2021-2022 Student Worker, Student and Family Engagement

Saint Leo University
Saint Leo, FL
Closing date
Sep 19, 2021

Job Details

Employment Type: Part-time
Posted data: 2021-07-19
Req: R5270
Job Description Summary

The Student and Family Engagement student employee is responsible for assisting the professional staff in the daily operations of the Department of Student and Family Engagement, including the areas of Student Activities, Greek Life, Community Engagement, Orientation, Parent and Family Programs, Student Government Union, Campus Activities Board, and LEAD Scholars. Work-study employees selected for positions in the Department of Student and Family Engagement will grow the following career competency areas:

Job Description


  • Leadership: Leverage the strengths of others to achieve common goals and use interpersonal skills to coach and develop others.
  • Global Fluency: Value, respect, and learn from diverse, cultures, races, ages, genders, sexual orientations, and religions. Demonstrate inclusivity and respect.
  • Communication: Articulate thoughts and ideas clearly and effectively in written and oral forms. Express ideas to others.
  • Collaboration: Build collaborative relationships with others of diverse backgrounds and abilities, work within a team structure, negotiate and manage conflict.
  • Professionalism: Demonstrate personal accountability and effective work habits, understanding the impact of non-verbal communication on professional work image.
  • Critical Thinking/Problem Solving: Exercise sound reasoning and analytical thinking; use knowledge, facts and data to solve problems and make decisions. Be prepared to answer the “unasked” questions.
  • Career Management: Identify and articulate skills, strengths, knowledge, and experience relevant to desired career goals.
  • Digital Technology: Leverage digital technologies ethically and efficiently to solve problems, complete tasks, and accomplish goals.


  • Eligible Federal Work-Study
  • Full-time enrollment in a Saint Leo University undergraduate degree program
  • Positive attitude and a strong work ethic
  • Attention to detail and willingness to learn new procedures
  • Demonstrate professionalism at all times
  • Ability to manage and complete multiple projects in a timely and efficient manner
  • Excellent customer service and communication skills
  • Ability to work evenings and weekends when necessary


  • Assist with the planning and execution of departmental programming for students and families, including large scale events such as Welcome Week, Fall Family Festival, Veterans Day and MLK weeks, New Student Orientation, Spring Fling, and more
  • Upkeep and general maintenance (cleaning, & reporting any issues) of the Student and Family Engagement golf cart
  • Generate excitement and enthusiasm that is contagious throughout our Saint Leo University community
  • Assisting professional staff with on-going projects and research
  • Assist the Mail Center and Residence Life with projects and assist during peak times
  • Other duties as assigned


The work environment characteristics described here are a representation of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable qualified individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. The term “qualified individual with a disability” means an individual with a disability who, with or without reasonable accommodation, can perform the essential functions of this position.

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to communicate professionally in person, over the telephone, through email and other electronic means, move about the office and University, handle various type of media and equipment, and visually or otherwise identify, observe and assess. The employee is occasionally required to lift up to 50 pounds with the assistance of a hand-truck.

The intent of this job description is to provide a representation of the types of duties and responsibilities that will be required of positions given this title and shall not be construed as a declaration of the total specific duties and responsibilities of any particular position. Employees may be directed to perform job-related tasks other than those specifically presented in this description. Saint Leo University is an Equal Opportunity Employer and embraces diversity as a critical step in ensuring employee, student and graduate success.

Why Work at Saint Leo?

What it’s Like to Work Here: Ask our employees and the one word they’d use to describe working at Saint Leo University is “Community.” Our team members all share the Saint Leo core values, positive attitudes, and problem-solving abilities, enabling them to provide excellent student centered service. Our mission is educating and preparing students for life and leadership in a challenging world. Thank you for your interest in joining the Saint Leo PRIDE!

We are committed to providing our employees with the support they need. At Saint Leo, we offer an array of medical, dental, and vision packages as well as several add-on perks to make your benefits package truly customizable to you and your family needs. Available benefits based on employment status (Full Time vs Part Time).

