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Student Job Opportunities

Eligibility
All applicants must be registered students at the University of Minnesota. During fall and spring semesters, undergraduates and international students must maintain a minimum of six credits per semester to remain eligible for employment. To continue employment after graduation, employees must be enrolled in a graduate program or as an Adult Special.

Benefits

Position Status Job Requisition Starting Pay
Parking/Event Attendant Open 191548 $8.50/hr
Office Assistant / Customer Service Full $8.50/hr
Accounting Assistant Full $10.00/hr
Cashier Full $9.00/hr
Utility Worker/Parking Maintenance Full $9.75/hr
Communications Intern Full   $9.75/hr
Bike Center Staff Full   $8.50/hr
Bike Center Intern Full   $9.75/hr
Transportation Systems Intern Full   $12.00/hr
Paratransit Driver Full $10.00/hr
Fleet Dispatcher Full $8.75/hr
Fleet Shop Runner Full $9.75/hr
Fleet Accounting Clerk Full $10.00/hr

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Applications are processed through the University Human Resources employment site.

  1. Click on the "online postings" link under the "search current openings" headline.
  2. Click "Search Postings"
  3. Search by requisition number or position titles, e.g., "student parking attendant" or "office assistant".

Student Position Descriptions

Parking/Event Attendant

Qualifications: H/S graduation/equivalent.
Hours: Must be able to work a minimum of 12 hours per week. Shifts are variable throughout day, evening and weekend hours.
Duties: Parking attendants must provide positive public relations and customer service; operate computerized cash register; provide efficient parking management for entrance, storage, and exit vehicles; handle minor parking complaints and direct problems to appropriate personnel; and monitor sound/video equipment. Additionally, event attendants must handle heavy traffic flow and demonstrate strong analytical skills.

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Office Assistant/Customer Service

Qualifications: H/S graduation/equivalent. Microsoft Office experience helpful. General office skills.
Hours: Must work a minimum of 15 hours per week during daytime hours (7 am - 5 pm, Monday-Friday).
Duties: Assistant must type, file, help with mass mailings, and answer phones regarding parking and transit issues; sell contract permits; and complete data entry through accounts receivable system.

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Cashier

Qualifications: Must be at least 19 years of age and have a valid driver's license with no moving violations in the last 2 years. Must have 1 year of cash handling experience or education beyond high school. Selected candidates will undergo a criminal background check.
Hours: Standard hours are Sunday & Monday evenings and Wednesday & Friday mornings, to a maximum of 19 hour per week.
Duties: This position will collect cash deposits from parking booths and verify cash counts. They will deliver supplies as need to parking facilities.

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Utility Worker/Parking Maintenance

Qualifications: H/S graduation/equivalent. Applicants must have a valid drivers license, be at least 19 years old, and have a clean driving record (no moving violations within the last 2 years). They must be able to follow directions; lift 80 pounds; and possess an automotive aptitude. One year previous work experience is required.
Hours: Must be able to work a minimum of 12 hours per week. Shifts are variable throughout day and evenings, 6 am – 10 pm, Monday - Friday, no more than 29 hours per week during the school year.
Duties: Utility/maintenance workers have 90 percent custodial duties, including snow removal, tasks in parking facilities, and answering the office phone. The remaining 10 percent involves the Motorist Assistance Program (MAP) to jump start cars, open locked cars, and change tires (spare). Procedural and safety training is provided.

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Paratransit Driver

Qualifications: Must have a valid driver's license with no moving violations in the last 2 years. Must be a dependable candidate who works well without supervision and who has a good knowledge of the Twin Cities campus. Prefer individual experienced in driving a 12-15 passenger van.
Hours: 12-20 hours per week during daytime hours (2-6 pm, Monday-Friday). Also covers for full-time drivers on short notice when necessary for 7 am – 3 pm shifts.
Duties: Drive Paratransit and transport disabled passengers around the Twin Cities campus. Maintain accurate ridership records. Gas and clean vehicles twice a week or more.

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Accounting Assistant

Qualifications: A finance student with junior or senior status. Must have PC experience with the ability to input data on a General Ledger system. Knowledge of Excel spreadsheets is required. Must be highly accurate, detail-orientated and reliable.
Hours: 15 hours per week during daytime hours (7 am - 5 pm, Monday-Friday).
Duties: Code and input general ledger and accounts receivable data; audit daily activity reports; process parking payment tickets and credit card receipts; mail parking bills; update billing spreadsheets; and perform visual audits of parking facilities.

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Communications/Marketing Intern

Qualifications: A marketing, communication or journalism student with junior or senior status. Must have excellent verbal and written communication and be experienced in Microsoft Word, PowerPoint and Excel.
Hours: 15-20 hours per week during office hours (8 am - 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday).
Duties: Intern will assist with all aspects of marketing the products and services of the department. The intern is responsible for filling publication orders, overseeing publication and giveaway inventory, stocking publications throughout campus and coordinating special events. Duties also include market research, communications and design work.

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Transportation Systems Intern

The Transportation Intern assists the transportation services team with all aspects of transportation services which include, but are not limited to: conducting pedestrian flow, bus routing, traffic flow, meter parking use, studies around campus, assisting in creating and maintaining signing/informational plans to help people find their way around campus; and assisting with the implementation of the Event Management Plan for TCF Bank Stadium major events.

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Fleet Dispatcher

Qualifications: Must be at least 19 years of age and have a valid driver's license with no moving violations in the last 2 years. Must be detail-oriented with great customer service skills. Individual must be a quick learner, able to work independently and available to work occasional weekends.
Hours: Rotating shifts (6 am – 7 pm, Monday-Friday; 7 am – 12 pm, Saturday & Sunday).
Duties: Taking rental reservations over the phone; dispatching and returning rental vehicles; washing and fueling vehicles. Responsible for maintaining cleanliness of vehicle storage area. Will be called upon to run errands for office personnel.

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Fleet Accounting Clerk

Qualifications: Must be 19 years of age with a valid driver’s license. Must be proficient in data entry and able to use an adding machine. Individual must be detail-oriented with some office experience. Prefer an accounting student with experience preparing University documents.
Hours: 14-20 hours per week, flexible shifts.
Duties: Process vendor invoices into interface and general ledger systems. Prepare University documents PVA and IX’s in Forms Nirvana. Additional duties include filing, running errands and monitoring office supplies.

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Fleet Shop Runner

Qualifications: Must be at least 19 years of age and have a valid driver's license with no ticket or violations in the last 2 years. Must be able to lift 50 lbs.
Hours: Flexible, 2-3 hours per day, Monday-Friday.
Duties: Pick up parts from vendors. Shuttle vehicles between garage, lots and dealerships. Wash, vacuum and fuel vehicles. Clean shop with a scrubber and sweeper; empty trash containers.

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