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CDSP depends on the dedicated work of its students, and is pleased to be able to offer on-campus employment opportunities for students that allows them to contribute to the CDSP community and work in an environment that appreciates a student’s need to balance academic work and employment.
A number of positions are made available across various aspects of the school’s work, from admissions to landscaping. On this page, you will find all you need to know about finding and maintaining a student employment position at CDSP. Please read through basic policies below and explore the links at the bottom for more detailed information.
Students are a vital part of the operation of most departments. Students should be aware of the fact that departments are reliant on the services students contribute just as they depend on the work performed by the career staff. For this reason, the following student responsibilities are listed to give students an idea of what is expected of them as employees.
Scheduling: CDSP recognizes that for student employees, their priority is their academic work, and their CDSP work position fits around that priority. There is a level of flexibility for most student employment positions that would not exist in other job environments. However, both student employees and supervising staff are responsible for ensuring that work hours and duties are understood at all times. Students rely on work as a source of income, and staff rely on students to accomplish a great deal of work. Both students and staff should recognize the ways the other depends on them, and plan and communicate accordingly. If either the student or staff member need to change hours or will not be available during scheduled hours, they must communicate this to the other in a timely fashion. Students should notify their supervisor of any change in class schedule that may affect their work schedule. Students should also give their supervisors as much notice as possible (1-2 weeks preferable) if they plan to terminate employment.
Adhere to Policies: Abide by the policies and guidelines of your employing department and observe appropriate workplace behaviors. Remember that you represent your department's interests to other students, faculty, and visitors to the school.
Perform Work Duties: Students should report to work on time and remain working until the specified hours are completed. While on the job, all of your tasks should be work-related. Homework and other personal activities should be saved for times when you are not working.
Maintain Confidentiality: Students should maintain confidentiality regarding workplace issues and information including, but not limited to, releasing or sharing information about other students. This includes not discussing job-related information in an off-the-job context. CDSP takes violations of confidentiality very seriously, and may discipline employees for breaching it.
Every position is different, and not every department has the same policies. Obligations and responsibilities (except for those listed above) will vary. Ask your supervisor for the obligations that pertain to your position and your department.
International students attending CDSP and other member schools in the Graduate Theological Union on an F-1 Visa are eligible to work on-campus jobs at CDSP. The BCIS limits students in F-1 status to working on a campus for a maximum of 20 hours per week during the academic year. Students may work full-time during academic breaks.
Federal Work-Study (FWS) is a federally subsidized program designed to promote part-time employment of students to help them avoid excessive debt while in school. Student employees who are employed under the FWS program are awarded FWS as part of their total financial aid package. Students may be employed on- or off-campus with their FWS funds. On-campus opportunities are listed on the CDSP website. For off-campus public service opportunities, please contact the Financial Aid Office. FWS jobs are available to financial aid recipients with FWS eligibility listed on the Financial Aid award letters mailed out from the Financial Aid Office.