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Student Employment

Listed below are available student employment opportunities for on-campus positions. If you have questions about or are interested in a position, please contact the contact person in the job listing.

Please note that this job listing is for non work-study positions only. All Work-Study positions must be posted through Drexel Central. For information about Federal Work-Study, please visit the Drexel Central Work-Study page

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The maximum hourly rate for undergraduate student employees is $10/hour and the maximum hourly rate for graduate student employees is $15/hour.

Drexel University is an Equal Opportunity/Affirmative Action employer, welcomes individuals from diverse backgrounds and perspectives, and believes that an inclusive and respectful environment enriches the University community and the educational and employment experience of its members. The University prohibits discrimination against individuals on the basis of race, color, national origin, religion, sex, sexual orientation, disability, age, status as a veteran or special disabled veteran, gender identity or expression, genetic information, pregnancy, childbirth or related medical conditions and any other prohibited characteristic. Please visit our website to view all University Policies and Workplace Postings.

Job Title Job Type College Campus Min. Education
Conference Assistant (DEADLINE EXTENDED)

Description:

The Summer Conference Assistant (CA) is an undergraduate/graduate student who is a member of the Event and Conference Services and Department of Campus Services Staff serving in the special capacity required by the summer housing program. The Associate Director of Event and Conference Services will directly supervise the CA with assistance from the Lead Conference Staff. The CA’s primary responsibilities are to assist in the operation of the summer conference program. Since the Summer Conference Assistant is the University’s primary contact with conference guests, it is necessary for the Summer CA to maintain a professional, helpful, positive attitude that supports a successful summer conference program.

Qualifications: Terms of Employment

  • The appointment as a Summer Conference Assistant is for the Summer conference season of 2017 only begining June 16th - September 9th.
  • Compensation is free housing in a University-owned Residence Hall for the summer term as well as an hourly rate.
  • Summer Conference Assistants receive a full room credit for the summer quarter. Federal law requires that the Office of University Housing communicate with the Financial Aid Office regarding all dollars received by each individual staff member’s financial aid package.
  • The Summer Conference Assistant is required to reside in the residence halls.
  • As is customary for part-time positions, the Summer Conference Assistant will require an average of 20 hours per week. This includes nights, weekends and University Holidays. (Hours will vary according to the needs of the conference season.)
  • Summer Conference Assistants must be available one out of two of the holiday weekends during Summer 2017 – July 4th weekend and Labor Day weekend.
  • Vacations or any periods of time away from campus (greater than 3 days) must be approved by the Associate Director of Event and Conference Services.
  • Conference Assistants must attend MANDATORY CA Training Sessions from June 5th-9th, 2017 and be available at the start of the conference season, June 16th, 2017.
  • Qualified candidates must meet the following requirements:
      Status as a full time student at Drexel University (12 credits min.)
      Maintenance of minimum term and cumulative G.P.A. of 2.5
      Be in good judicial standing (no active sanction during period of employment)
      Must NOT be on CO-OP during the Summer 2017.
  • Department: Event and Conference Services

    Number of Positions: 20

    Location: Creese Student Center

    Contact Information:
    Tyler Groll
    215.895.6231
    conferences@drexel.edu

    Part-Time Administrative University City No Particular Level
    Freshman summer program REsident Assistant

    Description:

    ​2 Resident Assistants will live in the residence hall for the duration of the University Preparation international student undergraduate summer program (4 weeks August 11-Sept 13). They will assist with student move in for the program and move out to freshman dorms.

    RAs will assist with evening programming and some afternoon workshops, report on participant issues, and help students with cultural and academic acculturation.


    Qualifications: Requirements: must be over 21 years of age and be fully qualified to work in the United States. Experience with group activities and competence in intercultural environments. Available for training in July and move in August 12.

