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Scripps believes fully in the capacity of the student employment experience to provide students with 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 initiated plans to increase the minimum wage to $15.00 per hour by January 1, 2022. To ensure compliance with these new regulations, Career Planning & Resources (CP&R), which oversees student employment, and Human Resources developed standard wage classifications for all on-campus student employment positions.

    Student Assistant I – $11.00
    Student Assistant II – $11.50

In rare cases, supervisors may request a special wage of $12.50 per hour for consideration based on responsibilities that far exceed those outlined within the existing wage classifications.This requires VP approval. 

Student Employment Wage Increases Notice

Each classification will increase at the start of the academic year. (Hourly rates for summer positions will remain at the current rate of pay.) Wages for academic year 2018-2019 are as follows: 

Assistant I – $12.00/hour
Assistant II – $12.25/hour

In rare cases, supervisors may request a special wage of $13.00 per hour for consideration based on responsibilities that far exceed those outlined within the existing wage classifications. This requires VP approval


Wage Classifications FAQs
Wage Classifications Timeline

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 Christine Camacho or call (909) 621-8180.

Request for Student Employment 

Complete a 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 Personnel Action Form (PAF) for each position you have requested. Each position will also be posted in Handshake, the central online job board for students across the Claremont Colleges.

To hire a student for your open position, 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 new hire paperwork, which will be shared with the student 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 Handshake  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.

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.