Scripps believes fully in the capacity of the student employment experience to provide students iwth valuable educational experiences, opportunities for personal growth, career development, and skills training. We believe work enhances the total educational journey as students learn responsibilities, attitudes, and processes that will contribute to the success post-Scripps. 

Student Employment Wage Classifications

The State of California increased the minimum wage to $10.00 per hour effective January 1, 2016. To ensure compliance, CP&R, which oversees student employment, has partnered with Human Resources to recommend standard wage classifications for all on-campus student employment positions. This initiative will establish equity among student positions across the College and provide clarity as we continue to assess budget constraints/needs for student employment. Senior staff has reviewed and approved the following wage classifications to be put into effect July 1, 2016. Read the Official Memo.
  • Student Assistant I – $10.00
  • Student Assistant II – $10.50
  • Student Assistant III – $11.00
In rare cases, supervisors may request a special wage at $12.00 per hour for consideration based on responsibilities that far exceed those outlined within the existing wage classifications.


The Student Employment Coordinator, located in CP&R, is available to help with questions regarding policies and procedures, posting and promoting open positions, and best practices in supervising student employees. For more information, contact
Niah Grimes or call (909) 621-8180.

Request for Student Employment

Complete the Request for Student Employment annually for each student employment position in your department. Requests may take 3-5 business days to process. Once approved, you will receive a partially completed Personnel Action Form (PAF) and then your positions will be posted in ClaremontConnect, Scripps’ central online job board for students. Set up a personal orientation to ClaremontConnect and learn how to post your positions online.

To hire a student for your open position, please complete and submit a PAF to Human Resources. New hires (any student who has not worked for Scripps in any capacity in the last 12 months) must complete the new hire paperwork, which will be sent to them once the PAF is submitted.

Notice to Students

Student employment experiences offer students a double incentive: earn money to help meet college expenses while gaining valuable job experience.  In the competitive job market, employers value work experience among new graduates, an many on-campus departments hire students as employees.

Federal Work-Study (FWS) eligibility is determined by the Office of Financial Aid. For specific questions about your federal work-study award, contact Julia Sundstrom. Note that your FWS status does not guarantee you a job.  You are responsible for the job search process including researching, applying, and interviewing for the positions.

Additional Student Employee Resources:

New Hire Paperwork

If you have not worked at Scripps College within the past 12 months, you will need to complete New Hire Paperwork. Once your supervisor submits a Personnel Action Form (PAF) on your behalf, you will receive an email from Human Resources with a link prompting you to complete your hiring paperwork online. Please make sure you have your I-9 documents ready to bring to HR to submit after you have completed the digital paperwork. 

Searching for Jobs on Campus

CP&R provides a centralized online database called ClaremontConnect to post all on- and off-campus jobs including work-study, non-work-study, and internship positions. This system is shared across the 7Cs, so you can find and apply for campus work across the Consortium. Start your search by clicking on the image below.


Additional Resources for Part-Time Work

Stop by CP&R Monday through Friday, 9:00am–5:00pm for assistance any part of your search or application.