Covenant College Students
  • Sociology
  • Lookout Mountain, GA, USA
  • Hourly
  • Student

Qualifications for Position:

Student workers must be enrolled on a full-time basis at Covenant College. Preference is given to sociology & art majors, though students from other majors may be considered. Student workers must have typing and computer skills, the ability to assist in basic academic tasks (i.e., as a research aide in limited situations such as identifying literature, summarizing articles, etc. for department professors), and flexibility which allows them to participate in events such as service projects and on and off campus events which occur outside of the normal school/work day (for example, an evening "career dessert" event held on campus). Student workers must also be able to maintain confidentiality about various matters when so directed by their supervising professor. Artistic ability is an asset in this position as duties include designing and maintaining public departmental bulletin boards.

Expected Duties and Responsibilities:

Student workers in the sociology department will assist full time and adjunct professors in a variety of ways including:

  • Copying, filing, and being present in the work-study office
  • Designing and maintaining departmental bulletin boards
  • Planning and attending departmental events (i.e., annual social work career dessert; student service work days, departmental social events, etc.)
  • Locating and checking out library materials for professors
  • Ordering library books and other materials for the sociology department
  • Tracking student attendance and notifying students with excessive absences
  • Proctoring makeup tests in the sociology office
  • Grading objective sections of tests and exams
  • Assisting with hospitality functions when we have a guest (like a guest speaker) on campu
  • Making sure that the academic needs of adjunct professors are met (copying, scanning, etc.)
  • Advocating for the sociology major
  • Providing a student perspective when sociology professors need one
    Keeping the sociology office clean and neat
  • Ensuring that the office is functional (paper in printers, alerting supervisors when toner is low, getting mail for professors, etc.)
  • Assisting professors (especially adjunct professors) with campus technology (Canvas, Google, etc.)
  • Helping to archive the department (filing Capstones, taking pictures of seniors, etc.)
  • Assisting with disposal of confidential material such as old tests, papers, etc.

Work Habits (with alignment of Core Values)
The College asks from its staff members the following fundamental work habits:
● Do good work. (Service, Diligence, Faithfulness)
● Take ownership of your job. (Selflessness, Diligence, Resourcefulness, Enterprising, Creative)
● Be punctual. (Service, Diligence, Integrity, Faithfulness)
● Dress professionally and appropriately for your job. (Humility)
● Makes suggestions when appropriate. (Resourcefulness, Enterprising, and Creative)
● Communicate openly and honestly. Seek to resolve differences in accordance with the scriptural patterns summarized in the Staff Manual policy on Fair Treatment as well as the Grievance and Appeals Procedure. (Integrity, Faithfulness)
● Attend chapel services at least once per week, on average. (Integrity, Faithfulness)

Must be a Covenant student.

Work Environment
This job operates in a professional office environment. This role routinely uses standard office equipment such as computers and phones.

Physical Demands
Sitting: Remaining in the seated position
Lifting: Raising or lowering an object from one level to another (includes upward pulling) 25-50 lbs.
Fingering: Picking, pinching, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather than with the whole
hand or arm as in handling
Talking: Expressing or exchanging ideas by means of the spoken word to impart oral information to
clients or to the public and to convey detailed spoken instructions to other workers accurately, loudly, or quickly

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