environmental integrity.

Sustainability Peer Educator 

WCU Sustainability Peer Educators (SPEs) are undergraduate students who help organize and lead sustainability education and outreach programs on campus, primarily in WCU residence halls and apartment complexes. Their goal is to promote a thorough understanding of sustainability by emphasizing the interconnections between the environmental, social, and economic aspects of our local and global societies.

Paid position

Students are hired in March.

Contact: wcupaspe@gmail.com  

Dowdy Multicultural Center

The Dowdy Multicultural Center promotes holistic success and development of Students of Color through collaborative co-curricular experiences that promote multicultural awareness, create a sense of belonging, affirm racial and cultural identity, and empower all students to challenge systems of oppression.

Peer Mentor- Dowdy Multicultural Center Peer Mentoring Program

The Dowdy Multicultural Center (DMC) Peer Mentoring program was established in 1994 to support first time and transfer first year Students of Color (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American, Black, Latinx, and Native American) at WCU. The Peer Mentor will mentor and support students by providing support in the areas of: identifying campus resources, creating goals related to holistic wellness, and identifying a support network.

Volunteer position

Students are hired in March/April.

Contact: multicultural@wcupa.edu


Dowdy Multicultural Center Social Justice Education Assistant

Dowdy Multicultural Center Social Justice Education Student Assistant supports the logistical and development of Social Justice Education programs and services related to communities of color. The position requires research, organization, and outreach related to the various initiatives focused on Social Justice topics.

Paid position

Students are hired in March/April.

Contact: multicultural@wcupa.edu


Dowdy Multicultural Center Student Success & Wellness Education Assistant

Dowdy Multicultural Center Student Success & Wellness Education Student Assistant supports the logistical and development of holistic wellness programs and initiatives related to communities of color. The position requires research, organization, and outreach related to the various initiatives focused on student success and wellness education topics.

Paid position

Students are hired in March/April.

Contact: multicultural@wcupa.edu


Lead Peer Mentors - Dowdy Multicultural Center Peer Mentoring Program

The Dowdy Multicultural Center Peer Mentoring Program was established in 1994 to support first time and transfer first year Students of Color (Asian Pacific Islander Desi American, Black, Latinx, and Native American) at WCU. The Lead Peer Mentors are responsible in supporting the Peer Mentors and creating programs and initiatives for mentees related to: identifying campus resources, creating goals related to holistic wellness, and identifying a support network.

Paid position

Students are hired in March/April.

Contact: multicultural@wcupa.edu

New Student Programs

New Student Programs welcome, assist, and support new students, families, and guests as they transition to, and through, the WCU community.

Orientation Leader

Orientation Leaders are responsible for welcoming and orienting incoming students,
families, and guests to West Chester University during all New Student Orientation programs offered for first year students, transfer students, and adult learners.

Paid position

Students are hired in October.

Contact: orientation@wcupa.edu

Off Campus and Commuter Services

Off Campus and Commuter Services (OCCS) ensures equitable access to co-curricular experiences, leadership opportunities, and institutional resources designed to assist off campus and commuter students regardless of place of residence.

Commuter Assistant

Commuter Assistants take an active role in creating and promoting a sense of community with commuter and off campus students at West Chester University. Commuter Assistants listen to student concerns, advocate for resolutions, and refer students to appropriate resources on campus and within the community.

Paid position

Students are hired in February.

Contact: commuters@wcupa.edu

Office of Student Conduct

Office of Student Conduct's mission is to maintain an educational environment through upholding community standards and foster personal development by assisting individuals in evaluating decisions to promote learning and social responsibility.

University Hearing Board Member 

The University Hearing Board, comprised of students, faculty, and staff, is an integral part of the campus community and strives to support the mission of the department and the larger WCU community. The University Hearing Board reviews student conduct cases and is the most formal process in the University's conduct system, providing an opportunity for students to serve the University community, develop life-long skills in facilitating and resolving conflicts, and promote civility and citizenship within the WCU community.

Volunteer position

Students are hired year round.

Contact: studentconduct@wcupa.edu

Parent and Family Relations

The Office of Parent and Family Relations is committed to building lasting collaborative partnerships with parents and families by providing intentional information and meaningful engagement opportunities to ensure students are supported in their personal and professional development.

Family Ambassador

Undergraduate Family Ambassadors engage in communication and programming initiatives throughout the year to connect with parents and family members of WCU students. The opportunity is tailored to meet student interests and passion areas to assist in building transferable career readiness skills.

Volunteer position

Students are hired year round.

Contact: parentfamilyrelations@wcupa.edu

Residence Life and Housing Services

The Office of Residence Life and Housing Services provides an environment of learning which fosters ongoing holistic development for all community members by creating and sustaining inclusive communities rooted in ethical decision making and intentional and supportive connections.

