Looking for a job?
SENIORS - Check out these resources for finding a job during the age of COVID-19.
2020 On-campus employment information (including important deadlines): Check out this helpful resource.
Work study positions: Check with Financial Aid to ensure you are eligible for these positions. Learn how to apply for a work study position.
Non-work study campus jobs: If you are not work study eligible, you can still work on or near campus in a temporary position. Learn how to apply for campus jobs here.
Off-campus jobs: Employers in the surrounding area are always in need of qualified workers. Learn how to apply for off-campus jobs. Contact the Career Center for more assistance with your job search.
Start with BeeCareers - Our online job board!
BeeCareers allows students and alumni to post a profile; search full-time, part-time, work-study, and non-work study on-campus job and internship listings; upload résumés; and sign up for on-campus recruiting.
There are many student employment opportunities on campus and in the surrounding community, both for work-study eligible and non-work-study students. Watch a video tutorial to learn how to apply for these opportunities.
Work-study will appear on your Financial Aid award letter. Students can also check with the Financial Aid Office on Award Letter Next Steps.
Work-Study First-Year Students Attending Orientation
All students learn more about on-campus jobs during Orientation and scan IDs/complete the Form I-9. Jobs are posted to BeeCareers July 15. Work-study supervisors will contact students via SAU email or by phone for an interview or to offer a position. We recommend applying as soon as possible because supervisors begin looking at applications and hiring students immediately.
First-Year Students or Transfer Students NOT Attending Orientation
Students apply for jobs on Bee Careers, the student job board. Read the BeeCareers instruction sheet (pdf) or watch a video tutorial to learn how to apply for these opportunities. After signing in to BeeCareers, students should change their password and fill out their profile. Jobs are posted July 15.
Work-study supervisors will contact students via SAU email or by phone for an interview or to offer a position. It is recommended to apply as soon as possible because supervisors begin looking at applications and hiring students immediately.
All student workers must set up Direct Deposit. You will need to know your bank account and routing number.
How to Set Up Direct Deposit:
- Log in to MySAU Portal
- Select Self-Service
- Select Banking Information and Next to continue.
- Enter Bank Routing Number. Enter Bank Account Number (twice). Select Checking or Savings.
- Read and Agree to the Terms and Conditions. Select Save.
Q. How do students apply for work study?
A. It will appear on the students financial aid award letter. Students can also check with the Financial Aid Office or access their financial aid information online.
Q. Should freshmen or new students work during their first year in college?
A. YES. By working on campus, students will be interacting with other students, staff, and faculty. Students will be learning to manage their time as well as other responsibilities. We have found that students who work on campus generally remain in school and perform better academically.
Q. How many hours per week do students typically work?
A. Work-study students will work an average of 8 hours per week.
Q. What is the wage rate for student employees?
A. Students are paid $7.25 per hour for a work-study job. They are allowed to earn $1,850.00 during the academic year. Students eligible for work-study are given the opportunity to apply the earnings from their work-study job toward their tuition, or they may elect to have their earnings deposited into their checking or savings account. They will need a routing number and account number for their bank account and must sign up for direct deposit on Beeline.
Q. Are work-study positions guaranteed to all incoming students if they have been awarded work-study?
A. No. Most offices will have returning students who are always given preference before the new work-study students are hired. If students do not have the times available to work, or they don't have the skills necessary for the position, they will not be hired as quickly as other students. This does not mean that the student will never get a job. Athletes will have a hard time getting jobs other than athletic positions because of their practice schedules and games. They may be on a waiting list or not working their first semester in school. All students who do not have a work-study position their first semester should visit the BeeCareers website during the fall semester after registering for spring classes to look for and apply to those open positions.
Q. How do students new to St. Ambrose University apply for a work-study job?
A. Directions for applying for work-study jobs can be found here. On July 15, students will be able to apply for any jobs in which they meet the qualifications and have the available hours to work. Work-study supervisors will contact students via SAU email or by the cell phone number listed on their application. Students will be instructed to check and read their SAU emails frequently after July 15.
Q. What do students do if they want a job and did not receive employment?
A. Students should continue to visit the BeeCareers website at least once a week or more to investigate open positions.
Q. Are there jobs on campus where students can do their homework?
A. There are some campus jobs which require students to answer phones or assist other students when needed. These are the jobs in which students may have time to study. However, many of these positions are being phased out. The initial purpose of having a work-study program was to teach students the responsibilities of a work environment.