  • Inclusive Group Health Plan (Medical, Dental, Vision)
  • Group Health Plan features include Teledoc, Surgery Plus!, Wellness Incentive Program, Nationwide Pet Insurance, just to name a few!
  • Health Reimbursement Account (University Paid!) and Flexible Spending Accounts (healthcare and dependent options)
  • Tuition Remission (Employee, Spouse, and Dependents)*
  • Tuition Exchange opportunity for dependent of employees*
  • Paid Personal Leave (Sick, Vacation, Holidays)
  • 403b - Annual match 3%-9% of pay based on employee’s contribution. University match and fully vested within one month of hire date.
  • Basic Life and AD&D Insurance valued at 30k (University Paid!)
  • Income Protection Benefits after one year
  • Additional options for supplemental insurance

*Eligibility based on meeting required service period


The opportunities at Saint Leo University are as diverse as our student population. As Florida’s first Catholic institution of higher learning, we offer more than 40 academic programs that meet the educational, spiritual, and professional goals of nearly 16,000 traditional-age and adult students. 

Nearly 2,000 students live and study at our University Campus in Saint Leo, FL, nestled in the rolling hills of West Central Florida, just 30 minutes north of Tampa.  Our students receive personalized attention in classes that tend to be small—14 students on average. They can choose from more than 40 undergraduate majors and specializations. Saint Leo University also offers graduate degrees in business administration, accounting, educationcriminal justice, instructional design, social work, theology, as well as the education specialist degree.  Certain graduate degrees may be earned online. 

Undergraduate students who work full-time or have personal responsibilities that prevent them from attending weekday classes can attend classes evenings and weekends through our convenient Adult Education Center at University Campus.

Another 14,000 students pursue degrees at our 50 education centers, offices, and teaching locations in seven states and through the Center for Online Learning.  

Throughout our history, Saint Leo has provided a solid liberal arts education grounded and based on the 1,500-year-old tradition of Benedictine values and welcoming people of all faiths. The university offers the latest state-of-the art technology to not only prepare students for careers as teachers and leaders, but also to bridge faculty and students from multiple locations for an enriched educational experience.  The university is also a leading provider of  higher education to our nation’s military.  By reaching out to students both near and far, Saint Leo lives up to its mission and its vision to be “a leading Catholic teaching university of international consequence for the twenty-first century."

The university offers a generous benefits package including health, dental, and vision, as well as tuition remission.  The university also offers a comprehensive mentorship program in which each new faculty member is paired with an experienced faculty member from a different school.  The program includes personal, professional, and social components including frequent one-on-one meetings, mutual classroom observation, and social events.

In 2012, Saint Leo University received three workplace awards: Top 75 Places to Work in Tampa Bay 2012 by Tampa Bay Times; the 2012 Psychologically Healthy Workplace Award by the Florida Psychological Association; and the2012 Education Nonprofit of the Year by Tampa Bay Business Journal.

View “Over a Century of Excellence,” to learn more about Saint Leo University.

Saint Leo University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to award the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and specialist degrees. Contact the Commission on Colleges at 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, Georgia 30033-4097 or call (404) 679-4500 for questions about the accreditation of Saint Leo University.

Saint Leo University’s School of Business received initial accreditation by the International Assembly for Collegiate Business Education (IACBE) in September 1999. Saint Leo University’s degree program in social work is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of the Council on Social Work Education (BSW level). Saint Leo’s undergraduate Sport Business program and MBA Sport Business Concentration are accredited by the Commission on Sport Management Accreditation (COSMA). Saint Leo University has Teacher Education Programs approval by the State of Florida Department of Education.

Saint Leo University is committed to policies that ensure that there is no discrimination on the basis of age, gender, race, color, creed, religion, national origin, or disability. Saint Leo University complies with the Family Educational Rights and Privacy Act of 1974 (as amended). The University is an Affirmative Action Equal Opportunity employer.

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