    Department: English Language Center

    Number of Positions: 2

    Location: English Language Center Language and Communication Center

    Contact Information:
    Tobie Hoffman
    215 895-5911
    tobie@drexel.edu

    Part-Time College of Arts and Sciences University City Senior
    Research Assistant - Site Surveyor

    Description:

    Project surveyors will be present on-site during designated hours (generally from 9:00am to 9:00pm or earlier, depending on the season), to observe and gather data on park users and uses using survey instruments and protocols provided by the project manager. Surveyors will be required to participate in a paid orientation session prior to the data collection to be briefed on the survey methodology and protocol.

    The employment for these temporary positions is intermittent, with 9 surveys scheduled per season (5 weekdays and 4 weekends per 1 to 3 month period). Candidates may participate in as many or as few survey session shifts as they wish, schedules permitting. Specific survey dates have not yet been selected, but the following schedule is expected:

    9—Spring Surveys (April to late May 2017) [10.5 & 6/4.5 hour shifts, 9:00am to 7:30 pm]

    9—Summer Surveys (June to July 2017) [12 & 6 hour shifts, 9:00am to 9:00pm]

    Surveyors will be working outdoors and are expected to dress accordingly. Surveys dates will be rescheduled in the event of inclement weather. Surveyors will be paid at a rate of $10/hour.

    Specific Duties:

    Perform onsite, periodic sampling of quantitative and qualitative park user data including pedestrian counts, observed activities, arrival methods and locations, and other perceived demographics, using provided survey instruments (i.e. use charts).

    Administer onsite user surveys that ask questions concerning park satisfaction, perception, use, and user demographics. This survey will be administered onsite to randomly selected users. The survey and its instructions will be provided by the project manager.

    Record observations of park use for observed characteristics not included on the use chart and take notes on these phenomena, including unusual use patterns, duration of stay, and methods of arrival.

    Qualifications: Ideal candidates will have a displayed interest in the design of civic spaces, public life, data gathering, and civic engagement, and should have strong written, verbal, and organizational skills. The candidate should also be a creative thinker and able to react in the moment to engage people who may not be initially inclined. An interest or background in urban planning, urban design, architecture, landscape architecture, or other allied field is a plus. Prior work experience on similar projects are beneficial but not a requirement. Fluency in Spanish and/or Vietnamese is an additional benefit for this specific project neighborhood, but also not required.

    Department: Lindy Institute for Urban Innovation

    Number of Positions: 6

    Location: Columbus Square Park, South Philadelphia

    Contact Information:
    Ryan Debold

    lindyinstitute@drexel.edu

    Part-Time Westphal College of Media Arts and Design Other No Particular Level
    Skyscraper Games Media Developer

    Description:

    Research Project Purpose and Abstract:

    Led by the Entrepreneurial Game Studio, located within the ExCITe Center at Drexel University, Skyscraper Games builds on the media attention devoted to lab director, Dr. Lee’s, large-scale art game installations. These installations include Pong™ on the Cira Centre in 2013 and Skyscraper Tetris™ in 2014, both of which utilized the LED lights of the Cira Centre, a 29-story central Philadelphia building. Both projects were recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, and garnered media coverage nationally and internationally. Tetris™ was mentioned in over 1,500 media stories, and had more than 2.2 billion impressions and an estimated ad value of $20 million. With Skyscraper Games, the Entrepreneurial Game Studio is leveraging the excitement surrounding the world’s largest video game displays to advocate for computer science education.

    EGS began work on the Skyscraper Games project with support from Intel in January 2016. We have successfully recruited and worked with three charter schools, the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey, and the Franklin Institute STEM Scholars. To date, the project has reached 82 learners from diverse socio-economic backgrounds who live in Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. Over half of these students self-identified as female or gender non-conforming.

    In the next stage of this project, we will transition away from running workshops in our Drexel University lab space to having teachers and facilitators lead the workshops for students in their schools and communities with the help of our online curriculum. This self-directed, informal, online learning web application allows learners to move through lessons at their own pace, giving them feedback on their progress towards the goal of modifying an existing game, then designing and coding their own game for the Cira Centre. Our current curriculum can be found at www.Skyscrapergames.com. 