Resident Assistant

The Resident Assistant (RA) is a paraprofessional, undergraduate student staff member of the Residence Life and Housing Services Program. The RA plays a vital role in facilitating an atmosphere of community upon a specific floor, wing, or apartment building.

Paid position

Students are hired in November.

Contact: housing@wcupa.edu


Front Desk Attendant

The Front Desk Attendant (FDA) is a student staff member employed by the Office of Residence Life and Housing Services. The FDA is responsible for assisting the Resident Director (RD) or the Graduate Hall Director (GHD) and the Graduate Assistant (GA) in the effective administration of the residence hall. This is accomplished through working at the Front Desk of the building and performing related tasks as assigned by the RD/GHD or GA.

Paid position

Students are hired in December.

Contact: housing@wcupa.edu

Student Leadership & Involvement with LEAD

Student Leadership and Involvement provides WCU students with transformative learning opportunities that prepare them to be active global citizens through involvement in student organizations, intentional programming, and interpersonal interactions.

Leadership Consultant 

Leadership Consultants serve as a resource for all student organizations and facilitate various leadership programs.

Paid position

Students are hired in March.

Contact: involvement@wcupa.edu

Sykes Student Union & Activities

Sykes Union and Student Activities creates vibrant campus community through excellent programs and services. The Student Union is the center of community life on the campus of West Chester University. The Student Activities Council at West Chester University is an organization on campus that brings entertainment to the students.

Building Manager

The West Chester University Sykes Union Building Manager is employed to ensure the safe and efficient operation of Sykes Union during daytimes, evenings, weekends, and other times when called upon by the Director of Sykes Union or appropriate designee. As a front-end representative of Sykes Student Union, a BM must take the initiative to provide both internal and external customers with the highest levels of customer service and strive to maintain the building appearance and environment at all times.

Paid position

Students are hired in October and February.

Contact: areilly@wcupa.edu


Operations Specialists

The Sykes Student Union Operations Specialist is employed to serve as a resource and ambassador for West Chester University. Operations Specialists provide clear and concise information, via telephone or in-person, about the union, university, or community.

Paid position

Students are hired in October and February.

Contact: areilly@wcupa.edu


Student Activities Council (SAC) President

Oversee the programs and activities of the Student Activities Council. Responsibilities include but are not limited to leading team meetings, representing SAC at President's Breakfast and Council or Organizations, and supervising all positions including all Vice President positions and Event Coordinators.

Paid position

Students are hired in February.

Contact: SykesStudentUnion@wcupa.edu


Student Activities Council (SAC) Vice President

Vice Presidents will plan and execute larger events for the Student Activities Council as well as supervise Event Coordinator positions.

Paid position

Students are hired in February.

Contact: SykesStudentUnion@wcupa.edu


Event Coordinator

Event Coordinators plan and implement various events for the Student Activities Council including but not limited to movies, off campus trips, marketing events, novelties, live performers, and campus traditions.

Paid position

Students are hired in March.

Contact: SykesStudentUnion@wcupa.edu

Wellness Promotion

The Office of Wellness Promotion engages students in intentional educational opportunities to cultivate life-long learning and a community of well-being.

Graphic Designer

The Wellness Promotion Graphic Designer position supports department initiatives such as the Stall Seat Journal and large scale marketing by assisting with design work. This is an hourly paid position.

Paid position

Students are hired in April.

Contact: wellness@wcupa.edu


RefRAMe Campaign Student Leaders

As a member of the Office of Wellness Promotion team, the RefRAMe Campaign student leaders will work collaboratively to plan and implement initiatives related to reframing the culture around alcohol use in college. Over the course of the academic year, student leaders will assist with gathering data to inform campaign development, marketing, and an implementation plan.

Paid position

Students are hired in March/April.

Contact: wellness@wcupa.edu


Peer Educator

As a member of the Office of Wellness Promotion team, the Peer Educator position plays a critical role in providing peer-to-peer on a variety of health and well-being initiatives focusing on topics such as alcohol & other drug, mental health, sexual health, health promotion and other related topics. Over the course of the year, Peer Educators will assist with informal educational campaigns, peer workshop facilitation, and large-scale department programs.

Paid position

Students are hired in February.

Contact: wellness@wcupa.edu


Public Health & Well-being Internship

Public Health & Well-being interns in the Office of Wellness Promotion work with department staff to help coordinate public health messaging, well-being education, and educational materials on a variety of topical themes. In addition, the intern assists with conducting research around health and well-being topics in order to develop further educational initiatives.

Volunteer position

Students are hired in September for Spring; in March for Summer; in March for Fall.

Contact: wellness@wcupa.edu

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