On or after July 15, you can directly apply for non-work-study positions at the Children's Campus, with Wellness and Recreation, or in the Weight Room. Supervisors will contact students via SAU email or by phone to schedule an interview or offer a position.
If you want to get a head start before July 15, you can complete a cover letter and résumé on BeeCareers. Read this Student Guide (pdf) or watch this video tutorial to learn how to apply.
SAU Children's Campus (infant and pre-school childcare center)
Work with children at the SAU Children's Campus located at the corner of Marquette and Lombard near campus. Hours of operation are Monday-Friday from 6am-6pm. See the full position description for Children's Campus below.
Wellness and Recreation Center and Weight Room
Do you want to work for SAU Wellness and Recreation and/or in the Weight Room? Register on our job posting website, BeeCareers, and follow the instructions. You can check out descriptions for weight room supervisor and sports official positions below.
Do you like to help people and want to contribute to a safe campus community? See the job description and application instructions below. You should also submit a copy of your course schedule when you apply.
Sodexo Food Service
You can be a barista in the Beehive Coffee Shop, a cafeteria worker in Cosgrove, or work in the food court in the Rogalski Center. To apply for Sodexo jobs, do so online at sodexousa.jobs. First, type in Davenport, IA and do a search for open positions. If you see one that catches your interest, click "Apply Now" to fill out an application.
If you've attended SAU for at least one semester, you can apply for these positions:
Student Success Center Tutor
You can tutor your fellow college students by working through the Student Success Center. You must first be recommended by a faculty member.
Resident Advisor (RA)
RAs foster community among residents on a residence hall floor. They receive training and plan programs, resolve conflicts, document behavior issues, and enforce university policy. Residence Life will notify students via SAU email when RA applications are being accepted.
New Student Seminar Peer Assistant
Peer assistants serve as a student co-instructor with a faculty or staff member for New Student Seminar (NSS). All peer assistants must attend all NSS classes, which meet for 50 minutes twice a week for 15 weeks.
STARS (Students Trained as Role Models)
STARS work during summer orientations and lead groups to various offices, answer questions, act in skits, and spend time with the new first-year students.
Student workers are needed in the Rogalski Center Food Court. Hours are flexible depending upon your schedule and how many hours you would like to work.
Weekdays (3-10:30 p.m. M-Th; 2-7:30 p.m. Friday) and/or weekends (11 a.m.- 7:30 p.m. Saturday and 2:20-10:30 p.m. Sunday). Start time may be later depending on your class schedule. We have some students that work 5-10:30 p.m. and students that get us through the dinner or lunch rushes, such as Noon-2 p.m. or 4-9 p.m.
• Work the different front-of-the-house stations
• Clean and sanitize workstations, counters, steam tables, and other equipment.
• Interact with customers
• Closing Duties: Sweeping, mopping, stocking, and closing down stations
Students should dress in black pants, black shoes, hair should be pulled away from face, and no jewelry, fake nails, or nail polish is allowed. We will provide a blue polo shirt.
Work under direct supervision and follow standard procedures and written instructions to accomplish assigned tasks.
$10.00/hour paid every two weeks by Sodexo. Apply online for this position at sodexousa.jobs. If you are interested in the position, click "Apply Now" and complete the application.
Greets customers, mixes and serves hot and cold beverages such as coffee, espresso, cappuccino, café latte, tea, chai, and fruit blend drinks.
Arranges coffee bar/cart supplies and cups/mugs to make attractive displays.
Maintains bar/cart area in a neat and sanitary manner.
Records all sales, collects money, operates a cash register and follows all cash handling procedures as required.
May operate a cash register.
May sell food items.
May maintain inventory, stock, and requisitions.
Prepares hot and cold food to make attractive items.
Other duties as assigned.
Typical Knowledge and Skills:
Applies basic skills and may develop advanced skills using tools and equipment appropriate for the position. Ability to effectively communicate and receive information in a manner easily understood by fellow employees.
Education or Equivalent Experience: High school diploma or equivalent.
Supervisor/Managerial Experience: None
Function Specific Experience: No previous experience required
Certification Requirements: None
Works under direct supervision and follows standard procedures and written instructions to accomplish assigned tasks.
Work is performed in an area that is adequately lighted and ventilated.