    Expected Student Deliverables (published papers or articles, conference presentations, poster presentation or exhibitions):

    1. Complete a set of tutorial videos and other multimedia publications for external educational use. 

    2. Document progress in preparation for publication in an educational science journal. 


    Student Job Description, including key duties, responsibilities, and learning objectives:

    The ExCITe Center seeks students with a passion for both technology and creative expression and the intersection of the two. We are particularly interested in candidates who have significant prior experience producing digital media, including videos, motion graphics, as well as non-digital print materials. As Media Producer on this project, you will be part of the dynamic ExCITe Center community working together at the intersection of technology, design, and entrepreneurship, helping to support and grow these efforts.

    The Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center was established in 2013 as a University-wide strategic initiative for research innovation. The Center pursues activities at the intersection of Technology, Design, and Entrepreneurship, a reframing of Drexel’s founding pillars of Art, Science, and Industry for the modern age. The highly multidisciplinary approach of ExCITe employs a diversity of perspectives to foster creativity, personal expression, curiosity, and collaboration. Visit http://www.egs.excite.drexel.edu for more information.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    - Develop detailed project plan(s) to monitor and track development progress.

    - Direct collaboration with Python Developer and other team members. 

    - Maintain website functionality and prepare for tests.

    - Integrate videos and motion graphics with existing curriculum. 


    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    - Gain experience in educational technology. 

    - Create engaging digital media products that support learning objectives. 

    - Learn how to quickly prototype and iterate potential solutions towards a strict project deadline.

    Qualifications: - Ability to work independently towards long-term project goals. - A commitment to rapid prototyping and iteration of projects for relentless improvement. - Strong organizational skills, particularly an attention to detail. - Excellent visual and verbal communication skills. - Multidisciplinary problem solving skills and the ability to collaborate with others from different disciplinary backgrounds (including the willingness to admit you don’t know everything). - Experience with Adobe Creative Suite is required. - Working knowledge of iOS, Mac OS X, Google Apps, and modern collaboration tools (e.g., Slack, GitLab, Trello) preferred. - A highly developed sense of curiosity. If interested in the position, please send cover letter and resume to egs@drexel.edu. In addition, please send portfolio if applicable.

    Department: ExCITe Center

    Number of Positions: 1

    Location:

    Contact Information:
    Arianna Gass

    egs@drexel.edu

    Part-Time Administrative University City Sophomore
    Skyscraper Games Python Developer

    Description:

    Research Project Purpose and Abstract:

    Led by the Entrepreneurial Game Studio, located within the ExCITe Center at Drexel University, Skyscraper Games builds on the media attention devoted to lab director, Dr. Lee’s, large-scale art game installations. These installations include Pong™ on the Cira Centre in 2013 and Skyscraper Tetris™ in 2014, both of which utilized the LED lights of the Cira Centre, a 29-story central Philadelphia building. Both projects were recognized by the Guinness Book of World Records, and garnered media coverage nationally and internationally. Tetris™ was mentioned in over 1,500 media stories, and had more than 2.2 billion impressions and an estimated ad value of $20 million. With Skyscraper Games, the Entrepreneurial Game Studio is leveraging the excitement surrounding the world’s largest video game displays to advocate for computer science education.


    EGS began work on the Skyscraper Games project with support from Intel in January 2016. We have successfully recruited and worked with three charter schools, the Girl Scouts of Central and Southern New Jersey, and the Franklin Institute STEM Scholars. To date, the project has reached 82 learners from diverse socio-economic backgrounds who live in Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey. Over half of these students self-identified as female or gender non-conforming.


