Student jobs on campus

Marbeck Desk student assistants

The Learn and Earn program at Bluffton University has hundreds of student positions and employs more than 60 percent of the student body.  

Bluffton students are valued as:

  • Department student assistants
  • Coach student assistants
  • Marbeck Desk managers
  • Library student workers
  • Admissions data/counselor interns
  • Resident advisors
  • Dining services student workers
  • Becoming a Scholar Mentors
  • Grounds crew/custodian
  • Bookstore student assistants
  • PR student assistants/video/web
  • Tech Center workers/video streaming
  • Ministry assistants
  • Pep Band musicians
  • Theatre assistants/costume/lighting
  • Wit journalists/editor/social media manager/sports reporter

Students may apply for open campus employment positions by viewing open positions through their MyBluffton account under the Student tab. The link to Learn & Earn E-Hire is located in the left margin. Open positions can be found through the search function under the Employment Position Application link.

Paid student leadership positions

Some positions, such as RAs, President's Ambassadors, BAS mentors and ministry assistants, have a more involved application process.

Applications will open in early in the calendar year for following academic year.

Becoming a Scholar Mentor

The Bluffton University Becoming a Scholar mentor program provides an opportunity for students to assist new students in the orientation to the Bluffton experience during fall semester. Qualified students chosen for this position will serve as a mentor for a section of new students in Becoming a Scholar and be directly supervised by the instructor for that section. 

Ministry team

Each year, students are chosen to serve on the ministry team with campus pastor Chalsi Campbell. Positions include Pastoral assistantHall chaplainchapel assistantworship leader, Spiritual Life Week coordinatorSunday Night Worship coordinator and BASIC coordinator.

President's Ambassadors

The Bluffton University President’s Ambassador Program is an extension of the university marketing office and will assist in recruiting prospective students, welcome and greet guests to campus, and engage with alumni and donors. This group of high-achieving students will be positive, enthusiastic and well-informed about Bluffton University and all its programs to best represent themselves and the university. This program touches students of the past, present and future.

Resident advisors

The resident advisor (RA) a premier leadership position on campus that is vital to an environment in the residential community where students feel connected, respected, secure and develop both personally and intellectually. This is achieved through a focus on building a sense of community by hosting floor/hall events/programs and helping students make connections on campus.

updated 03/2024