Specific physical characteristics and abilities are required to perform the work, such as agility, dexterity and long periods of walking, standing, bending, carrying or lifting supplies and equipment weighing 30 pounds or more.
Bring two forms of ID with you in the fall. Examples of acceptable forms of ID include a passport, Social Security card, driver's license, birth certificate and many more. Contact the Career Center at 563-333-6339 for a full list of acceptable forms of ID. Without proper ID, you will not be allowed to work.
Apply online for this position at sodexousa.jobs. If you are interested in the position, click "Apply Now" and complete the application.
Weight Room Supervisors are responsible for the safety of individuals in the weight room by providing a positive atmosphere and thorough customer service to all patrons.
Duties and Responsibilities:
1. Provide customer service to all patrons.
2. Maintain supervision of Weight Room and patrons.
3. Prohibit unsafe behavior in the Weight Room. Provide spotting for patrons, if needed.
4. See that all policies regarding the weight room are enforced.
5. Communicate all issues with Wellness and Recreation, Security, and Athletics.
6. Provide assistance to individuals using the weight room facility and its equipment.
7. Verbally remind patrons to re‐rack weights first, before helping re‐rack if necessary.
8. Make a thorough check of the weight room facility and the equipment for cleanliness/problems
9. Clean machines thoroughly during each shift.
10. Keep desk and surrounding area clean.
1. Enrollment in an SAU academic program.
2. Knowledge of exercise equipment and spotting techniques.
3. Strong interpersonal skills and communication skills to effectively interact with the patrons.
4. Organizational skills, time management skills, and leadership skills.
5. A thorough knowledge of all Wellness and Recreation rules and regulations.
6. Willingness to enforce all rules and regulations.
7. Commitment to both safety and customer service.
8. The ability to utilize emergency training (CPR, First Aid, AED, and Blood Borne Pathogen) when necessary.
9. A pleasing personality and professional appearance.
10. Ability to maintain order (cleanliness of facility) and supervision in the weight room.
Majors Required: Kinesiology/Human Performance & Fitness, Exercise Science, Sports Management
Application: Learn how to apply here.
Hours: 8 hours/week
NON‐STUDENT ATHLETES PREFERRED
Students will be working in the Lee Lohman Arena and Wellness and Recreation Center located on campus. Any off‐campus sites are less than a 5-minute drive.
Students are responsible for officiating intramural games/matches and enforcing rules and regulations while encouraging good sportsmanship.
Students will also be required to end activities when the potential for danger/injury becomes evident. This includes settling minor disputes and altercations. Possession of conflict management skills desired.
Knowledge of intramural rules and operations is preferred, but not required. No prior officiating experience is necessary; training is provided.
Application: Learn how to apply here.
About the Children's Campus
The St. Ambrose University Children's Campus (SAUCC) is a childcare center for children 8 weeks to 6 years old. It is seven blocks from the main campus on the southwest corner of Lombard and Marquette streets. Students walk during warm weather. The city bus also is available and stops in front of McCarthy Hall. The bus is free for St. Ambrose students with student ID. Bus schedule provided.
Application Information: Learn how to apply here.
Hours: 8+ hours per week
The student employee is responsible for assisting with program activities and providing help to teachers in all areas of the classroom program. This includes, but is not limited to, supervising children, communicating with parents, and providing a healthy and safe environment for children.
The student employee will also assist with cleaning duties in the classroom. Responsibilities in order of importance are:
• Assist in maintaining consistency in implementation of caring routines used in the center including, toileting, meals, nap, snacks, playground, and clean-up routines.
• Establish and maintain an open, friendly, warm relationship with children, and communicate with children at their level.
• Use positive reinforcement techniques and appropriate steps in discipline to help children build internal controls.
• Assist in maintaining a safe, clean environment, communicate with parents, teachers, and staff through informal discussions and the communication notebook, and be knowledgeable of and abide by center policies.
Students must purchase a polo shirt to wear with khakis or slacks. Additionally, a current physical and record of immunizations are required.
Required Majors: Psychology, Elementary Education, or Early Childhood Education
The student employee is responsible for working in the kitchen to set up lunchtime meals for the children and staff. The student employee also will assist with cleaning duties after lunch and maintaining a safe and clean environment. Arriving on time, having a strong work ethic, and dependability are the most important requirements of the job.
Kitchen hours: M-F, 10:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Must be able to work at least 8 hours per week.