    In the next stage of this project, we will transition away from running workshops in our Drexel University lab space to having teachers and facilitators lead the workshops for students in their schools and communities with the help of our online curriculum. This self-directed, informal, online learning web application allows learners to move through lessons at their own pace, giving them feedback on their progress towards the goal of modifying an existing game, then designing and coding their own game for the Cira Centre. Our current curriculum can be found at www.Skyscrapergames.com. 


    Expected Student Deliverables (published papers or articles, conference presentations, poster presentation or exhibitions):

    1. Complete thorough documentation of all backend systems, including underlying custom Python Library, CiraPy, prepared for publication. 


    Student Job Description, including key duties, responsibilities, and learning objectives:

    The ExCITe Center seeks students with a passion for both technology and creative expression and the intersection of the two. We are particularly interested in candidates who have significant prior experience working with the MEAN stack, Linux, Python, HTML, CSS and game development. As a Lead Developer on this project, you will be part of the dynamic ExCITe Center community working together at the intersection of technology, design, and entrepreneurship, helping to support and grow these efforts.


    The Expressive and Creative Interaction Technologies (ExCITe) Center was established in 2013 as a University-wide strategic initiative for research innovation. The Center pursues activities at the intersection of Technology, Design, and Entrepreneurship, a reframing of Drexel’s founding pillars of Art, Science, and Industry for the modern age. The highly multidisciplinary approach of ExCITe employs a diversity of perspectives to foster creativity, personal expression, curiosity, and collaboration. Visit http://www.egs.excite.drexel.edu for more information.

    RESPONSIBILITIES

    - Develop detailed project plan(s) to monitor and track development progress.

    - Direct collaboration with Media Producer and other team members. 

    - Revamp Python library to support student learning. 

    - Maintain website functionality and prepare for tests.

    - Integrate xAPI into website for data collection.


    LEARNING OBJECTIVES

    - Gain experience in educational technology. 

    - Learn how to quickly prototype and iterate potential solutions towards a strict project deadline.


    Qualifications: - Ability to work independently towards long-term project goals. - A commitment to rapid prototyping and iteration of projects for relentless improvement. - Strong organizational skills, particularly an attention to detail. - Excellent written communication skills. - Multidisciplinary problem solving skills and the ability to collaborate with others from different disciplinary backgrounds (including the willingness to admit you don’t know everything). - Experience with MEAN stack, Linux, Python, and Web 2.0 development. - Working knowledge of iOS, Mac OS X, Google Apps, and modern collaboration tools (e.g., Slack, GitLab, Trello) preferred. - A highly developed sense of curiosity. If interested in the position, please send cover letter and resume to egs@drexel.edu. In addition, please send portfoio if applicable.

    Department: ExCITe Center

    Number of Positions: 1

    Location:

    Contact Information:
    Arianna Gass

    egs@drexel.edu

    Part-Time Administrative University City Sophomore
    Student Photographer

    Description:

    Campus Services is seeking a student Photographer to assist in creating photography catalogs for the University Housing and Event and Conference Services teams.

    The Photographer will assist the Event and Conference Services team by producing professional images of event locations on the University City campus. This individual will also assist the University Housing team in building a catalog of images of the residence halls.

     


    Qualifications: The ideal candidate: - Candidates will need to use personal equipment, as camera equipment/editing software is not provided by the department. - Must have digital photography experience and the ability to edit images digitally. - A working knowledge of Adobe Photoshop is preferred. - Must be highly responsible, dependable, and detail-oriented student with a flexible schedule. - Should be well-organized and work well independently. - Must have flexible hours to allow them to adjust their work schedule to accommodate events scheduled throughout the day, evening or weekends. - Candidates do not need to use personal equipment, as camera equipment is provided by the department. Although publishing rights to the photography will remain property of Drexel University, the Photography may use any work on a professional portfolio.​

    Department: Campus Services

    Number of Positions: 1

    Location:

    Contact Information:
    Amanda Noll

    amn324@drexel.edu

    Part-Time Administrative University City No Particular Level